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The Gallery

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent. Everything we needed in a wet week."

    Made great use of the local buses.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Apr 2024

  • "A beautiful apartment, with everything you need and in a perfect location for exploring the Lakes."

    I would definitely return and also would recommend The Gallery to anyone.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday last week."

    Apartment was very comfortable and everything to hand. Good location. Handy that the bus stop was at the end of the road. We used the buses every day to get out and about.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautifully fitted out and spacious apartment, in an ideal spot for exploring the Lakes."

    I would recommend this to anyone.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful few days at The Gallery."

    The property is always in top class condition with everything you require for a comfortable stay. Location is perfect to explore the outstanding beauty of the Lakes. As always... we cannot wait to make a return visit to The Gallery. Thank You!!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2023

  • "Only two minor comments."

    For us the directions were too detailed. "Turn right at the bus stops" would have worked. You need a doctorate to get the shower working. I think it has to do with the water heater kicking in slowly. But a lovely flat and a great stay.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Aug 2023

  • "Superbly and tastefully furnished."

    Spacious and comfortable Brilliantly located

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2023

  • "The property was perfect for us, so clean and well presented, and had everything we needed."

    Perfect location with Brockhole Visitor Centre across the road and a bus stop at the end of the drive meant we didn’t need to take the car out. We’ll definitely be returning and spreading the word with family and friends.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2023

  • "The Gallery is a wonderful romantic bolthole."

    Everything was spotlessly clean on arrival. The open plan room is large enough to have living, kitchen, dining and bed zones without any sense of being cramped and there is plenty of storage. The kitchen is equipped with everything that most cooks would need, but the location is within easy distance by car or bus if you prefer to eat out. There is a small patio with table and chairs and use of the lovely communal gardens, thronging with wildlife. Thoughtful touches such as a rug and folding chairs if you want to go out on a picnic, plus books, games, DVDs and CDs galore on those days you might want or need to snuggle down. Just over 100m off the main Windermere to Ambleside road, there is only a faint hum from the traffic. There is a bus stop at the turn off and currently fares all over the Lake District are pegged to £2 - a really cheap trip up to Keswick, for example, with no fuel or parking costs. Brockhole Visitor Centre is only a 5 minute walk away. Three things prevented it being perfect: 1. The listing photos imply there is a view of the lake, which is not so and I was extremely disappointed about this. 2. The hot tap for the bath and shower is rather temperamental. 3. I note from another post that one of the window's double glazing had blown and this has not yet been fixed. Despite these niggles, I would recommend The Gallery as a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1May 2023

  • "Comfortable, spacious apartment with everything you need."

    Great location, nice to be able to walk from the door, or to use the excellent bus service from the bottom of the road.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely great accommodation."

    However your advert did not emphasise the room was on the first floor. Chris gets about in a wheelchair so it added a difficult task to get to the room. Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Joseph4.1Apr 2023

  • "A lovely property with only one downside , the view is beautiful from the ..."

    A lovely property with only one downside , the view is beautiful from the apartment but spoilt by one of the double glazed units being misted everything elsewhere first class, many thanks

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Mar 2023

  • "The Gallery was a lovely little Christmas Hideaway."

    Very comfortable and conveniently situated for exploring The Lakes.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2022

  • "Best holiday property we've stayed in, will definitely remember it for any future trips to the Lakes."

    Well laid out & spacious for 2 people and kitchen, bathroom etc all well equipped even down to little things like having generous amounts of hand wash etc.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have stayed at the Gallery five times now and the standard remains if not higher than ever."


    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Gallery was very comfortable and snug,and well located for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Aug 2022

  • "Having stayed a few times at The Gallery once again we have had a fabulous stay."

    Spot on for cleanliness and decor we cannot fault. Lovely lay out inside and set in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was so lovely!"

    The whole place was absolutely spotless and the décor was beautiful. Thank you for a great stay :)

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was our second stay in this lovely apartment."

    Spacious and comfortable, the Gallery is perfect for us. We prefer to leave the car and use the local buses to get around. The bus stop at Brockhole is just down the lane. Walking from the apartment is a pleasure and we enjoyed watching the local bird life, including woodpeckers. A bonus is that you can walk down into Brockhole late in the day when the crowds have gone.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "It was my husband's 60th birthday and we had a wonderful time staying here."

    It was luxurious and comfortable with absolutely beautiful views, the layout of the apartment was spacious and very modern, we enjoyed sitting outside having a coffee and watching the many different birds and ducks come every day. We will definitely recommend this to anyone.

    Reviewed by Kim Marie5.0May 2022

  • "Very peaceful location."

    Perfectly situated 5/10 minutes from Windermere and 5 minutes from Ambleside. The owner managed to accommodate us last minute on a Sunday which we were ever thankful for. One morning I woke up and looked out the window and saw two deer in the field next door.

    Reviewed by Cian5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay for 3 nights the cottage was everything described in the best place for touring the lakes"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Gallery is lovely, almost perfect, holiday accommodation."

    Generously spacious, furnished and equipped to a high level. So clean and comfortable. For us, the location was perfect. Great walks from the doorstep, 100 metres from the bus stop, yet still peaceful. We've been looking for a go-to place in the Lakes, and hopefully this is it.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was the first holiday we took as a little family, we have a 3 month old, we took our own next to me crib and there was ample space for it."

    Lovely big room / apartment, bigger than expected and such a beautiful area. Good middle area between Ambleside & Windemere with bus route at the end of the road. Partner took his drone and he took some lovely area views which were stunning. Will definitely be returning. Excellent for price.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy apartment."

    Only thing that is needed is a knife sharpener!

    Reviewed by Merrall5.0Dec 2021

  • "We were very impressed with the level of facilities in the apartment and would certainly recommend it to other people"

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2021

  • "Perfect! Perfect position, perfectly comfortable and perfectly equipped."

    Highly recommend and will definitely book to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2021

  • "Brilliant location and brilliant facility."

    Has everything you need all in one place and great cleanliness for a good price!

    Reviewed by Nial5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is the 2nd year we have stayed at the gallery, the accommodation is excellent and in a great location."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful with everything we needed."

    The location was lovely and quiet Opposite brockhole with a good bus service at the end of the lane

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Gallery was a revelation to us, we were incredibly impressed with the quality of the accomodation and the fixtures and fittings."

    It is an excpetional place to stay and the owner(s) should be very proud of what they have achieved with it. We couldn't fault anything major. The only flaw we could find is that as shower lovers we felt that the money spent on a whirlpool bath could have been invested in a more powerful shower!? It's in a beautiful location and although we ventured to Ambleside, Windermere, Grasmere and Bowness we were so incredibly pleased to be staying away from the crowds. We spent most of the week very locally, and walked around a deserted Brockhole and down to the lakeside almost every night. It was a joy to visit and the minor issues we had while we were away were dealt with at speed and very professionally - the local powercut completely beyond anyones control! We would suggest that a dedicated phone line for guests might help with dealing with enquiries and issues rather than having them share the line with enquiries about portential bookings. Finally to anyone considering The Gallery - please don't book to stay here yourself, we'd love to come back and stay again!!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2021

  • "This cottage is very well equipped and is surprisingly large."

    The ‘one room’ works really well and was better than we expected. We were going to book for the same time next year BUT the price has gone up by over 30% (from £564 this year to £738 next year) which we think is far too much for a one room cottage. That’s the only thing that has disappointed us.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is our first time at the Gallery and we stayed a week."

    The Gallery is a first floor apartment which is openplan and laid out as one huge room. The level of decor was fantastic, the carpet looked new and everything was of the best quality. We had a little patio outside the front door and we could eat there , watching the stunning array of birdlife and enjoying the serenity and ambience. We will definitely be back it was wonderful

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2021

  • "Broken legs on sofa Top rack of dishwasher doesn’t fully come out (Both reported by ‘phone)"

    Thank you for this feedback. This was acted upon immediately and the repairs were carried out. We really hope you enjoyed your holiday regardless of this and wish to welcome you to The Lakes again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "It was our first visit to the Lake District and the whole experience exceeded our expectations - the accommodation was lovely and peaceful and it was in a perfect location - the scenery was breathtaking - we enjoyed boat rides on the lakes and went on numerous walks - we loved every minute."

    Mrs NichollsJun 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.


  • Open plan studio apartment: King size bed, dressing area, bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower
  • Kitchen and dining areas.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 50" TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking
  • Patio with furniture
  • Pub nearby
  • Communal gardens
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

A magnificent studio apartment situated close to Lake Windermere and The Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole.

The Gallery, converted from an old coach house, is perfect for a couple in search of a luxurious hideaway in the heart of the Lakes.

Set at the end of a private country lane, with stunning views, this studio exudes a sense of calm and tranquillity yet is only a short drive from the vibrant villages of Ambleside and Windermere.

No expense has been spared in furnishing this fabulous apartment.

Comfortable leather seating is arranged to make the most of the wonderful views; when evening falls, this is the perfect spot for snuggling down in front of an enormous TV.

The kitchen is perfectly positioned and superbly equipped with everything needed to create a romantic dinner for two.

The king size bed is surrounded by stylish maple storage units and pretty dressing area, while the bathroom is a dream.

With its relaxing whirlpool bath and shower, where better to enjoy a glass of fizz?

The property is one of a few select dwellings and comes with private parking for one car.

Outside there is a pretty patio area with bistro style furniture, ideal for enjoying morning coffee or an aperitif.

Guests are free to wander the shared garden, making the most of the views to the fells and mountains beyond.

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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