Crookabeck is a 40 acre farm beneath Place Fell in Patterdale, by Ullswater in The Lake District.
Crookabeck was built in the 1700's and is named after the double bend in the nearby Goldrill Beck which is shaped like a shepherd's crook. All the rainfall, over 90" per year, ends up in the Goldrill Beck which feeds into Ullswater.
At the start of the 20th Century, Crookabeck was being farmed by Robert Pears, who also ran a successful business as a “Carrier”, running a passenger “Char-a-banc” service between Patterdale and Penrith. The building where the Charabanc was housed is now the Crookabeck Farm Woolshop.
The farm is also of course home to our herds of Angora Goats and Herdwick Sheep. Fly the sheepdog and Toots the tabby cat also live here.
As well as our Crookabeck Farm Shop, we also offer a range of holiday accommodation, including bed and breakfast at Crookabeck B&B and Crookey Cottage B&B and self catering for 7 in the Lake District at High Beckside.
Crookabeck is also home to Holistic Therapist Hazel Bell who offers Holistic Relaxation in the Lake District from Natural at Heart.
Click the buttons below for more information on all aspects of life at Crookabeck Farm.