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Self Catering Cottages In Cumbria The Lake District. - Shearers Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Shearers Cottage

Shearers Cottage is the perfect base for walking, cycling, touring or just relaxing by a log fire

The cottage was sympathetically created from an ancient stone farm building retaining many original features such as beamed ceilings and exposed stonework. It has a large entrance hall, leading to the open plan lounge area with a large wood-burning stove and a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen and a dining area with French doors onto the patio and wildlife gardens beyond. The cottage also has a private garden to the side.

Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin and a bathroom with bath and shower.

All the cottages were refurbished in 2010 with English Oak floors and new bathrooms and all have gas central heating as well as large wood-burning stoves/open fires.

The cottages have been rated 4 STAR by Visit England (formerly English Tourist Board) and are maintained to a high standard.

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About the property

Kirkland Hall Cottages

Our self catering cottages have featured in Country Living Magazine's 'Great Escapes'. They are comfortable, well furnished and are maintained to the highest standards by the resident owners.

Each cottage was created from a range of ancient stone barns, a project which was voted 'the best barn conversion in the North of England'. All cottages have large wood burning stoves as well as gas central heating for that cosy night in by the fire.

The large informal gardens and pastures surrounding our holiday cottages are a haven for rabbits, badgers and red squirrels. They are host to dozens of species of migrant and resident birds including woodpeckers, tree creepers and nuthatches, whilst the Fells above us are home to skylarks, curlews, buzzards and peregrine falcons.

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Ian Howes
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

Available Rentals

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Weekly rates from £385 to £525

Short breaks are available until April 11th.
3 night weekend break or 4 night midweek break for 2 people is £240.00 or £330.00 for 4 people

We have WiFi in all our cottages

We accept all major credit cards & currencies


Accommodation and facilities for Shearers Cottagein Alston in Eden District

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wireless broadband can be accessed in all cottages There is a communal utility room with a chest freezer,a washing machine and tumble dryer. All the cottages have a woodburning stove, logs are provided free on a saw your own basis. Patio furniture provided One well behaved dog is allowed in Shearers Cottage strictly by prior arrangement

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Shearers Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Peaceful with plenty to see and do

  • 4 of 5

We had and our three children had a wonderful stay at Shearer's Cottage during the Easter holidays. The cottage was warm clean and comfortable. It was a totally peaceful and relaxing time with our boys playing down by the stream every morning after breakfast, climbing the fells and days out, we had a fantastic time. We will be back to stay! Thank you Ian and Lesley

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cozy cottage. very peacful and relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for some relaxing quiet time which is was we got. Everything we needed was available in the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely cottage. We had a great time. Everything you need is here and the location is so quiet.

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint ;stunningly tranquil setting and absolutely fell in love with the place.

  • 5 of 5

A very well equipped cottage with all the comforts you could wish for. Despite the mild weather the log burner was a massive hit for cosy snuggled up evenings after the days adventures. We would highly recommend Shearers cottage and the owners welcome and helpfulness albeit just Ian as unfortunately we never had the opportunity to meet his wife due to us exploring and soaking the surrounding areas was warm friendly and informate. A truly beautiful cottage hosted by lovely people in an amazingly tranquil little haven.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prachtige locatie, compleet ingericht en rustiek

  • 5 of 5

We zijn 3 weken in de sheares cottage geweest. We zijn zeer hartelijk ontvangen door Ian. Hij staat altijd voor je klaar.

Het huisje was netjes, schoon en alles wat je nodig hebt is aanwezig. De fraaie grote tuin is goed onderhouden en geweldig. De kinderen waren meteen op ontdekkingsreis. Een echte aanrader!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely perfect, very tastefully furnished, well equipped and perfectly clean. Also spacious and comfortable. In a very quiet location, a sort of 'end of the world' (the road ends and the footpath leading to the hills starts right in front of the house). Also the garden was very nice with lots of hidden corners to enjoy the peace that is around - and our private part of the gardnen was much appreciated by our dog!

Our host Ian was very friendly and helpful, and the information provided about nearby places to visit we found useful. Really we couldn't ask for more for our perfect holidays. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We listen to what people say, and try to make a stay in Kirkland one you'll remember. We're really glad you enjoyed your holiday. Lesley & Ian
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
M6 motorway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Car: necessary

The Lake District Fells and panoramic views of the Eden Valley are the backdrop to our exclusive self catering holiday cottages. The cottages nestle in an area designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' the foothills of the North Pennines, home to some of the rarest plants and wildlife in Britain.

Cumbria and the Lake District is renowned for it's wild and stunning landscapes. There are beautiful lakes like Ullswater, Buttermere and Coniston to the south, with the lush Eden Valley and the rolling North Pennines as its eastern boundary.

A network of footpaths starts right outside your holiday cottage door. You can wander just 100 yds up the track to experience the tranquillity and freedom of the open Cumbrian fells (hills). The more energetic can make for the top of Cross Fell for spectacular views of the Eden Valley and the Lake District fells.

If you want to get away from it all, explore some amazing landscapes, do a few walks, visit some traditional pubs or just relax in front of an open fire, our cottages are just what you need.

The cottages are the perfect base for walkers, cyclists and motorists, exploring not only Cumbria and the Lake District National Park, but also the Yorkshire Dales, Northumbria, County Durham and the Scottish Borders.


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