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“Lovely people , amazing breakfast”

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Bank House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #14 of 65 Penrith B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Beautiful house with amazing views . We stayed in the king size room , beautifully decorated with the comfiest of beds . The town is 5/10 min walk away . Best choice of breakfast of any where we have stayed , all locally sourced produce . They cannot do enough for you , will most definatley be back

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We gathered from Canada, Devon, York and Poulton and took over the whole house for a long weekend. It was absolutely perfect. The rooms were beautifully decorated and clean , the beds extremely comfortable and the toiletries were lovely. On arrival there was freshly brewed coffee and homemade cake - in fact every day there was another of Sarahs delicious cakes - freshly baked and sitting invitingly on the side board. And as for the breakfasts ...... some of the best I have had anywhere. The only difficulty was trying to decide what to have. I have never in my life tasted porridge like it and that was just the second course ( the first being a fresh fruit salad). Follow that with a Full English, or fresh haddock or smoked salmon or pretty much anything you fancied, cereals, homemade breads etc and you can see why we never needed lunch ! The house is perfectly located for a wander into town or to drive out and explore the glorious countryside.Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and we all felt totally at home. The weekend was just what the family needed and we look forward to returning next year. Thank you :)

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed five nights in Bank House and were amazed at how good a B&B could be. Although a short distance from the town centre, everything we wanted to do was manageable. We have never before been offered such a choice for breakfast in an English B&B. The locally-sourced breakfast was superb and offered an extensive choice for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, with excellent local produce. Our room was delightful and beautifully furnished. Sarah was very friendly and a mine of local information. She went out of her way to give us tips, advise us on the best way to catch the Carlisle-Settle railway (without a car) etc.etc. She also offered us yummy cake on arrival, which was a very nice touch, and we could also get fresh jugs of milk to make tea/coffee in our room. We would gladly return to Bank House - it was everything a B&B should be!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Bank house is a very friendly quiet b And b within walking distance of penrith centre. Great breakfast, nice room and hospitality that you will find hard to beat. Stopped for 1 night on the way up to Scotland. A great choice, will stay again for sure.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Good, quiet location yet only a short distance from the town centre. Very nice room with comfortable beds so we got a good nights sleep. Excellent breakfast each day with a good choice of wonderful local produce. Lovely house with lots of character. We were made to feel very welcome and would not hesitate to return to Bank House.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

When you stay in Bank House, you are made to feel so welcome. Home made cakes, bread, and great local produce ensure you have a fantastic gourmet breakfast. The rooms are great too, full of character and charm. You will not be disappointed if you book this wonderful B & B
Sarah also is an artist and many examples of these pictures can be found in the rooms.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Lovely room, spotlessly clean and the bed so comfy. Fantastic views over Penrith, loved the toiletries too! Breakfast excellent and really set us up for another day on our bikes riding the C2C There was also safe storage for our bikes overnight.

The cake that Sarah baked was a Caraway Seed cake and it was delicious, and very welcome! Will be visiting Penrith in the future and will definitely come and stay again, we had a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bank House Bed and Breakfast

Address: Bank House Graham Street, Penrith CA11 9LE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Penrith
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Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Penrith
Price Range: $116 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bank House Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bank House is a beautiful period house with Victorian terraced gardens situated on a quiet street in the lovely town of Penrith. All our rooms are elegantly decorated with double sized showers in our wood paneled en-suites. Our breakfast uses fresh local and fair trade produce and try to cater for. We have Freeview TV in all rooms and wifi access. ... more   less 
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