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Visited the house on a drizzly morning. There were a number of rooms which offered options for reading, learning about the history of the house and the local area (Wordsworth lived here briefly), enjoying the views over the landscape and Grasmere and observing the local...More
This one of my favourite National Trust properties. It is laid back - you can wander around, touch things, sit in the study and read or take a cuppa and a cake outside and eat in the sun. As a member of the NT, I...More
This a property which has been left in its original state from when purchased with little furniture and un-restored rooms. Peeling paint and uncovered walls and basically a house requiring repair. A couple of rooms have some materials shoved in to occupy children or adults...More
Recently joined the National Trust so hubby and I try to visit local properties when staying in the area.
This is an unusual property as it is just a shell due to a fire but don't let that put you off, it is up there...More
It's refreshing to visit a property that has been conserved without a full restoration. Seeing the visual evidence of the recent fire - smoke damage in the hallway, some preservation of charred fixtures and fittings and the transparent making good of some areas of the...More
I've not been to a NT property like this.
The welcome was laid back and friendly. After that, you can visit the rooms as you see fit; don't expect a perfectly preserved shrine (if this place was on an estate agents website, it would say...More
We came across this house by accident and so glad we did.
The house is unlike most NT houses with it's easy going feel and unfinished rooms. There are lot's of things for the children to do but our children loved the type writer's.
We are regular visitors to the Lakes and visited Allan Bank today. I had fairly good expectations due to reviews and was not disappointed.
It is definitely work in progress but has enormous potential. My 8 yr old loved the art room, the typewriter room...More
As other reviewers have stated this is not the normal National Trust property. It is largely undecorated and unfurnished in the National Trust sense and yet it is one of the most interesting and welcoming NT properties that I have visited. It is full of...More