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Driftwood

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

4.9

Lakelovers rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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45 Customer Review(s)

  • Diane

    “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, ...

    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.

    - Diane, April 2024

Summary

  • 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

SANDSIDE

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.