The Cottage - Bankwood House
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The cottage adjoins the owner's main home which is a converted Dutch Barn. This barn was originally part of a working farm and is sited furthest away from the original farmhouse and therefore, as well as enjoying lovely views over the neighbouring farmers' fields, we are not overlooked by other houses.
The cottage has been lovingly and stylishly converted to a very high standard and is an ideal retreat for couples.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Kirkby in Furness 2 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
You enter the property into an open plan area with a stunning mezzanine lounge/dining and kitchen above. A warm underfloor heated natural travetine stone floor covers the entire ground floor.The downstairs lounge has a cosy area to watch your flat screen TV and there is a polished cast-iron electric stove if you need any backup heat.
The bedroom, with good quality bedding, and the separate shower room with walk-in shower and big fluffy towels both lead off from the downstairs lounge.
The upstairs and downstairs lounges both have 2 seater sofas.
Upstairs is light and airy and the bed settee is a good place to read and relax.
The kitchen is spacious and well equipped ,with lots of extras, making it a home from home. The kitchen has a washer/dryer and dishwasher.
|Further details outdoors|
French doors from the ground floor lounge area lead out onto a small private stoned terrace, with cast-iron table and chairs, where you can sit in the morning with a cup of coffee and watch the buzzards soar over the woods. There is a chiminea to keep you warm if the evening is chilly.
Upstairs, a stable door leads out onto the private balcony with cast iron table and chairs and a barbecue - perfect to watch the sun go down with a glass of wine.
Private parking for 1 car is available.
Covered storage area available for bikes.
Free unlimited WiFi.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.This includes essential items:- tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread together with essential cleaning items - dishwasher tablets etc. plus a few additional treats.
Detailed directions will be sent out in a welcoming email together with route to an excellent supermarket if you need to pick up things en route.
If you would like to celebrate a special occasion then the likes of champagne or special handmade chocolates can be provided at an additional cost. Just ask if you require anything and we will try to accommodate it.
Please take time to look at our website which has the link "visit site" at the bottom of the page in the contact details. This gives additional information particularly the local attractions etc.
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District with its impressive peaks, open fells and crystal clear lakes is nature at its most dramatic and you can understand why it has inspired poets, authors and artists throughout the ages. The area has England's five tallest mountains and its deepest lake, two national parks, three areas of outstanding natural beauty and an abundance of flora and fauna. Walking is one of the best ways of exploring the Lake District and one will always be rewarded with stunning views with the changing seasons.
Within an approximately 20 mile radius lie the well known and much loved holiday destinations such as Windermere, Bowness, Ambleside and Coniston - busting Lakeland towns and villages with their own unique visitor's attractions.
Western Lakeland is a land of vivid and exciting contrasts, lying between the mountains and the sea. The coastal towns and villages are within minutes of complete peace and tranquility.
Kirkby in Furness
Located in Cumbria, Chapels is a small quiet hamlet that lies between the nearby fells and the beautiful Duddon Estuary. It is located in the village of Kirkby in Furness where there is a local shop and 2 pubs within 1 mile radius. It is an ideal base from which to explore the local region.
Kirkby Ireleth was listed in the Domesday Book and was of Norse origin. On a clear day the panoramic views over the Duddon Sands to the Lakeland Fells and mountains is spectacular.
Coniston Lake is 7 miles away and the historic market town of Broughton in Furness is 6 miles away.
There are plenty of good pubs and places to eat within 20 minutes drive.
The famous Cumbria Way is within 5 to 10 minutes walking distance.
Dunnerholme Golf Course is 5 miles away. The flat top of the rock forms a strategic feature of the club's signature Par 3, sixth hole.
A 20 minute drive will take you to the South Lakes Animal Park for an experience you will never forget.
The market town of Ulverston with its famous Laurel & Hardy Museum is only 8 miles away and here you will find lovely cobbled streets and an open air market on Thursdays and Saturdays.
The Kirkby-in-Furness train station is approximately 1 mile away and provides a perfect opportunity to travel the Cumbrian west coast as far as Carlisle. The fascinating Muncaster Castle with its renowned owl centre - more than 200 birds of prey - lies on this route.
Explore the National Nature Reserve on Walney Island or discover the gems of our industrial heritage. The local Dock Museum is a unique building in a stunning coastal setting built within a dry dock.
Brantwood House, home of John Ruskin, with its famous gardens is also a fascinating day out. There is so much to see and do!!
There are a number of beaches that lie within easy driving distance both to the north and south of the property. A great beach to visit is Roan Head. The beach is a National Trust conservation area, and a two-mile stretch of the Cumbria Coastal Way runs through it.
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27 Oct 2013
"Lovely, cosy, everything you could need"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage. It was very well equipped with everything we could need. The washing machine and tumble dryer proved very useful after a number of rather wet walks. The cottage was very warm and cosy to come back to after nice autumnal days out in the Lakes and the location was great for us. Chris and Mike were very helpful, even updating us that we may want to take a slight diversion to avoid some road works. We felt very welcome and at home.
We would strongly recommend if you are looking for somewhere cosy, well located for the south Lakes and very well equipped.
14 Oct 2013
Had a fantastic 3 day long weekend at the cottage, So peaceful and stunning scenery. The accomodation is well appointed and very clean, Everything you could possibly need is provided, and the extra sp… More
30 Sep 2013
This is one of the best properties of which my wife and I have had the privilege to stay in. Chris and Mike were wonderful hosts, providing us with a good selection of treats and wine (also a large fl… More
21 Jul 2013
"Superb cottage in stunning location"
Exceptionally superb cottage in a stunning location, owned by a lovely and thoughtful couple. This little gem was great find and we had a lovely few days in the lakes. After a 6 hour journey we were g… More
2 Jul 2013
Beatifully designed, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Everything you needed was there yet the cottage was spacious and tidy..and it had a nice big squishy warm bed too! we had a lovely stay and Chris… More
29 Mar 2013
"A 5 star little beauty"
We were delighted to find the cottage finished to such a high standard. Plenty room inside and outside and all so pretty. First class on all fronts. The welcome pack was very generous and toiletries were an added bonus. We really couldn't fault anything during our stay. We wouldn't hesitate to book again or recommend to anyone travelling to this part of the country.
5 Dec 2012
"Perfect week in the Lakes"
We've been to Bankwood House twice this year already and we wouldn't hesitate to visit again. It's in a great location, quiet and peaceful, but close enough to beautiful places to visit… More
10 Nov 2012
"Great days in Lake Distrikt and cosy evenings at home"
This holiday home was the best one we ever had in GB and we are every second year here since 30 years. The rooms are nicely arranged and the furniture have high quality. The environment was quiet and the garden with the terraces wonderful. Good food is available around but you have to drive a little bit like everywere. The house is located well for nice trips in the southern lakes.
The hosts were very friendly and the welcome package was amazing. We will be back if possible.
30 Oct 2012
We found this to be a lovely cottage to stay in for a week's exploring the Lake District. It was well appointed and very clean. neat and tidy. There was a small welcome pack waiting for us on our… More
9 Oct 2012
"Lovely high spec cottage conveniently located!"
Lovely high spec cottage conveniently located for the Lake Coniston and the coast; Walney. Warm and cosy cottage with lovely views, fantastic kitchen and lounges. An array of magazines/tourist info/dv… More
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