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The Dormie House

(Ref. 935577)

Silloth, Solway Firth, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "The road outside the front of the property was very busy with cars and HGVs ."

    Also I was not given an option of where I wanted to sleep.I would have prefered the back bedroom as it was quieter. The lovely touches of milk and biscuits was great. It was only a 5min walk to either the shop or beach which was great.

    We do apologise for the traffic issues, we do make up the beds in the front bedroom as the view across the golf course to Scotland is beautiful. Thank you for your positive comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol3.8May 2024

  • "Had such a lovely stay!"

    Very clean and well maintained property; in a lovely quiet town. Highly recommended!

    Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Silloth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aiden5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was a very clean property, which provided a base to exploring the area."

    Host communicated well, and listing pictures are accurate. There is a really a lovely relaxing view across the golf course, and a cycle path just outside the property walks you into town in minutes

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Jul 2023

  • "Our stay at The Dormie House was delightful."

    The location was ideal, with easy access to the town centre and just a short walk to the beach. Bev and her team's thoughtful gestures made us feel genuinely welcomed. Our dog had a fantastic time too, eagerly heading to the beach every morning. A memorable experience indeed!

    Thank you for your comments and we are really glad you enjoyed your break Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean."

    well equipment kitchen , good bathroom and the comfiest beds.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are so pleased you enjoyed our cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "Silloth, is a lovely place, with great beaches, lovely views and what a clean town silloth is,friendly people,with lots of good walking."

    Dormie house is a warm, clean little house, it is very basic inside, this is reflected in the price. The beach is literally across the road, cut through the golf course, and it is literally there with wonderful views of Scotland. The only disappointment with dormie house was there was no freezer.and no washing machine. The house is up for sale,l noticed,would l book again,the answer is No,only,because of the lack of freezer and washing machine.

    We are glad you enjoyed Silloth. We are disappointed that the things you complained about were things you knew were not there when you booked the Dormie. We have never had a washing machine and have fairly recently put a new kitchen in the property with a new fridge and purposely did not choose to have a freezer as it always took so long to defrost between sits. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in good location very helpful owners"

    Thank you for your review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were made to feel very welcome, even put a Christmas tree in for us."

    Dormie is a lovely property with all the equipment and facilities you need to have a comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely clean house."

    Great location for sandy beach and the town. We could have done with a freezer also sofas in the lounge were very uncomfortable which made it hard to relax and watch TV at night but these were minor details. Had a great stay at Dormie.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in The Dormie The house very clean and very comfortable ..."

    We had a lovely stay in The Dormie The house very clean and very comfortable The owner had very kindly left us tea, coffee, milk and a cake which was great The local area was really nice too and the people were very welcoming and friendly The only thing I would like to see added would be a washing line so we could dry towels etc after use

    Reviewed by Katherina5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage and hosting was both outstanding!"

    Siloth is lovely and we will return!

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Aug 2021

  • "Cottage lovely and clean; brilliant location next to golf course, and close to beach and village, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would recommend the cottage and the location for a nice relaxing break, people very friendly lots of good walks especially if you have a dog, lots of places are dog friendly too."

    Most enjoyable break, thank you .

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Jul 2021

  • "Dormie House in Silloth is a little hidden gem."

    firstly, the place is spotless. we were greeted with a lovely warm place with new kitchen, excellent bathroom

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Apr 2021

  • "Had a really enjoyable stay at the Dormie House."

    The house is immaculate throughout and really cosy, beds very comfy and excellent views. The garden at the back of the house is a lovely little sun trap. Owner very helpful and friendly will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely little house, ideal location for the golf course, immaculately clean and perfect for what we needed."

    Also easy communication with the owner, which was helpful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was homely and very clean and tidy."

    The beds were quite firm which was really good for my bad back. Bedrooms were a good size. The welcome pack that was left was a really nice touch. Posters left that told you were shops, beach, pub and places of interest was useful. We had a lovely holiday at The Dormie House and would book again.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was spacious and spotless."

    Comfy beds and easy street parking. Lacking the usual extras, DVD's books etc but all down to Covid I think. Would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.4Jul 2020

  • "Amazing cottage, beautifully clean, everything provided that you need, dog ..."

    Amazing cottage, beautifully clean, everything provided that you need, dog friendly with secure back yard, bedrooms were a great size, beds and bedding very comfy, Bev (owner) was lovely met us on arrival and advised on dog friendly places to go and how to get to beach etc, will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely clean place."

    .. some nice touches...milk in the fridge and custard doughnuts on arrival, tea n coffee and washing liquids/hand soap provided. Comfy beds and warm duvets. Easy heating controls. Would probably have used the lounge more if sofa's were more comfy and the view of the tv better from second sofa.. but not a major issue as we were out n about alot...such a beautiful area..especially along the coast rd. We drove to Keswick and Cockermouth..both great. Lovely view of the golf course and an easy walk into town or the beach. We've already rebooked for next year so we certainly enjoyed our stay. And any problems Bev will sort out for you. Cant say fairer than that... looking forward to our return x

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Nov 2019

  • "We have been to this property twice this year, with our dog and both times have had a super week."

    The property was still to it's high standards of cleanliness, comfort and had everything we needed for our home away from home. Bev the owner met us personally with the keys and ensured we had everything we needed. We had a lovely peaceful and relaxing week. The property we think is in an ideal location for getting to everywhere we wanted to go, and we went quite a few places. Very dog friendly around and about and we couldn't have had a nicer week.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Dormie House is a pleasant terraced property facing the golf course."

    The owner, Bev is a very nice lady who will greet you and leaves a pint a milk and doughnuts. yum yum. The house is comfortable, well equipped and very clean. (the only thing lacking for us was a bed side light as we like to read in bed and the bedrooms are very dark if you need to get up during the night) Access to the beach is so easy either across the golf course or around the golf course. The village has all you would need. We were blessed with very good weather and there was a carnival on the village green while were there. The promenade is very good and you can walk for miles. We would recommend The Dormie House and it is an ideal base.

    Reviewed by Pat4.4Aug 2019

  • "The House was very clean and everything was just perfect."

    It was an ideal location for playing Golf at Silloth Golf Club.Hopefully we will be back sometime in the future.The host provided us with some nice goodies which was a nice touch.Thanks Bev..

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2019

  • "We loved the holiday and are trying to get time off from work to go back in September."

    The Dormie, Silloth, Cumbria, was clean, comfortable and welcoming after a day out sightseeing and walking on the beach with our dog, Sierra. This is the first time we have taken a dog away with us (usually left with family) we were so surprised at all the dog friendly shops etc. Which made places more accessible for us. Having Sierra with us made it a little more special and having a pet friendly base to live for our holiday was great. Bev was a great host, met us with the keys and ensured we had everything we needed. We really hope to be back in September.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2019

  • "Great for the town and the beach and getting around enjoyed our stay and the ..."

    Great for the town and the beach and getting around enjoyed our stay and the weather was wonderful which made it even better

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7May 2019

  • "A good central base for visiting the North West of England and the South West ..."

    A good central base for visiting the North West of England and the South West coast of Scotland ie The Lake District and Galloway

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2019

  • "There is no mention that the cottage is on a very busy road with lorries passing constantly and it is a very small courtyard."

    Most uncomfortable chairs ever and very low to sit on.

    Reviewed by Kevin2.2Nov 2018

  • "We had a great holiday in this getaway house."

    Walks on the long beach in the morning with the dog and a very friendly little town. House was great for a week stay although no iron, ironing board or washing machine. Does have wifi and everything else you would need. No problem at all with parking outside the house and a great base to explore the area, will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8Nov 2018

  • "Lovely welcome on arrival."

    Nice clean cottage, and very comfortable beds!!!

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Oct 2018

  • "We had the most relaxing time at the cottage, the beach was minutes away as was ..."

    We had the most relaxing time at the cottage, the beach was minutes away as was the local pub and take aways The owner was lovely and helpful And met us with the keys She brought milk and donuts for us to eat Thanks so much for the perfect chill out holiday

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Oct 2018

  • "Friendly host who left us doughnuts and pint of milk."

    Good accommodation. Beds and settee a little too firm for our comfort.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Oct 2018

  • "I had read plenty of good reviews of the cottage, so did go expecting it to be pretty good, and it was much as expected, but more spacious - especially the two bedrooms - airy and light, with lots of space."

    Bev, the owner was lovely and welcoming on our arrival, with a bottle of milk, jam doughnuts and dog biscuits. There was also a parking permit for our use anywhere in town that it was needed, advice on how to get to the beach, and recommendations on all essential facilities in the town. The beach itself, when we went to it, was simply stunning - very quiet, and a massive long stretch of sand, with plentiful views of Dumfries and Galloway over the Solway Firth. A bit of a challenge to reach with a buggy over the sand dunes, but definitely worth the effort. Bev is a golf coach and former pro golfer, and the dining room doubled up as a golf practice room, which would have been brilliant if you are a fan of golf - and almost tempted me to learn

    Reviewed by Elanor4.7Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was clean and tidy and the beds were comfortable."

    There were however issues which could and should have been highlighted in the property description. Notably: 1 The 2 bedrooms are on the 1st floor whereas the only toilet/bathroom is situated on the ground floor. This is both inconvenient and becomes progressively annoying the longer you stay. 2 The kitchen lacked many of the facilities essential to a self catering holiday. In particular there were no laundry facilities (ie no washing machine or dryer' and no iron or ironing board). 3.There was no dishwasher and the kitchen utensils were sparse (for example there were no egg cups) and not conducive to anything other than basic cooking.

    Reviewed by William3.1Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and included lots of handy things we might need and games for entertainment."

    The owner even left us donuts to welcome us.

    Reviewed by Delia5.0Jul 2018

  • "Great location, good host"

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jul 2018

  • "The owner was very helpful telling us to contact her if there were any problems."

    The property was within easy walking distance of the centre of Silloth and the beach. It was spotless.

    Reviewed by Bridget4.7Jun 2018

  • "Immaculate holiday cottage."

    Fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2018

  • "Nice and helpful contact to landlady."

    Really clean. Parking just in front of the door. Cosy rooms.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2018

  • "We got there very early and contacted Bev who very kindly allowed us in to the cottage, we could not ask for a more warmer welcome."

    The cottage was spotless homely.The area was quiet and the locals were very nice the cottage was perfect for our needs being easy to go to the places we wanted to without to much trouble. As have nobility problems i was nervous about the stairs, but needn't have worried although the stairs were steep they manageable. I would like to thank Bev for her warm welcome and would not hesitate to return again in the futre. You made our week away very pleasant we could not recommend this escape higher

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2018

  • "Owner friendly and helpful."

    Exceptionally clean and beds extremely comfortable.

    Reviewed by Kath4.6Sep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean."

    Welcomed by the owner Bev on arrival who had left some very much appreciated goodies including bread, milk, butter, orange juice, dog treats, chocolates and a bottle of prosecco! Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Louise4.8Jul 2017

  • "Great"

    Reviewed by Manickam4.8Aug 2016

  • "Beautifully decorated small house."

    Ideal for small familly (1 or 2 kids). Close to beaches. Walking distance to Silloth town centre.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.6Aug 2016

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  • Two twin bedrooms
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Please be advised that there is no ice box/freezer facility or washing machine at this property
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Facility for secure bike padlocking
  • Artificial grass courtyard with furniture
  • Street parking, first come first served basis
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Steep stairs, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

The property

This delightful cottage is situated opposite the 18th fairway of the award-winning golf course in the attractive seaside town of Silloth on the west coast of Cumbria.

This cottage is ideal for families and groups of friends wishing to explore this interesting and picturesque area but will be of special interest to anyone wishing to enjoy golf on their holiday due to the cottage facilities and ideal location.

Individually and thoughtfully furnished with a contemporary feel with whitened oak floors throughout and the hallway has large maps showing the local and Lake District area.

The outside yard has astro turf and orange seating, whilst the comfortable sitting room enjoys views to the golf course and has books for your enjoyment on the Lake District and golf.

Upstairs the two bedrooms boast Sealy Posturepedic beds ensuring a good night's sleep is enjoyed by everyone.

Silloth’s golf course is an award-winning course and has been voted as number one in the National Club Golfer for quality and value in 2016.

This cottage is a short walk to town, is yards away from the golf course and a pub and is just a 10 minute walk away from the superb beach and miles of unspoilt coastline, perfect if you have brought your dog.

Cycling opportunities also abound.

Observe wildlife and experience superb sunsets whilst enjoying the vista of the Solway coast to the Scottish hills.

Just eight miles away is the seaside village of Allonby and there is beach and kite surfing here along with more coastal walking.

This individual cottage is an ideal base to welcome you back after your days’ activities and is perfect for discovering this interesting and attractive area year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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, west to Allonby and east to Grune Point. Birdwatching is ever present. Both the Lake District and the English Heritage site of Birdoswald Fort, 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