Crookwath Barn Useful Information:
We hope you have a wonderful stay here. Let us know if there is anything we can do to make it more enjoyable for you. Crookwath is a non-smoking barn, please respect this! Pets not allowed.
Your nearest pub is the Royal Hotel in the village, a couple of minutes in the car, or a 15-20 min walk across the fields on the footpath and down the road. Tel: +44 (0)17684-82356.
Good food at the Mill Inn, Mungrisedale. Main courses £7.00-£9.00. About 10 mins in the car. Best to book ahead here. Tel: +44 (0)1768 779632.
Excellent food at the Horse & Farrier, Threlkeld. Main courses £8.00-£12.00. About 10 mins in the car. Essential to book ahead. Tel: +44 (0)1768 779688.
The Brackenrigg Inn, Watermillock. Overlooks Ullswater, great views! Good food and local beers. Again best to book. Tel: +44 (0)1768 486206.
Sharrow Bay Hotel. If you are feeling generous, and want to splash out then you are only a stones throw away from one of the countries top hotels and restaurant, the famous Sharrow Bay. Bookings essential. Tel: +44 (0)1768 486301.
Please enjoy it! There are deck chairs in the Summer House at the bottom of the garden.
You also have use of the barn for BBQ’s and an outside open fire down there. Enjoy our 25 Acre woodland, the Aira Beck and our favorite swimming place, find 12 seats dotted around it! Walk the spiral! Or just sit by our pond and enjoy the view.
We have Freeview TV. Always turn the telly on and off with its button, always switch off at the TV.
Use remote, instruction book under unit.
There is good Vodophone reception here at Crookwath Barn a new mast has recently gone up. Orange is intermittent and you have to go up the hill to our chicken hut to receive texts - no yoke! Other mobiles don't work here at the moment.
Supermarkets. Equidistant from Penrith (Morrison’s, Booth's, Sainsbury's, Co-op, Cranstons, Aldi) and Keswick (Booths, Co-op) Every other shop in Keswick sells outdoor gear!
We have a very old septic tank system.Do NOT flush sanitary ware, nappies/liners etc down the loo.
Use bins and bags provided. Otherwise system WILL Block up and ruin your holiday.
Only use our household detergents, provided free. These keep the tank’s bacteria alive!
If you wish to recycle refuse then use the bins as marked in the kitchen cupboards and we will dispose of it at the end of your stay with us.
We do not have a refuse collection here, as lane is too steep and narrow, so we use a wheelie bin at the top of the hill just past the 1st house on the right.
Sitting Room Fire:
We supply kiln dried wood for the wood burner outside the double doors. Once wood burner is alight please keep door closed.Take care when opening and closing the glass door - close gently to avoid breaking the glass. Leave the ash and we will empty this at the end of your stay.
The heating comes on in the sitting room early morning and evening
This is an electric Aga. It takes in cheap electricity overnight. When using the oven, press the red button beside the right aga cover, this is a fan necessary to take away the cooking gases. Turn off when finished.
Solar panels on the roof supply hot water. If you are having a deep bath, you may delete the tank as its such a huge.
Use Powder blocks provided under sink, place 1 in the left-hand section of the dispenser on the door.
There is off road car parking for up 2 cars opposite the Barn.
Useful Emergency Phone Numbers:
Try us first for emergencies.
Richard and Gina Tel: +44 (0)1768 482378 & 07826 822 914
Doctor: +44 (0) 1768 245226
Dentist: +44 (0) 1768 865744
Useful Emergency Phone Numbers:
Try us first for emergencies. Tel: +44 (0)1768 482378
Doctor Golding. Tel: +44 (0)1768 245226
Dentist. Tel: +44 (0)1768 899633