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Holly Cottage

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St Bees, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (7)
  • lovely (4)
  • needed (3)
  • beach (3)
  • stay (3)
  • bed (3)

8 Customer Reviews

  • "Just returned from a weekend stay."

    The sun came out and the beach was lovely. The only word of warning is the car space. I have a Volvo xc40. The short track is very narrow. I reversed in with great effort and needed my friend to guide me. Getting out was even harder we had to open the gates opposite otherwise I would still be there! The cottage was great, comfy bed and clean. Thanks

    Reviewed by Clare4.1Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Everything you need for a pleasant stay

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, had everything we needed."

    Short walk to the beach. Ideal location for driving to the Lakes. Had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Already done that by email through your email address but as yet have not had a responce"

    Reviewed by philip3.4Feb 2022

  • "Holly Cottage is a lovely place to stay."

    Eerything we needed was provided making our stay comfortable and enjoyable! Thank you.

    Thank you for your kind words, Kelly. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Holly Cottage and hope you can come again soon. Ewan & Lorrette Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage had everything you need."

    Bedding looked new and beds were very comfy. etc. Perfectly situated to walk to the beach and visit the northern lakes. Would recommend to anyone looking for a small cottage sleeping 4.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful, cosy little cottage."

    Good base for the Lakes and other attractions. Really close Ennerdale water, which was our favourite lake. We have visited Aira Force, The Lake’s Distillery, The Lake District wild life park. It was nice to come back to our cosy cottage at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Aug 2021

  • "Though warned the parking is very tight for an average family car, It is very difficult to get out and requires reversing down a narrow curved lane onto main road."

    We resorted to parking on main road and walking back to cottage. There was no teapot!! and though I don't always iron on holiday there was no iron either. Also toilet didn't always flush and had to lower ball cock to fill cistern Beds were very comfortable and oven easy to operate An outside table you could eat off would raise the facilities to a better standard as the back garden is a suntrap Had a great holiday, near fantastic scenery and weather very kind

    Reviewed by John3.4Aug 2021

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over bath, wash hand basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Holly Cottage is a charming house settled in the centre of the historic, seaside village of St. Bees, Cumbria.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to four guests, Holly Cottage is a delightful setting for your next trip to Cumbria, within easy reach of the Lake District National Park and the beachfront.

Upon arrival, you will enter into a kitchen/diner that is well equipped for your self-catering needs, including a large fridge freezer, a modern oven and hob, and a washing machine.

Continuing through the property you discover a homely sitting room with plenty of seating to gather together and get comfy on, whilst watching your favourite film on the Smart TV; there's also an electric fire for extra warmth!

At the back of the house is the coastal themed, ground-floor bathroom, with a spacious shower over bath, basin, and WC.

In the evening head upstairs to one of two double bedrooms, with rear windows showcasing beautiful views of the countryside and distant views of the Irish sea; the second bedroom features extra seating for you to relax on with a warm cup of tea before going to the beachfront for the day.

Enjoy a light lunch with your group at the picnic table in the enclosed back garden, surrounded by the coastal breeze.

There is an off-road parking space for one car situated at the back of the property, providing easy access.

There are local amenities nearby, including St. Bees Convenience Store, Hartleys Beach Shop, and several local pubs.

If you're wanting to go to the beach, Holly Cottage is the perfect destination, as it is just a ten-minute walk away and next to the Saint Bees School Golf Course - great for all of the family!

St. Bees is home to the famous Coast to Coast Walk, a walking route that starts at the St. Bees Head, crosses the breadth of the North of England, and ends in Robin Hood's Bay, passing through the mountainous Lake District, the rolling Yorkshire Dales and the heather-clad North York Moors.

Speaking of national parks, the village is located on the outskirts of the gorgeous Lake District National Park where you can find an abundance of outdoor activities to do while admiring the charming sights of the Lakes.

For a cultural day out, a ten-minute drive takes you to the seaside resort town of Whitehaven, where you can visit The Beacon Museum and The Rum Story to learn about Whitehaven's history of being the UK's main Rum port or explore the plethora of historical landmarks the town has preserved.

For your next Cumbrian coastal adventure, pick Holly Cottage

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Whitehaven 5 miles.

St. Bees is an historic seaside village on the west coast of Cumbria with a Norman priory and Elizabethan public school, as well as a shop, post office and old traditional pubs. It's an ideal base for exploring the western Lake District and Cumbrian coast, and is the start of the famous Wainwright coast to coast walk. St. Bees Head is the only major sea cliff between Wales and Scotland and is the only Heritage coastline in Cumbria. There is a fine beach and many wonderful walks are available along the clifftops, which are also home to one of England’s most important seabird colonies. There is also a nine-hole golf course in the village. Nearby Whitehaven, an elegant Georgian port, and the spectacular western Lakes, are more than worthy of a visit. Muncaster Castle is 8 miles away, as is the Eskdale and Ravenglass miniature railway. Cockermouth, the birth place of Wordsworth, and Keswick on Derwentwater are also within easy driving distance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas