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The Mews - Capplerigg

Kentmere - Kentmere Valley

Key Information


Star Rating:VE 4 Star Gold Award


Pets:No Pets

Other: Occupants must be 18yrs or over, No Children or Babies
Wi-Fi Broadband

See Also - Pengennett - Capplerigg   Shepherds Nook   The Nook  

The Mews



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 & Bathroms

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 a 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 al 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 waters 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.

For more info on the area visit our Lake District Guide

Full Lake District Guide

Bowness & Windermere 




Your Say

The Mews - Capplerigg is a beautiful & elegant cottage! The views of the valley from the large windows are very pretty...just the perfect place for us to relax and enjoy a romantic week.  

Alan & Colleen Duffield - Dubai

Dear Mr Serginson
We have just spent a wonderful week at 'The Mews' at Capplerigg and also had a most enjoyable week at 'Ducklings Retreat' near Cartmel last September. Both weeks have been excellent in terms of the standard of accommodation and location (depite the weather on both occasions!). Capplerigg in particular was a truly stunning location with amazing views and such a beautiful house, which was very comfortable and homely. Being a Conservation Officer I was very pleased to see that the owner has not succumbed to the desire to install plastic windows /doors or inappropriate extensions etc and has maintained the original character and appearance of the house, which is an intrinsic part of its charm.

We would like to thank the Lakeland Cottage Company, as although we have only visited two of your properties, we consider that the standard is very high. I would also like to compliment you on your excellent web-site, which is user friendly, well illustrated and very informative. We are hoping to book again for next year, in due course.
Kind regards - Tanya and Bill Shaw

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The Mews - Capplerigg
The Details

The Mews Inventory

  • 1 Double bedroom with king size bed
  • Duvets & blankets
  • Full linen & towels
  • 1 En-suite shower room
  • Underfloor heating kitchen & bathroom - electric heating main rooms and bedroom
  • Log Burning Stove, starter logs provided, further fuel please purchase locally
  • Oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee cafetiere
  • Laundry service available on request
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Widescreen TV
  • DVD player
  • Wi-Fi Broadband
  • Electricity inclusive
  • Local jam, milk and tea tray for your arrival.
  • Decorated Christmas Tree with the owner's Seasonal Best Wishes
  • Garden furniture
  • No children or babies
  • No smokers
  • No Pets
  • Parking 1 car by the property, 1 additional car space by arrangement with the owner
  • Private water supply UV filtered spring water
  • Please note that there are extensive grounds for both properties to share, however we would ask guests of the Mews not to sit immediately outside the rear door, as this would effect the privacy of those staying at Pengennett.
  • Nearest Pub - The Eagle & Child Staveley - 4.5 Miles
Nearest Amenities
Staveley - Kentmere
Ings Village - Nr Windermere
Bowness & Windermere
Troutbeck Valley
Walks, Activities and Info Links
Local Areas of Interest

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Lake District Guides


Lake District Cottage Holidays are about relaxing and reviving, leisure and pleasure. The lakes, mountains, fells and forests offer some of the best walking and climbing in the country and are a tonic for all. Along with our wonderful landscape and the National Park, the Lake District offers some of the finest dining in the country, a vibrant cultural and arts scene and, for those who want something a little out of the ordinary, we have gathered together a list of people, places and events that should satisfy the most adventurous spirited visitor.



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Lake District Personal Sanctuary


We want you to truly have a relaxing time and unwind during your stay. We have teamed up with My Personal Sanctuary who offer 5 star quality organic massage and treatments, carried out in the comfort of your holiday home.


To add to the relaxed mood why not order a delicious meal from Clare Boissier, a Prue Leith-trained chef with over 20 years experience and will work throughout the county, Debby Bainbridge in the North Lakes or Lucy’s of Ambleside in South Lakes.
See our Lakeland Extras Page for more details