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Sonya's Cottage

Anthorn, Solway Firth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 926151)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “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.

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

    - Jane, September 2021

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.


  • 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. Please note: The Wifi can be intermittent

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas