About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
A self-catering property with open fire and enclosed garden
Old Bank House is a delightful property in the rural Lakeland village of Cark-in-Cartmel. It is a charming and luxurious detached 6 bedroomed period house, with many original features and characteristics. Outside is a very attractive, enclosed garden with a sheltered area for barbequing covered in clematis and honeysuckle. Steps lead to a raised patio area with a stone seat.
The ground floor accommodation includes: entrance hall/lounge (we use it as a children's downstairs lounge as it has the TV and video in), breakfast room, brand new kitchen, pantry, toilet, lounge with an open fire and beautiful dining room with a flag stone floor, deep inglenook fireplace and windowseat. It also has one further room which leads to the garden. We use it as a cloakroom for coats and shoes and as a drying room for wet gear.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms whilst on the second floor there are two further bedrooms one of which doubles as a large playroom
Some quotes from our Visitor's Book: 'Lovely house, excellent location.'
'The top garden is a fantastic suntrap.'
'Lots to see and do so great location.'
'Wonderful house. Amazing weekend. Definitely come back.'
'Great house and location to build happy holiday memories.'
'Dining room just made for long conversations after dinner.'
'Surrounding area is amazing with every type of pastime there to enjoy. We'll be back!'
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Great location in the village and character
Super place made better by super weather
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for posting a review.
A great base for exploring the Lake District
We loved our stay at the Old Bank House. We comprised of three families including children aged 0-6. The house was huge and quirky and had everything and more than we needed for our stay. Once the children were in bed we lit the fire and it was so cosy sitting in the living room. The house is in the middle of two pubs - the Rose and crown and the engine inn - both of which were very local serving lovely food. We were only a short drive from Cartmel too. All in all it was a lovely stay and the house was plenty big enough for all 11 of us. The children loved all the toys too. Thank you x
Slightly tired but comfortable accommoddation in great location
The owner was immensely helpful and very quick in responding to requests. At first sight the interior of the property looks rather run down but further inspection revealed, though a little worn in places, it was extremely clean and largely comfortable. The items that made it less than perfect included:
The fact that the two bathrooms (shower and bath with shower) couldn't be used at the
same time because of water pressure problems. We were only 7 in number but it caused us
problems and it would obviously have been a greater problem had we been more.
The main 'lounge area' is quite small for the number of people who might be resident and
want to congregate together. The sofa and arm chair were extremely comfortable but the
other chairs didn't really offer the came ease, especially for slouching young people!.
The main dining room is very dark and uninviting and we didn't use it. We just about
managed to fit around the kitchen table which was fine but again there might be problems
when the numbers are more.
The twin beds in the top rooms didn't match the comfort of those on the first floor. Two of
our group used quilts from the spare rooms to cover what they felt were the feel of springs
coming through the mattresses.
We were slightly worried about references in the visitors book to badly repaired electrics
and indeed we were met with an iron displaying a faulty inspection sticker. The iron was
replaced immediately when the owner was notified so we have nothing to complain about
but it probably shouldn't have been there in the first place.
The yard, which appears to have unrestricted access onto the street could do with a clean
up and we had to clean out the barbecue grills before using them.
Having said all this, the property is well stocked with all the necessities including a great DVD library. It is a few steps away from two pubs/restaurants, a well equipped village shop and an artisan bakery that produces great bread etc. It was fine for us for a long weekend but I think probably a longer stay might have brought greater frustration with the deficiencies.
This house had everything we needed and with lots of space. The village amenities are great for such a small place and its only a little way south of the Lake District national park so its not ridiculously expensive and the roads aren't full of tourists.
Helen was a great help to us and gave us all the information we needed. I can't recommend this house highly enough. If you do go for hill walks and get drenched there's a great drying room facility in this house and for 10 people it worked very well. I will be coming back here again!
Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you had a great time and enjoyed the house as much as we do!
A lovely quirky family home in the Lake District peninsula
We spent a lovely weekend with friends at Old Bank House.
The local services were great, with a pub, shop and bakery all within 100 yards
Easy access to the central Lakes, with Bowness on Windermere only a 20 minute drive.
We would thoroughly recommend the house to anyone.
Thank you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay!
A bit tired in places but excellent value for money .
We were looking for basic accommodation at a reasonable price in which we could entertain a larger than average number of people. This fitted the bill perfectly in a very beautiful and convenient location.
Old Bank House is set in the welcoming, unspoilt village of Cark in Cartmel on the Cartmel peninsula, an area famous for its rugged unspoilt coastal countryside, abundant wildlife and glorious racecourse. It is situated quarter of a mile from Holker Hall, and just a few miles from Windermere, Sizergh Castle, Levens Hall, Coniston Water and the delights of the Lake District National Park. There are many beautiful footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding and indeed the Cumbrian Coastal Way passes through the village. The village boasts two pubs, both of which provide good food and beer, a post office, a convenience store and a station which serves many easy day trip destinations along the picturesque coast. The 12th Century village of Cartmel, lies just over a mile away and boasts an additional four pubs, one of the country's best gastro restaurants and ancient cobbled streets. For wildlife enthusiasts, nearby Morecambe Bay is a popular destination for birdwatchers.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We also ask for a £100 housekeeping deposit in the form of a cheque or cash, which we will return to you following your departure. This will only be retained in the unlikely event of damage or extra cleaning being required.