Solway Coast

Solway Firth

The beautiful Solway Coast with its broad expanses of tidal waters, mudflats, salt marshes and sand dunes is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a bird watchers’ paradise. The area is also renowned for its spectacular sunsets. At the western end is the Victorian seaside town of Silloth. It boasts large, safe beaches, elegant tree-lined streets and an attractive open space known locally as ‘The Green’ between the town and the sea. To the east and overlooking the Solway Firth, the frontier villages of Bowness-on-Solway, Drumburgh, Burgh-by-Sands, Beaumont, Kirkandrews-on-Eden and Grinsdale are all linked by the line of Hadrian’s Wall, which officially ends at Bowness. Sheep graze in the marshes as they have done for centuries past, while salmon and sea trout are caught in nets with the incoming tide. Burgh Marsh is home to a Victorian monument to Edward I(known as Hammer of the Scots), who died here just before he planned to cross the border and do battle with Robert the Bruce. A footpath leads from the village of Burgh-by-Sands to the spot. The Smugglers’ Route is a walk that provides an introduction to the history, heritage, flora, fauna, and landscape of the Solway coast and inland. Sand dunes, salt marsh, farm fields, and bogs and mosses all make up this windswept Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Cottages on the Solway Coast
Pool Beckside Arkleby Check availability Beckside, ,
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £306657 per week * Ref: CC4317
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Beckside is a detached stone cottage with delightful views, private hot tub (extra charge) and shared use of a swimming pool and sauna (no extra charge). Set on the edge of the village of Arkleby, near Cockermouth this one of a se...
Check availability West House Farm Cottages, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £600800 per week * Ref: CC4233
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Luxury 5* barn conversions with private hot tubs. A warm welcome awaits you at West House Farm Cottages. Situated close to Cockermouth, Keswick and the Lake District National Park, Maryport and the Solway Coast. The cottages are...
Threapland Park Check availability Threapland Park Lodges, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £289569 per week * Ref: CC3703
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Tucked away in a very pleasant position, Catbank Lodge is one of a small group of eight chalets, furnished and equipped to a very good standard, which sit on the National Park boundary; with peaceful rural views a...
Church Cottage Check availability Church Cottage, ,
Sleeps 4 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £348650 per week * Ref: CC3431
Pets allowed: * Short breaks available:

Church Cottage is one of a select group of five star cottages. New Park Farm Cottages are situated in one of the most scenic and tranquil area's of the Lake District, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with an abundance...