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Bank House

Ullswater, Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional family home in the heart of rural Cumbria
  • Lovingly presented with a lounge, sitting room and sunny garden room
  • Boasting a private garden with far-reaching views of the delightful surroundings
Property code: SZ054

Get back to nature with a stay in this remarkable holiday home, decorated throughout with traditional interiors and stunning views of the surrounding fells.

Just 3 miles from the banks of Ullswater lake and with the Lake District’s many mountainous regions close by, this property offers the ideal base for those hoping to explore the great outdoors. Flock to Ullswater for wild swimming, boating or water sports, or perhaps just embrace a calming walk with your dog. Be sure to wander past the Aira Force Waterfall (2.5 miles), truly a sight to behold. Simply set off from your doorstep to hike or bike across the nearby fells, always ensuring to stop by a local pub on the way home. Or, for more options in dining and drinking, the local town of Keswick is well worth the short drive (11.5 miles).

Surrounded by mature gardens and with climbing plants clinging to the facade, head inside and find plenty of spacious rooms with traditional elements and decor maintained. Leave muddy boots in the porch and venture into the dining room, a grand area with space for all to dine together. Carry on through to the farmhouse kitchen which also features a breakfast table, perfect for keeping the designated cook company. Here you’ll find a traditional AGA, electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. Further along on the ground floor is a versatile utility room with a large freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer along with a downstairs WC. Finally, the ground floor presents three relaxing rooms that are perfect for unwinding. The first is a sunny garden room with a sofa for taking in the views and the second is a traditional sitting room with a wood burner and an abundance of books to choose from. Completing this floor is a traditional lounge with TV/DVD, a second wood burner and a selection of DVDs to browse. Discover all four bedrooms upstairs on the first floor. Each of these bedrooms features an en-suite bathroom with WC and shower offering you an added touch of privacy throughout your stay. Two bedrooms have been made up as double rooms, there is also a four poster double room plus a bunk bed room with an additional single bed.

Discover a secret garden with hidden nooks and crannies tucked away behind hedges and archways, this enclosed space is perfect for children to play. For the adults, outdoor seating ensures that al fresco drinks or dining are on the cards for all.

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 doubles (one of which has a four poster bed), 1 bunk bed room with additional single bed
  • 4 bathrooms – 4 en-suites with WC and shower, separate WC on the ground floor
  • AGA, electric oven, hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher
  • Utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 wood burners
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included (speed can be variable - not suitable for downloading or streaming)
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and swing set
  • Mobile reception limited
  • Parking for 2 cars outside property, further shared parking nearby subject to availability
  • Complex of properties
  • Pub 1.5 miles, Shop 5 miles
  • Sleeps 8 + 1
  • Arrival: 16:30 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
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Tessa McDonald

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Vivian, 9th February 2024

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Warm, comfortable property for three-generation stay. Plenty of space, great for hide and seek and you cant beat an Aga.

Reviewed by Martin, 27th October 2023

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A comfortable, warm base for our Lakeland holiday. Wonderful views.

Reviewed by Karen, 25th August 2023

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Lovely traditional farmhouse. It states bring your own towels however towels are provided so only a bath towel is required. Stunning views and we fell in love with the Lake District. Lots of room to spread around in.

Reviewed by Tom, 18th August 2023

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Great location with lovely view. Very well-equipped kitchen, and lovely to have the Aga on! A few niggles: showers were lukewarm for the most part, and we had to download a manual to get the oven up and running, as it had been left off. And the owners should make it clear that there is another holiday property sharing the same building (we found ouRead moret when we heard footsteps on stairs one evening!) which seems to share internal doors. Fortunately they were locked! Hide

Reviewed by Rachel, 26th May 2023

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Very much enjoyed our stay in this property. Good sized bedrooms and living space. Peaceful and beautiful location with lovely views and a nice garden. Approx 20 mins drive from Glenridding and Keswick.

Reviewed by Leigh, 19th May 2023

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Fantastic location - well equipped, comfortable, clean, spacious property. Would love to read some history on the building! Happy to book again.

Reviewed by Rosalie, 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Mary, 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Jon, 14th April 2023

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Beautiful setting, plenty of room in this rambling old farmhouse. The garden is mature and full of wildlife, the house is well equipped, cosy and warm. We loved it, and would certainly come again, thank you.

Reviewed by Mirelle, 24th March 2023

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Reviewed by Sean, 13th January 2023

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The property is located at the end of a steep and narrow road. Due to the cold weather and ground frost the road was not drivable. There is alternative parking at the bottom of the hill (approx 200 metres).

Reviewed by Cecily, 21st October 2022

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Overall we had a very comfortable and good stay. We liked the downstairs rooms - the main sitting room and sunroom were lovely places to sit and read and play games, although the leak in the sunroom roof put a stop to sitting in there when it was raining! The location is great, so peaceful, with really lovely views and walks from the door. The showRead moreers were not good, very low pressures and unreliable temperatures. The beds were all very uncomfortable, new mattresses and bedding desperately needed Hide

Reviewed by Tracey, 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Mark, 26th August 2022

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Not clean at all . In fact it was very dirty and uncomfortable. Felt let down a bit given I had a young family. Needs updating. We stayed out mainly due to the cleanliness. Location is fab for walkers etc but not for young familys.

Reviewed by Amy, 19th August 2022

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The cottage is in a fantastic location for exploring the Lake District and is big enough for the whole family to have their own space and en-suite too. The garden is beautiful and the views of the nearby fells is fantastic from every window. We managed to spot one red squirrel but it was mostly a wide array of garden birds - too many to name - thatRead more we enjoyed watching from the conservatory. The Aga was a welcome addition too, and we managed to squeeze 3 cars out the front. Fantastic holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Mike, 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Debbie, 6th May 2022

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This property is full of character and original features. Plenty of space for the 5 of us and 4 en-suites a real bonus. The views are amazing both inside and from the garden. We loved watching the visiting birds and red squirrel and sheep in the lower field. Log burner used every evening. Set amongst a handful of cottages up a steep lane, you reallRead morey appreciate the rural location. Nearest shop 10 minutes in Glenridding or Keswick 20 minutes away. Bank House Farm is a truly amazing place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Graeme, 15th April 2022

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A pleasant and comfortable property with lovely views over the Lake District hills. Loads of wildlife visited the gardens including red squirrels.

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