Ride the magnificent horses at the Heavy Horses Riding and Driving centre.
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).
Cafe Ambio - known for its hearty breakfasts and warm welcome.
Ings also boasts its own village hall and church (events advertised on the noticeboard).
For petrol and everyday essentials (including bread, butter, wine and chocolate ie essentials) 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 about 2 hours 40 minutes.
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. https://www.booths.co.uk/store/windermere/
Staveley Spar - a real community business.
In Kendal there is a Sainsburys, ASDA, ALDI and Morrisons as well as another branch of EH Booths