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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ings, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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ManuDelia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mrs”
Reviewed July 5, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Me, my husband and our two kids (2 and 4) spent a week in May at this amazing cottage. The cottage itself is very nice, with open fire and hundreds of toys for the kids to play with. There were also lots of fancy costumes for kids (our daughter spent a lot of time dressing up!). But the very stunning feature is the garden! There is a little stream and four bridges to cross
It. There is an amazing tree house for the kids, they truly loved it! And the view over the hills is stunning. While we where there we got the chance to meet the chickens and the sheep. My kids are still talking of how they helped put the chickens to bed. We where unlucky with the weather, it rained heavily for three days, but we don't regret it, because we really enjoyed staying at this wonderful little cottage.
We would highly recommend it to everyone.

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Management Response
5 Jul 2017
Good afternoon
Thank you for your review following your stay at Little Ghyll Cottage, Ings. We are delighted your family had such an amazing time at this wonderful cottage and it is great to hear you highly recommend it to everyone. We hope to welcome you again soon.
kind regards
Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
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Assumpta6...
Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful cottage on the hill pet and child friendly.”
Reviewed June 11, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Located close to Lake Windermere and nearby Watermill real ale pub with good food. Cosy, delightful cottage with every amenity and magical garden and conservatory. Dog and child friendly with toys, games and tree house. Christine, the hostess who lives next door, is very welcoming, helpful and has great knowledge and information on the area, she has lovely dogs, tame sheep and chickens. We will definitely visit again.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Jun 2017
Good afternoon
Thank you for your review following your stay at Little Ghyll Cottage, Ings. We are delighted you enjoyed this wonderful cottage and its magical garden and conservatory. It is great to hear you will definitely visit again and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Kind regards
Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Michael M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“a wonderful place for small children”
Reviewed May 12, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

I stayed there for 5 nights in May 2017 with my wife, our daughter, our son-in-law and our grandson who was almost 2 years of age. We all had a marvellous time. The rooms are all spacious and well-furnished. The living room has a log fire (which we didn't use) and the well-equipped kitchen has a Rayburn and a conventional electric cooker. The hillside gardens are lovely, having a small stream with two wooden bridges, lawns and a profusion of flowers. There is a large, sturdily built, elaborate treehouse which was a great hit with the little boy. He was likewise enthralled by the chicken yard and made friends with all the fowl therein, whom he fed daily with kitchen scraps. He also liked the 3 pet sheep in the adjacent field. In the house, the landlady (Christine) has a large collection of old-fashioned wooden toys (including a Brio train set), which were also highly popular with the little one. He was up with the larks every morning saying "granny, granddad, chickens, choo-choo-train!".
The property is located on a quite lane about 2 miles or so from Windermere. it is away from the tourist throng but is only a short drive from either Kendal or Windermere. The windows afford scenic views over verdant, rolling hills.
Groceries can be obtained from the Spar shop nearby Steveley or from the local petrol station which has a sizable convenience store and is about 5 minutes walk from the cottage. Windermere has Sainsburys and a Booth supermarket.
Christine was very helpful and friendly. She was kind enough to post us our somewhat ancient Harrods teddy bear that my wife accidentally left behind.
We all said that we would definitely go back there again, in fact our grandson cried when it was time to leave.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 May 2017
Good afternoon
Thank you for your review following your stay at Little Ghyll Cottage. We are delighted you had such a wonderful family holiday and found the cottage and its location perfect for your needs.
It is great to hear that you would definitely return and we hope to welcome you again soon.

Kind regards

Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
tilerman4...
wigan. england
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“what a fabulous place”
Reviewed June 8, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

we spent 4 days here in may and had a thoroughly fantastic time, the cottage itself had everything you could need, local pub 5 minutes away, some great walks right from the doorstep. Christine was such a good host. we in particular loved the gardens. this is our new home from home when we go up to the lakes. cannot recommend Christine and the cottage enough

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Liked best: Christine and the gardens
Liked least: having to come home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
15 Jun 2016
Good afternoon
Thank you for your review following your stay at Little Ghyll Cottage. We are delighted that you had a fantastic time and have found your new home from home! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Kind regards
Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
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munc84
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lovely place!”
Reviewed May 23, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We really enjoyed our stay in Christine's cottage in it's beautiful setting, which was very convenient to see all of the Lake District . She was very welcoming and kind, we liked hearing her anecdotes about all of the animals that live on her smallholding.She has made the garden a delight, full of varied planting . It was a pleasure to return to after a day out.The range of toys and amusements provided indoors and out for children was amazing:- a puppet theatre, dressing up clothes , a treehouse and fairy lights.We almost wished our grown-up children were small again!
The rest of the facilities were comfortable and very spacious , a lovely place to stay in ....

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Liked best: the location and the garden
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
24 May 2016
Good afternoon
Thank you for your review following your stay at Little Ghyll Cottage, Ings near Windermere. We are delighted you had such a lovely stay and we hope to welcome you again in the future.
Kind regards
Lakes Cottage Holidays
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Tony D
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous Cottage”
Reviewed March 27, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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person found this review helpful

Just spent a wonderful week at Little Ghyll Cottage. Central location close to fine walks and with easy access to Lake Windermere close by. The owner was extremely welcoming and very helpful throughout our stay. It's such a family friendly cottage. The garden is a delight for children; it has its own tree house! Would highly recommend.

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28 Mar 2016
Thank you for your review following your recent stay at Little Ghyll Cottage. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and would love to welcome you again in the future.
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Christoph...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A truly lovely cottage”
Reviewed December 23, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My family and I spent a fantastic week in Little Ghyll cottage. Both my kids (aged 3 and 5) loved it, especially all the toys and games and they've insisted I now buy Twister for our house as well!
We were made very welcome by the owner and her 3 dogs, 2 alpacas, 3 sheep and many chickens. The garden is especially fab and I can recommend it for hide and seek.
The location is very good, close to Windermere and also near a brilliant bakery and craft brewery.
All in all a wonderful place to spend some time, especially if you have a young family.

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Management Response
29 Dec 2015
Good afternoon
Thank you for your review following your stay at Little Ghyll Cottage, Ings, Nr Windermere. We are delighted that you had a fantastic week and found this wonderful place perfect for your family.
We hope to welcome you again in the future.
Kind regards
Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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