Welcome to The Gables B&B in Ambleside

Mark and Sharyn would like to welcome you to our beautiful Victorian guesthouse The Gables set in the very heart of Ambleside where we have lived since 2006 with our family. The house occupies a prominent site in Ambleside, on the edge of the central area with fine open views across parkland to the fells beyond. Together with our wonderful team we are more than happy to help in any way to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible in our comfortable bed and breakfast.

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 and don't worry if our parking is full - we will always direct you to alternative free options. 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. Free day passes are available for you to visit the nearby Choices Health Club with its modern leisure facilities.

Key Features of The Gables

  • central location in Ambleside
  • contemporary interior and friendly atmosphere
  • locally sourced Lakeland breakfast with vegetarian options
  • secure bike storage and drying room
  • two family rooms
  • dog friendly (2 rooms) £10 per dog per stay - must be booked by telephoning 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 and cannot be prebooked however you will get priority over bookings through ouside agencies. Vans, crew-cabs, minibuses & campervans cannot be accommodated in our car park 
  • free wifi throughout the house
  • free passes to Choices Health Club, Troutbeck Bridge

Dog Friendly Bedrooms

We have two ground floor rooms (twin and double) available for well behaved dogs. There is a one off charge of £10 per dog per stay. To book this room call us direct on 015394 33272


Free Spa Passes

Choices Health Club is the newest and largest state of the art health club in the Lake District. Opened in June 2015, our health club boasts the largest gym in the area with a huge selection of brand new equipment to suit all age levels and health goals. We also have a brand new luxury swimming pool, hydroptherapy spa, aromatherapy steam room and a roman sauna.