We are surrounded by beautiful scenery with fields and woodland. There are several public footpaths to walk on. We keep a small flock of sheep.

Set in a beautiful and secluded area, it is the ideal venue for a relaxing vacation (please note your OWN TRANSPORT is essential). We offer a warm Cumbrian welcome for bed and breakfast. As you travel up our ½ mile winding lane you will see a breathtaking view of the valley below and in spring time it is a delight to watch the lambs at play.

Dating from the 15th Century, with later additions, the historic farmhouse has several original features including magnificent oak panelling in the Dining Room, old beams and a period staircase. The pretty, spacious bedrooms have lovely views from them. Please note that the property has some uneven floors.


  • One double en-suite room
  • One ground floor double/twin room or triple en-suite
  • TV and hospitality trays in all rooms
  • TV Lounge/Breakfast Room
  • Tea and coffee facilities in all Bedrooms and in the Lounge
  • Hair dryer and alarm clock in all rooms
  • Central heating
  • Ample car parking
  • Evening meals available in the local area at several good 'Country Inns'

The History of Crook Hall

The farm stands on the site of a much earlier medieval farm (Thwatterden Hall). In later times the legendary Philipson family lived here for over 200 years: one of whom was knighted by King Charles II. An illegitimate son of the same King owned the property at one time.

Robert Philipson was born at Crook Hall. He was nicknamed 'Robert (or Robin) the Devil' because of his daring exploits including riding into Kendal Parish Church on horseback to seek his enemy during the Civil War. The helmet hanging on the church wall is believed to be his. Another member of the Philipson family was imprisoned because of his Royalist beliefs.

The house once had its own 'Priest Hole' and William Wordsworth, the famous poet, was once a frequent visitor to the farm. The present owners are the Metcalfe family, whose diversification plans have been featured several times on television.
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