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2 Low Braystones Farm Cottage

Braystones near Whitehaven, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 952029)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    ..very homely and relaxing. Had everything you need and the owners very nice. I think we chose the wettest week of the year but that didn't dampen our time and explored nearby towns and places of interest. TV in every bed room so no reason not to relax in bed. My grandson enjoyed seeing the roaming chickens and the animals in the fields.

    Reviewed by RaymondOct 2021

  • "Braystones Cottage is a lovely very old cottage in a very beautiful rural setting."

    The kitchen, dining room and bedrooms are all very spacious and there is a cosy lounge. This house is very dog friendly which is ideal for dog owners. TVs are provided in every bedroom as well as the lounge and dining room. Certainly our bed was very comfy. Lots of hot water, nice bath and good shower and the heating was effective very quickly when we felt the need. Located on the very edge of the Lake District gives chance to check out the coast as well as taking short drives into the Lake District where we did several lovely walks away from the touristy areas. We saw the owner a couple of times and he was very helpful. The nearby pub serves excellent meals - esp Sunday lunch but book early! I loved this location and would recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2021

  • "Too far away if you want to tour the lakes also no shops locally."

    Great place to stay to chill out.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2021

  • "The cottage is well located for exploring the South Lakes."

    The cottage is well equipped although some of the decoration and furniture is getting rather dated. The cottage is closer to the nuclear power station than we anticipated. Overall a nice stay but a little overpriced in our opinion.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2021

  • "Cottage was as listed and matched the photos with lots of attention to detail and comfortable."

    Beautiful location and near lots of beaches, fells etc. Although property is listed with WiFi this isbhared with the owners next door and can only be picked up by the communal wall. As the property is rural mobile service is very limited so you cannot hotspot (obviously, mobile limitations were expected but not the WiFi issue). Extremely minor thing worth noting is that bathroom is directly off the kitchen on the ground floor (this wasn't clear from the listing but is obviously not an issue). Despite the minor points noted above we would recommend this cottage and would stay again, just noting them to help others plan!

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2021

  • "Excellent property very clean very tidy."

    Extremely friendly owners great hospitality lovely gift of eggs and biscuits fantastic location great views very quiet best property in the area.

    Reviewed by BenjaminJun 2021

  • "Not a complaint but worth noting for other guests that the TV and wifi signals were limited and there is poor phone coverage in this area."

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was lovely and had everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    The only thing we would ask for is a decent frying pan as the one in the kitchen isn't great. House was lovely and very homely. More information on the surrounding area would be good as there wasn't much e.g. walks from doorstep etc. But we drove further afield which was nice.

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2021

  • "I always travel with my two huskies doing lots of hiking and walking."

    As much as we enjoyed staying in the Cottage my dogs were delighted!

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2020

  • "Welcoming Pack was much appreciated ~(especially the eggs)."

    The owner met us soon after we arrived and was was very friendly and helpful. We had several chats with him over the week and he informed us of local features.. It was a very quiet area with beautiful views. The area is ideal for access to the western lakes and towns. Please note, however, although there is a station within a short walking distance there are very few stopping trains.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "Very good and quiet location, close to both coast and the lakes."

    Very dog friendly. Local village of Braystones has no shop and the local pubs are now closed down which was a little disappointing. The cottage itself could do with a little updating, and could really do with cleaning properly between guests. However we had a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by LeeSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, good weather, hard to beat this one."

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019

  • "Very comfortable."

    Apologies forgot to tell you we had problems lighting the bottom oven, so this might need checking. Very quite and spacious.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2019

  • "We had had a lovely enjoyable stay."

    Very quiet and peaceful in a good area to explore this beautiful part of the country. Could not fault anything about the cottage it was comfortable and cosey. Lovely to wake up in the morning on a farm with chickens running outside and the cows in the fields. Which I might add was still so peaceful, we expected to be woken up early hours to the cockle doodle hoo! Our little girl loved it and so did our English bulldog...neither of us wanted to come home. The owners are very nice and we thought it was a lovely touch to leave us fresh eggs, wine and milk in the fridge. We will certainly be returning as we didn't get to explore enough while we was only there 3 nights.

    Reviewed by MarieJun 2019

  • "Lovely, warm rural cottage."

    Perfect for our family xmas break. Beach close by was perfect for walking the dog. The double beds were very comfortable. The bath was long which suited my tall partner. The landlord was very hospitable and helped to make sure we were ready for our special xmas. Memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by KateDec 2018

  • "Really nice cottage with easy access to the local beach."

    Nice & quiet and owners really helpful if needed.

    Reviewed by DarrylSep 2018

  • "The cottage is located in a really quiet, idyllic location."

    Perfect for a peaceful break away. The rooms are all well co-ordinated, plenty of room for four adults and two dogs! St Bee’s beach is a short drive away and dog friendly too. Our only criticism would be that the kitchen wasn’t as clean as we would have liked it to be, and our welcome on arrival felt a little odd. We were just told we were ‘next door, keys already in’. But the owners were kind to leave us fresh eggs and a bottle of wine, and we left the holiday feeling more rested and refreshed. If you’re looking for a quiet break on the Cumbrian coast, this is ideal.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and in lovely surroundings, with nice little touches around the cottage."

    The beds were really comfortable. The shower was nice and powerful. The only slight annoyances were the toilet seat, which kept coming off, and the cutlery / cooking utensils which were very cheap. We had a fab week, and we all enjoyed ourselves.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2018

  • "I appreciated being able to flexibly book the days I required at short notice rather than having to fit in with fixed letting dates and minimum nights."

    I realise this would be tricky at peak times. Quick and easy to book & pay with efficient responses. Good directions and easy access to the cottage. The owner kindly allowed me to arrive early as my journey went quicker than expected and the cottage was ready. I really appreciate this flexibility when possible. All was clean and tidy on arrival with a bottle of wine and some eggs - thanks The owners live next door and were unobtrusive but really anxious to be helpful if needed. The cottage is very tastefully furnished and colour co-ordinated. Lots of thought had been put into it's presentation. It was light and airy and all linen is provided. It is close to the local shingle beach which is within easy walking distance. The nearby Lakeland hills provide a pleasant view from the front rooms and good walks abound nearby. Please note the staircase is quite steep if disabled and the bathroom is downstairs, as is normal in small cottages. I really enjoyed my short break which enabled me to support a local elderly relative and even the weather was kind! Gill Barnes

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2018

  • "Peace and quiet and very friendly"

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, extremely clean and ideal location."

    Reviewed by MichelleFeb 2018

  • "We had a very enjoyable visit and would love to stay there again"

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2017

  • "Fantastic place to stay, very quiet with accommodating owners."

    who made us feel very welcome. Spacious, warm and very well equipped cottage. Deffinetly one for the future.

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2017

  • "Loverly little cottage would recommend it to friends and family and rebook in the future"

    Reviewed by NicholasJun 2017

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The property

Beckermet 1.3 miles.

This lovely semi-detached cottage is situated next to the owner’s home, in the small village of Braystones, just over a mile from the larger village of Beckermet, close to St Bees, Whitehaven and Seascale.

Dating back to 1734 and located down a country lane, next to a working livestock farm, this cottage is ideal for a family or friends in order to explore the area, with the wonderful Lake District National Park within reach.

Once inside you will see the dining room first with exposed beams and open stairs up to the bedrooms, and ahead of you is the kitchen which has a tiled floor and a door leading to a rear parking area.

Completing the ground floor are a bathroom, which is just off the kitchen, and the welcoming sitting room boasts an electric fire, a view of the front lawned garden and far-reaching hill views.

The three bedrooms upstairs are spacious and comfortable with one of them having a beautiful period feature fireplace and all have a TV.

In addition to off road parking, this charming holiday home has a front lawned garden, from where you can relax with a coffee whilst planning your day ahead.

Great walking and cycling can be enjoyed in the area, and the coast and train station are within walking distance.

The nearest shop and pub are in the village of Beckermet, which even boasts an award-winning pub, The White Mare.

There are plenty of places to visit nearby, including St Bees with its priory, sandy beach and golf course, Muncaster Castle, Hardknot Pass with its Roman Fort and the Georgian town of Whitehaven.

Also the Lake District National Park is a must to explore and has something for everyone, including the Scafell Pike, England's highest peak.

A welcoming cottage with something for everyone within reach.

Cumbria West Coast cycle route close by.


  • Three bedrooms with TV: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Gas oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, 5 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Shed/bike shelter
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles(recently reopened)
  • Note: Dog to be kept on a lead at all times due to working livestock farm next to property
  • 0.25 miles to sea fishing and 1 mile to rainbow trout fishing
  • Local Salmon Fishing River 0.25 miles - Weekly or Daily Fishing permits available in local village.

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About the location


Egremont 3 miles; St Bees 5 miles; Whitehaven 8.5 miles; Seascale 7 miles; Eskdale 11 miles.

The small village of Beckermet is located just one mile from the beautiful West Coast and sits amongst dramatic Lakeland countryside. Consisting of a scattering of cottages, farm dwellings, modern homes and two traditional English pubs serving local beers and good food; The White Mare has even won awards for 'Best Pint' and 'Best Pub in Cumbria'. The fells and lakes of the Western Lake District are close at hand. Relatively unknown to many Lakeland visitors, this area offers easy access to the towering peaks of Scafell Pike - England's highest peak, as well as Scarfell, Great Gable, Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Muncaster Fell: the lakes of Ennerdale, Loweswater, Crummock Water, Buttermere and Wastwater, England's deepest lake is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes. The nearby stunning valleys of Eskdale, Wasdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking and ever-changing scenery to be enjoyed throughout the year. The nearby popular seaside resort of St Bees, with its historic Priory, has a long sandy beach, plus the rocky promontory of St Bees Head, the westernmost point of Cumbria and the start of Wainwright’s famous 'Coast to Coast walk'. An RSPB nature reserve on the headland is home to England's only colony of Black Guillemots. Other local attractions include Muncaster Castle, the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys imaginable, the famous Hardknot Pass with its Roman Fort, and the Georgian town of Whitehaven with its picturesque harbour. This stunning location will have visitors returning time and time again.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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