Myself & two friends stayed at Gillbank cottage for a week and I found it to be a fantastic change of environment. The cottage had all of the facilities for people to stay there for short or long periods.
The surrounding area was very beautiful. We were within walking distance from the village of Hawkshead, whilst being far away enough to be in a peaceful, quiet little bubble of nature. Sitting in the garden each morning as the birds were singing made for an enjoyable lifestyle change.
We were welcomed warmly by Geoff to the cottage, who ensured everything was perfect for us.
I had a great time and would definitely look at staying there again.
Lovely cottage with all the amenities you could need. Spent a lovely few days exploring the area and the nearby Hawkshead village. Excellent location for getting out and about. Beautiful setting and coming from a city so quiet at night. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Gillbank Cottage has everything you need for a stay in the Lake District. Located close to a number of venues and sites with easy access to walking and hiking destinations. Owners attentive to their guest needs. The only challenge is for those not used to driving on very narrow roadways in the UK, the roadways around Gillbank take some getting used to and require map & GPS navigation.
The cottage is just off a quiet road yet is a quick drive or 20 min stroll to the village where there are shops, pubs and a bus service. The house is comfortable and the kitchen is well-equipped. There are good walks from the doorstep. The owner, Geoff went out of his way to be helpful, even giving us a lift from Windermere station when we unexpectedly had to arrive by public transport. Our 3 night stay was too short to visit all the nearby interesting places, so hope to be back.