$179 & up – 2-night Cumbria getaway inc breakfast, 47% off

The Gables
Kate Harden-England
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With its snug pubs, treat-filled tearooms, plethora of National Trust spots and choice of walks ranging from relaxing rambles to hardcore hikes, Ambleside is an ideal choice for a mini break. A 2-night escape at The Gables now starts from $179 -- saving you up to 47% -- and includes:

  • Two nights' accommodation in a Standard Double room, with daily full Cumbrian breakfast, for two
  • A 2-night stay with daily breakfast in September-October is $197
  • A 3-night stay with daily breakfast in September-October is $269 and $251 in November-December
  • Fridays and Saturdays are an extra $36 per night

Why We Love It

  • This Victorian guesthouse is a few minutes' walk from Ambleside, "a popular centre for Lake District excursions" (Fodor's)
  • Lake Windermere is five minutes' drive away
  • There are a host of walking and cycling trails accessible from the hotels' doorstep including Ambleside to Troutbeck


The Gables in Ambleside has easy access to the natural wonders and pretty villages of the Lake District National Park.

The Victorian property is on the edge of parkland a few minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside, "an attractive little town" which is "a favourite base for hikers" (Lonely Planet). 

Lake Windermere is five minutes' drive away and Bowness is 15 minutes' drive from the guesthouse. Coniston Water, offering "a quiet beauty that sets it apart from the more popular destinations" (Rough Guides) is around 25 minutes by car. Bustingly Kendal, home to the famous mint cake, is 30 minutes' drive away.

The Gables' 19th-century exterior gives way to a modern interior, which features a guest lounge. Complimentary cooked breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients is served in the informal dining room hung with colourful artworks, and further amenities include bike storage and a drying room. Guests get a discount at the property's sister restaurant, and free passes to a nearby health club.

Pets are allowed at the hotel (supplements apply).



  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4-8pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18. For arrivals outside of the opening hours please contact the hotel directly for further information.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 8.30-10.30am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Up to 47% off

$179 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu 1 Nov-14 Dec; +$18 2 Sep-31 Oct; +$36 Fri-Sat

Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
"Lovely staff and owners. Ideal location for walks ."
08. Sep 2018
Ilford, United Kingdom

Getting There

Limited parking is available. The guesthouse is near the A591, approximately 30 minutes' drive from the M6. Oxenholme Lake District station is roughly 35 minutes drive away.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sheila's Cottage (t/a The Gables) over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.3 Rooms
5.0 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely staff and owners. Ideal location for walks .
Other Comments
Our stay for very enjoyable and Sharyn was very helpful with anything we wanted . Staff are very friendly and breakfast was amazing .
Vanita 08. Sep 2018 Ilford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We liked the fact that the hotel had an ice machine for guests. Also they provided glasses if you wanted to have a drink in your room. The breakfasts were plentiful and delicious as well.
Other Comments
The hotel was in a good location - handy for the shops, pubs and restaurants. The deal through Travelzoo was fantastic value for money.
DAVID 07. Sep 2018 Newark, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast was awesome.
Peter 06. Sep 2018 Carlisle, United Kingdom

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