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Glen Bank

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Ullswater, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "The impression created when booking was that the house was much nearer Ullswater and since canoes and kayaks had been brought that was a slight disappointment."

    Having said that we all found that the peace and quiet was great. Granddaughter in particular found and loved the horses!

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2023

  • "Glen Bank is a super location."

    Comfortable beds, top quality towels. The lower seating area outside is very sheltered and the orangery provides a warm refuge as the day cools. Very well placed for visiting the eastern Lakes and the western Dales.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed all that the property and area has to offer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Expert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4May 2023

  • "Superb cottage."

    Very comfortable for ten people and two dogs. Home from home. Great views. Hot showers. Welcoming log burners and underfloor heating. A very thoughtful basket of goodies. We had a fabulous week at Glen Bank walking in the Pennines, Ghyll scrambling with Iain from Lakesoutdoorexperience in Glenridding, visiting Sizergh, Appleby and Penrith.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful (March 23)weekend."

    We were a 3 generational family gathering ,9 adults and two well behaved dogs. The accommodation was of the highest quality including all the little extras like a welcome basket on arrival and useful instructions for various equipment. The house was warm and comfortable with the two log fires a delight. We celebrated my 80th birthday in style including a banquet for 9 in the orangery ...the well equipped kitchen a bonus for the family super chef!! Grandma Wendy

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Mar 2023

  • "Great property."

    Could do with clearer information about recycling and which day was bin collection.

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Nov 2022

  • "We loved Glenbank which was a beautiful and tastefully appointed property."

    We appreciated the little touches like the lovely soaps. The area was great and much less busy than the Lake District. A minor point, perhaps clearer instructions (and containers) for recycling and waste disposal could have been provided - 10 people on holiday produce a lot of both!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2022

  • "A really well appointed house."

    Lovely and warm throughout. We had a great family Christmas break. Bedrooms and bathrooms very luxurious. Welcome Hamper was great thank you. The only suggestion we had was the lighting over the cooker was very dark hard to see what you were cooking and there were a few light bulbs out in a couple of rooms. A really enjoyable stay was had by all.

    Reviewed by Dianne4.7Dec 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was absolutely stunning and was exactly as described."

    The owner was superb with her recommendations for restaurants and places to visit. We loved her book left in the cottage along with her sensational hamper. Thank you so much!!! We can't wait to return!!!!

    Reviewed by Sabrina5.0Aug 2021

  • "10 of us loved our stay at Glen Bank."

    The property is gorgeous. Very homely and fully equipped. The main dining area in the conservatory is perfect as is the lounge where we relaxed. The kitchen is big enough for us all to help with the cooking and eat breakfast. A great weekend.

    Mr LindfieldOct 2019

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  • Detached country cottage
  • Original art throughout
  • Library
  • Three woodburning stoves
  • Orangery
  • Dining Hall
  • Boot Room
  • Oak floors
  • Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor
  • Well equipped kitchen with 2 cafetieres
  • Portable speakers
  • Secure bike storage for up to 10 bikes
  • BBQ
  • Stunning deck with breath-taking views
  • Landscaped fully enclosed garden
  • Off-road parking for five cars
  • Dog-friendly.

The property

In the lovely rural Eden Valley region of Cumbria, Glen Bank is a spectacular 5-star Gold Award property that is one mile from the market town of Appleby and located in the heart of the charming village of Brampton. The cottage is situated in a distinctive triangle with the Lake District easily accessible, the wider Yorkshire Dales nearby, and the well-traveled Pennine Way nearby.

The striking and lovely surroundings provide visitors a wide selection of local walks right outside their door or a number of alluring sites that are conveniently close by. The proprietors of this lovely Cumbrian longhouse have lovingly renovated and expanded it to create a haven of understated elegance.

The classic red sandstone structure, which goes back to 1755, has undergone renovations that include the addition of four new bathrooms, five exquisitely furnished bedrooms named after nearby fells, as well as planted gardens.

Additionally, it boasts a sizable, proportionate kitchen, a grand reception room, and a cosy library with authentic Cumbrian fireplaces and wood stoves.

A chic orangery offers a dining room with underfloor heating and a wood burning stove that looks out onto the central courtyard.

The Pennine Ridge and the Cumbrian Fells can both be seen beautifully from Glen Bank. In order to offer a sensuous experience that combines a high degree of luxury with generous accommodation for big social groups as well as secluded hideaways, each room has been individually designed with lovely furnishings and original art.

Because to the meticulous restoration of the classic elements and the attention to detail, visitors will feel right at home. Visit The New Inn at Brampton, which is positioned about 500 yards from Glen Bank.

The New Inn is a free house rural tavern with ties to Oliver Cromwell.

Dogs are welcome, and there are frequent activities and evenings to suit all ages.

The New Inn serves a variety of locally brewed ales and a comprehensive menu of high-quality pub fare at affordable rates. In the Eden Valley, the picturesque Dufton Fells are seen from the settlement of Brampton.

If driving is not your thing, there are several wonderful walks right outside your door.

Alternatively, it is simple to reach the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which is 25 minutes away, or the Lake District National Park, which is accessible via Ullswater.

A mile away lies the charming market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, which features a number of small businesses, including two great butchers, a bakery, gift stores, a good number of cafes and pubs, a stunning castle, and the well-known Settle to Carlisle railway.

A good selection of pubs is available within a mile or so in Dufton, Long Marton, or Bolton, as well as many others that are a little farther away. Detailing Accommodation Visitors can already tell Glen Bank is going to be remarkable as they enter the courtyard through the gates.

Parking your car beneath the spectacular deck will allow you to access the home through a large boot area that is perfect for all of your outdoor gear before entering the central courtyard and past the charming Dog Shower and lovely Orangery.

The three main dwelling areas are just ahead of you from here.

The spacious welcome area is attractively decorated with plush sofas, old-world furnishings, and original artwork.

The owners have kept the original feature fireplace with Victorian brass and black leaded range and added a wood-burning stove to this charming room. The huge kitchen, with its spacious farmhouse breakfast table that can accommodate the entire family, is extremely well-equipped to the highest standards.

This lovely kitchen is made more contemporary with an electric range with a six-ring induction cooktop, a dishwasher, a microwave, and an American-style fridge freezer.

The cosy library, which has a wide variety of books for readers of all ages, is the perfect place to unwind with its cosy fireplace and French doors leading to a courtyard. The spectacular orangery dining hall, which overlooks the garden and has a handmade larch dining table big enough to sit the entire family comfortably, opens onto the central courtyard and is the perfect place to host memorable family festivities and social gatherings with friends. Pick from one of five exquisite bedrooms.

A charming superking bedroom (which can alternatively be offered as a twin room; please specify when booking) is located on the ground floor and has access to a terrace.

It also features a beautiful ensuite bathroom with a walk-in rainfall shower and a bathtub.

Four further bedrooms are located on the first level, three of which include king-sized beds, and the fourth can feature either superking or twin beds (again, please specify when booking).

Two opulent ensuite bathrooms, a fantastic family bathroom, and these exquisitely decorated bedrooms are all completed with double rainfall showers. On the ground floor, there are two washing machines and a tumble dryer in the utility room.

Additionally, there is a ground-floor cloakroom with a restroom and equipment in the plant room for drying wet boots and outdoor gear. The courtyard and gardens have been skillfully planned to provide a selection of private quarters as well as more social spaces, including a stunning deck.

Groups can gather around the BBQ or simply sit with a drink of wine and take in the scenery thanks to the ample tables and seats.

The lovely balcony is the perfect place to enjoy wine and dinner with friends and family on a summer evening.

It offers breathtaking views of the Cumbrian Fells and the Pennine Ridge. The building also has a safe bike storage area with room for 10 bikes and exterior security lighting for enhanced safety.

There are a tonne of thrilling cycle routes in the area, making it a haven for avid riders. Location The Eden Valley, which is northeast of the Lake District, has a wide variety of attractions.

Along the Pennine Way, which is a haven for bikers and walkers, there are other stunning roads and paths to discover, including the well-liked circular walk to the neighbouring Dufton Pike. Just one mile from the cottage is the historic village of Appleby-In-Westmoreland, which offers a charming selection of local shops as well as welcoming pubs and restaurants.

The village is also home to the 900-year-old Appleby Castle, one of the few intact Norman Keeps in Great Britain, making it a fantastic choice for history buffs.

Appleby Castle offers fishing rights on the River Eden, and enthusiastic fishermen can make reservations online in advance for a tour of the castle or to stop by for afternoon tea.

Golf enthusiasts can visit the outstanding Appleby Golf Club, which welcomes guests and boasts a top-notch clubhouse. Many people consider Ullswater to be the most beautiful of all the lakes in the Lake District, and it is conveniently located near Glen Bank and Brampton.

Visitors can explore a large portion of the lake, its shore, and the nearby fells, where they will discover some of the best walking, cycling, and water sports, including sailing and kayaking, in addition to the conveniences of the lakeside villages.

High Street, a Roman route that winds around the eastern fells of Ullswater, is one of the National Park's most beautiful hikes.

A journey on the Ullswater Steamer, which makes stops at Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Glenridding, and Aira Force, can be coupled with hiking.

Helvellyn, the third-highest peak in England with its precarious Striding Edge, is located nearby and offers some of the best walking territory in the Lakes for those who like more difficult hikes.

Numerous activity centres are located nearby, offering bike rental, adventure activities, and instruction in water sports.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


Penrith 14 miles.

The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is nestled between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, so guests can enjoy the contrasting scenery of these two National Parks, plus numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. Appleby has a wonderful selection of quality independent shops, cafes and delicatessens selling locally produced food and crafts. The picturesque street of Boroughgate, with some interesting old buildings, is at the heart of the town and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence. Appleby is a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.

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