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High Rigg Shepherd's Retreat

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



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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 bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “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 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 :)

    - Michael, October 2021

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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.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic base, head to Brampton where you will find a selection of amenities, as well as opportunities for exploring Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish Borders.

For those feeling active, a short car journey will bring you to North Pennines AONB, where you will find a magnitude of walking opportunities upon heather moorland and woodland settings.

High Rigg Shepherd's Retreat is a wonderful base for refreshing break with your partner.


  • 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.

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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