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Tranquil Village Setting, Off Road Parking

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms One Bathroom, Good Sized Kitchen, Dining Room and Lounge.

Access to the cottage from brow lane via gate or side ramp.

One double bedroom with view over Staveley and fells, second smaller bedroom with twin beds with garden & fell views.

Bathroom with hand basin, toilet and large walk in shower.

Well equipped Kitchen including microwave.

Dinning and lounge area including log burner.

Small porch for muddy boots, wet coats/gear and store logs for fire.

Lawns on three sides, including a well with fishes and hand pump.

Medium sized outbuilding for bike storage & logs.

More Details

Janet & Michael Crabtree
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Janet & Michael Crabtree

Michael born in Rochdale, Janet nearby in Oldham. Living in Halifax West Yorks, I used to be an Insurance Broker until 2001 then joined youngest brother in his existing buisness cutting down trees and Janet looks after everything else. We started renting short term with a Villa in Menorca [Owners Direct Ref No. 8000840] some 19 years ago which is proving very popular.

Janet & Michael Crabtree purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Janet & Michael Crabtree chose Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

The property was purchased before the bypass was started, traffic flowed relentlessly towards Windermere in the mornings and returned during the afternoons. Crossing the main road was a No No! However the bypass made Staveley village something of a backwater. It has evolved into a village with all that that is needed for a short break from the boredom of the evreyday commute. Kentmere River is just a short walk and if you are up to it you can follow it to its source in the fells.


Staveley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Good sized shower with W/C and hand basin.
  • Bathroom includes large walk in shower toilet wash basin towel horse and cupboard including the boiler
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom one includes 1 double bed, 1 set of draws & two wardrobes. Bedroom two includes Twin beds, 1 bedside table.
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Tranquil Village Setting, Off Road Parking
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

lovely cottage great setting would recommend

  • 5 of 5

we had a lovely time staying here, would recommend and definetely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Louise, Good to hear that you enjoyed Willowdene Cottage. Your independent review helps prospective holidaymakers make a decision as to suitability for their needs it also keeps us in the know of if the cottage is suitable or needs some new tweeks etc., we cannot tell you how proud we are to hear all this great feedback - we would very much welcome your return to the cottage so you no doubt will give us in return some more useful feedback Thank You Michael & Janet Crabtree
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excelent could not want for anything absolutly perfect apart from the weather

  • 5 of 5

lovely comfortable cottage in a great location did not want for anything perfect

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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our best holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5

it was really a grate place to stay. the owners are amazing people.

the cottage is very cosy and warm.

I will surely recommend this cottage to others.

thank you

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent well appointed cottage in a central location

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this cottage. Both the kitchen and bathroom were of a particularly high standard and we were very comfortable in the rest of the house.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab cottage close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Fab 5 days spent running, riding and enjoying the lakes and the cottage garden. We had amazing weather even came home darker than a friend in Spain.

The cottage was lovely and clean on arrival and mike and his team were fab with the info, try the farm shop on the big Kendal roundabout and the bakery in the village and wilfs. Didn't want to leave.

Thank you

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint cottage and great host

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Willowdene Cottage. The cottage had a lot of English charm. Mike was very helpful especially when we called him at wee hours to ask for directions at check-in. Would definitely stay at Willowdene again next time we are in Lake District. Thanks for having us.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Willowdene Cottage, the early morning phone call was not a problem. Hope the wedding went to plan. Yours Mike & Janet Crabtree.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Ferry Nab
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Staveley village is a small but busy village catering for you every need please see attached the local website.

Among a local micro brewery, Artisan Bakery, Spa, post office, Wheel base bike shop, Numerous Cafes included the well know Wilfs Cafe. Garden centre, Art gallery & Slate shop.

The local bus service has a stop at the bottom of the lane.

Please see the below link, which also updates on all local events.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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