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Brackenrigg Cottage

Crook, near Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042252)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Douglas

    “We were very disappointed with the yard at the rear of property.”

    Unable to sit out in the sun. The flooring was very dirty. I brushed the leaves etc without success. I was going to use water on it to give it a scrub but was not sure if water would drain away. On the whole we were very disappointed.

    Unable to sit out in the sun. The flooring was very dirty. I brushed the leaves etc without success. I was going to use water on it to give it a scrub but was not sure if water would drain away. On the whole we were very disappointed.

    - Douglas, July 2022


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove & open fire (logs & coal provided)
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Small patio with seating
  • Off road parking for 1 car directly outside property
  • sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 1 min walk
  • Shop 2 miles.


The property

This delightful Lakeland character cottage is part of a row in the hamlet of Crook, surrounded by scenic strolls and country pub lunches, yet only a few miles from Bowness village and the shores of Lake Windermere. Traditional features such as original fireplace and cosy woodburning stove give warmth and magic to a stylish and contemporary interior, which provides a pleasant base for up to 4 people. The rural yet convenient location is sublime for a relaxed retreat; walks from your door, 'pay as you play' golf nearby and a fabulous Lakeland local only 100 yards away. Definitely a home from home to return to! ==Accommodation in detail.Park right outside the cottage, with extra spaces close by. Entrance porch leads into the country dining room with open fire and valley views. Relaxing lounge features multifuel stove with original fireplace surround. Neat, modern kitchen with all the essentials.Back door leads to patio / yard. Upstairs to two pretty bedrooms (one double bedroom, one twin bedroom) both with far-reaching views. Stylish and contemporary house bathroom with shower over large bath. LocationThe scattered hamlet of Crook lies between Kendal and the Lake District, only a few miles from Bowness and Lake Windermere and overlooking the serene Lyth Valley. Walking is excellent in the area, as is good eating with numerous nationally-acclaimed country gastropubs to choose from! In spring, you'll be amazed by the damson blossom; the Lyth Valley is renowned for its damson harvest and there are plenty of treats to try in the area's pubs and restaurants. For wider explorations through the Lake District, you'll find navigation easy. The B5284 'Crook road' carries you easily to Bowness and Lake Windermere, and immediately you're on the main driven routes through the highlights of the Lake District.

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

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About the location


Windermere 6 miles; Kendal 6 miles.

The pretty hamlet of Crook is situated in beautiful Lakeland countryside and offers excellent access to the heart of the Lake District National Park. There are two hotels/pubs in Crook itself and a wide variety of super walks on the surrounding fells. Less than six miles from Lake Windermere - England's longest lake - and a similar distance from all of the amenities of Kendal, Cumbria's historic market town. The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season