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The Retreat - Mawbray

Allonby, Cumbria
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Private hot tub and enclosed garden to relax in after your adventures
  • Enjoy the views of Skiddaw and across the Solway Estuary to Criffel in Scotland
  • Located on the Solway Coast, just a short walk to the beach
Property code: 87097

Converted barn on the Solway Coast, with private hot tub, large patio, enclosed garden and games room. A fabulous base to explore The Lakes and coast, if you can tear yourself away from the property.

Escape for a luxurious break at this gorgeous, converted bard on the Solway Coast. Sitting in the pretty coastal village of Mawbray, it sleeps eight people over four bedrooms and welcomes two canine companions, making it the ideal retreat for families or groups of friends who want to surround themselves with unspoilt Cumbrian countryside. Spend your days hiking along Hadrian’s Wall or strolling the glorious beach at Mawbray Banks, and your evenings in the games’ room or taking a well-earned dip in the private hot tub.

Step inside and drop your outdoor gear in the utility room. Head through to the bright and elegant lounge to make yourself at home by the wood burner. When it’s time for dinner, head to the open-plan kitchen, informal lounge and dining room and open up the bi-folding doors that lead onto the patio if it’s a pleasant evening. Cook for your loved ones and then gather everyone at the dining table in front of the bi-folding doors to eat. After dinner, slip onto the sofa in front of the TV, or challenge your loved ones to a pool tournament in the games room. Alternatively, head out to the garden to indulge in a soak in the private hot tub. When it’s time for bed there are four lovely, themed bedrooms on the first floor.

You’ll find some of the finest sand dunes in the area at Mawbray Banks (0.5 miles). Time your visit for when the tide is out and you may be lucky enough to see the submerged forest, which has been hidden off the coast for some 8,000 years. Alternatively, head to Solloth for a game of golf (5 miles) or to Maryport (9 miles) to visit the Roman fort or the aquarium.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 twin and 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into twins on request)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower and WC, and 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric range-style oven and hob, American-style fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and Dolce Gusto coffee machine
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV in lounge, kitchen and games room
  • Games room with Nintendo Switch, pool table and lots of toys and games
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Private enclosed garden with wildlife garden and hot tub
  • Private parking for up to 3 cars
  • Outside hot hose for bikes and dogs
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 miles
  • Group bookings may not be allowed unless by special arrangement with the owner first
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 45 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 14th June 2024

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This property was all we expected and more. It is spacious and well set out. It is equipped with virtually everything you can think of that you might need for a holiday.

Reviewed by Rosemary 7th June 2024

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What a great house to stay in! We loved the space and we enjoyed the peaceful setting. There is a calmness about the place itself and also the area. We loved walking on the dunes and on the sands when the tide was out. The wild life is amazing, with an incredible variety of wading bids and an abundance of wild flowers. A lovely place for rest and rRead moreelaxation. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 10th May 2024

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Wonderful week in the Retreat, very clean, best equipped house I have stayed in especially for children. Welcome pack was lovely and all rooms excellent

Reviewed by Marie 5th April 2024

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Absolutely beautiful cottage, which was spotlessly clean. The cottage is very spacious with a lovely big well equiped kitchen, 2 comfortable sitting areas, and handy utility room. The grandchildren loved the play room and we loved the hottub. The local pub, 2 minutes up the road, serves really nice food and the staff all very friendly. Thank you toRead more owners, Lindsay and Steven, for the lovely welcome hamper and also for the extras provided for my 60th birthday, so thoughtful. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Jason 29th March 2024

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We had the most peaceful and lovely week staying here. We celebrated a 22nd birthday and 25th wedding anniversary, both of which felt so special due to how amazing the home is. They have absolutely everything you could think of, really well equipped! And the hot tub was the cherry on the top. Our two old dogs also loved it here! Our family made somRead moree amazing memories in this beautiful home, and none of us wanted to leave! Thank you so much to the lovely owners. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 19th February 2024

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We had a great time at The Retreat. Beautiful house and good location for coastal walks and access to the Lakes. The house was so well equipped for the whole family including the dog. The owners had thought of everything. Thank you!

Reviewed by Paul 10th February 2024

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This cottage is great for a family get together or to celebrate a special occasion. It has everything you need, huge kitchen and lounge a small games room, four very comfortable bedrooms, a family size bathroom and downstairs toilet and shower room. It has space outside to park at least 3 cars and also has a good size hot tub. There isn't much nearRead moreby, but it is a short walk to the seafront, and is about 40 minutes drive to either Carlisle or Keswick. It is secluded so is lovely and quiet. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 2nd February 2024

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We had a really lovely stay at the retreat. The house was perfect. It was spotlessly clean, equipped with everything you could possibly need and was beautiful. The owners were friendly, helpful and were available if we needed anything. We will definitely be returning. We have already recommended it to friends and family.

Reviewed by Lindsay 26th January 2024

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Can't recommend the retreat enough! We have had an amazing stay, the owners have thought of everything you could possibly need and want. The house was kept at a constant warm temperature, the beds were lovely and comfy and the hot tub added a fabulous treat at the end a day.

Reviewed by Evie 30th December 2023

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We all had such a lovely stay. Had absolutely everything we needed and more!! Owners were so lovely and helpful!! Hope to be back soon.

Reviewed by Scott 18th December 2023

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We had the best time staying at the stunning retreat. From the minute we arrived we knew we were In for a treat. The cottage has everything there you need and more. It was immaculate. It is in a sweet little village where there is the friendliest local pub that serve lovely food. Its a 2 minute walk away. The owners are very lovely and helpful. TheRead more extra touches are so thoughtful and much appreciated. We definitely will be back. We really did have the best time. Thank you so much xx Hide

Reviewed by Sean 30th November 2023

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The cottage was superb in every sense, clean, spacious & welcoming. We loved every room & every minute of our stay. The welcome pack was very generous while the kitchen was amazing and a real focal point for us all while the lounge with the real log fire was a perfect treat as was the hot tub! We loved the peaceful location and the pub was an unexpRead moreected treat. This property is simply superb, ample parking, great rooms and fantastic quality. We cannot recommend the Retreat highly enough Hide

Reviewed by Douglas 20th November 2023

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Reviewed by Wendy 13th November 2023

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The Retreat was a spotlessly clean. warm and welcoming. The owners have really thought of everything and clearly work very hard to ensure all needs are well catered for. For us, an enclosed garden for our dog was essential along with walks from the door step, both of which were more than achieved. We only stayed 4 nights but we quickly relaxed and Read moreenjoyed the peace and quiet, and the cottage more than contributed to this. Many thanks Hide

Reviewed by Katie 28th October 2023

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Reviewed by Fiona 21st October 2023

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Reviewed by Andrew 15th September 2023

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Everything was fantastic about this place and the owners were always on hand if you needed to know anything or needed support. The whole family enjoyed their time there.

Reviewed by Michelle 25th August 2023

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Amazing beautiful so much so it was hard to leave

Reviewed by John 18th August 2023

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Beautiful property with everything you could need and more. The grandkids and dogs loved the garden and the adults made plenty of use of the hot tub which was most welcome after a good walk. Had to go to maryport or cockermouth for a pub lunch or to eat out which was fine, cottage in the woods is nearby but you need to book well in advance to get iRead moren. The local pub was closed but I think reopened the day we left. The hosts were excellent and looked after all our needs. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 28th July 2023

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We had a wonderful relaxing holiday, the owners have thought of everything and I mean everything. The beds were super comfy the cottage was immaculately clean, everything you could need to cook was provided. Games, books even a little tourist information area with plenty of ideas for days out. The cottage itself is probably the best we have ever stRead moreayed in, just be prepared to entertain yourself in the cottage with all the wonderful things the owners provide or head out in the car for days out Hide

Reviewed by Linda 21st July 2023

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We found the cottage to be absolutely beautiful. It had everything that anyone could possibly need.Our Grandchildren loved playing in the garden on the swings and in the games room .We found it very peaceful and relaxing and it was the nicest cottage that we had ever stayed in

Reviewed by Michelle 30th June 2023

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This house waa brilliant. The owners habe thought of everything! We loved it and will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Chris 23rd June 2023

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The Retreat is exactly that. A fabulous property, beautifully presented, spotlessly clean and exceptionally relaxing. If you're looking for somewhere to fully switch off and relax, this is a must. Only 15 minutes walk to the Solway Firth and a 40 minute drive into the heart of the Lake District. (Views to Blencathra and Northern Lakes from the bedrRead moreoom) The owners Stephen and Lindsay make this a true home from home and whilst available at any time remain discreet throughout. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Hazel 16th June 2023

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Just back from a wonderful week at "The Retreat". What can I say apart from Perfect. The owners are lovely. The property is fantastic, spotlessly clean, they have thought of anything to make your stay a great experience. I would recommend it to anyone. We will be visiting again. The Turners x

Reviewed by Colin 2nd June 2023

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this cottage has everything you need for an enjoyable stay everything has been thought of from welcome pack to hot tub all beds are really comfortable pub with great food nearby also within easy reach of beach and other towns nearby

Reviewed by Sonia 28th April 2023

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Absolutely loved this house, from the moment you arrive everything is perfect its beautiful inside and out. The owners provide everything you could need, they also go out of their way to make you feel special, like the banners and balloon and card for my sisters birthday. You get a fabulous welcome basket and everything else you could possibly needRead more. The local pub is excellent very close by if you fancy a meal. Garden is lovely and the hot tub is brilliant. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 21st April 2023

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We had the most amazing stay here. All of our needs were catered for, everything you need is within this house and we really couldnt have asked for more. The house is immaculate, the hot tub was amazing and its in a great location, right near the beach and pub and a short drive to the village. Perfect for a relaxing, peaceful weekend. We will definRead moreitely be coming back! Hide

Reviewed by Jacqui 7th April 2023

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The Retreat was by far and away the best property we've stayed in. The quality of the property, the cleanliness, the comfort and so well equipped. The welcome from Lindsay and Steven was warm and incredibly generous. They certainly go above and beyond to make sure their guests have the best time. Their welcome pack is incredible and the personaliseRead mored gifts for the children in our family was so very touching. The property is also located in such a beautiful part of the UK. Hide

Reviewed by Marion 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Angela 19th March 2023

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Wow this was one of the most fantastic homes we have stayed in. It was very well equipped and was extremely comfortable for 6 adults. We will be back again.

Reviewed by Catherine 5th March 2023

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A beautiful home in which we made many happy family menories. The house was a perfect "Retreat" where we could spend priceless time together. It was warm and very well equipped, everything had been thought about. The beds were so comfortable and certainly welcome after a day walking, as was the hot tub to massage those aching legs. Thank you to LinRead moredsey and Stephen for making us so welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 20th January 2023

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We had a wonderful stay at The Retreat!! The house was wonderfully well equipped and even nicer than the photos!! Thanks for a lovely stay!!

Reviewed by Tonye 6th January 2023

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We loved it, it felt like home from home, it was comfortable, spacious for the kids , a little hide out my grandkids enjoyed, even the parents. It is a place I would go back to, and I recommend it. It will be fun in summer, we enjoyed it, even in the winter.

Reviewed by Jane 29th December 2022

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One of the most impressive things that did it for me was the welcome and friendliness of the hosts. I have stayed in many places over the years but this scores the best i have ever seen, truly memorable. Its a business transaction to rent out their lovely place, but really didn't feel like this, the personal welcome, and personal touches throughoutRead more the home decorated with love shone through our stay daily, one of the best holidays we have ever had. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 22nd December 2022

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Lindsay and Steven are the most outstanding hosts I have ever dealt with. Attention to detail , excellent communication and generosity of provisions /extras to ensure you have a great time is incredible. The property is beautiful and the fittings are to a very high standard. Christmas decorations were really first class!! Local area looks beautifulRead more although we were so content we didnt leave the property much! We did get to the local pub which was very welcoming with good food. Hide

Reviewed by Barbara 11th November 2022

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The only thing you need is clothes - everything else has been thought of. Washer and dryer in the utility room so you don't need to bring the whole wardrobe. Lovely welcome treats, so you can make a brew or even a glass of wine with the delicious scones on arrival. Games room especially for the kids (of all ages). Two large TV's downstairs so no fiRead moreghting over the remote. Great garden with wildlife section and bug hotel, plus lawned area with play equipment. Can't fault it. Hide

Reviewed by Berkley 28th October 2022

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The best cottage we have ever stayed at without a doubt

Reviewed by Marek 14th October 2022

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What a great place! Well decorated, equipped and very clean. Both kids and adults had a good time without disturbing each other. Owners are very pleasant people as well. Thank you.

Reviewed by Jill 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Catherine 2nd September 2022

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Property layout was great. Lovely large open plan kitchen/dinning/sitting area that opened up to the outdoor seating area & hot tub. Kitchen was fully equipped. A lot of thought going into everything you'd need. All bedrooms were very comfortable. Fantastic couple of bathrooms with great showers.

Reviewed by Cheryl 19th August 2022

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The Retreat really is the best treat ever. This cottage has everything you can possibly need. It has the best selection of equipment, towels etc, you need nothing. Lindsay and Steve have thought of everything. I cannot think of one negative comment to make. A lovely selection of basics available so no need to worry about a tea/coffee when you arrivRead moree. Even a cheeky alcoholic drink if needed. The local pub is literally a 2 minute walk up the road. Just amazing. Hide

Reviewed by Kathleen 12th August 2022

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A warm welcome from the owners to their outstanding holiday home in a lovely location, where they have carefully and thoughtfully paid so much attention to detail, both inside and outside the property, which is beautifully furnished and very well equipped.

Reviewed by John 5th August 2022

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Absolutely fantastic and the owners really push the boat out with the provisions.

Reviewed by Terri 22nd July 2022

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An extremely well equipped cottage. The welcome pack was incredible .Lovely spacious garden, ideal for relaxing in as well as being safe for the dog.

Reviewed by Lorraine 15th July 2022

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The Retreat is a perfect escape located in a lovely quiet village with wonderful friendly locals to make you feel most welcome. The cottage itself is idyllic. It has all mod cons and everything a family of all ages and sizes could possibly need. The garden /kitchen room is just perfect for families. Lindsay and Steven are perfect hosts even bringinRead moreg fans for us during a heatwave without asking. They really think about their guests. Perfect holiday. Cant recommend enough. Thank you. Hide

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