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Doddick Farm Cottages - Shepherd’s Bield

Threlkeld, near Keswick, Cumbria | UK1349 3 Grade:
5 years


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What we love

A lovingly presented well equipped cottage with a private hot tub situated on the lower slopes of Blencathra. Great for a Lake District escape and close to Keswick.


After a busy day exploring the local fells, relax in your own private hot tub and admire the night sky.

Ground Floor:
4 steps to entrance.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Lower Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With 32" Freeview TV.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Use of owner’s washing machine and tumble dryer.

Small enclosed garden with terrace and garden furniture. Hot tub for 4 (private). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

Situated on a working beef and sheep farm, this cute apartment with an upside down layout is connected to the owner’s farmhouse with a private entrance. It is well equipped and comes complete with its own private hot tub, so you can take a dip underneath the night sky. Just perfect to ease those aching muscles after a day of fell walking on the adjacent Blencathra. The property has a small enclosed garden area with artificial grass and patio furniture so you can sit out and relax. On the ground floor you will find a comfortable bedroom and a shower room, whilst on the lower ground floor, there is an open plan living/dining room featuring an electric recliner sofa and armchair with views across to the northern Lake District Fells, great to relax in after a day of adventure. The kitchen has been finished to a very good standard and offers everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Threlkeld is a small village just off the A66 which is the main route between Penrith and Keswick. Almost directly opposite is Keswick Golf Club, so if you fancy a round while you are away, you couldn’t be much closer. The quaint villages of Threlkeld and Scales, along with a couple of local pubs offering great food and local cask ales, are both just a mile away. The property is 5 miles from the vibrant Lake District town of Keswick, which is brimming with great restaurants, pubs serving local craft ales, an excellent range of shopping experiences and some memorable tourist attractions. If you fancy something a bit different, then why not visit the Derwent Pencil Museum, home to the world’s largest pencil. The Puzzling Place, which is full of mind-boggling optical illusions, is also worth a visit. If you like culture, you could try the Theatre by the Lake, with its enviable position on the shores of Derwentwater, which offers award winning performances in drama and arts.

If you like walking or cycling, you are surrounded by some of the most challenging and iconic fells in the area, as well as a number of less challenging walking routes suitable for people who like sightseeing without the strain. Keswick is at the northern end of Derwentwater, one of the area’s iconic lakes offering watersports, and is a great base and starting point for many an adventure. You can tick off a few of Wainwright’s 214 Lakeland Fells, including Skiddaw, Blencathra and Helvellyn within a few miles radius. For your next Lake District escape, with your own private hot tub, look no further than Shepherds Bield. Shop 4½ miles, pub ¾ mile and restaurant 1¼ miles.
Shepherd’s Bield can be booked together with Harrison’s Lodge (UK1259), Lucy’s Lodge (UK1260), Grajo Lodge (UK1284), Darci’s Lodge (UK1297), Derwent Dale Cottage (UK1334), Brackendale (UK1335), Doddick Chase Cottage (UK1363) and The Rocking Lodge (UK11517) to accommodate up to 30 guests.

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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 29/02/2020
    Picked this cottage for our honeymoon it was perfect in every way the views the home comforts the hot tub the location and the friendly on site owners couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay , we will be back to stay in the cottage

  • 9


    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2020
    Fantastic clean, comfy, cosy cottage. Stunning location and in a quiet, secluded spot on the farm - ideal for using the hot tub. WiFi was good and the hot tub was lovely and hot when we arrived. Unfortunately, the outside light wasn’t working and we think we may have pressed a wrong button on the tub leaving it only luke-warm on our final evening so we couldn’t use it. Maybe a short set of instructions for the hot tub would help? Also a signpost to the property at the top of the drive as it was a little tricky to find. No frills on the inside as is found in many places with the luxury addition of a hot tub, but this is reflected in the great value price. Overall, we had a great time and would definitely recommend Shepherd’s Bield.

  • 9


    Confirmed guest, 31/01/2020
    Only thing missing in my view is a cover over the hot tub to help protect from the rain. Apart from that it's spot on.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 03/10/2019
    Amazing little cottage with a hot tub! Close to Keswick town and local pub “The White Horse” beautiful food there! Very quiet and hidden away location! Very spacious to what we expected. Wifi and netflix was a nice little bonus! Hot tub could do with a cover for rainy nights but still made the most of it! Cant fault the cottage or location!

  • 9


    Confirmed guest, 20/09/2019
    Lovely cottage good location loved the hot tub

  • 9


    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2019
    All good,

  • 8


    Confirmed guest, 22/08/2019
    On the cottages website it said it didn't have no WiFi but when I got there they did along with a smart tv. Quiet location you are left alone. Signs to the cottage you are staying at should be posted clearly as there's loads of cottages around the vicinity. The shower could be better it kept moving with the blast of the water, hot water was timed so if u wanted to have a shower outside of those times water would be cold. Instructions on how to use things etc. Should have been provided. Hot tub was great, it had speakers but didn't know to use them as no instructions given. Otherwise this place was brilliant nice to escape and relax in. Would been better if it had a freezer to put frozen food in.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2019
    Great little place! Clean and fresh, 2 pubs nearby, would definitely book again!!!

  • 5


    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2019
    The cottage was spotlessly clean and the lounge recliner chairs were a delight. However on the downside the access to the cottage looked awful it was tucked away on a rough Farm track. The bedroom was the worst room it lacked any satisfactory hanging for your clothes the metal rail was awful . The bed was reasonably comfy and the pillows nice and soft. The old dressing table had no mirror or chair to enable my wife to sit and dry her hair plus there was no power point near. The bathroom was nice with a choice of two shower heads , towels were good size and nice and warm in the morning from the large towel rail. The kitchen was good well fitted out with all the necessary utensils ,the fridge lacked a freezer compartment. The hot tub was good but it's location at the back of the house was poor. No information provided on local services or attractions. Constant barking dogs !!.

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