Other useful information

There is comprehensive practical information in a folder in the cottage, but here are some points it might be useful to know about well in advance.

The layout is one of the highlights for many guests, but may not suit everyone – or you may want to think in advance how best it would work for you.

The cottage has been created from two buildings, in an L-shape running back from the front, and there are two staircases. The double and the bunk rooms are up one staircase in the old cottage at the front of the building. The attic bedroom with the king size bed is up the stairs from the sitting room, about half way back. The superking/twin room is on the ground floor, right at the back.

The kitchen, family room and sitting room can be separated, or all opened up, as suits you.

Although there is a downstairs bedroom and bathroom, the cottage is not suitable for anyone who cannot manage steps. There is a step up from the family room to the sitting room. And there are a few steps up to the outside dining area in the courtyard garden.

The shower-baths do have a built-in seat in them, and grab rails on the wall, but you still need to be able to step up into them.

Seating in sitting room and dining room, including breakfast bar
There are armchairs and a sofa for 6 adults in the sitting room, additional wooden and wicker chairs in the front room, and also footstools that can be used as informal seating.

The breakfast bar is set into the thickness of the wall between the kitchen and the sitting room. Because of the change in floor level (see above) it can take ordinary chairs on the sitting room side and bar stools on the kitchen side. There are a variety of chairs and stools available to suit the size of whoever is using it. It would be easy to use it as a children’s dining table, if you wished.

Kitchen and bathroom essentials
We provide:
Bathrooms: toilet tissue, soap, hand wash, cleaning materials, disposal bags
Kitchen: washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll, hand wash, cleaning materials and some catering basics –' builder’s' tea bags, instant coffee, vegetable oil, olive oil, sugar, cooking salt, salt and pepper mills, cling film, foil, greaseproof paper. We audit and tidy the food cupboards regularly but do not clear them completely after guests leave if there are items which others may find useful.

All the duvets and pillows are non-allergenic holo- or microfibre.
Each person has a soft and a firmer pillow, so you should be able to find a combination to suit.
The duvets are all 4-seasons duvets, the sort that come in two parts, one warmer than the other. We put on what seems the most appropriate one for the season, but there are also supplementary fleeces or blankets in each room.
The sheets are Egyptian cotton (except the fitted sheets on the bunks), and all the beds are equipped with toppers, mattress protectors, pillow and duvet protectors.

There are detailed notes on the heating in the folder at the cottage. There are a variety of options to make sure you are warm, but not too hot. We provide kindling and fuel for the wood burner in the front room, but if you prefer the convenience of gas, the stove in the main sitting room looks wonderful and is very efficient.

The towel rails in the bathrooms have a winter/summer function and can operate even if the radiator heating is not on.

Maps, tourist info, etc
There are local OS maps for the Lake District, and some others, plus walk books, lots of tourist information and suggestions for a variety of things to do.

Mobile reception is not always wonderful, so there is a landline provided for your use, with an honesty box for non-local calls.

Food shopping
There is a small supermarket just up the hill, with plenty of fresh produce as well as basics. It also has a cash machine. Opening hours are 8-8 every day.
There is a Booths 10 minutes’ drive away in Milnthorpe and other supermarkets (e.g. Sainsbury, Asda and Tesco) will deliver. There is a larger Booths and an Aldi in Carnforth (20 minutes).

Other shops etc
Other shops, services and the pubs are down the hill on the promenade.

Arrival information
After you have booked and paid the final balance, we will send you directions as to how to get to the cottage, plus other useful notes and the code for the key safe.

"The cottage feels luxurious: it's light and airy, well designed and very comfortable. Lots of space, indoors and outdoors.
We have never stayed in Arnside before - we have stayed in the local area.. but we always visit Arnside when we are up here (the fish and chips are a big attraction). It is a beautiful place to be."
Mr and Mrs H and family, Hertfordshire

Rose Cottage has been recently created by linking a traditional stone and slate cottage with its adjoining stables. It is comfortable, practical and flexible. The downstairs living space can be open plan or divided, as desired, and the bedrooms can accommodate an extended family but also provide private space for two or more couples.

The cottage has underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs, and consists of:

Family room, in the old cottage, with a stone floor, wood burning stove, fireside chairs, dining table seating 6, radio, CD and record player, and stairs to the double and bunk rooms.
Archway to the light and airy kitchen, which has a large range cooker, induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, built-in breakfast bar separating the kitchen and sitting room, and a stable door to the garden.
Sitting room in the old stables, with wooden floor, seating for 6, gas stove, large TV and DVD player with a selection of books, DVDS and games, hifi system, French doors to the courtyard garden, door to master bedroom suite, and stairs to kingsize bedroom.
"The cottage is absolutely beautiful! The pictures don’t do it justice really. It is much larger than the pictures suggest. It was fabulous for our family. We were over the moon with the facilities. Thank you.
The area (sadly) is new to us. But, boy, have we loved it!
We will be telling all of our friends and colleagues about the cottage. This might ‘shoot us in the foot’ when we cannot book in again. Nevertheless, this cottage does deserve to be fully booked!"
Anne and David Younger, Barrow-in-Furness
Utility room with separate WC, hand basin, washer-dryer, large sink, freezer, coat and boot space, drying rails and a door to the side passage.
Master double bedroom with super king size bed (can be made into twin beds on request), views over the courtyard garden, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with shower-bath, hand basin and WC.
First floor: double room in attic with king size bed, sitting area and en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC
Small seating area on landing outside attic bedroom
Double bedroom
Bunk room suitable for children (3’ bunks)
Bathroom with shower bath, hand basin and WC

Outside, there is a charming, secure courtyard garden with a table and chairs for 6, and access to the side gate onto the street. Also, a larger garden with more seats, and views to the estuary.


All gas, electric, logs, bedlinen and towels provided (not beach towels)

Maximum of 6 adults plus 2 children and 1 infant

Cot and high chair available on request
On street parking
No dogs, no smoking, no e-cigarettes
Small supermarket 2 minutes’ and nearest pub 5 minutes’ walk

£100 refundable (damage and housekeeping) deposit.

Changeover Fridays
Short breaks available outside school holidays or on late availability. Usually Friday-Monday or Monday-Friday


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