The Gatehouse (Luxury) ref: CC123212

Ambleside, Ambleside Area in the Lake District

4 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Gatehouse 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Surrounded by sheep dotted fields and acres of mature woodland leading down to the shores of Windermere, The Gatehouse enjoys a delightful location just above Ambleside, the village being a manageable 30 minutes walk away and less than 5 minutes by car. This stunning and traditional gatehouse will prove a most comfortable choice for your self catering holiday, the quality and style exactly what our discerning guests have come to expect from our deluxe properties. Individually themed bedrooms with sumptuous mattresses and linens, are beautifully presented with exquisitely chosen patterns and colours crating a special experience for all of your guests, whilst the stylish kitchen dining room, often the hub of any house, is ideal for those amateur chefs among you. However, with a Michelin star restaurant on your doorstep at The Holbeck Ghyll Hotel, you could give your nominated cook the night off and treat yourselves to some fine dining 

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all on one level, has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Tiled Hallway leads to....
Kitchen/Dining room: With electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge.
Lounge: With wood burning stove, large Sky TV (with sports channels) and DVD and lovely views of the surrounding fell range.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and woodland views, and digital TV with direct access to the...
Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link beds which can be twin beds or king size (please ask when booking) and digital TV.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link beds which can be twin beds or king size (please ask when booking) and digital TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
Washing machine and tumble dryer.
Cellar: With freezer and storage for bikes.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, bed linen, towels and a selection of quality bathroom products included. All bedrooms equipped with TV and hairdryer. Internet access available. Travel cot and highchair available.


Outside: Lawn gardens to front and rear with furniture provided and direct access to woodland leading down to Lake Windermere. Parking for two cars.
A refundable damage deposit of £200 is payable one week prior to arrival
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1 Mile
  • Distance
    1.5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    150 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    2.5 Miles
  • Lake
    1 mile

About the local area

Located right in the centre of the Lake District at the head of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is surrounded by beautiful scenery. This bustling, busy market town offers visitors numerous shops, cosy pubs and plenty of places to eat out.

Ambleside has easy access to the surrounding fells and mountains and is an excellent base from which to tour the Lake District. A short walk from the town centre is Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70ft waterfall and to the southeast is Jenkins Crag (730ft), with its great views of Ambleside and the surrounding hills. Well worth a visit is Stagshaw Garden, a woodland garden with lovely floral displays set on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Windermere. From the garden walks lead through Skelghyll Woods to the fells beyond.

For the less energetic, there are strolls along the shore of Lake Windermere, boat trips down the lake and back, or maybe just potter around the many outdoor shops, craft shops and galleries before a good pub lunch.

Things to do nearby

The Armitt Trust and Museum

This unique gallery, museum and library combines fun, art and entertainment to teach the visitor all about Lakeland and its people. Learn all about William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Harriett Martineau and John Ruskin.

Loughrigg Fell Walk
Loughrigg Fell Walk

You can walk up Loughrigg Fell easily from Ambleside resulting in a great view at the top of the surrounding lakes and rivers.

Russell Colman Photography

Russell Colman Photography is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.

The Apple Pie

A very well known café and bakery in the centre of Ambleside is `The Apple Pie', famous for its delicious freshly baked treats, particularly the apple pies!

Bridge House

This tiny but iconic building has 400 years of fascinating history: from an apple store to a family home.

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

Stockghyll Force

The water of Stock Ghyll force tumbles down beautifully over the rocks before pleasantly running further along through the town of Ambleside. To reach the waterfall you take the picturesque footpath through the Stock Ghyll Woods which in early spring is beautiful with all the colourful daffodils.

Low Wood Watersports & Activity Centre

Low Wood Watersports and Activity Centre is located on Lake Windermere and is the place to go if you want to experience the great activities on the water.

Hobbs Gallery

Ambleside is full of charming galleries showcasing the talent of the local artists and photographers and Hobbs Gallery is definitely one of them, full of the artwork of Phil Hobbs. He has a large selection of amazing water coloured paintings with many inspired by the surrounding Lake District.


Zeffirellis is one of the main attractions in Ambleside with many things to offer such as a Cinema, Live Music, a Restaurant and Cafe.

Ambleside Climbing Wall

This is a fantastic climbing venue in Ambleside with indoor climbing wall, bouldering room and small cafe. These superb indoor facilities are open to all those over the age of 5 and with opening times which extend on into the evening - its great for when you can't get into the hills.

Rydal Water
Rydal Water

Linked to Lake Grasmere by the River Rothay, Rydal Water is one of the smallest lakes in Cumbria measuring 3/4 mile long and 1/4 mile wide. Up the hill overlooking the lake, you can find RydaL Caves in the hill rock, they are surprisingly large and over 200 years ago they were used as a quarry supplying stone to the local villages.

Ambleside Roman Fort
Ambleside Roman Fort

Located on the outskirts of Ambleside you can find the Ambleside Roman Fort which dates back to the 2nd century. These remains are well marked and were probably built during Roman times as a watch out. It is now managed and protected by the National Trust.

Loughrigg Terrace Walk
Loughrigg Terrace Walk

For a low level circular walk from Ambleside, go for a stroll along the Loughrigg Terrace, providing you with spectacular views of the surrounding central Lakeland fells.

Stagshaw Gardens

Over eight acres of beautiful gardens can be found overlooking the lake of Windermere, just south of Ambleside. Spring is the best time to visit this amazing location when the flora is at their best with the bluebells covering lots of the area.

Mountain Journeys

Family Adventure Days, rock climbing and abseiling taster days plus rock scrambling, gorge scrambling and guided mountain walks all within the National Park. Tel: 07971 622616

White Platts Recreational Ground
White Platts Recreational Ground

Ambleside has two parks where you can go and relax and enjoy the space. White Platts Recreational Ground is one of these and is full of activities to do such as tennis, pitch and putt as well as crazy golf which is fun for all the family!

Ghyllside Cycles

Bikes, accessories, clothing, cycle hire and cycle repair all under one roof in the Lakeland village of Ambleside. Tel: 01539 433592


Enjoy the beautiful Lake District countryside starting off in Ambleside. Explore the quiet roads and country tracks on bikes hired from only £25 a day! Tel: 01539 431245

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

The Glass House Restaurant
The Glass House Restaurant

Located in the heart of Ambleside is this wonderful restaurant known as The Glass House with its suberb glass front, allowing you to soak up in the amazing lighting over the amazing architecture and artefacts whilst enjoying your food made from local produce.

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