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Croft House Cottage

(Ref. 1119603)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic hosts, due to an administrative error on the part of Sykes we weren't expected."

    This wasn't a problem for the host. The cottage was still immaculate and within minutes everything was sorted even bringing home made biscuits round. A lovely little bungalow in a good location for exploring the wider area. Will definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Well maintained cosy holiday home near to lakes and other attractions, nearby shop and pubs"

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you found the cottage cosy. Jackie and Maurice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very comfortable accommodation, clean and modern."

    Nice welcome pack with home made biscuits. The large secure shed was ideal for keeping my mountain bike safe and there was plenty of space to park car off-road. The porch and carpet runner (and shoe tray) in main room mean't it was easy to take off wet outdoor clothing without dragging dirt into the house.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you found the cottage comfortable and that it met your needs for your stay. Jackie and Maurice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Dec 2023

  • "We stayed for 7 nights from 23/10/23."

    We loved the cottage and the welcome pack. The cottage was extremely welcoming and spotlessly clean we will definitely recommend the cottage to anyone especially if you have a dog 10/10 . Our only complaint is that only one of the pubs in the village was welcoming ( the crown) the other two state that they serve food every night But we found this untrue and one is in our opinion rude and racist( the greyhound hotel)

    We are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and are happy to recommend it. Jackie and Maurice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was a good base for us to explore from despite it being a very wet week."

    The back yard was nice and secure for our dog. We really enjoyed the home baked cookies. Just a couple of things would really improve future guests experience like a few more plates etc in the kitchen and maybe a firmer bed base in the main bedroom.

    Thanks for your feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed the cookies and found the cottage a good base to explore from. Jackie and Maurice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicki4.4Sep 2023

  • "Found the property very clean and tidy with a few nice touches, like milk,tea and a few biscuits left for us."

    The main bedroom was large and cozy although the large double bed mattress was a little too soft for our liking. Although we brought a couple of our doggie covers for the 2 seater couch, there was a couple provided, which worked perfectly for our little Bichon to sit on the rocker chair next to us. The enclosed garden although small was adequate for our little dog for his morning and evening toilet.

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage cozy. Jackie & Maurice Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great location for days out and facilities in the village, very clean property and hosts were very accommodating."

    We are pleased you took advantage of the local facilities, and enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Aug 2023

  • "A comfortable, immaculate and very complete cottage, close to shops and central for visits to the Dales and the Lakes."

    Thanks for your feedback. We are pleased you found the cottage comfortable and enjoyed your visits to the Dales and Lakes. Jackie and Maurice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leunis Johannis5.0Jul 2023

  • "My wife and I have just spent a very relaxing week at this cottage."

    The cottage irself was cosy yet spacious and comfortable. Local amenities wereconvenient and welcoming ( Abbey Kitchen 3 visits,Shap Chippy 3 visits Kigs Arms 2 visits and Co-op 3 visits). Visits to Windermere, Ullswater, Borrowdale, Keswick and Kendal were easily visited from Shap.

    Thanks for your feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and used the local amenities. We have it on good authority that Shap Newsagents is going to open again after being closed for several months. Shap is indeed a good base for daily visits to the lakes. Jackie and Maurice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week staying at Croft house cottage."

    It was a great base for trips around the Lake District. Having 2 dogs the cottage and the local amenities were great, there is a park just up the road to take the dogs. The Kings Arms pub was less than 100 yards with a very large beer garden and very dog friendly, food and drink was also good. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Croft House Cottage. Jackie and Maurice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very nice cottage, plenty of room and very clean."

    Everything you could need for a place to stay while on your holiday. Perfect location to get to all places in the Lake District, and really good for 2 dogs with enclosed area at back of cottage. Had a lovely week's holiday.

    Thanks for your feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found it met all your needs. Jackie and Maurice Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.4May 2023

  • "In my opinion this holiday cottage is very well maintained and in an ideal spot ..."

    In my opinion this holiday cottage is very well maintained and in an ideal spot for visiting the lake district and surrounding attractions can thoroughly recommend it to anyone there is also a park opposite to the property ideal for exercising your dogs

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin5.0May 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Croft Cottage overall."

    This is my third visit to the cottage and as usually I had a lovely time. The property is lovely and clean and the topper on the main bed really made a difference and was comfortable. The patio was lovely as we had some sunshine and was nice to sit out on with the dogs. The only downside was the footstools that were previously in the cottage have been removed and the two wooden chairs are to a very specific comfort. We could not get comfortable on the rocking chair or the other wooden chair so spent the week both of us huddled on the sofa with the footstool that we brought through from the bedroom. Might be worth considering putting another soft sofa or two soft chairs in the living room, like the one that is the main bedroom as it is much nicer having soft furnishings and something to put your feet up after a long days walking.

    Reviewed by Sarah-jane4.1May 2023

  • "Great cottage have been before has had some improvements done very nice."

    The shower is very noisy nice welcome gift tea sugar coffee milk and lovely home made biscuits

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you approved of the updates to the cottage. Maurice and Jackie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2023

  • "Only some minor niggles Lack of blinds on main bedroom rear window, which is overlooked by houses."

    The curtains had to be kept closed for privacy, blinds angled in the right direction would have allowed in natural light, whilst maintaining privacy. Not being a fan of sliced bread, a decent bread knife would have been welcome, together with some tongues. This did not detract from a very enjoyable stay and would certainly return in the future.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. We will be adding tongs and a bread knife as suggested. Maurice and Jackie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Croft house cottage."

    The owners are so good and kind. Myself my husband and two friends stayed here for a week in April. The cottage was well equipped with all your essential needs. Very clean and cosy. Would highly recommend this property to anyone. Kind regards Penny

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you found the cottage cosy and had a lovely stay. Maurice and Jackie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Apr 2023

  • "One gripe tv missing a lot of freeview channels"

    Thanks for your feedback, we will look into the problem with the TV as we were unaware of it. Thanks Jackie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at this property."

    Very well stocked with kitchen appliances and utensils. We had an issue with the waste drain blocking outside. This had built up over time and had either not been reported by previous guests or had unfortunately blocked during our stay. Nevertheless, the owner was out within an hour to resolve the issue. Our only complaint is the very small clothes airer fir a family of 4 and the hoover in the property is extremely underpowered. We did our best to hoover before we left but the vacuum cleaner provided didn't do a cert good job. Stay was great and we'd definitely consider stopping there again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay as for the vacuum cleaner yesterday we bought a more powerful upright cleaner to replace it. We hadn't thought about the clothes airer not being adequate we will upgrade it as soon as possible thank you for pointing this out to us. Maurice and Jackie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage very cosy and clean, and well equipped."

    Thank you very much for the tea and coffee aswell as the milk, and the home made biscuits were delicious. I would recommend to anyone who wants a comfortable break. Couldn't fault the cottage in any way, and food and hospitality in The Crown, and Kings arm was great. No doubt will return.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you found the cottage comfortable, cosy and well equipped. We often hear good reports about The Crown, Kings Arms and the Greyhound which are all within walking distance from the cottage. We look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, exceptionally clean."

    Decor a little dated but perfect for our short stay. Brilliant fully enclosed, safe outdoor space which was perfect for my 2 dogs. Great location in the village as it was very close to local park and other village amenities. Would definitely recommend to other dog families.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased the cottage met your needs and are in the process of updating the decor. Maurice and Jackie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very clean very comfortable well equipped, beautiful area and close enough for everything we wanted."

    Very important comfy beds. Gorgeous home made biscuits, on arrival lovely gesture. Everything is good we will be back definitely.

    Thank you for your feedback . We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage comfortable. Yes the area is beautiful and we look forward to your return, as for the biscuits I am pleased you enjoyed them. Jackie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Comfortable, cozy and clean!"

    We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is perfectly situated next to the memorial park and has an enclosed yard for the dogs. We enjoyed a walk to the Abbey, which was a lovely place to explore. The Greyhound does wonderful food and was welcoming to us and the dog. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful property.

    We are so pleased the cottage suited your needs and that you enjoyed your stay. Maurice and Jackie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2022

  • "Bungalow was lovely"

    Thank you for your comment, we are pleased you were happy with the bungalow. Maurice and Jackie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jolanta5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very welcoming property which we felt at home in"

    We are so pleased you felt at home at Croft House Cottage as that is our aim for our guests. Maurice and Jackie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had the worst night sleep the mattress is horrible was in so much pain next morning."

    .it had a double thin quilt in a king cover ...the shower isn't really any good for people with disabilities..its a very cold bungalow radiators in living room not really big enough for the size of the room..couldn't open the windows as there wasn't any small ones to open as there was alot of condensation..wardrobes were full of stuff with note saying do not touch ..area was lovely for a base but wouldn't go back to the bungalow

    We have now purchased a top quality mattress topper and sorted out the problem you had with the quilt. As for being cold the guests have full control of the heating via the wall mounted thermostat in the passage way which is unlimited to how high you want it. There is a built in remote controlled electric fire in the living room which again is unlimited for the guests to use. We have addressed the problem with the items in the wardrobe but there has always been plenty of hanging space. We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at the bungalow. Maurice and Jackie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Evelyn3.1Oct 2022

  • "This is my second visit to Croft Cottage and overall my stay was wonderful."

    The cottage was very clean, cozy and homely. The enclosed patio is perfect for my furry friend and we both had a wonderful stay. During my visit the tap in the kitchen broke and the owners were very quick at coming out and fixed it the same day, which was brilliant. The cottage layout is different to that in the photos, so new photos would be good. The only negative for me was the bed in the main bedroom. The mattress was too firm/hard and after 6 nights of sleeping on it I had back and neck pain, so I checked out and went home a day early. Since most people cannot sleep on a bed so hard, maybe offering a mattress topper would be beneficial?

    Thank you for your feedback Sarah Jane. The mattress is relatively new but we will take your advice and look into mattress toppers, as for the photos we are in the process of updating some of the furniture and when this process is complete we will update our photos. Jackie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah-jane4.1Oct 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi, selection of DVDs, books, and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Side courtyard area with patio furniture and shed storage
  • Two well-behaved dog's welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Please note: Dogs only

The property

Perched within the village of Shap is the endearing Croft House Cottage, offering a wonderful base for exploring Cumbria.

This superb ground-floor accommodation is perfect for a family of four looking to discover Cumbria’s picturesque countryside, with the Lake District National Park in striking distance of the cottage.

Be welcomed into its heart-warming interior, offering all the comforts you could possibly need for a break with your loved ones.

Step through to discover a contemporary open-plan living room, finished with a neutral colour palette and a warming fireplace to ensure a real home from home feel.

Moving through the space, you will discover a stylish kitchen boasting all the necessities for the designated chef to prepare an evening meal for the family.

After a walk along one of the many treks within the Lake District, retire to one of the two elegantly-dressed bedrooms, offering a bright and airy interior to wake up to each morning; you will find a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both serviced by a shower room.

Spend a moment or two within the secluded courtyard area, where you and your loved ones can enjoy a morning coffee whilst soaking up the sunshine.

Take a leisurely stroll along the main street, where you will find a selection of pubs and shops, ideal for picking up those holiday treats and essentials.

For days out, you will have the Lake District to discover, offering a selection of activities and attractions to keep you busy, including climbing Scafell Pike, visiting the lake of Wastwater and enjoying lunch within one of the many thriving communities, such as Ambleside, Windermere or Kendal.

Croft House Cottage promises a great opportunity to discover the picture postcard location of Cumbria further.

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About the location


Pooley Bridge 13.5 miles; Kendal 16 miles; Ullswater 18 miles

This endearing linear village rests within the isolated dales in the Eden district, Cumbria. This small village consist of a long line of 18th century properties, a swimming pool, pubs, shops, a Post Office and a wonderful memorial park. Resting half a mile away from the village centre is Shap Abbey, which is surrounded by a picturesque location by the River Lowther and was the last to be Henry VIII in 1540. Within striking distance is the breath-taking Lake District National Park, with easy access to the delightful towns of Ambleside and Windermere. 16 miles away in the larger town of Kendal, which plays host to superb shopping arcades, two castles and a number of historical landmarks to keep you busy. Shap promises a wonderful village, perfect for exploring Cumbria and the wonders of the Lake District.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas