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1 Wreay Cottage

Shap, Cumbria
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Escape to the bustling village of Shap - home to the highest open-air, heated swimming pool in England
  • Reward your hikes and climbs with a tasty portion of fish and chips in the village
  • Treat yourselves to a cosy night in by the wood burner - a firm favourite with your canine companions
Property code: SZ005

Whisk family, friends and four legged friends away to the eastern side of the Lake District National Park and explore the fantastic Eden Valley before enjoying time together in this sociable yet cosy home.

This sweet little cottage is situated next to the village church in the busy, vibrant village of Shap. With views of the open countryside, a spacious living room and light decor throughout, it boasts calming clean lines and a really lovely feel, just perfect for a couple or small family to have the perfect holiday!

 

Shap is a small village with lots to offer! The cottage is just a 5-minute walk from a couple of good pubs, tea rooms, shops, and even a heated open-air swimming pool (available between May and September)! For the walkers amongst you, you can take on part of Wainwright's Coast to Coast, or enjoy any of the vast array of fabulous routes in the surrounding area. Alternatively, why not visit Sleddale Hall (as seen in the cult film, Withnail and I), or take a trip to the impressive ruins of Shap Abbey?

 

Haweswater is your nearest lake, just 8 miles away, and provides access to many of the great Lake District peaks including High Street and Kidsty Pike, both of which can be seen from the cottage. The area around Haweswater is also home to an amazing amount of wildlife including deer, badgers and squirrels.

 

This cottage is one of those places that has a really lovely feel to it. The sitting room is warm and cosy with comfy seating, wood burner, TV with DVD player, and a lovely window seat. The dining table is also in this room, right next to the wood burner, so you can be sure of a cosy meal!

 

The kitchen is fully equipped with induction hob, electric double oven, microwave, dishwasher, under-counter fridge and storage space. A utility room houses an under-counter freezer and washing machine and also leads to a downstairs toilet.

 

From the kitchen, stairs lead upstairs to a landing that houses a traditional ceiling pulley clothes airer/dryer. From the hallway is a king-size bedroom (boasting views of  Kidsty Pike and High Street), a twin bedroom, and a family bathroom with toilet, wash basin, and bath with hand rail and shower over.

 

From the back of the house are views over the garden towards open countryside. The raised garden is reached by slightly uneven steps ( with handrail) and is long, with a gravelled area, shrubs, picnic table and benches where you can enjoy a peaceful morning cuppa. For the train enthusiast, to the rear of the cottage is the West Coast main line, which occasionally plays host to vintage steam trains including the Flying Scotsman!

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom, 1 WC
  • Induction hob, electric double oven, microwave, dishwasher and under-counter fridge
  • Utility room with washing machine and under-counter freezer
  • Landing has a traditional, pulley-style clothes airer/dryer
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Wood burner - initial supply of logs provided
  • TV/DVD
  • Superfast Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Please note towels are not provided
  • Steps (slightly uneven, but with handrail) lead to a raised garden with gravelled area, seating and picnic table and off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with pedestrian access for neighbours via the side and rear path
  • Shops and pubs within 1 mile
  • Please note: dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Geoff 30th October 2023

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Nice cottage hidden in the back streets of Shap. Ideal for those who want to walk on the less visited hills of Cumbria

Reviewed by JANE 15th September 2023

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Just fab, the cottage is so comfortable & well equipped, we love it, our 4th stay and fifth already booked for next year! The owners have thought of everything and keep it spot on!! Loads of local walks and pubs.

Reviewed by Mark 8th September 2023

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Lovely cottage, well equipped, milk eggs and bread in the fridge which was much appreciated

Reviewed by Heather 1st September 2023

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Really relaxing break in a lovely little village clean well equipped house, lots of games and teabags sugar milk & bread on arrival, would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Tracey 28th July 2023

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Lovely comfortable, cosy house. Location quiet with lovely views. Unfortunately the weather wasnt very kind to us, but it didnt stop us getting out daily for walks. Shops and pubs in the village . Would recommend to stay here

Reviewed by Shirley 7th July 2023

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Wreay cottage is a comfortable cottage with lovely views from the front bedroom. Throughout the cottage there has been a great deal of thought given to the homely comfort for guests. The kitchen and utility area have everything we needed for our holiday with quality white goods and lots of cutlery and dishes so we could use the dishwasher effectiveRead morely. Lots of walking from the door and its walkable to Shap Abbey which is worth a look. Lowther castle is 20 minutes in the car and has lovely walks Hide

Reviewed by Sylvia 30th June 2023

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Great cottage in a great location, Westmorland Dales, Lake District, Eden Valley, Howgills all on your doorstep. Many beautiful walks from your door. Cottage very clean and comfortable, the owner has thought of every thing you might need. Fourth time we stayed and we hope to return soon!

Reviewed by Clare 9th June 2023

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A well presented property. Fully equipped and spotless. Would recommend to anyone. Very dog friendly area

Reviewed by Andrea 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Elisabet 28th December 2022

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Reviewed by Rachel 21st October 2022

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The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. The bread, eggs and milk left by the owner was really welcoming after a long journey, as well as the logs so we could light a fire on our first night. Comfy beds and plenty of storage for clothes etc. Really helpful to have extra bowls for the dogs and towels to dry them with. Really happy with ouRead morer stay. Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 16th September 2022

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Lovely cottage. Both parties arrived separately when it was dark, it was easy to immediately feel at home with great quality equipment that was easy to use at hand. Shap is a great village with lots to do locally. Dog friendly garden and walking nearby ideal for our needs. Plan to return.

Reviewed by JANE 9th September 2022

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Our 4th visit I think with next year already booked, I think tells all!! A fab little home from home with everything you would need within the property carefully thought out by the owners. It is spotlessly clean with beautiful bedding. There are walks from the door, Shap Abbey, Swindale Head to name but a few, all just beautiful and if you get the Read moreweather as we did you will never stop taking pics. Handy for N. Lakes & N. Yorks. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Jackie 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Sandra 12th August 2022

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in 1 Wreay Cottage, it had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean on arrival with a welcome pack of bread, milk, tea and coffee. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. The garden was fully enclosed so perfect for the dogs and plenty of walks from the doorstep for a quick toilet walk. ShaRead morep has a well stocked Co-op and the meal we had from Shap Chippy was delicious. The North & South Lakes are easily reached with a car on good roads. Hide

Reviewed by Barbara 5th August 2022

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Very well equipped and comfortable cottage

Reviewed by David 29th July 2022

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Cottage was perfect and everything thought of to make the stay as enjoyable as possible.

Reviewed by Audrey 15th July 2022

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The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. Great location to explore the Lake District. Fully enclosed garden that was great for the dog.

Reviewed by Sylvia 8th July 2022

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Our third visit to Wreay cottage so I think that says it all. Clean, comfortable and welcoming. Well equipped kitchen and a good level parking space. The steps down from the garden are documented in the description but were not a problem. Many walks from the door. We love relaxing here.

Reviewed by Keith 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Sheila 24th June 2022

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Cosy & well-appointed cottage in a handy location. Beds super comfy. Plenty of crockery & cutlery, so you're not constantly washing up (why do some cottages for 4 people only provide 4 plates, 4 mugs etc?? ). Books & games were appreciated during a week of not so brilliant weather - we are now 'Frustration' addicts! Recommendations: open-air swimmiRead moreng pools in the village & Askham nearby (if you get good weather), steak & ale pie at the 'Greyhound' pub in the village, a visit to Lowther Castle. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 17th June 2022

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Beautiful, clean and well equipped cottage. Very comfortable and is ideally located for visiting the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. Would certainly recommend.

Reviewed by Paul 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Janet 15th April 2022

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A wonderful well equipped cottage. It had everything we needed. It is situated within easy access to plenty of amazing walks in the Lake District. The weather was amazing and this really made our holiday. We managed to go out every day walking and we almost managed to tire our dogs out! In the evenings we played games and did a couple of jigsaws whRead moreich were in the cottage. A throughly lovey week in a cottage that is highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 1st April 2022

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A gem of a cottage. Fully equipped (best I have seen and home from home). Also the cottage was absolutely spotless. A good base to explore the Lakes, Pennines and Dales. A nice gesture to have a welcome gift of bread, eggs and milk when we arrived. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Mike 4th March 2022

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The cottage was lovely and cosy, with all the amenities covered. Our dogs loved relaxing by the woodburner, the beds were very comfortable and the shower nice and powerful. The location was ideal for visiting both the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales and we had a thoroughly good time. The food at the Shap Chippy can be recommended, although closing atRead more 7.30 caught us out one evening! Hide

Reviewed by Claire 21st February 2022

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