Myself, wife and young son stayed at Shepherds lodge in Dec 2015. We've stayed in many rental properties in the UK and it is by far the best. The kitchen in particular was so well stocked with just about every utensil or pan you might need. The decor was modern but tastefully decorated throughout. Helen the owner lives next door and could not have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and she made us feel so welcome during our stay. Some family visited during our stay and were so impressed they're also thinking of booking the cottage in the future! Don't hesitate booking here if you want a peaceful break with plenty of walks from the door.
We had a wonderful holiday in Shepherds Lodge. After recently staying in a cottage which had been badly maintained, it was a total delight to walk into Shepherds Lodge and find it so clean, beautifully maintained, warm, cosy and everything you could need close at hand. It was so lovely, we were more than content to spend the evenings by the log burner, and cook a meal in the delightful, kitchen. The walks in the area are stunning. So many places to visit, and although we visit the Dales regularly, we never tire of the breathtaking scenery. The week always goes way too fast. We have booked our return visit already. Helen is a great host and obviously understands the needs of cottage holidaymakers!