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Welcoming lounge with wood burner effect gas fire
Relax in the lounge with original features
Grade II listed welcoming hallway
Farmhouse kitchen with Rayburn
Enjoy a family breakfast together
Bright farmhouse kitchen
Well-equipped spacious kitchen
Beautiful kitchen window seat with views over the garden
Wide grade II listed staircase and work area
Spacious landing with local maps and reading area
Bright king-size master bedroom
King-size master bedroom with Chaise Longue
Colourful double bedroom with views over the garden
Plenty of storage room in the double bedroom
Stylish and contemporary bathroom
Shower over the bath
Relax in the private back garden
Terraced back garden
Enjoy a cuppa in the back garden
A friendly welcome
Front view of the cottage
Embrace the view from the cottage
The fields behind the cottage
Countryside views from cottage
1 / 27  Welcoming lounge with wood burner effect gas fire
2 / 27  Relax in the lounge with original features
3 / 27  Grade II listed welcoming hallway
4 / 27  Farmhouse kitchen with Rayburn
5 / 27  Enjoy a family breakfast together
6 / 27  Bright farmhouse kitchen
7 / 27  Well-equipped spacious kitchen
8 / 27  Beautiful kitchen window seat with views over the garden
9 / 27  Wide grade II listed staircase and work area
10 / 27  Spacious landing with local maps and reading area
11 / 27  Bright king-size master bedroom
12 / 27  King-size master bedroom with Chaise Longue
13 / 27  Colourful double bedroom with views over the garden
14 / 27  Plenty of storage room in the double bedroom
15 / 27  Stylish and contemporary bathroom
16 / 27  Shower over the bath
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20 / 27  Relax in the private back garden
21 / 27  Terraced back garden
22 / 27  Enjoy a cuppa in the back garden
23 / 27  A friendly welcome
24 / 27  Front view of the cottage
25 / 27  Embrace the view from the cottage
26 / 27  The fields behind the cottage
27 / 27  Countryside views from cottage

Rockery House Cottage

Shap, Lake District
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Positioned in the village of Shap, known locally as the Gateway to the Fells and Lakes
  • Shap village offers public outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts and a selection of pubs and shops
  • The perfect romantic getaway in a Grade II listed character property with original features
Property code: 74159

Sitting pretty at the Gateway of the Fells and Lakes, this six-person, one-dog cottage invites you to relish dreamy getaways with family and friends. Located in the village of Shap, it is perfect for those looking to easily explore the many gems of the Lake District National Park, whilst also having access to local amenities too – including a great village pub less than 0.5 miles away. Adding extra appeal, you will also be within 20 miles of the Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – further expanding your opportunities for adventure.

 

Pull off coats and boots in the spacious hallway and make yourself at home. Mingling traditional vibes with lavish highlights and quality furnishings, you will immediately feel warmed by the attractive style and cosy atmosphere. The heart of the home, the farmhouse kitchen has everything you could need for rustling up hearty feasts for the family, enjoying luxurious additions in the form of a timeless Rayburn and a Dulce Gusto coffee machine. For gathering over meals and family games, a dining table sits in the middle of the room. Catering for all generations, you will find a ground-floor lounge with beautiful period features. Generously provisioned, this three-bedroom property also features two bathrooms.

 

Outside, you will find a split-level, enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture, perfect for warm sunny days. There are many attractions in the village for you to discover, like the 17th-century market hall and the 12th-century abbey just 1 mile away (the last abbey to be founded in England). Meanwhile, films buffs might be interested to know that the famous British film Withnail and I was filmed in and around Shap. Further afield, a trip to Haweswater Reservoir (6.5 miles) is a must.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, Rayburn, microwave, Dulce Gusto coffee machine, fridge, dishwasher and tumble dryer
  • Pantry with freezer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Parking available for 2 medium size cars
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Sky TV/DVD and iPod dock in lounge
  • External outbuilding with washing machine
  • Steep external steps in the garden, may not be suitable for younger children.
  • EV Charger (Fee payable to owner)
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kieron Anderson

This property is personally managed by Kieron.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mandy 31st May 2024

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This was an absolutely delightful place to call home for a week, the cottage is beautiful and its clear that so much care has gone into the decor, with the many beautiful details. Its perfectly located from the busy areas but nearby enough when you want to do the travel to Windermere etc. A couple of great pubs, shops and an amazing chippy all in wRead morealking distance. A great place for two happy dogs, safe garden which gets the sun all day. Will definitely return, thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 3rd May 2024

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Good area to explore from here. Quiet fells, quiet, peaceful villages Good size property - well equipped Very decent fells to climb in much quieter areas. Local community pubs very good. Didnt try eating in Shap.

Reviewed by Marta 7th April 2024

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Very good location and beautiful cottage, very well equipped. We enjoyed staying there and hoping to be back soon.

Reviewed by Catherine 1st March 2024

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We had a fantastic week. So much to do in the surrounding area - lots of great walking right from the door. The cottage was very well equipped and very comfortable. Shap chippy and the local co-op were really handy.

Reviewed by Paul 11th February 2024

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Reviewed by Andrew 29th December 2023

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Reviewed by Sandra 23rd December 2023

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Beautiful place We had a magical time for Christmas The house is fantastic

Reviewed by Angela 29th October 2023

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Would 100% recommend this cottage. Beautifully furnished, superbly equipped and would stay again in a heartbeat. Great base for walking and exploring. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Lisa 9th October 2023

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Fabulous cottage! Great location! Well equipped and very comfortable. Would definitely recommend. Shap chippy was great.welcoming pubs. Short distance to motorway so very handy for trips/walks out.

Reviewed by Sally 15th September 2023

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A very lovely characterful cottage, which is very comfortable and well equipped. The kitchen in particular is one of those gather round the table sociable rooms!

Reviewed by Patricia 8th September 2023

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Fabulous cottage with everything needed, beautiful decorated and very comfortable. Great secure garden for your dog. Would recommend this place to anyone

Reviewed by Sharon 25th August 2023

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A really lovely house with a well equipped kitchen. The enclosed garden at the back of the house was a great size and was good for keeping our dog in a safe place.

Reviewed by Amanda 11th August 2023

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Lovely cottage everything we needed

Reviewed by Marloes 28th July 2023

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It is a lovely, charming cottage! It really gives you the feeling of "escape to the country", warm, cosy and relaxed. The details are amazing. There is a shop on 5 min walk and 3 good restaurants within 15 mins walk. The location is really the gateway to the Lake District! There is something for everybody and all ages. We had a splendid holiday!

Reviewed by Stephanie 26th May 2023

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Wonderful place to stay. Well equipped. Beautiful peaceful garden. Very easy to explore from house and easy drives to other walks and adventures.

Reviewed by Ian 12th May 2023

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Lovely cottage especially grand hall/staircase. Rear private outside space WSW facing so gets sun all day and great for outside dining. Well equiped kitchen though plenty of good local food options. Would be happy to stay again.

Reviewed by Margy 28th April 2023

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Beautiful cottage. Very comfortable. Lowther castle worth a visit and enjoyed walk to Shap Abbey. Cosy and charming decor.

Reviewed by Jeanette 24th March 2023

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Good cottage in great location. Locals were so friendly and welcoming. Co Op store in village for the essentials and the famous Shap chippy a must. Walks from the doorstep down to Shap Abbey and beyond. Despite the weather we had a great time. Will return in the future

Reviewed by Gretta 24th February 2023

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Reviewed by Alan 27th January 2023

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Cottage was exactly as advertised. It was spacious, clean, well presented with everything you need. Instructions were clear with good advice on where to go and where to eat. There was a minor hitch with an outside leak on arrival but the owner sorted it quickly and efficiently and kept us updated on progress. Couldnt have asked for more. Would defiRead morenitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Kristian 30th December 2022

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A great cottage set at the top end of the main street, with a well stocked Co-op a 2 minute walk away. All facilities were great and the kitchen was well stocked. Arrival instructions were easy to follow. If new to the area would recommend a visit to the Aira Force waterfall, which is around a 30 minute drive away

Reviewed by Mark 22nd December 2022

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Lovely period cottage , quiet village and locals were very friendly, easy to access other areas of the lakes. If you want a quiet relaxing stay great location

Reviewed by Maria 31st October 2022

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Reviewed by Bernice 30th September 2022

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This cottage is stunning. Beautifully building, well appointed, fully equipped for all your cooking and general needs (including extensive dvd and jigsaws), warm, clean and we couldnt have asked for more. We loved the village, were welcomed by the locals and had some great walks. A fantastic base.

Reviewed by Pamela 2nd September 2022

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A very enjoyable stay in this cottage on the edge of the Lake District. TV problem others have commented on seem to be resolved. A lovely property. We particularly enjoyed relaxing in the loft room. As the owners say, the lounge downstairs is chillier but warms up in no time with the cosy gas fire. Beautiful, sympathetic dcor too. Shap locals were Read morefriendly, and of course there's the chip shop! Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 12th August 2022

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Nice cottage which was well furnished and in a good location to visit all parts of the Lakes. Is ready for a deep clean though as lots of cobwebs in all rooms/around windows etc and toilet brushes need replacing (just hate disgusting brushes-sorry!).

Reviewed by Fiona 29th July 2022

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We had a great week in this lovely spacious warm well equipped cottage. The cottage was a great location for long walks up Skiddaw, around Haweswater Reservoir, Castlerigg Stone Circle, Hadrian's Wall & Derwent Water. We particularly liked being able to walk our dog from the gate at the back of the garden. (turn left, walk past the houses & turn riRead moreght just before Wasdale sheltered housing into the fields. You can then walk to Shap Abbey or see the sweet chapel in Keld too.) Thank you Hide

Reviewed by John 1st July 2022

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Lovely comfortable cottage. Great location for loads of places to visit. Home from home.

Reviewed by Lorraine 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 6th May 2022

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FABULOUS COTTAGE, LOVELY VILLAGE, FELT RELAXED AND AT HOME.

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Welcoming lounge with wood burner effect gas fire
Relax in the lounge with original features
Grade II listed welcoming hallway
Farmhouse kitchen with Rayburn
Enjoy a family breakfast together
Bright farmhouse kitchen
Well-equipped spacious kitchen
Beautiful kitchen window seat with views over the garden
Wide grade II listed staircase and work area
Spacious landing with local maps and reading area
Bright king-size master bedroom
Show 15 moreKing-size master bedroom with Chaise Longue

Location

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