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 Salutation Hotel with its modern leisure facilities (towels not provided so please bring your own).

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 specific rooms) - must be booked by telephoning us and there is a charge per stay
  • 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 outside agencies. Vans, crew-cabs, minibuses & campervans cannot be accommodated in our car park 
  • free wifi throughout the house
  • free passes to the Salutation Spa, situated in Ambleside - please bring your own pool towels

Dog Friendly Bedrooms

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


Free Spa Passes

The Salutation Spa has a sauna, steam room, hot tub, 13m sparkling indoor swimming pool, ice fountain and Fountain Spa. It is open daily from 7.30am until 10.00pm. Facilities also include our state-of-the-art ‘Techno-Gym’ which has a wide range of equipment including bikes, treadmills, rowing machine, power plate, wave machine, cross trainer, resistance machine, iPod docking station, television and a ‘Kinesis’ machine.

Please bring your own pool towels.