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:

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 09 April to 26 April 20

Chimney Gill Farmhouse near the Lake District, Penrith, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Near to the Lake District National Park.

sleeps 4 - 12 guests
4 - 12
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

Pretty 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse set on a working farm close to Sebergham in Cumbria, with a gorgeous interior and exterior, come and experience country living at its best with up to 12 friends or family, with the added benefit of the northern part of the Lake District National Park and Carlisle within easy reach for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £788
Next availability:
from 03 July to 17 July 20 from 29 July to 31 July 20

Woodbine Family Cottage, Cumbria and the Lake District , Ambleside, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Charming Ambleside family friendly holiday cottage with original features, sporting an open plan living space and benefiting from a fantastic location within the Lake District National Park.

Weekly Price from: £335
Next availability:
from 24 April to 25 April 20 from 29 April to 01 May 20

Hayloft Rural Retreat, Lake District National Park, Newlands, Keswick, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Lake District National Park.

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

With a setting to die for right next to the Lakeland Fells and a beautiful luxurious interior, this is a fantastic dog-friendly Cumbrian farm cottage with 2 bedrooms which boasts a setting next to awe inspiring countryside in the Newlands Valley.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £347
Next availability:
from 23 October to 30 October 20 from 18 December to 30 December 20

Langdale Lodge 15, Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Lodge, The Lake District National Park.

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

Escape for a relaxing self-catering holiday to this homely 3 bedroom wooden holiday lodge, complete with a private outdoor hot tub along with access to shared facilities at the leisure club on site which include a swimming pool, sauna and gym, whether holidaying with family or friends, this holiday lodge is a great place to stay with an excellent location close to Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £486
Next availability:
from 26 June to 31 July 20 from 07 August to 06 November 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