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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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  • Willow Cottage

    Kirkstone near Ambleside

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123284
    Set within acres of beautiful Lakeland landscape, Willow Cottage offers unbeatable views of the surrounding fells from every window and down to the village of Ambleside below. On a working farm, your neighbours are of the four legged variety and include a large fold of highland cattle, quite a sight to wake up to in the morning!The accommodation is cosy and comfortable, and has everything you’ll need for a self-catering break. Do be aware that the location of Willow Cottage is rural, high on the Kirkstone Road and the steep access lane is not tarmacked.

    This property can be booked together with Hazel Cottage (CC123280), The Nest (CC123290) and Oak Cottage (CC123293) to accommodate up to 12 guests. Ideal for parties or weddings, you can even land a helicopter in the grounds!

    Ground Floor: Willlow Cottage has night storage heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space:
    Lounge area:
    With TV and DVD.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric cooker, microwave.
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels provided. Wi-Fi.Parking for two cars. Wooden bench seating.

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  • Hazel Cottage

    Kirkstone near Ambleside

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123280
    Set high above the village of Ambleside and within acres of beautiful Lakeland landscape, Hazel cottage offers unbeatable views of the surrounding fells from every window. On a working farm, your neighbours are of the four legged variety and include a large herd of highland cattle, quite a sight to wake up to in the morning! The accommodation is cosy and comfortable, ideal for a couple and perfectly presented with everything you’ll need for a self-catering break. Do be aware that the location of Hazel Cottage is rural, high on the Kirkstone Road, the access lane not tarmacked.

    This property can be booked together with Willow Cottage (CC123284), The Nest (CC123290) and Oak Cottage (CC123293) to accommodate up to 12 guests. Ideal for parties or weddings, you can even land a helicopter in the grounds!

    Ground Floor: The property has night storage heating and comprises:
    Entrance with a few steps leading to the...
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Lounge/dining area: With TV and DVD.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Parking for two cars. Picnic bench seating.

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  • Church Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123241
    Church Cottage sits in a quiet courtyard in the very heart of popular Ambleside, close to an eclectic mix of shops, bars and restaurants and a host of attractions for all the family. Within a few minutes stroll you will find activities including mini golf, tennis and of course, some of the finest fell walking in the whole of Cumbria. And when the weather turns, there are plenty of wet weather attractions to keep you active including the new indoor climbing wall offering supervised tuition for both novice and experienced climbers and the ability to tackle Pavey Ark without the rain!
    Built of Lakeland stone, Church Cottage offers excellent accommodation for the smaller party, the open plan living space offering all the facilities you would expect from a quality self catering cottage. The open fire is a welcoming sight to return to after a day on the fells and the owner has provided a wealth of local guide books and maps to help you get the very best out of holidaying here in one of Lakeland’s most popular resorts.
    Church Cottage can be booked in conjunction with Herald Cottage ref 123105 which is next door.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into open plan living space...
    Living Area: Arranged around the open fireplace (fuel available locally) with TV, DVD, i-pod dock and sound system throughout the cottage.
    Dining area:
    Kitchen area: With fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and hob, wrapped in cool granite
    Cellar: With washing machine and dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With Super King size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, towels and bed linen included. A cot (bring your own linen) and high chair are provided free of charge. Fuel for open fire not included but can be purchased locally. The cottage includes a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board and a hose pipe for washing down dirty bikes. Wi-fi access available.There is private parking for one car directly in front of the cottage but do take care as the access to the cottage is via a narrow alley (minimum width 2.45m).

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  • Riversedge Cottage

    Skelwith Bridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC123281
    Delightfully presented and well equipped with modern day conveniences including an i-Pod dock and unlimited Wi-Fi access, Riversedge provides a very comfortable base for two couples, a family and your pet with that all important local pub just round the corner, The Talbot Bar and a further three good pubs within walking distance. The wood burning stove is a welcoming site after a day out walking or sightseeing whilst the two bedrooms, one with en-suite shower ensure a restful sleep to leave you revived and fresh for the next day’s adventure. The cottage garden to the front of the property is a delightful spot to sit and take in the sights and sounds of the river when our typical Lakeland weather will allow and if it’s a little too wet, a hot chocolate and homemade cake from Chesters, just 100 yards away will certainly warm you up.

    Ground Floor: Riversedge Cottage has night storage heating and briefly comprises:
    Entrance from the rear into...
    Kitchen: with a Belfast sink, induction hob and integrated electric double oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Tumble dryer and freezer provided.
    Lounge/dining room: with wood burning stove, TV with Sky Freesat and BT Sports channel, DVD player and unlimited Wi-Fi.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with King size bedroom with walk in wardrobe and stereo/i-Pod dock. Z bed with linen provided if required – party not to exceed four people.
    Bedroom 2: with double bedroom and en-suite shower room with shower, hand basin, WC, and heated towel rail.
    Bathroom: with corner bath, shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric and bed linen provided. Fuel for stove available locally. Travel cot, highchair available. Outside: off road parking for 1 car with further parking available. Bike storage available. Garden to the front with patio furniture provided.

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  • A Stone’s Throw Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123230
    Stone’s Throw Cottage sits within a small conservation area in one of the oldest parts of Ambleside, tucked away from the flow of traffic off Rydal Road yet only a few strides  from an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and traditional Lakeland inns, the Golden Rule literally within staggering distance! Foodies will delight in the international cuisine available in such a small village whilst walkers will revel in the wide range of outdoor boutiques on hand providing everything you will need for a day on the fells, whatever the weather.
    Stone’s Throw Cottage is quite simply THE quintessential English country cottage providing a wealth of character features including original oak beams and panelling, flagged floors and a glorious wood burning stove offering a warming glow at any time of the year. The stylish, quality kitchen and wet room provide essential 21st century facilities whilst the perfectly chosen furnishings and accessories against the background of oak beams and panelling create a beautiful blend of ancient and modern making Stone’s Throw Cottage the ideal venue for a relaxing break with your loved ones at any time of the year.

    Ground Floor: Property has under floor heating in the lounge and kitchen and gas central heating elsewhere and comprises:
    Sitting room: With Freeview TV with DVD, deep cushioned sofas arranged around the wood burning stove (fuel available locally).
    Kitchen: Solid oak wrapped in cool granite with cosy bespoke dining space and facilities to include fridge with freezer box, slim line dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric oven, induction hob and microwave.
    Stable door to the rear.
    Wet Room: With shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size cast iron bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double cast iron bed and vanity sink unit.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry no travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi broadband access provided.Outside: Private parking for one car. There is bench seating at the front of the property. NB: This cottage is not suitable for children under 14 years. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • 1 West View

    Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC123135
    Centrally located in the ever popular village of Ambleside, 1 West View is a luxury ground and lower ground floor apartment, created from a large former Lakeland stone house. Sympathetically and thoughtfully renovated, the apartment provides spacious accommodation in an excellent village location, overlooking the bowling green and recreation ground and with views towards Loughrigg and the surrounding fells. The owners have used their flair for design to introduce a very modern theme in the apartment, with clean lines, subtle colour schemes and quality fittings, creating a truly contemporary feel throughout.

    Ground Floor: 1 West View has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/kitchen/diner: Open plan with TV, DVD player, video and CD/hi-fi.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
     
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with feature stonework and en-suite shower room with shower, hand basin and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen included. Cot and baby bath available. Wifi internet access available.Private parking for 1 medium sized family car, please note there is quite tight access to the parking area.

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  • Friends Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28104

    This terraced holiday cottage is tucked away on the outskirts of Ambleside, in a quiet part of the village and with easy access to the fells. Situated in a row of 18th-century terraced cottages, with shops, pubs and restaurants only a short stroll away, and Lake Windermere only a 10-minute walk, where you can enjoy lake cruises. Friends Cottage is ideal for a couple or a small family, wanting a base to explore the Lake District National Park. Ambleside nestles amongst the Lakeland fells surrounded by fine walks and beautiful scenery. Enjoy walks from the door such as Fairfield Horseshoe, Jenkins Crag and Wansfell. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (2ft 6in for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Small sitting-out area. Shared courtyard and furniture. Limited on road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 4 steps to courtyard.

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  • The Ambleside Suite

    Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC123207
    One  of only 10 apartments at Loughrigg Brow, a private estate on the fringes of Ambleside, this exclusive, five star apartment enjoys a tranquil location and quality accommodation within this Grade II listed building. Ambleside can be reached within 10 minutes walk through the park. Previously the vicarage to Ambleside, the access to the property is by way of electric gates and along a steep, private drive found almost opposite the stepping stones at the entrance to Rothay Park. Walks to Loughrigg Fell, Todd Crag, Grasmere and Rydal can be enjoyed from the doorstep or why not simply enjoy the beautiful 10 acres of mature grounds enabling you to sample woodland walks and a host of flora and fauna such as specimen trees, shrubs, red and grey squirrels and deer. An all weather tennis court is also available to guests so don’t forget your racket.
    The Ambleside Suite is a four star luxurious apartment on the first floor of this 19th century building offering spacious and stylish accommodation for the smaller party. The property has a lift so may be suitable for those with mobility difficulties. All rooms have delightful views over the grounds towards the fells, the lounge and kitchen having fine views of The Fairfield Horseshoe. Quality fittings have been perfectly married with an excellent choice of soft furnishings and complimenting accessories and as well as high tech facilities in the kitchen, guests can also take advantage of a full Sky package, ipod docks and Wi-fi internet access.

    First Floor: Property is on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Secure entry system into hallway leading to...
    Sitting Room: With deep window seats giving way to stunning views, modern electric fire, flat screen TV with DVD and full Sky package and i-pod dock.
    Breakfast Kitchen: With double oven, gas hob, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Window seat giving way to a fine view of The Fairfield Horseshoe.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and fine views, extensive fitted units and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and fine views and fitted units.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC. 

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available.Extensive grounds and use of all weather tennis court. Garage available. Private parking for two cars. Lift available. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Archie’s Rest

    Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC123256
    Archie’s Rest sits in a convenient position on Lake Road, a short level stroll from the heart of this vibrant village where you will find a host of attractions and amenities for all the family. An eclectic mix of shopping is on hand for a memento of your trip, a souvenir for a loved one or to kit yourself out in the latest outdoor gear. A wealth of restaurants and bars offer a wide variety of international cuisine to suit all pockets and palates and a good number of pubs serve local ales and homemade food throughout the day and into the evening.
    Archie’s Rest offers quality accommodation throughout in a modern yet homely style and is the perfect venue for a self catering break at any time of the year. Tempting views can be had from the lounge, bedrooms and gardens towards Wansfell, Loughrigg and the Fairfield Horseshoe whilst the rear bedroom is a great vantage point for spotting the family of deer who regularly visit the church meadow behind the house. The owners have thoughtfully provided a range of books and maps for walkers to help you plan your time on the fells, a selection of toys and games for children and a small dog crate.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Entrance hall leading to....
    Lounge: With fell views, leather reclining sofas, gas fire, TV  and DVD
    Dining room: With electric fire, TV for playing DVD only.
    Kitchen: With electric double oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bathroom: With free standing double ended bath, shower cubicle, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and under floor heating.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and TV with DVD player.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and TV.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available. Small dog crate provided. Wi-Fi available.Outside: Driveway parking for 2 cars - please note, drive is narrow. Verandah and patio areas, BBQ and furniture provided.

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  • Tarn Moss

    Loughrigg, nr. Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30131

    Shared use of indoor swimming pool

    Tarn Moss is situated in the beautiful park of Naeum Cragg just 3 miles from Ambleside. A comfortable, detached, ground floor lodge with stunning views across to Weatherlam and the Lake District fells, nestling in a secluded holiday park at the foot of the Langdale Valley, the property is perfect for couples or young families who wish to enjoy this spectacular location, with extensive walks available from the door. Guests have use of a range of on-site facilities including an indoor family swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and a communal recreation hall with furniture and table tennis. The small hamlet of Skelwith Bridge is just a 5-minute walk away and has a hotel with a pub serving bar meals and local ales, an excellent riverside café, and a shop selling giftware and household items. You can walk from Skelwith up the side of the River Brathay to Elterwater. The charming village of Elterwater also has a pub serving delicious food, much of it sourced locally. The bustling town of Ambleside is a 10-minute drive away and has specialist shops and restaurants, plus from Waterhead you can hire rowing boats or embark on the Windermere Steamer to take you further down the lake to Bowness or Lakeside. A perfect base for a relaxing holiday in the Lake District. Shop on-site, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (for children under 12 years). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared coin-operated laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared swimming pool (6m x 4m, depth 1.2m) with Jacuzzi, shower and changing facilities, open 9am to 9.30pm, everyday, March to Mid-November. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Elterwater

    Skelwith Bridge, nr. Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W42611

    Set in 2.5 acres of beautiful natural grounds and woodland, this charming wooden holiday lodge has its own private garden and shared use of an indoor heated plunge pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and table tennis. Right on the doorstep of the magnificent Langdales, with Ambleside, 2.5 miles and Coniston, 8 miles. It is a perfect base for touring and exploring the footpaths in the area with numerous woodland and hill walks straight from the door. The Lake District Visitor Centre near Windermere is worth a visit, as is the Beatrix Potter Exhibition at Bowness. Great for wildlife lovers, with deer and other animals freely wandering through this small, select woodland retreat. Pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    Three steps from car park to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (2ft 6in for children). Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Playstation. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi (in adjacent pool hall). Private garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Shared indoor swimming pool (3.6m x 6m, depth 1.2m), Jacuzzi and sauna, March-mid November. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds.

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  • Sethera

    Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC123229
    Taking its name from the local Westmorland dialect for the number 6, Sethera sits on the second floor of this former gentleman’s residence, built in the last century for the heir to the Cunard family. The setting, on the doorstep of Waterhead and Borrans Park is idyllic, the house enjoying over four acres of mature garden and woodland and magnificent views of the fells and Lake Windermere.
    Sethera is a comfortable and well presented apartment offering good facilities for one or two couples. The new owners have provided a good range of appliances for self catering including a well equipped kitchen and a luxurious double ended bath to the master king size bedroom allowing you to take a well deserved relaxing soak.

    Second Floor: Property has a shared entrance and staircase, has thermostatically controlled electric heating and comprises:
    Entrance hallway leading to.....
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and fell views.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed and good views and en-suite with roll top bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
    Lounge: With Freeview TV, DVD, Hi-Fi and views to Loughrigg Fell.
    Dining area:
    Kitchen: With washer/dryer, fridge with small freezer box, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and hob.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric and bed linen included. Sorry no cot or highchair available. Wi-Fi internet access available.Large shared grounds with some bench seating. Private parking for one car.

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