Allithwaite is a small village situated 2 miles north-west from Grange-over-Sands in the Lake District.
It is just over a mile to the medieval village of Cartmel.
Back in the 17th-century, the village had its own corn mill and later a brewery.
Quarrying was the main industry at the time.
The village, has a pub (The Pheasant Inn), a community centre and sports fields including a bowling green and tennis courts.
Humphrey Head is a large limestone outcrop within easy walking distance of the village.
Other notable buildings in Allithwaite are:
- St Mary’s Church
- Allithwaite Primary School
- Wraysholme Tower
- The Old Vicarage Residential Home
- Boarbank Hall
Boarbank Hall, then known as Boar Bank Cottage, was once owned by a wealthy lady, Miss Mary Lambert who had links to Abbot Hall in Kents Bank.
In 1954, the hall became a Roman catholic guest house and also a nursing home. At one time, sixteen Augustinian sisters lived on site.
The Allithwaite area, including Kents Bank, makes a great base to book a holiday cottage.
Furthermore, with easy lovely walks from Allithwaite and easy access to the Lake District, Allithwaite is worth exploring for your next holiday.
If you are looking for accommodation in the Allithwaite area, Lothlorien in Kents Bank is an ideal place to stay. Click here for enquiries.