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The Byre in Milton, Cumbria

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Byre description

Holiday home
This stone-built semi detached cottage is located on a working livestock farm in the rural hamlet of Milton, two miles from Brampton. Created from the careful conversion of an old dairy, this cottage has been tastefully decorated throughout with crooked beams, exposed stonework, a wood-burning stove and a fresh, modern kitchen. With accommodation all on one level, the spacious main bedroom comes with exposed beams, whilst outside, visitors can enjoy a decked area with countryside views. With so much to do in the surrounding area, this is an ideal property for a family trip or a vacation with friends.

Ideally placed for exploring northern Cumbria, the hamlet of Milton is close to all of the region's most popular attractions including Hadrians Wall, the Solway Firth coast and the Lake District National Park. The nearby market town of Brampton dates back to the Roman occupation, and shows evidence of attacks from Scottish border raiders and Jacobite uprisings. Apparently, the Scottish Bonnie Prince Charlie established his headquarters in one of the old buildings in Brampton, now a shop. Just a few miles away is Talkin Tarn Country Park, covering 180 acres - 65 of which make up the Tarn, a 10,000 year old glacial lake, fed by underwater springs. Slightly further south is Gelt Woods, an ancient forest along the banks of the River Gelt.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • On a farm

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Ms Roland
August 2015
The owners were a delightful couple and were very concerned that we had all our requirements met. They were also keen to give us the benefit of their knowledge of the area. The cottage was extremely comfortable and the beds were great. The surrounding countryside was beautiful and there were plenty of opportunities for long walks.
Miss Dawson
November 2015
The accommodation was fantastic, warm and comfortable. The hot tub was amazingly hot and clean, we were in it every night, even the snow didn't put us off. There was lots to see and do in the area and a very good taxi service close to hand to take us back from being in the pub. We will be going back in the summer I hope.
Miss McNally
November 2014
Loved it all, will visit again.
Mrs Gordon
June 2014
Loved the hot tub. and the cottage was lovely. Easy access to loads of attractions. Very welcoming - felt like home.
Mrs Trivett
August 2014
It was a lovely cottage with extremely comfortable beds. Beautifully clean upon arrival and a good amount of space generally.
Mr Jackson
September 2014
It was a lovely comfortable cottage and the travel around the region was good. We got to see many more places than I expected when planning the holiday.
Miss Smith
March 2014
Loved the log fire and the hot tub and how spacious the rooms were. A very relaxing time.
Mrs Pearson
March 2014
Loved the wood burning stove and hot tub. The owner was lovely and welcoming and her knowledge of places of local interest was excellent. Cranstons in Brampton nearby was a first class butcher. His fillet steaks and duck breasts in spicy plum sauce were the best. We were very close to the hot tub and being in close proximity to Hadrian's Wall and the Lakes made it perfect place to stay.
Mrs Moore
March 2014
We arrived to an open fire on a cold night which was lovely, the owner gave us some local walks, shops and site-seeing information which was greatly appreciated. The cottage was clean, tidy and warm - we had a great holiday with lovely walks, with our dog, in the forest across the road.
Mrs Borthwick
February 2014
We had a great weekend, greeted on arrival, the wood burner was already on so was lovely and warm. The cottage was close to the big Talkin Tarn country park which we walked a few times, the dogs loved it. We will be back because this was an ideal location for us.
Miss Greenhalgh
February 2014
We loved the fact that even though we managed to pick one of the worst weekends for weather, we still managed to have a lovely time. The log burner in the living room was lovely, and there is a new tv which accepts usb for films. Also next to the hot tub is a little hut, with jigsaws, dvd's and a cross trainer. We will definitely be returning
Miss Beck
September 2013
Lovely cottage, and very welcoming and obliging owner. Excellent walks from the cottage and other great walks within easy driving distance.
Miss Musson
November 2013
This holiday was full of relaxation, and this was due to the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners; they were fantastic. The place itself was great, and we cannot wait to come back and spend some more time exploring the lovely surroundings.
Miss Penney
September 2013
The cottage was beautifully designed in lovely gardens, and the rooms were very spacious and clean. The hot tub and the log fire made the perfect little extras for our break. I found our stay very relaxing and peaceful. The owner was extremely helpful.
Mr Darchambaud
July 2011
There is a lovely forest nearby which is excellent for walking dogs or just generally going for a walk. The owner is also particularly friendly and helpful.
Mrs Blake
January 2014
Everything was as advertised, the owners were friendly and the accommodation was nice and kept in good order. The hot tub was a nice touch. All in all an enjoyable experience.
Mr Johnson
September 2012
Nice location, friendly service, ideal base location for attractions. Nice spa. Quite secluded.
Mr Kale
October 2012
Lovely location, friendly owner. Property was exactly as described.
Mrs Fletcher
April 2011
We found it to be a lovely, cosy and friendly place to stay. Very quiet and peaceful, highly recommended
Mr Hyde
June 2011
The owner was very friendly and welcoming. The cottage was home from home, very comfortable and relaxing. I also found it's location suitable to explore Cumbria and the North Lakes.
Mr Costello
December 2012
Cosy homely feel, the owners were very welcoming and helpful always. Great location and hot tub was fab! Beautiful cottage with lovely log fire which made our Christmas week perfect including the Christmas tree provided, lovely touch. Would definitely go there again and already recommend to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Mr McNally
September 2012
Setting, people were friendly helpful.
Mrs Harris
August 2012
The location of the cottage was very good as it was near Hadrian's Wall which we wanted to explore.
Mr Farthing
November 2011
Lovely welcome from the owner. Lots of local information was given. Loved the stove in the sitting room - very cosy. Overall this property is an ideal place for anyone who wants to get away from it all.
Miss Atha
October 2010
I was super impressed with this cottage the pictures really don't do it justice. The lady who owns the property was fantastic; even though it was late at night she had lit the fire for us and waited up to give us the key. I did not want to leave it was so cosy. Thanks.
Miss Harper
October 2010
The location and the property were perfect for us. The wood burner and logs made it feel so homely. The decking was lovely, the gardens leading to the property a picture. The bathroom had a huge bath and separate shower. A welcome of milk and wine along with a basket of logs were provided.
April 2013
Everything was lovely the lady was very helpful was very relaxing would love to go back in the future
Ms Proctor
June 2010
Lovely welcome from owners, very helpful, extra touches. 'Huntingtons Restaurant' in Brampton serve very good food, very friendly.
Mr Smith
August 2010
Great holiday with a excellent cottage. Looking to book up next year!
Mrs Wright
July 2010
The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and a nice bottle of wine was in the fridge to welcome us. Walked the dog every morning at Talkin Tarn which is a five minute drive away.
February 2013
Cosy homely feel, the owners were very welcoming and helpful always. Great location and hot tub was fab! Beautiful cottage with lovely log fire which made our Christmas week perfect including the Christmas tree provided, lovely touch. Would definitely go there again and already recommend to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Mr Costello and Miss Stunt Peterborough, December 2012
September 2010
the byre was clean and cosy and we were made most welcome with our dog.we did not find the railway a problem at all,but the close loation to the main road was a wee bit disconcerting when walking the dog early morning and evening.the pavement tends to be non existant in places.
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