Welcome to the Gables B&B in Ambleside
Our Ambleside Guest House is popular with Lake District visitors and enjoys a fine reputation for good service and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The house occupies a wonderful site in Ambleside, on the edge of the central area with fine open views across parkland to the fells beyond.
The house is stylishly furnished and decorated with all the usual amenities you would expect of a modern B&B with the added bonus of some private parking. We are just minutes away from the very heart of Ambleside with its shops, restaurants, Zeffirellis five cinema screens and many attractions or get away from the bustle of the town by heading to the hills without ever having to move the car.
Our spacious dining room provides a grand setting for our extensive breakfast menu and we also own Sheila's Cottage Restaurant and Tearoom in the centre of the village and all our guests are offered special VIP perks when you dine there AND you can visit the nearby Langdale Spa with its wonderful leisure and spa facilities with our free day passes. For that special celebratory occasion we can arrange flowers, handmade chocolates and a fine selection of wines including Champagne and Prosecco so please call for more information and prices.
In summary, here are the main reasons why we think you should choose the Gables as your Ambleside B&B:
- central location in Ambleside comfortable
- contemporary interior and friendly atmosphere
- locally sourced Lakeland breakfast with vegetarian options
- secure bike storage and drying room
- child friendly
- dog friendly (2 rooms) - must be booked directly with us
- restaurant with discounts for guests
- limited parking available - for guests who book directly with us via telephone or our own website, spaces are not guaranteed however you will get priority over bookings through ouside agencies. Vans, crew-cabs, minibuses & campervans cannot be accommodated in our car park
- free wifi in public areas
- free spa passes to Langdale Hotel & Spa
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Map & Directions
Directions to The Gables
Ignore your satnav!!
The church is Ambleside's most prominent landmark so head for the spire as we are right next door to it.
From the south, take the A590/A591 byapssing Kendal and Windermere, towards Ambleside. At Waterhead traffic lights, turn left on to the A593 and follow into the centre of town, past the rugby club and onto the one way system. The putting green in on your left, bear left at the top of the road and The Gables is straight ahead of you.
From the north, go through the town centre (all one way), turn right down Wansfell Road (signposted Coniston), bear right at the T junction (still on the one way system) and bear left at the first junction. The Gables is in front of you and you're heading towards the church gates.
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Sheila’s Cottage is our Tea Room & Restaurant in Ambleside. It is a quaint cottage style licensed restaurant tucked away down a quiet lane, in the heart of Ambleside. Behind the traditional Lakeland slate exterior you will find our cosy interior with an eclectic mix of original old features, complimented by modern lighting and air conditioning. Sheila’s Cottage serves both lunch and evening meals and pride itself on a great selection of home cooked food which has, where possible, been sourced locally. The food is accompanied by a wide choice of loose leaf teas, freshly ground coffees or by a carefully chosen selection of wines, spirits and beers.