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Gilpins Cottage

Kendal, Cumbria (Ref. 972495)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
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  • Pub less than 1 mile


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23 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs White

    “We liked the cottage and had a lovely time despite the weather.”

    Our only comment is the roof guttering was leaking directly above the door and with the weather we had it made leaving and entering an interesting experience.

    Our only comment is the roof guttering was leaking directly above the door and with the weather we had it made leaving and entering an interesting experience. Our daughter was staying in Staveley and we found the walk in to be no problem with a good roadside path all the way. We particularly enjoyed meeting up in the Hawkshead Brewery.

    - Mrs White, October 2020

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The property

This cosy, stone-built cottage is located on the edge of the village of Staveley on the main road in between Windermere and Kendal, making it very accessible. This cottage features characterful beams throughout and a wood burning stove, offering comfortable accommodation for a delightful couples getaway. On the ground floor is a fully equipped, modern kitchen where you can cook up a feast before enjoying a romantic meal for two in the dining room.

Or why not cosy up in front of the log burning stove with a movie on colder nights?

Upstairs, there is a comfortable double bedroom with stunning original features, and a bathroom with a shower over the bath, hand basin and WC. The enclosed patio outside is equipped with a BBQ and seating.

It's the perfect place to unwind with a spot of alfresco dining on sunny days or relax with a drink after a day spent exploring the local fells.

The cottage has parking for one car. It's just a short stroll to The Watermill, a cosy local pub that has won awards for its home-cooked food.

The menu here focuses on seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients, and there are plenty of fine ales to enjoy, too.

There's no need to bring the car, as there are excellent bus and train links close at hand, as well as many cycling and walking routes in the Kentmere Valley, if you're feeling active. Lovers of the outdoors can enjoy easy access to the Fells for walking, or for a more relaxing trip you can make the short journey into Windermere Village where you can enjoy an array of shops and restaurants.

Or why not head for Staveley Mill Yard where you can enjoy the food and drink at Hawskhead Brewery, take a cookery class or treat yourself to a scoop or three at the ice cream parlour.

This beautiful cottage is the ideal base from which to explore the Lake District at any time of year.


  • Over two floors: Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x first floor single bedroom, bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, kitchen, dining room, sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Gas central heating, fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Wood burning stove, initial supply of logs provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Nespresso machine, washing machine
  • WIFI, Sky TV and DVD player
  • Sorry, no cot or highchair available
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed patio with garden furniture and BBQ
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Pub and shop 5 minutes walk
  • Bus stop outside property, train station 3 miles, Windermere Village 3 miles

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About the location


Windermere 5 miles; Kendal 5 miles.

The thriving Lakeland village of Staveley is situated on the eastern fringes of the Lake District National Park and offers superb access to the whole region. The beautiful Kentmere Valley is just a short walk away and with the River Kent tumbling its way through the valley to Staveley, it is very popular with mountain bikers and walkers alike. Staveley Mill Yard is a former wood turning mill at the heart of the village, which is now a thriving tourist attraction with cycle hire and outdoor shops, artisan bakery, brewery and the renowned Wilf's Cafe. This complements the excellent range of amenities in the village, which include a variety of shops, two village pubs, craft shops, a children's playground, a regular bus service and a railway station. Close by, the bustling towns of Kendal, Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including a ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The 'Windermere Steamboat Museum' displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Staveley is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

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