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1 room, 2 adults

The Gables Guest House

4-star4 stars
Church Walk, Compston Road, Ambleside, England, LA22 9DJ, United Kingdom

Upmarket guesthouse within easy reach of Lake Windermere
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Very comfortable guest house with friendly, helpful staff. Excellent breakfasts.Oct 1, 2019
  • Nicely central for the town. A small car park but we had no problem parking. If it was…Sep 27, 2019

The Gables Guest House

from £110
  • Standard Twin Room, Ground Floor
  • Standard Single Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Standard Double Room

What’s around The Gables Guest House


  • In a national park
  • Lake Windermere - 14-minute walk
  • White Platts Recreation Ground - 1-minute walk
  • Armitt Museum and Gallery - 8-minute walk
  • Stock Ghyll Force - 13-minute walk
  • Ambleside Pier - 17-minute walk
  • Dora's Field - 33-minute walk
  • Rydal Water - 35-minute walk

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) 98-min drive
  • Windermere Station 12-min drive
  • Staveley Station 20-min drive
  • Burneside Station 24-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Check-in is 4 PM – 8 PM daily. Early check-in is possible by pre-arrangement. Check-in after 8 PM is not available.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Children (16 years old and younger) are not allowed


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1888
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

The Gables Guest House’s small print

Also known as

  • Gables Guest House Ambleside
  • The Gables Guest House Guesthouse Ambleside
  • Gables Ambleside
  • The Gables Guest House Ambleside, Lake District
  • The Gables Guest House Hotel Ambleside
  • Gables Guest House Guesthouse Ambleside
  • The Gables Ambleside
  • The Gables Guest House Ambleside
  • The Gables Guest House Guesthouse
  • The Gables Guest House Guesthouse Ambleside


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Gables Guest House

  • Is parking offered at The Gables Guest House?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The Gables Guest House.
  • Are pets allowed at The Gables Guest House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Gables Guest House?
    You can check in from 4 PM to 8 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Gables Guest House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lucky Dragon Takeaway (1-min walk), Peggy's Bakery (1-min walk) and Stiles Licensed Coffee Bar (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 24 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Very nice place with cosy ambiente.
Madlene, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Ticks all the boxes and more.
Perfect location, friendly and attentive individual service without a hint of fuss. Nice rooms - one had a beautiful view. And a cracking breakfast! Short walk up the nearest hill revealed one of the most beautiful views I’ve ever seen (but I should probably credit Windermere with that!) This was a working trip to show our film at the lovely nearby cinema but I will be back with my family. Thank you!
Marcus, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous location!
Fantastic location, friendly welcome, clean accommodation with everything you would need.
Jennifer, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
excellent B&B
really nice B&B, great location in town
chris, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our experience was amazing, best breakfast, service and comfort. Thank you.
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Convenient and comfortable
Lovely room, very comfortable bed. Very convenient for shopping and restaurants.
patricia, gb1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Good one night stop over
Rooms a little small and you can here everything in the room next to you. Check out time of 10:30am is a bit to early for me.
Darren, gb1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Internet booking discrimination. Avoid this place.
Extremely rude and impertinent owner. An uncomfortable room and on noisy street. Terrible parking not available to ' Expedia people'. Discriminated against as we booked through an internet third party, ie. UK Hotels. Blatant preferential treatment given to direct bookers. Didn't make for a happy stay in an over rated, expensive B&B.
gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely breakfast with generous portions. Parking not guaranteed unless you book with them direct.
gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very Welcoming
Really enjoyed our stay at The Gables: staff welcoming and helpful, room bright and clean, breakfast excellent. Car park is small but if full we were able to park in the nearby school car park
Roger, gb4 night romance trip

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