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Middle Bank

Crosthwaite (Nr Lyth Valley), Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
3
star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Quaint stone cottage sleeping four guests
  • Situated next to its sister property in the grounds of Crossthwaite house, in the picturesque Lake District National Park
  • Beautifully converted barn with an abundance of well-maintained original features
  • Pretty garden with seating area overlooking the surrounding countryside and the Lythe Valley
  • Located just a fifteen-minute drive from the shores of Lake Windermere
  • Ideal location for exploring this attractive region with Kendal lying just 6.5 miles away
Property code: LCC34

This property is located in the eastern region of the Lake District National Park, between the shores of Lake Windermere and the historic town of Kendal. Kendal makes a great destination for a day trip, with several shopping arcades and some stunning architecture, as well as two castles, and two museums. Heading in the opposite direction, visitors will come to the eastern shore of Lake Windermere and the lakeside town of Bowness, which is a great place to sign up for a range of watersports, or join one of the leisure craft which run up and down the lake. For those who want to enjoy the area around the lake from dryland, why not head for Fell Foot, an expansive lakeside park offering lakeside walks, plenty of space for picnics, and a children’s adventure playground.

The front door of this property opens and leads into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. This room has a lovey cosy feel thanks to the original period features, including the dark wood beams. The lounge area is located towards the front of the room, a relaxing space with comfortable chairs, a TV/DVD, and DAB radio. The dining area sits close to the lounge, whilst the kitchen is situated towards the rear of the room and is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine, whilst the tumble dryer can be found in a separate shared laundry room. Stairs lead up to the first floor where there are two bedrooms, the first of which is a pretty double room with a window seat and cupboard alcove adding to the room’s character. The second bedroom has a super-king bed, which can be made up as a twin on request, and from which a door opens onto an exterior veranda. The bathroom can also be found on the first floor and offers a shower overbath and WC.

There is access from the living space into the attractive enclosed shared garden through a low 'windoor' (as in photos) which consists of a patio seating area with garden furniture and a BBQ, beyond which there is a lawn offering panoramic views of the Lythe Valley. There is parking for two cars , one car has a designated space to the side of the property, the other can park off road near to the property.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 super-king (can be made up as a twin by request)
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • TV/DVD and DAB radio
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Tumble dryer available in a shared laundry room
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed shared garden
  • Shop 6 miles, pub within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Charlotte Scott

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Charlotte.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alan, 25th May 2024

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Lovely cosy cottage in ideal location to explore the Lakes. Stayed for 5 nights - me and my wife, and our two boys (15 & 11) plus two dogs. Hosts are lovely, great pub round the corner. Cottage has everything you need and felt at home immediately. Even the dogs were very happy. Would love to return again.

Reviewed by Colin, 20th May 2024

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Lovely little cottage with all the home comforts. Cracking location and extremely quiet. Ok if dogs don't mind mixing if others are in shared garden. Many nice dog friendly pubs about. Thinking of returning already

Reviewed by Shannen, 14th April 2024

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Great cottage however the shared garden can be a little bit of a pain when you have a dog which is not particularly dog friendly and owners dogs came to window and would bark however they are friendly dogs when outside with them!

Reviewed by Ellina, 8th April 2024

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Reviewed by Marian, 26th December 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely area. We loved our break here!

Reviewed by Alan, 20th October 2023

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The perfect few days away for the two of us plus our two four legged friends. The owners were very friendly and helpful and we found the cottage was as we expected. Some nice walks in the area and some very nice pub/restaurants too.

Reviewed by Laura, 16th September 2023

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Lovely, quiet, cozy cottage that pretty much has everything you need. Very dog friendly. There are some fab pubs and walks with beautiful views nearby. We really enjoyed our stay here and would love to come back if we are in the area again.

Reviewed by Mark, 9th September 2023

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Lovely place to visit

Reviewed by Karen, 2nd September 2023

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Great location with amazing views. Lovely cottage with everything you need and amazing mattresses. Very good area for relaxing and safe for our dogs. Will be back

Reviewed by Sarah, 26th August 2023

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Reviewed by Julian, 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Michael, 20th May 2023

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Once again a great stay in Middlebank. A perfect place to stay.

Reviewed by Isaac, 8th April 2023

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The Cottage is a great little find. It's Cosy, but has everything we needed for a week's stay in the Lakes. We are a family of four with a dog and we had no problem fitting in the place. The steps / small door to the garden would be a challenge to someone who's unsteady, but you can get round the side. When we arrived there was one dishwasher tab, Read more3 laundry tabs, some instant coffee, cooking oil spray and a pint of milk. The nearest shop is a good drive, so do take anything else you might need. Hide

Reviewed by Frances, 1st April 2023

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Lovely cottage in great location. Very dog friendly.

Reviewed by Georgina, 1st January 2023

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Loved our stay at Middle Bank and will definitely stay again if we can. Lovely hosts, and can highly recommend, thank you!

Reviewed by Howard, 26th December 2022

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Nice little cottage in a good location for driving to the local towns and attractions. Well equipped with a proper kitchen, large bedrooms too.

Reviewed by Michael, 3rd December 2022

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As usual a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Mike, 5th November 2022

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Stayed here many times, delightful as always

Reviewed by Jacqueline, 29th October 2022

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Lovely quaint cottage in an ideal location for getting to the various attractions in the Lakes. Would definitely recommend and will stay again.

Reviewed by Michael, 19th October 2022

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Lovely cottage in a perfect location. Great views and walks from the minute you step outside. It's in a quiet location but very easy to get to Windermere, Kendal, Keswick. The Punch Bowl pub is a 2 minute walk away and well worth a visit as is The Black Labrador PH that's less than 2 miles from the cottage. The cottage itself has everything you neeRead mored and more and is pleasure to return to and relax after a day travelling the lakes. We'll definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Judith, 16th October 2022

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Reviewed by Richard, 21st September 2022

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The property is delightful and well kitted out. The garden was perfect for our dogs and the views are superb. Very well located with fantastic hosts and would highly recommend a stay.

Reviewed by Stephen, 12th September 2022

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Very friendly and helpful great for our 2 dogs only 2 problems we had were the door to the garden is only a large window which proved difficult for my wife and father-in-law to get through. The lounge area only had seating for 3 but it would be difficult to regig the space and still have room for the dinning table. This said I am not complaining orRead more trying to put people off just being honest. The facilities provided are second to non and we had a great time and would go back with no hesitation 5* Hide

Reviewed by Alexandra, 27th August 2022

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Peaceful. Close to good restaurants. Wonderful hosts. Huge number of interesting places to visit. Very sorry to go home!

Reviewed by Vicki, 13th August 2022

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A great base for our stay. Very cosy and everything we needed. A warm welcome and we loved the owners dogs.

Reviewed by Master, 30th July 2022

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Reviewed by GLENN, 2nd July 2022

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Good location and very helpful.

Reviewed by Steve, 25th June 2022

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