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“Lovely Cottage, great location”
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Traditional lakeland slate semi-detached cottage with lovely peaceful south-facing garden
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Traditional lakeland slate semi-detached cottage with lovely peaceful south-facing garden
Private & secluded  location,  glorious views,  but only 5 mins drive / 20 mins walk into Hawkshead Perfect location amidst the south lakeland fells below Latterbarrow, surrounded by woodland
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Traditional lakeland slate semi-detached cottage with lovely peaceful south-facing garden
Private & secluded  location,  glorious views,  but only 5 mins drive / 20 mins walk into Hawkshead
Perfect location amidst the south lakeland fells below Latterbarrow, surrounded by woodland
Great  for wild-life and bird watching. We regularly see deer in the fields opposite the cottage
Warm and cosy living room with relaxing soft-furnishings
Wood-burning stove and high end hi-fi / TV equipment in living room with lovely outlook  onto garden
Kitchen / dining area with slate flooring and under-floor heating and granite worktops throughout
Utility area off kitchen with full-size dishwasher, washer / dryer, microwave and slow-cooker
Upstairs shower room and toilet with walk-in shower and heated towel rail
Main upstairs double bed room with views over garden
Small single upstairs bed room - views of private driveway, fields, and distant Fairfield Horseshoe
Larger single upstairs bed room - convertable to twin-beds for additional guest if requested
Generous upstairs landing area serving the bed rooms and shower room
Generous hall-way leading to gardens with ample space for wet clothes and walking boots etc
Logs available on non-profit basis and large selection of CD's and DVD's or bring your own Ipod
Secluded location / access to Gillbank Cottage along private driveway, off the public highway
Shared drive to rear with sole-use garage and private car parking space for one motor vehicle
Wine or Welcome Pack  & we do all our own meet-and-greets to help guest settle in fully on arrival
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Hawkshead, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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cchris196...
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Lovely Cottage, great location”
Reviewed July 28, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Stayed here in July 2015, The cottage really is lovely, in a very peaceful and beautiful location, but only 15-20 mins walk to Hawkshead. Central location provides good access to all the lake district. Will definitely return.

Traveling group: Teenagers
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MrsKid
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3 reviews
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“A great break!!!!!”
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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A beautiful cottage in lovely location.

This cottage is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need for a week in the lakes. We spent a week at the end of June beginning of July and while you can feel like you're in the middle of nowhere Hawkshead and Ambleside are very close by so nothing is more than a walk or short drive away. Having a private garden was also a bonus to relax in the gorgeous weather.

We were met by Geoff the owner who as well as showing us how everything worked and getting us settled had provided us with loads of information about the area before we arrived which was great.

Would definitely recommend and hopefully we can make a return visit at some point in the future

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MountainB...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful Cottage, picturesque views, tranquil setting.”
Reviewed July 1, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We enjoyed a week in early June 2015 at Gillbank Cottage. It was our first holiday with our 17 month old son, and we were very grateful to Geoff for all the information he provided prier to our stay, and his flexibility. Booking was straight forward. Upon arrival Geoff was there to welcome us, and showed us around. The cottage is very clean, well equipped and comfortable. The location is stunning, set amidst fields and rolling hills - perfect for anyone who likes walking or mountain biking, but also conveniently located just a few minutes drive from Hawkshead. Superb !

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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Mrs Ruth...
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“Great value in great location”
Reviewed May 26, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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The cottage is very well presented and in a quiet spot. Even so, Ambleside and, particularly, Hawskhead are only a short trip away. Hawkshead is walkable and has several amenities as well as some nice places to eat. Excellent location to explore Lake Windemere and Coniston Water. We had a very good time here even though the weather was, at best, changeable. Very warm welcome from the owners.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Mr Mrs R
1 review
“a very relaxing holiday away from everything”
Reviewed April 15, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Our stay was for a week at the end of March 2015. Geoff corresponded with detailed information leading up to our stay.
We were greeted by Geoff, with a lovely welcome pack. Geoff had made the cottage very warm and cosy with the heating on and evrything ready for our stay. Before Geoff left he talked through everything we needed to know about the cottage, where everything was etc and laid the log fire ready for us to light.

The cottage is in a quiet, relaxing position with outstanding views.It is within walking distance from Hawkshead over some fields or via road and beautiful walks right from the door step. The cottage is well suituated for having fun in the mountains and on the Lakes

We would like to thank Geoff for all his hard work and attention to detail to make our stay as pleasurable and enjoyable as possible.

Would highly recommend.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
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Outdoor12...
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12 reviews
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“Relaxing break in the lakes.”
Reviewed April 11, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Gillbank cottage is just stunning. Set in a peaceful area overlooking beautiful countryside this place provides the perfect getaway. Geoff and Amanda meet you on arrival and are very knowledgeable on the local area and tell you how everything works in the cottage. The cottage is lovely and clean and provides an excellent base for exploring the local area. Would recommend highly.

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twiggytoy...
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“Perfect Getaway”
Reviewed March 4, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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person found this review helpful

Perfect in every way, I booked last minute & found Geoff and Amanda so helpful, Geoff met both my partner and I, explains everything & where the best local restaurants, pubs ,walks are,
The cottage is very well equipped with all that you would need.The views from every window are breathtaking, the peace and quiet along with the surroundings made it perfect for my escape from the hustle and bustle of working in London, will definitely visit the Lakes again and hopefully will stay depending on bookings at Gillbank. A big thank you to Geoff for making our stay perfect.

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