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Excellent 5/5 6 reviews

Front garden with table, chairs and parasol. Gets the morning sun for breakfast

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Built in 1877 Brackenber Lodge Holiday Cottage is a beautiful family home from home, cosy and comfortable, large enough for couples and families alike. It's a remote hideaway of peace and quiet on the eastern edge of The Lake District National Park. Superbly well equipped and set within a mile of the village of Shap amidst the picturesque rolling countryside of the Eden Valley. You'll find it an ideal base, as the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are only minutes away. Come and sit and enjoy the enclosed garden & patio with BBQ, it's a real sun trap and wonderful for eating alfresco.

Parking for two cars, a games room with home cinema & Wii, file of 'local walks', many right from the front door! are provided. Sumptuous furnishings and fabrics, beds you will not want to get out of, central heating, several flat screen TVs, WiFi, dvd, CD player, board games, books, toys etc all ensure you'll have a wonderful holiday. And in the evening why not walk to one of the village pubs, for terrific home cooked food. There's a well stocked shop, newsagents, fish & chip shop, outdoor swimming pool, children's play area and tennis courts .. a perfect base to explore the lakes.

Why stay with us?

* Large heated games room - with 6ft projection screen DVD & Nintendo Wii. Ideal for kids on those wet days

* Unlimited WiFi 6MB in house & garden

* Children friendly - river to play in and picnic 10 minutes walk away

* Walk 10 minutes from the cottage into The Lake District National Park

* Large Bath & Separate Shower

* Egyptian Cotton bedding, slippers & towels included

* Large Family Webber Gas BBQ in landscaped rear patio

* Large enclosed front garden with table and chairs

* Sleeps 6 in Two King Size & Two single beds

* Main bedroom has 24in LCD TV

* 32in LCD TV in lounge & 19in LCD TV in kitchen both with FreeView

* Nintendo Wii with games in house & games room - with BBC iPlayer

* Fully equipped kitchen with 6ft oak table

* Outdoor Village Heated Swimming Pool - May to Sept

* All electricity & fuel included

* No smoking or pets please

* Walker & Cyclist friendly

* Secure storage for cycles, canoes, walking gear etc

* Large entrance hall for all your wet gear

* Great walking on the door step

* No need to use your car as the village has all you need

* Private parking next to cottage for two cars

* 2 Pubs within walking distance

* Lake District National Park 1/4 mile walk away

* Quiet rural location away from the main road

* Owner managed - we live 1 mile away

* Good public transport links

* Easy access to junc 39 M6

Please note: We do not accept guests who are attending weddings in the area.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 800 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 128 km, Nearest railway: Penrith 16 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking


Set within walking distance of the Lake District National Park the cottage is ideally suited for walkers, allowing access onto the remotest parts of the Park. Along with its better-known neighbours of Kendal, Sedbergh and Appleby-in-Westmorland, the village is surrounded by lovely rolling countryside and beautiful scenery. The village centre has 2 local pubs serving good food, a post office, tea-room, small supermarket, fish and chip shop and a heated outdoor swimming pool (May to Sept). A village sports field with tennis courts, football pitch and children's play area. Take a short drive and discover the unspoilt lake of Haweswater - home to the only pair of nesting Golden Eagles in England, or take advantage of the excellent road links to the Lake District, the Eden Valley, Scotland and the Yorkshire Dales.

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Review 1-6 of 6

30 Jul 2014


"Great Setting for a family getaway"

Lovely cottage with very welcoming owners. Everything catered for our family of 5. Had amazing weather so didn't take advantage of the wii/cinema room but that looked pretty cool too! Loved havin… More

23 Apr 2014


"Fantastic Cottage and Amazing location"

We stayed at the cottage for two nights and should have stayed longer. The cottage is very well located (close to the village & the national park). It has all the amenities one can think of for a nice… More

21 Apr 2014


"lovely cottage, very homely feel"

we had a great welcome from Nyree on our arrival, showing us around her home. everything we needed was at the cottage. Great base to start from A6 and M6 few mins, though you wouldn't know, no tr… More

5 Dec 2013


"Home from home"

Stayed here for 8 nights whilst working in the area. Spotlessly clean and cosy place, used to form part of the old workhouse, a stunning building. Down a quiet lane but still close for local places o… More

23 Sep 2013


"Great cottage for visiting Cumbria"

This is an excellent well cared for and in five star condition.The owners Nyree and Malcolm made us feel very welcome and explained everything we needed to know.We would definitely recommend this cott… More

20 Jun 2013


"peaceful country setting...a great getaway location"

Very peaceful and comfortable. The cottage was extremely clean and well kept. It offered everything needed for a short or extended stay. The country setting offered easy access locally as well as to the larger district. We wished we had more time to explore the area close to the cottage and town. Bring shoes that can get muddy, the paths can be a bit sloppy when it rains.

Many thanks for a great review. Yes please bring waterproof footwear if you intend to go walking in the open countryside near the cottage as it can be muddy once you leave the road. Its well worth the effort as the cottage is a 5 minute walk along a road to the Lake District National Park with deserted fells and mountains to explore. Wellington boots are good for kids so they can play in the river or fish using the nets and buckets we provide.

Review 1-6 of 6

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