Welcoming living room with wood burner
Stylish finishes
Enjoy the views
Perfect for 2
King-size bedroom
Tastefully decorated
Look out at the glorious surroundings
Admire the view over coffee
Somewhere for your boots after a long walk
Filled with natural light
Shower room
Come on in
Explore your surroundings
View towards property
Enjoy the beautiful garden
The relaxing surroundings
The view of Kentmere
1 / 18  Welcoming living room with wood burner
2 / 18  Stylish finishes
3 / 18  Enjoy the views
4 / 18  Perfect for 2
5 / 18  King-size bedroom
6 / 18  Tastefully decorated
7 / 18  Look out at the glorious surroundings
8 / 18  Admire the view over coffee
9 / 18  Somewhere for your boots after a long walk
10 / 18  Filled with natural light
11 / 18  Kitchen
12 / 18  Shower room
13 / 18  Come on in
14 / 18  Explore your surroundings
15 / 18  View towards property
16 / 18  Enjoy the beautiful garden
17 / 18  The relaxing surroundings
18 / 18  The view of Kentmere

The Mews - Capplerigg

Kentmere, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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Property code: LCC60


This beautiful, traditional Lakeland country house is set against a backdrop of high fell, at the far head of the Kentmere Valley. Running north from the village of Staveley, parallel to the Troutbeck valley, it is a most protected and unspoiled area of natural beauty and, though popular with true walkers, remains peaceful.

The setting is idyllic, with views down the valley that hold your gaze, and gardens that meander, exploding with colour during spring and summer. It is easy to see why many guests refuse to venture out, but simply stay and relax in and around the house.

Capplerigg has been roughly divided into two separate accommodations, with some areas left for the owners private use, and offers its guests a choice between The Mews and Pengennett, each a perfect and quiet retreat for couples.

The Living Spaces

The house is approached by a sweeping drive, where you enter The Mews from the private front entrance and small hall. The sitting room is a delight with peaceful fabrics, well-chosen furniture with a plump sofa set by a roaring log fire. By the window is your dining table where you have beautiful views down the valley to the distant tarn. The kitchen is small but well-furnished and equipped, with a door opening to the rear gardens.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

From the sitting room stairs lead up and open into the bedroom. Light floods in through double windows which are again filled with views of the valley. Beautifully furnished and with an excellent en-suite shower room, sweet dreams are assured.

Garden Spaces

The grounds are extensive and quite stunning with plenty to share, where you can dine on the terrace overlooking the valley, or wander off on to grassy banks and find a shady spot to relax.

Both The Mews and Pengennett are two of our favourite properties, offering comfort, a warm welcome and true retreat to relax and revive.

Out & About

The Kentmere valley runs north from the village of Staveley, parallel to the Troutbeck valley. It is a most protected and unspoiled area of natural beauty, and though popular with true walkers, remains peaceful. The River Kent flows through the valley floor with fells rising up from either side. At the head of the valley is the hamlet of Kentmere with track that leads to a splendid collection of mountain tops including Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, High Street, Mardale Ill Bell and Harter Fell and form the Kentmere Horseshoe. For the very hardy you can walk all the way to Hawswater, one of the most remote lakes.

At the mouth of the valley, about three miles from the cottage is the village of Staveley. The houses and buildings are typical Lakeland stone built and are nestled between the Rivers Kent and Gowan. At the heart of the village is St James church built in 1865 and shows off a stained glass east window designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and made by William Morris and Co. The original church was St Margaret's, built in 1388 where today only the tower remains.

There are plenty of shops and a few inns, the best the Eagle and Child, serving decent food and beer. At The Mill yard you will find a host of retail shops and businesses. Here there is Wheelbase a huge cycle company for top end bikes and hire bikes. Artesian shops include More Bakery, The Hawskhead Brewery, Starlys Spice Company and Fairground Coffee. Hawkshead Brewery have a super modern Beer Hall where you can relax and sample their excellent beers along with a plate of tapas. Wilf's Cafe is an old and popular favourite where you will find good food, along with art exhibitions. Mainly a day time affair, Wilf's do have specialty evenings and well worth checking out their notice board or website.

From Staveley you head on into the lakes where a three mile drive brings you to the linked towns of Bowness and Windermere set on the east shore of Lake Windermere, where Bowness is at the water's edge, with the town of Windermere set about a half mile away above the lake.

From Windermere the road leads on into the heart of South Lakes where you have Ambleside at the northern head of the lake, Rydal Water a little further on, and to the west Coniston Water, perhaps the most friendly of the large lakes.

Last but not least head east a few miles to Kendal, south lakes main town, offering a variety of good shopping with stores, supermarkets and farmers markets, along with dining and a good cultural scene with art galleries, theatre and cinema all adding up for a good day out.

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.

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  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Laundry service available on request
  • TV and DVD player
  • WI-Fi included
  • Please note that mobile signal is very intermittent
  • Wood burner
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Shared garden with furniture and lawn areas
  • Regret no children or babies
  • 1 dog welcome
  • 1 parking space available beside the property and 1 additional space by arrangement with the owner
  • Pub 4.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rachel 19th July 2019

Lovely Cottage, great location, perfect for those wishing to experience lake district walking without the crowds.

Reviewed by Nancy 21st June 2019

Beautiful and very peaceful cottage. It is off the beaten track, so be prepared for the drive down a narrow road, but it is worth it. Walks on your doorstep, amazing scenery and only birds chirping for noise. Lovely!!

Reviewed by Chris 14th June 2019

A beautiful cottage in a fabulous location. With music on and a cake to greet us it set the scene for a really relaxing break. The views are fantastic, and it was great to walk out of our front door straight into some brilliant walking for our dog. Thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed by Lisa 7th June 2019

Amazing views

Reviewed by Maria 14th February 2019

Lovely quiet location, lovely walks, and perfect cottage.

Reviewed by Leanne 16th November 2018

We had a lovely stay at The Mews. The location was great for what we wanted, a little further out of a town and beautiful walks on the doorstep. It was also perfect for our dog who could make use of the grounds too. The attention to detail in the cottage was lovely. We would definitely come again and recommend it. Leanne and Martyn

Reviewed by Martin & Gill Holmes

Our recent stay at "The Mews" Capplerigg was a present from our children. We have been visiting the Lakes for years having spent our honeymoon in Coniston. We've stayed in a number of cottages over the years but have never stayed in such an amazing place as "The Mews", the attention to detail and the comfort and homeliness is incredible. The welcomRead moree we received from the owners was outstanding and much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed the Kentmere Valley and the peace and tranquility of the property. We will definitely be making a return visit in the near future. Many thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Roy Youdale August 2017

We had a very nice stay in the Mews, and would recommend it to others. When we arrived we found the radio on (our favourite Classic FM!) and a lamp lit, as well as a delicious chocolate cake. These were lovely touches and much appreciated.

Reviewed by Tony and Danny Tait May 2017

It is more than 30years since we last holidayed in Capplerigg, then owned by the Wyons- my parents-in - law. We met with Mrs Cummings who purchased the property from the Wyons and did some wonderful reminiscing and congratulated Mrs Cummings on the improvements made since we last tramped through the place in muddy boots and wet suits. - alas, no moRead morere following the superb upgrades. Our house of choice was the Mews since that is the one we used all those years ago but much cosier now following the increase in size to the Pengennet. We had a lovely weekend, full of memories and can thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a few peaceful days. Hide

Reviewed by Hugh & Sue, Surrey

Contemporary living in an idyllic setting! We have hugely enjoyed our week here and are looking forward to coming back. Thank you for such attention to detail.

Reviewed by Jo & James

We have had a wonderfully relaxing week here in this beautiful house, we have loved it and really don't want to leave. The Mews is perfectly finished and has everything you could want and need.

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Welcoming living room with wood burner
Stylish finishes
Enjoy the views
Perfect for 2
King-size bedroom
Tastefully decorated
Look out at the glorious surroundings
Admire the view over coffee
Somewhere for your boots after a long walk
Filled with natural light
Show 6 moreShower room


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.

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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