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“Beautiful setting”
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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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scriv1979
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed August 4, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Lovely cottage with all the amenities you could need. Spent a lovely few days exploring the area and the nearby Hawkshead village. Excellent location for getting out and about. Beautiful setting and coming from a city so quiet at night. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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Ealing, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 22, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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Elizabeth...
1 review
“Everything you need for a comfortable stay in the Lakes”
Reviewed June 28, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Gillbank Cottage has everything you need for a stay in the Lake District. Located close to a number of venues and sites with easy access to walking and hiking destinations. Owners attentive to their guest needs. The only challenge is for those not used to driving on very narrow roadways in the UK, the roadways around Gillbank take some getting used to and require map & GPS navigation.

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Sunshine6...
1 review
“Away-from-it-all cottage yet close to amenities and attractions”
Reviewed June 26, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

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.

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Ralf M
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in the lakes”
Reviewed June 11, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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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!

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pennyrams...
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“A lovely stay in the Lakes”
Reviewed June 3, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

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!

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Climber65...
1 review
“Great location, perfect facilities”
Reviewed May 13, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

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.

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