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Gowan Cottage

Ings, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041483)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Review(s)

  • Sharan

    “Nice location easy parking but not that dog friendly but nice and clean for price and bed and sofa’s comfy but double bed rather small.”

    - Sharan, April 2024


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x double, 1 x twin, house bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge and dining space
  • Furnished patio
  • Private parking
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating
  • Wi-fi
  • Electric oven
  • Gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge & freezer
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Private patio & furniture with raised private decking area also with furniture
  • Short stroll to country pub
  • Two private parking spaces
  • One dog welcome at this property
  • Bed linen and towels provided


The property

Once a thriving bobbin mill, this gorgeous character property is part of the Ings Mill Park development - a select set of cottages set in lush green countryside, alongside the River Gowan and circumscribed by 5 acres of wooded valley between Staveley and Windermere. Walks abound in the Kentmere Valley, from quiet country lanes to surrounding fells, and only a 2 minute walk will take you to the Watermill Inn - where real ale is brewed on-site and even dogs are given a warm welcome. Back home at Gowan Cottage, you'll find a relaxed, open plan living space with oak beams, cottage doors and traditional slate floor. Cosy in after a day on the fells, or dine al-fresco on the delightful decked patio. Accommodation in detail Parking for 2 cars outside the property. Enter via a furnished patio to the super open plan living / dining room with deep cushioned furnishings, character beams and a large picture window where the original barn door once was. The oak kitchen is well-equipped and also open plan - conversation for the cook! Upstairs to the cosy bedrooms, both with pretty cottage windows and roof skylights. The house bathroom is modern and fresh, with shower over bath. Location This characterful, pet-friendly Lake District self-catering property is ideally placed for walking, relaxing and exploring - with stunning landscapes surrounding the property and the delights of Lake Windermere only a few miles away. Ings is a small hamlet on the famously scenic A591, your main route from the M6 into the heart of the Lakes. Ings lies between Staveley and Windermere, at the gateway to the Kentmere Valley. Set back from the road, Ings Mill Park is only a stroll away from the village's famous Watermill Inn and brewery. You can also take a short walk to Staveley, where you'll find a friendly community of quirky local businesses, a renowned walkers cafe, 'Wilf's', a gorgeous historic church and an excellent pub meal at the Eagle & Child. Walk or cycle through Staveley village into the Kentmere Valley, and you'll find a wealth of scenic routes. Only a few miles north on the A591 you'll find shops, restaurants and Booths supermarket in Windermere village, the shores of the lake only a few miles further at Bowness Bay.

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

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About the location


Windermere 2 miles; Kendal 6.5 miles.

The small village of Ings, with the lovely River Gowan running through it, is set just two miles from the popular town of Windermere in the Lake District. There is a selection of walks for you to enjoy in the area and a wonderful local, award-winning pub, the Watermill Inn. The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for many visitors to the Lake District, both providing a range of attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. Boat trips are available from Bowness to Ambleside and Lakeside, where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated.