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Shepherd's Crook

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 946739)


Very good

Sykes rating


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  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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19 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was fantastic and a great location, would definitely go back."

    A proper drying area for wet clothes would be really good but otherwise we loved it.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2021

  • "The Cottage was amazing, spacious and well situated for everything in the Lakes."

    The only downside was the lack of parking near to the cottage ( a car park permit was included and the car park was a 3-4 minute walk away) but this was not always pleasant in the rain!

    Reviewed by MicheleOct 2021

  • "The flat was extremely comfortable and very well equipped."

    Perfectly placed for walking in the area straight from the door or taking the bus. Parking in Grasmere at peak season is a nightmare. As a large family group, we had two cars. Often we would travel up in three cars. With only one car park permit, we had to drive one car outside the village to find a space. Otherwise paying for parking was very expensive.

    Reviewed by EllaMay 2021

  • "Grasmere is the gem in the Lake District’s crown."

    Shepard’s Crook was a fabulous place to stay, not only for it well appointed and comfortable accommodation, but also for its superb location. We came to hike the many trails and we were absolutely astounded by the beauty and the quaintness of it all. Shepherd’s Crock made it that much more special, as many of the hiking trails are right at your doorstep. We were most grateful and very thankful for what was a memorable week. The price when we initially booked seemed somewhat dear, but after having stayed there, it repressed great value. Both Shepherd’s Crook and Grasmere are highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MarcelOct 2020

  • "Great house, lovely rooms and would stay again."

    Couple areas for improvement are 1) the kitchen pots and pans were all very small, for a 4 double bedroom house the cooking equipment could be wise appropriate, 2) advice was to park over the road, this is a pay and display car park, it doesn't mention that 5 mins walk the other side of Grasmere is free roadside parking!!

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "The cottage is gorgeous and the bedrooms were very roomy and 2 had ensuite ."

    The cottage is central to all the amenities and an added bonus was that you got a 10% discount in the Good Sport Bar if you just told them you were staying at the cottage. Will definitely be staying there again.

    Reviewed by PatriciaDec 2019

  • "We have visited twice to this property and will not return to it or any other that doesn’t have parking."

    We really struggled with parking at a cost of £9 per day per car (we had 2 cars), it cost a lot of money over and above the already expensive cost of the rental.

    Reviewed by JosephDec 2019

  • "We had an extremely comfortable and enjoyable stay in Grasmere."

    All of the rooms were beautiful and well furnished and the location is perfect for walking or catching the handy buses to other sites in the area.

    Reviewed by SonyaAug 2019

  • "The accomodation was in excellent condition, very well furbished & equipt."

    My wife & I know the area well & we brought our daughter son in law & four grandchildren to experience the area. One thing I would ask that you make known is the issues over car parking, albeit you state there is a space for three vehicles to park free just up the road on Stock Lane the spaces were always full i guess due to the fact that it was summer. We found that the only other alternative was to use the car parks & the cheapest option for the week was to use the Red Bank Lane car park which is about 100yds along Stock Lane opposite the church. This cost £30 for the week & can be paid for either over the phone which us fully automated & if you hit a snag forget it!! as you can't get any sense out of it. Fortunately my daughter worked out how to pay online but there was no way to explain to the other end about the difficulties experienced. Apart from that it was a enjoyable holiday & I would recomend this accomodation, thank you.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "Shepherds Crook is a large, spacious, beautifully decorated and comfortable home."

    It’s centrally located in Grasmere for local village facilities, bars and restaurants and ideal for adults wanting to explore the area on foot. There are some superb walks straight from the doorstep. Sadly, Shepherds Crook is not so suitable for families. It is a flat above a shop on the main road through the village. The property is on a sharp bend, there is no footpath to step out onto. There is no parking - all bags, babies, etc need to be carried from the main car park. Parking is £8 per day. Plus, Shepherds Crook is directly opposite ‘The Good Sport’ which is a noisy bar in the summer. Lots of singing, shouting, swearing this week until after midnight which isn’t what you expect in a quiet village like Grasmere. All in all an ideal property for couples who want to walk by day and spend the evening in The Good Sport.

    Reviewed by YasmineJul 2019

  • "The fact that there was absolutely everything a family needed and the place was decorated to the highest standard made our stay extremely comfortable."

    There is one thing, however, that the owners should be made aware of. A group of 4 people were talking loudly and laughing outside the Good Sport opposite until 1.30 am. Every room at Shepherd's Crook was kept awake by them. I don't know whether they were customers or staff but if you had spent a day walking in the hills it would not be what you would want and maybe Shepherd's Crook would not be your future choice. As it is probably the only holiday let on that stretch of street, there may not have many people who were aware of the nuisance. I realise that Grasmere has to cater for the residents where amenities are concerned so perhaps a word to the town council might be effective. Apart from that our stay was excellent.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2019

  • "This is a beautiful cottage."

    Very well presented with absolutely everything you need. Great location. Parking is a bit tricky but the cottage more than makes up for this. Would definitely love to stay again.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2019

  • "A wonderful, spacious place to stay , very well equipped and a superb location for walkers."

    Reviewed by KatherineApr 2019

  • "Our Family regularly visit Grasmere and try to stay pretty close to each other."

    We like the freedom a cottage gives us and Shepherds Crook was a lovely property, well appointed, a bit quirky in it's layout and probably not good for someone who doesn't like stairs but it suited us brilliantly. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2019

  • "I recently spent the weekend at the cottage with 6 close friends and my husband to celebrate his 60th birthday."

    We were all very excited and the cottage was al we expected. However after being told on a couple of occasions that we could not access the property till 3pm imagine our reaction to arriving there at exactly that time and the cleaners still in and working! We had been told earlier approximately 1pm that they had not arrived. This caused us alarm as I know how long it takes to do a deep clean having managed a cleaning company many years ago. We accessed the property as per the contract at 3pm and it was chaos. We couldn’t access common areas as they were will being cleaned. The lady cleaning the kitchen said this was normal as they were always busy at the weekends. I did confirm to her this was not my business and she had a duty to have the property ready. They did not exit the building till 4pm and this caused a problem with our guests. This is not acceptable. The cottage itself was perfect and we had a lovely weekend. The beds were so comfortable and all amenities provided for a luxurious stay. The earlier problem is being addressed with the managing company Sykes.

    Reviewed by JeanApr 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at Shepherds Cook."

    The house was lovely and in a fantastic location, within easy reach of Keswick and Windermere.

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2019

  • "Everything was lovely."

    Very clean. Not for people who can't manage a few stairs. The only downside for us is its not dog friendly. But will be back for group get aways

    Reviewed by SimoneMar 2019

  • "Shepherds Crook is conveniently located in the quiet village of Grasmere, a very short walk to pubs, cafes, shops etc."

    Stunning scenery on the doorstep (and out of the window). The property itself is in very good condition, decorated and furnished to a high standard with everything you need for a week away. Bedrooms are great size too. The only negatives which are very minor - the boot room is too cold to dry anything and it would be great to have a drying rack for washing.

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2019

  • "Really well presented house with lots of space and a very appointed kitchen with a washer dryer (great for sorting clothes after long muddy hikes)."

    The house was prepped for Christmas with a fully decorated tree and all the trimmings with a welcome bottle of Prosecco and a personalised welcome message to the family. 5 stars!

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2018

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The property

Situated in the centre of Grasmere, Shepherd's Crook has been thoughtfully designed, a beautiful place to stay, with three floors of comfortable living.

Families and friends can come together for a relaxing holiday experience at this precious retreat, enjoying views across the village towards the natural hills.

Enter the cottage through the ground floor front door into a very spacious boot room and cloakroom.

The sitting room is light and airy, with soft furnishings, a corner sofa, and a warm glow carried from the electric stove, and table lamps.

The modernised kitchen boasts a whitewashed effect, neighboured by a vibrant dining room which will uplift your mood, morning or evening.

Comprising wonderful bedrooms, you have plenty of choice when it comes to relaxing, including zip/link options, and two accompanied by en-suite shower rooms.

Each bedroom reflects its own personality with a bold feature wall, character ceilings, and accessories to reflect the calming colour scheme.

There is a family bathroom and cloakroom presented to a hotel standard, adding to the quality effect of this luxury accommodation.

Any holiday to Grasmere needs to include The Grasmere Gingerbread shop, where the Wilson family have been making gingerbread for over 60 years.

Also in the village are a number of shops, pubs, a church which dates back to the 13th century and Grasmere Lake, plus Grasmere Sports takes place every August, where you can watch participants compete in a variety of sports.

Just five miles away is the town of Ambleside and Lake Winderemere where you will discover shops, pubs, restaurants and the 17th century Bridge House.

From the charming exterior to the detailed interior, Shepherd's Crook is a magnificent place to visit with your loved ones.


  • Situated over three floors Sleeps a maximum of 8 Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x second floor double with TV, en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x second floor (zip/link) one with en-suite shower, basin and WC Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC First floor cloakroom with basin and WC First floor kitchen/diner with table for 8 Sitting room with electric stove Ground floor coat and boot room with electric boot dryer for 4 pairs of boots
  • Central heating Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Parking permit available for one car Free roadside parking and other car parks near by. Sorry, no pets and no smoking or vaping Shop 4 mins and pub 1 min walk

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Windermere 9 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park is the lovely village of Grasmere, probably best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The most loveliest spot that man hath found". Any visit to Grasmere needs to include The Grasmere Gingerbread shop, where the Wilson family have been making gingerbread for over 60 years. Also in the village are a number of shops, pubs, a church which dates back to the 13th century and Grasmere Lake, plus Grasmere Sports takes place every August, where you can watch participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland Wrestling. Just five miles away is the town of Ambleside and Lake Winderemere where you will find shops, pubs, restaurants and the 17th century Bridge House, which is one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District. Cruises, boat trips and watersports can all be enjoyed on Lake Windermere and the towns of Windermere and Keswick are also within driving distance. Grasmere is a wonderful base for your Lake District retreat.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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