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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely holiday in a cottage we have stayed in twice before."

    However the flood we experienced was very upsetting and very badly dealt with by Sykes and the owner so we will not be staying again. This was caused by all the drains being blocked in the bad thunderstorms we experienced. The wasps nest is still in the roof despite someone else mentioning it in July.

    Reviewed by Sylvia Frances3.8Sep 2023

  • "A very cosy cottage, however."

    .. Some of the lights in the kitchen were out. There is a wasp nest in the roof on the northside. This ment we were unable to open the velox windows else the wasps came in. On the Monday evening the property behind the cottage had a motorbike reving up for more than an hour. This was not the quiet relaxing holiday we had been hoping for. Would I stay in Gerrard again? Probably not. Although has not put us off the area.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.1Jul 2023

  • "It was a lovely peaceful setting very nice cottage everything you need and very clean we had a nice relaxing stay just what was needed."

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Immaculate property, clean, well equipped, comfortable and in a quiet cul-de-sac with private parking."

    Located in a pretty area convenient for central and southern Lakes. Can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2023

  • "On arriving at this property we found half eaten food in bags and baskets in the cupboards."

    Dirt in the fridge. Cobwebs around the ceilings. Cutlery in the drawers were unclean. TV remote covered in dirt. The list is enless - when reported the next morning we were told to wait, whilst Sykes Cottages representative contacted the owners and cleaners. Now refusing to refund any payment for their job not well done. I would not recommend this property, due to the owners lack of empathy in this matter. We spent hours on arrival that night cleaning - I book many holidays through Sykes - I may need to rethink my holidays in the future

    Reviewed by Luan2.2Mar 2023

  • "We have stayed in Gerand for a number of years and have never been disappointed."

    Its location is perfect, its comfortable and its warm.

    Reviewed by Hubert James Kenneth5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lack of storage key was resolved quickly."

    The cleanliness was not up to the standard of previous visits. Ie bathroom shower tray inside and out, cobwebs generally all over. Extractor fan in bathroom vent clogged up, Curtain rail in living room loose.

    Reviewed by Paul2.8Aug 2022

  • "I would highly recommend this property."

    My husband and I had a fabulous stay, so quiet peaceful and breathtaking views. Great location for walks and cycling.

    Reviewed by Sonjia5.0Aug 2022

  • "Nice cottage."

    Good position for exploring the lakes. A good experience all round. Used this cottage quite a few times now,and would use it again in the future.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2022

  • "The place was lovely, well kept and clean, perfect for a couple."

    The property is ideally placed near Ambleside

    Reviewed by Daryl4.1Jul 2022

  • "Some minor problems such as mixed messages ie depart by 9am on details but in the cottage it says 20am."

    2 different codes and names for the Internet hence we couldn't access it. I feel very sorry for anyone occupying this week as the quilt provided is a 13.5 tog. Having encountered this in the past we always bring our own 4.5 tog. A tray for carrying drinks upstairs to the lounge would be good but despite all this we would highly recommend the cottage

    Reviewed by Sylvia Frances4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely quiet secluded spot in a very busy area"

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2022

  • "All good."

    Reviewed by Ken5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely property."

    Well equipped. We had a delightful stay. This is the second time we have stayed in Gerand and I’m sure it will not be our last. The area is beautiful and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Apr 2022

  • "Despite getting feedback from the owner via yourselves, the Bluetooth speaker does not seem to have an accessible battery compartment."

    The lead to recharge it is missing so I was unable to use it after day 1 of our break. The radiator in the bedroom is noisy. Otherwise the cottage was cosy and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent-a real home from home."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2021

  • "We have holidayed in Gerand for the past number of years and always its location to be very convenient the cottage well appointed and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Hubert James Kenneth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perfect cottage for a couple."

    It was spacious, comfortable, well equipped and a great location.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2021

  • "A fairly good standard of furniture, with some attention to providing extras such as guidebooks, leaflets for attractions, games and DVDs."

    Cleanliness was excellent. The bed is very soft and uncomfortable. The towel rail only seems to come on when the heating is on, so that it is difficult to keep the towels dry while maintaining a comfortable temperature in the cottage. The towels were also quite small.

    Reviewed by Iain4.1Aug 2021

  • "Excellent yet semi rural location close to popular lakeside towns of ..."

    Excellent yet semi rural location close to popular lakeside towns of Ambleside/Windermere Deceptively larger cottage than expected from promo photo shots with many facilities including excellent hassle free parking right outside cottage Nice nearby woodland walk down to lakeside with lovely view

    Reviewed by Bob4.7Aug 2021

  • "Steps up to terrace and terrace itself should have railings."

    Wouldn't take much for someone to go over the edge. Otherwise no complaints at all and would definitely return. It had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 2021

  • "This cottage was brilliant, could not have wished for anything better, it was very well equipped, with everything you could think of."

    We would definitely come back again, as i think my Son's family like the Lakes, and would be interested in one of the larger 3 bedroom properties. We have been coming to the Lakes, for over 30 years now, camping & caravanning, and this is the first time in a solid building, and we loved it.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "The views were even more beautiful than I had expected and the cottage was very well equipped and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay ,but after a 5 hour journey the oven was dirty the microwave needed replaced as did saucepans and fry pans ,now after my call to you the cleaner came Saturday morning,but obviously the microwave and pans were not replaced in time for us ."

    Overall it was fine but for these these kitchen issues

    Reviewed by Jan3.4Sep 2020

  • "Lovely hideaway cottage for two - perfect size."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. We had a mixed weather week and had occasion to use the central heating on a couple of occasions which was very easy to use and worked perfectly. The outside areas are lovely with well established gardens and seating areas. The surrounding area is very peaceful with no noise pollution at all during the day and especially at night. The position of the cottage on the hill at Troutbeck means that a car is necessary to visit the other areas, however, it is possible to walk into Ambleside along the the lakeside even if you are retired as we are! Also the owner of the cottage was on site on our first weekend and she was extremely helpful and approachable. This was our third visit to the cottage so that speaks for itself.

    Reviewed by Judith3.8Aug 2020

  • "A very cosy cottage, well placed to access lots of walks and The Lakes in general."

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was in a lovely, peaceful situation yet not far from neighbouring towns."

    The cottage was very well equiped and had absolutely everything that we needed - and more! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely apart from two things."

    1 1/2 toilet rolls do not last a week! Can't there be some spares in the hall cupboard? I too find that duvets are far too hot for the summer months and therefore always take our own 4.5 tog one, as well as an extension lead as the sockets are never in the right place for hair dryers and mirrors. We were quite horrified, when we took off the quilt cover to find the duvet extremely marked and soiled. A complete clean or a new one would be appropriate and we were glad we did not have to use it! We had been told by Sykes that all bedding,towels, tea towels , oven gloves, cushions, books and leaflets would be removed so we brought all our own only to find that everything was present. We did hang onto the phone for two sets of one hour which, incidentally cost me £2.70 to try and get to tell the owner that we were bringing our own things but they refused to giver me any contact details. In fact, they refused to speak to me because they had messed our booking up with that of our daughters and had (and still have) got our name wrong and put both cottages in our daughter's name I had to get my daughter on the mobile on speaker so she could shout at them to speak to me! Whilst I was hanging on to the phone for al that length of time I looked on their site and if you clicked on "book this" it said sorry this was not available - this added to our stress as we thought they had gone bust! You still have my booking under the wrong name! I have not placed this report earlier as my daughter was in her cottage and I didn;t want anything else to go wrong. We all know the problems you have had with Covid but I think Sykes have handled it very badly and will think very carefully whether I book through them again. I certainly would book the cottage again but possibly not through Sykes.

    Reviewed by Sylvia Frances4.4Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, in a lovely location."

    Very well equipped, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2020

  • "The accommodation was very good but the description of the local amenities was not very accurate, it was a long way out and we were unable to walk near the lake because it was private land."

    Reviewed by Terry3.8Mar 2020

  • "A beautiful spotless cottage that had everything you could need."

    The location was fantastic and close to all the main attractions of the lake district.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Feb 2020

  • "It was our sixth year in this cottage and it never fails to satisfy our expections"

    Reviewed by Hubert James Kenneth5.0Oct 2019

  • "Well placed Cottage."

    Very convenient for walking. Cottage was very well heated.

    Reviewed by Martin3.4Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is situated down a long lane, so very peaceful but only approximately fifteen minutes away from the local towns We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it."

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2019

  • "Outside light did not work, very difficult to see at night."

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2019

  • "Great cottage and great location"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2019

  • "In the description of the cottage it was stated that you could walk through the woods to Brockhole but what it failed to mention was the fact the cottage is up a steep winding narrow road that is unsuitable for walking due the speed some cars travel at, I certainly wouldn’t want to walk through the woods either, if I had known this before I booked I would have chosen a different location."

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.8Jun 2019

  • "Generally we enjoyed our stay in the Gerand."

    The cottage was comfortable, well equipped and beautifully located. The only availble option for bedding was a winter duvet which was not really suitable for summer. Our only other complaints would be that the bath towels were thin and not really up to the job and when we went to hang them on the towel radiator it was thick with dust which struck us as strange given that the place had been used the week leading up to our stay?

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jun 2019

  • "Really comfortable home from home"

    Reviewed by Rick5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was very cosy and in a fantastic location."

    Very well equipped, like being home from home. Would be interested in booking this cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2019

  • "Probably the best cottage we’ve ever stayed in."

    All the home comforts, perfect location for exploring the lakes.

    Reviewed by Sherri5.0Nov 2018

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patios with furniture
  • Secure bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: There are 9 steps up to the rear patio area
  • Note: No children allowed, including infants
  • Note: This property accepts minimum 3 nights stays only

The property

Ambleside 2.3 miles.

This charming, detached cottage is located just over two miles from Ambleside, in the Lake District's beautiful Troutbeck Valley, offering breathtaking views across Lake Windermere to the fells beyond.

Guests at this lovely Lake District cottage will be delighted with the rural location, and yet can sample the many excellent restaurants and pubs available in nearby Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere.

With one cosy ground floor king-size double bedroom, this Ambleside cottage offers ideal accommodation for a romantic break in one of the most picturesque parts of the Lake District.

There is also a superb shower room and a bright and airy first floor sitting room, which opens onto a lovely Juliette balcony, where you can admire views that stretch across the landscape to Wansfell and the surrounding mountains.

Outside this superb Ambleside cottage is a raised patio area tucked at the rear, whilst at the front, there is a small patio, so no matter the time of day you will be able to sit in the sun and enjoy the peaceful location.The surrounding woodland scenery offers plenty of pretty pathways and bridleways to explore.

Why not follow the nearby footpath through Cockshot Wood, down to Windermere's lakeshore to catch the ferry at Brockhole?

The historic National Trust house of Townend is less than one mile away, a perfect place to wander around on a rainy day, before finishing your day with a delicious meal at one of the excellent country pubs nestled in nearby Troutbeck.

Troutbeck Valley leads into Ullswater via the towering Kirkstone Pass, an unforgettable area with sublime scenes waiting for you at every twist and turn.

Guests are certain to return home inspired and refreshed after a romantic break in this wonderful Lake District cottage near Ambleside.

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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Note: No children allowed, including infants.

Note: This property accepts minimum 3 nights stays only