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The Shippon

Lowick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 999191)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a lovely place!"

    Reviewed by MartaMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Shippon, it’s such a beautiful cottage with all the amenities you need."

    Although a bit remote this is exactly what we needed and it’s perfect for relaxing. The owners are so helpful and friendly and made our stay so comfortable. We hope to return in the future and definitely made use of the soap/farm shop next door.

    Reviewed by RhiannaMay 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage and really nice to have so much room in the bedroom and bathroom too."

    Hot water is definitely slow to warm up (as warned) and a wifi connection issue meant that our Samsung phones refused to connect to the router because of an update issue, but we managed fine. But no issues with the place or its appearance. We were also able to book sausages and eggs for our breakfast from a local farmshop, and we given handmade soaps and shampoo too - really lovely touches. Thank you!

    Reviewed by HannahApr 2022

  • "We've just had the most lovely stay at The Shippon; well equipped, very clean and a super comfy bed; we loved it!"

    The hosts couldn't have been more welcoming and were very helpful; staying during lambing season gave us a real taste of farming life in the Lake District. The Shippon is a great choice for you if you want a peaceful bolthole to stay in that is also in close driving distance to the likes of Coniston Old Man, Tarn Hows and the south lakeland coast, with Ulverston being only 15 / 20 mins drive way for stocking up etc. We'll definitely return!

    Reviewed by KateApr 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage and the owners are wonderful."

    Great to meet some of their new lambs on the farm. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by ElisaApr 2022

  • "Found it exactly as described."

    Fit for purpose.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "We was very very wet sat and no centre heating to dry clothes off when ask about how we could put it on we was told it was not cold and it was put on at the main house( it was put on that day we went out)."

    it also took a long time for hot water to come though it would be good idea for the company to tell people about heating in hand book there can you to read

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2021

  • "Lovely place, tucked away but within reach of all areas, lovely hosts, everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2021

  • "Lovely place, beautifully designed and decorated."

    Great hosts and location. So peaceful. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by ElisabethJun 2021

  • "Great location, and very helpful and friendly owners."

    Reviewed by PennyJun 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Everthing you are likely to need to enjoy your holiday in this interesting, cosy cottage. Well placed for Coniston and the Southern Lakes. Easy access to the coast. Lovely unspoilt countryside all around. For the last part of your journey your sat nav may want to fix your destination on the west side of the River Crake rather than on the east. Access from the A5084 to The Shippon at Nibthwaite Grange Farm is via Lowick Bridge. (You can't beat the old Ordnance Survey map !)

    Reviewed by GeraldApr 2021

  • "Our 5 day holiday was absolutely lovely."

    Maria is the best host and so welcoming. The cottage is beautifully located and we felt like home, so nicely decorated! Very well equipped kitchen was one of the things I always value in this type of holiday. We highly appreciate the fact that the accommodation was pet friendly so our lovely shepherd dog could come with us. All together we will definitely be coming back and recommending the Shippon to our friends.

    Reviewed by IdaApr 2021

  • "Maria is very hospitable."

    The farm is very secluded and a lovely for a weekend retreat. Perfect for exploring the south lakes but maybe a little more difficult for central and northern areas due to location

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2021

  • "I could not have wished for a better place to stay over Christmas, I needed a quiet place for Jessie (the dog) and I to have a few days to walk and chill."

    The Shippon was perfect for it. Spotlessly clean with everything you could wish for, so well equipped. and a bed that just cuddles you :) Maria and John where so friendly and welcoming, I WILL BE GOING BACK. On Christmas Eve, Maria even offered to cook me a Christmas Lunch!!!! If you do get there also ask about the Meat for sale, the venison is amazing :) I unreservedly recommend this cottage, simply perfect

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautifully done out and had everything we could have wished for."

    A really lovely place to come back to after a long day out on the hills.

    Reviewed by JoannaOct 2020

  • "Enjoyed our stay, lovely area could of done with an information sheet or map of the immediate local area for short dog walks and local pubs we know we could of walked along the road but if there is any safe routes along any fields or pathways they would of helped."

    But overall loved our stay and great central location

    Reviewed by JordanSep 2020

  • "Great location- not in the thick of the central Lakes, but The Shippon is a good, comfortable base for striking out each day."

    There is excellent shopping for supplies at nearby Ulverston.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2020

  • "Very warm welcome."

    The cottage was ready and Maria was just a text away when we needed anything. Lovely quiet location. Friendly atmosphere but not feeling that you were intruded on.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage in the most stunning location"

    Reviewed by HollyAug 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and in a great area"

    Reviewed by AlexJul 2020

  • "Hosts were not intrusive at all lovely and peaceful, will be going back for sure,"

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2019

  • "Great hosts, location great to explore the lakes and the cottage is very stylish and comfortable."

    We had our sprocker with us who was very welcome.

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2019

  • "Great place and lovely location!"

    Fab hosts and lovely touches to make stay homely!

    Reviewed by GabrielleNov 2019

  • "The Shippon was a great find."

    Nicely laid out and spacious. Handy for many areas of the Lakes. Owners were very friendly as were the cats and dogs which were always happy to see us.

    Reviewed by SoniaSep 2019

  • "Very friendly couple, lovely location, had an enjoyable stay there."

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2019

  • "Realy nice place and made some great memory’s there."

    Maria and Jon was very welcoming and let our 2 year old son have a look round the farm nothing was a problem to them. If you want a nice relaxed weekend this is the place to go. Will defo be going back soon

    Reviewed by WayneMar 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom; 1 x double bed with an en-suite, with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living with kitchen area, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric oven, halogen hob, selection of books and games
  • TV with freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towel inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub is 1.5 miles and shop is 7.5 miles.

The property

The Shippon is an idyllic dwelling, hidden away within a traditional farmyard, near the village of Lowick.

This cosy cottage is set in a beautiful countryside location, perfect for a couple looking to getaway for a romantic break.

Upon entering the cottage, you are welcomed to an elegantly decorated open-plan living area, with modern furniture and stylish appliances.

In here you will find a luxury kitchen, which has a dishwasher, an electric oven and a halogen hob.

Following this is a dining space, perfect for enjoying home-cooked meals and a cosy sitting room, where you can relax on a futon sofa in front of the TV during a winter’s evening.

Completing the cottage is a double bedroom, boasting a simplistic and elegant interior design, ample storage and an en-suite, with a double walk-in shower, basin and WC.

The cottage is nestled within a fairly secluded area, meaning that the local pub is 1.5 miles away and the closest shop is 7.5 miles.

This area is ideal for walkers, with popular routes including the Old Man of Coniston, which is 3.7 mile walk where you will climb through old quarry workings and walk along Low Water, which is a perfect spot for a picnic.

Alternatively, you can take a boat trip on the Windermere lake, for a unique experience of exploring the surrounding mountain peaks, the charming villages and woodland areas.

For a spot of shopping, then the market town of Ulverston is nearby.

Here you will find a good selection of independent shops, local business, cafés and pubs to enjoy.

The Shippon is a delightful cottage, perfect for a romantic trip to explore the Lake District.

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About the location


Ulverston 6.5 miles; Coniston 8 miles.

Lowick is a small village, nestled within the South Lakeland district of the English county of Cumbria. This charming village plays host to panoramic views of The Coniston Fells and Lowick Beacon, a community hall and the Red Lion pub. From here you will have access to superb walks and mountain biking, such routes include the Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the woodland walk of Grizedale Forest. Further afield, is the Windermere Lake, which is surrounded by mountain peaks and a number of villages to explore. Whilst here, you can take a boat trip to explore the mountain scenery, secluded bays and wooded islands, whether it be a 45-minute trip or a 3-hour cruise. If you fancy some retail therapy, then a trip to Ulverston market town is a must, as you will find a good selection of independent shops, local businesses, cafes and pubs to enjoy, in addition to attractions including the only Laurel and Hardy Museum, Coronation Hall and the Ford Park. All-in-all Lowick is a delightful base, to explore the stunning area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas