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The Shippen

Rusland near Crosslands, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 919747)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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49 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Ghiassi-farahani

    “The cottage was far better than described in the listing.”

    The bathroom was clean and comfortable. The hosts use quality brands for towels and soaps. The open fire place in the lounge was a delight.

    The bathroom was clean and comfortable. The hosts use quality brands for towels and soaps. The open fire place in the lounge was a delight. The only thing I could mention is that the mattress was a little soft for my liking.

    - Mr Ghiassi-farahani, December 2020

The property

Two miles from Grizedale Forest and its visitor centre, and six miles from Hawkshead.

This charming, quaint cottage is attached to the owners’ traditional, 17th century Lakeland farmhouse, located in the pretty hamlet of Rusland in a peaceful part of the Lake District.

This romantic holiday home is an ideal base for couples wishing to spend time together in this idyllic setting.

Decorated and furnished in an attractive, elegant style, with open beams and a spiral staircase, the cottage offers a first floor open plan living room with a woodburning stove, an external door and a modern kitchen and dining area.

There is a ground floor bedroom with a king-size double bed, a bathroom and an enclosed courtyard garden, which has an abundance of pretty flowers and plants throughout the year.

Guests can also enjoy a stroll around the owners’ extensive gardens.

Being located in the hamlet of Rusland, just six miles from Hawkshead, there are endless lanes and paths to explore, either on foot or on your bike.

Why not head out to Grizedale and discover the beautiful routes that wind their way through the forest, and perhaps visit Hawkshead and sample some of the local beer in one of the old inns?

Visit Hill Top, where Beatrix Potter lived and hop on the Windermere car ferry to explore the bustling town of Bowness-on-Windermere.

This special cottage is just the spot for a relaxing, romantic Lake District holiday.


  • One ground floor king-size double bedroom
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with FreeSat, DVD, Wifi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Spiral staircase and internal steps
  • Note: Interconnecting door to owner’s house in living room, which is kept locked at all times.

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About the location


Grizedale 4.4 miles; Coniston 10 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 11.3 miles.

Crosslands is a small hamlet in the Rusland Valley, just a couple of miles from the Grizedale Visitor Centre and six miles from the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park. The pretty Lakeland village of Hawkshead is six miles away, famous for its cobbled yards, white-washed cottages and as being the home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery. There is superb walking, cycling and mountain biking available in the area, and most trails will lead to the beautiful Grizedale Forest. Heading towards Lake Windermere, to Finsthwaite, is the Stott Park Bobbin Mill, a restored working mill run by English Heritage. East is the quiet and idyllic Coniston Water, where Gondola, a steam yacht, gently cruises up and down the lake. A wonderful retreat for families and friends exploring Cumbria’s beautiful National Park.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute

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