Seaville Farm Barn - The Millers Cottage
The mantra of Seaville Farm Barn is ‘just bring yourself’ for here, in the sympathetically converted barns of a Grade II listed farmhouse, less than ten minutes’ drive to sandy beaches, every effort has been made to provide the perfect getaway. To preserve the façade of this interesting building, all the accommodation is individually designed, featuring exposed stonework and high beams. Relax, unwind and enjoy this peaceful location which is full of the sounds of birdsong and has walks from the farm leading to the SSSI wildlife sites of Border and Skinburness Marshes and on to coastal paths. Whilst the working farm setting is home to hens, ducks, Jersey cows and a donkey called Mollie, there is plenty of space to enjoy kicking around with a ball or to pedal a toy tractor. And ‘foodies’ will love the home made fare served at the farm’s tea rooms, where fresh eggs and Jersey milk can also be purchased. This northwest corner of Cumbria sees the majestic fells of the Lake District give way to the undulating coastal plain of the Solway Firth. Across the tidal sea estuary, the mountains of Scotland stand proud – on a clear day the skyline is filled with high peaks. All around Seaville Farm Barn lies rich farmland, which after a mile or two runs west to the long sandy beaches of Silloth and Allonby or North to the special nature site of Morecambe Bay and the ‘sinking sands’ of Burgh-by-Sands. Eastwards, the River Eden affords lovely walks along its meandering valley and around Talkin Tarn near picturesque Brampton. Hadrian’s Wall is just 10 miles away and the border city of Carlisle is about half an hour’s drive as is Bassenthwaite Lake with its osprey viewpoint. The opposite shore of Scotland, taking in a visit to Gretna Green on the way, can be explored in a day trip. Golf, riding and sea fishing are nearby; the charming Victorian town of Silloth (4 miles) has a good selection of shops and pubs. E4999 (The Millers Cottage), E5000 (The Hayloft) and E5040 (Swallows Nest) can be booked together to sleep up to 12 people. From mid November to mid February, a dining/family room is available seating up to 30 people with a wood burning stove and sitting area (£100pw, £20 per day, on request).