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Old Mill Cottage

Crook, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 991796)

4.9

Lakelovers rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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73 Customer Review(s)

  • May

    “The house and gardens are beautiful,very clean with everything you need.”

    The welcome milk,biscuits and Kendal mint cake were most welcoming.The Sun Inn in Crook proved to serve great food and service.The house was central to everywhere we wanted to visit. Loved the characteristics of the building with really tasteful decor

    The welcome milk,biscuits and Kendal mint cake were most welcoming.The Sun Inn in Crook proved to serve great food and service.The house was central to everywhere we wanted to visit. Loved the characteristics of the building with really tasteful decor

    - May, May 2024

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove in living area
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, Nespresso coffee machine in kitchen (guests to supply own capsules), dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available
  • Hairdryer
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with patio and seating
  • BBQ (Coal to be provided by guests)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond at this property, children & pets to be supervised at all times
  • Note: There is a large field 50m from property, ideal for dog walking.

The property

This beautiful Lake District cottage is a converted former mill, set in a peaceful hamlet location. Its all-white exterior and sash windows create an idyllic country house scene, engulfed by craggy green fields and narrow, windy lanes, just 6 miles from Kendal. This cottage is perfect for families, friends and couples looking for a base to explore a different region of Cumbria. The interior boasts a traditional feel, brought together with stylish fixtures and thoughtful details peppering the rooms. Four bedrooms rest on the first floor, well-presented in soothing colours, offering a restful night's sleep. Refresh under a revitalising shower in the en-suite double before getting ready for the days adventures. Perhaps when you return after a long country walk, you may want to sink into the bathtub and luxuriate in a hot soak to soothe your aching muscles. The kitchen occupies modern fittings, yet retains some of its original features. An ornamental fireplace takes centre stage, complemented by a lovely farmhouse theme. The sitting room offers an elevated position on a raised platform. Here, you can gather around the woodburner on a cosy autumn night and relax into the plush sofa. Outside enjoys a glorious garden, with a plethora of wildlife flourishing among pretty flowers and shrubbery, to be enjoyed the year-round. A small pond is full of newts and frogs in the Spring and Summer. Take a seat on the sunny lawn and ooze in the tranquil atmosphere. Crook is a tiny hamlet with a pub in the south of the Lake District National Park. There are plenty of walking opportunities right from the doorstep, however for further attractions, is the nearby historic town of Kendal. With its reputation for shopping, old cobbled lanes and the stone ruins of its 12th century castle perched over the town, Kendal is a popular destination among tourists. Visit Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park. The vibrant towns of Bowness and Windermere are less than fifteen minutes drive away and offer much appeal, with boat trips, gift shops, pubs and The World of Beatrix Potter attraction. There is also a variety of watersports on offer at marine centres along the lake. This countryside cottage, with so much on offer in the surrounding area, is perfect for you and your family.

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About the location

CROOK

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.