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The Hare's Shack

(Ref. 1066268)

Garnett Bridge, Longsleddale. Near Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "A special place to stay that we can’t wait to go back to."

    We walk in the door and immediately relax. Can’t recommend Hare Shack enough.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay!"

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in The Hare’s Shack. It was so clean, beautifully decorated and cosy. The weather outside might have been poor but to be honest we were pleased as it meant we could spend all our time inside with the fire on. The lodge has everything you would need. Chris and Julie have thought of everything. Thanks to Julie for the welcome pack and Chris for showing us around upon arrival and making sure we had enough logs. The estate you have created is something to be so proud of. We have already booked to bring our family back to The Old Water Mill in December 2025!!! As it was already booked up for 2024. If you are contemplating staying here you will not be disappointed. Book quick and discover a real gem.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very welcoming on arrival Chris made sure we understood everything when showing us around the cabin."

    Julie made a complimentary basket a lovely thought. The cabin was amazing so comfortable and relaxing and bonus phones dont work unless on wi fi. The view was amazing. It had everything you need for a weeks stay. It has been done to a very high standard. It was very clean on arrival over rall we would say 10 out of 10. And it's a first for us and we have stayed in lots of places. Oh and the log fire was lovely being able to light it and see it from the living area and also bedroom was fantastic. Thank you Chris and Julie we will definitely be back. We would highly recommend this cabin . Alex and Leann ( Sunderland).

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Hares Shack was absolutely perfect!"

    Chris and Julie have thought of absolutely everything and the attention to detail is incredible. There has been no expense spared on this property and it really shows. Chris met us when we arrived and he was so nice and knowledgeable. Julie had made us up a wee basket of local goods and everything to start our holiday. They truly do think of everything. Our time there was absolutely perfect and we were so sad to leave. Definitely recommend this to everyone and we will most definitely be back! Thank you Chris and Julie, it was fab!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "We were greeted by Chris with such warmth and friendship."

    The Hares shack was wonderful and we had an amazing break. Thanks to Julie and Chris for a superb place to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had an incredible stay in Hare's Shack."

    Spotlessy clean, extremely well equipped and So obviously created with love and attention to detail. Faultless in every way. Chris welcomed us and showed us everything we needed to know and told us about the local area. Extremely friendly and informative. We climbed the mountain that is literally in the back garden. Highly recommended, the views are outstanding. This is one of, if not, the best places we have ever stayed. We can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "This property is absolutely fantastic!"

    It exudes comfort and a warm welcome. Located in a serene spot, it's truly a breathtaking place to stay. The wonderful views of the hills and the beautiful sound of the running brook creates a deeply relaxing atmosphere. We were delighted by the thoughtful additions like local coffee, milk, cake, and even a BBQ setup. Our holiday was truly made special thanks to your attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful little shack, great views."

    Well equipped and thought out. Great location just 4 miles away from Kendal but private enough to be hidden away. You really wouldn’t know it was there as you drive past the A road above the property. A real gem.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic place, already booked to go again."

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so glad that you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tamsin5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic property with great facilities in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Dec 2022

  • "Chris was really helpful and welcomed us with a very informative break down of the property as well as the local area and weather warnings (as it decided to snow whilst we were there)."

    The Hare's Shack was lovely, cosy and just what was needed for our getaway. I would definitely recommend coming here my family and friends!

    Reviewed by Dylan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Everything about our stay was fantastic."

    We’d go back in a heartbeat! The Hare’s Shack is beautiful and the location is perfect.

    Reviewed by Mali5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Hare’s Shack."

    The accommodation was beautifully presented, comfortable and immaculate. We were met on arrival and shown around, and there was a lovely welcome basket for us, which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend Cocks Close to anyone looking for fresh air, some walking and comfortable accommodation. Thankyou!

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was such a gorgeous accommodation to stay in if you are visiting the Lake District with clear routes to Kendal, Windermere and also Barrow in Furness!"

    On arrival to the Hares Shack we were met by Chris one of the property owners and he was so friendly and chatty which made us feel so welcome! He recommended very delicious pubs such as the Masons Arms, The Black Labrador, and also the Hawkshead Brewery (if you do go here go to Kimi’s Gelato). Chris also recommended walking up the mountain that is literally in the garden of the Shack, it is a must climb if you go! I would love to come back and stay again at this amazing accommodation. We felt so relaxed and at peace when we were here and would 100% recommend to anyone looking at this lodge! P.s keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you may see the local resident Harry the Hare while you are there as we did and he was very cute :).

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2022

  • "Just had a week at the Hares shack and would recommend it to anyone."

    Chris and Julie the owners are very welcoming and very helpful on where to visit and where to go to eat. The shack itself is lovely and clean and set in an ideal and tranquil place surrounded by nature, but also in an ideal spot to get to all the lakes and other attractions easily. Will definitely be visiting again soon as still a lot of places and walks to still to do. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2022

  • "This idyllic shack set in a valley was perfect."

    With nature all around but also the town only around 4 miles away . The shack has everything you require a real luxury but also very homely.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our stay at The Hare’s Shack was perfect."

    Chris welcomed us after a long drive and made sure we understood everything at the shack. Everything was really clean and it was fully equipped for anything you need for a break away. So often there are things you wish you had but that was not the case here. There is a fridge and freezer, dishwasher and also a washing machine as well! For cookware there are plenty of pots and pans and trays and even some baking items as well. The description of the shack is accurate and the outdoor tub is great (it’s not a hot tub but a jacuzzi bath so not nasty chemicals). Chris and Julie were really knowledgeable of the local surroundings and are super friendly and welcoming. We can’t wait to return again!

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything about the Hare's Shack was perfect!"

    From the warm welcome to the beautiful decor and the gorgeous scenery, we couldn't have asked for more and enjoyed our stay immensely. It was nice and clean, the bedding soft and luxurious and there were lots of lovely finishing touches that made the place feel very special and left us wanting for nothing. My absolute favourite thing was waking up and seeing the sheep, the deer (including two beautiful fawns) and even glimpsing the shack's namesake, Harry the hare, at the rear of the lodge whilst sat eating breakfast on the decking. I am only sad that we had to leave in somewhat of a hurry (for personal reasons) and I couldn't find a pen to write in the guest book. Sorry Chris and Julie that we had to exit so hastily, but thank you for providing us with a truly wonderful place to stay whilst visiting the Lake District and we hope to return in the future (maybe in Winter next time so we can utilise the log burner!). Robyn and Tom.

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Property was beautifully set out, great views, lovely linens and thoughtfully fitted out with everything you might need in the kitchen, plus bbq bits for outside."

    Friendly and Attentive but not intrusive hosts. We were really blessed with the weather, and saw amazing wildlife from the comfort of the ‘shack’ Would recommend for a get away from it all break

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2022

  • "We found the Hare Shack last minute online."

    From the second we got there, we were in heaven. The accommodation was absolutely stunning in the most beautiful location. It was in a quiet area near Kendal but only 15 minutes drive from the town centre. We were able to go for lovely walks along the fields and see the wonderful scenery and see all of the sheep and walk along the stream that runs through where the accommodation is located. The owners, Chris and Julie were the sweetest, most caring and kind people and amazing hosts. They were always there to help, chat and let us know about any good places to go and see. They had literally thought of everything in their welcome book, even how to do the fireplace correctly. We found some amazing restaurants and cafes from their book and visited some of them twice. I cannot recommend this place enough. Chris, Julie and their lovely daughter came out to see us off, which was so thoughtful. We have already spoken to them about returning next year with our family. If you can....GO!!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jun 2022

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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.


  • Single-storey
  • One super-king-size bedroom with double-sided woodburning stove, roll-top bath, hand-held shower and en-suite walk-in shower, double basins, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and double-sided woodburning stove
  • Ground source heat pumps with underfloor heating and double-sided woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV, ultra fast WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking spaces for 2 cars
  • Garden with lawn, decking, barbecue and outdoor jacuzzi bath
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 4.2 miles
  • Note: Children under the age of eleven years old are not accepted, please consider this when booking
  • Note: There are three steps up to the entrance, please take care

The property

Settled in the lovely hamlet of Garnett Bridge, Cumbria is this wonderful, detached lodge of The Hare's Shack.

A fantastic dwelling for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle, Hare Shack enjoys amazing views of the fells and is a stone's throw away from the Lake District National Park's fantastic sights.

Upon arrival, you'll be pleased to find off-road parking for two cars, so you can get settled in with ease!

Make your way inside the property and be wowed by the open-plan living space, where the locally-sourced wooden accents give the room a charming touch!

Settle down in front of the Smart TV and cosy up on the plush sofa; alternatively, you can throw a couple of logs into the woodburning stove and curl up with a kindly provided book.

After relaxing for a while, head to the kitchen, a well-fitted spot enjoying all you need to rustle up easy meals, including an electric cooker.

These meals can be enjoyed at the dining table whilst admiring those outstanding views.

As the day draws to a close, make your way to the super-king-size bedroom, a tastefully furnished spot enjoying the warmth from the double-sided woodburning stove, as well as the fabulous touch of a roll-top bath; the space additionally opens out to an en-suite shower room with handy double basins.

A highlight of the lodge has to be its enclosed garden, where you can enjoy the vistas from the luxurious jacuzzi bath, or simply soak up the sun on the lawn.

Create everlasting memories with a stay at The Hare's Shack.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1066267, 1066265 and 1066269, together sleeping up to 20 guests.

Cocks Close Estate

Cocks Close Estate is a 24 acre exclusive estate with half a mile of the River Sprint on one side and views up to the Fells and Mountains of the eastern Kentmere range on the other. The estate includes, ancient woodlands, pastureland and a 1 acre tarn. The estate rests on the outskirts of Garnett Bridge, Cumbria and is a fabulous selection of holiday lettings, including a large, stone-built cottage and three luxury, detached lodges that have been named after the animals that once made them their home. The lodges and their interiors have also been designed by the owners, giving them a very special touch! This collection offers a range of rustic yet contemporary Scandinavian style accommodation, featuring Larch cladding from nearby Grizedale forest, along with underfloor heating, private outdoor spaces with stunning views of the fells, and off-road parking; you're certainly well-catered to here! The lodges additionally feature as much locally-sourced materials as possible, with wood being used from the nearby Garnett Wood. If you can tear yourself away from this stunning collection of properties, head into the town centre of Kendal where you will find a wealth of superb choice of shops, supermarkets, and boutiques, as well as an extensive collection of great places to eat and drink. Whilst here, be sure to visit the beautiful historic Kendal Castle before admiring the artwork at The Abbot Hall Art Gallery and brushing up on the local history with a visit to the Museum of Lakeland Life and the Quaker Tapestry Museum. Outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted by the close proximity to the National Park, an area renowned for its outdoor adventures, including walks and cycling upon Cunswick Scar, Potter Fell, Whitbarrow - Lord's Seat, Kentmere and Sallows. Alternatively, venture to the town of Windermere offering a chance to enjoy canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, diving and boat trips, whilst Ambleside has even more great things to do for the entire family. A memorable escape awaits at Cocks Close Estate.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Windermere 8 miles.

A historic market town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Visit The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, its regular collection holding portraits by Kendal born George Romney and works by Turner and Ruskin, with other exhibitions through its links with the Tate. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay. Kendal itself is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter