Birkwray Barn, Ambleside holiday cottage

Ambleside Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages 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.

From five-star gold award barn conversions, to cosy apartments for 2 to 4 people, our Ambleside holiday cottages offer exceptional quality, self-catering accommodation in the absolute heart of the Lake District national park. We have over 130 cottages in Ambleside, each unique in their charm and style, designed for your perfect Lake District holiday. From sophisticated barn conversions, luxurious apartments, grand Lakeland homes as well as traditional romantic Ambleside cottages, you’re certain to find the perfect place to stay with Lakelovers Lake District holiday 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? With so many pet-friendly properties to choose from, with great facilities like wood-burners, leisure club access and Wi-Fi you’re sure to find your perfect getaway. Whatever you’re looking for a self-catering holiday, our dedicated customer service team are on hand to offer expert advice on what will suit your individual holiday needs best.Self-catering in Ambleside is stress-free in this thriving village offering a range of quality restaurants, bars and shops, 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 one of our Ambleside holiday cottages. Lakelovers holiday cottages in Ambleside are easy to reach, making for a relaxing and easy holiday. The nearest railway station is situated in Windermere, just four 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. Additionally we have a range of luxury cottages available to choose from.

Alternative holiday cottage locations nearby:

Ambleside out and about

Ambleside cottages give you the opportunity to do, see and enjoy a wide range of exciting things without even having to step outside of the town. Top family attractions include Ambleside Climbing Wall, where all the family can have fun challenging themselves to get to the top. Zeffirelli’s Cinema, which is full of old world charm and always has the latest Hollywood releases. Windermere Lake Cruises is great for exploring England’s largest Lake, Lake Windermere, on various cruise options. Then not forgetting top restaurants including, Doi Intanon a great Thai that has amazing reviews on Trip Advisor, as well the newly opened Fulling Mill and The Old Stamp House, both we’d highly recommend. 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. Step outside one of our perfectly placed Ambleside holiday cottages and find yourself immediately amidst spectacular Lakeland scenery, close to top Lake District attractions, part of famous local events and with superb access to tranquil Lakeside leisure facilities. 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 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. For more information on things to do in Ambleside, we have provided information on places to eat in Ambleside, walking and music venues.

So, if you’re looking for the perfect break away for you and your loved one or with friends and family, then Lakelovers has an array of self-catering Ambleside cottages waiting to you.

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Swallows Nest

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

In a truly romantic rural setting outside Ambleside village, Swallows Nest is an enchanting hideaway within a contemporary Lakeland barn and complete with roses around the door. Escape together and soak up the atmosphere of panoramic fell views and glimpses of Lake Windermere. You'll fall in love with the interior of this topsy turvy, sumptuous and cosy retreat.

From £345 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £399 to £359

Fell View Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome

This quintessential Lake District cottage is wonderfully cosy and oozes traditional character, sitting pretty only a 2 minute stroll from the heart of Ambleside village and a few minutes more from the shores of Lake Windermere. A romantic hideaway or family retreat at any time of year, Fell View Cottage enjoys enviable fell views from the master bedroom and the little patio garden.

From £299 Per Week

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Ambleside Heights

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Ambleside Village and situated in an elevated position, Ambleside Heights is a well-appointed first floor apartment that offers fantastic views across Ambleside and south Lakeland. From the balcony, the lounge or the dining table the ever changing view is superb, from Grasmere and Fairfield to the north, the Coniston falls to the south and the Langdales and Loughrigg to the west.

From £385 Per Week

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Ghyll Heights

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Ghyll Heights is a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Ambleside centre and aptly named as it stands alongside Stockghyll Waterfalls with superb views from a private balcony. This contemporary riverside cottage forms part of a converted original bobbin mill in a peaceful setting yet so close to picturesque Ambleside.

From £375 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £990 to £790

Edelweiss

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located close to the centre of the bustling village of Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District, Edelweiss has been beautifully finished to offer quality accommodation, with beautiful views, a secluded garden all just a few minutes' walk from all the village amenities.The lounge is bright and airy and offers a great place to relax, socialise with friends or family around the large dining table or to simply relax and enjoy the views over Loughrigg from the balcony.

From £695 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1185 to £1067

Cross Brow

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Perfect on the cover of any 'box of chocolates' this simply gorgeous traditional Lakeland original farmhouse nestles in a sleepy backwater only a two minute stroll from the heart of picturesque Ambleside. Charming and captivating Lake District outwardly, yet step inside to contemporary and sophisticated living, this is a luxurious place to relax and soak up wonderful Ambleside.

From £773 Per Week

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End Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

Classy yet full of character, this romantic Lake District cottage is just a stone's throw from the beating heart of Ambleside. Just down the road from the famous 'Little Bridge House', End Cottage is built in traditional Lakeland cottage style, but step inside and you'll fall in love with the clean and crisp presentation. Polished oak-style floors contrast cosy, deep-cushioned furnishings and crisp white walls which carry through into the super-stylish kitchen.

From £350 Per Week

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The Spinney

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This charismatic and spacious property is part of the select 'Falls' development. The buildings are beautifully converted in Lakeland stone from an old bobbin mill, nestled within 1.5 acres of tranquil woodland on the banks of the tumbling Stockghyll waterfalls. Just a stroll from the centre of Ambleside, you'll find this luxurious retreat with a unique layout.

From £582 Per Week

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The Old Barn

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This wonderful converted barn is part of a converted coach house and stables, a couple of miles from Ambleside village and a 2 minute stroll from 'Brockhole', the National Park Visitor Centre on the shores of Lake Windermere. Within beautiful landscaped gardens, The Old Barn has a peaceful and secluded feel without any compromise on convenience, nestling amongst a group of Lakeland stone buildings once belonging to the 1st Earl of Lonsdale in the late 18th Century.

From £499 Per Week

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Woolly End Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

An ideal Ambleside bolt hole in every sense. This lovely Lakeland stone cottage is at the heart of the village with shops, restaurants and pubs just around the corner. Given the central location, you'll enjoy views to Wansfell from the front room and easy access to an abundance of walking routes. Recently redecorated, the interior is cosy, comfortable and perfectly formed for holiday living.

From £355 Per Week

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Mount Sol

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

This handsome detached bungalow resides in a peaceful setting on the lower slopes of Wansfell, just a 5 minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside. From its gently elevated position, the property enjoys wonderful views over Ambleside to Loughrigg and the surrounding mountains. The sociable spaces are contemporary and airy, with a veritable wall of glass providing the outlook in the living room.

From £399 Per Week

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Little Stone Howe

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

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 for two, only a few minutes' stroll from the centre of Ambleside village and the elegant shores of Lake Windermere. The decor is crisp and contemporary, with flashes of colour and plenty of homely charms. The outlook is sublime, enhanced by an elevated setting and enjoyed through enormous architect-designed windows.

From £299 Per Week

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Smithy Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi

This 'chocolate box' Lakeland cottage is something really special for couples, tucked away in central Ambleside yet slightly elevated giving fabulous fell views. It's a traditional blacksmith's cottage, elegantly refurbished with slate floors and white sheen, bursting with creative flair. Just look at that stunning spiral staircase and decadent bathroom.

From £361 Per Week

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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

If you want a Lake District retreat with mesmorising views right across the picturesque and dramatic Langdale valley, you won't be disappointed with Greenbank. Nestled right in the heart of this spectacular valley and just yards away from the beautiful River Brathay, Greenbank is a tranquil place to relax and unwind.

From £295 Per Week

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Tarn House

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Part of a magnificent period property, Tarn House sits above the picturesque Skelwith Village in the Langdale Valley. This is a genuine walkers' paradise; commanding ever-changing views from the garden over the spectacular valley and circumscribed by the Lake District's most famous fells.

From £720 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £545 to £491

Red Screes Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

The surroundings have an air of countryside living, the interior of elegant luxury - but this lovely first floor apartment with scenic balcony is only a 2 minute stroll from the vibrant centre of Ambleside village. Just a few minutes further to reach the shores of Lake Windermere. Red Screes shares the character of a period building, approached via private drive in one of Ambleside's peaceful conservation areas.

From £350 Per Week

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Honister Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Parking for 2 cars

With breathtaking views from almost every window, this contemporary country cottage is part of the select Bracken Fell development at Outgate - a small village within easy reach of both Ambleside and Hawkshead. Although modern and stylish in presentation, Honister Cottage retains the charms of Lakeland with traditional stone exterior details and cosy stove within. You'll find comfortable space for 2 or 3 people. 

From £335 Per Week

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Mountain View

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Step inside and catch your breath, as you gaze through walls of glass over the magnificent backdrop of the Lakeland Fells. Sip your drinks in the spectacular garden, take your lazy Sunday lunch or breakfast in wonderful dining areas overlooking the majestic mountains. However you spend your time here, don't forget to bring your camera as the panoramic views are hard to believe!

From £489 Per Week

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Loughrigg Brow

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 1 car

A few minutes stroll from Lake Windermere's Waterhead Pier, this superb ground floor apartment enjoys stunning views to Loughrigg and the Lakeland Fells. Loughrigg Brow forms part of an impressive Lakeland residence, set within private grounds, and the apartment certainly shares in the elegance of the traditional building.

From £299 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £699 to £629

Uldale

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Gaze through the windows of this handsome Lakeland residence, where every room has a view. Within walking distance of Ambleside village centre and the shores of Lake Windermere, Uldale is slightly elevated in a peaceful location, commanding views to Loughrigg Fell and the famous Fairfield Horseshoe. The living and dining spaces of this property have a light and spacious feel; perfect for relaxed socialising and family gatherings.

From £399 Per Week

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Birkwray Barn, Ambleside holiday cottage

Ambleside Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages 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.

From five-star gold award barn conversions, to cosy apartments for 2 to 4 people, our Ambleside holiday cottages offer exceptional quality, self-catering accommodation in the absolute heart of the Lake District national park. We have over 130 cottages in Ambleside, each unique in their charm and style, designed for your perfect Lake District holiday. From sophisticated barn conversions, luxurious apartments, grand Lakeland homes as well as traditional romantic Ambleside cottages, you’re certain to find the perfect place to stay with Lakelovers Lake District holiday 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? With so many pet-friendly properties to choose from, with great facilities like wood-burners, leisure club access and Wi-Fi you’re sure to find your perfect getaway. Whatever you’re looking for a self-catering holiday, our dedicated customer service team are on hand to offer expert advice on what will suit your individual holiday needs best.Self-catering in Ambleside is stress-free in this thriving village offering a range of quality restaurants, bars and shops, 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 one of our Ambleside holiday cottages. Lakelovers holiday cottages in Ambleside are easy to reach, making for a relaxing and easy holiday. The nearest railway station is situated in Windermere, just four 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. Additionally we have a range of luxury cottages available to choose from.

Alternative holiday cottage locations nearby:

Ambleside out and about

Ambleside cottages give you the opportunity to do, see and enjoy a wide range of exciting things without even having to step outside of the town. Top family attractions include Ambleside Climbing Wall, where all the family can have fun challenging themselves to get to the top. Zeffirelli’s Cinema, which is full of old world charm and always has the latest Hollywood releases. Windermere Lake Cruises is great for exploring England’s largest Lake, Lake Windermere, on various cruise options. Then not forgetting top restaurants including, Doi Intanon a great Thai that has amazing reviews on Trip Advisor, as well the newly opened Fulling Mill and The Old Stamp House, both we’d highly recommend. 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. Step outside one of our perfectly placed Ambleside holiday cottages and find yourself immediately amidst spectacular Lakeland scenery, close to top Lake District attractions, part of famous local events and with superb access to tranquil Lakeside leisure facilities. 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 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. For more information on things to do in Ambleside, we have provided information on places to eat in Ambleside, walking and music venues.

So, if you’re looking for the perfect break away for you and your loved one or with friends and family, then Lakelovers has an array of self-catering Ambleside cottages waiting to you.

Even more details