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Park Gates Lodge

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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Our family fell in love with the Lake District on our very first visit. Back then, one of our two children was in a child carrier, while the other was whingeing about having to go for yet another walk. Now seventeen years on, they're both too big to be carried and still whine whenever it is suggested that we go for a walk on the fells.
For a long time we have wanted our own property in the Lake District. Today we are the proud owners of Park Gates Lodge in Ambleside. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
This lovely Victorian cottage was once the home of the gate-keeper of Rydal Hall. Today it belongs to us, and although we shut the gates to keep the sheep out they don't stop the deer, who regularly help themselves to the garden. Scandale beck runs opposite the front of the house, which thanks to James is now complete with a rop...
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Listing #HL133276
About the Owner
Patrick D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:70%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2010
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

From the moment we arrived we felt at home. There was everything we could have wished for and more. Walks from the door to peace and tranquility to Rydal Hall and beyond or to the bustle of Ambleside in ten mins. We returned home totally...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank AdrianCB1952
PatDoherty2014, VR Owner at Park Gates Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi Chis, Many thanks for your review and kind comments, much appreciated, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

This cottage is exquisitely equipped and tastefully up-to-date reflecting the Arts and Crafts style of the building, Its simple beautiful decor makes relaxation easy. It is warm, with everything you need in the kitchen, and comfortable beds. The bathroom suite is newish. Situated as it...More

Date of stay: October 2017
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PatDoherty2014, VR Owner at Park Gates Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi Therese, Many thanks for your kind comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your week at the cottage, and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best regards Pat

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Superb cottage in a top location. Beautiful garden and setting. Our children played in the stream every day! (Big thank you to rope swing builder.) Perfect for a car-free holiday with walks from the door and frequent buses really close by. Inside, the cottage has...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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PatDoherty2014, VR Owner at Park Gates Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi Heather, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review, and for your kind comments- glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back some time. All the best Pat

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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  • Deposit against damage: AU$131 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices are per week, and based on a FRIDAY change over.
We do not charge extra for fuel/heating, but we do take a £75 deposit against damage or excessive cleaning, which is of course fully refunded assuming no mishaps!
Weekend breaks may be available, just ask - cost will be from £400 during October - March and will be priced individually dependent upon length of stay and number of guests.
Payment by cheque, BACS, or by credit/debit card (sorry 2% handling charge for credit card payment but debit card attracts no charge)
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About the neighbourhood
Ambleside is predominately a walking town, complete with all the obligatory camping shops, art galleries, ice cream parlours, cafes, cinemas and pubs: the latter of which are in such abundance that despite visiting the Lakes for 18 years we still haven’t had a pint in all of them. There are also several restaurants, including The Glass House, which featured on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, now known as The Fulling Mill, which is actually really good! The local hotels provide spa facilities, as well as bike hire, and Lake Windermere offers lots of water sport opportunities which cater to varying moods, ages and energy levels. There are plenty of activities in this area for you, please contact the home owner for further advice.
Car advised
How to get there
The property is just half a mile from the centre of Ambleside along the A591 Rydal Road, less than 10 minutes walk from the village.
On leaving Ambleside look for the stone pillared ornate wrought iron gates set back from the road - just on the right after Scandale bridge, the cottage is situated just behind these gates on the private lane to Rydal Hall.
More detailed directions from Junction 36 of the M6 are provided at the time of booking.
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