Luxury properties across the UK
Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. Read More
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. Read More
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. Read More
This is your chance to stay in this stunning Cumbrian longhouse that simply exudes character and charm. Stylishly furnished to the very highest standards Glen Bank has been awarded Winner of Visit England's 5* Gold. Perfect for a holiday, family break or as the venue to celebrate a special occasion or even the cottage can sleep up to 10 guests.
The building dates from 1755 and has been fully refurbished 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. The cottage is beautiful inside and the views outside are just as impressive.
Glen Bank is situated in the picturesque Eden Valley, nestled between the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and the High Pennines.
Designing the gardens and outdoor spaces has been a labour of love that was based on establishing a number of interesting spaces for large groups to socialise along with private areas for individuals or small groups to get some quiet time.
The result has been a bright central courtyard that is a sun trap for much of the day, surrounded by planting and equipped with a large table, chairs and benches. This leads up to the raised garden that features areas of local sandstone, slate and other decorative stone pebbles around beds with mature planting and topped off with a wild garden and wooded area. The huge deck at the top of the garden has tables and chairs and gives amazing 360 views. A barbeque is tucked away on a separate terrace under a pergola. Finally the private Library courtyard is discreetly tucked away behind the orangery – the perfect place to sneak away for a snooze!
The Dog Shower We all love our pooches and it’s great to let them frollick in the mud…..until you get them home! That’s why we designed our quirky covered Dog Shower with hot and cold water, lots of shampoo and towels. So if your pet is a key decision maker in choosing it’s holiday in Cumbria show them the picture!! The garden is also dog proof too.
Secure Bike Store Our secure Bike Store 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.
Parking & Car Charging Our drive is gated and can accommodate 5 cars. Our EV charging point is situated at the top of the drive with easy access. The charging point is ultra-fast putting your mind at ease if you drive an electric car. Guests are welcome to use this facility at cost.
Glen Bank is a traditional Cumbrian longhouse with a twist. With stunning views of the Pennines and just yards from a village pub once frequented by Oliver Cromwell, it’s the perfect luxury holiday accommodation for family and friends in Cumbria.
The property dates back to 1755 and has been lovingly restored to retain many original features while sensitively introducing every modern day comfort. A generous orangery with underfloor heating and woodburner sets the scene. There are two further woodburners and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. Whether there is snow on the ground or the sun is shining, Glen Bank will meet your every need.
The stunning orangery with bespoke 12 seater larch dining table is flooded with light and is the perfect dining room for you and your guests.
Opening onto the central courtyard, it offers the flexibility of the wood burning stove and underfloor heating for cold winter days or just throw open the doors and flick on the ceiling fans to cool it down in those long summer days.
Reception Room The 28ft reception room has many beautifully restored period features, including an original range, crooked beams and sandstone mantle piece with cosy wood burning stove. The 3 large and luxurious sofas seat 10 people with ease and a smart TV and a games cupboard make it the ideal area to socialise and relax after a long walk on the fells.
The spacious farmhouse kitchen has a large table with quirky bench seating for breakfast or casual dining.
It’s well equipped with induction hob, American style fridge and all the appliances you could need to cook up a storm with wonderful views onto the courtyard and garden.
The Library The Library is full of maps and books to suit all tastes. Opening onto a private courtyard it also has an impressive chessboard and lots of comfy seating. So, if you need a bit of quiet time it’s a great hideaway!
WiFi with boosters. There is a landline with an honesty box for emergencies
Smart television and Harman Kardon Bluetooth speaker
• 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
• 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
• Land line telephone for emergency use
First Floor Description
First Floor & Bedrooms Our five bedrooms have been individually styled and named after Pennine landmarks. They have super-king or king sized beds – 3 have en-suites and a family bathroom serves the other two. Two bedrooms can be presented as twin beds to give flexibility and the ground floor bedroom provides easy accessability with a private terrace that looks out across the garden.
High Cup Nick High Cup Nick is the double height Master Bedroom with original exposed beams and is equipped with a Superking bed & a beautiful en-suite that boasts a bath and large walk-in rainshower.
Great Dun Great Dun is a generous double bedroom on the ground floor with a super king sized bed that can be presented as two large single beds. The large en-suite bathroom features both a bath and large walk in rain shower with elegant chrome rails. Glazed double doors open onto a private terrace. Perfect for people with mobility or access challenges and equally suitable for couples who want a bit more privacy.
Croglin has stunning views of Dufton Pike and has a king sized bed with a unique metal bedsted.
The quirky en-suite shower room with its large walk in rainshower is flooded with light and comes as a lovely surprise!
Murton Murton has a very crooked floor that has necessitated discreet extensions under the furniture to level it up!
It has a super king bed that can be split into 2 single beds and shares the same great views of Dufton Pike as Croglin.Murton has a very crooked floor that has necessitated discreet extensions under the furniture to level it up! It has a super king bed that can be split into 2 single beds and shares the same great views of Dufton Pike as Croglin.
Dufton Dufton looks out onto the garden and the fells beyond, and has a king sized bed with elegant painted wooden bedstead.
The Bathrooms Our bathrooms are uniquely & beautiful designed to make you feel right at home... With 3 ensuite bathrooms, 1 family bathroom & a downstairs bathroom.
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High Cup Nick
High Cup Nick is classed as one of the most spectacular walks in the whole of England. The dramatic and unique geological formation provides magnificent views although it is quite a tough climb in places. 12 miles from Glen Bank – Duration: 6 hours 8 miles from Dufton – Duration: 4 hours. Encompasses part of the Pennine Way.Visit Website
Dufton Pike is a wonderful walk following the path down to the beck and following the track up to Dufton Ghyll woods and on to Dufton village. From Dufton the climb which initially starts as a gradual ascent then climbs steeply to the top of the pike. The views are tremendous. Encompasses part of the Pennine Way. 6.5 miles – Duration 3 hoursVisit Website
Flakebridge is a woodland and small hamlet in the Eden District, Cumbria. The woodland covers 500 acres and is known locally for its tranquility and beauty. A gentle walk through Flakebridge woods and on into the Nature Reserve is highly recommended during your stay at Glen Bank. An absolute must when the woods are carpeted in bluebells.Visit Website
Aira Force and Gowbarrow
Aira Force is a stunning walk, head towards the thunderous waterfalls. Pass through the beautiful woodland with green ferns and evergreen specimen conifers that rise over open glades. Then you will emerge from the confines of the gorge to enjoy amazing views over Ullswater from Gowbarrow.Visit Website
Eating and Drinking
The Stag Inn
The Stag Inn, which stands in the heart of Dufton village overlooking the green, was built in 1703 as an inn with solid oak beams. The present owners still uphold the centuries-old tradition of friendly hospitality and good beer. This is a classic country pub – and very ‘walker friendly’ – with a large cast-iron range warming the main bar, an open fireplace in the smaller lounge and a comfortable dining room to the rear serving a wide choice of meals.Visit Website
The George & Dragon
The George and Dragon is a country estate pub in the heart of the Lowther Estate. It was comprehensively restored and refurbished in 2008 by Charles Lowther and his family to become a showcase for classic country cooking using ingredients from the family farms and kitchen gardens at sister establishment Askham Hall just down the road. Having won multiple awards for it’s cuisine, accommodation and field to fork ethos, it has established itself as a regional dining destination. Friendly approachable staff, a fantastic wine list, real ales, 3 wood fires and and a cosy, stylish atmosphere make it a place we recommend.Visit Website
Askham Hall is a stunning grade I listed Pele Tower dating back to the 13th century, Askham Hall has recently been transformed from a stately family home into a stylish and contemporary luxury retreat. A Michelin starred restaurant and private gardens are also available. This is a great place to visit for lunch or dinner for a special treat.Visit Website
Butchers & DeliVisit Website
Stephensons of Appleby
Fresh Vegetables & GroceriesVisit Website
Sporting Attractions and Activities
Horse Riding- Ivy House Equestrian Centre
Horse RidingVisit Website
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