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Shepherds Cottage

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Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a beautiful cottage, hosted by a beautiful family, from the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome."

    We were stuck in the blizzard that occurred over the weekend and the family at Howe farm went above and beyond to help us out, we cannot thank them enough. The cottage itself was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and had everything you need in the kitchen, it was a perfect break and we’ve already said we would go back there.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay in a lovely and comfortable cottage in a stunning location."

    The owners have put so much thought into making the cottage feel like a home away from home and everything that’s provided is such good quality. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely amazed at the care and attention taken to this cottage."

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Nov 2023

  • "A really lovely, cosy cottage located on a scenic farm."

    The cottage has good facilities and the guest information book has everything you need to know. The hot tub was lovely! The little touches such as slippers, robes and milk in the fridge were appreciated. A Short walk into hawkshead village, and lots to do near-by. A couple of minor negatives: I personally found the pillows quite uncomfortable, and the shower is very slippery, I would reccomend placing a shower mat. Other than that, we had a really lovely time and I would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.1Oct 2023

  • "Great hosts nothing was any trouble fab break"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2023

  • "Every comfort taken care of."

    Wish them well for their future

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Friendly hosts, with excellent knowledge of the local area."

    Wonderful to see the awesome work going on around the farm. We will be back for another visit. xx

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2023

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  • Single storey
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels, robes and slippers inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Two patios with furniture, barbecue and charcoal and private hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.7 miles, lake 1.2 miles
  • Note: Laundry facilities available through owner
  • Note: The cottage is on a working livestock farm
  • Note: The Hot Tub is drained, cleaned and refilled between each set of guests so this may take some time to heat up on day of arrival
  • Note: Fishing license required for lake fishing

The property

This single-storey barn conversion is situated on a working livestock farm, just under a mile from the picturesque village of Hawkshead and six miles from Ambleside.

With spectacular views over the fields to the pretty Esthwaite Water, Shepherds Cottage is a firm favourite for couples or families at any time of the year.

Enter this welcoming cottage and you will find a real gem as you discover the light and airy open-plan living area, which has feature beams and a delightful sitting area with tasteful leather sofas, alongside a contemporary kitchen.

Single-storey, Shepherds Cottage is just a short stroll at bedtime to reach the two bedrooms and the opulent shower room, where you will find many extra touches such as robes, slippers and toiletries, which have been generously supplied by the owner to ensure that your stay is nothing less than perfect.

Outside, at the rear of the cottage, is a lovely patio area with your very own private hot tub, perfect for relaxing after a hard day's walking, whilst at the front is another patio which boasts fantastic views down to Esthwaite Water; an ideal spot to sit back and enjoy the peaceful and tranquil landscape.

Esthwaite Water has been known to be frequented by osprey that have no doubt been attracted by the pike and trout in the lake, as are fishermen who can fish on the lake by arrangement with the owner.

Just a short stroll will take you into the charming village of Hawkshead with its colourful mix of quaint, cobbled yards, whitewashed cottages and interesting shops and cafes to explore.

The Grizedale Forest is on the doorstep and the Visitor Centre with the tree top adventure course a stone’s throw away.

With beautiful paths right from the door leading you through Hawkshead towards Tarn Hows and the delightful Drunken Duck pub, Shepherds Cottage will be delightful at any time of year.

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About the location


Ambleside 5.1 miles; Kendal 17.4 miles.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guest houses and gift shops in the village, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which houses an annually changing exhibition of the famous author’s illustrations and stories. The other famous Hawkshead enthusiast, William Wordsworth, attended the Old Grammar School in 1779-87, which still stands today, and you can visit the building where the Lakeland poet developed his love of the form, and even see the desk into which he scratched his name as a small boy! Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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