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The Crook

(Ref. 1061154)

Greystoke, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    It has everything you need! Lots of kitchen equipment and a really comfy bed! It’s in a quiet location, perfect for exploring the lakes.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Very clean, very comfortable and everything you could need for a wonderful holiday. The beds are super comfy and all towels and linen of high quality. The location is perfect for exploring the Lakes and surrounding areas. We would highly recommend and definitely return without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2024

  • "Exceptionally clean and warm, beautifully decorated and furnished wouldn't hesitate booking property again,"

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous quality furnishings."

    We thought the cottage was expensive at first maybe due to rising costs. But the quality and facilities were excellent. Maybe a tumble dryer would be icing on cake. Minor point is the parking was risky for unloading loading etc, however a free village car park only 3 min walk away.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "We found 'The Crook' to be delightful in every way, well appointed, situated in a lovely village, an ideal situation for exploring the upper areas of the lake district without getting gri dlocked in the 'honeypot' areas."

    also venturing into Dumfries & Galloway is an easy and worthwhile trip. the cottage itself had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable, roomy, comfortable, quiet, we would happily recommend 'the crook' to anyone.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great choice for the Northern lakes area - really good location for exploring the area."

    We also loved walking around the friendly village. We also managed to park right outside, though there is a carpark just around the corner. Super clean, well equipped and very well-appointed with nice hot showers. The living room in particular was very hygge and had a decent sized TV (some places have tiny ones!). BYO Netflix passwords etc. The only minor grumble would be that with 4 adults, it was a bit of a squeeze in the kitchen with pulling the dining table out for us all to be seated. Dishwasher brilliant (tablets provided). Book for the Clickham Inn pub, supermarket Booths just down in Penrith and must visit for Rheged. If you go to the cinema, there are no ads so be on time! The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is on at the moment (a bargain £5) so definitely do visit, plus there's excellent cake. We also really appreciated the entrance hallway as super handy to have the central area - a shoe rack would be handy in future. Washing machine appreciated (byo powder etc) and there is 1 clothes horse. Would happily book again.

    Reviewed by Vani5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay."

    Being walking distance to a pub, shop and swimming pool was amazing. During our stay, we had an issue with the en-suite toilet, but it was fixed within a day. Well done to the owner.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent. Lovely cottage to stay at with everything you would need"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very comfortable, smart property in the heart of a delightful village with a real sense of community."

    Great local pub, shop and church. Excellent place to stay close to the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2023

  • "Fab cottage with plenty of room for all four of us, spotlessly clean yet homely."

    Perfect location for exploring the North Lakes in a lovely quiet village, we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely spotless, well equipped and comfy cottage, ideally situated in the village of Greystoke for visiting The Lakes and surrounding areas."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Clean, well maintained and great facilities. As walkers/cyclists we especially appreciated the large utility room on the entrance to the cottage for sorting out all our wet & dirty gear. Great location with easy access to the Lakes, Penrith and Keswick and close to a brilliant pub (for food, beer and atmosphere). Thanks.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cannot find anything negative to say the crook is a wonderful maintained ..."

    Cannot find anything negative to say the crook is a wonderful maintained property decorated to the highest quality we love the village of Greystoke as we use to stay in another cottage there but the crook has blown as away and we will certainly be back… if you will have us

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2023

  • "Having been to the Lakes pretty much every year since the age of 9, I know the area well and have been to Greystoke before."

    The Crook is situated in the centre of the village. Whilst there is no parking directly outside of the property, you can park around 20 yards away in the street. As the street in which The Crook is situated is a T-junction, it is quiet. The property itself is perfect for one or two couples. It is cosy, with a large bedroom and walk in shower/bathroom downstairs and a smaller bedroom and ensuite upstairs, along with the kitchen/diner and front room. The property is tastefully decorated and the beds comfortable. There is everything that you could possibly need and Penrith is only a 5 to 10 minute drive away. There you will find restaurants, pubs and supermarkets including Booths, M & S, Morrisons & Sainsburys. It is only a 20 minute drive to Keswick and the villages of Dacre, Pooley Bridge and Askham are only a short drive away. I would recommend eating at any of the pubs/restaurants in Askham, including Michelin starred Alium at Askham Hall, which is out of this world. A few yards away is the local, the Boot and Shoe. This is possibly the friendliest pub I have visited (along with The Old Crown at Hesket Newmarket) in the Lakes. The landlord and landlady are lovely and the food is excellent. The owners of the Crook are friendly and helpful as well. Could not recommend this place more and whilst many flock to Keswick, Ambleside and the like, Greystoke with it's friendly community and village pub is a hidden gem.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was our second stay at The Crook and it was as fabulous as our first stay."

    The property was absolutely immaculate and had everything we needed. The property owners were extremely welcoming as were the locals. Located in a sleepy little village it was really quiet and peaceful, with lovely evening walks, a park to play in and an amazing local pub. Highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was great - my only 'gripe' is that we did contact you a couple of weeks before to ask if an extra day could be added - you came back to me and said we would need to wait as the owners may be able to let the property for the week - I said I was happy to forgo the extra day if they did manage another booking, even at the last moment."

    However when I spoke to the owners they said they had not been approached with this request - we ended up having to do a B&B for the extra night. Other than that the accommodation was fabulous. A hairdryer would have been nice but I managed ! I guess you won't want to publish all of this but am happy to say the accommodation was great

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, finished to a high standard."

    Incredibly clean, warm and welcoming. Had everything you needed and more. It was an absolute pleasure to stay there. Fabulous location for exploring the Lakes. Greystoke is a lovely village with a good local pub and an open air swimming pool run by the local community. A real gem.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, home from home, we could have stayed much longer!"

    We will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Crook - the house itself was everything we needed and very comfortable, with a lovely courtyard to sit out in."

    It was a great base from which to explore, with the Lakes, Penrith and Keswick so easily accessible, but there are also lovely walks, a nice little pub and a shop right on your doorstep. We have a young son, so we also made very good use of the playground and swimming pool (in the summer) just a minute down the lane. Carolyn and Andy were great hosts and really helpful and adaptable to what we needed. We would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Zenia5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    The property was well equipped and modern. The hosts Carolyn and Nic were friendly and very helpful. Would definitely re book.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "We loved the cottage & what a lovely village people ware very friendly."

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Sep 2021

  • "Regular email communication from Sykes kept me up to date about my holiday booking and whilst on holiday about the procedure when vacating the property."

    Holiday cottage was amazing, so comfortable and well equipped, and above all else outstandingly clean which was reassuring given the pandemic we continue to live through. 10 out of 10; would recommend Sykes and The Crook.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2021

  • "Really well equipped and comfortable house a great base to explore the Lakes but in a quiet village away from the crowds and with a lovely pub 2 minutes walk away."

    Perfect holiday thank you

    Reviewed by Camilla5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a superb stay at the Crook in Greystoke."

    Lovely village with a great pub and an outdoor swimming pool, quiet but well located for exploring the Northern Lake District. The cottage was spot on - everything we needed, clean and comfortable. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Jul 2021

  • "A superb cottage fitted out to a very high standard."

    It's in a lovely location with easy traveling to many parts of the Lake District..

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a really excellent property, set in a lovely village."

    It is convenient for the Lake District in general but more particularly the Northern Lakes - a delightful place. We would recommend this property, the owners have achieved an excellent balance of comfort and style. Well done.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful location , cottage had everything needed, beautifully decorated, Lovely pub near"

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2021

  • "Brilliant location - peaceful, away from crowds but very close to northern Lakes and useful for supermarkets etc in Penrith."

    Not too far off M6 either. Lovely living room on 1st floor has view over countryside. Main bedroom has very comfortable bed plus brand new en-suite with underfloor heating. Spotless too. Kitchen a bit basic but OK. Nicely furnished and fitted out throughout. All in all excellent.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a fantastic cottage well placed to explore Northern Lakes and fells"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2021

  • "We enjoyed a fantastic week in this beautifully furnished and equipped cottage in the lovely village of Greystoke."

    Everything appeared to be brand new, the beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of hot water for a relaxing bath after a long walk. The outdoor space, a cobbled yard with table and chairs, was perfect for a bbq and caught the sun all day. Add a pub serving good meals a minute’s walk away and a shop selling all the essentials literally across the road, and you have the recipe for a perfect holiday!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2021

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  • Two bedroom: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • First-floor sitting room with electric fire
  • Electric heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking in village
  • Back courtyard garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile.

The property

This delightful mid-terrace cottage rests in the charming Cumbrian village of Greystoke, offering four guests a lovely base for exploring the Lake District.

The Crook enjoys bright and airy first-floor living areas, along with a rear garden and is just a stroll away from the amenities of the village.

Upon entering the property, be welcomed into the utility room, with coat hooks and room to store shoes and boots, along with a washing machine and access to the back garden.

Continue into the rest of the ground floor, home to the pretty twin bedroom and a shower room before heading upstairs to relax in the lovely living areas.

Discover a homely sitting room with two sofas to spread out on and a Smart TV to provide ample entertainment while the electric stove-effect fire adds a warming ambiance.

Make delicious meals in the kitchen/diner, boasting contemporary style and all the appliances you need for home-cooking including an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and a handy slimline dishwasher.

The second bedroom can be found on this floor too, boasting a beautiful king-size bed and enjoying a spacious en-suite bathroom, perfect for freshening up or relaxing in after a long day of walking in the Lakes.

Spend time outdoors in your own private courtyard garden area on the ground floor, with seating providing an excellent spot for enjoying your morning coffee in the sun.

A short stroll can bring you to the lovely village shop where you can pick up any essentials, whilst the pub, The Boot & Shoe Inn, is a friendly local serving food too, perfect for a night off cooking.

There is also a children's play area within walking distance as well as Greystoke open air swimming pool to enjoy in the summer months (May-August).

Venture to Penrith, just five miles away, to enjoy a larger selection of restaurants, pubs and cafés as well Penrith Castle, once occupied by Richard III, with the Castle Park being wonderful for a picnic on a sunny day.

Explore Penrith and Eden Museum, discovering the local history, as well as stopping at Mayburgh Henge, an impressive prehistoric monument which you can easily incorporate into a walk, as well as the Neolithic earthwork henge of King Arthur's Round Table.

Explore the beautiful Lake District National Park where an endless choice of walks can be enjoyed as well as attractions; head to Ullswater for a walk around the water and see the amazing Aira Force Waterfall amid the pretty nature trail or hop on an Ullswater Steamer to cruise along the lake.

The charming town of Keswick is another excellent place to visit, sitting at the head of Derwentwater and surrounded by wonderful peaks including Skiddaw, Blencathra, Grisedale Pike and Grasmoor, as well as the town being host to Puzzling Place, a unique attraction with optical illusions and artwork sure to impress!

Enjoy a fantastic holiday at The Crook, making unforgettable memories in the Lake District.

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About the location


Penrith 5 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

This charming village has a number of 17th Century cottages and is conveniently situated just 5 miles from Penrith. Set just on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park, only 5 miles from Ullswater and the numerous picturesque walks available make this a fabulous location for fans of the outdoors. Nearby, the popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the north of the Lake District and has plenty to offer, boasting numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering the Theatre on the Lake, a charming cinema, museum, indoor climbing wall and miniature golf. The area also steeped in history with a 10th century church in the village, lovely castle in Penrith and the stunning remains of Lowther Castle. Greystoke provides easy access to the spectacular Cumbrian countryside which can be explored by both car and on foot, and the southern Lakes, Eden Valley, Pennines Solway Coast and Hadrian's Wall all within close proximity, making this a great location with plenty to see and do.