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Millans Garth

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  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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  • location (17)
  • house (15)
  • great (14)
  • property (11)
  • ambleside (11)

34 Customer Reviews

  • "Very convenient for Ambleside with helpful info about walks and places to eat etc."

    Very good to have parking permit and extra permit for some local car parks. Heating worked well, we needed for couple of evenings. Very well stocked with sensible sized mugs, plates and cutlery. Surprised no dishwasher tablets left for us - or we did not find them. Great to have good size and screen quality TV plus DVD player and DVDs, had iPlayer but did not have eg ITVx. Main shower is very easy to use and worked well but small. All in all -super place to stay

    Many thanks for the positive review! The small pack in the kitchen on arrival should have contained a few dishwasher tablets as well as other necessities, sorry if that was not the case. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2024

  • "Our second visit to this fab property and found it as lovely as in our 2022 visit !"

    Millans Garth offers everything and more we could ask for immaculately clean, so well stocked and comfortable and in perfect location. We used as a base for days out on the buses and boats as is centrally located and offers great access to so many places. This is as well as the lovely Ambleside itself with fab eating, drinking and cinema options. Te great bright sunny weather helped too! Hoping not to have to wait another 2 years to return x

    Many thanks! We look forward to welcoming you back again! Stephen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely big house."

    Very clean and well equipped. Great location. Parking good - could park outside using road permit and second car in car park with other permit.

    Thank you, we're so pleased to have your Feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property in great location"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very pleased with the house and its facilities plus its proximity to the centre of Ambleside."

    An enjoyable stay all round.

    Many thanks! We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have stayed in this house a number of times now."

    It's location is excellent and the layout and space suits us fantastically for two families.

    Many thanks! We're always pleased to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay. And it's always great to welcome back people who want to stay again. Stephen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2024

  • "Millans Garth is a lovely property just a few steps from Ambleside town centre."

    It is very spacious and comfortable, and well equipped. We were just 2 people, but there would have been plenty space for more. We highly recommend Millan's Garth.

    Many thanks, we're so pleased that you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2023

  • "One cannot fault the cleanliness, the closeness of the town center, the facilities on offer and the whole ambiance of the house and the area in and around Ambleside, but there are two health and safety warnings: (1) The step in the kitchen needs a white line to highlight it to prevent people tripping up on it (2) More importantly the faulty ring on the cooker needs repairing instantly."

    It is an accident waiting to happen. There is a notice next to the cooker pointing out the faulty ring, but this has clearly been there for some time and as it is a front tring that is permanently on it is within reach of 'tiny hands' or distracted people and can therefore cause serious burns It is for this reason that I give them the lowest score for the last question

    Reviewed by John4.1Jul 2023

  • "A very good base for Ambleside."

    The property is well maintained with just a couple of minor exceptions. The Slabs leading from the Back door would be a lot safer if they were cleaned with a power jet. As you know they are quite slippery after rainfall. The broken dial on the cooker urgently needs replacing. Even with the warning notice its a safety issue. Overall though, Its a fine property, and we may well revisit in the future.

    Reviewed by Ivan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Our third time at Millans Garth, love it."

    Quiet street but only five minutes from all amenities and attractions in town centre. The house itself is large, loads of space and very well eqipped.

    Many thanks, great to hear that you enjoy staying in our house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Milan’s Garth, it more than lived up to expectations, being comfortable and maintained to a high standard."

    We have already recommended this cottage to others & will be hoping to stay again. We enjoyed being able to leave our car, doing a few walks from the cottage. Ambleside also has a really good choice of restaurants, cafes and bakeries. We found Ambleside & Millans Garth to be an ideal central base for both walks and exploring other villages of note, so hope to stay again & highly recommend.

    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 Ann5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent stay yet again."

    Your home is perfect for our two families visiting this area at this time of the year.

    Thank you, we're so pleased that you enjoy staying at Millans Garth Property Owner

    Reviewed by C5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent central location."

    Worked really well being able to sleep 6 adults in separate beds. Lots of living room as well.

    Many thanks for your excellent feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very well equipped accommodation and great location."

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Jan 2023

  • "Had been to the property before, so knew what to expect."

    Delivered what we expected..... 6 Mark due to problems when rebooking.

    Sorry to hear that you had problems rebooking, but very pleased to know that you want to come back! Clearly you enjoyed staying in our holiday cottage! Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank3.8Dec 2022

  • "Spot on for our requirements."

    Large Victorian roomy town house- clean, comfy, well equipped and good location (off main road but less 5 min to town centre). Provided 2 car park passes (one for street parking outside house and the other for a public car park).

    Reviewed by Tarja5.0Dec 2022

  • "Comfortable stay very convenient location in centre of Ambleside."

    Well equipped kitchen. Lovely cottage. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Meghna3.8Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect ‘cottage’ (actually lovely house) for a three-generation, 7-person stay."

    High standard yet cosy, lots of lovely touches and the children really loved the toys, DVDs etc. Lovely location in the centre of town and parking was OK on the street. We will definitely book Millans Garth again.

    Many thanks, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very comfortable house with an extremely well equipped kitchen"

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2022

  • "What an amazing location."

    So easy to walk into Ambleside to enjoy the lovely shops. We had no difficulty parking although went before the English school holidays. The property was easy to access ( permits in the house not at the Heart of the Lakes office as mentioned in emails so no need to rush before the office closes like we did) and very nice. Comfortable living room with great TV and lovely big dining room table. Kitchen excellent ( only thing that would have made it better was a pair of oven gloves). The bedrooms were lovely with good views. Service from Heart of the Lakes was also excellent. The shower leaked on our first day and flooded through the ceiling. We called and a plumber came out within hours and fixed the problem without us needing to be there. We would definitely love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just finishing an amazing 2 weeks stay in Millans Garth."

    Absolutely loved our stay in this superb property which offered us all we needed and more. Very clean and comfortable well equipped house in fantastic location. Would love to live here but a return for longer would be great too ☺️ x

    Thank you for your great feedback, we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Impressed. A wonderful house in a quiet location, yet with all of the facilities of Ambleside within very easy walking distance from the doorstep."

    Very well provisioned with everything you could need in the kitchen. The Heart of the Lakes team were helpful too. The number of guests who have been back and booked this property on multiple occasions is testament to its quality.

    Thanks for your feedback, it's good to hear how helpful Heart of the Lakes were. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great stay as always!"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2022

  • "The people at the Heart of the Lakes were as always super helpful."

    Our advice is to communicate with them and NOT Sykes Cottages if you book through them. For a start their customer service people (Sykes) communicate with a “no reply” email address and after no fewer than 19 to a fro telephone calls they failed to help us with a parking permit problem whereas Heart of the Lakes were super helpful.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at Millans Garth, it’s position means we only used the car twice, so many walks straight from the front door."

    It has everything you could ask for, so much space Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great property in a an excellent location."

    Just right for our group trips to the Lakes. We'll be booking again very soon.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Nov 2021

  • "Second time we've stayed at this lovely property, it's a very comfortable house and well euipped."

    Everything we needed for a self catering break.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Nov 2021

  • "Great house, great location, fully equipped, would be happy to stay again"

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great family accomodation ideally located."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Kitchen well equipped - just missing a set of oven gloves."

    Accommodation very comfortable Great location - walks from the house and plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops easily accessible.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2021

  • "An excellent base to explore Ambleside and the surrounding area."

    The cottage is well appointed, and the facilities are good. Would definitely consider returning in future years.

    Reviewed by Ivan4.4Jun 2021

  • "Great location, the house is beautiful and has everything we needed"

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2021

  • "Well equipped, excellent location, very home from home."

    Mrs BernardiDec 2019

  • "Very happy with the property."

    Mrs WoolfDec 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.


  • Three-storey cottage
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x second-floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with gas fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with gas fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD Player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair in the property
  • Permit parking available on the street with additional permit parking available in the nearby public car park
  • Enclosed rear yard with outdoor seating and an enclosed patio to the front
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Resting on a sleepy lane within the heart of Ambleside, is this characterful cottage, Millians Garth.

Surrounded by the luscious fells of the Lake District, this picturesque property makes a lovely base for a family or group of seven who wish to explore the true delights of Cumbria.

Cosy up to loved ones in the restful sitting room, as you delight in a captivating movie with the help of the handy DVD Player and keep your feet nice and warm from the heat of the attractive woodburning stove.

A charming galley kitchen can be found hosting an abundance of appliances such as an electric oven and hob, a large fridge freezer and a dishwasher, providing all the essentials for a stress-free self-catering stay.

The adjoining dining room has been well-appointed with traditional oak furnishings and a striking inglenook fireplace boasting a beautiful gas fire, together creating a homely ambiance from which to enjoy many of your meals.

Take the staircase up to the first floor and discover a fabulous family bathroom featuring both a spacious tub with a hand-held shower and a separate walk-in shower, so that you can choose how to best prepare for the day ahead.

The first floor is also home to a good double bedroom and a lovely twin, offering flexible sleeping arrangements for guests.

An additional staircase leads up to the second floor, where you will find a further two bedrooms including a peaceful twin and a snug single, as well as a well-designed shower room with a light and airy feel.

Breath in the fresh countryside air as you sip on a warm cup of tea out in the rear yard, before grabbing your coats and heading to the centre of Ambleside for a delicious breakfast at one of the many local cafés.

Wander through woodlands along the pretty River Rothay and uncover the cascading waters of Stock Ghyll Force, before setting about on an enthralling hike to through Wansfell Pike.

See the ancient remains of the enchanting Ambleside Roman Fort or continue up to the village of Rydal for a tour of the former home of William Wordsworth at Rydal Mount and Gardens.

You can also learn of the late poet’s life at the museum of Wordsworth Grasmere, before stopping by the idyllic tea garden of Faeryland and taking a row boat out onto the waters.

Explore the incredible landmarks of Rydal Cabe and the Langdale Boulders and venture through the vast landscapes of Easedale and Stickle Tarn, where you will be rewarded with breath-taking scenery and far-reaching views over the land.

Travel down to the west shore of Windermere for a relaxing stroll up to the national trust owned Wray Castle, before crossing over to Bowness on Windermere and embarking on a tranquil cruise or a fun-filled afternoon at the popular World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

Those travelling with children should be sure to spend the day at the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis or the South Lakes Safari Zoo, each resting within a pleasant drive.

Other excellent attractions include the thrilling Treetop Lake District and Water Park Lakeland Adventure Centre, offering fun for the whole family.

With adventure right at your fingertips, it’s little wonder that Millans Garth makes a fantastic choice for your next escape to Cumbria.

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:

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