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The Stable

Milton near Brampton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 3739)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

Features

  • 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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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62 Customer Reviews

  • "Had an amazing stay the Cottage was great would definitely recommend staying there."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by CiaranOct 2021

  • "The cottage itself was clean, comfortable and cosy, the problem was the hot tub."

    We only booked this cottage because of the inclusion of a hot tub. My partner works in care and she was looking forward to spending plenty of time in the hot tub with the jets on to relieve the pain in her back and legs. We attempted to use the hot tub on the Sunday afternoon, the water was hot, only one or two of the of the jets were working, very disappointing, pretty much useless, there was one filter fitted the other was discarded on the grass besides the hot tub, there were a few valves not fitted and we found them in the cabin adjacent, the control panel was worn and some of the the buttons un-responsive. All in all the hot tub was in need of a very good clean and a lot of maintenance and repair, to be honest I think it would be more cost effective to replace. The cabin by the hot tub was also in need of a lot of maintenance and repair. I think you should remove the hot tub from your description of the accommodation until it is in a good state of operation as this is tantamount to false advertising, its not right to say there is a hot tub if it is not working.

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a great location - and very reasonably priced."

    Reviewed by EdSep 2021

  • "The only thing bad was the shared hot tub and it needs a lot of maintenance to bring it to good working order"

    Reviewed by James. DavidAug 2021

  • "A great place to stay, very cosy little cottage with everything you need and a ..."

    A great place to stay, very cosy little cottage with everything you need and a great base to go exploring the surrounding area

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2020

  • "Cottage is small but comfy."

    Bed linen clean. Towels - somewhat small for shower/bath. Heated towel rail. Easy to chat to key holder and pick up/ leave key. Property suited our needs for 3 night stay.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2020

  • "The Stable is lovely and cosy."

    Massive bath as well as a shower. Yes you can see the trains go by but you can barely hear them even from outside. The conservatory was lovely to sit in when the weather wasn't great, before moving to the living room and lighting the log burner. Kitchen has everything you need. Perfect location for exploring Hadrian's Wall.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2020

  • "Very pleasant owners who were very helpful and kind."

    The cottage was really nice and comfy and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "A fantastic cottage for 2 adults."

    Small and cosy. Very clean and comfortable and well equipped. Host was very helpful and friendly. A great base for exploring the local area and not far from Carlisle. Local Co op in Brampton 5 mins drive away. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2020

  • "Very small living quarters the pictures make it look bigger."

    Bed was suppose to be a double but was more like 4ft very cold accomadation and my partner had to sleep on floor.Miles away from anywhere and the area is a hole.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2020

  • "Fantastic place, warm, cosy and well equipped."

    Really friendly and welcoming. Ideal location to visit all surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by GaryJan 2020

  • "The hot tub didn't work and was cold the main reason we booked the cottage ..."

    The hot tub didn't work and was cold the main reason we booked the cottage Hot tap in bath worked for a little while and had to fill rest with electric shower

    Reviewed by TinaNov 2019

  • "I absolutely loved my stay at the stable."

    It was really cosy, clean and in the most perfect location for walking through the rspb reserve, gelt woods, talkin tarn etc. However I was without WiFi’s until Tuesday and I had arrived on Friday. It was resolved in the end and the lady did try her best to fix it, I should found it frustrating as I expected to have access to wifi throughout the stay. I didn’t enjoy spending the amount of time I did messing on with box trying to get it working. in addition I felt a few more supplies were needed in the cottage, washing up tablets, tea, coffee, spare batteries for the tv as I had to make extra trips out as these ran out or weren’t available during my stay. But besides the WiFi, the location and other facilities were lovely.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear that you had a lovely time. If the instructions on the link box are followed for the WiFi there are no issues, we have clarified these instructions now so guests are aware. As this is a self catering cottage we do provide limited supplies for guests however there may not be enough for a weeks stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HollyAug 2019

  • "Although this cottage is small, it is extremely well appointed."

    Everything was there that I needed for a weekend stay.

    Reviewed by FrancesJul 2019

  • "Nice little cottage, it’s got everything we needed and our dog loved it too."

    doesn’t have an enclosed garden to let the dog out into but it’s a very quiet little village. would book again. cheers

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2019

  • "Very nice and quiet little cottage to stay in, owners were very helpful and friendly, would definitely book again if we were in the area."

    Reviewed by BenJun 2019

  • "Lovely location and kind hosts."

    A great place to explore Hadrian’s Wall and surrounding countryside. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2019

  • "The accommodation was outstanding in all ways."

    The comfort was second to none. We enjoyed the peace and tranquil environment which was made better by the log burner in the sitting room. All I can say is Thank you for making our stay so homely. Graham & Tinia Pennie

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2019

  • "Beautiful farm house and the owners are lovely"

    Reviewed by ShaunaghJan 2019

  • "Nothing"

    Reviewed by PaulineDec 2018

  • "The cottage was just what we needed quite and relaxing the bath was lovely and water was very hot not something you always get on holiday."

    Also well placed for exploring the area we had a fab break.

    Reviewed by DeniseNov 2018

  • "We found this to be simple but beautiful & cosy, perfect romantic getaway."

    Very peaceful with use of a hot tub and summerhouse, it was a delight and well recommended.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2018

  • "Have a brilliant time."

    Other guests were nice and polite. The owner was so welcoming. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2018

  • "The Stables was a lovely comfortable cottage."

    There were beautiful walks nearby and quite a good bus service from Brampton. The owners were very welcoming. All in all, it was a super break.

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2018

  • "Flowers left for the lovely woman who made our stay great xx"

    Reviewed by EmilySep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, excellent centre for visiting different areas, Lakes, Hadrians Wall, beautiful countryside all around."

    Great local pubs at Hallbankgate and Talkin. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2018

  • "A lovely cottage with great view of sunset from the deck."

    Great walks nearby and a very relaxing quiet location. There is a train track for the little local trains and we found it more interesting than distracting when the "very occasional" little train trundled past. Quite quaint actually. The cottage and buildings are quite lovely and gardens well maintained. Frankly we will go again as it is a perfect base to tour the area. Highly recommend this little cottage. Thank again for the hospitality

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2018

  • "Very cosy ,,easy to find ,, we would rather have had a washing machine than a dishwasher ( mucky clothes after walking ,wet hills )."

    Otherwise we had an extremely enjoyable stay .

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2018

  • "The cottage was cosy and the hosts were very informative."

    A perfect little break for us 2 and the dog :)

    Reviewed by MeghanMar 2018

  • "Lovely location and really lovely owners."

    Could do with more outside lighting or a torch as it’s hard to get around after dark - all in all a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by PamelaDec 2017

  • "Really friendly owners was there to greet us on arrival."

    Any issues or questions we had was quickly taken care of. Amazing little cottage only small but more than big enough for 2.

    Reviewed by JessicaNov 2017

  • "The landlord was very helpful and kind."

    We loved the area and the cottage was very well maintained. It is a place we will recommend

    Reviewed by VirginiaAug 2017

  • "This property did not have the two pin shaver socket."

    Not that we could find.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2017

  • "Great location and well equipted owner was very friendly and made us welcome."

    She advised us of local shops and places of interest. The holiday was a great success and we would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by RitaJun 2017

  • "The cottage was just like the pictures."

    The lady was extremely helpful and a pleasure to meet

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 2017

  • "A very warm and friendly welcome with helpful advice on how to use the equipment installed."

    Lots of local information and advice on where to go and what to see. We were free to walk our dog around the farm - on his lead, of course - and call at the 'big house' if we needed anything at all. Mabel and John work hard on both the farm and making their guests feel welcome. We have come away feeling relaxed and chilled. Thank you Mabel and John.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2016

  • "The owners were very friendly and informative about the surrounding area and were always on hand if you needed anything."

    The cottage had more than expected and was very homely and comfy. We had a very relaxed and enjoyable 3 nights and we are already looking to see when we can go back.

    Reviewed by SaraApr 2016

  • "Lovely little cottage, good for a couple."

    Nice hot tub and friendly owners. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting places; Coniston Water especially, however we are happy drivers and although there is things to do not too far from the cottage some of the main lakes and attractions are a good hour away.

    Reviewed by StephanieApr 2015

  • "Quiet and peaceful, in the little village of Brampton."

    The owners were extremely pleasant and laid back, she showed us how to work the log fire and hot tub and left us to it. The bedroom and bathroom were modern and very comfy, and they were of a decent size. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to visit Cumbria and the Lake District.

    Reviewed by KieronFeb 2015

  • "A great spot, handy to many areas and we liked the rural setting."

    The garden was lovely, it was very comfortable to return to after a day out and outdoor seating for dining was very pleasant. The host was very helpful. Had good parking, shopping close and was a lovely restored farm building. We had a terrific week there.

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2014

  • "Peaceful, beautiful surroundings and friendly people."

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2014

  • "The cottage was very clean, homely, cosy and the fire kept it really warm."

    I loved the bath which was massive! The bed was also really comfortable. We had such a relaxing week and the hot tub was great for having a drink and getting a look at the stars which are amazing on a clear night! Really lovely, friendly and helpful owner as well. Also, Spring was a great time to go as there were lambs pottering around just at the end of the garden - so cute.

    Reviewed by AliceMar 2014

  • "It was warm and welcoming, was of a high standard and had everything we needed to hand, especially liked the bed - very comfortable."

    Nice sun room to eat in and watch the birds outside. Hot tub and summer house was really good, lovely wood burner, the heating system kept the cottage very warm anyway. Quality bedding and towels were an added bonus. We are already planning to revisit.

    Reviewed by KylieMar 2014

  • "The cottage was lovely and beautifully maintained."

    The lady who owns it was brilliant, she was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the local area. Our stay was even more special to us because we got engaged whilst we were there. We will definitely be returning! Definitely worth paying extra for the use of the hot tub. We spent a lot of time in there and it made our break even more special being able to sit out in comfort at night with a couple of drinks. The place could not have been more perfect for us.

    Reviewed by LaurenJan 2014

  • "Had a lovely, relaxing time."

    The owner was very friendly and knowledgeable of what to do and where to take our dog Woody. Will definitely stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by GaryJan 2014

  • "Great location; not far from Carlisle and Hadrians wall."

    Hot tub was lovely, wood burner very warm - made the room very cosy.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJan 2014

  • "The cottage was beautiful, and in the perfect location!"

    I will be booking it again, and have already passed the information to family and friends.

    Reviewed by AndyNov 2013

  • "We had a brilliant weekend away, with a log fire and access to the hot tub in the garden."

    Very friendly owners who explained everything brilliantly. Brilliant location, close to a small village and plenty of walks along Hadrian wall. Beautiful setting, and very peaceful, would recommend to everyone.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2013

  • "Owners very helpful and also descrite with privacy."

    Smashing little cottage with very warm log burner and heating system. Great views from the conservatory. A credit to the owners. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2013

  • "Cleanliness, and overall presentation was superb."

    Thank you for a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2013

  • "We liked having a deck to sit on outside and also having a conservatory to sit in inside."

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2012

  • "The owner of the property was very pleasant and welcoming."

    Cosy cottage which was ideal for our relaxing break away. I would recommend this cottage - we will be returning!

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2012

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful."

    The area itself was beautiful and there were lots of places to enjoy the local scenery and go walking. An all round lovely cottage retreat which certainly made mine and my partner's Christmas memorable!

    Reviewed by LucyDec 2011

  • "Very friendly owners."

    Large bedroom and good bathroom. Houghton Hall garden centre worth a visit.

    Mrs HamiltonOct 2011

  • "The owner was very friendly and most helpful with her suggestion of places to visit and places to eat."

    Her local knowledge was very good. There was plenty of information and tourist guides available in cottage.

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2011

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by KristenAug 2011

  • "A friendly welcome from the owners."

    Peaceful setting. Brampton is an interesting town with good attractions nearby eg: Hadrian's Wall, Lanercost Priory, Talkin Tarn Country Park, Geltsdale RSPB Reserve and good walking in the North Pennines.

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2011

  • "I enjoyed the cottage."

    It was lovely, great for just 2 people. Cosy and warm in the cold winter nights. The owner was really nice. Not far from the local town and nice local pubs for food and drink. Nice places to go and visit if you are interested in outdoors/walking.

    Mrs DuncanDec 2010

  • "The cottage and the views from it were really lovely and the garden was very nicely kept."

    We could have not asked for a better location or surroundings. We particularly enjoyed its location and the fact that there was a dishwasher! The heating was very good. The lady owner was very helpful and attentive. She had left novels, puzzles and DVDs in the cottage for our use. She left us tea, sugar, milk and a bottle of wine on our arrival! The kitchen was fully equipped and up to a very nice standard, nothing was missing. There was paper and kindling for the fire. Loved the place!

    Reviewed by AndresSep 2010

  • "Good location for Hadrian's Wall."

    Also the nearby Miltonrigg Wood was good for dog walking.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2010

  • "Nice, rural area, peaceful and quiet."

    Very helpful owners. Compact cottage but the right size for the two of us.

    Mr CrispAug 2010

  • "The property owners were there, but not intrusive."

    Compact, contained and a pleasant place to rest.

    Reviewed by JonathanJun 2010

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The property

A lovely, stone-built, mid-terrace cottage on a working livestock farm in the rural hamlet of Milton, two miles from Brampton.

The result of careful, thoughtful conversion of old farm buildings, this Milton cottage retains much charm, with original beams and exposed stonework.

This welcoming Milton cottage features a cosy sitting room with attached summer room, a lovely spot to sit and admire the pretty views, a small modern kitchen, and a delightful main bedroom.

An ideal romantic retreat, this Milton cottage is further enhanced by the decked balcony, where guests can enjoy views of the countryside, or watch the world go by.

A great base to relax, unwind and enjoy this historic area, the market town of Brampton, the North Pennines and majestic Hadrian's Wall.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 3738, 4585, 917515, 922499, 931769 and 941220, 949797 together they sleep 30.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Kitchen
  • Small sitting area with woodburner, adjoining summer room with dining area & doors to decked area.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburner in sitting area
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer dishwasher, TV, DVD, radio, stereo/CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent, additional logs available (honesty box)
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair available
  • Shared use of gardens
  • 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 and pub 2 miles
  • Note: There is a railway line approx 250 metres from the cottage
  • Some noise is audible when trains pass
  • Note: The Stable is accessed via 2 flights of approx 7 steps
  • Please note: The shared hot tub may not be in use for guests at this time

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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
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