Ripplings (Lake Bank) accommodation summary
Open-plan lounge, kitchen, dining room
Super kingsize master bedroom with bath and en-suite toilet
Family bedroom with double bed and twin cabin bed for children (please let us know upon booking if you require the cabin bed)
Shared dog shower/bath
2 parking spaces are available right outside the property.Other Info
Towels will be provided
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 oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
Up to 2 additional children can be accommodated in twin cabin beds. If you would like to book for 5/6 people please contact the office.
Due to severe allergies, the owners are not able to accommodate cats.
During low season a two person discount of £40 is available when only using the master bedroom. Please note this is ONLY if no other discounts have been applied. Please phone the office for more details or to make a booking.
We don't charge a damage deposit at Ripplings but if you could be kind enough to let the owners know if you break anything then they can replace it for the next set of guests.
Vodafone is the only network provider which works in the area. The property does have a PAYG phone on Vodafone which is shared between Ripplings and Reflections, which can be used for a small fee. Please speak directly with the owner to use this facility.
The private estate on which Ripplings resides has a sweeping driveway, which passes through delightful woodland, lawns and craggy outcrops, on the lead up to the property. Parking is available directly outside the main entrance which makes unpacking a breeze on arrival, and a friendly welcome awaits the moment you step through the door. A warm and elegant hallway offers somewhere to hang your outdoor gear and is immaculately presented throughout; it has exposed original floorboards and doors, alcove shelving stacked with DVDs and books for guests to enjoy, and beautiful furnishings. The wall in the small toilet room is lined with old maps of the area giving it a sense of personality. The shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, wash basin and contemporary vanity unit, is attractively styled with two designs of coordinating slate-effect tiles.
Off the hallway is a chic master bedroom which is boutique in design with its contemporary four-poster super kingsize bed, spectacular freestanding bathtub and dramatic black furnishings. Quality elegant bedding, fluffy towels and tea lights around the bath, give this space a restful and indulgent air, and the deep windowsill, rural views over the patio and original wooden floorboards reflect its sense of place in this period Lakeland property. An en-suite toilet and washbasin make this a fully self-contained retreat.
At the end of the hallway is the dual aspect open-plan kitchen diner and living room. The contemporary kitchen suite and furnishings complement the aged solid dining table, panelled window seat and original alcove cupboards to offer a luxurious, yet homely feel. The kitchen is fully equipped with induction hob, electric fan oven, full height fridge freezer with water chiller, washer/dryer and dishwasher. The owners' attention to detail is second to none with the inclusion of an espresso coffee maker (complete with a selection of capsules), a slow cooker, juicer and all manner of cooking and baking equipment, all of which are incredibly useful when catering for a family. The well-stocked glassware, crockery and cutlery cupboards makes it easy for those also booking the next door apartment to dine together. A large comfortable corner sofa and additional seating set around a stunning coffee table complete the lounge area. A wall mounted flat-screen TV, Freesat, DVD player and Bluetooth music system offer entertainment for all ages, and books, visitor guides and games are in plentiful supply. Contemporary ceiling lights and lamps marry well with beautiful cushions and ornate mirrors to create a stylish and comfortable look.
A door from the living area leads through to the second bedroom which is ideal for couples and families alike. The double bed under the window offers views over the private estate, while a nifty cabin bed provides one fixed full-size bunk bed and a further pull out single bed should it be required. Both of these are only suitable for children. A small wardrobe and dressing table underneath the cabin bed complete this modest yet relaxing room.
From the front door, guests can enjoy free reign of the majority of the private estate which is shared with the neighbouring properties. Kids will love exploring the wooded areas and climbing the craggy landscape in search of the hidden rope swings, and picnics on the wild lawn are a lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon. Look out for the friendly Herdwick sheep who often roam the grounds, and enjoy the abundance of wildlife that also calls the estate home.
It's not just the kids that are catered for with a holiday here, to the side of the property you'll find a dog shower and bath, complete with warm water. Beyond the dog wash is a private balcony, with a small bistro dining set, where you can sit back and enjoy the treetop view with a warming mug of coffee or a well-earned glass of wine.
Ripplings and Reflections can be booked together to offer accommodation for up 8 people (including 2 children). A discount is available if both apartments are booked together, please call the office for more information.