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Topiary Cottage

Ings near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 924892)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the best and most suitable holiday cottage we have found; superb standard and comfort, really good welcome pack and Jo & Gerry are most helpful and co-operative."

    Location is also most convenient for our needs.

    Reviewed by RonNov 2021

  • "A lovely welcome from the owner and detailed instructions of how to use appliances etc ready for our stay."

    Property was in an excellent, clean condition and located in a great position for both Windermere and Kendal as well as having a brilliant local pub for drinks and food (Watermill Inn). We cannot speak more highly of this establishment and would definitely re-book when we return to the area.

    Reviewed by JaniceOct 2021

  • "The cottage has everything you need for an enjoyable holiday in the Lake District."

    Reviewed by RonaldOct 2021

  • "A warm welcome to comfortable accommodation in a very convenient location."

    A lovely base for our holiday in the Lakes.

    Reviewed by MarjorieOct 2021

  • "A really lovely place to stay with lovely garden to sit out in ."

    Very comfortable and friendly hosts

    Reviewed by JennyMay 2021

  • "Topiary Cottage was fine."

    However the way Sykes operated through the pandemic will result in me avoiding using them again if at all possible.

    Reviewed by TimMay 2021

  • "Loved everything about the cottage and the views were beautiful."

    Jo and Gerry the owners are very friendly and welcoming. Hoping to go back very soon when it is next available.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2021

  • "This is a great cottage to go relax & unwind!"

    Jo & Gerry we’re great in their communication, & flexibility. They went all out to meet & exceed our expectations. The cottage was tastefully decorated in Xmas decorations, lights & heating left on making it a cosy welcoming. High end furnishings gave it that extra luxury. I defy anyone who can make it out of that bed before 9am! The only little niggle, was the shower seemed to have a mind of it’s own. Apart from that you’d struggle to pick up on anything. The gardens of the cottage looked beautiful, as it was winter we didn’t get the full benefit. The location of the cottage is perfect for sightseeing. Close to Windermere and Bowness for shopping, pubs, etc & in easy reach of other locations around the South Lakes. We would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by JoDec 2020

  • "The cottage is excellent in comfort, facilities and cleanliness."

    The owner, who lives next door, was most welcoming and helpful. It is ideally situated for travel and walking around that part of the Lake District, in particular its proximity to Lake Windermere. The only negative experience was that the road it is on is busier than expected, so the traffic noise impacted somewhat on the peace of the place. However, in relation to the many positives, this was minor.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2020

  • "This was our second visit to this really lovely cottage."

    We saw Cumbria in its finest Autumn colours. Our hosts were very helpful and accommodating. Topiary Cottage is a treasure and will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Amazing cottage, amazing views."

    Cottage was lovely and comfy real home from home. Owners very helpful and chatty. Gerry mentioned about our bus passes and suggested some trips which we took advantage of, we wouldn't have thought about them. Bus stop at end of drive and buses go to all the main towns from Windermere 5 minutes down the road, plus very regular even on a Sunday. Cottage was spotless and all Covid precautions were taken. We certainly would stay again when wanting to go to The Lakes again. Well worthy of the 4* rating.

    Reviewed by YvonneOct 2020

  • "The cottage is in a lovely setting and has an excellent garden with a little river at the bottom of the garden."

    The hosts were very friendly and available if needed. The cottage in the small village of Ings is in an excellent location near to the main road between Kendal and Keswick. We therefore did not use our car at all. We certainly enjoyed our week in Topiary Cottage and would not hesitate to return again.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    The garden was especially nice, as were the views from the garden. The owners were a lovely, friendly couple and made us feel very welcome. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2020

  • "Great location and easy access to Windermere, Ambleside, Grassmere and Coniston."

    Helpful hosts and lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "Home from home, comfort and privacy 100%."

    Reviewed by ChristopherFeb 2020

  • "Another relaxing stay."

    The cottage is just perfect it has everything that you need. It is not in the centre of Windermere but only a couple of minutes away by car. There is a lovely pub that serves excellent food and a good choice of drinks just a 2 minute walk away. There is also a very nice farm shop up the lane that you can buy your meat, chicken etc at and also have a bite to eat and a coffee.

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2020

  • "An amazing place to stay in a beautiful location."

    I loved morning walks from here, past three and horses. Getting up in the morning was never easy because the bed was so incredibly comfortable. I highly recommend topiary cottage.

    Reviewed by MadeleineJan 2020

  • "The cottage was warm all the time and the kitchen was really well kitted out."

    The bed was incredibly comfortable. The owners were very friendly and were always on hand if anything was needed. Overall a wonderful place to stay and I will no doubt book here again.

    Reviewed by MorroughDec 2019

  • "A lovely spacious cottage which was well equipped and warm on the cold Lakes nights."

    Whilst location is not in the heart of Windermere, being on the outskirts made it a quieter, less hectic place to stay. Very easily accessible and still very close to all The Lakes has to offer. The Lakes district is a beautiful vicinity offering something of interest for all tastes.

    Reviewed by LynNov 2019

  • "Accommodation was just what we wanted for a few nights away."

    The owners were friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by SteveNov 2019

  • "We love the area and the cottage and have booked already for next year"

    Reviewed by RoyNov 2019

  • "Lovely place great location and friendly and helpful OWNERS"

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2019

  • "This is our first time in the Lake District."

    The cottage was very good and gave us easy access to a lot of the Lake District. The owners were very pleasant. The garden was beautiful. We could not fault it .Ings village was lovely and the Waterville pub was excellent

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2019

  • "An enjoyable week in a good location."

    The cottage is comfortable and well equipped. Good pub down the road.

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    With everything you could need. Lovely owners nothing to much trouble

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2019

  • "Property is well situated for touring."

    ..lovely cottage with views...very pleasant and helpful owners...would go back.

    Reviewed by EdwardApr 2019

  • "Excellent value for money."

    Exactly as described. Very friendly and informed property owners. Cannot fault the booking and location. Will certainly return!

    Reviewed by EwanApr 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our week at the cottage and would certainly book the cottage again."

    The facilities were excellent.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "Topiary cottage is a lovely cottage with great facilities in a lovely location."

    Perfect for a get away for two. The hosts were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2019

  • "We felt very welcome at Topiary Cottage from the moment we arrived until we were bid farewell."

    It’s very conveniently located for access to Windermere and the rest of the lakes. The pub over the road does great food and we ended up eating there twice as it was so convenient and tasty. We will definitely be back to stay in Topiary Cottage

    Reviewed by RebeccaJan 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Topiary Cottage."

    The cottage is cosy and very comfortable and is done to a high standard. The Christmas decorations made it feel festive & homely. Thanks to owners Jerry & Jo-Anne for making us feel so welcome. We would highly recommend staying here and do intend to return.

    Reviewed by MoriamDec 2018

  • "Beautiful, comfortable accommodation."

    Made even more enjoyable by the manner in which it was decorated for Christmas

    Reviewed by PaulaDec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Good for walking but also very near the main bus route to Windermere, Grasmere, Ambleside, Kendal etc so easy to travel without having to take the car. Gerry the owner was friendly and willing to help if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by FionaDec 2018

  • "It is a lovely well appointed cottage in a beautiful area with good access to all you could want to visit."

    It is obvious how much Jo-Anne and Gerry care and they are such a nice welcoming helpful couple .

    Reviewed by RoyNov 2018

  • "The Cottage is lovely and cosy, and very well equipped."

    Decor lovely . There were a couple of downsides, the Cottage is right next to stables and they start quite early, not a major issue as we wake early anyway, but we do like to sleep with the windows open and there is a very noisy road that is busy all day and night. We were able to close the windows and use the fan provided, but this is just a personal thing, also the bed needs up grading it has a topper but it sinks in places and needs replacing. Otherwise lovely cottage !

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2018

  • "We have been to this cottage previously ie April 2016 and for its location and facilities were happy to return, particularly with the Watermill Inn being 2minutes over the road."

    The cottage furniture had been considerably improved being replaced throughout the sitting and bedroom areas, excellent. However, why replace the bedroom furniture including the bed and leave a double mattress that it seemed to be so old that it sags in two halves? The other ponderable is why when the property depends upon a shower only, when opening the bag marked bath mat, you find something that is black and mouldy and feel sure if you use it, you will feel dirty having used it in the shower than not having a shower! This cottage without these anomalies would be great for use at short notice, if available, ie within 2hrs from home straight up the motorway, 106 miles, good location and pub over the road.

    Reviewed by RoyOct 2018

  • "This lovely cottage was the perfect base for our first visit to the Lake District although the sat nav did send us some dodgy roads en route to the start of our walks."

    It was nice to return to a cosy cottage which had everything one would need for self catering but we must admit that the Waterwheel public house across the road (200 metres away) does great food and brews its own beer. Once again Sykes have come up trumps in providing a top class cottage for our holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by BarbieSep 2018

  • "The topiary was spaceous and had every facility."

    The owners were friendly and helpful. We had a good holiday there.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2018

  • "Very nice setting."

    There is some noise from the A road, but not intrusive. There are lovely quiet lanes right near the cottage, and public footpaths across the fields. At the rear of the property is a stable yard, so the most we heard was the odd neigh, and some clip clopping back and forth, which was lovely! Bus stop very near the house so easy to get to Windermere, Bowness etc if you don't have a car.

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2018

  • "Very cosy comfortable cottage and warm welcome from owners."

    Will definately use again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage with excellent furnishings all mod cons included and very well maintained , would definitely choose to stay here again."

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, most useful and entertaining having owners living next door."

    Reviewed by Robert MJun 2018

  • "We had a great holiday at Topiary Cottage with lovely friendly owners."

    .....nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable,clean and well appointed, we would consider going back again."

    Reviewed by LeonardJun 2018

  • "Great cottage in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2018

  • "The owner, Gerry Wilkinson, was most friendly and helpful The cottage was extremely well equipped and furnished to a very high quality."

    Although we were just visiting friends in the area the cottage is ideally situated for all major attractions of the Lake District.

    Reviewed by GlenysApr 2018

  • "Don’t miss out on this cottage."

    Next time we go to the Lake District this will be the first cottage we try and book

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2018

  • "Footage exactly as described."

    The owners very welcoming and helpful.Thoroughly recommend.We hope to return!

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2018

  • "It was a cold snowy weekend and we struggled to keep warm ."

    Radiators were locked so we couldn’t adjust the temperature. Extra heaters were available but they don’t heat very well. More heating needed in bathroom - no radiator just a heated towel rail which does not warm the room enough when it’s only 1 degree outside ! Other than the heating , parking slot was a bit tight but overall a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by AnneJan 2018

  • "The Lake District is stunning, Topiary cottage is totally superb and the pub over the road serves 16 real ales, whats not to like!"

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2017

  • "Lovely cottage In a great location x The owners were very friendly and helpful!"

    Had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2017

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with everything you need for a good holiday and so easy to have as a base to visit places of interest from without having to go to far."

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2017

  • "We really enjoyed staying at this cottage, it was very clean, comfortable and warm, Mr & Mrs Wilkinson were the perfect hosts."

    The cottage was located close enough to a main route into Windermere making travel to local attractions easy to attain. There was a very good pub only moments away which served very good food. We were so pleased with this cottage and amenities that we will be booking again.

    Reviewed by SulwenNov 2016

  • "Topiary cottage is one of the best cottages we have stayed in the owners were very helpful and took time out to show us how cooker, microwave, TV and outdoor seating worked this is the first time an owner has took the time to show us around there cottage, just show's how much Mr & Mrs Wilkinson take pleasure in there cottage."

    As I have said it is the cleanest lovely cottage we have stayed in and I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family as it is that good we would love to go back for another stay in the future, A big thank you to Jo-Anne & Gerry Wilkinson[owners] for a lovely stay at Topiary cottage. Mr Tom Melvin

    Reviewed by TomSep 2016

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Can't say the same about the weather. The owners were very nice and helpful. It was nice that it was a cottage that was free from animals and children. The location of the cottage was perfect for all places we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2016

  • "Peace, quiet, comfort, cleanliness, and a perfect base to explore the lakes."

    Reviewed by DerekAug 2016

  • "We had a very good holiday and the accommodation was very good."

    We were very comfortable and the owners where friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2016

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and easy to relax."

    We loved sitting in the garden and would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by CharlesJul 2016

  • "The cottage was the best we have stayed in when holidaying in the UK."

    The owners were on hand and excellent hosts. The cottage's location was superb, the centre of the Lake District. We would definitely stay here again. A lovely retreat when it was raining hard!

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2016

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday, the cottage was ideally placed and we could not have wished for more."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2016

  • "The cottage is beautifully appointed and is equipped to high standard."

    We enjoyed our stay very much and if we return to the Lake District in the future this is the place we would choose to stay. Even though it rained continuously for one day we were quite content to spend the day in the cottage which is a real home from home.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2016

  • "My partner and I felt very comfortable in the Cottage, we weren't missing anything."

    The welcome from the owner was very nice and kind. We had a fantastic time and if we can we would like to rent the cottage again. We could not ask for more comfort! It was just brilliant!

    Reviewed by CorneliaJan 2016

  • "The cottage was real 4 star luxury and way better than we are used to."

    The Lake District is so pretty and it was just good to get away. The owners were very friendly and welcoming too.

    Reviewed by NickNov 2015

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The property

This super barn conversion provides luxury accommodation that’s perfect for two wishing to enjoy this fabulous corner of the Lake District.

There is one king-size bedroom with a TV and an extremely spacious open plan living area with a high vaulted ceiling with feature oak beams and French windows, which open out on to a secluded patio overlooking the garden down to the River Gower.

Guests can enjoy a five-minute stroll, which leads to the award-winning Watermill Inn and the bustling towns of Windermere and Bowness are within a 10-minute drive where you’ll find a host of shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy.

There are beautiful pathways and cycleways to explore running up the Kentmere Valley or a gentle climb up Orrest Head will reward you with beautiful views over Lake Windermere.

This is a superb cottage, perfect at any time of the year.


  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with TV
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Electric heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat HD, DVD, iPod dock, DAB radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio and garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: There are 3 steps down from patio to garden
  • Note: There is a river and a small wildlife pond at the bottom of the garden
  • Note: Adjacent to owner's B&B
  • Please note that check in time for this property is 4pm and check out is 10am, thank you

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • 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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