The Rockery ref: UK1040

Shap, near Penrith, Ullswater Area

3 Stars

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Max sleeps
10
Sleeps
Bedrooms
5
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

The Rockery, refurbished in 2020, is ideally situated between Keswick, Carlisle and Penrith in an unspoilt tranquil location and is perfect for large families and groups of friends holidaying together. Situated in the village of Shap, known locally as the ‘Gateway to the Fells and Lakes’, being on the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park and close to the second largest lake in the Lake District - Ullswater. The village offers a wide range of amenities including a good selection of pubs, shops, a public outdoor heated swimming pool, a children’s play area and tennis courts.
The Eden Valley provides superb walking and cycling, and the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales are easy to visit too. The atmospheric, rugged area of Haweswater, 8 miles, has a viewpoint for golden eagles, pretty villages and bustling market towns abound, with a lively calendar of farmers’ markets and county shows. There is plenty of local produce to purchase or enjoy in the many restaurants and pubs serving regional favourites. There is also excellent road access to the historic border city of Carlisle with its castle and museum, and Hadrian’s Wall, a World Heritage Site, has interesting exhibitions to visit. The Northumberland National Park and southern Scotland are both within an hour’s drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
The Rockery can be booked together with Primrose Cottage (UK1039) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Snug: With Freeview TV, DVD player and Wii.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Boiler room: With washing machine.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet (Jack and Jill shared with bedroom 5).
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With 3 single beds.
Bedroom 5: With single bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet (Jack and Jill shared with bedroom 2).
Bathroom: With roll top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed garden with patio, decking area, garden furniture and BBQ oven. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars, additional on road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are unfenced drops in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
    Penrith
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    10 miles
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Penrith
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    10.0 miles
  • Lake
    8 miles

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About the local area

Ullswater is the Lake District's second largest lake at nine miles long. Located in the eastern side of Cumbria, it bends and twists its way through dramatic mountain scenery on one side and a gently curving shoreline of green fields and woodland on the other.

Boating centres and marinas nestle unobtrusively on the lake edge, perfect for the water sports enthusiasts, or visitors can relax and enjoy the scenery from one of the steamers that have sailed the lake since 1855.

Many of the Lake District's many walks have their starting point from around Ullswater, including the renowned trek to Helvellyn's summit via Striding Edge. Or for the less energetic there are many low-level walks through beautiful countryside.

Of note is Glenridding which sits on the south western shore and is surrounded by the fells with wonderful scenic views. Pooley Bridge on the northern shore, with its 16th Century Bridge, Lakeland greystone houses and quaint teashops and Patterdale just to the south of Ullswater, cradled by mountains.

Things to do nearby

Gowbarrow Crag
Gowbarrow Crag

Just above Pooley Bridge and easily accessible from the roadside Gowbarrow is south facing and offers some really worthwhile climbs on the middle crag.

Sailing on Ullswater

On either side of the lake, there are places where you can go sailing.

Lake Ullswater

Ullswater is said by many to be the most beautiful lake in the Lake District. It is the second longest lake in Cumbria measuring a length of seven and a half miles and a width of _ mile.

Rheged

Located just off the M6 J.40 between the northern lakes market town of Penrith and the village of Stainton, Rheged is a surprising building of architectural merit.

Aira Force

On the northern side of the lake, a short walk from the lake shore you can find one of the Lake District's most stunning and famous waterfalls.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

Park Foot Pony Trekking

Park Foot is situated on the edge of Lake Ullswater and provides a brilliant place to do some Pony Trekking around the beautiful countryside surrounding the lake. All pony treks are fully supervised so it is a brilliant adventure no matter what your experience

Walking up Hallin Fell

To experience one of the best panoramic views of Lake Ullswater, you should hike up Hallin Fell which is situated mid way down the lake and is part of the well known `kink' in the length of the waters.

Lakeland Boat Hire

Enjoy the stunning scenery around Ullswater by hiring a boat from the northern shores at Lakeland Boat Hire. They supply a wide range of boats including luxury motor boats and Canadian canoes! Tel: 01768 486800

Simply Good Cookery School

TV chef and judge on the ITV's Britain's Best Bakery, Pete Sidwell is offering an exciting opportunity for families to join him at his restaurant based in the Rheged Visitors Centre near Penrith.

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