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Longlands Milkmaid's Parlour

(Ref. 10306)

Cartmel near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Confusion on our check in!"

    Then put in a so called up grade to The Coach cottage. On our return to the shower small bath, no fireplace, could not connect to TV, no DVD player to play any disc's that where available. Old furniture needs major upgrade for the price. Tried to contact Martin with NO response. We decided to leave the property immediately and found alternative accommodation. Sent Martin another message to advise him and requested a refund. ONCE again, NO response from him. Very disappointed!!!

    Reviewed by Cathy1.3Oct 2023

  • "Apart from a rather uncomfortable bed,this small cottage and it's estate was exactly what we wanted."

    Ideal for us and the dogs. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Jul 2023

  • "Negatives 1."

    Property was small and would have been more manageable with less furniture. Sofa was uncomfortable and dirty. 2. Property was not clean with many flies present upon our arrival. Rotting food discovered below oven which I cleaned. Hairs and filth in the shower room. 3. Bed was unstable and slid away from the wall when I got in. Positives 1. The walled garden was delightful apart from the dirty pond which had a dead goldfish floating in it. 2. Being able to walk from the property up to the top of Hampsfell was good with a fantastic view of the estuaries

    Reviewed by Stephen2.5Aug 2022

  • "Perfect sized property for 2 people."

    Ideal location for exploring the south Lakes. Lovely place to just chill and read a book in the walled garden.

    Reviewed by Jamie4.4Aug 2022

  • "This property is lovely, from the staff to the cleaners to the gardener and owner, who make you feel very welcome, The Mermaids Parlour is well maintained and is situated amongst other cottages, it has a courtyard feeling with a sense of privacy with surrounding gardens."

    It is situated approx 15 minute walk into Cartmel Village, I would highly recommend this Cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "We booked milkmaids parlour last minute and we didn’t regret it."

    It was perfect for me, my partner and our dog Ruby. Very cosy and had everything we needed. The grounds are beautiful and it’s very peaceful. Great base for exploring everything the lakes has to offer. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage in a peaceful, quiet setting."

    Just about 1/4 mile from Cartmel centre. We haven't explored this part of Cumbria before but well worth a visit. A day out at Muncaster castle is definitely worth it.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2022

  • "The milkmaids parlour was not the same as the pictures online."

    The cutlery was not very books or games as stated.we expected it cold in January but it was freezing downstairs and boiling upstairs as we couldn't turn radiators down,and fire wouldn't was quaint and in keeping period wise. the bed moved away from walls as floor sloped and bed was on casters.the lovely ladies helped us out though.thankyou..please read ALL instructions though because I didn't read the bit about stripping the bed.really sorry guys. we will go again just not in that particular cottage.

    Reviewed by Julie3.1Jan 2022

  • "No fresh towels or bedding after the initial ones during the 9 day stay."

    Very enjoyable. Lovely and quiet. Safe for dog. Nice and helpful staff when they were there (Xmas & New Year period, so they were not there all the time.)

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Dec 2021

  • "We booked the Milksmaid Parlour for a last minute break and we were absolutely delighted with the accommodation, the setting and the service we received."

    The location is absolutely stunning with the most beautiful and peaceful gardens, setting and access to the public footpaths to the fells was a complete bonus. The cottage was really well equipped for a self catering holiday and literally had everything you would need included. The whole service from booking to departure was seamless and easy and we'd definitely recommend booking. The accommodation is located within easy walking distance of the village and with brilliant access to A roads for easy visits to other parts of the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Jun 2021

  • "Perhaps you should emphasise the spiral staircase."

    It was no problem to us, however. Not a good place to be if the stay coincided with a wedding. Really convenient for Cartmel where despite two pubs being out of action at the moment there are plenty of alternatives. The racecourse is a good place to park as the charges are reasonable.

    Reviewed by John4.4Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely time in the Milkmaids Cottage."

    2 adults and a Jack Russell filled the space but the lay out is good and very cosy. We cooked in twice and spent some warm evenings in the cottage when there was still snow ( about a third of the peaks) covering the western fells. Take the hike to the hospice. Its a splendid view and there is a feature compass on its roof which highlights the all of the sights. We could see the Blackpool Tower looking over the sands. The quadrangle outside the front door is a sun trap. Good place to enjoy a glass of wine and some dips after a day of peak bagging. Nice site to base from.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2021

  • "Disappointed to find dust and spiders web with dead flies in the living area"

    Reviewed by William2.8Oct 2020

  • "Hi we did not stay in The Milkmaid's Parlour day before we left Martin Ainscough emailed me to ask if we would mind moving next door into The Gamekeepers cottage."

    We di not mind said we would. It was a bigger cottage. He needs to get the t.v. sorted out the Ariel is rubbish, we didn't stay in in the day but would of been nice to watch the news ect at night. Needs to move the dishwasher out and put in more cupboard space.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Oct 2020

  • "Peaceful location, Cosy Cottage."

    My husband and I stayed for 4 nights, with our 2 dogs. The cottage has a wonderful quiet location, set among fields and a spacious gardens. The cottage has good access to the Lakes and Coast. The kitchen was well equipped for eating in. The fire was lovely for a relaxing evening. If we had any questions, we quickly got a response. We had a wonderful relaxing break. Highly recommended. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Sep 2020

  • "All good , really nice place, clean, staff lovely, has been mentioned on previous reviews ."

    .. the settee needs replacing , it was awful!!

    Reviewed by Sylvia3.8Sep 2020

  • "Advertised whirl pool bath but was shower room, needs a mirror in the bedroom for doing hair and makeup."

    Lovely friendly staff. Ideal area for country walks.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Aug 2020

  • "The kitchen was poorly stocked and the welcome pack was meagre and included milk that was out of date."

    There was no salt and pepper or cleaning equipment except washing up liquid and a brillo pad. Due to the virus we cooked in more than normal and there was no frying pan just two griddle pans that were too heavy to pick up. We were attracted by the prospect of a whirlpool/spa bath. This turned ot to be a small shower cubicle with a very slow draining shower tray!! Unless of course we missed something!! The location was good and the staff we saw were friendly but overall the description was a little generous.

    Reviewed by Michael2.8Jul 2020

  • "I loved the little cottage I loved misty the lab and Andrew who took care of us ..."

    I loved the little cottage I loved misty the lab and Andrew who took care of us lovely man Nice cared for setting beautiful daffodils Very clean and do close to the must charming village Cartmel Can not thank you enough Jeannie and frank xx

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Mar 2020

  • "Initially we were not expected and told to go away for an hour while they hurriedly prepared our accommodation."

    From then on everything was as we expected and an apology was received from Martin Ainscough. We had not been put out at all but it was nice to receive it. Everything about the property was comfortable, the facilities easy to use and other facts about the property available with advice about the local area and attractions. The weather was fantastic, the surroundings formidable all leading to an excellent five day stay in the Lake District. We would definitely go their again and recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Vince4.7Sep 2019

  • "The property was not ready They upgraded us which was great Lovely location"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, the bedroom very clean as was the kitchen."

    The couch and chair has seen better days and could be renewed. The surrounding area though was beautiful , so quiet and peaceful definitely a place to restore the soul. The walled garden was just amazing so beautiful. On the whole I would definitely go back again

    Reviewed by Lynne4.1Aug 2019

  • "Lovely holiday, the cottage was so sweet and cosy."

    The setting is stunning and it had a lovely, laid back feel. The only thing I would suggest is something to make exiting the drive to the property a bit safer and easier.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is perfect for two people and two small dogs plus the area is very pleasant"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2019

  • "Excellent location 10 mins walk from Cartmel and at foot of Hampsfell."

    Cottage perfect for the two of us and our two terriers. Everything we needed, well equipped, very comfortable and cosy - didn’t need radiators as very real looking gas fire threw out the heat - great after days walking. Looking forward to our next visit already.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Nov 2018

  • "Great holiday, met by staff on arrival who were available throughout our stay."

    Lovely location amongst other holiday cottages of various sizes, would opt for larger cottage if staying at location again (Milkmaids cottage was smallest on the site). Very likely to return.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2018

  • "Lovely characterful cottage in superb location on edge of fells - good walks from the door."

    The cottage is small but well-appointed, well-furnished and comfortable. Smart kitchen and shower room. The surrounding grounds are a pleasure to wander in and the walled garden is quite beautiful. Close to Grange over sands and Cartmel; Windermere and Coniston a half hour drive.

    Reviewed by Margaret.5.0Jun 2018

  • "Was amazing grounds peaceful lovely friendly staff defiantly you g back"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2018

  • "Kitchen could be better equipped, it was a bit limited in food preparation ie knives, pans etc."

    Reviewed by Iain3.8Mar 2018

  • "Milkmaids cottage was cosy, clean and comfortable."

    The cottage is set in a peaceful setting, ideal location for walkers and dog lovers. We would definitely recommend a holiday here for anyone who wants to get away from the stresses of everyday life and peace to recharge your batteries.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Feb 2018

  • "Wonderful wonderful place!"

    the photographs do not do it justice. Wonderful location - wonderful grounds. The walled garden - awesome. Exquisitely laid out with no corporate overtone. Don't change anything!!!

    Reviewed by Anne Margret5.0Oct 2017

  • "We had a very relaxing holiday along with our two very active Springer Spaniels."

    Reviewed by Catrina4.2Aug 2017

  • "As expected the cottage was very small but that is ok for a single person or young couple."

    The spiral staircase made it difficult to get suitcases upstairs and would be a hazard for older folk or young children. Fridge and cooker need updating.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jul 2017

  • "My partner and I had a wonderful couple of days at Longlands in the Milkmaid Parlour cottage."

    The location is perfect for those who want to explore the Lake District, as well as there being plenty of beautiful walks surrounding the accommodation. It was a welcoming, romantic break and dogs are very welcome.

    Reviewed by Jade4.4Oct 2016

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • External utility.
  • Electric storage heaters with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of laundry in external utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate by request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of gardens with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This cottage will offer short breaks (at 75% of the weekly rate for 3 nights) bookable at any time of the year, starting on a Friday or a Monday only.

The property

An intimate and cosy Cartmel cottage, overlooking the croquet lawn to the front and parkland to the rear.

With open plan accommodation downstairs, this Cartmel cottage boasts beamed ceilings and a spiral staircase leading up to the first floor accommodation.

Perfect for a romantic getaway, you can also enjoy all of the space and facilities of the grounds around Longlands, including the walled kitchen-garden and access to breathtaking walks onto the fells surrounding the estate.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs 10307 and 10308 and together they accommodate 6 people.

Longlands Cottages

Cartmel 1 mile. Dating back to the early 19th Century, these three Cartmel cottages are situated on the magnificent Longlands country house estate, on the fringes of the village of Cartmel in the Lake District. Occupying a commanding position at the foot of Hampsfell hills with sweeping views across the Cartmel valley and approached via a private driveway through beautiful parkland, these three Cartmel cottages are sure to impress with their grandeur and charm. Tucked away behind the main house, these three Cartmel cottages have been created out of what was originally the servants’ quarters and the stable blocks. Longlands has a superb walled kitchen-garden overflowing with the freshest natural produce just waiting to be explored and enjoyed. These three Cartmel cottages offer the perfect base for exploring the Lake District and Cumbria and a warm welcome will be extended to all.

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About the location


  • Grange-over-Sands 2 miles
  • Bowness on Windermere 12 miles

The historic, South Lakeland village of Cartmel is renowned as the prettiest village in the Lake District. The Priory Church, one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the north of England, remains the heart of the community with its gatehouse forming the entrance to the village. The village features pretty streamside walks, quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, a charming gift shop, welcoming, traditional pubs serving real ale, the nationally acclaimed, Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant, and the Cartmel Village shop, which sells the famous sticky toffee pudding. Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside, visit Cartmel Racecourse, Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition, Lakeland Motor Museum and Holker Hall with its spectacular gardens, all of which are close by. The quiet seaside retreat of Grange-over-Sands, with its Edwardian buildings and mountain backdrop, is a mere 2 miles away, whilst Windermere, with its panoramic views over England's longest lake, is within a thirty minute drive. A superb holiday destination, at any time of year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas