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Bela Cottage

Milnthorpe, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1053345)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely break in Bella cottage , ideal location with shops in walking distance and a deer park on the doorstep !"

    Beautifully done cottage with every thing you need for a homely comfortable stay will definitely book again .

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2022

  • "Bela Cottage is a lovely property and I would recommend it…."

    Very clean and the bottle of Prosecco was a lovely welcome gift….It would have been nicer if there had been some fizz glasses to drink it from. A few things that could be improved on are a bigger TV and instructions for working electrical items. I know the info said due to Covid they couldn’t leave instruction but there was a folder with cottage info in where they could have been placed. The tap in the kitchen is still very wobbly and needs fixing. Overall it’s a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2022

  • "Boiler was noisy and woke us up each morning."

    Kitchen tap is loose. TV a bit small. But otherwise the place was good and comfortable and well equipped. No real complaints tbh. Good location for visiting the Lakes and Dales.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Bela Cottage is great - good dog walk practically on the doorstep with the deer ..."

    Bela Cottage is great - good dog walk practically on the doorstep with the deer park and pubs and food also minutes away -but the area was still nice and peaceful Only blip is that in stormy conditions the free sat TV signal cuts out regularly but I think that is the area Definitely would go again

    Reviewed by JosephFeb 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay, ticks all the boxes of what anyone could wish for in a holiday cottage, the only thing that I would improve is the size of the T."


    Reviewed by ColinJan 2022

  • "Had a great stay it was very clean and the beds were comfy kitchen had everything you would need."

    Our only criticism would be the seating in th living room wasn’t vey comfy and a bit of a squash for 4 adults but we really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by JudithDec 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage with plenty of space for our family of four and the dog."

    The beds were really comfy, although the thick duvets were too much in the summer heat. The complimentary bottle of prosecco was a nice touch. The garden is a little over grown and an indoor clothes airer would be handy but overall a lovely place.

    Reviewed by LynneJul 2021

  • "This end of terrace is in a rectangle of 22 properties."

    Clean and tidy with an excellent bathroom with walk in shower with a Booths , pubs and takeaways in easy walking distance. Good wifi and spacious for a couple with 2 children. Its inaccurate to describe as 2 parking spots as only one is reserved with a shared visitor spot generally used. TV is too small for the room with no instructions as there are 2 remotes to be used - microwave is old and v. noisy and the wobbly kitchen tap is disconcerting.

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2021

  • "Location was better than expected - shop very close"

    Reviewed by NickyMay 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect cottage, secure parking, enchanting little garden, comfortable beds, great shower."

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2021

  • "Bela Cottage was a lovely place to stay, perfectly located for adventures around the Lake District."

    Reviewed by MegApr 2021

  • "The cottage was everything we expected - very comfortable, well furnished etc."

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2020

  • "Bela cottage was lovely in most respects - it is within a small housing development and fronts onto the road, conveniently located close to the centre of Milnthorpe with lots of beautiful countryside and things to do on your doorstep."

    The interior is nicely presented and very comfortable. Unfortunately, our stay got off to a poor start as we arrived to find a poo in the toilet which was not the nicest welcome and this significantly undermined our confidence in the thoroughness of the cleaning. Some of the kitchen cupboards and some kitchen items could in fact have been cleaner, e.g. there was a hair on one of the tea towels and a few crumbs on some of the cupboard shelves, some of the kitchen equipment didn’t seem to have been through a dishwasher for some time. We were really surprised and disappointed by the response from Sykes and the owner of the cottage when we raised these issues, they were unwilling to offer any sort of apology and focused instead on disputing that the photos we had taken showed what we said they did. This was infuriating, and left us feeling neither valued nor respected as customers. So disappointing as in all other respects we really enjoyed our stay. We won’t be booking with Sykes again.

    Thank you for your feedback. I sincerely apologise for any miscommunication. My aim is to ensure my guests have the best possible experience. As a result of this review, I have now changed my cleaning supplier. I am confident that, going forward, my guests will receive a level of service of the highest standards during their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2020

  • "Bela Cottage was the perfect home from home for us for our 10 day holiday with our dog."

    The cottage was exceptionally well equipped with comfortable furniture/beds and all the home comforts we needed for our stay. The wood burning stove was particularly welcome on some of the cooler nights we were there. The location is great for exploring the Lakes and Dales and the village of Milnthorpe itself had all the facilities we needed for self catering plus a selection of great pubs and restaurants close by for eating out. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric fan-assisted oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine & dryer, TV with FreeSat and WiFi
  • Fuel, power, wood and smokeless fuel can be purchased locally
  • in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car and additional guest parking
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: No Sunday changeovers

The property

Resting at the centre of the medieval market town of Milnthorpe, on the fringes of the River Bela is this enchanting semi-detached abode, Bela Cottage.

Suited to all kinds of explorers including couples, families and friends, this Cumbrian cottage offers the ultimate relaxing stay.

Enter into the spacious kitchen and pull up a chair at the table as the kettle boils, ready for an evening of board games and planning for the rest of your fun-filled trip ahead.

The kitchen is decorated in tasteful white colours with rustic wooden worktops, offering a farmhouse feel as well as benefiting from housing a wonderful range of appliances which even includes both a dishwasher and washing machine.

Carry your conversations through to the sitting room and light up the woodburning stove for the ultimate homely feel, while you snuggle up into the sofa and the television provides your entertainment for your relaxing evening in.

Make your way up the wooden staircase to discover two spacious bedrooms, made up of a double and a twin room which benefits from zip/link features so it can be a super-king-size on request, this cottage offers flexible sleeping arrangements for a variety of group needs, with ample storage space and stunning countryside views as a bonus.

Prepare for your day within the gleaming white shower room, before sitting out in your private patio with a warming cup of coffee with your canine companion at your side.

The local town offers plenty of history awaiting to be discovered, once an important medieval market town, you can still find evidence of its exciting past within its narrow lanes and historic buildings, housing a good selection of shops and eateries to while away the hours in.

A wide range of attractions for all tastes can be found within easy reach, with the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis boasting a tropical hall and butterfly house the little ones are sure to live, while Dallam Tower and Levens Hall are worth visiting for their impressive stately homes, deer parks and picture-perfect gardens.

Whilst holidaying in the South Lakes you can find so much excitement for all ages, from watersports on Lake Windermere to getting close to nature at the Arnside Nature Reserve, there's so much outdoor wonder.

In easy reach of Morecambe with its beautiful beach, the Lake District with its plethora of walking routes and scenic spots, and plenty more remarkable sights, Bela Cottage is the perfect choice for a fun-filled escape.

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About the location


Arnside 3 miles; Silverdale 6 miles; Kendal 7 miles.

Milnthorpe, once an important medieval market town, is located in the South Lakes between Kendal and Carnforth, just a few miles from the seaside village of Arnside. Reminders of the town's history can still be found today amongst the narrow lanes and historic buildings, which speak of a time when a coach and four was more common than a four-wheel drive. Set in lovely rolling countryside, the area has much to offer, with the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis offering a tropical hall and butterfly house. Dallam Tower and Levens Hall (historic and beautiful stately homes with their deer parks, topiary and ornamental gardens) provide a great day out for visitors. Leighton Hall, Sizergh Castle, the Great Lakes Aquarium, Windermere and Grizedale Forest are also all within easy reach and well worth a visit. From stunning limestone pavements and wonderful woodland walks to beaches and scenic coastal paths, there really is something for everyone.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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