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Gowan Cottage

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


Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Very tidy nice property."

    Great location. It was very warm inside. Did expect more garden from the description, not just a patio next to the road.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2022

  • "This is the 1st time we have stayed in Gowan Cottage, we have stayed in Bobbin, Millrace cottage."

    We like all of them but Gowan Cottage is our favourite out of the 3 of them. It is a really lovely comfortable homely cottage. We like the area around Ings as there are some lovely walks. We have already rebooked for next year for a week in Gowan Cottage. We have a dog Molly she likes it here yes there is no garden for her but it is not an issue for us, there is a pub down the lane which serves food, the farm-shop sells fresh meats, pies and local goods is worth a visit. It is also good if you want to leave your car you can as the bus stop is on the main road we have used this to go to Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Ambleside. If you want a nice quiet location just outside Windermere this is area to look into. Susan, James and Molly the Lab

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "Nice and comfy cottage, we really enjoyed our stay."

    A few more glasses in the kitchen could do with being added also the description in the listing wasn’t clear that there was no secure area for dogs. Also the hot water wasn’t very hot and if needing a bath a few kettle loads was needed. All in all it was a very enjoyable stay and I would highly recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a wonderful location providing an ideal base to visit the Lake District and surrounding areas ."

    Ideal for couples , walkers with or without a dog

    Reviewed by IanMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet location."

    Great base from which to explore the Lakes and surrounding Fells.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "Total incompetence in sorting a problem out."

    Basic problem seems to be a call centre/local office/owner communication

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday!"

    Ideally situated for all tourist places we wanted to see but also setting was quiet and peaceful perfect bolt hole .loved the farm shop / cafe just up the road . Can’t wait to come and stay again thank you !

    Reviewed by ShirleySep 2021

  • "We had a really relaxed time."

    Thank you so much. The location is perfect,- quiet and very beautiful amidst fields and near a farmhouse/cafe/butchers. Not far from Bowness, Ambleside and other great spots The cottage is very cosy and homely - only few issues regarding cleanliness-sticky dinner table, dirty high chair( underside of the table was disgusting) and the oven had not been cleaned.

    Reviewed by DivyaAug 2021

  • "One day we were without hot water."

    So reported the fault and it was fixed within the same day with no fuss at all.

    Reviewed by DamianJul 2021

  • "There were dirty laundry on the floor of toilet."

    No beddings/ linen/ pillow covers or towels were provided. Which was changed once I complained on the phone.

    Reviewed by SabihJun 2021

  • "Had a great time lovely cottage very relaxing and comfortable, would definitely go back and recommend to other , great views."

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2021

  • "We have stayed in Gowan cottage many times over the last 15 years or more ."

    The location is perfect , the layout is great , very well appointed and always immaculate , we always feel we’ve come back to our “ second home ‘. It’s always our first choice .

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2021

  • "With having a dog it would have been good to know there was not a secure safe area for him without us"

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

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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.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x double, 1 x twin, house bathroom, kitchen, lounge and dining space, furnished patio and 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

Gowan Cottage is a smart character property surrounded by beautiful countryside and is part of the Ings Mill Park development.

The property sits alongside the River Gowan and the large wooded valley between Windermere and Staveley and there are wonderful walks in every direction.

Stroll through sleepy country lanes, maybe stopping off at the nearby Watermill Inn on your return or stride up onto the fells to survey the glorious views of Kentmere Valley as they unfold around you.

The cottage itself comprises of an oak beamed, open plan living space with traditional slate floors, it’s cosy and relaxing, whilst outside there’s a patio and so al fresco living is also an option.

Back inside and Gowan Cottage has two bedrooms, a double and a twin, the house bathroom is well appointed, as is the oak fitted kitchen.

A perfect holiday cottage for a small family, or group of friends accompanied by the dog.

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.

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