High Arnside cottage is a converted stone barn attached to the original farmhouse in the farmyard which dates from the 17th century. It has a beautiful sitting room with a feature fireplace housing a wood burning stove at one corner with a dining area looking out through the picture window down the Coniston Valley overlooking Tom Heights, Holme Fell and Wetherlam – with the Old Man of Coniston just visible over the shoulder of Wetherlam.
As the sunsets, the silhouette of the mountains in the west make an impressive sight at any time of the year. There is a kitchen, family bathroom, twin bedroom, double bedroom with an adjoining twin room. Outside, there is an enclosed private patio which leads out onto the surrounding fellside.
High Arnside is popular with our guests for giving them an insight into the daily running of a traditional hill farm – be it watching the sheep dogs gathering our flock of Cheviot sheep or helping to feed lambs during lambing time. Whenever you stay there will always be some sort of farming activity to observe. There are footpaths and bridleways in every direction from the cottage and one of the must dos of the stay is to take the path up to Black Cragg. From here the views are endless over to Grasmere, in the north, Lake Windermere in the east, Coniston Water and Tarns Hows, Esthwaite in the south and the Langdale Pikes in the west - even at night the scene is spectacular with the stars replacing the lakes.
Three bedrooms: 1 x twin with TV, 1 x double with TV and adjoining twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Exterior WC. Kitchen with small dining area. Sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area. Enclosed patio with furniture.
Oil central heating and wood burning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge with ice box and dishwasher. TVs with Freesat, DVD, Bluetooth Speaker, WiFi and digital radio.
A selection of games, books and jigsaws.
Bed linen fuel, power and logs included in with the rent.
High Chair and travel cot available.
Ample off road parking. Bike storage.
Sorry, no pets and no smoking.
Note: there are internal steps leading from the kitchen to the sitting room and a step on the landing leading to the twin bedroom.
Note: we do not supply towels.