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Bank End Lodge

(Ref. 972333)

Grizebeck near Kirkby-in-Furness, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • 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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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Very well equipped and a very comfortable holiday home there were 8 of us and ..."

    Very well equipped and a very comfortable holiday home there were 8 of us and plenty of room, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Guests need to be made aware of the very busy main rd that the property is on !"

    Also general tidying of the areas outside is required some areas very untidy and tired and looks like a building site with Eris fencing around. Nice cottage inside

    Reviewed by Cheryl3.8Feb 2024

  • "This is out 3rd visit, a group of friends using the property for an early festive break."

    Beautiful location and stunning views across the valley from the hot tub. Bedrooms and property comfortable, the kitchen containing everything you need. Owners are very helpful and reply quickly if you need to ask questions.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a fantastic 4 day holiday - the house suited the needs of the family 8 adults 2 children and 4 dogs."

    We enjoyed the hot tub and they have a great selection of games which we played in the evening. The owners were very pleasant. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Dee5.0Oct 2023

  • "Myself and my family, 9 of us altogether and our 2 little dogs had a fantastic break in your beautiful lodge."

    Ideal location for visiting the Lakes. Everything was well equipped and the hot tub was an added bonus for us to wind down in the evening after a day out and about. Would definitely recommend this property! Thanks for a fantastic holiday!

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Aug 2023

  • "House had everything we needed, it was a bonus with the hot tub and views."

    Garden secure for dogs which was a must for us. Loved the welcome package of tea and coffee etc. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great location."

    Hot tub enjoyed by all the family. Great outdoor space ( gardens). Dogs loved. Our second time to Bank end and yet again didn’t disappoint, wonderful place to stay and explore the lakes. Definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at Bankend lodge, we visited Coniston and Windermere, the garden was perfect for children and dog, the hot tub was amazing."

    I will definitely go back there beautiful scenery

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2023

  • "Had a great stay here."

    Really well equipped with everything we needed and great outside space. Hot tub was brilliant and the cottage itself was very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Craig4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely property, ideal for families, kids and dogs."

    Very well equipped clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the hot tub. A bit further from Coniston and Windermere than described but didn't spoil a great holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property, well kitted out."

    Property stayed warm even when it was -7C outside. Hot tub was excellent, well maintained. Lovely pub nearby 'The Greyhound Inn' would recommend it to anyone staying at the property.

    Reviewed by Ryan4.7Dec 2022

  • "Nice house and facilities."

    Excellent communication from the house owners and company.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday home with amazing facilities, grounds and amazing walks only a stones throw away."

    Thankyou so so much we loved it and will be coming back.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "No complaints from any of us."

    There was everything we needed provided, plus more!! Lovely place and plenty of space for all ten of us plus the dogs that we weren’t stepping on anybodys toes. Thank you

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage would fully recommend and hopefully come back again one day."

    Good place to see the sights as all within easy access.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage lovely view shame about the weather"

    Reviewed by Tracey3.8May 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely but not suitable for disabled."

    The stairs were a problem. No taxis so could not go for a drink. More for younger people who really enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay and enjoyed exploring an area of Lakes we did not know well before."

    The cottage was a great space with lots of comfortable bedrooms and the hot tub was one area we particularly enjoyed. The various staircases we a challenge ifelderly or suffering from a disability but a thoroughly enjoyable experience overall. Thanks

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Nov 2021

  • "Had a great stay here, was ideal for a group of us cannot fault the property or the owners."

    Hot tub was a bonus, would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Nov 2021

  • "Home from home we had a lovely week, would definately go again!"

    Reviewed by Bery5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was as described."

    However I think a floor plan would be handy. We had a part of 9 here from all ages, it was difficult to organise rooms without a floor plan provided as the bathrooms were need to be pointed out on the top and lower floor for out elderly family member who struggled with the stairs after having dinner in kitcken. The place could have been cleaner with covid. The description could have been clearer as it mentioned a high or cd player and dvds for us to watch, however, these items were removed due to covid but board games that could have been used by anyone were left. We took cds with us but no cd player which was very disappointing, if it was mentioned before hand we would have brought one. Over all with everything being said I had a great holiday and the views from the hot tub were amazing! I'd recommend but not to anyone taking an elderly family member due to toilet and bathroom issues only. The beds were comfy and the sofas. Maybe small cushions for the dining room chairs (slightly uncomfortable after a while). Thank you for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Rebekah4.1Sep 2021

  • "Loads of room, perfect for all of our family needs."

    We all had a great time even the dogs. Hot tubs views are amazing.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely big lodge plenty of room, very clean and a nice garden with a great hot tub with fantastic views."

    Great place to stay if you cycle and want to ride hardknott pass.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2021

  • "With Covid 19 in mind."

    The cleanliness could have been better!

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely place great views"

    Reviewed by Elaine3.1Jul 2021

  • "Excellent location to access the Zoo, the Ravenglass railway and Lake Coniston and Windermere."

    Views from the hot tub were lovely.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2021

  • "Super..."

    ...... Great cottage, Great weather, Great walks from the door, Great pub just a stroll away, Great location for Coniston activities, Great views from the Jacuzzi.....

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lodge was so clean and tidy everyone was so friendly."

    A short walk to the local pub fantastic food and so friendly .Only thing is local garage not open till late morning and closes early you just need to make sure you have everything you need.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "The place was fantastic and exactly what we expected for a nice getaway to the lakes."

    We did find it hard to find any routes for walking and had to travel by car to get to any type of attraction. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2020

  • "The lodge was really well equipped with everything you could need on a holiday and more, we all really enjoyed it, our only negative was the alarm in the kitchen i believe it was a heat alarm but was located right above the oven so us cooking breakfast each morning triggered it!"

    Very small thing though in an overall really lovely place.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2020

  • "We visited as a family of 8, between 1 year and 53 years, both male and female."

    Staying a week, we were lucky enough to have fantastic weather. The house is well situated on a small hill, with super views. The gardens are nice and child friendly. Over all we found the house poorly maintained and it could have been cleaner. There were lots of cobwebs and the furniture is well worn. The kitchen has been very well used and its well past the stage that it should be upgraded. There was some Engagement confetti beside the TV unit, which I do not think was left there this month. When you sit on the upstairs toilet in the shower room, it slips to the side. General finishes around the showers, sinks and bath have mould and is coming away at parts. The hot tub or should I say the hot bath, is like other things in the house past its best. Only one jet works, which means its more like a hot bath than a hot tub/spa. The house is handy for all areas in the south of the Lake District, however, its a bit of a drive to Bowness and Windermere. The description mentions 15 minutes then 25 minutes, which may be achievable as the crow flies. However, on about three occasions the fastest it took us was 40 minutes.

    Reviewed by Andrina2.5Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful location with amazing views."

    Gardens were lovely and beautifully kept. The cottage was very well equipped had everything you could think of. Hot tub was a lovely touch however only half of the jets worked which was a bit disappointing! Only thing I would recommend a hose outside to wash off the dogs after walks on wet days! Would totally recommend this cottage and we will certainly be back. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Mar 2020

  • "We had a lovely time and loved the cottage, would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Jan 2020

  • "Really good cottage."

    Very well equipped with good quality appliances. Exstremly clean. The hot tub made the weekend.This cottage is perfect for family celebrations and get togethers.plenty of space for the children and what was nice was a good selection of childrens books for them to read.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jan 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at bank end lodge."

    It really was home from home. It had everything you needed. We really appreciated the fresh bunch of flowers in a varse on arrival and the Christmas tree and decorations which made it extra special as we went over Christmas period and new year. The location was fantastic for local walks / runs and there was a pub in walking distance that also serves food. The hot tub was amazing especially after a long walk. The views around the cottage was breath taking. Caint wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Dec 2019

  • "Amazing place"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fantastic lodge, definitely coming back again!"

    Reviewed by Christopher John5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely house for a great family holiday."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, really clean, modern and had everything we needed and more!"

    The hot tub was brilliant and the views were amazing, the local pub had plenty of choice and the accommodation was central to all local places (Conniston, Ulverston, Windermere etc) Emma was very helpful and helped putting up banners for us prior to our arrival for a family members Birthday, already thinking of booking again absolutely brilliant time had by all.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely view from hot tub, very clean facilities."

    Perhaps a few extras in the kitchen would be good, no condiments , salt , pepper, sugar etc , no cling film or bags, or kitchen roll remnant which would very helpful. I did take my own kitchen roll but I do find that most places have these as standard. Tea and coffee welcome pack very basic indeed, did not include any sugar and were of the standard of pub rooms. Shower over bath very temperamental and on occasion would not turn on .

    Reviewed by Lynne3.8Jun 2019

  • "From the ease of booking at the start, the amount of information provided and the property being exceptional, it was a pleasurable experience throughout."

    Will definitely be recommending and using Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2019

  • "The house was lovely, but may be would be better if there were single beds in each room, as we were all girls, some people didn’t like sharing a bed, so we did have to take blow up matteresses."

    Lovely views, lovely hot tub very clean, may be a toilet by itself would be handy also

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was amazing but I really needed peace and quit in the pictures it looks like one cottage but in fact its two there is a wall between the gardens so really need to update pictures there is a Jacuzzi in the other cottage that the group next to us was still using it at 3."

    30am in the morning plus playing football at 10pm they had no thought for anyone I suggest putting a notice up about having thoughts for others ... I never took my hair dryer but the owner was so helpful and lent me hers really great full. we where just unlucky with that group it has fantastic views the local put is lovely great place. Please update pictures.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and set in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Cassie4.7May 2019

  • "Beautiful setting."

    House very well equipped. Safe for dogs and young children. Garden lovely and well kept.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2019

  • "House was beautiful and spotless."

    Views are amazing. The gardens are lovely and secure. Good to know if you have young children/pets. The house had every thing we needed and more. Toys for children and board games/dvds. Hot tub was fab. I would highly recommend this house for a holiday and am looking forward to booking it again for next year. Lovely time had by all.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2019

  • "Great house really well stocked and it was very comfortable."

    There was 8 of us and it was perfect for us. Hot tub was amamzing and the views were stunning. The caretakers were really friendly and kept everything really clean and tidy. I would say that the top room has a beautiful dorms window, but could do with a blind.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2019

  • "Ten of us holidayed as a family to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary, including our dogs."

    Very spacious and comfortable accommodation with the added bonus of the hot tub which was enjoyed by the younger members of the family. Plenty of outside space ideal for children and dogs. Really enjoyed our stay. Found the owners very accommodating, thank you.

    Reviewed by Pat4.4Apr 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable well equiped and spacious cottage."

    Ideal for families, was well equiped for children. Good location, the local pub was friendly and we had a good lunch there. Relaxing in the hot tub with a great view was bliss!

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Mar 2019

  • "This lodge is perfectly equipped with all your home form home essentials, the hot tub is great after a days walking in the fells, there is a pub 5 mins walk away that sells food and the petrol staton is handy as it sells every day items like milk and bread, also there is a Chinese take a way 10 mins drive away in Askam."

    Coniston is about a 20 minute drive and Ambleside 30 mins away. Perfect place to stay in the southern Lake District.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Feb 2019

  • "Had a fantastic weekend break,Friday to Monday,,the property was everything it promised to be."

    The 5-10 minute walk to the only pub in the village(but who needs a choice) was a little daunting when dark but with the torches on our phones only added to the adventure,,upon reaching the Greyhound public house you are greeted by the most wonderful people who are just pleased to help and make your visit a memorable one,,the food is fantastic and their company is better...will definitely be revisiting.. Thank you Sykes Cottages,owners/caretakers of the Lodge and all at the Greyhound Pub..

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jan 2019

  • "It was my 60th Birthday celebration, Bank Lodge was fabulous it meant all the family could be together, the hot tub kept the children occupied and let the adults relax, I could not have wished for more it was perfect."

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jan 2019

  • "Excellent property, owners were brilliant freindly helpful, property clean, hot ..."

    Excellent property, owners were brilliant freindly helpful, property clean, hot tub excellent thoroughly enjoyed holiday with freinds and family celebrating our 60th birthdays x

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2018

  • "Fantastic"

    Reviewed by Abbie4.7Sep 2018

  • "This was an amazing holiday it was everything and more than what we expected."

    The accommodation was perfect the facilities were more than what we expected in a great location with stunning views Thanks to all for making our perfect family holiday, we would highly recommend this accommodation to all. The Perkin Family.

    Reviewed by J5.0Aug 2018

  • "There is some road noise due to the position of the cottage which I think should be mentioned."

    Otherwise it was perfect and we had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Jun 2018

  • "Excellent, spacious cottage fitting 8 adults / 1 child and 3 dogs comfortably."

    Also with parking large enough for 4 Land Rovers! Hot Tube made an excellent addition to the weekend to relax in on the Saturday night. Great location with easy access from the M6 and only a short drive up into the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Accommodation over three floors with 5 bedrooms Five bedrooms: Lower Ground Floor: 1x king size double; 1x double; 1x shower, hand basin and WC; Utility
  • Ground Floor: Lounge, open plan kitchen/dining room
  • First floor: 1x king size double; 1x twin (can be made into a super king upon request); 1x twin; 1x showers, hand basin and WC; 1 Bathroom with shower over bath with hand basin and WC.
  • Night storage and panel heaters, electric coal effect fire
  • Kitchen includes a Range cooker and halogen hob, American style fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV and DVD player
  • Electricity included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • 2 cots, 2 highchairs and stair gates available on request
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Note: There is no Electric Car charging facility available at this property
  • Enclosed garden with feature slate seating area and hot tub with views to the fells
  • Further shared fenced garden with the next door cottage, for games and access to pond area beyond
  • Up to four well-behaved dogs welcome but must not be unsupervised at any time
  • First dog free, additional dogs £25 each
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Countryside walks in the area
  • 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
  • Coniston and Windermere 25 minutes
  • Note: This property does not allow electric/hybrid cars to be charged at the property
  • No campervans without prior permission from owners

The property

Bank End Lodge is a lovely semi- detached barn conversion that's full of charm and character, located just 6 miles from Coniston Water and a short drive from the spectacular scenery of the Southern Lakes.

Offering high-quality accommodation for 10 people over 3 floors, Bank End Lodge has a hot tub and superb views to the Kirby Fells and beyond.

This is the perfect holiday destination for families or groups of friends, or for that special celebration.

Enter the spacious living room and you're struck immediately by the incredible views to the fells.

There's ample seating, character beams and an electric coal effect fire.

The smart TV and DVD player offer a wide range of entertainment.

Walking through into the L-shaped kitchen/diner, there's a lovely country cottage feel and a substantial dining table with seating for 10.

Stairs lead down to the lower ground floor where you'll find 2 double bedrooms (one with a king size bed, sofa and TV) both with character beams, plus a bathroom with separate shower cubicle, basin and WC and a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

You also have access to the garden and of course those stunning views.

On the first floor there's a further master bedroom (with a king size bed, TV and DVD player), a zip link twin bedroom (converts to super king size on request) and a twin with TV and DVD player.

Finally on this level there's a family bathroom with a bath, hand basin and WC and a separate shower room, also with hand basin and WC.

Outside there's an enclosed garden which is perfect for children and pets with a stunning bespoke seating area crafted from local slate.

What gives Bank End Lodge the real wow factor is the hot tub in the garden, which allows you to relax in warm water even in the coldest weather.

There's also off-road parking for 4 cars.

Grizebeck is a charming little village with a local shop and a traditional 300-year-old coaching inn serving local Lake District ales.

There are plenty of walks literally on the doorstep of Bank End Lodge, ranging from the leisurely to the challenging, while nearby Coniston and Windermere are two of the jewels in Lakeland's crown.

There's so much to see and do within a 25 minute drive of Bank End Lodge, from the South Lakes Animal Park to the architectural beauty of Holker Hall and Levens Hall.

A lake cruise aboard one of the famous Windermere steamers is a must, while Morecambe Bay is just a stone's throw away for a trip to the seaside.

The Lake District is home to some of the best fine dining restaurants in Britain, while the hiking, climbing and outdoor activities are second to none. Whether you're a long time lover of Britain's most popular National Park, or you're discovering the beauties of the Lake District for the first time, Bank End Lodge is the perfect location for a family holiday at any time of year.

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

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About the location


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:

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