Arnside and Silverdale are located in a beautiful and picturesque part of North West England, and Holgates’ self-catering cottages make the perfect base for exploring the area. Whether you prefer exploring rugged countryside or keeping cosy and grabbing a delicious bite to eat, this corner of North Lancashire and South Cumbria has everything you need. Read on to find out more about why you should consider booking a break with Holgates.
Arnside and Silverdale offer plentiful attractions
What can you expect to find in Arnside and Silverdale? After all, you may not be familiar with these two areas and what it has to offer. For nature lovers who enjoy great scenery there are some tempting options for activities that can fill your time with us with wonderful memories. Arnside Beach has been described as one of the area’s ‘hidden gems’. This two-mile long beach sits just north of Morecambe Bay, and offers sweeping views of the Irish Sea, as well as a quiet place to enjoy the charms of this rugged part of England’s coast. It is also the starting point for the Cumbria Coastal Way.
Hikers staying in one of Holgates’ self-catering Arnside and Silverdale cottages will be itching to explore the Cumbria Coastal Way, which runs from here right up the Scottish Borders. There is 9.5 miles stretch of the Way that visitors can follow from Silverdale to Milnthorpe Bridge. It is a gentle route that does not require excessive levels of fitness to follow, and there are some superb views to punctuate your walk. For refreshment along the way, you can pause for a pint at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, a traditional pub that is one of the region’s oldest. Literature fans can also stop to enjoy Lindeth Tower. This was where Elizabeth Gaskell wrote her iconic novel ‘Ruth’.
Twitchers and other nature lovers might prefer to take a trip to Leighton Moss, however. Located on the edge of Morecombe Bay, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also a Designated Site of Scientific Interest. Managed by the RSPB, it is possible to see rare birds such as Avocets and Bitterns as well as many other birds from the hides, viewing platform or 9m sky tower that the reserve possesses.
Tread in the hoofprints of the Border Reivers at Arnside Tower
Any history buffs staying in the area will also be keen to take in Arnside Knott and Arnside Tower. The Knott is an accessible local beauty spot that boasts great views of the area’s maritime charms. The tower is a 15th century Peel tower that was built to keep an eye out for reiving Scots crossing the border with ill intent. Although you cannot access the inside of the tower, it is an atmospheric spot at which one can sense history’s persistent shadow. It makes a great spot for a cuppa and a sandwich too.
All that walking and history will probably create something of an appetite and thirst, so it is good that Arnside has a selection of local hostelries in addition to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks. The Albion is a 200-year-old pub with a great selection of ales as well as food. Anyone wanting to fuel up for a long walk should make sure they visit the Wayside Café too. This is located conveniently close to the railway station and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you like a pie, then head to the Old Bakehouse, where a temptingly tasty array of pasty-based delights are available. Arnside Chip Shop makes the perfect stop-off after a walk along the Arnside seafront too.
Our Arnside and Silverdale self-catering cottages are the perfect holiday base
So, what do our cottages actually offer? When you book a stay in one of our self-catering Arndale and Silverdale cottages you can look forward to a comfortably luxurious stay in charming surroundings. If you’re looking for rural northern English charm, our cottages are ideal.
We have a selection of cottages in different locations around the area. You can choose from cottages in the middle of Arnside village or opt for something closer to the coastal beauties of the area. Our self-catering Arnside and Silverdale cottages can accommodate between four and six people and most have a private garden. Blessed with farmhouse interiors that drip with rustic comfort, they make the perfect base for exploring locations around the area. Some are even located on working farms, to give you a real taste of rural Cumbria!
Hopefully, this has whetted your appetite for exploring Arnside and Silverdale. This the perfect location for a family holiday or a couple’s getaway. Our self-catering Arnside and Silverdale cottages are wonderfully cosy and staying in one of them will ensure that you have the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy the region. Contact Holgates to book your self-catering Arnside and Silverdale holidays today!