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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Argyle Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

We love the elegant ambience of this sophisticated cottage in the peaceful conservation area of Ambleside; slightly elevated with far-reaching fell views and yet still only a 2 minute walk from the village centre. On arrival you'll fall in love with the 'chocolate box' exterior of Argyle Cottage, sitting pretty in this very attractive historic area of the village. Step inside and you'll be pleasantly surprised by a stylish and somewhat contemporary interior.

From £399 Per Week

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Kingfisher Cottage

Ambleside

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

The unique romantic waterfall setting of this detached Lakeland cottage makes it perfect for that special occasion. Spacious yet cosy and intriguingly designed on three levels, it sits high above the beck, nestling into the side of Stockghyll Gorge and savouring the charm of the water cascading over the rocks below with woodland on the opposite bank.

From £427 Per Week

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Gale Lodge Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Part of an impressive 17th century gentleman's residence, this elegantly refurbished property in Ambleside has been a labour of love for its owners. Retaining its traditional character, Gale Lodge 'Cottage' provides sophisticated living space and true relaxation with far-reaching views over the village to the Lakeland Fells. Couples or families will enjoy plenty of sociable space; chatting around the real flame woodburner, dining in style or watching the sun set in the scenic conservatory.

From £499 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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Boutique 4 eight

Ambleside

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

This glamorous and spacious boutique-style self-catering property takes prime location only a few hundred yards from Ambleside's bustling village centre. But the superb location is just the half of it. With sumptuous contemporary decor throughout the property, each bedroom in the property boasts individual character and charm providing uniquely stylish accommodation for up to 8 people.

From £499 Per Week

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The Courtyard

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Parking for 1 car

This enchanting romantic hideaway is part of an imposing original gentleman's residence, a mile outside Ambleside at the mouth of the Langdale Valley and nestled on the slopes of Loughrigg Fell. A sweeping private driveway leads through glorious grounds to this magnificent spot, and the views from the gardens are simply breathtaking. The Courtyard is a delightfully topsy turvy hideaway.

From £263 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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Blue Hill Park

Ambleside

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

Blue Hill Park is a 'state of the art' sophisticated ground 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. This perfectly placed bolt-hole enjoys a wonderful setting leading the way in contemporary Lakeland life. Oak, Lakeland slate and glass feature throughout blending effortlessly with sumptuous furnishings.

From £335 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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Greenbank House

Ambleside

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

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 large property offers a great location for friends and families to gather to enjoy everything the area has to offer.

From £595 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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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Set in the heart of the stunning Langdale valley, Greenbank offers a great retreat to relax and unwind surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the British Isles. Situated only yards from the River Brathay and just a few minutes' walk from the cascading Skelwith Force waterfall, and close to Chester's riverside cafe, renowned for its mouth-watering homemade cakes and the popular and cosy Talbot Bar with offers great Lakeland fare and local Jennings ales.

From £295 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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Brantside

Ambleside

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

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 the magnificent Lake District mountains from almost every room. Every creature comfort is provided with lots of thoughtful touches above and beyond the expected.

From £375 Per Week

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Redwood

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This modern detached property occupies a gently elevated spot on the lower slopes of Wansfell with superb views towards Loughrigg Fell and The Fairfield Horseshoe, only a gentle stroll from the heart of bustling Ambleside. Enjoying the very best of both worlds this contemporary cottage sits in a peaceful position yet only a few minute's stroll from the village amenities - bliss. Sociable couples or a family can spread out here, relax and soak up those views.

From £395 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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Hawthorn Cottage

Ambleside

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

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 bolt hole. One or two couples will relax and enjoy the sophisticated living space, perfectly arranged for memorable social occasions.

From £376 Per Week

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Ecclerigg Garth

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • Infants welcome

You'll be speechless on arrival at this outstanding Lake District barn conversion off the shores of Lake Windermere. With style and sophistication running throughout the contemporary living space, indoors and out, Ecclerigg Garth has something special for every guest. Fabulous bedrooms and jacuzzi bathrooms, an absolute treat of a kitchen, gracious dining room with woodburning stove and a breathtaking first floor living room with separate viewpoint day room and balcony.

From £1751 Per Week

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One Wansfell Holme

Ambleside

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

All the elegance of a Victorian Lake District mansion, with panoramic views over Lake Windermere and surrounded by National Trust land. This peaceful retreat is only minutes from Waterhead Pier and the bustling delights of Ambleside village; a fabulous location for larger groups and independent guests. One Wansfell Holme takes up the lion's share of this historic property, with access to most of the stunning gardens and grounds.

From £850 Per Week

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Ecclerigg Cottage

Ambleside

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

This pretty courtyard country cottage nestles in a peaceful backwater just off the absolute heart of picturesque and bustling Ambleside village.  Warm in character yet contemporary in style, we are sure you will love Ecclerigg Cottage. Step foot inside and be instantly charmed by 21st century chic style, which blends so effortlessly with Lakeland life, people call this cottage the 'Tardis', come and see why...

From £330 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