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    Holly Bank

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    • Bedrooms: 4
    • Sleeps: 8
    • Baths: 3
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    • 3 pets welcome
    • Children welcome
    • Internet access
    • Open fire
    • Parking

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    Holly Bank sleeping up to 8 guests

    Fabulous detached bungalow with lake and fell views, 2 acres of private grounds and ample parking. Holly Bank enjoys stunning views, looking out across the valley to the lake and mountains, stretching from Skiddaw, Sale Fell and Lords Seat to the Borrowdale peaks. This detached bungalow has an elevated position on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite village, in the vicinity of the osprey nesting site. It was renovated and fully refurbished, providing fabulous facilities, panoramic views from most rooms and is set in two acres of delightful grounds, with woodland area, stream, lawn, summer house, outdoor seating and eating areas and ample parking. The Sun Inn and Castle Inn Hotel are each within a five minute walk, both serving real ale and food. The vibrant market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth are 10 minutes drive away with a local bus service from the Castle Inn.
    Ground Floor:

    Lounge: With wood burning stove, leather sofas and chair, Freesat TV, DVD, CD radio and panoramic views.
    Conservatory/Dining room: With dining table and 8 chairs plus easy seating and extensive views.
    Games room; With PC with wired and wireless internet, desk and office chair, telephone, TV, Playstation 3, CD radio and sofa.
    Kitchen /Diner: With dining table and 4 chairs, gas hob and electric double oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and patio doors.
    Boot room: For storing bikes, outdoor clothing and wet dogs!
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin, under floor heating, heated towel rail and shaver point
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin, under floor heating and shaver point.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With bunk beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, WC, wash basin, under floor heating, heated towel rail and shaver point.
    Gas cental heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Telephone for incoming and free local calls.
    2 acres of private grounds with woodlands area, lawn, summer house, seating and eating out areas. BBQ. Parking for 5 cars. Please note: There is a stream in the grounds. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Bike Store
    Fuel and Power Included
    Garden / Patio
    Games Room
    Pub within 1 mile
    Woodburning Stove
    Short Breaks All Year
    Cot Available
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    Local amenities

    • The Pheasant Inn 1.5 miles
    • The Pheasant Inn 6 miles
    • The chalet 6 miles
    • The Castle Bar 6 miles
    • The Chief Justice Of The Common Pleas (Wetherspoon) 6 miles
    • The Bank Tavern 6 miles
    • The Coffee Kitchen 6.5 miles
    • Merienda 6.5 miles
    • The Old Keswickian 6.5 miles
    • Casa Bella 6.5 miles

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    14 Customer Reviews

    Richard – 22 Nov 2018
    "What a wonderful stay we had at Holly Bank, very warm and cosy, every amenity you would ever need. The cottage is in the perfect location to explore the lake district and surrounding areas, without being too close the the busy tourist areas. Perfect dog walking from the door, through the woods up onto the ridge with amazing views. Talking of views we spent hours staring out at the view from the lounge which changed by the minute. We were also lucky enough to be visited by Red Squirrels, well worth putting out some nuts. Thanks again for an amazing cottage."
    Alan – 30 Sep 2018
    "All in all excellent holiday, location and bungalow superb. Shame the wood burning stove was not functioning despite staying in for the engineer, we assumed once he had been we could use it but this was not the case."
    Sarah – 25 Sep 2018
    "Holly cottage is in an amazing position with fabulous views of Bassenthwaite Lake and surrounding mountains. The cottage makes the most of these views with large picture windows and a conservatory. It is the best equipped cottage I have ever stayed in and there is little that has not been thought of . We were disappointed to find a notice on the wood stove informing us that it was unsafe to use - in the wet, stormy weather it would have been nice.The notice was recent so hopefully it will soon be repaired. We also had not been informed that there is an informal footpath through the grounds of the cottage and on our first day we were astonished to see people just walking down our garden and drive.Two lovely places to eat within walking distance but quite a way to any other shops - however the shop in the caravan park is handy and sells all the basics. Very comfy beds and pillows and couches."
    Patricia – 17 Sep 2018
    "Enjoyed our 2 weeks holiday . Good places to go and visit."
    Gareth – 28 Aug 2018
    "We were hesitant in posting this review initially as we hoped our experience was a one-off. However since similar experiences have been posted recently, we feel that we should post an honest review in the hope that this property can fulfil its potential in the future. Holly Bank is a fantastic property with amazing views that we just couldn’t stop gazing at. We were aware that this property allows dogs and saw that there was a small charge per dog. We assumed this went towards the extra cleaning involved after a dog had been at the property so were hopeful that cleanliness wouldn’t be an issue. However, we were extremely disappointed (and a little disgusted) to find our baby’s play mat and toys covered in numerous dog hairs and at the discovery of a big ball of dog hair under one of the armchairs. Unfortunately, it does not look as though the surcharge is being put to good use. The property would also benefit from a little tlc. As another review has mentioned, the decking around the conservatory needs work (loose, slippery boards) and the summer house is not very inviting, again with loose decking and the retaining piles behind the summer house having given way. This property could be one of the best in the Lakes and a little bit of maintenance would put it there."
    Christine – 16 Aug 2018
    "Holly bank is an amazing place to go with the family has spectacular views.This year however the maintenance let it down."
    Louise – 10 Jul 2018
    "Very nice, well equipped large holiday home.Decking around conservatory in need of attention"
    Helen – 20 Jun 2018
    "Lovely property, beautiful views, fab location. Would definitely go again"
    Diane – 5 Jun 2018
    "Great views, good size for eight of us, couple of suggestions left for owners, just to improve on for us!Would love to return."
    yvonne – 22 May 2018
    "Second time staying at Holly Bank. Beautiful location and cottage well looked after and comfortable. Beds very comfortable with nice linen.Feel I must again mention the hob, which I think is quite dangerous with dogs and children about. A hob guard on the kitchen side would be a worthy investment, children could easily pull or pus hot pans from either side of this hob."
    Mary – 1 May 2018
    "I have rated it poorly for cleanliness because we had mice which were a real nuisance. The agency got in pest control but that was too late for our stay. Otherwise the accommodation was clean and comfortable if expensive given the mice. I would stay there again if assured thenice hadbedn dealt with."
    Tina – 27 Apr 2018
    "It is a lovely bungalow with fabulous views. Spacious and well equipped for all the family."
    David – 17 Mar 2018
    "Views to die for. However driveway is very steep and narrow. Not enough room to turn a large car around so had to reverse out onto the road. A few lights in the house needed bulbs replacing and under floor heating in family bathroom didn't work. Kitchen isn't very well I aid out. But all in all a nice place to spend a week."
    Sandra – 6 Jan 2018
    "Our second christmas holiday at hollybank,amazing location and well equipped cottage.Very comfy beds and beautiful bedding and Towels! All the family enjoyed their stay and booked for half term before we left for home.The added bonus of Wi-Fi was appreciated by all.We enjoyed our walks with our grandson into the village to feed the ducks and received a warm welcome at the sun inn christmas eve for a lovely meal."

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