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Mini Milestone

Sedbergh, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914704)

2.9

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Expected the cottage to be larger than it was from the photos on the site."

    I was actually shocked when I entered the room which is straight from the pavement. The main bedroom was fine with a comfy, clean bed. The kitchen was clean but the house was definitely not deep cleaned. Eating breakfast there was not a problem but I wouldn’t want to dine here in the evening.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2021

  • "Lot smaller than expected."

    Not very clean. We had to wash all the cutlery. Location was great.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "It was not clean enough some damp in bathroom and it had a lot of woodlice"

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "We had an amazing week here."

    It was a great base for exploring the Lakes and Cumbria. The living room is v small, but was manageable for 4 of us. The dishwasher is I the utility room rather than the kitchen, which was a little inconvenient, but nothing worse than that. The biggest issue for us was that there is scaffolding and rubble in the garden next door, so the outdoor area was not the cute relaxing image from the website

    Reviewed by VickyJun 2021

  • "The property was well located and the village is lovely."

    Unfortunately we had some issues around cleanliness and a large number of woodlice in the property. We reached out for assistance but apart from a 'we're sorry about this, let us contact the owner' we've not heard anything further in the past couple of weeks despite sending a few chasing emails.

    Reviewed by DanielMay 2021

  • "The description is inaccurate."

    There is no WiFi and the shower is hand held, not over the bath. It also has a DVD/CD player

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2021

  • "The cottage was left tidy but as of booking it advertised with wifi which it didn't have, also there are recommendation of local takeaways such as the Chinese, sadly this closed some time ago."

    The location is amazing and the village is good for its size. There is plenty to do in the area with great walks.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very peaceful although lots of facilities in the small town. Very comfy beds and high quality bedding so we all slept well. Would definitely hopr to return . Highly recommend and great value.

    Reviewed by RitaAug 2020

  • "There was no WiFi, even though it advertised there would be, and this was a big disappointment for my partners son."

    We couldn’t get the DVD player to work either. It wasn’t clear what to do with the rubbish, no outside bin, lots of recycling bins on the public carpark, which we were able to get rid of some recycling rubbish, but no where for general rubbish to go. Apart from all this, it was a beautiful village, lovely walks to be had, and the Alforno restaurant and the Dalesman country hotel were great places to get a meal.

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2020

  • "Some trouble with the boiler which the owners attended to as best they could during our stay."

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2020

  • "This was our 2nd stay at this cottage & it didn’t disappoint us."

    The cottage is perfectly situated on Main Street with the Fells at your doorstep. It is beautifully decorated with lovely comfortable sofa & bed, well equipped kitchen. A real home from home , the perfect place to unwind. The fish & chips at the shop a minute away are the best I have had & the cafes & pub in the town serve lovely food I would definitely recommend this cottage to friends

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2019

  • "A beautiful, tastefully furnished and cosy cottage right in centre of Sedburgh with direct access to the Howgills."

    No shower, freezer box or drier

    Reviewed by DoloresSep 2019

  • "There was a lot of confusion about where to park for the property, in the details it suggested you could purchase a weekly parking ticket for the nearby car park."

    I contacted the owner to ask if he knew how to get one and he suggested not to bother as there were parking spots in the surrounding streets. But unfortunately there was a county cricket match on at the local private school for 4 days so it would have been an impossible task to park anywhere near the property. So I contacted the information centre that is in the car park to see about getting a weekly ticket and they said it was up to the landlord to apply for one. So I tried to phone the owner 4 times without success, he was always out or in a meeting so I e-mailed instead and got a reply a few days before going to the cottage. They told me just to park in the streets nearby so we assumed they were not going to apply for a weekly ticket for us. So on arrival to the property we parked in the car park and enquired in the information centre to see if we could get a weekly pass ourselves and was told you can purchase one at the machine in the car park yourself !! So we purchased a ticket for the week. Why didn't the owner know this ? it is his property and he should know all this. So on entering the cottage there was supposed to be a welcome pack, all we got was a folder with a little information about the cottage and how to operate the appliances and a bit about the area plus a little green parking permit from the local council, no information as to what it was exactly for, we assumed it was to do with parking in the streets as some areas have residents only parking areas. But on enquiring in the information centre as to where it entitled you to park it was apparently for the car park !! so we had paid for one but the owner had purchased one anyway !!! why didn't he tell us, he had my mobile number a text would have done. But we had purchased our ticket before entering the property so had no idea. Very poor communication from him. We did tell the lady who services the property of our disappointment about it and she spoke to him the next day and he told her to tell us he would sort it with us directly, we have heard nothing from him and don't expect to either. Wont be booking his property again. Cottage otherwise was clean and comfortable, only other issue was no shower but we knew this and had asked for a rubber bath mat to ensure no slipping while standing in the bath as my husband is unable to sit in one, he wouldn't be able to get up again. There wasn't one supplied but the lady who came got us one, or we would have had to purchase one ourselves. Beautiful area though, lovely little town, very friendly locals. Would recommend the area and the cottage now has a car parking permit !!!

    Reviewed by GillJun 2019

  • "THE COTTAGE WAS COLD, A LADY CALLED TO SEE IF ALL OK BUT SHE COULDN'T LIGHT THE ..."

    THE COTTAGE WAS COLD, A LADY CALLED TO SEE IF ALL OK BUT SHE COULDN'T LIGHT THE GAS FIRE, WE EVENTUALLY GOT IT GOING BUT NO INSTRUCTIONS IN THE COTTAGE, THE BATHROOM WAS OF A POOR STANDARD, ONLY WARM WATER COMING OUT OF THE BATH HOT TAP NEEDS UPDATING SHOWER COULD ONLY BE USED WHEN SAT IN THE BATH, VERY DRAFTY COTTAGE IN WINTER, APPRECIATE ITS AN OLD BUILDING BUT WE HAVE STAYED IN OLD COTTAGEDS BEFORE AND BEEN WARM, WOULD NOT RECOMERND

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage, tastefully furnished and decorated."

    Sedbergh is lovely town and a brilliant centre for walking. Need to say there is a DVD player - I assumed there wasn’t. Good big TV. Felt the lack of: a shower curtain, a colander and egg cups.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2018

  • "We loved this cottage."

    It is in a beautiful town with walking straight from the doorstep. All the amenities you could want are within walking distance. We felt totally at home here , lovely comfortable place to stay. The setting is perfect we would definitely come back

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2018

  • "We thought this was a delightfull cottage, very comfortable the only thing it needed was WiFi and a shower screen."

    Reviewed by JudiSep 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented and very clean."

    I think the cottage would benefit from having a freezer and WIFI, as advertised. Super location and would stay in the cottage again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2018

  • "Our fault for not reading the description fully."

    Could have been more precise that the shower was not over the bath but had to be hand held, not easy to shower and avoid water everywhere. Also the fact the the fridge was fridge only and not even a freezer compartment which meant some items brought coukld not be kept frozen even though only small items which would fit into a normal freezer compartment..

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "I have already contacted you to complain about the cottage but have not had a reply for 5 days."

    I am extremely disappointed with the cleanliness of the cottage and the customer service I have received. I can give you a full list of the cleanliness issues if you wish. Other points for constructive feedback are. I would strongly suggest putting in a proper shower and curtain. If you try and use the shower attachment you soak the whole bathroom as it is very powerful also we wouldn’t normally book a property without a shower. Not everyone likes having a bath every day I would suggest getting a blind or curtain for the front door for privacy and to stop the sun blinding you if you are sitting in the armchair. I was surprised there was no hairdryer. Only one egg cup and no measuring jug in the kitchen. Very difficult washing dishes as no dish drainer I would recommend bunk beds for the smaller room as very tight for space and no storage for clothes my legs are covered in bruises from bumping into the end of the beds. It’s not very practical having carpet in the lounge as the dining table is there and you have to take pots etc from the kitchen through the lounge to the dishwasher in the utility and I was worried about dropping food on it. I had to hoover every second day due to crumbs. A hard floor would be much easier to maintain. I felt the vacuum was far too bulky and awkward for the size of the cottage and some people would struggle to use it. A rechargeable carpet sweeper would be much easier to use. Would be great to have a small freezer next to the microwave. I would imagine a lot of walkers and families book the cottage. We were unable to buy any frozen food and couldn’t freeze our ice packs for picnics would just make life a bit easier

    Reviewed by GailJun 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely but disappointing there was no wifi."

    Otherwise fine.

    Reviewed by Ann -marieJul 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage and couldn't have wished for anything else."

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2017

  • "I would like to have had a dish rack in the kitchen as it was not always necessary to use the dishwasher."

    As it is it is a little awkward as there is no draining board.

    Reviewed by VeronicaAug 2016

  • "A beautiful cottage and Sedbergh is ideally situated for visiting the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by MoiraMay 2016

  • "Mini Milestone is a fabulous holiday home that we would highly recommend to anyone looking for a base to walk in the Howgills."

    The décor was excellent and the beds amazingly comfy. The owners were at the end of the phone if we needed them.

    Reviewed by JoMar 2016

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The property

A lovely, mid-terrace stone cottage perfectly located in the centre of the market town of Sedbergh, in the heart of the beautiful Howgill Fells.

This charming cottage has been renovated to a good standard to provide ideal holiday accommodation in this wonderful and interesting old town.

Upstairs, the cottage boasts a main bedroom with a delightful window seat, a spacious twin bedroom, and a modern bathroom with a feature bath.

Prepare family meals in the well-equipped kitchen featuring granite worktops, and relax in the stylish sitting room with its modern furnishings, dining area, and cosy gas woodburner-effect stove.

On warm summer days, venture outside to the private patio to the rear, an ideal place to sit, relax and read a good book while soaking up the sunshine.

From the doorstep, all the amenities of the town are immediately on hand.

From excellent restaurants, bars and shops, to an award-winning butcher and the wonderful book shops that the town is famed for, there will be something for everyone to enjoy!

Sedbergh nestles at the foot of the beautifully unspoilt Howgills, much admired by the famous Lakeland explorer and writer, Alfred Wainwright.

Just 50 yards from the cottage, is the start of some of the finest walks in Lakeland including the walk to the top of Winder and the circular walk taking in The Calf and Cautley Spout, returning via the river; this is probably one of the finest walks in this entire area.

Fill your days discovering the many interesting places this area has to offer; visit Farfield Mill, the picturesque village of Dent, and the renowned Ingleton Waterfalls.

Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale are just a 20 minute car journey away, and this cottage is perfectly located on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks.

With so much to see and do, this excellent Sedbergh cottage truly is an ideal base for a family retreat, all year round.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas woodburner-effect stove.
  • Gas central heating with gas stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Parking available in main car park 150 yards away at a small charge
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

SEDBERGH

Kendal 12 miles; Hawes 15 miles.

Sedbergh (pronounced Sed-Ber), set at the foot of the dramatic and wild Howgill Fells, is an ancient market town in northern Dentdale. Sedbergh is situated just inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is only 12 miles from the Lake District National Park. The town, with its narrow streets, little shops, traditional pubs, famous school dating back to 1525 and its 12th century church, has an olde worlde atmosphere. Leading from Sedbergh is Dentdale, the jewel of the Yorkshire Dales with its rolling hills and dry stone walls, stretching 14 miles from the windswept moors below Whernside to the confluence of the Rivers Dee and Rawthey. At the centre of the dale is Dent, with its cobbled streets, which has existed since Norman times and nearby Dent railway station is on the renowned Settle-Carlisle railway line. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, and fishing, and the area is a paradise for walkers, ramblers, runners and cyclists. This, together with the tranquillity of the surrounding valleys, the two National Parks and it being England's book town, makes an ideal year-round holiday destination.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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