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Kidsty Cottage

Shap, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1049578)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Lightfoot

    “This is a well located cottage for exploring and walking.”

    Some of the kitchen appliances need updating especially the fridge and it was a real shame that the log burner was out of use.

    Some of the kitchen appliances need updating especially the fridge and it was a real shame that the log burner was out of use. It has a beautiful new bathroom but if your husband it taller than 6 foot and we’ll built it is a really tight space!

    - Mrs Lightfoot, April 2021

The property

Resting in a perfect position for exploring the many wonders of the Lake District National Park and beyond, Kidsty Cottage is the ultimate choice for your romantic retreat in Cumbria.

A homely cottage resting within the village of Shap, there's so much to explore within the local area and further afield.

Step through your private courtyard and into the property, and kick off your shoes before entering the inviting living/dining room, a lovely spot to settle down in the evenings on the sofa in front of the television when you're not out exploring, the woodburning stove offering a welcoming element to this quaint cottage.

To the rear of the property you can find the well-equipped kitchen, hosting all the essentials for your stay, even including a washing machine, while the dining area back in the front room is where you can enjoy all of your romantic meals.

Prepare for bed with a warming shower in the convenient ground-floor shower room, a modern spot with impressive exposed stone walls offering the perfect place to unwind each evening before taking the staircase to the first floor to find your double bedroom, with plenty of space for all of your personal belongings and accompanying crisp white linens, it's a truly homely spot.

Put on your walking boots and begin your day's adventure within the local village of Shap, home to a Post Office with a village shop, a pub, a selection of shops and even a swimming pool, you can find all you could need just a short stroll from the property.

Venture to the Shap Abbey, resting on the western banks of the River Lowther, here you can expect to find spectacular scenery and views over the Lake District.

Just a short drive can bring you to a variety of Lake District wonders; head to Kendal for a day of golfing, rich history in its museums and castle and a plethora of shopping experiences, or take to the waters of Windermere, with plenty of watersporting opportunities on offer including flyboarding, canoeing and kayaking, waterskiing and more, there's something here for every taste.

Uncover the rich history of Penrith with its imposing 14th century castle, or venture further to find both the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Dales National Park both offering their own unique experiences and landscapes like no other.

For a truly unforgettable holiday, choose Kidsty Cottage as your base for exploring all that Cumbria has to offer.


  • One double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with wood burner.
  • Electric central heating
  • Wood burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, new fridge/freezer (May 2021), washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front garden
  • Outside seating to rear
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Narrow, winding staircase, please take care
  • Please note: The seating area to the rear of the property is not private.

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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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