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Self Catering in Cumbria - Arnside


Thornfield, Arnside, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 12

Pricing From: £999.00

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.


5* can?t wait to visit again.
Recently visited Thornfield for my sisters 30th birthday weekend. It comfortably slept 12 adults for the weekend & all beds were very comfy. The attention to detail was second to none, so clean & very equipped. Loved the big table in the kitchen to sit around chatting and the doors out on to the patio area! Just a short 15 minutes walk down the hill into Arnside itself which we enjoyed a lovely walk around. We ate at the Albion pub- also lovely! Location fab! Have already booked to go back again in a couple of months.

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.

Had an amazing stay over for louises 50th at weekend 11 of us stayed..lots of everything ..we was short of nothing.. owner very helpful and accommodating.. didnt rush us on leaving day at all.. the showers were powerful ..had a few issues with hot water but sorted it out ..in all the house was amazing for a family/friend gathering and we are definitely going to book again for next year xx

Mites in the bed
6 year old daughter was very excited to be sleeping in the loft/playroom. However the morning after our arrival she woke covered in bites. When I checked her bed the sheets had mites crawling all over them. Contacted the owner who sent a text apologising & promising to order a new mattress to be delivered the following day. In the meantime we stripped bed, hot washed sheets, hoovered mattress & the carpet around bed. Daughter woke several times crying that night itching frantically. In the meantime the dish washer had stopped working so we contacted owner again. Maintenance man arrived to look at dishwasher but declared that he couldn't fix it as it was still under warranty. We mentioned my daughter's bites & he agreed the mattress needed to be incinerated & replaced. He said he would move a spare mattress from a bed in the lower floor up to the attic room. We returned from our day out to find that he had left the old infested mattress in the attic room alongside the spare one. So I had to carry it down 2 floors out into the garden ready for disposal. The mattress that had been moved from the lower floor twin was infact too heavy for the children's bed in the attic & as a result the slats kept collapsing underneath it. We contacted the owner who assured us that the new mattress had been ordered but, in the meantime, a Handyman would come the next day to fit a board on the slats to stop them collapsing. He clearly came while we were out as I returned to find my daughters clean bedding & cuddly toys stripped from the bed & thrown in a heap in the corner of the attic with the old broken grubby toys that are kept up there. The handyman had apparently lifted the mattress to take a look at the slats, dropped it back down (again collapsing the slats underneath) & left. As a result i spent the late afternoon rewashing bedding & fixing the bed slats (yet again) prior to giving my daughter antihistamine, smearing her with insect repellent & a cooling cream (yet again) to stop the itching from her bites. The new mattress that the owner had aledgedly ordered on day 1 failed to arrive until the day before we were due to leave. We found it dumped in the attic room against the wall still in its packaging - left for me to sort out. When I eventually got it on the bed it was far too small even though the owner had been given the correct measurements. When we contacted the owner to let her know we received a jovial text message saying "oh arent we are having trouble with this mattress?!" She may have found it funny, I certainly didn't after spending MY holiday repeatedly washing bedding, moving mattresses, fixing beds and medicating & calming my distressed child all because her house wasn't cleaned properly. The rest of the property was fine but the attic is dirty & stuffy filled with toys that have seen better days. The travel cot supplied that we needed for our 1 year old had also seen better days - it had holes in all 4 corners & no mattress at all!!! (So we had 2 uncomfortable children to cope with each night). Incidentally the dish washer that broke at the start of our stay wasn't due to be fixed until 4 days after our holiday had ended. Useful! (With 9 adults & 4 children). Very disappointed with how our issues were (or weren't) handled by the owner. Have complained to Sykes Cottages who tell me the owner doesn't really see what more she could have done, this is a business for her!! Well thanks for that - this is MY holiday, which I've paid her for. Not happy. Would never stay here again - you don't expect to find mites living in your child's bed when you go on holiday!
Joe B



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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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