Allithwaite holiday house rental with internet access, balcony/terrace and walking and log fire

Bankfield House

from £150 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

52 reviews

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House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 14 Home 268245

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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
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach 2 miles
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
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
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
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Double beds (3), Single beds (3), 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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, 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 region

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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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, regards, 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.

12 Aug 2013


"A lovely house,perfect for a large family group, superb location."

We had a lovely family holiday in this beautiful house. We were able to visit many local attractions including the zoo, farm, aquarium and a ride on a steam train. In the evening the children were very happy to play in the large garden. Helen and Eric were very helpful and friendly and made us feel very much at home. All the bedrooms were large and it was hard to choose which was the nicest. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Hi Sheila, Thank you so much for your kind words,it means so much to us when we get feedback from our Holidaymakers.We hope to see you all again in not too distant future. Kindest regards, Eric and Helen

8 Jul 2013


"A holiday to remember"

We stayed with our large family group .We have a holiday together every year and this year it was our first visit to the area.The accommodation was just what we wanted so comfortable, spacious and everything we needed was there to make our holiday enoyable.We made good use of the barbeque and sitting on the terrace enjoying our evening drinks was very special.The Aga was also a boon breakfasts were more appetising when cooked on it.The house had a lovely atmosphere and it was a pleasure to live there even just for the week that we had booked.There were so many places to visit nearby or far away whichever you wanted to do.We will return and we would like to thank Eric and Helen for there hospitality and also for their unobtrusiveness during our stay.Also to the little boy who lived next door Leo and his sister who came to play with the grandchildren .All in all a thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all.Thankyou once again.

Hello Linda, Just read your review and thought would drop you a quick line to say thank you for taking the time to do so.It is always very rewarding to Helen and I to get such good feedback. Hope to welcome you all back soon, Best regards, Eric and Helen

3 Jun 2013


"Wonderful property with period features and large spacious rooms."

We had a wonderful stay at Bankfield. There were 8 adults and 4 children and each and everyone of us enjoyed the lovely spacious house, especially the teenagers who appreciated the many rooms where they could hide as well as the free wifi access. The house was better than we hoped and the owners are very friendly and helpful. Beds were comfortable and the bedrooms are beautifully decorated. We enjoyed using the real fire in the roomy conservatory when it was chilly and managed a few evenings in the garden when it was sunny. We cannot fault our stay and would gladly return. Thank you very much Helen and Eric for your hospitality.

Thank you for your kind words,they are really appreciated,and hopefully we will be able to welcome you all back to our very special house,until then all health and happiness to you all,, Best regards, Eric and Helen

10 Mar 2013


"Even better than I had hoped..."

We spent a wonderful February week at Bankfield House with my family, husband, self, twin five year olds and a whole heap of friends who variously joined us over the week for 40th birthday celebrations. It was the most perfect house for such festivities. Everyone loved it. The house was super for young children who happily amused themselves in the garden, using the toys available outside in the outhouse. (The children have also become hooked on Monopoly since the stay). The kitchen was really well stocked with all imaginable cookware. The availability of towels and bedding - ideal for many house guests over the week - was second to none. Helen and Eric gave us a warm welcome from the very first email right through our stay and they are super holiday house owners being both relaxed and very thoughtful about guests' needs. I can't say how excited I was when I found this house on the website because I knew it was exactly what I was looking for - slightly quirky, very homely and with stunning, uplifting views. The house has an amazing friendly feeling to it and it is even lovelier than the website suggests. Thank you Eric and Helen. We really want to get back!

Thank you for very kind words it means a lot to Helen and I to get such wonderful feedback from our Holidaymakers,we loved having you all stay with us and please come back whenever you can,you know there is a warm welcome awaiting you all

20 Jan 2013


"A spacious and homely house with great views!"

We would highly recommend a stay at Bankfield House. It is a warm, comfortable house that offers superb value for money. The owners, Helen and Eric, are very friendly and welcoming. They spent time making sure we had everything we could possibly need for our stay. The house is extremely spacious, but it retains a very homely feel. It is easy to get some peace and quiet, even with a large group staying together. The kitchen is very well equipped and always really warm thanks to the aga and the conservatory is a great place to relax and get together for meals. All the bedrooms are comfortably furnished and there are lovely views towards the coast. Bankfield House is easily accesible from the M6 and has lots of beautiful places to visit nearby- we visited Cartmel and Hawkshead. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thanks again to Helen nd Eric.

Thank you so much for your kind words,they are really valued by us and appreciate them very much.Hope to see you all again at Bankfield , Best regards, Eric and Helen

8 Jan 2013


"Christmas at the Lakes District"

Seven of my girlfriends and partners all decided to go up to the Lakes to spend Christmas away from London where we are currently living. We had a disappointing Christmas in London last year and was determined to make our last Christmas away from home a good one and it really was. It was everything we hoped and wanted. There wasnt anything that we did not like or came across that ruined our time. The house is massive with lots of bedrooms and lounge rooms. There was so much space, alot of people had days to do their own thing in their own space and it was very comfortable. It is in a beautiful location looking over land and can see the lake from some of the bedrooms up stairs. All of the size of rooms are quite large and very spacious and the set up of them are all very beautiful. There is a little pub/hotel down the road where we walked to most nights for dinner and drinks which is quite cheap and we loved the people down there who we got along with so well. The people there were very lovely and everyone in general. The locals are very welcome to you and genuine and we all just felt at home there. We spent Christmas Day in the house and cooked up a big feast of turkey, pork and ham and the kitchen was big enough for us all to be in there helping out somewhere. The owners were nice enough to give us a Christmas tree and some other little gifts along the way and the handy thing was that they live just next door. Only a 5 min drive into a small little town where there is a bottle shop, supermarket and a few other little shops. We all had an absolute ball and would definitely recommend this to anyone else and if the opportunity came again to spend it up there we all would. There are small little towns around that you can drive too and see what else is around. Overall, a really good Christmas that I know all of us will remember and compare to our ones back home in Sydney! Lauren

Cheers for your kind remarks we enjoyed having you and are welcome back here anytime

7 Jan 2013


"Beautiful period property with amazing views."

My husband and I stayed at Bankfield House along with our daughter, my parents in law, sister & brother in law & their children. This was a New Year break to celebrate both our 40th birthdays and i must say we have lots of happy memories during our stay. Helen & Eric made us feel so welcome and at home upon our arrival. The house is spacious and warm with lots of character and plenty of room so that you're not on top of one another. The kitchen is well equipped with a large dining table where we'd have breakfast and the Aga was amazing. There is even a dishwasher which means you can put your feet up after meals. We spent most of our evenings in the large Conservatory which has a wood burner that has amazing views cross Morecambe Bay. Overall, Bankfield House surpassed our expectations. It was lovely, cosy and homely and is definitely a place we would love to stay at again.

Thank you so much for your kind words,it means a lot to us to know how much people have enjoyed staying at Bankfield House and all our efforts have been worth it.We hope you come and stay again Best regards, Helen and Eric

6 Jan 2013


"Charming and beautiful home"

There were 15 in our group, including my Uncles family from Canada, each of them welcomed personally by Helen and Eric. We felt at home in an instant. The home was warm and welcoming. Everything we needed was there. The Children could entertain themselves in one room whilst the adults had their own space, all comimg together for the evening meal. The following day we had a trip to the lakes and returned to a warm bath and shower. Eric and helen were close at hand for anything we needed. Thanks. We will definately return with other family members and friends. Nadeem

Thank you so much for your kind remarks it was lovely having you all here and we look forward to further visits

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