“Just had a fantastic holiday in the Lake District at Crown House!”
We loved ...
that the cottage was in a very quiet village, but only a short car ride
from both Ullswater (15mins) and Keswick (25mins). The weather was terrible
all week, and when we weren't going on rainy walks from Pooley Bridge or
Derwent water, we found plenty to do in the cottage and around it. The
kitchen had everything we needed for baking with the kids, and we really
appreciated the games in the Lounge, which we played on the more rainy
The little laundry was the perfect room for all our wet clothes and there
was even a washer dryer and electric airer to dry everything on. This was
also the perfect bedroom for our dog!
Although there was no garden, there is a narrow yard at the back, which had
a covered bike rack for our bikes (which we never used because of the
weather) & although we didn't use it, there was also a lovely bench across
the road we could have used on warmer days, and there is a little island
(Great for playing with the kids) in the stream at the bottom of the hill.
The nearby pubs were all welcoming and friendly - we particularly enjoyed
walking to the Boot and Shoe in Greystoke for our dinner one night.
The cottage was clean, warm and cozy, and we loved the welcome pack left by
the owners with local produce from a nearby farm. We could have a coffee as
soon as we arrived!
The little soaps handmade in the lakes were a lovely additional touch.
We loved staying here, a little off the beaten track and away from the
crowds, yet were near enough to the fantastic lake District to enjoy all
Penrith was also a lovely town, with everything we need, and only 10 mins
All in all, a fantastic holiday in a wonderful cottage full of character.