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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***

Wood pellet central heating included.

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

Regrettably open fires are not allowed in the feature fireplaces.

The cot in this cottage is a travel cot.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
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Acorn rating What's this?
  • Dogs welcome
  • Pub nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared tumble dryer
  • Shared washing machine
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


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 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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Shelagh O'Grady
    • August 2015
    • Unknown
    Even had a bread maker!

    We liked the Welcome Pack and the fresh flowers in every room. We also liked the high standard of the decor and the good range of kitchen equipment. The bread maker was a bonus! It was very comfortable accommodation.

  • Anonymous
    • July 2015
    • Unknosn
    Made enjoyable.....

    Comfort, peace, access to grounds early and late, when no daytime visitors around. A privilege to stay in a NT house.

  • Anonymous
    • May 2015
    • Unknown
    Very good

    Very good. Already booked again for 2016 Large but small enough for us to enjoy the whole experience; a second home. Drying room a great addition. Easy access ti Lakes in W and other places in E.

  • Anonymous
    • April 2015
    • Unknown
    Made special by:

    The location on site of Acorn Bank, the interaction with the staff who were all friendly and helpful, the stunning views. Fresh flowers, milk, local flower and fruit on arrival - all very special. NT cottages are always impeccably presented and welcoming.

  • Phillip McTaggart
    • March 2015
    • Yorkshire
    Made special:

    Location and comfort (and the fact it was available when the property was closed). The housekeeper (Gail?) had provided freshly baked bread, flowers and fruit and the cottage was spotlessly clean. She also left a lovely welcoming card. It felt as though she had gone to a lot of trouble to make our stay enjoyable.

  • Gerald McKenna
    • March 2015
    • Lancashire
    Made special:

    The peace and quiet as well as beautiful woodland walk in the grounds. All the property staff were extremely courteous, very enthusiastic, and eager to help.

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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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