Ghyll Bank House

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

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • 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 three attractive buildings; a wonderful large house, a quality barn conversion 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 Café, a cookery school and Hawkshead Brewery, along with Wheelbase Cycle Hire. Three great properties, ideal for a rural cottage holiday in the Lake District.

The property

Set in a wonderful hillside position, this magnificent house offers spacious accommodation throughout, ideal for family and friends. This large Lake District cottage boasts two wonderful sitting rooms, one of which has an open fire, a superb fitted kitchen with adjoining dining room and the flexibility of seven bedrooms. The large gardens and patio are ideal for sitting out, enjoying the views and watching the wildlife. Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside are a short drive away. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 2027 & 11534 to sleep 26 people.


Seven bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite bath, basin & WC), 2 x family rooms with 1 double & 1 single (one with en-suite bath, basin & WC), 1 x twin, 1 x bunks, 1 x ground floor double with basin. Bathroom with separate shower, bidet, basin & WC. Shower room. Ground floor WC. Fitted kitchen. Dining room (seats 16) with woodburner. Utility. Large sitting room with open fire. Second sitting room. Hall with open fire.


Oil central heating with open fires & woodburner. Electric range cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, 2 x dishwashers, 2 x TVs, 2 x video, DVD, WiFi. Oil, electricity & starter pack of fuel for open fires & woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. 2 x cot & highchair (please bring own cot bedding). Ample off road parking. Spacious, shared grounds. Private patio, garden furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved pet welcome (additional pet £15 per week). Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: No fireworks due to the proximity of animals.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute

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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