Dating back to 1613, Glenmore is a wonderful mix of characterful original features with all of the modern comforts you could wish for. Head inside Glenmore and you're sure to feel instantly at home. Off the entrance hallway you'll find the fabulous family bathroom and well equipped kitchen, before arriving in the spacious main living room. With a multi-fuel stove in the original fireplace, it's a lovely cosy room. Also on the ground floor is a second living room, with a double sofa bed for those who'd prefer to sleep downstairs. The 2 bedrooms, a double and a twin, are on the first floor. Both bedrooms are bursting with character and have stunning original beams. Because of the age of the property, the ceilings, beams and doorways in the bedrooms are low and might not suit everyone. Outside is a great garden and garage where you can store bikes or other outdoor equipment.
Mawbray is a peaceful, rural village, perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle but still be within walking distance of the beautiful Solway Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walk from the front door to Mawbray Banks Nature Reserve, be sure to keep an eye out for the wildlife (some very rare) and birds who also like to visit this beautiful spot. As well as sand dunes and rare heathland, Mawbray Banks also has a submerged forest which you might be lucky enough to see depending on the tides (always check these before venturing to the coast).
The villagers have recently purchased the village pub, The Lowther Arms, and it has become the first community owned coastal pub! It serves food and drink and has an outside seating and eating area as well as a characterful interior. Dogs and children are welcome.
For those interested in history, there's certainly plenty on offer. Those interested in 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. Whatever you decide to do during your stay, Glenmore will be a welcome home from home to retreat to.