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Hill Bank

Hutton Roof, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 962548)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    It is a real home from home. Hill Bank is spacious and comfortable. There was plenty of room for the 7 of us. Will definitely look to book again. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by ErinneJul 2022

  • "Great cottage, clean, comfortable, well-equipped and spacious enough for 6 adults and three young children."

    A quiet location in lovely surroundings - we would definitely come back here.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Lovely owners. We had a wonderful holiday and would consider returning again. Perfect location in easy reach of the lakes, Yorkshire dales, Lancaster, Morecambe etc.

    Reviewed by EllenApr 2022

  • "Your property is a wonderful place to stay."

    So many positive things I could say, here are just a few: very well equipped, great facilities, comfy beds, lovely towels and the best welcome hamper I have ever had.

    Reviewed by BernadetteMar 2022

  • "Hill Bank, Hutton Roof deserves 7 star in all aspects."

    Amazing a top quality holiday house. Location is also excellent. Both Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes are within comfortable reach.

    Reviewed by Ravindra BoseNov 2021

  • "We had a really good stay at Hill Bank last week."

    The property was super-clean and was very warm (once we had realised that we had to press the manual override in the utility room to make sure we stayed warm throughout the day as well as morning/evening when the timer ensured we were all toasty-warm!). The kitchen is a really lovely base for the family (aged 1 year to 87 years) and we could all muck in with cooking duties, drawing, writing, reading, games and general chit chat. The two room receptions ensured that those who needed time out could get just that! The lobby area with plenty of space to put boots on and take them off at the end of a walk was really fantastic and hopefully meant no mud traipsed onto the carpets inside (we needed to control our 1-year old carefully here!). Despite a lot of rainy weather, we revisited favourite old haunts such as the Pepperpot at Silverdale, Arnside Knott, the Fairy Steps and the Hutton Roof crags walk and had some really great days out - just so beautiful! One improvement would be the directions especially to anybody arriving in the dark. I reckon that the appropriate What3Words location is magical.additives.siblings rather than the one given, and it is worth saying that the house is one of the first on the right in the village (if approaching from the South) and that you turn into a small drive leading to a small group of farm and other buildings with an immediate turn into the drive on the right. I suggest that the owners check this carefully and amend is we struggled considerably in the dark as the location given was right in the middle of the village.

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2021

  • "This is one of the best holiday places we’ve stayed in."

    It was fabulous. So spacious and everything you could wish for. Ideal for our family get together. Immaculately clean and attention to detail was exceptional including a great welcome pack. We had a marvellous time and can’t wait to return. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2021

  • "We had such a fabulous time at Hill Bank ."

    Jill the owner made us feel so welcome with a welcome pack ! The house is so clean and we felt so safe and Covid secure ! There was plenty of room for all 9 of us and we were not bumping into each other ! Love the gardens and the ambience ! The location was also superb for hiking and walking ; the lakes and the shops were also accessible . We will definitely be back ! Thank you Jill ; thank you Sykes !

    Reviewed by TessSep 2021

  • "It was fab, clean, tidy, spacious, plenty of utilities."

    We wanted to help with bin day but had nothing to instruct us how the bins are organised And found ourselves trying to find out which went where lol. The knives need a sharpen. And the tin opener perhaps replaced as it did struggle to open tins. We all really did enjoy the house and the area. In fact we would be so glad to book again. Massive thanku to the owners and for the wonderful gifts upon arrival. I have disabilities, and having the ground floor has everything I needed and could cope with. I'd suggest the shower handle needs to be a wee bit more sturdy though and ideally if you were to cater for disabled people in the future, a grab rail inside the shower and perhaps a pull down stool (or instruct to bring one as ample space) also a drop down grab rail over the toilet downstairs as well. But also slope one back door way (mayb lounge) and front door way to be able to access chairs if needed. Depends on how accessible you'd like it. I was OK to transfer. Struggled about 2x at most tired days with steps. Hubby lifted me Lol. Bed was super comfy, and I badly want your pillows! Thank you so so much. I do hope we were good guests too. As 8 of us there full house. Had plenty of room to go between kitchen conservatory, lounge and back yard. Thanku.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "The location of Hill Bank was perfect."

    The view of the fields and animals was beautiful and peaceful yet close enough to amenities when required. The accommodation was so spacious, equipped and well presented. We felt perfectly located for exploring the area. We would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by MichelleMay 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the property ..."

    We really enjoyed the property Very clean in and out We arrived quite late at the property and we didn’t had the time to do shopping but we find that the owners had left milk beers wine and cupcakes absolutely amazing Thank you so much

    Reviewed by ArturApr 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and more spacious than we expected ideal for our situation."

    .. it had everything we needed for our stay and more... ability to adjust the heating as required was a bonus and a welcome pack that exceeded any other Will definately be returning as it is an ideal base for exploring dales and lakes Totally 5 star

    Reviewed by DebraSep 2020

  • "We managed a few days walking in the area and enjoyed some home cooking."

    The owner left a fabulous welcome pack which was really appreciated. Will definitely return to this property in the future.

    Reviewed by CathSep 2020

  • "It was all the little extras that we thought was a good gesture, the beds were ..."

    It was all the little extras that we thought was a good gesture, the beds were so comfy, and the neighbour's around were very pleasant,

    Reviewed by PamelaJul 2020

  • "We booked Hill Bank for us all to be together to celebrate a big birthday."

    We were not disappointed. A beautiful house in beautiful surroundings. Grandson loved the space. On arriving, Gill, the Owner had left a lovely cake, flowers and wine. Thank you and such a nice touch. A good base for visiting surrounding areas. Thank you again Gill and Morgan for letting us share this lovely house. We will be back. Linda McIntyre

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2020

  • "It’s a beautifully presented cottage with everything we could possibly need."

    Very very comfortable the beds were so luxurious and great sizes. The welcome pack was so much appreciated. It accomadated us all (9) very spacious would 100% recommend hill bank with its beautiful views x

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2020

  • "Fantastic house for our group of eight."

    Log burner was amazing. The house was spotless and had everything we needed. The welcome pack was very thoughtful and a great touch. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by LorraineFeb 2020

  • "An amazing cottage with everything you need and it’s cleanliness was 10 out of 10!"

    would highly recommended

    Reviewed by ThomasJan 2020

  • "Cottage was beautiful with everything in it we needed and more."

    Very high standard of cleanliness and comfort around the cottage. The welcoming pack was great and much appreciated. The beds were all so comfortable you didn’t want to get out of them. The added Christmas trees and decorations made it a lovely Christmas and New Year home from home. It was a family get together and we all had a fantastic time and could have stayed longer. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend this beauty cottage.

    Reviewed by SDec 2019

  • "Was a beautiful house had everything we needed, beds were so comfy and the welcome pack with bread, cake and wine was a lovely touch."

    Plenty of room for all the family to get together. Only two things were lock on upstairs bathroom wasn’t working and no phone signal but don’t use telephone box down the road as it has a card scan machine in there and took £31 out the account for no phone call

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2019

  • "Hill Bank is a lovely en comfortable house."

    We did enjoy our 10 day stay very much. The location of the house in beween the lakes and the dales is a bonus. In short; a house to return to.

    Reviewed by JanOct 2019

  • "Everything was provided for and more."

    The property was immaculate and lacked nothing to make for a wonderful break.The hamper on arrival made for a lovely surprise and set off the holiday straightaway.

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2019

  • "Fantastic family holiday completely enhanced by staying at Hill Bank."

    The property totally exceeded our expectations, everything we needed was there, beautifully furnished with a real homely feel. The welcome pack was excellent.

    Reviewed by PatAug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Owners left us a lovely food hamper . We've had an amazing week and will definitely be booking this cottage again .Even the weather couldn't stop us enjoying our week .

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2019

  • "Our stay at Highbank cottage was fantastic."

    It was a spacious, clean, well equipped cottage with anything you could have needed. The welcome gift left by the owners exceeded expectations. The cottage was well situated for visiting both the Lake District and the Yorkshire dales. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by GillAug 2019

  • ". Good location for visiting the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. The cottage was very clean and had everything you would need on your holiday"

    . Good value for money. Will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2019

  • "A delightful spacious house in a beautiful area."

    Lovely walking county and we'll p!aced to explore Cumbria

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2019

  • "A beautiful house with lots of room for everyone."

    Well equipped and spotlessly clean.. Everything was just perfect. One of the best we have ever stayed in

    Reviewed by SheilaMay 2019

  • "This place is unreal it had everything, i cant praise this place enough."

    So perfect we built some brilliant memories that will stay forever

    Reviewed by GaryApr 2019

  • "The house was spacious, comfortable and homely."

    The three bathrooms were useful for a large group of adults; also having two sitting rooms meant people could pursue different activities. The kitchen area was well equipped, with a table large enough to comfortably seat eight people. The porch and utility areas were very useful for extra storage. The weather wasn't wonderful, but Hill Bank was a nice space to spend time in; the log burner being a lovely feature. There are lots of sitting areas outside, which will be lovely when the weather is good. The welcome pack, with freshly baked chocolate cake, was a treat on arrival, and was very much appreciated. We love the area and keep coming back to it. Kirkby Lonsdale has lots of interesting, independent shops and there are great places to eat both there, and in surrounding villages. There are plenty of walks to take from Hutton Roof and of course there is the beautiful scenery to admire. The property was good value for money and we all enjoyed our week there. We would thoroughly recommend it, and hope to return soon. Drivers, I recommend following the owner's directions to get there ( I followed the SAT NAV) and ended up on a narrow lane, where passing another car would be extremely difficult.

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2019

  • "Just to say what a fabulous house to stay in."

    We came for the weekend with my daughter and her family to celebrate her 40th birthday. From walking through the door, the cleanliness and furnishings of this property stood out. The welcome pack was super, water, wine, cake, bread etc. plus a vase of fresh flowers, what more could we ask for. There was ample crockery and equipment to do whatever you wanted. Games, jigsaws, books - the children loved it. Really was home from home. Wished we could have stayed longer and we have all agreed that we would have to go back sometime. Would definitely recommend 100%.

    Reviewed by AndreaMar 2019

  • "Thank you once again Jill for a brilliant stay!"

    We will definitely be booking the property again.

    Reviewed by RooDec 2018

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Hill Bank."

    The hosts were extremely generous with the welcome pack, the house was immaculate, so much bigger than expected. We had a wet but great weekend made very special by a trip to the Xmas markets and afternoon tea in Kirby Longsdale. We will definately be returning to this cottage again. Kimberley

    Reviewed by KimberleyNov 2018

  • "Wonderful location, we were able to walk into Kirkby Lonsdale by a back route."

    Lovely home made cake and other goodies Warm, comfortable, sitting room much bigger than it looks on the photo Fantastic to have 3 bathrooms. Might miss a garden in the summer, but no problem in winter. Also very near field and woods if children need a run around Some written info on recycling would be helpful No negative feedback to give!

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2018

  • "Really excellent family holiday location."

    Exceedingly well equipped. Located within easy reach of the Lakes, Dales, Lancaster and Blackpool. We had a great time with our two daughters and families.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "Superb cottage in an idyllic location."

    The welcome pack was wonderful ( fruit juice, milk, homemade cakes, artisan bread, jam ) flowers on the table, and fruit bowl was a wonderful touch. It was well equipped with utensils . Games, books and local guides . The beds were comfy , nice fluffy towels available , gogous log burner with logs provided . We wold definitely use this property again . I think the only addition that could be helpful is a clear direction as we struggled to locate the bungalow once in Hutton Roof and needed to ask at the post office . Going into Hutton Roof it was the first cottage on the right opposite the new estate .

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2018

  • "The property was an absolute delight, spacious, clean and beautifully decorated which made us feel welcome and comfortable."

    We were also extremely impressed with the lovely gesture of the welcome hamper which included home baked cakes and biscuits which were gratefully received.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2018

  • "Hill Bank is a lovely house."

    The owner was extremely welcoming and we felt very comfortable. Hill Bank is situated in a nice area and we would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by YJul 2018

  • "This is a beautiful house in a lovely setting."

    Very comfortable in every way! Loved sitting outside in the early morning with the sun on our backs watching the house martins swoop and dive. The owners were quick to resolve one small problem, and very generous with their Provisions too. Thanks for a much needed relaxing break.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2018

  • "Lovely house in fantastic location with good walks from the house."

    Only 10 minutes to Kirkby Lonsdale and 15 to the southern lakes. House was lovely and the welcome pack was a really nice touch with cake and a bottle of wine. Will come again.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2018

  • "A lovely home from home."

    Plenty of space for the whole family. Well equipped and in a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by GlendaMay 2018

  • "Hill Bank is a lovely spacious house."

    A real home from home with well chosen furniture. The large kitchen had everything could ever need - not that we cooked much! Thank you for a fantastic welcome pack that included wine and cake. Very thoughtful touch. The house is in a quiet village with access to country walks and close to Kirby Lonsdale for eating out and the lovely shops there. There was a nice well looked after garden to sit and enjoy the hot weather we had. We will definitely recommend to friends to come and stay here and will come back ourselves to visit more of this lovely area.

    Reviewed by GraceMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very spacious in a fantastic location with superb views. The owner made us a very generous welcome pack which even included home baked treats. The cottage is immaculately clean and extremely tastefully decorated. Close to kirkby lonsdale which we visited. We had 8 adults and 2 infants- the space was perfect with 2 living areas so that we could spread out. The beds were also very comfortable and everyone had a good night's sleep! The hosts were very accommodating ensuring that we had all that we needed to enjoy a special 60th birthday celebration. Would highly recommend and would definitely return to the cottage.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2018

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and beautifully presented."

    Just one small point - no instructions re heating. It came on automatically and was perfectly comfortable when on but we wondered whether we needed to adjust it on the first evening.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2018

  • "We were a group of 6 adults and 3 children and stayed comfortably."

    It was a beautiful house that was tastefully decorated. The welcome hamper with cakes, chocolates, jam, freshly baked bread and scones was a lovely addition. In addition there was milk, juice and butter in the fridge. The attention to detail by the hosts were exceptional. The only downside was that the washing machine/dryer wasn’t working, but since we were there only for 3 nights it didn’t affect us that much. Will be definitely returning again soon.

    Reviewed by Fathima RukaiyaApr 2018

  • "This cottage is definitely a home away from home."

    We are a group of 9 family friends that spent the Easter bank holiday weekend here and we would definitely recommend it for groups and families. The directions were very clear so we had no issues when arriving. On arrival we were met with a welcome hamper including wine and homemade cakes, a lovely treat. The house is homely, warm, spacious and comfortable. It was only a short drive to the village of Hutton Roof where there were pubs and places to visit. We would love to return!

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2018

  • "Beautiful home, artfully furnished."

    Plenty of space for all 7 of us. Kitchen has a large dining table which seats 8 and there is a very large and comfortable living room and a conservatory with a TV each. We also brought a Vive VR headset and set it up in the living room. Beds were very comfy. We requested that all the zip link doubles be turned into singles and a few people mentioned it was quite narrow, although this did not really affect our quality of sleep. Kitchen was well stocked with almost everything we needed (no sponges though which made washing up hard! I wish we'd noticed that before we did our shop) and we made good use of it all by cooking several large group meals. The hosts very kindly provided two bottles of wine, some cakes, some home-baked bread, and tea/coffee/milk as well as orange juice so we had something to nibble on as soon as we arrived after our long drive! Very thoughtful. Thank you so much to both the hosts and Sykes Cottages. This is the third time I've booked through Sykes and it's absolutely excellent. :)

    Reviewed by CazMar 2018

  • "I organise a walking weekend twice a year with a group of ladies from work and we struggle to find accommodation with enough beds."

    Hill Bank was a fantastic choice for us as all the doubles converted into twin beds meaning non of us had to share. The cottage is in a beautiful setting with access to plenty of walks without having to get in the car. We were very pleasantly surprised to find fresh roses in the kitchen, home made cakes and a welcome basket with wine and other goodies. There was tea, coffee, milk and juices already in the fridge for us which was so welcoming. The house is wonderfully warm with a log burner, under floor heating in the kitchen and lovely warm bedrooms. The cottage had everything we needed for our weekend stay and had a utility room that we weren't aware of when we booked. The bedrooms are a good size as were the beds although one of the twin rooms had beds that would be better suited to children. The porch area was extremely useful for depositing muddy boots and rucksacks. I cannot recommend this cottage enough and a number of people in the group will be looking to book again for family breaks.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2018

  • "Very comfortable house, particularly as we were a motley group!"

    There was plenty of space for the youngsters to play and two sitting rooms, both with tv. sets, proved very useful, especially as the weather was poor and some of our group were unwell. The welcome-pack was very generous. If we were to need a large house again then we would consider booking Hillbank again, but usually we book smaller properties. The only drawback to this house is access: some of the roads are very narrow,single track and full of pot-holes! However, the area is beautiful and the walks,etc. are good for fit and active people.

    Reviewed by MaryFeb 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with single day bed and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sun room
  • Oil central heating, underfloor heating in kitchen and woodburning stove
  • Electric AGA range, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (1 Smart) with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable storage
  • Surrounding garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles.

The property

Hill Bank is a warming, roomy stone cottage in a beautiful, rural location in the village Hutton Roof in Cumbria.

It comes surrounded by incredible walking and cycling paths, with a number of National Parks and AONB's in the nearby area.

Gather your friends and family together and enjoy a break exploring the great outdoors and some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes.

Kick off your muddy boots and wet coats in the spacious porch before heading in for a cosy night with your loved ones.

What better place to do this than the homely sitting room, beautifully furnished with leather settees, a Smart TV and a fabulous woodburning stove to keep you warm?

For some time to yourself, sit in the delightful sun room with a good book or listen to some music whilst the sun beams down.

This room also has a sofa bed, should you need it.

Cook and enjoy your meals in the modern kitchen diner, it hosts stylish fixtures and fittings including a wonderful AGA range cooker to give it that country cottage feel.

One of the four well-presented bedrooms comes on the ground floor as well as a family shower room, ideal for those guests with limited mobility to come and stay.

The other three bedrooms can be found on the first floor, with the master room boasting a charming day bed and a contemporary en-suite.

The interior of Hill Bank is topped off with a luxury family bathroom showcasing a luscious sunken bath and a wet room area.

The property comes with a surrounding garden to stretch your legs in the refreshing country air.

The town of Kirkby Lonsdale is a short journey away, this lovely holiday base offers a splendid range of amenities for you to enjoy.

This area is a rambler's heaven, as you come almost equidistant to the Forest of Bowland and Arnside and Riverdale AONBs and the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks.

Enjoy the comforting Hill Bank all-year-round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Kirkby Lonsdale 3 miles; Kendal 11 miles.

The pretty, unspoilt village of Hutton Roof is peacefully located in South Cumbria, quietly resting between the beautiful Lake District and the stunning Yorkshire Dales. The village itself is home to a number of annual events including a Fell Race and Country Fair, which has children's sports and famous cakes on offer, whilst fabulous views over the Lakeland Fells, Ingleborough and Morecambe Bay can be seen from the crags in this beautiful village all year round. Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve is also nearby and boasts one of the most impressive areas of limestone habitat in Britain, whilst being home to a wide variety of butterflies, birds and plant life. The ancient market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, with its attractive 17th and 18th century architecture and famous Devil's Bridge is within easy reach and offers a variety of distinctive shops and a good selection of fine pubs and restaurants. The historic, Cumbrian town of Kendal, with its quaint cobbled streets, impressive art gallery and interesting museum is a mere eleven miles away, whilst the villages of Arnside, Sedbergh, Settle and the picturesque Lune Valley are all within easy touring distance. An ideal base for exploring this lovely region.

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