This charming 300 year old cottage is ideal for exploring the southern Lake District at any time of year, with original features including beams and a cosy open fire. Crake Cottage is sure to appeal to families looking to holiday in a true lakeland cottage.
The picturesque village of Spark Bridge is in the Crake Valley with the River Crake flowing through from the southern tip of Lake Coniston which is only 3 ½ miles away. Newby Bridge nestling on the southern tip of Lake Windermere is only 3 miles away and the area is an ideal base from which to explore the southern lakes including Coniston Fells, Hawkshead, Grizedale Forest and the b...eautiful Rusland Valley.
The 300 year old double fronted cottage has traditional features including beams, sash windows, a cosy open fire ideal for chilly winter evenings and has been furnished and equipped to a high standard incorporating all modern conveniences.
Crake Cottage has oil central heating and comprises:
* Lounge with plasma TV, DVD player, cosy open fire and staircase to the first floor.
* Dining/kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge.
* Twin bedroom with feature fireplace.
* First floor: Double bedroom.
* Second double bedroom.
* Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
* All electric, oil, coal, bed linen and towels included.
* Cot and highchair available.
* Private parking for 1 car.
* Mature enclosed garden with furniture.
* The outhouse houses a washing machine and tumble dryer.
* Wi - Fi available.
* Reduced leisure club tickets at the Whitewater Hotel £5 per adult per day and £3 per day for children, please produce your holiday confirmation at reception for special ratesRead more
CRAKE COTTAGE, Spark Bridge, South Lakes Spark Bridge, Cumbria, England
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All prices include all taxes, gas, electric and bed linen. Please check property description to see if towels, logs, coal and cots are included free of charge or at a supplement. If a pet friendly property, the charge is £20 per pet per week/part week. Please telephone or email us for short break availability and prices.
Left on 10/30/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Dmeenaghan
My girlfriend and I stayed mid October in this gorgeous cottage. We visited the lakes which were about 20 minutes drive from the cottage. There are two brilliant pubs in walking distance from the cottage which we enjoyed during the evenings. The rooms in the cottage were bright and spacious which meant most mornings we struggled getting up. The living room and kitchen were brilliant and allowed us to rest after a long days waking. Highly recommended for couples and small groups. Thank you! Read more
Thank you for your review of your stay at Crake Cottage.
We are pleased you enjoyed the location of the property and found the cottage to be spacious and bright.
We hope to welcome you back to Crake Cottage or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the near future.
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Left on 09/16/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Anne Fox
Well-equipped, clean and welcoming cottage in an excellent location for both Coniston and Windermere lakes. Parking something of a challenge, up a narrow lane next to the cottage, requiring some careful car handling. Road right outside the front of the cottage surprisingly busy, but work on local bypass was probably sending traffic by the smaller lanes to attempt to avoid delays. Garden suffering from lack of attention. Pity, with such fabulous weather we would have used it more. These are minor grumbles. I really liked the kitchen/diner. The sitting room was very dark, but that did not matter as we only used it in the late evenings. We had such wonderful weather all week, it was a pleasure to be there. Read more
We are delighted you enjoyed your time at the property and had lovely weather for your stay.
We have passed on your comments regarding the garden at Crake Cottage to the owner and they have taken this on board.
We hope to welcome you back to Crake Cottage or another property with Lakes Cottage Holidays in the near future.
Lovely cottage in fab location
Left on 06/23/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Ruth
Although we had trouble obtaining the key we found it eventually! Cottage is lovely and enjoyed the open fires on the cold evenings!! 2nd local pub lovely - a few mins drive from the cottage. The scenery on walks from the cottage were gorgeous! Would go again!!
This is an absolutely fantastic cottage, so beautiful and full of necessary amenities. It's very spacious, there were 6 of us and a baby plus 4 dogs and I never felt overcrowded, The reason I only gave it four stars is not really the fault of the cottage but the lack of public paths in the local area and on the walks to the pubs, with a pram and 4 dogs this can get quite flinchy, the closest pub did not do food at the time but were en-devouring to have the kitchen up and running by the end of May so hopefully they do now. the two closest pubs are very nice. I also wouldn't class it as a very dog friendly place for walking dogs, but we were there during lambing and calf season, the cows are very protective as we discovered during a walk much to our horror. Overall I'd say it is a great place for a slow relaxing holiday, not a boring holiday but a unwinding and pleasant time.
First impressions often last and our first view of this delightful cottage was the front garden blazing with hundreds of daffodils! Inside the cottage was incredibly warm, clean, spacious, well maintained and cosy with everything needed for an enjoyable stay. The local pub has just re-opened and will be serving food from the end of May. Lots of walks locally and Coniston's only a short drive away. Will definately be coming back!
Left on 01/17/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Steve
My wife and our two boys together with my mother in law rented Crake Cottage for a few days over the New Year. Whilst the weather was dreadful and the river Crake had burst its banks it was a wonderful break. Despite the weather we were able to take our dogs and get them out for long walks. The fresh air and the surrounding countryside were just what we needed as a family. Having returned to the cottage soaking wet we were able to light a fire an relax. I would definitely recommend Crake Cottage although for anyone going during school holidays I would highly recommend booking restaurants in advance of your trip as we struggled to find places in Ulverston that were not fully booked.
Left on 01/10/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Christina Pryce
We had stayed at Crake Cottage before so we knew that we liked it. We were there over Christmas from Christmas Eve for 5 days and left on the 6th day. Before we went I wondered if they might have put up a Christmas tree. Not only was there a lovely Christmas tree they had put up Christmas lights, wreaths on the doors, candles, Christmas stockings hanging either side of the (real) fire which we used and they left us mince pies and mulled wine. The caretaker also went in before we were due to put the Christmas lights on. What a welcome is that! It really put the icing on the cake for us. If there is a problem you just ring the number provided and someone sees to it. It's a very comfortable cottage and we didn't want to leave.
Left on 11/16/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Jodie
Arriving after dark we found the access arrangements very convenient. The cottage was warm, clean and welcoming after the long drive from Devon. The parking was a little tight for a large vehicle - we have a VW Transporter and it was tight getting into the drive if you we're coming up the hill, not so much of a problem if you approached from the opposite direction. We struggled to find somewhere which would accommodate all 4 of our dogs, so we were delighted to come across this gem. The garden was secure so no worries about them being out on their own... Couple of gaps in the hedging in the far corner which could be attractive for a small escape artist but our collies wouldn't have got through.
The cottage was fully kitted out with everything you would expect including a huge pile of soft towels :-)
The only bad point was we felt it would be a bit of a squeeze accommodating 6 which is how it is advertised. There is only 1 bathroom, so only the 1 toilet and shower. The front room would comfortably seat 4 but 6 would be tight. That said, this did not affect us as there was only the two of us and the four dogs so perfect for our needs.
Would recommend to anyone as the location was excellent for a range of walks... Woodland, lakes and beacons all within easy drive.
Left on 09/27/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Liz
The cottage was sparkling clean and very comfy and cosy. We bought a cafetiere as we couldn't get the coffee maker to do anything but cold coffee! The electrics went off a few times- a bit of an issue in the village and didn't seem to bother the locals but a torch and candles came in very handy. Ate a few times at the local pub - a nice treat after a busy day walking and visiting the tourist sites. We know the area well but were happy to revisit the Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway, go on Steam Gondola on Coniston and walk around Tarn Hows. It was good to be able to take our dog - we found we could go in a lot of places with him. We'd definitely go to the cottage again - and take more candles!
Left on 06/21/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Roger Grimshaw
I wrote to the site managers and got no reply. Briefly the cottage is cute but has interesting electrics (we could not find the 2nd fuse box and had to summon help); very draughty (you could see daylight through the letter box and some window frames); coal shovel broken; not a sharp knife in the place (this had been mentioned a month before in the notes book); dishwasher pill dispenser broken; iron frame bneds uncomfortable for anyone over 5'10". The place is attractive if you like old world cottage; the location is lovely and the nearby pub does a nice meal.
Left on 06/10/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Dawn Schubkegel
The cottage provided plenty of room for the five of us. Having one bathroom did create some challanges. My guest were visiting from the States and the cottage gave them an experience about the "English" way.
great stay, loads of information and well equipped
Left on 04/26/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | brissolmr
Such a lovely cottage, well equipped, looks stunning in the "flesh" as it does in the pictures. Great open fire and well presented decor.
Plus points - loads of coal for the open fire, always toasty and warm, everything was spotless and clean, brilliant shower though make sure you leave hot water on if theres a few of you as it runs off a tank and the last person finds the shower gets cooler!!
Down point - take some sharp knives if you want to cook (seriously, thats the only bad point i can think of)
Left on 03/12/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Christina P
Crake cottage has everything that you could need. The village and surrounding views are lovely. The cottage has just got free wifi which we had a difficulty with but we just rang the number we were left in case of a problem and it was sorted straight away. Very good service. A lovely real fire with pleny of coal etc to use it. A previous person had written in the comment book that it was pitch black outside the cottage until you got up the road a bit. This was rectified because a torch had been left by the door which was very useful when taking the dog for a walk. No problem. Very comfortable facilities.
Left on 11/04/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Valerie
A lovely cottage,full of character and spotlessly clean.Original beams and a log fire enhance the experience.The cottage is well equipped and the beds are very comfortable! An ideal location to return to from exploring the Lakes.Not suitable for those who need a garden.
Left on 08/22/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Helen
Lovely character cottage in pretty village with good access to all of the lakes.Very clean, plenty of hot water and very helpful caretaker living locally to assist with any problems. Good pub just up the road. Only slight downside is the lack of usable garden and parking is tight with a large car but would recommend for couples or families.
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