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.
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.
1 double & 1 twin
Bathroom with power shower over bath
Gas central heating with underfloor heating
Electric oven, Gas hob
Fridge & freezer
Washer / Dryer
Private patio & furniture with raised
private decking area also with furniture
Short stroll to country pub
Two private parking spaces