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Harbourside House

Haverigg near Millom, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 964249)

4.6

Very good

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "A little smaller than we expected particularly in the living/dining area."

    Cleaning could definitely be upgraded (sticky surfaces) but bedrooms were comfortable enough. Great location for beach and lagoon walks but the village itself is a bit tired and rundown.

    Reviewed by WayneApr 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage to stay in."

    Fully equipped with every thing you need for your stay. Lots of great walks in the area which our 2 dogs absolutely loved. There are a few little maintenance issues in the cottage that need attention but nothing that spoiled our restful relaxing stay here.

    Reviewed by DawnMar 2022

  • "This was our fourth time in this property in two years……surely that speaks for itself!"

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2022

  • "An excellent house with outstanding views and equipped with everything you could need."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by KristinJan 2022

  • "Great place loved every minute"

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful accommodation and we met Sue the Manager who was so informative and helpful."

    We were truly surprised that the house far exceeded the pictures.Thankyou for an amazing week where even the rain didn’t dampen our spirits as we were able to sit in comfort enjoying the wonderful views.

    Reviewed by KennethOct 2021

  • "We love this cosy, well appointed cottage, and its location meets all our needs……stunning views, lots of wildlife, a wide variety of walking opportunities straight out the door……and with a shop, pub and beach cafe only a stone’s throw away, what more could you want?"

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2021

  • "A fantastic little house with modern decor, once we found the secret cutlery drawer we didn’t want for anything."

    We had a really chilled week and the dogs absolutely loved it being so close to the beach!

    Thank you so much for your feedback ! All the hard work making Harbourside House a lovely place to stay is worthwhile when people enjoy their time there so much. Maybe one day I'll get round to labelling the cutlery draw ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallySep 2021

  • "Harbourside House was a lovely base with truly spectacular coastal views, including over the small harbour/river inlet, where we were lucky enough to spot a Kingfisher from the conservatory, which is set off the comfortable lounge!"

    The kitchen is well-equipped and is open-plan with dining and living areas! We couldn't fault the accommodation except it would have been great to have a Kingsize bed in the main bedroom on the top floor that also has stunning views! The stunningly beautiful beach was a moment's walk from the house, where we took our dog, Toby, daily for walks and runs – the beach stretches for miles to explore, and we were lucky enough to have good weather for the week with even a couple of sunbathing days. We found the locals in Haverigg exceptionally friendly and the village offers a great fish & chip shop and a reasonably well-stocked small supermarket/Londis. The one downside is that there is nowhere really nice to eat in the village itself and the Harbour Hotel/Pub-Eatery very near the property did look pretty grubby from the outside so it wasn't enticing to try! We always stay in The Lakes when we come to Cumbia and Windermere/Coniston etc are about a 40-minute scenic drive so are very accessible for visiting which we did for a couple of the days out. All in all a very relaxing break and were very pleased with our choice of accommodation! Thank you once again to Sykes Cottages; this is our 3rd successful holiday with you – arrived on 17th September 2021.

    Thank you for taking the time to give such a lovely detailed feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed Harbourside House and the surrounding area. We also like having the best of both: seaside and The Lakes ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2021

  • "On arriving we were very disappointed to find it was like arriving into a dirty run down area not what we were expecting, now we know why the photo is of the back of the property."

    Inside the pots and pans were awful dirty and scratched, there was no way I was going to use them. The underneath of the sofas had sunk so they were very uncomfortable. The table and chairs on the balcony were very unsafe my husband sat on one and it nearly collapsed and he fell off hurting himself. There was an owners cupboard but all the draws were full of sheets and towels so you couldn’t use them to put your clothes in. I thought that’s what the owners cupboard was for. The oven idea is not the best takes to long to work how to use it . It says that 6 people could stay but it only has a little fridge with ice compartment we struggled and there was only 2 of us. It looked like the owners had moved out for the week so they could let it. All the information about the area was out of date, there was no information about the property itself until we found it stuffed in a cupboard covered in sand which we cleaned and left on the table for the next people so at least they would have a WiFi code. In our opinion the owners are not checking their reviews very well and not checking up on the job the cleaners are doing as it is not good. We would not recommend this property to anyone with older dog as our 13 & 15 year olds struggled with the stairs . On a positive the bed was comfortable and the bath was a good size.

    Thank you for your comments. Customer feedback is very important to us. I am sorry that Harbourside House did not meet your expectations and that a townhouse layout was not suitable for your older dogs. The village is an old mining town and is a quiet, quaint place at the edge of the sea, with relics of it's history. The house itself was completely refurbished 4 years ago so I am surprised there are problems with the chairs but certainly will be addressing this, and it sounds like we need some new pans. If I can work out where a larger fridge can fit, then I would like to put one in. The owners cupboard houses the high chair, cot, welcome packs, cleaning things, extra pillows, cushion and duvets etc, so a change of bedding is kept in each bedroom should guests need/wish to use them. They should be just in the bottom draws so will check. You are right the pamphlets were in a cupboard as we were advised by Sykes to keep them hidden to reduce risk of Covid contamination to guests. There is a wipeable file containing essential information and the instruction manuals. As owner I do indeed check my reviews and am constantly striving to meet guests' differing requirements, wishes and expectations. I agree with you, after a great day out in the mountains or along the beach a luxury bath and bed are very welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2021

  • "We enjoyed our holiday and the location was all we expected."

    4 small points, the fridge needs updating, a TV in the upstairs bedroom would be nice ,the grey towels are past their sellby , Fix the loo seats !

    Really glad you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for your feedback. I've been in contact with the house manager to address the points made and will look into the idea of another TV. The whole refurbishment is only 3 years old, but I will reassess the fridge. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

  • "Overall we found the cottage perfect in respect of location."

    The veranda was lovely to sit in, to watch the ebb and flow of the tide and to see the bird life. We always prefer to cook our own meals, but were not impressed by the convection oven. Cleanliness was adequate, but I did detect dog hairs on the floor, and crumbs on the place mats. Finally, I would prefer not to read the notice "Please leave the cottage as you found it" as soon as opening the door, and the notice about dogs on furniture and beds. I will be sure not to choose a cottage in the future which allows dogs.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed the first floor conservatory. The notice was placed when the cleaner found all the heavy furniture had been rearranged and help was required to replace it, but the notice can be removed now. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2021

  • "A beautiful view from this cottage."

    Very quite place with limited places to eat locally. Local pub does not allow dogs inside. We had to use local information from the holiday cottage next door as there was a very limited amount of information in ours. Very relaxing place to stay and surprisingly spacious.

    Reviewed by KayJun 2021

  • "This cottage is clean, comfortable, stocked with virtually everything you need and more and is in a terrific location with fabulous views across the estuary."

    Never been to this area of the U.K. before, and really enjoyed it. The beaches, the walks, the countryside, the nearness to the Lake District without the wall to wall people, the places to visit locally like Furness Abbey and Muncaster Castle. Haverigg is a good place to stay (perhaps could do with a couple of quality restaurants) and nothing not to like about the cottage.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and take the opportunity of exploring this little known corner of Cumbria ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2021

  • "Very well kept cottage your cleaning lady does you proud"

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2020

  • "Beds were immaculate and very clean and comfortable but the pots and pans and ..."

    Beds were immaculate and very clean and comfortable but the pots and pans and oven were quite dirty and needed to be re washed before use

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2020

  • "The property is a lovely place to stay ."

    Its well positioned for access to the southern Lakes and the Cumbria coast for walking and the Dudden Estuary is a good place to bird watch on the incoming tide when the waders move close and closer to the shore.There's a good chance of finding your own bird rarity here as the estuary seems to be under watched. I was shocked to find that the inland side of Hogsbarrow RSPB is inaccessible as a chalet and caravan park takes up the shoreline preventing access. Inside the property is bright and airy and the first floor conservatory is a great place to sit to watch the estuary with good birds from the window. In general the place is very well equipped with a good heating system , comfy beds etc, easy to use washing machine and tumble dryer. There is plenty of space, we did not feel cramped.My only gripes are with the kitchen equipment. The fridge is very small. We did a big shop on our way to Haverigg so that we had food for the week, and the fridge was overfull , and there are only two of us. I don't know how you'd store food for 6 people,which is the maximum number of occupants. Utensils wise, no potato peeler, no lemon squeezer. A wok type pan would have been very useful. Otherwise great. I don't know why a microwave was taking up scarce worktop space when the worktop multi cooker acted as a microwave,oven and grill. Its a great place to stay! Go for it.

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2020

  • "We have had the best of times."

    3 children didn't want to come home. Cottage was a home from.home accommodation. Both cumfy and stylish. Everything to hand. The riverside front was an added bonus. Delightful stay. Would definitely return. Thank you

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2020

  • "Harbourside House is a brilliant place to stay."

    It's location is right by the seaside with fantastic views. Sue (property manager) was more than helpful and answered any questions we had. The house had all the amenities and creature comforts you could ask for, it was very clean and modern, perfect place to stay if you want a bit of a peace and quiet from your busy day to day life which we normally have as a family and the bottle of wine on arrival was a fantastic touch. We will definitely will be back next year.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    We especially loved the conservatory room as it has a lovely view. We would stay again

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2020

  • "This was a very pleasant place to stay despite the poor weather."

    The views out to sea from the sun lounge were beautiful and when the sun popped out it was magnificent.

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2020

  • "If you just want to get away and relax this is the place."

    So comfortable, tastefully furnished. Lovely warm house. Welcome gift pack much appreciated. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JanNov 2019

  • "House is amazing, scenery & walks are good."

    local chippy good, so is Londis store, but you need to get out of Haverigg for a decent pub, although I had a pretty good burger at the ski bar. Bear on the Square at Millom good. Broughton better - Mason's Arms is great for beer.

    Reviewed by DeanNov 2019

  • "We had a wonderful, calming stay at Harbourside House, Haverigg."

    The beautiful house is the perfect location to enjoy the estuary, the birds and the gorgeous dogs on the beach. We were very sad to leave such a comfortable house, the beautiful view from the conservatory and could have stayed so much longer. Sue was kind enough to leave biscuits, wine and milk (all essential of course) and we loved the fish and chips from the fish shop across the road. It's also great to have Londis so close by.

    Reviewed by HilaryOct 2019

  • "I brought my elderly parents to Harbourside House for a short break and we all absolutely loved it."

    It is exactly as featured in the photo gallery but even more lovely to actually experience the location in reality. The house is very nicely set out with everything you could need. We especially loved sitting in the conservatory overlooking the inlet; so peaceful. From the village of Haverigg it is very easy to get out and about in the car to explore the west Cumbria coast and lakes. Would definitely recommend. I would also say a big thank you to Sue, the agent for the house; she was great and good to know somebody is on hand if needed. There is only one minor suggestion I would make and that is to replace the solid soap in the kitchen for liquid hand wash. Thankyou for a great stay.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2019

  • "When booking a holiday we try at the very least to book an holiday that is equal to the standard of living that you have at home."

    Usually you end up with being disappointed, this holiday I was delighted that we choose Harbourside house. There is only two of us along with two small dogs, we had lots of space , The house is quality throughout and the views from the upstairs windows are fantastic. Haverigg is very quiet, not really much to do other than walking etc, but it’s a great house to use as a base for your ongoing holiday and adventures. The house did more than meet our expectations, if your looking for a cottage with exceptional views in quiet area then I would recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2019

  • "We enjoyed our holiday very much."

    It's a lovely house in a lovely part of the country, however a fenced in garden would have made it perfect.

    Reviewed by HenryJul 2019

  • "Everything was excellent we had a great holiday and will certainly return"

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2019

  • "The property owner had thought about everything, even a welcome pack which included a bottle of wine, tea coffee, snacks and a pint of milk."

    Lovely location with a great seating area overlooking a great view. Thank you!

    Reviewed by GordonMay 2019

  • "Harbourside House, Haverigg is a great property in a great location in Cumbria."

    I picked this house as it's at a beach and river estuary and perfect for bird watching. There's also an RSPB site a ten minute walk away. The village was adequate for our needs with a lovely pub The Rising Sun. The shop was reopening on the day we left having been shut for a few months. There is a scruffy Post Office but we drove a couple of miles to Millom for our supermarket shop. The house was the best we have stayed in for a while. Spotlessly clean, had everything we could possibly want with an amazing conservatory on the first floor with views across the waters. My idea of heaven. The open plan living accommodation on the first floor was cosy comfy and warm. Plenty of kitchen equipment and the stand alone combi/oven was soon mastered for our meals. Our dogs loved the location too with plenty of walks on the doorstep. The owner has provided lots of local info and books. Plenty of local trains nearby to enable planned walks and train journeys back. People were very friendly in the beach cafes and local establishments. All credit goes to the owner for this house Sykes, however Teifi House, Cilgerran has still left a nasty taste and that I won't forgive you for, knowing that the reviews you decide to publish are chosen by you are not accurate accounts of the properties.

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2019

  • "We had a fantastic stay at this cottage, we could not fault it in any way, when we arrived there was some lovely goodies left for us such as milk, wine and snacks, it was extremely clean and cosy and well equipped, it literally had everything you could think of, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher all kitchen utensils even dog towels, Netflix and a PS3 to keep the kids entertained on rainy days."

    The view from the conservatory was beautiful as it looks out onto the coastline of Haverigg. What more can I say, I would definitely highly recommend this cottage as it is ideal for families, we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by LyndsayFeb 2019

  • "A cosy cottage, peaceful setting, but within a good road network to visit popular Lake District attraction, also south to Leighton Moss RSPB."

    Missed having a conventional oven, otherwise the kitchen was well equipped.

    Reviewed by AudreySep 2018

  • "Great location that children could play on the beach and rocks or go to the playground located nearby."

    The cottage was excellent and provided every comfort possible. Nothing was forgotten!!! from fishing equipment to hand soap. We were so impressed that we are booking next year and hopefully Christmas too. Met some really nice people up there. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday home, spotless and extremely comfortable everything provided for a real home from home."

    The house is perfect the layout is amazing, my twelve year old son loved the indepence he had in his downstairs den with private bathroom.

    Reviewed by JeanetteJul 2018

  • "The accommodation would have benefited from having windows opened ready for our arrival as it was very hot on the veranda and in lounge and kitchen when we arrived."

    Otherwise a very enjoyable week in beautiful surroundings and a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2018

  • "The accommodation was beautiful with stunning views out over the estuary."

    My only critisism was that the grill didn't work in the accommodation but other than that it was a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by LynnApr 2018

  • "Thank you for a making our stay a very easy, enjoyable and comfortable one!"

    Harbour house was beautiful and had everything we could have needed - and more!

    Reviewed by KatyFeb 2018

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor family room with 1 double and 1 single, 1 x ground floor single
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2 mins walk, local post office and nearest supermaket 1.6 miles away at Millom
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times outside the house due to the proximity of the river.

The property

Harbourside House is in a little known location on the Southwest coast of Cumbria on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park.

The house is one of a row of terraced cottages overlooking the River Lazy as it joins the sea and has been totally refurbished including the addition of a first floor conservatory so the changing view can be enjoyed whatever the weather.

It is a place to relax, walk from, or use as a base for exploring the coastal or mountainous areas with it's activities and views to suit all. The house is on three levels with bedrooms on ground and top floors.

The middle floor is totally open plan living with conservatory, lounge, dining area and kitchen.

The kitchen area has a large table top combo oven and a second small microwave oven.

In the draws you will find a slow cooker (great for days out) and a halogen oven option !

Whilst refurbishing we took the opportunity of further insulating the walls making the gas central heating very efficient so you can keep really cosy when it's cold outside making it suitable for year round breaks.

The village has a convenience store, post office, cash point, pubs and a fish and chip shop and a very popular cafe by the beach.

In the Marina there is a bar and waterski facility and a walk further on and up there is a new bar and pizzaria with good views.

Most of the Marina is now a RSPB bird reserve and Hodbarrow Nature reserve and makes a lovely walk.

Millom is a town just over 1 mile away with a supermarket, banks, fuel station, a museum and cafes, restaurants and take-aways.

Walking from the house, it is just 5 minutes to the sand dunes and sandy beach which is part of the long distance Cumbrian Way path.

Just 30-40 minutes drive will take you the mountains of the Lake District or to Muncaster Castle with its Birds of Prey Centre or to Ravensglass for the stunning steam train trip to Boot.

The whole of the Lake District is waiting to be explored.

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About the location

HAVERIGG

Millom 1.8 miles; Broughton-in-Furness 8 miles.

Haverigg, a village on the south-west coast of Cumbria, England, historically part of the county of Cumberland lies at the mouth of the Duddon Estuary, a protected area important for birds and other wildlife. Haverigg has an extensive, quiet Blue Flag beach. There is also access to a seawall with a lighthouse, which protects Hodbarrow Lagoon, part of Hodbarrow RSPB Reserve. The West coast attractions, the Lakes, the Lake District and the 1000ft high fell of Black Combe, are all easily reached from this relaxing resort. The village offers a wide range of accommodation, along with a range of cafes and pubs. Haverigg additionally boasts safe beaches and children’s adventure play features, making it a good place to visit for families with children. Close by, is the attractive town of Millom with its castle and historic attractions, then for more amenities and sightseeing, why not take a trip to Broughton-in-Furness.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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