Monthly Archives - December 2019

4 Things That Make Silverdale The Perfect Place To Visit

Silverdale is a great place to be, and it has a great deal to offer to both those who live there, and people visiting the area alike. There is so much to see and do, and the peaceful countryside location makes it the ideal village to escape to if you need to relax and recuperate.

There are so many wonderful reasons to visit Silverdale, and we thought we would talk you through a few of the best.


Lots of great walks

Silverdale is a fabulous place for those who love a good walk. The seaside location offers a beautiful beach to wander along, with views across Morecambe Bay and plenty to see. There are coves along the coastline to explore, and plenty of wildlife to be seen, particularly the various species of birds who call the sands home.

Take a wander through Eaves Wood, where you will find ancient yew trees, and be able to soak up the tranquil atmosphere. In spring, you can enjoy a carpet of bluebells and other wildflowers including primroses, violets, and wood anemone.


Wonderful wildlife

The Arnside and Silverdale area is the perfect place for any nature or wildlife lover, with an abundance of wonderful flora and fauna to be seen. When walking in Silverdale and neighbouring Arnside, be sure to keep an eye out for butterflies, birds and wildflowers.

Silverdale is home to a fantastic nature reserve that you can visit, RSPB Leighton Moss, which is the largest reed bed in North West England perfect for catching starling murmurations in the winter months.


Awesome art

If you’re an art lover, then it may surprise you to hear that Silverdale has its fair share of artistic endeavours to enjoy, including its very own Art Trail. The Silverdale Art Trail usually takes place on the last weekend in June, and artwork is exhibited in locations across the village, including artists’ homes and studios, outdoors, and in schools.


Great accommodation

Call us biased, but we believe that our collection of cosy cottages nestled in the village of Silverdale are a great reason to visit in their own right. If you’re somebody who really loves that home from home feeling when you’re on holiday, then our cottages are the perfect fit for you. In fact, booking a holiday cottage can often be much better than a hotel.

With log burners to keep you cosy in the winter months and private gardens to enjoy during the summer months, you’ll feel right at home. We also have pet-friendly cottages available, which means you don’t need to leave four-legged family members at home when you visit us.

Self-catering means that you are able to have complete freedom during your stay. Cook your own meals, or enjoy sampling the various fantastic restaurants in the local area, including our very own pub, The Royal, where we serve a fantastic menu of freshly cooked dishes made from the finest locally sourced ingredients.


These are just a few of the many reasons why Silverdale is a wonderful place to visit, so why don’t you come and see for yourself? Get in touch with us today if you have any questions, we’d love to speak to you.

3 Reasons to Choose a Holiday Cottage in North Lancashire in 2020

With 2020 just around the corner, it’s a great time to start thinking about those holidays and weekend getaways that you want to plan for the coming year. Whether you’ve got a special occasion coming up in 2020 or you are just thinking of taking some time away for a relaxing break, a getaway to one of our holiday cottages in North Lancashire would be just perfect. So if you’re considering your destination, here are just a few reasons to choose one of our holiday cottages.


The Perfect Location

North Lancashire has a lot to offer as a holiday destination, with excellent links to big nearby major cities as well as beautiful natural surroundings right on our doorstep. The Lake District is just a short drive from our cottages so you can take a daytrip to one of the most beautiful parts of the world easily.

If you don’t fancy the drive, you can always stay close to home and enjoy some of the local sights. Arnside & Silverdale is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so you’ll be able to walk around the local area and take in some of the most beautiful views just outside of our holiday cottages.


Luxurious Accommodation

All of our holiday cottages are stylishly decorated and furnished and feature all of the home comforts you could possibly want. With comfortable and cosy living spaces and bedrooms as well as fully equipped kitchens, you’ll get the ease and comfort of being at home but the luxury of a proper holiday.

Our cottages benefit from a range of features including log burners, king-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms and private gardens. Whatever time of year you visit, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the facilities, sitting in front of the log fire in winter or sunning yourself in the private garden in the summer.


No Need to Spend a Fortune

Just because you’re booking a holiday doesn’t mean that it needs to break the bank. In fact, if you choose one of our holiday cottages, you’ll be able to enjoy a particularly cost-effective holiday, leaving you with more money to spend on exploring the local area or going out for meals.

Not only are you likely to save money on accommodation, you can also save money on typical holiday activities as you’ll be able to take advantage of the fully-fitted kitchen, the proximity to plenty of free or reasonably priced attractions, and the luxurious home away from home which will tempt you to spend evenings in!


There are plenty of reasons why a Holgates holiday cottage is perfect for your 2020 holiday, but if you’re not quite convinced yet, just take a look at our selection of cottages you could book. You can check their availability and book your stay online, or if you would like to find out a bit more or you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to help.

Why Choose a Self-Catering Holiday in Silverdale?

Are you thinking of visiting Silverdale in the near future? There are plenty of reasons that we think that this beautiful area should be top of your staycation destination list. From its incredible surroundings, ideal location for those looking to explore the Lakes and beyond and more, why wouldn’t you want to stay in such a perfect place?

Self-catering gives you full control over your holiday. All too often, accommodation with set meals can offset your daily plans, especially when food is included in the price you pay to stay.

So, why is a self-catering cottage holiday perfect if you’re looking to stay in Silverdale?


Save Money

By being in charge of your own budget for food, you can spend as little or as much as you want to when you choose to self-cater.

As mentioned above, accommodation that includes meals such as breakfast will adjust their prices of a stay to accommodate this, meaning that, if you’re not someone who likes eating breakfast, for example, you’ll be paying out money for a meal you won’t be eating.

Self-catering gives you the control to decide what, if and when you eat without additional charges to cover meals you won’t be enjoying! Go to the local shop and buy your favourite produce at prices you know you can afford and create meals that you know you’ll enjoy for less!


Plan Your Own Schedule

Being on the edge of the Lake District, we see a lot of walking enthusiasts in the Silverdale area who are up and raring to take on some of the most famous walks at the crack of dawn. This often means getting up and out before many hotels and B&B’s even start serving breakfast.

On the other hand, there are those people who enjoy relaxing and having a lie-in while they’re on holiday, often missing designated breakfast times in order to get a few more hours sleep. Wouldn’t it be perfect if you could balance it all?

With self-catering, you can. Wake up when you want, cook your food when you want and enter and leave at whatever time you wish. What’s more, you can eat in complete comfort and privacy for that home from home feeling! It’s your holiday, after all - why should you be constrained by time restrictions beyond your control?


Eat What YOU Want

Food is a very personal thing and when on holiday, why shouldn’t you be able to eat what you want? Whether you have food allergies, specific diets or just like being able to make your own food,  being able to eat something you enjoy should be expected while on holiday.

By choosing a self-catering holiday, you’ll be able to have anything you want to eat, whenever you want it. Fancy cake for breakfast at 11 am? Why not! Have a favourite sandwich filling that you know won’t be available anywhere? Make it yourself and enjoy it!

By having the freedom to eat what you want to, we guarantee that you’ll enjoy your holiday more! After all, where’s the fun in settling for a meal that you know you don’t want but is the only thing on the menu that you’d like?

If you’re self-catering, you also have the freedom to explore the local area and sample some of the wonderful food on offer in the local pubs and restaurants, too.

We’d love for you to join us at The Royal for a meal during your stay, where we serve freshly cooked dishes made with the finest seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.


Here at Holgates, we have a wide range of self-catering holiday cottages available in the heart of Silverdale, giving you the opportunity to have the best holiday possible with everything in your control - especially your food choices!

If you’d like more information on any of our holidays, cottages and more, please feel free to get in touch with our team today or check availability on our website.