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Thornfield in Arnside, Cumbria

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sleeps 12
6 rooms
3 bathrooms

Thornfield description

Holiday home
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.

Arnside is situated on the southernmost tip of the Lake District in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where low limestone hills, marshy plains and deciduous woodlands characterise the surrounding land. This former fishing port has retained many of the features from its past. The beautiful pier and port areas of the village offer stunning views across the Kent Estuary as well as providing an enduring reminder of Arnside's illustrious history. Within easy touring distance are the Lake District and Lune Valley, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland, a great base for exploring this wonderful area.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Gas central heating with woodburning stove and open fire. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer with ice-maker, washing machine, tumble dryer, 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. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 4 cars. Lockable bike storage. Lawned gardens and decked patio with furniture, BBQ and chiminea 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.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea

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Mrs Sergeant
April 2016
An absolute gem of a place! A stunning house, garden and views. There were walks of all abilities straight from the door. Couldn't have found a better place!
Mrs Simon
March 2016
The house was amazing; intimate enough to accommodate 10 adults and a well behaved dog, however space for us not to be tripping over each other. All six bedrooms were fabulous, not to be argued about and the dining room/kitchen was the centre of our few days away.
Mrs Burkin
June 2016
The house was beautiful and clean in and out, well looked after.
Mrs Burns
July 2016
The house was enormous with some unusual features e.g.the top play room, which the children really enjoyed and the underground rooms which were great for our part of the family with a dog. The gardens were so well-kept without being formal and the different levels made it interesting. Our host was easily accessible by phone and very helpful.
Miss Higson
May 2015
This holiday property is superb. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Mrs Kiddier
October 2015
A lovely house in a lovely location, ideal for a larger party.
Mr Bassindale
November 2015
The house is perfect for family gatherings having 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. All rooms are spacious and the attic playroom/bedroom is a heaven for young children. The kitchen/diner is beautifully done and there is everything you would need. There is also lots of outdoor space to enjoy.
Mrs Purchase
September 2015
The property has a beautiful garden, comfortable beds and is a well equipped house for a family holiday.
Mrs West
July 2015
Thornfield is a lovely house; comfortable, clean and welcoming with a nice garden, in a beautiful area.
Mrs Harrison
April 2015
The garden was particularly nice and well looked after, the children loved playing in it. There were so many things that we liked about the property and its location that it's difficult to list them all. We loved everything and are already planning a return visit!
Mrs Parry
April 2015
The house was perfect, so comfortable. We enjoyed the garden and the location was great, we visited many interesting places. We would recommend it to all our friends. We had a wonderful stay.
Mrs Mulchrone
January 2016
The house is just lovely! We had a brilliant time and were all very comfortable throughout our stay. It had comfy beds, the best shower was in the basement and there was a lovely big open plan kitchen/dining room. It was hard to prise our two young nieces from the attic room which they loved playing in.
Miss Van-looy
February 2015
The house was beautiful! Easily accommodated the 10 of us and we all had a very comfortable stay. The surrounding area was very picturesque and the walks were enjoyable.
Mr Smith
March 2015
In a peaceful location with easy access to shop pubs and station. High standards and good taste throughout the house. Had superb walking and views.
Mrs Seddon
January 2015
Felt very comfortable and roomy. There were 12 of us and we had a fab time.
Mrs Clark
May 2015
A super holiday in excellent accommodation!
Mr Reid
November 2014
The house was welcoming and classy, we really enjoyed ourselves.
Mr Brown
April 2015
The cottage was well situated with great views. The owner had paid particular attention to all aspects to make it pleasant and comfortable for visitors. A well presented home from home.
July 2016
Just back from staying a week at this beautifully presented house. We were 6 adults and 6 kids under 5. Lots of space and lovely garden for playing / BBQing in. My 2 kids (3&4) had a blast staying in the attic bedroom which had lots of toys for them to play with. Short stroll to Arnside Knott with spectacular views across the bay/countryside. 15 mins walk to pub and tasty pie shop (The Bakehouse) and plenty to do for all in surrounding area - something tells me we may be back!
Mr Breeze
December 2014
Possibly the best house we have stayed in. Will be going back. Highly recommend it.
Keith S
November 2015
As a group of nine we stayed her for a long weekend and had a wonderful time. The large kitchen and dining room were a big hit , the kitchen is well equipped with decent sized glasses (we had the odd drink) large fridge and ice-maker. The sitting room has lovely views over the garden and the estuary and is a nice place to relax. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very well appointed. The master bedroom is really impressive. The nearest pub (The Albion) is 0.7 miles away, serves well-kept beer and a good Sunday lunch. Visitors to Thornfield will not be disappointed. Recommended.
March 2016
As a group of ten friends who meet up once a year (5 couples and a well behaved dog). We stayed for a long weekend, some the extended week minus kids. We had a brilliant time, the weather was wonderful and we managed to eat alfresco a few times. However even if the weather hadn't have been on our side the house had a wonderfully large dining table which was well used as well as the goldfish bowl sized wine glasses by us ladies. Tetley, our dog, particularly enjoyed the beautiful garden and chased his ball and the odd peasant around. Non of the couples disagreed about the six bedrooms. With three bathrooms we never waited long. There are great walks in a wonderful part of the world, fablocal pubs and friendly locals. Claire the owner was super helpful before we arrived and the box of books, maps and blue bible was used extensively! As the previous comments made, visitors to Thornfield will not be disappointed, 5 stars all the way and all of us would come back again.
May 2015
We've just returned home after a weekend away at this property, there was ten of us staying in the house and you certainly didn't feel like you were tripping over each other, it was very spacious, lovely decor & great facilities inside and out. The property is perfectly situated on beautiful grounds with lovely landscaped gardens and patio area. It was a wonderful place to stay, it was like a home from home and had everything we needed. Arnside is a quiet village with beautiful walks and scenery which we got to explore due to organising a treasure hunt with Door 2 Door adventures, we would certainly recommend them. We would not hesitate to book this accommodation again and recommend it to friends and family. Good communication with the owner. Anyone staying at this property will not be disappointed.
Beth H
May 2015
This accommodation is superb. We were 9 adults (couples and singles) looking for a place to stay that wasn't too cramped and Thornfield delivered. The property is spacious, has an amazing garden and a generally lovely atmosphere. We arrived to the huge dining table set for dinner and spent most of our time there cooking in the huge, well equipped kitchen, enjoying log fires and wishing it wasn't raining so we could enjoy the spacious decking. The living room was cosy and comfortable and we enjoyed an evening chatting around another log burning fire. The house was spotlessly clean on arrival and full of nice touches that made our stay all the more special. The huge selection of glasses and the ice machine were big hits. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area and some lovely shops and pubs in the village. This place is a real gem and we would certainly come back to stay again.
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