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Sun House

(Ref. 1027006)

Allonby, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property ideally located only minutes from the beach."

    Very good communication with the owner who was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Sunhouse was fabulous."

    We highly reccommend it on the basis of good amenities, a kind and helpful host and a wonderful, wonderful location. This house is REALY near the sea. What a memorable holiday!

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Aug 2023

  • "The general areas of the cottage were lovely and homely."

    But it says outdoor space which is basically a tiny, tiny courtyard surrounded by approx 8ft walls with no view and very little sun/light. The rooms were spacious and lovely decorated. The sofa in the living room could be doing with being renewed also as you kinda fall into it. The main fact for us was no outdoor space, the chairs which are in the picture at the front weren't even there to sit on in a space which you could breathe. The surrounding area looks extremely run down with practically no amenities however we were close to the beach so we could access that with a picnic. Due to this fact and tbe space we will not be returning all be it as a family we had a lovely time in your home being together. Mary thomson

    Reviewed by Mary3.8May 2023

  • "Loved Sun House."

    Very well equipped-nothing was missing. The only problem was there is no garden and that is hard when you have a dog. Otherwise really good.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property,close to the beach."

    Everything provided ,bottle of wine ,biscuits,tea coffee sugar. Clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Marjorye5.0Aug 2022

  • "The back yard is a bit optimistic in its description."

    Not really worth mentioning really and certainly not spacious enough for more than one person or even a child. The only disappointment as the rest of the property was excellent in every respect.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the sun house."

    The beach is on the door step ideal for dog walks. The house has everything that we needed. The board games provided and the smart TV kept us busy even on a rainy day. Beds were very comfy and we all had lots of room.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant, really spacious it surprised me how big it was!"

    Perfectly clean and the owners are lovely! 2 seperate families and 2 dogs all under one roof and not cramped at all. Great location for travelling into the lakes and the beach is practically on your doorstep.....we will be back! Thank you Sun House for helping us make some memories for our kids!

    Reviewed by Ashlee5.0Apr 2022

  • "The house was lovely and warm when we arrived and the owners had literally thought about everything you might need."

    Sun house was well furnished and clean and I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jan 2022

  • "Cottage was perfect in every way, exactly as advertised and spotlessly clean and ..."

    Cottage was perfect in every way, exactly as advertised and spotlessly clean and tidy, the owners left us a welcome pack which was so kind and much appreciated, lovely few days by the sea

    Reviewed by Gilly5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great property in time warp village."

    Lots of walks close to nice friendly pub. Will definitely recommend and hope to stay again in the future

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "What a beautiful property."

    It was exactly how it was advertised. Everything that you would need to make your stay a comfortable as possible....including board games and dvds:) I will and have already recommended this property to friends and family. With the beach and coastal walks a minute walk from the properties front door this made an excellent base for an enjoyable few days away, thank you :)

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2021

  • "Well equipped House clean and comfy well located in a nice village near the Beach"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house is very spacious and was ideal for the 8 adults and two dogs."

    All 4 bedrooms have comfy beds, plenty of room and storage and downstairs there is a large dining room and sitting room that accommodated us all easily. The kitchen is modern, as are both bathrooms and the house is nicely decorated throughout. The Ship Inn is a 100 yard walk away and the chip shop about 200 yards. What more can you ask for? I have no problem recommending this house, as we all had a great time there and will hopefully all go back again sometime.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, extremely well equipped even down to providing bowls and towel for the dog."

    Great base for exploring the lakes and Scotland. Also ideally situated in the village with the pub round the corner which serves excellent meals to takeaway or in the restaurant. The tearoom practically next door does an excellent breakfast and the beach is just across the road. Great holiday and have already booked to go back next year

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Aug 2021

  • "Such a beautiful house and perfect for a family holiday."

    We didn’t need to contact the owners whilst we were there as we had no issues at all. Perfect getaway for the family and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Danni5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a great time in this very well equipped cottage."

    Would like to have had a cordless vacuum cleaner as the little Henry was too awkward for me to use on stairs and in bedrooms. There was also a problem with recycling as the bin was almost full on arrival and by day three we were having to use the public recycling bins near the public toilets at the beach. The general waste bin was also full on the day of departure. Although the ceiling heights are good the door frames are lower than standard and might be a problem for taller guests.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The house exceeded our expectations."

    Everthing was so comfortable and it felt like home ❤️. The stay was amazing - the beach, the play park and the cafe next door. Lots of time on the beach, dog walking and even a bit of swimming! Great stay, thank you just what we all needed

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Jul 2021

  • "A truly beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet coastal village."

    Well furnished with quality beds, linens and kitchen equipment with the added bonus of the washing machine and tumble dryer. Kids were slightly disappointed that the games console had gone but it did get them to actually enjoy the scenery instead. 40 minutes to Keswick or Carlisle and only 5 miles to the nearest big supermarket. Local pub has great food and the village store has a fine array of sweets and ice cream. Loved our holiday here and can't recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jun 2021

  • "Sun Cottage has been beautifully renovated, it was in an ideal location, just across the road from the beach, park and car park."

    Whole family thoroughly enjoyed the stay! Kitchen was the best equipped kitchen we have ever seen, really surprised us. And the washer and dryer was a massive bonus. Would definitely recommend and would stay again!

    Reviewed by Olga5.0May 2021

  • "Sun House represented very good value for money, it was fitted out to a high standard, well presented and very clean whilst also offering practical flooring etc to accommodate our dog."

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2020

  • "Good quality furnish."

    Well equipped. The owners were helpful.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2020

  • "The holiday cottage wsa great."

    I am not impressed with Sykes response which has been covered in the media regarding bookings and caronovirus which makes me apprehensive when dealing with sykes, the company. The holiday was great.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Sun House."

    The house is decorated beautifully throughout and everything is to a high standard. The beds were so comfy and there was plenty of room for 4 adults and 3 children. There's a brilliant play park for children a 2 minute walk away, right next to the beach. It's a half HR drive from the lake District wildlife park which we went to and enjoyed. The hosts left a lovely bottle of wine and ice cream for us which was a lovely touch. The kitchen has all the plans and utensils you would need for cooking, and the dishwasher was a god send! Thank you for a lovely holiday, we will be back! Laura & family

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Aug 2020

  • "Sun house is a spacious, comfortable, very well equipped cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean. It has no garden but being so close to the beach easily compensates for this. We loved the quiet beaches, paddling and flying kites and it is only half an hour from the northern lakes if you head inland. A great get away from it all place. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2020

  • "We arrived to a very emmaculate and comfortable home from home."

    Kids loved it too which was really important to us. Jim the owner was very good with communicating with us and making sure we were okay. We had a lovely and restful stay and could not ask for more. Thankyou for the wine too :) We will be back in the near future.

    Reviewed by Daisy5.0Jul 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with bath, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x super-king-size [with sitting room and tv-on the top floor]
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Wifi available
  • 2 well behaved pets welcome
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and a selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Public parking close by
  • Rear courtyard area with bench seating
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Resting just spaces away from Allonby’s glorious shingle beach is this charming, terraced property, Sun House.

This spacious accommodation is the perfect choice for groups of families and friends in pursuit of exploring this part of Cumbria’s coastline and to venture into the Lake District National Park for memorable days out.

As you enter into the property, be charmed by the Victorian-style titles within the hallway, where you can kick off your sandy shoes before exploring the rest of the property.

Head into the well-equipped kitchen, which contains an electric oven, induction hob, microwave and dishwasher, ensuring that you and your loved ones can cater delicious meals for the duration of your stay.

Once breakfast, lunch or dinner is ready, gather everyone around the formal dining table, comfortably seating six people, a great spot for spending quality time together and planning the following day’s adventure.

After an action-packed afternoon, look forward to unwinding within the sitting room with a characterful inglenook fireplace to admire as you tune into the TV.

Younger guests can venture to the second-floor snug, home to a good selection of games, promising hours of entertainment before heading to bed.

Concluding downstairs is the utility, boasting a washing machine and a tumble dryer, so you can easily wash and dry your clothes after your day at the beach.

As the evening draws to a close, be spoilt for choice by the three bedrooms that await you, situated across the first and second floor, designed to offer a flexible sleeping arrangement for all party make-ups.

Choose between the a king-size bedroom and en-suite, a double, a twin with zip/link features, or head to the second floor to find a twin bedroom, together sleeping up to six people and served a family bathroom with a shower over bath.

Better acquaint yourself with your surroundings by taking a short stroll through the village, where you will find a pub, a quaint tearoom, a fish and chip shop and a shop for picking up the essentials, accompanied by a shingle beach, backed by sand dunes, promising a wonderful day out.

If you are feeling active, choose to explore the Cumbria Coastal Walk which passes through the village, or how about a round of golf at one of the nearby courses?

Venture to nearby Maryport, where you will find further attractions, including ward-winning coastal aquarium and maritime and Roman museums, or further afield is the bustling city of Carlisle.

The Lake District National Park plays host to a plethora of hiking routes and Keswick is a scenic drive away, surrounded by mountains like Skiddaw and home to Castlerigg Stone Circle and Derwent Water with boat trips.

Sun House is an outstanding property for a fun-filled holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Maryport 5 miles; Cockermouth 10 miles; Keswick 23 miles; Carlisle 23 miles.

The popular seaside resort of Allonby sits along a five-mile crescent shaped bay on the Solway Firth, offering a clean shingle beach on high tide but miles of safe sand in an endless beach as the tide goes out. The flat terrain is ideal for walkers of all ages and for dogs, and is also popular with windsurfers and kite flyers, plus there are beautiful panoramic views across the bay towards Criffel and the Galloway Hills of Scotland. The village is set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has kept much of its Georgian and Victorian charm, with cobbled lanes, curious corners to explore and several splendid buildings, one of which is The Baths, an imposing colonnaded building.The majestic Lake District Fells make a perfect backdrop to the village. The Cumbria Coastal Walk and Allerdale Ramble pass through the village. Links golf is available at Maryport Golf Course and the world renowned Silloth Golf course. A short trip will take you to the historic city of Carlisle, nip over the border to Gretna Green, experience the 2000-year legacy of Hadrian’s Wall or enjoy fun packed days out exploring the beautiful Western Lakes and fells where there is a wealth of things to see and do, including Hadrian's Cycleway where you can take in the stunning views on your journey. The stunning Whinlatter Forest Park, near Keswick is a haven for mountain bikers and walkers and the Go Ape high wire adventure course is ideal for the more adventurous. Allonby is a perfect year-round retreat providing an ideal base from which to explore the area.

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