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Gowan Bank Farm Cottage

Bowness/Windermere

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  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Facility Rating 5
  • Short breaks
  • Character Features
  • Log Burner or Fire
  • Parking
  • Low Wood Leisure Club
  • Garden
  • Rural
  • Views

Where is Gowan Bank Farm Cottage?

Gowan Bank Farm, Ings, NR KENDAL, Cumbria, LA8 9QD

Information about Gowan Bank Farm Cottage

Property ref: 5052

We are delighted to offer this charming cottage which lies in a picturesque rural setting on a 400 acre working farm dating back to 1600, reached up a narrow unmetalled track midway between Windermere and Staveley village. The cottage has been newly restored and prepared to a high standard with every thought for your holiday comfort and would make a perfect setting for a romantic stay in beautiful surroundings. Gowan Bank is well placed for all sorts of activities with plenty of walks and country rambles from the door including the Dales Way which passes close to the cottage. Longer days out can be enjoyed in the fells around Kentmere which is also much loved by cyclists and mountain bikers. A few minutes' drive will bring you to Windermere and the lake at Bowness Bay. There is excellent shopping in Windermere, village shops in Staveley and the well-known pub and brewery The Watermill at Ings within easy walking distance.

Accommodation: Entrance into open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area.  Shaker style kitchen with quality appliances, view out to the garden and breakfast bar dining area.  Dual aspect lounge area with character fireplace with log burning stove, TV, DVD and Ipod dock.  Upstairs there is a very large bedroom with super king size bed and views out to towards Reston Scar and surrounding fells.  High quality en-suite bathroom with double ended roll top bath, separate large power shower, wc and basin.

The owners of the farm have renovated this former stable to a very high standard, furnished with locally handmade pieces throughout, feature stonework and beams, slate flooring downstairs and Herdwick wool carpets upstairs.  There is under floor heating downstairs and in the en-suite and radiators in the bedroom all fired by a very eco-friendly log boiler which is fuelled by trees from the farm.  There will also be a basket of logs supplied for the house log burner on your arrival.

Outside: There is an outside utility room with washer and dryer and a separate drying room just in case you get a little wet or muddy!  Good sized enclosed garden with seating and lovely fell views.  Watermill Inn and brewery at Ings 1 mile along private road (in summer only half a mile through field track).  Village facilities at Staveley approx 2 miles.

Sorry no dogs (unless dog lives outside! - please ask) * non-smoking * duvets /beds made up * electric fan oven/electric ceramic hob * dishwasher * microwave * fridge * freezer in utility * washer and separate dryer in utility * all heating included and first basket of logs for log burner supplied * cot and high chair available to order * towels available to order

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  • We have spent a lovely quiet week here to celebrate my 18th birthday. We enjoyed a night out in Bowness and a couple of long dinners at some good restaurants. Wouldn't hesitate to come again as Hillside Cottage is in a very good location. Thank you.

    / Hillside Cottage
  • The flat was warm, comfortable, full of thoughtful touches to make our stay more enjoyable.

    / The Hayloft
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    / Grassthwaite How
  • It is very difficult to leave here, we leave with fond memories, our dreams here came true....Thank-you

    / Loughrigg View
  • This is one of the most charming and comfortable properties of the many that we've rented in Ambleside.

    / The Gables
  • First visit and one to remember. Great weather, location and house. Just like being at home. Hope to return soon.

    / Parkwood 2015
  • Our seventh visit to The Hayloft after a five year break. It was just like coming home.

    / The Hayloft
  • Wow cottage - loved our stay, sorry we are leaving would love to stay longer.

    / The Toffee Loft
  • Third year here and have loved it again.  A very comfortable interior, thank you and hopefully will see you soon.

    / Brantside
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    / Derwent
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    / Printers Cottage
  • Our 3rd week here. We thank the owners for making this a lovely and comfortable place to stay - probably the best place we have stayed in. 

    / Hillandale
  • Had a lovely stay, all very clean and tidy, we loved Windermere.

    / Ivyholme
  • We have found all the on-site facilities to be excellent. We used the bar, the restaurant, the gym and the pool.

    Very impressed

    / Whinlatter
  • Our second holiday at Hillside Cottage & it's a great place to relax. The cottage is very comfy. Been out & about a lot too - spent one lovely day on the lake.

    / Hillside Cottage
  • What a lovely, warm and cosy cottage - ideal for a relaxing break.

    / Orchard Cottage
  • Superb accommodation with every possible accessory.

    / Merewood Stables
  • Excellent holiday thanks to a very efficient and helpful staff. Cottage very clean and comfortable.

    Would hope to come and stay again.

    / Ashness
  • Wonderful cottage - everything you could possibly need (and more). Thank you.

    / Hannakin Barn
  • The food in Oxley's Bistro was excellent with a very good menu choice.

    Catbells is a beautiful apartment with high standards maintained.

    / Catbells
  • Amazing house finished to a really high standard. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. A great place to spend our honeymoon.

    / Gowan Bank Farm Cottage
  • We loved the cottage and felt very welcome, when we arrived to tea, cake and a roaring fire. We enjoyed the surrounding countryside, Lake Windermere and the farm and the amazing farm animals. Thank you so much George and Amanda, we will be back. 

    / Gowan Bank Farm Cottage
  • Well we didn't expect that, a lovely warm welcome from Amanda, fire cake and wine. We have had a great week exploring the lakes and fells in the area. We hope to come back and enjoy this lovely cottage again. Many thanks for your hospitality.

    / Gowan Bank Farm Cottage
  • Thank you very much for a lovely holiday and a very warm welcome from Amanda. Appreciated the kettle being on and cake and beer on arrival. We very much appreciated the local knowledge from Amanda with suggestions of places to visit and the tour of the farm was very enjoyable.                  

    / Gowan Bank Farm Cottage
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