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The Byres Methera, St Bees, near Whitehaven

Sleeps 22 Dogs Allowed1 Bedroom1 Bathroom£309 - £805 pw

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Perfectly placed for making the most of the Wainwrights’ Coast to Coast walk and exploring the beautiful Lake District National Park.. Ground Floor:

All on the first floor.

Open plan living space.

Living area: With 32" Freeview TV.

Dining area.

Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.

Bedroom: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.

Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.. Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on-site).. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.. Situated right in the heart of St Bees, these expertly designed holiday apartments are housed in a lovingly restored barn, each with its own unique style. Each apartment has been finished to a very good standard with quality fixtures and fittings throughout and they are situated at the entrance to a working farm. This beautiful part of Western Cumbria gives you the best of both worlds, access to St Bees Head Heritage Coast, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also the starting point of the Alfred Wainwrights famous Coast to Coast walk, as well as access to the Lake District National Park with an abundance of fells and lakes within a short drive. These modern apartments feature all the design elements you would expect from a 21st century holiday cottage. A lot of thought and care has gone into creating the perfect holiday experience with guest comfort top of the list of priorities.

The Byres Methera is a first floor apartment which is perfect for couples looking for a relaxing break. With underfloor heating throughout it’s warm and cosy feel is just perfect after a day of exploring this beautiful part of the world. Its open plan living, kitchen and dining area offer a very convenient layout. Finished to a high standard the contemporary look and feel of this holiday cottage is evident as soon as you walk in. The bedroom with kingsize bed complete with TV is spacious with plenty of storage for your belongings. The bathroom has been finished to a good standard and features a modern shower cubicle.

The properties benefit from being only ¾ mile from a beautiful sandy beach which is perfect for a breath of fresh air and also good for exercising your four-legged friends. Dogs are welcome to come and stay and there is plenty of good walks locally. The centre of St Bees has an excellent selection of local pubs and restaurants and if you want to leave the car behind you can take the train to many local towns. St Bees station, a number of pubs, restaurants and the local convenience store are all within 200 yards of the property. The famous St Bees priory, dating back to the 11th century is well worth a visit and can be reached within a 5-minute walk. If you like outdoor adventure, including walking, cycling and climbing, you are surrounded by some amazing scenery and you are only a 10-mile drive from the Lake District National Park, your nearest lake is Ennerdale which is regarded as one of the most unspoilt and natural parts of the Lake District. It is teaming with wildlife including buzzards, red squirrels and osprey to name a few. If you want to climb the highest mountain in England you can reach Wasdale Head in just 18 miles, which gives you the shortest route to the summit of Scafell Pike. Or why not take a trip on the La’al Ratty which is a miniature steam railway along the South West Coast. For golfers, St Bees offers an excellent 9-hole links course. Beach ¾ mile. Shop 160 yards, pub 50 yards and restaurant 100 yards.

The Byres Methera can be booked together with The Byres Tan (ref UK1372) and The Byres Tethera (ref UK1373) to accommodate up to 7 guests.

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Golf Nearby
High Chair
Pub / Restaurant Nearby
Short Breaks Allowed
Towels Provided
Washing Machine

Guest Comments

"A great place to stay with friendly hosts. A bigger tv than the one I've got at home!"

Angela, July 2021

"Have been to these holiday properties before, good location next to railway station if you want to leave the car behind, couple of hundred yards to a choice of 3 pubs, 2 with food, great for walkers, dogs welcome."

Ronald, July 2021

"Great place. Friendly hosts. Been twice and will return."

John, May 2021

"Could not fault this place one bit, extremely clean when we arrived and a great little apartment. It had really modern and nice facilities and nothing seemed cheap- even had good quality towels and toilet paper! I would definitely recommend this and I am thinking about booking again. Great area right next to the beach but close to some great walks."

Emily, May 2021

"A lovely studio flat, with all the facilities you could possibly need for a perfect break. The owners were attentive and welcoming. St Bees has a great deal to offer: coastal walks, fells within a stone’s throw and a stunning beach. While there are limited pubs and shops, this makes it all the better for a peaceful retreat for the outdoorsy types."

Helen, April 2021

"Superb accomodation. Good location for local walks.Very friendly and helpful owners. Good food at the local pub. Will definitely return."

Carol, October 2020

"Great apartment, close to the beach and other local amenities. A large field next door to exercise the dog. A couple of very friendly places to eat close by. The actual apartment was well equipped and warm. Very comfortable and high spec."

Libby, October 2020

"Had a lovely break with my son and dog. Close to everything we needed."

Lauren, October 2020

"Very good"

Baxter, October 2020

"Lovely apartment great location"

Elaine, September 2020

"Fantastic hosts really welcoming and very friendly. Cottage was spotless, furnishings were beautiful (loved the handmade wooden furniture) We had every utensil we could ever need which was a god send! The only downside was the bed was a little hard for our liking and the place was very hot (we stayed during the summer). Other than that we couldn’t fault anything it was so modern and fresh but kept the homely feel. Would definitely recommend and stay again! Thank you"

Rebecca, August 2020


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