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Gable Lodge

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Even though we had a very bad week for weather, the holiday cottage couldn't be faulted."

    The location was excellent for touring around on buses, it was super clean and the beds were very comfortable. We cooked quite a bit and the kitchen contained everything we needed. I can't think of anything that was missing. It was very handy having 2 toilets. There was the small outside space which would be great for a meal outside whenever summer arrives! We would definitely stay there again if we were coming back to the Lakes, There is really no need to choose an alternative. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage within easy of the high street."

    While it wasn’t too much of an issue, the provision of a shower mat for the bath would have been welcome for safety, plus there was a lot of condensation in the bathroom as extractor fan was inadequate. A little confused about the instruction to not take the dog on the park as there were many dogs, often off leads, running around said park. Once again not too much of an issue & certainly didn’t spoil our enjoyment of the cottage

    Reviewed by Amao5.0Sep 2023

  • "We use Gable lodge regularly and we love the location, the neighbours are also lovely."

    But there is still no dishwasher, we're used to that, so not too big an issue. But the TV has always been very bad sound quality, but now the old TV seems to have been replaced with the exact same model which is just as useless, very bad a sound quality. Come on Lakelovers come into the 21st century.

    Reviewed by Mary4.1Sep 2023

  • "The property is lovely and located well, the beds are unbelievably comfy, excellent nights sleep."

    However, on arrival the whole of the downstairs had a stifling smell of what smelled like cat wee. It hits as soon as you walk in. There are stains on one of the settees that look like wee stains. I had to burn incense and aromatherapy oils all week to cover the smell. The kitchen bin was 3/4 full and the bin outside was full, there were notes to empty the indoor bins but we couldn’t, as there was no room in the outside bin. All the pots and pans had to be washed before using, either dusty or grimey. Could have done with more toilet rolls and hand soap. Free view TV would be nice to have and a few logs in the basket would’ve been a nice touch too. Although it was comfy and clean upstairs, the smell downstairs and the lack of cleanliness downstairs was really not worth the money and disappointing really. It could be a lovely place but it’s a bit of a rip off price when basic things can’t be seen to prior to renting out.

    Reviewed by Elise3.8Sep 2023

  • "We always stay at Gable lodge when we are in Windermere because it is quiet and convenient to the towns amenities."

    The cottage itself has a lovely atmosphere and well furnished but some aspects need updating; the TV isn't great, there is no dishwasher, and the heating system and fridges are very noisy (leaking badly as well). The past two times we stayed the bathroom sink has been blocked and extra bedding stored in the wardrobe wasn't clean. Minor issues are usually put right quickly with a call to Lakelovers. Overall we enjoyed out stay.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. The Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary3.1Apr 2023

  • "Lovely couple of days away in this cottage great location short walk to bownes ."

    We all had a great time especially the dog

    Thank you for you kind feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you and the dog enjoyed your visit to Gable End. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfectly located within walking distance from shops, restaurants and walks."

    Lovely comfortable rooms with comfortable beds. The spare small room upstairs was perfect for the baby to stay in the travel cot. The living room could be a little cosier with a bit of colour perhaps but it was great for our family. The children often sat at the small table colouring whilst we used the sofas. The only thing that I would say would have been helpful would have been to supply firewood/matches/lighter or to let us know where to get firewood from as we spent the first 2 days trying to find this. The heating was however very efficient. Overall a lovely stay

    Reviewed by King3.8Oct 2022

  • "Brilliant break away at Gable lodge."

    It was very Clean, well equipped and in a fantastic location in Windermere. If I were to be picky, I’d say the tv could be bigger and have more channels or smart tv. Though this is nit picking. Also a welcome hamper would have given it an extra welcoming touch. Other than that, lovely cottage, fab location, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, like home from home."

    Would definitely stay again. Just noticed a couple of things, a new toaster as the present one only toasts the bread on one side and also maybe a clothes airer for drying washing.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Jun 2022

  • "Our stay exceeded our expectations."

    Central location in Windermere giving easy access to transport links. The lodge is well equipped and my only negative would be the toaster, which has been reported before only toasts on one side but honestly this is the only negative in a lovely lodge.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "We love Gable Lodge and have stayed there twice."

    It has a lovely homely feel (even the neighbours are lovely) and this time we even stayed for an extra five days - almost three weeks! The downside is the lack of a dishwasher. It is also very low on wine glasses (only one good one this time) and the mattresses aren't brilliant. Other than that we love staying there and didn't want to leave!!!

    Reviewed by Mary3.4May 2022

  • "Great place to stay and lovely neighbours."

    Very central yet amazingly quiet. The only thing that could improve the property is a dishwasher.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2022

  • "I would love to write a glowing report but it’s just not possible."

    The location is amazing and so handy, annoyingly the end of the road was blocked off so reversing down the narrow drive was ‘interesting’ The house itself was really well equipped although the two slice toaster is still there and only heating on one side. Pretty sure it wouldn’t pass PAT testing! I would take an oven glove too as there wasn’t one provided. The hot water for the bath needs to be looked at as you had to turn the tap to a slow speed to get any hot out. The taps in the kitchen were hotter. The heating system clunks and bangs in the main bedroom with the smaller room left freezing as it has a tiny radiator under the window. The draft from the other end of the room kept my son awake as he was so cold and the bed is located under a window far from the radiator. To be noted the duvets and pillows are all feather. I asked for replacement pillows and they were provided the same day by the letting agent. The bathroom, it’s worse than freezing as it’s only got a towel rail and appears to be an extension off the back of the property. The bath is tiny and the water luke warm, not pleasant at all. We didn’t try the shower, far too cold to be standing up. The last thing I would mention is the tv, hardly any channels even though it was free view, my son was not impressed. The saving grace has to be the view of the ‘park’ in front of the house. It’s the reason we booked, nowhere better to take the dog or so we thought. Big signs up saying do not exercise your dog on the playing field. It’s a kids football field and not a park. Overall I would not recommend this property, we left earlier to get a hot bath and quiet nights sleep!!

    Reviewed by Samantha3.8Apr 2022

  • "Great location just off the high street yet lovely and quiet overlooking a playing field."

    Lovely modern kitchen and spacious rooms. Bathroom was always very cold and you will need the log burner if the weather isn’t great. Would be nice if some necessities were provided such as tea, coffee, salt, oil, shower gel etc which we have had at other properties we have stayed at across the uk. Avoid the Chinese nearby as this made us both sick. Adjust the heating off auto when you arrive or it will keep constantly turning off.

    Reviewed by Jarad4.1Mar 2022

  • "Great location for pubs and amenities in Windermere Comfortable cottage on a ..."

    Great location for pubs and amenities in Windermere Comfortable cottage on a quiet side road Desperately need a toaster that toasts both sides of the bread

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Mar 2022

  • "Could do with a knife set new toaster needed needs a dryer washing line ..."

    Could do with a knife set new toaster needed needs a dryer washing line pegs new sofa which doesn't block of radiator in living room

    Reviewed by Lynette3.8Feb 2022

  • "Property in great situation."

    Cosy rooms.We found not very warm first day but our fault didn’t realise we were able to reset heating.Would definitely stay again. Thanks for great property.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Feb 2022

  • "Great location in Windermere and very convenient for local independant shops, mini supermarkets (Sainsburys and CO-OP) and restaurants."

    Bowness is also nearby and within walking distance. The house is clean and well equipped. The two bedrooms are large (one king-size bed and one double) with plenty of storage. You need to reverse park down the driveway, which can be a little tricky if you are not accustomed to doing this. Other minor negatives for awareness are that the bathroom is located on the ground floor, there are two short flights of narrow stairs to the first floor and the second bedroom has a few steps down. Overall, we had a great stay and would recommend this property as a good base for exploring the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at Gable Lodge after we dealt with the lack of cleanliness."

    The location was great and the place was well enough equipped with basic kitchen utensils and towels. The main issue was the fact that it hadn't been cleaned properly for quite some time, some areas were very dirty and grimy. Sinks, sofas, rugs, windows and some cupboards. It needs a good clear out! And, it really could do with a dishwasher, the last thing you want to do on holiday is to have to wash dishes. It would be a great place to stay if the owner resolved these issues.

    Reviewed by Mary3.4Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is in an excellent positio within Windermere."

    Central for all restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs (i.e. a couple of minutes walk) but away from the noise of people and traffic. Cottage is also situated sotyou can miss the traffic through Windermere whether you are going to Ambleside in one direction or Bowness in the other. Cottage is spacious and comfortable and with all the amenities that we require. The mattress in the main bedroom is new (this is written June 2021) but very soft. We found that the person using the shower second had water that went from hot to cold regularly even with just the hot tap on. This cottage is recommended and if we come back to Windermere we would have no hesitation in using it again.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jun 2021

  • "Great location, bed lovely and comfortable for a good night's sleep after a day of exploring."

    Reviewed by Fiona4.1May 2021

  • "Great location but parking not easy."

    Dreadful headboards.

    Reviewed by John3.1May 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here."

    would highly recommend this property. took our dog their as well amazing that it is pet friendly. clean with decent facilities. fab for a weekend break. would re-book again!

    Reviewed by Carla4.7Dec 2020

  • "We've loved out stay in Gable Lodge."

    Such a cosy home for few days to celebrate a big birthday. Fabulous views over the green and great base camp. Thanks for a great stay

    Chis Charlie And HollieJul 2019

  • "This is my second visit to the quiet and cosy cottage."

    Once again we've had super lovely week. Thank you so much

    Julie, Ben And Oscar The Border CollieJul 2019

  • "A super friendly, quiet, comfortable and well placed cottage."

    Will definitely book again.

    Julie, Ben And OscarApr 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.


  • Highly commended for a three star property
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double (with TV)
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • First floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

In a quiet side street, yet so handy for the buzz of Bowness & Windermere, and of course, the Lake, this lodge cottage has been beautifully refurbished to provide excellent holiday space for 4 people.

The living room is made for cosy evenings in by the wood-burner, with a bay window with views across the park.

The well-equipped kitchen/ dining room has everything you need, and the bedrooms are chic and spacious.

The front patio opens onto a park providing a great immediate extension to the green surroundings, a lovely place to enjoy a morning coffee or a sundowner.

The modern bathroom is on the ground floor, and 2 spacious bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double are on the first floor, with a second WC, and basin.

This convenient bolt hole is a treat at any time of year.

Windermere village centre has a delightful busy traditional feel, with lots of shops, galleries and cafes, along with a superior Booths supermarket., traditional Lakeland pubs and restaurants.

2 miles down the road, you’ll discover the bustling, cosmopolitan Bowness-on-Windermere, with shops, bars, restaurants and of course the Lake itself.

Here you enjoy lake cruises, which can take you up to Ambleside & Lakeside, hire boats and generally enjoy the fantastic views.

Jump straight onto the main A591 to head north along to Ambleside, Grasmere & Keswick.

You’ll also access the Langdale Valley and Coniston, and a scenic drive over the Kirkstone Pass, through the Troutbeck Valley drops you down to Ullswater.

You'll also enjoy lovely strolls from the doorstep of your Windermere holiday cottage – why not walk to the top of Orrest Head, where the lake views are the same today as the ones that inspired Alfred Wainwright.

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

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas