The Cow House is a between the villages of Shap and Crosby Ravensworth, high on the
fells at 1000 feet (315m). We have wonderful views across the Eden Valley to the
Pennines, in limestone country criss-crossed with drystone walls and views of the
eastern Lakeland fells. We are currently five miles from the east boundary of the
Lake District National Park and about ten from the northern boundary of the Yorskshire
Dales National Park; the Natural England review may soon see as as part of a National
We are only 40 minutes from the little-known North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty which has wonderful Spring Gentians!
Ullswater and Haweswater are 20 minutes and 10 minutes away respectively; Appleby
is 7 miles, Penrith 12 miles and Kendal 15 miles. We are less than two miles from
the friendly and comparatively empty A6 giving access north and south.
Places of interest, leisure activities, shops and good food are all within easy driving
distances. Farmers’ markets abound as do excellent pubs.
We are on the C2C route and fabulous walking, cycling and/or general touring is
on the doorstep - you are spoilt for choice!
On clear nights the sky here is so black a magical abundance of stars are visible.