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Solport View Cottage

Banks, Hadrians Wall near Brampton, Cumbria, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1054514)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice cottage ideally placed for investigating Hadrian's Wall."

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage & grounds, old fashioned but with all amenities included, and then some."

    Nice views, and easy walking access to bits of Hadrian's Wall. We did 3 of the 4 local/recommended walks (not Cold Fell), all were smashing, very windy on Talkin Fell walk, but we made it. Would visit again if up that way again.

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay, the cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    The garden was gorgeous and we were very lucky with the weather. Highly recommended. Thank you ! Jo, Phil, Harry & Leo the lab

    Reviewed by JoApr 2022

  • "An excellent cottage."

    Clean, comfortable and well specced out. It was extremely quiet and this was my hope when I picked it as I wanted to avoid the usual noise of Halloween and Bonfire night and it fitted my purpose perfectly. Karl was very helpful when I contacted him. The location is excellent. One minor gripe, unrelated to the cottage, some of the locals drive way too fast and take up the whole road at times. But, other than that, it was a good stay and I highly recommend it to all.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "What a lovely little cottage."

    Very clean on arrival and goodie basket very welcome. Would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a great get away from the hassle and bustle. Even though it is accessible to many destinations such as Carlisle, Gretna Green, Keilder forest and even the Lakes. Will definitely be visiting again soon. 5⭐️

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2021

  • "Superb Cottage very well equipped and extremely comfortable in every way."

    Beautiful garden which was lovely to sit in, our little dog loved it as well. Great walks, neighbours very friendly and helpful. Wonderful views of the countryside especially watching the evening Sunset go down. Thank you to the Hosts for being so helpful and informative. A delightful welcome pack and HospitalityTray was very much appreciated. A return visit is a must. V Clarke July

    Reviewed by VanessaJul 2021

  • "Great place to stay, we'll equipped cottage in lovley part of the world."

    Reviewed by DeenaJul 2021

  • "Everything you needed ."

    spot on

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "This was the best cottage we have stayed in and we have 20 year plus holidaying experience using holiday cottages."

    This cottage was spotless up to date and had a lovely garden. We also made use of the solid fuel stove. Terrific!

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Perfect cottage with everything you could ask for to ensure a comfortable stay."

    Spotlessly clean with quality fixtures and fittings and some lovely extra special touches. The location is ideal with amazing walks on your doorstep and close enough to visit the Lake District and Scotland.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Excellent directions to the property from the owners direct contact, which made it a very personal booking."

    Very well thought out accommodation & items including welcome essentials & even down to pegs for the clothes line. Would recommend to anyone interested in staying in the area & for walking Hadrians Wall from the door step.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double and 1 x double
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and sofa bed
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven, halogen hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars to rear of property
  • Rear garden with patio, seating, retractable awning for shade, and lawned area
  • Bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Note: Sofa bed in sitting room is there for flexibility if needed

The property

Brampton 3.9 miles.

Lying in the picturesque hamlet of Banks, which rests on the course of Hadrian's Wall, is this single-storey mid-terrace cottage, Solport View Cottage.

Just a stone's throw from Brampton in northern Cumbria, Solport View Cottage is the perfect base for discovering the wealth of attractions that Hadrian’s Wall offers: Birdoswald (3 miles), Wall town Crags (7 miles),Cawfields Quarry (11 miles) and the famous Sycamore Gap near Steel Rigg (13 miles) .

Further afield the North Pennines AONB, the Solway Coast AONB and the Scottish Borders are all within exploring distance.

With its panoramic views the cottage is also perfect for sitting back and re-charging the batteries.

Be welcomed into this homely setting via the front door and straight into the sitting room; find two sofas to relax on in front of the Smart TV with a wood burning stove set in the fireplace to keep you warm on a cool evening.

Discover the kitchen/diner to hold all you need for cooking up delicious meals, with a classic Smeg fridge/freezer to hold all your ingredients and essentials, a Nespresso coffee machine for the perfect start to your day, and an electric double oven at your fingertips too, so you can prepare a favourite dish before sitting around the dining table and toasting to a wonderful break.

Freshen up in the sparkling bathroom, home to a roll-top bath for a relaxing soak, as well as a walk-in shower.

Settle down for the evening in one of the two double bedrooms, both decorated with harmonious colour schemes and boasting plenty of storage for your things, not to mention the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside from the windows.

Wake up to breakfast alfresco in the garden area to the rear of the property, with a retractable awning for shade in the warmer, sunnier months, and a lovely lawn space for your canine companion to play on.

The village of Banks rests on the famous and ancient course of Hadrian's Wall, with this incredible route being right outside Solport View Cottage’s front door, you can embark on a well-travelled route following the footsteps of the Romans and many after that, encountering historical monuments along the way including bridges, turrets and even signal towers that still lie there today.

Part of the remains are 100 metres up the road.

A mile down the road Lanercost Priory sits in the village of Lanercost, the Priory was built in the 12th Century and was believed to be where Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England.

The nearest amenities for your stay can be found in the town of Brampton, around four-miles from Banks, where you can expect to find everything you need for your self-catered stay including shops, pubs, takeaways and restaurants, with the town home to a rich history dating back to Roman times as well as Border Reivers from the Borders region and the Jacobite uprisings.

Spend a day visiting the beautiful Talkin Tarn Country Park for leisurely strolls around the glacial lake as well as fishing here and watersports activities too.

The Solway Aviation Museum lies just outside of Brampton and is great for any Aviation enthusiasts.

A day trip to Carlisle holds plenty of things to do including visiting Carlisle Castle and Carlisle Cathedral, whilst a fine selection of restaurants and bistros can be found here too.

For Families visiting the cottage, Walby Farm Park, Tullie House Museum and Bitt’s Park are perfect to keep younger guests entertained.

Walkers can delight in having the choice of two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to visit, both the North Pennines and the Solway Coast, while the Scottish Borders and Gretna Green are well-worth visiting too.

Make the most of the incredible surroundings at Solport View Cottage in Cumbria. .

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

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About the location


Carlisle 10 miles.

The market town of Brampton is the ideal base for exploring Hadrian’s Wall. The town boasts a rich and colourful history going back to the Roman occupation, Border reivers from Scotland and the Jacobite uprisings, plus bonnie Prince Charlie established his headquarters in one of the old buildings in Brampton. In the centre of the town is Moot Hall, which was built in 1817, and now houses the Tourist Information Centre, and there is a large motte to the east of the town, which is 135 feet high and has the statue of the 7th Earl of Carlisle on it. A few miles outside Brampton is Talkin Tarn Country Park. It covers 120 acres of farmland and woodland, 65 of which make up the Tarn, a 10,000 year old glacial lake, fed by underwater springs. Two miles away is Gelt Woods, which is an ancient woodland and RSPB nature reserve and has the River Gelt running through it. Brampton is a wonderful base for exploring this historic and scenic area.

Region Information

Please note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £100.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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