Ings accommodation summary
Entrance porch, Drying room, Breakfast kitchen with large pantry, Dining room (down 3 steps from the kitchen), Lounge one, King size bedroom with en-suite shower room (down 1 step from the dining room), Twin bedroom
Family bathroom, Twin bedroom, Single bedroom, Double bedroom, Lounge two with French doors out to roof terrace
Large south-facing garden with picnic tables, bench and a swing, Shed for bikes. Please note, a public footpath goes up the drive past the cottage towards High Row
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £150. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
The property has an oil-fired central heating system, though guests may also wish to take advantage of the log burners in both the upstairs and downstairs lounges. An initial supply of logs and kindling will be provided - further supplies can be purchased in garages and supermarkets in Keswick and elsewhere.General Description
A very warm welcome to Ings, a wonderful five bedroomed Lakeland farmhouse. Dating back to the eighteenth century, Ings is now a welcoming home from home for up to 9 people. Whilst retaining the original slate floors (remember your slippers!), wooden beams and shutters, the property has been fully modernised to ensure complete comfort for your Lakeland holiday.
Leave muddy boots and wet coats in the covered porch or alternatively in the adjacent drying room containing a washing machine, tumbler dryer and under the counter freezer. Then continue into the modern country-style breakfast kitchen with beautiful granite worktops. Well equipped with a range-style electric oven and gas hobs, handy microwave, two fridges and separate pantry, the chefs in the group are sure to love cooking up a feast in here. The useful dishwasher means there'll be no fighting over who has to do the washing up - though with the view of Blencathra from the kitchen sink, maybe you won't mind! Enjoy your morning coffee at the dining table in here (comfortably seats five adults or seven children), or pull up a seat and keep the cook company. Down three steps from the kitchen is the lovely dining room; gather round the large ten-seater dining table and compare notes on the day's events over a hearty home cooked meal. The south facing view from the window, framed by wooden shutters and a charming window seat, are sure to help inspire tomorrow's adventures.
A stone step from the dining room leads into a fantastic master bedroom suite with a feature king-size wooden bed, handy wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage. Pull back the curtains and open the shutters in the morning and the view over the garden and beyond will take your breath away. You can even enjoy it from the comfort of your bed. The fantastic, modern adjoining en-suite shower room features WC, washbasin, heated towel-rail and large shower cubicle. Also on the ground floor (on the same level as the kitchen) is a delightful twin room with an original feature fireplace and a view onto the slopes of Blencathra, as well as storage in the form of a wardrobe and separate chest of drawers.
Back up through the kitchen and you will find, on the same level a cosy downstairs lounge with TV, garden access and a beautiful wood- burning stove. By day you can enjoy watching the varied bird life and at night nurse a glass of wine and watch the dancing flames.
Continuing on the same level the adjoining bedroom has twin beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers and a lovely feature fireplace. Open the shutters here and your gaze may be met by a nosy lamb. Look beyond and Blencathra towers majestically, often with a dusting of snow in the winter months.
Onwards and upwards to the first floor. On the right the family bathroom features a WC and washbasin, a spacious shower cubicle and panelled bath for a long hot soak. Upstairs you will also find the remaining three bedrooms. There’s a cosy twin room with a handy small chest of drawers for storage, and a delightful single with built in cupboards. Both these bedrooms have fantastic south-facing views towards St Johns in the Vale, High Rigg and Clough Head. A large landing cupboard with hanging space provides additional storage. The pretty double bedroom faces the other way and has atmospheric views up the slopes of mighty Blencathra. This room also has a useful wardrobe and chest of drawers
Down 3 steps from the landing is the pièce de résistance, a large high- ceilinged lounge, with views on both sides ,easily large enough to accommodate all nine guests, with quirky wood-burning stove and double doors to an outside terrace overlooking Blencathra. Enjoy watching a film on the large TV, or maybe play some party games. There is a wall of bookshelves filled with books and DVDs, a selection of toys and games and even a dressing up box, for non- COVID times. Come rain or shine you will not be bored at Ings.
The outside space on offer at Ings certainly matches up to what’s inside. The large garden is sure to delight children and adults alike. A wooden framed swing is a delightful addition and there are picnic benches, perfect for al fresco dining with a stunning view. There is a fantastic large area of grass, ideal for a game of catch or just a spot of sunbathing - weather permitting of course! To the side is a wilder part of the garden with mature trees, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the great variety of birds and wildlife who also like to pay Ings a visit. There is ample parking for 5 or 6 cars and a handy wooden shed where you can store bikes if you prefer to explore on two wheels (please bring your own bike locks as the shed is not locked).