Bank End Cottage
Bank End Cottage in Ennerdale is in a simply glorious setting. Located on a quiet lane off an even quieter through road, you couldn’t wish for a more peaceful situation. The owners of Bank End Cottage have recently refurbished the interior, taking care to maintain its original charming character, whilst offering comfortable, modern accommodation.
Not only is it a great location, but the cottage has excellent eco credentials too. The water comes from a private well supply that is regularly tested. A ground source heat pump fires the under floor heating, and a wind turbine generates electricity from a distance. The owners David and Caroline grow their own vegetables and are happy for guests to wander round the garden and take advantage of fresh produce in season.
Within a 20 minute walk of the cottage you can be on the shore of Ennerdale Water, where there is an awe inspiring view of the wild Ennerdale Valley. The cottage itself has views towards Pillar and Pillar Rock.
The cottage dates back to 1687 and has an impressive stone staircase that is thought to be even older. A more recently notable former resident of Bank End Cottage is Sir Chris Bonington.