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Near Bank Cottage

(Ref. 922732)

Corney near Waberthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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111 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely amazing 4 night family stay at this lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Apr 2024

  • "We have had the most wonderful time at Near Bank Cottage."

    Perfect for large family gathering and the Games room and Hot tub were the icing on the cake. Thank you so much to Kath the owner x

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic week in a superb location."

    Games room and hot tub provided perfect end to busy days. Wonderful space and fab host.

    Heather pleased you enjoyed your stay gathering the family together & having a catch up. Lovely to have met you all . The weather could have been better for you. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our second time here at this fabulous cottage."

    Weather was terrible at times ( February) but loads to keep the children and adults occupied in the huge games room. Hot tub brill, location has great views looking out to the sea, and plenty of walks for the dogs! Not to mention curling up beside the lovely log burner after being out in the cold, Fab! Didn't want to come home....

    Stephen thank you for the lovely feedback & so pleased you enjoyed your second visit. Sorry about the weather a few more nice days would have been better. Cannot believe that it has been 5 years since your last visit & another milestone birthday to celebrate. Would be lovely to see you again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Our stay over Christmas was wonderful."

    The cottage is very clean, comfortable and cosy. The log burner was well used. The kitchen is extremely well equipped. The bathrooms are of a high standard with underfloor heating. The WiFi was good and there are even Sky boxes to both TV's. The games room with the seating area and American style fridge freezer (perfect to store our drinks) was amazing. All the bedrooms were very comfortable, we slept very well. All fixtures and fittings are of an extremely high standard. Unfortunately the weather was not up to using the hot tub or outside areas which was a shame. Our two dogs had plenty of room for walking. The Christmas decorations were lovely and far exceeded our expectations. The whole place is full of character. Everything far exceeded our expectations and the welcome gifts were a lovely touch. Thank you so very much. The Fellows family.

    Angela thank you for the feedback. Pleased you all had an enjoyable stay over the Christmas period & made plenty of lovely memories. Be a pleasure to see you again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a place!"

    We went for a surprise weekend away for my dads 50th birthday, he had absolutely no idea and was speechless when he turned up to this beautiful cottage. The pictures do not do it justice i feel it looks quite small on some pictures but in person the place is huge! It took our breaths away. And the games room I thought wasn’t connected to the house but it was! It was all just perfect in every way I cannot recommend enough. The owner popped in when we arrived to empty our bins and bring us logs for the log fire, he was such a nice and friendly man. We all had the best weekend it was absolutely fantastic oh and the views from the property…the place is beautiful, you have to go!

    Thank you Lauren for the lovely feedback & so pleased you all enjoyed your stay & celebrations. between your Dads health scare & me in hospital the few days before your stay were a bit crazy but we pulled it off. Sorry I didn't get to meet you all & hope to see you again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Near Bank Cottage for my brother’s 40th birthday."

    The cottage was clean, spacious and well equipped. The games room is a great room for all the family and this is where we spent most of our time! The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise. Would highly recommend!

    Thank you Louise for the lovely feedback & so glad you enjoyed your stay to celebrate the birthday. Lovely to have met you all & hopefully will see you again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property, well equipped …games room and hot tub fantastic ."

    .had problem with the tv and Cathy sorted it straight away …..the local pub, the brown cow, do a take away,, can recommend the fish and chips ….A great place to stay, near to quiet beaches and hills with views, our dogs loved it and so did we .

    Linda thank you for your lovely feedback. Please you all enjoyed your stay & the dogs had fun on the beaches. Lovely to have met you & see you again hopefully. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely homely large property really well equipped i."

    E. kitchen, sky tv, games room for all ages. Very suitable for large family break as was described. Appreciated the Welcome pack + birthday banner.

    Steve, glad you enjoyed your stay & had a good time celebrating your birthday & exploring the area. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic stay, great communication from Kath."

    Very homely, games room and hot tub were spot on. We loved our stay and will be returning. Thank you

    Cheryl pleased you enjoyed your stay & had a lovely catch up with family that live in the area. See you again at some point. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely great find."

    What a beautiful cottage with excellent facilities. The games room is fantastic. The hot tub was great to have. The living spaces & bedrooms were really comfortable and homely. Plenty of everything! The welcome pack was also a wonderful surprise. Thanks to Kath for the wonderful home. We would definitely return and have no hesitation in recommending.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Always nice to hear that guests have enjoyed there stay & made good use of the Games Room, Hot Tub & enjoyed the area. Look forward to seeing you again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0Sep 2023

  • "There is not one or two points that can sum up our stay at Near Bank Cottage, it's the whole package from relaxing location, sunsets, gardens, amazing facilities and such well appointed accommodation."

    We had an amazing relaxing holiday, thank you for the effort put in to make our stay so memorable.

    Howard, lovely to have met you all & that you all enjoyed your stay. We are very lucky in that we get some amazing sunsets looking out across the sea towards the Isle of Man. Pleased you all enjoyed your stay & would love to see you all again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Near Bank cottage, everything we needed was provided, Kathy was really friendly and helpful, as a family we enjoyed the games room and the hot tub."

    The views across to the sea are amazing, we had a bbq in the garden for my birthday, we couldn't have chosen anywhere better, perfect!!!

    Helen, pleased you all had a lovely stay & the weather was kind to you for that birthday BBQ. Thank you for the lovely feedback. Hope to see you all again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay for hubbys 60th."

    8 of us went from age 60- 10 Best bit was the games room and hot tub although the dart board, darts and cues need replacing but it didn’t stop us enjoying our selves. The facilities were good everything you needed and a nice welcome pack. Would definitely recommend for all ages

    Tracy thank you for your feedback. i have had a look at the Dart Board & feel its the heat that is making it so hard so have started spraying it with water & that seems to have done the trick, the cues did need new tips & its a shame you never mention it when I saw you at the cottage as I would have done them there & then. Glad you all enjoyed it & hope to see you again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Near Bank, what a great cottage, equipped with everything you need for a great break"

    Lyndsay thank you for your feedback & pleased you enjoyed your stay celebrating the special birthday. Hope to see you all again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Jun 2023

  • "Only issue was the hot tub which because it was surrounded by so many plants there were loads of insects in the tub, which made the experience a little less than nice."

    Other than that, no complaints really nice place would definitely come back and recommend it to others.

    Thank you for your feedback & pleased you enjoyed your stay & would return even though the flies etc were a nuisance. Unfortunately the weather has played a big part in this & now it has cooled down they have disappeared. Look forward to seeing you again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Muhammad4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely weekend at the cottage it was perfect."

    The cottage is lovely inside and out and we all especially loved the games room and the hot tub and gardens. It was very clean and comfortable and a lovely location. Kath was a great host and checked in to see we had everything we needed and it was all ok. It was a special weekend for me as it was my 50th birthday and kath even put a banner up. We will definitely go back again.

    Fiona thank you for your lovely feedback & pleased you all enjoyed your party weekend. Look forward to seeing you all again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2023

  • "Really nice cottage in a quiet and scenic location."

    Kath the owner was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

    Mark Thank you for your feedback. Power cuts are always a nightmare, the plus side was it wasn't for that long. The new Pool Cues arrived the day before your arrival & it was only then that I realised I had order the wrong length. Apologises for that. We want all our guests to have the best experience possible, with any problems please contact us during your stay. Look forward to seeing you all again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Apr 2023

  • "Booked this property for games room, second visit to this property but unfortunately our second visit was let down due to a few littles issues Unable to play snooker due to ques having no tips and ends broken, air hockey not working and table tennis in Need of new bats and balls."

    Rest of the property was fantastic.

    Irene thank you for your feedback. what a shame you didn't contact or mentioned the issues when I saw you during your stay as I could have resolved the issues instantly. Apologies I had not noticed the broken cue or that the second cue tip was playable but getting ready for a new screw on tip. The Table Tennis bats were showing wear & tear & 4 of the 6 balls seemed ok. The Air Hockey Table is working & I think you were missing the On /Off button on the side of the table that needed switching On .We want all our guests to have the best experience possible, with any problems please contact us during your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Irene3.4Mar 2023

  • "The holiday was absolutely spot on, can’t recommend it enough."

    The lodge was amazing, the owners were amazing, everything you needed was there. Can’t say a bad word about it, thank you for having us.

    Thank you for your lovely feed back & pleased you all enjoyed your break. See you again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Mar 2023

  • "We were a party of 10 including 2 dogs, booked this cottage as a surprise for my Mum's 80th Birthday."

    The cottage is fantastic, lovely and warm & cosy with a well equipped kitchen. The games room was a hit with the teenagers of our party and the hot tub was a hit with us older ones! You receive a lovely welcome gift on & chocolates. Pretty much everything was included....a few tea bags, coffee, sugar & milk for your first few days, tea towels, dish cloths, dish washer tablets & even hot tub towels (bonus). Even the doggies where taken care of with poo bags in the porch. Met Kath on arrival, she was just topping the hot tub up with warm water for us, she was very friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable about the local area, gave us some ideas of where to visit during our stay, nothing was too much trouble for her. We all had a brilliant time at the cottage and would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to have a special get together or just any get together. Thanks Kath for a lovely Mum really enjoyed it too and loved the cottage.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is the 3rd time we have stayed here."

    It is a great place for a family get together. The facilities are brilliant for adults and children. The cottage is lovely and clean and has everything you could need. Great communication from the host and help when needed. Thanks for a great stay.

    Catherine thank you for your lovely Feedback & it was a pleasure to host you again. Once again thank you for leaving the Cottage spotless always greatly appreciated. Would be lovely to see you all again in the future. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Near bank cottage is a beautiful property in an idyllic location and the perfect base for our family holiday."

    The cottage itself was spotlessly clean, super warm and cosy and full of lovely quirky features. The games room and hot tub were our favourite spaces , we spent a lot of time in them! The kitchen is extremely well equipped and easy to use with everything you could ever need. We had a wonderful holiday it was like a home from home ( though I wish it was my home!) so comfortable . Beautiful surroundings , lots of lovely walks and the view of the sea from the cottage allowed us to watch a few gorgeous sunsets, some from the hot tub ! The owner Kath is just the loveliest lady, she’s thought of everything, we had a lovely welcome, with two bottles of wine and some choccy biscuits to get our party started. There was even milk for us in the fridge so we could have a cuppa after our long drive (this isn’t always provided from past experience). A light wasn’t working in the downstairs bathroom and she came the next day with a new fitting, kept out of our way and dealt with it very quickly. I cannot recommend this cottage enough. Perfect location, perfect accommodation and we will be returning in the future. Made some fabulous memories in a fabulous setting. Thank you Kath

    Paula Thank you for your lovely Feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed the Birthday treat & celebrations. Also thank you for your understanding regarding the light . It is always heart warming when people comment that they have enjoyed the cottage & the surrounding area. Huge THANK YOU for leaving the cottage in pristine condition always greatly appreciated. Look forward to seeing you all again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property is perfect for a family get together."

    I couldn't fault it in any way and the owner was very kind and helpful. She made us feel welcome and even put up a birthday banner for my husband! We were sad to leave after such a great time.

    Doris thank you for your lovely feedback & pleased you all enjoyed your stay for the Birthday Celebrations. Thank you also for leaving the Cottage in excellent condition much appreciated. Pleasure to have met you all & would love to see you again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Doris5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had an absolutely lovely stay."

    Everything was on hand for us to enjoy a relaxing weekend. Amazing views, the games room and hot tub went down a treat. We will definitely be back!

    Sarah so glad you enjoyed your weekend to celebrate your Birthday. Look forward to seeing you again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2022

  • "Perfect property for our family stay."

    Facilities were spot on, everything we needed to enjoy our stay. One minor thing was one of the bathroom radiators wasn't working and we ran out of wood for the fire, but it was particularly cold during our stay so this wouldn't have been a major issue had this not been the case. Other than that everything was really great and we wouldn't hesitate to revisit.

    Sara thank you for your feedback. Apologises for the radiator in the downstairs bathroom not working, it decided to stop working on the day of your arrival & unfortunately I was not able to purchase & have a new one fitted before your arrival. Regarding the wood it is stated in the property details that a starter pack is provided. The starter pack comprises of the fire laid & ready to light plus 2 bags of bags, further wood is available at an additional cost . We want all our guests to have the best experience possible, with any problems please contact us during your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Nov 2022

  • "We have just returned from the most amazing week at Near Bank Cottage!"

    We all absolutely loved the games barn and spent many hours playing in there. The additional seating area was also welcomed by the children as they enjoyed have space away from us adults. The Hot Tub also had lots of use! The house is well appointed (it felt a little like staying in the Weasleys Burrow from Harry Potter as it is quirky and has lots of character). There is ample seating for everyone. The views out to the sea are beautiful and there is so much to enjoy in the local area. We will definitely look to return in the future! Thank you

    Thank you Gemma so glad you enjoyed your stay & the children were kept entertained ( happy children = happy holiday). Thank you also for leaving the cottage pristine much appreciated. Look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2022

  • "The house itself needs a deep clean ."

    .very damp in downstairs bedroom and clothes were damp every morning. The fire had a blocked flu, and the house filled with smoke in 15 mins fire alarm went off as none in appropriate rooms. Half the hot tub jets don't work . Of course we had a decent holiday as we went out alot, house comfy in general..Good beds ..bad smell from downstairs loo and in front porch ..owner advised to spend a few days in there themselves to see what needs doing ..the lady owner was a lovely lady

    Thank you for your Feedback. The fire has been checked, no blockage found, the chimney is swept twice a year. I am more than happy to help with any issues throughout your stay, I could have advised you on how to light the fire i.e have the vents open & also pointed you to the instructions for the fire in the Information pack. The issue in the downstairs bedroom is being resolved and builder booked. Regarding the smell in the porch, it appears that a dog had relived itself on the mat and was not picked up by myself on change over day as all the doors are usually open. All the alarms, carbon monoxide alarm by the fire and fire alarms in the Kitchen, hallway and bottom of the stairs have been checked & working. The Hot Tub jets are all working and just needed the silver dial turning. Instructions on how to use the Hot Tub are in the Hot Tub file. We want all our guests to have the best experience possible, with any problems please contact us during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise2.8Oct 2022

  • "This was our 2nd time staying at nearbank cottage, we had a great stay however from the first day we we unable to use the outside facilities including the hot tub as there was an electrical fault and the outside seating area at night time was not an option as it was pitch black."

    Also the barbeque still had food from the previous stay but had no gas anyway to use it. We also had a few power cuts at night time which with young kids and and a dog isn't ideal. Although a bit disappointed this time with our visit we would still would recommend near bank cottage, just wanted to highlight our issues so they can be rectified for others to fully enjoy their experience.

    Thank you for your feedback as explained during your visit the electricians had been working on the electric fault all day Friday & it turned out to be more than anticipated as the electrician explained on the Saturday morning to yourselves when he visited the property. This unfortunately was also affecting the Hot Tub & the Hot Tub repairer had to wait for the part to arrive. The BBQ should have been clean my error & I apologise for that, if you had mentioned this on the numerous times I was at the property I would have rectified this. A new Bottle of gas was available in the lean to shed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashley3.8Jul 2022

  • "Property was fantastic."

    Secluded & peaceful. The Games Room was fabulous for the kids. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Really can't praise highly enough.

    Thank for the lovely feedback & so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Been here before actually been five times so think that speaks for itself the ..."

    Been here before actually been five times so think that speaks for itself the place is amazing and the owner is so helpful and very pleasant can’t fault owners or ther cottage

    Thank you Margaret for your lovely feedback. Pleasure to have you all again & have a catch up after the last year or so. The weather didn't disappoint which is always a plus. As always the cottage was left in a pristine condition, thank you very very much greatly appreciated. Hope to see you again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was the loveliest, most luxurious and comfortable holiday cottage we have ever stayed in!"

    We went with a group of friends to celebrate a friends 30th and it was the perfect setting, with its hot tub and games room and plenty of outdoor space it felt like a dream place to be to mark the event! We had multiple under 5's with us and the holiday let was perfect for them as well, we have recommended it to numerous people and will absolutely be booking to return! Thanks for having us! Elly

    Thank you for the lovely feed back & glad it was a 30th to remember. Look forward to seeing you all again. Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elly5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was absolutely amazing as were the owners."

    They have thought of everything. We had the best family holiday and will definitely be back!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosina5.0Apr 2022

  • "What an amazing place, I can not describe how much we enjoyed getting together as a family for the holiday."

    From the welcome pack to the games room to the hot tub.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Always pleased to hear people have enjoyed their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Apr 2022

  • "I would highly recommend this property we had a lovely time."

    Just a few issues, down stairs bed could do with a new mattress, Found some of the dishes in cupboard with food remnants on. We would still book this. Property in the future.

    Thrilled to see you have booked for next year. I will look at the Tempur mattress in the downstairs bedroom. Apologises for the crockery I missed that. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Irene4.1Mar 2022

  • "Had a fantastic weekend away."

    The house was just perfect and had all the amenities we required. Cath the owner was extremely helpful and accommodating she went the extra mile to help us out with our shopping delivery. We we wouldn’t hesitate to recommended our stay at the cottage and would certainly visit again x

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jan 2022

  • "Would highly recommend this cottage to anybody wanting a relaxing but fun trip in a beautiful part of the country."

    The cottage itself is immaculate with every amenity you could imagine. The games room is excellent and was in constant use during our stay. The hot tub was lovely and had amazing views, beds are comfortable, lots of places to relax and both bathrooms have lovely powerful showers and one has a lovely bath. We will definitely be returning to New Bank Cottage and can’t wait for our return trip.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Jan 2022

  • "Perfect family getaway destination in these covid troubled times."

    Charming, homely cottage in a lovely peaceful setting with all the facilities one could wish for. The games room was brilliant and kept the whole family entertained.

    Thank you for your lovely Feedback. Offending Cobwebs located & sorted Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Jan 2022

  • "Nearbank Cottage was everything we had hoped for and more and in a superb location."

    We met Kath and Jim the owners when we arrived and they were very helpful and extremely welcoming. We would certainly recommend

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2021

  • "Really nice place to stay games room and hot tub went down really well, lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay celebrating my sisters 21st Birthday."

    Loved the games rooms and the hottub.

    Reviewed by Chelsea5.0Nov 2021

  • "Really enjoyed everything the cottage offers and only issue is it’s quite an early leave time for such a large property and we left things behind ."

    But Cath was lovely and understanding and we understand the reasons for it .

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is our third stay at Near bank Cottage."

    It’s a fantastic house with loads to do for everyone. Beautiful beaches nearby for long walks and then back to the hot tub and games room to chill out, perfect. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time staying at Nearbank as a family of 5 adults and a 14 month old and a dog ."

    House was fully equipped to an exceptional high standard for a holiday let, everything you could possibly need The games room was absolutely amazing and far exceeded our expectations , We met Kath on our arrival who was lovely and welcoming and helpful ( thank you for the wine and bics on arrival , such a lovely gesture ) Absolutely perfect location for a peaceful break Would highly recommend Nearside Cottage Thank you

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "The holiday was fantastic, the whole family (3 generatons) enjoyed the games room and Hot Tub."

    The whole house was very comfortable, especially the Living room . The Kitchen was very well equipped, everything you could have thought of was there. Thanks Kath for a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2021

  • "When we first walked into near bank cottage, we felt at home."

    It was extremely well kitted out (first place I’ve been in that I didn’t need my sharp knives

    Reviewed by Bettina5.0Aug 2021

  • "Amazing place, which more than exceeded our expectations."

    The hot tub was great to sit and watch the sunset in and the games room was fantastic Can’t rate this place highly enough Kath was a wonderful host and ensured our every need was met

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great cottage for a family get together."

    Enough room for everyone to space out . Loved the hot tub and games room. Had everything you needed. Beautiful location and very safe for the dogs. Nice gesture from the owner Kath with wine and biscuits. Can highly recommend

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "The space in the house is amazing, and the facilities are second to none, Best we have ever stayed in."

    As an extended family group the games room was where we spent most evenings, with the kids even insisting on staying in there instead of in their rooms every night. The view and outdoor space is stunning, the hot tub finishes it off. Kath the owner is fantastic and pops in to sort the Hot tub, and was really nice happy to chat and tell us about the house and area. We would definitely book here again

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our break to near bank cottage was fantastic, we loved how we had all our own space and how private it was."

    The facilities such as the games room were brilliant!. The cottage was in a fab location with a short drive to some popular locations and walking distance to a little village pub. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Jake5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely place, views are amazing, looking out to the sea, and can see the Isle of Man when clear weather."

    The owners Kath & Jim are very helpful, Make sure you visit the brown cow inn as food is well worth the walk, along with the village shop/butchers great Cumberland sausages. The owners have thought of everything you need, even a slow cooker, Games room was a massive hit with the children, Hot tub was perfect for adults with the views, The dogs loved the amount of space they had to run around in. I loved the fact it is very rural but so peaceful. Only down side for me was no en-suite but the rest of the place made up for it.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2021

  • "Great to be able to go on holiday again!"

    Fantastic, cosy cottage with loads of space and just about every facility you could imagine...the wine cooler in particular was much appreciated by the grown-ups! We had a wonderful week here with the family and plenty of room for everyone to spread out and do their own thing. Very comfortable beds, great bathrooms and industrial scale heating kept us cosy. The games barn was well-used and we really enjoyed table-tennis (first time in many years!) and pool. Weather was mixed but still managed an evening trip to the hot tub. WiFi coverage was excellent throughout the property, so it looks like previous comments about poor wifi have been addressed. Only minor quibble - didn’t find any coffee making equipment, so had to nip to Tesco’s to grab a cheap cafetière (apologies Kath if there was one and we missed it). One note, local grocery shopping is very limited, nearest good store is Tesco’s in Millom so...stock up! Recommended trips in the area...Ravenglass to Eskdale railway and a walk around Boot, and Wastwater, lovely in its own right but also starting point for walk up Scafell Pike for the more energetic! Many thanks to Kath & Jim for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7May 2021

  • "I really enjoyed every minute spend here ."

    The most beautiful and relaxing place with the amazing views.I highly recommend the Near Bank cottages

    Reviewed by Antoneta5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a fantastic break at Near Bank Cottage."

    Beautiful, well equipped house, with stunning views. The hot tub and games were fantastic as was the wood burner in the lounge. Beautiful beaches nearby. All in all a brilliant holiday we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was exactly as described, had everything you needed and we had a lovely family break away from it all for a few days which in the world today was just what was needed!"

    Games room fabulous and the hot tub is amazing & perfectly situated to watch the sunset on an evening with a glass of prosecco :)

    Reviewed by Jaki5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing, especially the games room which was enjoyed by 3 older children."

    The hot tub was also fantastic!!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is amazing as are the owners very friendly and helpful nothings a ..."

    The cottage is amazing as are the owners very friendly and helpful nothings a bother one of the best cottages I’ve been to any body not happy here there’s something wrong with them not the cottage been here three times I think that speaks for itself

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful holiday, great for whole family."

    Garden and facilities were fabulous. Owners were freindly and on hand when needed. Wasnt spotless, however, wouldnt stop us coming back.

    Reviewed by Marilyn3.8Jul 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Kath was great on arrival and made us feel really welcome. Great house with brilliant setting, loved the barn and the hot tub

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2020

  • "The games room was a plus as we have older boys in the family so that was classed as there man cave for the weekend ."

    The hot tub was also great to have as weather wasnt great so we did spent the full weekend in the cottage as it wasnt the weather to go walking or visiting other areas.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic for our large family group celebrating a 70th birthday."

    Cosy spaces, plentiful hot water and heating, and everything you could need and more! Lots of nice little touches like welcome gift and the owner even put up some decorations for us and collected local eggs for us on our arrival. Brilliant hot tub, perfect for relaxing after a day out walking. Great location. Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2020

  • "What an absolutely amazing cottage."

    Really homely with everything you could possibly want at hand. The heating was on when we arrived and the hot tub hot and ready to go. Every little thing you could possibly want had been thought of. We celebrated a big birthday and they had even taken the time to decorate with banners! Really couldn’t recommend this cottage enough no matter what the Occassion

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Jan 2020

  • "Great family weekend ."

    Facilities were excellent despite the weather ! Hot tub great size fits 6 adults comfortably. Games room very well kitted out - hours of fun .

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2019

  • "Home from home."

    Everything there you could possibly need

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was just beautiful it had everything we needed and the games room was just fab ."

    We will definitely be returning .the owner was lovely so helpful and the area was stunning I would recommend it to anyone .

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Nov 2019

  • "Near Bank Cottage was an absolute pleasure to stay at!"

    In the cottage were 6 adults and 3 children (8,9 and 2) and we all had the most amazing and relaxing time and we was all sad to leave. They beds were SO comfortable and the extra little touches such as a proper mattress in the travel cot was lovely the hot tub was also a big hit. The games room was very well equipt which meant there was always something to do for the children (and adults). We had the pleasure of meeting the owner who is lovely! We all can not wait to return in the very near future!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful, characterful, comfortable house with fantastic views --------- the photos don't do it justice !"

    The owners are lovely, very friendly and helpful. There was plenty of room for our large family and the games barn is brilliant. We all loved the hot tub too and enjoyed the peaceful location. Thankyou for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Elspeth5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fabulous location and accommodation for our family holiday - the views from the cottage are stunning."

    Great facilities, games room, hot tub, barbecue, and much more to accommodate everyone! We went there in the second week of September, walked the mountains during the day, came back to a dip in the hot tub, a meal cooked in their fully equipped kitchen, and games in front of the log fire - perfect! The owners are very friendly and extremely helpful, and we would highly recommend Near Bank Cottage!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2019

  • "We felt completely at home."

    Exactly what is needed to escape the rat race and enjoy country living for a while. The hot tub and games room were a massive hit, the views from the property to die for! My only advice.....get a big online shop delivered as there really isn't anything for miles and there is plenty of fridge/freezer space!

    Reviewed by Rhianne5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is a great cottage for families as it has something for all age groups, hot tub for adults and teens, games room with table tennis air hockey pool and a huge selection of DVD ‘s with a tv which provides a escape from each group!"

    The setting is beautiful with lots of lovely outside tables and chairs a peaceful retreat for the older members! We received a warm welcome from Kath the owner who couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful. I highly recommended this cottage with its attached barn - games room with all facilities any family would need for a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable with fab hot tub and brilliant games room."

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is located in an idyllic setting."

    Brilliant games area for all ages (we are 47 years plus). Very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jun 2019

  • "Just stayed here for 4 nights lovely place to stay the view from the garden was ..."

    Just stayed here for 4 nights lovely place to stay the view from the garden was lovely the house had everything we needed and more would definitely recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2019

  • "Wonderfully spacious cottage in an idyllic setting."

    The games room is a fantastic bonus where the hosts have thought of everything to make our stay as enjoyable as possible so no reason to be bored. Lovely outdoor space with gardens and a great hot tub! There were 10 of us and we had plenty of space. Beds were really comfortable and plenty of towels provided. We were greeted with a welcome gift on arrival which was really thoughtful. Would highly recommend and will definitely return. Thanks for such a great stay!

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2019

  • "I loved how well equipt and clean the cottage was!"

    The games room and hot tub were fantastic additions! The views are spectacular and the local villages are by far the nicest we have seen in the UK. Brilliant week away. Very relaxing and tranquil :-)

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jun 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic place x had everything that a family could ask for."

    Excellent place, clean and everything is provided x Can not wait to go back !!

    Reviewed by Joeanne5.0Apr 2019

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage."

    We had a nice welcome pack when we arrived, the owners were lovely and they have thought of everything to be honest. The games room and hot tub was a hit with us. We will return again with out a doubt.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2019


    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Mar 2019

  • "Well equipped cottage, kids enjoyed everything especially the the games room The location is also great just a short drive to all spectacular places and walks."

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Feb 2019

  • "Home from home."

    ... this is our 2nd visit to the cottage with our family, hot tub and games room major hit, views from cottage is beautiful and owners are lovely couldnt ask for a better holiday... nice little touch with milk and bottles of wine to welcome us to the cottage. Recommended to all our friends and family, please keep up good work and hipe other familys enjoy them selves as much as we did Thank you

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Feb 2019

  • "My wife and I went with my two sons and their children."

    The facilities were excellent, huge cottage with games room attached! Hot tub also, tv's,videos, an endless list of things to do! The views were stunning, you have the Irish sea to your front, and a panoramic view of hills and countryside all around. We will go back.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2019

  • "We had a great time, the cottage was very well equipped, it’s in a lovely ..."

    We had a great time, the cottage was very well equipped, it’s in a lovely place, the hot tub and games room was a great added bonus

    Reviewed by Lin5.0Jan 2019

  • "Near Bank has everything!"

    We couldn’t fault the facilities, which were of good quality, well used but well looked after- and we made good use of everything! Great weekend and hope to visit again in the Summer.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jan 2019

  • "Third time we’ve visited this cottage and never fails to amaze how great it is ..."

    Third time we’ve visited this cottage and never fails to amaze how great it is a home from home hot tub and games room just put the icing on it great area to explore can’t recommended near bank cottage enough

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Oct 2018

  • "Stayed twice now and already going to book back for next year."

    Attention to detail is amazing, clean,tidy, great facilities. Hot tub, games room are great for evening relaxation. The pub down the road the brown cow is amazing and food is exceptional. Kath the owner is very friendly and is always on hand if needed. Looking forward to going back.

    Reviewed by Hollie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Such a great place to stay."

    Everything was thought of for our comfort even down to welcome box n basic necessities for making tea n coffee on arrival. Really enjoyed our week. Hot tub n games room a great hit. Would definitely go again m position great for climbing Scafell n Gables n plenty of othets

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2018

  • "It was fantastic, our cottage had everything we needed and more."

    Games room and hot tub were a added bonus. Every family member was happy (all ages) already booked a return. Next year will be my 6th sykes cottage booking. Very happy customer :-)

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2018

  • "The facilities at the cottage are amazing & the views to die for."

    We arrived early but it wasn't a problem the owner let us in told us to make ourselves a cup of tea and make ourselves at home while waiting for the rest of our family arrived. I would recommend this cottage for a family break anytime.

    Reviewed by Delia4.7Aug 2018

  • "Wonderful place set in a quiet area but still close to local amenities if needed, beautiful views to the coast."

    Lots of room for even a large group and a great games room which we used frequently. All in all, a super week spent here and would definitely recommend to others

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2018

  • "Every need is catered for worthy of 5 stars"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2018

  • "Kath was brilliant , very helpful , nothing to much trouble ."

    ... great hostess.. The house was lovely , clean tidy and comfortable... We had a fabulous time , hot tub every night . Games room was used daily after our trips out ... We hope to come back next year , but a week next time ... I would recommend this holiday home to everyone .... thank you Kath

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jun 2018

  • "Our 2nd time staying at Near bank - Perfect in every way!"

    Once again we couldn't have picked a better cottage for our week away with family. (6 adults, 2 teenagers, 1 under 5 and 1 under 2) This cottage is perfect for any type of group. You have plenty of space both indoor and out. Near bank Cottage is still by far the best cottage I have stayed at for the following reasons, extremely well equipped, from a kitchen full of everything you need, lots of fridge and freezer space and separate wine cooler :) with the added bonus of the internal games room and hot tub. The owners Kath and Jim are such fantastic hosts. We are already trying to find space in the calendar availability to go again :) Thanks again Kath for making our week away so enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0May 2018

  • "Beautiful holiday and amazing cottage."

    Will definitely return to the cottage and would have great confidence in using Sykes cottages again! Many thanks

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2018

  • "The owner was lovely and extremly welcoming and couldnt do enough my grandchildren loved it the games room was brilliant it was everything it said on the packet !"

    Reviewed by Joyce4.8Feb 2018

  • "It was a great trip, and the cottage couldn't have been better equipped - it really exceeded expectations."

    Kath, the owner, even came out to sort of the hot tub when we accidentally turned the water pump off! Great location too

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2018

  • "We had a group of 8 people and everybody was happy the cottage has everything you need."

    Great rural location can’t fault it

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jan 2018

  • "Had an absolutely amazing time at this cottage with my family ranging from age 14 to 48 and our dog, the owners had thought of absolutely everything possible, every gadget going in the kitchen."

    The games room was a big hit with everyone and having the added benefit of an extra fridge and freezer in there too was fantastic for keeping drinks cold and at hand. The log burner was great for the cold nights with plenty of wood to hand. The hot tub was a great added extra to our relaxing break, the only thing this could have benefited from would have been a canopy over the top so could use when it was raining, but overall the whole experience of this cottage was fantastic and my family cannot wait to book again and return. Well done to our host Kath we had an amazing time.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Nov 2017

  • "I booked this cottage for my 50th birthday in October 2017, 4 adults and 6 teenagers, very pleased with the overall experience, very spacious, and the games room (converted barn) complete with large fridge was a massive bonus for all of us."

    The hottub was fantastic with an amazing view over the irish sea a few miles away, on a clear night, shooting star spotting from the hottub is a 'must' !! We would definitely book this cottage again in the future, kath was lovely and always on hand to help with anything, and the log fire was fantastic as well especially on a chilly night, top holiday highly recommended !!

    Reviewed by Tony4.8Oct 2017

  • "Brilliant cottage - don't think the description made the most of all it's amenities - especially the view!"

    ! What a find!

    Reviewed by Jackie4.6Jun 2017

  • "Amazing cottage facilities second to none everything catered for extremely nice owners will be returning"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2017

  • "We had a great time at near bank cottage and all the little details were thought ..."

    We had a great time at near bank cottage and all the little details were thought of by Kath and Jim to make it a great stay for us

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2017

  • "This is one of the best cottages I have had the pleasure to stay in."

    It was beyond perfect for our party size and ages of party. The photos don't do it justice really. The kitchen had more equipment than my own :) We made the most of the hot tub and games room every single day. It was all just perfect with some pre ordered sunshine also. We wanted for nothing for the whole week and it was a great base to get out exploring. Kath the owner was a great host. Already booked again!!

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Mar 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage, well equipped and a very secluded location."

    We will definatley returning in the near future

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Mar 2017

  • "The owners were extremely helpful and have gone all out to make their cottage like a home from home experience."

    I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.8Jan 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage"

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Dec 2016

  • "Perfect family Christmas beak away - thank you x"

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2016

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, everything you need and more."

    Kath was super friendly and kind, part of our group arrived early which was no problem. We were greeted with a little gift of a hamper which was a nice touch and very much appreciated, the cottage was clean and cosy. Beds were lovely and comfortable and made up beautifully. Hot tub with an amazing view was so inviting too. Just what me and my family needed, Never been so relaxed :)

    Reviewed by Joleen5.0Nov 2016

  • "Fantastic well equipped cottage with every home comfort."

    Hot tub and games room fantastic. Owners lovely and very knowledgeable. Very rural with fantastic views.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.8Oct 2016

  • "We had an amazing time, it was just like being at home for us all."

    Kath was great and all the locals are super friendly.

    Reviewed by Vickie4.8Oct 2016

  • "This was an excellent long weekend with extended family everything we could have needed was at hand , We all had a fabulous time the facilities were amazing."

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.8Sep 2016

  • "Fabulous cottage and facilities."

    Games room and hot tub great for all weathers. Kath and Jim the owners very friendly and helpful. Stunning, peaceful area to explore. Cottage very private and secure for our dog.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with 2 doubles
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External games room with table tennis, pool table and air hockey table.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, washing machine, coin-operated tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two travel cots, 2 highchairs and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture, BBQ and hot tub (seats 7)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: There are several steps throughout the ground floor accommodation
  • Note: Low beams in property.

The property

Waberthwaite 1.3 miles.

A 17th century detached farmhouse, overlooking the Irish sea with Corney Fell to the rear, just 2.6 miles from the small town of Bootle on the western side of the Lake District National Park, with distant views across across the Irish sea to the Isle of Man.

This extremely comfortable cottage oozes charm and character, with beams and even a safe in the sitting room, and is ideal for a large family or group of friends wishing to explore this area.

It’s comfortably presented with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a sitting room with woodburning stove and a kitchen with dining area.

Outside, there is a patio and garden with private seven seater hot tub, and located in the adjoining barn is a games room, equipped with a table tennis table, pool table and air hockey table.

Just 1.3 miles away is the village of Waberthwaite, with the Brown Cow Inn and specialist butcher selling traditional Cumberland sausages.

Heading south to Bootle you will find a shingle beach, which eventually reaches Silecroft with its award-winning beach and a 9-hole links golf course.

Silecroft also has a trekking centre which specialises in coastal gallops, whilst the Cumbrian Heavy Horses are based nearby.

From Bootle you can jump on board the branch line and travel by train to Ravenglass from where you can join the Lil Ratty, The Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway, and explore the beautiful Eskdale Valley with views of the surrounding mountains and fells, including Scafell.

This lovely cottage is a great base for a wonderful Lake District holiday at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Millom 11 miles; Coniston 24 miles.

The small hamlet of Waberthwaite is situated on the West Coast of Cumbria within the Lake District National Park, comprising of a scattering of cottages, farm dwellings and a traditional village pub. Waberthwaite enjoys an enviable position amidst some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain and is situated close to local beaches, coastal walks and many of the nearby conservation areas. The local skyline is dominated by the towering peaks of Scafell, Great Gable, Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Muncaster Fell and nearby the stunning valleys of Eskdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking and ever-changing scenery to be enjoyed throughout the year. Local attractions include Muncaster Castle, a World Owl Centre and the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway, all of which provide wonderful and varied days out.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas