Welcome to Number 43
5 Star Gold B&B
So much happened in 2018 and we are looking forward to 2019. Redecoration in progress, staff wondering how many times guests will be able to enjoy eating breakfast on the terrace, watching the swans and wading birds patrol the estuary.
As one guest commented: - Arnside really is a village for all seasons’, we agree, so accessible yet so unspoilt.
At Number 43 we have been enjoying the frosty mornings, looking across at the snow on the Lakeland Fells . Roads are clear and Arnside’s 5 minutes of snow melted as it hit the pavements.
Arnside really is a hidden gem, home to the second smallest AONB in the UK. At the turn of the twentieth century Arnside was an important boat building centre. Crossfields made fishing boats and yachts in the village and were the leading builders of Morecambe Bay Prawners or Lancashire Nobbies, used to catch prawns, shrimps and flounder in the Irish Sea. Crossfields also built Arthur Ransome’s boat, 'Swallow'.
I am constantly amazed when guests say, ‘we have not explored the village and area’ when they check out. Instead they join the traffic jams heading to the honey pot areas.
Apart from pottering around the village, drinking in the views, exploring the shops, pubs and galleries it is said there are walks (rambles & ambles) for everyday of the year. (The only person who has ever got lost and ended up in Silverdale (twice) was the editor of The Lonely Planet Guide).
Snowdrops are flowering, spring is around the corner and our
Muddy Boots Offer is proving really popular.