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View towards the cottage
Open-plan living area
Perfect for 2
Relax in the comfy living room
The AGA takes pride of place
Door to the stairs
Idyllic country cottage
Cook up a storm
King-size bedroom
Tastefully furnished
Bathroom
The view from the garden
The view of Kentmere
1 / 13  View towards the cottage
2 / 13  Open-plan living area
3 / 13  Perfect for 2
4 / 13  Relax in the comfy living room
5 / 13  The AGA takes pride of place
6 / 13  Door to the stairs
7 / 13  Idyllic country cottage
8 / 13  Cook up a storm
9 / 13  King-size bedroom
10 / 13  Tastefully furnished
11 / 13  Bathroom
12 / 13  The view from the garden
13 / 13  The view of Kentmere

Shepherds Nook

Kentmere, Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Semi-detached cottage with a traditional cottage garden
  • Ideal location for enjoying a relaxing adults-only romantic retreat
  • Characterful cottage with thoughtful attention to detail throughout in a tranquil rural location in the Lake District’s peaceful Kentmere Valley
Property code: LCC49

Enjoying a peaceful location in the Lake District’s Kentmere Valley, this charming one-bedroom cottage is an idyllic romantic retreat. Surrounded by stunning countryside, it’s a great base from which to explore the lakes and fells which make this area so popular. There are endless trails to be found on the doorstep and one canine companion is welcome too, so your walking boots will be getting plenty of use.

 

This semi-detached property is packed with traditional features which give it a homely and characterful feel, perfect for those wanting to step back from busy daily life. The pretty kitchen is equipped with everything you’ll need to make yourselves at home, along with a traditional AGA which takes pride of place in the living room. Enjoy a candle-lit dinner together at the small dining table, before snuggling up on the sofa to enjoy a film, while the dog snoozes at your feet. Stairs lead up from here to the shower room and a beautifully finished king-size bedroom, with shabby-chic furniture and calming decor, which provide a sanctuary for rest. Wake up to those wonderful countryside views from here, before stepping out into the cottage garden where the dog can roam happily while you enjoy your morning cuppa.

 

The nearest pub is 4.5 miles away, while the historic market town of Kendal (10 miles), home to the famous mint cake, is worth a visit for a day of shopping, with museums and two castles to explore. The eastern shore of Lake Windermere is 9 miles from the cottage, where you can take a boat trip or follow one of the picturesque walking routes around it. If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, try canoeing or paddleboarding, with equipment for hire locally.

 

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with WC
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • AGA oven, hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer
  • Laundry service available on request
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Regret no babies or children
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub 4.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 44 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bryan 17th May 2024

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Very quiet corner of the Lake District yet only a few miles from Windermere. The cottage has an AGA in the living room - always cozy but a bit warm on hot days until you learn to open the right windows. Single track road and the last 20m are very narrow indeed. If you have a wider than average car, check with owner when booking.

Reviewed by Brian 10th May 2024

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Reviewed by Hazel 3rd May 2024

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I knew Shepherd's Nook was going to be lovely just from seeing the photos and yet it still managed to surpass my expectations. The cottage is a delight - beautifully furnished with a very comfortable sofa, toasty aga, lovely paintings and homely items. Its location is perfect - we walked a different route from the cottage every day without needing Read moreto use the car. The views from and around the cottage are amazing. Hide

Reviewed by Edwin 19th April 2024

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Lovely location for hillwalkers and for peaceful breaks.

Reviewed by Sharleen 22nd March 2024

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The most amazing little cottage, amazing views and very cozy. Perfect after a day exploring the Lake District.

Reviewed by Rick 2nd February 2024

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Reviewed by Ellie 6th November 2023

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Absolutely amazing place to stay! Completely idyllic surroundings, very comfortable house - perfect for a couples get away.

Reviewed by Yvonne 3rd November 2023

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Reviewed by Veronica 13th October 2023

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Shepherds Nook is everything we could have imagined it was and more! We were looking for a beautiful quiet, cosy space to retreat to and we found it. The cottage itself is quirky and has bags of character. Small but just right for the two of us and our gentle old dog. Then theres the views and the walks! Spectacular, and breathtaking at every turn.Read more Then theres the peace! So, so quiet, the kestrel thought so too as he graced the garden with his presence. Cant wait to return Hide

Reviewed by Rosie 6th October 2023

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Shepherds Nook is an absolute haven, nestled in the most beautiful and picturesque valley. We adored the breathtaking views from the garden and the decor / furnishings made us feel instantly at home. Annis has included everything in the cottage that you would need. The cottage has adequate storage for a week away. I would highly recommend this magiRead morecal retreat. Thank you Annis for your hospitality and warm welcome, your thoughtful touches added to the charm of the place. We hope to be back soon! Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 22nd September 2023

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Cottage is in a beautiful location. Great walks. Bit of a disappointing holiday all round. As the Cottage is small it does need more storage especially if staying for a week as cottage gets cluttered very easily. Too many rugs causing trip hazard as I found out. Had to take a deep breath using the road leading from staveley to cottage as its extremRead moreely narrow and used regularly by some very impatient farmers which we found dangerous at times. Drivers do speed. Needs highlighting in write up. Hide

Reviewed by Mike 15th September 2023

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Shepherd's Nook cottage was exactly what we wanted: remote, warm and cosy when too windy / rainy to go out, and easy access to good walking on the doorstep when we wanted to stay local. Annis made us feel very welcome, adding to the pleasure of staying here.

Reviewed by Deborah 8th September 2023

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The cottage was beautiful, tucked away in the valley with stunning views, that has been in the family for generations. It is very well cared for and looked after, with lots of special Nick-nacks that made it very cosy.

Reviewed by Richard 1st September 2023

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Shepherd's Nook is an absolute gem. The long single track road and squeeze to the final destination are a bit of a challenge, but are well worth it. The cottage is very comfortable and delightfully decorated and we wanted for nothing. The weather was perfect so we enjoyed sitting in the garden looking down the valley and hearing only the sounds of Read morethe stream, birds and sheep. What rare peace! There are a couple of excellent walks straight from the cottage - and our host was charming! Hide

Reviewed by Mandy 25th August 2023

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Fabulous place to stay, for scenery, peace and quiet. Cottage is beautiful, charming and full of character. We will come again. Thank you.

Reviewed by Kate 18th August 2023

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Absolutely idyllic. The cottage was lovely and cosy with everything we needed for a wonderful holiday. The view from the garden was breath taking. The holiday was perfect for our dog, with lots of lovely walks and a wonderful aga to keep her nice and warm. There was lots to see and do in the local area, and we could have done with much longer than Read morea week to enjoy it. Hide

Reviewed by DAWN 31st July 2023

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We absolutely loved everything about this magical cottage and the grounds, so peaceful and quiet and the views were absolutely amazing, we had everything we needed and nothing was too much trouble from Annis if we needed anything, we would highly recommend this cottage and the walks are just pure pleasure, just wished we would have booked for longeRead morer to see more of this beautiful place, and the Aga is absolutely fantastic. Hide

Reviewed by Annette 7th July 2023

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How on earth it is possible to keep this place so secret to the rest of the world? In the guestbook with words of wonder, praise and thankfulness are hardly people from abroad. Allright, the path to this hidden paradise is narrrow, but once you have overcome this struggle you find yourself in pastures green. This dwelling place really offers you goRead moreodness and mercy. Thank you so much for your hospitality, for this tastfully decorated and warm place. We hope to return to this paradise once! Hide

Reviewed by Vy 1st July 2023

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Lovely cottage with amazing views! It's so quiet and the scenery is incredible. Please note that there's no dishwasher and the staircase to the bedroom is a bit steep.

Reviewed by Bryan 9th June 2023

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Stone cottage with an AGA in a very quiet corner of the Lake District. Very narrow access thus difficult for big cars. Marvellous if you want to stay put and walk or just potter.

Reviewed by Leigh 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Lee 26th May 2023

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An absolutely perfect stay at Shepherds Nook. Annis was the most welcoming host, and we instantly felt at home. The cottage is situated in one of the most beautiful. private locations in the Cotswolds, with plenty of walking opportunities on your doorstep. The cottage itself couldn't be improved in any way. It was so cosy, very clean, and catered tRead moreo immaculately with all of the items you could require for the weekend. We would gladly stay again, thank you so much Annis! Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 12th May 2023

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Absolutely love the location of this property. Its not for everyone but if you like a remote location away from people with plenty of walking on your doorstep this is the place to go. We cant get enough of it. Just come back after our third visit,

Reviewed by Anne 5th May 2023

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Cottage is wonderful! It is clean, beautifully furnished and in a wonderful location. Several great walks straight from the door. Views from the living room and bedroom are amazing over rolling countryside and gorgeous sheep! :) All kitchen equipment needs have been thought of and supplied. The owner is very approachable and was wonderfully kind toRead more us when our Tesco order failed to arrive, supplying us with breakfast essentials. Well located for Lakes attractions. We will be returning...! Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 21st April 2023

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We had a lovely stay here. Such a peaceful location and had everything we needed. Lovely cosy cottage and our dog thoroughly enjoyed the garden/stream alongside the edge of the garden. Perfect location for doing walks straight from the door.

Reviewed by James 14th April 2023

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Reviewed by Allison 17th March 2023

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The cottage is in an excellent location with good parking. Lots of walks from the door. It was warm and the bed was comfortable. Although the surface was clean e.g. bathroom the carpets were really dirty and the place smelled strongly of dogs. The kitchen equipment could do with a refresh.

Reviewed by Michael 10th March 2023

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Lovely cottage in a lovely location. So peaceful.

Reviewed by sarah 21st January 2023

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Reviewed by Cassandra 22nd December 2022

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Perfect and serene, our best Christmas getaway ever! Really blew away the cobwebs and pressed reset. Such a special romantic retreat that Id highly recommend and would happily return to.

Reviewed by Karen 28th October 2022

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Shepherds Nook suited us very well. It is cosy and comfortable and in a beautiful peaceful location between Kendal and Windermere. There are plenty of walks from the door and it is well placed for touring the southern Lake District.

Reviewed by Sarah 21st October 2022

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This is a lovely little cottage for two and a dog. It is very cosy, comfortable and beautifully decorated. There is everything you need to self cater and although remote the TV signal and Wi-Fi is fabulous. It is remote but the views and walks nearby are worth the extra drive to the main road when setting out to explore the southern lakes. Try to aRead morerrive when its light as there are no street lights along the road. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 14th October 2022

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A beautiful location and magical experience. A true Lake District cottage with authentic features and ambience. Easy access for Kentmere mountain walks and shorter local walks around the hamlet. Kentmere is an oasis of calm in the hurly-burly of the Lake District.

Reviewed by David 30th September 2022

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Wonderful cottage in an absolutely beautiful location, we enjoyed our stay here and wouldnt hesitate in recommending it to anyone wanting a peaceful hideaway break and yet all the usual lake distric attractions are within easy reach, highly recommended.

Reviewed by Maurice 23rd September 2022

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We really enjoyed the cottage and its location. We arrived late and in the dark and although all of the instructions regarding not trusting sat-nav using post codes (due to poor signal) were spot on, the instructions on finding the cottage could do with an extra line in the wording and that is simply at the church keep right. Otherwise no issues atRead more all. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 16th September 2022

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A lovely stay in lovely surroundings. A warm welcome from Annis the owner who explained how the aga works. It was a treat and an experience to use. The lakes are within easy distance to travel too. The landscape around Kentmere is spectacular. We stayed for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Kate 9th September 2022

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We felt very at home in this cosy and comfy cottage. Very peaceful, very remote, with wonderful views down the valley from the garden. The owner is lovely and lives close by. We walked every day from the cottage and didn't use the car at all for the whole week. We absolutely loved it here

Reviewed by Sue 2nd September 2022

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Wow is the first word we both said as we pulled up, and walking into the little cottage did not disappoint either. Its beautiful, homely and very clean, it had everything we needed. I pre-ordered our shopping from Tesco and had it delivered. The area is rather breathtaking and there are walks to suit everyone, both long and short. The owner is a kiRead morend, friendly lady who lives nearby and is on hand for any questions you have. All in all, a fantastic break which we highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by susan 26th August 2022

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Vista is amazing along with the garden, Annis is lovely and friendly, fabulous walks if mobility allows. Peace and quiet, the most tranquil spot known to mankind. in need of a good clean and as long as you don't mind spiders it's fabulous. Oh and the Aga, well we all want one now. The view is what we are looking for for our final forever home. The Read morelast 15 minutes are narrow lanes but the last few minutes are really narrow (single car) but worth it. Hide

Reviewed by Bryanie 19th August 2022

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No negative comments at all. We have just come back from our week holiday, it was our honeymoon. We absolutely loved it and couldnt have asked for a better week. Thank you very much.

Reviewed by James 1st August 2022

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Wonderful location with gorgeous views, very comfortable bed, tastefully decorated and furnished, really everything you could want in a cottage. We had a marvellous stay and will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Adrian 22nd July 2022

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A fantastic location, your own stream beautiful period cottage, dog friendly. Wi-Fi But no signal. But was expecting that not a problem. Wonderful short and long walks straight from your doorstep. Parking Nice welcome and goodbye from the owner. Lovely holiday

Reviewed by Kevin 15th July 2022

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Lovely peaceful place, no problem in recommending it

Reviewed by trevor 10th June 2022

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Idealic location with stunning views and beautiful garden with running beck, cosy cottage with tasteful homely feel, incredible walks direct from cottage, so quite and peaceful just the sound of sheep and bird song

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View towards the cottage
Open-plan living area
Perfect for 2
Relax in the comfy living room
The AGA takes pride of place
Door to the stairs
Idyllic country cottage
Cook up a storm
King-size bedroom
Tastefully furnished
Bathroom
Show 1 moreThe view from the garden

Location

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