Lounge with stone fireplace and roaring woodburner
Open-plan living
Cute kitchen area
Double bedroom
Towards the pretty cottage
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2 / 6  Open-plan living
3 / 6  Cute kitchen area
4 / 6  Double bedroom
5 / 6  Bathroom
6 / 6  Towards the pretty cottage

Top Bank

Crosthwaite (Nr Lyth Valley), Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
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.

Located in the grounds of Crosthwaite House, this quaint and cosy cottage is a romantic bolthole for couples in search of a relaxing break. It enjoys a peaceful location and spectacular views with many walks on the doorstep, perfect for those who are bringing their two dogs along as well. The local pub is less than half a mile away too, meaning you can do as much or as little as you like.

This pretty home has many traditional features which add to its charm, to create a relaxing base for your holiday. On the ground floor, the living accommodation is open-plan and has a warm and inviting feel. Prepare a tasty meal for two in the compact, yet well-equipped kitchen, before sitting down to enjoy it beside the wood burner, which is in a fine stone fireplace. Snuggle up on the sofa and enjoy a relaxing night in with a film, while the dogs snooze at your feet. A staircase leads up to the double bedroom, a tastefully decorated space where you’ll be sinking under the covers and drifting off to sleep in no time. The bathroom can be found on this level, as well. Soak up your tranquil surroundings with a drink in the pretty shared terrace garden and take in the views across to the church and distant fells of Whitbarrow Scar and Cartmel Fell.

The area is packed with narrow winding lanes that pass farmland, woodland and rivers, making it perfect for keen walkers and cyclists. Take to the water on Lake Windermere (6 miles) with a pleasure cruise, before stopping off at Bowness, which boasts an array of shops. Explore the medieval house and gardens of Sizergh Castle, which is 7.5 miles away.

  • 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.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Therese 4th July 2020

Location was superb and cottage was very characteristic clean and cosy. It also had a lovely secure back garden . It was ideal for the 2 of us and our 2 dogs. The people who own it couldnt be more helpful. We will be going back.

Reviewed by Toni 5th March 2020

Lovely quaint cottage ideal for a few days away from it all. The kitchen was well equipped, milk was even left in the fridge for us. The living room was cosy and comfortable. Smart TV with plenty of choice and lovely log burner ( which we didn't need to use but I imagine it would be lovely on cold days) the bedroom was plenty big and the bed was huRead morege and comfy. Good size bathroom. Outside is a well kept garden that's nice and secure for the dogs. The hosts were lovely and very welcoming. Hide

Reviewed by Bob 28th November 2019

This is a lovely cottage in rural surroundings. Very easy and quick to get to from the M6 after a long journey. Its snug and perfect for two, particularly cosy in the colder seasons. Thoroughly recommend it.

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 Barry 13th October 2018

This cottage was in a truly beautiful place with lovely walks close by for our dogs. The Pub the Punch Bowl served truly wonderful food. The Black Labrador a mile and a half away was a great country pub that welcomed dogs and served excellent food. The cottage met and exceeded our expectations and the owners are very friendly and helpful. We would Read morerecommend this cottage to our friends. Hide

Reviewed by Teresa 6th October 2018

The cottage was warm and cosy. It was everything we were looking for. Its set in a very quiet rural area, only a short drive to either Kendal or Windemere (15 mins tops). Robin and Marney were great hosts. There is a pub within walking distance, 5 mins. We didn't eat there but the food looked good. Most of the tables were reserved. If you want a quRead moreiet retreat away from it all, Top Bank is ideal. Hide

Reviewed by Rosie 15th August 2018

A lovely cosy home from home. Perfect base for exploring the Lake District! Fabulous food at The Punch Bowl just 2 minute walk!

Reviewed by Daniel 4th August 2018

The cottage is well located for day trips, both Kendal, Bowness and Windermere within a 30 minute drive. The cottage has all the amenities you could want and the Owners are lovely and accomodating. The garden area was a nice safe area for our puppy to play. We'd love to visit again and wouldn't hesitate to stay here.

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The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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