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Gable Lodge

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041877)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Review(s)

  • Samantha

    “I would love to write a glowing report but it’s just not possible.”

    The location is amazing and so handy, annoyingly the end of the road was blocked off so reversing down the narrow drive was ‘interesting’ ...

    The location is amazing and so handy, annoyingly the end of the road was blocked off so reversing down the narrow drive was ‘interesting’ The house itself was really well equipped although the two slice toaster is still there and only heating on one side. Pretty sure it wouldn’t pass PAT testing! I would take an oven glove too as there wasn’t one provided. The hot water for the bath needs to be looked at as you had to turn the tap to a slow speed to get any hot out. The taps in the kitchen were hotter. The heating system clunks and bangs in the main bedroom with the smaller room left freezing as it has a tiny radiator under the window. The draft from the other end of the room kept my son awake as he was so cold and the bed is located under a window far from the radiator. To be noted the duvets and pillows are all feather. I asked for replacement pillows and they were provided the same day by the letting agent. The bathroom, it’s worse than freezing as it’s only got a towel rail and appears to be an extension off the back of the property. The bath is tiny and the water luke warm, not pleasant at all. We didn’t try the shower, far too cold to be standing up. The last thing I would mention is the tv, hardly any channels even though it was free view, my son was not impressed. The saving grace has to be the view of the ‘park’ in front of the house. It’s the reason we booked, nowhere better to take the dog or so we thought. Big signs up saying do not exercise your dog on the playing field. It’s a kids football field and not a park. Overall I would not recommend this property, we left earlier to get a hot bath and quiet nights sleep!!

    - Samantha, April 2022

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The property

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located lodge cottage has been beautifully refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lakeland retreat. Tucked away in a peaceful backwater, close to both Windermere and Bowness villages and the shores of the lake. The living room is made for cosy evenings in by the woodburner, the kitchen / dining room has it all and the bedrooms are chic and spacious. The front patio opens onto a park providing a great immediate extension to the green surroundings. This convenient bolt hole is a treat at any time of year; perfect for a special occasion or even a Lake District honeymoon. == Accommodation in detail Private parking for one medium sized car right outside your property. Entrance porch leading into a hallway which takes you into the well equipped kitchen / dining room. The living room is designed for relaxation by the warming woodburner and a bay window gazes out across the park. Access to the garden / patio, ideal for pre-dinner drinks and on the ground floor is the modern bathroom. Upstairs to the two spacious and beautiful bedrooms, one double and one king size with interesting character only ever found in lodge houses. Also on this level is a useful room alongside the 2nd WC / wash basin. Location This unique Lake District lodge takes an enviable location; easily reached by car or by train and perfectly placed to explore Windermere village, Bowness and the delights of Lake Windermere without even having to use a car. Windermere village is a lovely place to make yourself at home, with lazy cafes for breakfast, plenty of shops for stocking up the kitchen, traditional Lake District pubs and several restaurants to choose from. A number of superb walks begin nearby, including the easy ascent of Orrest Head which promises spectacular views to Lake Windermere from the top. Walk or drive a couple of miles down the road and you'll reach bustling Bowness, a popular Lake District holiday destination offering sophisticated shopping, a range of restaurants and even a lively nightlife - from the cosy 'Hole int Wall' traditional pub to the trendy Bodegas & Sol tapas bar. From Bowness Bay, you can catch a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside - what a way to explore without driving! For touring by car, you'll find Windermere a great place to start. A famously scenic stretch of the A591 leads to Ambleside, Rydal Water and historic Grasmere. Branch off into the Troutbeck Valley and take one of the most breathtaking scenic drives in the Lake District - over Kirkstone Pass to Ullswater with a stop at the acclaimed Queen's Head for lunch. Some customer feedback: "The cottage is amazing. Wish that we owned it! Simply perfect. We will hopefully return soon. Mr & Mrs Sargent from Woking stayed in December 2012" "Thank you. What a lovely home. We had a great week. Michelle & Alex from Bristol stayed in June 2013" "Thank you for a pleasant stay, we have had a great time. It is a lovely cottage in a lovely position. We would love to return soon. Mr & Mrs Atkinson from Bolton stayed in July 2013" "We had a really wonderful stay in beautiful Gable Lodge. You thought of everything to make our stay very relaxing. Thank you so very much. The McDrille Family from Ireland stayed in August" "Gable Lodge is such a warm, welcoming home away from home. We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast overlooking the playing fields and wandering into Windermere. Katie, Jon & Toby from Merseyside stayed in October 2013" "We had a lovely break despite it being November. Cottage is just great, wonderfully equipped. We shall recommend this place to others. Thank you. Lynn & Allan from Sussex stayed in November 2013"

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double (with TV)
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • First floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

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

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About the location

WINDERMERE

Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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