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Address: High Close, Loughrigg LA22 9HH, England
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+44 15394 46027

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Peace and tranquility in a relaxed atmosphere with beautiful views

This one of my favourite National Trust properties. It is laid back - you can wander around, touch things, sit in the study and read or take a cuppa and a cake outside and eat in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracy S
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This one of my favourite National Trust properties. It is laid back - you can wander around, touch things, sit in the study and read or take a cuppa and a cake outside and eat in the sun. As a member of the NT, I use it every time I am in the Lakes. I get myself a pot of... More 

Thank Tracy S
from North Yorkshire
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

This a property which has been left in its original state from when purchased with little furniture and un-restored rooms. Peeling paint and uncovered walls and basically a house requiring repair. A couple of rooms have some materials shoved in to occupy children or adults but there is very little of interest for the money paid. If it is in... More 

Thank Swisstrekkers
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2014

Recently joined the National Trust so hubby and I try to visit local properties when staying in the area. This is an unusual property as it is just a shell due to a fire but don't let that put you off, it is up there with one of my favourite places. The walk from Grasmere is worth it, the views... More 

Thank Bettyboo999
St Albans
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

It's refreshing to visit a property that has been conserved without a full restoration. Seeing the visual evidence of the recent fire - smoke damage in the hallway, some preservation of charred fixtures and fittings and the transparent making good of some areas of the building - brought it to life for me. The staff on duty on the 4th... More 

Thank Richard L
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78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I've not been to a NT property like this. The welcome was laid back and friendly. After that, you can visit the rooms as you see fit; don't expect a perfectly preserved shrine (if this place was on an estate agents website, it would say something about 'modernisation being needed' or an 'investment opportunity') but is all the better for... More 

Thank thesetter
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We came across this house by accident and so glad we did. The house is unlike most NT houses with it's easy going feel and unfinished rooms. There are lot's of things for the children to do but our children loved the type writer's. The view is breath taking and materials are at hand if you fancy making a master... More 

Thank blondeNclyde
Warrington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We are regular visitors to the Lakes and visited Allan Bank today. I had fairly good expectations due to reviews and was not disappointed. It is definitely work in progress but has enormous potential. My 8 yr old loved the art room, the typewriter room (Wordsworth's study) and the games rooms best. Even I had a go on a typewriter... More 

Thank Cheshirecat100
Mellor, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2013

As other reviewers have stated this is not the normal National Trust property. It is largely undecorated and unfurnished in the National Trust sense and yet it is one of the most interesting and welcoming NT properties that I have visited. It is full of calm and very serene. Each room has been given over to different activities in which... More 

Thank Ann1eM
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This large house has recently been opened to visitors by the National Trust after having been tenanted for many years. Past tenants include Wordsworth and Canon Rawnsley (joint founder of the NT). It has not yet been restored after a fire and there is no original or notable furniture or possessions inside. And yet it is absolutely fascinating to sit... More 

Thank Wethered
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97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Stumbled on this by chance and what a discovery. Like no other NT property. Incredible views, relaxed atmosphere and lots to discover whilst enjoying your free coffee!

Thank adysheff

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