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Shepherd's Cottage

Borrowdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1011591)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score in the last 6 months

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22 Customer Review(s)

  • “Yolandi is an extremely welcoming host who kindly dealt with my shopping delivery as we were delayed arriving.”

    She had lit the fire and left an amazing hamper of goodies for us.

    She had lit the fire and left an amazing hamper of goodies for us. The cottage is spacious but cosy and in a superb position with fabulous views and handy for many walks and hostelries. Also great for dogs both inside and outside.

    - Margaret, October 2021

The property

An idyllic, 14th century farmhouse resting within striking distance of the majestic Derwentwater lake and the pretty Borrowdale Valley.

This heart-warming retreat is perfect for a family or a group of friends looking to explore the surrounding countryside, with a magnitude of challenging hikes and gentle strolls on offer to suit a group of all ages and tastes.

Here, you will find three charming bedrooms to choose from, comprising of two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom, ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangements to suit your requirements.

Each bedroom enjoys a tranquil setting, complete with a refreshing colour palette, quaint linens and charming exposed beams, offering a welcoming base to return to each evening after a busy day exploring.

Look forward to spending your wind down time within the characterful sitting room, where the open-fire place gently fills the room with warmth during those chilly winter months whilst you tune into the TV or enjoy a games evening with your loved ones.

The charm continues into the kitchen, where the striking red AGA take centre stage before all of the other appliances the designated chef of the group will need to rustle up delicious evening meals that can be enjoyed at the formal dining area or outside on the quaint patio area, where views of the lake can be enjoyed whilst you tuck into your meal and plan the days ahead.

There is a bus stop opposite which is perfect for exploring further, taking you up the valley over the Honistor Pass to Buttermere or the other way into Keswick.

Spend an afternoon within the market town of Keswick, where you will find a selection of amenities and attractions including the Derwent Pencil Museum, Puzzling Place and the Castlerigg Stone Circle.

For those feeling active, choose to hike up one of the surrounding mountains, including Scafell, Skiddaw, Glaramara and the famous Great Gable.

Shepherd's Cottage is heart-warming choice for exploring all that this stunning location has to offer.


  • Three bedrooms; 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room with an open-fire
  • Snug
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating and open fire
  • AGA, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, selection of games, WiFi and TV
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Front garden with bench seating and table and chairs
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 4.4 miles, shop within 3.9 miles

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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