History of the House

Crosthwaite House was built around 1750 by the owner of the local pub.

It’s an impressive building, looking out over the Lyth Valley – a relatively undiscovered part of the Lake District, with some wonderfully quiet fell and woodland walks.

Crosthwaite and Lyth is a thriving community, famous for its delicate damson orchards. The trees are snow white with blossom in spring, and laden with fruit in autumn.

Off the popular tourist-beaten track - yet close enough to all the main attractions - Crosthwaite House is conveniently situated, allowing you to explore the Lakes yet escape back to serenity at the end of the day. We are just five miles from the attractions of Kendal and Bowness-on-Windermere.

The local pub is thriving and is just a couple of minutes walk away. It offers some of the best food and drink in the area.

Please note that there is no public transport in Crosthwaite, so a car is advised!


Directions from the M6 (apx.10-15 minutes drive). Postcode for Sat Nav - LA8 8BP

  • Leave at Junction 36 onto the Kendal Bypass
  • Take the A590 signed to Barrow
  • Turn right onto the A5074 (signed to Bowness and Windermere...the A5074 is reached by turning left straight after the Gilpin Bridge Hotel)
  • Keep on this road, shortly after passing the Lyth Valley Hotel go down a hill and then turn right (signposted to Crosthwaite)
  • Continue up this lane to the T-Junction, turn left, and Crosthwaite House is immediately on your right


Crosthwaite House Crosthwaite House
Sunset opposite the House Sunset opposite the House
Damson Blossom Damson Blossom
The view from the House The view from the House
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