The cottage is just off a quiet road yet is a quick drive or 20 min stroll to the village where there are shops, pubs and a bus service. The house is comfortable and the kitchen is well-equipped. There are good walks from the doorstep. The owner, Geoff went out of his way to be helpful, even giving us a lift from Windermere station when we unexpectedly had to arrive by public transport. Our 3 night stay was too short to visit all the nearby interesting places, so hope to be back.
We had a wonderful time at this place and also paid a visit to the Kings Arms Pub in Hawkshead... it's just a 15-20 mins walk. The accommodation is very well equiped and spotless clean. There is parking on site for one car. Not sure whether I should recommend too much because otherwise it might not be available for our next stay. ;-) Thanks Geoff and family!
A lovely stay in a lovely cottage in a really quiet location. The owners obviously love this cottage and it shows in the care and attention to detail throughout. The personalised welcome pack was a real treat! We will be back!
Great views from every window! The cottage had everything we needed, fire, TVs in lounge and kitchen. Kitchen is very well stocked. Great pubs and restaurants close by too.
We had a lovely few days at Gillbank cottage. Geoff gave us a fantastic tour on arrival and made us more than welcome. The cottage has fantastic views and it's really quiet. We had a couple of lovely walks from the cottage and we walked up Great Rigg which was worth the views which were amazing. We were really lucky with the weather too.
This was our first stay at Gillbank and won't be our last. A wonderful location, with excellent walking, eating and places of interest close by. The siting of the cottage is secluded, sitting within a privately owned estate, and yet just minutes from Hawkeshead and Ambleside.
The hospitality shown by Geoff, the owner, was excellent, as was the welcome pack he provided. He spent time making sure we were familiar with the cottage and its facilities, together with a lot of useful local information. He had already provided a lot of information prior to arrival.
The cottage is very comfortable with every facility you could need. Parking is restricted to one car, which is something you need to consider.
Overall we'd recommend this cottage, and we will be booking again.