Ghyll Bank Bungalow

Staveley near Windermere, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 2027)

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Cottage features

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

A lovingly renovated, single-storey, stone-built detached cottage, situated in the grounds of Ghyll Bank House. Your Lake District cottage accommodation boasts an open plan living area with woodburner and two separate bedrooms. With shared use of the beautiful surrounding grounds, Ghyll Bank Bungalow provides an ideal base for a country holiday in the Lake District. Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 2026 to sleep 21 people.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner and electric fire. Utility room. Note: Bedrooms and bathroom accessed via one small step.


  • Electric storage heaters and radiators with woodburner and electric fire in sitting area
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Electricity and fuel for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared grounds with garden furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: No fireworks due to the proximity of animals
  • Note: Due to the location, WiFi may be slow.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect base for exploring”
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    • “My partner and I have just come back after spending a long weekend in the bungalow at Ghyll Bank. The piece and quiet we found there was very welcome and inspires us to return for a longer stay in the very near future. We had our dog with us and I'm convinced he enjoyed it just as much as we did. The views of the fells are breathtaking and most memorable. The owners gave us clear and concise directions to the bungalow and made sure it was nice and warm for our arrival, they even tried to catch us twice to ensure we were ok but unfortunately on this occasion we didn't meet. Ample parking space, and fuel for the woodburner provided. Thank you Mr & Mrs B.”

    Gray L, Grimsby, United Kingdom, November 2015

    • “Loved it, can't wait to go back.”
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    • “Just spent Christmas at the bungalow, the views of the fells are fantastic. The bungalow is well fitted out with everything you need including a log store for the fire. the location is ideal for exploring the lakes, Windermere is about 5mls away. The owners called to see us on the first night just to make sure eveything was ok. We will definateley be returning, as the bungalow is located on the fells the walks & views are fantastic.”

    Ed W, Blackpool, United Kingdom, January 2015

    • “Country Hideaway”
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    • “Delightful place. Narrow road up but beautiful views. Cosy peaceful country cottage. Would go again.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Peaceful location, stunning views”
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    • “Owner very helpful, cottage comfortable and clean, location well off the beaten track with stunning views and very peaceful - the stars at night are a brilliant display and our dog enjoyed his stay there as well!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Congleton, December 2011

    • “A pleasurable and relaxing experiance”
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    • “A great little cottage set in beautiful countryside and away from the rush of modern life.If you love peace and traquility plus great walks then this is an ideal place. There is no negativety about the lake district to me it is heaven on earth”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Clacton On Sea Essex, October 2011

    • “Had a great time”
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    • “Service from owners excellent; called round to see us, friendly, helpful and sorted out a Wifi issue. Bungalow well equipped and location superb. Near Staveley with local shops, brewery and 2 pubs. Large garden great for the dogs. Very quiet and peaceful. Liked least? Not a problem, but the lounge area was very small”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newport, May 2014

    • “Fine location for Eastern Lakes”
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    • “The location is really beautiful and the cottage, though small, is very comfortable. A good place from which to explore the South East of the Lakes. We also had brilliant weather which helps. The only downside is the fact that this cottage is so near the much larger rental property next door. The people there for our week were fine, but we still felt "outnumbered" at times.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stockport, September 2011

    • “Ghyll Bank Cottage,”
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    • “Gyll bank Cottage, is a lovely little place to stay for a Holiday,Everything was what you needed in it,and the views were great too. so lovely and quiet around, except the Magpie tapping on our Bedroom Window after no doubt a Morsel to find at 4am in morning, frightening myself and Hubby !!! All in all we will be going back in the Future maybe in the Summer time to get the chance to sit out on the Bench with a cuppa/ Wine in the Sun.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leighton Buzzard, November 2010

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    • “We had a wonderful stay and were very pleased with the Bungalow, in particular the instructions as it was a very dark night when we arrived. We were pleasantly surprised with not only the layout but the facilities within. The grounds and gardens were beautiful and added to the views it was spectacular. We'll be back!”

    Mr Stobie, Alton, October 2015

    • “The cottage is a lovely warm country style venue which is situated in a lovely location with outstanding views from the living room and dining area. It is tucked away from the everyday comings and goings of city life and gives you time to relax and enjoy the countryside. There are lots of hills and fields to wander on public foot paths...Outstanding!!!”

    Mr Mccullah, Liverpool, August 2015

    • “The bungalow is ideal for a couple, very comfortable with a log burning fire set in a beautiful location. Everything you need is supplied & there is even a log store outside the kitchen door. The bungalow is on the fells above Staveley & is set in an ideal location for exploring the Lakes. We really enjoyed our Christmas break & will definitely be returning for another stay.”

    Mr Watterson, Blackpool, December 2014

    • “Fantastic location and a beautiful bungalow in beautiful surroundings. Very peaceful and a short distance to local shops. Couldn't have asked for a better holiday location. I would highly recommend this as a fantastic place to stay. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.”

    Mr Zidek, Gillingham, November 2014

    • “A great place to stay with fantastic views. Local to many surrounding areas, a few local shops, chippy and two pubs.”

    Mr Jukes, Wolverhampton, September 2014

    • “Quiet, peaceful cottage and good for 2 people - lots of place nearby to visit.”

    Mrs Redfern, Lymington, March 2014

    • “This is a fantastic place to stay. Hope to return soon with the whole family.”

    Mrs Mead, Dursley, December 2013

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About the location


Windermere 5 miles; Kendal 5 miles.

The thriving Lakeland village of Staveley is situated on the eastern fringes of the Lake District National Park and offers superb access to the whole region. The beautiful Kentmere Valley is just a short walk away and with the River Kent tumbling its way through the valley to Staveley, it is very popular with mountain bikers and walkers alike. Staveley Mill Yard is a former wood turning mill at the heart of the village, which is now a thriving tourist attraction with cycle hire and outdoor shops, cookery school, artisan bakery, brewery, the renowned Wilf's Cafe and an award-winning Indian restaurant. This complements the excellent range of amenities in the village, which include a variety of shops, two village pubs, craft shops, a children's playground, a regular bus service and a railway station. Close by, the bustling towns of Kendal, Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including a ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The 'Windermere Steamboat Museum' displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Staveley is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.

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