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Dog Friendly Traditional Lake District Cottage in the Lake District

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi


About the property

This lovely traditional Lake District cottage makes an ideal base to explore the Southern, Central and Western Lake District. Crake Cottage is located in the pretty village of Spark Bridge on the River Crake, just a ten minute drive from the southern tips of both Lake Coniston and Lake Windermere. It’s also close to Hawkshead, Grizedale Forest, the lovely Rusland Valley, and many other South Lakes attractions including South Lakes Safari Zoo, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, The Lakeland Motor Museum and Go Ape!

This delightful cottage is over 300 years old and features traditional beams, sash windows and a real open fire to relax by after a long day on the fells.

• Lounge with plasma TV, DVD player, cosy log burner and staircase to the first floor.

• Dining/kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge.

• Downstairs twin bedroom.

• Two first floor double bedrooms.

• Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

• All electric, oil, coal, bed linen and towels included.

• Cot and highchair available.

• Private parking for 1 car.

• Mature enclosed garden with furniture.

• The outhouse houses a washing machine and tumble dryer.

• Easy access from the M6 motorway

• Free Wifi

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

About Helen

We are a family who love visiting the Lake District. We first visited on our honeymoon, in 1988!

We enjoy the beautiful scenery and long walks over the fells and lake shores. We particularly enjoy the pub lunch and pint at the end of a walk.

Helen purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Helen chose Spark Bridge

We fell in love with Crake Cottage after owning a smaller property in the same village for several years. We wanted a place with more room for our family and friends to visit.

It is a very pretty village with two great pubs and friendly locals and is well positioned for easy access all areas of the Lakes, without being busy and over run with people. We hope you love it as much as we do



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Spark Bridge in Colton

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Free Wifi
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Dog Friendly Traditional Lake District Cottage in the Lake District
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, warm, cosy cottage.

Wonderful stay for my partner and I and our 4 dogs.

Fantastic shower after a hard days walking.

Home away from home kitchen and lounge to relax in.

And comfy beds for a brilliant nights sleep.

Had no problems parking our large 4 door pick up truck.

Easy to find and very short drive to the beach and many tourist attractions

10/10 - completely recommend

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, warm and cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for the week prior to Easter and enjoyed lovely weather. The cottage is lovely, very cosy and well equipped, we had a great time, thank you.

Couple of things that could be improved however; parking is tricky, the space allocated is impossible to get into and the track up to the space is hard to navigate in a normal car. Parking in the village is fine but if you have elderly people with you/people unable to walk, it could be a challenge. The cottage is also right on the road, not immediately obvious from the pics; you just need to be careful when getting in and out of cars, shepherding dogs/kids in and out.

The cottage is homely and very comfortable, I would recommend and would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review! I would just like to clarify for future visitors that although the parking space is not spacious, it is easily navigated with care even with a large car. We have regularly parked our large Audi Q7 with no problems and we have recently carried out more work on the drive to make it a little easier still. Also, the front door doesn’t open right onto the road, there is a small front garden with a sprung gate for extra safety. Once again thank you for the kind review and we hope to welcome you back to Crake Cottage in the near future.
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Spark bridge Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was lovely very quaint. The kitchen was well equipped and description as described. There is a coal fire which provided a lovely traditional feel and was very cosy.

Parking was a little difficult to access but didn't cause too much of a problem. The process to access the property was clear and simple. I would recommend a stay there to anyone it was located in a very small village and quiet location within short walking distance to two great pubs which provided excellent food and a friendly welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your recent stay. To keep up to date with events and special offers, please like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/crakecottage
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Spark Bridge, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

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Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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