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Swift Cottage

(Ref. 922499)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "While the cottage was clean, it did look a little run down, some of the equipment was a bit lacking, the on/off switch on the oven was broken and while the owner did give us a pair of pliers to turn it on and off it was difficult to tell what temperature it was on."

    All the carpets could do with replacing or at the very least a good clean, the flooring in the bathroom was cracked and lifting which could have an adverse effect on the whole of the bathroom if left.

    Reviewed by John2.8Oct 2023

  • "This was a very comfortable and well furnished cottage let down by poor maintenance The blinds in the living room were broken and the washing machine and dishwasher were badly fitted There weren’t enough side plates if you were using the dishwasher ( should be 8 not 6) also no coffee percolator which was surprising as coffee is now more widely drunk than tea!"

    (there were 2 teapots) The wardrobe in the double bedroom had a hinge hanging off and the floor in the main bathroom was torn near the shower where there was damage to the sub floor The rear garden fence was leaning and propped up with stays and the grass was overgrown We were also surprised that there wasn’t any visitor book or welcome sheet with local information such as nearest doctors,supermarkets and places to eat We would have given this 5 stars if not let down by poor maintenance

    Reviewed by Howard4.1Sep 2023

  • "5th time for us at the cottages, beautiful area and the owners are fantastic, ..."

    5th time for us at the cottages, beautiful area and the owners are fantastic, nothing is too much trouble Will be booking again for next year

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very warm and friendly welcome from the owner on arrival."

    Well equipped kitchen and dining area. Comfortable suite and bed, slept well. Lovely enclosed garden to the rear with patio and garden furniture. Log fire with extra logs in a basket. Didnt use it because the cottage was lovely and warm. Easy parking outside door. Overall an enjoyable, relaxing stay. There is however some slight maintenance needed. The patio has some loose and uneven flags which i tripped on a couple of times. Conifers at the front door could do with cutting back to gain easier access. We stayed when the starlings were nesting so ended up with parts of the patio covered in poo, so just be mindful that birds do nest in the buildings, very entertaining to watch though.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7May 2023

  • "On our arrival we had a lovely warm welcome from the owners."

    Not our first visit to these cottages. Swift cottage did not disappoint, was clean and comfortable and well equipped for a stay away. Great base to explore the surrounding area. If you want to chill and relax you can sit in the big garden which our dog loved. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by George4.7May 2023

  • "A lovely property, clean, warm and nicely furnished."

    Very helpful owner Lots to see and do in the area but also nice to sit & chill in the cottage with the sound of cows gently mooing in the nearby barn.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, the owners were friendly and welcoming, the cottage was clean and very cosy with the fire on."

    Will definitely come back for another visit

    Reviewed by Ally5.0Sep 2022

  • "Stayed here for a week had a lovely time ,had everything we needed ,comfy sofas ..."

    Stayed here for a week had a lovely time ,had everything we needed ,comfy sofas and beds , lovely garden for dog ,will definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2022

  • "A very enjoyable stay in a secluded area."

    Plenty of room for the dog to run in the secure garden and nice walks nearby.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "3rd time this year at the cottages and just booked again for next year."

    Beautiful cottages and surroundings, really friendly owners absolutely no negatives at all. The dogs love it as much as we do. Central to lots of walks and historic buildings as well as local to town centre amenities.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Love it here"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great stay, very comfy and great location for us and the dogs."

    However, water temperature was sometimes an issue in the shower and the bath… Hot one minute, cold the next!

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really friendly and a great place to stay"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2021

  • "We have come home from a 2 night stay here and we were sad we didnt book for longer."

    The cottage was bigger than expected. Our dog was happy with the enclosed garden. Our daughters loved the hot tub and were in there for 2 hours, I think, Saturday evening. The host was lovely and let us know where she would be if we needed anything. We will definitely be back as soon as we can for more exploring.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0May 2021

  • "The property was clean and comfortable and the owner was very welcoming when we arrived."

    However, I think the property is looking a bit tired and could do with some overall tlc. The quality of the finishings are poor throughout and have clearly not been fitted by a professional. Saying that, we had a lovely stay and I’m sure others will too.

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Oct 2020

  • "Very comfortable and cosy cottage."

    Owners are very approachable and helpful. Ideal location for exploring Cumbria and beyond with lots of local walks and great pubs.

    Reviewed by Miriam4.7Oct 2020

  • "Fab place, great for dogs, comfortable, well equiped and owners couldn't do enough for us."

    Only one thing missing, a washing line! other than that the place was spot on and we would deffo book again and recommend. Thank you. Nic, Roo, Will (Ty & Nelly - dogs!)

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2020

  • "The 2 bedroom cottage was absolutely stunning."

    On arrival the owner who greeted us was very helpful. Advised us on a few things (from a distance due to Coronavirus) but was helpful throughout our stay if we needed anything. Very clean to walk in to which is important right now with Coronavirus! The kitchen was well equipped. The living area was very comfortable and cosy. The bedrooms were a good size with 1 ensuite and the beds were incredibly comfortable. Our room was lovely with the patio doors opening out onto the garden. The large garden area with lovely patio seating was wonderful to sit out in....the large lawn was loved by our 2 dogs too and very safe as it was all fenced in. All cooking utensils provided so good for self catering. (Our only feed back is to check plates, bowls, cups and glasses as we did find mugs and cups with chips in them. Of which we returned 2 of the mugs but found more chipped cups) But other than that it's a fabulous place to stay. Some nice dog walks locally too, especially back across the railway line and down to the station...a nice quiet walk. The Duke Of Cumberland Pub is about a 10 minute drive, but highly recommended for meals. We would certainly stay here again!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage, spacious and clean."

    Good amenities, lovely large kitchen/dining room/lounge with log burner- you could help yourself to extra logs for £4 a bag and just leave the money when you leave. Our two Boston Terriers loved the big enclosed garden and we loved the large courtyard where you can park right outside your door. Great location to visit Hadrian’s wall, Gretna Green etc and loads of walks, parks, hills and forests nearby. Great pub serving lovely food, The Howard Arms a short drive away in Brampton and a cracker The Samson Inn in Gilsland where we ate after Hadrian’s wall at Housesteads. All in all a fab stay, we even asked to stay an extra night and luckily they had availability. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage."

    We were made very welcome, and given information of the area, where to eat, walk the dogs etc. Would like to go again. Enclosed garden for the dogs was great. Plenty of wood left for the wood burner too.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fab location, friendly owner."

    Great spot for dogs.

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Sep 2019

  • "What a lovely couple who own these cottages, nothing was a problem for them."

    Lovely quiet location with a beautiful garden for my dogs also a huge woodland walk just two mins away. Log fire just set the scene was beautiful. Hot tub was a stone throw away and was bliss. Brampton village is five mins away with an array of lovely quaint pubs and shops. Would defo return Thank you

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage , in a very peacful setting, Well situated for all locations that we wanted to visit ,with motorway links and close to many tourist areas including Hadrian wall."

    Excellent enclosed garden for our two dogs. Owner met us on arrival and let us know about local area. Shops etc,

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely and peaceful,great size garden for dog,lovely walk into woods 5 minutes away and a 5 minute drive to a lovely nearby village."

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7Jul 2019

  • "It was Great Holiday The cottage is very clean and tidy."

    it has installed new electric heating system and Bath rooms were refurbished to the highest standard. It is closer to M6 junction 43. we travelled to Scotland and Lake District from here. Land lady Mrs Ackerly was very organised, When we arrived She wasn't there. But Mrs Ackerly phoned us 3 hours earlier and given clear instructions to us how to getting in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Ramalingam5.0Jul 2019

  • "The electrical heating was very good the cottage was always warm, we had a most enjoyable week."

    thank you

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was a lovely relaxing holiday."

    It was a good base to see near by places of interest. A good size garden for our dog who really enjoyed herself. The owner Mrs Ackerly is a lovely lady, on our arrival came to see if there was any thing we needed and gave us local information and an I struction of how to use the log burner (we don't have one at home). One day of our departure our dog had enjoyed it that much she didn't want to leave as she turned rou d and went back inside. Have booked again for next year at Swift cottage, Milton.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, would definitely stay again."

    Beautiful setting and such a nice, big garden. It was a real shame that the hot tub was really dirty and only one jet worked the summer house was a bit of a mess. Definitely needs to be sorted out so it is as brilliant as everywhere else. No tea and milk welcome pack was a bit of a surprise too but just little notes for improvement and I would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Liz4.7Feb 2019

  • "The facilities are fantastic and was obvious that when the place was refurbished it was to the highest standard possible."

    The open fire was a lovely feature and loved sitting there on a night with it roaring away. The garden was fantastic for our two dogs as it was safe and they could not get out. The kitchen was stocked to allow you to cook anything and shops are only a few miles away. I was disappointed that the cottage we had did not have a hot tub and the communal hot tub was filthy so could not have used this during the stay. If you want a hot tub holiday you need to check if the cottage has one or that the communal hot tub is cleaned ad ready for use just a short walk across the courtyard. We would definitely come back to these cottages

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Feb 2019

  • "Swift cottage is lovely, just what we needed."

    It was very comfortable and clean and a great base for our trip away. The host is great, and informative. The hot tub was fab, and how we spent our evenings. I was there with a friend and my dog. There was plenty of lovely local walks, Talkin Tarn Country Park was a favourite. The walk along the lake was beautiful, and the coffee and cakes from the tearoom were delicious, it's only a 5 minute drive away from the cottage. Miltonrigg woods is also a lovely walk, it's within walking distance from the cottage. Milton itself is quite a quiet place, and if you aren't into walking there's Brampton which is only a few minutes from swift cottage. There's plenty pubs, restaurants and shops there. The Cranston food market is amazing! I bought lots of nice meats from there to take home. The Bite cafe and gallery was our favourite place to eat out. This was my second visit to swift cottage, and I plan on returning soon.

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, we’ve been here before and will definitely be going back next year."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great holiday."

    The owners of the cottage were lovely and provided lots of info and essentials in the cottage. Only thing that could of been improved was the hot tub wasn’t in fully working order. Definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Gayle4.7Sep 2018

  • "The holiday was superb."

    The cottage was fantastic and cosy making it feel like our home for the week. The owners were friendly but not intrusive at all; the dogs were more than welcome and the cottage garden was fully enclosed so they could run and play. The owners gave us a basket full of logs for the fire; first batch free of charge...due to the colder nights we had 4 fires which was lovely. All in all we could not fault this holiday...from the little extras like the loo rolls which make a difference. We are already looking to book again for next year. Definitely one of a kind and firmly recommended.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Sep 2018

  • "Lovely holiday in a great setting."

    Cottage was perfect for our needs and Mabel and John were very helpful with everything. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Jul 2018

  • "The cottage had a lovely open plan kitchen/living room."

    The garden was completely secure which was ideal for the dogs. We all had a great time and I would definitely recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Jul 2018

  • "This cottage desperatly needs maintenance!"


    Reviewed by Leon2.8Jun 2018

  • "Just returned from a long weekend at the lovely Swift Cottage."

    This is a great Cottage with all mod cons and everything you need. The garden was massive and enclosed so brilliant for those taking their dog with them. The Cottage was exceptionally clean and the wood burning stove was a real bonus. The owners are lovely people who ho the extra mile to make your holiday great. The new not problem is that it was so hard to leave! I would definitely recommend a stay at this Cottage

    Reviewed by Molly5.0Apr 2018

  • "Very pleasant and comfortable stay, owner was easy to contact and very friendly."

    Would recommend a stay at this cottage.

    Reviewed by Ronnie5.0Jan 2018

  • "All was good the only downside is that the communal hot tub needed some attention."

    Hosts great, location fantastic accommodations was spot on.

    Reviewed by William4.2Aug 2017

  • "Hassle free booking from Skyes from start to finish."

    Cottage was beautiful and very reasonably priced for mid-July. Very impressed and happy with the whole set up! Thanks

    Reviewed by Lynne4.8Jul 2017

  • "Second time we have stayed at this lovely cottage and hope to return again."

    Reviewed by Shona5.0Jun 2017

  • "Brilliant"

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Mar 2017

  • "Cannot praise the owners enough."

    The cottage was outstanding, it really was like home from home, the only thing we had to buy was our food - everything else was provided ... From Loo roll, towels, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets cling film tea & coffee, salt n pepper etc!! The garden was a good size for our dog to run round and enjoy, it's a shame we never got round to having a BBQ .... As one had been provided. Highly recommend and will certainly look at going again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kareena5.0Sep 2016

  • "Very pleasant & enjoyable stay, made to feel very welcome by the owner."

    Very Dog friendly. Especially with the enclosed garden..Very well equipped everything you needed. Near to Brampton for local shops able to get everything you required with out travelling . With in easy reach of Hadrians Wall.and other interesting place to visit. Talkin Tarn is worth a visit .

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2016

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  • 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.
  • 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

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.

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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