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Sonya's Cottage

(Ref. 926151)

Anthorn, Solway Firth, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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77 Customer Reviews

  • "I chose possibly the worst week for a walking holiday on the Solway coast: with Storm Isha and Storm Jocelyn leaving me only one day without gale-force winds and lashing rain, and two days in which it was unsafe to leave the cottage."

    It was not a total disaster because this cottage was so comfortable to be stuck in. A genuinely well-equipped kitchen area (sharp knives!!), comfortable sofa, comfortable bed, a really good shower, in general things that were solid and didn't fall apart. I was impressed that neither the electricity nor the wifi was affected by the storms. One minor thing: as in almost all holiday cottages and B&Bs; I've stayed at, there wasn't enough light in the main room to read comfortably by. An Anglepoise or similar would have made all the difference.

    Reviewed by Max5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had very relaxing stay at the cottage."

    ..it was well presented, clean, with very nice view to the estuary, had all you need for stay....lovely friendly owners, who made an effort to put real xmas tree and lights to make it looks festive....also dog and cat who visited us every day. Village is very quite but plenty of pubs and cafes short drive away. 100% would recommend to stay...for ones who likes cycling it has cycling route in area...

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was clean, well equipped, comfortable and cosy."

    The views were incredible.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very friendly hosts and great views from the cottage for a relaxing break."

    The cottage was very comfortable and cosy. Useful information provided about the local area which is great for walking and cycling.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage, very happy with the view, the comfort and the facilities."

    The owners were lovely too!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2023

  • "Sonya's Cottage is lovely and comfortable, and a delight to stay there."

    It is attached to the owners house but still feels private. Chances are you'll be greeted by Oscar the cat and Barney the dog before you meet anyone else. It's a peaceful place to stay and exactly what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay, would 100% recommend to others and will be definitely be returning in the future."

    The owners were so welcoming and the wine and chocolates were a lovely treat. The cottage had loads of character with amazing views of the estuary and the fells in the background. Evenings were spent either paddle boarding on the estuary or relaxing in the hot tub after a long day walking in the lakes. We made some amazing memories on this holiday and was so pleased with our stay.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable."

    The view was beautiful and it was incredibly quiet and relaxing. I wish the view could have been seen more from the seating area inside the cottage. The welcome gift was a lovely touch. We had a lovely few days and have come home feeling very chilled.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely rustic cottage with all the mod cons."

    Beautiful view from the patio. Quiet but a good location for exploring Cumbria and south Scotland. Clean and warm. Super owners. A gem of a cottage to visit.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "They were very friendly, welcoming and helpful, especially when we all lost electricity on Wednesday."

    This is clearly a continuing problem for their supply company, who had to instal a generator; not, apparently, for the first time.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a lovely holiday!"

    Anthorn is quiet (we love peace & quiet) and out of the way, but stunning, the cottage beautiful and the property owners welcoming and helpful. Being disabled, we could not have wanted for more. Will certainly return to this corner of heaven. Thank you, Naomi & Phil.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage, perfect view and very comfortable, we enjoyed talking to the owners who made us very welcome."

    We rarely go back to a property twice, but this cottage we would.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0May 2023

  • "What a beautiful place!"

    The cottage was amazing and had everything we needed. The surroundings were amazing, so peaceful and tranquil, just what we needed to recharge our batteries. Definitely going back x

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "Sonya's cottage is a beautiful property perfect for a quiet relaxing break."

    Very well equipped kitchen with all you require to cater for all your needs. Comfy sofa and bed and spacious walk in shower. Location is super peaceful with virtually no traffic passing. Views lovely. On clear night's the stars are amazing sat in the hot tub which is a wonderful touch of luxury. Host are friendly and helpful. We aim to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2023

  • "I would like to thank the dodd family for a wonderful 5 night stay."

    We were more than happy with the cottage and appreciated them putting up christmas decoration and a tree. you will go a long way to find a better view from the sitting room So thank you very much. We went to watch the birds but they had decided to move off somewhere else but that is something non of us have control of. Did find them across the other side of Solway Firth wonderful

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Thank you for looking after us on our break in your lovely cottage and I hope the Guinea Pigs are all doing well!"

    Hopefully, we will be back again some day, to enjoy the peace, relaxation and great views.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful spot, with lovely accommodation, just ideal x"

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was my second visit to Sonya's Cottage which is in a delightful position, overlooking the Solway."

    It is ideal for birdwatching at this time of year, with stunning views of thousands of waders and geese from the house and patio. The cottage is lovely, well furnished and very comfortable with a lovely hot tub. Naomi and Phil are very welcoming and helpful and I enjoyed our chats. I had a great week and have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2022

  • "We went for 2 nights highly recommend this cottage it is lovely"

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and equipped with everything you need."

    Good powerful showers too. Great for relaxing on patio or in hot tub. Cottage is quite warm so if you prefer it cooler might be best to take a fan with you. Plenty of close by places to eat.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jul 2022

  • "This was such a beautiful cottage and an even more beautiful location!"

    It was just what my friends and I needed. A little bit of silence. Phil and Naomi were great hosts too! We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Jul 2022

  • "Sonia's cottage was a really amazing place for a relaxing holiday."

    Away from hustle and bustle of everyday lives. Also not to far to drive to Gretna Green the lake district and hadrians wall. Or just chill out in the hot tub and watch the wonderful wild life.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent property with great facilities."

    The owners were friendly and on hand for a chat to explain things about the area.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "This beautiful cottage is a must for an idyllic relaxed atmosphere, and to top it off we had the experience of a hot tub - jacuzzi which definitely adds to relaxation after a good day walking in the surrounding countryside."

    The owners are really lovely people who made us very welcome. Hopefully we will return in the not too distant future. All-in-all, Excellent!! Ken & Karen

    Reviewed by Ken5.0May 2022

  • "Just what we needed, home to home comfort."

    Beautiful surroundings, very remote location, fresh air, bird singing. Hot tub is amazing. Well equipped kitchen, clean chilled cosy atmosphere. We loved it and hoping to be back soon!

    Reviewed by Hajnalka5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely time in a lovely place."

    And with lovely property owners right next door! Thank you Naomi and Phil: good luck with future plans.

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you need in a very beautiful place."

    Good location for seeing the coastal area, and top side of the lakes. Great hosts who chatted with us daily.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Apr 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in a peaceful location."

    A great base to explore north Cumbria and beyond. The owners Naomi, Phil & family made us all feel very welcome. We would definitely recommend Sonias Cottage as a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2022

  • "Me and my son loved are stay here we met the owners they were lovely people and very helpful to us."

    So will come back .

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved the property and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there."

    The only draw back for us was the stone floors throughout. They looked fabulous and are absolutely perfect for the style and age of the cottage, but, we are old folks and love the warmth and comfort of carpets !!!!!!!!!!!! We would of course come back but perhaps in the summer months when a cool floor would be welcome!!

    Reviewed by Brett4.4Mar 2022

  • "Beautifully appointed cottage, immaculate throughout."

    Hot tub and the stars exceptional. Good walking around the area and, being ex navy, enjoyed looking at the history of RNAS Anthorn. Hosts are great , will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fabulous can’t improve perfection"

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2022

  • "I absolutely loved my stay at Sonya's Cottage - I didn't want to leave yesterday!"

    The cottage itself is warm, cosy, comfortable and characterful - in the most stunning location overlooking the Solway. I like birdwatching and it was the perfect setting from which to view the birds on the water's edge. Phil and Naomi were welcoming, friendly and helpful and went the extra mile to successfully resolve an issue with the WiFi. I had friends visiting during my stay and they were equally impressed with the cottage. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it others and I will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Jan 2022

  • "This is a fantastic cottage, the owners Naomi and Phil are so helpful if you need them but not intrusive."

    The cottage is so clean and cosy one of the best I have stayed in from sykes and I have stayed in a lot. The scenery is beautiful. And the hot tub is definitely the best out of any the properties that I have stayed in. I will be booking this property again without any hesitation.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely break at Sonya’s cottage."

    Very homely, and the views over Solway Firth were special. Thank you Naomi & Paul.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice spot."

    Owners made us feel welcome and helped when they could with recommendations. Considering the weather and the power problems they kept us informed so was lovely. Hopefully see Carlisle in the sun sometime in the future. Thanks for letting us stay. Tom and Hannah

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Nov 2021

  • "Sonya's Cottage is a delightful property lovingly cared for by the owners Phil and Naomi who live next door."

    The cottage was nice and warm when we arrived on a cold afternoon, and their welcome gifts were much appreciated. Lots to do and see in the local area, or you can just spend the time watching the ever-changing scene on the estuary - very relaxing!

    Reviewed by Max5.0Nov 2021

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Everything in the cottage was really hight standard, everything spotlessly clean, amazing views and great location to visit surrounding area. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2021

  • "Exceptional view from cottage over the solway firth."

    Owners live on site and extremely helpful and friendly. Peaceful and tranquil location. Would definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Sonya's Cottage was amazing."

    The cottage is in a beautiful rural location over looking the Solway Firth. The area is peaceful and relaxing and a fantastic place to visit. The cottage was spotlessly clean, fantastically equipped and a wonderful place to spend a weeks holiday. The hosts were both delightful and made us feel so welcome. Any one thinking of booking this cottage would not be disappointed. The cottage is beautifully decorated to a high standard, the beds were super comfortable, and the shower was fantastically powerful. The hot tub was easy to use and we spent some pleasant evenings star gazing and bat spotting. Lots of lovely beaches in the area, and only a short drive into Scotland or a short trip into the Lake district and Hadrian's wall. A brilliant place to stay for the whole family.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "We have had a lovely relaxing break at this beautiful, well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage in lovely surroundings and so peaceful."

    The owners have gone to great lengths to provide everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in a quiet location with beautiful views over the Solway Firth."

    You absolutely need a car to get around but it's a wonderful quiet place to relax and recharge your batteries. The owners of the cottage are extremely friendly and will offer advice and hints / tips if you ask them. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would love to revisit soon.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2021

  • "Great cottage for a quiet holiday."

    Lots of walks direct from there. Fantastic views across the bay. Best shower of any cottage we've stayed in, not the usual electric dribble!

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing views."

    Owners onsite and are lovely. Fab hot tub. Peaceful & secluded. Comfy beds.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage holiday was exactly what we needed."

    It was warm and cosy, peaceful and relaxing. The view is incredible and changes with every turn of the tide. If you want a lazy break, it’s perfect!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Absolutely brilliant time, chilling and relaxing is just what we had in mind and Sonia's cottage was definitely the place to be."

    With the birds on the estuary the 100+ sheep running down the road and friendly passers by the whole experience was relaxed and homely. The cottage had everything we needed including very long skewers to toast our marshmallows on the fire pit. cosy comfortable and a real home from home.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage great view over solway firth Huge L shape sofa abit soft n low ..."

    Lovely cottage great view over solway firth Huge L shape sofa abit soft n low Superb hot tub just needed higher step to get in/out

    Reviewed by Pam4.4Sep 2020

  • "Sonyas cottage was a tranquil place with scenic views."

    The owners where warm and welcoming. I highly recommend this cottage if you are looking for peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2020

  • "An adorable cottage with a fantastic host!"

    Will definitely be returning very soon!!

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was in a fabulous location and the owners were very friendly."

    We enjoyed our early morning visits from the dog! The cottage is comfortable and very well equipped. A great base to explore the surrounding area (which for us included a trip over the boarder into Scotland). We would definitely stay again if we return to the same area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing the best one ive visited The view fantastic The was ..."

    The cottage was amazing the best one ive visited The view fantastic The was warm and cosy The hottub was a real bonus The owners were really helpful

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2019

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, well maintained & very comfortable."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful. The views are outstanding & if you like bird watching this is the place to be. A lovely relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owners are very friendly and helpful , I think it is an added advantage to have the owners close by"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owners were more then helpful & cottage was in a perfect location with ..."

    The owners were more then helpful & cottage was in a perfect location with fabulous views, we as a family had a lovely holiday & would certainly love to visit again x

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2019

  • "This cottage and location are both hidden gems!"

    Quite remote, no pubs, shops or beach nearby so not for everyone but for the likes of us, the peace and quiet, the fantastic view over the estuary and the walks round the nature reserves were just what we appreciate. We came home feeling re-charged and relaxed even though the weather was more wet than sunny. Never been to the area before but with the roman wall and the remains of the roman fort close by we enjoyed the history. The cottage is very comfortable and finished to a high standard and there is everything there you need for self catering. Due to the distance we had to go we just had one meal out at the pub but the hospitality and the food were spot on! Great holiday.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2019

  • "One of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in."

    The view over the Solway Firth was amazing. Our hosts were lovely people, chatty but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time, the cottage was perfect, a regular home from home, well equipped well situated cottage, cant wait to return."

    Reviewed by June5.0May 2019

  • "The host Sonya was amazing!"

    Just the perfect balance of being helpful but not being around all the time. We LOVED MITSY and I personally feel she would be a huge selling point for other clients you should list this on the advert. Cottage was absolutely beautiful. Loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2019

  • "Sonya's cottage is a beautifully peaceful and scenic position, overlooking the estuary."

    If you want to escape, this is the place to go, lovely local walks around the estuary, great local nature reserves and a stunning view over the estuary and the Lakes on a clear day. The cottage was warm, comfortable and clean, the owners Phil & Naomi were very welcoming and accommodating to any of our needs and their pet dog Mitzy was a hit with the kids. A lovely holiday, would strongly recommend it to anybody looking for the peaceful life.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Apr 2019

  • "We have just returned from a week spent at Sonia's Cottage and it was everything we could wish for - a beautiful property set in idyllic surroundings with fabulous views - the perfect place for a restful and relaxing break."

    . The wine and chocolates were a lovely extra touch and were very much appreciated. Wigton was a short drive away and had a good range of shops and a few cafes. Penrith and Carlisle were also within an half hour's drive. Brilliant!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage is so much prettier than the photos online."

    It's the perfect secluded place and is great for relaxing and exploring Cumbria.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage, the owners are lovey and helpful."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage and hot tub was lovely to come back to at the end of the day particularly as we were a bit unlucky with the weather."

    The cottage is well equipped. The owners Phil and Naomi live next door and could not be more friendly and helpful. We had a minor plumbing issue during our stay and it was sorted immediately. We did a lovely 12 mile loop cycle ride via Bowness on Solway and made some trips by car to the North Lakes. There are some lovely views from the cottage over the river. Overall a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Arup5.0Aug 2018

  • "A beautiful location and cosy cottage."

    The owners were so welcoming, a handy little guide to things to do was inside the cottage was very useful and Carlisle is only half hour drive where loads to see and do. hot tub was added bonus and my 13yr old niece enjoyed playing on the zip wire at the rear of the cottage. Lovely relaxing week away from it all. Would highly recommend if you’re looking for some down time away from it all. PS this cottage has the best walk in shower I’ve ever used!

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Jul 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage."

    The owners were very friendly. Definitely going to be revisiting.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2018

  • "From start to finish amazing relaxing holiday location beautiful and cottage out of this world."

    the hosts were brilliant and on hand for everything thankyou will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Apr 2018

  • "Fabulous cosy cottage with amazing views."

    Very clean and well maintained. The hot tub was a bonus. We definitely recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely lovely cottage in a great location, we wanted a relaxing week away with the kids visiting places around Cumbria and that’s what we got, the cottage itself is of a very high standard, nice and clean with everything we needed."

    Lots of places to visit within an hours drive. Only thing that could make this place better is a log burner just to add to the cottages already homely feel. Would also recommend a restaurant call Ye old greyhound about 30-40 min drive from the cottage but well worth the drive, food and service were amazing

    Reviewed by Ian4.8Oct 2017

  • "Loved everything about it, the additional advantage of the washing machine ensured we didn't have the usual day of washing etc when arriving back home was a huge bonus, loved the hot tub after a lot of walking during the day."

    Reviewed by David4.8Jul 2017

  • "Our second visit and we loved it."

    A beautiful property in a beautiful area with two lovely and amazing hosts. We can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Eliza5.0May 2017

  • "Absolutely beautiful place to stay."

    Holiday cut short due to family emergency. Owners very friendly and the dog. Could not fault the cottage would have moved in. Just perfect

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2017

  • "Nice and easy."

    Cottage was beautiful

    Reviewed by Aiden5.0Jan 2017

  • "The outlook was spectacular and changed every day with wildlife."

    The hot tub was a welcome bonus and used every day even in october. I would recommend reviewing the directions from the M6. we did not use a satnav and got lost trying to carry out the instructions of 9.75 miles .!! It would help if it was mentioned to turn right signposted Anthorn. But saying that we had a very enjoyable week and would thoroughly recommend Sonyas cottage .

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2016

  • "An amazing cottage set on a tidal estuary."

    The tide comes in twice a day an the estuary changes with the tide. Great for bird enthusiasts or if you just want to sit and chill and take in the virw. The cottage itself is clean and finished to a high standard. Beds and sofas very comfortable. We would recomend this cottage to anyone looking to get away for a quiet break.

    Reviewed by Martyn4.8Sep 2016

  • "A well equipped, clean and spacious cottage."

    We had everything we needed to hand for an enjoyable holiday. Loved the hot tub, beautiful views, lovely countryside. So peaceful and hosts were very welcoming and helpful and made a fuss of the children. They loved kayaking on the Solway, a new experience! Great shower in wet room. Well placed location to explore the Lake district and RSPB sites.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2016

  • "If we are to go for a holiday in the Lakes again then we would certainly look to book Sonya's Cottage, the owners have thought of and provided everything you could wish for on your stay, from decent pans to cook with to candles for sitting outside."

    This cottage is a home from home for holiday makers and the owners (who live next door) are friendly and happy to help be it suggestions on where to eat or queries about the cottage. Stunning quiet location, perfect place to get away from it all and relax.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front patio with furniture and rear patio with hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles
  • Estuary shore opposite
  • Note: Hot tub can be shared with owners but only when is not in use
  • Note: There is a drop from the patio to the lawn, care to be taken
  • Note: Property may be suitable for accompanied wheelchair users, please contact owner for more details
  • Note: The property does not accept bookings to commense on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays

The property

This detached stone cottage is located on the water’s edge in the small village of Anthorn, a tranquil corner of the Solway coast overlooking Morecambe Bay.

This beautifully presented Grade II listed cottage boasts many character features with beams, oak doors, stone floors and an exposed stone wall in the sitting area, making Sonya’s Cottage ideal for family or friends wishing to relax and enjoy time together in this peaceful undiscovered spot.

The open plan living area has comfy seating and a bespoke kitchen with French doors that open onto a delightful patio overlooking the estuary, where you can sit and watch the tide ebb and flow.

With all of the accommodation on the ground floor, the two lovely bedrooms also have wonderful open views.

Outside, the terrace overlooks the lawn and has open views across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

At the rear is a luxurious hot tub, an ideal way to finish off the day after touring this beautiful region.

Walks can be taken from the door to follow the estuary coast line, one of which follows a Roman wall along the coast.

The cottage is next to an RSPB bird sanctuary, making it ideal for bird and nature enthusiasts with an abundance of wildlife in the surrounding area including deer, foxes and badgers.

Nearby is the village of Abbeytown with the ancient Cistercian Holmcultram Abbey, whilst Hadrian’s Wall is also close by.

As well as the glorious coast, the Northern Lakes are also within reach and with charming Cumbrian towns such as Keswick and Cockermouth also nearby, this cottage is an ideal base to enjoy year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

ANTHORN

Bowness-on-Solway 6 miles; Wigton 9 miles; Carlisle 14 miles.

Anthorn is a remote village on the north bank of the Wampool Estuary by the shores of the Solway Firth. It was home to a WW1 landing strip which was developed into a Royal Naval Air Station during WWII and subsequently closed in 1958. Nearby Wigton is a traditional Cumbrian market town with a charter granted in 1262, which still holds a market each Friday in the covered market hall, along with an with an open air car boot sale. Wigton is a small market town, with local amenities. Lord Melvyn Bragg was a native of Wigton, and used the town (called Thurston in some of his writings) and the surrounding area as the setting for his novels including 'A Time to Dance’. Just short drives will take you to Carlisle, a popular town with a pleasant pedestrianised shopping centre and plenty of bars and restaurants also boasts a beautiful Cathedral and Museum. Keswick and the North Lakes are easily accessible as is the natural beauty of the West Cumbrian Coast. Hadrian’s Wall is within 25 miles; while the Scottish Borders, and Gretna Green, are within easy reach.

Note: The property does not accept bookings to commense on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas