Shepherd’s Cottage

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
Self-catering


Your very own love nest: frolic in the outdoor rolltop, hunker by the wood-burner, bask in the gardens... near Lakes and Dales

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

A heavenly hideaway for couples in a glorious corner of the world, coddled between the Lakes and the Dales. You approach through a charming walled garden, then straight into the kitchen with its flagged floor, red Aga, lovely beams and glorious view. Snuggle by the wood-burner (logs on the house) in the beamed sitting room with your very generous welcome basket: champagne, locally made chocolates, homemade bread and cake, all you need for breakfast, and a mini honesty bar with beers, wines and spirits. Upstairs to your oak beamed bedroom and bathroom: the handmade king-size bed is spoiling (with choice of feather or fibre pillows), so too the bathroom with ruby red roll top, thick white towels, robes and large shower. Debbie’s creative flair makes the whole place sparkle, and outside you get another red roll top, front and back gardens to follow the sunshine. Walk across fields to the pub for supper, head back for a cosy night in. Great for romantic couples who want privacy, but you can also take other properties – The Shepherd’s Cottage and The Farmhouse are attached, Angel Barn and helpful owners are nearby.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Enjoy a night under the stars in this quirky 'hot tub'. Champagne welcome hamper included plus 10% vouchers off food in local pub. Dogs & little ones welcome.

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Children under 10 years can be accommodated in the 'Little Room', £25 for z-bed, no charge for travel cot and high chair. Dogs welcome downstairs, £20 per dog per stay, please let owners know when booking.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dogs

Welcome dog biscuit, water bowl and spare dog towels.

Dogs £20 per dog per stay.

Walled garden, footpaths from doorstep, river & woods nearby, open access land (sheep grazing). OS maps with walks highlighted. 3 local pubs allow dogs in bar area when eating - 10-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £600
Surcharges
Short breaks available, 3-night weekend or 4-night mid-week break, £495-£595.
1 Cottage for 2
From £851 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

We have just returned from a midweek break in the Shepherd's Cottage - it was the most relaxing, special and beautiful place that we've ever stayed. We couldn't find a single fault, so many extra touches that made the trip memorable. The location is perfect, views spectacular and home comforts superb. This place has boutique 5 star hotel suite standards - in fact it's better than that. Have traveled far and wide and this place has just moved in to my top locations, loved it.

Carey, Rushden

What a find! Ideal for a romantic getaway - was just perfect for my boyfriend & I, as we were celebrating our first anniversary the week after Christmas. Everything you could wish for and more. From the Aga to the log burner - keeping the whole place cosy. The bedroom upstairs with the huge handmade wooden bed was so comfy. Add to this, the hamper treats left for us - champagne, chocs, homemade bread & cake, local eggs, butter, etc. It's clear that Debbie & Richard have worked hard on this place, & we definitely want to return. Thank you!

Rachel, Wrexham

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Debbie & Richard Greaves

  • Champagne Welcome Hamper, full of homemade & local treats: our own eggs, milk, home-made sourdough bread for breakfast, homemade cake for afternoon tea and of course a bottle of fizz!
  • There are two Special Places to Eat & Drink nearby - The Kings Head Hotel and The Black Swan, both of which are in Ravenstonedale village. The Fat Lamb is a quirky country inn within walking distance (4 fields!) and another four within a 10 minute drive.
  • Riding, mountain bikes, outdoor adventures, fishing lessons, cookery classes, paragliding, clay pigeon shooting can all be arranged nearby. We are situated in the recently extended Yorkshire Dales National Park and just a short drive away from the Lakes.
  • Walking galore! Smardale Gill Nature Reserve is a 7 mile walk, over a stunning disused railway bridge, see red squirrels along the way. Wander up to the Limestone Pavements, just a 15 minute stroll away. Find hidden wild swimming pools in the fells.
  • Kirkby Lonsdale is a boutique shopper's heaven, perfect for a mooch followed by afternoon tea. There's a shop to suit everyone! Or try Sedbergh, the book town of the north, dotted with antique shops too.
  • Large it up: bring all your friends (up to 16) and take over the The Farmhouse (sleeps 8) & Angel Barn (sleeps 6) too. Perfect for large family celebrations. Catered meals can be delivered.