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Tower Cottage

(Ref. 933120)

Kirksanton near Millom, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

57 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, very spacious and clean with everything we needed."

    Sunny garden with views to Black Combe, we were spoilt with good weather so able to enjoy some time sitting in the garden. Very quiet area compared with other parts of the Lakes. Impressive views from the summit of Black Combe (we were lucky with clear weather!) Thank you for the biscuits, tea, coffee and milk which were much appreciated after a long journey.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2024

  • "Our second stay at this lovely cottage."

    Helen and Peter keep the cottage beautifully and the kitchen has much of what is missing in so many holiday let's. We drive an EV so having a charger makes a holiday so much more stress free. One slight surprise was that the socket for the 'granny lead' had been moved to beside the type two 7kW outlet. Our charge port is at the front of the car so the maneuver to get under the car port and be able to plug in was slightly challenging but by the second night was ok. We used the 7kW after the long drive up and the 'granny lead each night as this gave us all the change we needed over night.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2024

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Gorgeous views from the garden. My only slightly negative feedback would be that the kitchen could be lit better, especially over the sink and cooker. Some directional spots would be perfect. Loved seeing the lambs and bunnies outside the window.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely 3 night stay."

    From walking in, we were amazed at the size of the cottage. It was so spacious & very clean! Fresh flowers, tea, coffee, sugar, milk & biscuits were a lovely touch, ready for our arrival. We enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch in the King William pub just around the corner. Food & Service was fantastic! Tesco & Co-op is situated in the town centre which is only a 5 minute drive, so that was handy.

    Hello, thank you for your feedback, we are always trying to improve our guests experience of staying at Tower Cottage and we would really appreciate your help by clarifying for us what could be done to improve the comfort of your stay etc. Many thanks. Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Mar 2024

  • "Excellent place for a weekend getaway; nicely organised place and well kept"

    Reviewed by Romeo5.0Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Helen made the arrival easy and even had refreshments available for us. We stayed for Christmas and the cottage was nicely decorated too. Thanks very much for a lovely week. We would definitely recommend Tower Cottage for a stay in the lakes.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2023

  • "Hi What an absolutely beautiful place to stay, utter comfort and fantastic homely feel to everything about it."

    will definitely go again, so nice of Helen and Peter to supply milk and biscuits Mulled wine, coffee tea etc. for our arrival

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful, spacious cottage in lovely location overlooking Black Combe."

    Facilities were great, no complaints at all. Beds were comfortable and everywhere spotlessly clean when we arrived. Really pleased with everything about the stay. Hosts were friendly and helpful. A great little find for a half term adventure. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2023

  • "We received a lovely welcome to Tower cottage from owners Helen and Peter who were friendly and helpful and left flowers and welcome pack with lovely biscuits, coffee, tea, sugar and milk to enjoy."

    Thank you! The cottage was immaculately clean and very spacious with everything that we needed. The cursor was extremely comfortable and functional for us as a 5 adult family. The views from the cottage are stunning and it has a really homely feel to the place. We actually didn't want to leave after 7 nights. We would certainly recommend Tower cottage and hopefully will return again soon. A very lovely place to stay.

    Thank you Joanne for your lovely comments we will look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice accommodation."

    Everything in the cottage you need.Very quiet and interesting area.

    Reviewed by Christian4.7Aug 2023

  • "Excellent property we stayed hear with young childrwn and it was fantastic for us."

    It was a little far out from things but if you don't mind travelling a little bit it's defenelty a good place to stay.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a really comfortabel holiday home with stunning views!"

    It is very spacious, complete, and bright. The owners are very friendly. The place is situated close to supermarkt, inns and restaurants, the mountains and the Irish See! Lake District is beautiful! We would love to come back.

    Hello Ms Van B, thank you for your kind comments regarding the cottage and the area. I notice that you are concerned about the "Accuracy of the listing" it would be helpful to have further information about that so it can be rectified. I look forward to hearing from you. Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Jul 2023

  • "Excellent property, friendly owner helpful."

    Really lovely cottage

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property in a lovely area."

    The owners had thought of everything. I do hope we left it as they would wish to find it.

    Thank you for your kind comments Martin, the cottage was left immaculately. Hope to see you again. Best wishes, Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Highly recommend this hidden gem!"

    Came home refreshed. Owners were amazing and also provided a good source of local knowledge

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2023

  • "We have stayed at Tower cottage a few times over the years and we have absolutely loved every visit."

    The property is in a lovely tranquil location. It is spacious yet still characterful and homely, it is always clean and has every thing you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday, including plenty of milk and lovely biscuits on arrival which is appreciated. It was a lovely bonus to be sat at the large dining table and have the lambs come and look in the window.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Tower Cottage."

    Great location and spacious accommodation for seven people including a toddler.

    Reviewed by Emma And Mike5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nice cottage and lovely scenery to wake up to and watch the sun setting."

    Biscuits and milk greatly appreciated after traveling up the cottage. Would stay again in the future... Thank you. Plenty of dvds and games inside if the weather turns .

    Reviewed by Zahid5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent accomodation, lovely views, clean and comfortable."

    Actually found it even better than listed, much more space than expected. Easy to communicate with owner. Only issue to be aware of is distance from some lake district attractions but this did not detract from the holiday and would definately book again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2023

  • "We stayed at the Tower Cottage over the New Year weekend and we absolutely loved it."

    It was exceptionally clean and such a lovely place to stay with ample space for a family of 7. I dealt with the owner Helen prior to arriving who was very helpful and also left us some home comforts (Teabags, Coffee, Sugar, Milk, Biscuits and even a bottle of Prosecco) which we all felt was a lovely touch and very much appreciated. The cottage was equipped with everything you need from kitchen essentials, cleaning essentials, baby/toddler essentials etc. Not many TV channels, although we did bring our fire stick and made use of the free wifi to connect to, although we did notice a selection of DVD’s to choose from. The only minor downside for me personally was that I didn’t sleep particularly well on the pull out bed; it was very hard due to mattress being quite thin, and so I ended up sleeping on the floor instead, hence not sleeping well. However everyone else seemed to sleep well with no complaints and my husband actually said it was the comfiest bed he’d ever slept in (Single Beds) As a family we said that we would definitely consider returning another time and again thank you to Helen and Peter for opening up your home.

    Hello Rebecca, thank you for your feedback about your stay at Tower Cottage, it was helpful to receive it. I have noted your comments about the bed and we have replaced the mattress, thank you for drawing this to our attention. I do hope that you and your family will visit Tower Cottage again. Best wishes, Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a really good time at the cottage, so thank you very much for making us welcome."

    The cottage was spacious, the garden and yard were both very well used and the view was excellent. The location was good for a quiet holiday away from the bustle of the main Lake District areas. We felt some of the facilities were a bit dated, such as the TV (we are now used to a large smart TV!). We felt this was reflected in the price, however. Minor niggles were: Car grounded on pothole at exit to road. Oven door hard to shut. Bathroom door squeaked. Wifi died in the middle of the week but the effect of that was modest, partly as we were blessed with weather which made outdoor activities tempting.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2022

  • "Tower Cottage was everything we hoped for and more."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and all basic items provided as well as some personal touches,i.e.tea,coffee,sugar,milk,very classy biscuits and as vase full of flowers.There was seven adults in our party and we worried that we might feel cramped,however this was not the case as the cottage was large and spacious,light and airy.Our hosts Helen and Peter were very pleasant,helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very Large Cottage, With Comfy furniture and Beds, Everything Supplied including essentials for your 1st few days."

    Owners seen once in a week. Would highly recommend Easily Swallowed up 2 adults and Five Kids without a problem

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing, spacious, and cozy."

    The host had prepared everything for our arrival and was very easy to communicate with. Would definitely recommend it.

    Thank you Felix, we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Felix5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent place to stay, we will be back."

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent property lovely space for family time thankyou"

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Dec 2021

  • "A well presented, comfortable and immaculately clean property."

    The owners were very welcoming and obliging. We visited in early December and found Tower Cottage decorated for Christmas, which we really appreciated. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2021

  • "Tower Cottage is so beautiful."

    The house is completely equipped with the basic utilities. The sceneries are what you need for during the holiday. My kids enjoy the stay. The minus point only we hope the heater can be ON earlier, it was a bit chilly in the afternoon. Other than that everything just perfect!

    Reviewed by Nurul5.0Nov 2021

  • "This has to be the best stay ever, anywhere we have been."

    I wish we could have stayed longer. The lovely couple I spoke to are amazing and thoughtful and the place and views are amazing. Honestly wish there were more places and people around. We will be back again, hopefully for longer stay.

    Reviewed by matt5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely week at Tower cottage, spacious, comfortable, clean and well equipment, family enjoyed our stay here."

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in Tower Cottage."

    It was clean and comfortable and suited us perfectly. The property was very well equipped and situated in a beautiful part of the Lakes. We really enjoyed our stay at Tower Cottage.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, close to the beach & coastal walks."

    Very homely place with lovely views The Lakes about an hours drive, shops about 2 miles away...Nice pub not far with good food... fantastic beaches

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location for visiting area, with local shops at Millom and we definitely recommend the Chinese take away listed in the cottage information book."

    The owners were friendly and helpful and everything we needed was there, despite the covid limitations. The garden it was lovely and peaceful to sit out in with the sheep in the field next door. The only slight issue was that my mother and sister found the single bed mattresses saggy and not very comfortable, so maybe time for new ones? Even so I would recommend the cottage, we had a fab time.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely with everything we could possibly need for our stay."

    Lovely area with some gorgeous coast and easy access to the Lake District national park

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2020

  • "We have just returned home after spending a week at Tower Cottage and it has been superb."

    The owners were on hand if needed and were extremely accomodating. The views are amazing and our kids loved watching the train at the end of the drive. The only downside was that the cottage would benefit from a tumble dryer, simply for the days when washing couldn't be dried outside. We loved every minute of our stay and will definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tower Cottage and are already planning to return there in the new year"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a great week at Tower Cottage."

    It is spacious, spotlessly clean and comfortable with lovely views. Everything you need is provided and milk is in the fridge with tea and coffee in the cupboard. The location is within easy reach of the coast and the lower lakes and even though it was out of season we found plenty of things to do. We recommend The King Billy Restaurant nearby, the food was really good and the chef is quite a character! If you are thinking of booking do not hesitate.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Tower Cottage, it is very spacious, yet cosy and very child friendly with lots of games to occupy them."

    There is lots to do in the surrounding area too and Coniston isn't too far away. The owners are very friendly and helpful too. Fab holiday, we will definitely go back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Oct 2019

  • "Very clean house, quiet area, close to the Nature, far from any neighbours."

    We enjoyed every single second of Tower Cottage. Had an absolutely brilliant holiday. The real country life, exactly as we were dreaming about. Thank you

    Reviewed by Balazs5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great facilities and the location was brilliant."

    Hosts are happy to help if needed. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jul 2019

  • "Amazing place ."

    .. definitely will visit this cottage again ...

    Reviewed by Ali4.7Mar 2019

  • "The best family holiday."

    My 3 years old daughter enjoyed so much, that she didnt want to go back home, the cottage was superb, lots of toys and games were there for any child age. We would like to come back there.

    Reviewed by Pavels5.0Feb 2019

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful."

    The welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee and biscuits (and the offer of some fresh eggs) was a nice touch. The cottage was warm and well equipped - a real 'home from home'. The views of the Lakeland fells from the cottage window were stunning.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jan 2019

  • "The cottage is split on two levels after entering you go downstairs to the living area, kitchen with exit to the patio which must be great in the warmer weather, another exit in the dining area ."

    On the landing there is another exit to a private garden. We were lucky with the winter weather the local beach was amazing and the steam train was enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Dec 2018

  • "A great cottage in a nice quiet location but only a short drive in to the town of Millom."

    Nice beaches on the doorstep and Scafell only 40 mins by car.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Nov 2018

  • "Fantastic place to stay and great service from Sykes."

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely place, only thing was the weather could have been a bit better, but that is out of your hands."

    Great week. The hosts were very obliging

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2018

  • "The owners had the right balance in our opinion - very friendly without being at all intrusive."

    The property was spacious and very comfortable, especially the mattresses, and there was plenty to keep the children amused - toys, reading books and colouring books and pens.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Jul 2018

  • "The accommodation was excellent, everything we needed, down to the little things that really support a good holiday."

    Very clean, beds really comfortable, wonderful views, very helpful and friendly owners. Fully recommend it. We were so fortunate with the weather. Silecroft Beach only 5 minutes, and is beautiful.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2018

  • "The location,cottage and overall holiday was brilliant."

    We would recommend anyone to take a holiday to the cottage. The children were excited about the games that were on offer and loved the donkey. The owners were very friendly (but in the background) so that we could get on with anything we wished to do without feeling that we were being watched. Clean,well stocked with various items if we needed them even biscuits,milk,tea/coffee on arrival - very thoughtful. Thank you for our lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a lovely week at Tower Cottage."

    Everything we needed was there, and more, and we were very impressed with the radiator system - so easy to turn on and off. Spacious and very comfortable. Some good local walks. Thank you - one of the best cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Oct 2017

  • "Having issue with wifi but manageable"

    Reviewed by Shiva5.0Sep 2017

  • "Owners very helpful and accommodating, keen to address any issues very promptly."

    They went the further mile, over and above what you might expect from an owner.

    Reviewed by David4.6Aug 2017

  • "Peaceful, extreamly beautiful surroundings, comfortable and well equipped cottage made our holiday enjoyable."

    Reviewed by Irma4.8Jun 2017

  • "High quality accommodation with nice touches such as biscuits, tea, coffee & milk on arrival."

    Location very good with a number of good beaches close by and easy access to lakes/railway. Stunning country side views! A very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0May 2017

  • "Amazing property with breathtaking views and the owners were so helpful"

    Reviewed by Parminder4.8Apr 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage and very helpful owners --- had a great time"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin with pull-out stacker bed, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso Coffee Machine - bring your favourite pods, TV (not smart) with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins by car
  • Note: WiFi is only available in some rooms
  • Please NOTE: There is an Electric Car Charging point with a fee of £50 per week paid direct to the Owner
  • Note: This property accepts a minimum stay of 3 nights only and can not accept bookings with an arrival or departure on a Sunday.

The property

A lovely wing of a Grade II listed building, formerly a working brewery, set within its own grounds in the tiny hamlet of Kirksanton, two miles from the town of Millom, on the edge of the Lake District National Park.

Adjacent to the main tower, this charming cottage offers well-appointed, contemporary accommodation including a first floor entrance hall with staircase to a spacious ground floor sitting room, a well-equipped kitchen with lovely long-distance views of the surrounding fells, a delightful bathroom and three lovely bedrooms.

Outside, a spacious lawned garden provides guests with the opportunity to relax and enjoy the panoramic views across the ever-changing Black Combe.

There are excellent walking opportunities from the doorstep, with lovely coastal walks available, and for the more energetic, the magnificent fells at Wasdale Head, including Scafell.

This delightful cottage provides a great base for visiting local attractions such as Muncaster Castle and the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, and for touring the surrounding area.

A welcoming holiday home for family and friends to enjoy throughout the year.

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About the location


Millom 2 miles; Coniston 17 miles.

The small hamlet of Kirksanton is situated on the West Coast of Cumbria, within the Lake District National Park. The hamlet comprises of a scattering of cottages, farm dwellings and a traditional village pub, and enjoys an enviable position amidst some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain, as well as being situated close to local beaches, coastal walks and many of the nearby conservation areas. Views of Black Combe, Whicham Valley and Lacra Hill can be seen from the hamlet, and nearby the stunning valleys of Eskdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking and ever-changing scenery to be enjoyed throughout the year. Local attractions include Muncaster Castle, a World Owl Centre and the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway, all of which provide wonderful and varied days out.

Please NOTE: There is an Electric Car Charging point with a fee of £50 per week paid direct to the Owner.

Note: This property accepts a minimum stay of 3 nights only and can not accept bookings with an arrival or departure on a Sunday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas