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The Stables

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Beckfoot near Silloth, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king and 1 x double
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen and sitting area with electric fire
  • Conservatory
  • Central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available
  • Large rear garden with lawn, patio, and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.3 miles, pub 0.9 miles

The property

Silloth 4.4 miles.

The Stables is a wonderful two-bedroom cottage resting between the idyllic hamlets of Mawbray and Beckfoot near Silloth, Cumbria and is only 200 metres from the sandy beaches of the Solway Firth.

Enjoying a superb location along the coast in this designated Area of Natural Beauty with a private animal sanctuary next door, The Stables is a fantastic choice for your next getaway to the Lake District.

Entering the cottage on the ground-floor, you will find an open-plan living space with a well-equipped kitchen.

If the weather is nice, why not make the most of it and dine out in the large rear garden?

After dinner, retire to the plush sofas in the sitting room or head upstairs to the snug where you will find a selection of books and leaflets on the local area.

Completing the ground floor is a handy shower room where you can freshen up after the day's adventures.

Head upstairs to two tastefully decorated bedrooms, a king size room, and a double room.

Nearby you will find the Lowther Arms Community Pub, serving traditional pub classics and real ales, alternatively two miles further is Allonby which has two hotels with restaurants and two cafes.

The historic town of Maryport is a further 5 miles away where you can stock up on essentials in the supermarkets before exploring marine life at the Aquarium, or enjoy the fascinating history of the Titanic and Mutiny on the Bounty at the Maritime Museum, or even visit the Roman Museum and learn about the history of the area.

5 miles in the other direction from The Stables is Silloth, you can visit the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty office and gain information on the Solway wetlands, home to the RSPB reserve Campfield Marsh.

Consider trips out for the Wartime or Religious trails, with information on walks, cycling, and fishing you will be spoilt for choice, there is even the Silloth on Solway Golf Course which is of international standard and one of the finest in the country.

Further afield is Carlisle where you can visit the Castle and learn all about the border wars or visit the Magnificent Cathedral, the museum is well worth a visit being on the site of the famous Hadrian’s wall which goes cross country to Wallsend on Tyne.

Take a day to explore this or take it easy and picnic in Bitts Park or enjoy a spot of retail therapy.

However, you choose to spend your time in the Lake District, be sure to choose The Stables as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Maryport 12 miles; Carlisle 23 miles.

The popular resort of Silloth in West Cumbria lies north of the Lake District on the shore of the Solway Firth. On the opposite shore lie the hills of Southern Galloway in Scotland and to the south Skiddaw and the Northern Fells can be seen. Silloth was renowned for its "invigorating air, temperate climate, airy streets, its promenade and beach". It has glorious sea and mountain views and the light and the sunsets are renowned. It was developed in the 1850s; the railway arrived in 1856, the docks were opened 3 years later. The Carr's biscuit factory flour mill opened in 1886. Silloth was for a time, one of the country’s premier seaside resorts. The town was laid out on a regular grid pattern and planned as a "health resort for the upper and middle classes". The streets running off the wide, tree lined, cobbled Criffel Street are all named after the rivers flowing into the Solway Firth. The 'Green', an ever present feature is 34 acres of open grassland and is communal space for all to enjoy. Silloth and Solway Golf Club, situated in the town is a championship course which is ranked No 1 by the National Club Golfer Magazine 2016 for both quality and value. There are superb walks, particularly along the coastline, south to Allonby and north to Grune Point. Birdwatching is ever present. Both the Lake District and the English Heritage site of Hadrian's Wall are an easy 40 minute drive away. With quiet country roads and the Cumbria Coastal Way this is an ideal location for cyclists and walkers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas