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Gamekeeper's Cottage

Hale near Milnthorpe, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 8275)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "My husband and I stayed here for 7 nights and it was amazing and cosy."

    The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating and have made this stay even more comfortable than expected. Deers stroll casually by the cottage gardens and is an absolute delight. The cottage is a 10 minute drive from stunning morecambe bay and arnside with magical sunset views. The wood burner in the cottage is a fantastic feature and my husband and I definitely made the most of this. Definitely recommend if you are looking for a cosy and quiet stay which is close to all the stunning sites in the Lake District!! Thank you to the owners!

    Reviewed by TasneemSep 2021

  • "We requested to cancel this holiday for a very good reason but were informed that ‘Sykes cancellation insurance isn’t exactly cancellation insurance’(!"

    !) which is very misleading on their website. In the end, we went (otherwise it was a full loss) and Gamekeepers Cottage was excellent - it’s just Sykes that wasn’t.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2021

  • "The owners of the property are very welcoming and helpful."

    Property is spotless and comfortable with all facilities you would ever need. Set in beautiful location with lots of interesting places to visit and walks you can do close by. Loved every day. A fabulous week.

    Reviewed by AdrianJul 2021

  • "The owners were so friendly and gave us many excellent recommendations for places to visit and restaurants."

    The cottage is in a fabulous location to explore the area and is so cosy. Everything you need is provided enabling you to start your holiday immediately. Would recommend this superb cottage as a base any time.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, tastefully decorated and included everything we needed."

    The owners were very helpful and gave us lots of ideas of where to visit and places to eat. It was great that you could go walking from the cottage and an added bonus was the pub just a couple of minutes walk away which served good food.

    Reviewed by LizJun 2021

  • "The Game Keepers Cottage is beautiful."

    Set in a gorgeous garden with lots of wildlife. Really relaxing. The owners are a lovely couple who could not be more accommodating. If we do return to The Lake District I would have no qualms about staying in Hale again. A welcome pack on arrival was a very thoughtful touch.

    Reviewed by StaciaAug 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    Excellent views and convenient for attractions. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Wildlife in the garden was smart and the sunrises were outstanding.

    Reviewed by HildaSep 2019

  • "The booking was very easy and Sykes kept us informed right the way through."

    .....The cottage itself was outstanding, a proper home from home...the owners were the nicest most helpful people we could of hoped for, from the fresh flowers to the welcome pack including a bottle of wine was a very lovely unexpected bonus....they also offered lots of info on places to visit around the area.....I would definitely recommend this property and we will definitely like to revisit ourselves....thanks

    Reviewed by RosemarieAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need in a beautiful area."

    Close to all places of interest.

    Reviewed by AndreaMay 2019

  • "We would recommend the holiday cottage to anyone."

    Reviewed by LilianMay 2019

  • "Lovely location with plenty of good walks from the doorstep."

    Very comfortable cottage for 2, wonderful views & local wildlife

    Reviewed by Adam StefanMay 2019

  • "Absolutely great, great location, wonderful veiw, comfortable and well ..."

    Absolutely great, great location, wonderful veiw, comfortable and well appointed, hosts very knowledgeable and helpfull, would recommend, great places to eat and drink great places to visit, brilliant

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2018

  • "The cottage is lovely and well appointed."

    Large comfortable bed. Small but functional shower room. Hosts great. Only downside is the parking is up a very steep driveway which is difficult to manoeuvre.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2018

  • "After years of holidays further up in The Lakes, it was a change to be able to stop a little further south and miss the more “touristy” areas."

    A week of great weather provided the chance to visit old haunts as well as creating some new ‘favourites’ - the topiary at Levens Hall is still brilliant, and an afternoon with the Ospreys (at Foulshaw Moss) was a delight. The “chippy” at Arnside was also a real find... The cosy cottage with delightful gardens (and fabulous bird tables and bird baths!) made for a comfortable base. The ensuite shower and a lush ‘dressing room’ were added benefits, along with a full range of guides and leaflets for attractions both local and further afield. A warm welcome from our helpful and knowledgable hosts was much appreciated, along with the drinks pack and chocolate biscuits. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well-equipped, with quality fittings and furniture (even down to soft fluffy throws for cooler evenings). Look out for the amazing chandelier in the bedroom! Minor issues were the A6 road noise and the steep access drive, but these were outweighed by fabulous views and the otherwise excellent facilities.

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2018

  • "Beautiful country side good location quite central to lakes."

    Kendal good shopping area

    Jul 2018

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, with beautiful views and lots of wildlife to watch in the garden."

    It is situated in a lovely area with nice walks from the doorstep, and within easy reach of the lakes. The Owners are great hosts who made us very welcome at short notice! I heartily recommend it.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2018

  • "Cottage was beautiful, and in a lovely location."

    The Owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2018

  • "The Owners were the most brilliant hosts always helpful."

    They both have a great sense of humour which I feel is so important.

    Reviewed by AntonyJun 2018

  • "The owners couldn’t have been more helpful and nothing was too much trouble."

    We were welcomed and shown into a cottage decorated for Christmas, very thoughtful and totally unexpected. The cottage is warm and cosy, clean and easy to manage. Plenty of firewood supplied for the wood burner. The attention to detail in everything you could ever need in the kitchen. Sadly I was ill throughout our stay but when we did get out it was nice to know that the cottage would be warm and inviting to return to.

    Reviewed by KayDec 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Warm welcome from owners. Great location for the lakes. Lots of great restaurants near by. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2017

  • "Cottage was lovely with brilliant views very cosy with everything you need."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful It was in perfect location to visit all the tourist attractions. Would love to go again.

    Reviewed by WJul 2017

  • "Absolutely brilliant cottage, very helpful and friendly owners."

    The cottage had everything you could possibly need and was decorated and furnished to perfection. We thoroughly enjoyed the Lakes and surrounding countryside and pretty villages.

    Reviewed by JoJun 2017

  • "Cosy cottage that is well maintained and one of the joys is the garden and the view across the valley."

    Good position to get out and about with the Lakes in easy reach and towns and cities within an hour or so drive.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2016

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  • One king-size double bedroom with dressing room
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car, additional roadside parking outside property
  • Gravelled patio area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles (local garage selling provisions 1 mile), pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: No infants or children.

The property

A delightful and immaculately-presented cottage, attached to the owners' home in the small hamlet of Hale, which is close to the town of Milnthorpe, on the edge of the Lake District National Park.

Luxuriously appointed throughout to provide beautiful accommodation, this Cumbria cottage is perfect for couples.

The cottage backs onto open woodlands and also has uninterrupted panoramic views from the front across countryside.

Your holiday cottage has a spacious bedroom with a dressing room, and a shower room.

The open plan living area exudes quality and style, with a well-equipped fitted kitchen and delightful sitting area with a charming woodburning stove.

Outside your Cumbria cottage is a patio area, which enjoys far-reaching views.

The pretty village of Beetham nearby has a pub serving food and an excellent garden centre.

Within a few minutes' drive are the pretty villages of Arnside and Silverdale, both designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fantastic coastal walks and spectacular scenery.

Arnside is a popular village, with a viaduct across the estuary to Grange-over-Sands - an interesting train journey across Morecambe Bay.

It also has an excellent fish and chip restaurant.

Golf courses are on offer at Silverdale, Kirkby Lonsdale and Windermere.

With beautiful Lake Windermere within 30 minutes' drive, the bustling towns of Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside are favourite destinations to sample local food shops and cafes.

Situated on the shore of the lake, you can hire rowing boats or take a cruise on the Windermere steamer.

A car ferry also runs across the lake to Hawkshead and Far Sawrey, the home of Beatrix Potter.

This Cumbria cottage is a perfect base, any time of the year.

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About the location


Milnthorpe 2.5 miles; Arnside 5 miles; Kendal 11 miles.

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the southern fringe of Cumbria, is the small hamlet of Hale, 2.5 miles south of the market town of Milnthorpe. There are a local pub, leisure facilities, limestone pavements and the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, offering a tropical hall and butterfly house. The nearby town of Milnthorpe offers narrow lanes, historic buildings, a range of shops and a weekly market. Set in lovely rolling countryside the area has much to offer, with Dallam Tower and Levens Hall (historic and beautiful stately homes with their deer parks, topiary and ornamental gardens), providing a great day out for visitors. Sizergh Castle, Leighton Hall, the Great Lakes Aquarium, Windermere and Grizedale Forest are all within easy reach and well worth a visit.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas