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Fox Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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62 Customer Reviews

  • "We love the area around Arnside and have stayed in and around the village for many years."

    We found Fox cottage to be ideal for us and our little dog. The cottage was clean, comfortable, well maintained with every facility catered for. We loved the rear courtyard. It was so peaceful to sit out in the sun with a drink or something to eat. The location was ideal for walks as well as getting to the railway or going out in the car. We would certainly stay again on our next visit to the area.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Quiet cottage, nicely furnished and with everything you need."


    Reviewed by Alastair4.7Sep 2023

  • "Fox Cottage is comfortable and charming."

    It is in a good location with walks from the doorstep. Good communication from the owner. Charming courtyard garden to the rear. It would be a cosy stay in the colder months with the log burner going. Would return.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Aug 2023

  • "Home from home atmosphere."

    Very welcoming. Everything you need for your stay

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic stay at Fox Cottage, very clean with comfy beds."

    Lovely kitchen and bathroom and all the facilities we needed. The owner is very helpful and we even had decent weather. These is a couple of dog friendly pubs within walking distance and the fish and chip shop is excellent ( go early as it gets very busy) Wonderful walks on the doorstep and everything we needed for a great holiday :)

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a great few days in the extremely comfortable cottage!"

    A lot of love and care was obviously given to its refurbishment.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful location, well renovated and very comfortable cottage."

    Lots of walks straight from the door so the car was rarely needed. Would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was on a lovely, peaceful road."

    Very pretty , modern and well maintained. Great spot to walk to the beach and pubs and cafes etc. Very welcome bottle of wine and chocolates. My only criticism really would be every cottage or house I have stayed in has the staples if teabags/ coffee/sugar ( milk) These would be a good addition as I didn't bring due to the fact they are always there.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fox Cottage has been beautifully renovated by the owner Mary & is equipped with very high end fittings such as the fantastic rain forest shower and under floor heating in bathroom."

    Lots of care and attention given in all areas making it super comfortable for all guests. Parking at front of house became easy with practise - we found it best reversing in from the Silverdale road. Plenty of lovely walks direct from cottage no car needed .. Cottage is situated a 10 minute walk up hill from the promenade which wasn’t an issue for us as keen walkers but frailer guests may need to drive down to village. Good dining & real ale at The Albion and amazing award winning Fish & Chips at chippy. Enough small shops for basic groceries but Booths at Milnthorpe 15 minute drive away excellent for bigger shopping. Arnside having train station is a real bonus - fab day out to Ulverston & Grange over sands - highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely, characterful, comfortable house, very homely, our only problem was having to leave!"

    Enjoyed location, nice views from bedroom, also nearness to lovely walks, and v quiet road.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Jan 2023

  • "Our second visit to Fox Cottage & it felt like coming home!"

    Lovely walks up Arnside Knott & along the estuary, popping in to the 'Beach Hut' for a coffee & then back to the log burner & cosy cottage - a very relaxing weekend! Thank you Mary for the wine, chocs and another lovely stay. Already thinking about another visit!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fox Cottage was a really lovely place to stay."

    It had all the home comforts one could want. Looking forward to staying there again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2022

  • "We enjoyed a very comfortable stay in Fox Cottage, which had everything we needed for a complete chill out!"

    Re-visiting Arnside is always a pleasure for me as my siblings and I enjoyed childhood holidays with our Uncle on High Knott Road. We found his bench on the pier! Just a glimpse of the estuary from our bedroom window at the cottage, but walks on the Knott readily available and thoroughly enjoyed by cocker spaniel Murphy! We enjoyed fish and chips brought to the door, and a lovely meal at the Albion where they could not do enough to please us! Superb food and service! Our last stop was the market at Milnthorpe for a breakfast bap before heading home on Friday, taking with us a Cumberland sausage ring for our tea! Thank you for everything, especially the superb bath!

    Reviewed by Joyce4.1Sep 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable stay in a beautiful part of the country."

    The cottage was perfect for our needs (3 adults and our dog), stylishly renovated whilst homely and well-equipped. The beds were comfy and the bathroom spacious. As it is a terraced property, consideration needs to be given to the neighbours. The cottage sits uphill from the estuary and is conveniently placed to access Arnside Knott, giving glorious views of the estuary and Fells. A special mention to Mary, the owner, who was incredibly warm and helpful over the phone.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2022

  • "A cosy, well equipped cottage just a short walk from the centre of Arnside and close to a convenience shop and a wealth of footpaths."

    The cottage was clean and furnished to a high standard with everything you could possibly need. We would certainly recommend this cottage and will consider re-visiting in the future.

    Reviewed by Lisa Justine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stylish cottage , renovated to a high standard , very clean and in a peaceful location."

    Fantastic shower, great pressure and nice and hot . Just what you need after a long day visiting the lakes. Beds super comfortable . Home from home . We very much enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely old property, comfortable and well equipped."

    Owner even provided an umbrella for the courtyard during the heatwave. Walks straight from the door. Parking tricky but manageable.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is my second visit to Fox Cottage and once again I have thoroughly enjoyed my holiday."

    The cottage is beautifully presented and has everything you need, including roll top bath, all mod cons kitchen and very comfortable beds. Nisa shop 5 minutes away, pubs and promenade 10 minutes walk down the hill, area is ideal for walks and a great base to explore the Lake District. It's 5*****s from me

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and clean with all the facilities we needed and plenty of information provided about the local area."

    The owner was very helpful when I rang her shortly before our stay to confirm the key collection details.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The facilities were excellent and the beds very comfortable. The plumbing left a little to be desired, but we coped. When we were cleaning on the last day, the vacuum cleaner had an awful 'doggy' smell. By the time we'd finished vaccing, the house smelt terrible. Our dog is clean and does not smell, so it was a bit of a shock to use the vac. I think it could do with a service!

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Apr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a quiet area with all the facilities we needed for a very comfortable stay for the two of us and our dog."

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time- it was so relaxing."

    The cottage was immaculately clean and well equipped (the bath was an absolute treat!). 10 minute walk down to Arnside beach, and lots of lovely walks so you wouldn't need to leave the area (which is very beautiful and not too busy).

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Apr 2022

  • "A nice well equipped property in a quite location and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here"

    Reviewed by Tony4.1Mar 2022

  • "An excellent holiday cottage on the side of Arnside Knott."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Just a 15 minute stroll to and from the village which is very pretty with two pubs, two general stores, etc. The village is on the River Kent estuary and there are breathtaking views over it across to the Lake District. Plenty of walking opportunities and you can easily enjoy a week here without going out of area. It's that good.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Fox Cottage, it’s a very cosy and comfy cottage and in a really good spot, close enough to walk to the pubs in Arnside."

    Mary, the owner was happy to answer any queries we had and we would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jan 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely cosy, comfortable and relaxing stay, with wonderful views of the snow on the hills from the bedroom window!"

    We loved the feel of the whole cottage, the art, furnishings and modern, clean bathroom and kitchen (once we found the 'hidden' drawer with the pans!) Great shower and comfy bed, sitting in front of the log burner and great walks from the door - perfect! It's not far to the shops, pubs and cafes on Arnside promenade and a stroll a bit further to the Beach Hut for coffee and cake takeaway. We didn't use the car at all, it stayed in the parking space outside! We look forward to returning, perhaps when the days are longer and better for exploring, and to make use of the patio!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean, warm,we felt comfortable immediately, owner great to deal with, very amenable, would go back again."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely quiet terrace house in a quiet part of town, albeit up a steepish hill."

    We'll presented, very clean. Pretty much everything you need. A dvd player would have been handy. Nice and warm, very cosy. Good patio area for a rest and when it's dark you can get a good look at the stars. Plenty of birds to watch in the trees. A good base to explore Morecambe Bay. 15 minutes from the train station, 10 minutes to the Albion and the bay. Handy well stocked shop nearby. Mary, the owner, is very helpful. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Oct 2021

  • "Very cosy and comfortable cottage."

    Kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. Shower was amazing as was the comfy bed and good Wi-Fi. Arnside is small with a good pub (the Albion) and the best Fish and shop we have ever been too. Supermarkets within easy reach and lovely walks beside the estuary. We hope to come back next year if we can.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Directions to property from the north on the M6 indicated a junction 36A signed Milnthorpe that doesn't exist!"


    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is a little Gem."

    Everything you could possibly need is there. Lovely bedding and towels and kitchen with all the utensils. It is close to lots of things to do also. This was our second visit and we will be back!

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Jul 2021

  • "It is a lovely cottage."

    Owner obviously put a lot of time and effort into its renovation and presentation. The location suited us well - access to local walks etc. We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, great location and very peaceful."

    Nice touches like bottle of wine and chocolates.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and Arnside was stunning"

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0May 2021

  • "Fox Cottage was a real treat, much more than a home from home with a blissful bathroom and beautiful decor and art on the walls."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2020

  • "The house was so clean, comfortable and welcoming."

    Mary, the owner gave us lots of information before our visit and assured us she was on hand if needed (we didn't).We felt safe in these difficult times and enjoyed being able to some time out. Arnside was beautiful as always, it was so good to be able to walk everyday from the door, exploring the coast path and woods.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fox Cottage is a beautiful home, with all the home comforts you need."

    The countryside is right on the door step and Arnside promenade is a 5 minute walk away. Looking to book again for next year

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was very comfortable, clean and warm."

    Bathroom and kitchen stylish, kitchen well equipped. Bedroom quiet, cosy and bed comfortable. Cottage in good area of Arnside to explore, lots of walks straight from cottage, or further afield by car. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2020

  • "Beautiful well appointed cottage in an outstanding area."

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Nov 2019

  • "This was a beautiful cottage credit to the owner was unable to leave her ..."

    This was a beautiful cottage credit to the owner was unable to leave her feedback as at last minute before leaving realising didn’t have a pen very well equipped and clean home from home we loved it lovely area aswell with plenty to do and lovely pubs to eat at lovely walks and near by places to see

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, nice walk down to the bay."

    Arnside is a beautiful area for walking, either strolling or serious walking. There are two very good pubs which do food and allow you to take dogs in. There is also the best chip shop ever! Even if there is a queue it is well worth the wait.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Jul 2019

  • "This is an extremely comfortable cottage."

    The area is amazing for walking and wildlife. Looking forward to returning to the area and would be happy to stay at Foxcroft cottage again.

    Reviewed by Ann-marie4.7Jul 2019

  • "This is a beautiful, cosy cottage."

    The location is ideal for the lovely walks around Arnside and only a short walk from the railway station. We will definitely book again next time we visit Arnside.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage, with views to the coast."

    Sunny enclosed courtyard garden for breakfast looking towards the woods. Exceeded expectations, as did the care and attention shown by the owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottage was completely as shown and very well equipped."

    It was just perfect for us - we walked everyday from the door in the beautiful local area - the car was only needed for a trip to Booths! We were comfortable and cosy! Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely but located on a steep hill above the village."

    For any person who has possible mobility or health/age related issues the hill would be problematic.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fabulous, welcoming home from home."

    We had everything we needed, and the house made us feel at home upon entry. A great base for staying local or exploring farther afield. Extremely quiet location.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely,."

    The owner has thought of everything. But as I booked the wrong date and rang Sykes within minutes the company still charged an administrative fee, not helpful.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2018

  • "It was a beautifully appointed cottage, in a wonderful location."

    Can't imagine anyone not enjoying staying there.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Sep 2018

  • "Arnside is a lovely place to go if you like walking."

    Lots of walks from the doorstep and a variety of scenery - coast, woods, estuary, farmland, marshland.

    Reviewed by June4.7Jul 2018

  • "Fox Cottage is comfortable,warm, very well equipped with tasteful decor."

    We enjoyed our stay and hope to return. Mary,the owner, has worked very hard to create a a holiday home which you can really enjoy living in whatever the weather and she should be proud of her achievement!

    Reviewed by Pearl5.0Mar 2018

  • "For a dog friendly cottage it was very well appointed,good position for walking from the front door."

    Also parking right outside.The only problem for us was fox cottage was quite a way from the front,its ok walking down to town but a hell of slog getting back up.We try not to use the car after we arrive so walking is the way for us.Other than that we had lovely holiday in a great cottage.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage and lovely area."

    All dealings with Sykes were extremely good. Excellent company to book a holiday with.

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fox Cottage was a very quiet, warm and comfortable base, well placed for exploring both the immediate neighbourhood and further afield in north Lancashire and southern Cumbria."

    Reviewed by Evelyn4.4Feb 2018

  • "The cottage was very well appointed and spotlessly clean."

    The area was very peaceful and the scenery was beautiful. An excellent cottage to stay in and a very nice area to visit.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2017

  • "One of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in."

    No expense spared in the facilities. Bathroom and kitchen immaculate. Welcome wind and chocolates a nice touch too.

    Reviewed by Mark4.8Aug 2017

  • "Lovely cozy cottage excellent facilities and excellent position for lots of local walks"

    Reviewed by Christopher4.6Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was really nice we enjoyed are stay and would go again"

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Feb 2017

  • "This beautiful, well equipped cottage is in the perfect location within the village for dog walking."

    Reviewed by Anna4.8Jan 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely decorated ,cosy and warm."

    It was in a great location. Close to great dog walks and lovely views of the estuary.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.6Nov 2016

  • "We had an extremely comfortable stay in this very welcoming and well equipped cottage."

    The Sykes' website photos of the cottage are an excellent portrayal of the cottage. The cottage is very comfortable and the kitchen and bathroom, both recently fitted, are top-rate. I wanted to take the huge shower home with me!!! We would certainly visit again and recommend the cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.8Oct 2016

  • "Fox cottage is an absolute credit to Mary."

    It blends both modern and traditional beautifully. We found it conveniently located and would highly recommend it to anyone as a base for exploring the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with freestanding cast-iron bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with wood burning stove
  • Sitting room with gas flame-effect fire.
  • Gas Central heating with wood burning stove inc starter pack and gas flame effect fire
  • Induction hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV in lounge
  • WiFi
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Rear courtyard garden
  • Linen and towels provided by the owner
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk and pub 10 mins walk
  • Coast 12 mins walk
  • Note mobile reception is very limited at property
  • Please note: the property only accept bookings for children aged 10 years and above

The property

A beautifully-presented, traditional terraced stone cottage, located in the coastal village of Arnside, nestled beneath the woods of Arnside Knott in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Tastefully furnished throughout with an array of traditional features, this cosy cottage is perfect for family or friends who wish to be able to walk from the door to discover the delights of the estuary, stunning local countryside and plethora of wildlife.

This delightful cottage combines traditional features with modern convenience, with the sitting room boasting a large period cast-iron tiled fireplace, whilst the dining room has leather armchairs and a large fireplace housing a woodburning stove.

The stylish cream kitchen with granite surfaces and Belfast sink has French doors leading out to the delightful south-facing rear courtyard.

Up on the first floor is a spacious bathroom, which has a cast-iron bath, glass shower and stone floor with underfloor heating, and the two welcoming bedrooms offer a comfortable night’s sleep after a busy day exploring all the sights that this area has to offer.

This superb holiday home is ideally situated to explore Arnside Knott, along with seeing the stunning vista of Morecambe Bay estuary, viaduct to Grange-over-Sands and the far hills of the Lakes.

The coastal walk has woodland dipping to the shore path finishing back at Arnside, and afterwards why not sample the local produce at the cafes or enjoy refreshments at the award-winning pubs serving food and local ales?

Also the popular Arnside fish and chip restaurant/takeaway is a must and at correct tide levels you will see the fishermen and herons hunting for supper on the shore line.

In neighbouring Silverdale, there is Leighton Moss RSPB, a golf course and Wolf House gallery with its excellent café.

Also in the area are Levens Hall and Sizergh Castle with their fabulous gardens, and the Lake District National Park is only a 25 minute drive away with its many attractions.

This wonderful cottage is ideal for couples, friends and family all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Kendal 10 miles; Windermere 17 miles.

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. To the south of the village are the 15th century Pele Towers, which were constructed to defend against the marauding Scots. The local surrounding area is a nature lover's paradise with stunning limestone pavements and wonderful woodland walks through countryside alive with rare plants, trees and wildlife. The internationally renowned Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve is also just one mile away. Guided walks across the Kent Estuary are available, showing the full splendour of the shore and surrounding area. Within easy touring distance are the Lake District and Lune Valley, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland.

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