Crookwath Barn Self Catering Holiday Cottage

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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 Barn, with its large open plan living space, light filled from numerous picture windows, gives unbroken breathtaking  views in all directions. A great feeling of living in and being part of the landscape.

Crookwath Cottage: Kitchen and Sitting Room


The kitchen is big beamed and Aga-simmered, with wooden cupboards and plenty of all you need; a squishy sofa at one side to an overflowing bookcase ensures whoever cooks will have company.

The original range is now a log burner in the long sitting room with contemporary sofa and dark red walls, with contemporary sofas surrounded by warm Tuscan terracotta coloured walls.

Crookwath Cottage: Bedroom and outside view
Crookwath Cottage: Bedroom and outside view
Crookwath Cottage: The bedrooms

Both bedrooms oozing character and warmth, with heart-wrenching views from the master bedroom.

Crookwath Cottage: Sitting Room

Sitting Room: The impressive fireplace dominates the open plan sitting area. The mantlepiece is made from an old stone gate stoop retaining the heat from the 12 kw wood burner.

Central heating throughout. The sitting room and dining area dates back to the 17th century, it oozes character, charm and warmth.


Crookwath Cottage: 65 works of Art

Enjoy living in this creative artistic space surrounded by unusual artworks

There is Freeview, a kitchen filled with all mod cons, video and stereo radio, and books and games, two sofas, armchairs and the aga, the hub of the kitchen, always on and offering its welcoming warmth when entering the cottage.

Crookwath Cottage: The bedrooms
Crookwath Cottage: Books

Stunning views from all windows of Matterdale, the Helvellyn range and the Watermillock Fells.

Crookwath Cottage: Kitchen

Kitchen: Large homely kitchen, the heart of the cottage with a squishy sofa at one end and 600 books, refectory table and Aga with stunning views to the head of the valley and on up towards Stybarrow Dodd, guarantees cook will always have company.

The dining table designed and made by the owner in the shape of the Yin and Yang symbol, likewise a kitchen table made of oak as a traditional butchers block. 

Fitted with all mod cons, fridge, washing machine and electric cooker.

Crookwath Cottage: Aga


Linen is provided free of charge.
All the beds are made up for when you arrive.
Electricity/oil/coal/wood are all inclusive.
Colour Freeview, IPod player, DVD and radio.
Well equipped kitchen with juicer.
Fridge and Washing machine.
Log burner and central heating throughout.
Ironing facilities and hairdryer.
Picnic table.
Maps/games/walking routes.
Free WI-FI Internet throughout the cottage.

Crookwath Cottage: The upstairs hall

Sun Room: Open the door from the sitting room and enter an inside/outside world with views to the head of the  valley, and onto Birkett Fell and the Dodds, and  if the legs are tired then take a walk with the eyes! 

Soak up the heat in a bean bag. Binoculars on hand to spot the local Peregrine falcon

Crookwath Cottage: Books

Stone carved sleeping march hare, a table lamp made from elephant-felled Kenyan tree, and a yoga meditator give the barn its feeling of deep peace and tranqility.

Crookwath Cottage: Bedroom 1

Bedroom 1: King  size bed, fitted cupboards, rugged stone floor.

Wake up to the sunrise streaming into the bedroom from over Gowbarrow and High Street Fells.

Crookwath Cottage: Bedroom 1 en-suite Bathroom

Bedroom 1 Bathroom: Bathroom features a double bath and luxury walk in shower.

Crookwath Cottage: Stunning views

Bedrooms 1 and 2: Both offer a place of escape, a cocoon to recharge the batteries after a day's walking, and sink into down filled duvets and Egyptian cotton sheets, and to dream of another Lakeland sunrise.

Crookwath Cottage: Bedrooms 2

Bedroom 2: Double bed loft room small and friendly, cocooned in wood, with its own shower and toilet.


Crookwath Cottage: Bedroom
Crookwath Cottage: Cosy Sitting Room
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Music in the Wood

Crookwath Barn,
High Row,
CA11 0LG.

+44 [0] 1768 482 378
+44 [0] 7826 822 914

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