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High Rigg Shepherd's Retreat

Brampton, Cumbria, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1018187)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely area, very tranquil, super little get away"

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "What a lovely peaceful place, we had 2 nights here and can't wait to re-book."

    It was clean, comfy and very cosy, perfect for sunbathing too as the sun is on the patio from the morning!

    Reviewed by MattApr 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful little place, loved every minute, home made shepherds pie ..."

    Absolutely beautiful little place, loved every minute, home made shepherds pie and a bottle of fiz waiting for us in the fridge, perfect will surely be back

    Reviewed by RachaelFeb 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely accommodation, beautifully clean, amazing quality bedding and furnishing, everything you would need for cooking etc, oven, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, proper size fridge etc."

    The homemade Shepperd's pie is amazing that the owners leave for you was exquisite - The hot-tub was fantastic, enclosed, private and not overlooked with plenty of seating around the covered area - All in all a fantastic break, very relaxing and would definitely recommend to stay.

    Reviewed by CalumDec 2021

  • "The place was lovely, ..."

    The place was lovely, The owner met us upon arrival , he was well spoken and lovely person , there was shepherd's pie in the oven and bottle of wine on arrival , the cabin was lovely and pretty and warm and welcoming feeling , the hotutb was a really good and we had a brilliant weekend , the place was really easy to find , we are looking into coming back in the future are my daughter and I, Thanks for lovely weekend Natalie and chloe , xx

    Reviewed by NatalieNov 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay here, the lodge was great - very warm and very clean."

    ....the food hamper was fantastic, all fresh and homely! The owners were friendly and chatty and couldn't do enough. We hope to be back sometime soon!!!

    Reviewed by ScottOct 2021

  • "Just returned from our honeymoon at Shepherds Retreat."

    The place was amazing and exactly what we were looking for. We were spotted on arrival by David who made us feel very welcome and let us know he was around if we needed anything and then left us to it. The views from the hut and hot tub were beautiful. The hut had everything you could possibly need and was decorated beautifully with lovely little touches. Log burner was amazing and heated up in no time. Will definitely be looking to head back next year.

    Reviewed by CarlyOct 2021

  • "Quirky comfy accommodation in a lovely setting providing peace an quiet."

    We didn't really mind when it rained either as the Hotub was a great distraction. Ideal base for a 3 day stay to visit the various historic locations, or to even spend some time in the towns or villages. The owners Dave and Brenda were discreate but attentive to our needs, having set up prior to our arrival. If you are tired of the same old B&B or hotel give one of the properties a try we don't think you will be disappointed.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "Just returned from a wonderful weekend away, peaceful surroundings & wonderful views."

    The accommodation was really cosy & comfortable well equipped with all that we required. The shepherds pie & bottle of fizz was a really nice surprise. The hot tub was a real delight. Look forward to returning again next year. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay we only had 2 points that dampened our stay."

    One being the matress, it dips on both sides, so you feel like your going to fall out the bed. I actually got a bad back from it. The second being while we was in the jacuzzi in the evening a tractor was wrapping hay feet from us and could see onto the tub. Other than these two issues our stay was amazing

    Reviewed by NaomiSep 2021

  • "We have just arrived back today fom a 3 night honeymoon break at the High Rigg Shepherds Retreat."

    An absolute gem of a place and will definitely return. Perfect well equipped hut, comfy bed and the hot tub was absolute fantastic. Brenda came to say hello on our arrival and was so lovely and friendly, she told us the shepherds pie and bottle of fizz was in the fridge the shepherds pie was delicious, ideal for your first nights tea. David popped round to say hello and was so friendly, was nice having a chat about the new hut he's busy building at the moment.

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2021

  • "Lovely little lodge right by a beautiful, big pond."

    Very secluded which offers fantastic privacy. Hosts were friendly and on the other end of the phone when needing anything. Kitchen was well equipped. The bed was extremely comfortable and there were lovely little home touches around the lodge. Jacuzzi was a great bonus and the view was beautiful. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "This is the most wonderful, peaceful place."

    Little attentions to detail make it a superb stay. The shepherds pie and fizz, four person hot tub, slippers and dressing gown, decor and view made it a wonderful couple’s break. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2021

  • "David was extremely friendly and helpful."

    And the shepherds pie was delicious!

    Reviewed by DeanAug 2021

  • "My daughter and I enjoyed a 3 night stay at the end of August and we what such a wonderful time."

    A beautiful setting, friendly and accommodating hosts and a gorgeous hut. David and Brenda could not have been more welcoming and even provided a smaller dressing gown for my daughter. The hot tub was clean and well maintained, the facilities In the hut were great and the homemade shepherd's pie for our arrival was lovely. We can't wait to come back!

    Reviewed by AnnabelAug 2021

  • "Me and my fiancée had an amazing time and couldn't thank David enough for making us feel welcomed upon arrival and the hut was outstanding!"


    Reviewed by BenJul 2021

  • "It is an amazing little hut on superb grounds!"

    And the hot tub is a massive plus. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "We had an amazing time."

    The property is just beautiful and the scenery is spectacular, I’ve already recommended it to a lot of friends

    Reviewed by TaraJul 2021

  • "Lovely break away but left feeling a little disappointed."

    Just came back from a 2-night stay at the Shepherds Retreat. David was lovely and very welcoming. We arrived to shepherd’s pie and prosecco in the fridge which was lovely. It is very secluded, perfect for a couples getaway. The views were stunning and we really enjoyed using the hot tub. The hut was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was fairly snug but modern. I would recommend taking your own mirror with you as there is only a tiny 10cm shaving mirror in the bathroom. As stated on the information that is left in the room, we were under the impression that our hot tub would be cleaned daily between 2-3pm however we woke both mornings to find it being cleaned between 8-9am which meant that we could not use it or sit outside and have breakfast privately on the morning as we planned to do. Considering we paid £439 for a 2-night stay which we were told was the price of a 3-night stay, we felt we were over charged. Checkout was at 10am on the final day but we woke at 8:30 to find our hot tub being emptied. This was disappointing as we wanted to use the hot tub before we left. I told David that we wanted to use it so he said he would come back later but he returned at 9:15 to empty and clean it as stated if he didn’t do so it would have been cold for the next guests. As we felt we had already overpaid and had paid to use all facilities until checkout time, we were left feeling disappointed and rushed to leave.

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2021

  • "So so incredible."

    It had absolutely everything we needed, the views were stunning from every window and the hot tub. Can’t recommend enough, the owners were so so lovely and welcoming - they even left a fresh homemade shepherds pie for the both of us! The photos don’t do this place justice. It was the perfect getaway. Will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by CaitlinJun 2021

  • "The accommodation is perfect in a lovely peaceful area."

    Well kept and maintained with everything you need for a few days stay. The welcome Shepard’s pie left in the fridge was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend to visit.

    Reviewed by TimothyJun 2021

  • "What an absolute gem of a find."

    The special little touches really made our break away exceptional...from the little bag of toiletries to the shepherds pie and prosecco on arrival. This really is an idyllic setting for a couples break away. Thank you to our hosts David and Brenda, we will be back.

    Reviewed by SophieJun 2021

  • "Shepherds Retreat was exactly the restful, relaxing time away that we’d hoped for."

    Gorgeous little retreat, perfectly well equipped with everything you’d need. Very clean & comfortable, lovely decor, fantastic views, private hot tub (glad we took spare towels, as although dressing gowns were provided, extra towels for the hot tub weren’t.) & both outdoor & undercover seating areas. It’s in a quiet area but only 20 mins drive into Carlisle. Close to quiet market town of Brampton. Perfect for some R&R. We’re definitely booking again.

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2021

  • "Brenda amd David are."

    Both so lovely .....shepards pies that are left.for us were also yummy everything about the holiday was amazing we are booking our honeymoon to go bk there

    Reviewed by MichelleMay 2021

  • "David and Brenda were fantastic- so warm and welcoming, and the place was just perfect."

    Reviewed by KatherineApr 2021

  • "Stayed at the Shepherd Lodge for 3 nights on our Covid Honeymoon and what a great relaxing peaceful stay we had,."

    The place was perfect. The hosts of the accommodation were really helpful, friendly and provided us with a lovely cottage pie and fizz on arrival. Shops about 3 miles away for yr provisions. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by DaveDec 2020

  • "The hot tub was the best we have ever experienced."

    The shepherds hut had a well equipped kitchenette area and we made good meals such as a roast pheasant and veg and a turkey curry so no issues. The bed was very comfy and very cosy with the log fire. I would say our downside was the bathroom size which was very restrictive for my husband being a slightly larger gentleman and struggled with the shower and the toilet. We loved the area so if we were to go again we would book the cottage. We had an issues with the shower on the first night but this was sorted as soon as we reported it so did not cause any problems. The shepherds pie made for our arrival was very lovely.

    Reviewed by LanceDec 2020

  • "We had a lovely time away at Christmas."

    Shepherds pie and Prosecco on arrival. The bed was very comfy, the hut is small but was cosy. The hottub was great and the views were lovely. The logburner was amazing and really heated the room up. The only downside was no wifi and the TV reception was very poor. However we were told that 4G would work well. We would have been happy paying extra a day for wifi, but it does say in the description that wifi is only available at the main house, but with technology now a days you would expect it to be part of the package. I would definitely like to stay again and will save my data to use as a mobile hotspot. It was a perfect break away

    Reviewed by JenniferDec 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay, accommodation was beautifully put together and views were outstanding."

    All the information provided, check-in & check-out process were clear and easy to follow. It was nice that the owners checked base to see if we were okay and if needed anything, but then were left to enjoy our stay thereafter. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed/wanted and as was the bathroom. Measurements to deal with COVID had clearly been put in place as well as daily checks of the hot tub. A few things would have made our stay even more enjoyable; 1. closer parking or better paving to the hut. 2. a larger (or fold-out) dining table - we like to play board games which was a bit tricky on the small table. 3. a bit more storage/shelving. Overall, this accommodation was perfect for us to escape for a long weekend, to play board games, watch films & relax in a hot tub.

    Reviewed by SimoneOct 2020

  • "Getting to the retreat to find a home cooked shepards pie and bottle of fizz was a really nice twist and a great home comfort - it was really tasty too!"

    The cottage was clean and cosy, it had everything we needed to make our stay fabulous! The hot tub was lovely and looking out onto the stars on the night was perfect as there are no other places near by with lighting which meant the sky was clear. We had a fantastic and memorable visit. The owners were lovely, we spoke to both and Brenda even made me a lovely bouquet of faux flowers for my home dining table as part of my partners request as it was our anniversary. Overall the stay was 5/5. Thank you for such a perfect location.

    Reviewed by LaurenSep 2020

  • "Absolutely brilliant from start to finish, didn’t want to come home!"

    Accommodation was very clean, lovely surroundings and very private. Was greeted with a lovely shepherds pie and a bottle of fizz on arrival. Greeted the first morning by the owner who was very friendly and advised us of things to do in the area. Overall a great break and can’t wait to go back next year!

    Reviewed by PhilSep 2020

  • "There are 2 parts to my review."

    The first part regarding the stay..... The Shepherds hut is lovely, done to a good standard with amazing views over the hills and had an undercover hot tub. Set up on a hill in the peace and quiet, you couldn’t ask for more. We loved it so much so that on the way home we were looking to book again...... This takes me onto the 2nd part of my review...... We paid £414 for 3 nights, the same 3 nights next year and the owners want £1100!!!! Yes you read correctly £1100!!! The price has trippled! Now like most things I expect an increase year on year but to treble the price blew my mind. I felt at £414 it was priced about right, you can imagine my shock at seeing £1100!! This is not just for a the weekend I wanted in September. Every 3 night stay from about the end of March to the end of October is around the £1100 mark! Now dont get me wrong its nice but certainly not worth anywhere near that. I rang Sykes Cottages who confirmed that the owners had increased their prices. For me there are as nice if not nicer Shepherds huts around for a hell of alot less. Seems to me the owners have become greedy and possibly thinking people will be staying in UK next year aswell due to Covid-19. In a nutshell, lovely accommodation, very relaxing but feel the owners are taking advantage. I won’t be paying that amount thats for sure!!!!

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at High Rigg, we stayed for 3 nights for my partners 50th birthday, everything was perfect we will be booking again in the future."

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2020

  • "Wow! Absolutely amazing!"

    ! So comfortable and cosy, the views are amazing all around the land! Everything is perfect we couldn’t find any fault at all. David and Brenda are the perfect hosts, and the little shop onsite has some amazing things I’d definitely recommend having a browse! Hot tub was amazing, we used the bbq too but you’ll need to bring your own charcoal! We were greeted with a shepherds pie, box of chocolates as I’m gluten intolerant so couldn’t eat the pie and a bottle of fizz. We don’t want to go home and cannot wait to come back!! The decor inside the hut is perfect, literally everything was perfect!

    Reviewed by BeckyAug 2020

  • "The place is totally amazing, the online photos really don't do it justice."

    Very clean both inside and outside, very private we literally did not see another person while staying. Will be booking again soon.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2020

  • "Beautiful lodge for a romantic break away."

    Every little detail was covered. This was meant to be our ‘mini-moon’ but we sadly had to postpone our wedding to February, but it was the perfect 3 nights to get away that we needed. Stunning views, even nicer from the hot tub! Very clean and covid safe, will definitely recommend! Thank you

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2020

  • "Fab stay at High Rigg Shepherd's Retreat - the location was great, beautiful setting and there was so many small touches that really made a difference!"

    Reviewed by AmyJul 2020

  • "This cottage was spotless when we turned up, all of the relevant equipment was there that you needed for your stay and instructions for most things was readily availible."

    I had never used an electric stove top before and had to call the owner about how to use it who was more than happy to help. The hot tub maintenance was amazing he came out everyday to check the filters and water for you. I will definitely be booking back here again

    Reviewed by OliviaJul 2020

  • "The shepards hut was beautifull and the views were amazing spent a fantastic ..."

    The shepards hut was beautifull and the views were amazing spent a fantastic weekend here for my birthday was so relaxing and we wasnt bothered by anybody so peacefull the owner was lovely and on hand to help if needed

    Reviewed by LukeJan 2020

  • "This little hut was really cute and cosy."

    The area was really quiet and the view was lovely. A really nice hide away to relax. The hot tub was so nice and relaxing. The shepherd pie was tasty and the bottle of fizz a welcome drink for Christmas eve. It was decorated in a subtle way for Christmas. The only downside was that we could not find a DVD player when in the summary of facilities it said there was one and there was no folder of any instructions on any of the appliances and no information on local services eg. Drs, pharmacists etc. Not that we needed them. Other than that we had a lovely peaceful Christmas and i would definitely visit again and recommend it.

    Reviewed by MaryDec 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay no matter what the weather, very peaceful."

    There is a lot of detail put into the place including teabags and sugar. Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by StephanieNov 2019

  • "This place is amazing."

    we had a great weekend.

    Reviewed by AmandaNov 2019

  • "Blankets were amazing"

    Reviewed by VickiOct 2019

  • "We had a really good relaxing break away."

    Would recommend to anyone needing an escape to some beautiful country side.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyOct 2019

  • "Brilliant little place and Perfect for a little get away."

    Can not recommend enough. Owners are very friendly and are happy to help in anyway they can. Will deffo revisit in the future. 10/10

    Reviewed by AndyOct 2019

  • "Lovely place luxury feel the only down side is there is nowhere you can do your ..."

    Lovely place luxury feel the only down side is there is nowhere you can do your makeup or hair they could do with putting in a long length mirror

    Reviewed by CarrieSep 2019

  • "Perfect escape for our wedding anniversary."

    Lovely touches such as the homemade scones and jam on arrival, as well as the homemade Shephards pie and bottle of fizz. Very cosy and comfy with everything we needed. Have already recommended! Thank yuu!

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2019

  • "Absolutely brilliant !"

    From start to end. Lovely shepherds hut with breathtaking views. Owners Brenda and David were very welcoming and attentive. Had a brilliant few days away and will definitely be returning ! Thankyou very much Brenda and David.

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2019

  • "Had an amazing few days in this beautiful cabin in the most stunning surroundings, The owner Brenda was lovely and couldn’t do enough for us."

    Will definitely go back and will recommend this place to all my family and friends

    Reviewed by JayneAug 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Open-plan living room with king-size bed, kitchen, dining area with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric heating with wood burning 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
  • Please note: No facilities for electric vehicles

The property

Enjoying a secluded position on the outskirts of the market town of Brampton, near the majestic land of the North Pennines AONB is this outstanding hideaway, High Rigg Shepherd's Retreat.

This shepherd’s hut is perfect for a couple seeking to explore Cumbria or simply get away from it all to enjoy a romantic retreat together.

After situating your car within the allocated off-road parking space, a short walk up the endearing pathway will bring you to this elegantly-styled dwelling.

On arrival, be drawn in by the home-made shepherd’s pie that awaits you within the open-plan living room, where a woodburning stove offers a sense of tranquillity during those chiller evenings.

This small, yet well-appointed space comes with a kitchen area for rustling up your own tasty treats, a dining space and a plush king-size bed waiting to be sunk into after an action-packed day.

During a balmy afternoon, enjoy a spot of alfresco dining whilst sipping a local gin and admiring your rural surroundings before continuing around the corner to dip into the bubbling hot tub.

Look forward to opening up the fizz that’s awaiting you in the wine bucket, roast some marshmallows and curl up with your partner in front of the fire pit with throws wrapped around you as the evening grows darker and before you retire to the evening’s embrace.

As you wake up, look forward to tucking into the locally sourced breakfast, with something to suit each appetite.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 972580, 992979, 1002051, 1049869, 1083212, together sleeping up to 16 guests.

High Rigg Holiday Homes

High Rigg Holiday Homes consists of a wonderful selection of six properties, two cottages and four 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.

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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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