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Crosthwaite, near Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041242)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Magerfleisch

    “We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Highbeck – it’s very well furnished and exceeded our expectations.”

    We have a few comments: ...

    We have a few comments: Instructions on using the heating system(s) would have been very helpful – we were unsure how to adjust the temperature and would have preferred being more knowledgeable about it. A thorough overhaul of the drawer containing manuals and instruction booklets would be a good idea – we noticed manuals for appliances that weren’t there and missing manuals for appliances that were there. The bathrooms would benefit from a hook on the back of the doors – the only door with such a hook is the downstairs WC, which is about the only place that a hook isn’t needed. Finally, the description on the website is inaccurate – there is even more accommodation than listed. First, all four bedrooms are en suite and the three doubles appear to have superking beds (although we didn’t measure them). There is in addition a separate shower room upstairs – which means a total of 5 bathrooms plus the WC. We were quite confused by the booking process – as I understand it from talking to the housekeeper, although we had originally booked Highbeck Cottage a year ago, our booking was transferred to Highbeck because there was a long-term rental that might interfere with the availability of the cottage. However, when our booking was confirmed, there was no explanation of this and we were surprised to be given the link to Highbeck instead. When we queried this, because the description of Highbeck made it clear that there was more accommodation than we requested, we were simply told our booking was for Highbeck. We were pleased and amazed, but then surprised and disappointed to find that the upstairs of the accommodation described for us was locked (which was remedied for us by the housekeeper). In short, more explanation from the booking site would have been useful. If Highbeck in future is going to be rented as a two-bedroom, then this should be clearly stated on the booking website/confirmation (and a complete description of the 2 bedrooms on the 1st floor included) so as to avoid confusion. Let me say again that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and that Highbeck is a wonderful self-catering option

    - Ms Magerfleisch, May 2021

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The property

This sophisticated Lakeland residence stands in a secluded 3 acres of grounds, alongside Highbeck Cottage a short stroll from the village of Crosthwaite.

A sweeping gravel driveway leads to the property with steps leading to the entrance and large sun terrace.

Enter via a quarry tiled porch and elegant entrance hall, with room for coats and boots, leading to the stunning lounge with a wall of glass providing the views.

The room is beautifully furnished with comfy leather sofas, and to one end is a solid oak dining table, great for sociable meals.

The chic country kitchen is spacious and has a large range cooker, and a smaller dining area.

Outside, the beautiful south facing sun terrace and a choice of garden seating areas to the side and rear spoil you for choice to enjoy the views.

So many options to relax with a glass of something and soak up the peace and tranquillity of this lovely spot.

Downstairs you have 2 large bedrooms: one king size and the other bedroom be super king size or twins.

(please specify when booking).

Two separate shower rooms and additional WC.

Head upstairs to the Master Suite with a contemporary glass fronted balcony to enjoy those views or stay in bed and enjoy the view from there!

The en-suite here is a large bathroom with a claw foot bath and separate shower.

Also on this level is a twin room again with a good size en-suite with a claw foot bath and separate shower.

The Lyth Valley lies to the east of Lake Windermere, and is renowned for its high-class country pub restaurants, one of which stands only a stroll away from Highbeck.

The Punchbowl Inn has long been regarded as one of the finest Lake District gastropubs, well worth a visit and nestling alongside a pretty old church.

The Lyth Valley is also famous for its damson orchards and fruit trees.

We also recommend the Brown Horse at Winster, the Wheatsheaf at Brigsteer, The Black Labrador, Underbarrow, the Hare & Hounds at Levens & Bowland Bridge, and the Masons Arms, Strawberry Bank.

This beautiful valley is full of quiet lanes and cycle routes, and a peaceful landscape but still only a 20-minute drive from bustling Bowness & Windermere villages.

You're also close to the National Trust Fell Foot park with fantastic access to boat hire, swimming, lake cruises and the Windermere Yacht Club.

The old market town of Kendal is also easily accessible from Crosthwaite, with a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as entertainment for all ages at the Brewery Arts Centre


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one zip/link can be 2 x twin on request), 1 x super king-size with en-suite with shower over bath, basin and WC and balcony, 1 x twin with en-suite with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x shower rooms with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area for 4
  • Open plan sitting room with dining area for 8.
  • Gas central heating
  • Three oven range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge and freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 58" Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • 3 acres of grounds and gardens with sun terrace and furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Off road aprking for 4 cars
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 8 min walk
  • Shop 5 miles
  • Bowness and Lake Windermere 5.8 miles.

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About the location


Kendal 5 miles; Windermere 7.5 miles.

Underbarrow is a quiet, pretty Lakeland village close to the historic market town of Kendal and within reach of the wonderful Lake Windermere. The village has a pub and is ideally placed for exploring southern Lakeland and the Lake District National Park. Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall, both with fine gardens, are nearby, and Kendal has much to offer in terms of shopping and is quite lively culturally, thanks to the Brewery Arts Centre and the Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum, which is widely recognised as one of the best in the region. Also worth a visit is the ruin of Kendal Castle, which was formerly the home of Katherine Parr, and there’s plenty to see and do with Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel, Ulverton, Bowness, Ambleside and even the Yorkshire Dales National Park within driving distance. Underbarrow is a lovely base for exploring the area.

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