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Shepherds Cottage ref: 143220

near Bootle, All Western Lakes & Coast
3 Stars
  • Sleeps 44
Parking2 carsGardenPatio
2 person discountYesFire/WoodburnerYes
SmokingNoInternet accessNo


Situated in the grounds of Seaton Hall, a working dairy and sheep farm, where the cows walk by twice a day for milking. Steeped in history, this former shepherds cottage fell into dilapidation but is now restored and renovated into a charming self catering cottage. Originally a 13th Century Benedictine nunnery Seaton Hall was demolished by Henry VIII under the dissolution of the monasteries and rebuilt in the 16th Century. One gable end of the monastery survives to this day and is a scheduled ancient monument. There are footpaths through the grounds to walk the dog, with more great walking in Eskdale and Wasdale. Within a two mile radius you will discover Bootle village, with shop, Millstones cafe, The Brown Cow pub and a sand and shingle beach. Local visitor attractions include 'La'al Ratty' miniature railway, Muncaster Castle, a wildlife Park and Hodbarrow Nature Reserve. The picturesque villages of Broughton in Furness and Ravenglass are nearby, each have a selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants. You can hop on the train at Bootle Station and enjoy the beautiful coastal trip to the historic port of Whitehaven.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has night storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD and wood burning stove (initial supply of logs provided).
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.


All electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available. One large or two small dogs welcome.


Outside: Patio with patio table and chairs. Parking for two cars.

Nearest townMillomShops2 Miles
Distance8 MilesRestaurant2 Miles
Nearest railway stationBootle StationPub2 Miles
Distance2 MilesLake15 miles

About the local area

The Western Lake District is an area of great diversity and contrasts, with famous lakes, awesome mountains and dramatic coastline. Home to Britain’s deepest lake, Wast Water (86m metres deep) and England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike (977 metres high).

Much of Western Lake District lies within the Lake District National Park and includes many National Nature Reserves, where, at some, guided walks are available.

Each valley has its own special characteristics, from the austerity of Wasdale to the lush green of Eskdale and the peace of Buttermere Valley. Then of course there is the beautiful Crummock Water and Loweswater.

At the coast visitors will find busy harbours, award-winning beaches and dramatic cliffs. Situated on the shores of the Solway Firth is Silloth with wide uncrowded beaches and views across the water to the Scottish hills (Due to tides not suitable for swimming). This coastal area has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Down the coast is Maryport, with its Lake District Coast Aquarium and Maritime Museum. A short distance inland is the old market town of Cockermouth, where a market has been held here since 1221 and also famous as the birth place of William and Dorothy Wordsworth.

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about Shepherds Cottage

A Thornton -

beautiful cottage More spacious than photos impression Clean, well stocked Lovely welcome milk, tea and coffee on arrival Having towels and linen provided makes it so much easier Good range of furniture in bedrooms

K Pattison -

Thank you very much, me and my family had a lovely stay - the cottage was really nice and spotless when we arrived. The children loved seeing the cows every morning! Thanks again

K Shaw -

Lovely and clean in a lovely setting. We will be looking to re-book for next year.

P Gibson -

The property was superb, beautifully remote and relaxing. All amenities were there that could possibly be needed .... Lovely!!

N Empson -

Lovely cottage with plenty of character

D J Taylor -

Excellent property, well presented and furnished, idyllic location. Definitely worth a visit

H Poxon -

Lovely cottage, would use again.

A L Kendall -

Lovely stream running close to the cottage with cows and farm animals around.

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Help & Advice

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What our customers say

A Thornton - October 2013

beautiful cottage More spacious than photos impression Clean, well stocked Lovely welcome milk, tea and coffee on arrival Having towels and linen provided makes it so much easier Good range of furniture in bedrooms

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Cumbrian Cottages is a trading name of Wyndham Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number 00965389. VAT Registration Number GB 598 2299 77. Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB94 0AA.