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Sand Wath


nr Penrith, Cumbria

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Sand Wath is situated on the second floor. This charming apartment is popular with those wishing to stay on a traditional estate in a glorious part of Britain. The approach to the manor is through sweeping parkland which guests can enjoy when the house is closed to visitors. A cosy apartment, Sand Wath is the perfect place to relax after a day’s exploring the high Fells of the Lake District or the Pennines, both within easy reach by car. Closer to home, guests can enjoy views over the deer park and the Eden Valley, or head out for a stroll amongst the trees and wildflowers of nearby Crowdundle Back.

The cottage's layout

First floor
Other floor
Second Floor: sitting room (single sofa bed), step up into kitchen/dining room, bedroom (double with 6' bed) and bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Wood pellet central heating included.

Parking: Designated parking is available for one car in the Acorn Bank car park.

Garden: There is no private garden but guests have access to the estate grounds.

Please note: The apartment is accessed by four flights of stairs from the main entrance hall of the mansion.

Cottage details
2 + 1
Let starts
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Dogs allowed
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  • Pub nearby
  • Romantic
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Sofa/folding bed
  • 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

  • Kinsella
    • August 2016
    • UK
    Beautiful property

    The apartment was HUGE and we really appreciated that! The bed was also huge and fantastically comfortable. The property itself was beautiful, and we loved staying somewhere so picturesque, and which we could access both during the day and after visitors had left. We loved waking up to virtual silence (we live in a city), and hearing the owls at night and looking at the stars. Having the tea room just downstairs was great and the food wonderful, as always. The property was easy to find and well sign-posted. We wondered if it might be possible to buy basic food supplies from the tea shop? Just milk and bread, maybe. Overall, it was a privilege to stay at Acorn Bank - we felt like the Lord and Lady of the manor!!

  • Ruth Armstrong
    • July 2016
    • Bolton
    Magnificent view

    Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming which was lovely. The peace and tranquility especially after the property closed to the public was wonderful and the view magnificent.

  • Bolzern
    • July 2015
    • -----
    Made enjoyable....

    We were very happy at Acorn Bank. The staff was friendly and helpful. The garden was delightful. We will treasure memories of our stay. The bread machine and flour from the mill was great, a special perk! One of the most important assets of the NT (not just at Acorn Bank) is the dedication of its staff and volunteers. There is just something special about the NT that is beyond spectacular sites, and I think it is the staff. Thank you.

  • Megumi Kawakami
    • May 2015
    • Cheshire
    Clean and comfortable

    Hats off to the National Trust. They do everything right, from looking after very important places to running holiday cottages. The apartment was more than I expected. It was very clean and comfortable. We found a lovely welcome note from the caretaker. The bowl of fruit, coffee and tea were another pleasant surprise. Being able to stay at the NT property which has so much history is really unique and that fact enough was quite special for us.

  • Susan Lomax
    • January 2015
    • Lancs
    Comfortable apartment

    cosy comfortable apartment in great location historic building well converted into holiday flats

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