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Rowan Cottage

St Bees, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1021430)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable."

    Good location well equipped

    Reviewed by MalMay 2022

  • "This is a lovely, clean and well equipped property in a great location near to the beach, pubs and the local shop."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday with our dog.

    Reviewed by LizApr 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, we had a lovely week's stay."

    Only very small niggle was a lack of lighting in front of the cottage, but apart from that the facilities were amazing. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at the cottage got everything you need very comfortable thank you"

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2021

  • "The cottage would benefit from more clothes storage space."

    Also a line for drying clothes etc.

    Reviewed by RaymondSep 2021

  • "Excellent modern house with everything you need."

    OS maps also provided. Whitehaven a short car journey, not 10 minutes if anything you need that cant be had from the local shop. ( the convenience store and post office are now the same shop, not 2 different shops) If you are a light sleeper noise from the beer garden from one of the locals, railway and sheep may disturb you. You may miss this bit if you print, bucket and mop would have been handy for the kitchen floor. Water drains slow from the bath might need looking at. One of the double glazing units in one of the single bedrooms is shot and needs replacing.

    Reviewed by JimJul 2021

  • "Modern end terrace house."

    Conveniently situated near St Bees railway station. 10 mins walk from shingle beach and coastal walk onto St Bees Head. An OK location for accessing the Cumbrian coast, Ennerdale and Wasdale. Post Office convenience store in the village. Supermarkets in Whitehaven and Egremont. Kitchen adequately equipped but oven door was thick with grease. There was substantial mould to the grouting, edging and around the taps in the main bathroom. Toothbrush mugs provided but needed cleaning. No toilet roll holders. Badly stained dining chairs, and, as mentioned in previous reviews, poorly upholstered, too uncomfortable to sit on – so used chairs from bedroom instead. Washing machine but no clothes line in rear yard. In our opinion the property was inadequately cleaned prior to our arrival. The soft furnishings absolutely reeked to the point that we didn’t want to sit on them. So overall an uncomfortable week.

    Reviewed by RobJul 2021

  • "House extremely clean and tidy, and everything we needed was present."

    Beds were very comfortable. Nice big TV for evenings in. Practical kitchen and dining area. Useful back yard and excellent parking for 2 cars out front. Nice touches, such as complete set of OS maps provided, plus some board games and books. Location is excellent. House very warm despite cool spring weather. All good for a happy week.

    Reviewed by BenApr 2021

  • "The sofas in the cottage are somewhat less than comfortable and the dining room chairs are in need of repadding or some cushioning as they were very uncomfortable, unfortunately it was the last day before i realised that the two chairs in the bedroom had been done and we could have used them instead."

    otherwise the cottage was warm and fairly well equipped only missing a grater in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2020

  • "Good location in walking distance of beach, and for visiting the lakes."

    Reviewed by KSep 2020

  • "Overall clean and tidy, and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "Rowan Cottage was just perfect in every way."

    It was very clean, kitchen was well equipped, dog friendly and a 5 to 10 minute walk to the beach. We definitely hope to return and would recommend St Bees and Rowan Cottage to our friends.

    Reviewed by MSep 2020

  • "A lovely well appointed cottage , would definately go there again ."

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2020

  • "The house has a washing machine and also a small lock-up container in the back yard which can fit two bikes."

    These were both much appreciated but not included in the details. There is not a dishwasher and there’s very limited storage in the bedrooms - the two single rooms are very small with nowhere to put clothes. The house is half a mile from a lovely beach and there is a small ‘general store’ in the village. Asda do online deliveries from Whitehaven. We had a lovely two weeks in the area and loved St Bees although we did find the immediate area had very little to do (especially as we had teenagers with us). We did find activities but had to resign ourselves to an hour’s drive most days to get to them.

    Reviewed by MelanieAug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Ground floor cloakroom with hand basin and WC.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Situated in the coastal village of St Bees, in Cumbria, is this delightful end-of-terrace house.

Approached via a quiet country lane, this property boasts delightful views across the rolling country fields, giving you the sense of a peaceful getaway with your family.

Step inside and leave your coats and muddy boots by the door, and step into this contemporary dwelling.

The kitchen is wonderfully appointed to the front of the cottage, and houses all the appliances you could need to rustle up some delicious meals for the whole family.

Walk through to the open-plan living space, with a sofa and armchair to choose from to curl up and unwind into the evening, catching up with your favourite shows.

Gather at the dining table to enjoy some delicious home-cooked meals over a well-deserved glass of wine, and discuss the day's events.

Follow the steps up to the first-floor to discover one double bedroom and two single bedrooms, all housing a range of contemporary furniture to store your personal items, with a family bathroom so you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub to get rid of those aches and pains from the previous day of adventure.

Throw open the patio doors and let the cool breeze wash over the interior, before stepping out to the enclosed garden with a refreshing drink and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining.

St Bees is in an excellent location, right next to the thriving St. Bees Head Heritage Coast, where you can visit St Bees Head and enjoy some bird watching, walking and stunning coastal views.

For those sportier types, there is a Coast to Coast walk which spans across 182 miles, through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Park, see how far you can get before tiring!

The nearby coastal town of Whitehaven provides a large selection of pubs and restaurants for that fine dining experience, with plenty of independent shops and supermarkets for picking up any last-minute essentials.

For a spot of history, make sure to visit Egremont Castle, Muncaster Castle a historic and Grade II listed building.

Also nearby is the beautiful Lake District National Park with picturesque waters including Ennerdale, Crummock and Loweswater, all rich with countryside sites and close to historic market towns.

Rowan Cottage is a delightful choice for a countryside break to this coastal area of Cumbria.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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