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The house from the paddock

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 14

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

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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Review 1-10 of 26

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

19 Feb 2014


"Fantastic Spacious House - Great for a Big Group"

A group of 10 friends stayed at Bankfield house. We had a fantastic time. The house was very well equipped and spacious. The beds were very comfortable, including the sofa bed downstairs. We'd all recommend this house and are keen to come back again next year :)

Thank you Jessica for taking the time to post this forgot to mention the hide and seek !
Hope to see you next year,


Eric and Helen

7 Feb 2014


"Amazing Unforgettable Weekend"

A party of 12 adults and 4 kids stayed here for a long weekend at end of Jan to celebrate 40th Birthday. Property exceeded our expectations, amazing house with plenty of space, great views and well eq… More

thank you for your kind words,we loved having you all and hope to see you some time in the future
Eric and Helen

20 Jan 2014


"Impressive Georgian House"

Spacious house with great views paricularly from the warm conservatory. 3 bedrooms comfy, 2 others not so but a couple Kingsize comfy beds would address this and be consistent with the style and size of the property. Fantastic fun cooking with the Arga but kitchen starting to feel a bit dated though a very sociable kitchen diner. I some ways kitchen over equipped and would benefit from some thinning out. Great having bike shed and log store. Plethor of TV's but would have prefered one really good large one. Bathrooms and shower rooms all fine but in particular downstairs one as really well convertrted room. Would certainly go back if could mobilse a big group again.

9 Jan 2014



Lovely house. Warm, cosy and homely. Excellent amenities. Clean throughout. Excellent location and wonderful views of the bay. We are a large group of friends aged late 20s to early 30s with 2 dogs. A… More

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner,it was very kind of you to take the time to say such lovely things about the house... we loved having you and hope you can visit us again some time,

Best regards,

Eric and Helen

26 Nov 2013


"Absolutely Cracking!"

A group of ten of us have just returned from an amazing stay at Bankfield House. We are all experiencing fairly severe cases of post-holiday blues after coming home from such a lovely place to stay. W… More

Hi Laura,

Thank you for your kind words and such a glowing review.
Helen and I are so happy you had a great time and please come back again !!!!

Best regards,

Eric and Helen

25 Nov 2013


"Unforgettable Weekend!"

Another incredible stay in Bankfield House. We were particularly impressed with the warmth of the house on what was otherwise a chilly November weekend, and the increased fridge-space to keep the dri… More

Hi Jodie,
Thanks for taking the time to post this review and you know you are always welcome to return anytime.
Take care,

Eric and Helen

24 Nov 2013


"Great family get-away..."

We stayed here with a large group for dad's 60th; Eric and Helen were both excellent hosts and ensured that the house was suitably set up to cater for large family and a cot bed for the baby...Th… More

very kind of you to post a review and hopefully we can hit five stars the next time you come back.
take care,

Eric and Helen

18 Nov 2013


"Wonderful holiday home"

We were warmly greeted by Eric & Helen on arrival and were thoroughly looked after - we had a grand tour and were left with a welcome basket of goodies - very kind and much appreciated. The house sti… More

Hi Barnaby and Jo,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.It is always very heart warming for Helen and I to read such kind words.Glad your stay was so enjoyable and haste ye back !!
Best regards,

Eric and helen

26 Oct 2013


"best birthday ever"

we went to bankfield house for my 50th birthday as it was half way beteen us and our friends, we were all very happy with the house so much so it was the best birthday ever there was 11 of us and the … More

Thank you Sheenagh for making time to post this review as we know you are having a hectic time at the moment !
We look forward to welcoming you back to Bankfield House,best wishes to you both

Eric and Helen

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