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The Dairy

Milton near Brampton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 4585)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, enjoyed our stay."

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by IneseNov 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 JanetNov 2021

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

    Reviewed by GeoffreyOct 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 AmandaAug 2021

  • "Wonderful family holiday had at The Dairy."

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

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 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 AlanJun 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 StevenOct 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 KathyOct 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 StephenSep 2020

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

    A very pleasant location with lots of lovely walks nearby.

    Reviewed by LyndaSep 2020

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

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 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 MichaelOct 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 PeterOct 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 GerrySep 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 RebeccaAug 2019

  • "Good general location."

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

    Reviewed by AnneJul 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 JoanJul 2019

  • "Lovely property and people to deal with."

    Lots to visit in local area. Very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by DianaJun 2019

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

    Reviewed by ClaireMar 2019

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

    Pictures dont do it justice. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by CraigJan 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 AndreaDec 2018

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

    Reviewed by RayOct 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 HildaSep 2018

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

    Reviewed by KerryAug 2018

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

    Reviewed by AnnJul 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 DaveMay 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 WilliamJun 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 JulieMar 2017

  • "Just got back had a lovely relaxing few days away."

    The Dairy is a beautiful cottage the owner was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2016

  • "The cottage was lovely, living and kitchen area much bigger than the pictures showed."

    It is an ideal place for walking with the dog. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. There is a shared use of hot tub to relax in. We hope to go back later in the year.

    Reviewed by KathJul 2016

  • "The cottage we stayed in was beautiful!"

    The online photos didn't do it justice! It was a relaxed, peaceful stay. Just what I needed!

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2014

  • "The owner was lovely and friendly."

    Hot tub was a great addition to the cottage and was a fab luxury! Cottage was spotless and we will be back soon!

    Reviewed by AnnaDec 2014

  • "The Dairy was beautifully furnished, lovely large living area, much bigger than expected, great position to access many local sights, Talkin Tarn country park was fabulous, particularly as it was only the cost to park, great walks for the dog!"

    ! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property.

    Reviewed by LAug 2014

  • "The hot tub was fantastic and the location was perfect for the nice relaxing holiday that we wanted."

    It was also pet friendly, the owner was lovely when she met our dog. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by DanielleJun 2014

  • "The place exceeded our expectations."

    Spacious and very clean. Had a lovely family holiday. A good location to explore surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by RabiaMay 2014

  • "Everything was exceptional!"

    From the amazing surroundings to the beautiful log fire, our friendly hosts to the ease of access. Truly wonderful.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2014

  • "Beautiful location."

    Friendly welcome, even included bottle of wine. Living area very comfortable and spacious with a wood burning stove.

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2014

  • "The Diary was fantastic; we loved everything about it and Amble was very welcoming."

    We will definitely go back and possibly renting all three cottages as a whole family.

    Reviewed by JoanneJan 2014

  • "Good location."

    Very clean cottage. Nice open plan. Excellent real log fire. We could get the living area and kitchen very warm. The hot tub was a great addition. Very comfortable, big sofas. Easy access to the owners if there were problems.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2013

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    The owner was extremely helpful and approachable.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2013

  • "Beautiful barn in lovely surroundings."

    The added bonus was the hot tub in the garden, which was bliss after a day walking! The owner was very friendly and helpful, and had lit the wood burner on our arrival.

    Reviewed by RosalindOct 2013

  • "The cottage was amazing, and everything we wanted for a nice relaxing weekend."

    The owners were very welcoming and hospitable.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2013

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable & spacious."

    Hot tub was excellent too.

    Reviewed by RoystonSep 2013

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting."

    We would stay there again. The hosts were very helpful.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2013

  • "The cottage had everything that you would need it was spotless, very clean to a very high standard and very comfortable!"

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2013

  • "Great cottage with excellent layout."

    Good location for touring and you could not find better owners!

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2012

  • "The owner was extremely friendly and welcoming which made a great first impression and start to our holiday."

    The standard of the cottage was absolutely fantastic. Not only was the cottage fantastic but the hot tub made it that extra bit special. I would definitely recommend this to anybody.

    Reviewed by HannahOct 2012

  • "Well placed to visit various places of interest."

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2012

  • "We got a warm welcome at arrival from our host."

    From the balcony there was a beautiful view of the village and landscape.

    Reviewed by RobJul 2012

  • "We were at this property last year and enjoyed it so much we re-booked for this year and we weren't disappointed."

    The owner is very friendly and always happy to help. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2012

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and the owners were great with us - the hot tub is fantastic!"

    Mr KenyonMay 2012

  • "The accommodation is wonderful!"

    It's cosy, just in the right place, quiet situation - marvellous! Many, many thanks! God willing, we'll be back!

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2012

  • "We loved the open plan kitchen/diner/lounge with the woodburner."

    The owner was friendly and the hot tub was great.

    Reviewed by AnnieFeb 2012

  • "Very beautiful and comfortable cottage in a lovely part of the country."

    The owner was on hand when we arrived and gave a very warm welcome. My son can't wait to come back to the cottage!

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2012

  • "The Dairy provides an excellent location for walking and exploring Hadrian's Wall."

    The nearby town of Brampton is in easy reach and provides a well stocked mini supermarket. Dinner at Jacobites is recommended and the local taxi company charge was £5 back from town to the cottage. The Dairy was very welcoming, clean and well presented in a lovely farmyard setting. The use of the hot tub was an added bonus and a lovely weekend was had by all! The Dairy provides the perfect venue to arrive, drop your bags, relax and enjoy your stay!

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2011

  • "We had everything we could have needed, the property was wonderfully warm and comfortable, and all newly decorated and spotlessly clean."

    Reviewed by JoOct 2011

  • "An excellent cottage all round!"

    Lovely rooms, very comfortable lounge area, comfortable beds, great kitchen facilities, and all set in a lovely location! Great country surroundings and great hospitality given by the owner. What more can any one ask for?!

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2011

  • "The location was beautiful, and the house was fantastically clean and tidy."

    It was lovely for us to spend a weeks holiday with our dog, who loved all of the walks.

    Mrs CooperSep 2011

  • "A really spacious and well appointed cottage which is easy to find and only a short drive from the local shops and services."

    Reviewed by AmySep 2011

  • "The local amenities and attractions within 40 miles."

    An attractive proposal as a sleep space for the family. Accommodation quality was very good.

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2011

  • "A very clean and nicely presented accommodation, we would go back!"

    Reviewed by Paul And KayAug 2011

  • "The cottage was exceptionally clean and welcoming and the gift of a bottle of wine, a pint of milk, tea, coffee and sugar made the arrival even more relaxing!"

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2011

  • "The cottage was in a lovely rural location and was large and comfortably furnished."

    The owners provided those extra touches which were very much appreciated - tea, coffee, sugar, milk, and a welcoming bottle of wine. They were friendly and polite, and have worked hard on the conversion of the farm buildings and the grounds. I'm sure other holidaymakers will enjoy the addition of the hot-tub.

    Miss HarwoodJul 2011

  • "Very good accommodation within close vicinity to walks along Hadrians Wall."

    Brampton has a variety of shops and inns, a must visit is the antique centre.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2011

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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.

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.


  • 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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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