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The Cow House

Shap, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043829)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Michael

    “A top quality property.”

    Warm and friendly hosts.

    Warm and friendly hosts. The Butchers Arms nearby is not to be missed.

    - Michael, May 2022

The property

The Cow House is a unique stone-built holiday cottage dating back to the 1600's, offering accommodation for two guests seeking to be at the heart of rural England, resting between the wonders of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks, this property offers excitement in every direction, the local village of Shap being just over a mile away, offering you the most idyllic of bases.

Park up beside the property and admire the beauty of your natural surroundings overlooking the valley, before venturing into the equally as impressive open-plan living space.

Light up the woodburning stove and raise a toast to your romantic retreat, the Sky TV offering a lovely way to while away the hour while dinner simmers on the hob.

The kitchen area is home to a good range of quality utensils and appliances including an electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, while the handy utility also hosts a freezer and a washing machine!

The cottage exudes character at every inch, with its original wooden beam and exposed stone walls creating a rustic feel, while the luxurious decor provides a contemporary country feel.

Move down the hallway and cosy up beneath the covers of the super-king-size bed, a TV found in here too for those relaxed mornings, as well as being served by an impressive bathroom boasting both a bath and a separe walk-in shower, so you can choose how best to prepare for your day.

Begin your days amidst the fresh countryside breeze out on the decking, before pulling on your walking boots and taking a steady ramble into the centre of the local village; Shap.

Resting within the Eden district of Cumbria, there's plenty of scenic splendour to explore all around the village, as well as Shap boasting a good range of amenities to assist you on your self-catered stay including shops, a Post Office and a scatter of pubs.

Shap also benefits from a swimming pool for those seeking water sports, while the wonderful Lake Windermere can also be found just a scenic drive away where you can find a plethora of activities such as kayaking, canoeing, raft building and much more; it's well-worth the journey particularly with the popular peak of Claife Heights being found in close reach too.

For adventure closer to the cottage, take a stroll around the beautiful Haweswater Reservoir, or venture over to Ullswater where you can enjoy a trip on one of its eco-friendly Steamers to get the best views of these scenic waters, with the Aira Force Waterfall and nature trails sitting on the banks of the water too.

Explore either of the surrounding National Parks for an unforgettable day out, perfect for walking, cycling, horse riding and wildlife watching, or spend your days exploring the surrounding wonders of Ambleside, Kendal and beyond.

With so much to see and do on its doorstep, The Cow House is a truly splendid choice for your escape to Cumbria.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One super-king-size bedroom with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, underfloor heating
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility with WC.
  • Oil-fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, TV and WiFi, CD player with speakers.Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private garden with lawn and decking with furniture
  • Bike Storage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Please Note: Strictly no pets due to farming community.

About the location


Pooley Bridge 13.5 miles; Kendal 16 miles; Ullswater 18 miles

This endearing linear village rests within the isolated dales in the Eden district, Cumbria. This small village consist of a long line of 18th century properties, a swimming pool, pubs, shops, a Post Office and a wonderful memorial park. Resting half a mile away from the village centre is Shap Abbey, which is surrounded by a picturesque location by the River Lowther and was the last to be Henry VIII in 1540. Within striking distance is the breath-taking Lake District National Park, with easy access to the delightful towns of Ambleside and Windermere. 16 miles away in the larger town of Kendal, which plays host to superb shopping arcades, two castles and a number of historical landmarks to keep you busy. Shap promises a wonderful village, perfect for exploring Cumbria and the wonders of the Lake District.