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Gilpin View

Crosthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041955)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Could do with: 1."

    Cobwebs removed. 2. Cupboard less of a mess. 3. Instructions on use of heating system given its old age. 4. General information such as bin location..

    Reviewed by ScottApr 2022

  • "Beautiful location and a comfortable cottage."

    We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by KateApr 2022

  • "I wish that was my every-day home."

    We couldn't have picked a better location than this! The cottage is located right next to a picturesque river, a very short drive to Kendal and lake Windermere. The house had the best central heating and everything was clean and comfortable. We cannot wait to go back in the summer. Also, perfect for dogs too.

    Reviewed by ParaskeviFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Gilpin View and found the house to be great for our family of 2 young kids and our teenage puppy."

    The house was comfortable (albeit the decor is a bit dated, but it’s very clean) and the setting is lovely - obviously we had to watch our toddler like a hawk around the stream, but we knew that when booking. We would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to be a bit out of the bustle of Windermere & Bowness - it’s about a 15/20 mins drive to either there or Kendal. It is about a mile up a narrow lane from Crosthwaite, so not in the village itself and so you can’t walk to the Punch Bowl pub - but equally it’s lovely and quiet.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2021

  • "Gilpin View was in a lovely, quiet location and we enjoyed our stay there."

    All the facilities are perfectly adequate although the cottage is in need of a bit of updating - it looks a bit tired and dated, and the beds weren’t very comfortable. We had a lovely week in the Lakes and the location was great.

    Reviewed by RhiannonJul 2021

  • "Great location, lovely walks and runs close by with a river good for kids to play in."

    Cottage was very comfortable with lots of nice homely touches. On the whole the property was clean just found the bathroom sink could have been a little cleaner. Facilities were fine, would have been nice to have a dishwasher, also there wasn't a chopping board or peeler which we would have found useful. Having said all that I would definitely stay there again as it's a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2021

  • "Lovely surroundings in a quiet valley."

    Great walks especially with dogs. Convenient to good pubs and restaurants. Easy driving to all the beautiful area has to offer.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Loved the location, plenty of dog walking, very quiet."

    Cottage was very homely and comfortable.

    Reviewed by LyndaMay 2021

  • "Booked cottage through Sykes who said no pets."

    Arrived at cottage and information pack stated that 2 dogs were welcome at Gilpin View. So I spent over £140 to have my dog housed in kennels for nothing. Booking stated that we had access to pool and leisure centre - but there was no information at the cottage. The pool and leisure centre was offsite. ( Not clear when booking.) Called Sykes Cottages to discuss not having access to pool. They found the number for the leisure centre and said to discuss access with leisure centre directly. Called the leisure centre numerous times with no answer. We could not access pool during our stay. The downstairs of cottage ( particularly kitchen) is very dated and expensive in my opinion. The electric fire didn't work ( blows hot for 30 seconds and then just blows cold air) and only half the grill works. Also, only a minor detail but we could not find any chopping boards. On a positive note the cottage was cleaned to a high standard and the upstairs was quite comfortable and the views and surround of the cottage are very picturesque

    Reviewed by MaggieApr 2021

  • "The property was very comfortable and modern in an excellent location and we had a very enjoyable holiday - thank you."

    Mr N SavageJun 2015

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bahtroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living with kitchen area, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, under counter fridge, under counter freezer, washer/dryer, Smart TV, WiFi, payphone
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Private patio with furniture and shared lawned grounds
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Shop 5.5 miles.

The property

In a countryside setting only 10 minutes drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere, the historic Starnthwaite Ghyll mill house has been tastefully converted into a special complex of character cottages.

Full of rural charm with its open plan living, dining & country kitchen area, upstairs to charming bedrooms and family bathroom with shower over bath.

The main gardens are idyllic, and the private furnished patio is perfect for al fresco dining or just relaxing for a doze.

Delightfully off the beaten track, Gilpin View is one of a row of four attractive cottages overlooking the stream and the orchard to the lush Lyth Valley, close to Crosthwaite village, renowned for peaceful country lanes, orchards and the famous damson harvest.

Your local is the award-winning Punchbowl Inn (1.5m away) next to a delightful old church.

A 15 minute drive takes you past the Windermere Golf Club to bustling Bowness village on Lake Windermere's eastern shore, where you'll find sophisticated shops, endless boating activities, Lake District family attractions such as the World of Beatrix Potter, and a range of options for evening entertainment.

From traditional Lakeland pubs to trendy tapas bars, cinema, theatre and nightclub, there's something for every taste.

From Bowness Bay, you can hop on a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside - a great way to explore while soaking up the scenery.

If you'd prefer to explore the wider Lake District by car, perhaps to seek out walking routes, the A591 leads easily from Windermere village to Ambleside, Rydal Water, historic Grasmere and beyond.

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.

Region Information

will allow upto 3 dogs

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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