The Old Farmhouse

Arnside & Silverdale, Cartmel & Peninsulas

  • Awaiting Grading
  • A beautifully converted 17th-century farmhouse.

You can book this property from:

  • £837 per week
  • £120 per night
  • Awaiting Grading


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 single beds


  • Towels provided
  • Bath


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Countryside views


  • Cot


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC
  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Brackenthwaite Farm is situated in Yealand in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty nestled between the two coastal villages of Silverdale and Arnside in the beautiful south of Cumbria along the coastlines and peninsulas. Dating back to the 17th Century and built around a courtyard this group of family owned stone cottages with character features have been converted from the original farm buildings to create truly wonderful living spaces on this former working farm.

With excellent walking and cycling from the door, these dog friendly properties have an abundance of exploration and discovery from the get go including cycling and walking. The attractive coastal village of Arnside is also just a short journey in the car with stunning coastal walks or try Arnside Knott with its breathtaking views of the surrounding area including the Bay, Cumbrian peninsulas and the Lake District's mountains. You can also walk to Warton Crag or walk through Leighton Hall grounds to Leighton Moss Bird Reserve which hosts superb facilities. The reserve is also a renowned location for bird watching where you can catch a glimpse of many variety of bird. From here by rail in less than 10 minutes in one direction visit Carnforth station, one of the shooting location for the iconic film, Brief Encounter. In the other direction hop on the train to Arnside and in a few minutes arrive at Arnside itself or continue on to the appealing Edwardian town of Grange Over Sands. With so many options available to you straight from your front door, you'll be presented with a wealth of cute Cumbrian towns to discover.

Make sure to keep an eye out for Dora the Explorer too! The resident hen will be milling around the yard introducing herself with a few clucks. You can also purchase her free range eggs to rustle up back in the kitchen too! 

There are good pubs in Silverdale and Arnside but also Yealand and Beetham too, in fact you will be spoilt for choice and there are a plethora of local walks with through fields and woodland in all directions. Don’t forget fairy steps which is a local walk between Beetham and Arnside and see if you can pass down the steps to be granted a wish if you can reach the top of the gorge without touching the sides! 

Within easy reach is also Kirkby Lonsdale the delightful historic village with excellent eateries, independent shops as well as stunning walks by the river and Devils Bridge. Why not take in one of Ruskin's favourite view from the riverside with a fantastic walk from the Devil's Bridge to the Radical Steps? Easily reached and on route to Kendal how about visiting Levens Hall with its superb gardens and fascinating history of the allegedly haunted house with superb history within the gardens with world class topiary and the alleged haunted house. Kendal the gate way to the lakes and Sizergh Castle are just another ten minutes away and are both interesting to visit.

Brackenthwaite farm is surrounded by fields and in fact the owners have devised a nature trail from the door for guests to enjoy. There is walking and cycling from the door in abundance in this rural setting yet it is well placed for further exploration of the south Lakeland area and beyond. With the ever changing colours of nature and the wonderful vistas in this area this quieter corner is somewhat a hidden gem which is wonderful for relaxing and exploring on your holiday in any season.

The old farmhouse is a beautifully converted 17th Century traditional stone building offering spacious accommodation for 6 people.

There are plenty of period features throughout the house with exposed beams and traditional rustic features. Downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen including washer/dryer and dishwasher, providing everything you need for your stay. There is a separate dining room just off the kitchen with countryside views. The comfortable lounge provides a fantastic area to relax and unwind after a days exploring.

There are 3 generously sized bedrooms upstairs, a king size and two twin rooms, upstairs there is also the family bathroom with separate bath and walk-in shower.

Outside there is a private seating area providing unspoilt views of the rolling countryside and lake land fells and off road parking to the front whilst to the rear there is a private courtyard accessed down steps .

NB: There are stables available should you wish to bring your pony on holiday please contact the office for details. If using the stone steps at the rear care must be taken when wet or in cold conditions as they may be slippy .A hand rail is provided .A cot and high chair is available on request.