Get ready for something special

You're in for a treat

If this is your first time staying with us then we can’t wait to meet you and if you’re returning then we very much look forward to welcoming you once again.

We like to think of Brackenthwaite Holidays as an experience more than anything else so please do take a look at the many ways we are sure your experience will be an unforgettable one.

Close to some of the most beautiful spots in England you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do. Incredible wildlife, stunning scenery, amazing walks and remarkable attractions await you. Take a look at our things to do page so you can get inspired and start planning right away. Plus, we’ve included some of our favourite pubs and cafes so you can have a look at these too.

If there’s anything at all we can help with please email us at or call 015395 63276. Whether it’s a local walk recommendation, a special occasion we can help with or any little extras you forgot to add when booking we really are here to help make your stay as special as possible so please do get in touch.

For directions to our humble abode and to see exactly where we are on the map simply visit the contact page.

Couples at Brackenthwaite Holidays
Easy E Ride Electric Bikes

Why not explore the area on an Ease E Ride electric bike?

Unlock the hidden gems of this picturesque region in a fun and eco-friendly way. You can find out more and book these amazing e-bikes now by clicking below and they’ll be delivered to you at Brackenthwaite Holidays.

proud owners and creators of the Brackenthwaite experience

Meet your hosts

Matthew Armistead

Matthew Armistead

Matthew has lived at Brackenthwaite all his life and has been involved with the holiday cottages since childhood, helping with Saturday changeovers and jobs around the site with his father. In addition to Brackenthwaite, Matthew had responsibility for looking after the topiary gardens at the world-renowned Levens Hall and established a successful gardening business. Today Matthew leads the operational side of the business and is passionate about providing the very best experience for guests whilst protecting and serving the natural world.


Harry Armistead

Harry was born and raised in Lancaster and nearby village of Halton in the 1980s and 90s. After leaving school, Harry spent some time travelling Australia returning to complete a course in Hospitality Management. After graduating, Harry pursued a career within hospitality and soon found himself working at sea for Princess Cruises. Since then, Harry has furthered his experience and education in business management and now enjoys creating new connections and relationships with businesses on behalf of Brackenthwaite Holidays. 

Harry Armistead



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