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Tipsy Gin Cottage

Crosthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041196)


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Review(s)

  • Alan

    “Bed mattress needs replacing .”

    Settee worn out . shower to small.

    Settee worn out . shower to small.

    - Alan, March 2024


  • Highly Commended Four Star property
  • Across one level
  • 1 x king size bedroom, shower room with basin and WC, lounge, kitchen, patio with outdoor furniture and parking for 1 car.
  • Walks from the door, walking distance to country pub
  • Wi-Fi, one private parking space
  • Large screen TV & DVD player
  • Second smart TV in bedroom
  • Log burning stove
  • Contemporary kitchen Granite worktops
  • Farmhouse dining table
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge & freezer
  • Laundry service available
  • Electric central heating
  • Bed linen and towels provided.

The property

Tipsy Gin Cottage takes its name from the wonderful, albeit potent, damson gin that was made, to a special family recipe, every autumn by the current owners Mother from the plentiful supply of damsons that grow in the numerous orchards across the valley.Today this luxurious cottage, brimming with charm and character is a popular retreat for couples in beautiful surroundings. With a sumptuous king size bedroom, a cosy and welcoming lounge, smart bathroom and farmhouse kitchen Tipsy Gin Cottage is just the place to relax and unwind. Nestled alongside a whitewashed farmhouse in the Lyth Valley, which has recently been included by Lonely Planet’ Beautiful World List list of the “most beautiful places on earth”, Tipsy Gin Cottage is only 20 minutes away from Lake Windermere and Bowness and a similar distance from the renowned “foodie” destination of Cartmel home to the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding and the acclaimed and Michelin award winning L’Enclume which, in 2017, was named as Britain’s Best Restaurant for the fourth year in a row. The great news is that Tipsy Gin Cottage is only a 5 walk from the popular Lyth Valley pub and excellent restaurant. == Accommodation in detail From the driveway the front door opens to a porch and beyond, the beautiful sitting room with original oak beams and an imposing feature fireplace. Comfortable leather sofa and armchair are arranged around the cosy log burning stove and a large screen Smart TV, making it the ideal to just relax in the evening with a glass of wine, or damson gin, in front of the fire to enjoy your favourite film. The smart farmhouse kitchen, with slate flagged floor, is well equipped with contemporary fitted units with granite work top and complemented by a traditional farmhouse breakfast table, Equipped with a four ring electric hob and oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Though there is no washing machine the owners are able to arrange a laundry service on guests behalf. The back door from the kitchen leads to a small east facing patio area with garden furniture and a private parking space for one car. Back inside the luxurious king size bedroom, with and additional Smart TV, is a welcome retreat at the end of the day and adjacent to a smart shower room with shower basing and WC. Location This fabulous self-catering property in the Lyth Valley takes you away from busier Lake District holiday locations, and into a divine rural landscape all of your own that has been included by Lonely Planet list of “the most beautiful places on earth”. The Lyth Valley lies behind Cartmel Fell to the east of Lake Windermere. The valley is known for its serene agricultural landscapes, its vibrant damson blossom (and harvest – look out for locally made damson jam and damson gin from the valley in the local artisan food and farm shops) in spring, and its widely-acclaimed Lake District gastropubs including The Punchbowl at Crosthwaite and The Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank and Hare and Hounds at Bowland Bridge. The Lyth Valley with its excellent bar and restaurant are a five minute walk away. This unspoilt medieval village of Cartmel is situated in a quiet valley in one of England's most outstanding areas of natural beauty on the fringe of the Lake District National Park is only a fifteen minute drive from Durham Bridge Barn. Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel has grown up around its famous 12th Century medieval Priory Church. It is a special place where ancient history and tradition mingle effortlessly with the present day.Although steeped in history, Cartmel is not trapped in time and the village offers today's visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, a wide variety of traditional Lakeland inns and cutting edge gourmet restaurants including the internationally acclaimed Michelin Star restaurant, L'Enclume. Around the village square you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings. All this and the famous Cartmel racecourse providing national hunt racing in its most original format is just off the center of the village square. With its party crowds and funfair, Cartmel rekindles the social gathering tradition of the original steeple to steeple chases. A picture postcard sleepy village so close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere with everything you could wish for.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Bowness-on-Windermere 5 miles; Kendal 6 miles.

Crosthwaite is a small village set in the picturesque Lyth Valley, famous for its damson trees, and boasts a lovely pub known nationally for its excellent food. The lakeside towns of Windermere and Bowness are nearby, with plenty of activities, interest and entertainment for all ages. Also within easy reach is the popular market town of Kendal, an historic Lakeland town with a fine reputation for shopping. Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden, are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay.

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