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Bankfield House

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 39 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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Review 1-10 of 39

1 Nov 2014


"Lovely house to enjoy the lakes"

We stayed at the house in the October half term. A total of 13 stayed from 3 families. The house was a great base for the lakes and all the activities that the lakes has to offer. We took advantage of… More

20 Oct 2014


"Simply wonderful!"

We stayed at Bankfield House for a week on 10th October. We are a large family who needed a big house we could use as a base. Our daughter was getting married in Windermere and we wanted to combine… More

Julie and Kevin,
Thank you so very much for such kind words,we are just glad we made your stay enjoyable and that you have such fond memories of your time here at our lovely house.You will have to come back as there is so much more to see and we will welcome with open arms.Stay healthy and happy until we meet again
all the very best from Eric and Helen

20 Oct 2014


"Perfect for families and friends"

Perfect stay for a wedding thank you gift for my female family members and bridesmaids.Very warm, cosey and friendly welcome with stunning views.Perfect for all ages close to everything you need and H… More

Hi Jo,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.We are so glad all you ladies had a good time and look forward to meeting you all again,

Eric and Helen

14 Oct 2014


"Wonderful space for a wonderful stay."

Returning from a wonderful few days away - an ideal place for a large family gathering across the ages. Highlights for the children were:The suitability of the house for a game of sardines,The 't… More

Hi Pauline,
It was a joy to have you all here with us at Bankfield House and so glad you have taken away many happy memories.
Hope to see you again,
Best regards,
Eric and Helen

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

Review 1-10 of 39

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