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Greenbank Country House

Borrowdale, Lake District
Sleeps 19
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms 10
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Majestic, characterful, Victorian property which comfortably sleeps 19 guests over 10 bedrooms, each with private en-suite
  • Situated in an elevated position in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley enjoying far-reaching views and an abundance of walks from its doorstep and glorious views from every room
  • Fully equipped commercial-style kitchen, boasting an AGA, gas hob and oven, microwave and dishwasher, plus an adjacent pantry with additional storage and fridge/freezer space
Property code: SZ221

Get the extended family together for a stay in this delightful country house. Sleeping 19 guests in unrivalled comfort, a stay here promises a truly unbeatable Lakelands experience.

This large characterful Victorian house, sleeps up to 19 people in lovely en-suite bedrooms. The house is idyllically situated in an elevated location within its own grounds in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley but only 4 miles from the market town of Keswick. From the grounds there are magnificent views of the Borrowdale Valley and of Derwentwater and there are lots of walks from the doorstep both in the valley and onto the higher fells. Other activities might include climbing nearby on the Borrowdale Crags and sailing or kayaking on Derwentwater. There are several hotels in the valley with bars and restaurants, the nearest is just a walk down the driveway from the house.

The house is accessed through the main doorway at the front into the large hallway with grand staircase. The two lounges, both with feature fireplaces with open fires, comfortable seating, and TV/DVD's are to the front of the house, and both have lovely large windows looking out over the garden to the valley and fells.

The large well-equipped kitchen has a triple oven Aga, separate gas hob and oven, dishwasher, large toaster and microwave. Off the kitchen is the area housing two large fridges and a chest freezer. The utility area leading off this has two washers. The large airy dining room with ample seating for 19 and large windows looking onto the side garden is situated adjacent to the kitchen. There are two downstairs double bedrooms, both with TV and en-suites and windows with views to the garden. One of these can be made up as a twin.

The stairway leads up from the hallway to the first floor where there are six double bedrooms, a further double zip-and-link bedroom which can be made up as twin, and a separate single bedroom. All the bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom and some of them have a TV in the bedroom. Please note all of the en-suite bathrooms comprise of WC, bath and a handheld shower from a mixer tap on the bath.

Outside is a large hard surfaced parking and turning area. The large garden to the side has sitting out area with table and chairs, lovely trees and shrubs and fantastic views to the Borrowdale Valley and to the fells. The house is accessed via the driveway leading from the Borrowdale Road and is situated in a lovely elevated position. Please note, the owner of the house cannot facilitate the charging of electric cars - there are ample charging points within Keswick town centre.

  • 10 bedrooms – 7 doubles, 2 doubles with zip-and-link beds which can be made as twins on request, 1 single
  • 10 bathrooms – 3 ensuite shower rooms, 2 ensuite bathrooms with shower over bath, 5 ensuite bathrooms with handheld shower
  • Triple AGA, gas oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, 2 fridges, freezer
  • Utility room with 2 washing machines
  • 2 open fires (initial supply of fuel included)
  • TV/DVD in both lounges, TVs in some bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Garden with furniture
  • Regret no pets
  • Group bookings - these may need to be checked with the owner first before confirming and a refundable damage deposit may be applied
  • Ample off road parking
  • Hotel with bar and restaurant walking distance, pub and shop 4 miles
  • Property can only accept a maximum of 6 children under 12 years old
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


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Reviewed by Julie 26th November 2021

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

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Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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