The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
When you think of the Lake District you picture lakes, mountains and often hordes of tourists. But head west to the Solway Coast and discover a quieter side, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty blessed with delightful coastal villages like Allonby.
Prepare to gaze in awe at the wide, horseshoe bay, backed by sand dunes and affording sweeping vistas of the Isle of Man and southern Scotland. Look out for birdlife, the occasional seal and dolphin, wild Allonby ponies, not to mention tame ones for rides on the sands.
Explore Allonby's cobbled backwaters, dipping in and out of the shops and eateries, where you'll sample Cumbrian hospitality at its best. On a hot summer's day, cool down with a large dollop of homemade ice-cream.
Windsurf in one of the northwest's best spots. Walk the ancient Smugglers' Route or a chunk or two of the Cumbrian Coastal Way. Head inland to the Solway Plain crisscrossed with tranquil lanes, paths and bridleways. Add golf, freshwater fishing, nature reserves and a selection of vibrant festivals.
Drive up the coast to the seaside town of Silloth, with its prom, harbour and golf course, or down to Maryport, with its striking Georgian architecture, aquarium, wave centre and Senhouse Roman Museum. The region has a colourful history and other places of interest include Milefortlet 21 (World Heritage Site), Anglo-Saxon saltpans and stately homes like Mirehouse and Caerlaverock Castle just across the border.
Come evening, watch spectacular sunsets slip into the sea then unwind in your cosy Allonby cottage Please find below our self-catering holiday cottages to rent in Allonby, Cumbria.
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Cove Cottage | Allonby, Solway Firth | Cumbria & The Lake District
Quiet terraced cottage in Allonby. Four poster bed, close to beach and shops, ideal family accommodation. Great touring base for Lakes, coast and country.
The Keep | Aspatria near Wigton | Cumbria & The Lake District
Lovely cottage in Aspatria. Open fire. Rear enclosed garden. Close to Lake District National Park. Wigton 8.5 miles.
Bramble Cottage | Birkby near Maryport and Cockermouth | Cumbria & The Lake District
Wonderful barn conversion in Birkby village, near Maryport in Cumbria. Luxury accommodation, with AGA oven, roll-top bath and games room. An ideal base for visiting the Lake District National Park. Cockermouth 7 miles.
The Snug | Dearham near Cockermouth | Cumbria & The Lake District
High quality terraced cottage in lovely Lakeland village of Dearham. Super king-size beds, open fire, pubs and shop in village. Cockermouth 4 miles.
Harbour House | Maryport near Cockermouth | Cumbria & The Lake District
Charming Maryport cottage in historic coastal town. Sleeps six. Four bedrooms. Ideal for families or friends. Close to town amenities. Cockermouth 7 miles.
Wren Cottage | Dearham near Cockermouth | Cumbria & The Lake District
Pretty cottage in Dearham. Super king-size double, walking from doorstep, close to coast. Village pub 4 mins walk. Cockermouth 5 miles.
8 Station Mews | Silloth, Solway Firth | Cumbria & The Lake District
A very comfy terraced Silloth cottage, just a few minutes’ stroll from the beach, shops, pubs and eateries. Golf course on the doorstep. Ideal touring base. Keswick 24 miles.
Albion Cottage | Silloth, Solway Firth | Cumbria & The Lake District
Charming terraced cottage situated next to owner’s public house, in the seaside resort of Silloth. Quality, comfortable accommodation. Championship golf course nearby. Keswick 24 miles.
Church View Cottage | Cockermouth | Cumbria & The Lake District
One of our charming Lake District cottages, this romantic retreat is in the northern lakes town of Cockermouth. Four poster bed, beams. Bassenthwaite 7 miles.
White Gables | Great Clifton near Cockermouth | Cumbria & The Lake District
Wonderful Great Clifton cottage in rural village, close to the town of Cockermouth. Quality accommodation, designer kitchen, pool table. Ideal for families and groups of friends. Keswick 18 miles.