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Teal Cottage

Towcett near Shap, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1084485)


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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • “We found a small issue and mentioned it to the owner, who went above and beyond to fix it immediately.”

    Every detail of the stay was perfect and you cannot fault the owners attitude to making sure you relaxed and enjoyed yourself! Perfect host, stunning location and property! Would highly recommend this property to anyone!! It has a real wow factor and a lovely spot for our week away!

    Every detail of the stay was perfect and you cannot fault the owners attitude to making sure you relaxed and enjoyed yourself! Perfect host, stunning location and property! Would highly recommend this property to anyone!! It has a real wow factor and a lovely spot for our week away!

    - Mr Gardner, October 2021

The property

Shap 2.5 miles.

Tucked away on the generous grounds of Towcett House, in the peaceful hamlet of Towcett, rests this traditional holiday home Teal Cottage.

Set across one level and sleeping up to six guests, Teal Cottage is an idyllic base for both families and friends looking to explore the delights of The Lakes.

Follow the extensive private road through the surrounding countryside and park up on the driveway at the foot of this lovely dwelling, before unloading your belongings into your home-from-home.

Kick off your muddy boots and store your walking gear in the handy hallway before venturing through to the delightful open-plan living/dining room to unwind with a sumptuous spot on the sofa, enjoying a moment of peace in front of the television and warming the room with the glow of the rustic woodburning stove in the cooler evenings.

Perch at the breakfast bar in the neighbouring kitchen/diner to share a bottle of wine with the designated chef as they utilise the range of appliances provided to rustle up something tasty; gather together at the dining table to indulge in some long overdue quality time together as you plan your thrilling holiday itinerary.

Head outside and end each day in style with a luxurious soak amongst the bubbles in the elegant multi-fuel hot tub, or recount the days adventures with a sociable seat at the picnic bench.

As the evening grows darker, head back indoors and retire to one of the three thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms - Choose from a king-size, a double and a twin, each with wonderful views across the countryside, all served by a family bathroom; indulge in a soak as you escape into the pages of a captivating book, or make use of the overhead shower for a quick rinse.

A short car journey will bring you to the village of Shap, home to an array of amenities to assist with your self-catering needs, including a well-stocked convenience store, ideal for picking up any last-minute essentials, alongside a traditional country pub and a delicious takeaway, so you can choose to dine out in a rustic setting, or enjoy a hearty meal from the comfort of your holiday home.

Travel north and visit the charming market town of Penrith, home to the medieval ruins of the remarkable Penrith Castle, dating back to the 14th century; treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy at Penrith New Squares, discover the fascinating exhibitions of local history on display at Penrith and Eden Museum, or take a scenic stroll through the meadows and wet grassland at Thacka Beck Nature Reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for the wealth of wildlife.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and head off on foot to explore the varying terrain of the picturesque Lake District National Park; marvel at the Aira Force Waterfall as it falls 72ft, visit the renowned Lake Windermere and partake in a thrilling session in stand up paddleboarding or lace up your boots and hike to the summit of Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in England.

For a memorable stay in a rural setting, choose Teal Cottage.


  • All-one-level
  • 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove and hot tub inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, gravelled area and multi-fuel hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 2.8 miles
  • Note: Additional logs for the hot tub are available on request for a small charge, please contact the owner directly to arrange this
  • Note: There are two steps up to the living/dining room, please take care
  • Note: There is access to an external washing machine for guests use if requested directly with the owner

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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