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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Idle Mill 2

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

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, displaying a handsome combination of Lakeland stone and glass. It adjoins the acclaimed Glass House restaurant at the beating heart of vibrant Ambleside.

From £489 Per Week

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  • 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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Ivy Cottage

Ambleside

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

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 to Lake Windermere and beyond, Ivy Cottage is an enchanting retreat for a couple or family close to the mouth of the Langdale Valley and only a short stroll from Ambleside's vibrant village centre.

From £399 Per Week

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Parson’s View

Ambleside

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

Parson's View offers very spacious and elegant accommodation in a peaceful setting overlooking Ambleside. With breathtaking views to lake and fells, this impressive character property is part of the original rectory to Ambleside's chapel of St. Anne. The interesting history doesn't stop there; listed on the deeds is the famous romantic poet William Wordsworth who must have fallen for the views just as we did.

From £499 Per Week

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Blue Hill

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

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 only 10 minute's stroll from the vibrant centre of picturesque Ambleside. Completed at the end of 2011 this hideaway enjoys a wonderful setting. As there is some work being completed on the development, with this in mind the pricing has been reduced to accommodate any minor disruption.

From £340 Per Week

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

This captivating traditional Lakeland courtyard cottage resides in a tranquil and picturesque setting within The National Park yet only a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Ambleside centre providing a spacious, contemporary and sophisticated hideaway. Watched over by the 15th Century Chapel of St. Anne, this stylish cottage boasts an ingenious layout exuding a fresh and relaxing atmosphere.

From £345 Per Week

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This aptly named Lakeland cottage, literally a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Ambleside centre, stands alongside Rothay Park with superb views towards Loughrigg Fell and The Fairfield Horseshoe. Enjoying the very best of both worlds, this traditional, yet contemporary cottage sits in a peaceful spot just a minute's stroll from the village amenities - bliss. Sociable couples, or a family, can happily spread out here.

From £595 Per Week

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Middlerigg

Ambleside

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

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', the National Park Visitor Centre incorporating the adventure thrill Treetop Trek, a must during your stay. Found up a private lane, within lovely landscaped gardens, Middlerigg has a peaceful and secluded feel without any compromise on convenience, yet inclusive Wi Fi at the property will always keep you in touch.

From £399 Per Week

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Birkwray Farmhouse

Ambleside

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

This is a beautiful 17th century farmhouse. The essence of old Lakeland charm and character, cosily tucked away in a picturesque setting and presiding over a quiet courtyard. Birkwray Farmhouse effortlessly blends old lakeland charm with the 21st century and here is a place to relax, unwind and spend precious time together soaking up this idyllic location.

From £599 Per Week

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Oak Howe

Ambleside

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

A sophisticated Lake District bolt hole, ideally suited to one or two couples, in a peaceful and elevated setting just a stone's throw from Ambleside village centre. You'll be impressed by the creature comforts, which include free WiFi, stylish en-suite bedrooms (set apart for privacy and with TVs), luxurious lounge and woodburning stove. On milder days, take to the pretty, furnished garden.

From £399 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £745 to £633

Merewood Lodge

Ambleside

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

This luxurious Lakeland cottage combines contemporary living with cosy styling set only a five minute stroll away from the shores of Lake Windermere - what a breath-taking setting and with glorious views of the stunning surrounding scenery. Soaking up the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from the shores of the lake, yet in a peaceful spot perfect for exploring straight from your doorstep, with Ambleside only 5 minutes away by car.

From £499 Per Week

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Ambleside View

Ambleside

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

Situated in and elevated position, just a short walk from the centre of Ambleside Village, this well-appointed first floor apartment takes full advantage of its position and offers breath-taking views across the southern Lakeland. From the distant Coniston Fells, Langdale, Loughrigg, Rydal and the Vale of Grasmere and around to Fairfield to the north.

From £345 Per Week

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Spring Cottage

Ambleside

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

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 floor living space. The accommodation has a wonderfully calming atmosphere, thanks to soothing natural colours, modern simplicity and an abundance of Lakeland light.

From £381 Per Week

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Holme Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi

Contemporary style and Lakeland character are perfectly combined in this traditional Ambleside cottage. Holme Cottage is a treat for a couple or small family, and a romantic choice for a honeymoon in the Lake District. It nestles in a peaceful spot just a stroll away from Ambleside village centre and the shores of Lake Windermere.

From £355 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £545 to £436

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

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Lowtherwood

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

The height of Lake District luxury, with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and a prestigious location on the edges of cosmopolitan Ambleside village. Relax together in outstanding living space, with dramatic vaulted ceiling, woodburning stove and a wall of glass opening out to a balcony. Rest-up in sleek 5-star bedroom suites with balconies and private viewing patios.

From £2035 Per Week

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Cross Brow House

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 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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Crag Head Cottage

Ambleside

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

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 has a divine location within the tiny hamlet of Clappersgate - only a mile from vibrant Ambleside and providing a gateway to the breathtaking Langdale Valley. Retaining all its 'olde worlde' charms, this property has been refurbished with such impressive attention to detail that you'll be won over the moment you enter.

From £495 Per Week

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Treglown Lodge

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Treglown Lodge is a detached chalet overlooking Windermere lakeset within the woodland grounds of the Brathay Trust, a children's charity which works to transform the lives of young people. If searching for a secluded and serene setting overlooking England's largest of lakes yet very handy for bustling and ever popular Ambleside we think this lodge will be perfect.

From £375 Per Week

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Hart Head Barn

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Magical Lakeland converted barns don't come better than this, occupying a sublime setting with simply breathtaking views in every direction towards Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells.  Words can't truly describe the magic of this setting high above the tiny hamlet of Rydal with panoramic views in all directions - here the mountains appear so close you can almost reach out and touch them.

From £545 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.

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