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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Greystones, conveniently position for the southern lakes and Yorkshire dales area, access to the property itself is a little difficult up the very narrow lane but that is explained in the listing."

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage and owners."

    Thank you for the milk and biscuits. Would definitely recommend.

    Many thanks for your comments. Pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at your cottage, There was 5 of us plenty of room, Used the oven which was very easy to use."

    Great location for us, loved laying in bed looking up the lane.. will be back

    Thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely property to enjoy a break away with friends."

    Great self catering facilities, plenty of everything in the kitchen to cook with (just set aside a few extra minutes to work out the oven controls!) Very comfy beds and sofas, a great find, lovingly restored from an old farming barn.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2023

  • "Well equipt cottage."

    Comfortable beds. Contact with the owners — lovely helpful people. Only negative thing was to say both mat in hall and in sitting area slipped very easily when walked on especially for the children.

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Jun 2023

  • "Had a fabulous stay at greystones,clean,comfy accommodation,really friendly owners who couldnt do enough to help, arrange to have a fabulous cake delivered and got some decorations and balloons put up ro celebrate our celebration!"

    beautiful scenery, places to visit, straight off the m6, could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "Rooms in the property are very small."

    It is a rather cramped space for 6 people. There were no basic cooking ingredients whatsoever. Some oil would have been useful.

    Thank you for your comments. I’m sorry that the room size did not meet your expectations for the cottage, we have received minimal feedback of this nature. Whilst we stock basic cleaning equipment, we consider it inappropriate to provide open foodstuffs due to their perishable nature; we could not deliver hygiene and safety assurance to our guests of such ingredients left in the property. Greystones is a self catering cottage however due to our proximity we do of course endeavour to help in emergencies, our contact details are available within. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann3.4Jan 2023

  • "We can’t fault the owners for the kindness and hospitality They gave us free run of the garden with our dog, they put the heating on for elderly parents, they gave us extra games and dvds."

    They made it a comfy cosy friendly experience Thank you

    Many thanks for your comments, lovely to meet you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Indrani4.1Sep 2022

  • "The property was in a great location near the M6, and you were still close enough to get right up into the lakes."

    The cottage was beautifully presented and catered for all our needs everything was really well thought of.

    So pleased you had an enjoyable stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Aug 2022

  • "It's a Nice property in a remote area."

    we were six adults with an infant. the property was tidy and clean. I believe a few things should be upgraded, like the sofa and kitchen equipment. there ware only a very tiny saucepan for cooking which was not enough for 6 people. need a new toaster. should have been enough toilet paper and bin liner. thanks

    Thank you for your comments. As you can see from previous feedback, we pride ourselves on making our guests stay a comfortable and high quality one. I wish therefore that you made contact with us during your stay (our details are available within the property) as we could have resolved many of these issues immediately. I can assure you that there are more saucepans and utensils within the labelled lower drawer of the cooker. We also provide some toilet rolls, bin liners and basic cleaning equipment. I will flag however , that this is a self catering cottage, but again we could have provided more in an emergency. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mohammad2.8Aug 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage & very nice friendly owners living next door."

    Access is a little tight through single track country lane; there could be on-coming tractors. But the ones we came across very kindly reversed up a fair bit & made room for us to pass by. Quite an isolated location in farmland so limited number of eating places but Milnthorpe town is just 10 mins drive away. Great cottage for those looking for peace, quiet & nature surrounds.

    Reviewed by Khateeb4.4Jun 2022

  • "Lovely house in a lovely location!"

    Have a great weekend thank you

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0May 2022

  • "We had a perfect stay at Greystones, beautifully presented cottage, well equipped, cosy, we loved it."

    We will definitely be back and would highly recommend Greystones for a holiday stay. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jan 2022

  • "Greystones is a lovely, comfortable property & v good layout."

    Liked downstairs bedroom & bathroom. Very handy if dog needed to pop out & without disturbing other guests. Owners very friendly & helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Loved Crooklands Hotel so friendly & food first class. Visited some stunning places & can’t wait to return. Arnside, Silverdale, Carmel, Grange over sands & Kirkby Lonsdale .

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Dec 2021

  • "Ideally located for touring the lake district, with or without your beloved pooch loverly place and hosts, highly recommended."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2021

  • "Everything was fine."

    Great location for the lakes,Yorkshire dales & the coast.

    Reviewed by Keven4.1Sep 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Greystones, the owners were lovely and very ..."

    We had a fabulous stay at Greystones, the owners were lovely and very accommodating, Cookies Milk and Orange juice for us was a lovely personal touch, and Poppy the sheepdog is gorgeous

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great cottage, lovely area and owners were brilliant, they went out of their way to help us and make our stay great."

    Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "The hosts were very friendly and made us feel welcome."

    The house was very clean and had everything we needed for an enjoyable and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners are amazing and the whole family really made us welcome full of information and alternative places to visit plus they went above and beyond to make our stay even better than what was already a fantastic holiday."

    Lovely cottage and the history behind it so clean and well maintained ideal location for us. Thanks again Delia,Susan,Sam and the kids not forgetting poppy the pup. 5 star accommodation

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Greystones is excellently situated to explore the lake district and surrounding areas."

    It is a fantastic place to stay, the owners can't do enough for you. It was my wife's birthday when we were staying at Greystones and they helped me to ensure that she had a wonderful time...sourcing cake, flowers, and a bottle of Prosecco locally to surprise her on the day. We stayed there with my in-laws who are also of the opinion that the cottage had the "wow factor" and had a wonderful time with us at Greystones. We shall definitely be looking at staying here again.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jun 2021

  • "Amazing break away, perfect location as not far to travel to main areas of Lake District."

    Local Asda 20 minutes drive and local hotel restaurant and bar just a short 15 minute walk. This is a lovely family run property and their hospitality and help was fantastic. We would highly recommended it great for families and groups alike.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was one of the best equipped self catering accommodation we have stayed in."

    So much attention to details which made our visit very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Owner very friendly and helpful. Orange juice, milk and biscuits left for us as a welcome gift. Spotlessly clean (much appreciated during this time). Geat beds. Home from home.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely relaxing holiday."

    Lots to do and see even though it was during Christmas holidays. Wifi really good. House warm,well equipped and a great place to stay,

    Reviewed by Polly5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage had everything we needed for a lovely relaxing holiday."

    There were biscuits, milk and orange juice waiting for us, comfy beds for a good nights sleep, two good showers, easy to use appliances and plenty of cooking utensils. We will definitely book to return to Greystones soon.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fabulous holiday."

    ...Greystone is a great place to stay.The accomodation is clean,tidy and well equipped with everything you may need.The owner is lovely and very welcoming too.Situated on a quiet lane it is easy to drive from there to the Lakes and beyond! Thoroughly recommended.....and you can bring a dog too! I rate it 5 stars!!!

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Sep 2019

  • "The location was excellent and the lady running the cottage was very friendly."

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2019

  • "The owner Delia is a lovely lady, we had a warm welcome, milk and other goodies all waiting for us, the cottage is spotlessly clean and beds very comfortable, we all slept really well, in fact I think you should do new photos of rooms they are all much bigger than they appear in your photos, so the cottage is bigger than you are expecting!"

    We would return again , 5*

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very clean and calm place to stay."

    The internet connection is bad after 9pm.

    Reviewed by Sreedharan5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and spotlessly clean and as described in the listing."

    We were met on arrival by Delia the owner who was very welcoming and gave us plenty of local information. The outside area was gated and secure, which was very useful as we had our puppy with us and Susan the owners daughter lives next door and let us park our car in the yard so that we had more room . There are some nice walks nearby and you are close to the motorway for exploring. We will definitely stay here again when visiting this area. Thank you for your hospitality.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2019

  • "The lady Dehlia who brought us the key was very friendly & helpful Thankyou"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2019

  • "Delia was very helpful and was available for any queries that we had."

    The location was very handy for the southern lakes and Lancaster. The cottage was warm and cosy and fitted our needs. We were travelling as four adults and two children 8 & 6 plus a dog. There was a nice touch in that we arrived to find two pints of milk and orange juice in the fridge. The nearest town was about 5 miles away so we made sure we were stocked up. If we are looking to visit the area again we would look to returning to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2019

  • "Gorgeous, cosy holiday cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean and beautifully presented. Really good use was made of the space and, although a small cottage, it was perfect for us & we didn’t feel cramped (3 adults & 2 young teenagers). The kitchen was well stocked with cooking equipment and there was a really thoughtful welcome gift of goodies on arrival (tea, milk, biscuits etc). The location was handy for visiting both the southern Lakes & Yorkshire Dales. Loved our stay, wish it had been longer & I hope we get to return soon!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you could think of to hand."

    lovely hosts

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2018

  • "This is an outstandingly well maintained cottage."

    The owners have thought of every extra you may need from a large selection of board games to varied selection of dvds. The cottage is very well equipped, warm, clean and the outside area secure if you have brought your dog. On arrival we found the owners had left us a free welcome pack of a bottle of wine, chilled juice, a bottle of milk and a box of biscuits. They had even put up a small tree and some Christmas decorations as we were staying over the Christmas period.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage great base would definitely book again"

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage is brilliantly located south of Kendal - rural setting with very easy access to motorway and main roads to other parts of Lake District."

    The cottage is part of a barn conversion, which has been done to a very high standard with accommodation over 3 floors. The cottage was very clean and well kitted out for self catering - with the most being made of the relatively small spaces. Plenty of things to do locally - and a great base for walking both in the Lakes and further south in Arnside/Silverside. Would return to both the area and the cottage.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2018

  • "This was our first time visiting this area of the country and we were not disappointed."

    So much to see and do in and around the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Greystones was a beautiful converted old thrashing barn, located in a lovely quiet lane, with plenty of dog walking areas on your doorstop. My family had a fantastic holiday here.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jul 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation which provides a relaxing stay in a beautiful part of the country."

    The cottage provides everything you need for you to enjoy your stay. Very dog friendly and with the Lancaster canal very close by long off lead walks are possible. The cottage is only a few minutes off the M6 and equidistant to Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale. The lovely owners live nearby and are very helpful. Overall a true home from home and I will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2018

  • "The owners of Greystones were very friendly and helpful and the location of the cottage is great for exploring Cumbria and the Lake District."

    Be aware that this is a snug cottage for six and in order to all eat at the table some rearrangement of furniture is needed. For most of our stay there was just four of us so not really a problem!

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.8May 2018

  • "A real home from home for our family of five."

    The location is perfect and the cottage well equipped and spotlessly clean. Delia and her family are on hand if you need them and gave us a very warm welcome on arrival. I thoroughly recommend this cottage for dog walkers - the Kendal to Lancaster canal is literally on your doorstep and the stunning South Lakes moments away by car. So much to offer for a family getaway. This was our second visit to Greystones and our third experience of booking through Sykes and we will most definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Apr 2018

  • "Greystone is a well equipped and presented cottage with excellent facilities and access to road network."

    We had a great time and found the location ideal for our needs. The only draw back from our point of view was the living accommodation which we felt was cramped for the five of us, however this would not deter us from staying here again.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Mar 2018

  • "Very nice location and good landlords."

    Really enjoyed the holidays.

    Reviewed by Shaji4.6Aug 2017

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a great location for the lakes and the dales."

    The cottage is like a home from home with everything needed for a family break.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2016

  • "After a shaky start of having to move accommodation Sykes excelled."

    The lady on the phone (sorry cannot remember her name) contacted the owner and arranged very quickly for us to stay. The lady at the cottage was most welcoming. The cottage was finished to a very high standard and very clean. Loved the little touches of fruit/biscuits and even 2 pints of milk in the fridge. A beautiful place and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Sep 2016

  • "We had a lovely holiday, a beautiful location and a comfortable cottage, thank you"

    Reviewed by Janice4.2Sep 2016

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  • Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor double
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine (in ground floor shower room), dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Private paved patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Stairs are narrow and steep
  • Note: This cottage is near a main road, some road noise may be heard
  • Note: This property does not accept bookings for less than 3 nights.

The property

Milnthorpe 3 miles. Set over three floors with pretty countryside views from the upper floors, this cottage is set next door to the owners' home, on a non-working farm, in the hamlet of Milton near Milnthorpe.

This semi-detached cottage has three spacious bedrooms, including a ground floor room with an adjacent shower room.

The first floor open plan living accommodation at this Cumbria cottage is stylish, and exudes quality and comfort including a well-equipped fitted kitchen, sitting and dining areas.

Outside this cottage near Milnthorpe is a pretty patio, which provides the perfect place for alfresco dining.

There are plenty of walks available on the doorstep of this cottage in Cumbria, affording many opportunities to enjoy the resident wildlife alongside the Lancaster canal, just a short way down the lane.

A pub serving food is a 10 minute walk from your welcoming Cumbria cottage, a real bonus after a day walking or cycling the numerous bridleways, with further routes available at Grizedale Forest and Kentmere Valley.

Grizedale Forest also has a tree top adventure course and interesting trails through the forest.

The pretty and vibrant towns of Bowness and Ambleside are within 30 minutes' drive with numerous cafes, galleries and shops.

The market town of Kendal is a short drive away and the beautiful market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, with the famous Devil's Bridge, is also close by.

With excellent motorway links enabling easy touring to the Lakes, the Furness Peninsula and the Yorkshire Dales, this cottage in Cumbria is ideally placed.

Note: This property does not accept bookings for less than 3 nights.

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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.

Note: This property does not accept bookings for less than 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas