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Thomas Cottage

(Ref. 1043016)

Hartsop, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful time, the cottage is beautiful, cosy and well equipped."

    Being there felt timeless hugged around by rolling hills and nature. Thank you so much for sharing this experience, I would move to Hartsop in a heartbeat, what a different way of life! We have already booked the cottage for next year before we left!

    Reviewed by Adrienn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our stay in this pretty cottage was perfect."

    It's location has wonderful views & a very private garden. Inside there are all mod cons, whilst the original character has been retained. It was a very comfortable place to come back to after a days walk. I very much enjoyed listening to all the birdsong and we all felt much relaxed & restored following our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a relaxing stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. The Owner Relations Team - Heart Of The Lakes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Shhh! Don't tell anyone - such a fab cottage - we want to book it again soon."

    Perfect balance of old cottage features, but cleverly adapted for a comfortable stay. Beautiful views. Well situated to walk from the door.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage."

    I would come back again in a heartbeat, if there was a free week.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Feb 2023

  • "Dreadful weather , sublime cottage."

    We got out everyday, despite the constant rain, and it was a delight to return to.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Just sublime, the perfect cottage"

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jul 2022

  • "Super cottage in great location!"

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time staying at Thomas cottage."

    Very rustic which we like. Could do with a new sofa, after long walks it was OK but could of been softer to sit on. Loved the layout. Woodburner cosy. Views amazing, location superb. Shower was brilliant, so powerful and much needed after a day walking. Beds comfortable and clean. Loved the window shutters, we slept like logs. Cottage had a lovely feel about it. We will definitely be booking again next year. Thank you ❤️

    Reviewed by Julie4.1May 2022

  • "The property was absolutely lovely and in a gorgeous location, we have stayed before but this time the cottage felt in need of a good clean."

    A lot of the surfaces were dusty and sticky. The facilities are excellent though and we had a good stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4May 2022

  • "We've stayed at Thomas Cottage several times before this trip and must say it is a real home from home."

    We really enjoy the convenience of having so many glorious walks on the doorstep. The cottage is comfortable with all the usual amenities (dishwasher, great shower, nice bed/bedfing). One small thing is a hand held shower attachment for cleaning our mucky doggy in the bath would be handy but we managed nonetheless ..!). Thanks, again and look forward to our next visit..!

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Apr 2022

  • "We hadn't realised quite how remote the cottage was, which was both a positive (peaceful) and negative (long way to shops, pubs etc."

    ) point. The cottage was very roomy and well equipped. The powerful shower and ready hot water was a pleasant surprise in such a remote location. Some items could have been cleaner - for example, a couple of chopping boards had residue on them! We felt some more comfortable chairs were needed - four people and only one settee for two, a small chair and a wooden rocking chair did not provide enough comfort for four adults after a long day in the Fells.

    Thank you for your feedback about the seating at Thomas Cottage. It was helpful to hear this, and we now have provided another comfortable armchair. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy4.1Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything we needed, great location for lots of good walking from the door"

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Thomas cottage: it’s location meant we could leave the car and walk straight out on to the nearby fells ."

    The cottage has been beautifully restored and every room has a perfect view. It was an absolute pleasure to spend time in the kitchen which was very well appointed and the large open plan kitchen and living room made it a very convivial space.

    Reviewed by Eliza5.0Jul 2021

  • "Thomas Cottage is a favourite home from home for us."

    We shall return!

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2021

  • "Very well heated cottage in a lovely village ."

    Garden superb, great base for walking from cottage , would definetly recommend.

    Reviewed by B L5.0May 2021

  • "The microwave table didn’t rotate effectively, and may have caused a crack in a mug."

    The induction hob was simple and effective, but the main oven we never got working, after trying many combinations of the control buttons. Two reading lamps were investigated for some time, including bulb change, without production of any light. Excellent garden.

    Reviewed by Judy4.1Apr 2021

  • "A gorgeous cottage in a perfect setting!"

    Mr HollinsheadDec 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x zip/link super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, rainfall shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with table and chairs to the side of the cottage across the drive way
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note that Thomas Cottage is an old property and so there are uneven surfaces and steps both inside and outside, so please take care.

The property

This charming, stone-built Lakeland cottage sits in a peaceful location within the tiny hamlet of Hartsop with its working sheep farms, right in the heart of the Lake District.

The cottage has been lovingly refurbished in a totally original farm cottage style with original lime plaster walls, ancient floors and lots of reclaimed furnishings dating back to the 17th century, yet providing a comfortable and cosy home with 21st century touches.

Enter the property and wander into the open-plan reclaimed farmhouse kitchen to find all the essential appliances and cooking utensils to whip up a sumptuous feast, with a large pine table for all to gather at mealtimes.

The sitting area with its simple yet stylish interior is where you can end each evening amongst the warmth of the woodburning stove in front of the television.

Move upstairs with a refreshing beverage in hand and enjoy a rejuvenating soak in the bath, before choosing one of the two bedrooms to rest your head.

The property boasts both a zip/link super-king-size bedroom which can be arranged as a twin on request, and a king-size bedroom, with both rooms benefitting from fine decoration with original wooden flooring and beautiful kelim rugs.

Spend a moment in the morning sun in the garden with a coffee or even dine alfresco in the evening, with scenic valley views to be admired all day.

A few paces from the front gate, past the neighbour’s working sheep farm adjacent to the house, there is abundance of walking routes towards High Street, Fairfield and St Sunday Crag.

The village of Brotherswater is a mile away and has a traditional inn and a local shop for picking up any essentials, or you can head into Patterdale for a greater choice of shops.

A Lake District holiday wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Lake Windermere where you can enjoy circular voyages around the water before stopping off at Ambleside for a spot of lunch or to browse the many independent shops on offer.

The ever-popular towns of Bowness and Windermere are also within easy reach, offering something for everybody to enjoy.

Boasting plenty of personality and comfort, you will want to return to Thomas Cottage each year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.

The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District, the Westmoorland Dales and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall (The Windsor of the North), Lowther Castle and Gardens, Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

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