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Shamrock Cottage

(Ref. 990172)

Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is warm with everything that you could need in it."

    The kitchen is small but again has everything that you need. The welcome bottle of wine and biscuits for us and our dog were much appreciated. The bed was really comfy and just what is needed after a long day out walking. Although parking is across the road, we never had any problem with this. A few comments not related to the cottage as such, but to help my fellow dog owners and maybe Sykes filters and classifications. I would not consider the garden to be a pet friendly enclosed garden, the stairs up are very steep and it is mainly a decked area, which is lovely for a glass of wine, but not practical for late at night and first thing doggy needs. This meant one of us had to go out for a walk round the village when this was needed, not a deal breaker but something to be aware of. The village wasn't very dog friendly, no open space and no footpaths and no green areas which dogs can use. The pub down the road is very dog friendly, and they do good food. If going out of summer months would advise flashing tag as you do have to walk down road.

    Reviewed by Ellie3.8Mar 2024

  • "Great base for exploring the Lake District."

    Lovely little cottage with absolutely everything you could need for self catering. Very clean and comfortable. We felt it was a home form home and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a fantastic week at Shamrock cottage The property was a fab original cottage, very good location to visit the lakes and other places."

    Loved the logg fire wich was on every night, the cottage had everything you need to make your staying pleasant ,highly recommended for a long or a short break, the owners are very helpful and we would like to thank them. Definitely we will go back again

    Reviewed by Charalampos4.7Jan 2024

  • "Been before and this little cottage never fails to make our time in the Lakes special."

    Lovely little welcome note from the hosts which is a fab touch. Cottage is equipped with all you’ll need , we did take a casserole dish but that’s our preference. Only issue we had this time was the toilet cistern would overflow at times. Will be booking again later in the year I’m sure.

    Happy to hear you had a lovely week in Shamrock Cottage. Thank you for bringing the toilet cistern issue to our attention, this has now been fixed. We do provide casserole dishes, apologies that you were unable to find them. We look forward to welcoming you back again this year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Dec 2023

  • "Shamrock cottage in Allithwaite is a special little place."

    Very warming and we could tell this place comes from love. Set in a beautiful location with the lovely historic little village of Cartmel only 1 3/4 miles up the road. The fire was delightful after a cold snowy December's day walk, back to snuggle with a glass of red and a movie and a roaring fire was simply splendid. We would recommend this place to anyone wanting to escape the business of working life, it offers everything one needs to relax and just switch off.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful little cottage very cosy, few walks near by."

    Local pub lively and friendly.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Water pressure was low but that could be the area."

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I checked it on changeover this weekend and found that the stop tap had been moved slightly, possibly when a pan had been put away in the cupboard where it is located. All back to normal now. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2023

  • "Great little cottage."

    Cozy, comfortable and a good base for exploring South Lakeland. Well equipped kitchen and lovely welcome essentials provided and flowers! Always managed to park across the road so not having allocated parking was not an issue. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2023

  • "The location of the property was ideal for exploring the southern lakes and surrounding area."

    The property itself was very homely and clean. Nice touch with the little vase of fresh flowers on arrival together with the milk coffee,biscuits etc.. The decking area was above the bathroom and although the climb was a bit steep and narrow, once there the views were terrific.We were able to see Blackpool Tower on a clear day. It was also a great suntrap were we could enjoy our coffe (or wine!). Overall a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "Very nice cottage - small kitchen but bedrooms roomy and comfortable and everything you need."

    Only freeview on the telly though - you'd need to take a streaming stick like Roku to get Netflix etc

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for bringing the tv issue to our attention, we weren’t aware of this as it hadn’t been highlighted previously. We have now rectified this and the Smart TV is now working as it should. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely warm cosy ideal winter cottage, walking distance to Cartmel for great food and drink."

    We enjoy cooking and did leave them some recommendations for the kitchen. Enjoyed sunsets from decking area. A little gem.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, it is much appreciated. Glad that you enjoyed your time at Shamrock Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy3.4Nov 2022

  • "The cottage is cosy, warm and comfortable, the water for shower etc is hot and the heating is easy to use if needed, rooms are nicely decorated and clean."

    The steps up to the terrace are quite steep but the terrace seating area is a nice sun trap and has lovely views of the surrounding countryside. A great base to explore the surrounding area, 5 minutes in the car to Grange-over-sands and Cartmel with a dog friendly pub with good food a short walk away. The owners are very helpful and took the trouble to warn us regarding travel conditions on the M6 and also when we left something behind. The welcome gifts were much appreciated. All in all would much recommend.

    We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2022

  • "We only book our holiday accomodation through Sykes as its so easy and property is always as described."

    Yet again another lovely cottage situated in a beautiful part of the world. thank you again.

    Thank you for your comments, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Aug 2022

  • "A super cottage!"

    It had everything we needed and was very cosy. The 'welcome wine' and dog biscuits were a lovely surprise and Christina couldn't have been more helpful when there was a problem with the TV and when we left an item behind!

    Lovely to hear that you enjoyed staying in Shamrock Cottage. Thank you for your understanding about the TV - it has all been fixed with a whole new aerial! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2022

  • "A really lovely cosy and very comfortable cottage, Shamrock is decorated really tastefully."

    A good base to explore from and a short jump into the lakes, we would highly recommend

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Nice cottage, good location for the lakes."

    We used as a base for days out. Would stay there again. Owner was very helpful

    We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2022

  • "Shamrock cottage is a really comfortable and cosy cottage."

    The owners have clearly taken every care to furnish and equip the cottage to make it feel really welcoming and homely with even fresh flowers. The terrace is a real suntrap and a lovely place to sit and relax. The only shame was that it was too warm when we stayed to light the wood burner! Would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Shamrock Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Shamrock Cottage, which is a very comfortable and well equipped, quirky little cottage, the gifts of wine and biscuits were a nice touch."

    We particularly enjoyed the sitting area which has steep steps but was well worth climbing for the view of country side looking over to the estuary, it was a lovely little sun trap. It's in a good location for exploring the lakes and coast with plenty to do. We were made very welcome at the local pub, which had good food and good service.

    We are very glad to hear that you had a lovely week in Shamrock Cottage. Thank you for your very kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wyn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and well equipped"

    Reviewed by Mark3.4Feb 2022

  • "Excellent winter break."

    Everything you could want in this cottage and very well equipped kitchen. Comfortable large bed. Lounge floor coverings ideal for a dog. The large tv was great for a chilled out break for both of us. Good contact with the owners when I messaged about buying logs

    We are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in our cottage. Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jan 2022

  • "The cottage is marketed as “dog friendly”, however the lack of outside space at the property means you’ll have to travel out of the village to exercise your dog properly as dogs are prohibited from using green spaces in the village by order of the parish council (signs are prominently displayed everywhere)."

    The cottage itself is beautiful and the welcome gifts of wine and biscuits were greatly appreciated. It’s ideally situated for travelling around the lakes and there’s a pub serving excellent food a five minute walk away (which also allows dogs in).

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. As dog lovers ourselves, we know how important it is to be able to take your dogs with you on holiday. As in most villages in the area owners are requested by the local council for dogs not to foul footpaths etc but taking a dog for a walk on the lead is still perfectly acceptable. There are plenty of walks around the local area where you can let your dog off the lead eg Humphrey Head, Hampsfell, Templand and Cartmel racecourse. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.1Sep 2021

  • "The vacuum cleaner at property doesn't work properly needs replacing ,nice ..."

    The vacuum cleaner at property doesn't work properly needs replacing ,nice break enjoyed it the rubbish bin gets filled up quickly and only gets emptied every 2 weeks might be a idea to get a private company to empty in between when you have full bookings

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that the vacuum cleaner wasn’t working properly for you and you had issues with the build up of rubbish. Not sure when during your holiday you discovered about the vacuum cleaner but we would happily have replaced it had you let us know as we don’t live too far away from the cottage. As you know, we always encourage our guests to let us know if there is anything we can do to help during their stay. We would have collected any excess rubbish had this been brought to our attention.Glad you enjoyed your holiday,and look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage very comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    We had an issue with the garden, which is not really a garden just a terrace. The steps are extremely steep and very narrow I am not very tall and only quite slim but even I had to go up part of them sideways. Our old dog could not manage them at all and she's just a bit big to carry up. Nice views over the fields but the village it's self is not the prettiest and very busy traffic wise with no foot paths. We did sometimes have a problem parking outside. I personally would not class it as dog friendly, as our dog likes to lay on the grass.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you found accessing the terrace a little difficult, hope this didn’t inconvenience you too much during your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary4.7May 2021

  • "Great location, lovely little touches on arrival such as fresh milk, a bottle of wine etc, very clean."

    We couldn't fault it and would highly recommend it

    Glad you enjoyed your break and that the weather was kind to you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2021

  • "Great location the sun shone and a great variety of different walks"

    Glad the sun shone for you and you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2021

  • "We had a fabulous weeks holiday at Shamrock Cottage, accommodation exactly as described and what we were looking for."

    That’s good to hear, we are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage is a beautiful example of traditional meets the comfort of modern ..."

    The cottage is a beautiful example of traditional meets the comfort of modern day necessities, including a good wifi connection and espresso machine

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and nice and clean."

    Very comfortable soft furnishings and well equipped for the size. Well located and pub was pleasant with tasty food.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful clean and cosy cottage."

    Immaculately presented throughout. Very comfortable beds and liu ge furniture - even the log burner was laid and ready for my arrival. Very well located for all South Lakes attractions - would highly recommend Shamrock Cottage. One ask of Sykes - please stop sending emails, I must have had about 15 just before and during my stay. One even asking if I wanted to review my first night. Leave it alone! Let me enjoy my holiday !!

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Oct 2020

  • "Spent a week at Shamrock Cottage and had a fantastic time."

    Cottage is small and cosy. Beds are very comfortable which is what you need after a days walking . Log burner to use in an evening whilst relaxing . The cottage is well placed for lots of walking in the area .2 Miles to Cartmel or Grange over Sands are the easiest. Stunning views from the decking area at the back of the cottage at the top of the steps (narrow and steep) . Would recommend this cottage and look forward to booking again

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Oct 2020

  • "The hosts, very understanding kept us informed of COVID and couldn’t do enough for us."

    Highly recommended, and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, really enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Sep 2020

  • "Very nice cottage and location."

    Reviewed by Carrick5.0Aug 2020

  • "Shamrock cottage is a well equipped, very clean and cosy cottage Ideal place for a base to explore the lake district."

    5 minute walk to pub good food and Dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had such a wonderful time in Shamrock Cottage."

    It was exactly as described and felt like a home away from home. Jennifer was so kind and helpful, especially in providing all that we needed for our baby. We would love to come back again soon!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Aug 2020

  • "Sweet little cottage."

    Very clean and warm. Super bed, white fresh linen. We are exploring various areas of the Lakes. The location isn't one of the prettiest we've stayed at, there was only one walk from the doorstep of the cottage taking us to Humphreys Head. The one pub in the village serves excellent food with very good service but isn't a quaint type of pub for those who want to relax in front of a fire. Cartmel is a very small pretty village and just 10 minutes away, with good walks around. Super little cottage but not for us for a revisit.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Dec 2019

  • "The listing was very accurate."

    Jennifer was great at being in touch both before and during the trip and the little cottage had everything we needed. The log burner kept us cosy and the beds were warm and comfortable. It truly felt like a home away from home. If you do have children, the play park is well worth a visit, as is the little charity shop/cafe on the way up the hill to the park - bought a few treasures for a few quid! We drove to nearby lakes over the time we were there (Grasmere, Coniston and Windermere were all within an hour). We also enjoyed visits to Sizbergh castle, Wray castle (if you have kids - this is great fun), Lakeside via the steam railway, Fell Foot and Grange-over-sands. We would highly recommend popping into The Hazelmere in Grange for freshly baked goods and tea!

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Oct 2019

  • "A fantastic holiday in a lovely property."

    A nice quiet village location but only a two-minute drive to the closest town. The property was very well appointed and felt just like being in our own home. Very cosy and beautifully decorated. I can highly recommend a stay here and we would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and beautifully clean."

    Everything you need and some lovely touches like board games and welcome pack. The milk and coffee was very much appreciated after a long journey. It is quite compact and the garden space is up very steep stairs that aren't great for children or anyone with mobility issues. Otherwise a great cottage.

    Reviewed by Kate4.1Aug 2019

  • "Wonderful week spent in this cosy little cottage in a lovely area with plenty of walks from the doorstep perfect just what we wanted."

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2019

  • "Comfy, cosy little cottage in a lovely area."

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x kingsize, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Smart TV, Blu-ray DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available
  • Roadside parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Decked area with patio and furniture
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: The garden is fenced off but not fully enclosed, dogs will need to be supervised
  • Note: There is limited head space at the top of the landing
  • Please note - This property only accepts Saturday as a check in day.

The property

Shamrock Cottage sits in the small village of Allithwaite near Grange-over-Sands, on the southern tip of the Cartmel Peninsula.

Resting in a quiet area near the market town of Kendal, it is a cosy, traditional dwelling perfect for a small family or couple.

Explore Morecambe Bay and a whole host of other attractions before being welcomed back into the cosy lounge.

Wrap yourselves around the woodburner and enjoy the company of your loved ones while you chat about your adventures over a hot brew.

The kitchen is small and compact, yet equipped enough for some home-cooking while you are away, complete with a dining table set for three.

Climb the carpeted staircase and half way up the landing you will find the family bathroom, well-appointed for those early mornings getting ready for the day ahead.

From the kitchen is a back door leading up to the raised decked area accessed via a set of steep steps, unsuitable for very small children yet a perfect little suntrap for you to soak up a balmy evening.

Pretty sunsets can be enjoyed on the patio with a glass of wine in hand and views over green fields towards Morecambe Bay as you reflect on the day.

Allithwaite conveniently offers a local pub and you can find a shop and Post Office in Grange-over-Sands, a quiet resort nearby with plenty of things to occupy your time in and around the area.

The Cartmel Peninsula is a lesser known part of Cumbria, yet boasts the qualities of a true hidden gem, with rolling fells and a patchwork of meadows interlaced with quiet country lanes.

Walking and cycling come in abundance and you have a host of towns and villages worth a visit.

Attractions of the region include Holker Hall and Gardens, a privately owned country house, the verdant hilltop of Arnside Knott, while the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway in the Leven Valley allows you to travel back in time on one of its steam trains.

You have plenty to see and do, with a charming retreat you will want to book time and again.

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About the location


Cartmel 2 miles; Lake Windermere 8 miles; Kendal 10 miles.

The charming Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands is set between the Lake District fells and Morecambe Bay and offers one of the mildest climates in the north of England. Formerly a small fishing village, the introduction of the Furness Railway transformed Grange-over-Sands into a fashionable Edwardian resort. Today, the town has much to offer the visitor including a traffic-free promenade, delightful ornamental gardens, golf courses, brass band concerts and excellent bird watching. Just a short drive away are Lake Windermere (8 miles), the villages of Bowness-on-Windermere and Hawkshead, which still retain the charm and character that has endeared them to so many, and the home of sticky toffee pudding, Cartmel, with its famous racecourse and the L’Enclume restaurant, which has been voted the 4th best restaurant in the UK. Other attractions in the area include Levens Hall, with its Elizabethan Hall and world famous topiary gardens, Holker Hall, Furness Abbey, Sizergh Castle, a National Trust medieval house and gardens, and Conishead Priory, a Gothic revival country house. There is also the 25 mile Cistercian Way which starts at Grange over Sands. Set amidst the southern lakes, the attractive town of Grange-over-Sands makes a superb base from which to enjoy the whole of this magical area.

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Please note: The stairs to the terrace are not suitable for the infirm as well as very small children.