Hodbarrow House

2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests


A quirky little property with an interesting backstory.

Part of the former town police station and accompanying jail, Hodbarrow House has been sympathetically and stylishly converted to retain its unique character whilst providing modern-day comforts.

Situated in the small coastal town of Millom, Hodbarrow House is an ideal base for couples & friends looking to discover the beauty of the quieter Cumbrian coastline. The delights of the Southern & Western Lake District are also easily accessible by car.

The Details

-Sleeps 4

-Bathrooms 2

-No pets

-Parking (2 designated spaces)

-Residential area

The Space

Bright, open plan living area with comfortable seating & Smart TV.

Kitchen/Dining with fan oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine & dishwasher. Dining table.

Bedrooms, king room or twin room.

Bathroom with shower over bath, WC, basin, and heated towel rail.

En suite bathroom off master king with walk-in shower, WC, basin, and heated towel rail.


Small walled terraced area to rear with bistro seating.

What’s Included

-Bed linen and towels included

-WiFi, Gas central heating, and electricity included

Guest Notice

Due to the history and nature of the property, Hodbarrow House is situated centrally in the town of Millom and therefore is surrounded by other properties.

Due to the interior finishes, Hodbarrow House cannot accept children.




Situated on the fringes of the Lake District National Park and at the mouth of the Duddon Estuary, lies the small coastal town of Millom. Surrounded by numerous beaches and breathtaking beauty, this former bustling mining town, now enjoys a slower pace of life, however, offers plentiful amenities including several food stores, independent shops, takeaways, a museum, a theatre, train station, and more.

In the immediate area, nearby delights include the RSPB wildlife reserve at Hodbarrow, and the serene expansive beaches of Haverigg and Silecroft. Here you can sit idly, soak up the views and watch numerous sea birds take flight. Insider tip, the sunsets from Silecroft are truly stunning.

For those looking to stay active, Black Combe can be seen dominating the skyline, a 600m fell which on a clear day offers great views over the Cumbrian peninsula, coastline, and the Lake District fell ranges. The Cumbrian Coastal Way can also be accessed from Silecroft beach and offers fantastic views across the Irish Sea towards the Isle of Man.

Port Haverigg WakePark is Cumbria’s only wakeboarding park and is open to all abilities. Activities include wakeboarding, paddleboarding, water skiing, and an adventure park! Refreshments at the nearby ski bar of Herdwicks Cafe, are a must after a morning or afternoon spent on the water. A lap of the sea wall, whether on foot or by bike also offers fantastic big sky views towards the Lake District fells and the best bit, most of the time you will have it to yourself.

For horse lovers, Cumbrian Heavy Horses, are a sight to behold as majestic Shire Horses make their way down Silecroft Beach amongst the sea spray. Suitable for riders of varying ability this is an experience not to be missed.

Further up the coastline, there’s plenty more to keep you entertained, step back in time at the impressive Muncaster Castle, a historic castle with impressive gardens and Hawk & Owl centre, a great day out for the whole family.

Or hop on board the steam-powered La’al Ratty at Eskdale and enjoy a seven-mile scenic journey up to Ravenglass. Booking in advance is recommended during peak seasons. Make sure to also pay a visit to the Byre Cafe at Bootle for generous portions of hearty homemade food!

If you’re looking to also explore the beauty of the Lakes then the Lakeland villages of Coniston, Hawkshead, and Ambleside can be easily reached within an hour. The Western Lake District including Britain’s Best View, at Wastwater, is also just a 50-minute drive North along the Cumbrian Coast.


On Monday, 20 May 2024
"Very spacious and comfortable property."
On Thursday, 31 Aug 2023
"We loved the property and the design. Would love it as my own home. It is a lovely place to stay highly recommend it."
On Tuesday, 22 Aug 2023
"Well located and equipped house. Only a short distance to the Lake District."
On Monday, 10 Apr 2023
"We had a really lovely stay. It’s a beautiful property and was very comfortable. Loved the local recommendations for food and activities. Thank you so much for such attention to detail!"
On Sunday, 07 Aug 2022
"Amazing place. Beautifully styled, comfortable, and well equipped. Perhaps the best cottage we’ve ever stayed at. Highly recommend"
On Friday, 15 Jul 2022
“Fantastic place, great renovation, furnishings, and finishes are fantastic."
On Tuesday, 07 Jun 2022
"Lovely house! Exactly how the pictures depict. Very clean and lots of thoughtful touches. Location is slap-bang in the middle of Millom."
On Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022
"Lovely quirky little home was sad to leave. 10/10 would recommend. Accessible amenities, 15-minute walk to the beach, very peaceful, the fireplace was a nice touch."
On Friday, 04 Mar 2022
"Lovely stay in a gorgeous property"
On Wednesday, 05 Jan 2022
''Gorgeous place to stay if you're wanting to escape the city and enjoy walks along the beach. Really clean and stylish place. Loved the decor.''
On Saturday, 11 Dec 2021
"Our first holiday with our 3-month-old daughter. A really special time. The house was perfect as a haven to enjoy each other's company."
On Wednesday, 03 Nov 2021
"Property was really lovely, a home away from home. It was warm despite the poor weather we had, very clean and we felt very safe there. There were some family games and around and the quirkiness of being in the old prison was really fun for our boys. Tesco store around the corner was very helpful and the town of Millom has some fantastic parks around. All in all a great stay away!"
On Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021
"Lovely house with character, good base for exploring Lake District."
On Sunday, 17 Oct 2021
"Had a great stay at Hodbarrow House. The house is cosy, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. Great base to explore from and plenty of local amenities - would definitely recommend."
On Monday, 04 Oct 2021
"We had a glorious stay in this superbly appointed house. It was a great base for us to explore the area. Loved the cloakroom boot area as you enter the house. Perfect for storing our walking boots and coats meaning the house stayed clean and tidy. The bedrooms were a great size and the open plan kitchen/ sitting room was a lovely social area. We will be booking again."
On Saturday, 02 Oct 2021
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The place was immaculately clean & the decor was lovely. Would highly recommend it, a great base for exploring the Lakes."
On Monday, 20 Sep 2021
"Beautiful House very tastefully decorated with easy access to local beaches, some beautiful walks, and ideal for summer. Would definitely recommend and stay again."
On Sunday, 19 Sep 2021
"Fantastic, absolutely loved the accommodation. Very clean and perfect for the Lakes."
On Sunday, 05 Sep 2021
"We loved our stay here! The house is beautifully decorated with some lovely nods to the building's history. The large open space was perfect for socialising and relaxing with lovely big bedrooms. Location is great for all the key sites and days out. Highly recommend!"
On Tuesday, 31 Aug 2021
"Lovely place to stay, clean and modern. The location is opposite the train station with easy access to the lakes and the beach about a 15-minute walk."
On Saturday, 28 Aug 2021
"We had a lovely stay here and just wish that we had stayed longer. We enjoyed trips to the beach, Coniston and St Bees."
On Sunday, 22 Aug 2021
"Lovely stay- the apartment is decorated beautifully and felt like home from home. Was a great base for us to travel to other parts of the Lakes."
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