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ASHMEADOW Holiday 'Home from Home' in the charming village of Arnside, Cumbria

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 1km

Ashmeadow, a modern 3 bedroom detached house, It will comfortably sleep 4 adults and 2 children + baby: with full central heating ,with elevated estuary & Lakeland Hills views from patio,conservatory & main bedroom.Quality furnishings and everything you could need for an enjoyable self-catering holiday ,located in a quiet lane in the unspoilt village of Anside.. Ashmeadow is the perfect choice for touring the Lakes Dales and Coastal areas. Situated at the southern end of one of the most beautiful areas in the country (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), with easy access to all the major road and rail systems. Kendal is only 12 miles, Windermere is only about 15 miles away and the many attractions Lakeland has to offer, from the Elizabethan mansion of Levens Hall and it's 1694 world famous, Topiary Gardens (only 5 miles away), the 700 year old NT Sizergh Castle (7 mls), to the magnificent landscape of the Lake District National Park are not to be missed. There are a myriad of lovely walks in the AONB & NT land ,straight ,from the house.LInen & Towel service included for weekly bookings 'Holiday Lettings' customers'.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Arnside 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 120 km, Nearest railway: Arnside 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors


The large lounge with patio windows and conservatory leading off, has a 28”LCD TV, Sky Freeview, Video recorder, DVD player, stereo radio/cass/cd. Leather 2 and 3 seater settees, Ercol rocking chair, foot stool, coffee table, 'Ercol bookcase and nest of tables. 2 lamp tables with lamps. Bundles of games and jigsaws, books, (bring your own videos and DVDs), in fact everything to ensure you have an enjoyable 'home from home' stay. There are elevated bay and fell views across the meadow from the conservatory, which is also fitted with a 3 piece indoor/outdoor suite and coffee table.

Dining Room

There is a separate dining hall adjacent to the kitchen, with comfortable seating for 6 and an extending table, a drinks cabinet (not filled!) and cloaks cupboard (duck or grouse!). Just off the dining hall is the convenient downstairs loo with full size wash basin (avoids the queue for the bathroom in a morning!).


The recently refitted kitchen has a slot-in electric double oven ( 1 fan) with ceramic hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, steam iron. plenty of cupboard space and more than enough crockery, glasses, utensils, and pans for 6 guests.


Upstairs, the 4 piece bathroom is well appointed. Over the large corner bath is a thermostatically controlled 'Mira' shower mixer, a w.c., large washbasin , bidet, mirrored cabinet and shaver adaptor.


The large main bedroom has 2 adult 3'wide beds, fitted wardrobes, Portable TV/dvd, hair dryer and clock radio. This double aspect room has stunning elevated views of the estuary and Lakeland fells.

The second (smaller room ) has a double bed ( access from one side and the end) ,has a double wardrobe & hair dryer.

The small third, children's bedroom, has bunk beds (2'6” wide”) and a single wardrobe.

A travel cot is also available


At the rear of ASHMEADOW is an enclosed patio garden, accessed from the lounge or side, with views across the meadow towards the fells and estuary, with patio furniture for 'al fresco' dining.


There is a garage for guests use and secure bike storage with a washing machine and tumble dryer. Off road parking.

Many interesting and scenic walks can be made directly from Ashmeadow.

Other Features

There is a mobile telephone for emergency & incoming calls. Number 07854 784333.

Ashmeadow is inspected annually and approved to 'Quality Cumbria Accommodation Standard' by the Accommodation Inspection Advisory Service.

Further details outdoors

There is an enclosed patio/terrace garden at the rear, adjacent to a private meadow (normally with grazing pedigree sheep!). There are with elevated estuary and Lakeland hill views and garden furniture to enjoy 'al fresco' dining.

Nearby (about 2km) is a holiday park with facilities for non residents ,including indoor swimming pool, mini-golf, games room ,cafe and bar, shop etc.

There is a children's playground about 5/10 mins walk,down the road. Walks from Ashmeadow to AONB,National Trust land (Arnside Knott )is only a few minutes up the road

Further details

The property is set up for a maximum of 4 adults (and 2 chidren)+ travel cot for infant.

There is a locaable garage (for your mountain bikes/ canoes etc.)and an off road paking place

There are pictures and measurements for limited mobility guests on our own web site under 'Access'.

Sorry! not suitable for 'Stags' or 'Hens' groups at Ashmeadow; a quality furnished house, located in a quiet residential area.

The Cumbria/Lake District

Cumbria and the Lake District is a perfect holiday destination.With England's five tallest mountains and deepest lake, two national parks, three areas of outstanding beauty and much more, Cumbria's rich natural environment is simply unique. Come to Cumbria and you can't help but want to be part of the landscape. Exploring the great outdoors you will discover some of the most beautiful scenery along with a wealth of flora and fauna.

Come down from the fells to discover the unique culture and personality of Cumbria's towns and villages. From the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Carlisle and the historical appeal of Kendal to the cobbled streets of Ulverston and the market town charm of Penrith. and the charming village of Arnside on the Kent Estuary. Each has a story to tell.

Cumbria is also lucky to have many historic houses that are home to magnificent gardens, some world famous, as well as award-winning gardens in their own right that have been lovingly pruned and tended over the years. Parks make great days out too and there is no shortage of wide open spaces where you can have fun and enjoy the clean, fresh air.

The stunning Cumbrian landscape isn't just a natural phenomenon. There is also a social landscape to explore that has been formed over thousands of years and continues to be shaped by modern culture. From poignant ruins to local legends and literary works, the region's history and heritage has played a defining role in the county's identity.Water is what the area is best known for, but there's more of it than you might think and more to do on or in it than you could imagine. At 10.5 miles, Windermere is England's longest lake and at 79 metres deep Wastwater is England's deepest - and was recently voted Britain's Favourite View. As well as lakes, meres and waters there are hill tarns, rivers, waterfalls (Aira Force is the best known, tumbling 21m from below a stone bridge) and a wonderful coastline.

There are only five peaks in England over 900 metres high and they are all in Cumbria. In the Wasdale Valley, at 978 metres high, you will find the country's highest peak, Scafell Pike. However, you don't have to be on top of a mountain to get the best views. There are many unmissable views across Cumbria and the Lake District including Surprise View overlooking Derwentwater, Orrest Head above Windermere, Ruskin's View at Kirkby Lonsdale and Hartside in the North Pennines and views accross the bay and stunning sunsets at Arnside..

For the Lakes poets, including Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey, the Lakeland landscape provided inspiration for literary masterpieces. Wordsworth's family homes, Dove Cottage in Grasmere and Rydal Mount, have been restored and are open to visitors, as is his childhood home in Cockermouth, Wordsworth House. You can also visit the houses of the famous children's writer Beatrix Potter (including Hill Top) and see the locations upon which she based her famous children's books.

The Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 1800s and 1900s was inspired by the writings of John Ruskin, whose stunningly restored home Brantwood on the shores of Coniston Water, is just another example of a great historic house. Blackwell, overlooking Windermere, is one of the most important Arts and Crafts houses in England. Designed by prominent architect M H Baillie Scott, today this is the only example of his work open to the public.

there are some 50 stone circles in Cumbria including the well-known Castlerigg, near Keswick

and Britain's third largest, Long Meg and Her Daughters, near Penrith, also one of the earliest relics in Cumbria dating back to around 1500BC.

Cumbria's boundaries contain 608 ancient monuments, from Hadrian's Wall and the fort at Birdoswaldreminders of the Roman Empire to numerous castles which hark back to medieval times. The region is rich with heritage, including fabulous stately homes and castles. Built around 1092, Carlisle Castle has withstood many conflicts and held some famous prisoners, such as Mary Queen of Scots. Muncaster Castle is another celebrated castle and reputedly one of the most haunted buildings in England.

The Lake District has milder winters and cooler summers than would normally be expected at this latitude, between 54 degrees and 55 degrees north. This is due to the influence of the sea, particularly the Gulf stream. The weather is generally wet and mild. We also have periods of hot dry weather and cold spells with snow and ice. Luckily the weather changes so frequently that most visitors get a mixture of good and bad weather on their trip.


Arnside is an unspoilt, holiday resort on the estuary where the River Kent enters Morecambe Bay. This former fishing port has retained many of the features from its past. The beautiful pier and port areas of the town offer stunning views across Morecambe Bay and the Lake District Fells as well as providing an enduring reminder of Arnside's illustrious history.

Pretty shops line Arnside promenade and after a walk, a drink sat outside the Albion or Fighting Cocks looking across the estuary towards Grange and the Lakes peaks on a summer night is ample reward. You can try to spot the salmon leaping and the odd seal has been observed. Watch for the tidal bore at Arnside as the tide comes in (afer the warning siren sounds).

It is a haven for birds, and the surrounding countryside contains a wealth of flora and fauna.It has sites of scientific interest because of the rare butterflies and alpine plants that may be found around the limestone pavements. Nearby is RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, home of the rare bittern and other spectacular wildlife.

Here is the National Trust owned Arnside Knott, a 520 ft high flat rock, which with neighbouring Silverdale in Lancashire, has done much to secure the designation of 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. It has many lovely wooded walks around Arnside Knott, up to the "Pepper-Pot" at Silverdale or around the coast with its cliff top walks and sea views.

The Ruined Pele towers at Towers farm (Arnside Tower) between Arnside and Silverdale and Hazelslack Tower, Nr Carr Bank are worth a visit.The Fairy Steps are a limestone pavement in Beetham woods and is enchanting for children to visit

. Cross bay walks,during the summer months are not to be mssed, often hosted by Cedric Robinson - the Queen's Guide, start at Arnside.

The town is accessible by rail (the Carnforth-Grange-Ulverston-Barrow line), bus and car, with reasonable parking. It's never very crowded here, but it is an excellent base close to the Lake District so you can explore the whole area. There are excellent views across the bay to Grange-over-Sands and the Lakeland fells.

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Review 1-4 of 4

3 Jan 2014


"Fantastic! Couldn't have asked for more!!!!"

Stayed at Ashmeadow for 3 nights over new year. It was a wonderful welcome break after a hectic Xmas! The cottage was spacious, clean, warm and very well maintained. The lounge/conservatory was light … More

20 Nov 2013


"A great place to stay"

We have stayed at Ashmeadow on at least 6 occasions at different times of the year and we have loved it each time we have been. It is warm and comfortable in winter and just right with the large pati… More

22 Jul 2013


"Could not have asked for more"

Recently stayed at Ashmeadow and could not have asked for more.Extremely well furnished ,nice conservatory and views excellent.Quiet and peaceful.… More

30 Oct 2012


"A lovely clean, comfortable home from home in a good location"

Ashmeadow has everything you need for a perfect holiday. It is clean,well equipped, comfortable and spacious.It has a lovely conservatory which overlooks the stunning view to the Kent Estuary and the … More

Review 1-4 of 4

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