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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful, peaceful, quiet location."

    Easy access to Lake District. Well stocked kitchen, beds comfortable & clean, but curtains don't fit the window in the double room, so light came in from 4am. There was no milk on arrival, but we had taken our own.

    Reviewed by Ron4.7Jun 2024

  • "What a find!"

    This is a well appointed and well situated property. The property had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Just a shame the weather wasn’t nicer to take advantage of the outside area. Found we were in easy reach of Penrith, Windermere and even went to Scotland for a day (only 1 hour away). Also easy to travel East towards York etc on the A66. Felt at home there, everything clean, beds comfortable and broadband was reliable for phones / smart tv. Would absolutely stay again.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was perfect, everything you could want, except, the missing 2nd w."

    C. even with just 2 of us, it had its moments. But, overall, the location was magic for us as we love quite, peaceful, even sleepy, villages. Unspoilt and beautiful.

    Reviewed by Annette4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Greywalls!"

    A beautiful cottage that was like a home from home! So well equipped with a gorgeous garden. The cottage is comfortable and has everything you would need for a family break. The village is so quiet and the area is spectacular. We would love to visit again. The Tsao family, Liverpool.

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wow! Beautiful cottage and so deceptive from the outside."

    Beautiful interior and such a pretty little garden with two patio seating areas. Is wasn't like a holiday cottage, felt like a true home. To top it all, walks by the river on your doorstep, beautiful peaceful location and the wonderful sound of bleating sheep. The true sound of being on holiday! Nothing to fault as everything had been thought of.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Grey Walls is a lovely comfortable house in a delightful village."

    The house was well prepared for our arrival - spotlessly clean. Will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0May 2023

  • "Greywalls is a gem of a house in a jewel of a location."

    Away from the crowded chaos of The Lakes, and yet they're so easy to get to as are the beautiful Dales. The house was like the Tardis; much bigger than it looks. The family sized kitchen is extremely well equipped, the woodburner made the large comfortable living room very cosy, the beds and linen are exceptionally luxurious and the hot water is blissfully instant! We are a family of 6 who walked, ran, road bikes, visited castle ruins and cosy cafes, and all in all had a thoroughly lovely holiday. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2023

  • "The only issue was the log burner struggled to get it going ,have used them many times in other cottage holidays ,but apart from that everything else was tip top ."

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Sep 2022

  • "We arrived late on the Friday due to M6 issues and getting away from our work on time (lecturers)."

    On arrival it would of been nice to have had some milk for drinks, as we were very thirsty from the journey, There was however, coffee, tea, biscuits, sugar, no milk, salt , pepper or cooking oil, the basics for any stay. It was too late to then go out for such staples until the following day, having to go to Tebay (Southbound), this being quickest, easiest place to get such staples and we had breakfast there. I have stayed at many cottages, all have had such supplies available for the first hot drink on arrival. However everything else about the property was beautiful. The beds were really comfortable and lush, The bathroom was clean and well stocked. The kitchen had plentiful equipment for the weeks stay. The environment was lovely, including the garden area, very well planned out. Development points: 1. It was difficult to identify which bin to use, as the green one looked like it had previously (like our own), been used for garden waste. The blue one stated for specific waste, so this was the only alternative bin to use (blue one?) No recycling instructions available, or equipment for recycling. 2. The file was unclear about the bag colour for the towels / bedding, so blue ikea ones were used by myself, the other guests upstairs left theirs on their beds. 3. Milk on arrival, with supply of salt and pepper, cooking oil. 4. Grammar on the first page of your file needs addressing, looks unprofessional. Other pages in the file (in parts) had spacing errors, again just picky, but would look more professional if reprinted. 5. It may be worth considering a second toilet at the rear of the back entrance, where shoes and boots are to be kept? six adults , queues in a morning! It is relatively large area for boots etc.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Apr 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, ground floor, first floor: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x double
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, and warm storage cupboard for drying clothes and boots
  • Kitchen/diner with seating for six
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Vestibule entry to kitchen for coats and boots storage with ample shelving
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available at property for self-assembly
  • Off-road parking for 2 small cars and additional roadside parking available
  • No smoking and no vaping
  • Shop 5.1 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Check- in is from 5pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Please keep garden gate closed at all times to stop local sheep getting in
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250
  • Note: There are two steps up to the property which might not be suitable for people with mobility issues
  • Note: One well behaved dog is accepted, only applicable to bookings after 30th August 2024, please enquire
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead due to grazing sheep

The property

Greywalls is a quaint, detached cottage nestled in Maulds Meaburn, notable for its picturesque village setting for being close to the amenities of Shap, Cumbria.

With a lovely enclosed garden and spacious living areas, the cottage is perfect for a family or group of six looking for a peaceful base from which to explore the Lake District and Westmorland Dales at the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

The Westmorland Dales is an undiscovered area of rolling fells and limestone pavement with pretty villages dotting the landscape.

The area lies to the north of the Howgill Fells in Cumbria, extending over 200 sq km from Maulds Meaburn in the north to Tebay in the south-west and Ravenstonedale in the south-east.

The Westmorland Dales became part of the National Park in 2016 and is home to wonderful walking and cycling.

There is the lovely market town of Kirkby Stephen and delightful villages to explore.

Scenic golf courses abound at Appleby, Kendal, Penrith, Sedbergh and Silloth to name but a few.

Greywalls has a traditional cottage exterior, whilst inside you will find a warm and contemporary accommodation; prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen/diner with seating for six guests, complete with a Smart TV for dinner entertainment, as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer so you can pack less for a longer trip with plenty of outdoor activities.

With large windows looking out to the garden, the sitting room is a bright and airy setting to relax and listen to music on the Bluetooth speaker, or have a film night on the Smart TV by the warm glow of the woodburning stove.

Kick-start your day with a hot shower in the ground-floor shower room, which boasts a spacious walk-in shower, a heated towel rail, WC, and a warm storage cupboard for drying clothes and boots.

Greywalls provides three well-appointed bedrooms; one super-king-size downstairs, and on the first floor another super-king-size and a double, all of which have plenty of space for your belongings.

The cottage features a peaceful enclosed garden with lawn, patio and outdoor seating to enjoy breakfast in the sunshine.

Maulds Meaburn is a picturesque village nestled in the Yorkshire Dales, with the River Lyvennet running through, and preserves one of three remaining village greens in England where local sheep still graze.

A short journey away, stock up on the essentials at Shap, with its shops and pubs, and an open-air swimming pool (open summer time only).

From Shap explore the hidden gem of the truly unspoilt and rural Lowther Valley where you can also discover the fascinating ruins of Shap Abbey and Lowther Castle, and enjoy exceptional wild Lakeland walks amid the glorious valleys and fells of Swindale and Haweswater ruins.

Enjoy dinner out at the local pubs at Crosby Ravensworth, Hackthorpe, Clifton, Askham and Bampton Grange.

Pooley Bridge, lying to the northwest of the cottage, is a good destination for light lunches, a good dinner, pleasant walks, taking a trip on the steamboat on Ullswater, or discovering the historic architecture of St. Paul's Church; you can even set off from there to explore further the North Lakes Fells.

For a livelier town, head south of Greywalls to Kendal, gateway to the gentle Lowland Fells of the South Lakes; from Kendal Golf Club to the award-winning Lakeland Climbing Centre boasting the tallest indoor climbing wall in the country, or the cultural pursuits of in Abbot Hall Gallery and Kendal Museum, there is plenty to see and do.

For a stay in a traditional cottage, with all the contemporary comforts of home, Greywalls is an excellent choice for the best of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Appleby-in-Westmorland 6 miles; Penrith 13 miles.

This endearing linear village rests within the isolated dales in the Eden district, Cumbria. This small village consist of a long line of 18th century properties, a swimming pool, pubs, shops, a Post Office and a wonderful memorial park. Resting half a mile away from the village centre is Shap Abbey, which is surrounded by a picturesque location by the River Lowther and was the last to be Henry VIII in 1540. Within striking distance is the breath-taking Lake District National Park, with easy access to the delightful towns of Ambleside and Windermere. 16 miles away in the larger town of Kendal, which plays host to superb shopping arcades, two castles and a number of historical landmarks to keep you busy. Shap promises a wonderful village, perfect for exploring Cumbria and the wonders of the Lake District.

Note: There are two steps up to the property which might not be suitable for people with mobility issues.
Note: One well behaved dog is accepted, only applicable to bookings after 30th August 2024, please enquire.
Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead due to grazing sheep

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas