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The Crook

(Ref. 9837)

Great Urswick near Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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78 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cosy cottage providing everything needed for weeks break in this beautiful area."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2024

  • "A cosy and well equipped cottage in a beautiful part of the country."

    Great area for walking.

    Reviewed by Carolyne5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was a nice cottage ideal for our needs."

    We had two small issues, a bulb replacement and ring main power tripped. Both were fixed very quickly. Tim was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2023

  • "A well equipped, comfortable and quiet cottage."

    Ideally situated for exploring the local area and Southern Lakes. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic little cottage,with everything you need catered for,Tim was always available without being seen,would recommend this property."

    Discovered a part of the lakes we don't normally get too.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage lovely surroundings clean comfortable had a wonderful stay will definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday the cottage had everything we needed which made for a very comfortable stay."

    The host was welcoming and attentive. Great area for exploring.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay here, it is in the perfect location if you want me to in a quiet place but still close to any shops or villages."

    The owners are lovely. Highly recommend for a little short stay.

    Reviewed by Isobelle4.7May 2023

  • "Excellent cottage in a beautiful village."

    Quiet peaceful and relaxing. The cottage was spotlessly clean very well equipped with a very comfortable bed . The host is a really nice man who is very helpful. Would 100% recommend and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2023

  • "This was our third visit and hopefully we will be returning next year."

    Owner is very friendly and helpful. It is clean and well equipped and the price is very good. Alan and Janet Cunningham.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "We found the bed matress far too soft and would have prefered something much firmer."

    As we are both tall we found the lounge chairs to far to low and no back and head support. Light bulbs needed changing in the lounge and the door lock mechanisms could do with oiling. Having said that we did enjoy our stay and it wouldn't stop us going back again.

    Reviewed by David4.1Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, everything we needed was right there."

    We had a lovely peaceful week and recharged our batteries. Great place and friendly owner. Thank you

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2023

  • "I had a lovely time in "The Crook" cottage."

    Everything in the cottage was in good order and nothing I needed for my holiday was missing.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely little well appointed cosy cottage,comfortable bed,absolutely fantastic shower."

    Lots to do in the area and a good base for exploring Cumbria and The Lake District. Host was attentive and the little treats left for you on arrival are a lovely surprise. Wouldn't hesitate to stay at The Crook again. Highly Recommended.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Feb 2023

  • "If you want a quiet holiday cottage in a nice village, but only 15min drive from a large town,, this is the one."

    Reviewed by Patrick3.4Feb 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage."

    Quiet and peaceful. The cottage is well maintained. Fresh flowers, milk and wine made for a lovely welcoming. An ideal base for us, so much so that we have booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is an amazing cottage to stay in."

    We have just had our honeymoon here and it is so cosy and intimate, as the write up already says " It is lovely for a romantic getaway". We totally agree.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage."

    The owner was friendly and welcoming. It's in beautifully quiet village and the views in the area are stunning.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Crook was an excellent choice for two people, small and cosy."

    The owner seemed to think of all eventualities and supplied lots of stuff, including wine, biccies and flowers. Tim (owner) was pleasant and helpful. Had a bit of a laugh finding it though because it’s all winding lanes and hidden driveways. Was a bit disappointed with the local pub The General Bourgoyne being shut most of the week for some reason, caught it one day and it was a nice pub, really looked forward to a visit each day but hey ho that’s not the owners fault. Had a couple of good meals in Dalton-In-Furness “Hartley’s” lovely owner/waitress

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Beautiful setting. Attentive but not intrusive owners

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our 3rd stay at The Crook."

    Good facilities. Friendly, helpful owner. Friendly little village.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in The Crook."

    It's location was ideal for us as it was close to many nature reserves. There was so much to do in the area a week was not long enough! The cottage was very well equipped, just like being at home and the owners were very friendly and welcoming. If I were to be really picky, the one fault was the broadband connection which was poor in the evening but other than that a perfect base for exploring Western Cumbria and North Lancashire. We would definitely consider this cottage again for a further visit to this area.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.1Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet village, we were very impressed with all the little extra's that were provided."

    Really enjoyed our stay and would recommend the cottage to others.The owner is very friendly and approachable.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2022

  • "Our stay was fabulous."

    We wanted peace and quiet, and a comfortable place to call home for a few days, the Crook was perfect. Our hosts were lovely, and very accomodating to us. We'd happily book again. Overall, a perfect break. Thank you

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property, in a lovely area."

    Had a really nice relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay and everything was great, owners were friendly and helpful."

    Only minor thing was the mattress was very soft compared to our preference but you can't please everyone with those things. Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great hosts.

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Feb 2022

  • "The Crook is a very comfortable and cosy cottage situated in a lovely picturesque village close to Ulveston."

    I received a warm welcome from the property owner and everything I needed was available to me. This is an ideal cottage for one or two persons. There are plenty of walks and sites to visit in the area and also easy access to the Lake District travelling by car. I would definitely recommend the property and area to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Jan 2022

  • "I stayed on my own January 2022, the cottage was very clean when I arrived and had lovely comfortable facilities."

    The temperature in the cottage was easy to control as there are extra heaters if needed. The owner Tim was very friendly and made me feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend this if you would like a quiet getaway.

    Reviewed by Elise5.0Jan 2022

  • "Cosy, well equipped little cottage for two."

    Friendly owner. In quiet village with friendly local pub.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic little cottage with everything you need and the owner was lovely."

    It is in an ideal location to explore the lake district we couldn’t fault it!

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Nov 2021

  • "A very nice cottage, exceptionally spacious and warm, a great location, and a very helpful host."

    What else you need for a comfortable 1-week break. Even the raining weather did not manage to keep us inside. Enjoy every moment out there.

    Reviewed by Xuguang4.7Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was just as described in a very quiet location."

    Village pub 10 minutes walk away providing a warm welcome and good food. Property had heating but we found bathroom cold. Otherwise spot on. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, well presented, very well equipped."

    Great location for exploring both the Lakes and Low Furness area, lots to see and do with outstanding scenery around the bay. Our Host Tim gave some advice odout walks local to area and more info in visitors book too.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is a wonderfully cosy and well equipped base for exploring the local area."

    The owner is welcoming and the milk, biscuits and wine on arrival we’re a lovely touch. There are walks from the door and so many places of interest nearby, which kept us busy all week. It was a pleasure to come home to The Crook each evening and enjoy the peace and quiet of our surroundings.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Crook is in a great location to visit the Lakes and had everything we needed."

    It was lovely to heard the birds in the garden morning and evening. The owner Tim was very helpful if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Dianne4.7Jun 2021

  • "Comfortable accomodation for two."

    Well equipped. Friendly owners right next door. Few minutes stroll to friendly village pub. Good base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4May 2021

  • "Really comfortable and homely place."

    Made to feel very welcome. Nice to know that if we had needed anything else thenthey were on hand to help. Lovely decking area in the garden, we loved relaxing and watching the birds. Perfectly located with easy access to walking and cycling routes.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Apr 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Sep 2020

  • "First time at Lakes and in a cottage but definitely won't be the last"

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 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

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2020

  • "The owner was very friendly and helpful without being intrusive."

    Left wine flowers biscuits and other items for us. Very peaceful village.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 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

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jul 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.

    Reviewed by A5.0Oct 2019

  • "A lovely well equipped cosy cottage."

    Great for exploring the South Lakes and Furness Peninsula. Hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Oct 2019

  • "This is a brilliant area to holiday in - lots to do whatever the weather."

    Crook Cottage is more spacious than some 'sleeps two' cottages we have used, and is very will equipped; very cosy, warm and homely. Tim Beard is a very friendly, helpful host. We would definitely use this cottage again if we were to hoilday in this part of the country again.

    Reviewed by Helen Kay5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely spot less when we arrived there was a nice bottle of wine plus some flowers and milk + tea bags and milk The owner is very nice and friendly and help full we will be going there again ."

    ......brilliant stress free

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, tucked away in a beautiful village near Ulverston."

    Very handy for exploring the local area and a great pub nearby for eating out. Tim, the owner, was extremely helpful and had even left us biscuits and wine for our stay - perfect! The cottage was spotlessly clean with a well equipped kitchen, modern bathroom and the comfiest bed ever. The garden has many bird visitors to our dellight and was such a wonderful place to relax that we felt completely refreshed after our break. Highly recommend this cottage - a hidden gem.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2019

  • "Wonderful accommodation and on days when weather not as good it was great to come back to such comfort."

    Found the roads very busy and parking at various sights to be in very short supply. Parking at Lancaster very expensive if you exceeded a three hour mark and when you are looking around a city with lots to see then three hours is not a lot of time. Three hours was £3.50. But 3 hours and ten minutes was £10.00 which we felt to be a big jump. Left a feeling that visitors are being ripped off. Just a word for,visitors to be more aware than we were. We found our host to be charming and very helpful and for this along with the high standard of accomodation we would be happy to recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by Georgie5.0Aug 2019

  • "The area is renowned for its beauty & it didn't disappoint."

    The cottage was perfect, a joy to return to after our days out. Extremely comfortable & full of thoughtful touches. Tim had thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable, the only thing he couldn't fix was the weather, which after the exceptional temperatures of the previous week, we were back with rain! Still we found lots to do in the area, places to visit, just meant using the car more than we'd planned. Had a great week especially the lake cruise & the Eskdale railway. As always the week goes very quickly so we couldn't pack in everything we wanted so will have to visit this part of the country again some time.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a really quiet area."

    The cottage was well equipped and comfortable. We had a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Jul 2019

  • "This was a return visit to the cottage after 5 years."

    It was as if time had stood still and the cottage looked exactly the same - very comfortable, clean and tidy, and well-equipped. The owner lives next door and the barn on the other side is currently being converted (by the man who lives opposite) into two holiday cottages.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was exceptional and is a credit to the owner Mr Beard."

    We loved staying there and it was a very good base to travel out from to explore the surrounding area in Lake district. There was bottle of wine awaiting us and it was very much appreciated sitting out on a warm evening on the decking area. As well as milk/tea/coffee/sugar being there when we arrived helped immensely. The cottage was lovely and cool and the foresight to have a fan in the bedroom was inspired. Everything was spotlessly clean and the shower was excellent. would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Jun 2019

  • "The crook was a very comfortable and clean cottage nothing was to much trouble ..."

    The crook was a very comfortable and clean cottage nothing was to much trouble for the owner we had a very nice relaxing stay every thing was perfect

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottage was or is great every thing you need and more , host tim is a real nice ..."

    Cottage was or is great every thing you need and more , host tim is a real nice guy nothing to much trouble we will highly recommend and will be going back

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2019

  • "This is a well equipped cottage."

    A little gem

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2019

  • "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

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Apr 2019

  • "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.

    I'm sorry you had issues at the time and thank you for the feedback which we investigated for you. As we mediate between an owner and customer, we will always strive to reach a resolution that is acceptable to both parties. I'm sorry that on this occasion we couldn't do this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen2.2Feb 2019

  • "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

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Sep 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Derek4.1Aug 2018

  • "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

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Jun 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2018

  • "Helpful and considerate owner with excellent position to do lots of things depending on your wishes"

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Mar 2018

  • "A very peaceful and relaxing cottage, with excellent facilities, perfect for 2."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, great location."

    Mountain Goat Tour well worth doing from Windermere.

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Nov 2017

  • "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!"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.8Nov 2017

  • "This is our 5th year staying at this cottage from 2014 I think we will book next year need I say more."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2017

  • "The whole holiday was great, and we have already booked The Crook for TWO weeks next year."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2017

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2017

  • "A super hidden gem in the southern Lakes."

    Ideal location for a quiet breakaway at any time of the year. Would certainly consider a revisit in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2017

  • "We enjoyed the location and used it as a base for the southern Lakes."

    We usually visit alternative locations rather than revisit a previous holiday spot. We would recommend the property and Sykes to others.

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Sep 2016

  • "A fabulous cottage - very comfortable after a busy day exploring"

    Reviewed by Sue4.6Sep 2016

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  • 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.

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 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 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 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 cottage, perfect for a romantic break.

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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, Muncaster Castle and the Aquarium of the Lakes.

Note: Children under the age of 2 only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas