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Shearers - Kirkland

Kirkland, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • Based in the hamlet of Kirkland surrounded by the beautiful Eden Valley
  • A great base to explore the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales, Scottish Borders and the North East
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside perfect for lovers of the great outdoors
Property code: 79466

Semi-detached converted barn lovingly restored with exposed stonework, beams and a cosy log burner to curl up in front of in the evening. The property was featured in the Country Living Magazine's ‘Great Escapes’, the perfect place to get away from it all.  Set at the foot of Cross Fell, the highest point in the Pennines.

This charming property, situated at the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the ideal place to relax and retreat. Sleeping four across two cosy bedrooms, this holiday home suits both couples and small families. Spend the day exploring Carlisle (25 miles) or walking on the many trails around the area before heading back to the tranquil cottage to unwind and prepare for tomorrow.

The property, which has a wonderful south-facing patio, is spacious and welcoming. Exposed beams and stone in the open-plan living area give it a delightful farmhouse feel; sit back on the sofa in front of the wood burner after a long day, put your feet up and soak up the calming atmosphere. Open the back doors to let in fresh air while you cook in the kitchen area and eat at the rustic table. At bedtime, snuggle into one of the cosy bedrooms; each has exposed beams and neutral decor to help you drift off into a peaceful sleep. Wake up refreshed and ready for a day of adventure, taking your morning coffee out into the garden to enjoy the rural scenery.

Keen fishers should book a fishing ticket for Blencarn Lake (1 mile), with views so beautiful that you’d never guess it was a man-made lake! If you’re feeling fit, set off on a walk along Pennine Way to High Cup Nick (11.5 miles), a deep chasm on the Pennine fellside that overlooks the best glaciated valley in the north of England. If you’re looking for something a bit more sedate, the enchanting Derwent Pencil Museum (28 miles) is always a hit with kids and you might even learn something too!

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom –with bath shower over and WC
  • Gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, under-counter fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Towels not included
  • TV in lounge
  • Private garden
  • Private parking to side of the property
  • Pub and shops 5 miles away
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Clive 30th July 2022

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Location was outstanding. Cottage outstanding. Weather behaved. A great week had by all. Views from garden accross Eden Valley were superb. Only downside was Langwathby road closure to Penrith. Hopefully open for next visitors. Would recommend this property to anyone who really wants peace and quiet

Reviewed by ALICE 2nd July 2022

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LOVELY COTTAGE AND BEAUTIFUL GARDEN. GREAT LOCATION IN FRIENDLY HAMLET.

Reviewed by Peter 25th June 2022

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Shearers Cottage is in a fantastic location if you want peace and quiet. Superb back garden although shared with the other cottages but you do have your own garden at the side. Was glad of the logs for the log burner in the evening. Challenging walk up to the top of Cross Fell from your doorstep but access to the lakes in 40 - 90 minutes depending Read moreon where you want to visit. Thoroughly enjoyed our time and would definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 18th June 2022

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 30th April 2022

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A well maintained cottage with an exceptionably lovely garden. Honestly, the wildlife will blow you away. Hares, rabbits, squirrels, birds of all varieties, and of course all the local sheep. The owner, Ian was very pleasant and informed us where he lived, and to call on him if there was anything we needed. My husband is 6ft 4ins, and there are a fRead moreew places where he had to duck, but all in all, a lovely quiet, isolated premises with enough walks nearby to keep you busy for days. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 13th November 2021

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All in all, it was a wonderful cottage, and we had a marvelous time, despite a power cut and boiler breakdown! ( Fixed the morning after!) Owner Ian very helpful and apologetic. Woodburner was an absolute joy, really made the room cosy. We were entertained every morning by the birds feeding outside the patio doors, ( bring your own bird seed, nuts,Read more fastballs, and you will be rewarded.) Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 23rd October 2021

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Wonderful location with lovely garden and easy access to fells and local walks. Accommodation practical and comfortable.

Reviewed by Craig 18th September 2021

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Reviewed by Peter 14th August 2021

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Beautiful location. Very remote and peaceful.

Reviewed by Chun-Fang 24th July 2021

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Lovely cottage in lovely location. Nice walks from door steps, and easy to get get to the lakes as well. We had a lovely time here. Thank you Ian and Lesley.

Reviewed by Doreen 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Jan 3rd July 2021

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Definitely a 'get-away-from-it-all' place to stay. Quiet and unspoilt. We were glad of the basket of logs because even in July it could be cool. Best of all was the instant access to multiple different walking routes. Having spent the last 18 months working from home stuck behind a computer I rediscovered my legs and progressed in 2 weeks from beinRead moreg exhausted and only managing two miles on the flat to doing a ten mile hike up and down Crossfell. Amazing views and very friendly hosts. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 12th June 2021

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Reviewed by Katherine 15th May 2021

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wonderful place to stay in a lovely area - very comfortable, and surrounded by pretty villages and walks.

Reviewed by John 8th May 2021

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Reviewed by Caroline 1st May 2021

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Beautiful cottage in a scenic secluded location. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to escape the hustle bustle of everyday life. Shearers Cottage comes with its own private garden, surrounded by breathtaking countryside. Plenty of walks from your doorstep. The perfect place to unwind and get back to nature.

Reviewed by Martin 24th April 2021

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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