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The Anchorage

Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 996826)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

This beautiful cottage is located next door to The King's Arms pub in the quaint village of Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria.

It offers bags of character and features a long history, having previously been the coaching inn for the pub.

With access to the Solway AONB, Hadrian's Wall and the vibrant city of Carlisle, you really have it all here at The Anchorage.

This spacious cottage offers families and friends an ideal getaway, perfect for touring Cumbria.

The lounge boasts two large sofas for you to sink into after a long day of walking, warmed by a double woodburning stove, which also fuels the central heating throughout.

Next, the kitchen plays host to fitted wooden units and a fabulous range cooker taking centre stage.

It welcomes you to cook up a delicious meal and enjoy it at the dining table, surrounded by your loved ones.

Up over the split-level, carpeted staircase are the three bedrooms; two boast their very own en-suite shower room, whilst the third is served by the bright and airy bathroom.

Outside, there is a sunny courtyard garden with furniture to sit out on and a shed and coal bunker, with side access to the street.

There is also off-road parking on the owner's drive opposite, as well as roadside spaces.

As well as the pub next door, the village of Bowness-on-Solway offers a seasonal tea room and the opportunity to explore Hadrian's Wall, a notable landmark in the area.

The long stretch of approximately 73 miles takes you from the village, right across to the town of Wallsend, near Newcastle, a National Trail uncovering history with every step.

Enjoy birdwatching, wildlife spotting and nearby beaches offering sunny days out with a family picnic.

There is also many golf courses, around about 10 within 1 hours drive, and fisheries nearby.

Use this splendid base for seeing Cumbria and the Lake District, along with the delights of the Scottish Borders.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Double woodburning stove fuels the central heating
  • Electric range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV with freeview, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking with 1 off-road parking space at the owner's property adjacent
  • Enclosed private patio at rear with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub next door, shop 3 miles
  • Note: The garden at the rear of the property has a fire door leading from the village hall next door, however is never used on a day-to-day basis.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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