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Cherry Croft

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Bowness-On-Solway, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage in peaceful location."

    We had a great stay at Cherry Croft which has been renovated to a high standard. It is located in a very peaceful area right on the banks of the Solway Firth which is heaven for birdwatchers or anyone looking for a rural retreat. We had some lovely walks from to cottage and the area was great for bike rides. We loved being able to stream a movie on the Smart TV's in the evenings and the patio area is a nice space to sit outdoors. We stay pretty local with trips to Carlisle and Gretna but you could travel to the North Lake District from here if you wanted. I would highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a countryside break with modern home comforts.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2024

  • "Couldn't fault the cottage - perfect for us."

    thanks for your feedback...glad you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harland5.0Apr 2024

  • "An excellent, clean, comfy, warm and well maintained property."

    We found the duvet too warm and there was no alternative bedding. We enjoy walking and birdwatching but there was no where to hang wet coats away from the furniture. A floor tray in the hall would be useful for damp/dirty boots to protect the flooring. All in all a great location for a quiet, relaxing break. Thank you.

    thanks for your feedback and review, it's very useful ...and I will certainly sort those issues. naomi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely newly renovated cottage, in a fantastic location overlooking the Solway Firth, very well done to a fantastic standard."

    had everything we needed for a short break.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great property, finished to a high standard, very comfortable with everything you might need for your stay including free range eggs from the visitors to the garden!"

    Beautiful views and in a good position to tour the Lakes and cross the border into Scotland. Lovely of the hosts to pop by to make sure everything was OK too. Would happily visit again and recommend.

    Reviewed by Cathryn5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was so beautifully decorated and comfortable."

    The owners had gone to a lot of trouble ensuring our stay was a good one. The views were fantastic, looking over to Scotland. Would definitely recommend it to others

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jan 2024

  • "Very comfortable cottage fitted out to a high standard."

    A wonderful location with views over the Solway coast to the front and the RSPB Campfield Marsh at the back. Lovely festive decorations for us to enjoy the new year celebration.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Wet room with shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room/conservatory
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed, wrap-around garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile, estuary beach 0.1 mile
  • Note: Both ramp and step access to the exterior, suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The garden is still to be turfed so although flat it has no grass just yet
  • Please Note, EV Charging is not allowed at the property, there are local charging points available for use.

The property

Kirkbride 6.1 miles.

Cherry Croft is a superb, detached cottage located near Bowness-on-Solway near Wigton and Carlisle, on the edge of the Solway Coast.

If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing location with stunning, uninterrupted views stretching across the estuary to the Solway Firth and Scotland beyond, this cottage makes an ideal base for families and couples to enjoy this little-known corner of Cumbria.

There is an open plan living area, beautifully furnished and equipped leading to a conservatory/dining room, perfect to sit and enjoy the view and a lovely space for evening dining.

The cottage has two bedrooms, the master bedroom has a super king bed which can be unzipped to make two single beds, the second bedroom has a king-size bed with and ensuite shower room.

The main wet room is spacious and finished to a very high standard.

There is a large grassed garden to the front and a patio area and garden at the rear which is a real sun trap in the Summer.

The dramatic scenery is brought inside with large windows looking across the Solway Bay to the Scottish coast.

The cottage is situated on the coastal road, just yards from the salt marshes and the shore where in season you may observe the wonderful array of our coastal birds and wildlife.

From the kitchen and double bedroom there are views across to the RSPB Campfield Marsh site which has lovely boarded walks across Bowness Moss and a small visitor centre.

Cherry Croft is roughly a mile from the village of Bowness on Solway; the Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail starts in the village, in the Summer regular walkers walk the wall; Cherry cottage would make a perfect start or end to this journey.

Bowness village has a very friendly pub and Bistro and a small café, offering great hospitality and good food.

The Bistro also offers a delivery takeaway menu; a rare treat in this rural location.

The Solway coast is an area is of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a National Heritage Site, ideal for walking and cycling, Hadrian's cycleway and the coastal cycleway go right past the cottage.

Bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy the local nature reserves with both Dumburgh Moss and the South Solway Mosses close by, and positioned right on the edge of the estuary at this Bowness-on-Solway cottage, you are already in a renowned World Ramsar site for marine birds.

Carlisle border city is steeped in history, you can explore the Castle, Cathedral and Tullie House (the local museum).

It is a short journey into Scotland to explore the Scottish Borders and a scenic drive to Keswick in the heart of the Lake District.

Cherry Cottage sits in beautiful Cumbrian location and is truly one of Britain's hidden gems.

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

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About the location


Wigton 10 miles; Carlisle 13 miles.

The village of Bowness-on-Solway lies within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to the west of the city of Carlisle. The village has a pub and a tea room and Hadrian’s Wall stretches from the village to Wallsend near Newcastle for some 73 miles, with the walk being defined as a ‘National Trail’. The surrounding area is rich in bird life visiting the sand dunes, salt marsh, shingle beds, and peat mosses, and there are many viewpoints and lay-bys, perfect for spotting the waders: oystercatchers, curlew, golden and grey plover, lapwing, knot, dunlin, bar-tailed and black-tailed godwit, redshank, and turnstone. In 1869 a rail line, the Solway Junction Railway, was opened between Bowness and Annan in Scotland, connecting to the Maryport and Carlisle railway. The 1 mile and 176 yard long iron girder viaduct across the water was damaged by an ice build-up in 1875, and again in 1881. It was repaired and continued as a passenger train until 1914 when it became a freight train until 1921, before finally being demolished in 1934. Nearby, the market town of Wigton and the city of Carlisle are popular centres for shopping, pubs and restaurants. Wigton also has a weekly market taking place every Friday and also boasts a theatre. The Victorian seaside resort of Silloth is 16 miles away, whilst Keswick and the heart of the Lake District are reached in 40 minutes' by car. A wonderful base for exploring Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.

Please note: Changeover days are Friday and Monday only, however the property owner is open to enquiries.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas