Here are our top five places to stay when you come up to visit New Balance in or near to Flimby/Maryport and the surrounding areas.
The Trout Hotel
From the moment you arrive at the Trout Hotel you will receive a warm, friendly welcome. The Trout is an independent hotel, run by a close-knit team of caring, enthusiastic people who go out of their way to make you feel at home, comfortable and relaxed. The hotel is surrounded by award-winning gardens on the banks of the river Derwent. Many of the bedrooms have wonderful views of the river and gardens. Building dates from 1670 with many original features. Bedrooms available for check in from 14.00 check out 11.00. Night porter on duty for late arrivals.
Dickinson Place Holiday Cottages
Situated in the centre of Allonby that nestles in a sandy bay on the unspoilt Solway Coast, these beautifully converted 17thC barn cottages are hidden away in a tranquil courtyard. All have original features retained, such as, ancient oak beams and sandstone/cobbled walls. Two of the cottages are all ground-floor level with disabled access. There is ample off-road parking and all guests have use of either the shared garden or the private gardens of Barley Store and Engine House. The tourist information room has a wide variety of leaflets and farming memorabilia. This is an ideal base for touring the Lake District as well as the beautiful Cumbrian coastline. Open all year round and short breaks are available, please enquire for full details.
West House Farm Cottages
West House Farm, Dearham, Maryport, Nr Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA15 7LD. Tel: 01900 818285
Luxury 5 star self catering accommodation that offers the best of both worlds, lakes and mountains to the South and East and sandy unspoilt beaches and unspoilt coastline (AONB) to the West. The modern dairy farm sits in the heart of the open countryside and has an abundance of wildlife and views of both the Scottish and Lakeland fells. The gem market town of Cockermouth is just 3 miles away with its wide array of independent shops, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. Guests will receive a welcome pack of delicious local Cumbrian produce, complementary luxury toiletries and use of dressing gowns and slippers. The cottages are ideal for special occasions and for honeymoons, anniversaries and birthdays.
Crookhurst is a working farm set in open country side, 0.5 mile from the picturesque village of Allonby on the Solway coast. The farmhouse provides spacious group accommodation sleeping up to 10/12 people in a cosy, homely environment. Whether you like to lock yourself away from the world in a quiet rural setting or visit the shops, sport and leisure facilities close at hand in Allonby, Cockermouth, Keswick, Maryport and Silloth. Crookhurst makes an ideal base for fell-walking bird-watching, Cumbria Coastal Way, sea and coarse fishing and horse riding. Guests have everything they could possibly need for a comfortable stay. A fully equipped kitchen/diner, dishwasher, microwave, cooker fridge and freezer. Guests can relax in the comfortable lounges with gas fires, digital TV, video/DVD/CD player. It is 0.5 mile to the village of Allonby and 15 minutes to Cockermouth where the Lakes poet William Wordsworth can be visited. Half hours drive you’re in the middle of the Lake District, Keswick which is adjacent to the picturesque Lake of Derwent Water, starting point of the popular Skiddaw and Catbells climbs.
Graysonside is a former farmhouse providing Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering Accommodation in a recently converted stone barn. Situated at the North end of the Lake District National Park approximately 1 mile South of Cockermouth which is an ideal centre for walking, touring and cycling the northern and western areas of this beautiful part of the country. The house is within the Lake District National Park and is set in 32 acres. Meadow and woodland walks have been created through areas of de-cultivated land, which has been allowed to regenerate naturally to re- establish wildlife. Regular visitors include a Barn Owl, Red Squirrel, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Heron. Accommodation in the farmhouse consists of a 4-poster en suite room and twin en suite room. Accommodation in the recently converted adjoining barn comprises of 3 double en suite rooms. All rooms are spacious, centrally heated and have tea and coffee making facilities, a colour television, hair dryer and shaver point.