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Raceside Farm

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Kirksanton near Millom, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "A great place to visit, access to the South lakes seemed good ."

    We had several good meals at the local pub where we found the staff welcoming and friendly .

    Reviewed by Tony4.4Dec 2023

  • "We have just left raceside farm and felt compelled to let you know about the state of the property."

    Problems: Wc on landing to the left doesn't flush right, handle is also broken. Some Windows downstairs (kitchen and hallway) don't open No instructions for thermostat Leather sofa in living room (right hand side) is broken. Blind in living room is broken, fell on our head. A lot of damp in multiple rooms- in living room on wall where fireplace is and in bedroom directly above living room. No blinds in attic so we were woken up at 4am Sink in the downstairs shower doesn't drain Mirror in 1st bedroom at top of stairs is broken Main gate to property is also broken No doors lock in the house I.e bathrooms Light broken in attic room with single beds in Double bed in attic needs replacing and is incredibly worn, as are single beds in attic too. WiFi was very very poor. House was generally unclean, all carpets covered in peoples and dog hairs and felt unsanitary. Lots of cobwebs and dead flies around. Smelt very damp Shower in main bathroom is incredibly seized so couldn't turn cold. Hot water in the house is scolding from every tap. When paying over £1500 to rent somewhere, we would expect the property to be top speck, the property really does have a lot of potential but it would seem that the house has not been updated since first renting out which is just not acceptable when charging such a high premium.

    Reviewed by Natalie2.2Jul 2023

  • "Thank you. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Comfortable home. Family and I had a superb Christmas at the Holiday House.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had an amazing stay at Raceside Farm, lovely traditional and quirky features that made the house feel more comfortable."

    Neighbours in the surrounding area were all friendly and spoke to us when they saw us. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Oct 2022

  • "Clean, cosy and very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2022

  • "We were very pleased with the property and with the owner roger who provided us with a detailed list of things to do ie walks beaches and pubs."

    All in all an excellent break.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2022

  • "Loved Raceside Cottage."

    Old building so don't expect all mod cons but our family loved it. If you don't mind walking for half hour / 40mins you'll have a beautiful beach all to yourself. Could have been better equipped with basics like hand wash and a toaster that worked but overall we had a great holiday and Roger, the owner, was very helpful with his info and very patient when we arrived late at night and I had to call him for directions.

    Reviewed by Nancy3.8Aug 2022

  • "We loved the cottage plenty of room for all of us, lovely location we all had a great time and two lovely horses who will miss all the carrots!"


    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful extended family holiday at this charming house."

    The period features, high ceilings and quirky decor made the house feel luxurious but we felt comfortable and at home. However, It wasn’t so perfect that I was worried about everything the children touched in case they broke it - if that makes sense? The size of the building meant seven adults, two children and two dogs fitted comfortably. We loved eating together around the big dining room table and the radio in the kitchen was on from morning to night resulting in several singalongs! My personal highlight - the huge bath. We visited many of the local attractions following the owner’s recommendations and were not disappointed in any of them. Silecroft beach was very quiet if you walked a little way and was perfect for my reactive, anxious rescue dog to get some off lead runs. If I was being picky the sofas in the main living room are getting past their best and the driveway and garden could do with a tidy up as the outside space doesn’t match the quality of the inside space. That said, we had a great Easter egg hunt and we all spent a lot of time outside in the sunshine painting pebbles which we left in the garden and I wouldn’t hesitate to return. I go away on cottage breaks regularly with the dog and am sorry that this place is too big and expensive for just the two of us for a week as I would happily return.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Apr 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Raceside Farm."

    The house is very spacious and beautiful throughout. The area it is in is prefect. So many things to do. Would definitely return. The owner was very helpful providing information on local walks and attractions.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    .... Unfortunately the fridge is too small for a large party. Owner seemed very pleasant when we spoke and said he would email some information about the area and amenities but never did. Mattress in largest bedroom on first floor was like sleeping on bed of straw and car parking was a nightmare because of scaffolding around outbuilding. Real fire in lounge was lovely but would have thought that wood would be provided for the amount we paid for the cottage. Cooking trays in kitchen were a lot to be desired..... Would have thought that owners could afford to replace them regularly....... Didn't give a good impression of hygiene. Don't like to be negative... Just honest...... Beautiful property but unlikely to visit again...... You did ask for feedback!!!!!

    Reviewed by Jackie4.1Oct 2021

  • "Lovely location building is tired and plenty of cobwebs."

    Fly screens on the windows would be recommended as the house becomes infested.

    Reviewed by David3.4Sep 2021

  • "Beds were not very comfortable."

    No wifi. Rattly windows - we had a windy week!

    Reviewed by Brendan2.8Aug 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week, Raceside Farm is a lovely house, with all the home comforts."

    It is well proportioned, really niceley presented and perfect for two families, with kids and dogs. There were lovely walks to the beach with the dogs and within easy reach of the delights of the national park. We would highly recommend for families or groups of friends.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fortunately we were the first to arrive so we had time to vacuum around before our family arrived."

    We come from a country house and accept a few flies but the cottage was amass of flies and spiders webs catching them, a thorough clean is suggested prior to visitors arriving. The local pub/restaurant had been shut down for 12 months before and was one of the main reasons for selecting Race Farm. The outside area was very restricted and not large enough for 10 of us. The upstairs bedroom doesn't have blinds on the velux windows so we were awake very early every morning. Overall very disappointed with the price we paid. Hope this helps you rectify things to improve future holiday visitors. Kind regards Nigel Thornton

    Reviewed by Nigel3.1Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at Raceside Farm, the house is beautiful, clean and much bigger than it looks in the pictures, there was enough space for people to gather together or relax separately and the outdoor tables meant we had some wonderful meals in the sunshine and summer evenings."

    We have already recommended this house to our friends and hope to come back some day. Roger was so friendly and gave us lots of good tips on things to do locally- the beach is only 30 minutes down the lane and basically private as no one else was around.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7Jun 2021

  • "This rustic rural farmhouse met all expectations."

    Very spacious for a large family. Lovely huge kitchen for family meals together and a dining room, that we did not use. The family lounge has an open fire, where the family can relax together. Opposite is a smaller lounge where one can relax quietly and perhaps read a book. 3 Comfortable large double bedrooms on the firsrt floor with a beautiful bathroom with roll top bath, shower, toilet and two hand basins. Opposite the bathroom is a seperate WC On the second floor is yet another double bedroom and 2 single beds on the mezzanine. Outside is a large field where the dogs loved to romp and play before their big walks in the countryside. Plenty of beautiful countryside walks close by. We as a family had an amazing week together in this grand old farmhouse and would reccomend it as a perfect relaxing get-away!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Oct 2020

  • "Photos don't do the property justice - fantastic base for a stay in the Lakes with stunning surroundings and great location!"

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very cosy cottage that had enough space for two families of 4 and grandparents."

    Lovely safe surroundings and a quick walk down to a lovely long beach. Small garden space but not really needed any way with all the beach fun.

    Reviewed by Maryanne4.7Aug 2020

  • "The house is beautiful!"

    Roger the owner called us the night before we were due and was extremely informative about the local area and what there was to do. He then emailed everything so we had it all to hand. The neighbours in the area were extremely welcoming and again told us about the local area. The house itself was spotless and each room had beautiful views. It is a very traditional farm house but each room was lovely. There is a very friendly horse next door with whom our children loved going to visit every morning and evening and the owner was so kind in talking to our children and letting them play in the horse field. Raceside farm is a good hour from most of the attractions and on very windy roads which wasn’t great but that’s something that can’t be helped but I would say you definately need a car to be able to get around. There is a lovely pub/restaurant and play park less than a minutes walk from the house. Thank you so much to Roger and Skye’s Cottages for a wonderful break away!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2019

  • "Wonderful house and location we have had a fantastic family weekend only let down when we arrived there was a large pile of dog poo just outside the property door and also in the rear garden which must of been from previous visitors!"

    ! However once this was sorted I couldn't fault it

    Reviewed by Charlene4.4Jun 2019

  • "Nice place to spend time with family and friends."

    We like house decorations

    Reviewed by Mateusz4.4May 2019

  • "We had a great stay at Raceside Cottage, it was a great base for exploring the area but could do with some maintenance that would have greatly improved the stay."

    Both garden benches were broken on one side so we were unable to use them to enjoy the great weather at the beginning of the week. Few bits missing from kitchen that would have been useful for example oven gloves and a corkscrew. We could not find the games that were mentioned in the listing. However, it was a good stay overall and we would use the cottage again. Great views from the front bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Georgina3.4Apr 2019

  • "A very comfortable house in a peaceful area."

    Would recommend to families as there is plenty of room and I am sure children will love the attic bedrooms.The bathrooms and bedrooms are beautifully styled and the views from the windows are over lush countryside. The pub is a few strides away where we enjoyed good meals; suggest booking before travelling as it gets busy at the weekend. The coastline has lots of lovely little beaches and walks, and the nearest at Silecroft has a friendly beach café; our favourite treat was an ice cream and a milkshake and they do good breakfasts. Another fab café is The Byre in the village of Bootle. This has a woodburner and casual seating and even a gift shop, and of course they serve great food!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2019

  • "The house was perfect so much space absolutely perfect for 10 people and such a beautiful location and couldn’t ask for anything more."

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Dec 2018

  • "The house was spacious, comfortable and well equipped."

    The location was ideal for accessing the lakes and also close to the beach. We had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Sep 2018

  • "The whole family loved the farmhouse and its quirkiness."

    Reviewed by J5.0Apr 2017

  • "The photos on the website didn't do it justice!"

    It was a very comfortable 'cottage' and had everything which we needed. It is set in a beautiful part of the country, and about 20 minutes' walk from a lovely deserted beach - shhh - don't tell anyone!!

    Reviewed by Gillian4.8Aug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 3 x double, 1 x second floor twin leading to 1 x second floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 8)
  • Dining room (seats 8)
  • Sitting room (seats 6) with open fire
  • Snug (seats 4).
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Small lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: The second floor double bedroom is accessible through the twin bedroom. This property has a good house keeping bond of £150.00
  • This will be authorised to the card on booking

The property

A spacious, detached farmhouse sitting in beautiful countryside, in the tiny hamlet of Kirksanton, just one mile from the coast.

This Kirksanton cottage has been fully renovated and individually styled to provide an ideal holiday home, allowing family and friends to get away from it all.

Offering character and charm, this cottage in Kirksanton is set over three floors and boasts versatile sleeping accommodation with five comfortable bedrooms.

The first floor comprises three double bedrooms, complemented by a stylish family bathroom that features a centre bath.

The cosy second floor of this Kirksanton cottage offers further space for guests with a double bedroom that is accessed through a twin room.

The spacious ground floor at this Lakeland cottage includes an airy farmhouse kitchen with dining area, a delightful sitting room with a warming open fire, and additional living accommodation with a snug and a separate dining room; there is also a convenient shower room located on the ground floor.

This cottage in Kirksanton is surrounded by unspoilt countryside, and the small but attractive lawned garden with patio and furniture is an idyllic spot for guests to spend sunny afternoons together.

A traditional local pub is just a short stroll from your Lake District cottage, and there are excellent walking opportunities from the doorstep, including the beautiful walk up Black Combe.

Lovely coastal walks can be found close by, as the nearest beach is within a mile of this Lake District cottage.

The more energetic will love the fells at Wasdale Head, including famous Scafell, which offer a challenge that rewards adventurers with magnificent sights.

This wonderful Kirksanton cottage is surrounded by pretty views, and is ideal for family and friends to enjoy a wonderful Lake District holiday at any time throughout the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Millom 2 miles; Coniston 17 miles.

The small hamlet of Kirksanton is situated on the West Coast of Cumbria, within the Lake District National Park. The hamlet comprises of a scattering of cottages, farm dwellings and a traditional village pub, and enjoys an enviable position amidst some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain, as well as being situated close to local beaches, coastal walks and many of the nearby conservation areas. Views of Black Combe, Whicham Valley and Lacra Hill can be seen from the hamlet, and nearby the stunning valleys of Eskdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking and ever-changing scenery to be enjoyed throughout the year. Local attractions include Muncaster Castle, a World Owl Centre and the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway, all of which provide wonderful and varied days out.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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