Self catering holiday accommodation in Ambleside

From five star gold award barn conversions, to cosy apartments for 2 to 4 people, our holiday cottages in Ambleside offer exceptional quality self-catering accommodation in the absolute heart of the Lake District national park.

With over 130 properties available in the Ambleside, each unique in their charm and style, you are certain to find the perfect place to stay with Lakelovers.

We have a wide range of cottage types, including: barn conversions and traditional cottages. Are you looking for exposed oak beams and properties with traditional lakeland slate charm? Do you prefer contemporary luxury, with flat screen LED TVs, and Hot Tubs?

Whatever you are looking for, our dedicated customer service team are on hand to offer expert advice on what will suit your individual holiday needs best.

Ambleside is a thriving village, offering a range of quality restaurants, bars and top attractions generously placed along the traditional Lakeland streets. Situated on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is renowned as the perfect base for walking, mountaineering and biking, and with its excellent bus services and access to Bowness-on-Windermere and Lakeside by Steamers, you are never far from anywhere when you stay in Ambleside.

Home to the Romans from 300 – 400 AD and the Vikings in 1000 AD, Ambleside is said to take its name from ‘Hamel’, a Viking who once owned the land, and the Norse word ‘Saetre’, which means farm or pasture. The Vikings are also said to have introduced the famous Herdwick sheep to Ambleside during their time in the area.

In 1650, the area was granted a market charter, by King James II and it soon became a commercial centre for agriculture and wool. It was also granted a second charter during King James’ reign which allowed it to collect tolls. One of the Lake District’s most famous descendants, William Wordsworth, worked in Ambleside as a stamp distributor from 1813 to 1842; when he became the Poet Laureate and resigned his stamp duties.

The nearest railway station is situated in Windermere, just 4 miles away and the nearest charter airports, include Blackpool, Liverpool and Manchester and with a trip up from London Euston only two and a half hours up to the Lake District it makes the perfect weekend getaway from the big city.
There is plenty to do, see and enjoy without even having to step outside of Ambleside. Top family attractions include, Ambleside Climbing Wall, where all the family can have fun challenging themselves to get to the top. Zefferlli’s Cinema, which is full of old world charm, and always has the latest Hollywood releases. Windermere Lake Cruises is great for exploring England largest Lake, Lake Windermere on various cruise options. Then not forgetting Top restaurants include, Doi Intanon a great thai that has amazing reviews on Trip Advisor and one we can recommend, The newly opened Fulling Mill and The Old Stamp House. If you are a lover of cakes, you must take a trip to Chesters by the River or the Rattle Gill Café – ranked number one on Tripadvisor as the best place to eat in Ambleside.

For the history lovers, some ‘must-sees’ include: The Roman Fort Galava, said to date back to 79AD and Bridge House, over Stock Ghyll. This Bridge House is a fabulous building and is over 300 years old and is believed to have once been a summer house and apple store for Ambleside hall. Purchased in 1926 by the people of Ambleside and then given to the National Trust, it is a Grade I listed building and now home to an Information Centre.

So if you're looking for the perfect break away for you and your loved one or for your small family then Lakelovers has an array of self catering cottages available.

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Kirkley Bank

Ambleside

An outstanding contemporary barn conversion in a sublime location, with famous fell views through almost every window. Only a couple of miles from Ambleside and…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 3
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £479

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The Old Beams

Ambleside
4 Customer reviews

This traditional yet contemporary central Lakeland bolthole is a stone’s throw from the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a romantic and convenient hideaway for…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Garden
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £350

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Little Stone Howe

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

An excellent choice for a romantic break in the Lake District, at any time of year. Little Stone Howe is a classy and contemporary cottage…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Fire: - electric

From £299

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The Gallery

Ambleside
2 Customer reviews

Lovingly converted from an old coach house, this fabulous 5 star studio apartment enjoys stunning view towards Lake Windermere. The Gallery is found in a…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £366

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Deer Thwaite

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

This luxurious character property is part of a converted coach house and stables, a couple of miles from Ambleside village and a stroll from ‘Brockhole’,…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 3
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £399

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Buttermere

Ambleside

The setting is sublime and this sumptuous Lakeland hideaway is quite simply luxurious in every sense of the word. Buttermere is within this magnificent Pullwood…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 3
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £536

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Stone’s Throw Cottage

Ambleside

This Lakeland cottage is literally a stone’s throw from the absolute heart of Ambleside centre and aptly named standing alongside Rothay Park with superb views…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £595

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Greenways

Ambleside

Only a 5 minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside, this stylish modern bungalow enjoys peace and quiet on the lower slopes of Wansfell. With…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 3
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £340

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Hawthorn Cottage

Ambleside

Only 50 metres from Lake Windermere’s Waterhead Pier and a leisurely stroll from Ambleside’s vibrant centre, this beautifully refurbished Lakeland cottage is a truly enviable…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities washer
  • Pub nearby

From £376

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Wainwright Cottage

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

Just off the heart of Ambleside, we found this fabulous 4 star cottage retreat – ingeniously arranged right up to the stylish garden roof terrace,…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £438

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Bowfell

Ambleside

In one of the Lake District’s most coveted lake shore locations, Bowfell is a luxurious 2 bedroom self-catering apartment within the prestigious Pullwood Bay gentleman’s…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 3
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £659

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Blue Hill

Ambleside

Blue Hill is a ‘state of the art’ sophisticated first floor apartment forming part of this modern select development on the slopes of Wansfell yet…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £340

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Copt Howe

Ambleside
2 Customer reviews

What a setting! This pet-friendly self-catering property in Ambleside takes a sought-after elevated position, with unforgettable views from every window. The centre of vibrant Ambleside,…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £489

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Holly Nook

Ambleside

This outstanding Windermere lake shore property is a dream in every way. Offering complete privacy within landscaped gardens, elegant space for larger sociable gatherings, direct…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Private Parking 3
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £1450

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Little Hart Crag

Ambleside

A sophisticated Ambleside apartment with an adorably quirky layout, in a very convenient location between the village centre and Waterhead Pier. Little Hart Crag is…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Babies welcome
  • Fire: - electric
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby

From £299

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May Cottage

Ambleside
2 Customer reviews

A chic and sophisticated Lake District retreat, nestled in a picture-postcard conservation area of Ambleside village. The setting is delightful; overlooking a historic church and…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £425

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Ivy Cottage

Ambleside

Approached by a 75 yard pathway on the lower slopes of Loughrigg Fell, this luxury cottage in Clappersgate  is well worth the stroll. Gazing out…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 1
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden
  • Fire: - woodburner

From £399

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Sykefold

Ambleside

Arrive at this detached Lakeland residence and you’ll know you’ve found something truly unique.Just a short walk from the heart of Ambleside, Sykefold commands simply breathtaking…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 4
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Fire: - woodburner

From £546

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