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Camellia Cottage

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041837)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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

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  • Sharon

    “Fantastic property in a fantastic location.”

    Very quiet yet within reach of many popular areas/attractions & great walks nearby. Cottage was very clean, had all the amenities one needs and was very comfortable. There was also ample parking directly outside the premises and our dog enjoyed the walks and the enclosed/secure rear garden.

    Very quiet yet within reach of many popular areas/attractions & great walks nearby. Cottage was very clean, had all the amenities one needs and was very comfortable. There was also ample parking directly outside the premises and our dog enjoyed the walks and the enclosed/secure rear garden.

    - Sharon, May 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kithchen, dining room and sitting room
  • Dressing room.
  • Oil central heating with feature double sided woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Cottage courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 8 mins walk
  • Shop 2.5 miles
  • Note: Additional parking at the beginning of the lane on the right hand side
  • Children under the age of 7 are not accepted at this property.

The property

Camellia Cottage is a picture perfect Lakeland Cottage, set in the quite hamlet of Crook just a few minutes' drive from the shores of Lake Windermere and within relatively easy reach of the Central Lakes. The Cottage is an ideal place to relax or engage in a wide range of activities. You may want to sail on the lakes, play golf (a 13 hole course is available in the village and two 18 hole courses are nearby), fish, cycle or simply walk from the door or on accessible Lakeland fells. The range of activities, together with access to great places to eat and drink make Camellia Cottage a prefect Lakeland retreat. With attention to detail, the current owners have created a wonderful cottage that is bright and airy, well appointed and a real treat. The open plan living space is focused around the dual aspect log burning stove and a spiral staircase that leads to the two bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor. To the side of the property you can relax in the courtyard overlooked by the pretty cottage garden. To the front of the cottage and across the quiet lane the view is of the neighbouring orchard and the meadows beyond. Whatever the season, Camellia Cottage is a charming cottage that will create fond memories for years to come. Accommodation in detail: The front door opens to the open plan living accommodation. In the centre of the room the feature, double sided, log burning stove is a cosy and welcoming feature. Comfortable sofa and armchairs are arranged around the fire in the sitting area, perfect for watching your favourite television programme or talking together. On the other side of the stove the antique family dining table is the place to relax with family and friends over dinner. To the side is the pleasant kitchen, with feature antique tile worktop. The kitchen is well equipped with electric hob, double oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer drier. A stone step from both the kitchen and living room leads to a narrow spiral staircase to the first floor where the cottage character continues with beautiful oak beams exposed to reveal the true history of the cottage. Choose from two bedrooms, a welcoming double, and a bright and airy twin room to the front. There is a pretty dressing room to the rear which also features additional wardrobe space. The bedrooms are complimented by a smart family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Back down stairs, the side porch opens onto the delightful courtyard which is a real suntrap on a summer's afternoon. Beyond the courtyard is an elevated and sloping, cottage garden. *There is private parking adjacent to the cottage for one car. Additional parking is at the beginning of the lane on the right hand side. The spaces are suitable for all cars but please park as close in as possible and agricultural vehicles need access along the lane. The owners welcome one medium sized dog at Camellia Cottage but respectfully point out that due to the proximity of livestock all dogs must be kept under close control at all times. Whilst the spiral staircase is an attractive feature the owners would not recommend the cottage as suitable for young children (under 7) or elderly people with mobility problems. The property also features a stone step leading to the staircase. Location Camellia Cottage is set in the village of Crook on the edge of the Lyth Valley. Whilst the location takes you away from busier Lake District holiday locations, and into a divine rural landscape all of your own that has been included by Lonely Planet in the list of “the most beautiful places on earth”, it also offers relatively easy access to the central Lakes. The village of Staveley is a ten-minute drive away and there you will find a good range of shops and places to eat. There are a number of footpaths that lead directly from the village, giving easy access to the beautiful surrounding countryside. The dramatic Kentmere fells are only some twenty minutes drive away providing access to high level Lakeland routes. The Lyth Valley lies behind Cartmel Fell to the east of Lake Windermere. The valley is known for its serene agricultural landscapes, its vibrant damson blossom (and harvest – look out for locally made damson jam and damson gin from the valley in the local artisan food and farm shops) in spring, and its widely-acclaimed Lake District gastropubs including The Punchbowl at Crosthwaite, The Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank and Hare and Hounds at Bowland Bridge. This unspoilt medieval village of Cartmel is situated in a quiet valley in one of England's most outstanding areas of natural beauty on the fringe of the Lake District National Park is only a twenty minute drive from Camellia Cottage. Although steeped in history, Cartmel is not trapped in time and the village offers today's visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, a wide variety of traditional Lakeland inns and cutting edge gourmet restaurants including the internationally acclaimed Michelin Star restaurant, L'Enclume. Around the village square you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings. Ten minutes west of the cottage the bustling village of Bowness sits on the shores of Lake Windermere and again offers a wealth of places to eat and drink, a great selection of shops and visitor attractions for all the family.

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

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About the location


Kendal 4.3 miles; Windermere 6.2 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 is a pub 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 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 short car ride away, 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.

Steep spiral staircase not suitable for the young or the elderley.

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