Gale House Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042563)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage has serious damp issues and there are leaks in the windows downstairs, all the windows need replacing as they either don’t shut easily or have loose hinges.”

    It says Sky in the details but there isn’t. The place was covered in dust and the floors had lots of bits laying around. The lamp by the bed in the main bedroom wasn’t working. There isn’t anywhere to dry more than one wet towel.

    It says Sky in the details but there isn’t. The place was covered in dust and the floors had lots of bits laying around. The lamp by the bed in the main bedroom wasn’t working. There isn’t anywhere to dry more than one wet towel. However, on the plus side, the bed was really comfy, well stocked kitchen, the cottage is in a good position and within walking distance of everything.

    - Mrs Eaglestone, September 2021

    Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately we had a slight leak that appears to have developed over the last few weeks, this has led to some damp areas around the windows. This has now been fixed and will be decorated next week. Additionally, the fuse was broken in the bedside lamp and has been replaced. A quick call to Heart of the Lakes would have resolved this. With regards to the window openings, this is the first time we have heard this feedback and haven’t noticed this ourselves. We are happy to look into this further if you are able to provide us with any further detail. Apologies for any inconvenience you encountered, but thank you for bringing to our attention. As owners we appreciate feedback as we like to ensure a great experience at our cottage. We visit regularly as we love it ourselves and so always aim to keep high standards. Property Owner

The property

In a quiet location, only a short stroll from the centre of Ambleside, Gale House Cottage has been totally refurbished and offers an excellent quality holiday home from home from which to explore the Lake District at any time of the year. The cottage dating from the 19th century nestles in a small courtyard with good private parking for two cars. There are walks from the door to the surrounding fells and also to the head of Lake Windermere where the lake cruises begin and where boats can be hired. For those who wish to eat out you will find all of Ambleside's amenities within short walking distance, and there is a good selection of individual shops for all your daily needs. Ambleside has two good cinemas showing all the very latest films and there are tennis and bowls just off the village centre. Accommodation: Front door entrance into small hallway with plenty of storage space for all your walking gear. Comfortable sitting/dining room with a cosy welcoming feel (TV with sky freeview, DVD, stereo with Aux input for phones, log burning stove and free wi-fi). Beautiful kitchen in a soft grey shaker style with granite worktops and small breakfast bar. Stairs from the sitting room to the first floor where there are two bedrooms - a large master room with a super king-sized bed and smaller twin room. Family bathroom with cast-iron bath, separate shower, basin and wc. Contemporary furnishings, decor and flooring throughout add the finishing touches to this lovely Lake District Cottage. Outside: Enclosed south facing patio garden to the front of the cottage with seating and further patio to the rear with seating - small but with enough room for eating out of doors when the weather allows. Pleasant outlook with mature trees. Parking in clearly signed designated area. Village centre a few hundred yards.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with cast iron bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating, with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, Freeview/Freesat and DVD Player, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Designated parking space for one car
  • Two private patios
  • One well- behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Parking in designated area.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

Note: Logs can be purchased locally.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas