Hollins Cottage

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages

If you’re looking to escape to somewhere with beautiful scenery and incredible walks, then the Silverdale & Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is waiting to welcome you. It’s the ideal place to bring your furry friends for a holiday too. Staying at dog friendly cottages allows you to bring your pets with you, so they can join in your adventure. Bring your dog on holiday to Lancashire and it’ll be joyfully swimming in lakes and bounding up mountains with you in no time. There are a number of pet friendly holiday cottages in Lancashire, that are perfect for those who want to be able to experience everything the area has to offer, but want to be able to share it with their dog.    

Our Dog & Pet friendly Cottages

We understand that your pet is part of your family. Our pet friendly cottages in Lancashire are designed for you to bring your dog with you on your holiday. Our pet-friendly cottages can be booked all year round. Each pet-friendly cottage allows one pet per booking with a fee of £40.00. Our dog-friendly cottages include our Hollins Cottage and Cove Lodge, both of which are ready to welcome you and your pup for a holiday filled with exploration and adventure. All of our cottages come with access to the facilities at Silverdale Holiday Park, which includes a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room plus kids indoor and outdoor play areas.  

Hollins Cottage

Hollins Cottage, tucked in on the edge of our 5-star holiday park at Hollins Farm, is ready to welcome you, your family and your pet to the Silverdale & Arnside AONB. Hollins Cottage is perfect for your family getaway, sleeping up to 6 humans and one four-legged friend. The cottage has been exquisitely decorated and kitted out with everything a family will need. There’s a private walled garden so you can sit outside and stunning views across Morecambe Bay. The cottage is situated next to the holiday park but also amongst the working farm, so you’ll have a break with a difference. While Hollins Cottage is happy to welcome your pup, there’s only one allowed per booking and there’s an additional fee of £40.00.  

Cove Lodge

If you want to escape to a private dog friendly holiday cottage, then Cove Lodge is perfect for you. Cove Lodge sleeps up to 4 people and is just moments away from the sea in a secluded corner of Silverdale. With a large private garden and a beautifully furnished interior, complete with art from local artists, Cove Lodge is perfect for you, your family and your best four-legged friend. The cottage has a log-burner with a starter kit, making it an excellent option at any time of year. If you want to bring your pooch with you to Cove Lodge you’ll need to pay an additional fee of £40.00. Dogs are limited to one per booking.  

Dog friendly days out in the lake district

The Lake District is just a short drive from our dog-friendly holiday cottages, and it’s the perfect place to take your dog for a day out. Whether you want to visit a distillery, go on a lake cruise or simply take your dog on a hike, there’s a dog-friendly day out in the Lake District for you. Below you’ll find a few suggestions for a day out with your dog in the Lake District.
  • The Lakes Distillery - learn all about the distillation process and stock up on some excellent spirits.
  • Windermere Lake Cruises - see Windermere from the water and take your pup with you. Enjoy stunning views and learn all about the lake and surrounding area.
  • Yew Tree Barn - explore a barn filled with Antiques and other wonders, along with an on-site blacksmith and cafe.
  • Lakeland Motor Museum - learn everything you’d ever want to know about the humble automobile and discover vintage cars, all with your dog in tow!
A number of attractions allow dogs in their gardens and cafes too, but it’s always worth checking that attraction’s website before you go, just in case. You can find dog friendly pubs around the Lake District as well as around Morecambe, Lancashire.   

Local dog friendly things to do

If you want to stay a little closer to your cottage, there are so many dog-friendly things to do in the Silverdale & Arnside AONB too, as well as Lancaster and Kendal and the wider Lancashire area, all of which are just a short journey away. For starters, there are numerous wonderful walks in the Silverdale & Arnside AONB that are perfect for your dog. You could visit the Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, as long as you keep your dog on a lead, or you could take your dog to the park at Leighton Hall. The Lakeland Miniature Village is just a short journey away and is welcoming to dogs too. Check out guides for things to do in Silverdale and things to do in Arnside for more ideas. Levens Hall, on the way up to Kendal, welcomes dogs on the Levens Kitchen Terrace and in the areas surrounding it. Dogs are welcome on the Sizergh Castle estate too, although they can’t go in the main gardens. Check out our guide on things to do in Kendal for more suggestions. All of these areas have a host of walks and other activities that are welcoming to dogs too. Each location has a selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants that allow dogs, but it’s always worth checking on an individual basis before you go, just in case.

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.

Why Renting a Holiday Cottage is Better Than a Hotel

Most of us are used to simply booking a hotel whenever we’re away, whether it’s for a couple of nights for a full week or two, but renting out a holiday cottage is often a much better alternative, especially if you’re going to be visiting for a while. And when your holiday cottage is located right on the doorstep of the Lake District and North Lancashire, it makes even more sense! Here are some of the reasons why we believe renting out your own holiday cottage is a much smarter alternative than a hotel room for your next trip away.  


The price is obviously one of the most important things that people take into account when looking for a place to stay, especially if you’re travelling with the family. While people often assume that hotels are always cheaper than holiday cottages, this isn’t necessarily always the case. Especially if you’re looking at a longer stay, you should be able to find cottages which are of a similar price to a hotel room, if not cheaper in some cases. Staying at a holiday cottage is especially cost-effective if you’re travelling in a larger group. Not only are you spreading the cost between more people, but you’ll save money by occasionally cooking your own meals. If you would like to eat out in the area, why not read our post on the best pubs and restaurants in Arnside?  

Better for Families

Travelling with a young family can sometimes be a challenge, but having your own holiday cottage can help to make things that little bit easier. As mentioned, being able to cook your own meals is a huge bonus, as you can cater to your children’s specific tastes and not have to worry about them being picky eaters if you were heading out for food. Older kids will also have their own space away from mum and dad where they can relax if they want to, and if you have younger children, you can sit in the living area and chill out after you’ve put the kids to bed in their own rooms.  

More Relaxed

Staying in your own holiday cottage is a much more laidback affair and really allows you to immerse yourself in the local community of wherever it is that you’re staying. Especially if you’re staying for a long period of time, you can really settle in and make the cottage your home for the week.  As well as cooking your own meals you’ll have all the other amenities from home that you’re used to, like a washing machine and dryer, private bed and bathrooms and an outdoor area to sit and have a BBQ (weather permitting!). Overall, the pace is just a lot more chilled out at a holiday cottage and you’ll actually feel comfortable just relaxing at home, much more than you would do in a tiny hotel room.  


On top of this, it’s nice just to have your own space, where you know that you won’t be disturbed. While some people won’t enjoy the lack of room service, housekeeping or concierge, for others, the idea of being left completely alone for the week sounds like bliss! You also won’t have any noisy neighbours to worry about. Holiday cottages are also much larger than standard hotel rooms, so even within the cottage, you’ll be able to get a little time to yourself if you wish.  

Home Comforts

Often, it’s the little things that make a holiday cottage really feel like home, rather than anything flashy. Simple things such as having normal cutlery and your own dining table to sit down and eat at, or being able to sit down in your dressing gown on the sofa and watch Netflix all help to make a holiday cottage feel a million miles away from a hotel room. But don’t just take out word for it! To find out the joys of renting your own holiday cottage here in Silverdale, be sure to check out our collection of cottages here at Holgates.

Book your May Bank Holiday getaway … in our brand new Holiday Cottage on Hollins Farm!

As the Easter Bank Holiday draws to an end, you may be feeling the back-to-work blues. However, you won't be feeling down for long, as May has not one ... but two bank holiday weekends! This is the perfect time to discover our self-catered holiday cottages, including 'Hollins Cottage' the latest addition to Holgates Cottage Collection; located on Hollins Farm.

Hollins Cottage officially opens on Friday 3rd May, and is available to reserve now!

Whilst we all wish for the stunning weather we have experienced this weekend there are no guarantees, making our holiday cottages the perfect choice as you can have a fantastic time no matter the weather! Only an hour from the Lake District, our holiday cottages are perfect for a family get together, or a relaxing couples retreat. You are bound to find something that suits your taste from our variety of 2 and 3 bed cottages, all located in and around Silverdale. To find out more about our individual cottages, and book your stay throughout the year, simply explore our website.   

Bank Holiday Availability:

May Day Bank Holiday (3rd - 6th May)
  • NEW! Hollins Cottage - Our newest cottage, sleeping up-to 6 people in the heart of our working farm. Hollins Cottage is pet friendly!
  • Cove Lodge - The perfect country escape, sleeping up-to 4 people. Cove Lodge is pet friendly!
Spring Bank Holiday (24th - 27th May)
  • NEW! Hollins Cottage - Our newest cottage, sleeping up-to 6 people in the heart of our working farm. Hollins Cottage is pet friendly!
  • The Pepper Pot - Located in the heart of Silverdale village, sleeping up-to 4 people.
All of our holiday cottages are open 12 months of the year, find a break that works around you with our availability checker!