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Glen Bank sleeping 10 guestsin the charming village of Brampton near Appleby-in-Westmoreland.

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Five bedrooms with three en-suites and one family bathroom. Sleeps ten guests.

Glen Bank is a beautiful Cumbrian longhouse nestling in the charming village of Brampton near Appleby in the Eden Valley just 15 minutes from Penrith and 25 minutes from Ullswater. The traditional red sandstone building dates from 1755 and has been remodelled adding four new bathrooms, five beautifully appointed bedrooms named after local fells along with landscaped gardens. It also has a large well-proportioned kitchen/dining room, impressive reception room and cosy library with original Cumbrian fireplaces complete with wood burning stoves. A stylish Orangery provides an elegant dining hall looking onto the courtyard with underfloor heating and wood burning stove. Glen Bank has glorious views of the Pennine Ridge on one side and the Cumbrian Fells on the other.

The courtyard and gardens have been cleverly designed to offer a choice of secluded areas and more sociable spaces including an impressive deck. Ample tables and chairs allow groups to congregate around the barbecue or just sit with a glass of wine enjoying the views. The owners have augmented Glen Bank's many charming, original features with modern amenities to ensure a high standard of comfort.

The village of Brampton faces the stunning Dufton Fells in the Eden Valley. It has an authentic pub 200 yards from the property offering great food and a warm welcome from the landlord and villagers alike. If you don't fancy a drive, there is an abundance of great walks on the doorstep. Alternatively there is easy access to the Lake District National Park with Ullswater 25 minutes away or the Yorkshire Dales National Park 20 minutes in the other direction. The pretty market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is just a mile away and has a variety of local shops including two excellent butchers, a bakery, gift shops, a good selection of cafés and pubs, a beautiful castle and the famous Settle to Carlisle railway.

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps ten guests.

Five bedrooms with three en-suites and one family bathroom.

Breath-taking views of the Pennine Ridge and the Cumbrian Fells.

Newly renovated rooms throughout.

Landscaped fully enclosed garden and paved courtyard.

Children and infants welcome.

Two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge per dog).

Off street parking for five cars.


Additional features

Three wood burning stoves.

Oak floors with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.

Convection hob and double oven, microwave, two fridge freezers and dishwasher.

Washing machine and tumble dryer.

Television and wireless portable speakers for iPhone, iPad or MP3s.

Cot and highchair available upon request.

Garden furniture and charcoal barbecue.

Storage space in the boot room for cycle and walking equipment.

Attractions and nearby amenities

The Lake District National Park with Ullswater, one of England's most beautiful lakes nearby with the famous Ullswater Steamers.

Brampton village has a lovely local pub to try out named The New Inn or visit the pretty market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland just one mile away for a variety of shops and local eateries.

The Eden Valley has so many places to visit and things to do. A haven for walkers and cyclists, there are countless beautiful tracks and trails to discover along the Pennine Way including the circular walk over nearby Dufton Pike.

Nearby Appleby Castle, which includes one of the few remaining intact Norman Keeps in Great Britain dating back 900 years, is a great choice for history buffs. Book ahead for a castle tour or pop in for afternoon tea. Appleby Castle also has fishing rights to the River Eden and offers online booking for keen anglers.

See the glorious Cumbrian landscape by train on the historic Settle – Carlisle Railway Line which passes through nearby Appleby-in-Westmorland.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018


Appleby-in-Westmorland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor: En-suite bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , En-suite bathroom with bath and separate rainfall shower
    First floor: En-suite bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , En-suite bathroom with bath and separate rainfall shower
    First floor: En-suite bath room - toilet , tub , shower , En-suite bathroom with bath and separate rainfall shower
    First floor: Family Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Family bathroom with separate rainfall shower
  • Three en-suite bathrooms, each with bath and separate rainfall shower. Family bathroom with separate rainfall shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 king , Double bedroom with 6' zip and link bed
    First floor: Master bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom with a 6' bed
    First floor: Double bedroom - 1 king , Double bedroom with 5' kingsize bed
    First floor: Double bedroom - 1 king , Double bedroom with 6' zip and link bed
    First floor: Double bedroom - 1 king , Double bedroom with a 5' kingsize bed
  • Great Dun bedroom with 6' zip and link bed (which can also be configured as two singles) , High Cup Nick is the master bedroom with 6 foot bed, double height ceiling and views from Juliet balcony over the garden on one side and the Dufton fells from the other side, The Croglin bedroom has a 5' kingsize bed from which you can lie in and look out of the window on to the fells, Merton has a 6' zip and link bed which can also be configured as two singles upon request, Dufton bedroom has a 5' kingsize bed.
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
Oil fired central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor. Two wood burning stoves. Convection hob double oven, microwave. Two fridge freezers, dishwasher. Washing machine and tumble dryer. 44" Television. Wireless portable speakers for iPhone, iPad or MP3s. WiFi.* Travel cot, high chair and stairgate available upon request. One set of rattan garden furniture at top of garden. One set of teak garden furniture on courtyard. Weber charcoal barbecue. *As there is no high speed internet access due to the rural location of this property the service can be intermittent, the owners request that no streaming or films are to be downloaded. Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.


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Top Recommended Places to Visit

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Dalemain House and Gardens

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Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill

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Aira Force and Ullswater

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Aira Force with rainwater running from Aira Beck over the 65-foot fells. Ullswater Steamers are available from Glenridding to take in the views of Ullswater and Aira Force.

Rhegad Centre, Penrith

Home to soft play centres and outdoor forts for the children, food and drink outlets, theatres, art galleries and cinemas it really is a place for everyone to enjoy.

World of Beatrix Potter

Visit this stunning collection of all things Beatrix Potter, including a short film introducing you to the author and her stories.

Activities In The Area

Dufton Pike - High Cup Nick

Enjoy this 10.5 mile walk right from the doorstep of the property and enjoy the stunning views over the Pennies.

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent

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