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Front view of the cottage
Terraced back garden
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
Loft conversion second lounge with panoramic views over the countryside
Large second lounge with access to the bathroom
Relax in the spacious loft conversion lounge
Enjoy a cuppa in the back garden
Relax in the private back garden
A friendly welcome
Embrace the view from the cottage
The fields behind the cottage
Countryside views from cottage
1 / 27  Front view of the cottage
2 / 27  Terraced back garden
3 / 27  Welcoming lounge with wood burner effect gas fire
4 / 27  Relax in the lounge with original features
5 / 27  Grade II listed welcoming hallway
6 / 27  Farmhouse kitchen with Rayburn
7 / 27  Enjoy a family breakfast together
8 / 27  Bright farmhouse kitchen
9 / 27  Well-equipped spacious kitchen
10 / 27  Beautiful kitchen window seat with views over the garden
11 / 27  Wide grade II listed staircase and work area
12 / 27  Spacious landing with local maps and reading area
13 / 27  Bright king-size master bedroom
14 / 27  King-size master bedroom with Chaise Longue
15 / 27  Colourful double bedroom with views over the garden
16 / 27  Plenty of storage room in the double bedroom
17 / 27  Stylish and contemporary bathroom
18 / 27  Shower over the bath
19 / 27  Loft conversion second lounge with panoramic views over the countryside
20 / 27  Large second lounge with access to the bathroom
21 / 27  Relax in the spacious loft conversion lounge
22 / 27  Enjoy a cuppa in the back garden
23 / 27  Relax in the private back garden
24 / 27  A friendly welcome
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
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
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
  • The Eden valley is a great location for walking and cycling
  • Easy access to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrians wall, or head to the Lake District just a short drive away
  • Ideal for people who enjoy being active outdoors and want to return to comfort and tranquillity
Property code: 74159

This attractive Grade II listed period property has been given a stylish and contemporary update to create a relaxing retreat in the Eden District village of Shap.

Perfectly situated in the village of Shap, a short drive away from the Lake District National Park. Shap is situated with easy access for a day trips further afield to the Yorkshire Dales or Edinburgh. Those looking for an adventure will find a range of outdoor pursuits on offer from water sports on Lake Windermere, to hiking in the mountains, climbing, or even canyoning and ghyll scrambling. For visitors who want to enjoy the area’s unique landscape from a more leisurely perspective, there are many miles of scenic lakeside walks to be enjoyed, as well as cruises on the lake, perhaps stopping for lunch at Ambleside or Bowness. There are many properties in the area, Hill Top, former home to Beatrix Potter and Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth once lived.

The large front door of this cottage leads into the spacious hallway with plenty of room for boots, coats and dog leads. This leads into a grand and impressive, large open hallway with a staircase that definitely has the wow factor. Settled alongside the staircase is a desk, and soft seating area. The lounge has retained many original features with large picture window, panelling and ceiling rose, combined with sumptuous furnishings and wood burner effect gas fire make it a great room to relax in after a day’s exploring and watch a film on the TV/DVD or listen to music on the iPod dock. The farmhouse kitchen/diner with large oak dining table seating six offers everything guests will need to prepare their favourite meals, including an electric oven and hob, Rayburn, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and Dulce Gusto coffee machine. The kitchen leads into a pantry with additional storage space and freezer. Upstairs on the first floor, the large landing has a seating area with local maps and wide selection of reading material. The spacious master bedroom has a king-size bed and Chaise Longue. The bathroom has a shower over bath and WC and the second bedroom has double bed and plenty of storage space. Head up the steep narrow steps onto the second floor and into the loft conversion, second lounge with fantastic views over the countryside and bright colourful seating which is great for spending time relaxing after a day in the Lakes. There is also a shower room on this floor with shower and WC.

Outside the property is a private, split level, enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture, perfect for al fresco dining. There is private parking in front of the property for one car, and additional roadside parking available, subject to availability.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, Rayburn, microwave, Dulce Gusto coffee machine, fridge and dishwasher
  • Pantry with freezer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, further roadside parking available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Storage for bicycles available
  • TV/DVD and iPod dock in lounge
  • Regret no children under 6 years old

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 24th July 2020

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Really lovely house with lots of character which is decorated and beautifully furnished to a really high standard. Pictures dont do it justice. Its also a spacious house which was spotlessly clean and extremely well kitted out - they have thought of everything. Good position close to a very good local Coop, good fish and chip take away and a few puRead morebs in the village. Nice walk out the back gate across fields for dog walks with lovely views within minutes. Definitely recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Ashley 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Judith 5th July 2020

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What a lovely cottage. Extremely clean, tidy and very spacious. Kitchen was great absolutely everything you would need. Hand sanitizer in entrance hall and antibacterial wipes provided. Free welcome pack of jams, tea, coffee, milk etc provided. Very peaceful position. Nice back garden with views over fields. Would definitely recommend. Text messageRead more from owners on arrival to make sure all ok. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 15th November 2019

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Reviewed by Julie 25th October 2019

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Such a beautiful cottage, felt very homely and relaxing. Ideal location for visiting in the locality and the Lake District.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 11th October 2019

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Great property. Just a bit too far from the central Lakes location so we spent too long in the car getting into the Lakes area. Just didn't realise that before we came. Property was perfect though.

Reviewed by Andrew 23rd September 2019

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Lovely well stocked cottage. Beautifully decorated.

Reviewed by Derek 6th September 2019

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This cottage is a spacious property beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable and well equipped with no attention to detail spared. Four of us and our dog just loved it.

Reviewed by Andrew 23rd August 2019

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A lovely cottage which suited all of our family needs. On arrival we felt immediately relaxed, everything was clean and tidy and we were provided with thoughtful welcome goodies, as well as tea, coffee, etc. The location was great for us with a well stocked shop, cashpoint, three pubs and a fish and chip shop within easy walking distance. There areRead more also nice walks around the village, particularly to Shap Abbey. Hide

Reviewed by Kelly 2nd August 2019

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Had an amazing time at the cottage, it is absolutely beautiful with the best views. I will definitely be returning! You must go!

Reviewed by Michele 12th July 2019

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Reviewed by Sarah 5th July 2019

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Amazing cottage, lovely decor everything you need for a relaxing holiday, beautiful views of surrounding countryside, amenities close by would recommend to anyone and definitely worth every penny will be booking again!

Reviewed by Carolyn 28th June 2019

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This cottage was absolutely perfect! Fully equipped with everything you would need and more. It is beautifully decorated, with the most wonderful kitchen. The cottage feels secluded with the views onto fields, but it is very quick and easy to get to the main roads to go exploring. Our dog also enjoy his stay and loved sniffing around the secured gaRead morerden. Definitely reccomend the Shap Chippy too! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 23rd June 2019

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What an amazing property! A charming house which is in amazing condition, wonderfully appointed and a real find. The whole property felt homely and the mixture of traditional style and technology was amazing. Our dog was made very welcome with treats and places to sit in the house. An outside tap made keeping the pooch clean after walks was a nice Read moretouch. Thanks also to the hosts for making us feel so welcomed. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 14th June 2019

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Reviewed by Linda 31st May 2019

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Reviewed by Elaine 3rd May 2019

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The cottage was beautifully decorated. The little touches were lovely, such as a welcome basket of goodies. The area had everything you needed, pub, shop, fish and chip shop.

Reviewed by Helen 15th April 2019

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Thoroughly enjoyable stay in a stunning environment. Shap is a great base to explore both Lakes and Dales. The house is beautiful and very comfortable. The owner had left an very useful information book on areas to explore and local amenities and there are plenty of dining options in the village and a well stocked local supermarket just round the cRead moreorner. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Pernille 7th April 2019

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We absolutely loved staying in the cottage for one week ( 7-14 April). So much space and each room has its own charme. Its a house decorated with love and personality and so much thought into every detail. We felt at home right away. It's very well situated with one side to easy access to longer journeys, shop nearby and on the other side breathtakRead moreing views and nature. We would definitely come back and the owners and very hands on and friendly. Loved it! Hide

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Front view of the cottage
Terraced back garden
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
Show 15 moreSpacious landing with local maps and reading area

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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