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Crake Cottage

Penny Bridge, near Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1056878)

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Mrs Paton

    “Wonderful holiday cottage, great spot to explore lakes and coast.”

    - Mrs Paton, October 2021

The property

Crake Cottage is a very pretty end of terrace cottage and has beautiful far reaching views of the River Crake and the surrounding countryside. It is situated in the pretty hamlet of Penny Bridge and sits just on the border of the Lake District and on the fringe of Greenodd village, yet has everything you want within easy reach and is away from the hustle and bustle. Perfectly placed for the Lakeland village of Coniston and the market town of Ulverston and offers easy access to the M6 via the A590, the Furness peninsula and the Lake District National Park. Accommodation Open the front door into a bright and airy lounge, with large window with window seat and is furnished with comfortable sofas arranged around the log burner and a Smart TV with SKY Q. A perfect place to sit and chat, watch the TV or indeed play some games. The family dining room offers a large dining table, ideal for social and relaxing dinners with family and friends. From here is easy access to the fitted kitchen which is beautifully presented and incorporates a large fridge/freezer, range cooker with five ring gas hob and gas double oven, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine. An ideal space to cook up that hearty breakfast for the day ahead. Go through the stable door to the rear of the property where you go up a few steps to find a large utility room, which provides plenty of space for coats and boots and is equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of room to hang those wet coats. There is also ample room for storage of mountain bikes and hooks to place your canoes. Back inside Crake Cottage choose from any of the four welcoming bedrooms located over two floors. On the first floor, to the front of the house is a pretty bedroom, with lovely views, original floorboards, and cast-iron fireplace. This room has a king size bed. Across the landing is a twin room. These bedrooms are complemented by a very high-quality and luxurious family bathroom with feature rolltop bath, large walk-in shower, twin basins, and WC. There is the bonus of a Velux window above the bath, to be able to star gaze at night. On the second floor is the master bedroom, with king size bed, smart TV with Sky Q and great views of the countryside. There is also a single room on this floor which share a shower room, with basin and wc. To the rear of the house up some steps there is a large lawned garden and decking with garden furniture. Again, great views can be seen from here, just the spot for a morning coffee or a drink on a summers evening. The lockable utility room is available for guests and offers secure storage for mountain bikes, canoes and any other outdoor equipment. The garden can be accessed from the side of the garden, this way does not encounter any steps. This area is gated allowing children and dogs to be safe. Parking for 1 car is found at the rear of the property, however the lane that runs along the side of the property is available for further cars, (subject to availability) Location Situated within the hamlet of Penny Bridge on the fringe of Greenodd Village where the local amenities include a village store and post office, bakery, butchers, public house and restaurant, fish & chip shop, village hall, primary school and church. You are also very close to the small hamlet of Lakeside and another wonderfully peaceful setting with both the Lakeside and Swan Hotels serving tempting distractions together with superb leisure club facilities. Lush green countryside scattered with pretty tarns and embracing all the elegance of the lake and river shores surround this wonderful area. There are many public footpaths from the door including to the White Hart pub in Bouth and the the Motor Museum/Cafe Ambio at Backbarrow.Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Lakeside Pier, ferrying passengers the full length of the lake with stops at Bowness and Ambleside - two popular Lake District holiday destinations that you'll love to explore during your stay. Each has a wide range of shops and attractions, so why not do your shopping trip by boat?Lakeside is home to two fantastic Lake District attractions; the freshwater Lakes Aquarium and one end of the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway from where you can take a short trip on a traditional steam train. Historic sites such as Scott Park Bobbin Mill, Sizergh Castle, Levens Hall and Holker Hall & Gardens are all within easy reach by car, with no need to navigate through busy tourist areas. To your north west, you'll approach the landscapes that famously inspired the children's author Beatrix Potter via peaceful country lanes. Her former home can be visited at Hill Top, in the small village of Near Sawrey. Only a mile or so further, and you'll reach the enchanting village of Hawkshead - a wonderful place to while away a day, exploring quaint cobbled streets and a blissfully car-free village centre. A short distance further up the valley and you enter Grizedale Forest with miles of footpaths and mountain bike trails waiting to be explore, Gummers Howe and High Dam are two of the most popular Lakeland walks and both are found easily with a short drive from the cottage. Note: The garden is enclosed however the path to it is not, care required with pets. The cottage is located on the village road


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with feature bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Utility room.
  • Two woodburning stoves
  • Gas range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Delonghi coffee machine, Smart TV, Sky Q, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Off road parking for 1 car

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About the location


Bowness-on-Windermere 8 miles.

The small village of Newby Bridge takes its name from the five arched stone bridge built in 1651 over the River Leven. The famous Furness Railway, one of Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam railways, runs between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge. Visit the Lakeside Hotels and enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or enjoy the Aquarium of the Lakes, where the naturally themed habitats, bring the history of the Lakes vividly to life. Bowness-on-Windermere provides a lovely day out, plus the picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, and admire the views at nearby Gummer's How.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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