Directions Our postcode covers a fairly large chunk of Patterdale, but it should get you within asking distance. If you’ve got SatNav it’s  CA11 0NP, but it is probably best to take a printout of these directions! (We are marked on the map below).

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From the south, exit M6 motorway at junction 36 (Kendal, S.Lakes); follow the A590 for approximately 3 miles, then take the A591 to Windermere. To the north of  Windermere village, turn right onto the A592 (Patterdale, Ullswater) which takes you over Kirkstone pass to Patterdale (approximately 12 miles).

Looking down Kirkstone Pass to Patterdale

Patterdale from Kirkstone Pass

On arrival in Patterdale, look out for the YHA on your right – once you’re past it, turn right after 200yds, across a narrow bridge. The narrow road crosses the valley floor, and you then turn right down a largely unmade track for approximately 500yds. Continue past the farm buildings and you will arrive at a whitewashed farmhouse on your left. Parking is just opposite the front door.




Autumn colours north of Glenridding

Autumn colours north of Glenridding

From the North, exit M6 motorway at junction 40 (Penrith,N.Lakes); follow the A66 west for 1 mile, then take the A592(Ullswater, Patterdale) along the western shore of Ullswater to Glenridding (approximately 11 miles).

Continue another 1.5 miles to Patterdale, where the road narrows as you pass the White Lion Inn on your left.
100yds past the White Lion, turn left over a narrow bridge and proceed as per directions from the south.

White Lion Inn - take the next left!

White Lion Inn – take the next left!

The 508 bus service from Penrith terminates opposite the Patterdale Hotel, just to the north of the White Lion Inn. From here it’s a 10 minute walk to Crookey Cottage – we can come and collect you from the bus stop if you let us know in advance when you’ll be arriving.

The nearest railway stations are Penrith and Windermere. Outside of bus hours (last bus leaves Penrith at 1615), a taxi to Crookey Cottage will cost around £35.   is the local taxi firm – contact them for further details.