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“Tranquil, well equipped cottage in a fabulous...”

Review of Park Gates Lodge

Park Gates Lodge, the Victorian Gate Keepers Lodge to Rydal Hall. A wonderful location!
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Park Gates Lodge, the Victorian Gate Keepers Lodge to Rydal Hall. A wonderful location!
Park Gates Lodge in Spring, taken from Scandale beck opposite Spring garden with Fairfield in the distance
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Park Gates Lodge, the Victorian Gate Keepers Lodge to Rydal Hall. A wonderful location!
Park Gates Lodge in Spring, taken from Scandale beck opposite
Spring garden with Fairfield in the distance
Cosy sitting room with views across Scandale Beck
Fully fitted Shaker style kitchen with dining area
Fully equipped quality kitchen with built in oven hob microwave and dishwasher
Sunny double bedroom
Windows onto the garden from double bedroom
Twin rear bedroom overlooks private rear garden
One of our antique wash-stands
Recently refitted bathroom with bath and large walk in shower
Daffodils outside the cottage in May.
View of the rear garden in June
Private courtyard, great for a summer BBQ!
Rear garden in early spring sunshine
Spacious rear twin bedroom
Comfy leather sofas in large sitting room
Spacious sitting room with ornate cast iron fireplace, smart TV with wifi
Kitchen windows overlook the beck and the footpath to Rydal Hall
Another view of the large twin bedroom
Double bedroom in spring sunshine
Hallway looking down towards the sittingroom and right into the double bedroom
Fitted kitchen
Sitting room - lovely big bay window overlooking Scandale Beck.
Bathroom with heated towel rail and shower enclosure
Park Gates Lodge in winter
Park Gates Lodge, from the footpath to Rydal Hall,
Newly fitted bathroom
Rydal Water nearby - a short walk from the cottage
Scandale Beck (opposite the cottage) complete with rope swing.
Footpath to Rydal Hall & Fairfield from the cottage gate.
Walks from our front door - Rydal water and Nab Scar
Gates to Rydal Hall Estate adjacent the cottage
Walks from our front door - Grasmere and Helm Crag from Loughrigg Terrace.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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star88888...
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Tranquil, well equipped cottage in a fabulous location.”
Reviewed 22 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
5
people found this review helpful

We have just spent a lovely week in this cottage. It is a beautiful, clean house with lots of character. We couldn't believe how good the location was. The owners have done a fantastic job and the many personal touches makes it feel as though you are at a home away from home.

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Liz B
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Perfect Holiday”
Reviewed 13 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Park Gates Lodge has it all. The house is cosy, beautifully furnished and with loads of character. Everything is exceptional quality and the owners are friendly and helpful (texts checking we had everything we needed and that we'd enjoyed our stay). We loved it so much we booked again straight away for a week the same time next year. It's a lovely house in a lovely place - a perfect holiday, in fact.

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Liked best: We loved everything
Liked least: There was nothing to dislke at all
Travelling group: Extended Family
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RW2708
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Idyllic Lake District Retreat”
Reviewed 26 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
3
people found this review helpful

Unique quaint cottage set in a picturesque location. Perfect location for walking into the pretty town at Ambleside to visit brilliant coffee houses, restaurants, pubs and a spot of retail therapy!

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jmam87
Haddonfield, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Magical”
Reviewed 31 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
3
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My husband and our two youngest sons were fortunate enough to stay at Park Gates Lodge for a few nights in early August. The word we all used to describe our stay here was "magical." We were greeted upon arrival by the "sheep next door" and were delighted to discover that we were just down the path from Rydal Hall and an amazing view of the fells over the sheep pastures. Patrick and his associates were wonderful to deal with from day one (Pat even texted while we were there to make sure we were settled in and to see if we needed anything). The cottage was very clean and is absolutely beautiful. It is spacious and was very well-equipped for our family of four. There are many lovely walks right from the cottage and Ambleside is also within a 15 minute or so walking distance. We travelled throughout England and Ireland for almost a month and our stay in the Lake District, and particularly at Park Gates Lodge, was truly a highlight of our wonderful trip abroad. My husband and I hope to be able to come back some time for a longer stay (our boys, like Pat's children, whined about all the hiking, so we may just leave them behind next time!). Highly recommend the cottage for a very special stay in the Lake District.

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Liked best: Everything - cottage & location was perfect for us!
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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anthonyb3...
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant, home from home”
Reviewed 9 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
2
people found this review helpful

Excelent accommodation in an ideal location. Countryside views with the occasional deer in the adjacent field

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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