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Camellia Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved the cottage, only two things I felt were missing."

    Heat in the bathroom and a light at the back door.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owner will be able to see your suggestions and action where they see fit. We are glad that you enjoyed the cottage. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz4.4Oct 2023

  • "Stayed a few days in this lovely cottage."

    It had everything we needed with comfortable chairs and bed. It is also in a good location not too far (in a car) from supermarkets in Kendal, a couple of decent pubs which were dog friendly and the attractions around Windermere. It was handy that there was a parking space outside. Pity someone was in it a couple of times. An alternative spot was nearby though, so not a huge issue. The spiral staircase was not an issue for us, but as the listing says, it is steep. It leads to a nicely spacious upstairs. I would definitely recommend Camellia Cottage if you are looking for somewhere quiet.

    Reviewed by Morris5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cushions on 2 seater sofa flat."

    And a two seater sofa not big enough for guests. The metal staircase not very safe and not suitable for disabled. Location was not 10 minutes from Windermere. Parking insufficient!

    Thank you for your feedback. We take all comments on board. Further to comments made about the staircase- there is a note on the listing which states its suitability. We will look at the information provided to ensure that it is correct. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by John1.9Oct 2023

  • "My husband and I stayed at Camellia cottage with our dog in early October 23."

    It was exactly as described and perfect for our needs. We cooked a few meals in and also ate at the local pub, the Sun Inn (walking distance, definitely recommend)- kitchen was well equipped, plenty of space in the fridge, appliances good. We had plenty of hot water and were toasty warm. Bathroom fabulous. All very comfortable throughout but as explained this is not suitable for someone with limited mobility due to spiral staircase and 2 different levels on the ground floor. We didn't need to use the beautiful log burner as the weather was reasonably kind. Location is fabulous if you want to be away from crowds but close enough to get into the main touristy spots. We got to Langdales for our usual walking favourites very easily but roads were quiet due to term time. Staveley is about 10 minutes away for closest convenience store, chemist etc. Ulverston is the other way and about 20 minutes or so for bigger shops such as Booths. We visited new places for the first time such as the Kentmere Valley- what a stunner. We will return to this cottage and that is a first for us- perfect for everything we like.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2023

  • "Quiet location ideally situated for everything the Lake District has to offer."

    Peaceful and private courtyard for outside dining.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect If I could live here I would, beautiful cosy cottage set in fabulous location Clean, tidy, full of character and charm, everything you need for relaxing family holiday."

    Near a few pubs and lots of walks Booking again for next year

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fab location - pub nearby, great walks, short drive to Kendal, Bowness, Ambleside etc."

    Across the road from cottage is a public footpath with a short walk which we did first thing to help our young energetic dog run off some steam - a lovely stream too. Everything you need is there. 4 bed but in spare room there is a kind of temporary bed which could be used but not too comfy so our 2 teens slept in same room on twin beds - they would have preferred their own room. Lovely clean fresh towels and sheets. Handy porch for drying and for dog to sleep in. Overall a great cosy base for us to explore the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jul 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage, enjoyed the sunshine on the patio, the cottage had everything we needed and was so cosy and comfy."

    Would definitely recommend. We were able to walk out of the cottage and their were some great walks in the Kentmere Mountains a short drive away. We had a very relaxing and wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful and we loved our stay here!"

    It was clean, wonderfully decorated and in a great location just 10 minutes from lake Windermere. It was well equipped and had a beautiful outdoor area with flowers blooming in the summer. I will be recommending this cottage for my family and friends in the future!

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you had a lovely stay! We hope to welcome you back again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Good facilities and plenty of space for us (a couple and medium sized dog). Kitchen was well equipped and the bathroom looked like it had recently been refurbished. Everywhere was clean and tastefully decorated. Particularly pleased to find guidebooks and maps available. Some good walks from the cottage and a nice pub nearby. Would definitely recommend and would return.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cottage itself nice but let down by lack of cleaning - plates visibly dirty, sweet wrappers under beds kitchen surfaces dirty, ants in kitchen etc Walls v thin so can hear every word from next door."

    Metal spiral staircase quite painful on feet unless you bring slippers! Nice location and fine overall.

    Reviewed by Tim3.4Apr 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Camellia cottage."

    It had all the facilities we required, was very clean and cosy. Lovely walks from the cottage and the food at the local pub was delicious. The only concern was that the spiral staircase would not suit everyone. We can’t recommend the cottage enough. We will definitely stay here again.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "A well equipped comfortable cottage."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you found the cottage comfortable. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic Christmas stay here, every think perfect thank you!"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "We, as a family, have stayed at Camelia cottage before and as like the first time, we had a great stay in the most comfy and cosiest of cottages."

    Superb location and base for touring with a pub literally 5 mins walk away where we had a very warm welcome and a marvellous meal. We will be back again .......

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2022

  • "The house was recommended by our son who stayed earlier in the year and it did not disappoint it’s a lovely house very cosy and has everything you need great location between Windermere and Kendal and some lovely walks just wish I had taken my golf clubs we will definitely be back and would definitely stay here again P."

    S I fixed the latch on the back gate your welcome LoL

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "Camellia Cottage is an absolute gem of a place and we will definitely be going back."

    The cottage is in an ideal place if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle as you are in between Bowness and Kendal, which is a 10 minute drive. There is a pub that you can walk to which does food. The cottage itself has a lovely open plan layout with the chimney and log burner separating the kitchen and lounge as feature. Just remember to bring some kindling, firefighters and logs as these are not provided and we had to go out and buy some. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs all with duvet covers that are provided. The third bedroom has lots of books so, if your looking for a place to go/walk, there are OS maps and books with lots of information which we thought was very helpful. The bathroom is modern and looks brand new with a decent size bath and powerful shower. The spiral staircase is beautiful but, I would recommend you bring slippers as it is not as soft on your feet and also, the kitchen floor is stone. The cottage itself is well equipped with an oven, hob and microwave if you like your cooking and has lots of kitchen utensils. The garden itself is a stone courtyard so, if you have a dog like we did, we found she didn’t like to go to the toilet on it and she preferred the field opposite. The only thing I would say is that the check in times should be altered slightly as a 4pm check in seems too late considering you have paid for 5 days. Overall though, we had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the cottage 100% and we would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Another great stay."

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Sep 2022

  • "The parking outside the cottage was not sign posted and as such other cars were parking there during our stay."

    A gate at the side of the courtyard garden would make the garden secure for a dog. The fireplace had no kindling and/or logs so when we, arrived we were unable to use the fire. We left the cottage with a fire ready to light and also left kindling and logs.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely loved this beamed characterful cottage & area!"

    Good for dogs. We explored some new walks from here- first day 11 miles from the door & we also ventured further afield too. We visited Hadrians wall & Carlisle Castle for a nice change in addition to our beloved Lakeland walks. light & airy accommodation with nice big windows to view the abundance of pretty anemones in little gardens. Comfy sofas & good sized TV & reception with Netflix for movies after our days walking. Glad we brought slippers for the unique spiral staircase up to very comfy beds, beautiful linen & large modern bathroom with plenty of hot water for the three of us & room to dry our wet clothes after walking. Nice to sit & read in the upstairs spare third room if you don’t want to watch TV with the the others. Parking for our large saloon car at the door pleased my husband. , Double glass doors leading onto the large enclosed courtyard was nice on our first couple of warm days.Loved the large side porch entrance to hang our coats & store boots & dog stuff & the open plan kitchen/diner was nice to cook in & well equipped. A large under counter freezer was great for my weeks food delivery on our arrival & I loved using the high wall oven. A bonus was pleasant neighbours in the mill hamlet who gave us some tasty freshly picked home grown runner beans. We had a fab week here!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent stay at this cosy, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    It had everything we needed and the setting was simply stunning.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was are first holiday stopping in a dog friendly cottage, and we were pleasantly surprised at how clean it was you could not tell that any other dogs had been there."

    The cottage looked clean and fresh and had a new bathroom fitted since cottage pictures were taken. We couldn’t fault it and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely stay in the Lakes - thank you"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week here with only one draw back."

    We found the master bedroom double bed very hard and small so sadly we didn’t sleep very well for the week. Unfortunately we wouldn’t book the cottage again as the lack of sleep over the week hasn’t left us feeling relaxed and rejuvenated as we normally feel after a week in the Lakes.

    I'm glad you had a fantastic week in the Lakes and enjoyed the local area. I'm sorry to hear that it was not as relaxing as you'd hoped as you found it difficult to sleep. We do strive to make the cottage as comfortable as possible and provide a good quality mattress and a standard size double bed. Please do come back again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nichola3.8Apr 2022

  • "Nice, cosy cottage in a great location for exploring the Lakes."

    Did also some nice walks from the cottage in the surrounding countryside, with beautiful views. We enjoyed the lovely view onto the budding flowers in the garden from the diningspace. Our dog loved the rug in front of the fire place. Fantastic shower, ideal after long walks. We had some trouble with the radiator in the bathroom, did not always heat up. The elevation in the floor, the stone step, between living room and kitchen was a hazard. As the tiling is the same, it is hard to see there is a sudden step down. Thanks for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Frank4.7Apr 2022

  • "We arrived to a beautiful clean warm cottage that looked even better than the photos."

    We were so impressed with the cottage and the locality. Our dog seemed to really love the place as well especially as the owner of the local pub gave her some beef and made our dog very welcome. We loved everything about the cottage, the beautiful pottery in the cottage is amazing and the owners furniture really suited the place. The bath/shower room was new and wonderful. We will definitely try and stay again thank you for all the little touches like tea, coffee and sugar. Very comfortable bedding and everything you could want in the kitchen. Happy holidays Nik, Jackie and Rosie the dog

    Thank you ever so much for your lovely feedback! We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Camellia Cottage, and we will look forward to welcoming you both, and Rosie of course to stay with us again in the near future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacquelyne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely location brilliant building just needs at bit of a re vamp prefer for use ..."

    Lovely location brilliant building just needs at bit of a re vamp prefer for use working away probably wouldn’t come with the family bathroom nice just needs an up date

    Thank you for your feedback further to your stay with us at Camellia. The bathroom as you have said has been updated, but the decor throughout the property is in keeping with the traditional Lakeland cottage style and the owner is very dedicated to having the property in keeping with it's style and age. We really hope you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the local area and all that it has to offer. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you, and Kind Regards, The owners team at Lakelovers Property Owner

    Reviewed by Will3.4Nov 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was cosy and comfortable and located in a beautiful setting. We’re looking to book again next year.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Nice clean cosy cottage."

    Sadly it rained most of the time we were ther but lit the fire, read and played games. The yard is bigger than it looks in the photo. Nice and dark at night, great to see the stars.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Oct 2021

  • "There were just 2 minor things in the cottage that were broken on our arrival; the plug for the wireless speaker and the roller blind on the window of the back door."

    These did not spoil our stay in this fabulous location at the southern end of the lakes not far from the M6 motorway. The cottage was absolutely beautiful and very well designed and equipped for our stay. We loved the decorative touches, the very useful large porch with storage and a radiator to help dry our weather clothes, the comfortable beds, the lovely bathroom and the gorgeous gardens.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2021

  • "Whilst I understand the need for more rigorous cleaning etc during COVID times I do think a 4pm check in time is rather late."

    Also a10am checkout is rather early when staying in a self catering property as you cant just be up and off..particularly when you expect guests to strip beds and wash up and empty bins and fridges etc. Your cleaner turned up at1005 and was rather offhand telling us we should have been out by 10. I can’t imagine most people being ready for the stated time and a few minutes grace would be appreciated.

    Reviewed by Francine5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have always used Lakelovers for our holiday breaks up in the Lake District and have always had the best of professional service and assistance ."

    .. this time was, as ever, no exception! this Our latest stay in the adorable Camellia Cottage was once again first class. The cottage itself was most most comfortable and welcoming and outstandingly well kept. The location of the cottage in the very quiet area of Crook was ideally suited to our needs for walking and enjoying a peaceful retreat. The local Inn, The Sun, with a fantastically warm welcome, outstanding service and fab food, being a 5 minute walk away was an added bonus!! All in all a most enjoyable 5☆ weeks holiday and we will be definately returning to Camellia Cottage hopefully in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location, nice and quiet."

    Great walks from the door to take our dog. 5 minute walk to the nearest pub, we had a lovely meal there. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2021

  • "The third bedroom should have a proper single bed made up as we used this , luckily we had a sleeping bag ."

    1 further point , the bathroom door strip between the carpet and bathroom floor has large screws which don't seem to be flush and we caught our feet a couple of times , recommend this is looked at But other than that the house was lovely , great spot, clean and tidy

    Thank you for your feedback after your recent stay at Camellia Cottage. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful stay. The property is advertised as a sleeps 4 property with 2 bedrooms, although there is a bed in the dressing room this is not there to be slept in due to the size of the property so is just set up as a sofa hence no linen on it. Many thanks again and we hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous location for visiting the lakes."

    Quiet and idilyic trip.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

  • "Very comfortable accommodation felt like a home from home."

    Would stay again happily and highly recommend it, one of the best showers I have also ever used just what I needed after hilly walks and hiking.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully clean and felt like there had been time spent making sure it felt safe to stay in 10/10"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage in lovely peaceful location but near enough to Bowness for shops etc."

    Property was superbly equipped and spotlessly clean. We didn't want for anything.

    Mrs YorkMay 2019

  • "Very well equipped cottage, heating very good."

    Great location. Everything very straight forward without any hassle but I know Lakeslovers team contactable should I have needed them. I will definitely look to booking something again in the future.

    Mrs SharrockNov -0001

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kithchen, dining room and sitting room
  • Dressing room.
  • Oil central heating with feature double sided woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Cottage courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 8 mins walk
  • Shop 2.5 miles
  • Note: Additional parking at the beginning of the lane on the right hand side
  • Children under the age of 7 are not accepted at this property.

The property

Set in the quiet hamlet of Crook just a short drive from the shores of Lake Windermere and within relatively easy reach of the Central Lakes, the Cottage is a great location to relax or get active.

Playing golf?

A 9-hole course is available in the village and two 18-hole courses are nearby including the renowned Windermere Golf Club.

You can also fish, cycle or simply walk from the door.

This is a lovely cottage that is bright and airy, well-appointed and a real treat.

The open plan living space is focused around the dual aspect log burning stove, with comfy sofas and TV and on the other side of the wood-burner is the dining area.

The modern kitchen has all the amenities required, and a spiral staircase that leads to the bedrooms, dressing room and bathroom on the first floor.

You can relax in the delightful courtyard overlooked by the pretty cottage garden.

To the front of the cottage and across the quiet lane the view is of the neighbouring orchard and the meadows beyond.

The village of Crook is on the edge of the Lyth Valley not far from Kendal and Windermere.

The village of Staveley is a ten-minute drive away and there you will find a good range of shops and places to eat and gateway to the Kentmere Horseshoe and tarn.

The Lyth Valley lies behind Cartmel Fell to the east of Lake Windermere and is known for its serene orchard landscapes, in particular damsons.

There are a number of widely acclaimed Lake District gastropubs including The Punchbowl at Crosthwaite, The Black Labrador at Underbarrow, The Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank and Hare and Hounds at Levens.

The unspoilt medieval village of Cartmel on the fringe of the Lake District National Park - a twenty-minute drive from Camellia Cottage.

A foodie’s paradise, with inns, shops and the internationally acclaimed Michelin Star restaurant, L'Enclume.

There is also Cartmel Racecourse.

Ten minutes west of the cottage the bustling village of Bowness sits on the shores of Lake Windermere and again offers a wealth of places to eat and drink, a great selection of shops and visitor attractions for all the family.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


  • Kendal 4.3 miles
  • Windermere 6.2 miles

The pretty hamlet of Crook is situated in beautiful Lakeland countryside and offers excellent access to the heart of the Lake District National Park. There is a pub in Crook itself and a wide variety of super walks on the surrounding fells. Less than six miles from Lake Windermere - England's longest lake - and a similar distance from all the amenities of Kendal, Cumbria's historic market town. The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops, and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a short car ride away, to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

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Steep spiral staircase not suitable for the young or the elderley.

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