Shepherds Fold

Guests - FROM £571
(5 out of 5) based on 22 reviews
Layout & Access
Availability & Reviews


Enter past the small walled garden rockery, from the quiet back street elevated above the village, into an open plan area that makes excellent use of its available space. To your left you’ll find everything you and that group need for preparing and enjoying meals together, with a well-thought-out and thoroughly modern kitchen supplying happy diners at the dedicated table and chairs.

To the right, you’ll find a friendly gathering space with exposed beams and sofa seating arranged to bring everyone together after a big day out. There’s a wireless speaker and an up-to-date TV for when you all just want to kick back and unwind.

Straight from the rear of the lounge area, you’ll find a set of stairs that lead to a mezzanine level surrounded by windows for a bright airy laundry area and access to the patio garden to the rear.

Continuing up the stairs you reach the top floor landing with access to the double bedroom – with exposed wood and ample storage, twin bedroom – with more warm wood tones and 2 comfortable beds, and lastly, the shared family bathroom – with a clean, modern tile finish.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Log Burner
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
  • Dog Friendly
    1 dog welcome.
  • High Chair
Layout & Access


  • Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
  • Kitchen area – Modern fittings and everything you need for cooking up a family meal.
  • Dining area – Table with seating for 4
  • Lounge – Comfortable sofa seating, gas fireplace, TV, and wireless speaker system


  • Laundry area
  • Private rear courtyard/patio


  • Bedroom 1: Double bedroom
  • Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC


  • Gas-fired central heating
  • All electricity, bed linen, and towels included
  • WiFi and SMART TV
  • No smoking
  • Highchair, travel cot, and stair gates are available
  • Parking on-street, on a first-come, first-served basis – a permit is provided to allow for a long stay.
  • Pet Friendly.
Location & Nearby


Set in a conservation area and the oldest part of the Ambleside, this characterful Grade II listed building dates back to the 17th Century and is situated in an enviable position at the top of the affectionately known ‘Peggy Hill’. Tucked away in this quiet yet central village location, Shepherds Fold is a quality cottage in a truly unique Lakeland setting. The village centre is a stone’s throw away (though it should be noted for accessibility that Peggy Hill is short but steep)- brimming with interesting galleries, outdoor shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to tempt you throughout the day and into the evening. Wonderful walking and cycling can be enjoyed from the doorstep, and the shores of Windermere and its host of water-based activities are a gentle twenty-minute stroll away.

Shepherd’s Fold is a mid-terrace property packed full of charm and character, all the while paired with contemporary and well-appointed fixtures that clearly demonstrate the outpouring of care that the cottage owners have invested in recent years. The deceptively spacious and interesting layout creates a superb facility for a self-catering break, whatever time of year you choose to visit.

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Guest feedback for Shepherds Fold
(5 out of 5) based on 22 Reviews
On Friday, 28 Jun 2024
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shepherd's Fold. The cottage is well -resourced: everything needed for cooking was there and it was great to have plenty of good, clean cutlery and tableware. The linen was clean and the beds comfy. There was plenty of hot water whenever needed. The location is ideal; away from the busy town, yet also central for all amenities and they offer a great deal of choice. We were unable to park longterm outside the cottage, so extremely grateful for the parking permit. On Saturday we left the car on the town car park and there it stayed until the following Friday! Meanwhile we explored the Lakes by bus; an excellent service that enabled us to enjoy walking and not worry about driving or parking! Just sad that we didn't make use of the garden - the terrace looked really inviting but the weather failed us!! Hopefully another time. Thank you, we appreciated the attention to detail.
On Friday, 07 Jun 2024
Thank you Michelle really enjoyed our stay it was a great cottage in a great location
On Monday, 13 May 2024
Used as a base for The Fred Whitton Challenge great location walkable to Ambleside village
On Saturday, 24 Feb 2024
The cottage was delightful! My husband me and Luna (cockerpoo) loved our stay. You do have to keep an eye on the dog outside, but this wasn’t a problem. The fire was a lovely feature and created a couple of lovely evenings in. Great location with pubs and shops on your doorstep. Would come again!!
On Saturday, 03 Feb 2024
Really enjoy our stay at Shepherds Fold. It’s such a beautiful, cosy and comfortable cottage all finished to a high specification. It’s a perfect cottage for a peaceful break but with the convenience of everything you need on the doorstep, and of course access to the stunning southern Lake District.
On Sunday, 28 Jan 2024
Fantastic cottage and certainly always feel welcomed. Lakeland Retreats are also so easy to work with, with simplicity and customer service always seeming to be a top priority.
On Thursday, 28 Dec 2023
A perfect and relaxing stay in the heart of the town.
On Wednesday, 20 Dec 2023
Lovely cottage, great location, can’t wait to return. Great service from Lakeland Retreats.
On Tuesday, 12 Dec 2023
Lovely cottage in a brilliant location for accessing all the amenities Ambleside has to offer. The gas fire kept the place cosy and warm. We managed to park outside the cottage, but it is limited. Lakelands retreats were great when we called out of hours due to a broken travel cot, they sorted the issue for us. Loved our stay.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Great staying place in amazing location!
On Tuesday, 28 Nov 2023
We had a lovely time in Ambleside at Michelle’s place- loved the fire!
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
The instructions to find the property were well documented. The property matched the photos and description.
On Friday, 15 Sep 2023
Amazing location, right in the heart of Ambleside. Property was exactly as shown in the pictures and the host also provided additional amenities including high chair and travel cot which made it the perfect place to stay with a baby. Would not hesitate to book again!
On Friday, 15 Sep 2023
Great place in Ambleside. Clean, cosy, and excellent interior and kitchen utensils. Garden is great too. Would definitely go again!
On Friday, 04 Aug 2023
We had such a lovely holiday at Shepherd’s Fold cottage. The hill leading up to the property is steep but you soon get used to it and realise there are hills everywhere. We have never stayed at a cottage that offers so much: a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and tumble dryer, blankets on the single beds (my two children loved snuggling up to those), books, games… the list goes on. You want for nothing! The cottage is very central in Ambleside, amenities are close by with so much choice. We barely used the car as we found lots of walks and places to visit within an easy distance. We loved Rydal and the caves; my children and dog had a great swim in the lake there. We also had a delicious takeaway from The Sourdough Pizza Company. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for great walks and cosy evenings in.
On Thursday, 06 Jul 2023
We had a lovely stay at Shepherd’s Fold this week. The cottage is beautiful and very well equipped, and very close to Ambleside town centre! It’s perfect for rainy or sunny weather. The only thing to note is that you cannot always park right next to the property, but the property has a parking permit which can be used in the local car parks and also in the other towns nearby which is a really good addition! We would definitely come back again!
On Monday, 26 Jun 2023
Perfect location for a beautiful long weekend but still quite tucked away so it was extremely peaceful!! Michelle was there straight away if we had any questions. I would recommend staying here to any of my family & friends
On Friday, 23 Jun 2023
We are regularly visiting Ambleside and the lakes but our first time here … I would arrange my visit just to stay here again!! Really ticks all the boxes.. cosy cottage in an amazing location. You would have to be extremely petty to criticise your stay here ! So from a very seasoned traveller this comes highly recommended.
On Friday, 02 Jun 2023
A beautiful cottage. So close to town yet so peaceful and tucked away. Had everything you could want. We would definitely come back here.
On Friday, 28 Apr 2023
We had a lovely stay at shepherds fold!! The stay was beautifully presented and not far from lovely site seeing spots. Great communication also. Definitely will go back. Thankyou!!
On Wednesday, 26 Apr 2023
The cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy and in a great location. Nice and quiet but close to all amenities with a range of walks from the door.
On Sunday, 23 Apr 2023
Lovely cosy accommodation. So close to amenities and superb walks.
On Friday, 07 Apr 2023
Great location. Well equipped house, the utility room was very useful for our walking clothes. So many nearby walks made it a perfect choice. Easy walk into Ambleside. Would recommend!
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