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Solway Cottage

Solway Cottage, Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £390.00

This wonderful, detached cottage located in Cumbria close to Scotland's borders can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Solway Cottage is a marvellous, detached cottage in Bowness-on-Solway overlooking the Solway Firth, close to the Scottish Borders. Set solely over the ground floor, the cottage can sleep four people in a king-size double bedroom, and a family room with a 4’ double and a single bed, both with TVs with Freeview. There is also a family bathroom and a shower room, and an open plan living area with a kitchen, a breakfast bar and a sitting area.

Feature French windows showcase the beautiful scenery and lead out on a decked patio with furniture. Steps lead directly down to the shore and there is off road parking for two cars. Solway Cottage is a delightful base for friends, families, and couples exploring Cumbria and the Scotland’s borders, all year round.


We managed to book this cottage last minute thanks to someone cancelling - and how lucky were we! This place was just perfect. The photos don't do it justice - the views from the lounge and bedrooms are just incredible. This cottage has everything you need. Fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, lovely outdoor furniture & BBQ. ?nd so much more. Books, games, maps, 3 TVs. And everything spotlessly clean. Bill & Patsy the owners could not have been more helpful or friendly. Information prior to arrival and whilst we were there was spot on. They really have done such a fab job with this place. If you can tear yourself away from the view, there's so many local walks and a really good pub close by (Kings Arms). We also ventured into Scotland a few times as well as driving through the northern Lake District. And finally, the sunsets were just amazing. A perfect home from home .

Just returned from a 3 night family Easter break & this place is amazing! It has everything you need & spotlessly clean. The owners make you feel very welcome. The pictures on the website do not do it justice. We planned on venturing out to visit different places but didn?t get in the car once! The ever changing views are fantastic & was so peaceful & relaxing. Had some lovely walks along the coastline, the kids thoroughly enjoyed bog jumping! (Nearly lost their trainers.) Went for some food at the Kings Arms pub & would recommend the food, especially the pizzas. Would definitely recommend a stay here & will hopefully return one day.

Fallen in love with this place!
Writing this on our last night, we all feel so sad to be leaving! Even though we only came for 3 nights it has been a perfect, relaxing getaway. The one thing that I?ll miss the most is the amazing view from the cottage, just beautiful at all times of the day. The cottage itself is fantastic, has everything touch could wish for plus more. Felt like a home away from home. It's clean, modern, comfortable and homely. This was our first time to the area, we loved exploring and going on walks. We will definitely be coming back to stay here! We've raved about this cottage so much that my auntie is going to book it too! Thank you so much we have had a great stay!!

Excellent facilities for stress-free mini-break
Luxury cosy cottage in an area of outstanding beauty. This is the perfect retreat when you feel the urge to recharge. From booking to arriving to staying there -everything was stress-free. The view is outstanding and good to watch in all weathers. Recommend that you bring your basic provisions (or stop in ASDA at Carlisle) as the village does not have a shop. The village does have a decent walkers pub in the Kings Arms which serves good food and great beer. The cottage itself is exceedingly well equipped - loads of crockery, full range of tip-top appliances- and felt like a home from home. There books, maps, walking routes, DVD, CDs and board games to keep you entertained. The wi-fi is free but does drop away sometimes, which is a good excuse to step away from the e-mail or the game station! The beds are exceptionally comfy and come complete with an electric blanket. The coastal walk from the doorstep of the cottage is lovely and there are plenty of interesting day-trips within 40 mins drive. The owners live next door and are very helpful and work hard to keep the cottage in tip-top condition.

Fantastic views from a superb cottage
Had a wonderful week away here - views are amazing and can't get over how high spec this cottage is - the kitchen is better equipped than our own! The huge glass doors allow you to enjoy the scenery even in poor weather and the high quality TVs, bluray, sound systems etc. mean you will be entertained in all weathers! Would recommend: Nearby RSPB Campfield Marsh reserve Wallsend Tea Rooms (Bowness) Kings Arms (Bowness) Hope and Anchor (nearby Port Carlisle - locally sourced food, gorgeous meals and amazing homemade desserts)



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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Solar powered underfloor heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, Bosch Tassimo coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair on request
Ample off road parking
Electric car charging point
Front decked area with furniture and BBQ
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop 3 miles, pub 2 mins walk
Note: One step leading from sitting area to the outside decking
Note: 50 railed steps lead directly down to shore, children to be supervised, alternatively, the shore is 200 yards down the road
Please note: Solway Cottage is situated in the grounds of the owner's property, Maia House
All outlooks are across the Solway Firth estuary towards Scotland
Please note: This property accepts a minimum stay of 3 nights only

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Bowness-on-Solway, St Michael's Church - 0.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Devil's Porridge Museum - 2.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Drumburgh Castle - 3.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Kirkbride, St Bride's Church - 3.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Newton Arlosh, St John's Church - 4.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Merkland Cross - 6.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Kirkbampton, St Peter's Church - 6.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Burgh-by-Sands, St Michael's Church - 6.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Aikton, St Andrew's Church - 7.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace - 7.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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