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Gilpins Cottage

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

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    • “Quirky”
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    • “Just got back from a very chilled stay at this lovely quirky cottage. It has everything you need and was clean and welcoming. Having a great wood burning stove was just like home from home for us. All the item of furniture and accessories are all well chosen and are of good quality. We took our little jack Russell and he was very at home here. The pub at Ings just up the road is so friendly and happy to have the dog in too we walked up most nights for a drink or two. Don't be put off by the road it is easy enough to cross it's not a motorway as some people are making out. The area is lovely the people are very friendly and the cottage is charming, what more do you want. We would love to book it again next year, sorry to have to go home.”

    Jackie H, Bromborough, United Kingdom, October 2015

    • “great little holiday cottage”
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    • “This is a lovely little cottage situated just outside the village of Staveley. We arrived to find the radiators on to ensure a warm welcome and trust me there was plenty of hot water, ( see previous review). The cottage is small but very well laid out with a nice living room, kitchen and dining room built on. It was spotlessly clean and the upstairs bathroom and bedrooms are very nice. It is in a small cul-de-sac off the main Kendal to Windermere road but you have a parking space in a secluded area behind the cottage and a small enclosed patio so it was no problem. I brought my little dog who was very safe in this contained garden. I loved it and would recommend it to anyone. The Watermill pub is very close and does lovely food and in Staveley village there is a fab modern Indian restaurant and takeaway.”

    SuzanneWales, Cwmbran, South Wales, June 2014

    • “The most amazing Comadation”
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    • “The Gilpins is very comfortable has everything one needs in there”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle, August 2013

    • “Cosy well presented cottage”
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    • “Not too far from the M6 turn off the cottage was ideally positioned after a 4.5 hour drive, and great for when we needed to leave. Easy to find and with a great really dog friendly pub, The Windmill, a walk away. The cottage was clean and well presented. The kitchen provided everything we needed (apart from a bread knife) and the appliances were all easy to use. I would recommend a trip to Booths for stocking up the fridge located just as you enter into Windermere. The log burner in the living was such a treat and kicked out amazing heat, our little doggie loved lying in front of it after a day out walking and pub lunching. We would definitely return to Gilpins and hope to next year.”

    Tash1001, West Horsley, United Kingdom, March 2017

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    • “Had a great week here. Slight road noise. Yard at back not completely secure, but not an issue used green space at front for dog to use. Dog friendly pubs 15 minutes walks in both directions which was a super bonus both with great food.”

    Mrs Allen, Newport, August 2018

    • “The cottage was so cosy and perfect for the two of us and my dog. Had all the amenities needed and was in a good location close to town centres. Would definitely stay here again when we next visit!”

    Miss Davison, Cullompton, May 2018

    • “The location spoilt it for us too noisy with the constant traffic and the cottage had not been cleaned properly everything was covered in dust. Couldn’t get parked at the back of cottage as there was van parked at the gates all the time we were there. Wheelie bins were full so nowhere to leave our rubbish. Glad we were only there for the weekend.”

    Mr Ellis, Haddington, May 2018

    • “Great location , only negatives are road noise from the busy road in front of the property which isn't mentioned in the cottage details also another source of heating is required in the living room as the only heating is the log burner , first thing in a morning and after getting in from walking it would be great to have instant heat.”

    Mrs Lower, Brierley Hill, February 2018

    • “Overall we had a pleasant stay but the cottage would benefit from a deep clean and general things like blinds washed or changed, bathroom upgrading etc, everything looked very gloomy and uncared for. Everything was dusty and kitchen appliances were greasy, cobwebs everywhere. I understand you said you had a new cleaner but I don’t think they spent much time cleaning! On the plus side bed was very comfy and powerful shower. Would book with you again but not at Gilpins cottage.”

    Mrs Andrew, York, October 2018

    • “The cottage is lovely in itself, however what is not mentioned on the site is that it is located next to a very busy and very noisy road, the A591. This combined with the poor state of the bed in the property (the frame sags in the middle and is badly propped up by a make shift support) meant that we did not enjoy a single good nights sleep, the result of which was that we cut our holiday short to return home. I have also informed the Sykes team that slugs were found in the property and that water leaks into the kitchen making the tiles floor slippery.”

    Mr Daniels, Stourbridge, September 2018

    • “Staveley is a lovely village with a nice pub and the centre for some lovely walks. The cottage was perfectly okay. It had a nice kitchen, living room and bedroom but the bathroom needs some attention. The cottage was cleaner than previous families had reported (eg no cobwebs were seen) but there were cigarette butts around the drain in the back yard - which was unsightly. The back yard was not fully fenced so letting the dog loose was not possible. The cottage is also on a main arterial road and therefore the noise was constant. I did enjoy the sky sports channels..”

    Mr Packham, CHESTER LE STREET, September 2018

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The Property

This delightful one bedroom cottage, on the edge of the popular village of Staveley set back from the A591, is perfect for couples looking for a romantic break in the Lake District at any time of the year.
This delightful cottage sits on the fringe of the popular village of Staveley well known for its many cycling and walking routes over the Kentmere valley. A short stroll from your door step is the award winning pub, The Watermill, which serves homemade food using locally sourced ingredients and fine ales such as Colley Wobbles. With easily accessible bus and train links just minutes away Gilpins is perfectly located for those who wish to explore the Lake District without the need for a car.
Gilpins is a quaint, comfortably furnished, white washed cottage full of character with beams throughout. For those delightful relaxing nights in, snuggle up in front of the cosy log burning fire with an enjoyable glass of wine. During the summer months why not dine alfresco on the pleasant south facing patio and absorb the charm of the cottage.
The cottage is gas centrally heated and comprises:

Lounge with log burning stove, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine.
Dining room.

First floor: Double bedroom with characterful beams..
Bathroom with power shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

All electric and bed linen included.
Sorry no cot or highchair available.
Private parking for one car.
Enclosed patio with garden furniture and BBQ


Over two floors. One bedroom: 1 x first floor double, 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, Freeview TV with DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Initial supply of logs
  • 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 by arrangement with owner
  • Pub 5 minutes walk
  • Staveley village a few minutes walk

Regional Information

STAVELEY 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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