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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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