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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.

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 * 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

 

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  • 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.                  

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

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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