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Sian's Rest

Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 989068)


(12 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Needs security lighting not just on putside hut but larger areas as its vert dark in the evening Hut doors could be doing with a latch /hook to avoid them swinging back on you Attitude and poor customer service from the day we arrived no information given unless we asked."

    No checkout info or interaction from host even though he was on site daily. The kitchen staff were nice and the food was fresh and pleasant to eat On arriving we weren't warmly welcomed terrible atmosphere all because I questioned owner re WiFi or lack of it which eventually was fixed The lady who took us to hut was very unpleasant and not helpful and was the same towards us throughout our stay. I also suggest maybe some kindle for guests as large chunks of wood most that didn't fit in small burner isn't suffice. Fortunately we had brought newspapers to help get fire roaring and ended up buying kindle elsewhere Also water wasn't switched on no advice on use of gym or facilities no information left in hut and information from hosts was non existent unless you asked and you got a very brief reply I think had I not questioned the WiFi then our welcoming may have been different but from being a host myself I find that to be very unprofessional and rude and the lack of willingness and basic pleasantries from host ruined our stay

    Reviewed by AlaineDec 2021

  • "Brilliant site ,well kept & Ian the manager is on hand for all you queries he works very, very hard to make sure your needs are met."

    The shepherds hut are small but have everything you could need.The showers in the gym are more comfortable to use than those in the huts. The weather was fantastic there's a bench outside the hut. The bistro sells very nice food at reasonable prices. The area is great for walks, we did the last section of Hadrian's path from Carlisle(we hoped on the bus & walked back) which ends in Bowness on Solway. There's a car boot sale on Sundays in nearby Silloth.

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2021

  • "Very impressed with our shepherd's hut."

    Facilities were excellent and the staff on site brilliant. Nothing was too much bother. The site itself was very clean, well kept and perfect for a nice quiet break away.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "We were welcomed by Ian from the start."

    Were not expecting the new bistro which was lovely. Would recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by KellyAug 2020

  • "Fabulous place, amazing staff cant do enough for you so friendly."

    Place was spotless and great location. Git shiwn round yhe lodges while there and they are amazing. Cant wait to return.

    Reviewed by DonnaJul 2020

  • "A really great experience at Sians rest bowness on solway the owner Ian hunter greeted us on arrival and looked after us throughout our stay, he cooks a great breakfast excellent produce and evening meals as well on request had mixed grill and some tasty curries all brought to your hut a really genuine owner, we will come back ASAP."

    As well as the huts he has 4 holiday apartments ready to be stayed in and they are top spec all brand new really look the part dog friendly as well, overall great stay we may even rent 1 of the mobile homes he has for rental and go around Scotland, definitely going back sometime this year they made us and our dog very welcome thanks Ian

    Reviewed by ErnieDec 2019

  • "We thought we'd try a different type of holiday accommodation for a change and we're so pleased to have come across The Shepherds Huts in Bowness on Solway on Sykes website."

    Great value,lovely location and so cosy. The host Ian and all the team on site were so friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and everything we needed to know was explained on arrival. Beautiful,hearty breakfasts available ( and dietary requirements met)-all delivered to the hut. Very dog friendly. Bowness on Solway is a peaceful village with a fabulous pub 20 yards away from the huts,all the locals go out of their way to be welcoming. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this as a place to visit or stay.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2019

  • "The Shepherd's Hut was very well equipped, everything you need is provided."

    Gym was fantastic. Ian was very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Great cafe with exceptional snacks and meals, delicious farmhouse ice cream. When booking I was a little apprehensive re the comment about 'on-going construction works', but we weren't disturbed by any on-going work, don't let this put you off booking. All in all a very nice relaxing break. Looking forward to re-visiting when the spa is up and running.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2019

  • "All our needs and more was catered for."

    A lovely relaxing five nights very dog friendly and luckily the sun shone. We plan a trip back asap..

    Reviewed by JanineAug 2019

  • "The Sheperds Hut was very comfortable, small but perfectly formed."

    It was set in a small walled orchard within the farm area which seems to be undergoing development but this in no way impacts the glorious peace and quite. If a get away from it all is what your looking for this is it! The village and surrounding area is lovely and everyone is so friendly, and the all in one shop, ice cream parlour and cafe with terrace is fab. They do a full English breakfast that's terrific.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2019

  • "Superb! Very clean and comfortable and ideally located for lots of places to visit."

    Ian was very friendly and approachable throughout our stay. The on-site gym was kitted out brilliantly and all new equipment which my husband and son utilised a few times. Daisy our dog loved being able to potter about. 100 % recommend!

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2019

  • "Everything was perfectly clean and prepared for our arrival."

    The gym and facilities were above expectation.

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2018

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  • One bedroom: 1 x triple bunks, Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove (seating for 2).
  • Oil central heating
  • microwave and hob, fridge, TV with Freeview, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shared enclosed lawned area with picnic benches and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles and pub 2 mins walk
  • Breakfast and evening meals can also be requested from the owners, please contact them before arrival to arrange
  • Note: Fully equipped gym included
  • 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
  • Note: Ceiling height restricted due to ceiling beams, and low doorways
  • Note: Steps lead up to the property entrance
  • Note: Xbox or PlayStation on request
  • Smart TV - guests can use their own Netflix account
  • Guests can request oven with 2 rings on top, or microwave
  • Note: Ongoing construction on site, there will be parking for guests and private access to the properties located behind the initial works
  • Please note this property accepts 1 well behaved dog of Labrador size or smaller
  • There is a LayZ Spr additional cost and would be £40 per night, booked in advance and pay on arrival.

The property

Built on the footprint of Hadrian's Wall Fort, discover Sian's Rest, a lovely shepherd's hut in Bowness on Solway, close to sandy beaches and the dreamy coast.

Steps lead up to the property entrance, where a quirky open-plan layout awaits, comfy and inviting with curved ceiling beams.

A collection of armchairs are scattered before a...

Bowness House Farm

Four cosy shepherd's huts built on a Roman Fort at the end of Hadrian's Wall in the enticing village of Bowness-on-Solway. Part of the Solway Coast AONB and home to nationally and internationally important species, the destination is perfect for walking, cycling and bird watching with several nature reserves nearby, such as Campfield Marsh RSPB reserve, South Solway Mosses NNR, Finglandrigg Wood NNR and Drumburgh Moss. Whether you plan on touring the location or admiring it all from the comfort of the cottage, there are plenty of opportunities to be at one with natural surroundings. With each retreat providing its own enclosed grounds, picnic bench, and barbecue, you can relax outdoors at your own leisure, even come together with your loved ones for some quality time under the sun. An exceptional addition to this group of cottages is a shared gym, which includes a series of quality equipment for guests to make use of during their stay. For something different, why not spend an afternoon in the local pub 100 yards away. The entire location is appreciated for its closeness to the beach and coast, wading birds and beautiful dark skies, not forgetting the significant Lake District National Park just waiting to be explored.

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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.
There is a LayZ Spr additional cost and would be £40 per night, booked in advance and pay on arrival.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas