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Bank Wood


nr Penrith, Cumbria

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Located in Acorn House, a Grade I listed mansion, this apartment is popular with those wanting to stay on a traditional estate in a glorious part of Britain. The approach to the apartment is through sweeping parkland which visitors can enjoy in peace and tranquillity when the house is closed to visitors.

Bank Wood is situated on the first floor, in the west wing. There are many historic features in this spacious and comfortable holiday home with sweeping views over the countryside. The apartment is an ideal base for walkers with easy access to the Lakes and Pennines.

The apartment has no private gardens but visitors can enjoy the woodland walk along Crowdundle Beck, which is full of wild flowers and beautiful trees, to the partially restored Acorn Bank watermill.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance hall, laundry room.
First floor
Sitting/dining room, bathroom with shower over bath, kitchen, 1 double bedroom with 5' bed.
Visitor notes

***Please note that the interior decor and furnishings depicted in the photographs may differ from that which is currently present. New images will be added in the near future***

Heating: Wood pellet central heating included.

Parking: A designated parking space for one car in the car park near to the apartment.

Garden: There is no private garden but guests have access to the woodland walk down to the mill and wild garden throughout the year.

Television/Signal: TV reception can be poor at times.

Please note: Regrettably, open fires are not allowed in the feature fireplaces.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Pub nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared tumble dryer
  • Shared washing machine
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

The Lake District, Cumbria
Derwentwater, The Lake District, Cumbria  © Joe Cornish

The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Spectacular scenery and a feast of local produce to try provides a wonderful way to enjoy a summer holiday, romantic break or family gathering. This is an area to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes and tarns, cycle or challenge yourself to a high rope walk. For the less energetic who, nevertheless want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, there are some fantastic pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy local, seasonal produce, such as Herdwick meat, Morecambe Bay shrimps, locally made cheese, Cumberland sausage, sticky toffee pudding or a local beer - there are 13 micro breweries in Cumbria. The National Trust cares for a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. All of our cottages, campsites and bunkhouses are set in beautiful Lake District countryside.

Lake District
Sailing on Derwentwater, Lake District, Cumbria. © Paul Harris

The spectacular Lake District is considered by many to be the jewel in England\'s crown, offering the country\'s highest mountains, most stunning scenery, and loveliest countryside. Above all, it is a place to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes. The National Trust protects about a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads, and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. Among the National Trust\'s historic properties are two houses of immense literary heritage. The Georgian Wordsworth House in Cockermouth is the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth, and Hill Top, a petite 17th-century house, in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children\'s stories.

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  • Shopping
  • Castles
  • Hillforts
  • Exhibitions in Penrith
  • Fishing
  • Pony Trekking
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill
Acorn Bank Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and old English fruit; with superb tea-room and woodland walks
Ullswater and Aira Force
Aira Force and Ullswater Beautiful lake winding through a glaciated valley, and an impressive waterfall
Townend 17th-century Lake District stone and slate house, former home of a wealthy farming family
Stagshaw Garden
Steep woodland garden, noted for its flowering shrubs
Windermere and Troutbeck
Fine walking country around the shores of Windermere, including Bridge House and the Footprint Building
Borrowdale Spectacular and varied landscape around Derwentwater


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Reed
    • May 2016
    • Essex
    Well designed accommodation

    Made our stay enjoyable...Lovely scenery .Woodland walks when the property is closed. Well designed accommodation, although within easy distance of Penrith shopping centre which has free parking.

  • Mr N MacDonald
    • April 2016
    • Cheshire
    First class housekeeping

    Staff at Bank wood are friendly, helpful, and informative, at all levels. The standard of housekeeping was first class, and Gail the caretaker/housekeeper does a first class job, with flowers and fruit on arrival, - much appreciated. Tea room staff also first class. Quieter here than further west into the Lakes, much less hustle and bustle.

  • Pip Wise
    • April 2016
    • South Yorkshire
    Wonderful old building

    Location. It was fantastic to be staying in part of a wonderful old building, it felt like it was ours particularly in the early morning before visitors arrived.

  • Pauline Gurd
    • April 2016
    • North Yorkshire
    Beautiful area

    Lovely welcome from caretaker, and when heating failed the immediate response to put right. Beautiful area with wonderful walks by stream and through the wonderful woods full of daffodils. All staff very friendly and helpful.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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