Things to do in the village of Ings

The Watermill Inn  and Brewery - serves food daily but is even better known for its nationally famous ale (and is one of the few pubs left where booking is not necessary). 

Ride the magnificent horses at the Heavy Horses Riding and Driving centre. 

Cafe Ambio  - known for its hearty breakfasts and warm welcome. 

Ings also boasts its own village hall and church (events advertised on the noticeboard).

Shopping in Ings

For petrol and everyday essentials (including bread, butter, wine and chocolate the filling station at Ings is the place to go.  

Need logs for your  fire (by the sack or even dumpy bag) then it is Nick and Claire at Cosy Logs. 

Want to invest in a camper van - ES Hartley's  is next to the filling station 

If you prefer a bike to a camper van it is Bike Treks.


Windermere and Staveley stations are a couple of miles away. The nearest mainline station is Oxenholme the Lake District which is about 8 miles from the farm (and connected to the Windermere branch line).   Cars can be hired from Oxenholme in advance.  Travel time from Euston is under 2 hours 40 minutes. 

Buses and Taxis

The farm is half a mile from A591 and the Ings bus stop.  Buses regularly pass on their way to Keswick  (555 and 556 routes). 

There are numerous taxi firms in Kendal and Windermere.  Lakeside Taxis has depots in both.


EH Booths at Windermere is 5 minutes by car; it is a large, quality northern supermarket 

Staveley Spar - a real community business 

In Kendal there is a Sainsburys, ASDA, ALDI  and Morrisons as well as another branch of EH Booths