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The Little Crooked House on Lancaster City Quay

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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Lancaster, Lancaster District, Lancashire, England
Welcome to the historic Lancaster Quay and the iconic Little Crooked House where right angles are not quite ninety degrees and the horizontal is a novelty! A sea captain, used to the listing decks whilst at sea, built his wonky on-shore home some 250 years ago. So beware, shipmates, you may need to adjust your gait to accommodate our sloping floors!

A leaning Listed Building (grade II) in a beautiful Conservation area, 5 minutes from city centre! You won't be disappointed...

(ALERT! I will be putting discounts in place for Spring 2019 as the rear wall is being rendered which will mean there will be scaffolding up over a 4 - 6 week period, the windows will be safeguarded (probably covered) and there will be limited access out to the back. However, you'll still have fine river views out the front. Please ask for more detail...
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Listing #HL9027115
About the Owner
Claire B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2017
Interaction with guests
I will always try and meet and greet my guests but my lifestyle doesn't always allow me to. There is a key safe at the ready should it be needed for guests to make their own way in. There is not only a 'How it all Ticks' pack at the Crooked House but also a lot of information about the wonderful city of Lancaster and it's environment - what's going on and how to get around. I'm usually at the end of an email or phone if you need help/advice - but it's your home while you are here so I won't interfere, won't be in your way and won't have any improvements happening while you are there without consulting you first. Come and enjoy!
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A listed building that lists, the Little Crooked House is an absolutely lovely place to stay in Lancaster. It's full of character & is most definitely a home from home, equipped with everything you'll need. We love walking & the outdoors; you can step out...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank 210lizt
Claire B, VR Owner at The Little Crooked House on Lancaster City Quay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

ahh - that's a fab review Liz - I'm so very glad you had a wonderful stay and look forward to meeting you one day when you're back. Thanks for leaving the place so beautifully. Claire

Reviewed 25 October 2018

We stayed (4 of us) at The Little Crooked House in late October, the house is brilliant, a real delight and very wonky ! The location is fantastic with lovely pubs and restaurants on its doorstep, really recommend QSF and The Wagon and Horses for...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Wander790486
Claire B, VR Owner at The Little Crooked House on Lancaster City Quay, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Ahh, that’s so lovely Sally. Thanks so much ... and thanks for leaving the place in such very good order. All the best, claire

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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Visited with wife and daughter and really impressed with this house. Decor is quaint and homely. Claire was fantastic and extremely helpful. Located within 10 mins walk of many places of interest, including the castle, 3 great pubs and an amazing French restaurant are actually...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Neil L
Claire B, VR Owner at The Little Crooked House on Lancaster City Quay, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

ahh - thanks so very much Neil - I am very grateful for your wonderful review. So glad to have had you and very happy that you enjoyed your stay. All the best to you all, Claire

  • Central Heating
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
This house is suitable for children of responsible parent(s) of five years and up-wards. The stairs to the attic (not, at present, for use) are very steep. Please give me...
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
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  • laundry: ₹ 1,786 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 26,794 / stay - Deposit
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Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Manchester: 70.0 km
Railway: Lancaster: 0.8 km
Ferry: Isle of Mann: 6.0 km
Lancaster Quay is just off centre of the City. It's about 12 minute walk from the train station along a beautiful tree-lined cycle path and past the edge of Quay meadows. The bus station is five minutes walk away from where you can access the university, the Lakes and coaches down to London. Manchester and Manchester Airport is 50 minutes train journey. So, getting to the Little Crooked House can't be easier - but if you need to come by car it's easy enough too: M6, J33 (northbound) and J34 (southbound). Car parking charges from October 2018 at the back of the House and three hours at the front of the house 8am - 6pm. Please let me know how you are coming and I'll happily give you more detailed directions.
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Nearest Beach: 5.0 km.
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