Self catering holiday cottages in Allonby, Cumbria, England

Allonby Has the Perfect Location for a Cottage Holiday.

The Cumbrian coast is a terrific destination for a self catering family break and the small village of Allonby has much to commend it as a place to stay. This area is officially an Area of Outstanding Beauty. Local children take much delight in the village shop that sells Twentyman’s ice cream, a Cumbrian product of renown.

The Cumbrian Coastal Way passes through Allonby and many visitors like to pick a section of this very long route, whilst on holiday. The walk can be combined with public transport and both adults and children of all fitness levels can enjoy following it. Local cycling routes also keep families fit as they tour the area. For golfers, there are courses only five miles away at Silloth and Maryport.

You can get to know the history of the village through some buildings of interest, including the Old Baths. Constructed by a group of Quakers in approximately 1830, it was a favourite place for the Victorians who enjoyed bathing in the seawater that was pumped there. The village church, Christ Church, is a fine church dating from 1845 with a neat churchyard and impressive stained glass windows.  Cobbled streets and the Victorian and Georgian buildings give this village a lot of character and it’s pleasant to stroll round its crooks and crannies. As a former centre for herring fishing, some old kippering houses still remain. The village hall hosts a local art exhibition every first weekend during August.

Allonby has the perfect, wide expanse of beach for family games and it has received awards for safety and for being a clean beach. It’s a popular haunt for fishing, kite surfing and windsurfing, but many people just come to admire the views over the Solway Estuary.

Bank Mill Nursery and Visitor Centre at nearby Beckfoot is more than the average garden centre. As well as selling plants, visitors are welcome to explore the reptile house, butterfly house, a nature reserve with wildlife pond and flower meadows. You can use the picnic tables or order food in the coffee shop. Even if self-catering, eating out is a welcome treat.

The local village inn is of interest as a Grade II listed building, which used to be a coaching inn in the 1600s. In 1857, the celebrated writers, Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens stayed here.

Allonby may be small, but it offers unusual historic features and a gateway to both the coast and the countryside of one of the most popular counties for tourists in the UK.


Facts about Allonby for Cottage Holidays

Featured Self catering country cottages near Allonby, Cumbria, England:

Longtail Lodge, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Lodge, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Stylish and unique one bedroom holiday lodge with garden views, superb balcony area and private hot tub, within walking distance of Bowness on Windermere close to the heart of the Lake District National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £795


Special Offer: from 16 December to 18 December 19
Late availability: from 11 December to 11 January 20

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Lake District.

sleeps 6 - 21 guests
6 - 21
9 bedrooms
9
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1250


Special Offer: from 10 January to 13 January 20
Late availability: from 10 January to 13 January 20

Woodend Schoolhouse, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, North England.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3
3 star

Glorious stone-built cottage standing on its own in the Lake District National Park with spectacular views across the surrounding countryside, recently refurbished and offering comfortable character accommodation with special touches such as a wrought iron style four poster bed, this is a great place to stay for two people on a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £400


Late availability: from 22 December to 28 December 19

Woodend Bothy, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Situated in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria on a large farm estate, this unique stone-built cottage for two is comfortably furnished with a traditional and cosy feel and has a wood burning stove and lovely enclosed garden with the use of a neighbouring field.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £400


Late availability: from 22 December to 28 December 19

Longtail Loft, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Detached Cabin, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Sleeps 2 retreat in the Lake District with stylish interior and a private warm bubbly spa hot tub, just a walk away from Bowness Village and beautiful Lake Windermere.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £595


Special Offer: from 11 December to 11 December 19
Late availability: from 20 December to 20 February 20

We have no cottages within Allonby itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Allonby. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England