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“Cosy, clean, comfortable and in a good location”

Review of Park Gates Lodge

Park Gates Lodge, the Victorian Gate Keepers Lodge to Rydal Hall. A wonderful location!
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Park Gates Lodge, the Victorian Gate Keepers Lodge to Rydal Hall. A wonderful location!
Park Gates Lodge in Spring, taken from Scandale beck opposite Cosy sitting room with views across Scandale Beck
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Park Gates Lodge, the Victorian Gate Keepers Lodge to Rydal Hall. A wonderful location!
Park Gates Lodge in Spring, taken from Scandale beck opposite
Cosy sitting room with views across Scandale Beck
Fully fitted Shaker style kitchen with dining area
Fully equipped quality kitchen with built in oven hob microwave and dishwasher
Spring garden with Fairfield in the distance
Sunny double bedroom
Windows onto the garden from double bedroom
Twin rear bedroom overlooks private rear garden
One of our antique wash-stands
Recently refitted bathroom with bath and large walk in shower
Daffodils outside the cottage in May.
Private courtyard, great for a summer BBQ!
Rear garden in early spring sunshine
View of the rear garden in June
Spacious rear twin bedroom
Comfy leather sofas in large sitting room
Spacious sitting room with ornate cast iron fireplace, smart TV with wifi
Kitchen windows overlook the beck and the footpath to Rydal Hall
Another view of the large twin bedroom
Double bedroom in spring sunshine
Hallway looking down towards the sittingroom and right into the double bedroom
Fitted kitchen
Sitting room - lovely big bay window overlooking Scandale Beck.
Bathroom with heated towel rail and shower enclosure
Park Gates Lodge in winter
Park Gates Lodge, from the footpath to Rydal Hall,
Newly fitted bathroom
Rydal Water nearby - a short walk from the cottage
Scandale Beck (opposite the cottage) complete with rope swing.
Footpath to Rydal Hall & Fairfield from the cottage gate.
Walks from our front door - Rydal water and Nab Scar
Gates to Rydal Hall Estate adjacent the cottage
Walks from our front door - Grasmere and Helm Crag from Loughrigg Terrace.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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mistered2...
Bridgend, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cosy, clean, comfortable and in a good location”
Reviewed 25 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

This cottage is on the edge of town nicely screened from the road which gives it a rural feel, while still being a quick walk from Ambleside. It had everything we needed for our stay; off road parking, well equipped kitchen, lovely bathroom, cosy living room, and a comfortable if a bit small double bed. Would definitely stay here again. There is a lovely footpath right outside that goes through the beautiful grounds of Rydal Hall, and all the way to Grasmere if desired! It didn't bother us much but the TV reception is very flaky in windy conditions.

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Liked best: location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Jan 2016
Hi, many thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed the cottage, and sorry that the tv reception can be troublesome, to rectify this we have had a new smart tv connected to wifi, so that when the weather affects the tv reception, guests can access their own netflix and sky accounts if they wish, and of course the full range of catch up tv channels.
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Jane K
Redhill, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect cottage in the perfect location”
Reviewed 22 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have just got back from Park Gates Lodge, which is a beautiful and comfortable house just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside. It is in a lovely setting, with the stream just opposite (great fun for children), and there are lots of local walks you can do without using your car. The cottage was equipped with everything we could possibly need for our holiday, the garden was very pretty, and we hope to go back!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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PaulM1978
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful Cottage in an excellent location”
Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Lovely well equipped cottage in an ideal location. You can park your car up for the week and access the centre of Ambleside and local walks from the doorstep! Excellent communication between the owners and myself.
Highly recommended! We look forward to staying ourselves again in the future.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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chris_wel...
Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent holiday cottage”
Reviewed 23 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We were very impressed with this cottage. In an ideal position ,just outside Ambleside, for walking.
The house is well fitted out with a modern kitchen and comfortable rooms.

The kids did not want to leave at the end of the week! :-)

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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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45Abridge...
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“An ideal place to stay”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Cottage is equipped and maintained to a high standard. It is located within easy walking distance of Ambleside and directly on a footpath and bus route. Our visiting grand children found the stream in front of the property a big attraction. WiFi,books ,games, DVDs,maps etc really helped to make our stay a home from home.

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Liked best: Good quality throughout
Liked least: Lack of rubbish collection
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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