HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Detached Character Cottage in the woods within Arnside-Silverdale AONB

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Storth, Nr. Arnside, Silverdale and Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria, England - 5 Mins To The Coast, Sympathetically Renovated In 2014

A detached 2 bedroom period character cottage set against a limestone pavement within woodland in a stunning natural location on the edge of the tranquil coastal village of Storth within the Silverdale-Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Lakeland. This pretty cottage has all of the home comforts: a private natural woodland garden, hand built wooden country cottage kitchen with range cooker, a wood-burning stove to settle down in front of in the evening, modern country bathroom, and a comfortable king-size bed with quality linens to collapse into at the end of your day. The cottage was renovated in 2014 using quality natural materials and Farrow and Ball paints. With woodland and coastal walks from the doorstep, Leighton Moss RSPB and Lake District attractions a few minutes away, Rock Cottage is perfectly located to spend some time out enjoying the best of this region's beauty.

Claire Stevenson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Claire Stevenson

We are both approaching 'middle youth', have a little boy and work at universities in the region. Having a family, running a holiday cottage and working too means that we understand how precious time spent together on holiday is!

Claire Stevenson purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Claire Stevenson chose England

We love the Arnside-Silverdale AONB and the Lake District as it suits our passion for woodland and coast. The AONB is more tranquil than many areas of the Lakes, and we love walking here. There are also some great pubs and eateries in the locality.

We actually bought Rock Cottage with the idea of extending it to become our family home. However, we realised that the cottage is ideally suited as a holiday home as it is so characterful and in a stunning location and we love welcoming guests to stay.

What makes this cottage unique

Our favourite things to do at Rock Cottage:

* Go for a walk with our dog through the woods to the 'Fairy Steps' or down to the coast.

* Stop off for a pint during the above at the local dog-friendly pub with amazing views over the bay - perhaps you'll see the famous tidal bore coming in.

* Sit in the garden with a favourite book and hear only birdsong.

* Rustle up a simple, hearty supper on our fab range cooker.

* Throw some logs into the wood-burning stove and settle down for a cosy evening in. Decide whether it's a wine or hot-chocolate night!

* Collapse into the comfy king-size iron bed and know for sure that you won't be woken by traffic noise or street lights. You might hear an owl if you're lucky!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Beautifully renovated dog-friendly cottage in a lovely peaceful location. The cottage is a lovingly renovated spacious cottage with a fab range cooker. Local shops and pubs are very close (prob 2/3 mins in a car) and places like Kendal etc are easily accessible. This cottage is ideally located for visiting a number of Cumbria/Lake District areas and it's a real bonus that it's dog friendly.' Claire, Andy and Ruby the greyhound, Derby, September 2014.

'We have had a lovely rest in your beautiful cottage. Very relaxing - no traffic, no street lights. Long lie-ins every morning and cosy nights by the fire - bliss!! We would love to visit again!' Diane and Tim, Staffordshire.

'Cottage was ace. Fire and books/ DVDs combined well for chillin' evenings. Loved the location, esp. the woods, which our wee chaps romped about in with abandon.' Andy, Beth and sons, Glasgow.
Sep 2014
  • 1 of 1


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Milnthorpe in South Lakeland District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Lovely modern cottage bathroom
  • Newly installed family bathroom in a modern country style. Victorian bath and electric shower over, basin, toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Lovely king-size iron bed. Views into the woods.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Child Bed , Adult size 3ft bunk beds for 2. Cot available. Wood views.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size iron bed by Feather and Black; Bedroom 2 has full size 3ft wide bunk beds to sleep two. Both rooms enjoy views into the woods. High thread count cotton bedding. Cot available. Access to the master-bedroom is via the bunk bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Pet-friendly. A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs will be accepted for a small additional fee of £25 for 1 dog (£30 if you bring two dogs) to cover the cost of the additional cleaning we do after your hairy friend's stay and additional risks. Dogs must not be allowed upstairs or on furniture. The cottage is decorated with artwork inspired by the local natural landscape by a small number of artists including the owner. Selected pieces are available to buy. Silverdale and Arnside have an annual Arts Trail, and is home to an active artistic community, and several art galleries. Outside: Private garden overlooking the woods verdant with native woodland plants, rare ferns and wildlife. Patio with table and chairs for 4. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Good quality cotton towels and cotton bed linens are included. Other: Free unlimited wi-fi broadband.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Detached Character Cottage in the woods within Arnside-Silverdale AONB
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 19 reviews

Lovely, very quaint

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay, beautiful location, wonderfully warm cottage with everything you could need

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review Patricia. I'm glad to hear that you had a lovely stay and that Rock Cottage was warm and cosy for your winter break. I hope we can welcome you back one day. Best wishes Claire
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

A little gem with loads of character

  • 5 of 5

What a special little cottage. Rustic indeed, but most welcoming when you are wanting a weekend away to really disconnect to reconnect. Loads of little touches be it the grain fed dog food for the treasured pets, welcome bottle of red wine, cookies and fire kit. Attention to detail is wonderful, keeping in the theme of the Cottage. Comfy bed, playful kitchen and the fire place is the best. Best fish and chips ever in Arnside and very friendly people in neighbouring villages. We will be back. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Lovely little cottage, well situated and helpful owner.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely comfortable week exploring the lakes.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review Jo. Best wishes Claire
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very small. Very remote. But did the job.

  • 3 of 5

We are new parents with a baby of 3 Months and wanted a break with our new baby girl and our two chocolate Labrador dogs, this cottage seemed the perfect place for that.

As soon as we arrived down the very very narrow lane we took our bags in and was greeted by a lovely welcome pack. Once we put our bags down and looked around we couldn't quite believe how small it was. We felt very clostraphobic, with the cottage and also the lane which the cottage is on. So much so we came home a day early.

It was clean and well equipped and served a purpose but wasn't very enjoyable with so little space.

I feel it should be well stated that this would probably be more suited to a couple with a small dog, also that there isn't much room to park your car, to get to the main bedroom you have to go through another bedroom which isn't good for a sleeping baby, the lane isn't lit up at night so impossible to see where you are going with a pushchair.

We got to see the gorgeous Lake District so we thank you for that.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review Beth. I'm sorry to hear that Rock Cottage wasn't for you. I'd like to note to potential guests that Rock Cottage is situated on a single width country lane which is not particularly narrow for such a lane (I suppose this depends on context - if you're used to city driving only it will feel narrow) but to give an indication of size we have used a large Transit van to move furniture in and out of Rock Cottage and parked this in the space outside without any concern. The cottage is in the woods in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty yet only a couple of minutes stroll into the village, and a few hundred metres from the coast and a nice pub. 5 mins in the car takes you to the nearest town of Milnthorpe for supermarket and shops, with Kendal a 20 minute drive. The cottage is in a very tranquil spot with no street lighting, but with wildlife aplenty and only owl hoots to keep you awake at night time. We love the location. Please have a look at the photos to get a feel for the size of Rock Cottage - for us it's 'just right'.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 3

Rock Cottage Old Fishermans Cottage

  • 3 of 5

Lovely old fishermans cottage wonderful and peaceful break,warm and cosy, gave us everything we wanted, slight slip up on our part with the sleeping arrangements one king size bed and bunk beds was not ideal for our needs. We had gone on this weekend break as a celebration for my daughters 50th . As I am in my 70s the bunks were not ideal for either of us, my fault I hadn't realised when I booked.

This apart loved everything about the lovely Rock Cottage

Concidering the age of Rock Cottage it is very well maintained. The wood burner was a delight.

Yes I would recommend Rock Cottages to the right person

The stone steps up up to the cottage would not be ideal for everyone.

Anyone with a disability would not manage the steps

Or small children could not play out side

The steps are slippery when wet or icy, and a bit of a challenge in the dark

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review of Rock Cottage Jean. I'm glad you felt able to give a general endorsement for the cottage despite bunk beds not being ideal for you. We try hard to ensure that our listing clearly sets out the details of the bedroom accommodation and note that the cottage is unsuitable for guests with mobility issues so it's a little disappointing to receive a 3 star review on this basis but we will review how this information is presented. For the interest of other potential guests I should note that the main bedroom has a generous 5ft iron bed and the bunks in the adjoining second bedroom have full standard single bed size 3ft mattresses with plenty of height to sit up in bed to read, though we fully appreciate that these may not be to every adult's preference. Thankfully we've had no reports of accidents on the two sets of four stone steps in the garden, but obviously wouldn't advise those with toddlers to allow children to play in the cottage garden unattended. Our housekeeper puts rock salt on the steps and path before guests' arrival whenever frost is forecast, and this is left by the outhouse with a shovel for guests to top up during their stay if necessary.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 4

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and everything in it and about it was absolutely perfect. Beautiful magical surroundings and so peaceful. We enjoyed every moment of our visit to the area. Highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review Yvonne. I'd love to welcome you and your daughters back to Rock Cottage anytime! Best wishes Claire
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Car: recommended


5 minutes walk to the coastline with amazing long distance views. The sunset over the bay on a clear day is unforgettable.


300 metre stroll into the quiet village of Storth with Post office/shop and children's playground. 5 minutes walk to the coast and pub on the edge of the bay. Woodland trails from the doorstep! The delightful villages of Arnside, Silverdale, Milnthorpe and Leighton Moss RSPB are each a 5 minute drive away. The town of Kendal and the main attractions of the Lake District are a short drive.

Further Details:

The area is a haven for those wishing an active or relaxing holiday alike: beautiful scenery, wildlife and top eateries a-plenty, as well as a host of outdoor activities, and a multitude of interesting things to do for children and adults. We provide guests with lots of local information at the cottage on visitor attractions, good pubs and restaurants, as well as handy walking guides.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Milnthorpe, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer Term
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Bank Holiday and Half Term
26 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer Term
11 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
School Summer Holiday 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
31 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
5 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017 & New Year
18 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Valentine and Half Term
10 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
25 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Holidays
24 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover, flexible changeover days out of season. Arrive after 4pm, departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
We can often offer shorter stays during off-peak periods and if we have late availability at other times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar holiday rentals