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West Croft

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • comfortable (18)
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61 Customer Reviews

  • "Stayed for 3 weeks including Christmas and it was perfect."

    Every comfort, so well equipped...wanted for nothing. Weather awful but the joy of West Croft made it all cosy and safe. Coastline beautiful and beaches very near. The dog loved the space of the house and garden. And to arrive with beautiful Christmas tree lit up was so thoughtful with yummy welcome pack Oh well, all good things come to and end. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Dec 2023

  • "The bungalow is in a super location to access the coastal path with easy walks to Silloth (5 miles) and Allonby (2."

    5 miles) as well as easily accessible lane walks. On a quiet lane just out of the village of Mawbray with little passing traffic and super views of the Lakeland Fells. A comfortable home to return to after a day's walking or adventuring further afield. Well equipped kitchen and large freezer in the garage. The garage was also useful for accommodating the dog's sleeping crate. Would highly recommend for a quiet and peaceful relaxing holiday!

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely, spacious property."

    Ideal for quiet, relaxing breaks or as a base for exploring the Solway Coast or further afield in the Lake District. I would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a wonderful week at West Croft."

    Great location for a ‘get away from it all stay’.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "(Review for stay completed April 2023) Superb property tucked away in the small village of Mawbray with excellent links to the north Lakes and the towns of Silloth and Maryport."

    The property is also close to the seafront and excellent for walks and admiring the stunning scenery of the area. The property itself is ample and has all the comforts of home and the friendly helpful owners are just a phone call away. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet and stress-free holiday in beautiful and relaxing surroundings. I have booked this property again for a holiday next year so that must count for a lot...!!

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Apr 2023

  • "West Croft was everything we hoped for: warm, clean, spacious and well equipped."

    The location is excellent with stunning beach walks only a short stroll away and there are great views from the front of the property. The nearby pub is welcoming and has cask ale. We would thoroughly recommend a stay and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation well maintained and has everything you need for your holiday."

    It was a second visit so we knew what to expect. It is a credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Bungalow was home from home so clean and cosy loved the christmas tree and ..."

    Bungalow was home from home so clean and cosy loved the christmas tree and lights in the porch on arrival was a nice touch beds were comfy a very relaxing and enjoyable stay was sad to leave but will be back credit to the owners

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great accommodation."

    ..Top marks

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation as always."

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property in great setting, beach is fabulous (especially for those with dogs) and would highly recommend the pub, very friendly and good food."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2022

  • "West Croft was in an idyllic location, looking out of bedroom, kitchen and living room windows was a perfect sight, unspoilt view of hills and farmland just gorgeous."

    The house itself was very well presented with more than enough room for us, have never seen a cottage so full of personal memorabilia, was lovely to imagine the family that lived there before. The facilities at West Croft were very good, kitchen was well stocked with everything you could possibly think of, the milk in the fridge was a nice touch, and welcome tray also, we did bring some things with us, and just topped up sugar and coffee jars when we left. The cottage was very clean, and very hot when the heating came on, I had to turn down radiators as was to hot, the shower was lovely and quite powerful and the bath quite long, I'm only 5ft 1 and could just about touch end with tiptoes haha. All in all a fabulous stay, have recommended it to lots of friends, and hope to rebook in the future

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful."

    Every stay I've had here I've enjoyed immensely. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Would highly recommend West Croft."

    Excellent facilities, beautiful views from all sides of house, comfortable and clean.Many attractions nearby to visit.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2022

  • "Comfortable property, fully equipped."

    Great views from property

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jul 2022

  • "Everything was excellent, the cottage is perfect for a well equipped relaxing holiday and in a great location."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "The perfect holiday cottage."

    Quiet, spacious, clean, well equipped and the owner was extremely kind & helpful; no fault to be found. Westcroft is home from home and a fantastic base for our stay. 10 mins (max) walk from the beach and lots of other wonderful walking opportunities. Nearby Allonby has great fish & chips too! We’re looking forward to returning soon :))

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

  • "It’s a lovely place that felt like home very, very comfortable."

    It’s a very quiet and peaceful area with a beautiful coastline and only 40 minute drive to The Lakes. Loads of games, books and dvds provided which we didn’t really need as the weather was really good. The drive along the coast road is really picturesque.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Jul 2022

  • "West Croft is a lovely home to relax in and enjoy the beautiful views, the garden and the coastal area walks."

    Everything we needed and more was there and is of a good standard. Despite us not having great weather, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this peaceful area and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "I am trying to find the words to describe the property, wonderful would be an understatement."

    Everything you could possibly need has been provided, the rooms are big and furnished wonderfully. Particularly liked the old wooden chairs dotted around and the little table in the corner of the lower lounge. It was so quiet and peaceful. We will definitely consider going again. One of the nicest holiday cottages we have ever stayed in for both amenities and the care and thought of the owners. Absolutely lovely

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage I side and out."

    I wish I could own it and live there as such a relaxing chilling place.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic bungalow everything you could need provided."

    The mattresses were very comfortable .the bungalow was warm and easy to move around for the not so able bodied the few steps into the hall were manageable.great views in a quiet and peaceful area we would highly recommend this property, and would book again.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Mar 2022

  • "Once again we had a great stay in the cottage."

    Even though the weather was at its worst at times, the cottage was warm, comfortable and very, very relaxing. We will be back, but this time we may not leave it for six years!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2022

  • "We loved our time at the cottage and the surrounding area."

    The cottage was well equity and homely. The owners were accompanying and easily contactable. We will be coming back again.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, spotless, comfy and very well equipped, and the view from the kitchen window is sensational!"

    Reviewed by Paul Howard5.0Sep 2021

  • "West Croft is a lovely cottage!"

    An eclectic mix of old and new but very comfortable and well equipped. Mawbray village is also lovely; the community pub does terrific food and the locals are very welcoming. The only downside was not having anywhere secure (at the cottage) to let the dogs off lead. This wasn't a huge problem for us as the beach is only a short walk away and public footpaths criss cross the fields so lots of places to walk but the path around the back of the cottage does not really constitute a secure area for dogs. Having said that, it would not stop us going again! The cottage and area were gorgeous, a real undiscovered gem.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2021

  • "We appreciated the space and comfort of the property."

    The layout, with the lounge well separated from the bedrooms, was ideal. It was very helpful to have a second toilet and sink.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was a lovely bungalow and provided all we could have asked for."

    Spotlessly clean, in a perfect position, quiet but ideal to explore an undiscovered coastline. Our family of six spent a really enjoyable holiday at Westcroft.

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very large bungalow in the rural village of Mawbrey."

    We loved our stay in July 2021, it is in a very peaceful location, close to the beach and within an hour drive of most of the attractions in the Lake District. The owner Kathleen is extremely friendly and helpful and was available throughout our stay for anything we needed. Would certainly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Hanne4.7Jul 2021

  • "The pictures of the bungalow don’t do it justice !"

    Very clean and cozy in beautiful surroundings. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2021

  • "We were there for a week of work."

    Lots of space within the house, good amount of parking and nice front yard to have a coffee in whilst the sun is shining. The only minor thing is that the fridge is quite small and something to bare in mind when staying with a large group. Other than that it’s clean and nice! Ps: i’ve lost some toyota keys when I was there, if anyone finds them please get in touch. Thank you

    Reviewed by Yasser4.7Jun 2021

  • "Large detatched bungalow, obviously a well loved family home, full of character."

    Beautiful village,10min walk to a very quiet beach. Perfect place to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Owners very helpful"

    Reviewed by Alun5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage with everything you need."

    owners were most helpful. only downside for us was having to drive quite a bit to visit places, as the cottage is in a remote position saying that the views were beautiful.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2020

  • "We have stayed in several Sykes holiday rentals around the country and this one ..."

    We have stayed in several Sykes holiday rentals around the country and this one was the best ever spotlessly clean very well equipped very homely and welcoming and the owners very helpful and friendly wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends and relatives

    Reviewed by P5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was excellent, "Home from Home"."

    The view "framed by the kitchen window" is Beautiful . The area is Beautiful. Totally relaxing. Loved It

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Aug 2020

  • "The view from west Croft was amazing and the cows came to say morning loved ..."

    The view from west Croft was amazing and the cows came to say morning loved everything about the cottage and Mawbray beautiful

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jul 2020

  • "We have had a lovely holiday at West Croft."

    The property is spacious, immaculately clean, very well equipped, warm, and extremely comfortable. There is a short 10 minute stroll to the beach, where you will find miles of sand, dunes, and hardly any other person. This is a perfect place to find peace and quiet and enjoy a comfortable, relaxing break. A short drive and you’ll find restaurants and major shops in Workington or Whitehaven, or 30 minutes in the car you’ll be in Cockermouth and the lakes. We’ve had a great time, and will certainly look to book again and return to West Croft.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2020

  • "Really nice, warm and clean bungalow great kitchen and living room."

    nice views over the lake district.....good location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

  • "Amazing view of Lake District from this lovely well appointed cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Ideal base for touring Solway Coast. Lots there to enjoy.

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0Oct 2019

  • "Had a fabulous relaxing break."

    The cottage is fantastic, spacious, extremely clean and very well equipped with everything you need and more. The only downside was that there was no gates on the beautiful garden just a cattle grid at the bottom which our dog kept escaping over! We ended up having to tie him up when we were sat in the garden to avoid him injuring himself. There is a fully enclosed yard for the dog out the back. Other than this we could not fault the place. Pure peace and quiet and the owners were lovely too, would recommend 100%!

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Extremely comfortable, well maintained and very quite. I highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very enjoyable stay in this spacious and well equipped bungalow."

    Stunning views to the front and easy access everywhere despite the road diversion in operation. Thoroughly recommend to anyone wishing to sample the delights of the Splway Coast.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at our property. Apologies for the diversion, I can now confirm that the works have ended and the roads are back to normal. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2019

  • "A truely great house, we felt really spoiled living here for the week."

    Excellent location, despite the road closure between Allonby and Silloth (causing all traffic passing our bungalow). A good starting point for our explorations in the Lake district! We had a lovely week in Mawbray, Thank you Kathleen.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at our property. Apologies for the diversion, I can now confirm that the works have ended and the roads are back to normal. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert F.5.0Apr 2019

  • "West croft is an extremely roomy, well situated cottage."

    It is very clean and comfortable. All the beds were very comfortable and quality linens. The views from the cottage are lovely. Not too far to walk to the quiet beach. We would definitely recommend this cottage to a family and would rent again if we needed a larger cottage

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Mar 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay at West Croft."

    The property is spacious,very clean and comfortable.A credit to the very pleasant and none intrusive owners.Peacefully situated with great uninterupted views of the lakeland hills in the distance.Good Wi Fi signal,wide beach and sand dune walks overlooking the Solway Firth just a short stroll away,ideal for four legged friends! We would'nt hesitate to book again or recommend to others!

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.4Mar 2019

  • "This house was said to be dog friendly but when we got there there was a sign saying no dogs in bedroom which is fine alot do that but there was also one saying no dogs on furniture either which is fine when we are awake we can stop them from going on the chairs but ment at bedtime we had to close the living room door and bedroom doors which left him in the hallway all night so with all the door closed on my dog we could not hear if he needs to go out for a wee at night so we was up and down all night to try and make sure he did not leave a mess ."

    Also the bedroom doors do not close properly so if he pushed it it would come open so had to put bags by the door on the inside of the bedrooms so he could not get in. A lovely house but I think it should not have said it was dog friendly so many more houses that are far more pet friendly and I have stayed in many of them .

    “Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you had a good holiday. We do advise in our booking conditions that dogs are not allowed on furniture or the beds at the cottage. Owners will often leave signs to reinforce this. If there was an issue with the bedroom door we would have been more than happy to pop around and adjust the door for you, and the minor problem has now been addressed. We hope to welcome you back in the future.” Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Jan 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the area nice and quiet."

    In 20 years of using Sykes, this one was the best.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Jul 2018

  • "The extras in the kitchen were a delightful surprise, milk, tea, biscuits etc etc."

    The cottage was exceptional.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2017

  • "Pets are welcome but no gate to stop them leaving the property as my dog jumped the cattle grid."

    But there was nothing else wrong with property, very clean and comfortable

    Reviewed by Ann4.2Sep 2017

  • "Lovely, well equipped bungalow in a peaceful village and a stone's throw away from the beach."

    A great base for exploring the Solway coast and The Lake District.

    Reviewed by Susan4.8Sep 2017

  • "Excellent cottage, roomy well equipped everything you could need for your holiday."

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Sep 2017

  • "Lovely area."

    Comfortable and well equipt cottage. So peaceful. We would like to return.

    Reviewed by Helen4.8Aug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    Very rural surrounded by fields. No back garden but on a quiet road. Very far north of lakes about 40 minutes from keswick. Close to coast. House spacious with comfortable beds. Lovely local pub within 2 minute walk.

    Reviewed by Susan4.8Jul 2017

  • "Cottage had everything we could have wished for and more."

    Location was perfect everything we needed was in easy reach which made for a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael4.8Jun 2017

  • "Need to make it clear there was no back garden."

    Reviewed by Alec4.6Apr 2017

  • "Spacious and comfortable cottage with everything provided you could possibly need."

    Three spacious bedrooms & a large sitting room meant it was airy and light. Very, very clean and lots of lovely little extras too. A perfect location for us, who have a small dog, because it has a secure garden, a quiet country lane to walk him down plus it's only a few minutes to the coast, where you can walk miles along the sand dunes. Lovely cottage and location - we will certainly be coming again soon!

    Reviewed by Annette4.8Mar 2017

  • "We enjoyed our holiday week very much ."

    We were made to feel very welcome . The bungalow was very warm and comfortable with plenty of room for eveyone.

    Reviewed by Sara4.8Feb 2017

  • "Very comfy, homely and well equipped property."

    We particularly enjoyed the piano.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Nov 2016

  • "From the property details when we booked Westcroft it appeared there were 2 ..."

    From the property details when we booked Westcroft it appeared there were 2 bathrooms, whereas there was only 1 plus a separate toilet and wash basin

    Reviewed by Bernard4.8Oct 2016

  • "A spacious and charming bungalow that met the needs of myself and elderly parents extremely well."

    With 2 large dogs as well the large living area meant we were all well served.

    Reviewed by David William5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • There is a safe, enclosed yard at the rear of the property for dogs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Nearest pub 200 yards away, and shops 2 and half miles away
  • Note: There are three internal steps in the entrance porch
  • Note: Bookings 7 nights or over must begin on a Saturday

The property

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.

The bungalow is also situated on national cycle route 72 or Hadrian's Cycleway which is great for cycling enthusiasts.

The village of Allonby also offers a heated indoor swimming pool at the local leisure centre.

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.

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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.

Note: Bookings 7 nights or over must begin on a Saturday

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