Crown House is a wonderful semi-detached home-from-home residing in the quaint location of Little Blencow near Greystoke. Perfect for a family of five, the lovely dwelling lies within reach of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Lake District National Park. The house is a 18th century converted pub built in 1776. Upon arrival you will find two in-demand parking spaces across the road from the house, take in the views of the peaceful village green before heading inside. A well-presented open-plan living space welcomes you with lovely rustic touches, including exposed beams and artwork of the local area. Unwind on the plush sofas in front of the Smart TV; switch on the gas fire for some extra ambiance. The kitchen is located nearby and is a bright and sleek spot, with oak worktops, abundant appliances and a dining area that seats the whole family. Towards the back of the property is a utility room with a handy dishwasher and washer/dryer, for extra convenience! In the evening, ascend the stairs and choose between three fabulous bedrooms in which to enjoy a well-earned rest, including a zip/link super-king-size that can be separated for your sleeping arrangements, and a king-size; both rooms contain vanities and views out to the lush fields below. Additionally, on the first floor you can find a snug single room with lovely blue touches! The family bathroom is situated nearby and features fantastic marble tiling and a spacious bath, enjoy a relaxing soak after a day at the Lakes. Enjoy a drink in the rear courtyard before venturing into the wider area to discover a plethora of attractions. Greystoke is home to your amenities, including a post office, village shop and a country pub, The Boot & Shoe Inn; take some time to explore Greystoke and partake in cycling trails and events from the nearby Quirky Workshops, explore the breathtaking Greystoke Castle and dip your toes in the local swimming pool. Penrith isn't far and makes for a great day out, history fans will enjoy wandering through the ruins of Penrith Castle and the town's museum, before trekking along the River Eamont and spotting the wildlife at the popular Thacka Beck Nature Reserve. Travel further into the Lakes and visit the town of Keswick where you can tour the quirky Puzzling Place and Derwent Pencil Museum, take the kids to the Keswick Adventure Centre for a day packed with exhilaration, and finish off the day with a lakeside picnic at Crow Park. Be sure to make the most of the Lake District and hike the Park's many peaks and go rafting in its vast waters; or relish the seabreeze at the Solway Coast AONB and the coastal towns dotted along the shores, including St Bees and Whitehaven. There is so much fun to be had with a family at Crown House.
About the location
Penrith 5 miles; Keswick 13 miles.
This charming village has a number of 17th Century cottages and is conveniently situated just 5 miles from Penrith. Set just on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park, only 5 miles from Ullswater and the numerous picturesque walks available make this a fabulous location for fans of the outdoors. Nearby, the popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the north of the Lake District and has plenty to offer, boasting numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering the Theatre on the Lake, a charming cinema, museum, indoor climbing wall and miniature golf. The area also steeped in history with a 10th century church in the village, lovely castle in Penrith and the stunning remains of Lowther Castle. Greystoke provides easy access to the spectacular Cumbrian countryside which can be explored by both car and on foot, and the southern Lakes, Eden Valley, Pennines Solway Coast and Hadrian's Wall all within close proximity, making this a great location with plenty to see and do.