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Birchmill Cottage

Crook, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041651)


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  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Philip

    “Lovely cottage in a lovely setting”

    - Philip, February 2024


  • Over 2 floors
  • Three Bedrooms: 2 x king size, 1 x family bedroom with king size bed and a bunk bed (suitable for children only)
  • Family Bathroom with freestanding bath and seperate shower
  • En-suite shower room to the master bedroom
  • Spacious lounge with dining table for 8 guests
  • Snug with wood burning stove
  • Well equipped kitchen; Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer
  • Garden and patio
  • Private parking for 3 small or 2 large cars and EV charger
  • High Speed Full Fibre
  • Bed linen and Towels provided
  • Shed for bike storage.

The property

With a peaceful garden and superb countryside views from every window, this traditional Lakeland cottage is tucked down a peaceful country lane in the hamlet of Crook. Inside the cottage, a homely interior welcomes you as latch doors lead through stone flagged floored rooms, with exposed beams and wood burning stove. Only a few miles from Bowness and Lake Windermere, Birchmill Cottage is a haven for keen fell walkers, but is also ideal for family breaks in the beautiful southern Lake District. There are several excellent gastro-pubs nearby and The Sun Inn is only a few minutes' walk away. In addition to the aquatic attractions of Lake Windermere there are also three golf courses within easy reach. The 'Crook Road' (B5284) runs between Kendal and Bowness, for ease of access to the shops, entertainments and attractions of both. There are plenty of opportunities for fell walking in the immediate area. Accommodation in detail Enter Birchmill Cottage via the private garden with furniture for al-fresco dining. Entrance hall with abundant hooks for outdoor clothes. Spacious lounge with fabulous views, comfy sofas, fire and a family-sized dining table. Snug with wood burning stove, perfect for quiet relaxing and well-equipped kitchen. Upstairs, the three spacious bedrooms feature window seats for admiring the countryside scenery. All of the bedrooms have king size beds and the family room includes bunk beds which are perfect for children. There is an en-suite to the main bedroom and then a family bathroom between the two other bedrooms. For babies, a travel cot and highchair are available. Dogs are welcome and will love exploring the nearby lanes and surrounding countryside as much as you will. Location Birchmill Cottage is part of the scattered hamlet of Crook, only three miles from Kendal, Bowness and Lake Windermere. The surrounding Lyth and Winster Valleys offer a real air of tranquility, far from the madding crowds and famously doused with damson blossom in spring. The magnificent display of snow drops locally in early spring is unsurpassed. Although secluded and far enough off the beaten track for an undisturbed holiday, Birchmill Cottage is ideally located only a few miles from the main routes, which give easy and quick access to all parts of the Lake District. The unique beauty of the Lakeland peninsulas, the Kent estuary and Morecambe Bay are equally accessible.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Windermere 8 miles.

A historic market town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Visit The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, its regular collection holding portraits by Kendal born George Romney and works by Turner and Ruskin, with other exhibitions through its links with the Tate. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay. Kendal itself is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas