It is central for touring the area of the Solway Firth, which has a lovely coast line and (whilst we were there) deserted beaches. The Lake District is also easily accessible.
The accommodation is converted barns and cow sheds. There are four at the moment with more in the process of being converted.
We stayed in Eight Byre, which is a studio cottage for two. It consisted of one room with kitchen and a separate bathroom, but was quite large enough for two adults plus Sophie the dog.
We had a double bed, two sofas, TV, and lovely old beams to the ceiling. The kitchen area had a full oven and mircowave. The bathroom had wc, bath with shower, and wash basin.
The cottage was central heated, which you could control yourself (although we think it was switched off at night by the owners) and constant hot water.
The property is across the road from the beach, which was ideal for walking the dog.
It is pet friendly and a charge of £10 per week is made for each dog.
There is ample parking in the courtyard and the cottages front onto a lawned area which has seating and is illuminated at night.
For more information contact them through their website.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
November 18, 2003
From journal Quick Keswick Visit