Frequently Asked Questions
How many bedrooms do you have, sleeping how many?
The house has 7 large bedrooms, 3 king size, 2 double and 2 twin. Plus 1 small twin.
4 bedrooms have ensuite shower, 1 bedrooms has a bathroom.
1 twin and 1 king size share a bathroom.
1 bedroom up steep step ladder, under the eaves with twin beds, ideal as teenagers den.
2 bedrooms are on the ground floor, access from the courtyard.
1 bedroom has access from courtyard, up outside stairway
Do you welcome children and dogs?
Children are welcome at Crake Trees Manor.
1 or 2 Dogs are welcome to stay.
They must be kept on a lead at all time when outside.
Dogs are only allowed on the ground floor of the house and must sleep in the Dog room.
Dogs must be cleaned up after and waste disposed of in the designated dustbin.
We are coming London / Manchester /Leeds / Edinburgh. Is it better by train, or to drive?
Crake Trees Manor is about 3 hours from London on the train.
A car can be hired at Penrith www.enterprise.co.uk, ( then 20 minutes by car)
Electric bikes and manual can be hired from www.lowthercastle.co.uk
We can also arrange to pick you up from the station, at a small charge.
Trains from Leeds & Carlisle arrive at Appleby ( 15 minutes by car )
We are 15 minutes travelling West by car from M6, leave at either Junction 38 or 39
Also 15 minutes travelling East by car from the A66, Appleby.
What are the arrival and departure times?
Check in is from 3pm.
Check out is before 10.00am.
Your car can be left in the yard for the day if you are walking locally.
I usually text all guests on the morning of their arrival with a welcome message and ask for your expected arrival time.
How about phone signal and Wi Fi?
At Crake Trees we have good mobile phone signal outside.
There is 4G around the courtyard but not down in the village.
Mobiles will work in the house at some places, but the insulation in the walls can restrict the signal.
We have Wi Fi in the Kitchen, Dining Hall and Sitting Room only.
Can we walk to a pub ?
Our local community owned pub, The Butchers Arms. A 10 minute walk through the fields into the village.
Maulds Meaburn Village Institute has regular community pub nights, many local lectures and pop up restaurant nights. A 15 minute walk through the fields in a different direction.
More serious walkers can walk to Kings Meaburn, which is about 4 miles. Or we can drop you off to walk back.
I have a list of my other favourite eating places, with lots of different styles and prices, most within a 20-30 minute drive.
What is a favourite walk from the farmhouse.
There are a selection of self-guided walks right from the farmhouse.
They are lovely circular walks that will give visitors some great views to The Pennines, The Howgills, The Eden Valley and even up to Scotland!
In the map basket there are 3 laminated walks that take from 40 minutes to 3 or 4 hours. We can also can direct visitors to some great walks around Ullswater and Haweswater and to the more challenging climbs of The Lake District.
Can I bring my own Bike, or Horse to Crake Trees Manor?
This part of Cumbria is a mecca for cyclists. Where ever you go you will always see cyclists, both ‘professional’ and ‘amateur’ enjoying the small roads and tracks that are generally quieter than most parts of England.
Bicycles can be safely stored
We have a small paddock for grazing if you would like to bring your horse on holiday.
There is plenty of room for parking a horse box, we have good Hay and Haylage and a standard Pony coarse mix feed always available.
I have ridden all my younger life around the Lyvennet valley, following bridleways and up onto the fells.
Ring me with any questions and to discuss costs of Horse and Pony B & B.