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Lounge with stone fireplace and roaring woodburner
Open-plan living
Cute kitchen area
Double bedroom
Bathroom
Towards the pretty cottage
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Top Bank

Crosthwaite (Nr Lyth Valley), Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy Lakeland cottage set in the grounds of Crosthwaite House
  • Wood burner in the sitting room for romantic evenings in
  • Pretty terraced garden with delightful views of the church and distant fells
  • A stone’s throw from a popular inn
  • Close to Sizergh Castle and its beautiful gardens and lake
  • Within easy reach of Windermere and its wonderful walks and boating facilities
Property code: LCC70

This quaint and cosy cottage is a romantic bolthole for couples in search of a relaxing break in the Lakes.

Set in the grounds of Crosthwaite House, the property enjoys a peaceful location with spectacular scenic views. Famed for growing damsons, during the summer this area is a sun drenched patchwork of green and yellow ochre meadows and orchards, dissected by narrow winding lanes that pass farmland, woodland, rivers and becks, perfect for walking and cycling. At the end of a long walk, reward yourself with a hearty meal at the nearby popular inn, or head south to Sizergh where there is an alternative place to dine. Drive west to reach Windermere and its fantastic boating facilities, spectacular scenery and bustling selection of shops, cafes and galleries.

Inside, the accommodation is open-plan, warm and inviting. Prepare tasty romantic meals in the compact yet well-equipped kitchen before dining beside the wood burner that sits in a fine stone fireplace. With a comfortable L-shaped sofa, TV and DVD player, this cosy space is perfect for relaxing nights in. A staircase leads up to the double bedroom, which has space for a cot of required. Next door, there is a charming bathroom with shower over bath.

To the side of the cottage is a pretty shared terraced garden with bench for al fresco drinks and wonderful views looking out across to the church and distant fells of Whitbarrow Scar and Cartmel Fell.

 

  • 1 double bedroom (can be made into a twin by prior request)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Oven and hob, microwave and fridge
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared laundry room
  • TV and DVD player
  • DAB radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Shared garden with furniture and BBQ
  • 2 dogs welcome free of charge
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub under half a mile

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.8
Overall equipment
4.7
Overall comfort
4.8
Overall location
4.8

Reviewed by Jan 21st September 2019

It was lovely

Reviewed by Laurie 7th September 2019

Homely and good for dogs. We felt comfortable. Sharing of the garden could present problems with less friendly dogs. Owners on hand and helpful without being in your face. Would definitely go back if the opportunity arose. Ideal base for exploring the southern and central lakes.

Reviewed by Dianne 22nd June 2019

The cottage is 'boutique' but perfectly adequate for two people and a dog! The cottage had everything you needed and was immaculately clean. The location was wonderful and the use of the gardens, which were lovely, was a real bonus. The owners were there to greet us on arrival and were very friendly and helpful in all aspects of our stay from recomRead moremending places to visit, places to eat and so on. I would be happy to recommend this cottage to anyone. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 1st June 2019

We had a great week in the lakes in this lovely cottage. The location is perfect, the cottage has the most beautiful garden and is furnished really well. The bed is by far the best bed we have ever slept in that wasnt ours ( we have an amazing bed so this is noticeable to us). The owners are lovely and couldnt be anymore helpful. The house is furniRead moreshed really well and has everything you need for both long and short stays. All in all, it was absolutely lovely. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 25th May 2019

Fabulous cosy cottage. Incredibly well equipped kitchen. Bed huge and very comfortable. Owners friendly but unobtrusive.

Reviewed by Sue 11th May 2019

Lovely little cottage in beautiful surroundings. Ideal base for visiting the lakes etc. Owners are very friendly but do not bother you at all. We had a perfect week and would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Jocelyn 13th April 2019

Super little cottage. Robin and Marnie Dawson are a delightful couple who gave us a warm welcome. Our dogs had a wonderful time with their dogs and one belonging to guests at the other cottage. Excellent pub but essential to book for dinner a day or two in advance.

Reviewed by Sophie 15th March 2019

Wonderful cottage in a superb location with a wonderful host. The living space & kitchen are cosy, but cleverly laid out so also spacious. Obviously, we loved the fire & beams, but nice touches included the book on dogs walks to good pubs! Oh, & the convenience of the pub a 2 min walk away (the food there is great & dogs are welcomed in the bar areRead morea). The bed was huge & comfy (I prefer a firmer matteress, but my partner likes a softer one, still we both slept very well). Fab place! Hide

Reviewed by Steven 5th January 2019

This is a beautiful peaceful cottage, nice wood burning fire for relaxing of an evening and very dog friendly, although you appear to be remote you are only 15min from Windermere and Kendal, loved this cottage and look forward to returning

Reviewed by Katherine 29th December 2018

We fell in love with Top Bank - such a cosy, warm and tranquil cottage in the most delightful setting. Due to one of of our dogs being lame we spent much more time in the cottage than originally planned. It was sheer bliss as we watched films on the Smart TV whilst the fire roared away in the lounge. Little (real) Christmas tree all lit up for our Read morearrival was a lovely touch. Bed extremely spacious and so comfortable. Marnie, (owner) who met us on arrival was delightful. Would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Aaron 23rd November 2018

Lovely cottage, lovely location and the lovely owners. Can not recommend highly enough.

Reviewed by Claire 17th November 2018

Lovely and cosy cottage in a great location between Kendal and Lake Windermere! Brilliant pub 1min walk from the property. Easy off street parking.

Reviewed by Sue Turnbull February 2018

Many thanks for your email. We had a lovely time in Top Bank. We havepreviously stayed in Middle Bank, and also in the Guest House when Marnie and Robin were still doing B&B, so we were on familiar territory. Marnie is always so lovely and hospitable, so we felt confident that the accommodation would be great, andit was. We liked that everything inRead more the accommodation was of good quality, and everything worked as it should, and I really appreciated the natural Christmas tree! We were very cosy, as Marnie and Robin had thoughtfully provided an electric heater, in addition to the very effective storage heaters. I can't think of any suggestions for improvement! We usually stay at the Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite, but if we want to rent a self-catering accommodation, Middle or Top Bank would always be our first choice. Many thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Sue December 2017

Many thanks for your email. We had a lovely time in Top Bank. We havepreviously stayed in Middle Bank, and also in the Guest House when Marnie and Robin were still doing B&B, so we were on familiar territory. Marnie is always so lovely and hospitable, so we felt confident that the accommodation would be great, andit was. We liked that everything inRead more the accommodation was of good quality, and everything worked as it should, and I really appreciated the natural Christmas tree! We were very cosy, as Marnie and Robin had thoughtfully provided an electric heater, in addition to the very effective storage heaters. I can't think of any suggestions for improvement! We usually stay at the Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite, but if we want to rent a self-catering accommodation, Middle or Top Bank would always be our first choice. Many thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Caroline October 2017

We had a lovely cosy time at the cottage. It is compact but perfect for what we needed. The owners were delightful and friendly. Crosthwaite was beautiful. The local walks information in the cottage was very helpful for us to plan an enjoyable week. The confirmation and directions from yourselves were very efficient and the owner greeted us as we aRead morerrived...all in all very easy!Thank you for the VIP codes and we look forward to booking a stay with you again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte October 2017

Thanks so much for a wonderful week in your perfect cottage.

Reviewed by Dorothy and Brian Lees August 2017

We had an excellent week at Top Bank. The cottage itself was very clean, cosy, and comfortable, with everything we needed. Its setting in Crosthwaite (with the Punchbowl being in walking distance) was exactly right for our purposes and Mr and Mrs Dawson were helpful and charming hosts. We have no complaints whatsoever and we would recommend this acRead morecommodation without hesitation.Many thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola and Dave July 2017

My husband and I had the most amazing time at Top Bank. The cottage was clean and to high standard. Even though we went in July we had to have the log burner on it was glorious. The bed was the biggest and most comfiest bed we have ever slept in and the peace and quiet in a morning was amazing. We had access to the gardens and a small cast iron bbqRead more which was just the job. We had bought our meat from Booths supermarket in Windermere and my gosh it was all lovely!! Highlight of the holiday had to be the excellent pub just 220yards along the road The Punch Bowl.The food was absolutely superb could not fault it or the service. The staff were so knowledgeable about the food and drink and made you feel so welcome on every visit. [we visited quite a few timesJ]Thanks to all who made our holiday such an enjoyable one. Hide

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