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Sandside near Arnside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043802)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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  • Helenranson
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    “Beautiful Cottage and Location”

    We have stayed at Driftwood twice now. With family in Silverdale and elsewhere in Lancashire, we travel and stay in the north often and try and book a cottage once or twice a year for an extended stay ...

    We have stayed at Driftwood twice now. With family in Silverdale and elsewhere in Lancashire, we travel and stay in the north often and try and book a cottage once or twice a year for an extended stay. We decided to stay here for two weeks at Christmas 2020, and had a lovely time. The owners got in touch to ask if we would like it decorated and of course we said yes, we had a three yo! However I never expected a large real tree! Plus Christmas trinkets on every shelf. Really made the stay feel wonderful and homely. On both stays we were grateful to receive wine and treats and complimentary nespresso. It was a very welcome stay, we were very lucky to get away with tier restrictions falling around us, but so very important for us to be able to see our family again through windows. I did manage to see my Grandma who passed away at the end of the trip, that opportunity was just so precious to me. The views from the bay were beautiful and peaceful and the cottage so homely so we decided to rebook the same cottage for our end April trip! Once more the cottage was pristine and peaceful! We knew the area was beautiful; but over the two trips we did discover a lot more than before, spending more time in Arnside than we usually do. It’s convenient for places like NT Sizergh, RSPB Leighton Moss, there is a deer park to walk through, the Safari Zoo is a great day out, it’s close to the Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway, is quite rightly an area of outstanding natural beauty in its own right (Arnside Knott, Pepperpot, Woodwell...) and it isn't too far to peak bag in the lakes. You’ll have a lovely time. Pics: The Bore from Arnside pier, a Sunset from the living room and a view of the front garden.

    - Helenranson, May 2021
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The property

This fantastic, semi-detached cottage offers panoramic views of the River Kent estuary and out to the Lake District, as far as The Old Man of Coniston and the Langdale Pikes, in the quiet Hamlet of Sandside, near Milnthopre, within the Arnside & Silverdale AONB.

Driftwood is ideal for a couple or small family wanting to explore the surrounding and stunning countryside of the Arnside & Silverdale AONB,a s well as the Lake District National Park, which is visible from the property and around a 15-minute drive away.

Enter the property into an open-plan living room, with a well-equipped kitchen combining lovely navy blue units with pale blue appliances, like the Swan fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster.

Here you can cook delicious home-cooked meals to be enjoyed as a group at the dining table, while you make plans for your stay, before moving into the living room to relax on one of two sofas and enjoy watching the Smart TV, as well as enjoying the incredible estuary and Lake District views available.

Upstairs are two bright and airy bedrooms; a double and a twin, each with a TV and fantastic views, as well as a shower room with walk-in shower and a heated towel rail for added comfort.

Outside you will find off-road parking for two cars as well as an enclosed front garden with a lawn and patio area with furniture, ideal for sitting out with a morning tea or coffee and taking in your magical setting, along with a south-facing suntrap back garden with decking area and furniture.

There is a fantastic pub at the end of the road and a resturant that overlooks the bay, while the centre of Storth is a short walk away.

The South Lakeland village of Milnthorpe is just over a mile away, offering a supermarket, shops, bars, cafés and restaurants, as well as a weekly market in the square every Friday.

Arnside & Silverdale AONB offers scenic walking trails through several nature reserves and the chance to observe a variety of wildlife, while the Lake District national Park is a 15-minute drive away.

Head to Kendal, just nine miles away, with a choice of museums, an art gallery, a superb golf course, as well as the ruins of its 12th century castle, and don't forget to pick up some Kendal mint cake while you're there.

The Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve, lake at Windermere, Grizedale Forest and many popular lakeland towns are all easily accessible from the cottage too.

Driftwood is an idyllic base for a Lake District holiday.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin with TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining and sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, Swan fridge/freezer, washer dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, 2 x TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front enclosed lawn and patio garden with furniture
  • Rear enclosed decking with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.1 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Milnthorpe 1.2 miles; Beetham 2 miles; Arnside 2.5 miles; Kendal 10 miles.

The hamlet of Sandside is situated on the estuary shoreline of the River Kent, within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 1.2 miles from the small market town of Milnthorpe. With beautiful walks from Sandside, the hamlet has a pub, which is believed to date back to 1671, along with the Kingfisher Restaurant. Close by is Milnthorpe, which was once an important medieval market town, where today you will find narrow lanes and historic buildings, along with a selection of shops and pubs. Also within reach is the former fishing port of Arnside, which has a beautiful pier and to the south of the village are the 15th century Peel Towers, which were constructed to defend against the marauding Scots. There’s plenty to see and do in the area, including the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, Dallam Tower, Levens Hall, Leighton Hall, the Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve and Sizergh Castle. The Lake District, Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland can also be reached making Sandside an excellent base for exploring the area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season

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