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Sandside near Arnside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with amazing views."

    I stayed at the cottage last year and I did feel that although the upstairs was very clean, fresh and tidy the downstairs area was not as good as last year and lacked things like decent bin bags and a kitchen roll, a sweeping brush, just the basics . I will probably return at sometime in the future but at over £800 for the week would hope for a little more luxury.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.1Jun 2024

  • "The property is as wonderful as this time last year affording fabulous views."

    Bed lovely and comfy, great night's sleep. Cottage generally clean, but feel it needs more of a deep clean now. Rug in sitting area dirty and stained. Only cleaning products was washing up liquid and 3 dishwasher tablets. General all purpose cleaner would be good, plus washing machine powder and bleach.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4May 2024

  • "Beautiful views, warm with superb decor."

    Comfy bed, great shower with luxurious toiletries. Lovely kitchen and welcome gifts. Leather settee a little hard, settee in window quite low. Last 4 stairs twist round, are deeper than normal stairs and have no handrail. Great TVs and wifi. Plenty of outside seating. Parking tight for a large vehicle, you need to reverse in from start of lane. First 3 steps down into garden have no handrail. Next 6 steps are steep but have a good handrail. Great area, good homemade food at The Bulls Head, Milnthorpe and plenty of take aways.

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Apr 2024

  • "Great place to stay to visit the area, view from front Window, 'WOW' amazing, and when the tide comes in and its a high tide well that is a sight to see and your thinking I hope the water comes no further, everything about the house is great took me a little while to work out the parking round the back, only down side was that our dog is a fair size and the fences weren't the highest so had to watch he didn't jump them."

    You won't go wrong staying here even the neighbours were friendly and helpful advising on places to eat, two places to recommend is the highwayman and the plough at Lupton, Best fish and chips is at arnside.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Apr 2024

  • "A very comfortable well furnished cottage in a good location."

    Ideal for couple or a small family. We had one small problem to which the owner responded very quickly and sorted it out. Overall very good and to be recommended. Dog friendly too with hose for washing down provided. Location is great for dog walking on the beach across the road and for the spectacular view. One niggle is that the parking could be significantly improved by removing the drying pole which prevents turning and necessitates reversing out of the otherwise generous space.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Property is equipped with all necessities and everything worked properly. Amazing views from estuary facing rooms. Great location for exploring Lakes and more.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2023

  • "Driftwood is ideally situated for watching nature or just enjoying the countryside."

    The living room and front bedroom have good views of the estuary and it is well placed to travel both north or south. PS. It might be best not to refer to the pub and restaurant in Sandside until/unless they re-open.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Everything you need provided. Great views. Very comfortable and attractive decor.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great stay, lovely cottage great facilities and great location"

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2023

  • "Driftwood is a lovely holiday cottage."

    We found it to be comfortable, spotlessly clean, well equipped and beautifully decorated. The location is really peaceful and relaxing - we're already missing the view from that lovely big window in the living room. We loved our holiday and would love to stay at Driftwood again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely place that's been very well looked after."

    The view is awesome in the morning and evening and our dog loved the sand flats in front of the house. Thank you very much for our wine and Kendal mint cake on arrival. Would definitely return so time in the future.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed a very peaceful & restful week in Driftwood The property was very ..."

    We enjoyed a very peaceful & restful week in Driftwood The property was very comfortable with all needs catered for Lovely "Welcome Pack" If it was my cottage I would change the sofa in the window for two chairs from which to admire the superb views and sunsets My only concern - we only have a small car but found reversing out of the excellent parking space difficult because of the washing pole - do you really need that in a holiday cottage, I bring my washing home

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0Jul 2023

  • "Immaculately clean."

    You'd never guess it allowed dogs. Well equipped kitchen, comfy beds. Fabulous views. Plenty places of interest nearby. The walks are fantastic. I'd definitely stay here again we had a lovely holiday thank you. Only two very minor suggestions, the kitchen could do with a chef's knife and the Dyson needs emptying and the filters cleaning out.

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a beautiful, well maintained cottage with everything needed for a relaxing holiday."

    The views are gorgeous, sitting watching the sun set was the perfect end to a day’s walking. Definitely coming back.

    Thank you so much for your fantastic review, so pleased you love Driftwood as much as we do. Looking forward to welcoming you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2023

  • "An absolute gem of a cottage!"

    Views from cottage over the estuary simply stunning, changing all the time. Cottage very comfy, very clean and modern, and well equipped. Garden areas lovely with plenty of outdoor seating. Front garden a dream with fabulous flowers. Would definitely go again, the owners have made a lovely property. The only downside for me is having to strip bed, not a problem in itself, but having to vacate property by 10am means time a bit rushed.

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you love our cottage as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful modern cottage."

    Amazing view of the bay. Very clean and well-maintained with everything you need to make a meal ... Large capacious fridge ... Close to the bicycle path ... We will definitely come back here.

    Thank you so much for your great review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iwona5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely stay in a lovely little cottage!"

    Thank you for your lovely comment, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our little cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, very well equipped, high standard of cleanliness."

    Good location for touring and services. Scenic outlook, and Spring tides in the estuary made interesting watching from front window. Access needs care. Would advise users to reverse into the lane on arrival as a tight turn through gate.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we love our cottage and we are so pleased when our guests have a wonderful stay there, it's what we strive to do. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7Mar 2023

  • "A nice cosy property,very clean and in good order in a nice area and a short distance away from shops and restaurants."

    People with limited mobility might struggle with the 10 steps(6+4) down from the car to the property otherwise an ideal place to be with great views and walks for yourselves and your dog. Really enjoyed it here.

    So pleased you really enjoyed Driftwood. Thank you for taking the time give feed back, its greatly appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Nov 2022

  • "Had a great week in this property."

    I'd highly recommend and I'll hope to go back one day. The only things I'd note are: If you want ice for drinks etc take an ice cube tray as there wasn't one.; Also take a pair of oven gloves there weren't any. The loo needs some plumbing adjustment because it wastes water when refilling as it keeps running for ages but thats a concern for the owners to maybe look at for their sake. It does work. I've suggested the ice tray and oven gloves be added on a note I left. If you have a dog and shut the driveway gates do keep checking they are still closed as we kept finding them open and our dog got out one morning when we thought they were closed and as he's young we were worried to get him back but fortunately we got him quickly. Apart from the above we found the cottage to be extremely clean, well cared for and furnished to a high standard. Beds very comfortable. Shower is great and powerful. Plenty of hot water and heating great. View across the bay absolutely superb. Outside space well done and as I said, good for our dog to run around a bit. Its easy to cross the road at the front to take the dog for long walks. Also if you drive out towards Arnside Knott, on the way up the hill is a Forestry Commission trail which is wonderful for a dog walk as a stony path has been made which is great if its been wet. The fish and chip shop in Arnside is also great and the Curry place in Milnthorpe very good also we tried them both. If you pay cash at the curry house you get 10% off. There is a Booths supermarket at Milnthorpe which was ok for lots of basics like milk, bread, butter, veg etc. but I found to be lacking in some things so if anything special maybe take it with you. I must point out that the pub almost next door is still currently closed down which is a great pity because being so close it would have been great to pop along for some pub grub. Hopes it may re-open. We found the cottage to be very cosy and a great pleasure to spend some time relaxing in which was the purpose of our stay. Although we cleaned up last morning, I only hope we are forgiven for not hoovering up on our last morning as our dog decided to hurt his paw and we had to rush off away to get him to the vet before they closed at lunchtime. The Dyson hoover is great I used it couple of times through the week and it took no time to hoover up to keep the place tidy. Towels are thick and plush and there is a hairdryer in the main bedroom. There is also an outside umbrella for the Summer which is stored in cupboard in main bedroom as is an iron etc. If you decide to go stay you won't be disappointed. It was a strange feeling that I'd happened by sheer chance to have selected a cottage almost next door to my Aunt's house I used to spend time in as a child but a nice feeling and I'm hoping we'll be able to book to go again next year at some point if they'll have us. The bottle of wine was a lovely touch thank you as were the toiletries also. All in all a wonderful place and most definitely 5 stars and as I've travelled all over then if I say its good then you can take it to be so given I stayed in a cottage in the Lake District last year and couldn't wait to get out of it to go home and I went home early. Well done Nick and Leanne you've created a lovely place to stay thank you.

    Thank you so much for such a comprehensive review, your time and effort is very much very appreciated. The toilet has been fixed and thank you for bringing it to our attention and we have some silicone oven mitts for the oven too. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, that you liked our little holiday cottage and we hope your dogs paw has recovered. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very beautiful cottage with splendid views Everything you required was available and a very nice welcome pack"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your welcome pack. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Driftwood, which is a small holiday home but well designed and equipped for cooking items."

    Always a relief to have oven and microwave that are simple to use! Welcome pack and detailed guide on the area were also appreciated. The house has an excellent location at the top end of Morecambe Bay with pleasant walks immediately on the doorstep and interesting views of the bay as it changes appearance based on tide or rainfall. Lots of interesting nearby places to visit that are less busy than the lakes but also in close proximity to Windermere and Kendal so would recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback, it is very much appreciated and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Driftwood. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was a lovely place, great outside space for watching the world and wildlife go by with walking on the estuary right out the door."

    Inside it was well appointed, spotlessly clean and reasonably practical - the welcome bottle was also much appreciated! Thank you for a lovely week. For future guests, generally this is really well thought out, but things that we found helpful to bring/ we wished we had bought with us beyond the obvious - heat mitts/ extra dishwasher tablets (if cooking a lot), a spare toilet roll. The kitchen equipment is all good quality and in good condition. Lastly there is plenty of info provided on local places to eat / visit etc. We would definitely recommend a stay!

    Thank you so much for recommending a stay at Driftwood, it is greatly appreciated. We are so pleased that that you had a lovely week. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catharine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property with a magnificent view, I'm going to miss waking up to this every morning."

    The dog loved her morning walks out on the bay Great base for exploring The Lakes.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Aug 2022

  • "A great cottage in a great location."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Driftwood and would definitely stay again. The only downside is no grassed area for doggies, but there is such a vast expanse to walk them on across the road this wasn't really an issue. A very warm welcome and the little extras were very appreciated.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you liked the little extras. We do put a lot of thought into how we can make peoples stay away that little extra special. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage, clean and comfortable accommodation, with a wonderful view."

    Thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2022

  • "This cottage is located in a beautiful place."

    The view anytime of day is picturesque. There is everything you need in the cottage and it is extremely comfortable. Driftwood is located near some lovely places to visit or you can just walk along the estuary. I would definitely book again and have already recommended it to friends and family. Only one thing I would point out is that there are quite a few steps to get down to the property from parking your car. All in all an outstanding cottage with an even more outstanding view!

    Wow, 'All in all an outstanding cottage with an even more outstanding view', we couldn't have asked for a better review, thank you so much and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage , my father was from Storth , four lanes end , so know the area well."

    Only one thing was a bit of a nuisance and that was fly’s getting in if the front door was open , maybe a magnetic fly screen could be fitted ,we ordered one and it was there when we got home , it is brilliant , only cost £13.00 . Would definitely stay at driftwood again , nice area and views

    Thank you so much for your review and we will certainly look into purchasing a fly screen for the guests to use during their stay if they wish. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic location and beautiful cottage"

    Thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our our stay at Driftwood."

    Perfect for local walks and also driving further away. Fabulous sunsets. Interesting being in sunshine whilst the Lake District hills were covered in clouds and rain. I think that some elderly people might find taking baggage and themselves down the stone steps a problem. There should be a warning about this?

    Thank you so much for your review and so pleased you enjoyed the fabulous sunsets, we love them! We have mentioned the steps on Sykes description from the car parking area but I will review it and see if we can make it a bit clear. Thank you so much everyones suggestions are very important to us, helping us to provide the best we can for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great location."

    Clean and well equipped property. Wonderful views and fairly close to Arnside village. Plenty of walks close by. Although we found property a little cramped for 2 we would return.

    Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased you like Driftwood and hope to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.4May 2022

  • "The cottage is in a fantastic location, having the sands across the road to walk our dog in the morning was very special."

    It was beautifully presented & very comfortable with thoughtful extra touches to make a really enjoyable stay.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Driftwood. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.7Mar 2022

  • "Very pleased with the cottage."

    Clean, tidy, good decor and comfy beds and pillows. Ideal for us as a retired couple and although the car parking spot would have been very difficult for 2 cars it was fine for 1. Enjoyed the maps and walking books left in the cottage ... as keen bird watchers we loved the view from the lounge window and also the proximity to RSPB Leighton Moss. Perhaps a bird book in the cottage to encourage new bird watchers, bird feeder in the garden which people could fill if so wished?

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Driftwood. The birds are amazing in our area and a bird book and feeders are a wonderful idea, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Driftwood Cottage is home from home."

    It's equipped to a very high 5 star standard. The 'welcome pack' is a very thoughtful touch.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you liked Driftwood. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful location."

    Looking forward to returning again

    Thank you so much for such lovely feedback. We will look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had the pleasure of spending a week here in mid November."

    I cannot fault the property and would give 10 stars if I could. A little gem that I will return to.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and we are so pleased that Driftwood met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Nov 2021

  • "Driftwood was the perfect escape and perfectly located to explore the Lake District."

    We had a wonderful stay here, it was so relaxing and the cottage was spotless. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly as well, can’t recommend driftwood enough.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and we are overjoyed that to love driftwood as much as we do. We hope to be welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Driftwood Cottage is a lovely little home from home."

    It is presented immaculately clean with everything you need for a staycation. The owner was very nice on the phone and overall very accommodating. Thank you so much Leanne. The only thing I would say to Skye is to put on your listing that the area is a hot spot for ticks. (Local vets words) That way we would have been more prepared for our dog who unfortunately got a tick attached. Never the less our stay was very enjoyable.

    Thank you so much for your kind words about Driftwood and we are so pleased that it met all of your expectations. Unfortunately due to the beautiful surroundings of Driftwood it does attract a lot of wildlife, including deer which are carriers of ticks. I am sorry that your dog managed to pick one up and I am glad you got it sorted. Thank you for your suggestion and I will look into putting information into the guest pack within in the property of how to remove a tick easily for future guests. I am so pleased to hear that it didn't spoil your week at all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Oct 2021

  • "The views over the bay are stunning - changing as the light & weather turns."

    Driftwood had everything we needed & wanted, making our stay comfortable & easy. It makes a perfect staging point for the Lakes at Windermere, Conniston, as well as visits to Carnforth, Arnside & Barrow-in-Furness. Only downside is that the pub along the road is no longer open, not something under your control but worth updating on the details.

    Thank you so much for you feedback and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. The pub is still undergoing work and thank you for bringing it to our attention that this is not stated on the Sykes website, this has now been updated for future guests pre-booking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Sep 2021

  • "It was a brilliant cottage second time we have been and will definitely go again"

    We are so pleased that your second time with us was as good as the first and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2021

  • "Stayed at this cosy little property early September this year."

    Great base for exploring the lakes and the weather was perfect. The property is extremely well decorated and equipped with everything you need. The extra touches left for us (wine/ tea/coffee/kendal mint cake

    Thank you for your kind words and we are so pleased that you had a wonderful stay at Driftwood, it means a lot to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely place and very clean with good facilities, views were lovely."

    Only gripes were that the roller blinds didn’t fit or keep the light out so impossible to put our daughter to bed and property was over run with fly’s to the extent it took three cans of spray to try and keep on top of it. Other than that would recommend but remember no bath. Good place to be to get into the Lake District

    Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you thought the property was very clean with good facilities. I am sorry that you had problem with fly's, Driftwood is surrounded with beautiful neighbouring gardens, its in a designated ANOB area including the protected woodlands behind and the estuary with its grasses are directly on the door which can attract fly's at certain times of year. We have checked the property fully after your comments and we can not see any other reason why you should have had so many. The roman blinds are made to measure but due to them being fitted to the wall they can move away slightly, leaving a small gap down the side. we are very sorry that this caused an issue and we are looking into ways to resolve this. Thank you for your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kieron4.1Jul 2021

  • "Both stylish and cosy this is a wonderful place to stay, with everything you might need provided."

    We had a small problem with the TV and the owners' response was speedy and helpful. The only thing to be aware of is that the cottage is located on the main road through the village. It has amazing views, but at certain times of day it can be noisy sitting outside ( school run time, end of the working day). The double glazing is very effective so no problem indoors and at night it's really quiet.

    Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased that you had a wonderful break and liked Driftwood, it means a lot to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2021

  • "Wow what a cottage."

    We loved our stay at Driftwood and will definitely be back. The cottage was lovely and modern and spotlessly clean, really could not fault it which is great in this current climate. On the whole it was really well equipped (some oven proof dishes would have been good). The bottle of wine, milk and tea and coffee were very welcome. We really enjoyed the nepresso machine and that was a great touch. The views were outstanding and so many places to visit and see. You could easily just explore the local area and would be kept busy all week. Cottage was in easy reach of many places and getting to it was very easy. We loved walking along the estuary and I really enjoyed running along there most days. The pub 3 doors down is really worth a visit, really lovely meal and staff were very friendly. Thank you we really had a wonderful week away just want was needed and I really hope we will be back very soon in the future. We have recommended the cottage to a number of people Thanks The Timms Family

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, it is SOOOOO very much appreciated. Thank you for the idea about the oven proof dishes, we have now purchased some and put them in. We are so pleased that you liked all the little extras, we have put a lot of thought into what people might like to make their stay away that little bit more special which has obviously worked for yourselves. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and we can't thank you enough for recommending us to your friends, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic location and cottage."

    Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic the view from the windows was amazing."

    Great location pub did excellent food would definatly book again

    Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was very tastefully decorated, the panoramic views from it were amazing-saw sunsets and even lovely at sunrise time too." was spotlessly clean...& even had the most amazing scented handwash ever for our use-a really restful place to stay-would highly recommend. Bring your bikes & cycle to a cute nearby village called Arnside or sit in the suntrap out the back...or paint the views. The choice is yours!

    Thank you for such an amazing review and we are so pleased it was a restful place for you to stay. We really appreciate your recommendations too, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Aug 2020

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  • 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 (please note there are steps leading down to the property from the driveway)
  • 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 food 2 miles.

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.

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.