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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
Wake up and enjoy the views
Bathroom
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
Romantic
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

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.

Escape to the country with this rural, romantic retreat, and experience a Lake District cottage that perfectly sleeps two and a dog. The unique property is warmed throughout by a central AGA, in front of which you’ll no doubt find your sleeping dog after a long day of walkies.

The heart of this holiday home is its living/dining space, which is home to its warming, traditional AGA oven. The room also features a cosy loveseat for curling up with a good book or catching up with something on the TV. Up an enclosed staircase you’ll find a king-size bedroom which has wonderfully shabby-chic furniture and homely soft furnishings. Wake up each morning to views of the rolling hills in the Lake District skyline, and watch TV whilst tucked up in bed before your day begins. A generously sized bathroom has a WC and shower cubicle. To the back of the property, it's difficult to tell where the garden ends and the countryside begins, as it all blends into one bright green, grassy landscape. The garden is, however, enclosed for your privacy and your dog’s freedom.

Whilst the property is ideally positioned only 10 miles from the famous Lake Windermere, be sure to check out the hidden beauty spot of Kentmere Tarn, only 1 mile away. This circular walk around a gorgeous body of water is less well-trodden than Windermere walking paths but is just as remarkable. Alternatively, the Lake District National Park lies roughly 17 miles away and is regarded as one of the most beautiful scenic locations in the UK, as well as being our largest national park!

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

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Debbie 28th May 2021

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Stunning location, beautiful cottage and very helpful owner. View from the garden was lovely. Perfect place to relax and unwind. Would Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Lynsey 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Peter 14th May 2021

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Cottage in fantastic position.Peaceful and quiet.

Reviewed by Colleen 10th December 2020

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Lovely cosy cottage with great facilities and views, and so nice to be able to walk straight out of the door into the scenery......

Reviewed by Richard 3rd November 2020

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Reviewed by Jeff 12th October 2020

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Shepherds nook is a wonderful place to be, its got everything you'll ever want for a getaway holiday, close to many venues of varied interests in all directions with shops and supermarkets a short drive away. Words fail me I loved every day spent in that beautiful place

Reviewed by Christopher 25th September 2020

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Shepherds Nook is a lovely small cottage located at the head of a 4 mile long narrow lane in Kentmere, Lake District. Not easy to find initially but once we arrived we loved its location and the stunning views it provided. Very comfortable and nicely furnished, with an abundance of walks available from the door. The owner was very friendly and helpRead moreful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 18th September 2020

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At the end of the valley with stunning views it is an idyllic location 2 superb walks start right on the doorstep the local village Staveley has everything you require. It is perfect for a complete get away from it all holiday

Reviewed by Ria 7th August 2020

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Beautiful cottage with stunning views, so quiet and peaceful with a lovely stream nearby.

Reviewed by Annett 10th July 2020

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We had an absolutely wonderful holiday in Shepherds Nook. What a lovely little hideaway in a most stunning landscape surrounding it! Also a great place for walking. We are already planning our next holidays there.

Reviewed by Charles 4th July 2020

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We agree with all the comments about the beauty and peacefulness of the location, the comforts of the cottage, especially the AGA, and the helpfulness of Annis the owner. It's a wonderful place to stay and walk or just relax. We have suggested the removal of a large evergreen tree at the back as it blocks views and the light, and a warning about thRead moree steep stairs. The only other comment is that the interior photos make it look bigger than it is! Hide

Reviewed by Darren 13th March 2020

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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

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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 Sheila 1st February 2020

Reviewed by Sarah 27th January 2020

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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

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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

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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 Carla 6th November 2019

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Reviewed by Jackie 21st September 2019

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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

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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

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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 Stephen 3rd August 2019

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Reviewed by Robert 20th July 2019

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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

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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

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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

Location

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