The Crook

Great Urswick near Ulverston, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 9837)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A quaint, semi-detached wing of the owner's cottage, located in the centre of the pretty village of Great Urswick, just three miles from Ulverston. This Urswick cottage has been individually styled and furnished to provide quality accommodation for a couple, and is set in a pretty, rural location. This welcoming cottage near Ulverston comprises a spacious double bedroom plus a modern shower room, a charming open plan living area, and a well-equipped kitchen. The decked area that overlooks the pretty garden at this Great Urswick cottage is a lovely spot for guests to relax on a sunny afternoon. Take a pleasant stroll around the serene Urswick Tarn, or visit one of the popular local pubs. From the doorstep there are extensive walking opportunities, including Birkrigg Common, which enjoys wonderful views across Ulverston and the nearby Lake District Fells. The Cumbrian Way is also close by, offering excellent walking, cycling and nature-watching opportunities. The festival town of Ulverston is just three miles from your Urswick cottage, and hosts many shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst the sandy beaches of the Furness Coast, Windermere and Coniston, with mountain biking, climbing and watersports, are all within a short drive. An idyllic Great Urswick cottage, perfect for a romantic break.


One double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner-effect electric stove.


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.

Note: Children under the age of 2 only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “The Crook”
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    • “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.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Romantic Lakes Getaway”
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    • “The Crook is a beautiful cottage situated in a small village just south of the lakes. It is very well equipped, providing everything that a couple could need and the owner (next door) is very welcoming. Great Urswick is in a great location just at the southern end of the lakes, giving easy access to both major sightseeing attractions and good walking. The village is at the northern end of a small tarn and has two pubs within a couple of minutes walk from the cottage - The General Burgoyne also serves excellent food. The market town of Ulverston is close by, with a good selection of tea rooms and cafés. Although there are major supermarkets in Barrow, the local chain Booths has a big store on the edge of Ulverston, which is every bit as good. We would definitely stay here again when we visit the lakes next time.”

    Geoff S, Blandford, July 2014

    • “Tranquil and refined”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Yorkshire, August 2013

    • “Comfortable Cottage”
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    • “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).”

    Rona59, Maidstone, United Kingdom, June 2015

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    • “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.”

    Mr Hook, Kitchener, October 2015

    • “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.”

    Mr Graddon, Ilford, September 2015

    • “A friendly welcome and a great town house with a very high standard of décor. Everything you want in a rental and more.”

    Mrs Lowe, Southport, May 2015

    • “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.”

    Mrs Newton, Chelmsford, May 2015

    • “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.”

    Mrs Ludlow, Wisbech, April 2015

    • “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.”

    Mr Muraska, Dunfermline, December 2014

    • “A good location for lakes and coast and a very homely comfortable cottage to stay in.”

    Mrs Watts, Towcester, October 2014

    • “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.”

    Mr North, Albany, September 2014

    • “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.”

    Mrs Footman, Builth Wells, September 2014

    • “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.”

    Mr Colverson, Gillingham, September 2014

    • “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.”

    Mr Stephens, Truro, July 2014

    • “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.”

    Mr Smith, Blandford Forum, July 2014

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About the location


Ulverston 3 miles.

Great Urswick, with its two characterful pubs, including 16th century restaurant and 12th century church, is a hidden gem, a lovely village just three miles to the south of Ulverston. Great Urswick and its neighbour, Little Urswick, 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, with facilities including 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, with the Furness Coast boasting sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Windermere and Coniston are also within easy reach, and nearby family attractions include the Haverthwaite and Lakeside Steam Railway, the South Lakes Safari Zoo, Muncaster Castle and the Aquarium of the Lakes.

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