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Bank House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #12 of 61 Penrith B&B and Inns
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

Only stayed one night unfortunately but it was perfect - beautifully decorated room with quality furnishings and attention to detail (right down to quality toiletries, towels, etc.). Breakfast was delicious, cooked to order, and with a wide choice, served in another tastefully furnished room with wonderful views over Penrith. Really enjoyed the quality cereals provided and fresh fruit salad as well. Our hostess was friendly and very helpful. Thoroughly recommended. Keep a look out as you drive up the street as the sign is quite small and you may miss it on the first pass, as we did . Carole F,

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

I just spent a lovely 4 nights at Bank House in Penrith. The house is warm and cosy and the welcome friendly and laid back, the perfect place to come back to after a hard day's sight-seeing. The room was spotless and comfortable, breakfast was delicious, substantial and with a wide choice - I really loved the home-made bread - and there was always coffee and cake to come home to. Bank House is an easy walk into town, with its great choice of shops and restaurants. Very highly recommended. I'm coming back in June!

Room Tip: Bank House is small and intimate and all the rooms are nice.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Stayed during November when it was cold but the accommodation was always warm. As we were working we were late arriving but sill received a warm welcome.Very comfortable bed and excellent breakfast. Thoroughly recommended.
Keith & Jackie Brandom

Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Ringstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

If you find yourself needing somewhere comfortable and friendly on the fringe of the North Lakes then you won't need to look further than Bank House. And, most importantly, breakfast is spot on! It can be a little tricky to find if you're a bit careless with navigating but it's near enough to walk into town yet far enough for peace and quiet.

Room Tip: Room 1 has a splendid view over Penrith.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

Excellent two night stay in Penrith. Despite a very cold weekend the room was cosy and warm. Returning from The Marmalade Festival to hot coffee and Chocolate Cake was such a bonus.

Beautifully cooked breakfast set us up for the day. The granola was delicious as was the bread. The hot breakfast choices were very good, the best we've had since our visit to Kenilworth over two years ago. Continental breakfast was quite a size; lovely ham and a selection of cheeses.

It is worth noting that the walk back from the centre of Penrith is uphill, Graham Street is rather steep, but no problem for us.

We had a superb evening meal in the Thai Cafe at the end of the Devonshire arcade; accesible from the back after the arcade closed for the night.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

Returned here after first coming a few years ago. And the breakfast was just as good as I remember, beautiful and very tasty local produce. Room was very nice and quiet, which ensured an excellent night's sleep. Can;t ask for any more really.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

I would highly recommend Bank House in Penrith, we stayed for 4 nights in a lovely, well lit room that had great views of Penrith and the peaks. There was plenty of cupboard and draw space to put your clothes, and the bed was really comfortable. There was a nice selection for breakfast with coffee and cake each afternoon when you returned from your day out. The owners were welcoming and very helpful when you needed it. Due to the comfortable, relaxing atmosphere it made you feel able to chat with the other guests. Penrith is in a lovely area, especially great for walkers and families. A lot of people stop here on the way to and from Scotland. We will be definitely staying there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bank House Bed and Breakfast
Address: Bank House Graham Street, Penrith CA11 9LE, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Penrith
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Penrith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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