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Millrace Cottage

Ings, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042040)



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8 Customer Reviews

  • "We had to stay in on three seperate occasions for the heating system to be looked at ."

    From no hot water in the bath and shower to boiling hot heating in one room and then freezing cold for the rest of our holiday . Eventually we were left over christmas with no heating . There were other issues which I won't bother going into . I bought the Complaint to Sykes who took it up with the owners who said " the issues are resolved " and that what that ! No sorry , no refund of any kind . Frankly if that was my property I would've given some refund . I would've also apologised for a very uncomfortable stay . I book a lot of cottages with Sykes and this was not up to usual standard . I wasn't going to leave a review as I thought I'd wait to see if the owners were going to offer something back . It wasn't a cheap stay . We were there for over ten days . No sanitiser , no bleach , blunt knives , short duvet cover the main bedroom . No welcome basket . Not even salt or pepper . The feeling of meaness hangs in the air at Millrace . However it was clean . Would not recommend .

    Reviewed by HeatherDec 2021

  • "Very clean and tidy cottage, a little on the tight side for 2 adults and 2 teenagers, ideally located to visit places."

    More instructors/ labels for what and where things are would be helpful. We had no idea till at least a few days into our holiday that the switch on the wall outside the bathroom turned on the towel heater. Also a very sticky kitchen table, couldn't get it off no matter what we used. A little over priced to say it was October and not the school holidays.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "It would be a very good idea to put some instructions in the house about how to work things especially for overseas visitors."

    It took us 5 days to figure out how to turn the heat on. The washer works but we never got the dryer function to work necessitating a trip to the launderette and lots of soggy clothes on the towel rail. We didn't quite get the broiler figured out. Some labels on all the power switches as to which appliance they work would be helpful. These are small simple easy fixes that would help a great deal. Otherwise a lovely clean well-appointed comfortable cottage. Any staff we have spoken to have been polite and helpful.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2021

  • "Nice place, very practical location."

    So close to both Windemere and Kendall and with a pub at walking distance... big bonus. However, we didn't realise the cottage itself was right on the grounds (just after the entrance) of a holiday park. Also, the toilets made a weird, awfully loud, noise when flushing, waking up people in the night. Hopefully a plumber can fix this for the next people to stay in this cottage, but it was great to have two toilets though, especially when you come back from a day-trip and everyone has to go at the same time ;). I think £800+ p/w in September was a bit steep for this cottage, but below £600 we would probably consider staying again. The cottage was nice and clean and the beds were comfortable. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AndySep 2021

  • "The cottage was an excellent base to explore the Lakes."

    It was spotlessly clean on arrival and a most comfortable cottage to stay in.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

  • "Great location and beautiful cottage, would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2021

  • "The cottage was superb and in such a wonderfully tranquil place whilst being within easy distance of all of the Lake District."

    The perfect place to relax and unwind. I would certainly return. Excellent!!

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2021

  • "Good location not far from Windermere and Staveley."

    Cottage on corner plot beautiful views. The location was within walking distance to pub and service station.

    Mrs ParkesAug 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.

The property

"Once part of a thriving bobbin mill, this delightful Lakeland barn conversion is now part of Ings Mill Park – a beautifully landscaped area 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.

The entrance hallway with cloakroom / 2nd WC, leads to the contemporary oak kitchen / dining room with slate floors and lots of character.

The living room has cosy deep-cushioned sofas and a large picture window - originally the barn door.

There’s a ground floor single bedroom and modern house bathroom with shower over bath.

Upstairs to the king-size double bedroom and twin bedroom.

Outside, the private fenced patio is furnished for drinks or meals al-fresco.

Nearby Staveley, in 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, and the superb Booths supermarket; and only a few miles further you'll find Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere.

If Millrace Cottage is not available for the dates you require, check out these two neighbouring self-catering properties: Gowan Cottage & Bobbin Cottage.



  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor single
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor geating
  • Electric oven and 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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Region Information

Only 1 dog welcome

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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