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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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Bay Tree Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously refurbished double-fronted cottage is everything to every lover of Lakeland life. It's only a stroll away from the vibrant shops, restaurants and traditional pubs of Ambleside, and also the shores of Lake Windermere where cruisers depart to ferry you the full length of the lake. The cottage is gently elevated to give superb fell and valley views from both bedrooms and garden.

Available From£410.00
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Loughrigg Hide Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • Car Park Available
  • Infants welcome

Aptly named, this contemporary cottage apartment looks straight towards Loughrigg Fell from its central setting. Found opposite Hayes Garden World, adjacent to Lake Road, only 2 minutes from the absolute heart of Ambleside, we think this is a perfect base for a holiday at any time of the year. Modern and sophisticated sum up this little hide and if you yearn for somewhere beautiful on the doorstep of Lakeland's most picturesque and visited village - look no further.

Available From£365.00
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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£1350.00
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2 Hart Head Barn Ambleside
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

2 Hart Head Barn is set in an elevated position above the village of Rydal and just yards away from Rydal Mount, the one time home of the poet William Wordsworth. Offering beautiful south facing views across the valley to Lake Windermere, this semi-detached barn conversion has been finished to a high standard and offers quality accommodation in a great location and is a very popular property for extended family gatherings and groups of friends looking to relax and socialise.

Available From£825.00
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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£595.00
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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£375.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

One of several truly romantic retreats within the historic 'Stepping Stones' residence, home to Wordsworth's family for more than a century. This property stands at the foot of Loughrigg Fell. It overlooks the famous Stepping Stones crossing the river Rothay which leads to close-by Rydal Water and is surrounded by stunning countryside scenes that inspired the famous poetry.

Available From£499.00
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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£999.00
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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£335.00
Special Offer Enjoy Christmas here with 20% off!
Scafell Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

If you're looking for a little taste of Lakeland grandeur, this fabulous apartment might just fit the bill. Only a stone's throw from the heart of Ambleside village, Scafell is a spacious apartment within a magnificent 16th century gentleman's residence. Blissful peace and quiet, enormous Georgian windows with fabulous fell views, elegant living space and formal dining area... it's hard to believe such a gracious retreat is so close to all the amenities of Ambleside village.

Available From£370.00
Special Offer Enjoy a short break here for £499!
Malvern Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • On Street Parking
  • Infants welcome

A fantastic Lakeland cottage, in a peaceful location just off the absolute heart of vibrant Ambleside. Beautifully refurbished and presented to contemporary 4 star standards, with spacious open plan living space and 3 stylish double bedrooms, Malvern provides an excellent base for family, couples or friends. Relax together, take scenic walks from your doorstep, or stroll to the shores of Lake Windermere to take a cruise from Waterhead Pier.

Available From£425.00
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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£395.00
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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£399.00
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Lower Wansfell Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars

This beautifully presented 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 distant Langdale Pikes to the front and Wansfell Pike from the back garden.

Available From£420.00
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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£665.00
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Courtyard Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Car Park Available

A secluded and romantic retreat, with a village centre location that's hard to beat... Ambleside is bustling and vibrant throughout the year and from Courtyard Cottage you never have far to go to reach your favourite restaurant or bar or see the latest films. Conveninent yet secluded from the hustle and bustle, Courtyard Cottage is a real find.

Available From£375.00
Special Offer
Lancashire Rose Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This super Lakeland Lodge is situated in a small row of exclusive luxury lodges within a peaceful setting yet is conveniently located so to take advantage of White Cross Bay 5 star facilities that include a bar, restaurant, shop and leisure club. The shores of Lake Windermere are just a stone's throw away from this beautiful lodge.

Available From£475.00
Special Offer
Woolly End Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • Car Park Available
  • On Street Parking
  • 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.

Available From£375.00
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£395.00
Special Offer
Swallows Nest Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£360.00

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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.