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High Gale Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040965)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Jane

    “Lovely spacious cottage, had everything that we needed and lovely views too.”

    Would definitely return.

    Would definitely return.

    - Jane, April 2022


The property

High above Ambleside on the lower slopes of Wansfell, this spacious Lakeland cottage enjoys breathtaking views over the village to Loughrigg Fell and beyond. It's a place to relax away from everyday life, or recover after a day on the fells, with light and airy rooms, sumptuous furnishings and pretty, traditional features. There's plenty of room for family or even two couples, with a bathroom to each double bedroom. Outside you'll find a delightful raised patio, perfect for life al-fresco. By night, if you're not exploring pubs and restaurants in Ambleside, you'll relish a meal by the roaring woodburning stove. == Accommodation in detail Parking for one car, right outside the door. An entrance hall leads to the superb living room with spectacular bay window and deep-cushioned furnishings around the open fire. The kitchen / dining room is a real reception room; the dining table stands by a woodburning stove set in a traditional Inglenook fireplace. From the kitchen, a rear door leads out to the raised patio garden.Upstairs to even finer views and the 2 stylish double bedrooms; one en-suite and the other with its own bathroom.Location With superb fell views throughout the property and a convenient village location, this contemporary Ambleside holiday cottage invites you to enjoy the best of both worlds here at the heart of the Lakes. If you're here for the views, you needn't even step outside but you'll find that a wealth of famed Lake District walks begin in and around Ambleside. If you're here to take it easy and soak up the Lake District pace of life, you couldn't be better placed. Admire the wild landscapes from the comfort of your holiday home and walk only a short distance to stroll through Ambleside's sophisticated shopping streets, where you'll find an array of acclaimed Lake District restaurants, several excellent local pubs, tempting delicatessens for stocking up the kitchen and even a cinema/pizzeria. Ambleside sits off the northern shores of Lake Windermere. Close to the village centre at Waterhead Pier, Windermere Lake Cruises depart to Bowness and Lakeside offering a perfect opportunity to explore without a car. Bustling Bowness is one of the most popular Lake District holiday destinations, and is well worth a visit even if it's only to sample one of the best ice-creams in the National Park! From Ambleside, you'll find scenic drives in every direction but the A591 is the main route through to Rydal Water, Grasmere and beyond.


  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double, one with en-suite shower room
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Patio with furniture
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 6 min walk.

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

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About the location


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.

2 dogs welcome

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas