Cottage Holidays in Birkby, Maryport, Cumbria, England

Birkby is a Gateway to the Solway Firth - come and enjoy a cottage holiday and explore Cumbria.

Information on Cottage Holidays in Birkby, Maryport


Birkby is a tiny hamlet in Cumbria, about two miles from Maryport. This proximity to Maryport, a thriving town on the Solway Firth, makes Birkby an ideal base for a family break. With its many attractions and children’s activities, visiting Maryport means there is always something of interest to see.

The Lake District Coast Aquarium exhibits include freshwater fish, tropical reef fish, rock pools and native sharks and rays. However, this attraction is more than a simple aquarium. The kids will love the adventure playground (for 5-15 year olds) next door, where equipment has a nautical theme. Boats and Aquablasta offers the chance to operate radio controlled powerboats and target practice with a water cannon! Also at this venue, a crazy golf course keeps all ages entertained and toddlers can have their own special clubs.

West Coast Karting is another terrific attraction for the family. Enjoy indoor karting, with safety clothing and helmets provided, in both adult and child-friendly go-karts, suitable for those aged eight and more.

If you want to hear some wonderful live music, such is the prestige of the annual Maryport Blues Festival that it attracts world famous acts. Past performers include Chuck Berry, Van Morrison, Ruby Turner, John Mayall and Jethro Tull. The 2013 festival will take place at The Wave Centre.

Speaking of The Wave Centre, it is a complex for entertainment and conferences, making the town a draw for leisure and business. This venue serves as a theatre and a cinema and presents concerts and children’s entertainment. You can also grab a coffee and snack at the coffee shop and snap up a souvenir at the gift shop.

The Maritime Museum, located at the harbourside, has excellent exhibits on the local maritime history. Maryport has a connection to the tragic Titanic, being the birth town of the White Star Line’s owner, Thomas Henry Ismay. The award winning Senhouse Roman Museum is the place to go to learn about the area’s fascinating Roman past. It’s situated adjacent to a Roman fort, which has supplied many of the displays in the museum’s collection. Items have also been found at the nearby Roman civilian settlement. An observation tower in the grounds gives terrific views of the site.

Staying in Birkby and seeing what Maryport and the Solway Firth has to offer brings another dimension to a holiday in Cumbria. It’s the best of both worlds, with majestic scenery and modern amenities all in one area. Do click on any self-catering accommodation shown below to read about each holiday cottage, apsrtment, hous eor log cabin. View additonal good quality cottages in Cumbria and the Lake District and book that holiday to look forward to in the Lakes.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Birkby, Maryport, Cumbria, England:

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
Next availability:
from 28 February to 06 March 20 from 20 March to 27 March 20


Special Offer: from 28 February to 02 March 20

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 24 February to 27 February 20
Late availability: from 20 February to 30 April 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 20 February to 01 March 20

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 20 February to 27 February 20
Late availability: from 23 February to 23 April 20

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 14 March to 26 April 20

We have no cottages within Birkby, Maryport itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Birkby, Maryport. 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