The Grey House Annexe.
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the tidal salt marshes, The Grey House faces the sweeping scenery of the Scottish coast and is cradled in the breath-taking charm of Silloth Bay. The property is surrounded on a wider scale by the delights of the English Lake District, where marshes and rolling hills stretch onto the horizon, presenting seemingly limitless opportunities for family walks bird watching, touring and hikes, and with access also to the beauty of Southern Scotland. Add this to the popular Golf Links of Silloth Golf Course and you have the perfect destination for your break.
The Grey House is an ideal location for a your Summer or Winter Holiday and is perfect for a comfortable Short Break.
The Grey House Annexe is a secluded and deceptively spacious one bedroom self contained annexe to the rear of the owners' sea front home. It is situated in the Victorian resort of Silloth – on – Solway located on the West Cumbrian Coastline. Literally a minutes walk from the delightful promenade which looks over the Solway Firth to Southern Scotland. The sunsets here are wonderful, claim a bench and sit and watch the sun go down over Criffel Mountain in Scotland.
Silloth is a quiet seaside town which has been here since the late 19th century and is little changed, it has a wonderful and unspoilt green which runs the length of the town. Silloth suits those looking for a quieter holiday, we have none of the bustle of busy seaside resorts and you can find peace and quiet all year round, whatever the weather!
The spacious gas centrally heated & double glazed accommodation, comprises one double bedroom with a super king size Sealy bed and lovely honey pine furnishings, hall, sitting room with comfortable three piece suite and flat screen television with all sky channels, DVD player and collection of DVD's, and books, glass double doors to dining room with table and chairs, sideboard with lots of information on things to do locally, games, tennis racquets etc, fully fitted kitchen, shower room with double walk in electric shower with seat and handrail and separate toilet. It has a small private garden area with furniture, on road parking by the entrance and there is easy access to the local shops, eateries, golf club etc. One dog is welcome and this is a wonderful place for walks. The house is adjacent to an old pine wood and the annexe has lots of garden birds and even the occasional resident hedgehog.
The annexe is deceptively large and is decorated to a high standard. It has comfortable furnishings to allow you to unwind and enjoy the peace and quiet, it is an ideal hideaway. We provide all linen, towels, tea towels and a welcome tray for your arrivial cup of tea. We are about 45 minutes from Keswick and Southern Scotland so you can have the beauty of the English Lake District without the crowds, there are lots of things to do locally and Silloth has many festivals during the summer from Kites to vintage cars and our popular August Carnival.
Special Events in Silloth 2014
All Day Family Laser Clay Pigeon Shoot
10:30 am - 4:15 pm Silloth Green Day
14/06/2014 - 15/06/2014
All Day Silloth Vintage Rally
19/07/2014 - 20/07/2014
All Day Silloth Kite Festival
2nd Beach Half Marathon
All Day Silloth Carnival
04/09/2014 - 07/09/2014
All Day Silloth Music Festival
Fully equipped with everything you need the accommodation includes full gas central heating, towels, bedding, Wi-Fi, Flat Screen TV with Sky , DVD and a collection of DVD's, books and games. A well equipped kitchen with fridge freezer, microwave and access to a washing machine. Secure storage for bicycles if needed. The annexe is lovely winter and summer alike – for your winter breaks the warm accommodation will allow you to forget the weather and enjoy the comfort.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Silloth 100 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester or Newcastle, Nearest railway: Carlisle 38 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Access to washing machine which is located off the courtyard in the owners utility room.
On road parking by the property entrance gate.
There is a local tennis court across from the front of the house which is available free of charge when the tennis clubs aren't playing, racquets are available in the annexe.
|Further details outdoors|
2 minutes walk to promenade, no roads to cross
5 minutes walk to local shops and cafe's
20 minutes drive to nearest large supermarket
There is a step to the property and then all accommodation is on one level, there is a double walk in shower accessed via a step in. The property is not adapted for a wheelchair user but would be suitable for someone with reduced mobility. Flat access to promenade and shops, Silloth is not a hilly area.
The Cumbria/Lake District
Cumbria is a predominantly rural county which is considered one of the most beautiful regions of the United Kingdom and includes the whole of the Lake District, the Eden Valley, the North Pennines, the Furness Peninsula, and part of the Yorkshire Dales.
Silloth is situated in Western Lakeland which is a land of vivid and exciting contrasts, lying between the mountains and the sea. The Cumbrian coastal towns are all within minutes of complete peace and tranquility.
There are four main valleys, each with their own distinct character, leading from the coast into the heart of the Lake District: Ennerdale, Eskdale, Wasdale and Dunnerdale. Wasdale is the home of England's highest mountain Scafell Pike (3206 ft) and the deepest lake – Wastwater which is situated 44 miles south of Silloth
Silloth is a town with a population of around 3000, nestling on the shores of the Solway Firth, facing the hills of Southern Galloway and backed by the Lake District Fells. Silloth is noted for its invigorating but mild climate, its leisurely peaceful atmosphere and perhaps, most of all, its glorious sea views and wonderful sunsets over the water. These are considered fine enough to be recorded for posterity by Turner, the famous landscape artist. The town centre is made particularly attractive by thirty six acres of grassy, open space, known simply as 'The Green'.
The town was inspired by Carlisle businessmen as a railhead and port in the 1850’s. The Railway Company helped to develop the town and The Grey House is built on land originally owned by the railway and has been here since 1906.
The town remains unspoiled and has wide elegant tree lined streets, spacious sea front green and magnificent promenade stretching towards Skinburness which is an excellent walk.
Thousands of servicemen came to know it in World War II through the building nearby of a major aerodrome which now holds industrial firms and an impressive weekly market and car boot sale.
There are lots of events through the year both locally and wider afield.
A useful website to visit is www.visitcumbria.com or www.golakes.co.uk
Information on things to do is available in the annexe but many of our guests take the opportunity to relax and re-charge their batteries with walks on the promenade and time to watch the sun go down over Criffel Mountain in Scotland.
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17 Aug 2014
This was our first time to Siloth so we were not quite sure what to expect. We booked the "The Grey House Annexe" through the internet as it was near where we needed to be as other family me… More
21 Jul 2014
"A few delightful days in Silloth"
It was a late decision to visit the Solway Firth area and we read some reviews about accommodation in and around Silloth.The annexe of Lorna and Martin had glowing reports from previous guests and we … More
14 Jul 2014
"Home from Home"
Just spent our second visit to 'The Grey House' and had a fantastic two weeks, everything you need for a lovely holiday and very quiet and relaxing. Hosts Lorna & Martin are the nicest coupl… More
19 Jun 2014
Had a week here, with good weather. lovely apartment, with everything you could possibly want provided. Spotless accommodation, and everything of good quality. Plenty to do in the area, sunsets really… More
13 Apr 2014
"Didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back"
This was one of the best holidays we have ever had. It started with a lovely warm welcome from Lorna. Everything was catered for right down to the tennis ball and rackets if you fancied a game,(tennis… More
11 Nov 2013
"Once again, a brilliant stay"
I stayed here back in August and had a brilliant time, so decided to stay again in October. Once again I couldn't find a single thing to fault the cottage on. Although Lorna and Martin weren'… More
5 Nov 2013
Although we have stayed in Silloth before this was our first experience of The Grey House Annexe. We were warmly welcomed, thanks Trudy, and enjoyed every aspect of our stay there.The annexe was cosy… More
Thank you so much for your kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
9 Aug 2013
"Truly unbelievably brilliant place"
After reading the website for the cottage and the reviews people have written about it, I knew I'd found a good place to go on holiday. How I underestimated it!!!!From the minute I arrived in Sil… More
Thank you so much - we get such pleasure when our guests have a good holiday. We look forward to seeing you again.
20 Jul 2013
Excellent accommodation - comfortable, well-furnished, well-equipped, spotlessly clean - in a very quiet area. Warm welcome from owners, and they were on hand if needed during our stay. Cottage just … More
20 Jul 2013
We have had the best time at the Grey House, the place is immaculately clean and owners have carefully thought about every detail. Location is superb with lovely beach at literally 30 seconds walking … More
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