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Bobbin Cottage

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Ings, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "I stayed at the property with my husband and small dog."

    The property was perfectly situated to get around the Lake District and it had a beautiful country view. Although the property had two bedrooms it was very compact I would say that it is not suitable for four adults, maybe two adults and two children. The sofa wasn’t very comfortable and there was only one other armchair so if you were having an evening in there would be three people squashed on the sofa and one on the chair. The TV was small and the remote control had lost the battery cover so you had to hold the batteries in when you wanted to change channels. There were a couple of issues the shower worked for the first morning but then ran cold this was reported but didn’t get fixed we had to report it again after which it was rectified. The other problems were that the extractor fan over the cooker wasn’t working the on off switch was completely missing this was reported but never fixed. The radiator in the downstairs bathroom didn’t work, this was reported but never fixed. The thermostat on the radiator in the upstairs toilet didn’t switch the radiator off and it remained on full blast the toilet was like a sauna, this was reported it was turned off when the shower was fixed but it only lasted for one day and the rest of our stay blasted out at full blast and couldn’t be switched off. There was an area on the kitchen work surface that the Formica had blown and the mdf underneath was visible. The work surface needs to be replaced. This cottage was very pretty but is in need of some repairs and refurbishment. If you have a dog there isn’t an enclosed space to let them out for a wee every time your dog needs to go out you have to put it on its lead and take it out.

    Reviewed by Karen3.1Mar 2024

  • "Bobbin Cottage is attractive from the outside and clean and warm inside."

    However it is not somewhere we would recommend. The sofa and quilts are uncomfortable ,the TV lacks free view and the frying pan needs replacing. Little things like not being left a spare bin liner, no soap, tea,coffee,sugar or even salt and pepper ,set completely the wrong tone, These cost so little but supplying them is so necessary to make guests feel welcome. Just a small fraction of the rental needs to be spent to make quite a difference.

    Reviewed by Judy2.8Sep 2022

  • "This is the 4th time we have stayed on this park and it will not be out last ."

    Excellent accommodation, location, peaceful setting for a relaxing week in the Lakes

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Sep 2022

  • "Although most of the description was correct, I think it ought to be pointed out that the patio area is not actually situated at the property and is across the entry road."

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jul 2022

  • "This is a first for us we have always been very satisfied with our previous bookings with sykes, however on this occasion, we were dissatisfied with the misleading description of the property."

    The location very good but the property would not be our first choice of booking due to having a young dog who is still in training, there was no mention of stairs & upstairs bedrooms, leather furniture is not practical with a young dog and the enclosed patio was misleading as it gives the impression that it's behind or adjacent to the property & it is not, the property photos does not reflect the actual cottage we were staying in, in fact the photos appear to be of the next door property which is attached to another 3 cottages, there is also a request on the back of the main door no dogs allowed in the bedrooms but it is open plan & no provision for the dog to NOT go upstairs ,( i.e stair gate ) we had to block the stairway with chairs to avoid him following us into the bedrooms which may have caused some disturbance for neighbours as he is only 1 year old and has a loud voice. Some of the kitchenware was not to the usual standard of previous sykes bookings, acceptable, however previously we overpacked, in this case we underpacked. We do not normally complete your customers surveys as our previous bookings have always been satisfactory, but we felt it necessary to voice our opinion on this property, we have to stress the property itself would be ideal for a couple however our booking priorities are for our dog which means back yard/garden enclosed area where he can have toilet breaks without having to put a leader on him and walking him outside late at night and early morning, we believed the patio would give us this provision, the stairs are a no go as its very impractical for a young dog, no means to stop him adventuring upstairs, it was very difficult trying to keep him down on the first couple of nights, it was a lovely cottage but we felt a little mislead and disappointed Previous skyes bookings have fulfilled our expectations but on this occasion, unfortunately we didn't feel we could relax as much as we had hoped

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Jun 2022

  • "A bit limited walks wise for a dog owner."

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8May 2022

  • "Although we enjoyed our stay in the cottage, we were disappointed that we were supplied with a chair that looked like it had come out of a skip and the light and extractor fan on the cooker were not working."

    These may seem small issues but they took the shine off the way we scored above. We also felt that the settee, which looked quite new, was not very comfortable and we did, indeed find the 'skip'chair more comfortable!!

    Reviewed by John4.1May 2022

  • "Lovely little place really enjoyed our stay However Please get rid of that horrible uncomfortable yellow metal chair!"

    And a TV with free view

    Reviewed by Trina3.8Apr 2022

  • "We were with 2 persons and a dog."

    For 4 persons we find the property a bit too small. In general we were very satisfied.

    Reviewed by Loek3.8Mar 2022

  • "Good location."

    Watermill Inn very good, dog and child friendly. Cottage was clean and beds comfortable. We would stay again. The only thing I would say, as other reviewers have is that the settee and chair need replacing. Both are uncomfortable and the chair has certainly seen better days.

    Reviewed by Russell3.1Feb 2022

  • "Overall good."

    But... A call or text of a approximate time would have being appreciated as the heating would have being turned on in advance. Not a cold property to arrive. Soap provided would have being appreciated.

    Reviewed by Nige4.4Jan 2022

  • "Very disappointing to arrive after a long journey on a cold, dark night to find the heating wasn’t on and wouldn’t work."

    To be fair, it was sorted that evening but it shouldn’t have been necessary. Also, to find no toilet roll at all in one toilet and no hand soap anywhere in a pandemic is unusual. I’ve never come across a cottage before with a complete lack,of anything such as teabags, milk, salt and pepper, kitchen roll etc etc. Just a general lack of any attention to detail or welcoming touches. On the plus side, the place was clean and the bed was comfortable but I would suggest that four adults would find this place claustrophobic. One settee and one strange looking chair in the lounge wouldn’t be enough. Dining chairs were very flimsy and slid around the tiled floor. Finally, how about a small touch of Christmas cheer when it’s hired for Christmas?

    Reviewed by M2.5Dec 2021

  • "Very uncomfortable sofa , chair and bed"

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8Sep 2021

  • "This was our 1st time in Bobbin Cottage loved the open plan of cottage and also having an upstairs toilet room saved having go downstairs."

    Cottage was lovely and clean our dog Molly loved the morning walks, not having an enclosed space was not an issue for us personally. We have stayed in Millrace Cottage before but liked the layout of Bobbin Cottage more. We caught the bus a few of times at the bottom of lane. The area is lovely and highly recommend the farm shop down the lane.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2021

  • "The private patio is separate to the property, not attached."

    This should be made clear. Would have been nice for it to have been gated so we could take the dog off its lead. The parking for the property needs to be more clearly marked. We didn't see it at first as someone else parked in it! A visitors/property info book/local info book would have been nice, eg only found the hair dryer on the last day.

    Reviewed by Gary4.1May 2021

  • "Cottage was immaculately clean, beautiful views over the countryside."

    Lovely cottage with all the amenities you need. Nice location only a couple of miles to Windermere. We took our dog so some gorgeous walks set above Staveley with stunning views for miles. Only aspect we would need in the future - and this is personal choice an enclosed outside area with a gate so we could sit with our dog but the lane the cottage is on is very quiet so we just had keep an eye on him.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Apr 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage friendly staff on sight Lakeland visitors centre worth visiting which was just in walking distance loads of attractions to see by car which were easily accessible good bus service bus stop at bottom of the road."

    Mrs S WorrallAug 2019

  • "A brilliant base to enjoy what the lakes has to offer such as Ambleside, Windermere, Bowness, Coniston, & Rydal water."

    Lovely house made nice and homely and comfortable making it an easy place to stay. Being so close to the watermill was also brilliant as quality food and drink available

    Miss AllenMar 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • First floor cloakroom with basin and WC.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Private patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub 8 min walk
  • Shop 2.4 miles.

The property

"Originally a bobbin mill, this barn conversion is now part of Ings Mill Park; a beautifully landscaped area of holiday homes within 5 acres of woodland alongside the River Gowan.

The open plan living space is great for sociable living, with a lounge / dining area with luxurious furnishings and a picture window.

The modern kitchen zone is well-equipped and very stylish.

House bathroom is also on the ground floor with shower over bath.

Upstairs to the two comfortable double bedrooms, plus 2nd WC and cloakroom.

An elevated private patio gives views across the valley, and short stroll takes you to your local - the award-winning Watermill Inn and microbrewery – with great food and ambience.

You're also only seconds from the A591, meaning your daytrips throughout the Lake District will be easily planned.

Ings is a small hamlet near Staveley, 2 miles from Windermere, and 6 miles from Kendal, on the A591.

The road is one of the country's most scenic, as well as providing easy access to the highlights of the Lake District.

Nearby Staveley in easy walking distance, is the gateway to the Kentmere Valley, with a thriving community of walkers and cyclists as well as a foodie destination: Wilf’s café, Hawkshead Brewery.


Bakery and lots of other delights including the Eagle & Child, another great pub.

Walking routes in the Kentmere Valley are well worth exploring.

Shops, facilities, cafes and restaurants are close at hand in Windermere village, along with the superb Booths supermarket, and only a few miles further you'll find Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere.

If Bobbin Cottage is not available for the dates you require, please look at these two neighbouring self-catering properties: Gowan Cottage & Millrace Cottage "

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.