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Dandy Lodge

Bowness-On-Solway, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1009861)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The disabled shower could do with a shower chair otherwise lovely place lovely people exept for weather very good"

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Just returned from a week's break and it's been a trip to remember, we always say "yeah we'll have to come back" but this time we mean it."

    As a last-minute decision goes this was brilliant. The accommodation was spotless and well thought out, not huge but it was what we needed. Everyone was pleasant, helpful, and faultless even down to the young lady cleaning the windows. We were really sad to leave this place.

    Reviewed by NigelAug 2021

  • "Brilliant place staff excellent will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by BernieJul 2021

  • "Although the rest of the buildings in the complex are a work in progress, you can see the potential in what is to come in the future."

    The friendly atmosphere was lovely in this quaint complex and village. The staff were all nice and great food in the Garrison Bistro. We also did a lot of self catering in the modern spacious studio apartment. Fortunately I had ear plugs because the cockerel crows in the mornings, so after day one I didn’t hear it. It was nice to see the chickens running around, and the baby ones too. It was a good base for sightseeing and lots of level road cycling. We would definitely like to return, and see the progress in all the buildings and exciting plans completed. The owner Ian, has a great vision of what it will be like in the next few months / years and we wish him well.

    Reviewed by MarionJul 2021

  • "This holiday complex in Bowness on Solway was a great find."

    The staff are very welcoming and the accommodation is first rate. The food in the bistro next door was brilliant. We ate there every night while we were there. It was nice to come back at the end of the day have a few drinks and then have something to eat. Better still we were allowed to take our dog in. If we are ever up in that area again we will be booking back in. Thank you to everyone who looked after us so well during our stay.

    Reviewed by AliciaJul 2021

  • "All fine _we enjoyed our time there _unfortunately had to cut short as my ..."

    All fine _we enjoyed our time there _unfortunately had to cut short as my husband was unwell but would definitely recommend Great potential

    Reviewed by KathleenJun 2021

  • "Gorgeous place, high standard accommodation and relaxing surroundings"

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2021

  • "We stayed for a week in Dandy Lodge apartment, there are 4 in total in a converted barn and they are all finished and decorated to a high standard."

    There is plenty of space for your clothes and belongings, a fully equipped kitchen complete with washer and dishwasher plus iron and mini ironing board, found a hairdryer and all the equipment manuals in bedside drawers. The walk in shower was brilliant, the bed was comfy, you could stay in bed and watch the large screen tv if you wanted. Plenty of plug sockets, some with USB ports. There is an site shop and a fantastic bar bistro which we highly recommend, the chef is brilliant and we spent far more time in there than we intended, the owner Ian, bar manager Carlton and all the staff are so helpful and even though we are all being COVID safe they still made it friendly and relaxing. If you have any food allergies don't be worried about asking, plenty of options. This spot is an ideal base for trips to the Lake District or Scotland but the local area is gorgeous too. It was lovely to have a day out and come back to this place, It's an ideal base for cyclists, walkers and ramblers too. Watch out for the chickens just roaming around, we knew we were back from a trip out when we saw them wandering across the road as we got close. We cannot wait to go back, we drove 3 hours to get here but I will be booking again asap.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2020

  • "What a lovely place to spend some time at, the accommodation was as described and well equipped."

    The Bistro/bar on site was very nice food was good and we felt safe there also the cake and ice creams were great. The gym was very well equipped and also very safe. Lots to do and see around there great place to start a walk from and we also took bikes which were a great idea to get around on. The owners and bar staff were all very friendly and did their best to make us comfortable and we would be happy to return some time in the future. The pub next door was equally accommodating and nice to have a choice to go out to. The chickens in the yard were great fun, however the roosters were a problem at night as they woke us up vet noisy crowing at 2.30am and didn't stop until 7am, maybe they could be kept in a barn until morning.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "Great little apartment for a short break."

    It was a lovely surprise to find the complex also had a bar and bistro. Added bonus! Apartment was well equipped and spotlessly clean. Ian was very accommodating and also let us spend our wedding anniversary evening watching the sunset in his own garden across the road from the apartment.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "Some building work still being carried out on site."

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2020

  • "Ian and staff were very friendly and helpful."

    The accommodation was excellent. We really enjoyed are stay. Many thanks Daren and Sylv.

    Reviewed by DarenJul 2019

  • "Ian and staff were all brilliant we were treated as royalty."

    Hospitality at it's best!!! We had a great time and would recommend this to everyone. Our cottage was exceptional with everything we needed and of such high quality. An ideal setting we will not be going anywhere else in future!! 10/10 Thanks again Ian.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2019

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  • Ground floor studio
  • Open-plan living room with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven and hob, TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and stairgate available on request
  • Allocated off-road parking for one car
  • Access to a well-equipped gym
  • Note: There is The Solway Lounge bar and The Garrison Bistro on site
  • Contact details will be sent in your key collection details in case you would like to book prior to arrival
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 0.5 miles, shop onsite
  • Note: Breakfast and evening meals available upon request
  • Note: Dogs must not be allowed on furniture
  • Please note this property accepts 1 well behaved dog of Labrador size or smaller.

The property

Resting in the centre of Bowness-on-Solway on the Solway coast is this superb ground-floor apartment, Dandy Lodge.

This studio-style accommodation is ideal for a couple seeking to explore the delights of the coastline as well as spending some time within the city of Carlisle.

Internally, you will find a contemporary interior design with stylish furnishings and everything you could possibly need during a week-long break.

Here you will find a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area.

This ground floor apartment also comes with full disabled facilities such as a wet room and wide doors for full wheelchair access.

Located directly at one of the ends of Hadrian’s Wall, this property is ideal looking to start or end walking along one of Britain’s most iconic monuments which attracts up to 70,000 people each year.

Where these properties lie is on top of an old Roman Fort called ‘Fort Maia’ which was the second largest fought to be built on Hadrian’s Wall.

To the outside, there is an allocated parking space, access to a well-stocked gym and a tearoom with a shop.

Breakfast and evening meals can also be requested from the owners, please contact them before arrival to arrange.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1012476, 1012477 and 1012475, together sleeping up to 8 people.

Bowness House Farm Apartments

Nestled on the North West Cumbria Coast situated in the centre of the pretty village of Bowness-on-Solway are these four well-presented apartment properties. The contemporary-styled accommodations have been built on the footprint of an old Roman fort called Maia and have been designed to offer a base for couples, friends and families seeking to explore the Solway Coast AONB which is rich in internationally important species, bird watching opportunities and varied landscapes. Each apartment enjoys a contemporary interior, carefully selected furnishings and everything you could possibly need to ensure a relaxing break to the countryside setting. Additionally, the two ground-floor apartments offer wheelchair friendly facilities, including a wet room-style shower room. Whilst here, make the most of the outstanding and complimentary gym facilities, as well as the delightful tea room and shop which is also situated onsite. If you don't feel like cooking one whilst staying here, take advantage of the breakfast and evening meal ordering service which is available upon request. If you can tear yourself away from this delightful location, the local pub is situated within striking distance from the apartments, as well as the glorious beach and the historical landmark of Hadrian's Wall which attracts 70,000 people a year. Alternatively, head to the city of Carlisle where you will find a superb selection of amenities, as well as attractions including Carlisle Castle, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, and Walby Farm Park. These outstanding apartments promise to be a memorable retreat for the whole family.

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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

Please note this property accepts 1 well behaved dog of Labrador size or smaller.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas