Large Family Home Offering Affordable Comfort in a Semi-Rural Location

Just a short distance from Ambleside and Hawkshead lies Kirkley Bank, a link detached retreat offering superb value accommodation for a family group. The house is a great base for lovers of the outdoors as there’s plenty of space for all of your walking and waterproof equipment and even room for bikes. The living spaces are ideal for enjoying each other’s company but there’s also plenty of room to spread out and relax, read another chapter of your book, listen to some music or watch the latest blockbuster on the SMART TV.

One of the main features of Kirkley Bank is the attractive south facing garden with a delightful, sunny terrace from where to sit and take in views over the countryside. There’s a small, gentle stream flowing along the bottom of the lawn which is fringed by colourful shrubs and bushes. Endless fell and country walks can be enjoyed right from the doorstep, nearby Tarn Hows a particular favourite of ours, perfect for the youngsters and those with dogs. Or why not enjoy a walk in to Ambleside, Hawkshead or even Wray Castle on one of the many footpaths accessible from the property.  Head to the renowned and highly popular Drunken Duck Inn afterwards for light refreshments, just half a mile for the house or head into nearby Ambleside for a wider choice of cuisine and dining experiences.


Spread Out in The Comfortable Living and Dining Areas

From the car parking area, take care in the wet up the stone steps that lead up to the house. Enter through the side door and into the boot room come utility where there’s plenty of room for all of your outdoor equipment including bikes.

Beyond here lies a shower room, really handy if you’re coming straight in from a wet walk and need to warm up, you’ll also find here the washing machine for those wet and muddy clothes!

The kitchen to the right has everything you’ll need; a gas cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and a handy breakfast area with a table and chairs. Through to the traditional dining room, big enough for you all to spread out around the table and enjoy a meal or indeed a board game together, the double patio doors lead onto the sunny terrace.

The comfortable lounge has a wood-burning stove and SMART TV, the slate window seat provides lovely views over the surrounding countryside.

A split landing on the first floor leads right to a king-size bedroom with lovely open views and to the left sit the other two bedrooms, a pretty twin and another king-size. All three bedrooms share in the spacious house bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC.

Outside, there’s plenty of parking space available in your own car park for up to four cars and even a boat if you have one.

The south-facing gardens are a mix of terrace and lawn with mature shrubs and bushes and panoramic views towards Wansfell Pike.

Please note that there is a small, gentle stream running along the bottom of the garden so do be careful with young children and pets. Two stone steps lead up from the garden to the sunny terrace and there’s also another access along a gated driveway.

Ground Floor:

  • Utility and boot room with slate flooring and washing machine
  • Ground Floor shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, gas cooker, fridge, freezer and breakfast area
  • Dining room with door to the terrace
  • 2nd inner porch area with landline to local calls
  • Lounge with slate window seat, wood-burning stove and SMART TV

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: Kingsize bedroom with countryside views
  • Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom
  • Bedroom 3: Kingsize bedroom with garden views
  • House Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC


  • Detached country property with gardens and parking
  • All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels provided
  • Gas central heating throughout and wood-burning stove
  • Two King size bedrooms
  • Twin bedroom
  • Ground floor shower room and first-floor house Bathroom
  • WiFi and telephone for incoming calls
  • Private off-road parking for 4 cars and a day boat!
  • Three pets welcome
  • Travel cot, high chair and stairgate available
  • Patio and furniture provided
  • N.B. A small stream runs through the garden
  • Friday changeover


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Bike Storage
  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Children & Pets

  • Dog Crate
  • High Chair
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room

Bed Type

  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed


  • TV
  • Wi-Fi


  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 5 reviews.

Respond to Kirkley Bank

  • Michael says:

    We had a lovely week staying here. The cottage was perfect for us and our dogs.

  • Julia says:

    Beautiful house and garden and brilliant facilities. Stunning views! A special place for a family holiday.

  • Andy says:

    A great place in a central location. Lovely garden and views, nice and quiet at night. The Cottage is cosy and inviting, with wifi fast enough for multiple devices to stream without issue although it doesn’t cover the whole cottage, so the end bedroom isn’t covered and the middle twin only marginally. Walks are availble direct from the location without the need to drive out, but since it’s quite central, other places are easy to get to. We enjoyed our time and will look to book again!

  • Emily says:

    lovely, clean, and in a gorgeous location. It was spacious enough for 6 adults to have a weekend away, with the three separate rooms downstairs a great space. Amazing views and very comfy beds!

  • Amelia says:

    We booked this at the last minute when there was a problem with our booked accommodation which meant we couldn’t stay there. Michelle was quick to respond and help us out, which was hugely appreciated and made us feel really looked after. The property was in a really brilliant location for visiting Ambleside and as a base for lots of lovely walks in the Lake District. It was cosy and warm and had everything we needed for our stay. I would recommend or stay in one of her properties happily.

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