Ghyll Bank House

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

1 / 11
  • Ghyll Bank House photo 1

Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
Ghyll Bank House thumbnail photo 1 Ghyll Bank House thumbnail photo 2 Ghyll Bank House thumbnail photo 3 Ghyll Bank House thumbnail photo 4 Ghyll Bank House thumbnail photo 5 Ghyll Bank House thumbnail photo 6 Ghyll Bank House thumbnail photo 7 Ghyll Bank House thumbnail photo 8 Ghyll Bank House thumbnail photo 9 Ghyll Bank House thumbnail photo 10 Ghyll Bank House thumbnail photo 11
  • Rating


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


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

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 eight 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 Ref. 2027 to sleep 21 people.

Note: Up until 12th February 2016, this property sleeps 16 people in 7 bedrooms. From 12th February 2016, the property will sleep 18 people in 8 bedrooms, with the addition of a ground floor twin bedroom available. Also from 12th February 2016, a ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC will be available.


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.


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 inc. in rent. 2 x cot & highchair (please bring own cot bedding). Ample off road parking. Spacious, shared grounds. Private patio, garden furniture & BBQ. One well-behaved pet welcome (additional pet £15 per week). 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: Up until 12th February 2016, this property sleeps 16 people in 7 bedrooms. From 12th February 2016, the property will sleep 18 people in 8 bedrooms, with the addition of a ground floor twin bedroom available. Also from 12th February 2016, a ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC will be available.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “A must in the Lakes!!”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “A fabulous house for all the family to enjoy. Spacious, no queue for bathrooms! Children have freedom to run and enjoy outside grounds. Fabulous views. Easy access to all major attractions including boat and train rides. Suited the more energetic who actually climbed a mountain! Car a must, not an easy walk to village shops and eating facilities.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sutton In Hull, December 2012

    • “Fantastic location and wonderful accommodation”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “An ideal place for a large group to stay. Very comfortable, an enormous amount of room including two kitchens, warm and well equipped, the most amazing views, perfect for walking the fells; within walking distance of Stavely ( and Wilfs restaurant!), friendly owners. Might be a good idea to bring games to play for a family and children - the Lake District weather! You will need to be mobile/active to make the most of this place. Basic store in the village and good supermarket in Windermere (Booths).”

    PhilFiler, Beccles, United Kingdom, July 2012

    • “Great large house and views”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Large house with great views and close to Staveley”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Manchester, September 2011

    • “great house for a large family group”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Ghill Bank House was exellent for our large family group . We enjoyed walks from the house,local attractions and cultural visits. The gardens were a safe place for young children to play. The owners were very friendly and helpful”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bingham Notts, June 2010

    • “very very wet outside snug and warm inside”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “had a lovely family weekend with plenty of space and room to spread out especially in light of the abundance of sofas and arm chairs. most amazing though were the views... kept the curtains open so that it was the first thing we saw!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Nottingham, March 2011

    • “fantastic views, spacious and comfortable house”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “The house was fantastic for a large group and the lounge had a comfortable chair for everyone. The views were beautiful and the location excellent. The house is only a few miles from Windermere but you feel like you are really in the hills in the middle of nowhere. It has that perfect "getting away from it all" feeling. The only negative comment I can make is that some of the beds are not very comfortable. The couple who own it are very friendly and welcoming.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Reading, November 2010

    • “marvelous”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Great house on very nice location with great views. We had a great time there.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Nieuw-Buinen, November 2010

Show all Tripadvisor Reviews


    • “Ghyll Bank House is in a superb location with amazing views over the countryside. Amenities in the nearby village better than expected The lounge was large enough for everybody to sit comfortably, and the dining room had a table large enough for everybody to sit round. The kitchen was modern and well equipped.”

    Mrs Willan, Bolton, May 2015

    • “Ghyll Bank House had lots of space with a very well equipped kitchen; the two dish washers were useful. The views from the house were spectacular and we could walk up the hills straight from the house.”

    Mrs Craig, Knutsford, May 2015

    • “The house accommodated a large varied group very well and the position is great.”

    Mrs Blackford, York, April 2015

    • “"The lounge was excellent for a large family gathering, a good family place"”

    Mr Hayhurst, York, August 2014

    • “We were a large group and therefore the space in the house was brilliant. We loved the back lounge that opened onto the garden. The views were absolutely amazing!!! We sat out in the grounds quite a lot. We would definitely visit again.”

    Miss Cliff, Leeds, June 2014

    • “Large homely farmhouse with lovely views. The main lounge was very spacious and the settees plenty and comfortable, the room had the benefit of big patio doors through which we could watch the sunsets each evening.”

    Mrs Starkey, Wirral, April 2014

    • “Lovely situation, the house is very spacious for our family gathering. Nice Lake District position and very cosy.”

    Mr Buckingham, Peebles, March 2014

    • “The house was perfect for a big group with lots of children. It was warm and comfortable in a great location. We had a great time.”

    Dr Wright, North Berwick, December 2013

Show all Sykes Cottages Reviews

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.

Region Information