A unique property
Wonderful views from the property
The approach to the property
Lounge area with warming woodburner and dining area
Dining area situated in the lounge
Kitchen leading out to the conservatory
Large conservatory where you can watch the world go by
Relax in the comfy conservatory
Plenty of seating for all
The perfect spot for your morning coffee
Superb views from the property
King-size bedroom with mountain views and en-suite
TV to watch your favourite programme snuggled up in bed
En-suite shower room
Double bedroom with TV
Bathroom with separate shower enclosure
Twin bedroom with TV
Towards the property
1 / 18  A unique property
2 / 18  Wonderful views from the property
3 / 18  The approach to the property
4 / 18  Lounge area with warming woodburner and dining area
5 / 18  Dining area situated in the lounge
6 / 18  Kitchen leading out to the conservatory
7 / 18  Large conservatory where you can watch the world go by
8 / 18  Relax in the comfy conservatory
9 / 18  Plenty of seating for all
10 / 18  The perfect spot for your morning coffee
11 / 18  Superb views from the property
12 / 18  King-size bedroom with mountain views and en-suite
13 / 18  TV to watch your favourite programme snuggled up in bed
14 / 18  En-suite shower room
15 / 18  Double bedroom with TV
16 / 18  Bathroom with separate shower enclosure
17 / 18  Twin bedroom with TV
18 / 18  Towards the property

Carr Crag Cottage

Skelwith Bridge, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star Gold
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
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Property code: LCC12


Carr Crag Cottage lies just above Skelwith Bridge, between the villages of Coniston and Ambleside. The setting overlooks the Great Langdale Valley and its iconic mountain range, where your view from the grounds is filled by craggy mountain peaks. The private approach passes the three other houses on Carr Crag, ending at our cottage and its grounds.

Living Spaces

You enter into the sitting room and dining space. A large room with tiled floors set under a host of beams, it has pleasing decor and ornament, making it ideal to both relax and dine. To one end is a roaring log burning stove with deep bay windows set either side of the chimney breast, where you can simply sit and admire a spectacular view. The sofas are big and comfy, perfect to tuck up and chat, read a book or take in a movie on the wide screen TV.

From the sitting room, via a central hall, you go through to the kitchen. Simple, but well equipped, it has most mod cons to make for easy preparation of meals. Double doors lead into a large conservatory, which in turn opens out onto a raised deck. From here you will be able to sit and watch the varied wild life that visit the grounds and dine alfresco on a warm spring or summer evening.

Off the kitchen, in the hall, there is a good utility room with laundry equipment and adjoining this a downstairs WC with basin.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

From the hall stairs lead to the first floor. Here there are three bedrooms to choose from. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower along with perfect views of the mountains. The second double and the twin room are both very comfortable with views out to the gardens and grounds. All bedrooms enjoy the facility of a TV with Sky Q package and Dab radio with Bluetooth.
The family bathroom has a corner bath, separate shower cubicle, basin and WC.

Garden Spaces

Surrounding the property are substantial grounds. Mainly grass with shrubs and trees this will be perfect for adults to relax and children to play.

The combination of a rare and superb setting, stunning views, along with easy access to all of the national park and the amenities of the nearby villages, makes Carr Crag the perfect choice for your holiday retreat, set in the very heart of the Lake District.

Out & About

Skelwith Bridge is a small cluster of traditional Lake District cottages and hotels, set around an attractive stone bridge spanning the River Brathay. Within a short drive are the main villages and towns of South Lakeland. Ambleside lies 10 minutes at the head of Lake Windermere, Coniston is 15 minutes on the north shores of Coniston Water and Grasmere lies north, and set by its iconic mere, and little Elterwater is at the head of the Langdale Valley.

From Skelwith Bridge there are some very good walks, and you only have to pick up a decent OS map to discover the many paths and trails. For example, the track along the river offers you an easy stroll where you will come to the dramatic Skelwith Force with its viewing platform set over the churning waters.

A big favourite is to strike out for Louhrigg Fell, passing Loughrigg Tarn on route. The walk can be extended to taking in Grasmere and Rydal Water, where you will see some of our most beautiful views with plenty of photo opportunities.

In summation Carr Crag Cottage lies just about in the middle of everything, where on all points of the compass you will find something to fill your days, whether it be enjoying the villages and relaxing, or exploring the wonderful natural beauty of the National Park.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 3 bedrooms - all with TV's with Sky Q package and DAB radio with Bluetooth. 1 master double, 1 double and 1 twin
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • TV/DVD with Sky Q package, Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin speaker and iPod dock and DAB radio with Bluetooth
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • 1 downstairs WC
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Garden with furniture
  • Private off road parking
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and oil central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Telephone - payable by honesty box
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Wood burner - logs available to purchase locally

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gordon 13th September 2019

Lovely cottage in great location. The facilities were good just needs bit more attention to garden and for dog owners to not allow their dogs on sofas/ more in depth cleaning between rentals. Some great walks available from the cottage which include some nice cafes and pubs on route.

Reviewed by Judith 26th July 2019

Excellent location for many of the attractions of the Lakes. Quiet and secluded, but less than 10 mins from very well stocked store. Lovely views from the front of house and master bedroom, we saw deer and a red squirrel in the garden.

Reviewed by John 14th June 2019

Cracking property & well equiped. In a brilliant location with great views

Reviewed by David 31st May 2019

A first class cottage in beautiful location with outstanding views. Perfect peace and quiet throughout our holiday, with regular visits from local wildlife. Excellent location for anyone wanting scenic countryside walks without being situated too far 'off the beaten track'. Cottage interior extremely comfortable and felt completely at home from dayRead more one. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 26th April 2019

The cottage was beautiful, spacious and well appointed with a view and garden that gave you a sense of total seclusion. The location was perfect for visiting local attractions as well as walks and cycle trails a short walk from the door. A credit to the cleaning company as the house was immaculate. I would have no hesitation in recommending the proRead moreperty to anybody and would certainly stay there again on any subsequent visits to the Lakes. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 19th April 2019

fabulous cottage, superb views - the best we have ever enjoyed

Reviewed by Gretchen 12th April 2019

The location was perfect for walks and amenities. The views are spectacular and the house was comfortable and cosy with everything you need.

Reviewed by Peter 4th March 2019

The cottage was welcoming and a great base for a trip to the lakes. Well appointed throughout, only downside was we found the beds uncomfortable. Would stay again

Reviewed by Sally 19th October 2018

Car Crag Cottage is in the perfect location for enjoying walks straight from the door. Its cosy and has everything you need.

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A unique property
Wonderful views from the property
The approach to the property
Lounge area with warming woodburner and dining area
Dining area situated in the lounge
Kitchen leading out to the conservatory
Large conservatory where you can watch the world go by
Relax in the comfy conservatory
Plenty of seating for all
The perfect spot for your morning coffee
Superb views from the property
Show 6 moreKing-size bedroom with mountain views and en-suite


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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