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Tipsy Gin Cottage

(Ref. 1041196)

Crosthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic small cosy cottage, well furnished and comfortable."

    Everything we needed was available. Great spot for visiting various attractions and visiting relations in Kendal. Nice relaxing 60th birthday visit, apart from driving through floods and around falling trees which the lovely storm Debi provided. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Nov 2023

  • "Was very impressed with the quality of the cottage, its surroundings and the kitchen was extremely well catered for."

    Most enjoyable few days stay.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Clean, very comfortable, very cosy."

    Happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by Daphne3.8Sep 2023

  • "A great place to unwind"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, presented to a high standard and offering real home comforts in a holiday setting."

    Really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful location and enjoyed and appreciated the 'welcome pack'. My only negative would be that there was no washing machine, although I appreciate there was a laundry service, and would have liked a kitchen cupboard in which to store non perishable food etc brought to the cottage..

    Reviewed by John David4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a pleasant surprise from the owner upon arrival and thanks for the biscuits they were super yummi!"

    Lovely cottage, we had everything we needed Definitely we will be back! Thanks Dan and Mel

    Reviewed by Melania5.0Jun 2023

  • "A few hiccups: there was no key in the key safe on arrival and door was locked."

    There was no mobile signal to contact anybody but fortunately owner turned up shortly after. Lack of storage space for groceries and a few basics missing e.g. foil and bread bin. Unfortunately we had to leave a day early. The only contact number given was for Lakelovers who didn't seem interested in being informed.

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear of the issue that you encountered with the keysafe. We take all comments on board. Thank you. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.4May 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Tipsy Gin."

    The cottage was warm and had all the necessary requirements for a week stay. Located just off a main road, noise wasn’t an issue but some caution was needed when walking along it to access hiking routes or going to the Punchbowl at Crosthwaite. Although not advertised, there is an area next to the bins where a bike can be securely stored if you are considering doing some cycling in the Lyth valley.. In the local area there are some excellent walks, some are detailed in the information folder in the cottage, and there are ample gastro pubs to meet your dining needs. This was our first time in the South Lakes area, usually choosing to stay further North, but we would recommend this cottage to all visitors to the Lake District.

    Thank you for your comments. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim4.4Apr 2023

  • "This is an absolutely stunning holiday cottage and we consider ourselves lucky to have found it."

    From the second we turned the key in the door, we felt relaxed and comfortable. Properties like this don't happen by accident and it is clear the owners put a lot of effort into thinking what their guests need and subsequently maintaining it to spotless standards. Very pretty area with good walking from the door, plenty of places to eat and drink and still within a short driving distance to the big mountains and other Lake District attractions.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Tipsy Gin Cottage. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Feb 2023

  • "More control over the heating at night, too warm at bedtime!"

    The cooker took a while to get to grips with, used to gas. Information about re-cycling needed.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Dec 2022

  • "After a shaky start due to a booking mix up we had a lovely holiday!"

    The cottage is very sweet and comfortable in a great location for exploring the Lyth Valley.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very comfortable cosy cottage all on one level."

    The directions could be improved, we drove past first time. It could say "Turn left at "Damson Bank". Advice given on parking most helpful and essential. The dying fir tree blocked the lovely view from the kitchen window and its removal would be an improvement. The water pressure could be lowered and the temperature of the hot water reduced - it was scalding. We couldn't see how to turn off the mirror light in the bathroom - only thinking of saving costs for the owner for the last 2 items. All in all would thoroughly recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the stay, Tipsy Gin great cottage and perfect location for exploring the Lakes."

    2 minor points, I dropped something behind the bedside table and pulled it out to recover the item, I am not sure it has been cleaned behind the bed and side cabinets for some time! The bathroom sink drains extremely slowly, would suggest it is blocked. Other than that, a great place.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Sep 2022

  • "The Cottage was idilic, lovely spotless and very comfortable, it is ideally located for local walks also visiting the Lakes and Yorkshire."

    The owners were very welcoming and perfect hosts, and we thank them for making a fantastic short break. We will certainly be returning. Carol & Peter

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "A great stay in a super location."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations and the little contact we had with the owners was useful and very pleasant……a warm welcome indeed. Plenty to see in the vicinity and good food pubs close by.

    Reviewed by Rod4.4Jul 2022

  • "The Views were simply stunning the cottage was very pretty and tranquil what a ..."

    The Views were simply stunning the cottage was very pretty and tranquil what a perfect place to unwind also the cottage was central to visiting the area a lovely break

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely stay at tipsy gin cottage ,comfortable and well equipped , we had a good time exploring the local area as well as travelling to the busier areas for a few supplies and the odd meal out, relaxing evenings in and sitting out as much as possible for breakfast and coffees looking at the great view, just what we were looking for from our holiday."

    Thank you so much for the lovely welcome gift . Regards Andy & Mandy

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "Second visit…it won’t be the last."

    Very cosy cottage well situated but very quiet and the view is lovely. Pub the punch bowl is within walking distance on a nice day..about a mile and serves very good food. A promise of a good nights sleep in the large comfortable bed.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have now stayed at Tipsy Gin three times."

    We absolutely love it. The cottage is delightful, especially the super comfy bed, the best by far. It's perfect for two and superbly appointed. It's also in a fabulous area for both the Lakes and the Furness coast. We will definitely be returning again soon.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, everything that you needed was supplied."

    Lovely big bed, fantastic views from the lounge and kitchen. Good place to use as a base to explore the area. Only downside was pub was not open down the road.

    Reviewed by Anthea5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a lovely, lovely cottage."

    Homely, well equipped, in a great location, spotlessly clean with lovely owners. We had a very relaxing stay and will be returning later in the year.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Feb 2022

  • "The building is gorgeous & despite being up there during Storm Eunice it was incredibly cosy - especially when you set the Wood Burner."

    We didn't meet the owners but we had a lovely welcome box with local produce, the Damson & Apple Jam was especially tasty! Practical & well laid out kitchen, great living room with plenty of space & beautiful views over the valley. Appreciate the bathroom is compact but it was very clean. The shower door doesn't open properly due to the position next to the loo, so can be a bit of a squeeze. The Bed was so comfortable & huge! We slept really well, would love to know the model! Really accessible location to all the Lakes, less than 20 mins to Kendal (Huge Asda with great fuel prices and a B&Q next to it which is great on price for additional Kindling & Wood for the Fire) /Bowness/Windermere/Cartmel & the M6. Highly recommend walks around the Sizergh Castle estate if the weather is too bad for Fell walks/trails closed. The Punch Bowl is fantastic for dinner & only 5 mins drive over the Valley which is handy as the local Lyth Valley pub is now a B&B.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, the owner David who we met briefly was a pleasant person."

    Only setback was Only one toilet roll left to last a week, had to go and buy more, also reading reviews other guests received welcome packs there wasn't even a pint of milk to make tea when we arrived. Apart from that everything was OK and had a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Gerald4.4Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely with beautiful views very comfortable ."

    David the owner was very welcoming and recommended places to visit l would love to visit again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tipsy Gin cottage

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Dec 2021

  • "Accuracy of travel details good, only problem was when it states 500 yards from Lyth Valley Hotel, it is, But, would be good to be able to see sign for cottage."

    We went past it because of this and went miles out of our way, turned round and then found it. Sign is balanced on wall hence hiding one side of it. Otherwise great week in a lovely warm and cosy cottage with everything you need.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Oct 2021

  • "Tipsy Gin is a lovely cottage that is very comfortable and great place to relax."

    It's in a beautiful setting in the Lyth Valley with easy access to the central Lakes and the Furness coast.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "It looked and sounded cozy and well equipped and we weren’t disappointed."

    Very comfortable, very warm. Only 30mins from Lakeland Peaks and close to some spectacular foodie pubs.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2021

  • "A gem of a cottage."

    . fantastic. I would of liked a washing machine as we had very wet weather.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2021

  • "A wonderful quiet and compact cottage."

    Very clean and equipped with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Sep 2021

  • "The bed was huge and very comfortable!"

    Makes a difference when you’re away from home

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the host Dave could not have been more helpful."

    Excellent base to explore the surroundings.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a find, it looked good on the internet but was even better when we stayed."

    Didn’t want to leave. So cosy and yet modern…good kitchen and shower room. The bed is bigger than stated and very comfortable. The cottage is very well situated for Lakeland towns and attractions and the views from the cottage are outstanding.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was clean and well maintained."

    Very nice welcome pack from the owners. We were very fortunate in that we had very good weather all week, which certainly helped s to enjoy the cottage and Lake District, Cumbria and West Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Robert3.8May 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week."

    The cottage was cosy, ideally located in South Lakeland and had a beautiful view across the Lyrh Valley. Would love to make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely stay!"

    Warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great little cosy cottage."

    Wanted for nothing. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2020

  • "The cottage felt like a home from home."

    Full of mod cons but still had the warm cottage vibe.

    Mr GoodmanOct 2019

  • "Many, many thanks for a fantastic week."

    We have had such a great time, both in the area and the cottage, such a welcoming place to return to after a day exploring. Faultless, spotlessly clean and so well equipped! Thanks again.

    Cousin FamilySep 2019

  • "Had a fabulous week in this beautiful cottage – very cosy."

    Very unusually we’ve had sunshine every day, no rain! We’ve had a great walking week – hope to be back very soon!

    Mr & Mrs OwenSep 2019

  • "Many thanks to David and all the family for making us so welcome."

    We have both had a wonderful week!

    Hilary & BobSep 2019

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in your cosy quaint cottage, a perfect retreat after a day walking."

    We had a wonderful week.

    Mr & Mrs EversonAug 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage in a lovely location, exactly as described on the website."

    Gin was lovely and appreciated thanks. Would recommend ‘The Wheatsheaf’ at Brigsteer, food amazing and staff friendly

    Michelle & DaveAug 2019

  • "Thank you for a splendidly memorable stay."

    The friendly generosity of our host was specially appreciated.

    Mr & Mrs BeatsonAug 2019

  • "Lovely quaint cottage in beautiful location with friendly helpful owners, what more could one want."

    Many, many thanks for everything!

    Mr & Mrs WilliamsJul 2019

  • "Lovely stay, weather good, ideal, comfortable and cosy cottage, great walks."

    Many thanks.

    Ros & RogJun 2019

  • "Fabulous week with exceptional weather."

    Cottage is luxurious & comfortable. David the owner gave us fresh laid eggs which were delicious. We also thoroughly enjoyed the Damson Gin.

    Anne & RobApr 2019

  • "Had a fab week in your terrific cottage."

    We will definitely return soon.

    Valerie & AlanMar 2019

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  • 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

Damsons grow in numerous orchards right across the Lyth Valley and have for generations been used to make damson gin - hence the name Tipsy Gin Cottage.

The mother of the current owners was one such distiller, who each autumn used a special family recipe to make the rather potent spirit.

Today, Tipsy Gin Cottage is a luxurious cottage with bags of character and charm and that is a popular retreat for couples wanting to soak up the beautiful countryside that surrounds it.

Inside there is cosy living space, a farmhouse kitchen, a smart bathroom and a sumptuous king size bedroom - the perfect place to kick back and relax. Situated alongside a traditional whitewashed farmhouse in the Lyth Valley, now included on the Lonely Planet’ Beautiful World List list of “most beautiful places on earth”, Tipsy Gin Cottage is around 20 minutes away from Lake Windermere and Bowness and a similar distance from the village of Cartmel, a foodie heaven, home to the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding and the acclaimed and Michelin award winning restaurant L’Enclume named as Britain’s Best Restaurant four years in a row. More great news, Tipsy Gin Cottage is just a 5 minute walk from the popular Lyth Valley pub and its excellent restaurant.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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