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All reviews red squirrels nt property national trust property woodland walk art room cup of tea nt members usual nt make your own disabled parking relaxed atmosphere lovely grounds lovely house binoculars provided at home the kitchen a breath of fresh air
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked the grounds to a viewing point, which with small children was short enough to be ok but long enough for the parents. Great views. The inside in a mismatch of activity rooms not the normal national trust but good for small children.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank danmY5870PP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled on Allan Bank, knowing nothing of it, but what a pleasant surprise! Behind a pretty mundane exterior lies a beautifully proportioned house with huge windows and glorious views. But more than this, it is the way the house is being used that is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank richarde616
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a house where you can make yourself at home. The views are wonderful and there are comfortable sofa's where you can relax - either with a book (good library of books for you to view) or simply watch the wildlife, especially the red...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 999Wurzel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only visited quite late in the day on the last day of our break but this is a wonderful place to relax. You can sit where you please, read books and magazines, paint or craft or just look at the view. There is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank buddj0y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a hike up Easdale Tarn I decided to call into Allan Bank to sit in one of their comfy armchairs and enjoy the stunning views. I spent a while using the binoculars provided to spot red squirrels. You are welcome to make yourself a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ruthiereed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having walked to Grasmere from Ambleside what a treat it was to sit in a comfortable armchair with a cup of tea looking over to the lake. A relaxed approach allows you to make your own beverages walk about unrestricted in boots and if you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RaexIan
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Unusual National Trust experience - A 'Take it as your find us' Property, walls stripped bare, but thoroughly personal nonetheless. Very enjoyable couple of hours - Beautiful views and interesting rooms - hilly garden with wildlife (Red squirrels & birds)

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Howard J
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

We climbed hills - visited a plot like mr mcgregor from Peter rabbit - went through a cave tunnel in a hill - wrote messages on leaves - found 🦊 foxes,rabbits and 🦉 owls - saw the most spectacular views - had great fun -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

Small country house set in beautiful location. The house is in need of interior decoration, but this does not detract from the lovely experience. The staff are most helpful. Unusually for national trust, you are positively encouraged to make use of the facilities. You are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank denise977
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit here as we were staying in Grasmere village. It was well worth the ten minute walk for the stunning views, warm welcome and of course the cute squirrels! We spent longer than we anticipated reading about the previous residents of the house...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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