Set in the historic Rydal Valley, amidst the fells, sits Crow How Country Guest House. Crow How is situated in 2 acres of private woodland gardens surrounded by countryside views, the Fairfield Horseshoe and Loughrigg Fell. It is set next to a working farm, a 15-minute walk from Ambleside town centre. Clean modern rooms are en suite and all have TVs and radios. All rooms have seating areas and most have king sized beds. Most rooms have no shared walls. Wi-Fi is available. Crow How Country Guest House serves a traditional Cumbrian breakfast. The shops and restaurants of Ambleside are 15 minutes' walk away whilst Grasmere is only a 10-minute drive. At Waterhead catch frequent boat trips to Bowness and Lake Windermere. Crow How provides a visitor pack highlighting the many attractions of the area, including bus and boat timetables. There are also five golf courses within an hours' drive.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available on-site


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 extra-large double bed
1 single bed
and
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1

This property has told us they’re taking some steps towards sustainability that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
9.4
Cleanliness
9.7
Comfort
9.6
Value for money
9.1
Location
9.6
Free WiFi
9.1
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Helen
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We were very pleasantly surprised at how well presented Crow How was (spotless and perfect facilities in the room). Everybody was very friendly and approachable - Nancy in the breakfast room was lovely. The bottle of prosecco for new year was a...
  • Louise
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Verty comfortable room, peaceful location, highly recommend.
  • Frederick
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Fab B&B, large comfortable rooms, with excellent modern facilities blended with classic furnishings. Wonderful breakfast menu. Ideal location for hikers and 20 min walk into Ambleside

Host Information

9.5
Host review score

In a stunning rural setting in the historic Rydal Valley amidst the fells and surrounded by Rydal Farm, this grand Victorian building was built as a farm house in 1848 from the stones of ancient Rydal Hall before being converted into a Country House.
Crow How is a family run Country Guest House run by Andrew and Jill Horrax, and their family.
Located just outside Ambleside, heart of the Lake District with many varied walks from the door.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Crow How Country Guest House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
    Off-site
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    General
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Fan
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Accessibility
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Crow How Country Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 16:00 to 21:00

    Check-out

    From 09:30 to 10:30

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children older than 12 years are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Crow How Country Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking

    Smoking is not allowed.

    Parties

    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 07:00.

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Children under the age of 12 cannot be accommodated.

    Please inform Crow How Country Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 07:00:00.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    FAQs about Crow How Country Guest House

    • The prices at Crow How Country Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Room options at Crow How Country Guest House include:

      • Double
      • Triple

    • Crow How Country Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking

    • Crow How Country Guest House is 0.7 miles from the centre of Ambleside. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Check-in at Crow How Country Guest House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:30.