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Croft House Cottage

Shap, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 988491)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Whilst I loved the location and the bungalow itself the only negative comments relate to comfort."

    I had a bad back by the end of the week and can only put it down to the poor quality double mattress and the very saggy sofa! But despite that it was a great place for a break in my favourite part of the Lakes.

    Reviewed by VeronicaMay 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with all the facilities you need and an enclosed garden perfect for our dogs."

    Great location within easy reach of The Lakes and fells and a couple of lovely pubs within a couple of minutes walk. We especially liked the Crown Inn.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2022

  • "Everything you need for a week away was provided."

    The beds were comfortable as was the furniture. Parking was good as well. The property was across the road from a very good pub serving food, so no need for me to cook.

    Reviewed by DennyMar 2022

  • "The beds a little uncomfortable but apart from that 100% ."

    Great stay.

    Sorry you found the beds were a little uncomfortable. Due to feedback we have now fitted new mattresses to all three beds. Thanks for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "Really lovely stay."

    Bed uncomfortable on one side and freesat box did not work. However this didn’t take away from the stay. Great location, fantastic place to stay.

    Thanks for the feedback we have now installed a smart tv with ipayer etc and fitted new mattresses to all the beds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "The Tv didn’t work,"

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect in all aspects location, cleanliness, facilities and utensils all of a very high quality."

    The small village of Shap had everything we needed within walking distance 2 great pubs with good food, a chippy and a very well stocked supermarket. It was also a great spot for visiting the stunning scenery and of course the lakes of this wonderful part of the country. The owners communication and information prior to arrival was excellent and we will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2021

  • "Croft cottage is in the ideal location to explore the lakes."

    The kings Arms was a welcoming water hole with tasty meals.Shap chippy was Great highly recommended.The only niggle we have was the beds were extremely uncomfortable,new mattress are needed for all the beds,plus new pillows.we had an enjoyable time and visited many picturesque places.

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2021

  • "The beds were very uncomfortable but everything else good ."

    Reviewed by SheilaghSep 2021

  • "Shap is a lovely place to stay."

    People are so friendly. It has one of the best fish and chip shop and my boys love the pizzas. The outdoor pool is just up the road which the kids loved. you must visit Shap Abbey. it's around half an hour walk from cottage, nice and pleasant. The cottage was ideal for 2 adults , 2 kids and 2 dogs. Plenty of things provided, towels, utensils, blankets, freeview, WiFi. Only thing I would say was the mattress on double bed was awful, felt like you were falling out of bed, on a slant. Apart from that I would defo recommend staying here. it's around 45 mins into keswick which was an easy drive. Finally there is a little park and rail lines near by if you like train spotting.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Croft cottage house."

    The cottage was clean and had everything you needed after walking all day. We loved the fact it had off-road parking and a secure garden. We received a welcome instruction from the owners by email which was great however one improvement could be the directions for the cottage as it wasn’t very clear. Other than that a great week away.

    Reviewed by HannahAug 2021

  • "Good location with easy access to Haweswater Reservoir and the High Street range."

    Nice village. Providing clothes pegs would be great to enable guests to use the washing line. Outside space and shed are good to have. A lovely week.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2021

  • "We were there for two weeks and although most things were great there were just a couple of things that need leaving, ie pegs, could not hang out washing, air spray for bathroom and extra small bin bags."

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2021

  • "The reason I have not giving the highest rating for the facilities was the fact that you could not watch certain TV stations as the interference was to severe to enable you watch those stations."

    Having said that the whole experience of the accommodation and the position of the cottage and local facilities and nearby places was very good will be booking again

    Reviewed by RobinJun 2021

  • "We were only able to get BBC1 & BBC2 on both televisions ."

    ..all other channels were unavailable or badly pixeled ... this may be due to very bad reception in the area WiFi was excellent Apart from the tv the cottage`s facilities & equipment were very good & we enjoyed our holiday

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2021

  • "My wife and I had a great week even though the weather was a bit hit and miss, the cottage was extremely comfortable and clean, everything that was needed for a relaxing break, great location for visiting the Lake District, a bit of road noise but nothing too intrusive, don’t forget to go to the Shap Chippy great fish and chips and friendly staff."

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "The bungalow was comfortable and the village of Shap is so interesting with houses dating b ack to the l600's"

    Reviewed by JeanApr 2021

  • "My family was very happy during stay in the cottage."

    Everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by IshtiaqDec 2020

  • "We found the cittage very nice, village had everything we needed and well placed for our trips around the local area."

    However two niggles, one was cleanliness of the oven and in particular grill pan, in these times especially, not nice to see thecremains of grilled food on the bottom of the grill mesh. And we both thought after a few uncomfortable lumpy nights, the bed could do with renewing, needs to be a bigger size and definatly a mattress with no lumps in, otherwise very nice

    Reviewed by IanOct 2020

  • "Just one little gripe it would have been better if there had been a king-size bed instead of a double, apart from that everything else was excellent."

    Thanks for a lovely midweek break ideally sited to see the lake disrict

    Reviewed by SylviaOct 2020

  • "I know we are all going through an epidemic but why could we not check in till ..."

    I know we are all going through an epidemic but why could we not check in till 6pm and depart before 9am we lost 2 days of our holiday but it cost the same money I don’t know why it should take 9 hours to clean such a small house

    Reviewed by CAug 2020

  • "Well equipped, very comfortable and lovely little cottage."

    Ideal for exploring the North Lakes. There is a village shop, a co-op and a superb chip shop in Shap. We made use of all of them!

    Reviewed by DelythAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very clean the owner answere a query I had on way to cottage within 5 minutes."

    It is near to a lot of places and we would go again

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2020

  • "The cottage was fab the location was in a pretty village not far from the lakes the local pub the crown was friendly and food was good."

    Love the fact that there was patio furniture in the shed we could use. The cottage was like home from home. The only negative we have was there was a smell of curry powder in the kitchen even though we cleaned and hovered it still lingered.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2020

  • "Really nice cottage very comfortable clean and tidy, warm and secure yard for dogs."

    Just a suggestion perhaps a mirror above bathroom sink would be useful for wet shaving.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2020

  • "Furniture not as in photo but that was in main bedroom which was huge"

    Reviewed by StephanieDec 2019

  • "The property was more than we had hoped for."

    Most important for us the dog was able to wander freely in the yard without fear of getting out. The double bed was so comfy and the addition of sofa and television in the main bedroom was a very pleasant surprise. Plenty of storage in bedroom. I have and will be recommending this property to people and am loooking at booking for next year. Couldn't fault anything other than when we went to do some toast on the Sunday morning it kept blowing the trip, so unable to use it for the week, minor detail for us.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2019

  • "Really lovely holiday."

    weather perfect. cottage beautiful. and comfortable .we will definitely recommend it.many thanks Mr and Mrs Bourne.

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2019

  • "Lovely bungalow we stayed in, very clean and tidy."

    Perfect for our dogs as it had an enclosed garden. We would definitely stay again, and use Sykes Cottages again.

    Reviewed by IanJul 2019

  • "Location good with good local facilities , away from crowds but within the lakes area for sightseeing, shopping and walking etc."

    Lots of information in the pack in the cottage.

    Reviewed by DoreenJul 2019

  • "It would have been good to have had a contact number in case anything went wrong at the cottage (all was ok thankfully)."

    Some information regarding recycling would have been helpful. And a decent size frying pan in the kitchen is needed. Otherwise, it was a very welcoming cottage and we had a lovely stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely shap village very nice and well situated and your service was acceptional."

    Only one problem and it was our fault we bought Cumberland sausage to bring home for ourselves and friends but unfortunately forgot to take out of the fridge in the cottage, only remembered whe we were halfway home

    Reviewed by charlesJun 2019

  • "The seating area looked good but when sat upon it sunk down and was very dificult to get out of."

    Indeed my husband had to pull me out of it. The sitting area was no good for those of us who are in their latter years. Otherwise it was lovely and the village was very friendly

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2019

  • "Beautiful surroundings and the cottage offered so much more than expected."

    Would recommend this cottage to anyone. Alan , Lesley from Scotland

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2019

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  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double bed, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room, with sitting area, dining area and kitchen area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, TV, selection of DVDs, books and games and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchairs available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Side courtyard area with patio furniture and shed storage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles.

The property

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

This superb ground-floor accommodation is perfect for a family 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 week-long break with your loved ones.

Step through to discover a contemporary open-plan living room, finished with a neutral colour palette and a warming fire place 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, each located on the ground floor to ensure that everyone is catered for.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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