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Garden House

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  • 9 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property in a convenient location which was furnished to a high quality and we enjoyed our stay here ."

    The only disappointment was the twin room that was situated differently to to other bedrooms . It was very cold and damp when I arrived . The drawers wouldn’t open and the main door didn’t shut as they had swollen . The towels were cold and damp and I couldn’t draw the curtains on the windows as they were out of reach . I put a heater on and after a couple of days it was more comfortable in there and I could open the drawers. I think this room would benefit from a dehumidifier when not in use. Despite this I would stay here again as everywhere else was excellent .

    Hello Barbara, We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay at Garden House. Thank you for your feedback on the issue with the fifth bedroom. This occurs sometimes when the heating is off due to the age of the original part of the house. We will try installing a dehumidifier to see if that improves the situation. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Aug 2023

  • "Garden House was a brilliant place to stay - spacious, well equipped and with beautiful views."

    We enjoyed the pool table too! Thank you - we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great house thanks."

    Very convenient for Ambleside and the lake. Tried a few local pubs, there are many. Didn't really use the games room. A coffee machine would be nice (EG Nespresso) We were cycling and there isn't anywhere to store bikes so we loaded in our van each night. Not a complaint as such just a note to other cyclists.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house in a great position."

    Great view from the main room. Well-stocked. Small points: we never really got the heating to work properly in the bedroom area off the games room. The garden is not really appropriate for small children as it is not enclosed and all steps. Nice place for a bbq though!

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have been visiting this property for many years & had a very enjoyable holiday."

    Thank you so much for the feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil4.1Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Garden House over New Year."

    Great views from the balcony of the NYE fireworks. Rubbish had piled up outside but we phoned and this was sorted same day. We only used one bedroom as only two of us, very comfortable and lovely bathrooms. The playroom and downstairs bedroom were very cold but as not used wasn’t a problem for us. So close to centre but also very quiet. Saw the deer in the front garden. Will definitely return and recommend to others

    Reviewed by M3.8Dec 2022

  • "Garden House was warm clean and comfortable."

    Kitchen was well equipped. Might be an idea to get rid of mat in kitchen as end had turned up and three of us tripped on it. First bedroom on left coming down stairs double twin room not enough hooks on curtain looks a bit scruffy. Bathrooms and showers excellent. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Nov 2022

  • "The best house to rent in Ambleside for 2 families."

    We thought the bathroom updates were great and always find it a comfortable homely space. Already booked for next year :-)

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "First class holiday accommodation in a great location."

    We really couldn't have wished for anything more.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything was good although found a couple of high cobwebs - I would ..."

    Everything was good although found a couple of high cobwebs - I would definitely recommend - one confusion bins collected on Thursday but told to put bins out on Tuesday - a brilliant holiday and would use again

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2022

  • "A few points to note: 1."

    The portable heater in the on suite bedroom , control panel end loose. 2. Windows in the on suite bedroom hard to close, handle loose, same as kitchen window. 3. A second wheelie bin would be an advantage, when we got there the bin was already full, either previous holiday makers didn’t put it out or they filled it prior to leaving. 4. On suite bedroom door latch will not hold door closed. Overall very pleased with the property, been a few times and the kitchen refurb is first class.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Mar 2022

  • "This is our second visit to Garden House."

    Yet again we had a lovely holiday with our extended family. Plenty of room for two families. Everything we could possibly need for our stay. Good well equipped kitchen. Beautiful evenings spent sat on the balcony with a glass of wine enjoying the views. Looking forward to returning next year

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "The lower level twin room we did not use as it smelt and felt damp."

    My sons have asthma so could not use it.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Jul 2021

  • "Lovely property, fabulous for our requirements."

    Brilliant to have some outside space. Inside all lovely.

    Mrs HirstDec 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 four star property
  • Reverse-split-level
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king size with en-suite, walkin shower, basin and WC, 1 x king size, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Family bathroom with stand alone bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Utility room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Games room with seating
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, TV with Sky package, DVD, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Patio with furniture and balcony
  • 1 EV car charging point
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Resting in a quiet residential area between Ambleside and Waterhead, Garden House lies on the beautiful Lake Winderemer offering accommodation for up to eight guests.

Ideal for a family or couples seeking a peaceful break, Garden House enjoys a slightly elevated position with views towards the lovely western fells, and is set well back from a quiet back road.

Once you’ve parked up in the driveway, walk up several steps and be welcomed through the front door and into the hallway where you’ll find a split-level staircase.

Following a day of adventure, head up to the beautiful and spacious living area to admire to admire the stunning, floor-to-ceiling window flooding the room with natural light.

Relax in this well-designed room, admiring the coordinated décor, before lighting the woodburning stove offering a welcome warmth in the winter months.

A fabulous balcony provides another spot to soak up beautiful views over the rooftops over to Loughrigg Fell and beyond, sip a morning coffee here before heading back into the well-equipped kitchen to rustle up a delicious cooked breakfast.

Featuring attractive oak units and a stylish breakfast bar, along with a dining table and chairs too, it’s a wonderfully social space where you can come together over mealtimes.

Plenty of fun can be had on a rainy day within the games room like shooting some pool, playing cards or watching film on the TV as you sink into the sofa, a great room for winding down!

From here you can climb up to a lovely twin bedroom boasting an en-suite shower room, whilst a handy utility room is on this level too.

From the first split-level landing, head down the stairs when you’re ready to retire for the evening to find the remaining four bedrooms, with a master king-size with an en-suite, a king-size, a twin and a single, all spacious and well-presented, served by a fabulous family bathroom with a corner bath and a separate shower.

From your doorstep you can stroll into Waterhead and delight in a cruise along the beautiful Lake Windermere, with stunning views from the water to the surrounding mountains and fells, with the option to hire your own boat too to explore Windermere’s secluded bays and islands.

Take a short stroll to Ambleside’s bustling centre to browse the shops, indulge in a meal at one of the excellent restaurants, cafés and pubs with plenty to choose from, whilst the latest films are on show at one of the two excellent cinemas.

You are in the perfect location to take a driving tour or bus ride to discover the gorgeous scenery of the Lake District but why not leave the car on the drive and explore the beautiful countryside on foot.

From your front door, you have a choice of many wonderful trails whether a low-level circular route or an adventurous hike up to the high fells to encounter grassy mountains, ageless tarns and superb views to the lakes and valleys below.

Make sure to visit The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere, an ode to the famous children’s author, visit here home Hill Top run by the National Trust on the other side of the lake, and don’t miss the exciting Lakes Aquarium featuring sharks and cute otters!

Discover a fantastic retreat in the Lakes at Garden House.

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:

  • Winter