Bank House accommodation summary
Three double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms
Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking
Mobile service is limited due to the rural location
Internet is available however it is not suitable for downloading or streamingGeneral Description
Bank House is a truly traditional feeling farmhouse situated in a stunning elevated position looking out from Matterdale End over fields and Lakeland fells.
On entry to the property there's a handy porch through which leads to the spacious hallway. It has a very warm and traditional feel to it as soon as you enter. You first arrive at the dining room which has a large table and wooden sideboard an ideal room to sit around after your day's exertions and chat over a lovely meal.
This house is blessed with a lounge and reading room, both with gorgeous wood burning stoves. The living room has a television, DVD and VHS player. In here you can lounge on one of the two large leather sofas and choose from a selection of DVDs. Alternatively you can relax in the reading room which has something of the air of an old fashioned parlour. This has a huge range of books and encyclopaedias, not to mention the lovely view through the traditional sash window out onto the rolling north Cumbrian fells.
Mobile signal is quite limited at Bank House so it is the perfect place to escape the pressures of modern life. You can usually find a signal outside the property. Similarly the internet provision is not super fast however it is more than sufficient for checking emails and browsing the internet.
The homely farmhouse kitchen boasts a French kitchen dresser, a beautiful large green Aga, microwave, dishwasher and an electric oven with halogen hobs in case you're not confident with using the Aga for all your party's cooking. This room also has a breakfast table for sitting and having a natter while in the midst of preparing meals.
The kitchen also leads through to the beautiful bright airy garden room. This has a small table which is perfect for a morning cuppa while watching the abundant bird life or just taking in the stunning views. Why not curl up on the sofa in here and lose yourself in a good book! Through the garden room there is the door to the utility room which has a large freezer, washing machine and dryer. There is also a handy downstairs loo through here.
Onwards and upwards to the first floor, here you'll find the four bedrooms. The first is a double room with a large wardrobe and a window seat and, as with all the bedrooms, you have your own en-suite shower room. The second is the four poster double room with a wardrobe and dressing table. The third double is charmingly furnished and very light. These two rooms look out of the front of the house and they really are rooms with a view, you could happily sit in bed with a morning cuppa and enjoy the views out over the fields and fells beyond. Lastly there is a charming twin room once again with en-suite shower room which overlooks the garden and out to the fells beyond.
The garden really is a treat. The elevated position of the house means there are unrivalled views around the area. The mature garden has archways through well-kept hedges revealing many nooks and crannies where you can enjoy this glorious view or even just have a great game of hide and seek! There's a bench hidden through one of these archways that would make the most perfect place for a peaceful evening glass of wine or just somewhere to sit and imagine being a Bronte hero or heroine!