Crown House

Little Blencow near Greystoke, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1071147)

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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Dean

    “Just had a fantastic holiday in the Lake District at Crown House!”

    We loved ...

    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 days. 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 its beauty. Penrith was also a lovely town, with everything we need, and only 10 mins away. All in all, a fantastic holiday in a wonderful cottage full of character.

    - Mrs Dean, Oct 2021

The property

Crown House is a wonderful semi-detached home-from-home residing in the quaint location of Little Blencow near Greystoke, yet conveniently situated just 9 miles from Pooley Bridge and Ullswater.

The property is an 18th century converted pub, built in 1776.

Perfect for a family of five, the lovely dwelling also lies within reach of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Lake District National Park.

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 electric 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 patio opposite 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.

This property can accept a short break in the winter months but not starting or finishing on a Monday or Friday.


  • Three bedrooms
  • 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and electric fire
  • Utility
  • Electric central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV & Fibre Wifi
  • Fuel, power, Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars opposite the property
  • Patio area opposite property with seating
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 1.6 miles, Pooley Bridge/Ullswater 9 miles
  • Note: There is limited head space in the single bedroom
  • Note: There are steps within the property, excluding the stairs to the first floor
  • Note: The front door opens on to a road.

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

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter