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Crook Howe Cottage

Whinfell, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972373)

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    • “We had great time”
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    • “We were looking for a cottage in the lake district for one week. The good reviews brought us to the decision to choose Crook Howe. And we didn't regret it. The cottage is very clean well equiped. It's quite small but absolutely ok for a 4 persons family. It feels as if you are in the middle of nowhere, sutrended by sheep and cattle. But supermarkets are only 10 car minutes away. Great nature is all around and nice places like Keswick and Windermere can be reached in about half an hour. It's absolutely worth visiting the cottage. The nature around allows a lot outdoor activity. The owners of the cottage live in the house next door and are very helpful. We got a lot of tips for going out to eat, activities etc. We felt as we could always get back to them with questions around the cottage or activity planning.”

    Niko, Germany, October 2013

    • “Amazing veiws”
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    • “Well what can I say it was amazing the veiws were to die for and it was so quite and peaceful so you could relax, the cottage was clean and well looked after and the owners were great nothing was to much for them very helpful and polite it was warm and cosy and big enough for us and it also had everything we needed to enjoy our week stay there and we are already planning on coming back next year as even though it was in the middle if no where we got to loads of places within 10 to 40mins by car and its also a great place to cycle around and see the amazing views, there was so much to do that a week was not long enough for us and they also have great tea rooms in Kendal x a must holiday if you like exploring and seeing amazing sites and a boat cruise is a must as you see so much x”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, August 2013

    • “Very Restfull”
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    • “In a lovely quiet location,Clean and very well equipped cottage.Very welcoming owners who were around when needed and preempted our needs. Good location for access to all areas of the lakes and north Yorkshire.Would recommend to anyone wishing for peace and quiet. Loved sitting by the tarn watching the wildlife. Short drive to Shops,pubs etc.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Fraserburgh, July 2013

    • “Cosy little cottage”
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    • “If you want peace and quiet in cosy surroundings then this is the cottage for you. Warm, compact and well appointed. We were warmly welcomed and the owners were more than willing to advise on local amenities. The cottage is well placed for visiting all areas of the Lake District, shopping and fuel. Thank you for a lovely stay!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Midlothian, October 2012

    • “A Splendid Family Cottage in a Beautiful Location”
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    • “A very well appointed Family Cottage set in a beautiful location on the shore of Whinfell Tarn. You really do feel like you've got away from the hustle and bustle here - the Tarn is a lovely sight with the cycling and walking just awesome. If you want a town fix and need some shopping, Kendal is conveniently located only about 10 - 15 mins away, with the usual array of supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Conveniently located right on the edge of the Lake District National Park, the lakes are your oyster from here. With good transport links, you'll be hard pushed to find a better cottage with such good value for money.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Beverley, May 2012

    • “Comfort, peace and quiet.”
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    • “The only slight hitch was the direction sheet that we were sent which was inadequate and misleading. However, it was also my fault as I had forgotten to put my sat nav in the car. We telephoned the owners and they very kindly talked us in. When we arrived, what a welcome. The cottage was warm and our very helpful and friendly owners had left everything we needed to make a welcome cup of tea. The cottage was so comfortable and very well equipped and so very peaceful. As we were only there for the weekend we did not get to go walking in the locality but we will be returning again so that will be for next time. Recommend this to a friend? In a heartbeat - it is gorgeous!”

    Elizabeth, Kent, March 2012

    • “A peaceful retreat”
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    • “Slightly hard to find - could probably do with a pdf map, etc (Sat Nav utterly useless - sent us down farm tracks) - but otherwise very nice, marvellously quiet and in lovely condition. Lovely retreat for half term for the kids and us, I was working locally part of the week but lots of easy access to Lakes, Hadrian's Wall, etc. If only they could do something about the weather...”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Is In Bucks, November 2013

    • “Peaceful retreat”
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    • “The owners were welcoming on our arrival and ready to help if we had any questions or needed anything. The cottage is a modern purpose built holiday cottage - quite small with the kitchen, dining and sitting areas all in one - but had everything we needed. The main room was light and sunny with a large picture window and lovely view. The cottage, although only being about 5 miles out of Kendal and therefore near to all amenities, was located almost at the end of a single track road, so was very quiet with only farms nearby - we loved it to retreat to after a day in the very busy Lakes. The closest lake was Windermere and very easily accessible, as the rest of the South Lakes. What we liked best was the peace and quiet of the cottage, spoiled marginally by being next door to the owners' B&B; which slightly affected the privacy. But all in all we thought a very good choice for two people.”

    Lynda Wright, Fife, July 2013

    • “A lovely relaxing week in a cosy cottage.”
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    • “Very nice cottage with a lovely wood burner. The weather wasn't great but the setting is lovely. Would definitely stay again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Rochdale, November 2012

    • “A perfect getaway!”
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    • “Found this to be a lovely cottage in very peaceful location, within easy access of most of Lake District and also major road links. Made the perfect place to unwind. Cottage is clean, well equipped and snug. Had wondered if we'd be cold with storage radiators but this was not the case and owners also provided electric fire "Just in case". Thinking of going back there with my other half as he'd enjoy the course fishing - available in the tarn. Travel directions were, indeed, poor. Basically follow the signs for South Kendal, taking the road through the town centre, towards Penrith, Shap etc. Only after leaving the town on the far side do you need to look for signs for Meal Bank. If you take the first turning for Meal Bank (1/4 to 1/2 mile beyond derestriction) you need to turn left when you reach the T junction! Apart from that you should be ok!! Enjoy!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Chester, October 2012

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    • “I originally made the booking on a few weeks before the holiday and received confirmation from them. When I phoned 'the owner' the day before arrival to update my arrival time, I discovered the phone number was yourselves. You had no knowledge of the booking. Fortunately, the cottage was still available. Clearly, something went wrong between yourselves and I am still waiting to find out whether I have been billed twice!”

    Mr Harniess, Milton Keynes, September 2018

    • “Excellent wellcome. Very quite in an amazing site. Very clean. We trongly recomand this cottage”

    Mr Roy, August 2018

    • “Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting and easy access to all Lakeside attractions.”

    Mrs Qureshi, Ashford, August 2018

    • “Nice quite location. Shops a short drive away. Nice people. Beds a little firmer than we are used to, but a nice cottage to use as a base.”

    Mr Joel, Windsor, July 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
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The Property

Ideally located a short distance to the M6 Lancashire and Yorkshire are easily accessible as is the market town of Kendal and the Lake District. With a wood burning stove and garden this ground floor Cumbrian cottage is ideal for a break at any time of year.
An idyllic setting with stunning views over Whinfell Tarn, ideally located 3 miles north of the market town of Kendal with its historic castle, tempting tea shops and riverside walks and within a 20 minute drive of the central Lake District. The M6 motorway is 6 miles away in the car so you can easily explore Yorkshire and Lancashire during your stay as well as enjoying the many walking opportunities the Lake District has to offer.
The cottage has shared use of 2 acres of private garden with benches and garden furniture so you can unwind and enjoy the evening sun after a long day walking and exploring the surrounding fells. The garden backs onto Whinfell Tarn which guests are welcome to fish on.
Set all on one level the cottage is ideal for those who have difficulty with stairs or a couple with young children. For the colder winter months there is a wood burning stove in the lounge to warm you up.
The cottage is heated by night storage heaters and comprises:

Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner with TV and DVD player, wood burning stove and dining area.
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine and fridge.
Double bedroom.
Twin bedroom.
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

All electric, bed linen, towels and initial supply of wood and coal included.
Cot and Highchair available.
Private 2 acre garden and tarn with seating area.
Large parking area
Free Wi-Fi available.


All on ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Storage heating and wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, WiFi, DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking in private grounds
  • Gravelled outdoor area with garden furniture and private access to tarn with option of fishing
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Nearest shops and amenities 3 miles.

Regional Information

KENDAL Windermere 8 miles. A historic market town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Visit The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, its regular collection holding portraits by Kendal born George Romney and works by Turner and Ruskin, with other exhibitions through its links with the Tate. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay. Kendal itself is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas