Kirkley Bank

Guests - FROM £552.56
(5 out of 5) based on 25 reviews
Layout & Access
Availability & Reviews


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.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
    washing machine
  • Log Burner
    Fuel available locally
  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking
  • Bike Storage

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Adventure


  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Remote

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
  • Dog Friendly
    3 dogs welcome.
  • High Chair
Layout & Access


  • 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


  • 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
  • Fuel for the woodburner is available locally
Location & Nearby


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.

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Note: 2 x King size, 1 x Twin
Maximum number of adults and children is 6
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Guest feedback for Kirkley Bank
(5 out of 5) based on 25 Reviews
On Monday, 15 Jul 2024
The house was perfect. There was a lot of space, it was well kitted out and the garden was lovely. Thank you
On Friday, 14 Jun 2024
Comfortable stay in a nice setting, the house had everything we needed. Beds were comfy and the log fire was nice after a cold and wet walk. I would recommend this place although note you can only use one shower at a time due to the water pressure.
On Friday, 31 May 2024
The cottage was fantastic, beautiful views all around and great location. Easy walk to Wray Castle and Ambleside. Lots of space, and very clean. Really enjoyed our time there
On Monday, 08 Apr 2024
We had an amazing stay and can’t wait to re book. Thank you so much :-)
On Friday, 29 Mar 2024
Great stay. Thank you
On Saturday, 16 Mar 2024
Really enjoyed our stay! Would recommend the cottage and location. Plenty of local walks, and Ambleside only a short drive. Easy access to the lakes
On Saturday, 09 Mar 2024
Lovely place, great location would definitely stay again
On Saturday, 24 Feb 2024
Great location and places to walk directly from house. Brilliant pub not far away. Superb walk to Wray castle for coffee and walk Ambleside the other way!
On Friday, 23 Feb 2024
Loved the stream in the garden. Would recommend a visit!
On Friday, 09 Feb 2024
My friends and I had the most lovely stay. Couldn’t have wished for a better location with lots of nature walks right on your doorstep, Ambleside (lovely town) is close by while still giving that feeling of escape from civilisation. Good access for both cycle and car. Very cute cottage that and we wished we could have a similar one ourselves one day.
On Tuesday, 12 Dec 2023
A brilliant stay all round! We were staying at Kirkley Bank for the Grizedale stages, so the size and location of the cottage was absolutely perfect for us, even down to the parking area which was very handy for the van and rally car. Despite getting caught in the snow and the rally being abandoned, we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay as we got the wood burner going and settled down until the snow cleared. Would thoroughly recommend the house and will be sure to book again if we're in the area.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
We stayed at the house for 4 days during the autumn period and it’s safe to say we really loved our time here. The house was super cosy and comfortable, we especially loved the wood burner and utility space behind the kitchen to use after muddy dog walks. The location is perfect to access all activities we wanted to do, including a great choice of pubs close by. We would definitely recommend this place and would also love to return to explore more of the Lake District.
On Saturday, 30 Sep 2023
Lovely property, good location and great views.
On Friday, 29 Sep 2023
This was the perfect place to stay! During our journey we were let down by another Airbnb so needed a new place quickly, we were able to book this straight away with the check in time being just over an hour later. So glad that happened as this was in a great location, had all the amenities we needed, plenty of space for 4 people and plenty of parking too! Thank you so much!
On Saturday, 23 Sep 2023
This is a beautiful spot to stay! The cottage is a lovely place with plenty of space, comfy sofas in the lounge to relax and everything you need in the kitchen. The boot room is also super handy for muddy boots! The vest feature has to be the view from the main bedroom, absolutely beautiful to wake-up and watch the sunrise. The patio and garden was so peaceful and relaxing to sit out on. We'd definitely return!! Great location for Ambleside, Hawkshead and crossing over to Bowness via the ferry crossing.
On Friday, 22 Sep 2023
This is a beautiful spot to stay! The cottage is a lovely place with plenty of space, comfy sofas in the lounge to relax and everything you need in the kitchen. The boot room is also super handy for muddy boots! The vest feature has to be the view from the main bedroom, absolutely beautiful to wake-up and watch the sunrise. The patio and garden was so peaceful and relaxing to sit out on. We'd definitely return!! Great location for Ambleside, Hawkshead and crossing over to Bowness via the ferry crossing.
On Friday, 21 Jul 2023
Such a beautiful house with lots of short walks nearby
On Wednesday, 19 Jul 2023
Cottage is in a great elevated position with a beautiful garden close by to both Windermere and Ambleside lakes. Garden stairs probably not ideal with any one with mobility issues as they were very slippery due to rain as was the below pathway but has a big high patio which is just perfect . Beds are super comfortable has everything a home requires and more
On Friday, 21 Apr 2023
We had a lovely few days at the property and it suited our needs well. Great position with lots of walks nearby. Kitchen could be slightly better equipped eg (grater and oven dishes) but apart from that it was a superb place to stay and we will be back!
On Sunday, 16 Oct 2022
We had a lovely week staying here. The cottage was perfect for us and our dogs.
On Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
Beautiful house and garden and brilliant facilities. Stunning views! A special place for a family holiday.
On Thursday, 08 Sep 2022
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!
On Friday, 19 Aug 2022
Our stay was absolutely amazing! The house is in a great location, ~6 minutes drive from Ambleside center. It was very clean, well setup for a weekend getaway with even a welcome bottle of wine ready for us :) The garden and patio were especially great to enjoy breakfast in the great weather. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
On Saturday, 02 Jul 2022
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!
On Saturday, 11 Dec 2021
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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