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High Rigg Shepherd's Delight

(Ref. 1002051)

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


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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120 Customer Reviews

  • "Me and my partner had a lovely stay here - the grounds are so beautiful and quiet."

    The lodge is so cosy and has everything you could need, the outside area is equipped with everything listed. We couldn’t have enjoyed our stay more and we are already planning our next visit ! - the homemade Shepard’s pie were delicious!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jun 2024

  • "The property is in a lovely position, it’s was clean and well kept."

    The hot tub was great . The area around was beautiful lovely walks for us and our dog especially Talig Tarn country park. The only down was the weather although it did not rain during the day to spoil walks it was cold and windy, nothing anyone can do about that but the hot tub warmed us up.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jun 2024

  • "Very quite and private which we loved,the hot tub was great and would have used more weather permitting."

    The photo on the Web page looks different as an older picture taken a long time ago,we found the lodge was very dark and if the sun had been around we wouldn't have seen much as the trees are over grown, think the trees need s bit of a trim back,but we enjoyed the stay

    Reviewed by Judy3.8Jun 2024

  • "Absolutely loved our stay, we would recommend Shepherds Delight to anyone looking for either a romantic getaway or a base to explore the beautiful countryside."

    Our Hosts were wonderful and nothing was to much trouble. Had the hamper and like previous comments feeds you for more than 2 days, lovely welcome pie which was the icing on the cake. Will be back

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2024

  • "Great accommodations and locations."

    Would return and recommend

    Reviewed by Ennis4.7May 2024

  • "Lovely place!"

    The location was perfect, secluded but not too far from things to do. The cabin was clean, with everything provided that you might need. Bathroom is small, but that was not a problem. The hot tub was clean and the fairy lights are a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely quiet relaxing break just what we needed everything you needed had been thought about and supplied would definitely recommend staying here."

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Mar 2024

  • "We stayed at high rigg shepherd's delight for a week was a lovely relaxing get away."

    The hut is very cosy and absolutely loved the logburner. The owner of the properties was very friendly and more than accommodating. There's a few beautiful trails and waterfalls to see a drive away followed by coming back to a peaceful soak in the hot tub and sitting by the fire pit outside. Overall the place is beautiful and peaceful definitely a nice place to relax. 10/10 thank you

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Feb 2024

  • "What can I say."

    . from the moment we arrived I felt instantly relaxed. We was welcomed with a bottle of fizz and homemade food. Also decorated for us as this was our honeymoon. This extra touch made it so special. The views are to die for. The hut itself is beautiful, it was spotless and has everything you need. The 2 day hamper is amazing and lasted us about 3 days atleast. Log burner was more than enough to keep you warm. Hot tub was gorgeous also. We took our two small dogs and they loved it. Only thing would of helped would be the balcony had little gates to block of so we can keep let them out not worrying they would run of on the grounds, but this is not a massive thing as I do not want to put anything negative about high rigg. I really did not want to come home. We will definitely be back in the summer to try another cabin. Thank you so much for everything

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Feb 2024

  • "I had a wonderful stay at High Rigg, Shepherd's Delight."

    Very nice owners and the shepherd's pie and bottle of fizz was a lovely touch! Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Sophia5.0Feb 2024

  • "It’s our 3rd time here and it’s a lovely little romantic place."

    We love th sunset sitting in th hot tub. Will b coming back next year again.

    Reviewed by Todd5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in the Shepherd’s delight thank you!"

    We were very sad to leave and will very much miss watching the sun set/rise in the hot tub. The hut was so well presented and furnished. The fizz and shepherd pies were very much enjoyed! Wonderful location - easy access to the lakes, Hadrian's wall and kielder water as well as some fantastic local pubs - Duke of Cumberland and String of horses! We will be back ☺️

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautiful place nice an quiet lived up to my expectations"

    Reviewed by Stefan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Will definitely be back, I loved our anniversary stay here."

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great few days away in the shepherds delight hutt, had everything we needed for a relaxing break, spotlessly clean aswell, the complementary shepherds pies were lovely, hot tub was ace, view was beautiful, we will definitely be going back at some point."

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Nov 2023

  • "The shepherd's delight was as the name suggests; an absolute delight."

    Perfectly equipped for a long relaxing weekend away. Beautiful surroundings, lovely and clean on arrival, and big soft fluffy towels and robes for when using the amazing hot tub. Thoughtful touches with the home made shepherd's pie and bottle of (very nice) pink fizz. All in all, a very relaxing break. We would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Nov 2023

  • "We stayed at the Shepherd Delight cabin from 26th to the 29th October and it was the best glamping experience we’ve had."

    The facilities were amazing and the hot tub was perfect. We will definitely be coming back! Hopefully sooner rather than later!

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was fantastic, the owner was friendly all together no complaints looking forward to booking again in the future."

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful hut, near small lake, decorated beautifully."

    Clean and homely. Shepherds pie that was made was very nice. Lovely breakaway weekend, for our first holiday away together.

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very peaceful relaxing place ."

    Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was absolutely lovely!"

    The owners were so kind and looked after us, making sure we had everything we needed and they also gave us some tips on some places we could visit during our stay. The cabin is great and I would definitely recommend booking a stay here!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "A little piece of heaven on earth We had a very relaxing time , will definitely be coming back Thank you for letting us stay in this amazing place Thanks David for lending us your fishing rod We didn’t catch any fish but we enjoyed every minute of it !"

    All couples out there , this is a message to you This is the place to be !!

    Reviewed by Mustafa5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a gorgeous stay!"

    We booked here for a short break straight after our wedding and it did not disappoint - we felt so away from everyone and everything but with the closeness of so many local amenities and things to do. Beautiful hut, just the right amount of room - very private and extremely cosy! We found such a friendly local pub about 0.5 miles up the road in Faugh - String Of Horses Inn - would 100% recommend for a drink or even for breakfast in the morning if you don’t feel like cooking, we met so many amazing locals and we’ll absolutely be back!

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had the loveliest time here."

    We really did not want to leave after our short stay, it was so perfect for the two of us. The hut had everything we could possibly need inside and the wine, pies, robes and slippers were a lovely surprise that put big smiles on our faces! The grounds are beautiful, we spent most of our time looking over the water and surroundings, it just felt so perfect being nestled amongst the trees in this quiet slice of heaven. The wildlife around us was a bonus too and so nice to just spend time watching throughout the day. We loved that the owner was so lovely to chat to and loved hearing how the property has been built from the beginning. We were so sad to leave the beautiful surroundings and chilled out nights with the hot tub and amazingly comfy bed! This place could not be any more ideal in my eyes and we are already wanting to come back as soon as we can. It was perfect for us and the owners had made this getaway so welcoming and comfortable. Thank you for having us and allowing us to fully enjoy your beautiful and clean property. We cannot wait to book our next one with you as no where else has been anywhere near as perfect as yours. I would recommend anyone to stay here for a completely relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jun 2023

  • "Was disappointed on arrival with apoearanc ."

    . clearly photos were taken some years ago as trees overgrown .. obstructing view of lake and sunshine. On arrival met with owners son who wouldn’t shake hands as had been gardening g !!! Suggest wash hands and greet guests appropriately Allthough owner friendly and accommodating g .. suggest reign in bragging as off putting .. lovely setting but unfortunately tired and need of a makeover as misleading in photos

    Reviewed by Martin3.1Jun 2023

  • "Thank you ever so much Brenda and David for properly looking after us!"

    The property and location was magical! Thank you for your hospitality, we had a proper relaxing time and enjoyed talking to you as well! To be honest I could see us retiring in a place like that! It was a holiday we will never forget. Thank you ever so much!

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed our stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Evangelos5.0May 2023

  • "We had the most amazing time at Shepherd’s Delight."

    The place was so cosy with beautiful surroundings, a really peaceful place to be. Brenda and David were really lovely and helpful when we messaged them. The hut had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday and we can’t wait to book again!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0May 2023

  • "The property owners were lovely people, very attentive and it was a real pleasure to stay."

    The only feedback I could give is that maybe a guestbook in the huts would be a nice touch so feedback got to them directly and recommendations of places to visit etc could be left. Will definitely stay again and have already recommended to family

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic little spot, hottub looking out over the hills to the back and big pond in the grounds."

    Really warm lodge from just the radiator, doubt anyone will ever need the log fire also. Really firendly owner, had a great chat with him. Zero noise as its off the main roads. negatives: TINY bathroom, dont let the pics decieve, its even smaller than it looks, does the job, just.... also hottub isnt compleatly private really, lodge number 2 can see into it as can the owners house.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1Mar 2023

  • "Lovely location with a stunning view looking out onto the lake."

    Lodge was cosy and well decorated, maybe a couple of things like teabags, suagr,etc. salt and pepper, etc. but other than that had everything we needed. David popped round and a curtesy call from Brenda when we arrived, both very welcoming. Ideal place for a private relaxing weekend. Thank you both :)

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Feb 2023

  • "Booked for 3 nights including Valentines."

    Absolutely perfect in every way. Will definitely be revisiting. Hosts very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommend .

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2023

  • "The 'Delight' is brilliantly placed at the edge of the lake."

    .and on the clear nights we had, had an amazing view of Venus (lit up like a spotlight), Jupiter and through the trees, Mars..all from the hot tub! The 'hut' has everything you need for a cracking, snug get away. A great relaxing weekend, chilling and throwing in a few sites..which there are loads of.. recommend a nice walk around Talkin Tarn (smashing shortbread in the tea shop) Big thanks to David and Brenda..cheers!

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely place it’s my girlfriends favourite lodge."

    Very private an cozy. David th owner is a lovely guy and very friendly. Can’t wait to go again. Maybe in the summer this time

    Reviewed by Todd5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay for a couple of nights for some R&R."

    Fantastic location and very well equipped couldn't recommend it enough. The hamper which Brenda provided absolutely topped the stay off. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Linsey5.0Jan 2023

  • "We stayed over the period of new years in the Shepherds Delight."

    From when we read the last reviews everything seemed to been updated since then. Dave the Owner popped round very kind and lovely welcoming. We had a lovely weekend everything to high standard and what we wanted. The only 2 things I would say is maybe get a little extractor fan above the stoves and possibly a cover over the light for the radiator where the temperature is. But everything else was amazing. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Caitlin5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at High Rigg and stayed in the shepherds hut shepherds delight."

    The view across the lake was stunning, which was beautiful and frozen due to the time of year. The hot tub was a winner and checked by David during our stay. The hut was cosy and very warm, we didn’t even need to put the wood burner on despite the frosty weather. The Prosecco was a lovely touch and it was decorated beautifully for Christmas with a tree outside which made our wedding anniversary perfect. Only thing we would suggest would be a couple more basics would have been helpful, such as sugar, salt pepper and more tea and coffee, perhaps some condiments too. The mattress was a little sloped in the middle which made it uncomfortable (perhaps needs changing soon) but otherwise we had a perfect stay. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Robyn4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely stay but bed really not comfortable."

    I never have so bad night sleep. And one more thing we stay for 4 night and our towels was not changed even one's. On last day we have to dry on damp towels. We would appreciate change for fresh ones after 2 days. Other then that was ok away from town so this what we was looking for. I don't think we would be back.

    Reviewed by Kasia3.4Nov 2022

  • "We had the most Delightful stay for the last week in October."

    My partner and I were in awe by the views. The proprietor greeted us warmly shortly after our arrival to ensure we had everything we needed. There were several other Shepherd huts located on the beautiful land they own. We were able to glimpse some however others were well tucked away. Our hut was closest to the road / very large pond and we enjoyed spectacular sunsets and views overall. This meant some increased passers by but we didn’t find this intrusive. Several visits from cows while we cooked or played music. The interior of the hut was surprisingly big in comparison to others I’ve stayed in. It had everything we needed and all to a high spec. Plush towels, nice interior decoration, robes and romantic vibes. The en-suite was tight but useable and we preferred having the more spacious living area. The bed was SO comfy and log burner warmed us up really well. The main reason for booking was the covered hot tub and we were not disappointed. The lights in the tub itself didn’t work however the outside space had lots of exterior lighting and fairy lights which compensated. David tends to the tub daily which we were grateful for and given the time of year we simply recovered and allowed time for the tub to reheat when the temperature dropped. We would definitely return and I’m keen to possibly stay in some of the other huts too. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to our family and friends what isn’t to live - lush homemade shepherds pie and fizz thrown in!!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "This weekend away was a well needed break for me and my Husband, we arrived to such a picturesque location with the cutest little shepherds hut with some home made pies and a bottle of bubbly which was a lovely touch."

    The bed was very comfortable and the hut was very warm and cozy, we enjoyed the hot tub all weekend with the views of the pond and the cute little ducks. The pub up the road was a short walk away with some great food and drinks. Thank you for such a lovely stay and hope to be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2022

  • "We stayed here for 3 nights for my partners birthday, the hut was clean and cosy and the Shepard’s pie was a lovely touch and tasted beautiful."

    Hot tub was very clean and it being in a covered area was a god send with some bad weather. I was I tailor worried it would be really cold in the hut but it was so warm even without the heating just so cosy. Thank you for a wonderful stay we will def it let be back !

    Reviewed by Fern5.0Oct 2022

  • "An amazing stay, we will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely place, very peaceful."

    Really enjoyed our break. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing little place to stay, will defiantly be coming back in the future."

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Jul 2022

  • "Fab place for totally switching off and relaxing."

    We stayed 3 nights in July. The hot tub was fabulous with a great position by the lake. We ordered the food hamper and although it was initially forgotten, when it arrived the next day it was superb. The food was first class, breakfast lunch and dinner with pudding and cheese boards, not to mention the shepherds pie we found upon arrival with a bottle of fizz. Well worth it and a big thumbs up all round.

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful stay, so peaceful and perfect location."

    The Shepherd's pie was a lovely touch and the cabin was beautiful. There was only one very very minor touch and that was the cobwebs around the lighting, behind the curtains and ceiling etc, I only say this as I’m afraid of spiders! But otherwise perfectly clean.

    Reviewed by Ashlie4.7Jul 2022

  • "Me & my partner stayed here for 4 nights to celebrate my birthday & had the most perfect stay."

    The hut was very welcoming, with all the bits and pieces we needed for the stay - a little bit smaller than it looked in the pictures but lovely nonetheless. The views out from the decking & hot tub area were absolutely stunning. We couldn’t get over how peaceful & private it was there, both came away feeling so relaxed and well rested. Would 100% recommend staying here if you want a nice peaceful relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Lauren4.4Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed a short break in the Shepherd's Hut."

    Having the hot tub was a bonus. Drying shower towels and the towels we took for use after the hot tub was a problem because of the lack of space in the hut. But, hey, it's a hut after all.

    Reviewed by June4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely staying at Shepard's Delight, peaceful and private, and great view and surroundings."

    I've only met David which was very friendly and helpful. A great place away from home to spend time and charge batteries. One thing to mention is that there is no WIFI as stated in the description. I didn't need it, it's ok, but still, can be misleading for someone that is really expecting to have it as described.

    Reviewed by Claudia4.7Jun 2022

  • "We can’t thank the hosts enough for such a warm welcome."

    Will definitely be going again and can honestly say it was the best mini break we’ve ever had. From the local pubs,walks and scenery right on the doorstep.The welcome cottage pie is worth the drive alone! Cosy and tranquil is how we felt being there. Thank you xx

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0May 2022

  • "I booked this break for my husband's 40th Birthday."

    The aim was to relax and have some time to ourselves, which was so easy in this beautiful location. The shepherd's delight hut was so perfect. The hot tub was up to temperature as soon as we arrived and it was spotlessly clean. The view of the lake from the hot tub is gorgeous and the sound of nothing but birdsong was idyllic. The hut itself was also perfect. The bed was really comfortable and all the little things had been catered for including towels, dish cloth, tea towel, bath mats, slippers, robes, toiletries, washing up liquid etc. The homemade shepherd's pies are to die for and such a thoughtful touch. My husband and I didn't meet Brenda and Dave but did speak to their son, Chris, on arrival who was so friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. A lovely romantic, peaceful break and I'm sure we will certainly return (if we can palm the kids off again!!) Thank you.

    Reviewed by Terri5.0May 2022

  • "It's was an amazing weekend ,very peaceful and the owners are really nice people, The hut has everything you need,"

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay."

    The shepherds hut has everything for you need. The views are stunning and the local pub (The String of horses) is a must. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really lovely place."

    Very relaxing and excellent facilities. All the little touches have been carefully though about too. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Amazing weekend."

    Owners were extremely friendly & helpful, & we had a lovely welcome. Could not have asked for a better place to spend a relaxing weekend. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "The lodge was perfect for a romantic weekend, had everything we wanted including th sheltered hot tub with a lovely view over a little lake with a beautiful sunset."

    My only slight disappointment was th lights inside th hot tub didn’t work but apart from that we loved it. Will deffo return next year or maybe even this year.

    Reviewed by Todd5.0Mar 2022

  • "Stayed here with my partner and we have stayed at many lodges before with hot tubs and this was certainly the best."

    It was so cute and cosy. Really clean. What we loved the most is that the small details have been thought out. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stayed in a hot tub lodge and there is no where to hang your dressing gown or a place to put your drinks/belongings. So it ends up going on the floor and getting wet. These provided lovely dressing gowns, slippers and the hot tub area had lovely lights, a place to hang your stuff and a place for your drinks/mobile etc. The cover over the hot tub was great and meant you could use it regardless of the weather. The views were beautiful too and even though we didn’t meet the hosts personally, we felt very looked after. We were even given Shepard’s pies and a bottle of champers. Very personal and we will definitely return. Only thing was that the lights didn’t work in the hot tub which wasn’t an issue as the area itself had fairy lights and a main light if wanted. Thankyou for our stay!

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really nice clean quite place"

    Reviewed by Jushgun5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful short break here - such a peaceful and relaxing spot where you have your own privacy."

    Impressed by the cleanliness and high standard of accommodation and furnishings. It was very cosy with the wood burner and we used the hot tub daily - perfect that it is under cover. We liked the extra touches like the delicious shepherd's pies and fizz, and definitely want to come back soon!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jan 2022

  • "An absolute gem."

    We do a lot of these holidays and this really is top of the list. Privacy, wood burner, full kitchen, hot tub, walking routes and local pubs - everything you need. David & Brenda were incredible hosts and really made our holiday special. We are going to make their place a yearly stay, it’s perfect.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2021

  • "After a disastrous start to our annual leave due to storm arwen cancelling all of our plans ."

    .. we were so pleased we were actually able to enjoy our stay at shepherds delight! We were greeted by David who made sure we were settled in and that everything was OK for us. The shepherds pie and bottle of fizz was a lovely touch, and the pies were amazing! The fairy light decor around the outdoor area was beautiful at night and the hot tub was a great size for just a 2 person accommodation, we have stayed at similar places where the hot tub has been tiny... this was a pleasant surprise! The homely touches to the decor inside are lovely and it is such a beautiful place to stay... Brenda and David really have thought about everything you might need and have provided it for you! We have already had lots of friends asking where we stayed as they loved our photographs and we have recommended it highly! Would definitely stay again! Thank you for a lovely break xx

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Dec 2021

  • "Thanks so much our stay was amazing ,we had the best time for my partners 40th birthday ,she loved it ."

    Reviewed by Toby5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic stay!"

    The property was comfy, clean and definitely worth the money! Nice touch with the sheperds pie. Very much enjoyed. Would love to stay again!

    Reviewed by William5.0Nov 2021

  • "Sheppards hut was beautifully decorated with very tranquil surroundings we had a ..."

    Sheppards hut was beautifully decorated with very tranquil surroundings we had a lovely weekend there Definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "The site and cottage was beautiful and well kept, a great place to escape the hassle and bustle of city and town life."

    Just amazing waking up to the sound of wildlife and nothing else. The owner whose name escapes me (I'm bad with names) we spoke to was great very welcoming and helpful. Me and my partner will most definitely be staying here again.

    Reviewed by Reece5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had our MiniMoon here, and we loved it, it was tranquil, picturesque, and remote."

    The Cabin was lovely and homely and the amenities available were great. Lovely owners too.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely location, peaceful and relaxing."

    Could do with a small wardrobe or hanging space for clothes. Would go again

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Sep 2021

  • "Met David when we arrived and he was so lovely and made an effort to chat to us and make us feel welcome."

    Messaged about a hairdryer and he responded very quickly. The scenic views from the outdoor hot tub was so magical. We had such a good time staying here and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity. We will be back again soon! Risaro

    Reviewed by Aarani5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful little lodge with an amazing view of the hills and an on site small lake with ducks."

    Brilliant walks nearby and close to carlisle as well as a 15-20 minute drive away from Gretna etc. Hot tub was ready to go when we got there and had a daily inspection to ensure this was up to spec! Hosts were excellent as we had a small issue with cleanliness but was sorted within minutes as they came and cleaned. Wouldn't put us off as stuff does happen and you can't help it!

    Reviewed by Samuel4.4Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning location, the hut was just out of this world and the owners ..."

    Absolutely stunning location, the hut was just out of this world and the owners where so lovely, they made our stay so relaxed and enjoyable I genuinely can't wait to go back again x

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is really lovely and situated in a lovely remote area so if you want a quiet escape it’s the one for you."

    The owners David and Brenda are absolutely lovely and if you need anything they will be there for you straight away. A lovely welcome to the cottage with free Prosecco and shepherds pie too. The cottage has a very romantic vibe to it so perfect for couples. Will be recommending to all our friends.

    Reviewed by Sumeya5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had an absolutely amazing stay at High Rigg Shepherds delight."

    Everything exceeded our expectations. Our favourite part was definitely the hot tub. It was so easy to work and felt so nice after a long day. The property was bigger than it looked, especially the bed! I’m 6ft 7 so I was worried but it was way bigger than I first thought. There was plenty of room inside as well with a big fridge for your food and drink and a great sized oven with a double hob to cook your breakfast on. The shower was lovely and was very powerful. We had no problem with phone signal and there was a DVD player so bring some horror films for the night time like we did! I couldn’t recommend High Rigg Shepherds Delight enough! 10/10 - 5 stars! Can’t wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had an amazing stay at Shepherds Delight, such a cosy place with beautiful views."

    So peaceful and especially enjoyed the hot tub and shepherds pie on arrival! Very friendly owners and would 100% come back!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had an amazing time away at High Rigg!"

    We had to change our date a few times due to covid, and the owners were amazing with us! Everything is really clean and you are made to feel really welcome. I would 100% return!

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Jul 2021

  • "Me and my boyfriend stayed in shepherds delight and what a delight it was!"

    It is in such a nice area, the views are amazing and sitting in the hot tub with the cows in the farmers field next door was lovely! Would 100% return! the owners are extremely friendly and welcoming and checking in and out was so easy! 100% recommend and can’t wait to return

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful stay at this beautiful, tranquil holiday retreat."

    From the owners to the surroundings to the lovely Shepherds Hut everything was perfect. Cant wait to return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "This place is beautiful clean well looked after ,we went for a relaxing time and that is just what we got."

    It is situated so you can go out and about for a drive or a walk or even just sit and relax in the beautiful scenery and relax in the hot tub, will definitely be booking again .

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2021

  • "Wow what a beautiful little find it was absolutely perfect."

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful setting, perfectly clean and a lovely little romantic escape."

    Would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely loved the shepherd's delight."

    What an amazing place to just take stock and chill out. Can't wait to go back and do it all again. Rob & Hannah.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0May 2021

  • "Our trip was perfect."

    The hut was brilliant. The lack of WiFi is a slight issue but not the end of the world. The hot tub was amazing. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Apr 2021

  • "From the off, Shepard’s Delight was less ‘Shepard’, more ‘Delight’."

    Transitioning from hot-tub, to bed, to hot-tub was made incredibly easy through the excellent provision of disposable slippers and bath robes. The scenery took your breath away, and not because I almost drowned in the neighbouring lake, which beautifully reflects the moonlight as you sip Chardonnay in the hot-tub (note: no drinks allowed in the hot-tub). Wouldn’t recommend to pregnant women as there is a sign saying that they aren’t allowed in the hot-tub. Overall 5* will be returning.

    Reviewed by Jordan5.0Dec 2020

  • "High Rigg Sheperds Delight was the most beautiful place i have stayed."

    We needed a relaxing break and this definitely ticked all the boxes. The bed was so comfy, we stayed in October so the log burner made it so cosy. There was everything we needed to make the perfect 3 night stay but the most amazing part was the scenery. Absolutely breath taking. I would highly recommend staying to anyone. I would 100% love to return

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a lovely break, despite the weather."

    The accommodation is perfect, very clean and everything we needed. An added bonus was the hot tub and the peaceful surroundings. Would highly recommend and would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely stunning!"

    We arrived to find a bottle of prosecco in the fridge along with two homemade Sheppards Pies, which was such a lovely personal touch. The hut itself was spotless inside and beautifully decorated, feeling so cosy and homely. The addition of the hot tub was a fantastic feature, especially with it being covered over. This meant we could enjoy the scenery and relax no matter what the weather. The position of the hot tub is also a bonus as its tucked away, meaning it's very private, adding to the experience and romantic feel to the place. Everything felt very safe and COVID secure and the hosts were very accommodating to any of our needs. We have stayed in countless shepherds huts, pods and cottages and this one is by far our favourite to date! The location is beautiful; being able to wake up and look out over the lake on a morning was breathtaking. We will definitely be booking this again!

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely break away and beautiful surroundings."

    The hot tub was perfect and contributed to a really relaxing holiday. We felt very safe and they did all they could to be Covid secure. The lodge was a little on the small side and they wasn’t much/any storage spaces, however we still had an amazing time. Thank you for your hospitality, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Aug 2020

  • "Amazing weekend spent at High Rigg."

    Would 100% recommend to any couple looking for an escape and will definitely be back in future. Incredible views and facilities and such care in ensuring precautions for COVID-19. Brenda was incredibly approachable and helpful. Small touches such as the Shepherd's Pie and Prosesseco on arrival go a long way in making the stay extra special. And with Hadrian's Wall, the Lakes, the coast and the city of Carlisle all within the vicinity, makes this the perfect location to explore this beautiful county.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2020

  • "Amazing location and hospitality."

    10/10 for the Shepherds Pie that was provided by the host as well! Superb facilities and will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2020

  • "Wonderful experience, extra measures were taken during COVID to ensure stay was possible."

    Fantastic setting in a beautiful Shepard’s Hut with stunning views and everything you needed right there. Just what we needed to get away for a few days.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jul 2020

  • "The remote location and beautiful setting made for a very peaceful weekend."

    Birds and rabbits were playing around the tarn. The hot tub was an added bonus. Local shops in Brampton provided a wide selection of good food for cooking. The facilities are compact but everything you need is provided. The hut was spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2020

  • "Visited for a long weekend."

    Brenda and David were extremely accommodating hosts, going above and beyond to make our experience fantastic. The Sheperd's Delight cabin is extremely well finished and very comfortable. Great location for getting out and about to see some of the extremely scenic countryside as well. Will definitely be back for another visit.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2020

  • "Such a beautiful place to go and stay and so welcoming!"

    we will definitely be back and have recommended to lots already!!

    Reviewed by Mia5.0Feb 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful shepherds hut."

    Delightful stay. So many lovely finishing touches that made our stay even better. Can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Fran5.0Dec 2019

  • "Owners were very helpful and friendly, the food and drink left to greet us was a lovely touch but overall the cottage itself was amazing!"

    Beautiful surroundings right around, can't wait to go back again

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Dec 2019

  • "Wonderful little cottage in a perfect location."

    Tucked away and surrounded by hills and trees, you really do get the countryside feel. Delicious homemade shepherds pie and a bottle of fizz left for us on arrival, thank you Brenda and David. We will definitely be coming back!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2019

  • "High Rigg Shepherds Delight was an amazing break away."

    We had everything we needed and worked as a great base for exploring Cumbria and the Lakes. The property was a little tucked away but that makes an evening in the hot tub with a bottle of fizz even more perfect. Would definitely recommend to others looking for a unique self catering staycation.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2019

  • "Ideal location and setting for a few days away."

    The accommodation was lovely and fully equipped. The owners - David and Brenda kindly left a shepherds pie and bottle of fizz on arrival. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joel5.0Nov 2019

  • "Me and my partner stayed here for 3 nights and we was really happy with everything."

    The cottage was beautiful and had a homely feel to it. The owners were helpful if we had any problems and were quick to sort it out. Would definitely recommend!!

    Reviewed by Preet5.0Nov 2019

  • "A much needed break away."

    My wife and I were so pleased with our accommodation. It was a beautiful cosy cabin with everything in we needed and more. The hot tub was fantastic and we will definitely be going back. Wonderful little touches made the stay even more special.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Nov 2019

  • "Perfect! everything and more!"

    the hosts were amazing and so friendly and lovely and the holiday cottage was amazing! beautifully set out clean and private and made our birthday weekend! will definitely be booking again

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Oct 2019

  • "It was amazing!"


    Reviewed by Chris4.7Oct 2019

  • "Amazing! 100% recommend and defiantly wanting to return, views are beautiful exceeded our expectations."

    David and Brenda the owners were so lovely to us during our stay with a lovely cottage pie and bottle of fizz on arrival. :)

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Oct 2019

  • "The shepherd hut was perfect, easy to find everything was as described couldn't of asked for more."

    Hot tub and log fire made the visit and location was beautiful even though you where near other homes they weren't in view and you didn't feel over looked at all. Owners where friendly and checked we had everything we needed and asked us to get in touch if we needed everything already discussed a return visit and recommended it to a friend.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had an excellent experience and can't wait to return the owner were very ..."

    We had an excellent experience and can't wait to return the owner were very welcoming and the little touches like shepherd pie ,fizz and home made cakes on our arrival made it extra special

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2019

  • "We were very please with the acommadation and delighted with the shepperds pie and the bottle of fizz left as a welcome gift ."

    we were a little dissapointed that the owners never introduced themselves to us ... but would reccomend and the hot tub was perfect ... a little to much chemicals in the hottub and dicoloured our swimwear from mr and mrs day

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Sep 2019

  • "Would highly recommend."

    Everything was perfect and would 100% come again. Owners David and Brenda were very helpful and couldn’t do enough for us, very welcoming. Shepherds pie on arrival was lovely as was the bottle of Prosecco and scones. Couldn’t recommend enough. Will be definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Aug 2019

  • "Had the most relaxing break here in the perfect peaceful setting."

    There really wasn’t anything else we needed for a short break and the cupcakes, shepherds pie and Prosecco were lovely little touches...I’ve already recommended to friends to book.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2019

  • "Loved this mini break, really peaceful stay and the Hut was lovely."

    Really nice touch with the Shepherds Pie (delicious), cakes and Prosecco on arrival. Views were great and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2019

  • "We have had the most enjoyable break imaginable."

    I had read the write up and reviews before arriving and they did not disappoint. The attention to detail in the shepherd's hut was second to none and was extremely comfortable. Loved sitting on the swing overlooking the lake and chilling out in the hot tub. The owners were wonderful and the shepherds pie and cakes on arrival were gorgeous and most welcome. This holiday is worth every single penny and if booking, you will not be disappointed. We want to come back NOW! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Shepherd's Delight exceeded our expectations!"

    It was beautifully furnished with an extremely comfortable bed- we both slept so well every night. The hot tub was fantastic. It was great to relax in after a long day exploring the Lake District. The position of the Shepherd's hut in relation to the main house and a new hut being built had obviously been considered. It was hidden behind trees and so felt very private. However we knew that if we needed anything at all we could simply ask the owners. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Jul 2019

  • "The hosts were very warm and welcoming."

    the food and drink left for us was a little added bonus too !! would recommend to all family and friends and will be back again in 2020

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2019

  • "We have stayed in many Shepherd Huts and this one exceeded our expectations."

    The hut was fitted out to a high specification and the location was perfect. The Hot Tub was especially relaxing, after long days visiting the Lakes. On arrival we had been left a lovely Shepherds Pie, a bottle of Fizz and Cup Cakes provided by the wonderful hosts David & Brenda.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cabin was perfect with everything we needed, it was private and we were not once bothered by the owners."

    Close enough to places and activities we really wanted to do and we will definitely be returning a perfect few days away.

    Reviewed by Tremayne5.0Jun 2019

  • "The location, facilities and accommodation were amazing."

    Plus the owner were so lovely and accommodating. Met and exceeded our expectations, and gave my a place to enjoy her 30th birthday.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.4Jun 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Shepherd's Delight."

    It's set in a peaceful location with lovely views. When we arrived we were stuck for milk and asked where we could purchase some locally. Brenda & David were very helpful and David dropped off fresh milk. The shepherd's pie and cupcakes were also delicious!! 100% recommend Shepherd's Delight

    Reviewed by Giovanna5.0Jun 2019

  • "Everything was amazing,location,scenery,and welcomed with fizz,cupcakes and shepheards pie was fantastic!"

    Was exactly as stated would definitely recommended

    Reviewed by Jack4.4May 2019

  • "Sheppards hut was everything we could have hoped for and more."

    Set in such a prime location the surroundings were so peaceful with the lodge set back at side of a lovely lake. Inside, the decor and facilities were outstanding, with every detail covered. The Sheppards Pie, cupcakes, and bottle of fizz on arrival were thoroughly enjoyed. The hottub was spaceious kept at an optimum temperature to use and was especially nice as the sun was setting. The robes provided brought that special spa like feel to the trip. Brenda and David couldn't have been more helpful, and their hospitality was very much appreciated! Before leaving we made our way upto the shop that Brenda is in the process of opening, where we bought a souvenir painting that took our eye. Overall we could not recommend the lodge more, it's a perfect retreat for couples and a stones throw away from the beautiful lake district. A real hidden gem!

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0May 2019

  • "It was such a lovely place to get away for a few days, greeted kindly from one of the owners and a yummy Shepards pie waiting for us and the hot tub ready for us to get in and enjoy the evening."

    Inside was perfect, they thought of everything. We would definelty go back in the future. Thank you again David and Brenda.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0May 2019

  • "It was everything it said and more and was greeted with food and wine from the owner."

    Will definitely be going back it was amazing and very relaxing the spot is perfect

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2019

  • "Brenda and David had done an amazing job, they went above and beyond to ensure our stay was unforgettable."

    The lodge itself is lovely, furnished to a high specification with beautiful views across the pond. It's so beautiful and relaxing we didn't want to leave! I would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Reece5.0Apr 2019

  • "This place more than exceeded expectations starting with the warm welcoming from the owners to the high standard and cleanliness of the accommodation."

    This had all the facilities that you needed with the added luxury of the hot tub overlooking the lake and log burner inside. Would highly recommend and would not hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 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.


  • All ground-floor
  • king-size double bed with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, sitting/dining area.
  • Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and coffee machine
  • TV and DVD
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and dressing gowns inc in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed decking area with sheltered hot tub, seating area and views over the lake
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Sorry, the property is not suitable for children
  • Shop 5.3 miles, pub 2.4 miles
  • Note: You will be welcomed into the Shepherd's Hut with a freshly made shepherd's pie as well as a bottle of fizz
  • A 2-day food hamper can be provided upon request by arrangement directly with the owner
  • Please note: No facilities for charging electric vehicles
  • Please note; not suitable for children

The property

Tucked away just seven miles east of Carlisle and a stone's throw away from the village of Wetheral, this delightful shepherd's hut boasts a wonderful position for exploring the whole of Cumbria.

With open country views and a charming woodland setting, High Rigg Shepherd's Hut is well-suited to couples looking for a romantic break away together.

Pop open a bottle of fizz left for you on arrival and enjoy a real treat with your loved one, either out on the decking or while eating a home-cooked shepherd's pie at the dining table.

You have a lovely seating area at the foot of the king-size double bed and a well-appointed kitchen for rustling up romantic dinners.

Open the French doors on a sunny day and let the outside in while you delve into a good book or simply take in the views.

There is also a shower room to complete the interior in a stylish and modern fashion.

Separating you from the rippling lake and the decking area to the front, is a balcony enclosing a wonderful outdoor space, so you can recline on a lovely summer's day and sip a cooling beverage.

Climb into the hot tub and make the most of being out in the open countryside in all weathers, with the advantage of having a roof over the deck to shelter you from the wind.

Tucked behind the decking is a small grassy area with a handy storage cupboard for stowing away any additional belongings.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 972580, 992979, 1018187, 1049869, 1083212, 1107439, together sleeping up to 18 guests.

Fishing from property grass carp and koi

High Rigg Shepherd's Delight is one of a group of properties which may be booked together to sleep up to 10 people.
Ideal for groups of friends who like to holiday together with the benefit of individual private facilities.
High Rigg Shepherd's Retreat, sleeps 2 - Property Ref: 1018187
High Rigg Shepherd's Hideaway, sleeps 2 - Property Ref: 1049869
High Rigg Shepherd's Sunset, Sleeps 2 - Property Ref: 1107439
High Rigg Shepherd's Sunrise, sleeps 2 - Property Ref: 1107439

High Rigg Holiday Homes

High Rigg Holiday Homes consists of a wonderful selection of six properties, two cottages and five shepherd’s huts resting in the peaceful hamlet of Faugh, Cumbria. The cottages offer stylish accommodation with contemporary furnishings, including well-presented bedrooms, one of which is a king-size with a beautiful roll top bath, woodburning stoves, fully-equipped kitchens and shared lawns which overlook the pond. The shepherd’s huts feature an inviting open-plan layout with charming décor, sleek shower rooms, woodburning stoves and a decked outdoor seating area. All of the properties offer superb views from their elevated position within the owner’s grounds, making them a lovely base for couples or families. The surroundings enjoy expansive countryside, perfect for keen walkers and cyclists, as well as Brampton Golf Club. If you don’t feel like cooking, treat your loved ones to a meal at the String of Horses Inn or The Duke of Cumberland in nearby Brampton. Venture further afield to Carlisle, where you will find further attractions including, Carlisle Castle, Carlisle Cathedral, the Guildhall Museum and Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life. There is so much fun to be had with a stay at The High Rigg Holiday Homes.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas