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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • good (7)
  • shower (6)
  • no (6)
  • location (5)
  • well (4)
  • accommodation (4)

11 Customer Reviews

  • "Well equipped kitchen."

    The overhead shower was great! Good is up a hill. Once we parked at the accommodation we used local transport bus/ferry to get around...or walked locally. We enjoyed our stay...thank you.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was well situated for us all very quiet area but not to far to the hub of Ambleside ."

    ...very clean and well equipped nice to have two bathrooms both with shower although the fan in the ensuite wasn't working which did produce a very steamed up bathroom overall though a very good base to spend time in Ambleside

    Reviewed by Ian peter4.7Sep 2023

  • "The fact it’s hilly should be mentioned in your description, people with mobility issues may struggle."

    The shower in the ensuite needs replacing. The other shower is fantastic. First property we’ve stayed in without a basic welcome pack. For £210 per night, a bottle of water, tea, milk etc should be affordable to leave for your guests. It is a lovely, clean property, in a good location. The negatives wouldn’t put us off re-booking.

    Thank you for your comments. We will look at the description to ensure that it is accurate. Not all properties provide a welcome pack as it is self catering. Thank you- The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline3.1Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay quiet a&comfortable welcome pack would be nice touch not good ..."

    Had a lovely stay quiet a&comfortable welcome pack would be nice touch not good if walking difficulty’s as2steep banks to village weather not good but still enjoyed it nice beds good parking space 9/10

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Jul 2023

  • "Very good accomodation, with own parking space."

    Well positoned for access to Ambleside shops etc. We used the excellent bus service from Bowness through to Grasmere. On the slightly negative side, there is an appartment directly above number 12, and the floor boarding there is very creeky, when people are in.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous few days staying here."

    Such a comfy, cozy and clean place in a beautiful location. Highly recommended!

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "We found apartment spacious but very dark with little natural light."

    Accommodation was quite well equipped but could have been better, no large pan had to use 2 small pans to make enough pasta for 4 people, some areas were a a bit tired and in need of an update kitchen and bathrooms in particular (antique shower in en-suite bathroom) , overall a great location and base to explore from if a bit basic.

    Reviewed by Joanna3.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely apartment but cleaning could be lmproved, also of information on Web site ..."

    Lovely apartment but cleaning could be lmproved, also of information on Web site re position of apartment is poor as located up several steep banks making it difficult and dangerous for anybody with a disability

    Reviewed by Harry3.8Oct 2021

  • "Electric shower in bathroom needs replacing , bath far to high, danger of ..."

    Electric shower in bathroom needs replacing , bath far to high, danger of slipping, mattress on double bed no support , toaster worse than useless, everything else fantastic would stay again and would recommend,

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Aug 2021

  • "The property is in need of restoration, it’s tired, dated and feels like an old retirement flat."

    While the boiler, washing machine and dishwasher are obvious updates, things like door hardware are difficult to use. The parking for the property should be flagged for those with mobility issues, as it’s on a steep slope making exiting a vehicle difficult. The property above was occupied and you could tell where the residents walked, when they were talking, etc. Not a good experience when they arrive back at 10 pm and are moving around until gone 1 am. The location is great, but not enough for us to want to book again I’m afraid and having experienced some absolutely great accommodation, feel this is overpriced for what’s provided.

    Reviewed by Shelly2.5Jun 2021

  • "Nice accommodation with very good room layout."

    Cleanliness was pretty good but not exceptional which is slightly baffling when checkout time has been shortened and check in time extended to provide more time for a “deep” clean to be carried out during these unsettling times of the Covid epidemic. Little things such as light bulbs not working and a lack of matching cutlery/crockery is frustrating when you are paying in excess of £800 per week for the accommodation. The en-suite shower was poor in terms of water flow but the shower in the second bathroom was ok. If you are a light sleeper you would struggle to sleep in the twin bedded room because of light pollution from the outside security lighting. This could be easily sorted with black out curtains. In summary little things take the gloss of this accommodation and these could be easily corrected. I would not rule out staying at Gillybeck again but I think it is overpriced, with a little bit more attention to detail it could be improved noticeably

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Dec 2020

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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.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, bidet, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, nespres-so machine, payphone, radio/CD, Bluetooth speaker, Iphone docing station, Smart TV, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot inc. Private parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Looking for a comfortable and attractive ground floor apartment which is in a peaceful location but only a short walk to the town centre?

Then Gillybeck is the perfect, all year-round holiday home for you.

Just a half -mile walk will take you to the beautiful, bustling town of Ambleside at the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Take a gentle stroll into town to explore the specialist shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs View the latest film at the excellent cinema or take in the lovely Rothay Park where you can enjoy a tranquil and level walk by the river.

Walk to Waterhead, fifteen-minutes by foot from the town centre and take a cruise on lake Win-dermere or, if you are feeling adventurous hire your own private boat.

From your doorstep, walk up into the hills through stunning scenery to explore the refreshing countryside and acclaimed trails, where you are sure to be rewarded with a glimpse of the shim-mering lakes and tarns below.

Leave the car in your private space and take the short walk to your large covered porch leading to the entrance hall where you can hang up your outdoor clothing.

Go into your good-sized sitting room with dining area and you are sure to appreciate the comfortable furnishings, co-ordinated fabrics and attention to detail.

Relax on the comfortable suite and enjoy the views from the win-dows.

Through the patio doors you will find just the spot for your favourite drink or breakfast outdoors.

You will find two elegantly decorated bedrooms.

One double, with en-suite bathroom which has a bath with shower over, bidet, basin and WC and one twin bedroom.

The apartment also has a sec-ond bathroom.

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

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas