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Little Crake Howe

(Ref. 14607)

Selside near Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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108 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just had a wonderful week at Little Crake Howe."

    The views were stunning and although was on a working farm it wasn’t noisy. Both John and Hazel the owners were lovely people and very helpful . Will definitely return for another visit.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2024

  • "Would recommend this lovely comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Had a lovely stay and break."

    Thank you to John for his hospitality and chats. Twig, Blade, Thorn and Bramble added extra entertainment for the little un. Cottage is lovely with high ceilings and space. Getting to and from property; be prepared for tight lanes, however, traffic is minimal. Some lovely walks and views from the property. A great base to explore the southern and western lakes.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7May 2024

  • "Can't fault Little Crake Howe."

    Lovely setting, good location for exploring South Lakeland and beyond.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful, very high standard cottage."

    Easy to access from main roads. Lovely surroundings on a farm and gorgeous views across the countryside. Friendly owners and cats!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage is superbly appointed and comfortable."

    I could think of nothing else that could resonably be provided. This was especially beneficial during our stay due to the appalling weather for April. It's why they have lakes in Cumbria though !

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2024

  • "You won't find better than this cottage in the Lake District."

    It's both modern and rustic and really cosy and warm. The views are amazing and the location is great; we loved Kendal and found some fantastic walks both locally and a short drive away. Staying on a working farm was an amazing experience for our children, seeing how many lambs had been born each morning and getting to meet them. The owners are a lovely, welcoming family who were happy to answer all of our children's questions. We'll definitely be back and will be recommending the cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Cat5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage is beautifully furnished with everything you could possibly need and all the comforts of a well appointed home."

    It is spacious, yet cosy and is ideally located for exploring North and South Lakeland. The peace and quiet offers time to appreciate the wonderful views and the owners could not have been more welcoming.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped and comfortable."

    Spotlessly clean. Great location, very quiet and lovely views. Loved the really friendly cats. Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Mar 2024

  • "Just retured from Little Crake Howe holiday cottage, lovely cottage only thing i did not like was the toilet roll in the en-suit was in a holder on the floor would have liked it fixed to the wall, easy to reach than to stretch down to the floor."

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Feb 2024

  • "Little Crake Howe is a beautiful cottage, 5 star in every way, situated on a working farm and hosted by John & Hazel."

    It was our second visit and we will be returning again next year. Highly recommend. Julie, Dawn & Lynne.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage, superbly appointed with amazing 'vistas' all round, a great log-fire to keep all and sundry cosy and warm throughout, and independently controlled underfloor heating, to accommodate your room (bedroom/bathroom) individually, amidst the total peace and quiet."

    Both John and Hazel are great hosts, should you require advice on anywhere to go? well as all the information detailed within the 'house' information book or just sit-in and chill-lax with a good book, a large glass of wine or G & T in front of the fire,...what's not to like?

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Nov 2023

  • "We loved our stay here."

    The cottage was very comfortable and clean and had everything we needed. Even though situated on a working farm we had a very peaceful stay. The cottage was also well situated for visiting Windermere and Ambleside. We certainly hope to return here.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2023

  • "Such a lovely cosy place its a credit to Hazel & John."

    Everything u cud want was in thr cottage and the beds were so comfortable

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of England."

    Peaceful and relaxing and well situated to access the rest of the Lake District. Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is really a beautiful house, with great views and friendly owners."

    After one day we already called it "home". We can recommend this house to everyone.

    Reviewed by Rolf5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely area and on a lovely working farm."

    The owners were extremely friendly and had a beautiful elderly dog called Twig. All in all, a very pleasant experience.

    Reviewed by T4.7Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage, all the comforts you could want in a peaceful and beautiful location."

    The owners are the nicest people you could meet. This was our third visit and we will hope to return as soon as possible. A great base for walking with easy access to quieter parts of the fells which are every bit as stunning as the hotspots (Windermere and Ambleside are just an easy drive away). A very short hop to Kendal for the supermarket and lots of great independent shops and cafes. Thank you for another great holiday.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a lovely location."

    We got just what we wanted - peace and relaxation.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a fantastic place to stay."

    Beautiful cottage in lovely location. Quite remote but we really liked that. Nothing to hear but birds, sheep and sometimes John's tractor! John and Hazel are the perfect hosts and we felt very sad to leave. Twig the dog and Blade the cat provide lots of cuddle time. Cottage was spacious and well lacked nothing. We will return for sure!

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    All needs catered for and location was beautiful, with great views all around.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage, everything was top quality, comfortable furniture and beds, kitchen had everything you need."

    Property was lovely and warm in fact so warm we turned the heating off. Nice seating area on the patio and a large lawned area where our granddaughter could play. Easy access to all the tourist areas and easy to get to various lakes and towns. Highly recommended, we would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Apr 2023

  • "The only criticism is of the external photos which do not show the property right next to a farm yard ( not smelly) and in a caravan site."

    Reviewed by Norman4.4Apr 2023

  • "What a little gem."

    Lovely clean warm homely cottage that provides all you need and a little bit more .Fabulous views and very welcoming hosts Hazel and John who kindly allowed us to see the lambs. We have already recommended this cottage to family and friends and we will certainly be back to stay in the future.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write some feedback So glad you enjoyed your stay Regards Hazel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mervyn5.0Mar 2023

  • "A wonderful property in a great spot for exploring the lakes."

    A great cottage, really comfortable with everything you could ever need.

    Thank you for taking the time to write some feedback Glad you enjoyed your stay Regards Hazel, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Mar 2023

  • "I have just spent a fantastic weekend at Little Crake Howe with my two best friends, we can not recommend this cottage enough, it was absolutely perfect in every way."

    We will definitely be booking again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely detached building in a great farmyard countryside location."

    Well positioned to access all the lake district. Furnished and fitted out to a high standard. Friendly and helpful owners . We stay in a lot of holiday cottages and this has to be the best. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Will hopefully be returning next year.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful Place"

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is a fantastic cottage."

    It has everything you could possibly need. Lots of little extra touches which were really appreciated. Great quality towels and bedding as well. Its off the beaten track so its quiet and has some nice local walks but also Kendal is only a short drive away. Would definitely recommend and book again. Thanks! :)

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a perfect location to access the Lakes."

    Property finished to a really high standard and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Our kids loved feeding the horses in the field next door and being next to a working farm there was lots for them to look at and enjoy during our stay. We will certainly be returning to Little Crake Howe in the near future to continue exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "We would highly recommend this lovely cottage."

    Very clean and well presented, in a good location. Cannot fault this cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage, everything we needed, with lots of extra special touches we hadn’t expected."

    A wonderful place to stay with our grandchildren, close to exciting places to visit. The garden and patio areas were well used by us and the washing and drying facilities were excellent. John and Hazel the owners were very welcoming, as was Twig the dog. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely countryside."

    Loads of space and all the facilities. Would be happy to recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jun 2022

  • "A very comfortable and well appointed cottage."

    Beds very comfortable and bathrooms spacious with good fittings. There were nice views over surrounding countryside. Hosts were friendly and helpful. A good base for exploring the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage great location"

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Apr 2022

  • "The holiday home was amazing, very comfortable and clean."

    Perfect location to explore Lakes and Dales. Highly recommend! Special thanks for John and Hazel who made us very welcomed.

    Reviewed by Maya5.0Apr 2022

  • "A very comfortable, clean, cottage in a great location with easy access to the Lake District, and very welcoming owners."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a gorgeous cottage."

    Warm and cosy with beautiful views, lots of space and the lovely owners have thought of everything. We felt totally relaxed, thank you so much! Perfect location too - you can either take a short drive to the busy hubs of Kendal/Windermere/Ambleside or walk the quieter fells nearby which are stunning. Lots of great places to eat out in Kendal. Fabulous in every way, we can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful week in a dream cottage have nothing to fault cosy and tastefully furnished a proper home from home the hosts are warm and helpful with regular visits from twig the dog ,supermarkets etc three miles away stunning views from every window."

    Great location for days out This cottage is a must do .. don't hesitate .. get it booked

    Reviewed by Elayne4.7Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful location a real home from home John and Hazel are a really nice couple very friendly and helpful possibly the nicest property we have stayed at."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was exactly like it said easy to find everything has been thought of the owners were lovely and friendly."

    Would recommend to anybody wanting to visit the area will definitely return

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Nov 2021

  • "Accommodation at Little Crake Howe provided for an excellent week's holiday, even if we hadn't travelled off site to the surrounding Lake District, because the quality of the accommodation, and its setting, surrounded by a vista of hills and mountains beyond, was the perfect tonic."

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Oct 2021

  • "We would like to thank John, Hazel and Twig, for an absolutely wonderful week at their beautiful cottage."

    The cottage exceeded all our expectations, the view from the kitchen window made washing up a pure joy! It was very comfortable and clean, had everything we needed, and was fully accessible for everyone, however their mobility affects them. With a lovely ramped entrance, as well as steps for the more able. Extra wide doors, and accessible shower and bathroom. We can not think of anything negative at all. As for Twig your beautiful little dog, she was absolutely adorable, we could easily have brought her home with us, she was so welcoming and a real cutie. Thankyou again, we will definately be recommending your beautiful cottage to our family and friends. David & Lynne

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was the nicest if it’s type that we have stayed in."

    The location is superb with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. It is ideally situated for exploring the Lakes and other points of interest. The owners are very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Aug 2021

  • "What a beautiful place to stay,the cottage was amazing as were the hosts,John & Hazel,so friendly and made us all feel so welcome."

    We loved it,would definitely recommend to friends & family. Twig the dog was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2021

  • "Idyllic accommodation in superb location What an amazing cottage!"

    Spacious, immaculately clean & cosy, and equipped with everything you could conceivably need for a holiday. Traditional & rustic in appearance and feel, it was also bristling with mod cons, right down to the self-closing blinds and skylights in the bedrooms. The setting was perfect. We enjoyed being on an authentic working farm, but at the same time were overawed by the tranquillity and stunning, unspoilt scenery in all directions. What a joy to wake up to the sight of swallows swooping and rabbits scurrying every morning! As for the location just NE of Kendal, it enabled us to access the southern & northern lakes with equal ease. A couple of favourite excursions entailed taking the gondola across Coniston Water to Ruskin's beautiful retreat at Brantwood and eating out on the garden terrace, whilst on another day we followed paths around Rydal to Rydal Hall and Wordsworth's house at Rydal Mount, making a lucky find for lunch at the Giggling Goose sited beside the beck & watermill in Ambleside. On returning to the cottage each evening we loved venturing out again after dinner to explore the awesome country lanes and bridleways that extend for miles around and without - hardly ever - encountering a car. Thanks, John & Hazel, for being such friendly & helpful hosts!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage, with everything you could need for your stay."

    Incredibly friendly hosts and beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, very well thought out, extremely comfortable and fabulous surroundings"

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    The owners had though of everything. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2021

  • "This was by far, one of the best cottages that we have stayed in."

    Every detail was thought of, from the Smart TV to the amazing underfloor heating in the bathrooms, it is modern however keeping hold of the rustic, cozy cottage feel. The location was amazing, beautiful views and friendly farm animals, not to forget Twig the dog! We are already planning our next visit! Thank you very much John and Hazel

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Apr 2021

  • "We were blown away by the cottage it was stunning !"

    ! Cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2020

  • "What a beautiful place, it was such a pleasure and everything finished to such a high standard."

    John and Hazel were so welcoming,we can’t recommend this stunning place enough.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2020

  • "John and Hazel provided a warm welcome."

    The cottage provided an excellent base for visiting all parts of the Lake District. We spent a comfortable, relaxing week in a beautiful rural setting. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is the highest quality cottage we have spent a holiday in and is excellent value for the money."

    The care taken to minimise the impact of Covid19 and protect guests is impressive. Set within easy reach of Kendal and most amenities the cottage enjoys spectacular views of the mountains, provides easy access to local walks. We certainly enjoyed the peace and quiet of our stay and will certainly come again. Thanks to John and Hazel for your care and hospitality.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had an amazing week staying in the cottage."

    It was the perfect base for us to explore the Lakes and, after long days of walking, we looked forward to getting back to the cottage in the evenings. It was so comfortable and had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. Thank you to John and Hazel.

    Reviewed by Nadia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Superb cottage - clean, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Beautiful setting and well-located for touring and walking the local area. Highly recommended, would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had an amazing stay here, so friendly and accommodating are John, Hazel and family."

    The cottage is so immaculately clean and luxuriously comfortable. The working farm is great to watch and admire. The location is perfect for all the best places in the Lakes. We will be back it was fantastic x thank you thank you thank you xx

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wonderful setting on a working farm convenient to the great walks and villages of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dale's Cottage exceptionally well furnished and comfortable- for all climates."

    Charming and welcoming hosts in Hazel and John who offered great advice on where to go for walks and drives + good guide books in the cottage Closer to nature and the animals one couldn't get. Weather irrelevant in such a nice place. Thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Niall and Rosemarie

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was just perfect."

    Views from kitchen sink were glorious, Hazel and John respected our privacy but were happy to chat too. Loved watching the silaging too! And Twig the dog happily wandering in to the cottage was a treat.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2020

  • "What a place, absolutely beautiful, well presented, clean and warm."

    Can’t rate this place enough. Would love to go back

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2020

  • "Such a perfect property in every aspect!"

    ! The facilities and added extras of bread, milk & biscuits made it such a welcoming place!! We had a stress free holiday, apart from the weather, the property more than made up for it. We would definitely recommend it to anyone and would love to return again very soon.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2020

  • "For a little cottage there is plenty of space for 4 people."

    Nice open living area. Bathroom is big, en-suite in master bedroom which we didn’t know.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is a very comfortable and welcoming property, a great place to stay to explore the south part of the Lakes."

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Dec 2019

  • "Little Krake Howe was such a wonderful property that exceeded our expectations."

    We shall definitely return.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything you need to be comfortable."

    Hazel was warm and welcoming but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Corinne-yvonne4.4Oct 2019

  • "We all enjoyed our stay here, a very pleasant well equipped country cottage."

    Maintained to a high standard with stunning views.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a great time in this top class rural location."

    It was a wonderful break from town life with this beautiful back drop of the country side and farming little crake howe was a wonderfully equipped property of excellent standard thanks for a great holiday

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2019

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at poppy Farm We stayed in November 2017 and the location and holiday was amazing."

    We have recently stayed last week at the end of August. I think it must have been the summer weather that has bought out a lot of flies. Each time we got up or arrived back after a day out there were more and we spent most of the time getting rid of them.

    Reviewed by Jason3.8Aug 2019

  • "Little Crake Howe is a lovely cottage - spotlessly clean with tasteful furnishings."

    Hazel and John are on site in the nearby farm and welcomed us warmly. There is a private patio but the garden is shared with others staying in caravans also on site. We had a very restful and enjoyable stay. Little Crake Howe is well positioned for exploring the Lakes. A delightful holiday home!

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful, clean and comfy cottage."

    Everything we needed and more. Can't fault this cottage, best I've stayed in so far.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, it has everything to make your stay enjoyable."

    The hosts John and Hazel made us feel very welcome and their dog Twig is adorable. Cottage is in a good location to visit all the lakes, will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage, lovely location ideal for touring the lakes and Yorkshire dales."

    Outstanding accommodation all on one level ideal for our elderly father. John and Hazel are really friendly and happy to help with any queries. Wouldn't hesitate to rebook. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2019

  • "Little Crake Howe was lovely - comfortable and everything worked well- a sense of care to detail with everything- a truly relaxing and stylish place to be - thank you!"


    Reviewed by Kate4.7May 2019

  • "A lovely luxury short break in the lake district."

    The cottage has everything you can imagine and more. It is clean and extremely well appointed. An excellent location being close enough to the main road to make it relatively easy to find while being far enough away to ensure real peace and quiet. An excellent base to visit the lake district. John and Hazel were both extremely friendly and helpful and we would happily recommend the cottage to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday, we will certainly be going back.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2019

  • "This was a very nice place."

    It was equipped with everything we wanted. Very nice friendly people that owned it.

    5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable, high quality accommodation with lovely views from all windows."

    Very well equipped a real home from home. So lovely to see all the new born lambs A great weekend away!

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a great week staying in Little Crake Howe."

    John, Hazel and Twigg (Twigg being our regular visitor every day) were excellent hosts, being made very welcome from the minute we arrived. We even had a newborn lamb in the garden which was a lovely sight when you opened the curtains in the morning.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2019

  • "We stayed at this cottage for 4 nights, it’s a beautifully presented cottage and in a lovely location."

    It’s quiet and peaceful within easy reach of Kendal and surrounding areas in the Lake District, would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Feb 2019

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Everything was there for our break including things we didn’t expect. Already booked to go back again in 2019. Best cottage we have stayed at by far!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2018

  • "All we can say it was perfect."

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Oct 2018

  • "We've stayed in a fair few holiday cottages and this is the best one so far."

    The views from the kitchen window are amazing, the owners extremely friendly, the cottage itself is perfect for a cosy week away. Loved it and will be back!

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2018

  • "A really good, quiet location and an excellent spacious cottage with all the facilities you could want."

    Some nice touches from the owners, who are friendly and welcoming. Would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great cottage, lovely hosts."

    Perfect for exploring the Lake District

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Aug 2018

  • "It was wonderful stay to explore the lakes."

    We enyoed the cottage and the yard in the sunrise.

    Reviewed by Hartmut5.0Jul 2018

  • "Little Crake Howe is a super base for exploring the Lake District."

    Cottage is of a very high standard. The owners John and Hazel were very welcoming. The coffee and biscuits on arrival were just what we needed after a long journey. Would love to return sometime soon.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely & fitted out to a very high standard."

    It was also very well equipped with everything you would need for a self-catering stay with handy things like cling film/foods bags/fairy liquid etc which you don't often get supplied. The kitchen cupboards were full of herbs & spices etc & the milk, bread & biscuits were a nice welcome too. There was also a large supply of local maps, books of various walks & other things to do. The owners were very friendly & on hand if needed. All in all it was a good base to explore the Lake District and to get away from it all!

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a great stay in this lovely well equipped cottage."

    Convenient to getting out and about to a variety of places

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2018

  • "Had an amazing time!"

    My toddler loved the space and the trampoline! The views were lovely! We will definitely be staying there again and will recommend it to others!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2018

  • "This is a lovely 5* property- high quality, well equipped and very comfortable."

    We received a warm welcome from John, Hazel and Twig and wouldn’t hestitate to recommend. We hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2018

  • "Beautifully presented cottage, decorated to a high standard."

    Very friendly hosts - John and Hazel! Ideally located for exploring the Lakes - perfect all-round. Huge thank you to John and Hazel for allowing us to stay on their farm!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage is spacious, comfortable and warm and is immaculately presented with lovely furniture and features."

    Both bathrooms are lovely and have powerful showers which were much appreciated after long walks. The kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of crockery and cutlery and has a good range of pots and pans. The cottage is on a working farm and John and Hazel were both very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The milk, biscuits, bread, wood for the fire and fresh flowers on arrival were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Feb 2018

  • "We had a really nice 5 days in this warm and cosy cottage."

    Really well equipped clean and comfortable. Great place for young children, the owner was welcoming and happy to let our young granddaughter see his cows and sheep in the barn. Big garden with patio and seating and a trampoline, bit rainy when we were there but would be great in good weather. Would highly recommend for a get away from it all break.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2017

  • "Wow! The cottage was absolutely amazing!"

    As soon as we arrived we were greeted by a lovely clean and fresh cottage. Milk, biscuits and wine was there for our arrival which came in handy after the long drive. John and Hazel were the perfect hosts and made us feel extremely welcome. Pictures of the cottage do not do it justice... at night the cottage comes to life with all its unique features and beautiful lighting. Although there is so much to do in the area we were content in enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and building family memories in front of the fire. The cottage is equipped to such a high standard it really was like home from home. We shall definitely be returning again and again! We all felt very sad leaving as it really was a magical stay in a magnificent setting. Would highly recommend to anyone! The children enjoyed playing on the fields and watching the animals on the farm. All you need and more!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2017

  • "We have stayed in many cottages over the years and this one really is outstanding and one of the two best ones we have ever experienced."

    Very friendly and helpful owners, a superb quiet location with great views but easy driving distance to Kendal and elsewhere in the Lake District. The cottage is warm and cosy for a winter break, with underfloor central heating throughout and a wonderful logburner in the lounge area. It is beautifully furnished and decorated and everything is very clean. The starter packs re a few food items and also for the logburner were much appreciated. We were so impressed with the cottage that we have already vowed to return in the future. Thank you, John and Hazel, for our stay in your beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a superb location."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and the owners had really thought about everything you might need."

    The attention to detail made it feel like a home away from home.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Sep 2017

  • "Can't fault anything ,lovely cottage,lovely views ,enjoyed our chats with John the Farmer."

    Great area for sightseeing.Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jun 2017

  • "We visited this exceptional cottage last year and didn't want to go anywhere else when looking this year."

    Perfect in every way. Great location, superb cottage and lovely, friendly hosts. Our son wants to come back every year, forever (and we can't disagree!)

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jun 2017

  • "Everything about the holiday and the location was lovely."

    The cottage is of the highest standard. The views from the cottage are stunning. The owners, John and Hazel, are a most pleasant and helpful couple. They were there if anything was needed and were happy to be of assistance. We couldn't fault anything about the holiday or the location. Even the weather was 'ordered' for us. thank you and thanks again to John and Hazel Jim and Ann Ward et al

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2017

  • "The owners of Little Crake Howe were the nicest that we have encountered during our holidays in your cottages"

    Reviewed by Linda4.8May 2017

  • "A video recorder might be handy."

    Beautifull views from cottage

    Reviewed by Michael4.6Mar 2017

  • "Lovely modern cottage with great facilities."

    The owners were very welcoming and we had a memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Julian4.8Dec 2016

  • "We have just returned from a week's stay at Little Crake House, what a shame we could not have stayed for longer, we were all sad to leave."

    The cottage is beautiful, it is well furnished with quality items right through, the bed's are so comfortable we would have liked to have brought them home, the photo's really do not do it justice, go & stay & you will know what I mean. The views are outstanding, there is plenty of parking & a lovely garden. It is well placed to visit the Lakes & also the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.8Nov 2016

  • "Excellent property with very welcoming and helpful hosts in John & Hazell."

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Oct 2016

  • "An excellent cottage with everything and more that you needed."

    Brilliant hosts (thank you John and Hazel). Ideal location for those contemplating walking "The Millers Way" as it is right on the route

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Sep 2016

  • "Little Crake is a fantastic cottage, just outside the Lake District National Park and about 10 minutes drive from Kendal."

    Everything was immaculate when we arrived, and our lovely hosts John and Hazel had provided some basic necessities including milk, eggs, bread, biscuits and a bottle of wine. The cottage was beautifully warm with plenty of hot water, so that (sadly!) even in late September we didn't need to light the log burner. The cottage is more spacious than it seems in the photos, and some nice touches include a portable touch screen that operates the Velux roof windows and blinds. They even close automatically when it rains! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by David4.6Sep 2016

  • "Little Crake Howe was as near perfect for my family's needs as I could have dreamt!"

    The quality of the furnishings and fittings was excellent. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful - the whole thing was just great! I will certainly be staying in Little Crake Howe again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2016

  • "A shining example of how holiday cottages should be."

    Luxurious, homely with a real rustic touch. Set in a farm with superb views. Fantastic walks literally over the next field. Superb hosts and friendly people also on site. A great location to go venturing to other places of interest. We had a fantastic week here, and we will be booking to come back next year. Well done to John and Hazel for building something special.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility accessed via the patio.
  • Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Large shared rear lawned garden and private patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 4.5 miles
  • Note: Whilst all ground floor, there are 5 steps plus sloped access to the entrance, with 1 internal step
  • Note: Property set on a working farm, children to be supervised and there may be some occasional noise experienced from farm machinery
  • Note: Property shares driveway access with the farm and small neighbouring static caravan site
  • The lawned garden is occasionally used by people staying on the small caravan site

The property

Kendal 4.5 miles.

A superb detached cottage, set on the owner’s working farm next to their small static caravan park, on the outskirts of the Lake District with views across the surrounding rolling countryside.

Appointed to a high standard throughout with cosy underfloor heating, this spacious cottage is sure to appeal to families, couples and friends looking to enjoy time together in the pretty Cumbrian countryside.

Set all on ground floor level, the cottage has two bright and cosy bedrooms with the master complete with its own en-suite shower room.

The sizeable open plan living space has a bespoke fitted kitchen, dining area and a splendid sitting area with a woodburning stove and French doors opening onto the rear patio and garden.

Outside, a flagged area and gravel parking lie to the front, whilst to the rear is a sizeable lawned garden with patio area from where you can enjoy an early morning coffee or settle down with an alfresco meal at the end of a busy day.

The cottage sits in an attractive, rural location enabling guests to enjoy lovely walks right from the front door.

During the lambing and calving season, guests will see the farmer busy tending to their flock, giving a real flavour of this authentic country location.

Nearby Kendal offers visitors shopping, eateries and various attractions including the Brewery Arts Centre, as well as Quaker Tapestry Museum and Abbot Hall Art Gallery.

This is a super base from which to explore neighbouring regions including the old book town of Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the historic town of Appleby in the beautiful Eden Valley or the ever-popular towns of Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside in the heart of Lakeland.

This wonderful Lake District cottage is a place to be enjoyed at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with ref 1034706, together they sleep 6.

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About the location


Kendal 6 miles; Windermere 14 miles; Penrith 24 miles.

Situated 6 miles north of the nearby market town of Kendal, Selside is an area in the rolling foothills of the Shap fells with its own church and village hall. Used as a holiday base, Selside is within easy driving distance to the breathtaking Lake District via Windermere for the South Lakes or Penrith for the North Lakes. The Western Yorkshire Dales are also just a short, lovely drive away via the town of Sedburgh. The nearby town of Kendal (sometimes known as the Gateway to the Lakes), offers a wide variety of pubs and restaurants with the Brewery Arts Centre offering live entertainment and cinema, as well as excellent dining experiences. Selside also offers beautiful and peaceful countryside walks with inspiring views especially towards the Howgill Fells, known locally as the "sleeping elephants". An excellent location for a holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas