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Gilpins Cottage

Staveley, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972495)


  • Sleeps 3 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Mrs Train

    “A lovely place to stay The cottage had everything except adequate lighting in the lounge, the lamp was too dim for us to read by in the evenings.”

    And a warning about the low doorframe between kitchen and utility would be nice, we came a cropper a couple of times. Everything else was just lovely and if available we would certainly stay there again Many thanks

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The property

This quaint, whitewashed stone-built cottage is located on the edge of the village of Staveley in the scenic Lake District with easy accessibility to the A591. 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 characterful beams, and a bathroom with a shower over the bath, hand basin and WC. The enclosed patio outside is south-facing, 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 area.

The cottage has private 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 why not explore Dorothy Farrer's Spring Wood nature reserve?

For a spot of shopping, head for Staveley Mill Yard, where you can wander around 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
  • One bedroom: 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
  • Wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine,Full Sky TV with DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Initial supply of logs etc
  • provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no cot or highchair available
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed south-facing patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Pub 5 minutes walk
  • Shop in Staveley village a few minutes walk

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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.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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