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Crookwath Cottage, Ullswater , Lake District.

Heart of the Lake District!  A traditional Lakeland Stone Cottage set high in fells above Ullswater.
Heart of the Lake District!  A traditional Lakeland Stone Cottage set high in fells above Ullswater.
Cosy sitting room wood fires, stunning views.
Twin room and cottage
60 paintings in the cottage and over 500 books...you will never be bored
A Lakeland winter scene from  a snug bed!
En-suite bathroom
The ultimate cooker...an Aga! Sofa and hundreds of books..so never alone when cooking that meal.
The owner is a well known Cumbrian Artist...many paintings adorn the cottage walls.
Our valley...total silence and peace ..no cars...walk onto the fells from the door...leave the car
This one won't wake you up in the morning!
Co owner is a stone carver
Owners sculptures
Twin room ...fantastic views from the beds straight onto the fells.
En-suite bathroom
Lucys Barn in our 25 acre wood
At 350 meters high ..we get snow!
Large family kitchen
Lucys Wood, swings, seats, prayer wheels, the Aira Beck, make this an enchanting place
Lucys Barn and wood
Melancholy thistles and Lucys Barn
Owners artwork in Wood
Lucys Wood...also a great place for wild swimming
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Dockray, Cumbria, England
A traditional Lakeland stone cottage set high up in the fells above Ullswater. The ultimate peaceful place for complete stillness and silence.
Only the sounds of nature to nurture your soul set 350 meters above Matterdale in the very remote valley of Dowthwaite in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Stunning views all around.. walk directly onto the fells and leave the car behind for the week.

The drive from the main road is stunning: narrow, twisty and with wide sensational views at every turn; you are in the quietest valley but still at 1,200 feet.

The cottage, like any well-loved family home, is crammed with original art, photographs, books, games, open fires and much else to excite young and old.

The kitchen is big, beamed and Aga-simmered, with wooden cupboards and plenty of all you need; a squishy sofa at one end next...
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About the Owner, Richard F
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 43 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 30 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2015
Interaction with guests
Lucy’s Wood Walk: You are welcome to walk in our private 25-acre wood. It’s easy to find. Go through the gate and turn left, follow footpath across the field to the next gate and you are now in the wood. It was planted 15 years ago. If you are quiet you will see roe deer here. The wood stretches up the hill to a barn where you will find a gate and path taking you further up the hill. There are paths cut throughout the wood and they will eventually lead you down to the Aira Beck with some excellent swimming pools.
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  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Crib
    3 Fulls
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13 Apr 2018 -
4 May 2018
3 nights
11 May 2018 -
19 May 2018
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25 May 2018 -
1 Jun 2018
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  • Damage Deposit: $195 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Fell horse riding and quad biking available, only 2 miles from Crookwath cottage.

Lake and river fishing can be arranged with Hemmingways.

Take a gyrocopter flight over the Lakes, take off point is only 3 miles from crookwath

A Gem - Theatre by the Lake offers great entertainment in Keswick throughout the year, including Mountain Film Festival, Book Festival, Jazz Festival.

Your hosts - Gina - local artist, visit her studio in the middle of Dockray just over the Aira bridge, Richard - offers orthopeadic remedial massage therapy for aching bodies either at Crookwath.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Manchester airport : 180.0 km
Railway: Penrith station: 14.0 km
Directions to Crookwath Cottage: post code CA11 0LG

From the Penrith M6 roundabout - take the A66 towards Keswick.

After approximately eight miles look out for sign to A5091 Ullswater / Dockray / Troutbeck and turn Left.

Follow road for approximately two miles as it rises up a hill, just over the brow of hill.

Turn right, signpost 'Dowthwaitehead'.

This is a single-track road with a coniferous wood on the right.

Follow for approximately two miles and go past a turning to the left signposted 'Dockray'.

After 200 meters the road forks (there's a castellated Water Works building in the fork) take the left fork.

Crookwath Cottage is at the bottom of the hill on the right.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby.
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