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Very Good 4/5 Score from 4 reviews

Gale Lodge Cottage (247)

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 4 reviews

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Part of an impressive 17th century gentleman's residence, this elegantly refurbished property in Ambleside has been a labour of love for its owners.

Retaining its traditional character, Gale Lodge 'Cottage' provides sophisticated living space and true relaxation with far-reaching views over the village to the Lakeland Fells. Couples or families will enjoy plenty of sociable space; chatting around the real flame woodburner, dining in style or watching the sun set in the scenic conservatory.

With the ease of cosmopolitan Ambleside on your doorstep, this is a wonderful Lake District retreat at any time of year.

Accommodation in detail

Entrance porch, spacious hall, fitted-out 'boot room' and ground floor shower room / WC. Well equipped 'farmhouse' kitchen with large dining table.

Bright and spacious lounge, with elegant oak beams, relaxing furniture and real flame woodburner fireplace, leading to the conservatory and twin bedroom on the ground floor with access to the private patio. Upstairs to the spacious master bedroom with 'gothic' window and luxury en-suite bathroom with double-ended bath, and the second cosy, kingsize bedroom with contemporary shower room. Travel cot, books, toys and games provided for children and babies, please bring your own high chair, if required. For further details visit


This luxury self-catering property in Ambleside places you at the heart of the Lake District's most vibrant lake shore village. Ambleside is alive with sophisticated shops, tempting cafes, acclaimed Lake District restaurants including 'The Glass House', and a selection of cosy pubs. Ambleside also has an excellent cinema, pizzeria and jazz bar. Stroll to Waterhead Pier and you can take a steamer cruise to Bowness or Lakeside, a great way to explore without using a car.

Ambleside is always popular with keen walkers, with so many famous routes beginning nearby. You'll find expert advice and equipment available in a range of specialist shops; don't forget to also seek route advice at the tourist information centre.

For touring the wider Lake District, Ambleside is a fantastic place to start. The A591 leads effortlessly to Windermere and Bowness, or north to serene Rydal Water and historic Grasmere where you can visit the former home of poet William Wordsworth.

Visit nearby Hawkshead and the home of Beatrix Potter, or branch off the the breathtaking Langdale Valley for a taste of secluded rural life.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace

About this location

The Lake District

The Lake District is a place like no other. No other region in the world is so packed with such varied and stunning scenery in such as small area– and it's all on your doorstep with easy access by car or rail. The choice of outdoor activities is endless with some of the best walks, climbs and bike rides in the world, beautiful lakes for sailing, canoeing, windsurfing or just a cruise one of several ferry services. The National Park itself encompasses soaring mountains, native woodland (you might see a red squirrel!), lush meadows and of course the many famous lakes themselves. Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Ruskin and many more have been inspired by the Lake District and made their homes here. The homes are still here and open to visit and they too are surrounded by majestic mountain panoramas. There also some surprises – kids will love attractions such as the giant i-max screen at Rheged Visitor Centre, Go Ape aerial activities in Grizedale Forest and The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness. And where better to stay than a classic Lakeland Cottage. Lakelovers have over 400 properties in prime locations within the heart of the Lakes and we specialise in hand-picked properties that we know you'll love. Whether you want a grand property for a family gathering or a cosy bolt hole for two we can't wait to show you what we have for you to choose from. We know The Lakes inside out and we are just a click of a mouse or a phone call away.



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Review 1-4 of 4

8 May 2014


"8th visit, and going next year"

We go back to Gale Lodge Cottage because it us ideal for our party of 2 couples who love Ambleside and the Lakes. Yes it does sleep 6 easily, but personally I don't think it would suit the older … More

19 Feb 2014


"A clean, comfortable and spacious property in a great spot."

We enjoyed our week in Ambleside. The house is in a good location close, to the centre of town and the outdoor shops but it's also possible to go out on walks without needing to drive elsewhere. … More

10 Oct 2013


"Complete let down"

The cottage was filthy, it is not as advertised you actually have people from the cottage next door living over the main bedroom. Also the cottage next door had there kitchen over our hallway you coul… More

2 Oct 2013


"Superbly equipped for a large group, in a great location."

Gale Lodge Cottage was an excellent rental and extremely well appointed. We had the misfortune of a broken washing machine, faulty hot water system and no heating on final day but I'm sure these … More

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  • 2 Years listed

Calendar last updated:03 Mar 2015

Based in United Kingdom

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