Sian's Rest

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

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Miss Vautrinot

    “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.

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.

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 woodburning stove, with a triple bunk bed adjacent, so you can snuggle up amongst the warm ambience night after night.

With your own little kitchen on hand, a warm cup of tea can be enjoyed in the morning hours, perhaps on the picnic bench, as you admire the wading birds and all-round natural scenery.

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 Ref. 989070, 989071 and 989072, together they can sleep up to 12 people.

Summary

  • 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: 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.

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About the location

BOWNESS-ON-SOLWAY

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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