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Bank End Barn

(Ref. 948832)

Grizebeck, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

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  • 11 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home."

    The property is well equipped and was perfect to celebrate my husband's 60th Birthday with family.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2024

  • "We booked Bank End Barn for a family Christmas, 5 adults, 3 children and 3 dogs."

    We had a fantastic stay, the accommodation was lovely, stunning views and had so many personal touches such as a Christmas tree and Christmas decorations, which made it even more special and welcoming. The bedrooms were all very comfortable and everywhere was clean and tidy. The kitchen had everything we could have possibly needed and we were able to cook Christmas dinner for 8 of us without an issue. Having the whole family sitting around the beautiful kitchen table on Christmas Day was just perfect. The hot tub was another highlight and was enjoyed by both the adults and kids. The dogs also had fun swimming in the stream at the bottom of the garden. One thing to note is that the property is spread across 3 floors, the kitchen and living room is on the ground floor and the bedrooms and bathrooms are on the upper floor, and lower ground floor. One member of our family has mobility issues and getting up and down stairs can be a problem, although they managed for the duration of our stay, it is worth noting that although in the facilities list it states that there is a ground floor bedroom, which is why we booked the property, this is not actually the case. Even so it was just a minor issue and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7Dec 2023

  • "Same as last year when we stayed at bank end barn."

    We knew what to take with us to go along with what was already provided. Local pub the greyhound was as before a great place to drop in for a meal or just a few drinks after a long walk locally. Ulverston - 10 minutes or so away provided everything we could require food and drinks wise with a fantastic butcher, fish monger and lots of other outlets. A cruise along the lakes had to be repeated after last years jaunt and Bowness was a great wee town to visit again. All in all - again we had a great break and will very possibly be there again in the future.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2023

  • "An absolutely phenomenal holiday at Bank End Barn with my family."

    Everything was in fact more than expected and completely worth the money paid. Amazing and functional facilities , lovely views , gigantic hot tub, comfortable bedding, large fridge and a well maintained , well organised place of stay. Would indoubtly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to go Lake District as for the low price, it is by far the best cottage we have ever been to. Thank you once again for everything and we will definitely be booking again soon.

    Reviewed by Shayaan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped with safe enclosed garden for the dogs."

    We particularly enjoyed using the hot tub. only snags : 1. lack of clearly signposted local dog walks that could be walked from the house 2. lack of charge point for electric vehicle but we enjoyed the Old Kings Head in Broughton while using the local ev charge point!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bank End Barn and it made a great base for exploring the Lake District."

    We even saw a lovely moon rise from the hot tub. It was great that there were a few kids' toys and books in the property, and a nice bit of space for playing outside - there's also a play park within walking distance, just by the Greyhound Pub. Having stair gates in the property was also really useful. Thanks for a lovely stay, which was excellent value for money.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great time at the barn with superb weather."

    The house is very well equipped, the only things we felt would be useful additions were a hand mixer and some garden chairs (we brought our own).

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jun 2023

  • "Amazing property, brilliant stay."

    Reviewed by Rosey5.0May 2023

  • "The personal welcome Email from the owner before we arrived was a lovely touch."

    On entering the property we knew this was going to be a home from home and we soon settled in. This stay was for my youngest Daughters 30th birthday and to have all the family there ( inc the 5 dogs), we couldn't have asked for more. The property is spacious and well balanced with all you would ever need. Hot tub was fab and well used. Would highly recommend this property for a good chill. Never did get to the local which comes highly recommended for atmosphere and great food.(Dog friendly)

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great place."

    Great value Great facilities

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great accommodation and set up - local area and beyond fantastic with so much to do and see."

    Local pub very good company and food. Enjoyed it so much we booked again for next year (the day before we left this year)

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation with everything we needed for a birthday celebration weekend with our family of 3 generations and our dog."

    Well appointed with all the crockery and cooking utensils. The Hot tub was well used and great with a lovely outlook. Very pleased we booked this property.

    Reviewed by Angus5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely place and location."

    Facilities were great everything we needed. Will defiantly be staying again :)

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely big property, well equipped."

    Comfortable beds, and settee’s. Plenty of room for a large group. Hot tub perfect with wonderful views. Good pubs and restaurants about especially in Ulverston which is a short drive away. Wonderful scenery right on doorstop. Lake Coniston and Windermere not far. Hope to come again. Thanks fo a lovely stay

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, the property was well equiped and clean."

    We enjoyed the hot tub and the children loved the garden area. Would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by June5.0Jul 2022

  • "Family holiday."

    ..... there was enough room for a group of ten. Garden space was amazing and the kids really enjoyed it, WiFi was also brilliant. There were duck eggs outside the barn which was a nice touch, facilities were amazing very equipped barn.

    Reviewed by Chantelle5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a fantastic long weekend."

    Nice, quiet location, with fantastic views from the garden. Lots of space both inside and our for the kids and dogs to play. Would certainly recommend. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay!"

    The views from the barn were beautiful and the garden was great for the kids too. We would love to come back and stay for longer!

    Reviewed by Gurpreet5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was ideal, lovely and comfortable and plenty of utensils for every occasion."

    There is ample room for a large party. We had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Just as other reviews it was lovely and warm. The utility room an excellent provision. Hot tub brilliant. Enjoyed local walks and the Greyhound pub/restaurant (lovely food) although they struggled with card reader and we couldn’t eat there on our last night as we’d run out of actual cash and nearest cash machine was miles away. Very enjoyable stay for our family.

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Feb 2022

  • "Just returned from a week in this lovely cottage celebrating my husbands 60th Birthday."

    There was plenty of room for 7 adults and 2 dogs. The cottage had everything we needed to make it home from home. There was a slight hiccup when we first arrived with twin beds not being connected to make a Super King. I contacted Sykes Cottages at 5.55pm (when we arrived), they contacted the owner straight away, and called me back. By 6.20 the owner arrived, stripped the beds, and made into a super king! We were happy to wait until the next day, but nothing was too much trouble. Excellent service throughout. We visited Silecroft Beach and also many areas around the Lakes. Perfect location to explore the Western Lakes and Coastal paths. I feel the cottage would benefit from having access to the back of the house to take off muddy boots and coats and leave downstairs rather than stepping through the front door onto a lovely carpet. Would definitely recommend this cottage for a relaxing holiday with lovely views, clear skies to see the stars, and hot tub to top it all off!

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Feb 2022

  • "Lovely holiday cottage - suited our needs perfectly!"

    Excellent location for mountains/lakes as well as beaches. Owners were very accommodating when having to re-book due to covid lockdowns. Hot tub was a lovely added bonus which was in a really nice shelter.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week."

    Thank you. Kind regards Jane Carter

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2021

  • "Everything we needed was there."

    Good hot tub. Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Oct 2021

  • "The location and layout of the property suited our needs perfectly for the family celebration we had planned."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cleaning was non existent!"

    Even though every email and detail stated late arrival due to extra cleaning etc… we arrived at 5pm and had to spend 2-3 hours cleaning, I have photos to prove it how dirty it was, very disappointing. The cleaners should be ashamed. Lovely cottage once cleaned and worked well for our party.

    Reviewed by Ross3.4Jul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our break here, the cabin is beautiful, bbq is brilliant so is the hot tub."

    Only problem was our hot tub took ages to come up to temperature we couldn't use it till the following morning. Bet we would definitely recommend and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic base for easy travel to attractions like lake Windermere and Furness abbey."

    Pub is a short walking distance in local village, be warned local shop at garage is limited in supplies however, Tesco do deliver and we made use of this on 2 separate occasions. Hot tub is checked daily and when it stopped working was fixed within 24hrs. Can’t wait to go back

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2021

  • "This property was perfect for our large family holiday which included 3 young children and our 3 dogs, the cottage is homely and has everything you could possibly need for a great stay."

    The view from the garden and hot tub is stunning. We are definitely thinking of booking this place for next year.

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0Jun 2021

  • "I was worried after reading the reviews but the house was fantastic."

    It was well equipped with smart tv, hot tub, dishwasher, large fridge and freezer and washing facilities. Two good showers and bath across the 3 bathrooms meant there were never any issues with facilitating 2 families (9 people). The views were great and the excellent weather helped us enjoy the great outdoor space and enjoy the BBQs Yes my bed was a little hard but there were a number of options so even Goldilocks would be happy.

    Reviewed by Howard4.7May 2021

  • "Everything as per description."

    Hot tub was a nice addition especially during cold winter evenings. The cottage itself was great, however quite noisy from near by road, also real fire would be a nice addition.

    Reviewed by Andrei4.7Dec 2020

  • "I have put that the accuracy of listing was medium as I actually think the listing doesn't do this place justice."

    The rooms are really comfortable, spacious, the hot tub is beautiful and I don't think this is reflected in the photos. Kitchen is well equipped and there are enough towels for everyone. The showers are great and the rooms keep the heat well. We did have 1 issue with the TV remotes, they stopped working on the last day and we were unable to turn off or change channel. The people running the house were lovely and went above and beyond when we contacted them about a missing ring. It has now been returned! So big thank you!

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Oct 2020

  • "It was a lovely holiday, the cottage was superb very well equipped, Hot Tub is a lovelg and welcome after days out, the owners are very friendly and its no problem if you need anything."

    We had a lovely week, the local pub The Greyhound does excelent food and staff are very friendly. The only thing was when leaving the cleaners turned up before 10 am which made us feel under stress to get out quickly, which when you have a toddler isint easy.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic week at Bank End Barn very clean and comfortable."

    Everything you need with home away from home feel. Hot tub fabulous with amazing views.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2020

  • "Bank End Barn had everything we needed."

    The hot tub was one of the highlights and the views were stunning. Plenty of room in the house and ideal for the dog as garden was enclosed. Would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Aug 2020

  • "Almost impossible to contact company on phone re questions before holiday, ..."

    Almost impossible to contact company on phone re questions before holiday, someone did ring back after many attempts No welcome pack on arrival despite this being included House looking tired needs painting, carpets cleaned and generally smartened up Cleaning ok but cob webs on window frames were obviously missed Given cost expected better,but overall we had a good holiday

    Reviewed by Barry3.8Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage but needs a bit of love and care."

    Paint missing from some of the walls in the lobby, curtain broken in kitchen, staircases were old and next to useless and terrible dog smell from carpet in lounge. When we arrived en mass at 4.30pm the cleaners were still there on the friday and asked if we could go away and come back at 6 is! Not impressed as we had 2 babies with us and food delivery booked at 5pm.....house was not cleaned or hoovered properly at all and due to COVID we recleaned and hoovered the house ourselves! Not a great start to the holiday but we still enjoyed our break away, think very very expensive for an unloved cottage

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We apologise that the clean was not to our usual high standard, we have been assured that this was a one off error by the cleaning company. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith2.8Jul 2020

  • "Everything about the holiday was great and the house exceeded our expectations."

    Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Jenni5.0Jul 2020

  • "All I can say is wow - what a beautiful house with absolutely stunning views, shame we went on lock down as wanted to go to the local pub for an evening meal, but went for a walk instead."

    The house has got everything you need, especially in the kitchen. Thank you so much x

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2020

  • "Great location and excellent facilities."

    Loved every minute of our family holiday.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2019

  • "Gorgeous location with the Greyhound Inn just a short away was lovely!"

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2019

  • "Me and my friends (there were 8 of us in total) enjoyed a week stay in this cottage, we all thoroughly loved the building and the hot tub!"

    The cottage was well facilitated and in a beautiful, quiet area. Thank you Sykes!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jun 2019

  • "We loved the property was very spacious clean and comfortable ."

    ....The property would benefit from a barbecue though.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2019

  • "This is the second time we booked Bank End Barn."

    It's a lovely location and perfect for our group holiday away. Owners are very accommodating and helpful, great holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0May 2019

  • "Location Barn had everything needed ,great to have plastic plates dishes beakers for outside use."

    All family loved Hot Tub

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Brilliant accommodation."

    Had everything we needed. 10 women staying together on a family hen weekend and enough room for us all so didn't feel we were on top of each other. Facilities are excellent. Views are spectacular especially while sitting in the hot tub. Would definitely come back again - thinking of family holidays in the future. Only negative thing was that it was a little tricky to find if you come in the other way to what directions they have on their list - but friendly people about to ask directions so got there in the end. Thanks again - we had a great time here and was very sad to leave

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2019

  • "We went as a group of 7 ladies for a break away, we had a great time."

    Plenty of space and in a great spot. The hot tub was brilliant and the barn itself was beautiful. Definitely would recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2019

  • "The property was exactly as described."

    Nice sized property with excellent facilities. Nice village, exactly what we were looking for

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely property in a great location for a family weekend away."

    Especially loved the hot tub with the view!

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Feb 2019

  • "I honestly could not recommend this cottage anymore."

    Overall had a wonderful weekend here and will be booking up again soon. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jan 2019

  • "My family of 11 pax stayed at this beautiful property for Christmas week, from 3 different countries."

    It was perfect for us all and we cant thank Sykes or the owners enough for their speed at responding to my queries in the lead up and recommendations. The house was bigger than the pictures do it justice for, and the hot tub was a much used bonus! Location-wise too it was ideal if you want to go to enjoy some lovely walks within a 30 min drive of the house and both Ulverston & Barrow is close and has everything you might need. My family also want me to add that the bath alone in the house is the biggest and best we've ever had ! Thank you to all, the Hislop family xx

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2018

  • "What a fantastic Cottage, it’s very well equipped catered for all 11 guests, very clean, warm and comfortable."

    Easy to find, good parking. A few minutes walk to the local village store and pub who are very friendly and do good food! Although wouldn’t need to go too far as the hot tub is an absolute treat, very well maintained and clean. Would definitely be back and already recommended!

    Reviewed by Cassy5.0Dec 2018

  • "Fantastic lodge for large groups."

    Lots of seating space. Nice large kitchen and dining area , beautiful bathrooms, and an amazing roll top bath. Lovely outdoor space and hot tub area has plenty of room for all. Very nice owners, who check the hot tub each day, and are straight there if you have any problemsduring your stay. Really enjoyed our weekend here, will definitely be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sharon Louise5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage ideal for large group, short walk to the nice pub with friendly staff."

    Food was good from here. Well built house and quiet despite being next to the road. Would recommend more black bags and cleaning products around hard the clean properly after our visit.

    Reviewed by Natalie3.8Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was in a great location with great views."

    The hot tub was great.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is very clean, comfortable and recommended."

    Reviewed by Rainer5.0Sep 2018

  • "Had a wonderful time celebrating mine, my wife’s and a friends 30th birthday."

    The cottage was lovely and the facilities were great. Hot tub was fantastic with stunning views. Only slight criticism was the sofas in the living room felt rather worn and slightly uncomfortable. However this didn’t put us off our stay at all. One suggestion I thought of was maybe hooks to hang a towel up by the hot tub!

    Reviewed by Alexander4.7Jul 2018

  • "Be helpful to have a bottle of milk on arrival."

    The door hinges could do with oiling they could wake children at night.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4May 2018

  • "What a beautiful location and accommodation."

    Went with our family and the accommodation was spacious and very homely.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2018

  • "What a brilliant place to stay."

    Clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped. We had contact details for the owners in case we needed anything. Loved the hot tub. The WiFi was greatly appreciated as the phone signal is weak/none existent in the house. You can pick up a signal at either end of the drive, though. It’s only a short walk to the village. The pub was great. Very friendly staff and locals. We’ll definitely be back. Thanks very much.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2018

  • "Brilliant."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2017

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV, 1 x lower ground floor king-size double with TV and seating area, 1 x lower ground floor double, 1 x twin (zip/link can be super-king-size on request), 1 x family room with 3 singles with TV
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Two lower ground floor shower rooms with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Lower ground floor utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire and 49 inch smart TV.
  • Electric night storage heaters with panel heaters in bedrooms and electric fire
  • Electric range with oven and hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Note: There is no Electric Car charging facility available at this property
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, hot tub and furniture
  • Two Cot/Highchairs available on request
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Basic welcome pack provided including tea, coffee and sugar, one toilet roll per toilet, hand soap per toilet, two dishing washing tablets and washing up liquid, two tea towels and two hand towels for the kitchen
  • Shop and pub 6 mins walk
  • This property has a GHB of £150
  • First dog is free, additional dogs £25 each.

The property

This character semi-detached cottage is set in the pretty village of Grizebeck bordering the Lake District National Park.

The cottage holds many original character features and is set in lovely countryside, making it a great place for a family get together or for groups of friends wishing to have an all action holiday or a quiet place to relax in the country.

On entry to the property you are in the hallway.

To the left is the galley-styled kitchen which is well-equipped to prepare some home-cooked meals to then enjoy on the large dining table at the end of the room; making it a great place to discuss plans for the day or to talk about that day’s adventures.

From here leads you into the spacious sitting room with plenty of comfy sofas to relax in, then leading back to the hallway.

When going upstairs the stairs split to either side, with a twin (zip/link can be super king-size on request) and a king-size double with TV on one side and a family room with three singles and a family bathroom on the other side.

The rest of the rooms are on the lower ground floor with a king-size double with TV and a sofa, a double bedroom as well as two shower rooms with basin and WC and a utility room.

From the lower ground floor, the door takes you out to the lovely enclosed back garden with a good-sized patio and furniture, making it a great place to dine alfresco or just sit out and enjoy the countryside.

There is also a hot tub to enjoy which is well-covered within a bespoke slate and oak style gazebo to protect against the elements.

Beyond the wall of the garden are further shared gardens with a natural pond area and stream running past which is great for spotting birds.

A short walk takes you into the village of Grizebeck which has one pub serving local ales and evening meals and the garage has a small shop inside for papers and essentials.

There are plenty of local walks in the area ranging from woodland walks to fell walks.

A few minutes’ drive takes you to the village of Kirkby-in-Furness which is home to a general store, pubs and a railway station.

The magnificent Duddon Valley is one of the prettiest valleys in the Lake District with the River Duddon running clear and blue through the countryside.

Visit the market town of Ulverston which still holds a street market every Thursday or Saturday or take a trip to the Laurel and Hardy museum for something different.

Further afield is Coniston Water with its’ many mountains and fells to explore.

For a great day out take a visit to Windermere with a vast range of attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes.

Boats trips are available as well as a visit to Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway also to be enjoyed.

Whatever you decide to do, Bank End Barn is a superb place to enjoy a wonderful holiday at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

GRIZEBECK

Kirkby-in-Furness 2 miles; Ulverston 6.7 miles; Coniston 10.8 miles; Windermere 19.4 miles.

Grizebeck is set on the border of the Lake District National Park with spectacular panoramic views of the Duddon Estuary, Furness Fells and the Coniston mountains. Grizebeck is set in pretty countryside and superb for those wanting to spend some time away from it all. In the village there is a pub serving local brews and evening meals , the local garage has a small shop ideal for essentials. A few minutes’ drive takes you to the village of Kirkby-in-Furness which is home to a general store and two pubs as well as a railway station. East of Kirkby-in-Furness takes you to the market town of Ulverston, which is well known for its street markets and festivals at different times of the year. A few minutes’ drive will also take you to Broughton-in-Furness which has three pubs, Beswicks Restaurant, a bakery, two cafés, deli, butchers, Post Office and Tourist Information. Coniston is a 20 minute drive and Windermere is 25 minutes' drive away if you want to take part in some Lakeland activities. Grizebeck is ideally placed for visiting a variety of the Lake District attractions including the South Lakes Animal Park near Dalton, Dalton Castle, Muncaster Castle and the Ravenglass Railway.

Please Note: This property only accepts Monday and Friday changeovers

Note: Please be advised that from Autumn 2024 there will be major roads works nearby the property as a new carriageway is being built, this will be visual from the property and there will be associated noise

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas