Crummockwater Cottages at Foulsyke

Crummockwater Cottages at Foulsyke are magnificently located, enjoying what we, and many others, consider to be one of the best views in England!

From the grounds there is a breath-taking view down the length of Crummock Water towards Haystacks and Great Gable, with Grasmoor and Rannerdale on the left and Melbreak and the High Stile range to the right.

Foulsyke is situated in the three valleys of Buttermere, Loweswater and Lorton, which is one of the most beautiful but quieter areas of the Lake District. Foulsyke was originally an old manor house dating back to the 16th century and the cottages themselves are thoughtfully converted from the former barn and stables to provide spacious, warm and comfortable holiday accommodation. They are accessed through the arched carriage entrance, dated 1797, leading to the light and peaceful courtyard.

The cottages are an excellent base for walking the North Western and Western fells and many walks at all levels can start from the door. The area is popular with cyclists and bird watchers and there is wild swimming, boating and fishing locally. We are very lucky to have a healthy local population of red squirrels who regularly come to our feeders and bury their food in the lawns.

Guest comments

Our third and certainly not our last stay in this stunning location with exquisite views across Crummock Water! Walking, climbing, relaxing and watching the wonderful array of birds at the feeders has been everything we could ask for and more! Thank you Joan for your attention to detail, delicious cakes, flowers and warm welcome again. We love it here!

Debbie and Nigel, July 2023

Another fantastic stay! Thank you so much Joan for such a lovely welcome and all of your hard work in making Crummockwater Cottages so special! Brilliant walks and a wonderful time! See you soon

Barber family, December 2022

Another wonderful break in your beautiful part of the world. The views never cease to mesmerize Thank you for enabling the experience from such comfort and calm as Foulsyke is!

Andrea and Geoff, June 2023

Could you ever get tired of looking at that view? Great walks and swimming fuelled by your cake, Joan. Thanks for the theatre recommendation, it was excellent. Thank you for keeping everything so beautifully, it’s a truly wonderful place to stay.

Philip and Jill, July 2022