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Ambleside

A vibrant town surrounded by magnificent Lakeland Fells, by the shores of Windermere.

As a gateway to the stunning Langdale Valley, Ambleside is a magnet for visitors seeking a relaxing break or outdoor enthusiasts looking for a challenge. Offering easy access to a wide range of activities, including water sports, walking, climbing and cycling, Low Wood Watersports and Activity Centre caters for all tastes and abilities.

Unsurprisingly, Ambleside is known to many as the walking capital of South Lakeland and is abound with routes, from lakeside strolls to gruelling fells. For a less challenging walk, Loughrigg Terrace provides breathtaking views over Grasmere and Rydal Water, while Jenkin Crag provides the perfect spot for a romantic picnic.

The fells just west of the town offer a great introduction to cycling in the Lakes, while those looking for a more strenuous ride should try the bridleway that links Ambleside with Troutbeck. Located in the town is the iconic Bridge House; one of the most photographed spots in the Lakes. There are also lots of wonderful literary and artistic heritage here which can be explored in the town''s galleries and museums and a plethora of specialist shops selling everything from outdoor equipment to local art and crafts; look out for the Made in Cumbria logo to show you are supporting the local craftsmen.

The ideal location for a rural break, search Ambleside holiday cottages today.
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  • Ambleside, Cumbria
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    Fellcroft

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    Romantic Lakeland cottage in the heart of popular Ambleside with exposed beams, wood burning stove and stylish master bedroom with double ended roll top bath.
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    Set in one of the oldest parts of Ambleside, Fellcroft enjoys a very central location just a stone’s throw from this popular and well appointed village. Brimming with shops, bars and restaurants to suit all palates and pockets. Ambleside offers some superb walking opportunities for all ages and abilities and for a thirst quenching drink upon your return, why not try a pint of local ale at either The Golden Rule or The Unicorn, both just strides away from Fellcroft.
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    The Moorings

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Stylish, ground floor apartment in an enviable position, close to the shores of Lake Windermere offering a comfortable, romantic haven for two.
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    The Moorings enjoys a magnificent setting just metres from the pier at Waterhead, Ambleside, the focus of many a picture postcard featuring the Lake and her famous Steamers against a backdrop of Ambleside’s famous fell range. The village centre, offering an eclectic mix of shopping and eating is a level mile from Waterhead, a manageable walk with a couple of watering holes along the way or short trip on the open top bus or electric carriage that runs frequently throughout the main...
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    The Pavilion

    Clappersgate near Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Deluxe Honeymoon Cottage, lavishly furnished and decorated with romance in mind.
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    This unusual property sits close to the River Brathay at Clappersgate with a small complex of similar houses, only two miles from Ambleside, just off the main road between Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge (easily accessed by a shared driveway). Stunning views of the Langdales can be enjoyed from the grounds. Set in Clappersgate, midway between Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge, at the entrance to the Langdale Valley. The Pavilion has been cleverly designed and lovingly furnished, proudly...
  • Neaum Crag, Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria
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    Squirrels

    Neaum Crag, Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria

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    - Hot Tub - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A ground floor apartment within a holiday complex with access to a swimming pool, tennis courts and other leisure facilities. A ground floor apartment within a holiday complex with access to a swimming pool, tennis courts and other leisure facilities.
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    Overlooking a small tarn with views towards the Langdale Valley, this tastefully furnished, ground floor holiday apartment has a well-appointed patio, tempting visitors to sit out by the tarn and drink in the peaceful surroundings. Forming part of a complex, gentle strolls may be enjoyed in the
    2½ acres of shared woodland with tarn, whilst an inviting shared indoor heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi and sauna augment the already fine...

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    Garden Flat - 7 Badgers Rake

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Ground floor apartment in a superb location above the village of Ambleside.
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    The Garden Flat is a ground floor apartment at Badgers Rake. The superb apartments are perched in an enviable position above the village of Ambleside with magnificent views over Loughrigg and the Fairfield Horseshoe. The apartments are in an ideal position for a peaceful and relaxing break, yet within easy reach of all local shops, bars and restaurants that Ambleside has to offer.
    This property can be booked together with Squirrels Nest 12 (123132) .

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    Three Fells

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
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    A superb apartment in the centre of Ambleside enjoying fine views over the village towards the fells beyond.
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    Three Fells is a superb apartment, ideal for those couples looking to holiday in the centre of this popular village and as the name suggests, the property enjoys superb views across the village to the surrounding fell range. Ambleside is a great base for an activity holiday with ample opportunities for walking and cycling but is equally well suited to a more relaxed pace, with numerous level walks from the door and leisurely cruises on the Lake.
    Three Fells is a comfortable...
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    Scafell Apartment

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: W41228
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A first floor apartment located at the northern end of Lake Windermere with stunning views over the lake from the three acre landscaped garden. A first floor apartment located at the northern end of Lake Windermere with stunning views over the lake from the three acre landscaped garden.
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    Stunning views of Lake Windermere
    Four poster bed

    Whitecraggs is a truly magnificent setting amidst 3.5 acres of landscaped grounds designed by the famous Kew Plant Hunter, William Purdom, with mature specimens of rare trees and alpine plants, these three holiday apartments form part of Whitecraggs, a converted country house. On two levels, Black Combe Apartment (ref W41226) provides spacious accommodation with a romantic four poster bedroom. Skiddaw Apartment (ref W41227)...

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    The Hollies

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    This traditional end of terrace Lakeland stone cottage is located at the foot of Wansfell and only a short stroll from Ambleside.
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    This traditional Lakeland stone cottage is sure to be in demand from couples looking for a cosy cottage within a short stroll of the village. The property is situated on the end of a terrace of two cottages, nestling into the hillside below Wansfell, with views across the town to the fells beyond. All the amenities of Ambleside are within walking distance, with the rest of the Lakes only a short drive away.

    Ground Floor: The Hollies has gas central heating and is tastefully decorated and...

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    Overbeck Cottage

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A four star property situated by the banks of the River Rothay just 500 yards from the centre of Ambleside.
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    Just 500 yards from the centre of vibrant Ambleside, Overbeck Cottage is one of two small cottages adjoining Riverside Lodge, a property of immense charm and character in a unique location on the banks of the River Rothay which flows through the grounds of the property before running into Lake Windermere.  Within a level stroll from the cottage you will find a host of restaurants and activities to suit all ages. Ambleside is well served with numerous attractions including two cinemas, the...
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    Church View

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Open Fire
    A beautiful first floor apartment situated in the centre of Ambleside, just a stone’s throw from the town’s shops, pubs and restaurants.
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    As the name suggests, this first floor apartment has great views over Ambleside towards the church spire. Set within an attractive period building, Church View is perfect for a romantic break or honeymoon, with superb views and indulgent features such as a Jacuzzi bath and an open fire. The holiday property is only a short walk from the shores of Lake Windermere. Guests will find an abundance of scenic walks beginning in the village, while its location at the heart of the Lake District makes...
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    The Lodge

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Perfectly placed for exploring Ambleside on foot, this beautiful bungalow offers excellent facilities for two with the advantage of private off road and secure garage car parking.
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    This beautifully presented bungalow sits at the north end of Ambleside on Rydal Road, just a short level walk from the centre of town where you will find a glorious mix of shops, bars and restaurants and a host of activities. By day, visitors of all ages and abilities take to the surrounding fell ranges or head down to the water’s edge at Waterhead and when nights falls, Ambleside takes on a rather different feel with a variety of low key entertainment on hand, the village having...
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    Low White Stones

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Open Fire
    Luxury cottage apartment situated in ’Old Ambleside’ featuring exposed oak beams, flagstone floors and cosy open fireplace yet only 200 metres from the shops and restaurants.
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    This refurbished, luxury grade II listed, 17th Century ground floor Lakeland cottage is ideally located in the beautiful conservation are of  ‘Old Ambleside’. A short 200 metre stroll brings you to the centre of this popular village with its many varied shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. An abundance of both easy and strenuous walks and activities are available straight from the door.
    Low Whitestones is located on the ground floor with original exposed oak beams, a...
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