Holiday home The Crook is a quaint semi-detached wing of the owner's home set in the heart of the village of Great Urswick, three miles from Ulverston. With one bedroom and a modern shower room, this cottage can sleep two people.The rest of the cottage is made up of an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside is off road parking for one car and a decked patio garden with furniture. The Crook is a lovely, rural base for exploring the Lake District, and is an idea, romantic retreat.
Area Great Urswick, with its two characterful pubs and restaurant, is a hidden gem, a lovely village just two miles to the south of Ulverston. Along with its neighbour, Little Urswick, they lie on opposite sides of the same tarn. The tarn is a wonderful wildlife habitat with a whole host of water birds occupying its sheltered corner. Birkrigg Stone Circle is one of several prehistoric settlement sites in the surrounding countryside. Locally, the start of the Haematite and Cumbrian Way footpaths can be found. Nearby Ulverston is an ancient market town, which still holds a street market every Thursday and Saturday. Facilities include a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, a cinema and a leisure centre. All of the attractions of the Lake District National Park are easily reached. The Furness Coast boasts sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Windermere and Coniston are within easy reach, and nearby family attractions include the Haverthwaite and Lakeside Steam Railway, the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Muncaster Castle and the Aquarium of the Lakes.
Region Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.
Amenities Gas central heating with electric stove. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Decked garden with furniture and BBQ available on request. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 2 miles, pubs and restaurant 2 mins walk. Note: Children under the age of 2 only.
The cottage was beautiful and equipped beyond our expectations and the owner supplied various luxury extras that went above and beyond.. We booked this property due to its village location and the fact that it was in close proximity to 2 village pubs.
It appears that 1 of the pubs closed down 18 months ago and unfortunately, due to covid19, the other is only open 4 days per week. so instead of going out for a stroll and drink in the evenings, we had to travel to get food or drinks which defeated the object of booking this location.
If you want to eat or drink out on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, you have a long walk or a drive to get something.
Mrs Walsh, September 2020
The cottage and the owner were exceptional, it was our first time in the area .... The cottage and the owner were exceptional, it was our first time in the area and we enjoyed every minute, the cottage was really cosy and very comfortable, we took essentials with us but everything was provided for us including flowers, wine,Tim's homemade plum jam, it was like been at home
Mr Robinson, August 2020
The owner was very friendly and helpful without being intrusive.. Left wine flowers biscuits and other items for us. Very peaceful village.
Mrs Howells, August 2020
Cottage is Spotless, cosy and very well equipped Kitchen, excellent bathroom facilities, quality bedding and a comfy bed.. We had lots added extras with a lovely host which made our stay comfortable and cosy. The location is great, we followed the host guide and headed straight up to Birkrigg Common which was our garden.. We were happy to drive out to The Walks Scafell Pike, the Old Man and visited Keswick and the busier areas knowing we were returning to a peaceful hamlet with the locals
Ms Windsor, July 2020
The Crook is a beautiful well equipped cottage, Tim the owner is very happy to help with anything you may require and the little extras make it.. My wife and I had a fantastic holiday once again thank you to Tim for everything.
We stayed here at the end of June, and the owner has left all the amenities you could need for your stay (all apart from food as you'd expect).
There is free WiFi, TV, DVD with a selection for your entertainment and some books. Tea, Coffee etc are all provided too. Besides that there is a decent DAB clock radio, Hoover, Dishwasher, Washing machine, gas cooker, microwave etc - nothing that hasn't been left out.
The place is spotless and it is close to a decent pub that serves good food (and huge fish and chips).
A lot of the attractions are all within about 40 minutes drive away and in my opinion, The best supermarket in the world is 10 minutes drive away (Booth's).
What a gem of a place! - Modern, clean and cosy. Mr Beard was really accommodating and welcoming, giving us instructions on where the cottage was located prior to travelling. There was nice little touches around the home including milk, tea, coffee and even a bottle of chilled wine in the fridge! We really enjoyed our stay and the location was great for a relaxing getaway as well as being close to the lakes and activities. Thanks again
Accommodation not as listed.. Contact telephone number was incorrect. Photograph showing hotel entrance was the village pub, which ceased trading two months prior to our visit. After returning to the pub after a prolonged searching of the area to try to locate the accommodation, the ex landlord appeared in his dressing gown, has no idea where the property was, but offered a torch to search the area (which had suffered a power cut the month prior and was not yet rectified). Accommodation had no wired internet access and no bath as advertised. Power cuts had affected the boiler and therefore no hot water or heating was available. Sykes refuses to provide alternative suitable accommodation, offering instead 1/3 refund on the amount paid. After sourcing alternative accommodation at our own expense for two days (of our ten days stay), in order to gain heat and hot water and allow Sykes time to rectify the situation, we were instead contacted multiple times and offered the same 1/3 refund and ultimately left without accommodation for the remainder of our stay.
Lovely little hideaway, Tim Beard the Owner was lovely, upon arrival there was s bottle of wine chilled in the fridge, all beverages including Milk! He had thought of everything. This has parking just outside the Property Great, dishwasher & washing machine and all facilities you need for self-catering. Big bedroom & living room. Perfect
The accommodation was comfortable, warm, furnished well and included all we could have required.. The owner welcomed us, was very friendly and checked that all was satisfactory during our stay.
Home from home, I will highly recommend `The Crook` to anyone wishing to holiday in the Lake District.. Thanks to the owner for your friendliness and some supplies including the bottle of wine.
The cottage itself was excellent, but the information said nothing about crossing a building site to the cottage.. When we arranged for the key collection, the owner told us there were some working around the entry point. Whilst these are not in the owners control the presence of lorries, diggers and concrete mixers between the public road and the cottage is very off-putting and the problem should be made clearer to renters. The owner's daughter tod us she would sort out any access problems we might have, and indeed we had none because the builders on the adjacent site werevery understanding......but it was still a building site we had not expected.
The owner telephoned us just prior to our holiday and gave us detailed directions and other information that was really appreciated.. When we arrived at the cottage, he had left a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge, a bunch of flowers and a packet of McVities chocolate thins, such a lovely gesture and a warm welcome after a long journey. Overall our weeks holiday ticked all the boxes. The cottage was well based for all the places we wanted to visit, very comfortable with all amenities you could want both in the cottage and the immediate area and an owner that gives that little bit extra. Very impressed
Lovely cottage situated in a quiet village but only a few minutes from coast/beach and 30 mins from the heart of the Lakes.. Also ten minutes from the town.
The cottage had all that we needed for our stay and the owner was friendly and helpful.. The Crook gave us easy access to the southern lakes but also introduced us to a very pleasant part of Cumbria. The village tarn is delightful and the common a lovely place for an evening stroll.
Very nice cottage in a nice quiet area.. The owner was very Freindly. Lots to see and do around Ulverston. We especially liked the Safari zoo.
The cottage was ideally situated for plenty of great days out.. It had everything we needed and more and we had a very welcoming and attentive host.
We really enjoyed our stay there and would happily return there in the future.
Helpful and considerate owner with excellent position to do lots of things depending on your wishes
The cottage was very well presented, clean, comfortable, with all the amenities you could hope for.. The gentleman who owns the cottage was very kind and helped us in any way he could. The village was quiet and peaceful, we had an amazing, relaxing time.Would stay again and would also recommend anyone else to stay as well.
A very peaceful and relaxing cottage, with excellent facilities, perfect for 2..
Lovely cottage, great location.. Mountain Goat Tour well worth doing from Windermere.
Realy nice location and cottage can’t say much more, we had a nice relaxing week, central heating struggled to warm the cottage but that was probably just us!
This is our 5th year staying at this cottage from 2014 I think we will book next year need I say more..
The whole holiday was great, and we have already booked The Crook for TWO weeks next year..
This was by far the best cottage during our 7 week trip around the UK using Sykes cottages.. . The owner was friendly and the cottage was exactly as described by Sykes. Would highly recommend.
First time we have stayed in a cottage and it was equipped with everything. Location was ideal for what we wanted to do everyone we met was friendly will definitely recommend to friends that are planning to visit that area where to go and stay loved it.
A lovely homely and comfortable cottage situated in a quiet peaceful spot. We had everything that we required and it took us no time at all to settle in. We were made to feel very welcome. We would certainly consider choosing this cottage again if we decided to return to this part of the country.
This was the perfect cottage for two people! We had a lovely quiet week, the cottage had everything we needed and a very comfy bed. There are two excellent pubs in the village, and the village itself is very picturesque and peaceful. Highly recommended.
The Crook is a lovely cottage; well equipped and situated and very peaceful. We would certainly stay here again and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone look for somewhere to stay in the Lake District.
Everything provided was of a high quality-bedding, towels, kitchenware and cookware. The owner was very helpful without being the least bit intrusive. Will highly recommend the place.
A good base for seeing the local attractions. We were lucky to have good weather and were able to sit outside on the decking after our days out. The shower room was lovely.
Stayed here for ! week in June with my wife, and we were very pleased with our choice. The cottage was in a quiet location, was comfortable and had nearly everything one could ask for ( a light over the shower room mirror please). It makes a good base for exploring southern Lakeland and the local pub is 100 yards away ( but you wouldn't know it). There are local walks to be had offering good views of the coast, and all amenities are close by in Ulverston ( a lovely, small but lively market town).
A lovely cosy cottage as a base for exploring the South and West of the Lake District. The weather at the beginning of May was cold and very wet but the central heating worked well. Our host was very welcoming and helpful, and the cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing week.
The Crook was part of a barn conversion complex, it was very quiet and private. The balcony at the back of the property gave a lovely outside space. Excellent accommodation, highly recommended.
This is a delightful cottage in a lovely rural village. There is no sound of passing traffic and it is lovely and quiet. The owner stays next door with his family. They are a nice family and very helpful and friendly. Stayed here for 3 weeks and hope to return in the near future. It is a lovely cottage with all the mod cons. It is clean and tidy with bright decor and is suitable for a couple. The bed is extremely comfortable and the bedroom contains an ensuite toilet and shower. Excellent.
A good location for lakes and coast and a very homely comfortable cottage to stay in.
The best accommodation we had while in England. Could not fault anything, could easily live there on a permanent basis. The owners are nice people who sure know how to fit out accommodation to please. The local area is stunning, lovely walks abound and plenty of nice places to see only a short drive away. Best holiday my wife and I have ever had.
The cottage was a pleasure to come back to at night. The surrounding attractions were varied and good. The scenery was spectacular.
If this is the usual standard of your properties - we will be booking again.
This cottage was excellent; in fact it was the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed at. Every aspect of the cottage was first-class and the owner was a charming person and very helpful. We would safely recommend this property to anybody.
The cottage was ideally situated for our particular needs. It was also ideal for visiting the places that we wanted to see, going as far afield as Kendal and Ravenglass without difficulty. We loved the peninsula on which the cottage was located and particularly liked Great Urswick. There was nothing that we did not like about our holiday and, given the opportunity, we would happily return. As far as the cottage is concerned, it fully met our expectations and the owner, who lives next door, was very friendly and helpful.
As expected from the website, cosy and very quiet. The duvet was too warm for us, we asked for another and got one, the young lady was very pleasant.
The Crook is a beautiful cottage situated in a quiet village just to the south of the lakes. It is extremely well equipped and very comfortable, providing everything that a couple could need. The owner (next door) is charming and helpful. The Crook provides an excellent base from which to explore the lakes or to go walking, and a quiet refuge away from the main tourist areas to return to in the evening. Great Urswick is a picturesque village with two pubs, one of which serves good food. We would definitely stay in The Crook again when we return to the area.
The cottage is in a great place to visit Lakeland and provides a very good base to explore from. Lots of attractions within 20min drive.
The location of the cottage was central to all the places we wanted to visit around the lakes. The cottage was well equipped and very homely. The cottage was comfortable and was a good place to relax after a long day of touring the lakes. The owners made us feel very welcome and were helpful with information and places to visit and see. I will definitely stay at this cottage again when we visit the lake district next.
Everything about the house was great, and very quiet. The owners were very helpful and pleasant .
Anyone finding fault with this property must be very picky. The house is a credit to everyone involved.
Everything is in the cottage that is needed,like home from home. Superb place to stay, fixtures and fittings perfect. Will definitely be back, beautiful surroundings.
The cottage was superb and ideal for a romantic getaway. The village itself was lovely with the locals being very friendly towards us. The owner of the cottage was extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. Hope to go again.
The cottage was a lovely, warm, relaxing place to stay. It was close to the coast and not far to places such as Ambleside. Ulverston is a lovely town to saunter around. The cottage had everything we needed and more. The kitchen had everything we needed! Overall a perfect cottage for a perfect stay.
We particularly liked the peace and quiet of the area, and the easy access to Ulverston and the south lakes. There was a lovely walk from the cottage up to Birkrigg Common, where the view over Morcambe Bay was stunning.
The accomodation was excellent. I have stayed in a lot of holiday cottages and usually they are not quite as good as the photos. In this case the cottage was far better than the photos. It was excellent. Warm, comfortable and had been well thought out. It was also very well equipped. The bathroom turned out to be the best past, a lovely surprise. Fantastic location. I am a person who like variety but I would certainly thing of coming again. The owners where very welcoming but not intrusive. Thank you. An excellent week.
Very peaceful location, 5 min drive to Ulverston. Comfortable cottage.
The cottage was warm, cosy and very peaceful. We live in a very quiet area in Dorset, so it is always a concern that our holiday accommodation may not be as quiet as at home. We need not have had any concerns regarding The Crook. The owner and his daughter were very friendly. The scenery was magnificent and the weather, kind to us.
Warm, cosy cottage with everything you can possibly need and more. Beautiful surroundings, quiet for a good nights sleep, but with lots to do and see close by!
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful peaceful place, a lovely place to take a break!
Fantastic holiday. Great for walking. Amazing views. Lovely cottage, would strongly recommend.
Everything we needed was in the cottage. Its location was perfect for touring the area.
This was a perfect place for our get away to the Lakes. Although it is on the edge of the lake district it is in a lovely location surrounded by rolling hills and open countryside. Set in an ideal village location there is plenty to do all around. Within a few minutes you are into the traditional lakeland setting and all the well known beauty spots are within easy travelling distance. There are two lovely village pubs one of which was an awarding winning pub for food and is well worth a visit. Our hosts were warm and welcoming and the cottage was 5 star quality.
The cottage was five star and the owners very friendly and helpful without being overwhelming. The village was quaint and the people very friendly. The two pubs were welcoming and the food in the Gasgoine was excellent - would recommend this cottage/location to anyone.
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