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Bank End Lodge

Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972333)

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  • Sleeps

    10

  • Bedrooms

    5

  • Bathrooms

    3

  • Pets

    Yes

Reviews

    • “Fantastic”
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    • “10 ladies and 1 dog stayed and what a fantastic wkend we all had even the dog because there are 3 seperate gardens which are all fenced off and great for the dogs to just explore without having to be on lead.the lodge itself was very clean and spacious with the use of the washing machine,dryer, iron and ironing board.we all had a great chilled out wkend with the added bonus of the hot tub which was great to just sit in (under cover if it rains)and admire the views.cant wait to return again next yr”

    Joanne B, May 2018

    • “Lovely Property”
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    • “My sister booked this property. For 3 nights there were 7 adults, 1 teenager and 4 dogs (2 of which were small dogs), and for the remaining 2 nights there were 6 adults, 1 teenager, a baby and 4 dogs (the smallest dog had gone home along with 3 adults due to work committments and were replaced by 2 other adults, a baby and another dog), The Lodge is a lovely property and very spacious and is in reach of many places (mostly by car). The only criticism I have is that you are only left 3 dishwasher tablets, 3 days worth of washing up liquid and 1 toilet roll per toilet (so you need to take extra of these with you). Housekeeping could do with being picked up on slightly - One or two of the bedrooms had dust webs hanging from ceilings and on the walls behind beds, only spotted the ones under the beds when reaching to get something from underneath (also saw one or two webs on / around wooden furniture, which can be off-putting for some). The shelves in the fridge door are on the verge of falling out and the fridge door didn't always close (so double check when using the fridge). We found the hot water went off on an evening in the kitchen and upstairs (downstairs seemed to be fine) and we found out that by putting the emersion switch on upstairs that helped. If you take dogs ensure you do not leave them unattended in the play area. This area does have fencing around, but there are sheep in the adjoining fields. We also saw a couple of ducks in/around the pond area where you can enjoy a picnic. The Hot Tub is amazing (the light switch just to the left of the back door prior to exiting into the garden area). Fab way to relax at the end of the day. Someone comes in between 8.00 am and 9.00 am to check the hot tub so do not let dogs out during this time. Best place we found for mobile phone signal - kitchen window behind the kitchen table. The Greyhound Pub in the village (5 mins walk away). Very welcoming, dogs welcome and food was excellent when we ate there. We went to the coast and a local resident gave us names of places of interest that we visited, including Kadampa Buddhist Temple (dogs allowed in the grounds), There is also a gift shop and cafe there and a wood walk, Coniston - found we could get supplies here from a local Village Co-Op Store and the Spar on the garage forecourt (a decent sized shop), Ambleside, Cartmel, Lake Windermere (free ferry crossing for blue badge holders), Hawkshead (Hill Top House - Beatrix Potter's house - dogs not allowed in, someone would need to stay outside with them). You can do the walk to the lake that Beatrix and William undertook, but if rained / is raining expect to get rather muddy - no cost to do this walk and it is a lovely walk (slightly up hill) and you can get a map from where you buy tickets to enter the house. We stopped off in Morecombe on our way home (not so dog friendly) so if the weather is bad there didn't seem to be anywhere to go with dogs other than to stand under canapy's that only a few shops had in situ. Lovely cafe on the pier, but dogs not allowed in, and we sat outside - they have a nice menu to cater for most people. We also went up onto the top of the mountains after leaving Ambleside (very narrow roads, some very, very steep (personally I would not recommend if you have a long vehicle as some of the bends are very tight and on one or two you need to go part way round then reverse back slightly to get round. Beautiful scenary once you get to the top. Overall - great stay and would stay at Bank End Lodge again (especially if there are a few of us going). You gain access at 3.00pm on day of arrival and have to leave by 10.00 am on day of departure. They provide bedding and towels so you do not need to take these. First time of visiting the Lake District, but will definitely be going again and exploring further afield, just wish we had found the time to start going years ago.”

    Maggie H, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, April 2018

    • “First class accommodation”
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    • “Stayed at Bank End Lodge 7 adults one child 2 dogs ,excellent accommodation fully equipped ,really friendly helpful owners . Had a super holiday in a very beautiful part of the country. Highly recommended”

    Mary S, August 2017

    • “Amazing!”
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    • “Booked the lodge for 10 adults for my 40th. The lodge has everything you need the hot tub was a huge hit! Great space for so many people everything we needed for a long weekend. Great location. We will defiantly book in the future.. Thankyou!”

    Christina G, July 2017

    • “Fantastic week away with family and friends”
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    • “Stayed at Bank End Lodge for a week for my 30th Birthday and had an absolutely fantastic time. The house is very well equiped and exceptionally comfortable, like a home away from home. Doesn't feel like a rental at all. The house was spotless when we arrived and the layout and rooms were brilliant. KItchen facilitiesgreat too with a dishwasher, big oven and massive fridge freezer to accomodate the numbers. Loads of car parking for guests and access into the house on two levels proved useful for loading and unloading cases etc. The garden was perfect with a great stone table and chairs set up with fantastic views and the hot tub really was a worthwhile addition to the booking! Slept like a baby all week! Location is fairly remote (bonus!) so take all you might need (loads of storage space in the house), although there are small local shops dotted around to get basics. Lots of good walking direct on the doorstep (with great views to mountains and coast) and lots of interesting things to do if you take a drive out. Plenty of pubs to venture out to for nice food as well as one within walking distance now too. Spent every night in the garden rain or shine! Would def recommend to large groups/families, great place for a good get together. Also great for dogs with fields on the doorstep to let them loose into for a run and good dog friendly beaches nearby. (Tips - take some hand towels and hand soap for the three bathrooms. Also, we needed extra dishwasher tablets and if you want to do any clothes washing (unlikely on holiday!) take some suds.) Thanks Bank End Lodge, hope to visit again soon!”

    RachG85, Northwich, United Kingdom, July 2015

    • “Excellent!”
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    • “Lodge was beautiful. Very well designed. 10 of us and 3 dogs! Lovely countryside surrounding the property. Hot tub was a bonus! Owners lovely too :)”

    Deniz M, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, November 2014

    • “Fabulous Base for Family Get Together”
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    • “Bank End Lodge is a beautiful cottage, very well kept and equipped for large groups. We booked for a family get together to celebrate a significant birthday and we were not disappointed. Living space, dining area, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms all very clean and welcoming. Great selection of books, Dvds and games if needed. Lovely garden area and fantastic views. The Hot Tub is a bonus and was well used during our stay, (topped up daily which was great). Good location for walks, we also visited Muncaster Castle which was lovely. Weather was not brilliant but it did not spoil our stay. Only downside - property is close to a main road which may be noisy in the summer. We will certainly return when a large property is needed.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bourne, May 2014

    • “Fantastic, a perfect relaxing family weekend.”
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    • “I thouroughly enjoyed my stay at Bank End Lodge and would recommend lodge as a perfect place to stay. The location was great although we didnt venture to far as the weather made the stay great so it was Bbqs and hot tub and relaxing in the beautiful garden enjoying the peace and quiet surrounded by fields. The kitchen was great, well equiped with everything you need. The living area was great although as I say with weather most of the eating and sitting was done in the garden. i would recommend bank End Lodge as a great family get away for anyone.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, South Shields, August 2013

    • “Can't wait to come back”
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    • “Visited this beautiful barn conversion with 9 others and four dogs and had a wonderful stay. The weather wasn't great but it didn't matter as the warmth of the accommodation created an atmosphere whereby indoor entertainment was no problem!!....In fact we were so impressed, we are planning our next trip back already! Lovely clean rooms, living room with a homely feel and the bonus hot tub is a must, looking out over the countryside whilst its raining outside is something else! Top break, would recommend to all.”

    Nette6049, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, July 2013

    • “family fun”
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    • “We arrived as a 9 strong family and found the amenities suited our needs down to the ground. With three grandchildren and a dog we found the accommodation to be first class. The location is very convenient to tour the Southern Lakes area, with some very good walks from the house which was pleasing as we could have a break from the car. The facilites and equipment were excellent, plenty of Dvds and games and toys for the little ones. The one downside we found was the position of the smoke alarm sited right above the cooker, every time the oven door was opened it set the alarm off, b ut this is a minor niggle. We would like to return sometime.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Suffolk, June 2013

    • “Beautiful, tranquil and great value.”
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    • “We booked this cottage for a group of friends to get away for the weekend with our dogs for a quiet relaxing trip and it perfectly suited our requirements. The whole cottage is furnished to a very high standard with a dining table large enough to seat all comfortably, a secure garden for pets and ample parking. The cottage is within easy reach of most places in the Lakes, a 30 minute drive from Ambleside and Coniston with Go Ape 40 minutes away. Also recommended nearby for something a bit different is Horse & Husky, 20 minutes from the cottage. An amazing experience and as her dogs are all rescues it helps to fund their care too. There is no pub within walking distance but the nearest are only a couple of miles away and very good food. We could not fault this cottage and would definitely be glad to return there some day.”

    NellieFlo, Bradford, United Kingdom, February 2013

    • “Great facilities for man and dog!”
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    • “Beautiful house, well equipped. Beds comfy, nice walks nearby and a decent pub a short walk away. The garden and hot tub were an excellent bonus! Quite a busy road behind but garden/house well bordered to keep in any wandering dogs (or kids). Noise not a problem. Owners very helpful when we reported a hot water problem. Loved our stay - would heartily recommend!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Glasgow, July 2012

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    • “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.”

    Mrs Simpson, Spennymoor, June 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.”

    Mr Friar, Dundee, March 2018

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

Bank End Lodge is a characterful barn conversion which has been converted to a high standard. Sleeping 10 it is sure to appeal to groups of friends or families wishing to holiday together. The property has a HOT TUB which is ideal to relax in after a days climbing or sightseeing.
Grizebeck sits on the road from Newby Bridge to the Duddon Estuary and is located 6 miles south of Coniston Water and within a 15 minute drive of Lake Windermere, Grange Over Sands, Cartmel and Morecambe Bay. The South Lakes Animal Park, Holker Hall, Levens Hall and Lakeside, where you can enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere getting off at many popular villages along the way, are all close by to entertain the family.
Bank End Lodge has been converted to a high standard, with an enclosed garden, screened by Lakeland stone walling but open to provide a superb view across the garden to Kirkby fells beyond.
The lodge is heated by night storage heaters and panel heaters in the bedrooms and comprises:
Lounge with beamed ceiling and superb views to the Kirkby Fells, fireplace with electric coal effect fire, 4 leather sofas, plasma TV, DVD player, selection of DVDs and Micro Hi-Fi iPod dock with USB port and CD player.
L-shaped dining/kitchen with double cooker and halogen hob, American style fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and dining table seating 10.


Stairs lead to the lower ground floor: Double bedroom with king size bed, TV and DVD player, beamed ceiling and sofa with views to the Kirkby fells.
Double bedroom with beamed ceilings.
Bathroom with large shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Door leading to the garden with bespoke slate seating area with views to the fells.


The Lodge has a private enclosed garden, and a further shared fenced garden with the next door cottage, for games and access to pond area beyond.

Accommodation

Accommodation over three floors. Five bedrooms: Lower Ground Floor: 1x king size double; 1x double; 1x shower, hand basin and WC; Utility. Ground floor kitchen/diner and living room. 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.

Amenities

  • Night storage and panel heaters, electric coal effect fire
  • Range cooker and halogen hob, American style fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Plasma TVs and DVD players with selection of DVDs, Micro Hi-Fi iPod dock with USB port and CD player
  • Electricity included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • 2 cots, 2 highchairs and stair gates available on request
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • 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
  • Dogs welcome
  • 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 15 minutes.

Regional Information

KENDAL Windermere 8 miles. A historic market town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Visit The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, its regular collection holding portraits by Kendal born George Romney and works by Turner and Ruskin, with other exhibitions through its links with the Tate. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay. Kendal itself is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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