Secure your holiday for £20. Limited availability, could end at any time.
All available departures from 23/01/24. Selected properties only. T&Cs apply
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

POPULAR REGION! A property was booked in Lake District 20 minutes ago

18 people have recently viewed this property

1 of 21 View Image Gallery
  • Moss Cote - Lake District - 967395 - photo 1

Moss Cote

(Ref. 967395)

Slack Head near Milnthorpe, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • lovely (28)
  • owners (26)
  • our (22)
  • stay (21)
  • great (16)
  • cottage (16)

52 Customer Reviews

  • "Host was very friendly and welcoming and brought round a bottle of Prosecco on the evening when we arrived."

    House was warm and cosy, well equipped and spacious with the most spectacular views. It looks out directly onto the owners garden but we didn’t let that detract from the splendour of the view. Kitchen has everything you need and shower is good. A couple of coat hooks in the hall would be brilliant. The area is beautiful with varied habitats and well supplied with footpaths. Lots of places to eat etc.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Our second stay here and it won't be our last."

    Moss Cote is cosy, well equipped and had everything we needed for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Nov 2023

  • "Moss Cote is a fabulous place to spend a vacation idearly situated for Arnside ..."

    Moss Cote is a fabulous place to spend a vacation idearly situated for Arnside Silverdale Yorkshire Dales & only an half hour drive into the Lakes Fairy Steps right on the door step Angela was the perfect host nothing was too much trouble made sure that we were provided with little treats it may have been our 1st visit to Moss Cote but it definitely won't be our last looking forward to our next visit John

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable home from home."

    Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage with all amenities, very attractive gardens, lots of birds, super view from the lounge, a really good private patio area and many enjoyable walks from the cottage."

    A great week, we would like to return. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "We found Moss Cote very comfortable and just like the listing."

    Angela the owner, despite her difficult circumstances, was very friendly and helpful and very keen to make sure we had everything we needed. The view from the living room and bedroom was amazing. Would happily return.

    Reviewed by Jack4.7Sep 2023

  • "I feel quite bad knowing my feed back will not be what they want to hear."

    The hill to the bungalow is so steep. There are no walks from the door. The road is so narrow as to be unsafe for pedestrians. It means the car all the time. The bedding is in dire need of upgrading. The pillows in particular. The "kitchenalia" is boot sale. The grill filled the kitchen with burnt on fat. The large windows have no opening, only the small top ones (terrible on a hot day) and are very dirty. To get to the outside space you have to go through the front door. No privacy back or front. The lounge overlooked the owner's garden. The patio doors were not available to us. The shower drain must be blocked as the water hung around for quite a while. The television in minute. No radio. No mirror in the bedroom or even the smallest dressing table. The single bed which we knew was in a weird situation tested awful. As I said at the beginning this is not what the owner would be happy to know. She employs cleaners who seem to be happy leaving the plastic table cloth sticky and full of crumbs. We have every sympathy in the world with the owner's current problems. But as Sykes have asked us for feedback, I do feel the need to a be honest. It is with great shame that our holiday would have been so much more enjoyable without all the negatives. Forgive my honesty.

    Reviewed by Moira1.3Aug 2023

  • "Bigger than expected, beautiful location close to local attractions, quiet and peaceful with beautiful views."

    Everything we needed for our stay and helpful owners. Fantastic week, thank you!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is our second time at Moss Cote and again we enjoyed our stay."

    It's a lovely property with great views, comfortable and home from home. We hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very lovely little cottage our stay was made most welcome."

    Would recommend this to anyone.

    Reviewed by Freda5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect holiday accommodation."

    If you love peace and quiet this is the place to stay. Lovely walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Moss Cote very much, Angela was very helpful and concerned about our brother in a wheelchair, has the property is not equipped for the disabled, however we managed very well."

    the bungalow was very clean and upon arrival a welcome milk and biscuits was just what we needed. We will return, has it was so relaxing watching the birds in the garden.

    Reviewed by Sybil5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely spacuous bungalow with beautiful views."

    Lovely walks. Location great for local trips to Arnside, silverdale, Milnthorpe and Carnforth and South Lakes. Enjoyed taking a train from Arnside along the Cumbria coast to Ravenglass. The hosts were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very pleasant stay at Moss Cote."

    We wanted a quiet New Year and had four perfect days at this cosy bungalow. Would certainly consider a return.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Dec 2022

  • "Moss Cote was a great place to stay."

    It was lovely and warm and was great to come back to after days out during a very cold week. It was very well equipped and the milk in the fridge and the lovely biscuits were much appreciated. It was only a 10 minute drive to Leighton Moss RSPB reserve and many other great locations were nearby. Angela the owner was very helpful, popping around to check we were all OK when we arrived and bringing us a hairdryer when ours broke. We had snow the night before we left and Angela was great offering to let us stay longer rather than drive home when the weather was bad. All in all, a great stay and we'll certainly return again.

    We have contacted our tenant to see if we can do anything to improve our ratings above 75% but she said that she was, as she said in her comments, very happy with every thing but never gives anyone more than 75%. I explained that this was a very low rating for us and she promised to contact Sykes with a view to re-rating Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable with the facilities you needed available."

    The hosts were nice and approachable. We sat outside at night at first but couldn't see as the outside light was not working. Next day we had lovely candle lanterns set out around the seating area. That was very thoughtful of the owners. The wi fi was poor and intermittent so think it needs a booster. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property.

    We were concerned by the low ratings and have contacted our tenant to see how we could improve. The low WIFI had been a problem but this was traced to the booster in the bungalow being switched off, we think by the cleaners. `We shall leave a note for the cleaners to avoid this in future. With regard to the 75% ratings our tenant said this was a mistake as she had no problems other than the WIFI and had been very happy with her stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage ,stunning views a perfect home from home owners were not there ..."

    Lovely cottage ,stunning views a perfect home from home owners were not there for our stay but they left us emergency supplies of milk tea biscuit and lovely box of fudge Very welcoming and owners have gone above and beyond to make sure everything you need for your stay is provided

    Reviewed by Jacquelyne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and great location."

    Owners vey welcoming

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely clean space."

    Very friendly owner but unfortunately not private enough for me as it looks onto the owners garden and due to social anxiety I struggled. Had everything we needed except good wifi signal, perhaps needs wifi booster discs when more people are sharing the connection. Lovely walks nearby and not too far of a drive to Windermere.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Aug 2022

  • "This property is a little gem!"

    Everything you need for a break away. Quiet and comfortable what more could you wish for and some lovely walking areas for our dog who was in her element there. Owners on hand and very welcoming. Would definitely recommend and look to return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Moss Cote."

    It is a beautiful cottage with every facility and wonderful views. We were made very welcome by the owners and would certainly love to go back there again. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had an excellent week at Moss Cote, though the weather could have been nicer to us."

    Very comfortable cottage in an amazing area - so much to do and see within a short distance.

    Reviewed by Harriet4.7May 2022

  • "Another enjoyable holiday at Moss Cote, this was our second visit and probably not our last."

    Very comfortable accommodation in an area we love, have recommended it many times to friends.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Mar 2022

  • "The house is lovely and we’ll equipped with what feels like high quality hardware."

    I left the recycling by mistake for which I can only apologise. The single sleeping area is really nice and private and the bed is super comfy. Thankyou for your welcome and your care.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Mar 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, in a great location for exploring this part of the world."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2022

  • "We were made to feel at home from the time we first arrived."

    I would stay there again and have already recommended to a few people. The owner bought us a bottle of presecco to see the new year in as well as some other things. There was nothing that was too much trouble from the owners. A very pleasant stay, so we'll done to everyone.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Dec 2021

  • "A lovely property in a great location."

    Very clean with beautiful views from the living room and bedroom. Great location for visiting the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and the Trough of Bowland. The owners who live next door were very friendly and made us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2021

  • "A very relaxing stay in this lovely, warm and comfortable cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Oct 2021

  • "After the experience we had during Covid and lockdowns etc, we found your representatives totally unhelpful and at times downright rude."

    We have stayed in numerous cottages with you and have paid on time. You previously, have been brilliant, however, we appreciate everyone has been struggling and that life hasn't been easy for anyone but we were charged a hefty increase which we were shocked and dismayed at. Due to Covid and lockdowns we had to move the dates of our holiday.... NOT OUR FAULT!!!!! We had at the point of the second change informed of this increase although we had PAID IN FULL. Even after we asked why for the increase, being told it was because of the time of year, we were not even allowed to cancel with a full refund of what we had paid. If we couldn't have afforded the increase, we were told that if we didn't go there would be no refund and we would lose all monies paid. It's a good job that we are not on just a state pension. We did enjoy the holiday but we will not be using Sykes Cottages again.

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great accommodation which suited us fine."

    Lovely quiet residential area. Outside seating area overlooking owners beautiful garden, but not dog secure. Would return.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Sep 2021

  • "As soon as we walked into the bungalow, it smelt amazing, was so clean which is something we were concerned about as it is dog friendly but could not have been better."

    The owners who live next door are lovely, really friendly, checked to ensure all was good for us. Set in a perfect location, within easy reach of the coast, the lakes and the Yorkshire Dale's. Surrounded by beautiful gardens too, wonderful wildlife. Would definitely recommend and will definitely return. Thank you for a lovely relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage, the owners lovely people , the views , the position ,the garden, all great"

    Reviewed by Rodney4.4Jul 2021

  • "We had a very pleasant 3 night stay, very restful location and fabulous views from lounge window."

    Easy access to the Lakes and surrounding areas. Our only criticism is the outside area is not that pet friendly if you do not have an obedient dog...apart from that, we would definitely stay there again but leave the dog with family next time. Absolutely lovely owners!

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very comfortable and clean accommodation in an outstanding location with spectacular views."

    Garden terrace excellent spot to take advantage of the easy to use bbq. Angela and Alan, the friendly owners who live next door are anxious to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. A lovely relaxing spot but within easy striking distance of all the Lakeland attractions. Having said that excellent walks available from front door or within a couple of miles in the car.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "Moss Cote was a lovely peaceful, clean cottage in a nice quiet area."

    Great base for exploring the Lakes. Friendly owners live next door. Cottage has all you need for your stay. We spent a great 3 nights here.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great accommodation and great location."

    Good walks for both of us and our dog.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow."

    Alan and Angela the owners very helpful. Even provided mum with a shower chair. Would benefit with rails down to the bungalow on the steps.

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely apart from the steps down to it which were virtually impossible for disabled people, had to pass luggage over a wall onto the garden as couldn't get it down the steps, wouldn't be easy for able-bodied people getting luggage down."

    This holiday was booked for last year when we were better able to manage this but was cancelled due to lockdown, sykes wouldn't cancel & refund just move to this year when both of us are now on walking crutches. This was the 4th time we have been with them but it will be the last as we think their attitude is appalling.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculately clean and the owners who lived next door were very friendly and helpful and even offered us a bed for our dog!"

    ! Cottage was very comfortable and warm even with outside temperatures of minus 3. Bed was so comfy we had to force ourselves out of it. Great facilities and lots of room for the two of us and our dog and lots of lovely local walks and we will definitely return again when covid allows.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Dec 2020

  • "Moss Cote was, I felt, an excellent choice for a peaceful get-away, especially in times of Covid."

    The accommodation was reassuringly clean and uncluttered, whilst still comfortable and well-equipped. There is a lovely view from the big living-room window over the owners' garden to the hills and big skies beyond. There are plenty of opportunities locally for great walks - my favourites were the RSPB sanctuary at Silverdale, and the deer-park walk at Levens Hall.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020

  • "This bungalow is so spacious and comfortable with a full size well-fitted kitchen - we could live there happily!"

    The views are lovely over the owners' beautiful garden to the trees and hills beyond and there is a pleasant sitting out area to the side. The owners are lovely, hospitable people who are there if you need them and they left local biscuits and fudge for us. Some things clients may need to know - no soap, one toilet roll, no foil or kitchen roll so you need to supply these if you need them. Salt and pepper is there plus sachets of coffee and sugar, UHT milk and teabags. The parking space was small but our Qashai just fitted without fouling the footpath. There is plenty of parking on the road outside in this very quiet area. The road up through Beetham is narrow so you need to find passing places - drive carefully as walkers, joggers and cyclists also use the road. All in all a very pleasant stay in an area where there is plenty to occupy a week or more and the weather was great. Happy to return.

    Reviewed by Mavis5.0Sep 2020

  • "The standard of the fixtures/fittings/furnishings was exceptionally good bearing in mind this accommodation took dogs."

    There was water down ready for our dog and a tray of essentials of tea/coffee and milk if you arrived without shopping, not to mention the biscuits and fudge (husband really enjoyed the fudge). The owners were lovely people and we enjoyed our stay and would definitely re-visit.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Aug 2020

  • "Angela and Alan were very accommodating and helpful."

    The bungalow was of a very high standard and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous location in a quiet cul-de-sac inside a small village."

    Nice walks (Fairy Steps) and two pubs offering meals withing ten minutes walk The property is a two bedroom bungalow with the owners living next door, very helpful and attentive to your needs. We had a few wet days whilst away and they brought my five year old daughter some magazines and games around Fabulous views and gardens, fully recommend and hope to return in the future

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cottage very clean owners very helpful but to far away from the lakes for me"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2020

  • "The only one thing I could say is the view out of the room window was looking at the owners property and garden"

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Jul 2020

  • "I have used Sykes cottages in all the times I visited UK and my stay was always good, the best so far was Moss Cote we were looked after very well by the landlord."

    I will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Feb 2020

  • "Angela and Alan are helpful, pleasant and well informed owners and the view from this cottage is truly stunning."

    ..hols started with a welcome pack including Prosecco to toast the new year in... what more can you ask...thank you for a brilliant holiday Jackie, Keith and Izzy(our golden retriever...also made to feel very welcome

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2019

  • "Perfect place to go around the area and lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely, private, comfortable and very well equipped bungalow with good views over rear garden."

    A "welcome pack" of drinks and snacks was VERY WELCOME when first arriving after a long drive. The owners are very friendly and helpful. And the fact that our dog was made welcome too made this a lovely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2019

  • "What a charming and spacious bungalow."

    A friendly welcome from the owners who live next door. Not only did they check that everything was OK but they gave us so much advice on where to go to enjoy our holiday as we were new to the area. The supply of dog bowls, dog towels and even a bed was appreciated. Bungalow was clean and warm with spectacular views. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nice area with fantastic views from the coast ie Morecambe bay."

    Just a shame we caught some bad weather

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

Show more Hide all


  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x open-plan single bedroom accessed from dining room
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating, gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, roadside parking
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 2 miles
  • Note: The single bedroom is not enclosed as it has no door
  • Note: Owners live next door
  • Note: There are steps down towards the property.

The property

Milnthorpe 2 miles.

Moss Cote is a tasteful, semi-detached bungalow resting within the hamlet of Slack Head in the Arnside & Silverdale AONB in Cumbria.

Those looking to experience the natural beauty of the area's sublime coast and countryside will find this the ideal base.

Enter the bright and airy accommodation and access the stylish tiled shower room, boasting a heated towel rail and a modern corner shower.

Adjacent to this, find a well-presented master bedroom, finished in calming neutral colours and looking across the owner's garden and into the distance.

The sitting room is perfect for unwinding after a scenic countryside stroll, boasting ample seating, a Smart TV and the added touch of a warming gas fire.

A modern galley-style kitchen comes amply-equipped with plenty of storage space and a number of handy appliances, ideal for whipping up something tasty of an evening.

This opens out into a sociable dining area with seating for six, and from here, find an open-plan single occasional bedroom for any extra guests wishing to stay.

During the warmer months you and your dog can soak up the sun on the glorious patio, surrounded by pleasant rockery and benefiting from a gas BBQ for a summertime feast.

Being based in the Arnside & Silverdale AONB, walking paths and trails run right from the doorstep of Moss Cote, ideal for you and your pooch to revel in the refreshing country air.

The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is a popular attraction close by, perfect for wildlife lovers to get their fix.

Travel slightly further afield to be at one with the stunning Morecambe Bay, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

Moss Cote is a splendid base from which to explore this magnificent region.

View on map

About the location


  • Arnside 3 miles
  • Silverdale 6 miles
  • Kendal 7 miles

Milnthorpe, once an important medieval market town, is located in the South Lakes between Kendal and Carnforth, just a few miles from the seaside village of Arnside. Reminders of the town's history can still be found today amongst the narrow lanes and historic buildings, which speak of a time when a coach and four was more common than a four-wheel drive. Set in lovely rolling countryside, the area has much to offer, with the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis offering a tropical hall and butterfly house. Dallam Tower and Levens Hall (historic and beautiful stately homes with their deer parks, topiary and ornamental gardens) provide a great day out for visitors. Leighton Hall, Sizergh Castle, the Great Lakes Aquarium, Windermere and Grizedale Forest are also all within easy reach and well worth a visit. From stunning limestone pavements and wonderful woodland walks to beaches and scenic coastal paths, there really is something for everyone.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas