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North Lodge Cottage 9

Allonby, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A cosy apartment just across the road from Allonby Beach on the Solway Firth
  • Part of a Grade II-listed former almshouse offering a relaxing retreat for two guests
  • Join the Cumbrian Coastal Way or play a round at Maryport Golf Course (4 miles)
Property code: SZ357

Just a stroll from the beach and enjoying a fantastic sea view, this lovely ground-floor apartment makes a great holiday retreat for a couple seeking a tranquil getaway in a beautiful part of Cumbria.

This home from home forms part of North Lodge, an impressive Grade II-listed former almshouse, just across the road from the beach at Allonby. Lovingly renovated, it is now a welcoming and homely retreat for two people and two lucky dogs. The accommodation is all laid out over the ground floor; there's a well-equipped kitchen, large shower room, lovely living room and bedroom, both with fantastic sea views. The cottage also has its own private patio area and access to a shared parking area, which has views over the surrounding countryside.

Allonby is a charming seaside village on the beautiful Solway Coast. Walk from the cottage door down to the sea, enjoying a bracing walk along the beach before treating yourselves to fish and chips and an ice cream in the village. The Solway Coast is renowned for its stunning sunsets so remember to pack a flask and enjoy a hot chocolate whilst taking in the evening sea air. The Cumbrian Coastal Way passes through the village or take in a round of golf at Maryport Golf Course - try not to get too distracted by the view!

For those interested in history, there's certainly plenty on offer nearby. Fans of maritime history should head to the harbour towns of Maryport and Whitehaven, or spend a day in the border city of Carlisle where you can learn all about the area's Roman heritage at the fantastic Tullie House Museum. For those who'd prefer to indulge in a bit of retail therapy, head to the Georgian market town of Cockermouth or bustling Keswick for a great selection of outdoor and independent shops.

Enjoying an enviable position, just a short stroll from the beach at Allonby, you're perfectly placed for a seaside break. All laid out on the ground floor, the accommodation has been lovingly renovated throughout. Head inside and you'll find the kitchen at the rear of the cottage. Cosy but well equipped, it has an electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and the all important kettle. There's also a handy washer/dryer, a welcome addition for a seaside holiday.

On the opposite side of the hallway to the kitchen is the spacious, modern shower room. With a WC, wash basin and large shower cubicle, it's ideal for a refreshing shower after a long day out exploring.

At the front of the cottage, you'll find the wonderful living room. A space-saving fold away table and chairs mean you can easily set up a spot to enjoy your meal before tucking them away again. With two two-seater sofas, it's the perfect room for relaxing evenings in. There's an electric stove and a TV for entertainment too - not that you'll need it much with the stunning and ever changing view of the sea and Scotland beyond.

The spacious bedroom is light, bright and airy thanks to the fantastic large windows and high ceiling but still feels very cosy and inviting. The sea view from the double bed is a real treat so why not bring your cuppa back to bed and indulge in a long lie in - you are on holiday after all! There's also plenty of storage in the stylish built-in wardrobes.

To the rear of the cottage is a delightful little patio area. With rattan-style table and chairs, it's a lovely spot, equally suited to a peaceful morning cuppa or a refreshing evening drink after a day out on the beach.

There is also a large parking area, shared with the other properties here.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer
  • Electric fire
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Patio with garden furniture – not enclosed
  • Shared parking with the other properties on-site
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop 0.5 miles, beach across the road
  • Can be booked alongside the neighbouring property which also sleeps 2 guests
  • Arrival: 17:00 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

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Bill 13th May 2022

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Nice flat with very comfortable some nice touches.

Reviewed by Bob 22nd April 2022

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Allonby is an ideal place to explore the local attractions. Cottage has everything required for a holiday. Owners live local and are friendly. Highly recommended. Enjoy the beauty of Cumbria.

Reviewed by Alyson 14th April 2022

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Had a smashing 5 day break. Cottage was cosy and well equipped. Angela and Scott were lovely hosts and the welcome pack of bread, milk, marg etc was much appreciated.

Reviewed by Colin 14th January 2022

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The Cottage was in an excellent location and left in an impeccable condition . The fresh produce that was left was extremely welcome after a 7 hour drive! I cannot think of anything else that would have improved the cottage for rental. Scott was extremely helpful when there were minor issues or questions about the cottage or about the area . Thank Read moreyou both very much .... Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 8th November 2021

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Beautiful, clean and well presented. Fully equipped for all your needs. Fantastic location

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