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“Warm, welcoming, peaceful and great buns!!!”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Kirksanton, Millom, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Dave M
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3 reviews
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“Warm, welcoming, peaceful and great buns!!!”
Reviewed 5 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We thought an up to date review was needed so here we go.

The cottage was everything that we wanted for our first break with our three month old. We tend to cook a lot whilst we're away and it made a nice change that the kitchen had everything we needed and more!

The open plan living area created a pleasant social setting whilst cooking and eating rather than being stuck in a separate room.

The bedrooms were incredibly warm and cosy with loads of space (especially important for all the baby paraphernalia!!) and were a very relaxing space to unwind in after the days activities.

The cottage did not advertise wifi but you can use the WiFi belonging to the owners above - the only problem in the walls are so thick the signal is very weak - try the back bedroom!!

Viv and Roy (living above) were on hand if we needed anything but left us alone so we didn't really know they were there. It was a lovely touch having homemade buns on arrival (we could have eaten them twice over) along with the bread and milk.

The location itself is very quiet. The beach is exactly one mile down a track but this was very muddy due to the time of the year but that didn't matter as there was a hosepipe outside the back door, ideally placed to hose our muddy running gear and the dogs down afterwards. The beach itself is very quiet and unspoilt and if you don't want to walk there, the car park at Silecroft is only a few minutes drive.

Unfortunately the village pub was being refurbed but there is a decent pub in Silecroft and a couple in Haverigg, only a short drive away.

Overall we had a fantastic week and we would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a quiet relaxing break in the lakes.

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nikkNorth...
north west england
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful Location, Beautiful accomodation, Kitchen short of nothing!”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Myself and my husband and children and grandchildren and dogs...... stayed in Raceside cottage in July for one week. I have never stayed in such well equipped cottage accommodation. I had taken pots and pans and ... almost everything that is usually missing from rented accommodation, only for my husband to say, we could have saved a fortune in fuel if you hadn't brought all the equipment that is already here! We cooked for 5 people most nights and it was a joy to stay in and cook (not something that can usually be said for a rental cottage). The garden is beautiful, the bathroom is spacious and shower constantly hot! The master bedroom is lovely and the lounge dining room is very comfortable, spacious and just SO practical. We took our 2 dogs and they settled immediately. Viv and her husband are really lovely people - and whoever baked the cakes that were left for us on our arrival! 10 out of 10! I suppose it depends on what your expectations are, but we just wanted somewhere comfortable, clean, and quiet. And this cottage has it all! A very short drive, or 20 minute walk to the beach - which in itself is so clean and unspoilt! We were there every evening until 10pm - both grandchildren and dogs thought they had died and gone to heaven! Kirksanton is a really quiet place to stay, nothing there really only King Billy pub and pretty village square with nice area/park for little ones. Haverigg and Millom are just 5 minutes away by car, and the café in Millom, just over the bridge, serves great snacks, very reasonably priced, with a beautiful garden to sit in. We ate out in the Bear on the Square on Sunday Lunch, and it was a really good meal, and again very reasonably priced, and the staff and locals were so friendly. My only quibble was that in the small bedroom you can hear noises of the owners above you from quite early in the morning, but hey, take ear plugs! We are booked back in to the cottage in August 2015 and the only additional item I will be taking this time is a pack of ear plugs! Bear in mind that we are British and have to moan about something! Don't even think about booking this accommodation - JUST DO IT before it is booked up! We had a lovely time and a wonderful stay in this cottage in Kirksanton! Thanks Viv and hubby - I promise to return your bedsheet in August!

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Liked best: The well equipped kitchen
Liked least: nothing at all
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Alan S
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Reviewed 8 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Andy G
York, United Kingdom
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4 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!

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Liked best: The high standard of the accommodation
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Holly B
Stockport, United Kingdom
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6 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.

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