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Park Gates Lodge

from £69 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5 Score from 15 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

from £69 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Park Gates Lodge, the Victorian Gate Keepers Lodge to Rydal Hall

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Our family fell in love with the Lake District on our very first visit. Back then, one of our two children was in a child carrier, while the other was whingeing about having to go for yet another walk.

Now seventeen years on, they're both too big to be carried and still whine whenever it is suggested that we go for a walk on the fells. For a long time we have wanted our own property in the Lake District. Today we are the proud owners of Park Gates Lodge in Ambleside.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

The Victorian cottage was once the home of the gate-keeper of Rydal Hall. Today it belongs to us, and although we shut the gates to keep the sheep out they don't stop the deer, who regularly help themselves to the garden. Scandale beck runs opposite the front of the house, which thanks to James is now complete with a rope swing.

The house is in easy walking distance of the centre of Ambleside as well as Rydal Hall; complete with tea room providing excellent cake! :)

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

- There is a living flame gas fire in the original cast iron fireplace in the sittingroom.

-We have a wide selection of books, dvd's and games for rainy days, together with a PS2.

- Hi-fi with ipod connectivity.

Further details outdoors

- In some parts the garden is steeply inclined, please take care especially with young children

- Off-road parking for 2 cars

-there is a courtyard which has a barbeque, table and chairs

Further details

A £75 security/cleaning deposit is payable but this is returned assuming there is no damage or excessive cleaning required

Sorry we do not allow pets at the cottage but in case anyone has an allergy please note we do have 2 cats who only occasionally visit the cottage

About this location

The Lake District

England's largest National Park includes Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.

The Lake District National Park is in the northwest corner of England in the county of Cumbria. We've mountains, valleys, villages, towns, coastline and of course lakes! More than 8 million people visit the the National Park each year.

With more than 3,500 kilometres of rights of way, you can walk, cycle and ride around the beautiful Lake District countryside to your heart's content. And of course you can also get on the water of our lakes and coastline.

For more information about the Lake District, please visit


Ambleside is predominately a walking town, complete with all the obligatory camping shops, art galleries, ice cream parlours, cafes, cinemas and pubs: the latter of which are in such abundance that despite visiting the Lakes for 18 years we still haven’t had a pint in all of them.

There are also several restaurants, including The Glass House, which featured on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares- which is actually really good! The local hotels provide spa facilities, as well as bike hire, and Lake Windermere offers lots of water sport opportunities which cater to varying moods, ages and energy levels.

Evidently my parents aren’t the biggest adrenaline junkies around, so their expertise is limited when it comes to attractions such as Go Ape.

There are plenty of activities for you, please contact the home owner for further advice.

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31 Jul 2014


"A lodge at the Gateway to the centre of the Lake District"

Park Gates is a very comfortable and well appointed lodge at the entrance to the Rydal Hall estate and a few minutes walk from the amenities of Ambleside. Both house and garden are attractive and main… More

11 Jul 2014


"Home from home"

This cottage is decorated very tastefully and is furnished to the highest standard. It is more spacious than it looks in the pictures. The location is perfect and only 10 min walk into the centre of A… More

11 May 2014


"A cottage to remember."

The sun was shining when we arrived at Park Gates Lodge which is a truly tranquil spot. The modern kitchen with two large windows is bright, light, airy, extremely well equipped and spotlessly cle… More

21 Feb 2014


"Tranquil, well equipped cottage in a fabulous location."

We have just spent a lovely week in this cottage. It is a beautiful, clean house with lots of character. We couldn't believe how good the location was. The owners have done a fantastic job and th… More

12 Feb 2014


"A Perfect Holiday"

Park Gates Lodge has it all. The house is cosy, beautifully furnished and with loads of character. Everything is exceptional quality and the owners are friendly and helpful (texts checking we had eve… More

25 Nov 2013


"Idyllic Lake District Retreat"

Unique quaint cottage set in a picturesque location. Perfect location for walking into the pretty town at Ambleside to visit brilliant coffee houses, restaurants, pubs and a spot of retail therapy!… More

30 Aug 2013



My husband and our two youngest sons were fortunate enough to stay at Park Gates Lodge for a few nights in early August. The word we all used to describe our stay here was "magical." We we… More

9 Jun 2013


"Brilliant, home from home"

Excelent accommodation in an ideal location. Countryside views with the occasional deer in the adjacent field… More

5 Jun 2013


"Perfect place"

Spent a week here with my wife and Father in May 2013. It exceeded our expectations in every way. First of all, the location is excellent as it is so close to Ambleside (no more than a 10 minute walk)… More

23 Apr 2013


"Ideal for Ambleside and the Lake District"

Park Gates Lodge is the ideal place to stay in the Ambleside/Lake District Area. The cottage is wonderful and includes all the amenities needed (except internet access). It is in a private, quiet co… More

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    Patrick D.

    • 4 Years listed

    70% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:27 Apr 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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    +44 (0) 1782 614837
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