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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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    Nutkins Nook

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Stylish, studio apartment set mid way between Ambleside and Windermere offering a peaceful retreat for a couple looking for a romantic getaway.
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    Perfectly positioned for exploring the towns and villages of the South Lakes, Nutkins Nook enjoys a quiet location, set just off the A591 close to Brockhole Visitor’s Centre where you will find beautiful Thomas Mawson designed gardens, a treetop trek and access to the shores of Lake Windermere and a host of waterborne activities.
    All on the ground floor, this charming studio apartment is very spacious for two, equipped with quality fixtures and dressed with stylish furnishings...
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    Fellcroft

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    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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    Middlebeck Cottage

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    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, Middlebeck 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,...
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    La’l Tethera

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
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    Super, stylish apartment in the very heart of Ambleside, just a stone’s throw from everything this vibrant village has to offer.
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    Ambleside is a super base for a first or return trip to Southern Lakeland. Awash with a host of activities for all ages and abilities, there’s certainly plenty of attractions to enjoy throughout the day and into the evening yet peace and tranquility can always be found on the slopes of the surrounding fell range, the top of Loughrigg a manageable hike, well worth the effort.
    Centrally placed for enjoying all that this Lakeland village has to offer, La’l Tethera is a...
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    Jackdaw Cottage

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A lovely bolthole for two within the picturesque village of Ambleside, only one mile from Lake Windermere and on the doorstep of some fabulous walks.
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    This quaint one bedroom cottage is set in the very heart of Ambleside. Jackdaw Cottage is the perfect getaway and spring board to the Lakes. It is a cosy cottage with gas log burner effect fire. The holiday home dates back from the 18th Century and was part of a working community within Ambleside which had various types of industry. A good quality bed dressed in crisp cotton sheets guarantees a restful night’s sleep after a day on the fells or sightseeing. You can come back and rela ...
  • Kirkstone near Ambleside, Cumbria
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    The Nest

    Kirkstone near Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A cosy retreat for two high above Ambleside with magnificent Lakeland views.
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    High up on Kirkstone overlooking Ambleside in the tranquil Stockghyll Valley, The Nest sits on a 2700 acre traditional working Lakeland farm estate. Originally the old horse carriage house, The Nest provides comfortable and cosy accommodation in the form of a one bedroomed annexe. A bird watchers haven where Buzzards fly above the neighbouring farmland and where Highland Cattle, Herdwick sheep and other rare breeds graze and wander freely. The elevation provides magnificent Lakeland views...
  • Clappersgate near Ambleside, Cumbria
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    The Dove Cot

    Clappersgate near Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    The Dove Cot is in a delightful setting near Clappersgate at the entrance to the Langdale Valley
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    Set in Clappersgate, within a small complex of properties, just off the road between Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge, Clappersgate is at the entrance to the Langdale Valley and literally on the doorstep of some of the most wonderful walking opportunities in the whole of the National Park.
    Refurbished to a very high standard and with great attention to details, the Dove Cot has been transformed into a super holiday home with well chosen accessories which compliment the original,...
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    Thomas Fold Flat

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    A one bedroom apartment in the centre of Ambleside ideal for a couple. Dog friendly and just minutes from both amenities and Lakeland walks.
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    Traditionally built, this cosy basement apartment is sure to be in demand from couples looking for a comfortable base in the heart of the Lake District. With walks almost from the door, the property is in an excellent location midway between Lake Windermere and the bustling village of Ambleside with all its amenities, restaurants, cafes and shops. Watersports are also available within 5 miles. Shop 250 yards, pub ½ mile and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: 9 steps down to...

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    The Jesses

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Perfect love nest for two, The Jesses is tucked away behind the main thoroughfare of Ambleside and is the ideal venue for a romantic break at any time of the year.
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    The Jesses nestles in a small cluster of traditional Lakeland stone cottages, just a short stroll from the Little Bridge House and is the perfect venue for a romantic break with your partner at any time of the year. Vibrant Ambleside offers an eclectic mix of eateries, shops and bars to suit every palate and pocket, most serving throughout the day and into the evening. There are many annual events taking place in Ambleside throughout the year where holidaymakers can experience a true taste...
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    High White Stones

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
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    Situated in Old Ambleside with a small sunny rear garden with patio and seating for al fresco dining.
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    Situated in an enviable position of ‘Old Ambleside’, this Grade II listed 17th Century cottage apartment offers luxury and charm in abundance, perfect for a romantic and relaxing stay any time of year. It is nestled on a quiet lane in the conservation area amongst the oldest and quaintest properties, yet it is only 200 yards from the shops, pubs and restaurants of this popular village with an array of easy or strenuous walks direct form the doorstep.
     
    With many...
  • Clappersgate near Ambleside, Cumbria
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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...
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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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