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Traditional Pet and Family Friendly Lakeland Cottage Sleeping Up To 10 People

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Traditional Lakeland Cottage in Crook, Nr. Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Located Near Lake Winderemere, It Is Ideally Located For Visiting The Lake District

Slightly off the beaten track, Hagg End Holiday Let near Windermere is the ideal location for families or groups who want to unwind from the hustle and bustle of daily life, but want to be close to the action at the same time. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and open farm land this is the ideal destination for families with children as they have room to run around safely and there is even a trampoline for both the kids and the adults to use. If you have pets, you’ll be pleased to hear that they are welcome too! Lots of beautiful scenery, with the local footpath network on your doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice in which direction to go first.

Helen Price
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Helen Price

I am a mother of 2 children, and live with my husband in a converted barn next door to the holiday cottage.

I grew up at Hagg End, and moved back to live here in 2005. We converted the barn in 2007-8 and moved in, in 2008. We now holiday let the old farm house where I lived as a child. One of the reasons we moved back was to give our children the life style that I had as a child, the sense of freedom and openness which you don't get in a town or city. Surrounded by countryside, we are very lucky to see lots of wild animals as well as the farm animals you would expect. We have a family of deer who are never far away, and see very regularly, daily at certain times of the year. A barn owl who lives at the next property and all the birds who like to wake us with a chorus of happy sounds, including our resident Woodpecker.

Helen Price purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Helen Price chose England

It was the home of my childhood. It was built around 1699, (we have deeds to go back this far, but she could be a few years older), and has retained most of its original character.

The setting is ideal for raising children, surrounded by farmland, and footpaths in all directions. There is no shortage of places to go and see. We have the most beautiful skies at night when there are no clouds. The stars are amazing to see, and one of the reasons I love the place so much.

Although peaceful and having a sense of remoteness, we are only 30 mins from the M6 and 10 mins from Lake Windermere, so ideal for exploring the Lakes. A great location to live or work or holiday.

We also welcome pets, and allow up to 3 dogs as standard, if you wish to bring more, just ask, we try to accommodate our guests when we can.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage comes fully equipped, with everything you can think of. If there is something you need just let us know and we will do our best to get it for you.

The large kitchen diner is a big hit with our guests, and it is true, especially here, that the kitchen is the heart of the home. The lounge with its wood burner is cosy and welcoming especially after a long walk, and everyone can relax together, watching the fire, or if that isn't enough the TV too.

Hagg End can be a place for parties (no one to hear the noise so be a loud as you like), or to just sit and unwind, and enjoy the peace and quiet.

A great location if you have children or pets. There are lots of walks with no cars to worry about, and the views are spectacular on the walk to Lake Windermere just 2.5 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

1. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time at Hagg End and would return in a heart beat. This was exactly the kind of place we were hoping for. Thank you Helen and Petros for sharing your world with us! The McMillens and Co

2. Plenty of room for 10 of us plus baby. Brilliant to have dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier and such a big fridge. We never ran out of mugs and teaspoons, unlike at home. The trampoline was a great hit with all ages. Weather was perfect -warm, calm, dry and often sunny. The peace and quite was just what we needed even if we were rowdy! The Herbert Family

3. We’ve had a fantastic weekend in a superbly equipped cottage. There’s masses of room for all of us and our mess, including 2 guitars and a mandocello! and 2 dogs! Great location, plenty of good walks, some rowing, steamboats and a brilliant visit to Zeferellis Cinema with dinner. Lots of sheep, some small cows, a deer and a red squirrel. Thank you for a lovely week. The Harrison Family
Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
86 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Watermill at Ings
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Windermere Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
M6, Junction 36
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Windermere or Bowness
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Hagg End is located on the Dales Way which is ideal for those who enjoy walking.

We are located near Lake Windermere which is a great place for various water sports.

Hot Tub hire available, please enquire.


Taxis available from Windermere Railway Station

Windermere Railway Station: 3 Miles

Oxenholme Railway Station: 10 miles

Manchester Airport: 80 miles


Lake Windermere: 3 miles

Bowness on Windermere: 2.5 miles (walking or 3 miles by car)

Kendal: 7 miles

Carlisle: 50 miles

Lancaster: 30 miles

Further Details:

Cot and high-chair on request, FOC.

Ample off road parking.

Bike storage.

Up to 3 Dogs welcome (please contact us if you wish to bring more)

Windermere and Bowness have local supermarkets and interest shops


Crook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Down Stairs Shower Room - toilet , shower , Not En-suite
    King En-suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite with King Bedroom
    Twin En-suite - toilet , shower
    Double En-suite - toilet , shower , Ground floor
  • Bathroom 1: En-suite bath with shower, basin and WC Bathroom 2: En-suite shower, basin and WC Bathroom 3: En-suite shower, basin and WC Bathroom 4: Ground floor shower with basin and WC
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Twin En-suite - 2 twin/ single , Twin room, with en-suite shower room.
    Twin Room - 2 twin/ single
    King En-suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , En-suite bathroom with shower over, room for a cot.
    King - 1 queen , King room with room for a cot
    Double En-suite - 1 double , Down stairs bedroom with en-suite shower, space for a cot.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King Size bed, en suite bathroom Bedroom 2: King Size bed with original pine boarded ceiling. Bedroom 3: (ground floor) Double bed, en suite shower room, with original wooden beams. Bedroom 4: Twin beds, with a few steps down to a lobby area leading into the en-suite. All part of the bedroom. Original pine boarded ceilings. Bedroom 5: Twin beds with original pine boarded ceiling.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The owners live in a converted barn next door so are on hand if you require anything during your visit. However they will not disturb your stay, and whilst you are here they treat the house as if it is yours, and respect guests privacy.


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Traditional Pet and Family Friendly Lakeland Cottage Sleeping Up To 10 People
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Just a fabulous weekend in a fabulous place with a fabulous host!

  • 5 of 5

I can't thank Helen enough for her hospitality. Before our stay she was so helpful and communicative. On arrival she was there to show us around, make sure we knew where everything was and how to work everything, on hand if anything was needed, her house is very close but at no point did we feel intruded on, lovely outside space (although the gravel did hurt the dogs paws after a couple of days playing on it, I would recommend using the car parking and grassy area's for exercising/playing with the dogs). House was lovely and warm, beds really comfortable, kitchen was better equipped than my own, basically I cant rave about it more and it was perfect for a gentle walk in beautiful surroundings. I can't recommend this place enough.. We will be back, if you'll have us! :-)

Thanks again..

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We would love to have you all back. I like to cook, and feel anyone coming to stay should be able to do so too, and hence the well equipped kitchen. Of course there are lots of great places locally to eat, so all options catered for. We have been wondering about having part of the field for guests to exercise their dogs, where they can be shut off from the rest of the field, I will look in to it now after your comments. Thank you again, and come back any time, you are all always welcome.
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A very warm house and a very warm welcome to an erstwhile Lakeland farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

An extremely comfortable ex-farmhouse with lavish amounts of space, not least at a massive wooden kitchen table which the largest of families would fit round. Excellent induction and real hospitality from the owners, always there when you want them and invisible when you don't. Beautifully placed with just 15 minutes walk taking you to the hilltop which gives you views down to Bowness, Lake Windemere and the layers of hills beyond.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

Hagg End was the perfect property for our two families and 4 dogs . In a stunning, quiet location in the hills above Windermere - away from the peak season crowds. Helen couldn't have been more helpful and unpacked our supermarket order for us when we arrived later than expected. A beautiful location for walks from the door, plenty of places to explore by car and a large welcoming house to come back to with a big kitchen and a big utility room for 4 muddy dogs. Would love to go again at any time of year.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful secluded cottage - great for family get together!

  • 5 of 5

All 10 of us who joined for our weekend get together really enjoyed staying here. Hosts and facilities we great - perfect mix of modernisation and original charm. Stunning local scenery and the dogs had a blast too!

Highlights were the big kitchen where all 10 of us could sit together and instant access to miles of walking tracks right out of the front door.

Wouldn't hesitate to reccomend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you all stay, and so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your kind words, and yes the local scenery is beautiful. I was looking at a stunning rainbow this evening, and it wasn't even raining, well not on me anyway!! Glad your dogs enjoyed it too, I love it when dogs have as great a time as our guests. Regards Helen
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Great place for a relaxing extended family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully situated in very peaceful spot. Lots of space both inside and outside of the house! Yet only a sort walk on the path directly from the house to Windermere or a Bowness. Three generations of our family ages from 5 to nearly 70 had a wonderful week together celebrating the impending 70th birthday of one of us!

Standard of house very good. Wanted for nothing. Very well equipped. Helen and Petros on hand to help if needed. Perfect week!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a fantastic time, helped by the weather which has been glorious lately, apart from the one thunderstorm which I loved as I didn't have to water the garden. Thank you for your kind words and yes the house is great for parties, catering to all ages. No need to worry about making too much noise either and upsetting the neighbours!!! We like to hear guests enjoying their stay, (if we hear them at all), and the next ones are 2 fields away... Have a great summer, and thank you for staying with us. Regards Helen
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Incredible cottage, extremely welcoming hosts. Overall a fantastic stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked Helen's cottage for my father in laws 70th birthday! Our party was 8 adults, 1 child and 4 dogs so we needed somewhere large, with lots of bathrooms and space to relax and dine. This cottage certainly did not disappoint.nit had everything you could need. Extremely well equipped, beautifully decorated and a real home away from home! The dining kitchen is perfect for long nights chatting and eating and the location was perfect for 4 excited pooches! Helen and her husband made us extremely welcome and could not do enough! Thanks for making it such a wonderful stay! We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We love dogs too, so are always happy to accommodate guests with their pooches. So glad the stay was everything you wanted, and glad we could help when required. Regards Helen
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit required to secure booking, with the balance payment due 6 weeks before the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Friday is the normal changeover day but at certain times of the year we can be more flexible please contact owner. We also offer 2 and 3 night breaks with either Friday, Monday or Tuesday as the change over days. Please contact us to discuss.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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