The fact that Number 43 won the prestigious ‘Best Guest Accommodation In England 2011’ title, an accolade awarded annually by national tourism body VisitEngland, tells you a great deal about the calibre of accommodation on offer.
But, the truth is, you’ll still be wowed when you visit this beautifully-appointed, five-star gold-rated boutique guest house for yourself.
It’s located in the village of Arnside on the southern edge of the Lake District and, once you step outside the front door, you’ll find yourself immersed in some of the most breathtaking surroundings in the country. With awe-inspiring sunsets and entrancing views over the Kent Estuary towards the Lakeland Fells, you’ll feel like you’re a world away from the crowds, yet Windermere and the central lakes are just a short drive away.
Many visitors are surprised to learn that Arnside has its own train station, which is just a few minutes’ walk along the promenade from Number 43. Amazingly, you can hop on a train at London’s Euston Station and escape to the tranquillity of Arnside in just two hours and 20 minutes!
A fabulous make-over, which formed part of a major renovation project, has transformed Number 43 into one of the most stylish guest houses in the country and earned it a string of top awards.
The interior is modern and understated, with an emphasis on the quality of the fixtures, fittings and finishing touches. Beautiful natural materials, like solid oak, make the style statements.
The front terrace is a paradise for artists and photographers; relax there at the end of the day with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. The secluded rear terrace has a working Victorian fireplace and original art work, making it a fantastic place to unwind with a Number 43 barbecue pack on summer evenings.
Guests can also make use of the relaxing lounge, which has fabulous views, gentle background music and a great choice of glossy books. An honesty bar in the dining room means that there’s no need to ever let your glass run low.
The guest bedrooms are decorated in a soothing palette of whites and furnished with Lloyd Loom and contemporary oak furniture. The soft furnishings and wall coverings are by The Designers Guild.
All the rooms have Egyptian cotton sheets; thick, fluffy bathrobes; flat-screen televisions; Bose sound systems; a range of complimentary refreshments, including sherry, fresh coffee, homemade biscuits and even Kendal mint cake; free wireless internet access; and REN products in the luxurious en suites.
The two suites have binoculars so that guests can observe the estuary’s wildlife. The bath in Suite Two affords a fantastic view of the estuary, enabling you to enjoy a soak whilst watching the sun go down.
Prices for the six double rooms range from £120 to £185 per night, or from £98 to £165 for single occupancy.
Breakfast is served in the communal dining room or on the terrace in summer. Options include freshly squeezed orange juice, baskets of pastries, porridge with honey and sugar, homemade granola and a traditional Cumbrian breakfast featuring local farmer Peter Gott’s famous Cumberland sausage and black pudding.
You have found a wonderful place to stay and Boutique and Breakfast is committed to giving you a personalised service so that you can find the right room at the right price. Simply fill in our enquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive a response from Number 43 tailored to your needs. This will be in the form of either a telephone call or an email.