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Skinburness near Silloth, Solway Firth, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "A great spacious and comfortable property with plenty of room for two."

    The listing didn't make a big play of the closeness and view over the estuary so we were rather gobsmacked by how wonderful that was. A bird-watchers paradise with the tide ebbing and flowing, different every time I looked out. Like being in my own personal bird hide all the time we were there.

    Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed the amazing bird life just outside the window Property Owner

    Reviewed by GailNov 2023

  • "The property is amazing, absolutely the best area, Silloth is a lovely place."

    We had every intention of returning thats how great it was. Due to a few mistakes we made that is not an option. Would I recommend yes great place.

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquelineNov 2023

  • "The property was lovely with fantastic views."

    Its a shame there was only a fridge with no freezer, which would have been helpful. The only other downside was the WIFI which was very patchy and meant you couldn't watch anything for more than a few minutes before it went off, which is not too bad if you're staying in the summer but in October when the nights are cold and dark it would be nice to stay in and watch something without the WIFI dropping out all the time.

    We are glad you liked the beautiful views. We are sorry you didn’t read the particulars about us not having a freezer, it is by choice as we never have the time to defrost it properly between sits so we chose to not have one in the property. Regarding the WiFi it is the best we can do in a fairly rural area, around Silloth and the surrounding area a lot of work is in progress to update our network but this all takes time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2023

  • "Amazing location, facilities absolutely loved it"

    Thanks for your feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2023

  • "Greenmantle is a beautiful holiday home with amazing views."

    The cleanliness is excellent. Our family had a lovely, relaxing time and would love to come and stay again soon Alison

    Thank you for your comments and we would love you to come back and visit again Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2023

  • "Greenmantle is in a unique location close to the sea."

    The apartment is pristine and provides everything for a relaxing comfortable stay. Walking on the England Coastal Path is literally on the door step. We had a great time.

    Thank you so much for your comments we really appreciate good feedback, thank you and glad you enjoyed GM which we think is unique too Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2023

  • "Well equipped kitchen, clean and comfortable property."

    Great to have a dedicated parking space, visible from the property. The outstanding feature is the view across the Solway with the tide constantly ebbing and flowing. If you enjoy bird watching and coastal walks this is the place for you. Provision of information about the local area is excellent and the books by Scott and Buchan, plus others about the Wall etc is a nice touch. The tea, coffee, milk and granola bars also appreciated.

    Thank you for your kind feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2023

  • "We would certainly recommend Greenmantle."

    The accommodation is superb, very comfortable and clean and lovely and quiet. The view is wonderful with ever changing light. Just perfect. The owners great and a thoughtful gift of cake and milk on arrival. Thank you. We will be back for sure.

    Thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed it and we hope you come back, thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2023

  • "All loose carpets had to be rolled up and put to one side-trip hazard."

    Warning of outside decorators would have been appreciated. Waffle towels were great. View especially sunsets quite exceptional.

    Apologies for not telling you about the painters turning up, we didn’t know ourselves, and we have been waiting for months for this to happen. Glad you enjoyed the sunsets. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2023

  • "Lovely location."

    Excellent for walking the coastal paths. Very well equipped, modern, stylish and comfortable. Some noise from the above apartment.

    Thank you for your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeatherApr 2023

  • "The property was great."

    Would stay again due to the location. Although they were other properties adjacent it was really as if they weren’t there. Peaceful place, with the sounds of the waves. A couple of things I would suggest is advice on the recycling bins, what goes where. Not really an issue though, just so it’s right. Great communication with the host. Thanks and see you again.

    Thank you for your comments and we will check our information on recycling. Hope to see you again one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation with the most amazing views."

    Enjoyed our 3 nights. Property immaculate and has all the facilities you would need. Loved our little break away will definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your comments and we are thrilled you enjoyed your break at Greenmantle Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClareApr 2023

  • "Greenmantle is a beautiful historic property right at the seas edge."

    The facilities are top line and it’s a very comfortable place to stay. The Solway Firth is full of curlews and waders and the high tide comes almost to the window.. but the sea defence is secure. We had a great time. It’s very peaceful and Grune point is very atmospheric.

    Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2023

  • "We had a lovely break at Greenmantle , amazing sunsets and great walks in beautiful surroundings."

    Having local history books to read was a nice touch. Fab shower and towels, very comfortable bed , and there's plenty of room for clothes, even the carpets are lovely . I would recommend Greenmantle to anyone who enjoys quite relaxing holidays.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and we are glad you like our new carpets Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2023

  • "Extremely clean."

    Nice to have tea, coffee and milk on arrival. Superb location.

    Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay lovely property providing everything that you would need would definitely recommend"

    Really pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeDec 2022

  • "This apartment is fantastic, clean, cozy and well equipped it was a joy to stay in."

    Set in a pleasant and quiet courtyard with unrestricted views of the Solway Firth across to Scotland. The owners are easy to deal with and responsive to messages. We could not have asked for somewhere better and hope to return again next year.

    Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed Greenmantle, and we look forward to you returning next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceNov 2022

  • "Greenmantle is a lovely apartment, and is clearly very well kept by the owners."

    It was very clean when we arrived, and we had been left a little welcome pack including a chocolate cake. Views from the windows were exceptional, and it was easy to walk from the apartment along the coast. We look forward to going back.

    Thank you for your feedback and hope you do return one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by HazelOct 2022

  • "Beautiful place to stay!"

    Perfect for relaxing, walking and enjoying the local area. Although there's lots to see if your happy to travel a bit

    Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed yourselves Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoyceJul 2022

  • "Beautiful property in fabulous location."

    Stunning views directly over the water, Scottish hills gorgeous sunsets. Particularly suited us as we like birdwatching, walking and respite from traffic noise. Owner checked in and was helpful without being intrusive. Neighbours in the longhouse very friendly and welcoming. Enjoyed walking into Silloth for coffee, chips and friendly locals, whilst the other way, space and wildness of Grune Point was so expansive. Can't wait to go back - to Greenmantle and the town. Rose and David

    Thank you for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by RoseJun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at Greenmantle."

    Great views and close enough to the lakes for day trips. We will be staying again in the future.

    Thank you for your review we hope to see you again one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaysonMay 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage and very nice owners."

    Sea views from 3 rooms and the sound of waves lulling you to sleep at night. Loved every minute

    Thank you for your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by KerstinApr 2022

  • "Really lovely apartment to stay at , clean and well maintained, everything you need cooking wise utensils ect."

    Stunning views, If you like been close to the sea it is perfect, sound of wave's wonderful. Owner left us a lovely cake, milk, tea, coffee which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by DianeApr 2022

  • "The Greenmantle property was very comfortable, clean and inviting."

    The lady I contacted was very helpful and she came across as very caring and made time to make us feel welcome. There was a lovely surprise of a cake when we arrived, and everything we needed was provided. It looked small from the outside but we were pleasantly surprised by the spacious rooms which were warm and inviting. I would recommend this property to anyone who enjoys having the seashore on their doorstep. Frances

    Reviewed by FFeb 2022

  • "Good contact from the owner, would highly recommend."

    Great property with wonderful views, very clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by ElaineJan 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage next to the sea."

    So clean and well equipped we wanted for nothing and felt at home within minutes. Thanks for the delicious cake.

    Reviewed by AngelaJan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Greenmantle, this is a delightful property in a lovely setting."

    The views from the lounge and bedroom windows are awesome, the property is comfortable and very tastefully furnished. On arrival at the property there was milk in the fridge, cake tea and coffee thanks to the owner Bev. We would love to visit the property again and would highly recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful retreat.

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2021

  • "Greenmantle is a wonderful apartment, placed on the very edge of the shore overlooking the Solway Firth."

    I would never tire of the view from all of the rear windows, out over the water to Scotland. It has all of the facilities to ensure that visitors have a perfect stay. It was comfortable, very clean (which we found very reassuring at a time when Covid cases are around 45,000 per day) and perfectly situated for all that we wanted to do. The walks straight out of the front door (north to Grune Point (c.1.5 miles) and south into Silloth (c.1.5 miles) ) are not taxing for a keen rambler, but offer the most wonderful views. Keswick, Derwent, Bassenthwaite and more are all in easy travelling distance. Storm Arwen arrived during our stay, but did nothing to dampen our spirits for this fabulous place - it merely changed the scenery for a few days. Our host was helpful and pleasant throughout, with good responses to messages. Thanks for a lovely stay Bev, we very hope to back at some point.

    Reviewed by GrahamNov 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at greenmantle."

    It was wonderful to view the sea shore and watch the birds feeding from the windows Excellent walks right from the doorstep. Superb base for the whole solway area. Would of liked a freezer in the kitchen, but the owner did explain why not, we manage OK anyway. We will be booking there again for sure.

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2021

  • "Perfect place to unwind."

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

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2021

  • "Lovely apartment in a quiet location but not too far from Silloth town centre with nice walks nearby."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Unfortunately, there was no freezer or freezer compartment in the fridge preventing ice cold drinks and potential food storage during one of the hottest periods of this year. This prevented us from using wine coolers and our ice block for keeping picnic food cool. All glasses were plastic in which wine does not taste the same as in proper glasses. The television was very small for the size of the living room. These are the only 3 things which we would have preferred to be better and hardly detracted from our experience. However, other people, and certainly a small family with children, could need to be aware of this before they go.

    Reviewed by EricJul 2021

  • "This was a lovely 'escape' as Greenmantle is a comfortable, well equipped apartment right on the shore where the owners couldn't do enough."

    . Being ground floor it has a small seating area to the rear and shared access (at the end of the building) to a small 'promenade' which overlooks a shingle/pebble beach. The location is scenic and extremely quiet - Silloth is about 2 miles away and if your going to walk on the beach you need good shoes. Just one thing to be aware of, is that there is no freezer of any size.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2021

  • "Greenmantle apartment is ideal for a relaxed holiday."

    It's located in a very quiet spot, is well appointed and nicely decorated and benefits from an amazing view. We loved our short stay at Greenmantle!

    Reviewed by VioletaJun 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage."

    , beautifully maintained. We were a little wary as there was no promotional photo of the kitchen, however we need not have been concerned as the kitchen was clean and modern and had everything we needed. The Satnav didn’t take us to quite the right place using the postcode, but fortunately I had previously walked it through on Google Street View. I was anxious that the Tesco delivery driver would find us, but he had been many times before apparently. The sunset views are the best I’ve ever experienced from a holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2021

  • "A lovely, well appointed house in a fantastic location."

    A beautiful courtyard at the front and literally could not be any closer to the sea at the rear. We were also welcomed with milk, tea, coffee, and jam donuts. The owners were also nice enough to let us know there was no pressure on us to be out of the property by the stated check out time. The house has a lovely bathroom with a great shower, comfortable bedrooms (one double and one single), a great kitchen which had everything you could need and a very comfortable living room. The house was lovely and warm and very detailed instructions on things like how to operate the heating, recycling, rubbish disposal and wfi codes were provided. Highly recommended. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2020

  • "Very comfortable apartment in a spectacular location."

    Thank you for a super holiday.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2020

  • "This is a wonderful place to get away from it all."

    The silence is only broken by the bird calls(binoculars provided by owners). Great views from the sitting room and bedroom. We loved watching the changing skies. The mattress was a bit hard for our tastes and the shower screen still leaks but otherwise it is great.

    Reviewed by AdrienneSep 2020

  • "The quiet location suited us and social distancing was not a problem!"

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2020

  • "Lovely solo retreat at this exceptionally well-equipped cosy cottage."

    You couldn't be closer to the sea, with spectacular views across the Solway Firth (when the weather allowed). Really peaceful, batteries fully recharged, highly recommended for that 'get away from it all' feeling. Thanks

    Reviewed by RuthJan 2020

  • "The property is situated at the end of a private road (very narrow) and sits beautifully on the coast."

    If you’re looking for a total sense of peace you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2019

  • "The views of the Solway Firth are spectacular and the owner provides binoculars so you can enjoy the view even more."

    Nothing is lacking in the property, and everything is top quality The complex is extremely quiet which is what we were looking for. Lack of local amenities would mean it would not suit anyone with small children though.

    Reviewed by AliceAug 2019

  • "This property looked good online but upon arrival it was in a breathtaking location virtually on the rocks and beaches of the Solway Firth with uninterrupted outstanding views from the lounge and bedrooms out across the estuary to the hills of Dumfries and Galloway."

    The facilities and décor of the apartment were impeccable and we wouldn't hesitate in staying there again for a real "get away from everything" break in a quiet and beautiful part of the UK with the Lakes, Scottish Borders, Cumbrian coast and Yorkshire Dales National Park all within easy reach.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "The best holiday with really good accommodation,really peaceful with sea views from every room,highly recommended and will definitely go again."

    Sainsburys deliver here so that's handy to know.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2019

  • "The location is amazing and Greenmantle provides comfortable accommodation with all the essentials."

    Milk and doughnuts on arrival.was a lovely touch. We had a lovely break and would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by JeanApr 2019

  • "Teh only way to be closer to the sea than Greenmantle is to be one a boat!"

    The apartment is well presented and very comfortable, and the owner’s notes and recommendations were very useful. The apartment is a very practical base for exploring the Solway area. We enjoyed walking into Silloth and around Grune Point as well as venturing over to Keswick and visiting Holm Cultram Abbey.

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2019

  • "This apartment was in an amazing location."

    We loved the view of the beach and saw a porpoise in the sea! The apartment was much more spacious than we thought from the photographs. It was extremely clean and decorated beautifully. The owner was friendly and brought us doughnuts and milk.

    Reviewed by VincentOct 2018

  • "If you enjoy comfortable, clean and quiet accommodation with suburb views , this is the place for you."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Greenmantle and have no hesitation in recommending it to others. As well as the cosy flat the area has great seaside walks and is also within easy reach of the Lakes, Caldbeck Fells and historic Carlisle.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2018

  • "A beautiful location on the Solway Firth."

    Weather wasn’t kind to us due to storms, which was fine however there is not much to do aroundbouts when the weather is bad. If you want a very quiet and relaxing break then this is for you. Green mantle is comfortable and has all needs catered for. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by LynetteSep 2018

  • "Lovely apartment,beautifully presented and maintained."

    With basic food items provided too,so much more than other holiday lets I've been to,we had a great time and wished we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2018

  • "Very pleasing in all respects."

    5 stars all round. Thoroughly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2018

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in Greenmantle Cottage."

    The landlady, Bev, was extremely helpful and had thought of almost everything as all the things we needed were already in the house. Bev also gave us doughnuts and bought us an extra frying pan when we suggested that it would be helpful for cooking for everyone. The cottage itself was very clean and beautifully decorated, with an incredible view of the sea. It was honestly one of the best places we have ever stayed on holiday. Thanks Bev!

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2018

  • "Very warm welcome."

    Immaculately presented, comfortable accommodation with wonderful outlook over the Solway to Scotland. Quiet, remote position with nice coastal walk into Silloth. Looking forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2018

  • "Lovely presented cottage right by the sea."

    Very comfortable and warm. Great for a peaceful getaway.

    Reviewed by JeffOct 2017

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  • 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
  • Please be advised that there is no ice box/freezer facility or washing machine at this property
  • 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
  • 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

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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.”

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas