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High Rigg Shepherd's Hideaway

Brampton, Cumbria, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1049869)



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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

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing stay 100% would recommend, lovely to arrive to be bottle of fizz and a Shepard's pie."

    The hot tub is amazing and the log burner in the hut just really makes it cozy.

    Reviewed by GenevieveJan 2022

  • "What a beautiful place to relax into enjoy your surroundings, inside and out, And what a welcome it was to have,The best hotpot ever and a bottle of bubbly waiting for you, what more could you asked for."


    Reviewed by NatalieNov 2021

  • "Second visit to this amazing place and can not wait to go back :)"

    Reviewed by JennaNov 2021

  • "We were hoping for a quiet private space to relax and recharge with a chance of feeling a little pampered too; we were totally bowled over by what we found - it was absolutely idyllic, one of those rare perfect moments in life where you can’t think of anything else you could possibly want to add."

    The privacy, the peace, the view, the hot tub (with daily service), the stove and the fairy lights - a heavenly retreat. Great hosts who have created something truly special and memorable here - thanks to Sykes for enabling this five star experience

    Reviewed by KarrieOct 2021

  • "What a glorious find!"

    Absolutely perfect for a getaway from it all break. Will definitely be returning in the future

    Reviewed by SallySep 2021

  • "Amazing place, comfy & cosy with everything we could possibly need, Brenda & David were so welcoming and the shepherds pies were scrummy."

    We will definitely be returning xx

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2021

  • "The complimentary homemade shepherd’s pie in the fridge on arrival for our first evening meal was a lovely touch and tasted amazing!"

    Additionally there was a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. The robes and slippers came in very useful for the hot tub, which was beautiful to relax in after a long day walking! There are ample facilities to store and cook/prepare food so we had some breakfast at the hut each morning before heading out and then an evening meal on return. It was lovely to kick back and watch TV on the comfy bed after using the hot tub. The hut is isolated enough to enjoy the long views and sounds of the countryside. It’s approximately a 5-10 minute drive to get to the closest convenience store. I would definitely consider returning!

    Reviewed by SianSep 2021

  • "We’ve been to Shepherds Hideaway twice this year, 3 times altogether, and really love it."

    Set in a peaceful and tranquil environment, and accommodation is delightfully small and compact, but feels cosy and luxurious. And the added bonus? No wi-fi! So you truly can get away from it all. The hosts are very respectful of your privacy, but are very friendly and welcoming and are there if you need them. It’s an absolute pleasure to relax in the hot tub, and enjoy the wonderful scenery. We wouldn’t hesitate to go back again.

    Reviewed by JackAug 2021

  • "Beter is have wifi because all people need a wifi."

    . Tank you

    Reviewed by MehdiAug 2021

  • "Everything was provided, we fully recommend getting the two day hamper!"

    The owners were amazing and extremely helpful and friendly! Couldn’t of wished for a more perfect weekend. We will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "Fabulous mini break in a most amazing Shepard’s hut nothing to fault it was perfect, highly recommended."

    Definitely be returning

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "Beautiful boho style hut that exceeded our expectations!"

    The hut had everything we could possibly need for a relaxing time away! Would definitely recommend staying here and the shepherds pie was delicious!! Thank you!

    Reviewed by KatieJun 2021

  • "This place was just absolutely perfect for us."

    The accommodation was really private. Despite there being other accommodation options, it was silent. It was like we were the only two people in the world. The view is gorgeous as is the Shepherd's hut and the hot tub was lovely. It was everything we could hope for and more. We are already thinking of a date to return!

    Reviewed by TiffanyJun 2021

  • "Where do we start?"

    From the moment we arrived we were blown away by how magical this place was and we knew we were going to have the most amazing time. We were greeted with the warmest welcome from Brenda and Dave who are such a lovely couple and were on hand for anything we needed throughout our stay. They had also kindly decorated our hut for my fiancé’s 30th Birthday! They provided us with a 2 day food hamper on request which was filled with everything you could possibly think of or need for the duration of your stay, including produce from local shops and suppliers, and not forgetting all of the delicious home cooked and baked items from Brenda herself. We would highly recommend ordering the food hamper, not only was it convenient but everything was such amazing quality and so tasty! The complimentary Shepherd’s pie (which was out of this world by the way) and bottle of Prosecco was such a lovely touch! To access The Shepherd’s Hideaway you go through a small gap in the hedges and down a winding path lit with festoon lights until you reach the spectacular Hut which was made by Dave himself! The hut is decorated so tastefully and is fully equipped with modern appliances, cutlery, crockery and glassware including a log burner, TV, and your own private hot tub with incredible views of the sunset over Scotland. The complimentary fluffy robes and slippers were also great! As soon as we arrived we already knew we wanted to come back, and our parents have booked off the back of our glowing recommendation! We cannot wait for our next stay, thank you!

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2021

  • "A little piece of idyllic scenery for relaxation, together with fabulous Accomodation and great hosts."

    Enjoyed it so much we’ve ready booked !!

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2021

  • "Shepherds Hideaway has everything you need for a short stay with lots of character in its’ design, inside and out."

    The hot tub had amazing views including the sunset over the hills. The property is within driving distance of Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle Castle and the Lake District. The hosts are very friendly and welcomed us with a homemade shepherds pie and a bottle of prosecco on arrival. Definitely recommend staying here!

    Reviewed by LukeMay 2021

  • "Excellent service especially the welcoming Shepherds pies and gowns."

    During our stay it was filled with peace,great views and happiness. Clean accommodation with pleasant and friendly owners Brenda and Dave. Cannot wait to stay again in the future ☺️

    Reviewed by JennaMay 2021

  • "What an absolute gem!"

    My wife and I booked at High Rigg for our "mini-moon" (the original having been cancelled due to Covid-19). We were taken a back by everything about the accommodation. To get to it you disappear through an entrance in a beech hedgerow and follow the fairy lights festooned through the trees to the lodge - totally enchanting and even more beautiful when the sun goes down. The accommodation was of the highest standard and we were greeted with a homemade shepherds pie and a vegetable lasagne plus a bottle of prosecco courtesy of our hosts. The bed was supremely comfy and the log burner made the lodge super cosy. Everything was spotlessly clean and our privacy was maintained throughout our stay. Life didn't seem as if it could to get much better as we sat in the luxurious hot tub sipping on the finest champagne and admiring the endless views towards Scotland. We were so thoroughly taken with this lodge that we had already booked to stay again in 2022 before we set off back to reality. I for one, cannot recommend High Rigg highly enough

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

  • "Brilliant time away, couldn’t fault the place absolutely amazing."

    Spoke to owners very quickly about parking the car and asked if everything was ok. Super clean, fresh bedding, robes and new slippers and towels provided. Had everything you need. Owners didn’t bother us at all, secluded and out of the way with fantastic views. The hot tub was unreal, and the Shepard’s pie was so amazing and yummy. Bottle of Prosecco on arrival was a lovely touch, will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2021

  • "Wow..."

    What an amazing place! The hut had everything we needed, from the kitchen equipment to the lovely solar lighting that lit your way. It was beautiful. We felt like we were in Narnia. It was so secluded with a beautiful view ...and most importantly, peace and quiet. The inside was so tastefully designed and furnished, really comfy bed and good shower. We shall definitely return!

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2021

  • "We have just had an amazing few days here, the hut is exactly what it says, a beautiful hideaway."

    The owners were lovely and the Shepard’s pie on arrival was amazing. If you want to completely get away from it all in a fabulous Shepard’s hut with the most amazing views then this is definitely the place to visit. We had the best honeymoon that we will always remember.

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2021

  • "A beautiful, peaceful and private location to relax."

    There is also plenty to do locally from Hadrians Wall to the Lake Disctrict, Keilder Forest and Keilder Water. We are likely to book again.

    Reviewed by HannahApr 2021

  • "We loved our stay here!"

    It was our honeymoon and there was a shepherd's pie and Prosecco waiting for us in the fridge. Hot tub has stunning views and is a great place to watch the sunset from. The place is clean and cosy, with everything we need. One thing to note, the listing said it had wifi but it doesn't... but this didn't affect our enjoyment of our stay because we came to disconnect :) Thank you so much, 10/10, would recommend to everyone!

    Reviewed by GavinApr 2021

  • "A lovely setting, the second time we stayed here."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AnthonyDec 2020

  • "Beautiful location!"

    Such a cute lodge and decorated with love. The hot tub overlooks fields which makes for fantastic views at all times of day and night. You have everything you need in one place. The owners are lovely from what we witnessed, we didn't get to speak properly with the current situation. Will return 100%!!!

    Reviewed by JadeOct 2020

  • "Lovely cabin on arrival all the lights where lit up and looked so pretty, everything inside was clean and the homemade shepherd's pie and bottle of bubbly was a great extra touch."

    The cabin was well secluded over looking the countryside. Couldn't recommend this place enough to family and friends, the cabin was well kitted out and lots of thought has gone into the décor in and around the cabin. Would love to return soon!

    Reviewed by ThomasOct 2020

  • "This Shepherds Hide Away is exactly that, it is very secluded."

    Stunning view and a very cosy retreat away from the world. The accomodation is very small as expected but has everything you need for a lovely mini break. It's set in beautiful grounds and the couple who own it are so welcoming and friendly. The fizz and shepherds pie went down a treat. Be sure to pop into the shop on site Gardenalia we bought some Halloween and Christmas bits and bobs...all very pretty. We are hoping to return in December fingers crossed we are not in lockdown.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2020

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at the hideaway."

    The lodge itself was beautiful and exceeded our expectations. The fizz and Shepard’s pie on arrival was an extra surprise that topped off the experience. Owners were very helpful and available when needed. The hot tub and log fire also made our trip. We have already recommended to family and friends, a definite 10/10.

    Reviewed by LucyOct 2020

  • "It was fab!"

    Brenda and David made us feel so at home with their personal touches of shepherds pie and fizz. So private and secluded, just what you want on a relaxing get away. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by AnishaOct 2020

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday hideaway."

    The Shepherds hut was lovingly decorated and cosy. The bottle of fizz and Shepherds pie was a real unexpected treat on our arrival. Will definitely be back, thank you Brenda and David

    Reviewed by RhonaSep 2020

  • "It is a beautiful hut very well equipped and very private."

    The hot tub was excellent One little niggle there is a wall cupboard with nothing underneath so kept banging my head on it and the bathroom is exceptionally small.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "A lovely,secluded hideaway."

    We felt totally relaxed and we looked forward to the hot tub after a day out. Immaculate and clean and everything we needed. Thank you Brenda and David who were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

  • "Lovely little get-away."

    Nice touches of the owners with the shepherds pie an prosecco. Really lovely an polite. And very helpful. Would recommend to anyone. May even book again sometime soon.

    Reviewed by LaurenSep 2020

  • "Owners Brenda and David are extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming."

    The holiday accommodation was perfect it was very clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated and the hot tub was amazing. I will definitely book again

    Reviewed by GordonSep 2020

  • "We stayed at the Shepherd’s Hideaway for 3 nights and would absolutely recommend it to anyone."

    We loved everything about it and it felt like being at home and on holiday at the same time. We will definitely be returning again next year!

    Reviewed by FayeAug 2020

  • "From start to finish it has been absolutely amazing and the lovely owners made us feel more than welcome."

    . The hut and hot tub are absolutely perfect we will definitely be booking again at some point.. I would highly recommend for anyone wanting either a relaxing break or if you like walking there's lots of lovely scenery around.. 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by LeanneAug 2020

  • "This is possibly the loveliest place we have ever stayed."

    I was worried when I first booked as it was an impulse booking but I had nothing to worry about it. Its cute, cosy, modern, stylish, with a very nice hot tub. The first night we had a view of a stunning sunset from our hot tub. Although, due to covid our hosts couldn't meet us on arrival. Brenda spotted us pulling up after our day out and stopped for a chat. What a truly lovely person she is! I cant pick one fault with this accommodation. The shepherd's hideaway is set back behind a walkway of bushes which adds a special romantic feel. I would 100% book again!

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2020

  • "High Rigg Shepherd's Hideaway was much bigger than we expected and fantastically decorated."

    The whole place was spotlessly clean and fully kitted out with everything we needed. The hut is in a private clearing that is circled by trees and has a fantastic view out over the countryside. The outdoor hot tub was great and the fairy lights around the trees were a lovely touch. We had a great time using the bbq too. Brenda and David were excellent hosts and very responsive. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by TomJul 2020

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The property

Tucked away in a secluded location, close to the market town of Brampton you will find this boho-style holiday accommodation.

High Rigg Shepherd's Hideaway is the ultimate getaway for a couple seeking to spend quality time together, exploring the majestic landscape of the Northern Pennines AONB and Cumbria.

After parking your car, meander down the enchanting pathway to discover this bolthole, a freshly made shepherd’s pie and bottle of fizz awaits you on arrival.

The open-plan living room boasts a touch of opulence, with its plush furnishings, contemporary decor and refreshing colour palette, you will be delighted to call this home for the duration of your stay.

The compact kitchen comes with all the essentials to cook your own home-cooked meal and the dining space creates a social spot to tuck into your meal and plan tomorrow’s activities.

During a winter’s evening, look forward to lighting up the wood burning stove and getting cosy under the sheets in the king-size bed, relaxation is just what you need after an action-packed day exploring.

Continuing to impress, head out onto the decked terrace area, where table and chairs offer an alternative dining arrangement for summer afternoons relaxing and admiring the views across the countryside.

The views may also be admired from the bubbling hot tub, wait until the day grows darker and gaze up at the stars as your savour a moment of relaxation amidst the bubbles.

If you can tear yourself away from this property, venture into the market town of Brampton where you will find everything you could possibly need, ranging from shops for picking up the essentials, pubs and a number of takeaways and restaurants.

For those feeling adventurous, from here you will be able to explore Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish Borders, as well as a magnitude of walks upon the heather moorland and woodland setting of the North Pennines AONB.

Alternatively, the delights of the city of Carlisle await, boasting its imposing 12th-century castle, beautiful medieval cathedral and the Cumbria Museum of Military Life, a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the local history.

Further afield is the Lake District, where you can look forward to boat cruises on Lakes and water's and walking amidst the towering fells.

High Rigg Shepherd's Hideaway is a truly special break for you and your partner.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Open-plan, studio-style accommodation with king-size bed, kitchen area, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric heating and wood burning stove
  • 2 ring Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, coffee machine, TV and DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels, dressing gowns and slippers inc in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed decking area with sheltered hot tub, seating area and barbecue
  • 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
  • Note: A two 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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