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Skinburness near Silloth, Solway Firth, Cumbria & The Lake District, CA74QY (Ref. 947755)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Perfect place to unwind.”

    Greenmantle is clean, tidy and has wonderful views across the Solway. We enjoyed holiday very much.

    Greenmantle is clean, tidy and has wonderful views across the Solway. We enjoyed holiday very much.

    - Mrs Unsworth, July 2021

About the property

The charming apartment, Greenmantle, is one of ten dwellings, situated in the middle of The Long House on the ground floor to a peaceful courtyard.

The Long House was once the Greyhound Inn from which a ferry to Annan ran and is presumed to have been the template for Sir Walter Scott's Tavern in "Redgauntlet".

It was by repute, the haunt of smugglers and Border reivers.

The names of some of the dwellings take up this Scott connection, while others including Greenmantle, are associated with the author John Buchan.

The two bedrooms and the sitting room with dining area windows look straight over the Solway Firth to Criffel Hills in Scotland.

On warmer days, the breakwater on that side of the house, is a private area on which to sit right by the shingle shoreline.

This would be a great time to watch the birds, study the tide and the mesmeric sea ebb and flow or to watch the spectacular sunsets in the clear sea air.

The attractive seaside town of Silloth is just two miles away, and offers many amenities as well as being home to a magnificent championship golf course.

Miles of unspoilt coastline afford wonderful opportunities for walking and birdwatching, while the magnificent Northern Lakes are easily accessible.

Situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Greenmantle provides a special and comfortable place for a couple or small family wishing to explore this beautiful area and appreciate its fantastic seafront location.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with electric wood-effect fire and dining area
  • Gas central heating with electric wood-effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared use of breakwater private to the Longhouse apartments with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: The property is located on the beachfront wth strong tides, children should be supervised
  • Note: Max 4 adults

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About the location


Silloth 2 mile; Carlisle 23 miles.

Skinburness lies on the shore of the Solway Firth with wonderful views across to Scotland & the hills of Dumfrieshire. Edward I, favoured Skinburness as a naval base and made it a free borough , but the town was laid to waste in 1302, when the sea dyke was breached. The Victorian seaside town of Silloth is an easy stroll along the coast and promenade. There are a number of shops in Silloth (including a Coop and a Spar), a Post Office, a bakery (bread made locally) , an independent butcher and other establishments serving refreshments. There is an amusement arcade and tennis courts and even a Museum of toy soldiers. Silloth Golf Club is a stunning links Championship course, which is very much part of the town, just past the working harbour and Carr’s mill. Abbeytown, 3 miles away, in the other direction, has its own village store and the once important abbey, and now restored, Holme Cultram church. There are wonderful walks to enjoy at Skinburness, right out to Grune point and around Moricambe Bay, or, going the other way through Silloth, along the dunes and the beach to Allonby. The birdlife is prolific and birdwatching opportunities abound. The Vikings introduced Haaf net fishing in the Solway, but there are other fishing prospects. The northern Lakes and fells in the Lake District are only a 30-40 minute drive away, as is Lannercost Priory and Birdoswalde, part of Hadrian’s Wall to the east of Carlisle. This is a superb base in Cumbria for relaxing in peaceful surroundings and also exploring this fascinating part of the British Isles; a veritable, “…place of legend- a place of history.”

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