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Glen Bank

Ullswater, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040813)


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Peter

    “The impression created when booking was that the house was much nearer Ullswater and since canoes and kayaks had been brought that was a slight disappointment.”

    Having said that we all found that the peace and quiet was great. Granddaughter in particular found and loved the horses!

    Having said that we all found that the peace and quiet was great. Granddaughter in particular found and loved the horses!

    - Peter, August 2023


  • Detached country cottage
  • Original art throughout
  • Library
  • Three woodburning stoves
  • Orangery
  • Dining Hall
  • Boot Room
  • Oak floors
  • Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor
  • Well equipped kitchen with 2 cafetieres
  • Portable speakers
  • Secure bike storage for up to 10 bikes
  • BBQ
  • Stunning deck with breath-taking views
  • Landscaped fully enclosed garden
  • Off-road parking for five cars
  • Dog-friendly.

The property

Glen Bank is a striking 5 star Gold Award property situated in the centre of the charming village of Brampton in the picturesque rural Eden Valley area of Cumbria, with easy access and one mile from the market town of Appleby. The cottage is located in a unique triangle within easy reach of the Lake District, on the edge of the extended Yorkshire Dales and close to the popular Pennine Way used by both walkers and cyclists. The dramatic and beautiful surroundings offer guests a huge choice of local walks on their doorstep or a variety of enticing locations within easy reach. This beautiful Cumbrian longhouse has been lovingly restored and extended by its owners to create an oasis of understated luxury. 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, 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 central 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. Every room has been individually designed with beautiful furniture and original art to create a sensuous experience blending a high level of comfort with generous accommodation for large sociable groups along with private hideaways. The traditional features have been carefully restored and the attention to detail ensures that guests feel very much at home. Take a visit to The New Inn at Brampton, located just 500 yards from Glen Bank. The New Inn in a free house country pub with history linking to Oliver Cromwell and there are regular events and evenings to suit all ages, dogs are welcome too! The New Inn offers a full range of quality pub food at great prices and a range of locally-brewed ales. The village of Brampton faces the stunning Dufton Fells in the Eden Valley. 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 a similar distance 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 café and pubs, a beautiful castle and the famous Settle to Carlisle railway. There is a good choice of pubs within a mile or so in Dufton, Long Marton or Bolton and many others slightly further afield. Accommodation in Detail As you drive through the gates into the courtyard, guests immediately realise that Glen Bank is going to be something special. Park your car underneath the impressive deck and walk into the central courtyard passing the quirky Dog Shower and beautiful Orangery entering the property through a spacious boot room that is ideal for all the outdoor gear. From here the three principle living spaces await you. The large reception room is tastefully furnished with sumptuous sofas, antique furniture and original artwork. This characterful room includes a wood burning stove and the owners have retained the original feature fireplace with Victorian brass and black leaded range. The large kitchen is well equipped to the very highest standard and is the real heart of the home with its large farmhouse breakfast table that can seat the entire household. An electric range with six ring induction hob, dishwasher, microwave and American style fridge freezer adds the modernity to this beautiful kitchen. The cosy library, with a great selection of books for all ages is an ideal retreat to sit and relax with its welcoming log burning store and French doors opening onto a private courtyard. Overlooking the garden, the exceptional orangery dining hall, with handmade larch dining table, large enough to comfortably seat the household opens onto the central courtyard and is the ideal venue to host special family celebrations and social gatherings with friends. Choose from any one of five superb bedrooms. On the ground floor, with its own terrace is a delightful super-king bedroom (this room can also be presented as a twin room, please specify when booking) offers a luxurious en-suite bathroom with walk in rainwater shower and bath. On the first floor there are four further bedrooms, three presented as king size and the final room can be presented as either a super-king or twin beds (again, please specify when booking). These beautifully finished bedrooms are complemented by two luxurious en-suite bathrooms and a superb family bathroom, all with double rainwater showers. Returning to the ground floor, the utility area is equipped with two washing machines and a tumble drier. There is also a ground floor cloakroom with WC and facilities in the plant room to dry off wet outdoor gear and boots. 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 stunning deck, with breath taking views of the Pennine Ridge and the Cumbrian Fells is the ideal spot to wine and dine with friends and family on a summers evening. The property also features a secure bike store which can accommodate 10 bikes and is fitted with external security lights for added protection. The area is a mecca for keen cyclists with a huge number of exciting cycle routes to choose from. Location The Eden Valley lies to the north east of the Lake District and offers 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 popular circular walk to the nearby Dufton Pike. The historic village of Appleby-In-Westmoreland is just a mile from the cottage, with a lovely selection of local shops and welcoming pubs and eateries, is home to the historic Appleby Castle, which includes one of the few remaining intact Norman Keeps in Great Britain dating back 900 years and is a great choice for history buffs. Book ahead for a tour of the castle or pop in for afternoon tea, Appleby Castle also has fishing rights on the River Eden and keen anglers can book ahead online. Keen golfers can visit the superb Appleby Golf Club which welcomes visitors and has an excellent clubhouse. Within easy reach of Glen Bank and Brampton, Ullswater is regarded by many to be the most beautiful of all the lakes in the Lake District. Much of the lake, its shore and surrounding fells are accessible for visitors to explore, where you will find some of the finest walking, cycling and water sports including sailing and kayaking, along with the amenities of the lakeside villages. One of the most glorious walks in the National Park is the Roman road known as High Street that runs along the eastern fells of Ullswater. Hiking can be combined with a trip on the Ullswater Steamer which stops at Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Glenridding and Aira Force. For those who like more challenging walks, the surrounding area has some of the best walking country in the Lakes, including Helvellyn, the third highest peak in England with its precipitous Striding Edge. There are a number of activity centres in the area including water sports tuition and hire, adventure activities and bike hire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


Penrith 14 miles.

The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is nestled between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, so guests can enjoy the contrasting scenery of these two National Parks, plus numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. Appleby has a wonderful selection of quality independent shops, cafes and delicatessens selling locally produced food and crafts. The picturesque street of Boroughgate, with some interesting old buildings, is at the heart of the town and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence. Appleby is a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.

2 pets maximum

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