Crookwath Cottage

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To book Crookwath Cottage, pleasefirst ring or email us to make sure that the dates you require are free.

We will hold these dates up to 7 days whilst we await the completed Booking Form with the deposit or full payment from you (if your holiday is within 6 weeks of booking).


Click here to download the Terms and Conditions.

Click here to download the Booking Form.

Click here to download the Access Statement.


We will confirm your holiday booking by email once we have received your cheque. Cheques to RW & GS Farncombe.

The final balance for your holiday is due 6 weeks prior to the start date of your holiday.

In addition to your final balance, we ask for a returnable £100.00 good housekeeping cheque in the unlikely event of damage to the property, this will be returned to you the week after your departure date.




Crookwath Cottage Useful Information:

We hope you have a wonderful stay here. Let us know if there is anything we can do to make it more enjoyable for you.

Crookwath is a non-smoking cottage, please respect this!

Pets welcome... just call (07787140618) us first before completing the booking.

Eating Out:

Your nearest pub is the Royal Hotel in the village of Dockray, a couple of minutes in the car, or a 15-20 min walk across the fields on the footpath and down the road. Tel: +44 (0)17684-82356.

Good food at the Mill Inn, Mungrisedale. Main courses £9-14.00.  About 10 mins in the car. Best to book ahead here. Tel: +44 (0)1768 779632.

Excellent food at the Horse & Farrier, Threlkeld. Main courses £9.00-£15.00. About 10 mins in the car. Essential to book ahead. Tel: +44 (0)1768 779688.

The Brackenrigg Inn, Watermillock. Overlooks Ullswater, great views! Good food and local beers. Again best to book. Tel: +44 (0)1768 486206.

Sharrow Bay Hotel. If you are feeling generous, and want to splash out then you are only a stones throw away from one of the countries top hotels and restaurant, the famous Sharrow Bay. Bookings essential.ask for the window seat, breathtaking views down Ullswater towards Helvellyn  Tel: +44 (0)1768 486301.


Please enjoy the walks and benches above the cottage and the veranda of the hut. You are invited to use our woodland and barn as your garden, it's a short walk and a wonderful place to be on a good day. The garden in front below the cottage is private.

Lucy's Wood:
You have use of the barn in Lucy's Wood  for BBQ’s and an outside open fire down there. Deck chairs in the barn. Enjoy our 25 Acre woodland, find 12 seats dotted around it! Walk the spiral! There is a pond, a swing near the barn, a stone seat higher up in the wood with a Chimenea to keep you warm if you want to star gaze. Walk along Aira Beck and find our pool for wild swimming.

We have Sky TV. Always turn the telly on with its button. Then use the sky remote. Press the top right black button twice pointing it at the digibox below the telly. (Make sure the doors are open) You should now be on Sky.Press 998 on the remote and this will tell you about how to use Sky TV. We get BBC1, BBC2, Channel 4 and Channel5. Once you are on Sky – use the blue button to scroll through channels and when you see something that you like: press "select". Please don’t touch or remove the digibox card. Code is 1234. Always switch off at the TV.

Music Center:
Use remote, instruction book under unit.

Mobile Phones:
There is good Vodophone reception here at Crookwath Cottage a new mast has recently gone up.  Orange is intermittent and you have to go up the hill to receive a signal.

We have wifi, but we are meg poor, so don't expect to down load music or films.

Supermarkets. Equidistant from Penrith (Morrison’s, Sainsburys, Booths, Cranstons, Co-op, Aldi) and Keswick (Booths, Co-op) Every other shop in Keswick sells outdoor gear!

Septic Tank:
We have a very old septic tank system.Do NOT flush sanitary ware, nappies/liners etc down the loo.
Use bins and bags provided. Otherwise system WILL Block up and ruin your holiday.
Only use our household detergents, provided free. These keep the tank’s bacteria alive!

If you wish to recycle refuse then use the bins as marked and we will dispose of it at the end of your stay with us.
We do not have a refuse collection here, as lane is too steep and narrow, so we use a wheelie bin at the top of the hill just past the 1st house on the right and we ask you to take your rubbish there before leaving Crookwath.

Sitting Room Fire:
We supply kiln dried wood for the wood burner. Once alight please keep both doors closed.Take care when opening and closing the glass door - close gently to avoid breaking the glass. Leave the ash and we will empty this at the end of your stay.

If you are cold press the top left button of the white control box on the wall beside the Aga, this will give you one hour’s heat. It is timed so that it will come on early morning and again in the evening. Press button again for more heat. Please switch heating off by 10:30 as we sleep above boiler!

Please do NOT touch or open the control panel.
Any change to the temperature is dangerous and will cause the water to boil.

Hot water: [!!!!warning!!!!]
Be careful, the hot water can be extremely hot! The Aga does all the hot water for you.

Tumble Dryer:
Place tube out of the window when using drying machine.Let the drier finish its cycle even if clothes are dry as it cools itself down at the end of the cycle.

Dish Washer:
Use Powder blocks provided under sink, place 1 in the left-hand section of the dispenser on the door.

Car Parking:
There is off road car parking for up 3 cars.

Stop Cock:
It’s below the sink in the Kitchen.

Contact Address:
Crookwath Cottage,
High Row,
CA11 0LG.

+44 [0] 1768 482 378
+44 [0] 7826 822 914

Useful Emergency Phone Numbers:

Try us first for emergencies: Richard & Gina Tel: +44 (0)1768 482378 or mobile 07826 822914
Doctor: The Lakes Practice in Penrith Tel: +44 (0)1768 245226
Plumber North Lakes Heating:  Matt Shortman 07717475387
Dentist: Tel: +44 (0)1768 899633
Electrician Brian Armstrong: Tel: +44 (0)1768 863719
Builder Nigel Strong: Tel: +44 (0)176886034 Mobile +44 (0)7720 814400
Richard and Gina Farncombe: Tel: +44 (0)1768 482 378




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Gina Farncombe

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Crookwath Cottage,
High Row,
CA11 0LG.

+44 [0] 1768 482 378
+44 [0] 7826 822 914

Gina Farncombe
Music in the Wood

Comments from our visitors:

"This is one place I will only recommend to a few as we will want to keep it a little secret! We will be back time and time again to visit and look upon the beautiful views from all the rooms." Paul and Maria

"... the best time was simply being here at the cottage and walking through Lucy's Wood and sitting by the fire.  this has ben a wonderful quiet place to visit with old friends..." Seattle

Gina Farncombe
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Crookwath Cottage is open all year, it is wise to book ahead if you have a specific date in mind for your holiday as we get booked up very quickly. A phone call to us will reserve your required dates for 7 days and we will confirm your holiday dates once the Booking Form and deposit have been returned to us.

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