Secure your holiday for £20.
Limited availability, could end at any time.T&Cs Apply.
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

7 people have recently viewed this property

1 of 27 View Image Gallery
  • Herdwick Cottage - Lake District - 1088093 - photo 1

Herdwick Cottage

(Ref. 1088093)

Brampton, Cumbria, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • cottage (11)
  • clean (6)
  • comfortable (6)
  • lovely (6)
  • everything (5)
  • well (5)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was clean, well maintained and well equipped with everything we needed and more."

    The beds were comfortable and the cottage was warm and homely. Our only negative was the church bells that go through the night. Not great if you are a light sleeper.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Feb 2024

  • "Our second visit to Herdwick Cottage and it won't be our last."

    The cottage is clean, warm, well equipped and brilliantly located for walking in a village with all the facilities you could want.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jan 2024

  • "The property was very clean and very well equipped."

    The lovely welcome hamper and Christmas decorations added to our family Christmas get together. A little confused by where "at the back" is for second vehicle parking. The parking space marked out for the cottage was fine but our second vehicle went to a free car park not too far away. Took us a while to fathom the heating, which was easy to use in the end. The child lock on the hob also provided an initial challenge but having the instructions was a great help. Wonderful shower and lovely large towels! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, inspite of very poor weather.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Dec 2023

  • "Herdwick Cottage is amongst the best places we have ever stayed in."

    The colours of the decor are excellent with friendly sheep watching you in every room. The quality of the kitchen and everything in it were the best we have ever experienced. There was just one thing you should be aware of before you book. If you are a light sleeper then this cottage might not be for you. The nearby church clock chimes on every quarter hour with each hour throughout the night marked with the corresponding amount of loud bongs. One of us got used to it by half way through the week, the other never did despite using earplugs. As much as we loved the cottage and the town and surrounding area we unfortunately won’t be able to return.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Brilliant cottage with everything provided and then some."

    Beds and couches were very comfortable. The town is a good base for lots of attractions with a lovely independent food centre five minutes walk away. Hadrians Wall, Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda are nearby and well worth visiting. Parking at The Sill Centre and walking along the wall to Sycamore Gap is really unforgettable whatever the weather. Kids and adults enjoyed the Lakeland Pencil Museum. Good food and huge ice creams at Hayton Farm just along on A69. (The single bedroom was uncomfortably hot as the skylight would not open, so needs looking at)

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "Gorgeous clean cottage ,was a bit disappointed with the location was not ..."

    Gorgeous clean cottage ,was a bit disappointed with the location was not expecting it to be situated in a courtyard with other properties ,but as I say lovely position for any outings you cared to go on

    Reviewed by Janice4.4Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful sheep decor."

    Very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Lots of extras such as guidebooks and maps. Well stocked with kitchen implements. Quick bus ride to Carlisle.

    Reviewed by Helen Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Recently returned from a lovely stay at Herdwick cottage."

    Everything in the cottage is of a very high quality, there is everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. The owner really has thought of everything. Thank you Sally. Brampton is a lovely town, the centre being a short walk from the cottage. It is in such a good position to visit so many places of interest whether you are a keen walker or like us by car

    Reviewed by Linda4.7May 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage for the two of us in the market town of Brampton."

    Good walking area

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Apr 2023

  • "Herdwick Cottage was a perfect holiday base; clean, comfortable, really well-equipped and a short walk from a lovely market town with a good variety of shops, cafes and restaurants."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    ..newly refurbished to an outstanding standard. Everything you want or need for a holiday. The situation in Brampton is excellent just outside the main street in a lovely quiet mews. The owner certainly knows what people need for a walking holiday in Cumbria. We are in our late seventies now so our walks are less strenuous and there are plenty of these in the countryside around Brampton. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Fully stocked - from the kitchen to the bedrooms. The decor is fantastic. The beds are very comfortable as is the property. Very safe and secluded. Would have like a hoover to give the carpet a once over in the evening. That said the place was spotless when we arrived. There was a welcome gift left by sally, which was greatly appreciated. Thank you Sally. Continue as you are. It really is perfect.

    Reviewed by Mohammed5.0Aug 2022

Show more Hide all


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and wine cooler
  • Smart TV with Sky Cinema and WiFi, 2 x Echo Dot, Pure CD player with bluetooth and Radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars, 1 at the front and 1 at the back
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles and pub 0.2 miles

The property

Nestled in the market town of Brampton in Cumbria on the fringes of the Lake District National Park and close to Hadrian’s Wall Path is Herdwick Cottage.

This beautifully presented cottage is just a five-minute stroll into the centre of Brampton and is an ideal base for walkers and families exploring Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.

After a busy day hiking, cycling, or wandering, kick off your walking boots before sinking into one of the plush velvet green sofas and flicking on the Smart TV; give your feet a rest and unwind here before preparing dinner in the fully equipped kitchen/diner.

The rustic wooden dining table is a good space for five to dine together, maybe with a glass of wine or perhaps wander onto the patio surrounded by a pretty garden with the sound of the church clock of St Martin’s.

When sleep calls, retire to any of the bedrooms: there is a king size double, a twin and a single room all serviced by a sleek modern bathroom.

Brampton offers a range of amenities including friendly pubs, Berry’s Tearoom, Cranston’s Foodhall, farm shop and gift shops.

Spend the day exploring the historic and beautiful Lanercost Priory close to Hadrian’s Wall; walk around the stunning Talkin Tarn; visit some of the many historic sites such as Birdoswald Roman Fort, or maybe wander in the beautiful and ancient Miltonrigg Woods.

All these are within a ten-mile radius of Brampton.

The Pennine Way is an amazing long-distance trail only half an hour’s drive away within the North Pennines AONB and The Lake District National Park is filled with walks and trails where you can experience yet more breath-taking countryside of Cumbria.

Choose Herdwick Cottage as your base for a relaxing countryside retreat to Brampton, Cumbria.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

View on map

About the location


Carlisle 10 miles.

The market town of Brampton is the ideal base for exploring Hadrian’s Wall. The town boasts a rich and colourful history going back to the Roman occupation, Border reivers from Scotland and the Jacobite uprisings, plus bonnie Prince Charlie established his headquarters in one of the old buildings in Brampton. In the centre of the town is Moot Hall, which was built in 1817, and now houses the Tourist Information Centre, and there is a large motte to the east of the town, which is 135 feet high and has the statue of the 7th Earl of Carlisle on it. A few miles outside Brampton is Talkin Tarn Country Park. It covers 120 acres of farmland and woodland, 65 of which make up the Tarn, a 10,000 year old glacial lake, fed by underwater springs. Two miles away is Gelt Woods, which is an ancient woodland and RSPB nature reserve and has the River Gelt running through it. Brampton is a wonderful base for exploring this historic and scenic area.