Bank House is a traditional Cumbrian farmhouse set up a winding lane high above Matterdale End. Its enviable position gives it stunning uninterrupted views over the surrounding fields and fells. The cottage sleeps up to eight people in three doubles and one twin bedroom, all of which have their own en-suite shower room. This comfortable house boasts two living rooms with wood burning stoves, a light airy garden room and a wonderful warm farmhouse kitchen with a handsome green Aga. It’s also blessed with a delightful garden which is perfect for sitting outside with a glass of wine admiring the magnificent surroundings.
Matterdale is a tiny hamlet set less than three miles from Ullswater Lake. Widely thought to be one of the most beautiful of the Lakes, Ullswater affords fabulous opportunities for walking, cycling, eating out and messing about on the water! It is also only a short distance from Bank House to the neighbouring hamlet of Dockray where you’ll find the Royal Hotel offering excellent pub food, local real ales and a warm welcome. If you'd like to venture slightly further afield the vibrant lakeland towns of Keswick and Penrith are both only 20 minutes drive from the cottage.
The area is a haven for walkers and cyclists where you can access the mighty fells of the Helvellyn range as well as enjoying many lower level trails such as those around Matterdale Common. You can easily walk to the beautiful Aira Force which makes a great potter out with children. Why not catch one of the stately Ullswater launches from nearby Glenridding and let it transport you around the lake taking in the glorious views or if you’re feeling more energetic you could hire a boat or kayak for a more hands on approach to the water. Whether you'd like to make the most of all the adventurous outdoor opportunities the area has to offer or just enjoy the glorious views in absolute tranquility Bank House makes an ideal base.