Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Ambleside

Welcome to 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.

Self-catering accommodation in Ambleside

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 from 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.

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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. 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’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.

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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.

Greenbank House

Ambleside

Greenbank House is set in the stunning Langdale Valley and that offers some of the most stunning mountain scenery anywhere in the Lake District. This…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 4
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £595

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Idle Mill 2

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

5 star Ambleside accommodation at its finest and most fabulous, with penthouse views from rooms and viewing balcony. Idle Mill is a traditional mill building,…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £489

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Mount Sol

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

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….

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden
  • Laundry Facilities washer

From £399

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Idle Mill 1

Ambleside

Contemporary Ambleside living at its finest; classy, convenient, 5 star luxurious and boasting enviable views from rooms and balcony. Idle Mill is a handsome Lakeland…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £469

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Brantside

Ambleside
9 Customer reviews

This beautifully appointed Gold Award winning property sits in a gently elevated position in the historic conservation area of Ambleside and provides spectacular views to…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby

From £375

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The Bowery

Ambleside

This gorgeous boutique apartment is spread over first and second floors; a romantic retreat at the heart of the Lake District’s most cosmopolitan village, with…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pub nearby
  • Dishwasher available
  • Romantic Breaks  

From £366

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Helvellyn

Ambleside

This 5 star apartment on Lake Windermere’s shore occupies one of the most prestigious settings in the Lake District. It’s part of the exquisite Pullwood…

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

From £730

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Loughrigg Cottage

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

This luxuriously elegant detached Period Lakeland residence occupies an idyllic setting with simply breathtaking views on the banks of the River Rothay close to the…

  • Accommodates 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Fire: - open
  • Private Parking 4
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £1195

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Honister Cottage

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

With breathtaking views from almost every window, this contemporary country cottage is part of the select Bracken Fell development at Outgate – a small village…

  • Accommodates 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Garden
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby

From £335

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Spring Cottage

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

This stylish cottage-style apartment, set over two upper floors, enjoys a peaceful setting within Ambleside’s prestigious Falls development, overlooking Stockghyll Falls from the fabulous upper…

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

From £381

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Crag Head Cottage

Ambleside

This charismatic and distinctly luxurious Lakeland cottage is a worthy winner of the Tourist Board 5 star. Believed to be over 400 years old, Crag Head Cottage…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £495

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Ruskin House at LOWGROVE

Ambleside

Understated style and comfort sets the tone for Ruskin House at LOWGROVE. It is a quintessential Lakeland farmhouse. It is regarded as a home away…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 3
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Babies welcome

From £495

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Cross Brow House

Ambleside

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…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 3
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £773

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Tarn House

Ambleside

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…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 3
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £720

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