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Bootle Near Millom, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1069039)


Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "This property has potential however we found that the kitchen was very grimy with a film of dirt over everything."

    Also in the kitchen most of the cooking pans where disgusting thankfully I had taken my own pans. We had to wash all the cups and utensils before we used them because of the dirt. When you walk in the back door there is a oil boiler with the front panel stuck on with tape that lets off a smell of fumes which is constantly there in the Hall I am sure this is not normal or safe. In the living room I moved a chair back a little and there was a lot of dust under it and there was even crisps, it hade clearly not been cleaned under the furniture for a long time. The bedrooms where much cleaner than the rest of the house however in the loft room one of the beds has broken slats that was fixed back together with duck tape, also the bottom of the wardrobe was broken in half. Across all the rooms only about 50% of lights worked some weren’t plugged with no plug anywhere near them, in others the bulbs had broken but not been replaced. Overall most of problems with this property can be resolved with a thorough deep clean.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2022

  • "Our stay was comfortable in general but the only comment that we have is that we arrived in the property and the bins in the rooms and toilets were full."

    Also the bin outside the property for the general waste was overflowing and there was nowhere to put our rubbish for our whole week stay.

    Thank you for your feedback The owner has addressed the internal bin issues with the cleaning company. As far as the external bins it seems there is an issue with a local council and reduced collections. So the owner will arrange with the cleaner to manually take these away to the local tip, regards Sykes cottages! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LorenAug 2021

  • "The house is on the main road and due to running traffic it is too noisy specially at night you could not sleep properly as the cars were too loud even with windows shut."

    Thank you for your feedback. We apologies you have had this experience in the cottage. The owner has been letting it out for 10 years and not received any noise complaints. We hope this was an isolated incident and invite you to stay again, Sykes Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NaidaAug 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor triple (3 single beds), 1 x single with cot
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating with log effect electric fire
  • Combi boiler – instant hot water throughout
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi fast cable broadband
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (cot linen not supplied)
  • Off-street parking available for about 20 cars for our row of houses available on first-come, first-serve basis
  • Courtyard to the rear
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 3.3 miles
  • Note: Steps up to second-floor bedroom are quite steep there is a hand rail, but care should be taken

The property

Nestling in Bootle, is this historic mid-terrace cottage with a view of the Lakeland fells, Springholm.

Set out over three floors and sleeping up to eight guests, Springholm is a great base for a group gathering of family or friends wanting to explore the southern edge of the Lake District National Park including the iconic Wasdale peaks of Great Gable and Scafell Pike – the highest peak in England.

You enter the property into a the utility room at the side of the cottage, with a dishwasher and a highchair available, which also makes an ideal place to leave any shoes and coats, before moving further through the property.

Discover the open-plan living space, with a well-equipped kitchen, where you can rustle up a family breakfast to enjoy round the dining table as you plan your day ahead.

In the sitting area, there is a relaxing log effect electric fire which you can flick on at the end of the evening, choosing a good film to watch and relaxing back on the sofa, not forgetting to grab some popcorn!

Moving upstairs, there is a bathroom with both bath and shower, so choose to take a long soak or a quick freshen up, before heading to your chosen bedroom to relax and rejuvenate.There is a single bedroom with a cot, making even the youngest guests feel right at home, plus a king-size and a double room, both with storage to unpack personal belongings and lovely home-style decorations with bold colours and a mirror, so you can get ready in style.

Heading up to the second floor, there is a large attic-style bedroom with character beams, Velux windows allowing in lots of light, three single beds beneath the sloping ceiling and a seating area, making it the perfect space for children to unwind and play games before catching up on rest.

The small, friendly village of Bootle has a local shop for any essentials (food, off-licence, toiletries, post office) you may need during your stay, as well as a cute café which also sells little holiday gifts and postcards.

A short drive into the coastal town of Millom there is a Grade I listed castle, a charming garden which is great for a picnic on a sunny day, and an abundance of bars, shops and eateries for when you feel like an evening out.

Or take a short drive to Ravenglass, where you can find the historic Roman Bath House, the Ravenglass light railway, lovely tearooms on the estuary, a large rocky beach and the stunning River Esk running through.

Nearby Muncaster Castle is a historic house and gardens open to visitors with lots of family fun activities offered throughout the year, and also hosts the renowned World Owl Sanctuary all open to the public.

Nearby Haverigg is home to a gorgeous Blue Flag beach, an interesting restored lighthouse, a children's playground, a fish and chip shop and a 7-tonne sculpture known as ‘Escape to Light’, constructed by Josefina de Vasconcellos to pay tribute to the Inshore Rescue Teams in the UK.

The property is surrounded by the beautiful Lake District National Park, which boasts many great walking and cycling opportunities, with beautiful views of land, sea and mountains.

There are many great sandy and rocky beaches along this coast and golf courses and lots of leisure activities.

Take a walk up to Black Combe with a small local waterfall along the way, or for a more action-packed day , visit the popular Go Ape Activity Centre in Grizedale.

Also in the region, you can take the children to see a host of fascinating wildlife at the superb South Lakes Safari Zoo or the National Nature Reserve of Sandscale Haws, with its outstanding dune habitat supporting a plethora of wildlife.

Springholm is a great holiday base for discovering everything the Lake District has to offer.

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About the location


Millom 7.6 miles; Ulverston 21 miles; Barrow 24 miles; Whitehaven 24 miles

Bootle is a village in the Borough of Copeland in the western Lake District of Cumbria with an impressive history dating back to the Domesday Book. Situated between the dramatic western fells and the stunning Cumbrian coastline, Bootle boasts some of the best Lake District scenery, and is conveniently situated between Barrow, Ulverston and Whitehaven. Bootle enjoys an enviable position amidst some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain, as well as being situated close to local beaches, coastal walks and many of the nearby conservation areas. Local attractions include Muncaster Castle, a World Owl Centre and the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway, all of which provide wonderful and varied days out.

Region Information

Owner can accommodate any change over days

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas