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Bankfield House

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 35 reviews

The house from the paddock

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Bankfield House, is a large Edwardian House set in it's own grounds on the South Lakes Peninsula overlooking the shifting sands of the stunning Morecambe Bay. Situated in a village called Allithwaite just a mile from Cartmel and the Lake District National Park where people come from around the world for walks, cycling ,painting, climbing, bird watching and the local hospitality of pubs and Michelin starred restaurants. It is also just 500 metres from the local pub and train station. Bankfield House is the perfect retreat for families or groups of friends looking to either relax in the grounds of the house or explore the local area.

Size Sleeps up to 14, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach 2 miles
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 150 km, Nearest railway: Kents Bank 1.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

- All electricity, gas and logs included in price.

- There are 6 TV's in total – 2 in the bedrooms and 4 in the reception rooms and kitchen. 2 have DVD players combined.

- We can provide 2 travel cots, a pushchair and two highchairs if requested .

- We can also provide two single folding beds to convert most of the bedrooms into family rooms.

- There's an extra toilet downstairs just off the Drying Room

- Drying Room for walking clothes and boots

- Traditional Aga and farmhouse kitchen

Further details outdoors

- Parking for up to 6 cars

- Use of shed for bikes etc

Further details

- Pick up available from local events such as Cartmel Races

The Cumbria/Lake District

There are countless things to do around Bankfield House. Situated on the fringe of the Lake District National Park you have all the outdoor activities that it has to offer, along with many cultural attractions. View our website for all the details and latest events


Allithwaite is a quaint village with 2 pubs, a train station, church, shop - all within walking distance of the house.

Nearby we have Grange Over Sands which is an Edwardian holiday destination with duck pond, promenade and many interesting shops,including award winning butchers and bakery.There is also a Spar and a Co-op.For the major supermarkets a 25min drive to Kendal is required.

Cartmel is a mile away and is food lovers heaven with a double Michelin starred restaurant and lots of pubs in the medieval village square.The beautiful Priory dates back to 1190 and is well worth a visit,and do not forget the racecourse which is one of the lovliest settings in the country to watch National Hunt racing.

Activities nearby include: Golf (1 mile), Walking,(the Cumbrian Coastal Path passes the end of our driveway) Biking, Bird Watching and visiting the many cultural attractions nearby - Holker Hall,Levens Hall and Rydal House to name a few.

Kids activities include - Ducky Park Farm (1 mile), South Lakes Wildlife Park, Fell Foot Gardens (Great Play ground) and much more!

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14 Aug 2014


"Welcoming, well-equipped, spacious - perfect for family and friends groups"

Thank you Helen and Eric for a wonderful warm welcome and for providing such a perfect holiday home from home. We enjoyed every minute in the house. Comfy beds, cosy kitchen breakfasts and perfect con… More

13 Jul 2014


"Wonderful house for family holiday"

The house is warm and well furnished. The bedrooms are roomy and the beds are very comfortable. Linen and towels are high quality and the kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. We spent … More

Thank you for taking the time to post a review,it is always good to get feedback from our was an absolute joy to have you here at Bankfield House and all that remains to be said is haste ye back !

1 Jul 2014


"Beautiful house, ideal for holidaying with young children."

Helen & Eric are great hosts. They responded to my emails prior to arrival, and were there to greet us when we arrived. They showed us around, explained everything and told us about local amenities (p… More

25 May 2014



Had an incredible holiday in such a delightful home. From the warm welcome to the abundance of thought and care that has gone in to making this not a holiday let but a home.The toys that had been left… More

19 May 2014


"Perfect house for groups with kids!"

The house was just what we had hoped, tons of space-which was needed with 3 couples with 5 kids. Lovely kitchen, lots of things for making home cooked meals! Comfy beds and massive conservatory! Locat… More

19 May 2014


"Fabulous house for large family gathering"

We stayed at Bankfield House with our extended family ranging in age from 1 - 71! It is a large, comfortable, warm, well equipped house in a beautiful garden with stunning views. There was enough room… More

17 May 2014


"Fab house"

Warm welcome on arrival, great house plenty of space for young to old ( 2 to 87 ) very well equipped, all bedrooms lovely, even made the reading room into a bedroom for disabled great grandma downs… More

5 May 2014


"Perfect house for a large group"

After spending weeks on the internet we finally found this treasure!12 of our family stayed at Bankfield House to celebrate our mums 70th birthday -3 couples, one 27 yr old, 3 teenagers, a 6 yr old,a … More

17 Apr 2014


"Fantastic spacious house in a great location!"

We stayed at Bank Field in march, eight adults, one of who was in a wheelchair, and a 3 month old baby. The house complete our stay and made it into a truly fantastic holiday. The house is spacious, w… More

3 Apr 2014


"A perfect mixture of grandeur and homeliness"

An adult family group of nine of us plus 2 Labradors enjoyed a wonderful weekend at Bankfield house in March. We were met by our friendly hosts Helen and Eric who live next door and given a tour of t… More

Hi Jane,
Thank you for sparing the time to post a review.Helen and I appreciate it a lot when we get such kind comments.
Hope you all come back soon,

Best regards,

Eric and Helen

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