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Ghyll Cottage

Milnthorpe, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1050582)

5.0

Perfect

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely splendid property."

    Faultless. Beautifully furnished and modern expensive equipment. Probably the best cottage we’ve stayed in.

    Reviewed by JeanJun 2022

  • "Ghyll Cottage was spacious, comfortable and very clean."

    The kitchen had everything you would need, and so much more. Extra care had been taken to make us feel welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Ghyll Cottage.

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2022

  • "Immaculate cottage in a location perfect to discover the beauties of the Lake District."

    . We hope to return soon!

    Reviewed by GennaroJun 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage ."

    Our second time staying and fully lived up to our expectations . Attention to detail in the property is exceptional . Love The White Company bedding

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage , spotlessly clean , and so comfortable."

    The cottage is fitted out to a very heigh standard , we can’t wait to go back .

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2022

  • "An excellent property spotlessly clean and catered for everybody’s needs there ..."

    An excellent property spotlessly clean and catered for everybody’s needs there was only one slight problem with the steps from the kitchen to the dining room area as we had a toddler with us and you need to watch when going down

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2022

  • "Stunning property which has been beautifully decorated and well equipped."

    Loved the location , so convenient for the Lake District, the coast and lots of walking nearby.

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2022

  • "This has been such a fab break away ."

    The cottage really is fantastic . There are not enough superlatives to describe it . We have stayed in a number of cottages all over the UK and we all agreed this is by far the best !The attention to detail is second to none - it really is 5*. It is spotlessly clean and every thing that you need is there . We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the village and went prepared - Milnthorpe is a drive away for emergencies but we recommend that you stock up , shut the door , enjoy the elegance and cozy up by the fire! The Lake District crowds seemed a hop skip and jump away ! We really felt we had the best of all worlds .

    Reviewed by MargotDec 2021

  • "Ghyll cottage is a wonderful place to stay!"

    Very clean,cosy and well equipped, we had everything we needed for our weeks holiday Good walks on the doorstop & not too far from some good places to eat or drink The lakes are accessible but far enough away to escape the hustle & bustle We would definitely recommend the cottage to others and would love to stay again in the future

    Reviewed by KathryhDec 2021

  • "We had a great stay at Ghyll Cottage, the property was lovely, well cared for and Liz had thought of everything."

    The log burners in both rooms are fantastic. We went to celebrate our friends birthday and it did not disappoint. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by BeverleyNov 2021

  • "Perfect cottage good location."

    All facilities perfect.

    Reviewed by ThelmaNov 2021

  • "Amazing cottage finished to a very high standard."

    I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a luxury holiday.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely area."

    Cottage contains everything you would ever need for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by COct 2021

  • "The best cottage we’ve stayed in as far as comfort, cleanliness and look."

    We did wish there were less signs around the cottage remind us not to do something. While we appreciate keeping the cottage in mint condition, the signs are constant reminder that we have to be aware and careful about what we do or don’t do. It’s not as relaxing when we have to be so alert about everything in a holiday cottage. Also, while it’s a dog friendly cottage, the rules in the folder includes no dog in any carpeted areas. Which means, anytime we want to relax and have a fire, or just enjoying time with the family, our little yorkiepoo can’t be with us and have to be told to stay out. We weren’t aware of this when we’d booked it. Maybe a gentle reminder in the booking site just so people are aware? Overall, the nicest cottage we’ve stayed in. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2021

  • "What a fabulous cottage!"

    Super clean & comfortable, the kitchen was incredibly well equipped which made cooking so much easier. The last Sykes cottage we stayed at didn’t even have 2 similar sized wine glasses! Super comfortable super king size bed in master bedroom, White Company bedding like sleeping on a giant marshmallow! We had a fantastic week and would love to return in the future! 11 out of 10! Perfect

    Reviewed by JillSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage , we will be booking again ."

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Ghyll cottage was excellent well presented property."

    The owners have left no stone unturned to ensure the guests have an excellent experience and have everything you need to have the best stay. We would have no hesitation in booking again if we decide to go back to the Lake District. The owners have thought of everything you may need for your stay. They responded quickly to a couple of minor issues that we raised. Excellent location, quiet and with some nice walks near by at Haversham and Levens Hall.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "Property was great but a 5 star Property should have a drying machine as it was difficult to dry our clothes."

    A bit close to the A6 and noisy but would stay again

    thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear you will return to the property. The property is not advertised with a dyer however, there is a washing line and pegs in the garden available for use to guests. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "I had e mailed Sykes on 23rd September 2020 to ask if we could take 2 dogs and was advised on 24th September 2020 by Rachel you would contact the owner in regard to the requested week."

    I was told I could then book this. We arrived on Friday 18th June and everything fine. On the morning of Saturday 19th June I received a text from the owner saying only allow one dog. I found where the owners lived but they were out so spoke to their neighbours. Some 30 minutes later I rang the owners and was able to reconcile the situation of which she could not remember saying OK for 2 dogs and stay, however we offered to leave, pay bond and asked if the owners wished to make a daily property inspection. I advised the owners of evidence from yourselves of the 2 dog request and contacted yourselves on the 19th June but have been ignored. This situation put a dampener on the holiday and it was my wife's birthday on 21st June. The owners have since sent a text saying thanks for leaving it clean and we could go again. I feel our credibility has been doubted and am more disappointed with Sykes lack of response.

    Reviewed by JonJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect location for the lakes."

    We loved it & the sun shone.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2021

  • "Cottage was absolutely beautiful!"

    ! Even better than the photos online. Large and extremely modern, well worth the money.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful; completely refurbished and extended with no expense spared."

    A wonderful space and excellent, attentive hosts available if needed.

    Reviewed by StephanieMay 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Tastefully descorated, comfy and well equipped. We didn't want for anything. The welcome basket was a lovely treat with fresh eggs and milk and local tea and coffee! The owner was on hand for any questions, nothing seemed too much trouble. It was a lovely place to come back to after days out exploring the area.

    Reviewed by JessicaApr 2021

  • "We have had an amazing stay at Ghyll Cottage."

    Ghyll cottage has everything we could expect to spend a great time, even more. It is beautiful, quiet, so nicely decorated and furnished, very comfortable, extremely well equiped and organised, bright, and extremely clean. Liz is a fantastic host, very kind and helpfull. Liz warmly welcomed us with a pack of local treats. The Cottage is spacious, with a beautiful garden, and a parking space. Perfectly adapted for a stay with young kids (ours are 3 and 6). The location is perfect to discover the stunning surrounding area. Only 20mn from the Lake Windermere, or even nearer from the Arnside & Silverdale Area. And so much more to do around. We definitely recommend Ghyll Cottage, and we really hope we will have the opportunity to go back there again. Thank again Liz!

    Reviewed by Anne-claudeApr 2021

  • "Amazing cottage!"

    We had been looking at multiple listings before choosing ghyll and we’re so happy we did. It exceeded all of our expectations, it was immaculate on arrival and had everything we needed in the kitchen to cook anything we wanted. The fact we could bring our little dog lola with us was also a bonus, she absoloutely loved running around the large garden area (even in -2 weather conditions). Liz & Brian were always on hand to help with any requests, i honestly couldn’t recommend this place enough. We will definitely be back next year!

    Reviewed by LeahDec 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage just newly renovated."

    It had everything we needed and more for our short stay. We particularly liked the modern furnishings and the log burners. The beds were extremely comfy. Also a real bonus that the cottage was dog friendly. Ample parking and access to the property perfect for muddy wellies and boots, and animals, after a wet outing! The weather was very intermittent, so unfortunately we did not get to enjoy the outdoor facilities, but I can imagine it is great for al-fresco dining on a sunny day. The cottage is located perfectly for all the lovely surrounding areas - the scenery is stunning. Windermere is roughly a 20 minute drive from the property and Grange-over-Sands about 15 minutes. Should our stay have been longer, we would have loved to explore further afield. Thank you for our welcoming treats - the homemade jam was delicious. We would recommend this property without hesitation for a family visit or with friends for a short or long stay.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2020

  • "Gyhll Cottage is newly refurbished and very well appointed."

    The cottage was warm and very comfortable for us with useful boot room / porch spaces to remove all soggy / muddy wear before entering the cottage itself. We had everything we needed and enjoyed walking around the immediate area as well as exploring further north into the Lakes. I would recommend this cottage and many thanks to Liz for the delicious blackcurrant jelly!

    Reviewed by JessicaOct 2020

  • "What a beautiful holiday cottage!"

    Done to an extremely high standard with no expense spared and had everything we needed for our weeks holiday in the lakes. We will defiantly return to ghyll cottage should we holiday in the lakes again!

    Reviewed by VickyOct 2020

  • "We have stayed in a few Sykes properties so far, all have been excellent but Ghyll Cottage is the best by a long way."

    This was everything we could want of a cottage - its transformation has been well thought through - it is modern with clean lines and tastefully decorated and furnished, yet it maintains the feel of a homely cottage inside and still has its heart. We were 2 people down due to their local lockdown, the cottage easily has ample room for 6 people though. Everything was pristine and sparkling clean. The storm porch entering into the boot room/utility room and loo is so clever, so no muddy shoes or wet coats in the living areas. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, leading to a snug. In the large dining room and lounge, the log burners are a lovely touch. Upstairs, the bathroom and en suite shower room are well appointed and luxurious. The beds are supremely comfortable with high quality bedding - we slept like logs. Each bedroom has a large built in double wardrobe. Lighting is excellent with lots of well placed power points. The hosts were friendly and helpful and we were greeted with a little hamper comprising tea, coffee, milk, eggs and delicious jam made by the owner. We are feeling spoilt and sad to leave - we will be back (hopefully with the missing members of our party!)

    Reviewed by GailOct 2020

  • "What a fabulous find, Liz and Brian were fantastic hosts, nothing was to much trouble."

    I would recommend anyone coming to this beautiful part of the country to stay at Ghyll cottage, central to lots of sightseeing. The cottage has absolutely everything you need and more, love it, love it, love it. We will be back if Liz and Brian will have us. Thank you for a perfect week away.

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2020

  • "Ghyll Cottage is a fabulous place to spend your holiday."

    The cottage itself has been beautifully renovated to a very high standard and is very comfortable. We didn't have the need to use the log burners but I imagine they will make the house very cosy in the winter months. Plenty of room with different areas to spend time, high quality fixtures and fittings throughout and everything you need for your time there. The garden is a lovely area to sit out in if you have the weather which we were lucky enough to have. Our only comment here would be that it needs a gate at the entrance to the garden. I'm sure this could be easily rectified making the garden fully enclosed and dog / child safe. The rest of the garden is fully enclosed with either a wall or fence. We managed fine as our dog is old and not quite the escape artist she used to be but you may need to keep an eye on younger more adventurous dogs, (or use the wheelie / recycle bins as a temporary gate as we did). The location is great for visiting that side of the lakes with really easy access. Milnthorpe, just 1 mile away, has pubs, shops and a supermarket. All in all a lovely cottage and highly recommend a stay here. We will certainly stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2020

  • "This cottage has just been tastefully renovated by the owners."

    No expense has been spared with all you could possibly need provided. Ghyll cottage is in a great location to explore the Lake District you won’t be disappointed.

    Reviewed by NickSep 2020

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven with induction hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Enclosed back garden with lawn and patio with outdoor dining space
  • One well-behaved small/medium dog allowed, dogs are only allowed downstairs in the cottage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 0.2 miles; shop 1.9 miles
  • Note: Meals can be provided for guests, contact owner for details Please note: This property does not accept stag parties/hen parties or similar

The property

Milnthorpe 1.6 miles.

Resting peacefully on the outskirts of the historical market town of Milnthorpe, in the picturesque hamlet of Leasgill, you will find Ghyll Cottage.

Appearing as a traditional country cottage from the exterior, enter to discover a stylish abode renovated to a superb standard, making this the ultimate setting for an unforgettable group getaway to the Lake District.

As you enter into the property, be welcomed by a cloakroom and handy utility room featuring both a washing machine and a purpose-built seating area, where you can pull off your mucky boots and place them nicely under the bench before leaving your coat to hang.

Step into the contemporary kitchen and admire the chic dove grey units and worktops, as well as the eye-catching island where you can take a seat and indulge in a perfectly chilled bottle of bubbly from the fabulous wine fridge.

Two small steps take you down to a spacious area with two large patio doors leading out to the enclosed garden boasting a lawn and patio with a sociable outdoor dining space, perfect for indulging in a delicious meal on warm summer evenings.

Discover in the dining room beautiful exposed beams and a striking inglenook fireplace, with a contrasting black woodburning stove that sits happily within it, take your seat at the black dining table and delight in a hearty home-cooked meal, before retiring to the sitting room, decorated with two plush grey sofas and a large flat screen Smart TV.

From the dining room, climb the staircase to the first floor and indulge in a soak in the bathtub within the tranquil family bathroom, before grabbing your towel from the heated towel rail and retreating to your bedroom.

Discover a bright and airy twin bedroom which is zip/link and can be king-size on request, styled with grey hues and mustard accents, and a homely king-size double with oak fitted wardrobes and charming exposed beams.

A further two steps will take you up to the master bedroom, a spacious and sophisticated setting complete with an attractive white super king-size bed and an en-suite shower room.

These are all kitted out with Egyptian cotton bedding with white fluffy towels available.

Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the glistening River Kent towards the imposing grounds of Levens Hall and explore the magnificent Elizabethan home and gardens featuring beautiful orchids and topiary, before a tour of the National Trust owned 14th-century fortress, Sizergh Castle.

A five minute walk takes you to Heversham Hotel and half a mile away takes you to Heversham Head which shows views of the whole of the Lake District.

Be at one with nature on a breath-taking hike through Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve or spend the day exploring the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on one of the many awe-inspiring hiking trails.

Head deep into the Lake District National Park and challenge yourself to a hike up the famous Sca Fell, the second highest mountain in England.

Meet the exotic resident of Lakeland Wildlife Oasis or enjoy a spot of birdwatching at RSPB Leighton Moss.

Visit the historical market town of Kendal and treat yourself to a spot of lunch at one of the many independent cafés and restaurants before losing yourself in the galleries of natural history hotspot Kendal Museum.

Learn all about local heritage at the Quaker Tapestry Museum.

Stop off in the nearby village of Milnthorpe and enjoy a refreshing pint, before grabbing groceries from the local store and heading back to your cottage for a quiet night indoors.

Milnethorpe is also home to Booths supermarket and a variety of takeaways to enjoy.

Make the most of precious time with your nearest and dearest with a stay at Ghyll Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1050653, together sleeping 12.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

MILNTHORPE

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 STRICTLY accepts only 1 dog (small/medium size)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas