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Chapel House

Arkholme, Cumbria
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Swimming pool
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning rural retreat set within a beautiful 12-acre estate
  • Enjoy lazy days lounging by the outdoor pool or reading a book in the summer house
  • Just 6 miles from the quaint village of Kirkby Lonsdale with its cobbled streets and quirky boutiques
Property code: SZ124

Escape to the country in this spectacular family home, which sleeps ten guests and boasts three dining areas and two reception rooms. Enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool, followed by a day exploring the Yorkshire Dales or Lake District National Park.

Located in the peaceful hamlet of Arkholme, not far from Kirkby Lonsdale, this property sleeps up to ten people in five lovely bedrooms. It’s set in 12 acres of grounds, with an outdoor heated swimming pool that’s a delight for families hoping to enjoy a luxurious staycation in Cumbria, with both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park nearby. This charming house will make for an unforgettable holiday base for you and your family or friends. Two dogs are also welcome to join in on the fun too as this property is pet friendly.

Arkholme itself has a traditional and friendly pub. There are plenty of local footpaths on offer and the quieter country roads in the area are a popular choice with cyclists. The pretty market town of Kirkby Lonsdale has a great choice of eateries as well as quirky independent shops, perfect for indulging in a spot of retail therapy. Visit the famous Devil's Bridge at the eastern end of the town; a scheduled ancient monument, this impressive three-arched bridge is now a popular meeting point and a great spot to enjoy a picnic lunch. Be sure to check out Ruskin's View over the River Lune too, you'll soon see why the poet dubbed this "one of the loveliest views in England".

With both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales within easy reach, why not spend some time exploring both? Head to nearby Ingleton where you can enjoy the popular Waterfalls Trail or visit the stunning White Scar Caves, before enjoying a treat from the popular bakery in the village. Bowness and Windermere in the heart of the South Lakes are a scenic 40-minute drive away and have plenty to entertain all, from attractions and museums to fantastic walking opportunities for all abilities.

As you enter the property, to the right off the grand entrance hallway is the elegant living room. It’s a lovely, light-filled room thanks to the large sash windows, and the chesterfield-style sofas face each other making this a wonderful social space. The cosy snug is ever so inviting, with its jewel-coloured sofa and two matching armchairs. There's a Smart TV in here for entertainment too, perfect for relaxing evenings in.

The country-style kitchen has an AGA as well an additional electric oven and hob. There's also a microwave, toaster, kettle and useful dishwasher too, though with the lovely view over the garden from the sink, you might not mind a bit of washing up! A round table and five chairs are perfect for grabbing a bite to eat or for keeping the cook company. An additional breakfast room houses another round dining table and chairs; from here, sliding doors lead onto the patio. A separate, more formal dining room has a large wooden dining table that can seat up to ten. This elegant room with its feature fireplace and original beams will make every mealtime feel special.

Also on the ground floor is a useful utility room with an additional WC.

Onwards and upwards up the grand staircase to the first floor, where you'll find the five bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The first bedroom you come to is a super-king-size room with a wonderful view over the garden. This bedroom also has its own en-suite bathroom with WC, washbasin and shower over the bath. Next up are the two lovely twin rooms. Both rooms are light, bright and airy and can also be made up as super-king-sizes upon request. The first of the two family bathrooms can be found along the landing, in between the twin rooms. This bathroom is bright and modern with a WC, washbasin, bath and separate shower. Because the property is old. there is low water pressure in some of the bathrooms. The nature of the property means that the pressure is unable to be increased any further.

The next bedroom you come to is a wonderful super-king-size room; with dual aspect windows, it's a lovely room for indulging in a relaxing lie in with your morning cuppa. Next along the landing is the third and final bathroom. In here you'll find a WC, washbasin and shower over bath. Last but by no means least is the lovely king-size room.

The house sits in 12 acres of grounds, with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside. A wonderful patio area by the rear of the house is where you'll find the star of the show - a fantastic swimming pool! The summerhouse on the corner of the patio is a great chillout space and the patio also has an outdoor table and chairs, ideal for a spot of al fresco dining. Down a couple of steps from the patio is the large lawn that's perfect for adults, children and dogs alike to run off any extra energy! You'll be tempted to spend most of your time out here, making the most of the swimming pool and the extensive grounds.

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 super king-size, 2 twins (can be made up into super king-size bedrooms on request) and 1 king-size
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with shower over the bath and WC, 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC. Separate WC on ground floor.
  • AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher
  • Open fire
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Extensive grounds including a patio, lawn, summerhouse, and outdoor swimming pool
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub 0.5 miles, restaurants 6 miles
  • Please be advised that the swimming pool is open between the end of May and October only
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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