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Wreay Villa Cottage

Shap, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone cottage nestled in a pretty Lakeland village
  • Enjoy gorgeous views across open fields from the stylish dining room
  • Cosy up beside the wood burner in the lounge or unwind with a book in the garden
Property code: 91262

Situated between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, the historic village of Shap has lots to offer, including good pubs, a cafe, shops, and a popular fish and chip shop. There is even a heated, open-air swimming pool (available between May and September). Lowther Castle and Gardens, with its fabulous adventure play area and tearoom, is just 7 miles away and Haweswater, your nearest lake, is only 3 miles and provides access to many of the great Lake District peaks. Penrith, Kendal and Pooley Bridge are all within 15 miles. Or why not visit Hill Top, the former home of Beatrix Potter, and Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth once lived? This is a great base to get out and explore.

This traditional stone cottage is accessed via an external staircase. Enter the hallway where there is handy storage for coats and walking boots. Off this space, you will find the cosy lounge with dual-aspect views, high ceilings with exposed beams, and a wood burner that is set into the wall. The contemporary kitchen is accessed from either the lounge or hallway, and is a spacious, bright room with lots of storage. A dining area is set up in front of the French doors which overlook the garden and open fields. There is also a handy utility room with space for drying off wet walking gear and a shower room. As you head back into the hallway, there are three bedrooms; a double with built-in wardrobe space, and a single bedroom which is accessed up two steps from the hallway. The family bathroom is across the hall and then there is the master bedroom with feature beams and a TV.

There is a private, enclosed garden with seating and raised beds where you can enjoy a glass of wine on a sunny evening or relax with a good book.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with WC, and 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric double oven and hob, integrated fridge
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and American-style fridge/freezer with water dispenser
  • Smart TV in the lounge and TV with Freeview in the master bedroom
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Pubs, shops and chip shop within 200 meters
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Kylie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Kian Yow, 31st October 2023

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Lovely cottage, very clean, well equipped, comfortable beds, modern kitchen, had everything we could think of that we would need. Fantastic hosts - very responsive and helpful. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by David, 8th September 2023

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We had a lovely stay. The cottage was well equipped, clean and had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. The owners were very friendly and helpful and offered any assistance if we needed it. The cottage was in a great location and although there is a railway line not far it didnt disturb us at all. We would definitely recommend a stay aRead moret Wreay Villa cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Gemma, 25th August 2023

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Great cottage for our family holiday. There was everything we needed in the house. The cottage is perfectly located, close to the Lakes and Motorway but remote enough to enjoy some peace and quiet. Plenty to do in Shap including England's highest open-air swimming pool!

Reviewed by Sarah, 11th August 2023

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Absolutely gorgeous cottage, perfectly located to explore the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. Easy to find, directions were spot on, and quick access from the M6. The cottage is a lovely mix of contemporary and traditional, cosy when needed and very comfortable. It is very well equipped, lovely warm showers, new facilities and extremely clean. The ownerRead mores are readily available but leave you to yourselves unless needed. They were happy to help anytime and even fixed a broken shoe for us.We will return Hide

Reviewed by Neelam, 7th August 2023

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We had a lovely time staying in cottage. Very easy to find way to cottage and they are very friendly owner, always ready to help us.

Reviewed by Denise, 31st July 2023

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The property is ideally situated for easy access to all areas. Plenty of storage and well equipped. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Rebecca, 27th July 2023

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A great cottage with lots of space. Really comfortable beds and the facilities were brilliant. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Annette, 11th April 2023

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I really liked the pillows on the bed. Due to having breathing difficulties I have a problem finding suitable pillows, even for my bed at home, so it was great for me to feel so comfortable; and the cottage was delightful in every respect, the size, the content and the situation. My daughter took photos of the kitchen units and the layout for inspiRead moreration, as she is having work done at home shortly. Hide

Reviewed by William, 6th April 2023

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Lovely, spacious cottage in a fantastic location for exploring the best of the Lake District. We made the most of the well-equipped kitchen and enjoyed our evenings resting by the wood burner after some long hikes! We enjoyed making the most of the outdoor spaces in sunny weather too. It was also great meeting the hosts, who were always on hand to Read morehelp with any questions. Cant recommend enough for a big group! Hide

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