A large 18th-century cottage boasting incredible sea views over the Solway Estuary, this is the perfect base for walkers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts to return to after a day exploring.
This cottage, named after the bridge that crosses Allonby Beck to the front of the property, is a deceptively large 18th-century dwelling in the centre of the small village of Allonby. The village is situated on the north west coast of Cumbria, between Maryport and Silloth, in a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty. The cottage can sleep up to ten people; the dining room can seat up to ten guests, although the seating in the living room is better suited to six. Dogs are welcome and there is a small fully enclosed yard to the rear of the property.
Allonby village was originally established by Quakers and boasts several splendid buildings including the Old Baths, North Lodge, Christ Church, and the 'Reading Room', which was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, famous for designing Manchester’s Town Hall, and London’s Natural History Museum. The cottage is a stone's throw from the long sandy beach, with fine views across the Solway Estuary to the mountains of southern Scotland. Popular with families and dog walkers, the Cumbrian Coastal Way passes through the village, and walkers can enjoy many miles of green sea-banks.
The village has a long history of being a sea-bathing resort, going back to the 18th century, when the fashion for bathing, and even drinking sea water, was considered a health cure. Today’s visitors can still enjoy the beach – a cleanliness and safety winner – and also take advantage of windsurfing and Twentyman’s famous ice cream, a well-known homemade treat. The village keeps much of its Georgian and Victorian charm, with cobbled lanes, curious corners to explore, and some interesting old houses. In what was once the main street stands an imposing colonnaded building (above), which was once the indoor baths where delicate Victorians could have their sea water comfortably warmed, in a suite of hot, cold, and vapour baths.
Boasting incredible sea views over the Solway Estuary, this cottage is perfect for families and dog owners. The cottage is located just a short walk from the beach.
Upon entering the cottage, you will find the living room and kitchen to your left and the dining room to your right. The dining room has space to seat up to ten guests. The living room has sea views and has a three-piece cream leather suite, a warming coal-effect electric fire and FreeSat TV which connects to the internet, so don't forget your Netflix/Prime logins. The kitchen features a large electric oven with a five-ring ceramic hob and warmer, a freestanding fridge/freezer and microwave.
From the kitchen, the back door opens into a small fully-enclosed yard. There is an out house that has been converted into a utility room and contains a washing machine, tumble dryer and sink.
Three bedrooms are located on the first floor: a four-posted double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both with sea views and another double bedroom overlooking the yard behind. The second floor has a queen-size bedroom and a double bedroom, both with Velux windows. There is plenty of storage room across the bedrooms.
Upstairs, the first of two family bathrooms sits on a split level between the ground and first floors and contains an shower over the bath, WC and hand basin. The second bathroom can be found on the second floor and features a corner bath with a hand-held shower, WC and basin.
An unreserved parking space is available outside the house, there is plenty of space available in the cul-de-sac and a free car park is located just across the road next to the beach.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.