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Private house for 10; 5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms; mountain views from all rooms

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house with large gardens and stunning views of the hills

We have availability at Greenbank House for Christmas 2017. It is an ideal setting for a family get-together. Greenbank House is set in the beautiful Langdale Valley and that offers some of the most stunning mountain scenery anywhere in the Lake District. This large property offers a great location for friends and families to gather. The location couldn’t be better to offer those who enjoy the outdoors the best of what the Lake District has to offer.

Situated only yards from the River Brathay and just a few minutes' walk from the cascading Skelwith Force waterfall and close to Chester's riverside cafe, renowned for its mouth-watering homemade cakes and the popular and cosy Talbot Bar which offers great Lakeland fare and local Jennings ales.

Greenbank House sleeps 10 in five bedroom, four bathroom property (including one en-suite), with large gardens, ample parking and plenty of space for everybody to enjoy their stay. The five bedrooms are made up of three double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms.

The house offers great views across the valley to Wansfell and Loughrigg Fell from the warm and welcoming lounge with a log burning stove which is complimented by a lovely conservatory and well-appointed kitchen. The spacious bedrooms offer a welcoming retreat at the end of the day. With a bedroom suite with a private sitting room and kitchenette. There are also two kitchens, one with a breakfast room. Greenbank House offers the opportunity for everyone to find their own space to be able to read, watch TV, socialise or the children to play.

For further details, please proceed with "enquire now" or email us on or telephone us on 07907386854. Our changeover day is Friday.

Accommodation in Detail

Greenbank House consists of the main house and attached annex. The main house is arranged over two floors. The bottom floor has a twin bedroom and double bedroom. The double bedroom has large windows and door opening out to the private mature garden. On this floor there is also a bathroom with bath, walk in show and separate W.C.. In addition there is a kitchen and breakfast room.

A small flight of stairs leads from the large porch to the hallway that runs the length of the property opening onto the large lounge with log burning stove and TV. The lounge and dinning areas are located on the first floor the make the most of the unsurpassed views the property has to offer. The dining table is positioned in the conservatory, so you can make the most of the outlook while enjoying your food. The living accommodation on this level is complemented with a large kitchen complete with all the amenities that you could need. There are two bedrooms also on this floor; a dual aspect double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC and a twin bedroom; along the corridor is a family shower room.

To the front of the property is the annex, also on the ground floor, it consists of a large bedroom suite, complete with sitting area offering beautiful views and door to the garden and a TV, a bright and airy double bedroom and well-appointed bathroom with bath and shower over.


Skelwith Bridge is just 3 miles from Ambleside and Grassmere and 5 miles from Coniston. Located in Great Langdale, offering countless gentle or challenging walks conveniently starting from your door. With 'Chester's By The River', just a short walk and perfect for breakfast or much more, the Skelwith Bridge Hotel is just a ten minute stroll from the house and you also have 'The Drunken Duck' just up the road, which is a firm favorite with all; whether it's a pint of one of the famous 'Barngates' beers or dinner in the restaurant, it really is worth the visit.

The nearby Elterwater hamlet is a delight to behold, and can be reached via a path alongside the tumbling river and within the hamlet is the Britannia Inn - a quintessential Lake District tavern serving great food and real local ale. If you want somewhere to unwind, why not visit the award-winning Langdale Estate where you can enjoy their impressive range of leisure, spa and dining facilities.

Ambleside , offers everything from pub grub to fine dining, Lakeland pubs, jazz bars, live music, cinema etc. It’s the small Lakeland village that is the heart and soul of South Lakeland.

A holiday in Skelwith Bridge takes you away from the hustle and bustle of tourist traps, but places you in an ideal location for exploring. This is also a prime Lake District holiday destination for walking in the Lake District. Some of the most famous Lake District walks begin on your doorstep; you need never take the car off the drive; but if you want to your location just off the A593 makes exploring the wider reaches of the National Park a breeze. For example; follow the road back to Ambleside and the shores of Lake Windermere, then north to Rydal Water and Grasmere, or follow the A593 south to picturesque Coniston.

Whatever the season, and whatever style of holiday you prefer, the Langdale Valley provides blissful seclusion and world class walking, never too far from the Lake District's most vibrant communities.

Short description

2 Double bedrooms one with en-suite shower room

1 Double bedroom suite with double bed, private lounge, kitchenette and bathroom

2 Twin Bedrooms

1 Family Bathroom

1 Family Shower Room


Log burning stove

Conservatory dinning room

Family Kitchen

Additional Breakfast Kitchen

Electric Ovens and Hobs


Washing Machine/dryer in the kitchenette

Fridges and Freezers

Large garden

Parking for 4 cars

Electric and Oil Central Heating

Convenient location with walks from the door

Excellent access to local footpaths

Easy walking distance to Skelwith Force Waterfall

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Roja

We are keen walkers and climbers and have been going to the Lake District for over thirty years. We fell in love with Greenbank the moment we saw it, and hope you enjoy this sanctuary in the heart of the Lakes just as much as we do.

Roja purchased this house in 2015

Why Roja chose Windermere & Central Lakes

The Langdale Valley is one of our favourite places in the Lake District - outdoor enthusiasts will know why! The beautiful little hamlet of Skelwith Bridge marks the entrance to the Langdale Valley, and Greenbank, set in tranquil and accessible grounds close to Rothay River, could not be a better place to stay.

What makes this house unique

The beautiful gardens and the stunning mountain views allow you to sit back and relax in this large yet homely place, which gives excellent access to plenty of walks through the Lakes. You feel away from it all but at the same time you are just ten minutes' drive from Ambleside with its theatre, restaurants, shops and leisure centre!


Skelwith Bridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Little Greenbank is a suite with a bedroom, lounge, kitchenette and bathroom. Low Greenbank is also a suite with two bedrooms, kitchen, dining area and bathroom. High Greenbank is a two-bedroom family house with a lovely conservatory. Greenbank House is being let as a combination of all these three cottages.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double bedroom with lounge, kitchen, dining room & bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Double bed and en-suite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Double bedroom with TV a beautiful views of the garden
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed with kitchenette, lounge, and bathroom Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with twin beds; shares the kitchenette, dining area and bathroom with Bedroom 2. Bedroom 4 with double bed with en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 5 with twin bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Greenbank is set in the Langdale Valley with lovely gentle walks and some opportunities for more exhilarating demanding days out too! Please visit us on to find out more about our holiday home. Outside: Greenbank is set in a mature, private garden enclosed by wooden gates. In spring and summer, the blossom and the bloom of the trees is a sight to behold. The setting of Greenbank is such that there is privacy all round the year. Utility Room: Central heating. Vacuum cleaner in case you need it! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned prior to arrival with all beds made up. Bath and hand towels are included as are a range of toiletries. One toilet roll is left in each bathroom. Tea towels, kitchen roll and oven gloves provided. The linen is changed once a week. Other: If you wish for more frequent maid service, please ask.


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Private house for 10; 5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms; mountain views from all rooms
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Lovely, comfortable, warm and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week and there was plenty of space for all the family - very comfortable and homely, with the beautiful view and a great location from which to walk. The kitchen is modern and well stocked.

The owners went out of their way to very kindly return by post some much loved items of clothing which we left!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Roja
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Super house with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in November. The weather was sunny but very cold however the house is blessed with great central heating as well as a fantastic wood burner. We were super toasty!

There's a great kitchen if you want to cook, but honestly there are numerous great places to eat within minutes of the property.

We were blown away by the huge window in the lounge. Ohh my word, the views, especially the sunsets are just spectacular.

The rest of the house is great too. There's oodles of space, the bathrooms are well appointed and very modern and the bedrooms cosy and very comfortable.

Whenever I'm on holiday I nearly always have an issue with the bed. I find them too hard and unforgiving and I creak out of bed in the morning feeling stiff and sore.

Not in this house though! The bed was fantastic. Not too hard, not too soft but just perfectly comfortable :)

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to having you back!!
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Just what the doctor ordered

  • 5 of 5

A weekend away was in order and led us to Greenbank and what a perfect setting just to kick back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. A quaint, higgledy-piggledy building with ample parking, it was spacious and well-equipped with everything you need and the view through the large picture window in the lounge is magnificent, especially at sunset. There's a pub and renowned cafe just round the corner if you don't fancy cooking and Ambleside is only a short drive away for a larger selection of eateries. All in all, you can't ask for much more. A second visit is already booked!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a relaxing holiday at Greenbank. Look forward to welcoming you back in 2017...
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A great place to stay over Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We had family to stay over Christmas and Greenbank was perfect for our needs. It is in an excellent location for access to the Langdale valley and surrounding countryside with paths straight from the door and Chester's cafe conveniently just across the bridge! We hired the whole house for 8 of us and it was very spacious with lots of private and communal space so we didn't feel on top of each other at all. David and Roja were very helpful and friendly and though we had a problem with the boiler in lower Greenbank they arranged for a plumber to come out at short notice on Christmas eve. The only down side of our week was the weather but then you can never guarantee that in the lake district! We would definitely recommend the house and the area.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your time at Greenbank House. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. We have now altered it so it can sleep 10 people.
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Superb Cottage/s in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The cottages are ideal for families and groups who enjoy walking. They are very well appointed so if you want to eat in there is everything required. There is easy access to walks directly from the cottage with the beautiful Little Langdale within easy reach. Elterwater is a short walk away with the a great pub, The Britannia Inn, being an attraction. Over the bridge is the Skelwith Bridge Hotel. Ambleside is just a few miles away to enable you stock up on provisions.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed your stay. The weather has been brilliant recently so you must have been able to do a lot during your stay. We gather you spotted our red squirrel. Have a great Christmas and hope to see you soon.
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Great Property

  • 4 of 5

What a great property, the location is fabulous and views are brilliant.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday. See you soon.
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Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lake Windermere
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Greenbank House is an ideal base for walking, with walks available from the doorstep. A different walk could be taken every day for over a week without even getting into the car.

Walks nearby include easy routes to Grasmere and Rydal Water, or more challenging routes on Fairfield and Langdales. Walks to Loughrigg are amongst the owners favourites. The route to Clappersgate give fantastic views of the Langdales. These walks are not taxing but routes along the ridge to Pavey Arc and return along the valley are more testing. Bus services will take walkers up Greater Langdale from where they can walk back!

Facilities are available for washing and drying clothing after a day out in the fells.


Greenbank is on the banks of River Rothay and the shores of Windermere are nearby with cruises over the lake. There are cruises on the Lake to Wray Castle, Far Sawrey, Bowness, Brockhole and Lakeside at the south side of the lake. From Waterhead, you can hire a boat, feed the ducks or enjoy a meal or a drink overlooking the lake. For that special occasion you may wish to hire a skippered yacht. Impulse Charters on Lake Windermere comes highly recommended.


Nearest train station: Windermere 5 miles (buses and taxis available)

Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle Airports are approximately 100 miles away (1 hour 45 minutes by car). Manchester Airport has a direct train line link from Windermere Railway Station.

A car is recommended but not essential as there is good access to all bus services in Ambleside.


Ambleside 10 minutes walk

Lake Windermere 1km

Rydal Water 1.5km

Grasmere, Langdale Valley, Bowness each 10 minutes drive

Hawskhead, Ullswater, Consiton each 20 minutes drive

Keswick 25 minutes drive

Grizedale Forest and Go Ape 25 minutes drive

Local frequent bus services available

Further Details:

There is reading material and games in the cupboard in the master bedroom. There are also clear guidelines on how to use the utilities in Greenbank such as the washing machine, etc.

There is also some literature on attractions that might be of interest.


Rates & Availability

Skelwith Bridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 24 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Post Summer
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Early Autumn 2017
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 12 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
October Half term
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 19 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
October Half Term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 2 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Pre Christmas 2017
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 14 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year 2017
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 8 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Feb 2018 Half Term
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 22 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2018
Feb 23 2018 - Mar 29 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 19 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 20 2018 - May 3 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 11 2018 - May 24 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
May Bank Holiday 2018
May 25 2018 - May 31 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 28 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 20 2018 - Aug 30 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Oct 18 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
October Half Term 2018
Oct 19 2018 - Oct 25 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Oct 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
Xmas 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Dec 27 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
New Year 2018
Dec 28 2018 - Jan 3 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $193.1

Booking Notes:
Please call David and Roja to confirm availability.
We can post or email a Booking Form if required. Form is to be returned together with a non refundable deposit of £250. A deposit is required to secure the booking. Final balance is due 8 weeks before holiday date. If booking is less than 8 weeks before the date of the holiday full payment is required.
Payments can be made via bank transfer or personal cheque.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day for weekly breaks is a Friday. Arrival from 5pm. Please depart by 10.30am on day of departure to allow us to prepare Greenbank for following guest. .

Notes on prices:
Price includes gas, electric & Wifi. In addition to the above prices, a housekeeping bond of £150 is required. This will be returned assuming the house is left in a satisfactory condition. Midweek breaks (Monday 4pm-Friday 10am) and weekend break (Saturday 4pm-Monday 10am) are available at certain times of year. At peak times, only full weeks are available but we will try to be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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