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Waingatebridge Cottage Haverigg

Haverigg, Millom, Cumbria, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

2 Bedroom Terraced Cottage

The luxury cottage has central heating and comprises: Ground floor: kitchen/diner equipped with a fridge freezer, fan assisted oven, extractor hood, four ring halogen hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and a 4 seat dinning table. Lounge, TV with satellite Freeview, CD/DVD player, wood burning stove. Open stairs lead to the first floor: bedroom with a king size double bed and views across open fields. Bathroom with shower cubicle, bath, toilet, vanity basin and view of the lake district fells. Second floor: bedroom with double bed. Outside there is car parking at the rear and at the front there is a small sitting area, with flower tubs and garden furniture.

Local interest and activities: : The near bye town of Millom is 1.5 miles away, with a Tesco Supermarket and a good range of shops, restaurants, cafes and Take-aways. In Haverigg the village shop is open 7 days a week and caters for every need! The Harbour Hotel serves excellent bar meals, whilst the fish and chip shop has an adjoining café. Not far away the beach cafe is also open all year. Millom has an Italian restaurant, Da Vinci's, which is highly praised by all our guests and there are many good pub restaurants within a 10 mile radius. Walk to the Hodbarrow Nature Reserve and the R.S.P.B. hide - and watch the many species of migrating birds which use this area to rest during their long annual migratory flights. Search for rare orchids and Natterjack toads on the dunes, which are a dedicated S.S.S.I. The Cumbrian Coastal Way,running through the village, can lead you north or south alongside the peaceful estuaries and inlets, with spectacular views all around. Water Ski or Wakeboard at Port Haverigg Ski Club,

Further afield: : Ulverston, (20 miles) is a pretty Georgian town with cobbled streets, and a Thursday market. Climb to the top of Hoad Hill for some spectacular coastal views. Nearby Coniston Priory is a Buddhist retreat with a café, gift shop and lovely grounds bordering the estuary. See the famous ghosts at Muncaster Castle (12 miles) and also many rare trees and plants, or visit the World Owl Centre. Climb aboard the steam train ‘La’al Ratty’ at nearby Ravenglass and explore the beautiful Lakeland fells. Alternatively, travel to historic Lancaster or Carlisle. Both trips hug the beautiful coastline and provide a memorable day out. Georgian Whitehaven (27 miles) has strong Caribbean connections, and this historic link has brought us Cumberland Rum Butter amongst many more tasty culinary delights.

Traveling to Waingatebridge Cottages: : Waingatebridge Cottage and Haverigg are easily accessible by car or public transport. it is a 45 min picturesque drive from junction 36 on the M6.The town of Millom is just two miles away and there is a regular railway service to Barrow in Furness, going south, or towards Carlisle and Scotland to the north. For international travellers the nearest airports are Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool. In summary, Haverigg is situated on the Cumbrian Coastal Way in an unspoilt seaside location close to all the attractions of the Lake District. It is only 33 miles from Windermere and 16 miles from Coniston, and a world away from the crowds.


Andrea Slater

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    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Cottage style bathroom suite with separate power shower cubicle.

          Location Type

            • Rural


                • Away From It All
                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television


                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • churches
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • At the front of the house there is a small sunny patio area with a picnic bench/table and flower tubs. A maximum of two small dogs are welcome by prior notice/permission.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              4 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect country cottage !

                                                              Angela S.

                                                              An excellent stay at this quaint yet surprisingly spacious cottage, packed with everything one could need and then some ! Cosy, warm, clean and inviting - a real home from home.

                                                              the location is excellent and a two minute drive into haverigg. Plenty of walks and open space to explore.

                                                              only lacking in information - ie how to operate the tv, cooker and some local insight would be great. But other than that a great place and great adventure. this is a top place in a hidden gem of a location.

                                                              will be back very soon ! thanks

                                                              ps the dog loved it too - especially the cosy window seats !

                                                              Great Cottage Break

                                                              Adam S.

                                                              We have just returned from a really nice break at the cottage.

                                                              It has plenty of mod-cons but keeps its country charm. There is plenty of space in most rooms and it was kept to a good standard. I struggled with the low ceiling on the top floor but I am 6'2.

                                                              The stairs were quite steep so we did struggle carrying the baby down, not to the point that we would not return though. Our mother-in-law also found it a little difficult, especially with only one banister but she is not the most mobile.

                                                              Location-wise it was great for us, you can take the road into Haverigg (no footpath though) or you can take a scenic footpath along the riverbank down to Haverigg, which is a lovely coastal village. Not best suited for anyone with mobility issues but great otherwise.

                                                              Further down the road, you have Millom and it does have a few shops, namely a Tesco for your shopping. It is not the biggest Tesco and did not have a few things we were after, we ordered online and had it delivered the night we arrived (definitely reccommended if you are travelling from afar).

                                                              Personally we found it a little far out for visiting the Lakes, about 30-40mins to Coniston another 15-20 to Ambleside. Sat Navs say its shorter but the roads are narrow and windy so you have to take it easy.

                                                              All in all, we loved the cottage and its a great place to escape to. We just felt it was a little far out if you specifically wanted to visit the Lakes. We would definitelybreturn for a relaxing getaway though!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I am please that Adam and his family enjoyed there stay at the cottage.

                                                              I agree with Adam that 6'2" is quite tall for the top bedroom but there are not many small cottages of this type with 2 bedrooms. Regarding shops there is also a Large ASDA in Barrow and you can order online from them and also have it delivered.

                                                              The Lake District is a large area and we are known as the Western Lake district with Wast Water and the beautiful village of Ravenglass only a few miles up the road not to mention the miles & miles of unspoilt beaches. Many of the roads in the Lake District are narrow and windy which all ads to the beauty and charm of the journey.

                                                              Windermere, Ambleside and Coniston are more popular Lake District tourist areas but also more expensive and very busy in the summer.

                                                              All in all I think that Adam & his family were happy with there stay at the Cottage.

                                                              Excellent stay in lovely cottage

                                                              Julia H.

                                                              Really lovely stay at this quaint but modern cottage. Was met and shown round the cottage. really lovely open fireplace and cozy lounge. Lovely bedroom and bathroom. Lots of windy country roads to the main places but had a lovely weekend. Haverigg beach is lovely. Cottage has all the mod cons. Would def recommend this cottage and would go back. Thanks. Bargain price too

                                                              Stunning Cottage

                                                              Samantha B.

                                                              What a truly beautiful romantic cottage! Really great location, very clean and really well equipped - for us only a coffee maker missing! Fabulous location for seeing the vast majority of the lake district yet far enough away that you feel completely alone. Really nice neighbours as well - we got ten freshly laid eggs from the lady a couple of cottages up. We would completely recommend this cottage to any of our friends - it really was that good. For a fabulous but reasonably cheap meal go to Da Vincis in Millom - really good customer service and gorgeous food. For days out - take your pick! We went to the motor museum and South Lakes Animal Park - both really great fun and quite close by.

                                                              For us the only down side was that there were no instructions for the cooker or the overnight heaters so it was a bit of trial and error before we got the cooker to work.

                                                              To the owners - put a comments book in the cottage - really handy to know where things like the nearest big supermarket and good places to eat are. All in all we had a fabulous time and would love to come back again (hopefully quite soon!)

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are happy that Samantha enjoyed her time in Haverigg and for the nice comments about the cottage, taking the time and effort to write this review.

                                                              We really appreciate this valuable constructive feedback and as we speak my daughter is putting together a list of local attractions and brochures from the local tourist information. I am not sure that we can guarantee free eggs for future guests though!

                                                              I will ask Leanne who looks after the cottage for us to explain to guests on arrival how the cooker and heating system works.

                                                              I will also check with Samantha regarding her wish for a coffee machine if a filter coffee machine would suffice.

                                                              We would of course welcome Samantha back at any time.


                                                              Haverigg, Millom, Cumbria, UK

                                                              Waingatebridge Cottages were built in the 1860s and are situated in a quiet rural location 500 m from the unspoilt picturesque village of Haverigg with its long quiet sandy blue flag beach, (part of the Cumbrian Coastal Way) offering miles and miles of beautiful coastline and country walks on the doorstep. The village has a shop, Post Office/Newsagent, two pubs one serving nice food, a fish and chip shop/cafe, a beach café and a children's playground. Next to the village behind the beach is Hodbarrow Lagoon a freshwater lake, where there is a water sports centre and cable park for skiing, wake boarding, trout fishing and also has a large Bar serving food. The lagoon is also an R.S.P.B. site with a bird hide at the Hodbarrow Nature Reserve where you can watch the migrating birds. Its an ideal holiday location for lovers of the great outdoors and is also only half an hour away from the delights of Coniston, Windermere, Wast Water and many other popular Lake District locations.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              Pet Fee

                                                              Max 4 persons. The rental charge includes all electricity, water, bed linen, towels and tea towels. Please note that towels for the beach are not provided. We accept payments by PayPal, bank transfer,30% deposit then cash on arrival. Maximum 2 small pets are allowed by prior permission only. Each pet will incur an additional weekly charge of £10.00. We are flexible on change over days

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