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Banklands in spring
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Banklands in spring
Boot Room
Kitchen inc Range cooker, Fridge Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher.
View from Banklands
Local Red Squirrels visit regularly
Kitchen fireplace and Log Burner
Kitchen and Dining room
Living Room
Living Room
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
View from Master Bedroom
Another view from Master Bedroom
Bedroom Two Can be 2 x Single beds or one Super King
View from Bedroom Two
Bedroom Three
Bedroom Three
House Bathroom
Hall and Stairs
Wash House and Utility room, somewhere for your dirty boots!
Winter at Banklands
Footpath from the Car park
Banklands
Summer view of Eskdale valley from Banklands
Autumn view of Eskdale valley from Banklands
View from Banklands
View from Banklands
Driveway leading to car park for three cars
Local residents
View from Crinkle Crags onto Landale
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Lynne F
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Mrs”
Reviewed 13 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We had a great week in Eskdale in this superb cottage. Fantastic location, cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and has wonderful views. Would definitely stay here again.

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essexdevo...
Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A perfect Lakeland holiday home”
Reviewed 16 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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What a lovely house this was. Four of us and a doggie stayed here at the end of September and it was perfect. Warm, roomy, comfortable, wonderful views from all the windows and fully kitted out. Everything was well thought out and we particularly loved the 'boot room' for disposing of coats and shoes on the way in. Daisy liked the doggie shower outside the door too. Very nostalgic hearing the steam train during the day, felt I was Bobby in the Railway Children! Was nice to get a phone call from the owner on our first day to make sure everything was okay and that we were happy with the house. Definitely a five star property and can understand why the owners have repeat bookings, our grandchildren would love it next time.

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Management Response
18 Oct 2017
Thank you for the lovely review
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Sue d
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Banklands”
Reviewed 18 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We stayed here earlier this month with our daughter, her partner and our granddaughter. What a superb house and location. We arrived first and found ample parking and a key safe with the key. We had the kettle on (and the gin poured) by the time daughter et al arrived. We found milk and eggs in the kitchen, along with a welcoming vase of wild flowers. As other reviewers have said, nothing has been spared in this lovely house and the downstairs shower room was super, always warm and it smelled wonderful.

The bedding in each bedroom room was of high hotel quality and everything was clean and welcoming.

The kitchen was very well equipped with more than sufficient in the way of glassware, crockery, cutlery and cookware. Unfortunately the gas ran out on our penultimate morning, just as we were cooking breakfast. Nevertheless, we were able to finish the scrambled eggs in the microwave and the grill was electric so no problem. We were planning to eat out that evening in any event and the local eateries are all pretty good.

It was great that pets were welcome here as my daughter will not leave her lovely dog in kennels but if you don't have dogs don't be put off. I would not have known that dogs had been in the house when we arrived if it were not for the telltale water bowl by the door.

The beautiful, comfortable, welcoming holiday home is highly recommended.

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Management Response
21 Aug 2017
Thanks for your lovely review it is much appreciated, really sorry about the gas, just an oversight on our behalf. Hope to see you again sometime
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Chris I
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“You need look no further...”
Reviewed 5 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

You need look no further if you want to spend a week in a quiet corner of the Lakes. This was a holiday cottage to savour. Not for Banklands anything that looked remotely second hand. The owners plan to live here when they retire and have done it up to a very high spec with a delightful kitchen and a wow bathroom. There are Laura Ashley touches everywhere and mouthwatering views of the Eskdale valley from every window. There was even a warm outside shower for Poppy, our springer spaniel. We liked being able to stroll to the village shop for our morning newspaper and enjoyed some fabulous low and high level walks while we were here.

Favourite low level walks were Banklands to Blea Tarn then down to Beckfoot Station returning by Dalegarth Hall and Forge bridge on the other side of the river; the circular walk from Dalegarth station to Doctor Bridge and back; and another circular walk from Wha House farm up the valley past Taw House Farm to the Scale Beck Bridge and Falls before returning via Brotherikeld Farm and the Jubilee Bridge. These and other excellent low level walks can be found in Mary Welsh’s Easy Rambles around Eskdale, a copy of which you will find in the living room. Highlight of our week on a foggy day in early November was a walk from Wasdale Head up Gable Beck to the saddle between Great Gable and Kirk Fell. At around 600 metres we broke through the fog and from then on enjoyed clear skies, fabulous sunshine and the treat of seeing the summits of Scafell, Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Blencathra poking up through a blanket of cloud. We spent a day on top of the world!

This was our second visit to Eskdale. We stayed at Brantrake Cottage last year (about a mile from here) which we enjoyed, though Banklands wins with its south facing views, superb facilities and proximity to the local store. Others have commented that a second toilet would be handy, especially if 4 or 6 people are staying at a time. We agree. Banklands provides a cafetiere, so if you like espresso you will need to bring your own. There is a bluetooth connection to their Bose speaker which works nicely and their DVD player takes Bluray discs as well as ordinary DVDs. All in all this is a superb holiday cottage.

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Liked best: The kitchen, the bathroom and the views
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Management Response
6 Nov 2015
Thank you for your lovely comments and i am glad you enjoyed your stay. The downstairs bathroom was always in the plan and should be finished for late November 2015.
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Nicki H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful location”
Reviewed 18 October 2015 for a stay in March 2014

Very lucky with the weather on our week to eskdale . Was a perfect stay so peaceful and surrounded by natural beauty . Banklands was five star could do with a toilet downstairs but I think that is being done . Kitchen was very easy to use loved the open fires . The dog had the best holiday too really enjoyed walking harterfell with my son too .

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