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Sunny Bank Chapel is a wonderfully cosy place to enjoy the Lake District whatever the weather. 

The Internet over WiFi averages about 15Mb/S and there is good mobile phone coverage on most networks.

Lounge/dining area

The spacious living area has plenty of comfy seating. Underfloor heating means it's always cosy, but on cooler days you can light the wood burner for added enjoyment. The dining area has two chairs plus an old church pew adapted to fit, all with padded seat cushions (high chair provided too). 

The large windows (with textured velvet curtains) are copies of the originals. They show off the thick stone walls with deep slate sills. The coffee table has been cleverly constructed from the old chapel dais (speaker's platform). The iron ring chandeliers and the high gable ceiling with oak beams and trusses are a reminder of the original use of the building.

The lake-facing windows have been lowered to provide armchair views - you will no doubt be kept entertained by the Jacob sheep as they wander around the grounds! There is a large smart TV with Freesat, a Google Home device (which will answer your questions and play music on demand), and a variety of games and books.

Kitchen and laundry

The lovely hand-built kitchen with granite worktops has all the small appliances, utensils, cupboards and worktop space you are likely to need. There is a double electric fan oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. The breakfast bar has two swivel bar stools.

Double doors lead out onto the terrace with its stunning views in three directions. Bring some peanuts and watch the tits, chaffinches, nuthatches and woodpeckers enjoying the feeder. There's a large table with comfy seating and a charcoal barbecue so that you can cook and eat outside when the weather is nice.

The laundry area is separate from the kitchen, and houses a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a wall-hung clothes drying rack. An additional portable airer is kept under the stairs, together with iron, ironing-board, vacuum cleaner and other cleaning equipment.

Bedroom and bathroom

The bedroom has sliding glass doors looking out across the field down to the lake - what a view to wake up to! The bed is UK King size and has individual reading lights. Towels are provided, and there's a hair dryer, and plenty of storage and hanging space.


Both net and fabric curtains are provided for privacy although it will only be the sheep looking in! If you fancy a lie-in, the thick fabric curtain will keep out the morning sunlight, likewise the blackout blind on the Velux. The glass doors can be fixed open a few inches for ventilation whilst maintaining security.

The compact bathroom has a walk-in shower, washbasin and toilet, heated towel rail and a heated illuminated mirror with shaver point.


The heated entrance porch has plenty of coat hooks for hanging wet coats and space to store boots so you don't have to bring them indoors.


The mezzanine room is above the kitchen. It has a fun balcony window with a truly awesome view across the lake to Grizedale forest. It's an interesting place to sit and read, or a useful private space to deal with calls or emails if you really can't escape from work (a fold-up table is provided).

The flooring is made out of original floorboards from the chapel, and you can even read signatures written by the builders back in 1875! 

The futon chairs can be used as beds for up to two occasional guests by prior arrangement (there may be an extra charge). If you have a young child, there is a stair gate which fixes to the top of the stairs. Please call to discuss your requirements. The external windows all have blackout blinds, and window pads can be fitted onto the truss glazing for privacy (note that there is no door between the hall and the mezzanine). 

Chapel ground floor layout
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