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Banklands Cottage

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
Banklands is a typical Lakeland cottage built in the late 1800's accommodating 6 people, in the heart of Eskdale, set amidst 3 acres of private fields and woodlands. Banklands has a large peaceful garden visited by local wildlife (including Red Squirrels) and there are extensive views of the Eskdale valley from the cottage including the steam railway. The recent renovation has retained many period features including the original staircase, wonderful stained glass and original fire places. While also updating the property with modern features such as underfloor heating throughout the downstairs. There is fantastic handmade country kitchen, with a range cooker, a large dining area where you can enjoy the wood burner and the stunning views of the Eskdale valley. The rustic sitting room is wa...Banklands is a typical Lakeland cottage built in the late 1800's accommodating 6 people, in the heart of Eskdale, set amidst 3 acres of private fields and woodlands. Banklands has a large peaceful garden visited by local wildlife (including Red Squirrels) and there are extensive views of the Eskdale valley from the cottage including the steam railway. The recent renovation has retained many period features including the original staircase, wonderful stained glass and original fire places. While also updating the property with modern features such as underfloor heating throughout the downstairs. There is fantastic handmade country kitchen, with a range cooker, a large dining area where you can enjoy the wood burner and the stunning views of the Eskdale valley. The rustic sitting room is warm and cosy with two sofas and additional seating it also has its own wood burner again taking advantage of the amazing views, having windows on all three sides. There are three good sized bedrooms at Banklands and a bathroom with luxurious underfloor heating, a roll top bath and separate large corner shower. The boot room is a essential part of the cottage with plenty of room for drying clothes on those wet days, outside is a dog wash area with a heated hosepipe. There is plenty of room for parking with a large car park in the grounds approximately 100 meters from the cottage, A trolley for luggage is provided. Eskdale is a tranquil valley, virtually untouched by modern development. and its main attraction is the walking, you can leave from the cottage onto the high fells such as Scafell or stroll along the the River Esk up to Boot or to the coastal estuary of Ravenglass. Banklands also overlooks the Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway with, The Green station just a two minute walk away, where you can spend the day on the steam train which takes you through the valley to the sea. There are five pubs in the valley, the nearest being the King George IV, just a short walk down the road. Children are welcome and it serves real ales and a wide choice of good food. The village shop is close by and sells a comprehensive range of groceries and local produce.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Andy C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2014
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Reviewed 24 February 2019

Banklands at Eskdale Green, from the journey over the Fell Road to the sweeping beauty of the open landscapes, Banklands delivers it all. We arrived just before dark on a Friday, the driveway is one of the first impressions of the house, and boy it...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank TessBates
Meander544458, VR Owner at Banklands Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, we hope you get a chance to visit again sometime

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Reviewed 26 September 2018

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Date of stay: September 2018
Meander544458, VR Owner at Banklands Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Fabulous holiday cottage, stunning views, great location and such attention to detail. Feels like home from home, could live here didn’t want to leave thank you to the owners for allowing us the luxury of a week here

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank booby1961
Meander544458, VR Owner at Banklands Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and we hope you get a chance to visit again.

Reviewed 13 April 2018

We had a great week in Eskdale in this superb cottage. Fantastic location, cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and has wonderful views. Would definitely stay here again.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 16 October 2017

What a lovely house this was. Four of us and a doggie stayed here at the end of September and it was perfect. Warm, roomy, comfortable, wonderful views from all the windows and fully kitted out. Everything was well thought out and we particularly loved...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank essexdevongirl
Management response:Responded 18 October 2017

Thank you for the lovely review

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We stayed here earlier this month with our daughter, her partner and our granddaughter. What a superb house and location. We arrived first and found ample parking and a key safe with the key. We had the kettle on (and the gin poured) by the...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Sue d
Management response:Responded 21 August 2017

Thanks for your lovely review it is much appreciated, really sorry about the gas, just an oversight on our behalf. Hope to see you again sometime

Reviewed 5 November 2015

You need look no further if you want to spend a week in a quiet corner of the Lakes. This was a holiday cottage to savour. Not for Banklands anything that looked remotely second hand. The owners plan to live here when they retire and...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank Chris I
Management response:Responded 6 November 2015

Thank you for your lovely comments and i am glad you enjoyed your stay. The downstairs bathroom was always in the plan and should be finished for late November 2015.

Reviewed 18 October 2015

Very lucky with the weather on our week to eskdale . Was a perfect stay so peaceful and surrounded by natural beauty . Banklands was five star could do with a toilet downstairs but I think that is being done . Kitchen was very easy...More

Date of stay: March 2014
Thank Nicki H
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We had two weeks at Banklands and really didn't want to leave. The owners have recently renovated the house and it is truly stunning. The quality of finish is high for a holiday cottage with a fantastically equipped kitchen and lovely bathroom. The beds are...More

Date of stay: September 2015
1  Thank BrightonBelle_10
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We stayed here for the week with two dogs, alongside 2 friends who joined us after a few days. The cottage has been renovated to a high standard, and is very dog friendly, e.g. boot room and external warm hose! At the same time for...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank carolward55
Management response:Responded 29 September 2015

Thanks for the great review, if you have a picture of you on the summit of Scafell send it to us for our 'summits board'

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
There are two villages in the valley. The hamlet of Boot has one of the few remaining working water mills in the country, dating back to 1578 and open to visitors, with a museum. Fold End Gallery exhibits and sells art and crafts. There is also the Eskdale Corn Mill which is worth a visit, it has two water wheels (very unusual in Britain) which power the grinding stones. The other village is Eskdale Green, where you can visit the Discover Eskdale centre in St Bega's Church, which looks at the life, times and landscape of the valley through the ages, stock up on provisions from the village shop or take a walk through the exotic Japanese Gardens, created at the end of the 19th century for Lord Rea, a Liverpool coal and shipping magnate who lived in the nearby Gatehouse , now owned by the Ou...
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