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The Gables Guest House

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi

Overview of The Gables Guest House

The Gables Guest House

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Housekeeping
Church Walk, Compston Road, Ambleside, England, LA22 9DJ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationArmitt Museum and Gallery8 min walk
  • Popular LocationLake Windermere14 min walk
  • Popular LocationAmbleside Pier17 min walk
  • AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)48 min drive

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About this area


Located in Ambleside, The Gables Guest House is in a national park. Armitt Museum and Gallery and Wordsworth Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Go Ape Grizedale and Kendal Museum. Kayaking and waterskiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with rock climbing and hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests appreciate the guest house's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Armitt Museum and Gallery - 8 min walk
  • Lake Windermere - 14 min walk
  • Ambleside Pier - 17 min walk
  • Dora's Field - 3 min drive
  • Rydal Mount - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Windermere Station - 10 min drive
  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 98 min drive


  • Copper Pot - 2 min walk
  • Zeffirellis - 2 min walk
  • Tarantella - 3 min walk
  • Sheila's Cottage - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Treff - 3 min walk

About this property

The Gables Guest House

Eco-friendly guesthouse in Ambleside with free breakfast
This smoke-free guesthouse features free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. Flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and free toiletries are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Gables Guest House offers 14 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include baths or showers and complimentary toiletries. This Ambleside guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–9:30 AM


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

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Check-in from 4 PM - 8 PM


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Early check-in is possible by pre-arrangement.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 16 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 16 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Children 16 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Gables Guest House Ambleside
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The Gables Guest House Ambleside
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 47 out of 88 reviews
5 - Excellent 53%
Rating 4 - Good. 28 out of 88 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 88 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 88 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 88 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Short but friendly and comfortable stay
Very welcoming and friendly; efficient COVID setup which worked well. Really liked the cooked breakfasts and many thanks to the breakfact team for looking after me so well. Good location; <5 minutes walk into Ambleside town centre with lots of restaurants etc, and straight onto Loughrigg Fell via the churchyard and Rothay Park. Only minor quibble is the lack of assigned parking (very small car park, but there are some spaces outside the entrance which are available on a first come first served basis. Would definitely stay here again.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Pleasant Stay, Glad to get away.
Overall a good experience although the room photo that we saw on VRBO for the price we paid would have been fair, but the room allocated on arrival was tiny in comparison!
Review from
Review from Vrbo

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
They should not have opened as they treated us like lepers, they were so paranoid, we felt so unwelcome!! Breakfast was a cold bacon or sausage roll, left outside your room in a bag, dry no butter, they said they had no sauce either??? Upon leaving, didnt even ask if we had a good stay, as they kept out of the way, im appalled at the way we were treated!!!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very nice place with cosy ambiente.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very comfortable guest house with friendly, helpful staff. Excellent breakfasts.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019