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Swift Cottage

Milton near Brampton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 922499)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    LincolnTravellingman
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    “Mostly good”

    This cottage offers a lot. It sleeps four and has two bathrooms. It is clean and comfortable with plenty of room. If you have pets (dogs are welcome) or children (Also welcomed I assume) then it offers an enclosed back garden of lawn for them to excercise and enjoy. It is equipped with almost everything you would want including a dishwasher and a washing machine. It is single storey with parking outside the front door so easily accessible (although a couple of steps up to the door itself). An ...

    This cottage offers a lot. It sleeps four and has two bathrooms. It is clean and comfortable with plenty of room. If you have pets (dogs are welcome) or children (Also welcomed I assume) then it offers an enclosed back garden of lawn for them to excercise and enjoy. It is equipped with almost everything you would want including a dishwasher and a washing machine. It is single storey with parking outside the front door so easily accessible (although a couple of steps up to the door itself). An excellent location for touring the area. Many good pubs in the area and Brampton is easy to get to for Coop and Spar supermarkets. Friendly and very helpful owners. All in all there are many positives about this place but also a few niggles. The garden is a nice place to sit out in on a sunny day and furniture is provided for that and also lovely picture windows in the lounge but, unfortunately, considering the lovely countryside around, the view is almost totally obscured by the modern barn. Yes, I know it is a farm but it is a pity the view is so restricted. Also the large picture windows in the lounge allow the room to get very hot indeed on a sunny day but the only way to get any air in is to open the door to the patio which can cause problems on a breezy day we found. Also, on our visit, the lock to this door had also jammed and made it very difficult to open and relock. This was fixed on our last day. Towel rails in the bathrooms were supposed to be controlled by clever electronic timers/thermostats but neither worked properly during our vist. One was on all the time (very hot - care needed with children) and the other did not work at all, even after the owner tried to fix it, so that bathroom was quite cool first thing in the morning. Bathroom mirror lighting (needed as ordinary lighting made it difficult to shave/make up properly) didn't work in either bathroom. One was fixed by owner later in week. Another irritation was the free WiFi. We did not book through Sykes but another agency. However it seems that Sykes provide the free WiFi (6 MB and keeps dropping out) and, as a condition of signing on, want to know your name, sex, date of birth, email address, mobile phone number, etc. Personally I resent having to provide such detailed information for such a service especially when I did not even use their company to book. I stress that the owners were always very nice and helpful and did their best to help fix the problems and I cannot really fault them (although I do wonder why so many things needed fixing, especially at the beginning of the season). Overall actually a good place to stay but, with a little more effort, it could be great.

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A charming, mid-terrace, stone-built barn conversion located on the owners’ working livestock farm, in the rural village of Milton, just two miles from the bustling market town of Brampton with its pretty cobbled streets, shops and pubs.

Swift Cottage has been thoughtfully converted, and is an ideal base for a family or friends wishing to explore this picturesque area.

Tastefully decorated throughout, this delightful, single-storey cottage has two comfortable bedrooms, one with the bonus of en-suite facilities and there’s also a family bathroom available.

Make your way into the welcoming open plan living area with a sitting area boasting a warming woodburning stove and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking your own private garden, while the modern and well-equipped kitchen is perfect for rustling up supper whilst planning the next day’s activities.

French doors take you from the sitting area into the lawned garden; an idyllic spot to sit and relax at the end of a busy day.

Swift Cottage is in an ideal location for visiting Hadrian’s Wall, Carlisle, the Lake District, the Pennines and the Scottish Borders.

A wonderful place for a Cumbrian break at any time of year.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 3738, 3739, 4585, 917515, 931769 and 941220, 949797 together they sleep 30.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.

Amenities

  • Electric wall heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Shared use (with five 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 dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: There are 3 steps to access property at front.

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About the location

MILTON

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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