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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Kirksanton, Millom, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Excellent - based on 15 reviews
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Alan S
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Peace and tranquility so close to the Lake District national park”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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My son and his fiancée who live in Singapore were visiting the UK in July to attend a friends' wedding in Hawkshead. As a Christmas present, they booked a week long stay at Raceside cottage to enable us to share the week with them and to take our two dogs.
We have been frequent visitors to the Lake District but have never been to the South West corner where the village of Kirksanton is located.
The village of Kirksanton is just that ! a tiny village with no mote than 20 properties including Raceside Cottage where we stayed. The accommodation is in a barn conversion and occupies the whole of the ground floor. We were delighted by the quality of the cottage and impressed by the amount of space in all the rooms, including bathroom.
The property was very clean and well maintained and it was a delight to discover that the owners had provided us with home baked bread, fresh cream muffins, milk and eggs.
Very welcoming after a busy drive. The beds were very comfortable and provided perfect rest and relaxation. The beach is a pleasant 20 minute walk away but can be accessed by car form either of the two neighbouring villages of Silecroft or Haverigg.
There was plenty of dog walking opportunity in the area which was great and everybody who we met, either local people or others on holiday were incredible friendly.
Our one regret that due to the social aspect of the wedding which went on for the whole week, we didn't get to try the highly recommended food at the King Billy pub in the village literally two minutes from the cottage. Good excuse to go back at a later date !
Be prepared to have a techno free week as there is no Wi-Fi in the cottage and mobile phone coverage is patchy, the cottage walls are incredibly thick. ! No bad thing as a stress reliever. If you are desperate there is free Wi-Fi in the coffee shop in Millom - a 10 minute drive away and there is a Tesco there for supplies.
All in all this is a great place, a lovely area and really nice people. I can thoroughly recommend it.

Date of stay: July 2015
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 8 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Andy G
York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Beautifully appointed and maintained, this cottage is in lovely quiet location only 20 minutes walk from an unspoilt beach.
Raceside Cottage definitely warrants its 4-star rating. The furnishings are very tasteful, the settees and beds extremely comfortable and the overall feel is very homely. The owners provide a welcome loaf of bread and home-made butterfly cakes which were really lovely.
The cottage has everything you need including TV and DVD player (with a good library of DVDs), books, games, etc.
There are several good circular walks from the cottage and our dogs had a wonderful time - especially on the beach!
Highly recommended - we would definitely go back again!

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: The high standard of the accommodation
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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dreamdres...
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Lovely warm cosy cottage, very dog friendly!”
Reviewed 10 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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person found this review helpful

Lovely cottage, dog friendly, very clean, cosy and warm what more could you want for a January break! Local pub in walking distance allows dogs and the food especially steak is great. The accommodation is below the owners but it still felt private enough. Is a bit of a drive to the main attractions in the lakes.

Date of stay: January 2014
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Shropshire
Reviewed 16 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Date of stay: August 2013
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Arbroath
Reviewed 18 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Date of stay: May 2013
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