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The Retreat - Mawbray

Allonby, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
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 (including the possible requirement of a security deposit)
  • 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

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Edward 24th June 2022

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Most beautiful property, every need catered for and so thoughtfully presented. Lovely hosts, welcoming locals in village, kids young and old will have plenty to do as do dogs. Welcome basket a real treat. So sorry to go home! Best holiday home we have ever stayed in !

Reviewed by Joanne 17th June 2022

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We are a family of adults aged between 65 & 29 years old. The owners went the extra mile to ensure we were comfortable and well catered for, the attention to detail was outstanding, even providing fresh flowers, scones with jam/cream, cake, tea, coffee, wine, beer, bread and butter. It was immaculately clean throughout the entire property, with sucRead moreh comfortable beds. The location was so peaceful, the hot tub and outside area was fantastic, our dog loved playing outside, it was was very safe. Hide

Reviewed by John 10th June 2022

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The Retreat is just about the perfect place to kick back and relax in the wonderful Cumbrian countryside, its located in a the lovely little village within a short walk to the seaside, surrounded by fields and meadows with some great walks and for me fabulous cycle tracks that can take either up or down the coast to the many town that are dotted alRead moreong way, it is quite isolated with just the community pub but that just adds to its charm, and larger amenities are just a short drive away if needed Hide

Reviewed by Kirsty 20th May 2022

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The house was absolutely faultless, the owners done literally everything to make sure we had everything we needed. Immaculate property. Unfortunately the pub nearby is only open over the weekend and anywhere half decent to eat was a decent drive away. The quality of the food locally was disappointing, this is a major contributory factor for me on hRead moreoliday. The beach isn't what I am used to its quite a sad looking place not the joyful bright beautiful scenery you get in Northumberland. Hide

Reviewed by Kelly 6th May 2022

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A beautiful, well equipped and lovingly completed holiday home. Absolutely nothing has been forgotten and there are so many extra touches Ive not seen in other holiday homes it was just fantastic. Such a relaxing place with superb facilities from the house itself to the hot tub and garden. Lovely owners where nothing was too much trouble. AbsolutelRead morey bliss! Hide

Reviewed by Steven 2nd May 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 29th April 2022

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An excellently presented and very comfortable house in a great location. We were a family group, ages 5-75, and everyone loved it. Some of us are based in Yorkshire and others in Ayrshire, Scotland - so it was a perfect location for a meet up. The kitchen was very well equipped and well laid-out - we spent most of our time here! Everyone loved the Read morehot tub - adults and children alike. The kids loved the games room and that also gave the adults more time to relax and chat! Highly recommended Hide

Reviewed by Stacy 22nd April 2022

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This place, and the hosts are truly amazing ! They really have thought of everything. There is something for everyone, from a games room for children and play area outside, to an enclosed garden to ensure your dogs are safe too and a huge kitchen for entertaining ! Dont forget the hot tub! The attention to detail is magnificent, and the thought gonRead moree into ensure your stay is truly amazing is something that you really dont get with big chains! Nothing is too much trouble! Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 8th April 2022

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We had the honour of being the first guests to stay at the retreat, and we had the most wonderful time! What a beautiful home. The hosts were excellent and had thought of everything we might need for the perfect stay for all the family- from the baby to the dog! We are already looking forward to booking again. Thanks so much for a fabulous getaway!Read more! Hide

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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