The cottage is very well presented and in a quiet spot. Even so, Ambleside and, particularly, Hawskhead are only a short trip away. Hawkshead is walkable and has several amenities as well as some nice places to eat. Excellent location to explore Lake Windemere and Coniston Water. We had a very good time here even though the weather was, at best, changeable. Very warm welcome from the owners.
Our stay was for a week at the end of March 2015. Geoff corresponded with detailed information leading up to our stay.
We were greeted by Geoff, with a lovely welcome pack. Geoff had made the cottage very warm and cosy with the heating on and evrything ready for our stay. Before Geoff left he talked through everything we needed to know about the cottage, where everything was etc and laid the log fire ready for us to light.
The cottage is in a quiet, relaxing position with outstanding views.It is within walking distance from Hawkshead over some fields or via road and beautiful walks right from the door step. The cottage is well suituated for having fun in the mountains and on the Lakes
We would like to thank Geoff for all his hard work and attention to detail to make our stay as pleasurable and enjoyable as possible.
Would highly recommend.
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Gillbank cottage is just stunning. Set in a peaceful area overlooking beautiful countryside this place provides the perfect getaway. Geoff and Amanda meet you on arrival and are very knowledgeable on the local area and tell you how everything works in the cottage. The cottage is lovely and clean and provides an excellent base for exploring the local area. Would recommend highly.
Perfect in every way, I booked last minute & found Geoff and Amanda so helpful, Geoff met both my partner and I, explains everything & where the best local restaurants, pubs ,walks are,
The cottage is very well equipped with all that you would need.The views from every window are breathtaking, the peace and quiet along with the surroundings made it perfect for my escape from the hustle and bustle of working in London, will definitely visit the Lakes again and hopefully will stay depending on bookings at Gillbank. A big thank you to Geoff for making our stay perfect.
We are a family who wanted a few days away in the lakes- chose this house due to location and price. Geoff couldn't be more helpful even before we actually booked the house. He also provided recommendations for things to do, walks, restaurants etc before our arrival.
It helped as we were so lucky with the weather for the 5 days- not a drop of rain.
Great location- can walk to hawkshead, 5 min drive to Ambleside for everything you'd need. Great walks direct from house, particularly Latterbarrow out the back of the house for a 365 degree view of the lakes.
House was immaculate, and Geoff met us on arrival to ensure we knew how to work everything, with a lovely welcome pack and sweets for the kids! Will definitely be returning.