We booked both Crooklands House 2 and Crooklands House 3 for a family vacation and we left wanting to extend our vacation.
Set in the countryside but easily accessible Crooklands House is just beautiful from the moment you are welcomed into the stunningly spacious apartment's with their impressive architectural features of the original mill building to the gorgeous rooms. Each apartment occupied an entire floor. At the back of both apartments, you overlook the river and beyond this are lush green fields. There is a seated area here just by the river but don't worry, it is child friendly as there are wooden balustrades which still allow you to enjoy the views of the river and rural countryside beyond. To the front of the property, as we had also rented apartment 3, we enjoyed the courtyard. There is however also a communal lawned area with seating. This was great for a BBQ.
The apartments and in fact the whole house, were totally immaculate and very tastefully appointed and supplied with everything one could need. There was a washing machine in both apartments which does take a good load.. very handy for when the little ones have been to the beaches nearby or back from their long walks. There are plenty of kitchen utensils, from a masher to a milk frother as well as pots and pans.
The beds in each apartment were very comfortable and the rooms cosily warm. In Crooklands House 2 my two boys slept in the bunk beds provided. These too were very comfortable and as a parent, I can confirm that they are very secure and I had peace of mind that the boys were safe.
The bathrooms have a contemporary feel and we were never short of towels or hot water.
There is a garage nearby as well as a local village shop but we shopped at the local supermarket which was a 5 min drive so everything is conveniently located.
The only downside was that we were only there for 5 nights....it was a really super relaxing and peaceful base for touring the Lakes. My family and I would really really highly recommend staying at any of the apartments at Crooklands House, you wont leave disappointed. As we visit the Lakes annually we have stayed at other venues and locations but this is by far the best... we will be back.