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High Rigg Shepherd's Delight

Brampton, Cumbria, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1002051)



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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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

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

    Reviewed by TobyNov 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 WilliamNov 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 PaulOct 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 ReeceOct 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 JadeSep 2021

  • "Lovely location, peaceful and relaxing."

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

    Reviewed by WendySep 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 AaraniSep 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 SamuelSep 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 ZoeAug 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 SumeyaAug 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 MatthewAug 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 SophieAug 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 JoanneJul 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 VictoriaJun 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 PaulJun 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 AnnMay 2021

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

    Reviewed by AbbieMay 2021

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

    Would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by HayleyMay 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 RobMay 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 ChristopherApr 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 JordanDec 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 JodieOct 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 AndreaAug 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 RyanAug 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 RachelAug 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 LauraJul 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 JamesJul 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 SimonJul 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 ChristineMar 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 PeterFeb 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 MiaFeb 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 FranDec 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 CraigDec 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 LucyDec 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 MarkNov 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 JoelNov 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 PreetNov 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 SeanNov 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 CharlesOct 2019

  • "It was amazing!"


    Reviewed by ChrisOct 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 MeganOct 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 IanSep 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 FrancesSep 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 MichelleSep 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 AmyAug 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 ClaireAug 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 KirstyAug 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 JulieJul 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 LauraJul 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 JamesJul 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 AnthonyJun 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 TremayneJun 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 DanielJun 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 GiovannaJun 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 JackMay 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 KimberleyMay 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 AmyMay 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 StephenApr 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 ReeceApr 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 JanetMar 2019

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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.

Venture into the charming village of Wetheral, where you will find a restaurant, local shop, tearooms and a pub.

The delights of Carlisle await with its imposing 12th-century castle, beautiful medieval cathedral with treasury exhibits and the Cumbria Museum of Military Life.

You are also within close proximity to Brampton, Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish Borders.

Being situated so close to the North Pennines AONB, you are surrounded by wildlife, woodland walks and open heather moors, a real treat for you and your partner, getting you out and about in the fresh country air.

The vast region of the Lake District also beckons with its walking trails, towering fells, boat cruises on Lake Windermere and a stunning coastline stretching from Grange-over-Sands and Morecambe Bay right up to where the River Esk empties into the sea.

Enjoy a truly special break with your loved one at High Rigg Shepherd's Hut.


  • All ground-floor
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, sitting/dining area and king-size double bed with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, coffee machine, TV and DVD
  • 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
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5.3 miles, pub 2.4 miles
  • Note: Wifi is only available at the main house
  • 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.

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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.

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