Crow How Country Guest House

Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9PN
Crow How Country Guest House Outside

Nestled in the Rydal valley, around half way between Ambleside and Rydal Water, the Crow How Country Guest House boasts of large, comfortable rooms with delightful views of the surrounding area. The guest house sits in a site that is rich in history. A medieval pele tower that was later converted into a manor house once stood here, but over centuries it was left to ruin and the last remaining stones were used to create a farm house in the mid-nineteenth century. This farmhouse was converted into a guest house in the 1930s. The current owners have undertaken a full renovation to create the luxury bed and breakfast that is there today.

A walk to Ambleside town centre from Crow How will take around 15-minutes. From Ambleside, guests can board a Windermere Lakes Cruise and visit numerous attractions in the area, including Beatrix Potter’s former home, Hill Top, as well as Wray Castle and the Lakes Aquarium. Grasmere is a 10-minute drive from the B&B, whilst Keswick is around a 20-minute drive away.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking
  • Wifi


Crow How has nine bedrooms, all fitted with king size beds or super king beds. One room has an additional single bed making it ideal for families, however, the guesthouse does not accept children under the age of 13. There is a mixture of Standard and Superior rooms. Superior rooms are generously sized with large seating areas. All rooms have bright, modern en-suite facilities with complimentary luxury toiletries, some with walk-in showers, others with showers over baths. Bedrooms 1 and 4 have whirlpool baths and separate walk-in showers.

All of the rooms have an excellent selection of amenities, each one fitted with a large flat screen television and blu-ray / DVD player (with a selection of films available to borrow during your stay), an alarm clock with an iPod docking station, a hospitality tray that includes complimentary biscuits and hot chocolate, a mini fridge (with glasses and ice available if needed), and free Wi-Fi.

Crow How Room Accommodation

Restaurants & Bars

There is no restaurant or bar at Crow How. Breakfast is served each morning in the dining room and is included in the room rate. A self-service breakfast bar has a selection of fruit, cereals, yogurt, juices and preserves that are made on site. Cooked breakfasts are prepared to order and along with a full English and full vegetarian options the menu includes a number of egg dishes and kippers.

For lunches and evening meals, there are a good number of cafés, pubs, and restaurants in Ambleside that are within walking distance (or a short taxi ride), as well as in Grasmere village, which is a 10-minute drive away.

Additional Facilities & Services

Crow How has a spacious guest lounge with board games and puzzles, as well as large gardens that guests are welcome to explore. Secure cycle storage is also available and the guesthouse also has a drying room for outdoor equipment.


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