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The Sheep Pen

Staveley, Cumbria
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This property is managed by Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Quirky
Romantic
Internet access
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bathroom
Pub nearby
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Property code: OC-GL077

This fantastic property is located near the small hamlet of Crook. Situated only 5 miles from Bowness on Windermere and 3 miles from the market town of Kendal, it’s an ideal base to explore the Lake District National Park as part of a romantic getaway. The World of Beatrix Potter is a nostalgic experience for all the family over in Bowness, and while here, you could hop on a cruise to take in the magnificent Windermere lake from the water. Venture into Kendal to try their famous cake, and for more days out, the National Trust sites of Sizergh and Fell Foot are both within 12 miles.

On entering the property, climb up two steps to the first room – a contemporary bathroom with its double-sized walk-in shower, sink and heated mirror. The bathroom is tiled in granite with an oak floor which runs throughout the property. Down the stairs (which has low headroom), you’ll find the open-plan living room and a fully fitted, equipped, modern kitchen with oven, microwave, and hob. The room is completed by a comfortable seating, a TV and Bluetooth speaker with a small dining table – a perfect room for relaxing after a day exploring. Wonderful, underfloor heating runs below the entire ground floor. Just off the living area is the bedroom with a king-size bed and plenty of storage space. The bed can be split into a twin set; if this is required please state at the time of booking. There is an abundance of natural light in the downstairs area, with windows offering views over the garden area and the countryside beyond.

Outside there is a fully enclosed garden, with a private area designated for use by guests. It has outdoor furniture making it a great spot for a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine, taking in the views of the rolling countryside.

  • 1 zip-and-link king bed that can made into a twin on request when booking
  • 1 bathroom with walk-in shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV and Bluetooth speaker
  • Enclosed garden with a private area with outdoor furniture
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Bicycle storage upon request
  • Pub 0.5 miles, shop 2 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 1 dog allowed. Additional charges may apply

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Fiona 15th June 2024

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Gorgeous, clean interior. Great that we had full access to garden, as we have a dog. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Reviewed by Nigel 9th June 2024

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We had agreat week here, it was cosy and comfortable, and the location is fantastic. 10 minutes to Bowness on Windermere, 10 minutes to Kendal, 5 minutes to Staveley and the Hawkshead brewery. Be aware there are steep steps down to the living area/Bedroom, and that the toilet and bathroom are on the first floor, not a major issue when we booked bRead moreut presented a few challenges as the wife was on crutches after a broken leg, we managed though. The welcome pack was very basic (2 bottles of beer & 2 cakes) so we would recomend taking some milk, bread, butter and cereal if you are arriving late. There is an excellent cafe and bakery a couple of minutes down the road, the breakfast there is a must! Also a good bakery next to Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley, and the Sun in just down the road does great food, and Pedro's Cassa in Kendal is amazing! Overall we had a great week here, and will definitely come back. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 21st May 2024

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Very comfortable bed. Very good location.

Reviewed by Judith 14th May 2024

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This is a good base for touring around the Lake District. The owners are approachable and polite. The property was as described and adequate for a couple and a dog who are out and about all day.

Reviewed by Alan 22nd April 2024

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I wouldn't recommend it to people who have a disability the stairs were far from suitable as they are different heights

Reviewed by Adam 18th February 2024

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We had a wonderful stay at the Sheep Pen. It was clean and cosy and had everything that we needed for our stay in the Lake District. The owners were fantastic hosts - very welcoming and informative. The Sheep Pen is in the perfect location to explore and nearby to Windermere and Grasmere. Would highly recommend a trip to the Black Labrador pub in nRead moreearby Underbarrow and do visit the charming farm shop, Plumgarths, only a stone throw away from the property. Would highly recommend staying here - thank you for having us! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 22nd November 2023

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The basement property is in a good location with an excellent pub within walking distance. Nearby Staveley has a great cafe/bakery, pub and other useful shops. Plumgarths farmshop, cafe and an artisan bakery are just down the road and worth visiting. The property is clean, comfortable and the underfloor heating was effective. The stairs down to thRead moree lower ground floor living room area has low head height all the way down and there is also a low beam in the living room area. There is no longer a bicycle storage area at the property which was an issue as we were in the Lake District for a cycle sportive. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 21st November 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 29th October 2023

Thank you for a lovely stay. We have had an amazing visit to the Lakes after 12 years! The rain didn't stop us at all. We loved Easedale Tarn. We can't wait to return! Thank you so much for the beers, such a kind gift - we enjoyed them in your garden watching the sunset.

Reviewed by Helen 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Alison 20th August 2023

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Reviewed by Adam 18th June 2023

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We had a lovely stay at the Sheep Pen, and it was a great location from which to explore surrounding areas. Although apart from a single pub, very little within reasonable walking distance. This was stated up front though so not much of a criticism really. Property was nice and cool in the hot weather and the hosts next door were very welcoming andRead more helpful. Very dog friendly place as well. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 20th May 2023

Only one problem with staying at The Sheep Pen - you have to go home!! What an amazing stay we have had, cannot wait to return!

Reviewed by Anonymous 11th May 2023

Thank you for such a lovely stay at The Sheep Pen! we have had a nice few days exploring Lake Windermere and did a really nice walk along the lake from Castle Wray! Wish we were here for longer. We also enjoyed the bottle of prosecco - thank you!

Reviewed by A 2nd May 2023

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The Sheep Pen was in an amazing location and so SO clean! It was the perfect place to cosy up after long days hiking. We bumped into the owners briefly and they seemed really relaxed and friendly. Would absolutely stay at the sheep pen again!

Reviewed by John 29th April 2023

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Was only there 2 days, due to family hospitalisation. Central location, very nice property, dog friendly not so sure , though only me was there . Directions perfect.

Reviewed by Ashleigh 11th April 2023

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Reviewed by Emily 1st March 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 18th December 2022

The Lakes in the snow and ice was a treat. A very comfortable stay for us all and loads of fine places to discover. Having never been to this part of the world, we shall come and stay here again. Highly recommend and thank you.

Reviewed by Anonymous 14th November 2022

Thank you, we had a fabulous time visiting The Lakes. Who knew the sun can shine all day in November! The accommodation was wonderful, very comfy bed and settee, we had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Dick 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 19th September 2022

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We have stayed here twice now , its all we want in a holiday somewhere clean , comfortable and a good location. The road can get busy first thing but not a problem as usually about the time we are getting ready to go out. Andy and Theresa are great hosts.

Reviewed by Anonymous 16th September 2022

Thanks again for another wonderful stay, it was great to see the owners again! The Sheep Pen is as comfortable and welcoming as ever - we have had another great week in the Lakes. Hope The Sheep Pen continues to give joy to all who stay here and I'm sure we'll be back again!

Reviewed by Jasmine 23rd August 2022

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An amazing basement conversion of a farm house. In a great location, easy to find. The owners were very helpful and friendly. It was clean and had everything you needed for a break. This would be perfect for a couple or friends. The layout also means you can use the shower room and wet room. The only downside was the access to the garden. Looking Read moreon the pictures youd think you could access it directly. However you had to leave through the front door and go around the side. This was an inconvenience with the dog but we was able to work around it. Hide

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