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Marsh Villa

(Ref. 957833)

Silloth, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "This is such a beautifully clean and characterful cottage."

    It appears newly decorated and carpeted in a charming seaside style. The situation is very near a lovely atmospheric coastline, great walks, amazing bird watching and so peaceful and restful. The cottage is very cosy, with a very efficient heating and hot water system. The beds are extremely comfortable with upmarket cotton bed linen. Silloth is just 5 minutes by car and, to our surprise and enjoyment, has a small, modern and pristine amusement arcade, an RNLI station and shop, excellent children's playgrounds and a lovely coastal walk past the 'Big Fella'! We had a really special lunch at the Fairydust Emporium and even the charity shops are excellent!.... everywhere is pristine and super child, dog and granny friendly!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely time at Marsh Villa."

    It had everything we needed and was very comfortable and cosy. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and loved the walks in between the rain showers. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely throughout the cottage."

    Lovely quilt and bedding. The main bed is sound, just what we wanted. It is smashing that there is a wood burning stove. Hope to visit again next year. We found that every thing we needed was available in the kitchen or cottage. The front of the house, on a fine day, gets plenty of sun as it faces east. Sun rises are spectacular.

    Reviewed by William5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful property, we had the most amazing time this property is something you should be proud of the finish is amazing."

    Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Sep 2023

  • "Extremely comfortable cottage, surprisingly spacious, good to have different areas to sit and relax."

    Everything to add to an excellent holiday experience

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2023

  • "Already given feedback , with no reply"

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Marsh villa ."

    It was a great location very quiet ..I used to go to silloth on holiday as a child so the memories were lovely.. the cottage was well equipped and the owner has left lots of personal touches. Thank you for the welcome pack it was delightful ..everytime we drove over the cattle grid into the fields the same wild hare jumped in front of our car. It became a great joke but it was also fabulous too see the wildlife. Would definitely recommend this villa

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Lovely and quiet location. The cottage was spotlessly clean. The BBQ provided was a thoughtful addition. Great walks straight from the door. The freezer was full of the previous clients half eaten food. No washing line as advertised. The bedroom curtains, although stylish did not keep the room dark enough to get a good nights sleep. The small table and chairs in the rear garden were so dirty it was unusable. These are minor issues but I feel they should be fed back to the owner. The cottage is beautiful and in a great location and we would happily return. Please do not publish the negative feedback on the website. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jim4.4Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic home from home, everything you could possibly need is there."

    We would love to visit again if they will have us.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed here as an extended family of 6."

    We all agree that March Villa is a wonderful cottage, very Comfortable, spacious, clean and tidy. The whole Cottage was well furnished and stocked with everything you could need. The kitchen had all the utensils, crockery glass wear you could need. Hand wash, cleaning products and sanitizer was supplied. . The area around the cottage was stupendous with Hares and loads of birth life. All the neighbours were friendly, helpful and cheerful. It was very handy for the beach, Siloth, Wigton and Abbey town, Maryport. Was an easy drive from Hadrian's Wall and the Roman Fort of Vindolanda . There's so much to do in the area it would take several weeks to do everything.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped and cosy."

    Ideal for our two dogs who loved West Beach and then a welcome and drying session back home.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a great location!"


    Reviewed by Pauline4.1Nov 2022

  • "Lovely home from home accommodation with handy extras included."

    great area for doggy walks, very good holiday base. very historical interesting area. will be back in new year. good wishes to all,

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2022

  • "Marsh villa is a lovely, comfortable place to stay."

    It's the most well equipped holiday home we've stayed in. The surrounding area is very peaceful and ideal for walking dogs. We loved our stay at Marsh villa and hope to return when we can.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Everything you could need.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    It had everything that you needed. From the welcoming pack to the ball thrower for Lucy the dog. Easy access to the sea and fields where we were able to enjoy long walks. We would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Sep 2022

  • "This was an amazing cottage."

    All the comforts & needs were thought of by the owners. Arrived to a welcome pack of milk, bread, various tea, coffee, jame, biscuits etc. idyllic setting & located in the heart of many places to visit. Log fire for cosy nights in with an amazing view of the marshland. A public footpath takes you to the front where there’s a view of neighbouring Dumfries. Set not far from silloth for your local amenities with take away, pub, cafes & amusements with further sea front setting. A well recommended accommodation & visit.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation."

    A home from home. Quiet location but within 30 minutes drive of Keswick and Cockermouth. Marsh Villa had everything you could possibly want.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage everything you could need our stay was lovely and cookie our ..."

    Beautiful cottage everything you could need our stay was lovely and cookie our spaniel loved walks we will be back I'm sure hidden gem of an area

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Spotlessly clean. Great views and attention to detail. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2022

  • "Our stay at Marsh Villa was fantastic."

    Sam is an amazing host and the cottage was perfect for our family. Very clean, comfortable with beautiful decor and a lovely welcome pack in the kitchen! This was our first holiday with the dog and he loved it as much as we did! The cottage is ideally placed for walks along the beach and trips to the Lake District. I can’t fault anything in the cottage and we have already recommended the cottage to friends.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a great stay."

    Accommodation was well kitted out and full of character. Lovely room at the front for catching the morning sun and only a few minutes walk to the beach. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    The whole family had a great time. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Apr 2022

  • "Marsh Villa was a lovely homely villa."

    We were all really impressed with how clean and well equipped the villa was, it was a proper home from home, the owners had really thought of everything. The sun room at the front was really nicely done and a lovely addition to the villa, it was so light and lovely to sit in, throughout the day and the log fire made the villa lovely and cozy in the evening. The surrounding area was peaceful and quiet, with nice walks nearby for the dogs. The sunset views from the beach were spectacular on a clear night. Would definitely recommend Marsh Villa to friends and family, we all had a fantastic stay there.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing cottage, lovely setting."

    Everything you could need is provided. Would definitely recommend people visit and we will be back too .

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2022

  • "5 Stars all round."

    Cottage is a home from home. Very good welcome pack. Very warm cottage with the added advantage of a wood burner to die for on a cold evening. We will be back later in the year.

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    The cottage was spotless, and very well equipped. Very much home from home and a great base for walking and exploring Cumbria and the Lakes Would definitely recommend and will hopefully be back

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, all the little extras really made it a home away from home, from a fully ready to go fire ( and extra wood in the shed) to plenty of crockery and glassware, even cookery books and a slow cooker!"

    The milk and bread along with the tea and coffee basket was also amazing! We loved the thought that had been put into everything from hand cream in the window sill to dishwasher tablets, If I had one niggle it would be that the coffee table in the living room and dining room table was a little sticky, also lights and bookshelves where a little dusty, but we loved it so much we will be booking the cottage again!

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful property with excellent amenities."

    The property was left in immaculate condition for our stay, with even little bits and bobs with breakfast which was great to see. Would highly recommend staying here, we loved our stay!

    Reviewed by Charlene5.0Dec 2021

  • "What a cottage, Spotlessly clean, Toasty warm, Well equipped,all your creature comforts."

    Beautiful location beautiful views,peace and quiet and lovely walks from your front door. The welcome pack was a nice surprise and the text to say the cottage was ready was very thoughtful. Amazing views one way to the lakes and the other way to Scotland, what more could you want. Silloth is a 2 minute drive away and has a lovely prom and a variety of shops.Well worth the drive from Bournemouth. We will be back. Peter October 21

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "The king size bed really needs a firmer new mattress ."

    We had to sleep on the small pull out in the snug as it was so uncomfortable . It could also do with a larger saucepan and a new frying pan . Apart from that it was wonderful

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Oct 2021

  • "Everything was great at this cottage itis in a quiet part of Skinburness we had a good holiday"

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2021

  • "This wonderful cottage has got everything for a comfortable easy stay."

    The freezer and washing machine were great. Beautiful views and walks. Safe closed back yard for the dogs.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage which was spotlessly clean."

    Lovely little touches like bread, eggs and milk on arrival. There were six adults all staying and we had more than enough room. A great base to travel to all the surrounding areas

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a fabulous week away at Marsh Villa, the cottage had absolutely everything we needed."

    The walks around Grune Point with the dogs were completed daily, we all had a great time and loved exploring the area. Lovely family memories made in a lovely country cottage.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2021

  • "Marsh Villa is exceptional in every way!"

    We could easily live here permanently! The attention to detail in every aspect was spot on & the place was immaculately clean when we arrived. So well equipped that we didn't need to bring a lot of the things we brought with us. Welcome pack & products etc included: eggs, bread, small milk, range of tea/coffee/hot chocolate sachets, biscuits, dishwasher tablets for the week, washing up liquid, sponge, cleaning products, mop, Hoover, iron & board, fire making materials, tea towels, oven gloves, handwash at all sinks, loo roll, kitchen roll, mini toiletries, salt & pepper, scrabble, playing cards, dog crate, bedding & towels. The only thing that isn't available is a hair dryer - so you need to bring your own. The only very minor negative is that the bedroom curtains are not blackout curtains. Amazing walks from the doorstep & ideally located to walk or drive into Silloth- which we found to be well looked after & the people were really friendly. Silloth West beach is better for dog walking than Skinburness beach, however our dogs enjoyed both. We also enjoyed the beach at Allonby, a visit to Maryport (25 mins) & also to Derwent Water (about 50 min drive). We will definitely be recommending Marsh Villa to our friends & family. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "Marsh Villa is a lovely cottage in a beautiful, profoundly peaceful place with wonderful walks along the Solway coast starting right outside the door."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great location for walks and deserted beaches, cottage is a home from home, would definitely return."

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Oct 2020

  • "Quiet location, excellent local walks from the door."

    Good place for bird watchers and dog owners

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020

  • "Amazing property."

    ....really tastefully presented...great location..cannot praise it enough !!!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage set up a country lane."

    The house is like the Tardis, really spacious inside with two separate bathrooms both with showers. One bedroom with on-suite. Ideal location for a short walk to the beach. It is a beautiful, lovely cottage. Just the perfect place to spend time with family or friends. Thank you

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and nice stay ."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2020

  • "The villa was very spacious, with plenty of facilities for storing things."

    This is especially important when you holiday in the winter and take more stuff with you. The place was very well decorated and furnished, and also very easy to keep clean too. Well stocked kitchen, and bathrooms. Comfortable bed, and good wifi availability. Only a couple of minor annoyances: steep stairs, with no real grab rail at the top, and downstairs shower a bit weak. But these were not serious!

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Dec 2019

  • "Extremely high end luxury cottage, real bonus for us during a cold crisp November was the log burner, so inviting each evening on returning to the property after a day of exploring local sites?"

    ! Property was spotlessly clean, the heating was on when we arrived late evening which made the cottage feel warm & welcoming. Kitchen was finished to a high standard with every utensil available for a variety of culinary uses. There was also a very thoughtfully prepared welcome pack with local produce, a very nice touch!

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Nov 2019

  • "Having been born, and brought up in Silloth,my family and I try to return as often as we can."

    Up to now we have never found a cottage that suited our requirements. However this time we were so pleased to find Marsh Villa.This is an exceptional cottage,with a well laid out interior.The living room and dining room were a good size,with a cosy fire,,plus efficient central heating throughout. The conservatory was a dream,and the binoculars came in very handy.If a quiet holiday with good walking and the Lake district within easy driving distance,is your kind of holiday,you will find it hard to beat.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2019

  • "Marsh villa is in a beautiful cottage and location with lovely views of the marsh and Solway firth."

    The cottage was very comfortable and was a great based to explore the northern Lakes. The local town of Siloth has shops, pubs and a chip shop which I would recommend. Overall I would visit again due to its location and peaceful surrounding.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2019

  • "Was absolutely amazing."

    Fantastic house, very jealous and didnt want to leave! Not too far from any big towns. Thoroughly enjoyed the time as did our puppy :)

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Marsh Villa."

    The villa has everything you need for a comfortable stay and more. It feels very spacious and there was plenty of room for the 4 of us and dog. The kitchen is very well equipped making preparing meals easy and we were left a lovely welcome pack that was much appreciated after the journey. The villa is within walking distance of the sea and Silloth is a good walk along the seafront or short drive away. The villa is very well equipped for dog visitors and the room at the back was perfect for our pup’s pen for nighttime and drying off, with direct access to the enclosed garden. Overall, lovely accommodation in a lovely, peaceful setting!

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is one of the nicest we’ve stayed in!"

    It was immaculate, comfortable and the facilities were great! We would highly recommend it if you like a quiet rural location with lots to do around the area.

    Reviewed by Roma5.0Jul 2019

  • "Marsh Villa is a lovely cottage, it has everything you need and also a really nice welcome pack."

    If you turn left out of the cottage and walk to the end of the land and back up the beach on the other side it is a lovely peaceful 4K walk. The beach itself is 5 minutes walk from the cottage. We had a wonderful stay in the cottage and a week of walking. The Wheatsheaf in Abbeytown do really nice meals.

    Reviewed by Nat5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautifull cottage, lovely decorated and has everything and more you need for your break."

    In a stunning location overlooking the Marsh and a few minutes walk from the sea front. Excellent place for bird watching and beautiful walks. It's just over 2 miles walk to the town siloth along the sea front, and not to far from the lakes.. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2019

  • "Wonderful holiday cottage."

    Very comfortable and clean.Also well equipped,Lovely thought supplying kennels if required.

    Reviewed by George4.4Mar 2019

  • "Very pretty, comfortable cottage which was beautifully decorated for Christmas."

    Wonderful boot room for drying off wet dogs (and humans) and all other facilities were excellent. Good area for walking or touring the Lake District and west coast of Cumbria. The only tiny drawback was the steepness of the stairs but if you take care they are ok - don't think any elderly or infirm people could manage them though. Certainly one of the best equipped and thoughtfully decorated properties we've stayed in and we self-cater at least four times a year.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Dec 2018

  • "We love it here, the cottage had a really nice feel about it, we could not believe how lovely and homely it was."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage wonderfully maintained and comfortable Obviously it is relatively new to the rental market but it is the best cottage we have ever stayed in in terms of quality cleanliness and facilities We rent at least twice per year but have in the past been disappointed in terms of inaccuracies in how it is promoted by the rental company and frequently the property is not well maintained or clean!"

    Not the case in Marsh Villa it is superb

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2018

  • "A fantastic cottage in a stunning and private location."

    I can not recommend this cottage highly enough. Lovely welcome pack, loads of room and very clean. The kitchen was equipped with almost everything you could possibly need. 5 minute walk to the beach with beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very quiet and relaxing holiday!"

    The views from the cottage are amazing and the walk to the beach is literally 5 minutes away. Great place and would recommend it to an another family!

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautifully decorated and clean cottage."

    Had everything you needed in your welcome pack. A quiet location and a must for anyone wanting to stay around that area. Far from Windermere but nice visits to Maryport.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation in peaceful and picturesque location."

    Great for walks but still easy to travel into Lakes too.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2018

  • "Wow what a cottage."

    Had everything you needed to make your stay comfortable. Even thought of milk, bread, and butter a well as a welcome basket with tea coffee and biscuits eta, A very clean cottage and it's a must for anyone wanting to stay around that area.

    Reviewed by Tracie5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was a gem of a cottage, a lot of thought had gone into making sure all our needs were met and making this an enjoyable holiday."

    The cottage was clean comfortable and lots of little extras provided for us to start our holiday. Excellent location with secure back garden for our dogs. Lots of walks close by, or by car the lakes are 30 minutes away. I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and will certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent cottage superbly decorated very well equipped."

    Views over marsh land very peaceful and not far from beach enabling us to have a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful property you won’t be disappointed"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in Marsh Villa."

    It was very clean and modern while still having a cottage feel. It had all the facilities we could ask for and was just ideal for us and our dogs. There are great access to walks and the cottage is just a few minutes from the beach. It was obvious a lot of care had gone into make our stay a real pleasure!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug room includes a sofa bed which can be turned into a small double bed
  • Note: This property has low door ways and low ceiling on stairway
  • Gas Heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Designated parking place for 2 cars
  • Front courtyard and decking with furniture, rear patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Please note that this property can only accept 7 night bookings and the booking would need to start on a Friday.

The property

Marsh Villa, a former marsh workers’ cottage, overlooks attractive lands and sits close to the popular Cumbrian resort of Silloth.

Now a listed building, it offers characterful accommodation and rests in a superb location for exploring the area, making it an ideal stay for couples, friends or families wishing to get away.

Be drawn into the property by its warming dining room, dotted with charming seaside features, in keeping with this fine location, adjacent to this is a wonderfully bright conservatory boasting a TV and far-reaching views to the Solway Firth.

There are a number of welcoming spots to relax at Marsh Villa, you can also make use of a cosy little snug which is home to an optional double sofa bed, or enjoy some quality family time in the sitting room with the TV on and the stunning woodburning stove to keep you toasty.

The cottage's original Inglenook fireplace and bread oven help to enhance this enticing layout.

Completing the ground floor is an elegant and bright family bathroom along with an immaculate and well-equipped kitchen, lined with fresh white units and also offering a delightful little breakfast bar for two, where you can enjoy your morning coffee at the start of the day.

Marsh Villa's two tasteful bedrooms rest on the first floor, the master king-size room benefits from its own lavish en-suite shower room, while the twin bedroom is bursting with style and charm.

To the exterior, there are certainly no shortages of places to sit and enjoy this magnificent rural location, both to the front and the back of the cottage, you can sit back and enjoy a relaxing drink or two with the refreshing breeze to top it all off.

Wonderful Silloth is just one and a half miles away, featuring a selection of delightful amenities and hosting a splendid promenade as well as a golf course.

Those who love the outdoors can easily explore the beautiful Solway Coast AONB, while slightly further afield is the glorious Lake District National Park, a landscape packed with dramatic scenery and much to do.

Explore the magnificent region of Cumbria from this thoughtfully decorated, home-from-home cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Maryport 12 miles; Carlisle 23 miles.

The popular resort of Silloth in West Cumbria lies north of the Lake District on the shore of the Solway Firth. On the opposite shore lie the hills of Southern Galloway in Scotland and to the south Skiddaw and the Northern Fells can be seen. Silloth was renowned for its "invigorating air, temperate climate, airy streets, its promenade and beach". It has glorious sea and mountain views and the light and the sunsets are renowned. It was developed in the 1850s; the railway arrived in 1856, the docks were opened 3 years later. The Carr's biscuit factory flour mill opened in 1886. Silloth was for a time, one of the country’s premier seaside resorts. The town was laid out on a regular grid pattern and planned as a "health resort for the upper and middle classes". The streets running off the wide, tree lined, cobbled Criffel Street are all named after the rivers flowing into the Solway Firth. The 'Green', an ever present feature is 34 acres of open grassland and is communal space for all to enjoy. Silloth and Solway Golf Club, situated in the town is a championship course which is ranked No 1 by the National Club Golfer Magazine 2016 for both quality and value. There are superb walks, particularly along the coastline, west to Allonby and east to Grune Point. Birdwatching is ever present. Both the Lake District and the English Heritage site of Birdoswald Fort, Hadrian's Wall are an easy 40 minute drive away. With quiet country roads and the Cumbria Coastal Way this is an ideal location for cyclists and walkers.

Please note that this property can only accept 7 night bookings and the booking would need to start on a Friday.