Ghyll Bank House

Staveley near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 2026)

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  • Rating

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  • Sleeps

    18

  • Bedrooms

    8

  • Bathrooms

    5

  • Pets

    Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Ghyll Bank

Staveley 1.5 miles. Originally a traditional Lakeland farm, Ghyll Bank is located in beautiful countryside, with Lake Windermere less than 5 miles away, and breathtaking views across the Lake District Fells including the unspoilt Kentmere Valley. Ghyll Bank offers two attractive buildings; a wonderful large house and a cosy single-storey cottage. These rural Lake District cottages offer charming holiday accommodation with beautiful walks from the door along ancient bridleways to Brunt Knott, Craggy Wood, Reston Scarr and, for the more experienced walkers, the Kentmere Horseshoe. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a number of activities within easy reach of these Lake District holiday cottages including sailing on Lake Windermere, cycling and fishing, or simply enjoy a relaxing holiday in your rural Lake District retreat. All the village amenities are on hand including shops, a pub, Post Office, chemist and doctor’s surgery, along with a children’s playground. The converted mill yard is home to the renowned Wilf’s Cafe, a cookery school and Hawkshead Brewery, along with Wheelbase Cycle Hire. These great properties are ideal for a rural cottage holiday in the Lake District.

The property

With seven bedrooms, this imposing yet elegant manor house is the perfect solution for anyone looking to house a large gathering of family or friends.

There is a sitting room with open fire, and there's also a kitchen.

The garden is part of a shared area, although there is a private patio with ample opportunity for a spot of outdoor dining.

For eating in, there is a dining room with a huge table to seat the full complement of 18 guests.

The views from this property take in the Kentmere Valley, the Lakeland Falls and Morecambe Bay, and are truly breathtaking.

Accommodation

Eight bedrooms: 1 x first floor double with en-suite bath, basin & WC – also accessed via landing, 1 x first floor double, 2 x first floor family rooms with 1 double & 1 single (one with en-suite bath, basin & WC), 1 x first floor twin, 1 x first floor bunks, 1 x ground floor double leading to 1 x twin with adjacent shower room with shower, basin and WC. First floor shower room with shower, basin & WC. First floor shower room with shower only. Ground floor WC. Fitted kitchen. Dining room with TV & woodburner. Utility. Large sitting room with TV and open fire. Hall with open fire.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with open fires & woodburner
  • Electric range cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, 2 x dishwashers, 2 x TV with Freeview, video, DVD, WiFi
  • Oil, electricity & starter pack of fuel for open fires & woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x cot & highchair (please bring own cot bedding)
  • Ample off road parking
  • Spacious, shared grounds
  • Private patio, garden furniture & BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: No fireworks due to the proximity of animals
  • Note: The en-suite to one of the first floor doubles can also be accessed via the landing
  • Note: WiFi may be limited due to rural location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute

About the location

STAVELEY

Windermere 5 miles; Kendal 5 miles.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Staveley is situated between Kendal and Windermere and has gained a reputation as the Gateway to the Lakes. It is mainly comprised of picturesque, grey slate buildings, sandwiched between the Rivers Kent and Gowan. This once forested area was grazed as early as 4000BC. Iron Age farmers settled first and were followed by the English and Scandinavians and evidence of these early civilizations can be found throughout the region. The village has an excellent range of amenities including a variety of shops, three pubs, a craft shop and a Railway Station. Nearby, Windermere and Ambleside are better known than Chipping and offer a number of attractions such as boat trips on Lake Windemere and a ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park.