View towards the cottage
Open-plan living area
Perfect for 2
Relax in the comfy living room
The AGA takes pride of place
Door to the stairs
Idyllic country cottage
Cook up a storm
King-size bedroom
Everything you need for a good night sleep
Tastefully furnished
Wake up and enjoy the views
The view from the garden
The view of Kentmere
1 / 15  View towards the cottage
2 / 15  Open-plan living area
3 / 15  Perfect for 2
4 / 15  Relax in the comfy living room
5 / 15  The AGA takes pride of place
6 / 15  Door to the stairs
7 / 15  Idyllic country cottage
8 / 15  Cook up a storm
9 / 15  King-size bedroom
10 / 15  Everything you need for a good night sleep
11 / 15  Tastefully furnished
12 / 15  Wake up and enjoy the views
13 / 15  Bathroom
14 / 15  The view from the garden
15 / 15  The view of Kentmere

Shepherds Nook,

Kentmere, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Semi-detached cottage sleeping two guests
  • Ideal location for enjoying a relaxing adults-only romantic retreat
  • Characterful cottage with thoughtful attention to detail throughout
  • Traditional cottage garden offering a wonderfully relaxing space to unwind
  • Tranquil rural location in the Lake District’s peaceful Kentmere Valley
  • Fantastic location for exploring the region, with Lake Windermere, Ullswater, and Coniston Water all within easy reach
  • A cosy cottage which has been recognised by Visit England with a 4 star rating
Property code: LCC49

Authentic country cottage, offering the perfect location for enjoying a relaxing couple’s retreat, located in the Lake District countryside, just nine miles from the eastern shore of Lake Windermere.

This property enjoys an idyllic rural location in the picturesque Kentmere valley region of the Lake District and is perfect for visitors who want to experience the peace and quiet of the countryside, whilst still being within easy reach of the Lake District’s most popular attractions. The eastern shore of Lake Windermere, at Bowness is just nine miles west of the property, whilst the quieter waters of Ullswater can be found twenty miles to the north. Coniston Water, which is the ideal place for trying out a whole host of watersports is also twenty miles away, whilst Esthwaite Water is a smaller lake, situated between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, close to which is the beautiful village of Near Sawrey, a favourite with visitors to the area as it is the location for Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter which is lovingly maintained by the National Trust.

On arrival at this wonderfully romantic cottage, guests will come first to the kitchen, which although modest in size, offers everything that guests will need to make themselves at home including a microwave and fridge/freezer, whilst the AGA oven and hob can be found taking pride of place in the cosy living room. There is small dining table here, perfect for enjoying candle-lit dinners, as well as an armchair and inviting sofa where guests can snuggle up in the evenings and enjoy a film on the TV. A door opens onto the stairs which lead up to the beautifully finished bedroom on the first floor. A peaceful retreat from the outside world, this room, with its king-size bed and stylish shabby-chic furniture, guests will enjoy a good night’s sleep and wake up to the stunning views across the countryside, perhaps whilst checking the weather on the TV before they even get out of bed. The shower room with WC can be found next to the bedroom.

Outside, there is a traditional cottage garden to the front of the cottage, which is a lovely spot to sit out and enjoy the peaceful surroundings from the garden furniture provided. There is parking for one car.

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.

  • 1 king-size bedroom with TV
  • Shower room with WC
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • AGA oven, hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer
  • Laundry service available on request
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Regret no babies or children
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub 4.5 miles

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Antonia, 22nd June 2019

We just returned and are already nostalgic of the fantastic time had at shepards nook. Cottage is cozy and in a perfect spot for the fab view which we amired a lot during a week stayed there. But its also in a strategic place to drive around to cultural location which lake district is full. We are more cultural kind of tourist but noticed that as wRead moree went off in the mornings hikers were just coming in so its perfect for both tyoe of tourist, cultural and sporty. Hide

Reviewed by Dorothee, 8th June 2019

Amazing cottage. Wonderful furniture, warm and cosy. Great location in a beautyful valley.

Reviewed by Sophie, 11th May 2019

This little cottage is everything you would need! The cottage itself is very homely and comfortable, the Aga is fantastic! We cooked on it every night. The views and location are indescribable, they are beautiful, thankfully we had fabulous weather all week not a bit of rain! Annis is such a joy to talk to and is on hand if you should need anythingRead more! It is the perfect location especially if you have a dog, the public footpaths are located everywhere within the valley and you can walk for miles. Hide

Reviewed by Lara, 27th April 2019

The Shepherd's Nook couldn't have been more perfect. At the top of the most idyllic valley, with astounding views, it's the ideal place for walkers and those who want a bit of peace and quiet. All we heard were cuckoos and sheep! And we even saw a red squirrel. The cottage and garden are beautifully maintained. The host was so welcoming and easy-goRead moreing. We will definitely be back, if she will have us! Many thanks for a fantastic week away. Hide

Reviewed by Neil, 2nd April 2019

The cottage is very much as described. Its very cosy and was perfect for a couple and our dog. The aga was great to cook with and there was a lot pans etc to use. The cottage is tidy and clean. WiFi is slow and only works in living room and its hard to find. But worth it

Reviewed by Lauren, 25th March 2019

Lovely property amazing views and lovely people. Enjoyed our stay immensely and want to go back already.

Reviewed by Thomas, 22nd March 2019

Cosy cottage, excellent location for walking. Lots to do nearby. Good parking. Comfortable bed & great kitchen - everything provided. Had zero problems with anything - owners helpful (next door), would come back.

Reviewed by Diane, 9th March 2019

Outside Storm Gareth raged, but we couldnt have been cosier in this perfect little bolt hole on the hillside, with stunning views down the valley. You dont even mind getting wet on the wonderful walks from the door, when you can come back to snuggle up beside the Aga. This is for people who really want to escape and unwind for a while. We loved it!Read more Hide

Reviewed by Stella, 9th February 2019

This is a very cosy, warm and well-equipped cottage. It is in a fantastic position at the head of Kentmere - perfect for walking directly into the hills. The Aga is a treat to cook on, and keeps the place welcoming at all times. The soft furnishings and pictures, baskets etc. all add to the personal touch. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Reviewed by L, 23rd December 2018

A fantastic cosy cottage in kendal. We used the Aga every evening and it made the best meals. Our host was amazing and couldnt thank her enough for her hospitality (receiving complimentary mince pies, mulled wine, truffles and a Christmas tree). We felt relaxed and the scenery is like no other with many nearby local walks. Couldnt recommend more, aRead more must visit Hide

Reviewed by Kenneth Craig, 27th October 2018

Superb cottage, fantastic views. Very well appointed, the aga was great. Owner was very welcoming. Very peaceful just sheep for company . Only downside was very narrow road and other drivers going to fast. Would recommend to everybody.

Reviewed by Andrew, 13th October 2018

Reluctant to leave this review for fear that the cottage will get too popular and the prices will go up. But it has to be said- this cottage is perfect! the view from the front is amazing, and really took my breath away every morning, specially in autumn when I went- the mist hanging in the valley was postcard perfect. The cottage itself is cozy, iRead morenstantly welcoming and we felt at home immediately. The aga more than makes up for the lack of a fire, and we received a warm welcome from the owner. Hide

Reviewed by Harry, 6th October 2018

Lovely cottage in a great location, parking was a bit tricky as there is a tight gap to negotiate. Superb walking straight from the door. Dont expect fast internet due to the isolation but that is what makes this place so special.

Reviewed by Michele, 8th September 2018

The location is stunning in the middle of nowhere with an amazing view of surrounding fells which can be walked from the doorstep. The cottage is small but perfect in every way. Very welcoming owner and so homely and warm with everything you could possibly need and more. The subtle lighting and fittings make it home from home. Loved it best place wRead moree have ever stayed. Hide

Reviewed by Philip Mark, 1st September 2018

This is a cottage which forces you to relax and chill out, we had some great meals cooked on the aga, and there are lovely walks straight out of the door. Annis the owner is lovely and made us welcome.

Reviewed by Tiffany, 4th August 2018

Location, location, location! The cottage is right at the end of a long and winding road, helping to build the suspense for ones arrival. The views are breath-taking. In the foreground, Cute cottage gardens lead onto calm farmland with a small private lake and mountains in the background. The sound of a trickling stream can be heard whilst the smelRead morel of herbs can be smelt by the door. The house is very much a home as you step inside and feel the warmth from the AGA and the homely furniture. Hide

Reviewed by David and Valerie Knew, September 2017

We had a very enjoyable week in The Lake District in spite of some wet weather and staying in Sheherd's Nook Cottage at Kentmere with stunning views over the River Kent Valley. But best of all was the cottage itself which is an absolute gem, beautifully appointed and thoughtfully furnished with every consideration for a couple like us requiring a cRead moreomfortable and quiet place to stay for a few days.The charming owner is to be congratulated on how she has interestingly developed the family farm with no less than three cottages for guests to rent of which Shepherd's Nook is one; and in a setting of spectacular scenery. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay which we would recommend to any couple. Hide

Reviewed by Sue McCormick, July 2017

I very much enjoyed my recent stay at Shepherds nook, I thought the location and views exceptional and perfect for fell walking straight from the house. The cottage is very cosy and had everything we needed. The local village Staveley has everything you may need beer, bread, bicycles! I would definitely consider another visit to the cottage in the Read morefuture. Hide

Reviewed by Sherrie & Ava, June 2017

I will never forget the view, its so beautiful that its almost unreal. Loved the warmth of the Aga. Thanks Annis!.

Reviewed by Ellie & Chris, May 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is perfect - cosy, warm, an ideal place to relax after a day on the fells. Thank you.

Reviewed by Helen & Mike, March 2017

Wonderful stay in the most cosy cottage ever! Epic fell walking, lovely suppers in the Aga.

Reviewed by Lydia & Chirs, March 2017

Had a wonderful relaxing stay, perfect place to relax and unwind. Love the cosy cottage! Such a stunning area. Thank you.

Reviewed by Jason & Jackie, March 2017

Lovely short break in the Kentmere Valley. Lucky to enjoy stunning views on the Kentmere Horseshoe. Evenings in by the cosy Aga where perfect for a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Thank You!

Reviewed by John & Lynda, December 2016

The cottage is wonderful but our stay was made so special by the interesting and inspiring talks with Annis. We came for John to relive special memories and were not disappointed.

Reviewed by Mr O, October 2016

The cottage homely and arty. We loved it when can we move in

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View towards the cottage
Open-plan living area
Perfect for 2
Relax in the comfy living room
The AGA takes pride of place
Door to the stairs
Idyllic country cottage
Cook up a storm
King-size bedroom
Everything you need for a good night sleep
Tastefully furnished
Show 3 moreWake up and enjoy the views


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