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The Byre

(Ref. 3738)

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


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "This property has everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    The owner is very kind and welcoming. Highly recommended and we will be back for sure.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2024

  • "Thank you for having us to stay with you."

    Firstly, the location of the cottage is brilliant, we were able to explore Northumberland, the North Lake District, Hadrian's Wall and surrounding areas just as we had expected. Unfortunately, there were some niggles with the property; there were only storage heaters which it was really difficult to control the temperature with, we tried turning them off at the wall but they were still pumping out heat hours later, and then because of the size of the ceilings, didn't always warm the rooms very well. The taps in both the kitchen and the bathroom were broken, although useable. Although the main thoroughfares were clean, there were finer detailed areas that would have benefitted from some closer attention such as the soap dish in the shower and under the bed. It would also have been nice to have an information pack on arrival containing things such as local places to eat, the WiFi code (although this information is on the router), local shops, local first aid information, places to visit etc. Having said that, we were greeted personally by the owner of the property (I think by chance) who kindly passed on some of this information. Despite all of this, it was lovely to have an enclosed garden for our poochie, and we really enjoyed the open fire in the property. The biggest plus was the cost of the property; we would usually expect to pay for a week, the price that we paid for 9 nights, so this was a big bonus. If the little niggles were sorted, this would be the perfect package. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Bethan3.1Mar 2024

  • "Lovely stay ."

    Didn’t use hot tub as water needed changing but apart from that everything was good. Would stay again

    Reviewed by Cathryn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful , clean, comfortable cottage."

    .. all you need , friendly welcome , used the hot tub no problems it being shared with other cottages, it was available when we wanted to use it ... fantastic break , plenty to do in the area... even in the rain ! Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic getaway, very quiet and peaceful good surrounding pubs although you have to drive,"

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage, friendly owners."

    Pleasant location with lovely local walks and town centre. It

    Reviewed by Christine3.1Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing break at The Byre."

    The cottage was cosy and very clean. It’s a nice gateaway from the busy city life, our kids enjoyed talking to the sheep’s and playing outside. The fireplace is a great upgrade to chill at the evening. Highly recommend it. We makes sure to come again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Monika5.0Apr 2023

  • "Was an ideal long weekend break,everything was just as needed."

    Lovely bed and great to have a fire to play with.Nice quiet relaxing place to stay,never noticed the trains.

    Reviewed by Tony3.8Apr 2023

  • "One of the taps in the bathroom didn't work but otherwise a lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Darrel4.1Jan 2023

  • "We had a very relaxing stay at the Byre."

    The large bed was particularly comfortable. It was lovely having the fire in the kitchen/living room as the storage heaters were tricky to manage. We did find the sofa and chairs tired and uncomfortable after a long day of walking. On the whole we had a great time with our four legged friend and would recommend as plenty of walks in the area and close to the Lake District. The pubs all seemed to be dog friendly which is great if you are looking for eating out. Equally the kitchen at the Byre is very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Davina4.4May 2022

  • "What a lovely place."

    We stayed in The Byres & had a smashing time. Very clean & tidy with everything you need to enjoy a break. A vacuum cleaner would be an added bonus to be able to keep it clean & tidy during your stay. The dog proof garden was an absolute godsend. We will visit again.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2022

  • "We have stayed at this location before, in Swallows Cottage."

    We booked the Byre, whilst a new boiler was being fitted at our home. This accommodation is ideally located and is close to both Northumberland and the Lake District. Accommodation was clean, homely and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and after a days exploring, relaxed in our surroundings. Dog friendly too, for the little feller and his first holiday. Would stay again and recommend to others. Thank you to the Ackerley's.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jan 2022

  • "The property was warm and comfortable, every thing was there that was needed."

    Some great walks from the location and the local village of Brampton had all you needed from shops, post offices, pub etc. The owners were also great when the were any questions.

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, and host."

    Good, quiet location with plenty to do near by.

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Oct 2021

  • "Great location very close to Hadrian’s wall , short drive to the Lake District."

    The cottage was clean and homely with everything you would need. We had a dog with us and the garden was secure for him. The people I spoke to about check in were very friendly and advised that we could could call them if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2021

  • "Whilst the cottage has everything needed to cook etc, it lies on a very busy and noisy road."

    We’re used to that so it didn’t bother us. To my mind new mattresses are required on all beds, the singles especially, and a new duvet on the king size bed. The outside balcony has wire mesh on the wooden base. I kept tripping over it as it lifted at the edge in places. Also the side wooden fence on the balcony is not safe as it moves. It wouldn’t take much for someone to lean on it and it gives way. In general the cottage is adequate but is tired and in need of a refurb.

    Reviewed by Sheila3.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was very nice."

    Spacious rooms, nice and comfortable big bed and large TV. It was in a good location close to a lot of nice areas for dog walking and sight seeing. One minor complaint was that the provision of DVD player and radio were advertised but not available and we were told we had Netflix on a smart TV. However for the first 3 days we could not access it. The owners were very helpful and once it had been sorted it was a reasonable replacement. We would suggest details are updated on your site.

    Reviewed by David4.1May 2021

  • "Internet did not work , but owner was helpful to make it work for us."

    The Toilet flush handle did not funtion proper, took some doing put managed to make it work , just was a stuggle each time. Everything else was very good, lots of room , Clean , owner was helpful,

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2021

  • "Comfortable and convenient location with very hospitable host."

    Well equipped and furnished. Lovely rural setting.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Beds were very comfortable and we especially appreciated the large fridge/ freezer as we did a lot of our own cooking given the current situation. The dishwasher was therefore also very welcome! Mabel made sure we were happy with everything and she gave some wonderful advice on where to visit locally. The location is also superb, we explored all around the Sollway Estuary both on the English and Scottish side and both Carlisle and Dumfries are easy drives from here. The nearby town of Brampton is also a delightful place. We look forward to coming back!

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jul 2020

  • "Very beautiful cottage we all loved it."

    Very chilled out and loads to do inside cottage. Hot tub was great but could of been better if all jets worked. Other than that I couldn't complain. We will be returning

    Reviewed by Becca5.0Feb 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here, the owners were very helpful, giving some nice places to visit, where our puppy would enjoy a walk, and most likely go back!"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2019

  • "Just got back from a fabulous few days away at The Byre."

    Easy to find and lots of parking available. We were shown straight to our cottage and the lady was very informative about the surrounding area and which places to visit. Cottage was lovely, clean and cosy. Perfect for dogs as the garden was very enclosed. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday weekend at this beautiful cottage."

    The cottage itself was cosy, beautifully decorated, spotless clean and to top it all had a lovely wood burning fire. Fantastic location for exploring Hadrians Wall and Roman Ruins, and great walks for taking my dog Storm exploring. Will definitely be back next summer and might even try out the hot tub next time. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2019

  • "We loved it!"

    Great location to head off to the rest of the Lakes and up to Scotland. Cottage is nice, clean and spacious. Having our own enclosed garden was perfect to our dog. Kitchen is well equipped. Owners were very helpful. We will be back next year! Good dining options within a few miles. WiFi is good, smart TV was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Viki5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable, private and cosy cottage with enclosed garden which was great for our dog."

    Location is fantastic for all things Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle and gorgeous countryside and there are plenty of other attractions if you get time. Would like to go back there again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent cottage and facilities."

    The pictures on the site do not really do it justice,the cottage was much larger and more attractive, inside and out, than we expected. The owners were really friendly and helpful and made us feel really welcome. The location is excellent for walking and history, Hadrians wall is almost on your doorstep and the surrounding countryside is really stunning. We would recommend the cottage and the location to anybody.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2019

  • "Cottage was wonderful made a grate base for exploring Only thing missing was a ..."

    Cottage was wonderful made a grate base for exploring Only thing missing was a vacume so that we could tidy up before we left

    Reviewed by Guy4.7Apr 2019

  • "We came last year for a long weekend and liked it so much we booked up again as soon as we got home!"

    Lovely little cottage, owners very friendly and welcoming. Enclosed garden great for the dogs and location is perfect.

    Reviewed by Michela5.0Mar 2019

  • "My children and I had a fabulous break, the owners were wonderful and very helpful."

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Feb 2019

  • "We loved our family (of four, kids 6 & 9 years) stay for three nights, cottage had everything we needed."

    Cooked In two nights. Also used the hot tub, and although it is shared we had no difficulties using it and it was a lovely relaxing addition. The open fire was great, and the owners had stocked with plenty of wood, which lasted our stay. We also stayed with our two dogs (agreed by owner), the cottage was perfect for them as it had a secure garden. The rooms were very spacious. The only slight issue we had was that the toilet flush wasn’t working very well. Owners there to help if needed.

    Reviewed by Amy4.4Oct 2018

  • "Would be nice to have a window that opens in the main open plan area of The Byre."

    Otherwise the only option for ventilation is having the door open. The access to The Byre is not really suitable for people with mobility issues. Well equipped holiday home with the benefit of a full size bath and a separate shower.

    Reviewed by Maurice4.4Jun 2018

  • "Had an amazing weekend with my friends we all loved it and said we will definitely be going back with our families"

    Reviewed by Vickie5.0Apr 2018

  • "The owners were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble, the cottages were finished to a high standard , and we will definitely be going back !"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable, loved the log burning stove"

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, enclosed garden was ideal with having dog."

    Owners very helpful and quick to respond when we had problem with TV and this was resolved in no time. Water pressure wasn't great but other than that we loved it and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Michela4.7Mar 2018

  • "The location was fantastic, the owners were more than welcoming."

    Beautiful cottage that had everything, the owners thought of everything. Thank you very much would definitely recommend The Byre.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2017

  • "Great location for quit relax + base for a wedding at Gretna green only a drive away."

    . didn't get chance to try out the hot tub or bbq but was great to relax on the decking

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2017

  • "The pictures don't really do this cottage justice when we got there the lovely ..."

    The pictures don't really do this cottage justice when we got there the lovely lady owner showed us round and I was very surprised how lovely it really was would definitely go back

    Reviewed by L4.6Jun 2017

  • "The bathroom had some issues: the cold sink tap constantly ran, the mixer tap on the bath did not work (could only fill using the shower head) and upon arrival, we had to clean the shower cubicle."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4May 2017

  • "A very warm welcome and a lovely place to stay."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2017

  • "Lovely place."

    Very clean and well kept. The only issue we had was that Unfortunately the WiFi wasn't working whilst we were there. We will definitely be re visiting at some point in the future. Would be a great place also if you were a large group

    Reviewed by Aimee4.4Jan 2017

  • "On arrival I met the owners, they were very helpful and extremely welcoming."

    The location of this little cottage was just perfect for getting out and exploring, I think I may have fallen in love with this area and am likely to be going back!!

    Reviewed by Gemma4.8Dec 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin, WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area & sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburner in sitting area
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, radio, stereo/CD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent, additional logs available (honesty box)
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair available
  • Enclosed garden
  • Shared use (with seven other cottages on site) of summerhouse & 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)
  • Decked balcony area with furniture & BBQ
  • Ample off road parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £10 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 2 miles
  • Note: There is a railway line approx 250 metres from the cottage some noise is audible when trains pass
  • Note: The Byre is accessed via 2 flights of approx 9 steps

The property

A delightful, stone-built, semi-detached cottage on a working livestock farm in the rural hamlet of Milton, two miles from Brampton.

Created from the careful, thoughtful conversion of an old dairy, this Milton cottage is tastefully decorated, with exposed crook beams, stonework, a woodburner and modern kitchen.

A charming Milton cottage with accommodation all on one level, the property is further enhanced by a spacious main bedroom with exposed beams, and outside, a delightful decked area with countryside views.

For those looking to tackle magnificent Hadrian's Wall, or explore the North Pennines, this is the ideal Milton cottage.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 3739, 4585, 917515, 922499, 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:

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