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Glen Cottage

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Allonby, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms2
Pets 1
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Description

This beautiful, tranquil cottage, once belonging to Cumbrian artist Percy Kelly, is the perfect base for exploring Allonby and the Lake District National Park.

This beautifully renovated cottage was once the home of the renowned Cumbrian artist Percy Kelly. You will see engraved in the lintel in the bedroom “AK – PK – 1958”. The artist lived in Cumbria for more than 50 years and in Glen Cottage for twelve of those. Follow the Kelly Trails which have been formed totally through Kelly’s paintings and drawings, and stretch from the door of Glen Cottage in Allonby to St Bees.
Glen Cottage itself is a very comfortable, tranquil cottage with views stretching out over the Solway Firth to Scotland in the distance. It has insulated lime render walls inside and outside, as well as underfloor heating in the living room and sitting room making the house very warm and cosy. The sitting room retains a lot of original features including beams complete with hook, as well as a large inglenook fire place with a wood burner and sandstone flooring, which makes a particularly attractive and a cosy spot to warm up in front of after a long day exploring.
Allonby is a great base for walking, windsurfing, kite surfing, cycling or just relaxing on the beach. With 2 pubs serving meals, 2 shops and a take-away, you don’t have to worry about cooking after a busy day out. Why not try the famous ’Allonby Whopper’ ice cream, people travel for miles to come and try one!
Only 200 yards across the road, guests can enjoy an afternoon of sea fishing, without a licence. For those who want to get out and about and explore the area, the Lake District National Park is on your doorstep. From Glen Cottage you can also easily explore the delights of the unspoilt Cumbrian Coast. Be sure however, to follow a Percy Kelly Trail! Beach 200 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room:
With Freeview TV.
Sitting room: With wood burner.
1 step up to...
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room:
With washing machine and toilet.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and heated towel rail (no toilet).
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

Gas central heating (underfloor in living and sitting rooms), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. On road parking; additonal public car park. No smoking.

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Features

  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 10

    14/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    Super cottage, we wanted for nothing, even had lovely little extras like fresh flowers, fruit and Home made cake. Allonby is a lovely little village and the cottage is just across the road from the beach.


  • 10

    08/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    One of the best we have had, we did have very hot weather!!!, the cottage kept us cool in the heat of the day, and Duncan our dog was very happy, nice walks on the beach,Glen Cottage is the best one we have been to, standard very high, well done to the owners, and great history, the bathroom is a bit of fun (mind your head!!!) If you like fish and chips just cross the road,they are very big. Sorry no photo to old to no how to do it, not very good at IT!!


  • 9

    21/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2018
    Lovely well equipped cottage in a good location. Some really nice touches by the owners for their guests eg welcome pack and fresh flowers. Close to the beach. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend.


  • 10

    04/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Absolutely beautiful cottage, close to the sea, owners go above and beyond to make your holiday comfortable and stress free, the extra touches go a long way. Will definitely be returning


  • 10

    26/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018
    Great hospitality from the owners and a beautiful cottage


  • 9

    05/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018
    Love the renovation the owners have done its so cosy and comfortable and very modern touch without taking away from the authenticity. The Solway Firth sea and rugged sand banks are just outside, our dog loved to run across the grassy sandbanks. A great fish and chip opposite if you don’t want to cook. All amenities were there and extras too like salt pepper, bread, milk etc. and even homemade cake! The Lakes were just a short drive away so lots to do.


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