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The Retreat - Mawbray

Allonby, Cumbria

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 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.

Enjoying a fantastic location on the Solway Coast, this stunning property offers welcoming accommodation for up to eight guests seeking a peaceful holiday home. An ideal getaway for families and friends, this imaginatively updated barn conversion has plenty of great features including a relaxing hot tub, a handy games room and a warming wood burner. Just a few metres from Mawbray Banks, the property is set in an idyllic location offering glorious views and makes a wonderful retreat for exploring the region’s friendly resorts, picturesque villages and gorgeous beaches. Within easy reach of the north-western edges of the Lake District, this fantastic cottage is a perfect base for keen walkers, cyclists and nature lovers discovering the tranquil countryside of a magical part of Cumbria.

Entering this light, relaxing property, the cosy lounge is a lovely space for everyone to settle back in front of the wood burner and watch a movie on the Smart TV. At the heart of the house is the fresh and airy open-plan kitchen/diner. Featuring an additional lounge area with plenty of seating and a Smart TV, the kitchen has a wide variety of equipment and a sociable dining table, making it a fantastic space to rustle up and enjoy your favourite dishes. The ground floor also features a useful shower room and a games room with a Smart TV, bean bags, pool table, Nintendo Switch and a wide choice of games and toys. Going upstairs, the first-floor landing has a large picture window which looks down into the kitchen and allows light to flood in. The first floor offers a refreshing family bathroom, and you will have a choice between four individually styled bedrooms: there’s the king-size Highland Cow room, the super-king-size Hare room, and the twin Sheep room which has a lockable interconnecting door with the delightful king-size Bird room. Bi-fold doors lead from the kitchen and out into the private enclosed garden which features a lovely courtyard with outdoor furniture, a fantastic space to enjoy a morning coffee or a glass or two of wine in the evening. Luxuriate in the private hot tub beneath the pergola and enjoy a spot of stargazing. For children, the garden has play equipment including a slide, swing and goalposts, and the wildlife garden has a bug hotel.

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  • 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

Mawbray is a secluded coastal village with a community pub and is within half a mile of the sand dunes of Mawbray Banks. Keen golfers will find good courses at Siloth (5 miles) and Maryport (9 miles). Maryport is a popular resort with a harbour, aquarium and activities centre. Heading inland, landmarks include the Moorforge Viking Settlement, the Lake District Wildlife Park, Crummock Bank Farm and Bassenthwaite Lake (all within 18 miles).

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Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rebecca 20th January 2023

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We had a wonderful stay at The Retreat!! The house was wonderfully well equipped and even nicer than the photos!! Thanks for a lovely stay!!

Reviewed by Tonye 6th January 2023

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We loved it, it felt like home from home, it was comfortable, spacious for the kids , a little hide out my grandkids enjoyed, even the parents. It is a place I would go back to, and I recommend it. It will be fun in summer, we enjoyed it, even in the winter.

Reviewed by Jane 29th December 2022

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One of the most impressive things that did it for me was the welcome and friendliness of the hosts. I have stayed in many places over the years but this scores the best i have ever seen, truly memorable. Its a business transaction to rent out their lovely place, but really didn't feel like this, the personal welcome, and personal touches throughoutRead more the home decorated with love shone through our stay daily, one of the best holidays we have ever had. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 22nd December 2022

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Lindsay and Steven are the most outstanding hosts I have ever dealt with. Attention to detail , excellent communication and generosity of provisions /extras to ensure you have a great time is incredible. The property is beautiful and the fittings are to a very high standard. Christmas decorations were really first class!! Local area looks beautifulRead more although we were so content we didnt leave the property much! We did get to the local pub which was very welcoming with good food. Hide

Reviewed by Barbara 11th November 2022

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The only thing you need is clothes - everything else has been thought of. Washer and dryer in the utility room so you don't need to bring the whole wardrobe. Lovely welcome treats, so you can make a brew or even a glass of wine with the delicious scones on arrival. Games room especially for the kids (of all ages). Two large TV's downstairs so no fiRead moreghting over the remote. Great garden with wildlife section and bug hotel, plus lawned area with play equipment. Can't fault it. Hide

Reviewed by Berkley 28th October 2022

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The best cottage we have ever stayed at without a doubt

Reviewed by Marek 14th October 2022

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What a great place! Well decorated, equipped and very clean. Both kids and adults had a good time without disturbing each other. Owners are very pleasant people as well. Thank you.

Reviewed by Jill 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Catherine 2nd September 2022

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Property layout was great. Lovely large open plan kitchen/dinning/sitting area that opened up to the outdoor seating area & hot tub. Kitchen was fully equipped. A lot of thought going into everything you'd need. All bedrooms were very comfortable. Fantastic couple of bathrooms with great showers.

Reviewed by Cheryl 19th August 2022

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The Retreat really is the best treat ever. This cottage has everything you can possibly need. It has the best selection of equipment, towels etc, you need nothing. Lindsay and Steve have thought of everything. I cannot think of one negative comment to make. A lovely selection of basics available so no need to worry about a tea/coffee when you arrivRead moree. Even a cheeky alcoholic drink if needed. The local pub is literally a 2 minute walk up the road. Just amazing. Hide

Reviewed by Kathleen 12th August 2022

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A warm welcome from the owners to their outstanding holiday home in a lovely location, where they have carefully and thoughtfully paid so much attention to detail, both inside and outside the property, which is beautifully furnished and very well equipped.

Reviewed by John 5th August 2022

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Absolutely fantastic and the owners really push the boat out with the provisions.

Reviewed by Terri 22nd July 2022

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An extremely well equipped cottage. The welcome pack was incredible .Lovely spacious garden, ideal for relaxing in as well as being safe for the dog.

Reviewed by Lorraine 15th July 2022

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The Retreat is a perfect escape located in a lovely quiet village with wonderful friendly locals to make you feel most welcome. The cottage itself is idyllic. It has all mod cons and everything a family of all ages and sizes could possibly need. The garden /kitchen room is just perfect for families. Lindsay and Steven are perfect hosts even bringinRead moreg fans for us during a heatwave without asking. They really think about their guests. Perfect holiday. Cant recommend enough. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 1st July 2022

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Beautiful holiday home, tastefully decorated to a high standard, immaculately clean throughout. The kitchen had all the kitchenware and small appliances anyone could ever need. The 4 double bedrooms were generous with extremely comfy beds and beautiful decor. The large, modern bathroom had a gorgeous bath & shower. Outside, the garden had a play arRead moreea and hot tub, with a BBQ available to use. It really does seem like the owners thought of everything. I cant fault this at all. We all had fun x Hide

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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