- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Games Room
- Broadband / WiFi
“The house itself was excellent, the actual photographs do not do it justice.”
“Very warm welcome from owner, with tea and cakes”
“An interesting and quirky house with oodles of character.”
Like all period houses, one mustn’t compare them to their modern relations. Helen, the owner, is extremely welcoming, generous and friendly. Allonby is such an individual place with a wonderful beach, the Northern Lakes a 30 minute drive. Conclusion; a lovely week of seaside and hills.
“Excellent house - Excellent location - Owner was very friendly and helpful - ...”
Excellent house - Excellent location - Owner was very friendly and helpful - Local facilities very good - Friendly locals - Good food and beer and ice cream in Allonby
“Everyone wanted to help and make your staff as pleasurable as they could, great location”
“A lovely place to stay.”
Spacious house with everything that you need, and more. Allonby is a quiet seaside village. Not far to other places of interest. A lovely place for walks on the beach. Dog friendly. The beach is just across the road from the house. You can sit in the indoor balcony and look out to sea. Can see across to Scotland. The house itself has lots to keep your children (and adults) entertained, with a basement that holds a pool table, as well as lots of other games and toys. My 9 year old loved it, and so did the adults! The lady who owns the house certainly makes you feel very welcome. We will definately be returning.
“A fabulous holiday, great house and great location.”
Would highly recommend!
“Comfortable accommodation for a large family group.”
Warm welcome from the helpful owner. Very well equipped with everything we needed and good wifi. Location very near the pebble beach and children's park, with plenty of open spaces. Lake district and coastal towns within easy reach. Highly recommended.
“Helen the owner was extremely friendly and helpful.”
I spent part of the week there with my terrier and was joined for part by my husband and two more dogs. The house and the area proved to be a heaven for the dogs and I'm sure they are looking forward to the next excursion at least as much as we are.
“The house was very good.”
The busy road outside on the way to the beach has to be taken with extra care if you have animals. Friendly village. well situated for touring.
“This was a fantastic place to stay for both adults, children and pets.”
Helen was lovely and provided a warm and comprehensive welcome to the house and had listings available for activities to suit all age groups and interests in the local area. Whilst we didn't need to use the games rooms due to the fantastic weather it was great to have such a range of activities for everyone in the evenings. We had 2 kids with us aged 10 and 14 and this provided welcome opportunity to spend time together away from computer screens. The house was however well networked and it was great to have Netflix available to be able to have the odd "movie night" as well. The house is perfectly situated to watch the world go by and glorious sunsets, and, the village was ideal to allow the kids the freedom to ramble freely. There was a lovely dog friendly tea room literally 1 minute walk away and the Baywatch hotel also had a dog friendly indoor eating area where they were also happy to have children present too. The beach really was only a 1 min walk away and when the tide was out the sand literally did stretch for miles. This was an excellent base from which to explore the north and western Lakes (which are quieter than the more well known southern ones) with no traffic jams to reach them and just as stunning walks, boat trips and of course opportunities for cream teas once you get there. If you are visiting the lakes or just want fantastic beach walks on your doorstep this is the ideal place to stay.
“Woodlands is a lovely property and we really enjoyed staying there.”
The owner was lovely , she welcomed us warmly and did everything she could to make sure our stay was an enjoyable one.
Woodlands is a Georgian Grade II listed, semi-detached cottage, which sits in a quiet, picturesque cobbled square in central Allonby, boasting beautiful sea views and stunning sunsets.
This cottage offers comfortable accommodation ideal for families, friends and groups who are interested in walking, cycling, history, photography and nature, and wish to enjoy time together by the beautiful Cumbrian coast.
There are many original and charming features throughout, including open fire places, exposed beams, moulded cornices and original windows.
Set over four floors, there are five bedrooms, which allow for flexible sleeping arrangements, plus there is also an en-suite shower room, a main bathroom and an additional basin and WC.
The charming and cosy sitting room has a range of comfy seating and a lovely open fire for those chilly evenings, plus the welcoming dining room seats eight comfortably.
The light and airy kitchen is well-equipped and has an additional dining area for four, plus the wide staircase leads up to a small viewing/sitting area, which is an ideal place for watching the sun go down.
Guests of all ages will delight in the two lower ground floor games rooms, perfect for rainy days or fun evenings.
One of the rooms is equipped with a pool table and dart board and the other is suitable for younger members of the party with a range of toys, books and an air hockey table, as well as a resource corner with local information, plus also on this floor is a utility room.
Outside there is a small patio with furniture and a barbecue, and across the road you can access the long sandy beach, a favourite with walkers, windsurfers and birdwatchers.
Treat yourself to an ice-cream or fish and chips by the shore, both can be acquired within a few minutes' walk.
There are many attractions and places to visit in the area including, the stunning Whinlatter Forest Park, Maryport, Cockermouth, Keswick, Hadrian's Wall and even Southern Scotland.
With so much to do in this beautiful area, this cottage offers a wonderful base to return to.
- Over four floors
- Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor adult bunks
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Lower ground floor basin and WC
- Kitchen with dining area
- Lower ground floor utility
- Dining room
- Sitting room with open fire
- Landing with sitting area
- Two lower ground floor games rooms.
- Gas central heating with open fire
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, chest freezer and washer/dryer in utility, compact dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi
- Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair
- Roadside parking
- Bike storage
- Patio garden with furniture and BBQ
- Three well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 4 mins walk
- Beach 1 min walk
- Note: There is some restricted headroom at this property
- Note: Property accessed via 5 external steps
- Note: Max
- 8 people.
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About the location
Maryport 5 miles; Cockermouth 10 miles; Keswick 23 miles; Carlisle 23 miles.
The popular seaside resort of Allonby sits along a five mile crescent shaped bay on the Solway Firth, offering a clean shingle beach, sand dunes and a wide green promenade. The flat terrain is ideal for walkers of all ages and for dogs, and is also popular with windsurfers and kite flyers, plus there are beautiful panoramic views across the bay towards Criffel and the Galloway Hills of Scotland. The village is set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has kept much of its Georgian and Victorian charm, with cobbled lanes, curious corners to explore and several splendid buildings, one of which is The Baths, an imposing colonnaded building. The majestic Lake District Fells make a perfect backdrop to the village, and despite its small size, thriving Allonby boasts public houses, several cafes, a chip shop, ice cream parlour/general shop, a Post Office, antiques shop, a leisure centre with pool, events in the village hall and a children’s play park. The Cumbria Coastal Walk and Allerdale Ramble pass through the village, or why not enjoy a round of golf at one of the two courses nearby, plus visit the town of Maryport, which has an award-winning coastal aquarium and maritime and Roman museums. A short drive will take you to the historic city of Carlisle, nip over the border to Gretna Green, experience the 2000 year legacy of Hadrian’s Wall or enjoy fun packed days out exploring the beautiful Western Lakes and fells where there is a wealth of things to see and do, including Hadrian's Cycleway where you can take in the stunning views on your journey. The stunning Whinlatter Forest Park, near Keswick is a haven for mountain bikers and walkers and the Go Ape high wire adventure course is ideal for the more adventurous. Allonby is a perfect year round retreat providing an ideal base from which to explore the area.
Note: Max. 8 people.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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