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Porthole Cottage

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Allonby, near Maryport, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Pets 3
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Description

This contemporary cottage ticks all the right boxes for a perfect beachside stay in the quaint coastal village of Allonby.

Once a hive of activity and frequented by smugglers, Allonby, with cobbled lanes, Victorian charm and a history of herring fishing, has a long standing seaside heritage. Porthole Cottage has its own place in history; this former stables used to house the village donkeys and commands a prominent position right on the beachside. Now converted, this stunning holiday home offers all the indulgences and stylish interior design you could hope for from a 21st century, seaside hideaway.
All on one level, Porthole Cottage comfortably sleeps up to six guests in two spacious double bedrooms and one twin bedded room, which makes it the perfect accommodation for couples and families. The property offers contemporary and tasteful décor but is still in keeping with its coastal beginnings; the round porthole that looks out to the village offers an ever-present reminder of this property’s seaside heritage. On sunny days, guests can enjoy sitting out in the courtyard garden, complete with table and chairs, or continue through the gate 50 yards to reach the famous Allonby Beach. After a long stroll along the shore, you can throw a couple of logs on the wood burner and put your feet up in front of the TV, while enjoying a wide range of movies and box-sets courtesy of Netflix, included at no extra charge. The property benefits from lots of natural daylight, thanks to the roof light windows, and this continues throughout the property including the bathroom, where you can find a full size bath for a soak after a long day of exploring. A well equipped kitchen finishes off this stunning property.
This popular sleepy seaside village on the North West coast of Cumbria, nestled between Maryport and Silloth, has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village shop, tea rooms and fish and chip shop are within easy reach on foot, as are the two village pubs, the first of which, is just 50 yards across the road. With its long sandy beaches, Allonby offers great views over the Solway Firth to the mountains of Southern Scotland. For those seeking some more rugged outdoor adventure, this Cumbrian hotspot is only a 10 mile drive to the Lake District National Park and 16 miles to the nearest Lake, Bassenthwaite, home to the famous Lakes Distillery offering guided tours and tastings. The Lake District Wildlife Park, with over 100 species of exotic animals, makes a fun-filled day out for all ages. Beach 50 yards. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player, CD player and bluetooth iPod dock.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car; additional parking in public car park. No smoking.

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Features

  • Bungalow
    Bungalow
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly


Customer Comments

  • 10

    15/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2018
    This Cottage is probably the best we have found so far. Attention to detail second to none. Welcome Processco and chocolates very nice idea plus treats for the dog and even dog tag to wear whilst at the cottage. You could not want more with its magnificent coastal location. Dog friendly pub and tea shop opposite. The owner has got it 150% right - well done and most definitely will be back


  • 10

    11/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    An excellent location, Alovely cottage well equipped very comfortable and a superb location for visiting or exploring the wonderful sites in the Lake District that we come to love. I would fully recommend this cottage to anybody who would like a quiet place to stay with lovely views excellent walks and easy access in its own right along the Hadrians way costal path and Cycle Trail, finally it has easy access to most of, in fact all of, the locations within the Lake District and Northern England. I can’t complement this cottage enough, it was hidden gem, which I shall be returning to often as I can.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thanks for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Porthole Cottage and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

  • 7

    31/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 29/10/2018
    Fantastic cottage fantastic area Will definitely be back !!!!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thanks for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Porthole Cottage and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

  • 9

    13/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2018
    A brilliant cottage idea if you want a quiet break away from the city. The beach a few yards away is lovely

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thanks for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Porthole Cottage. We are so lucky to have the lovely Allonby beach right on our doorstep. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  • 8

    25/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    Warm and comfortable cottage in a lovely community.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thanks for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Porthole Cottage and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

  • 10

    10/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    We enjoyed our week in this cottage in the lovely, interesting village of Allenby. The location of the cottage was perfect, right by the sea. The cottage has all needed for a good holiday. Owner very helpful.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thanks for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Porthole Cottage and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

  • 9

    05/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    Fantastic cottage in a great location. Home from home with cosy comfort and practical layout. Local amenities didn't quite match the lack of a "shop" with day to day groceries was the only downside.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Porthole Cottage. As you say, Allonby has limited shopping, but thankfully, Maryport is only a 10-minute drive away. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  • 8

    28/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2018
    Lack of saucepans in the property. Fixings in several places coming off the walls. Leather suite could do with a good clean. Well laid out spacious property just lacks another bathroom. Liked the decor. Beds not that comfortable.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We value your honest feedback and will certainly look into the points that you have raised. Hopefully this did not spoil your stay, and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

  • 8

    08/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    Lovely cottage, couldn’t be closer to the beach and it had everything needed for a very comfortable holiday. We would recommend it to anyone especially those with dogs.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Porthole Cottage and we hope to welcome you and the dogs back again soon.

  • 9

    21/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    Perfect value for money,facilities excellent ,

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thanks for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Porthole Cottage and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

  • 10

    14/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    Great relaxing place to stay Perfect for coastal walks Pubs are dog friendly and the tearoom across the road have a great selection of sweet treats

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thanks for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Porthole Cottage and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

  • 10

    10/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 09/07/2018
    Fabulous cottage. Great location. Well equipped. Home from home.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thanks for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Porthole Cottage and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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