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Solway Cottage in Bowness-on-solway, Cumbria

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Solway Cottage description

With a charter granted in 1262, the traditional Cumbrian market town of Wigton still holds a market each Tuesday in the covered market hall. This lovely town is a popular centre for shopping, pubs and restaurants, as well as for other activities such as theatre, bowls, swimming, tennis and other sports. The Lord Melvyn Bragg novel, 'A Time to Dance', featured the town of Thurston, which was based on Wigton and the local area. A lovely base for a holiday exploring Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

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.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near pub

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Mrs Sandford
June 2016
Loved the property! The owners were excellent hosts and such a lovely couple. Solway Cottage was clean, modern and well equipped. Sitting on the the patio with the stunning view, drinking wine accompanied by great weather was like being abroad! Stunning! Will definitely recommend to friends!
Ms Dawson
June 2016
The best thing about this property and the thing that attracted us to book is the view over the Solway Firth. The cottage itself has everything you could need and is comfortable and inviting as well as modern. All in all we had a perfect holiday.
Mr Grice
July 2016
Fabulous Cottage in a very peaceful and quiet village location, with a perfect, ever changing view - even when the weather wasn't so good. The Cottage was clean and had everything we needed and more.
Miss Hughes
May 2016
Fabulous position, quiet location and immaculately clean property.
Mrs Squire
April 2016
The aspect of the cottage both of us being lovers of wildlife, we were very pleased with the number of nature reserves and Mosses within easy reach of the superb Solway Cottage.
Mr Sinclair
March 2016
Great location for a relaxing holiday. Waking up to the birds singing, this cottage is fantastic. Everywhere was spotless and it had everything you need to have a good time.
Mr Holroyd
October 2015
We could not fault one thing about this very well presented home from home. The views over Solway Firth from the cottage are fantastic and the sunsets are to die for. We would recommend Solway Cottage to everyone and will visit again.
Mrs Bowden
September 2015
One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in, the kitchen in particular was very well equipped. The whole house was very clean and comfortable, would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Mrs Matthews
September 2015
The Cottage was absolutely spotless, the furniture was excellent. There was all the cooking equipment needed. There was ample crockery and cutlery and the view facing us through the patio doors was breathtaking. Everything was tastefully decorated, this was the best Sykes cottage by far.
Mr Watson
September 2015
The cottage lived up to our expectations in every way, one of the best we have ever stayed in.
Mrs Eaves
September 2015
Stunning views over the Solway to Scotland. Lovely area to explore. Very well equipped cottage with everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable holiday.
Mrs Southgate
August 2015
The views were outstanding and the owners were on hand if needed. The cottage was of high standard. There are great walks and fantastic sunsets.
Mr Haresign
August 2015
In a beautiful location and so immaculate, very comfortable accommodation. The hosts were very welcoming. Quiet and relaxing with amazing views.
Mrs Mardlin
June 2015
A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting with great views of the Solway and across to Scotland. Very tranquil and relaxing. The owners were welcoming, friendly and helpful.
Mrs Madden
April 2015
An exceptional holiday cottage, obviously a lot of thought had been given to requirements comfort. A stunning setting.
Miss Marston
May 2015
I was so impressed with the cottage and the location. Everything was spotless, it had a lovely homely feel and we settled in straight away. It had everything we needed and it soon felt like home. The view from the cottage were stunning, something I could definitely get used to. There was so much to do and see, we were left with lots of leaflets and brochures on the attractions which was very helpful because I wouldn't have known where to start otherwise! Definitely one of the most stunning locations in the UK I've ever been to. Would love to come back next year and visit more of this incredible place, thank you for an amazing holiday!
Mr Kelly
February 2015
There were plenty of places to visit and things to do, also the wildlife and bird life in the area. The views were stunning looking out over the firth and looking at Scotland.
Mrs Craig
February 2015
A fantastic place to holiday. Views over Solway Firth were great even in winter. The owner was charming and very helpful.
March 2015
An excellent property with high quality fixtures and fittings which had been thought out really well. The view from the balcony was superb and the access to the shore was great. An example of the attention to detail was demonstrated when we had a short power cut after dark and low level emergency lighting cut in, well thought out. The owner has provided an excellent library of books music and DVDs. We will visit again hopefully.
Mr Clark
December 2014
It was in a fantastic location with a stunning view of the estuary. The cottage is very new, having just been completed in September, so everything is new, fresh and clean. The beds are comfy, the toilets, shower room and bath are all of a very high standard, and the kitchen/lounge open area allows you to cook whilst still being in the company of your friends or family.
Miss Sandom
November 2014
A fantastic week away. The location is perfect, offering an uninterrupted view of the Solway Firth and the constant changing of the tides was great to witness. Everything about the cottage was perfect and spotlessly clean. All the equipment you could need and the owners have put together lots of useful information to get the most out of your stay. A great location for a break away from it all to properly unwind.
Mr Warriner
November 2014
An amazing place, we have loved our stay. The cottage had everything (and more) that you could possibly want and all so beautifully and thoughtfully put together. There are brilliant walks from the cottage, you could stay a week and not use your car. It is peaceful and really off the beaten track and feels like a real escape, but within a reasonable time you can be in the heart of the Lake District or over the border into Scotland. It was wonderful, we couldn't find a single fault!
Rev Atkins
November 2014
The location of the cottage was marvellous, overlooking the sea.The decor of the whole cottage was wonderful and we were very comfortable.The underfloor heating kept the rooms cosy. Also impressed that the saucepans/bakeware were non-stick and there was a dishwasher, so that meant we could spend even more time relaxing and enjoying the views. Bed was very comfy and only a two minute walk to the local friendly pub. Ideal location for getting into Scotland or the Lakes. Incredible value for money. We highly recommend!
Mr Benaran
September 2014
Solway Cottage is in a quiet location with beautiful views of the coast. The owners are very friendly and helped to make the stay a memorable one. The cottage itself is a gem, fully furnished with everything you may need. Also to be mentioned is the amount of information the owners have gathered to make the most of your stay. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet place in a beautiful location.
Miss Calcasola
September 2014
Nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Fantastic location for walkers and birdwatchers and historians. Highest standard of cleanliness and furnishings in the cottage. Good eating nearby, phone service and wifi connections all good. You will not be disappointed!
July 2016
Fabulous cottage in a very peaceful and quiet village location, with a perfect, ever changing, view - even when the weather wasn't so good. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed and more. Within easy walking distance of the Kings Arms, which provided good pub grub.
June 2016
What a fantastic cottage! Direct access to the empty beach! Loved it! The cottage was clean, modern and very well equipped. The weather was fantastic and the outside decking area was an ideal place to sit and admire the view, have drinks or a barbecue. I spent a lot of time on the patio reading, listening to music and watching my husband jogging on the beach!! Went for a Sunday session at the local (2 minutes walk) and found the staff very welcoming indeed! Lots of wild life and the local pheasant kept us amused on the lawn! Bill and Patsy were great hosts and such a lovely couple. We stay in cottages often and this is one of the best we have stayed in! Loved it and didn't want to leave. Thank you Bill and Patsy!
August 2015
This is a lovely cottage perched above the Solway Firth. Stunning views, especially the sunsets. Inside the cottage is comfortable and welcoming, well furnished with all you need for a self catering break. The deck acts almost as an additional outside room with comfortable furniture and BBQ. The owners live next door and provided a warm and friendly welcome. As a person with some mobility problems I was also well catered for, with no more that one step between the house and deck and into the shower. Only wee thing I missed was a supportive chair in the living room - couches fine for lounging but hard for me to get up and down. Didn't spoil the holiday though!
Ian H
July 2015
This house lived up to everything it said it was so well equipped . The owners never bother you and the views from the patio area are stunning. We never closed the blinds all week because every evening as the sun set was like looking at a different painting. The bedrooms were very comfy and it was almost disabled friendly, the only draw back was if it rained and we wanted to eat my wife couldn't get on the bar stools to eat at the worktop she had to stand. Other than that it was a fantastic property to stay in . The property was in a very remote area with the nearest supermarket being a 25 mile round trip but as I said if you want a relaxing holiday this place is excellent.
Brian S
March 2015
This property is fitted out to a very high level of quality and the location in an elevated position over the Solway Firth is idyllic. Everything you could want facility wise, is there. In March despite the windy weather at times the cottage was always warm and cosy. We planned a number of trips out but didn't stir far when the shoreline and surrounding villages were so interesting. I would recommend that any visitor read the book on the History of the Solway Firth from Bill's extensive "library". This lead us to Burgh by Sands to see the church where Edward 1st lay in state in 1307, to look into the history of Port Carlisle and the local bird sanctuary. This quite oasis has an interesting history! We will return.
Mrs Bouten
July 2016
Solway Cottage is a beautiful cottage with stunning views over the Solway sound. The cottage had all you need and more. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The only thing missing was the sun, so we couldn't use the beautiful sun deck and BBQ, but from inside we could enjoy the views as well.
Mr Sims
July 2016
We were made very welcome and the Cottage was very well equipped and there were great views.
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