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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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Property code: 74159

Surrounded by the splendid countryside immortalised in paintings and poetry, this two-bedroom stone cottage is situated in the traditional village of Shap, known locally as, 'The Gateway to the Lakes and Fells'. A walker's paradise, the Eden Valley offers a myriad of walks to suit all abilities: hike up to Shap Summit for uninterrupted views across the landscape, admire the natural beauty that surrounds tranquil Haweswater Reservoir or picnic in the scenic grounds of secluded Shap Abbey. Further afield, spend the day in one of the picturesque lake villages of Bowness or Ambleside.

Blending period features with modern conveniences, this Grade II listed property boasts stylish interiors full of comfort and charm. Leave your walking boots in the grand entrance hallway before putting your feet up in the welcoming lounge, where comfy sofas invite you to sit and relax after a bracing countryside walk. Share family meals in the wonderful farmhouse kitchen/diner enjoying a hearty stew cooked in the Rayburn around the elegant oak dining table. Head up the impressive staircase to the first floor where you will find two comfortable bedrooms and the family bathroom. Steep, narrow stairs lead to the second lounge, the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views. Outside is a lovely private garden where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch al fresco on the patio.

Within easy reach of your cottage is England's highest open-air heated swimming pool where you can enjoy a family swim 900 feet above sea level. Discover the peace and tranquillity of Ullswater (15 miles) as you take to the water on board one of the heritage Steamers that traverse the lake. Hop off for a stroll to spectacular Aira Force and view Wordworth's famous daffodils if you are lucky enough to visit in Spring. Browse the shops and arcades of bustling Penrith (10.5miles) with its ruined castle and welcoming inns.

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

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  • 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

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julie 25th October 2019

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

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

Lovely well stocked cottage. Beautifully decorated.

Reviewed by Derek 6th September 2019

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

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

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 Sarah 5th July 2019

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

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

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

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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

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Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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