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The Little Crooked House on Lancaster City Quay

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cosy, city centre accommodation, sleeps 5 with ever changing river views.

(ALERT! I have put discounts in place for September/ October 2018 as the rear wall is being rendered which will mean there will be scaffolding up over a 4 - 6 week period, the windows will be safeguarded (probably covered) and there will be limited access out to the back. However, you'll still have fine river views out the front. Please ask for more details! )

A wonderful cosy yet quirky experience lies in wait for you on Lancaster City Quay. The Little Crooked House has two double beds in two bedrooms with riverside views (and a put-you-up futon bed, too). The farmhouse style kitchen is welcoming and fully kitted out for guests. (En suite not quite ready and attic room still needs TLC). Sitting room is useable but still needs attention. Gas fire not working and floor needs insulating. The Little Crooked House is just off city centre and in spitting distance of all your needs: the Castle, Priory, the Railway station and buses. Sainsbury's is a short walk away (7 minutes!) along the river and there are pubs and eateries on your doorstep. Please ask if you have questions and enjoy the wonderful Lancaster - wherever you go!

Claire Bleazey
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2018

About Claire Bleazey

Phil and I roar through life enjoying time with family, friends and at a variety of festivals around Europe; we love BBQing, simple living, wild camping and supping wine at the end of a busy day. Phil makes wooden flutes and I'm his glamorous assistant when not managing property development. We love the dance and music of the European folk scene which brings us friends far and wide and takes us to wild and wonderful places: castles, muddy fields and outdoor pool ceilidhs! I love to potter round my beloved Lancaster on my pushbike - up canal tow-paths and and down local scenic cycle routes and Phil tours Europe in his continually tweaked Morgan or magically and most beautiful up-cycled Land rover, Bright Phoebe. When time allows we love to ramble the rolling hills in the stunning Lake District nearby and seem sadly, at the moment, to never have time to read a book...

Claire Bleazey purchased this house in 2017

Why Claire Bleazey chose Lancaster

A leaning Listed Building (grade II) in a beautiful Conservation area, 5 minutes from centre! You won't be disappointed...

Welcome to the historic Lancaster Quay and the iconic Little Crooked House where right angles are not quite ninety degrees and the horizontal is a novelty! A sea captain, used to the listing decks whilst at sea, built his wonky on-shore home some 250 years ago. So beware, shipmates, you may need to adjust your gait to accommodate our sloping floors!

However, storms and waves will be abated and your stay will be peaceful, comfortable and you will enjoy Lancaster's cultural city at your fingertips. A wonderful place for solos and couples and, in time, families, friends and larger groups. Children: Please talk to me - I will consider non-toddlers with responsible parents! The blue room has a comfortable (low) double bed, sofa and arm chair. There is a small wardrobe, and TV with Wifi. The adjacent bathroom has bath, shower, washing machine and a loo with a view. The large and comfortable Red Room (not quite complete) will welcome easy going-guests.... Bed, wardrobe, drawers and somewhere to sit. SMART TV. Pictures are missing off the walls and ensuite still at planning stage (February completion, we hope). The double Futon welcomes an extra guest or two. The back window is to be replaced - all in good time though. The kitchen: tell me what's missing - I think it has it all with a lovely table at which you can laptop or dine! Help yourself to cereal and fruit, tea and coffee... So, will you walk the Pendle Witches' Trail or cycle to Slave Sambo's grave at the beautiful Sunderland Point (check tides!!!)?

What makes this house unique

I give a small percentage of takings to Global Link (a development education centre, creative learning and action for a just and sustainable world (URL HIDDEN) and endeavour always to use eco friendly cleaning products and fair trade or locally sourced delights and you will enjoy completely ethical-sourced services (Phone Co-op broadband), gas and electricity: with Tonik Energy (100% renewable electricity and gas). (Please note if you want laminate floors and a modern feel - this is NOT for you!) Bookings will be for three day weekends - otherwise two days usually please. Occasionally I offer single nights (or please ask). We now have two comfortable, cosy rooms available (two doubles) and a double, shortened futon (so - five to six guests max) - In time, we will be able to accommodate more but bear with us while we are working on this historic home.

Claire and Phil look forward to meeting you very soon.


Lancaster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please love the house and treat as your home. However, it's my home too and the home of the next guests - so please leave it as you find it.
  • Please strip sheets from beds and pillow cases used. Place these and USED towels in the bathroom. Please leave £10 per person towards cleaning.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Loo with a view!
  • A spacious bathroom with a loo with a view! Just next to the blue room. No lock on the door - you have to sing!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , The cosy blue room with sofa and river views.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The plush red room, with extra sleeping and river view
  • Each bedroom is comfortable and cosy and both the Blue room, on the first floor and the Red room on the second floor, have riverside views. Each bedroom has a TV and bedside lamps. The blue room is next to the bathroom Red Room, at the moment, has to share the bathroom facilities downstairs.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
The ideal space from which to explore Historic Lancaster, the World Heritage Lake District and the beautiful Trough of Bowland. For walking and cycling or attending Lancaster and Cumbria Universities. For enjoying theatre, cinema, dance, music and song. With fine dining or even completing the real ale trail starting off next door! A fantastic cosy and practical home for singles, couples, families and, once complete (attic still needs attention), larger groups of friends and family.


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The Little Crooked House on Lancaster City Quay
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Great location for seeing all the sights.

All home comforts provided, clean and warm - definitely worth a stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Susan for going to the trouble of writing a review - and thanks for all your thoughts on bringing bedding and towels - it's saved me a lot on laundry and ironing - (any idea what happened to the little green hand mirror in the red room???? ...) Happy New Year!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
George and Dragon
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Isle of Mann
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Ashton Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Quite Simply French
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

Explore the beautiful historic city of Lancaster on your doorstep; Enjoy the vibe of Morecambe and views over the bay towards the Lake District (three miles). Love the stunning Trough of Bowland (5 miles) and escape to the wonder of the Lake District (20 miles).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $403.06
Cleaning fee $40.31
Stay tax $6.72 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Please leave The Little Crooked House as you find it. Many thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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