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
Everything you need for a good night sleep
Tastefully furnished
Wake up and enjoy the views
The view from the garden
The view of Kentmere
1 / 15  View towards the cottage
2 / 15  Open-plan living area
3 / 15  Perfect for 2
4 / 15  Relax in the comfy living room
5 / 15  The AGA takes pride of place
6 / 15  Door to the stairs
7 / 15  Idyllic country cottage
8 / 15  Cook up a storm
9 / 15  King-size bedroom
10 / 15  Everything you need for a good night sleep
11 / 15  Tastefully furnished
12 / 15  Wake up and enjoy the views
13 / 15  Bathroom
14 / 15  The view from the garden
15 / 15  The view of Kentmere

Shepherds Nook

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

  • Semi-detached cottage sleeping two guests
  • Ideal location for enjoying a relaxing adults-only romantic retreat
  • Characterful cottage with thoughtful attention to detail throughout
  • Traditional cottage garden offering a wonderfully relaxing space to unwind
  • Tranquil rural location in the Lake District’s peaceful Kentmere Valley
  • Fantastic location for exploring the region, with Lake Windermere, Ullswater, and Coniston Water all within easy reach
  • A cosy cottage which has been recognised by Visit England with a 4 star rating
Property code: LCC49

Authentic country cottage, offering the perfect location for enjoying a relaxing couple’s retreat, located in the Lake District countryside, just nine miles from the eastern shore of Lake Windermere.

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.

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

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 king-size bedroom with TV
  • Shower room with WC
  • 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
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub 4.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Darren 13th March 2020

What can I say? This cottage was simply amazing! Every corner of the place oozed character and the views were simply stunning. From the warm AGA to the power shower. From the well-stocked kitchen to the gorgeous living room. This is a place that we will definitely be returning too in the not too distant future.

Reviewed by Gemma 8th March 2020

This is a beautiful cottage in a stunning location, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the walks nearby. The cottage is kept warm and snug by the Aga and makes you feel at home instantly. We would definitely come again.

Reviewed by Sarah 27th January 2020

Charming and traditional cottage, excellent for hill walkers and those wanting to get away from it all (Local amenities, shops, pubs etc are an hours walk from the cottage - stock up!!) We had a wonderful, relaxing break. Large and secure garden for our dog to play in. Very peaceful and tranquil setting

Reviewed by Isabel 17th January 2020

This property is simply beautiful. It is located in a stunning valley with lovely views and walks straight from the door. It is a very small cottage (but also very very cosy) and the aga keeps it nice and warm. One thing I would suggest is some sharper knives being provided, it may be worth bringing a sharp kitchen knife with you if you are going tRead moreo be preparing food. The owner was so accommodating and lovely. I honestly could not recommend this property enough, we would love to return. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 28th December 2019

This is the perfect cottage for a complete getaway. We had a fantastic week with stunning views and super walks from the cottage without having to drive. It was comfortable and certainly live up to expectations. Will define return.

Reviewed by Jackie 21st September 2019

Shepherds Nook is the cosiest cottage we have ever stayed in. The location is outstanding in a beautiful peaceful valley,lovely garden and great walks from the door. Warm welcome from Annis the owner, we loved it.

Reviewed by Andrew 14th September 2019

The cottage has excellent views very quiet if you want to get away from the rat race of everyday life. We will say to get to the cottage you are required to drive a single track road with no street lights making it hard to drive around. However where you are situated there are some excellent walks

Reviewed by Michelle 10th August 2019

A cozy cottage for a break away from it all. Views were amazing. WiFi is intermittent and no phone signal. The cottage is at the very end of the valley so only one way in and out. The lane is single track with not many passing spots so be prepared!

Reviewed by Robert 20th July 2019

We had the most fantastic holiday. Peaceful is probably an understatement, and views to die for. The garden is fully enclosed and beautifully kept; our dog also loved the freedom.

Reviewed by Antonia 22nd June 2019

We just returned and are already nostalgic of the fantastic time had at shepards nook. Cottage is cozy and in a perfect spot for the fab view which we amired a lot during a week stayed there. But its also in a strategic place to drive around to cultural location which lake district is full. We are more cultural kind of tourist but noticed that as wRead moree went off in the mornings hikers were just coming in so its perfect for both tyoe of tourist, cultural and sporty. Hide

Reviewed by Dorothee 8th June 2019

Amazing cottage. Wonderful furniture, warm and cosy. Great location in a beautyful valley.

Reviewed by Sophie 11th May 2019

This little cottage is everything you would need! The cottage itself is very homely and comfortable, the Aga is fantastic! We cooked on it every night. The views and location are indescribable, they are beautiful, thankfully we had fabulous weather all week not a bit of rain! Annis is such a joy to talk to and is on hand if you should need anythingRead more! It is the perfect location especially if you have a dog, the public footpaths are located everywhere within the valley and you can walk for miles. Hide

Reviewed by Lara 27th April 2019

The Shepherd's Nook couldn't have been more perfect. At the top of the most idyllic valley, with astounding views, it's the ideal place for walkers and those who want a bit of peace and quiet. All we heard were cuckoos and sheep! And we even saw a red squirrel. The cottage and garden are beautifully maintained. The host was so welcoming and easy-goRead moreing. We will definitely be back, if she will have us! Many thanks for a fantastic week away. Hide

Reviewed by Neil 2nd April 2019

The cottage is very much as described. Its very cosy and was perfect for a couple and our dog. The aga was great to cook with and there was a lot pans etc to use. The cottage is tidy and clean. WiFi is slow and only works in living room and its hard to find. But worth it

Reviewed by Lauren 25th March 2019

Lovely property amazing views and lovely people. Enjoyed our stay immensely and want to go back already.

Reviewed by Thomas 22nd March 2019

Cosy cottage, excellent location for walking. Lots to do nearby. Good parking. Comfortable bed & great kitchen - everything provided. Had zero problems with anything - owners helpful (next door), would come back.

Reviewed by Diane 9th March 2019

Outside Storm Gareth raged, but we couldnt have been cosier in this perfect little bolt hole on the hillside, with stunning views down the valley. You dont even mind getting wet on the wonderful walks from the door, when you can come back to snuggle up beside the Aga. This is for people who really want to escape and unwind for a while. We loved it!Read more Hide

Reviewed by Stella 9th February 2019

This is a very cosy, warm and well-equipped cottage. It is in a fantastic position at the head of Kentmere - perfect for walking directly into the hills. The Aga is a treat to cook on, and keeps the place welcoming at all times. The soft furnishings and pictures, baskets etc. all add to the personal touch. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Reviewed by L 23rd December 2018

A fantastic cosy cottage in kendal. We used the Aga every evening and it made the best meals. Our host was amazing and couldnt thank her enough for her hospitality (receiving complimentary mince pies, mulled wine, truffles and a Christmas tree). We felt relaxed and the scenery is like no other with many nearby local walks. Couldnt recommend more, aRead more must visit Hide

Reviewed by Kenneth Craig 27th October 2018

Superb cottage, fantastic views. Very well appointed, the aga was great. Owner was very welcoming. Very peaceful just sheep for company . Only downside was very narrow road and other drivers going to fast. Would recommend to everybody.

Reviewed by Andrew 13th October 2018

Reluctant to leave this review for fear that the cottage will get too popular and the prices will go up. But it has to be said- this cottage is perfect! the view from the front is amazing, and really took my breath away every morning, specially in autumn when I went- the mist hanging in the valley was postcard perfect. The cottage itself is cozy, iRead morenstantly welcoming and we felt at home immediately. The aga more than makes up for the lack of a fire, and we received a warm welcome from the owner. Hide

Reviewed by Harry 6th October 2018

Lovely cottage in a great location, parking was a bit tricky as there is a tight gap to negotiate. Superb walking straight from the door. Dont expect fast internet due to the isolation but that is what makes this place so special.

Reviewed by Michele 8th September 2018

The location is stunning in the middle of nowhere with an amazing view of surrounding fells which can be walked from the doorstep. The cottage is small but perfect in every way. Very welcoming owner and so homely and warm with everything you could possibly need and more. The subtle lighting and fittings make it home from home. Loved it best place wRead moree have ever stayed. Hide

Reviewed by Philip Mark 1st September 2018

This is a cottage which forces you to relax and chill out, we had some great meals cooked on the aga, and there are lovely walks straight out of the door. Annis the owner is lovely and made us welcome.

Reviewed by Tiffany 4th August 2018

Location, location, location! The cottage is right at the end of a long and winding road, helping to build the suspense for ones arrival. The views are breath-taking. In the foreground, Cute cottage gardens lead onto calm farmland with a small private lake and mountains in the background. The sound of a trickling stream can be heard whilst the smelRead morel of herbs can be smelt by the door. The house is very much a home as you step inside and feel the warmth from the AGA and the homely furniture. Hide

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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
Everything you need for a good night sleep
Tastefully furnished
Show 3 moreWake up and enjoy the views


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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