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Ambleside Cottage Short Breaks

Ambleside Cottage Short Breaks

Self Catering Short Breaks in Ambleside

Unable to take advantage of a full week holiday? Why not book a short break stay in the picturesque village of Ambleside. We have a large number of cottages offering short breaks in the area. This can be weekend away or a mid-week break to recharge your batteries. The accommodation on offer in Ambleside varies greatly. From prime central village locations to more rural retreats nestled near the lake shores. You may choose a quaint traditional cottage, perfect for couples, situated within immediate reach of the superb array of shops. Or a converted barn tucked away on the outskirts of Ambleside. Either way you will not be disappointed with this beautiful village.

Ambleside is a fantastic choice when it comes to self-catering holidays, especially for short breaks. There is easy access if travelling from the North or South. It is an ideal place to escape too whether you arrive by car or by public transport.

Windermere Train Station is located approx 4 miles from Ambleside. With buses running from and to, this is a popular mode of transport for many guests who return to The Lakes year after year. There are also direct rail links from London to the Lakes where you can arrive in 2.5 hours. This makes it the perfect choice for those living in the city.

If you are a partial to an adventure or two, the Lakeland Fells are accessible from this quaint little village.

What to do in a few days? Walk the fells, sample the food, enjoy the local ales? Or amble around the independent shops, challenge yourself to the many activities or sit down by the Lake shore and take the stunning scenery in.

Relax in the Lakes

If you’re looking for a more laid back short break then gentle strolls through the many beautiful parks. Rothay Park alongside the flowing River Rothay with views of Loughrigg. Or Borans Park on the edge of the shore of Lake Windermere, make the perfect afternoon lazy stroll. Make sure you take your camera as the scenery is out of this world. You will want to capture as much of it as possible to make all your friends envious.

Choosing a place to eat is a hard decision, with so many high quality restaurants and cafes. You will have to return to the area again to try them all! Zefferellies is a firm favourite for both locals and holidaymakers. They offer a wide range of vegetarian dishes in ambient surroundings. Other favourites include Stiles Coffee House (pet friendly), Sheilas Cottage and The Old Stamp House all central to the village. Or try the Log house which has a great reputation for its food. There are also many great fine dining restaurants, the Samling for instance. It is situated in a commanding position overlooking Lake Windermere.

Please take a look at all our holiday cottages that offer short break below. Or, view all Ambleside Cottages available.

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Lowtherwood Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 6 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Lowtherwood is a spacious detached 5 Star Gold Award property offering breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and a prestigious location close to Ambleside, Windermere and the lake. Family groups and friends can enjoy spreading out in the stylish living space with dramatic vaulted ceiling, woodburning stove and a wall of glass opening out to a balcony. Luxurious bedroom suites and superb bathroom facilities guarantee your comfort and relaxation with the added attraction of balconies and private viewing patios to 3 of the 4 bedrooms – don't forget the hot tub outside and sauna inside! Cook up a storm in the state-of-the-art kitchen and keep an eye on your favourite television shows at the same time, then wine and dine in surroundings fit for the famous stars who have stayed here before. All year round, this outstanding property promises an unforgettable taste of the Lake District high life. Enjoy! Lowtherwood is owned by the Holbeck Ghyll hotel and is situated within the hotel grounds. As guests staying at Lowtherwood you are able to use the spa facilities by appointment.

Available From£1650
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High Gale Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

High above Ambleside on the lower slopes of Wansfell, this spacious Lakeland cottage enjoys breathtaking views over the village to Loughrigg Fell and beyond. It's a place to relax away from everyday life, or recover after a day on the fells, with light and airy rooms, sumptuous furnishings and pretty, traditional features.

Available From£375
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

If you're looking for something truly magical, Candleberry Cottage is just that. This 4 bedroom character cottage is part of an elegantly converted Grade II listed chapel, originally built in 1550 and nestled in Ambleside's historic conservation area. Luxurious bedrooms are characterised by their original arched church windows and dramatic exposed beams.

Available From£475
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Byways Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

Situated on the hillside, with fell views, a few minutes' walk from the centre of the popular village of Ambleside, Byways is a lovingly restored, traditional stone built two bedroom cottage. The cottage offers a seamless blend of original character, contemporary living and a high quality finish, complemented by a pretty cottage garden and patio copmplete with summer house and garden furniture.

Available From£395
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1 Oaklands Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • On Street Parking

Located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, and set in the heart of the ever-popular Ambleside, 1 Oaklands is the ground floor of an impressive Victorian Lakeland residence, which has been beautifully and sympathetically re-modelled by the current owners. It offers unrivalled stylish and quality accommodation in a peaceful setting with surrounding fell views, but which is literally around the corner from the centre of the village, with its interesting shops, cafes and bars and a host of local eateries, attractions and amenities.

Available From£435
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Loughrigg Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

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 famous 'Stepping Stones', within the hamlet of Rydal at the foot of Loughrigg Fell. This is truly Lakeland luxury at its very best in one of the most romantic setting within the British Isles.

Available From£1350
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Roseberry Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Car Park Available
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Roseberry Cottage is a real charmer; a sophisticated cottage retreat, only seconds from the vibrant centre of Ambleside. Outwardly a traditional Lakeland terrace with quaint walled patio garden, internally refurbished with contemporary elegance and comfort throughout.

Available From£450
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Copt Howe Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

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, along with it's restaurants and shop, is only a short stroll away along with the shore of Lake Windermere.

Available From£595
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £399 to £351
Spring Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£399
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Birkwray Barn Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously eclectic detached Lakeland barn conversion occupies a sublime setting within gorgeous countryside between Ambleside and Hawkshead, set in beautiful gardens commanding simply breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views as far as the eye can see... For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries.

Available From£999
Special Offer
Greengable Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This sophisticated apartment at the heart of Ambleside is a perfect romantic hideaway. Surrounded by vibrant village life and with Windermere Lake Cruises departing close-by, you'll gaze out to the fells from your top floor windows and fall in love with the scene. The property is beautifully furnished, cosy yet bright and full of character.

Available From£335
Special Offer Short break available 3 nights for £399 4 nights available - please call…
Pudding Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Pudding Cottage is atmospherically set in the heart of Beatrix Potter's Lake District with the lovely towns of Ambleside and Windermere within a few minutes' drive. The cottage is tucked away up a farm road and nestles amongst a group of lakeland stone buildings that formed the original coach house and stables for the 1st Earl of Lonsdale in the late 18th Century.

Available From£650
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Luke’s Hoose Ambleside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

The elevated setting of this stylish Lakeland cottage provides spectacular views to the Lake District mountains from almost every room. Nestled in a peaceful conservation area, only a minute's stroll from Ambleside village centre, Luke's Hoose achieves a perfect combination of traditional charms and contemporary indulgence.

Available From£465
Special Offer
The Mews Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A short walk from Ambleside, you'll find this fabulous character property on the banks of the River Rothay. The setting is sublime with breathtaking panoramic views, and the property itself is a retreat to write home about. Once a coachman's cottage and stables, the property was later owned by Queen Victoria's physician, then more recently by a local artist.

Available From£695
Special Offer
Old Wool Loft Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • Car Park Available
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This gorgeous cosy & classy central Lakeland treat is within the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a contemporary, romantic and convenient hideaway for any special occasion. Completed in traditional Lakeland cottage style, but step inside and you'll fall in love with the clean and crisp presentation and those breath-taking views.

Available From£375
Special Offer
The Viewpoint Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • On Street Parking
  • Infants welcome

Perched above the ever popular village of Ambleside, The Viewpoint offers just that; a wonderful vista across slate covered rooftops towards St. Mary's steeple and a 180 bird's eye panorama of the majestic mountain range beyond.

Available From£395
Special Offer
The Loft Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This traditional yet contemporary classy central Lakeland treat is a stone's throw from the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a gorgeous, romantic and convenient hideaway for any special occasion. Completed in traditional Lakeland cottage style, but step inside and you'll fall in love with the clean and crisp presentation and those breathtaking views.

Available From£415
Special Offer
The Spinney Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£665
Special Offer
Ecclerigg Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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...

Available From£375
Special Offer
Ashton House Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • On Street Parking
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Luxurious, terraced cottage accommodation in a prime Ambleside location. Ashton House has a real 'wow' factor; traditional Lakeland character blends effortlessly with 21st century chic. One or two couples could easily spread out here to enjoy a relaxed, sophisticated break; two reception rooms, two impressively stylish bathrooms and a patio for pre-dinner drinks.

Available From£425

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Ambleside Cottage Short Breaks

Ambleside Cottage Short Breaks

Self Catering Short Breaks in Ambleside

Unable to take advantage of a full week holiday? Why not book a short break stay in the picturesque village of Ambleside. We have a large number of cottages offering short breaks in the area. This can be weekend away or a mid-week break to recharge your batteries. The accommodation on offer in Ambleside varies greatly. From prime central village locations to more rural retreats nestled near the lake shores. You may choose a quaint traditional cottage, perfect for couples, situated within immediate reach of the superb array of shops. Or a converted barn tucked away on the outskirts of Ambleside. Either way you will not be disappointed with this beautiful village.

Ambleside is a fantastic choice when it comes to self-catering holidays, especially for short breaks. There is easy access if travelling from the North or South. It is an ideal place to escape too whether you arrive by car or by public transport.

Windermere Train Station is located approx 4 miles from Ambleside. With buses running from and to, this is a popular mode of transport for many guests who return to The Lakes year after year. There are also direct rail links from London to the Lakes where you can arrive in 2.5 hours. This makes it the perfect choice for those living in the city.

If you are a partial to an adventure or two, the Lakeland Fells are accessible from this quaint little village.

What to do in a few days? Walk the fells, sample the food, enjoy the local ales? Or amble around the independent shops, challenge yourself to the many activities or sit down by the Lake shore and take the stunning scenery in.

Relax in the Lakes

If you’re looking for a more laid back short break then gentle strolls through the many beautiful parks. Rothay Park alongside the flowing River Rothay with views of Loughrigg. Or Borans Park on the edge of the shore of Lake Windermere, make the perfect afternoon lazy stroll. Make sure you take your camera as the scenery is out of this world. You will want to capture as much of it as possible to make all your friends envious.

Choosing a place to eat is a hard decision, with so many high quality restaurants and cafes. You will have to return to the area again to try them all! Zefferellies is a firm favourite for both locals and holidaymakers. They offer a wide range of vegetarian dishes in ambient surroundings. Other favourites include Stiles Coffee House (pet friendly), Sheilas Cottage and The Old Stamp House all central to the village. Or try the Log house which has a great reputation for its food. There are also many great fine dining restaurants, the Samling for instance. It is situated in a commanding position overlooking Lake Windermere.

Please take a look at all our holiday cottages that offer short break below. Or, view all Ambleside Cottages available.