Staycation Ideas: Enjoying a Self-Catering Holiday Cottage in Arnside


Discover the charm of Arnside, Cumbria: a picturesque coastal village nestled on the estuary where the River Kent meets Morecambe Bay. With its rich history, stunning landscapes, and a plethora of things to see and do, Arnside offers a picturesque retreat for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. From its serene landscapes to its charming local attractions, Arnside guarantees a unique blend of relaxation and adventure. 

If you’re looking to book a relaxing seaside getaway in Arnside, a self-catering holiday cottage is the perfect place to unwind at the end of a long day. Enjoy a home-away-from-home experience in style and comfort with Holgates Holiday Cottages.

Arnside, Cumbria: The Perfect Holiday Location

Arnside’s charm lies in its rich history and cultural heritage. Once a thriving fishing port, now a peaceful holiday resort village, Arnside has retained many of its historical landmarks, offering visitors a glimpse into its illustrious past. The Victorian promenade, the iconic Arnside Viaduct, and the remnants of ancient Pele towers stand as testaments to the village’s historical significance.

But it’s not just history that makes Arnside appealing. The village, situated within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasts breathtaking landscapes, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers, photographers, and adventure seekers. Perfect for solo travellers, couples and families alike, Arnside promises a lifetime of memories. Stay at a Holgates self-catering holiday cottage in Arnside and experience everything the area has to offer.

Explore the Stunning South Cumbria Coastline

The coastline of Cumbria is a visual masterpiece. With its rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and panoramic sea views, every corner of this region offers a picture-perfect moment. The coastal walks, especially during sunset, offer a mesmerising experience, with the golden hues of the sun reflecting off the tranquil waters of Morecambe Bay.

Whether you’re looking to embark on coastal walks, explore the many seaside villages and market towns or simply immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region, Arnside is the perfect holiday location from which to dive into the Cumbria coastline.

Local Attractions and Things to Do in Arnside

Arnside is a treasure trove of history and culture. The Victorian promenade boasts a quaint and beautiful mix of independent shops and cafés. A walk to the nearby village of Beetham, along the Fairy Steps, reveals a beautiful Norman church. 

For nature enthusiasts, Arnside offers a plethora of options. The National Trust’s Arnside Knott and nearby nature reserves like RSPB Leighton Moss are havens for birds and offer a glimpse into the region’s rich biodiversity. 

Further afield, Arnside Railway Station boasts excellent transport links to nearby towns including Grange-over-Sands, Barrow-in-Furness and Ulverston. Visit Hazelslack Tower, the ruins of an ancient pele tower, at nearby Milnthorpe, or explore the gorgeous Elizabethan mansions and gardens of Levens Hall, near Kendal.

A Short Drive from the Lake District 

The Lake District, a World Heritage Site, is just a few miles north of Arnside and less than an hour’s drive from Holgates Holiday Cottages. Known for its lakes, fells, and quaint villages, the Lake District offers beauty, discovery and adventure. From boating on serene lakes to hiking through challenging fells, it has something for everyone, whether you’re a casual traveller or a seasoned trekker. 

Arnside, with its strategic location, serves as the perfect hub for day trips to the Lake District. After a day of exploration, return to the comfort of your self-catering cottage in Arnside and reminisce about the day’s adventures. 

Discover Our Cosy Self-Catering Cottages in Arnside

Offering all the comforts of home with the luxury of holiday accommodation, you can enjoy a peaceful, memorable and hassle-free holiday with the Holgates Cottage Collection. Wake up to the sound of birds, brew a cup of coffee in your kitchen, and step out to soak in the beauty of Arnside.

Our Arnside self-catering cottages, uniquely designed with spacious rooms, modern amenities and thoughtful touches, are ideally placed to enjoy the magic of Cumbria. From countryside walks to exploring the nearby leisure facilities at our Silverdale Holiday Park, Holgates ensures that every moment of your stay is special.

Pier and Tower Cottages

Our three-bedroom Pier and Tower Cottages, designed to accommodate up to six guests, are a blend of rustic charm and contemporary style. Located in the heart of Arnside village, and just a short walk from the coast, they offer the perfect opportunity to explore the local shops and beauty spots or enjoy a fantastic day-trip to the nearby Lake District.

With modern amenities and great proximity to local attractions, our Pier and Tower self-catering cottages guarantee a comfortable and enjoyable Cumbria holiday. They’re equipped with everything you need, including a log burner, kitchen with dishwasher, office and boot room with laundry facilities. 

Hollins Cottage

Hollins Cottage, located on our Hollins Farm holiday park in Far Arnside, is the ideal place to stay if you’re looking for a blend of relaxation and adventure. Kids can enjoy the on-site children’s play area and the sights and sounds of the animals on the real working farm. Just a short walk away is our Silverdale holiday park, where you can take advantage of the on-site bar, restaurant and leisure complex.

Designed to sleep up to six quests, every room in Hollins Cottage is designed to offer maximum comfort. With its three spacious bedrooms, kitchen with dishwasher and private patio garden, it’s perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. 

Book Your Stay at a Holgates Holiday Cottage in Arnside

Experience the epitome of luxury and comfort at Holgates Holiday Cottages, Arnside. Nestled in the picturesque surroundings of the Cumbria coast, our Pier, Tower and Hollins cottages offer a memorable and rejuvenating experience with modern amenities and rustic charm. Whichever cottage you choose, you’ll enjoy:

  • Pet-friendly accommodation (up to two pets per booking)
  • Complimentary WiFi access
  • Private off-road parking
  • Close proximity to local coastal villages, attractions, pubs and walks 
  • Easy access to the Lake District
  • Complimentary access to 5-star leisure facilities at Silverdale Holiday Park, including sauna and swimming pool
  • Additional extras upon request, including travel cot, bed rail, high chair and extra towels

Our range of self-catering cottages in Arnside are available for stays from three nights up to two weeks. Take a look at the Holgates Cottage Collection or contact our friendly team on 01524 701508​​ to book your dream holiday today.


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