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Lake District Self Catering cottage, Ghyll Bank Cottage, Staveley, sleeps 3

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Ghyll Bank Cottage

Ghyll Bank Cottage, Staveley, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 3

Pricing From: £347.00

With two bedrooms, this cottage has been tastefully and considerately restored to offer accommodation for up to three people, making it an idyllic hideaway for small families.

This stone-built cottage offers privacy and seclusion for couples or small families looking to spend some time together. All the accommodation is laid out over a single storey and is arranged in an open-plan style. The views of Morecambe Bay and the Kentmere Valley are truly remarkable and the shared grounds give visitors the opportunity to indulge in a spot of alfresco dining during the hazy summer evenings.

In the colder months, the property is turned into a warm and cosy snug, being heated by storage radiators and an atmospheric wood-burning stove.


Cute and cosy, but slightly mouldy!
Ghyll Bank Bungalow is a quaint little bungalow located in the hills of Staveley. Access to the property is quite tricky, as the road is single track. There are tractors frequently bombing down the lanes; your reversing skills have to be quite savvy if you're faced with a tractor coming your way! The property was small, but the perfect size for us. The carpet was hoovered and the rooms were lovely and tidy, fresh linen on the beds and clean towels ready for our arrival. The overall smell of the house was, well, pungent. There's mould on the blinds and on the walls in both bedrooms which definitely needs addressing before it becomes dangerous. In the heat that we?ve experienced this week, the house smelt hazardous when we came back from our walks in the evenings. We tried to air the bungalow as much as possible, we even bought a bottle of ?Febreze? to mask the scent. We also found that the water tasted a little odd too, so we resorted to drinking bottled water. The shower screen was broken upon arrival, however when the lovely owners came to say ?hello? on our first day, they kindly attempted to fix this for us. It appears as though it had be installed upside down, so unfortunately the fix was only temporary. There was also no bath mat in the bath, which made it very slippy when showering. We would?ve spent a lot more time outside, however the guests in the larger white house on the site were incredibly noisy and messy (photos attached). Their children ran riot from first thing in the morning until the evening. They left all of their toys, clothes and possessions out on the lawn/drive - a less than desirable sight to say the least! We had to pass this every day when leaving/entering the grounds. The combination of reckless neighbours and a slightly smelly house weren?t ideal, but all in all, Ghyll Bank Bungalow is a decent base for a short trip!

Great little find
We had a fantastic week at the bungalow, every other property here was also fully booked, still managed to remain a quiet tranquil place to stay. The size of the bungalow was just right for us, it was lovely and clean and the lovely owners were very attentive. We dropped on for excellent weather where we were able to sit outside a lot of the time, there is a small outside area where you can eat etc. plenty of areas to park up the car safely. I particularly enjoyed watching the birds of prey soaring around the valley. Spectacular views and plenty to visit around the area.

We booked for a last minute getaway. Arrived and was very disappointed. We had read reviews, both here & on Sykes web page and decided to give the property the benefit of the doubt. The neighbouring properties, also rental are in much better shape than the bungalow. My guess is they get more booking and subsequently choose to invest in those properties rather than bring this one up to date. It was not a case of needing bring up to date solely. It needed a very good clean. There were dirt marks on many of the walls, a huge cobweb in the lounge, a rusty washing machine with mould in the rim can be found in the entry porch. There is no niceties of a welcome tray. The bedrooms are a little damp. We did not stay, leaving the same evening we arrived & ?474 out of pocket. We sent the photographs to Sykes who manage the property who took four days to send to the owner & we are awaiting a refund because the property was not in the condition it was promised to be in. Disappointed.

Don't believe all that you read...
The property information is very misleading. The setting is wonderful with fabulous views and access easy to great walks. Thankfully the weather was fantastic so we could be out all day until late evening because the cottage itself was a huge disappointment. Overlooked by two other large holiday lets at full capacity, with eleven cars at one count, all lovely people, but not at all what we had expected. The cottage was dusty, not clean and had an awful smell that we couldn't get rid of. The fixtures and fittings are way past sell by date. Can't understand how it has achieved its rating or pricing level. Awful.

Ghyll Bank Bungalow is in a beautiful location, with a beautiful view.
Mrs Feil



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds


Electric heaters and radiators with woodburner in sitting area
Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD
High speed, super fast broadband
Electricity and fuel for woodburner inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Ample off road parking
Patio with garden furniture and BBQ
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub less than 2 miles
Note: No fireworks due to the proximity of animals
Note: If you wish to charge your electric vehicle at the property, please consult with the owner

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Holehird Gardens - 4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Townend - 4.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Castle Howe - 4.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Lake Windermere - 4.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Abbot Hall - 5.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Kendal Castle - 5.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House - 5.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Brockhole Gardens - 5.2 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Claife Viewing Station - 5.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Skelghyll Wood - 6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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