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Self Catering in Cumbria - Arnside


Thornfield, Arnside, Cumbria

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Sleeps a maximum of: 12

Pricing From: £865.00

This wonderful, detached cottage is situated on the outskirts of Arnside in Cumbria, and can sleep twelve people in six bedrooms.

Thornfield is a charming, detached cottage, situated on the outskirts of the Cumbrian village of Arnside. The cottage is set over four floors and can sleep twelve people in a double and a zip/link twin room on the lower ground floor, a super king-size double room on the first floor offering access to a room with a single day bed in the attic, a twin room, and a family room containing a double and single bed. There is a family bathroom and a shower room on both the ground and lower ground floors.

There is a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, open fire, and doors to the patio, and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. Outside, enjoy use of lawned gardens, a decked patio with furniture, and extensive grounds with a summer house. There is also off road parking for four cars.

Thornfield is a wonderful base for exploring Cumbria and the Lake District, with something to do for all the family.


Perfect for a large group
The house was warm and clean. It is ideal for a big group. There were eight of us with three generations and we all had plenty of space. There is a bathroom on each level which worked well. The kitchen is well equipped for home catering and the table is certainly big enough! However I would also recommend the fish and chip shop in Arnside but be warned the portions are very generous! The location is ideal for accessing a variety of walks, quite a few straight from the door.

Wonderful house, fantastic views
Our family stayed to celebrate my mother's 88th birthday. The house is lovely, full of character, warm and comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed and spacious and is combined with the dining area which makes it very sociable whilst preparing and serving food. The garden is beautiful has has great views to the estuary and the Lakeland fells beyond. There is great walking right out of the door in the local woods and a fine viewpoint from the top of the Knott. Also close to all the amenities in Arnside. So I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

We booked this place for a family getaway and with 9 adults and 2 children this house had everything that we required and more. With good size bedrooms and a king size main bedroom there was plenty space. Very large kitchen and dining area with a separate utility room. The house is situated in a very quiet area and has a garden that goes all the way around the house. Outside seating on a decking area and a summer house. This house was perfect in every way for a large group and everything was catered for. Parking for 4 cars and friendly neighbours what more can you ask for. FANTASTIC!
Andy C

Fabulous place to stay
This is a great house for a large group. We stayed for a family holiday and it was a great place, with lots of space. The house is nice and warm and the hot water plentiful. It has a great kitchen diner for self catering and a good sized lounge. The master bedroom has fabulous views. The house is a short walk to Arnside and there are lots of great touristy things to do in the local area. Theres a great walk up to Arnside Knott with great views

Fantastic week in a fabulous house
Thornfield is a fabulous house for a large group which is well equipped and in a fantastic location. A proper home from home offering comfort and style. How often do you stay somewhere only to find the kitchen is just short of a pan or the knives are blunter than an irritable teenager? Not here. Sleeps 12, you can feed 12 and there is enough space to not feel cramped. We had smally children in the group who loved the attic room which was well stocked with books and games and even in February the garden looked lovely. The house is within a short walk of Arnside Knott, reached by climbing through woods,which gives great views of the area and a reasonable stroll takes you downhill to the town and promenade. Arnside is only 40 or so minutes from Windermere and Ambleside giving easy access to the southern lakes and fells which in an unseasonably dry and sunny February week meant a great place to stay was topped off by fantastic walks. The owners responded quickly to a query we had about internet and wifi (we are all teenagers at heart these days) and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Thank you. Would happily return, in fact we didn't want to leave.
Gareth B



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Gas central heating
Electric oven and Gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer with ice-maker, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and toys
Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Two travel cots and one highchair
Off road parking for 4 cars
Lockable bike storage
Lawned gardens and decked patio with furniture, BBQ with access to extensive grounds with summerhouse
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 8 mins walk, pub 1 mile
Note: Twins can be super king-size doubles by arrangement with owner, at least 1 week in advance
Note: Attic bedroom accessed through super king-size double, can also be used as a play room

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Arnside and Silverdale - 0.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Beetham Fairy Steps - 1.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Beetham, St Michael's Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Heron Mill - 2.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Leighton Hall - 3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Halecat House & Gardens - 3.9 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Warton, St Oswald's Church - 4.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Warton Old Rectory - 4.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Levens Hall - 4.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Cartmel Priory Church - 5.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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