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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "Very good property nice and clean and central to all facilities ,there are ..."

    Very good property nice and clean and central to all facilities ,there are things i would comment on, no bins to put the bagged up rubbish in the banister on the lower stair case was loose and we couldn't get what i would call normal TV and we are all in our seventies and didn't have any log in codes but apart from that it was wonderful

    Thank you for the great feedback. We'll look into improving all those items so that (hopefully) Gowanlea can be even more wonderful going forward. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.7Jun 2024

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.


  • Over four floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size (zip/link can be set to twins on request, please advise when booking) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x second-floor twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor kitchen
  • Spacious dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor utility, ideal for hanging and drying walking kit
  • First-floor snug/study with TV
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, TV, WiFi, a selection of books
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two parking permits, 1 on street parking where available near the front door and 1 car park permit
  • Front garden with gravel, patio, and furniture
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, lake 1 mile
  • Note: The rear garden is accessed via steps from the lower ground floor and there are multiple staircases in the property so please supervise toddlers and small children

The property

Gowanlea, a charming Victorian terrace abode is tucked away in the heart of the Lake District National Park, in the quaint village of Ambleside, a stone's throw away from highly rated restaurants, bars, pubs, shops and local cinema.

Gowanlea has a stylish, classic interior with local art work to decorate and give the guests a feel for the fells indoors.

Step inside and discover a homely retreat spread over four floors.

The lower-ground floor features a well-equipped kitchen, perfect for preparing delicious meals to enjoy around the dining table.

After dinner, unwind and cosy up with your loved one in the plush sitting room complete with a woodburning stove, or retreat to the first-floor snug/study to catch some quiet time.

When sleep calls, head to one of the three bedrooms featuring a king-size (zip and link) with en-suite walk-in shower, a king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, and a twin with en-suite walk-in shower.

The top bedrooms offering views of Fairfield and Wansfell.

For added convenience, there is also a bathroom as well as a lower-ground-floor cloakroom.

Outside, the front garden offers a peaceful space, while the rear garden provides a private oasis with a patio and furniture for al fresco dining.

Explore the stunning surroundings of Ambleside and beyond, with Windermere offering the Windermere Jetty Museum to learn about the fascinating stories of boats and steam, Brant Fell Viewpoint for breathtaking views, and Lakes Wakesurf Windermere for some water-based excitement.

Venture into the heart of the Lake District National Park to conquer the heights of Scafell Pike and Helvellyn, or marvel at the beauty of Aira Force Waterfall with its cascading waters.

In nearby Kendal, enjoy a round of golf at Kendal Golf Club, catch a show at the Brewery Arts, and perhaps sip a pint at The New Union.

Your Lake District adventure awaits at Gowanlea.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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, including the popular eateries of Misto, Sheila's Cottage, and The Lily Bar. 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