Sunny Bank Farm originated as a small farmhouse in the 17th century but was more than doubled in size about a hundred years later. The present owners have completely refurbished it to a high standard and it is now a wonderfully cosy place to enjoy the Lake District, whatever the weather.
Lounges and Dining
There are two lounges, both with lots of comfortable sofas. One has a log fire and a great view of the colourful shrubs in the garden. This one is great for reading, conversation, and maybe a jigsaw. The second lounge has a smart TV with FreeView, a large selection of DVDs and a cupboard full of board games.
There is central heating throughout, but it's still nice to enjoy the comfort of a real log fire.
The lovely beamed kitchen has all the small appliances, utensils, cupboards and worktop space you are likely to need for catering for 12. There is a range cooker with 2 large electric fan ovens, a 5-ring induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer with ice maker and separate drinks fridge.
The large oak dining table easily seats 12 - just the space for extended holiday wining and dining with friends and family! There's a high-chair if required.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Upstairs, off the wide oak-beamed landing, are five charming bedrooms, all with lovely views of the garden. There are two doubles, two twins, and a triple (three single beds), plus a single bedroom on the ground floor. All bed linen and towels are provided. Please bring your own towels for swimming, etc.
Extra bathrooms have been cleverly incorporated, so that the first three bedrooms upstairs all have en-suite facilities (see floor plans for details). The second double room compensates by having a great view down to the lake, and the final twin room has a wash basin. The bathroom (with the bath!) is also accessible from the landing - useful if you have young children, and an additional shower room with washbasin and toilet is available for shared use.
The single bedroom.downstairs has access to a ground floor shower room with toilet and washbasin. All rooms have plenty of drawer and hanging space. A large travel cot is also provided.
After an invigorating day out on the fells or the lake, the 'wet' entrance provides the perfect place to recover. There is space for everyone to hang coats and stow muddy boots. There is a clothes airer and the room is well heated to dry things in time for their next use. The adjacent wet room with shower, washbasin and toilet is also a useful place to hand dripping swimwear or wet-suits. Two washing machines and two tumble dryers are p[ovided, and there is also an iron and ironing board.
The games barn is available for an extra charge. It is accessed from the house and has table tennis, table football, pool and darts. There is also a croquet set which can be used on the lawn in good weather.