At a glance
- Rural, peaceful Lake District location
- One of just five boutique-style properties on a luxury cottage complex
- Spa and swimming pool access, plus private yoga and a personal chef available
About the propertyHerdwick Cottage is an easy choice for a romantic break in the Lake District. Designed with a shepherd’s bothy in mind, it is cosy, warm and inviting. As part of a luxury cottage complex (there are just four other boutique-style properties here) with three acres of tranquil gardens, Herdwick is an idyllic base for country walks from the door, connecting with nature, stargazing and snuggling up together in front of the log-burner. With an on-site spa and swimming pool available for your exclusive use, and massage treatments and a private chef service on request, Herdwick is a place for total indulgence.
The spaceFull of character, Herdwick Cottage features exposed stone walls, natural woods, muted tones that reflect the natural landscape outside and details including sheepskin throws to snuggle up under.
On the ground floor, there’s the open-plan kitchen and living area. The bespoke kitchen has everything you’ll need to self-cater with ease, including a double oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, pots and pans, plus a peninsula with stools where you can enjoy a quick bite.
The lounge has a stylish leather sofa, a Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix built-in, and a log-burner to make chilly evenings even more romantic. The cottage also features music control pads and Bluetooth technology so that you can play songs from your own collection, or stream music.
The lounge area leads to the dining area with table and chairs and from there you can step through the glass bi-fold doors onto the patio where you can dine alfresco.
There are two bathrooms at Herdwick Cottage; one on the ground floor that is a wet room with monsoon shower, whilst upstairs there’s a bedroom with a king-size bed, TV and an en-suite with a bath. The bedroom also has a private balcony with a small table and chairs which is a wonderful spot for morning coffee.
For nature-lovers, there’s a ‘nature spotter diary’ for noting sightings of wildlife, drawing pictures, or adding photos or pressings. You’ll also find bird and nature guides to help you identify species. On a clear night, we recommend requesting some stargazing equipment to be dropped off at the cottage, wrapping up warm and seeing what magical things you can spot in the night sky.
Guest accessIf you arrive before 7pm you will be met by a member of staff who will show you to your cottage and how everything works. For later arrivals, there is self-check-in, but a member of staff will welcome you the following morning. Parking is available on-site, near to the cottage.
SustainabilityThe complex on which Herdwick Cottage is situated is committed to minimising its environmental impact and caring for the surrounding countryside. It has a private water supply, while renewable biomass and solar power is generated on site. Recycling facilities include guest composting bins for food waste, while bark chippings are created in the grounds and used in the garden borders. There’s also a tree-planting programme, whilst nature is encouraged to thrive through measures like adding plants and wildflowers that attract pollinators including bees and butterflies. Meanwhile, eco-friendly cleaning products are used where possible and items included in welcome hampers are sourced locally.
If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.
Keep in mindCheck-in: from 16:00
Check-out: by 10:00
Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.
Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.
- Strictly no smoking on all the premises or grounds
- No parties and events
- Please keep noise to a minimum
- You will be asked to pre-book a time slot for your exclusive use of the spa facilities, including the swimming pool·
- One well-behaved dog permitted by prior arrangement
- Dogs must be kept on a lead in the gardens and also on the walking routes that enter farmland. However, dogs can run free in a field opposite the cottage complex