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Gable End

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay at Gable End was excellent, lots of walks from the door and a very useful village shop two minutes away as well as two very good pubs."

    The cottage is very comfortable and clean with a well equipped kitchen (maybe add a couple of pint glasses though) and plenty of space. The gas fire doesn't work but the central heating is all you need really, it would be more for effect. No problem to find the parking space but we only used the car once during the week anyway due to the location and access to many different fells. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Brilliant runs and walks from the cottage plus only a few minutes drive from Skiddaw, Blencathra etc. Had everything we needed for our stay. We couldn't get the gas fire to light but it wasn't really needed so didn't worry us. Definitely a place we'd come back to.

    Reviewed by Hillary5.0Oct 2023

  • "A clean and well functioning house."

    We had no problems throughout the stay. Nice main bedroom, with a pleasant green colour scheme. We couldn't work out how to use the tv.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage, well decorated and with everything you need."

    Loved the bunk beds, comfy sofas and room to play. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2023

  • "Braithwaite is a lovely village and the cottage has a central location, handy for shop, pubs, coffee shop and village walks."

    The cottage was well equipped and generously provisioned with toilet rolls, soap, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid. It was clean and generally comfortable. The parking space was very useful although access to it was a little awkward. The garden area was nice, although we don’t think its distance from the cottage was made clear in the description. There were maintenance issues. The bathroom door handle jammed (luckily not locking anyone in). The owner fixed this but only after we contacted Sykes. There was nothing in the cottage to tell us who or where the owner or caretaker were - the only contact details were via Sykes. There were no instructions for the cooker (the markings had rubbed off) or washer dryer and the owner ignored a query from us about the latter. Two kitchen plinths fell off, potentially dangerously. The previous occupant had noted this in the visitors’ book. We told the owner (along with the bathroom door) but no action was taken on this. Recycling facilities are a complete mess. On arrival you are greeted by an array of full and over flowing bins. Instructions on recycling bear no relationship to the facilities available and the recycling calendar is out of date. Is it now Sykes policy to have no welcome pack, even milk?

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic location, brilliant clean condition and had everything we hoped for."

    Private parking was a nice bonus. Could not fault it.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have stayed at Gable End 7 times so that says something."

    The only disappointment is not have a garden directly outside where you can sit and enjoy the views (it does have the remote garden area but too far to carry a cup of tea and would have split most of it by the time you get there)! The only real grumble is that the bathroom mirror light has not fixed for years!

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "As always, it was lovely to be back at Gable End."

    I look forward to returning in the future. Many Thanks

    Reviewed by Jason3.8Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous stay."

    The cottage had everything we needed. Very clean and very well equipped with extra cleaning products, soap, dishwasher tablets. The kitchen was very spacious and had every thing you would need. The living room was very comfortable and the smart tv very handy. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean and comfortable. We would 100% come stay again. Thank you very much

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is our second visit to Gable End and it is a wonderful property."

    The decor and fittings have been upgraded since our previous visit and it is extremely comfortable. The parking area and garden with shed is a real bonus for storing bikes and sitting in the sunshine (when available!) However, we would highlight the following items that need attention- Front door lock sticks and will break soon. We gave up using it and used the back door which was easy to operate. The toe-board beneath the cooker unit is loose and kept falling down - noisily! The central heating installation needs clearer instructions. Fixing the above would greatly enhance the property. Braithwaite is a super place to stay - we will return.

    Reviewed by Jack4.7Sep 2022

  • "Great property."

    Clean and comfortable for 2 may be a bit cramped for 4. Garden and parking were a short walk away but this was not an issue. Did not use the garden as we were out most of the day but had plenty of space and seating. Stayed in Braithwaite a number of times and would not hesitate to book this cottage again in the future

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2022

  • "This cottage is absolutely beautiful, not a thing out of place."

    Very very clean and so cosy. Everything what you need is in the cottage. Lovely little village too. Beautiful little garden to sit in too just across the road. Couldn’t ask for anything more, we have really enjoyed our little break and will definitely be booking to stay at this cosy cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Gable End cottage, it was the perfect size for us and our two young children."

    Very well presented and maintained. The little garden was a welcome surprise and we used it every day to have ice creams from the village shop after returning from our days out. It would be worth adding pictures of the garden to the listing. We would definitely return

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2022

  • "Could not control the heating to the radiators."

    Seemed like the thermostat in the living room wasn't talking to the boiler in the bedroom.

    Reviewed by Eric4.4Jun 2022

  • "Our sixth stay at Gable End."

    The soft furnishings have been tastefully improved, however many things need attention. External doors and key safe need oil, bathroom mirror light has not worked in years, two bulbs gone in main bedroom. I fixed the left hand roller blind which has never fully rolled up to the top - it does now!

    Reviewed by Brian3.4Jun 2022

  • "Front door mechanism needs oiled and adjusted."

    The light in the cooker hood did not work. The toilet seat in the bathroom would not stay up. The shed door has dropped slightly and is difficult to lock. No hair dryer. No slotted spoon in kitchen or tongues. These are all minor points that should be addressed. We have stayed in Gable End several times and will do so again as it is a delightful little cottage in a beautiful village.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7May 2022

  • "Great little cottage and perfect base for surrounding fells and exploring further."

    Clean and fairly well equipped, slight niggle that all the dials have worn off on the oven and grill - can be worked out but I’m sure this would be an easy and cheap fix to make it easier for people. Only complaint would be the early checkout time, I fully appreciate why these were in place for the last couple of years but not any more more, it really does spoil the end to a good holiday having to leave before 9 am!

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very cosy."

    Fully equipped with everything you need. Just a couple of things- no deep bowls for things like porridge and soup and the front door was very draughty. Have you thought about a curtain for the front door? Other than that we had a lovely, comfortable stay in the cottage. Will definitely return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Feb 2022

  • "This was our second time staying at Gable End and we loved it."

    The kitchen is well equipped and it’s a cosy cottage in an absolutely fabulous location. The village shop is a great amenity to have on the doorstep too.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Our second time at Gable End, we had a fantastic stay, lovely comfortable bed and cosy cottage altogether."

    Brilliant location, close to Keswick which has lots of pubs and shops. Great walks from the door, really good village shop which stocks lots of essentials and local produce. Didn't want to leave, will definitely be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful little cottage in a great location."

    Great walks on the doorstep and 40 minutes walk or 5 minute drive from Keswick made this an ideal place for myslef and my family. Great little shop on the doorstep and two very cosy pubs 2 to 3 minutes walk. Cottage had everything we need and more very cosy at night and always warm on return from our walks. Will definitely be booking in mear future

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, it had everything we needed including bike storage and parking."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2021

  • "There were several instructions regarding waste bins and collection days and these conflicted with each other."

    It subject needs reviewed, simplified and rewritten.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a slight issue with the central heating on the first evening."

    I sent an email that night and someone from Sykes Cottages called me early the next morning. They got hold of the owner and it was fixed the same day whilst we were out walking. It was very efficient and we needed no further help during our stay. We had an excellent few days in this lovely cosy cottage. Location is fabulous as there are a number of good walks from the doorstep and very close by. The village shop is excellent and it was also useful being So close to Keswick.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jun 2021

  • "Extremely nice cottage and location-superb!"

    Mr LucasDec 2019

  • "Delightful property in great location."

    Mrs TateDec 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x children’s bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with flame effect gas fire.
  • Central heating with flame effect gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Blu-Ray, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Designated parking space for one car
  • Secure bike storage
  • Garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

This quaint, end-of-terrace cottage rests in the heart of Braithwaite in the North of the Lake District.

With some glorious walks from your doorstep, this delightful holiday cottage would appeal to families looking for an active holiday away with the tranquillity of the Lakes on hand.

On entering the property, the glass banister leading upstairs creates an open feel in the lounge, complemented by two red sofas which you can sink into whilst the wall-mounted flame effect gas fire heats up the room.

Allow the chef amongst the group to take advantage of the well-equipped kitchen, with a built-in electric oven and hob, integrated microwave, fridge/freezer and a dining table where all can gather to happily reflect on the holiday so far whilst digging into a delicious home-cooked meal.

Head upstairs to discover two well-decorated bedrooms, including a king-size with en-suite basin and WC and a bunk room for children, serviced by a family bathroom finished in an all-white overtone.

After a busy day rambling the high peaks of Skiddaw, look forward to a relaxing soak in the bath or use the overhead shower to freshen up in the morning in the family bathroom.

Take a warm cup of tea outside and relish in the peace and tranquillity that Gable End has to offer, whilst taking in the beautiful location.

Explore the local area by heading into the village of Braithwaite where you can find a host of amenities for your self-catered stay, with three pubs and a village shop for all your essentials.

Follow the footpaths to Whilatter or Thornthwaite village for more delightful spots to explore, with the latter being home to a coffee shop, perfect for an afternoon treat, and a gallery.

For the more active, climb the steep smooth flanks and grassy slopes of Skiddaw, an excellent route for those looking to extend their experience of the higher peaks, or take a neighbouring path into Porthinscale where a ramble to Derwentwater would lead you to a local jetty for a cruise on the lake.

If shopping is on your agenda, head into Keswick and browse the independent stores, outdoor clothing shops and weekly markets that offer a chance to sample some local delicacies or book a table at one of the many well-established restaurants if you fancy a night off from cooking.

Explore the lakes further and visit the bustling towns of Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere, offering a good selection of family attractions and plenty of history for all ages, including The World of Beatrix Potter, an ancient Roman fort, and many more.

Choose Gable End for your next Lake District getaway.

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

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

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Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

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