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:

Woodend Bothy, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

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

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 29 March to 26 April 20

Bluebell Wooden Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
no dogs allowed
5 star

Stylish, bright, light and airy 3 bedroom pine holiday lodge, situated within a collection of award-winning holiday lodges by Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park, relax and rejuvenate on your Cumbrian holiday with use of excellent leisure facilities on site including an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym.

Special features: pool ().

Weekly Price from: £390
Next availability:
from 03 April to 10 April 20 from 17 April to 24 April 20

Glingerbank, Longtown, Cumbria, England

12 bedroom Large Country House, North Cumbria and Scottish Borders.

sleeps 12 - 24 guests
12 - 24
12 bedrooms
12 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage

Impressive 12 bedroom country house with games room, private hot tub and a setting in beautiful gardens, situated just 10 miles from Northumberland National Park, 10 miles from Gretna Green and 6 miles from the Solway Coast, ideal for special celebrations and group getaways.

Special features: tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £3200
Next availability:
from 30 March to 24 April 20 from 27 April to 01 May 20

Muncaster View, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
1 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
4 star

Romantic rural retreat set by beautiful shared gardens within the Lake District National Park, close to Ravenglass.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £275
Next availability:
from 30 March to 24 July 20 from 31 July to 07 August 20

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Lake District.

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

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
Next availability:
from 04 May to 08 May 20 from 02 June to 08 June 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