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The Dairy

(Ref. 4585)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • 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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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We found the property to be outstanding value for money."

    Everything you could require was in place just like your own home. The property was very spacious but still felt cosy. The only slight problems were that the parking space at the front of the property was a little tight for maneuvering to exit and it was not obvious where waste was expected to be placed. We would definitely recommend The Dairy for a relaxing holiday!

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2023

  • "Just returned from weeks stay at The Dairy."

    Ideally situated for exploring Hadrian's Wall. First holiday cottage stayed in which has had excellent WiFi. Property very comfortable and clean, you can tell a lot of time and effort is put into maintaining and cleaning property between guests. Heated towel rail a bonus. Didn't need the two duvets which were on bed so had to remove one but sure this will be welcomed in the winter time. Would have been nice to have had some information provided on local attractions, places to visit, local walks etc. Didn't meet the owners but knew how to contact if there had been any problems. Parking not an issue, if you can't park at front of property there is plenty of space at the back. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2023

  • "Just back from a wonderful stay at The Dairy with lovely owners."

    The accommodation was just what we’d hoped for and was very clean and comfortable. We explored on foot and by bike - it’s a cracking area to visit with beautiful scenery and history and we’d highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Rich5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything was very good including hot tub"

    Reviewed by Etelka5.0Aug 2023

  • "Have just returned from a week's holiday and can honestly say that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Dairy, it was truly a home from home accomodation."

    The owner was there to meet us upon arrival and offered lots of information to us and are always on hand if you need any help at all

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Dairy, the cottage was beautiful and we’ll definitely be back!"

    Absolutely loved our holiday.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jun 2022

  • "Curtains are shabby and falling off with no tie backs on some."

    The kitchen blind was filthy. There was dog hairs all over the setee in the living room. The bath panel was off. The shower blows hot and cold all of a sudden. No advice on local walks or nearby places to visit or eat. Just no real effort gone into the cottage considering the price. I was led to believe there was an enclosed garden when I booked. This is misleading on the website. Lack of parking. If it was wet I wouldn’t have been able To park on the grass.

    Reviewed by Guy2.2Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, enjoyed our stay."

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Inese5.0Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely accommodation very snug and warm not far from all shops and pubs."

    Plenty to do and many places to go. Lovely welcoming owners and nothing was never too much trouble. We will be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay , clean tidy , everything you need is there , very friendly owner , ideal getaway"

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Oct 2021

  • "Although we had a very enjoyable stay at The Dairy, it was a little out dated and in need of some repairs."

    Lots of cobwebs around, particularly in the windows. The main bathroom was very poorly lit and the shower leaked. BUT this DID NOT take away the home comforts this converted dairy offered. With its lovely big open plan kitchen, dinner and TV space, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms it has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Plus gorgeous views. Definitely worth what we paid for 7 nights!

    Reviewed by Amanda2.8Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful family holiday had at The Dairy."

    Beautiful property in a great location for exploring the area. .

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent holiday in a lovely cottage."

    Plenty to do in the immediate area. Visited several nature reserves, walked along Hadrian’s Wall and even found a small aircraft museum to potter around. Had one of the most relaxing holidays I have had in a very long time. Highly recommended. Would definitely use Sykes Holiday Cottages again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a much needed break in comfortable roomy surroundings."

    The facilities exceeded what we expected. The dishwasher was a little insecure but worked fine. The beds were comfortable and a good night's sleep was had by all. Lovely surrounding area for plenty of exhilarating walks. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2020

  • "Stayed at The Dairy for 5 nights."

    Had everything we needed - ideal for both cosy days in and for exploring the beautiful surrounding area. Owner most helpful.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is very spacious and comfortable a really good location to discover Hadrians Wall."

    The decking and steps up to the cottage are showing signs of ageing which was the only downside.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely, friendly welcome from the owners."

    A very pleasant location with lots of lovely walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a brilliant time, the owners are very friendly and welcoming."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2020

  • "Our plan was to use Milton Mains Farm as a base for touring the area, Hadrian's Wall, Lake District, and even going down to Blackpool Pleasure Beach."

    It was so easy to find, I kept in contact with the owner Mrs Ackerley on the journey there regarding key handover, and she was there to meet us. She was extremely helpful, and showed us around. Nothing was any trouble. We had a week of beautiful weather, and the area was stunning, the autumn colours were amazing. We would seriously look at staying there again, and would recommend the place to our friends.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was so comfortable and the surrounding countryside was absolutely beautiful."

    Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, I would definitely recommend the Dairies to anyone.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Oct 2019

  • "Our stay at the Dairy was plesant and what we wanted quiet and peaceful the only setbacks were, the hot tub didn't really work as only two jets worked and that was one of the things that I wanted as I have damaged my back, also the veranda and steps are in need of some TLC as planks need to be nailed down also the steps need attention."

    So saying we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Gerry4.4Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, it met all expectations."

    It was a wonderful holiday home for myself, my husband and our two friends. The cottage was located between most worth while attractions, I definitely recommend visiting. The only improvement that I will suggest is for the kitchen utensils to be replaced with stronger ones.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Aug 2019

  • "Good general location."

    Quiet. Local amenities good. Visit Talkin yarn nearby worthwhile. Will return for another stay.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2019

  • "Everything was fine just a couple of let downs."

    The hot tub needs some attention for it to work properly and we had no WiFi connection because of complications they had with their supplier so not good unfortunately.

    Reviewed by Joan3.8Jul 2019

  • "Lovely property and people to deal with."

    Lots to visit in local area. Very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Diana4.7Jun 2019

  • "Was amazingcottage owner was so nice and helpful we will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2019

  • "Cottage absolutely stunning, very clean and spacious."

    Pictures dont do it justice. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jan 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with a well stocked kitchen, lovely and warm."

    The bed was slightly hard for us but we managed. Shame about the Hot Tub which wasn't working correctly but the lovely lady didn't charge us using it but it was the main attraction for me booking that cottage. Would recommened the cottage.

    I am sorry to hear you experienced Wi-Fi and maintenance issues during your stay at the cottage. We want you to have all advertised facilities on our website and we strive on having exceptional property standards in all Sykes properties. We will investigate the issues with the property owner to establish why our service has fell short on this occasion. This is not our usual expectation and would like to assure you that your issues are being handled. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Dec 2018

  • "We all had a very good time at the dairy and would stay again."

    Reviewed by Ellen4.7Oct 2018

  • "The holiday cottage is lovely, we had a really warm welcome from Mabel too, the only problem for us was the hot tub, I specifically wanted the use of one for our holiday."

    We used it once for about 15 minutes as it only had one jet working and it didn't look very clean, I mentioned this before leaving and was told that they no longer charge for hot tub use due to the problems but I would much rather have paid the extra to be able to use it more often had it been in full working order and cleaner.

    Reviewed by Hilda3.1Sep 2018

  • "Felt very cared for before throughout and afterward with sykes customer service"

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2018

  • "Arrived at The Dairy 21/07/18 for 7 nights myself, husband, great niece and the dog"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2018

  • "The link in the confirmation email was to another property."

    The app suggested that the distance to a local attraction was 2 miles - it was 20 miles. The hosts were friendly and helpful and the location was in a lovely part of Cumbria. There was plenty to do and in easy reach of Carlisle. We will definitely go again in the future maybe to another unit.

    Reviewed by Dave4.4May 2018

  • "Owners live on site and are very attentive while maintaining our privacy."

    Any queries we had were answered straight away and they were always very polite. A great place for exploring Hadrians Wall and further north as well as the Lake District

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2017

  • "Very friendly owners and very helpful."

    The location was stunning and the property was beautiful..apart from the big spiders!!!.highly recommended and will book again.excellent!!!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburner in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Shared use of gardens
  • 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)
  • Decked balcony area with furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off road parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £10 per pet, per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: There is a railway line approx
  • 250 metres from the cottage, some noise is audible when trains pass

The property

An impressive, stone-built, semi-detached cottage on a working livestock farm in the rural hamlet of Milton, two miles from the pretty market town of Brampton.

Lovingly restored from a former dairy, this Milton cottage offers high pitched ceilings with exposed beams, original arrow slit windows and beautifully-crafted oak doors.

The spacious open plan living accommodation at this Milton cottage has a contemporary feel with a kitchen and sitting area with a relaxing woodburner.

All on one level, with two cosy bedrooms, this delightful Milton cottage is ideal for families or friends.

Outside, a decked sitting area overlooks pretty, rural countryside.

A short car journey will lead to Bite Cafe And Tearooms for a lunchtime refreshment or visit the market town of Brampton for a handful of friendly pubs and restaurants.

For winding woodland trails, explore Talkin Tarn Country Park and Miltonrigg Wood or admire wildlife at RSPB Geltsdale.

Ideally situated to visit the Scottish Borders, northern Lakes and Pennines and the magnificent historic Hadrian's Wall, this beautiful Milton cottage is a perfect rural retreat.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs: 3738, 3739, 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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