West Croft is a lovely, spacious bungalow with amazing views of the Cumbrian fells.
Set in the attractive coastal village of Mawbray which sits in the middle of the Solway Coast, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is an excellent base for exploring this relatively undiscovered part of Cumbria with its fine coastline and spectacular sunsets.
The kitchen is ideal for preparing tasty meals which can then be enjoyed in the dining area whilst you discuss what adventures are still to come on your holiday.
Tinkle the ivories on the piano in the sitting room, or relax in front of the feature gas fire before heading to one of the three double bedrooms on offer, all of which offer comfortable accommodation ensuring a good night's sleep before your next fun-filled day.
There are some intriguing Victorian seaside resorts to explore at Seascale, Silloth, St Bees and Allonby and the wonderful Cumbrian Coastal Way with stretches of cycle path, is just waiting to be discovered taking in estuaries, beaches, river and canals.
Maryport was the site of a Roman port and many of the Roman remains are housed in the Senhouse Roman Museum.
The Maritime Museum provides a fascinating insight into the town's history.
Discover the Lake District Coast Aquarium in the heart of Maryport's refurbished harbour where you can see a fascinating underwater world.
Cockermouth is within a short drive from West Croft and is the western gate to the National Park.
A highly recommended and very scenic drive passes the lovely Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere over Honister Pass and Borrowdale to Keswick.
This is a lovely cottage, in a fascinating area, ideal for your well deserved break.
About the location
Allonby 2.5 miles; Silloth 5 miles; Maryport 8 miles.
Mawbray is a small village on the west coast of Cumbria on the Solway Plain. It is approximately halfway between the coastal towns of Silloth and Maryport. From Mawbray Banks the views towards Skiddaw and northwest towards Criffel in Dumfriesshire are magnificent. Mawbray means maiden’s castle or stronghold and holds reference to the strong Roman links with this area. The nearby 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. The area is 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 Cumbria Coastal Walk and Allerdale Ramble are nearby, 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.