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Church View

Bowness-on-Solway near Wigton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 916682)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This superb, semi-detached cottage is located in Bowness-on-Solway near Wigton and Carlisle, on the edge of the Solway Coast.

With spacious, contemporary accommodation, this excellent Bowness-on-Solway cottage makes a perfect base for families and friends exploring this fascinating part of Cumbria.

This Solway cottage has three excellent bedrooms, an outstanding bathroom with a bath and a separate power shower, and a superb separate shower room.

There is a large kitchen with a lovely dining area; perfect for enjoying a glass of wine whilst sharing the cooking!

The extremely spacious sitting room in this Bowness-on-Solway cottage has a cosy woodburner and three separate sitting areas with two TVs, so whilst the younger guests enjoy a film, the others can snuggle by the fire or curl up with a book in the top corner.

Outside, there is a garden complete with a hot tub and furniture, offering views to the church.

From this Bowness-on-Solway cottage you can enjoy the stunning Solway Coast, an area rich in flora and fauna and a renowned World Ramsar site for water birds, available practically on the doorstep.

A perfect way to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is by bicycle, with the Hadrian’s Cycleway running right through the village, plus there are numerous other routes to enjoy either by cycle or on foot.

The Hadrian’s Wall Path starts in the village, following this well-known World Heritage Site and passing Roman forts and settlements on its way.

With Scotland literally within sight across the Solway Bay, a day out in Gretna Green can be enjoyed, or why not explore the charming historic city of Carlisle?

This superb Bowness-on-Solway cottage offers an excellent holiday base for discovering North Cumbria and beyond.


Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.


  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for woodburner on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with hot tub and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Offers cycle hire - Hybrid cycles £18.50 a day or weekly for £70, childrens trailer or dogs trailer £5 a day
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Due to residential location, hot tub available until 10pm.

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About the location


Wigton 10 miles; Carlisle 13 miles.

The village of Bowness-on-Solway lies within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to the west of the city of Carlisle. The village has a pub and a tea room and Hadrian’s Wall stretches from the village to Wallsend near Newcastle for some 73 miles, with the walk being defined as a ‘National Trail’. The surrounding area is rich in bird life visiting the sand dunes, salt marsh, shingle beds, and peat mosses, and there are many viewpoints and lay-bys, perfect for spotting the waders: oystercatchers, curlew, golden and grey plover, lapwing, knot, dunlin, bar-tailed and black-tailed godwit, redshank, and turnstone. In 1869 a rail line, the Solway Junction Railway, was opened between Bowness and Annan in Scotland, connecting to the Maryport and Carlisle railway. The 1 mile and 176 yard long iron girder viaduct across the water was damaged by an ice build-up in 1875, and again in 1881. It was repaired and continued as a passenger train until 1914 when it became a freight train until 1921, before finally being demolished in 1934. Nearby, the market town of Wigton and the city of Carlisle are popular centres for shopping, pubs and restaurants. Wigton also has a weekly market taking place every Friday and also boasts a theatre. The Victorian seaside resort of Silloth is 16 miles away, whilst Keswick and the heart of the Lake District are reached in 40 minutes' by car. A wonderful base for exploring Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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