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Dove Cottage

(Ref. 949797)

Milton near Brampton, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "Cosy, comfortable, warm, well equipped cottage."

    Perfect for exploring Cumbria, North Pennines and Northumberland. A lovely little enclosed garden for my dog with some good dog walks within a few minutes drive.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent location and very friendly and helpful owner cottage was very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very good -lovely people ."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "Spent a lovely christmas here very cosy had everything we needed , kitchen well ..."

    Spent a lovely christmas here very cosy had everything we needed , kitchen well stocked with utensils etc ,bed was so comfy as was sofa ,lovely log fire ,yes some people moaned about french doors not locking but had bolts on so no problem for us , yes curtain tiebacks loose but again no problem for us , would we stay here again = yes definately had a lovely time have stayed before but in different cottage , great walks nearby for dogs talkin tarn ,couple wood walks ,brampton nearby can get everything you need coop ,spar ,takeaways ,10 out of 10 from us for cottage and area

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very happy great place to stay very quiet highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Oct 2023

  • "Not the first time we have booked this for family and friends staying near us and certainly won't be the last."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Not sure how this cottage is rated 4*Excellent!"

    ! as it was tired looking wasn’t that clean and in need of maintenance/repairs. It had a very grubby rug in front of fire in the small sitting area which smelt, patio door lock not working (bolts fitted instead) curtain tie backs hanging from badly repaired holes, plates and mugs chipped, shower screen and shower hose dirty, electric cable hanging approx foot off ground on patio (isn’t this illegal?) no vacuum supplied and whilst a washing machine is no clothes airer supplied which with electric storage heaters makes it difficult to dry any washing! Photo’s were taken if required for viewing. Very disappointing and not what we expect or experienced from this Sykes rating so would NOT recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue2.5Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic week, plenty of places for people to visit or like us relax and enjoy the peace and quiet."

    We had taken our dog with us and the enclosed garden was a treat. Some beautiful woodland walks, just two minutes away. On arrival we were warmly greeted and shown to our cottage which had gorgeous views. As we had arrived in the middle of lambing season our hosts were obviously up at all hours but still had time for a chat and invited us to see the lambs.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a great long weekend, the location is great to travel to many places of interest, the cottage is the perfect size for two and had everything we needed."

    We felt so cosy in the living room/kitchen with the wood burner roaring away on the cold dark nights. If you have a dog it’s very suitable, large garden, sensible flooring and parking right outside. Only a few minor improvements would make it perfect…. Larger fluffy towels, better water pressure in the shower, and either remove or properly fix all the curtain tie backs to the wall.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Mar 2023

  • "Nice cottage in a nice location and well equipped and furnished."

    I will definitely go again

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Dove Cottage."

    It was a great place to relax and feel at home. Mabel and John are very friendly, helpful and hospitable owners. It's great location for visiting the lakes and the scenic North Cumbria countryside.

    Reviewed by Helene4.4Dec 2022

  • "I had a fab stay and loved the cottage"

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Nov 2022

  • "We had a very relaxing stay at Dove cottage, with everything we needed for a comfortable & cosy break."

    The large secure garden was a winner with our dogs too

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2022

  • "Around the bath could have been nicer as the mastic was coming away etc."

    . so I feel the bath needed redoing.

    Reviewed by Briony3.4Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage in idyllic surroundings."

    Very friendly welcome from owner . Appreciated the great little dog friendly garden and patio to use to sit in the sun . All amenities we needed throughout were very satisfactory. Just a couple of minor problems, the bath plug knob was broken but luckily the shower was fine and the bedroom window catches were not very secure. Also the TV screen had several black lines running from top to bottom.

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, the owner was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the area."

    The cottage was cosy and a warming log fire. The plumbing in the bathroom could do with an upgrade.

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Apr 2022

  • "We loved staying at Dove cottage."

    A real home from home. Lovely owner was very helpful and generous, made my birthday very special. Set in a great location too near Hadrians Wall and the nice town of Brampton. Had everything there, very well thought out, a cosy warm cottage. Very peaceful, lovely to see the new born lambs too. We will definitely stay there again. Thank you very much for everything. Fiona and Chris Flynn

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed at Dove cottage for our anniversary weekend and mother’s day."

    We had a fab time weather was perfect. Our very old lab enjoyed the doors looking onto the garden and walking some of the way around Talkin Tarn and Lanercost Priory, which has a fabulous cafe, highly recommend it. We are looking forward to going back in May for a two week stay. Owner was very welcoming to us.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, perfect for people taking dogs on holiday, safe to let them out the car off the road and large secure garden to let them out."

    Milton woods nearby to let dogs run free and good location to visit the Cumbrian area. Had everything I needed in the cottage for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Extremely satisfied with our three week stay at Dove Cottage."

    Very comfortable and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jan 2022

  • "We enjoyed out stay at Dove cottage very much."

    The cottage is situated in very peaceful surroundings, is very well equipped, and feels like home from home. The garden at the rear of the property is completely enclosed, and perfect for our dog. Brampton is nice little town with all the facilities,please you could need, and is only a five minute drive away. Carlisle and Gretna Green are less than a 30 minute drive so easily accessible. We'd recommend Dove Cottage to anyone who's looking for a nice quiet getaway, and would be happy to return ourselves one day.

    Reviewed by John4.1Nov 2021

  • "The only downside was that we could not connect to the internet properly."

    The wifi was intermittent and for some bizarre reason when we were connected to the wifi it only seemed to be available to update Facebook and nothing else. That said, it is a lovely location. Whilst we were only a party of two and a dog, the courtyard setting of various accommodations would cater for much larger groups and we would consider returning as a larger family group over several cottages.

    Reviewed by Fraser3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very high standards dogs loved the the garden"

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2021

  • "The directions are obviously designed for people from the South, not really helpful to anyone travelling from the North."

    Reviewed by Gordon3.4Jul 2021

  • "Perfect place for us to unwind with our dog."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "Super cottage, very comfortable and clean, and enclosed garden for dogs, lovely view of hills from lounge."

    Great centre for exploring Cumbria and Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful location for exploring the borders and lakes!"

    The cottage and its neighbours are beautiful, furnished to a high standard with lovely owners! Who could ask for more!

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2021

  • "Well equipped and clean."

    Great communication. Perfect for a relaxing getaway. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Tamara5.0Oct 2020

  • "Perfect accommodation for us."

    Large enclosed secure garden was a Godsend fir our lively labrador. Loved the wood burner too. Owner very friendly and on hand if we needed her. Have already recommended this property to my friends. Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Oct 2020

  • "It is a nice little court yard of holiday cottages with good parking."

    Dove cottage has a decent sized garden which our dog loved. It is south facing so we had the sun all day just right for a barbecue in the evening. We found it in a good area for walking the dog and getting out and about. The cottage is very cosy and the bed very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage,couldn`t fault anything."

    Very clean, very well equipped and very comfortable. Perfect for a quiet break away from it all,but close enough to explore the sights in the area if you want to do more.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday, really comfortable cottage, perfect size for the two of us and our two dogs."

    Peaceful and quiet despite being August. Great having a good-sized enclosed garden for the dogs and to sit out with morning coffee in the sunshine. Beautiful surrounding area with lots of places to walk and visit, despite Covid this year. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Owners are lovely,they meet you when you arrive and show you to your cottage, they explain everything to you which we found very helpful, very friendly, if you needed anything all you have to do is ask."

    We can not wait to book again, very relaxing, very calm and like being home from home, we loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone. A*****

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Kathryn3.8Mar 2020

  • "Perfect just where we wanted to be, everything was spot on"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay at dove cottage the owner Mrs ackerley was very welcoming and friendly and we will deffinatley be returing."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage, on a working farm, is really comfortable."

    Good location if you want peace. Not far from small town with good facilities, and bigger city of Carlisle. Very convenient for exploring the Roman Wall. Controllable heating, with wood burner stove for cosy evenings. There are several cottages around the courtyard and they have been nicely converted from the old red sandstone farm buildings. Well thought out and good finishings. Had everything we needed. Particularly like that it is pet friendly as we took our dog, but you wouldn't readily know that other dogs had been. Very helpful and friendly hosts. Highly recommend if you like a countryside location.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Nov 2019

  • "Cottage was very well equipped with kitchen utensils,pans etc."

    Everything was clean & having the log burner made up ready to light was a nice surprise. Dogs loved the garden & had a great time. Only suggestion for improvement would be to try and move next doors hot tub so it's not near the cottages bedroom window. Not the best trying to get to sleep with the neighbours splashing about in it. Saying that it wouldn't stop us booking here again we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Bridie4.7Oct 2019

  • "Mable and john, what lovely people x"

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very quite location but lots to do all around."

    Would recommend this place very helpful friendly people. The cottage was very clean had everything you could won’t, would recommend this cottage especially if you like walks, there are plenty. Dogs are very welcome which was a big bonus to us.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Aug 2019

  • "I had an excellent week, and would certainly consider staying here again."

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jul 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage owned by lovely people."

    I can honestly say it was like home from home and was reluctant to come home. Everything you needed was there and clean and comfortable. A lovely spacious garden for our two dogs to be safe and secure whilst we relaxed. Location is ideal, quiet but central for days out. Would highly recommend this cottage along with the others that are there, depending on the size of your family.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jun 2019

  • "Had a fantastic break at dove cottage, Mabel the owner is very friendly and gave us details for all local walks and shops she is lovely."

    The home itself was beautiful and far exceeded our expectations, beautiful home and beautiful area for a fabulous break will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2019

  • "This cottage could do with providing a vacume cleaner, and the fence need some repair, before it blow over in the wind."

    Reviewed by Linda3.8May 2019

  • "The cottage was just home from home ,good quality furnishings better than you’d expect for a holiday let , all that was needed was there and more ."

    Private secure garden safe for the dogs . Just delightful many thanks

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2019

  • "Pre contact and key hand over was excellent and easy."

    Dove cottage provided every comfort we could have wished for. Well equipped, clean, warm and cosy, we were so impressed on arrival. Always hot water, good heating and very comfortable bed. Would happily return in future, and recommend to anyone who likes this area, or wants to explore a new place.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage with stunning country views from the large back garden."

    . Everything needed was provided, bed very comfortable, bath very large and water always hot. Lovely log fire used everyday re being away in December, first logs free, then £4 for basket renewal. The owner Mable was very attentive and informative, and was always on hand if needed as she lives on the farm. Would definitely recommend this cottage to friends and family

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Dec 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet location and perfect for dogs."

    Reviewed by Noelle5.0Oct 2018

  • "Apart from the weather we had a very restful holiday"

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cotttage and very quite."

    Clean and comfy. Had everything we needed. Great garden for dog too. Definitely recommend for a dog friendly holiday

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2018

  • "We have just returned from a great week at Dove cottage."

    Such a lovely quaint cottage, very clean and furnished to a high standard. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners as were our dogs which was very important to us. We have already booked again for next year :)

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Sep 2018

  • "Warm greeting from host."

    Comfortable cottage with good bed etc. Very clean . How ever a few irritating things would have made this nice cottage perfect. Towels were very small. No hairdryer ( though there was an iron ___ who irons on holiday !! ) or tissues. No shower gel . Bathroom only had hand soap. Very limited cutlery . No welcome pack of milk etc on arrival . We had to head out and shop before we could have a cuppa as only tea bags and sugar in the cupboards. After. 6 hour journey tea would have been good. Nothing to make decent coffee in ( we went out and bought a cafetière). This sounds like a moan. It’s not. The cottage is lovely. Our holiday was not spoiled in any way by the anomalies . These are suggestions to make this a top notch place to stay.

    Reviewed by Penny4.1Aug 2018

  • "What a wonderful restful retreat."

    Excellent standard of furnishing, very clean and fully equipped including plenty of toilet rolls and dishwasher tablets! Owner very friendly and helpful - replaced broken sun umbrella the next day. Plenty of walks around the area and ideal for discovering the history of Hadrian's Wall. We will return!

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Jul 2018

  • "The lady who owned the cottage was really friendly even before we travelled when confirming and answering queries we had about our stay."

    The cottage was within an hour of the lakes and within a shorter distance to Northumberland. We are thinking about going back next year.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage in a nice area."

    Owner came to greet us which was nice. Lovely short getaway.

    Reviewed by Laura3.8May 2018

  • "The atmosphere was lovely."

    Very dog friendly.. lovely owners.. wish we were still there. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone. And we will be back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2018

  • "Great little barn conversion, we stayed here with a newborn and dog and there was plenty of room for us all."

    Although only 1 bedroom, the bedroom was big enough for our travel cot and our bags on the floor without it feeling cramped. We did push the sofa back in the living space to allow us more space to put the dog bed in front of the fire. The kitchen had most things we needed, dishwasher tablets and are provided. There’s also a big microwave, something we now look for due to sterilesing bottles. The garden is brilliant, nice and big and because we were treated to the arrival of some sun for our 2 day stay we even got to enjoy the garden as well. It has amazing views over the fields.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.1Mar 2018

  • "Wouldn’t hesitate recommending this cottage to anyone."

    It was comfortable, clean, modern and everything you need is catered for. The owner was very friendly and informative. Lovely walks not too far away and the fact that it was dog friendly was a bonus for us.

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Feb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, had got everything you needed and was in a great location for exploring the area, our 2 dogs loved the outside garden and hubby enjoyed the hot tub over the christmas period."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2017

  • "Lovely cottage perfectly placed to explore more than just the Lake District and with a nice secure garden for our dog to explore."

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage was well kitted out a real home from home."

    The owners were really lovely people and the setting is wonderful

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Aug 2017

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Owners friendly and helpful putting right a small problem very quickly. Definitely would go back. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2017

  • "This cottage was lovely!"

    We brought our spaniel with us who absolutely loved running around in the large enclosed garden. This cottage would also be perfect for people who don't have dogs too, it was warm and inviting, we had such a brilliant week!

    Reviewed by Miriam4.6Jun 2017

  • "Beautiful location."

    Provided a great base to explore from. Owners friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2017

  • "A great location from which to explore in easy reach of Lakes, Hadrians wall Scotland and the Dales."

    Comfy and well equipped.thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Richard4.0Apr 2017

  • "First class cottage, so homely clean and so so friendly ."

    The area is so easy to go traveling . Being on a working farm was great and seeing the new borns was very special . Thank you for a great stress free week.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Mar 2017

  • "Very helpful owners"

    Reviewed by Jenni5.0Dec 2016

  • "This was a beautiful cottage which had been renovated to very high standard."

    The owners were both friendly and very helpful without being intrusive. It was very peaceful relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Sindy4.8Nov 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric wall heaters with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Shared use (with seven other cottages on site) of summerhouse and hot tub all year round at £40 per week or £20 per short break, payable direct to owner on arrival (use is by direct arrangement with owner)
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles

The property

A charming barn conversion on the owner’s working farm in the rural hamlet of Milton, just two miles from the bustling town of Brampton. Dove Cottage is the ideal destination for a couple wishing to spend some peaceful time together in the countryside.

The cottage is all on the ground floor and has been furnished throughout with comfort in mind.

The bedroom features quality bed linen and a comfortable bed with the next door bathroom having floor to ceiling tiles and a welcoming bath.

The open plan living area has a well-equipped kitchen and dining table with plump sofas and a woodburner, making it nice and cosy to relax in front of at the end of the day.

French doors lead out to the enclosed garden, which is perfect for letting doggies out to stretch their legs, whilst enjoying some alfresco dining yourselves.

With plenty to see and do from the doorstep and some lovely countryside, you could end up being spoilt for choice.

Experience some local history and discover the Roman ruins at Birdoswald, Vindolanda and Housesteads or alternatively visit Thirlwall Castle for a day out.

For the more adventurous, why not take a trip to Talkin Tarn Country Park, for watersports such as canoeing and open water swimming as well as plenty of walking through the mature woodlands?

A little further afield are the stunning Northern Lakes, Eden Valley and the rugged Scottish Borders, all just waiting to be explored. Dove Cottage is perfectly positioned for those wishing to explore the Cumbrian countryside and beyond at any time of the year.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs 3738, 3739, 4585, 917515, 922499, 931769 and 941220, together they sleep 30

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About the location


Brampton 2 miles; Hadrian's Wall 7 miles; Carlisle 11 miles.

The small rural village of Milton is ideally placed for exploring northern Cumbria, including not-to-be-missed Hadrian's Wall, the lovely coastline of the Solway Firth and the dramatic northern Lake District National Park. The nearby market town of Brampton has a rich and colourful history going back to the Roman occupation, Border raiders from Scotland and the Jacobite uprisings. Bonnie Prince Charlie established his headquarters in one of the old buildings in Brampton, which is now a shop. A few miles outside Brampton is Talkin Tarn Country Park. It covers 180 acres, 65 of which make up the Tarn, a 10,000 year old glacial lake, fed by underwater springs. Further south is Gelt Woods which is an ancient woodland with the River Gelt running through. A superb base for exploring this historic and scenically beautiful area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas