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 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.

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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Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £425 to £383
Koru At Ambleside Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

Within a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside village, Koru at Ambleside is an elegant, sophisticated and romantic retreat for two. Taking its name from the New Zealand Maori symbol for new life, growth, strength and peace, Koru At Ambleside is the ideal retreat to relax and enjoy the beauty and adventure that is waiting to be discovered in the Lake District.

Available From£365
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Balla Wray Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

For those looking for a sublime luxury exclusive holiday home experience in secluded surroundings, Balla Wray is quite simply an outstanding Period lakeside residence circumscribed by glorious landscaped gardens leading into substantial lake frontage with private boathouse, commanding panoramic breath-taking views over Lake Windermere and surrounding majestic mountains.

Available From£6995
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Byways Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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.

Available From£395
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £945 to £851
2 Hart Head Barn Ambleside
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
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1 Oaklands Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

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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Ashton House Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
Special Offer
3 Swiss Villas Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed

Warm in character, this beautiful centrally located Victorian Ambleside cottage enjoys a surprisingly peaceful location. It's an ideal retreat for two couples or a smaller family to unwind and explore the Lakes at any time of year.

Available From£399
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £775 to £699
Hillhead Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Hillhead Cottage, as the name suggests, is set in an elevated position within a conservation area just a ten minute walk from the centre of Ambleside Village. This really is one of the most desirable locations in Ambleside and this modern, semi-detached property has been finished to a high standard and offers quality accommodation in a first class location and is a popular property whatever the time of year.

Available From£775
Special Offer
Coppertrees Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Located in an elevated position above High Gale, close to the centre of Ambleside Village, Coppertrees is a well-appointed two bedroom, link detached cottage that was originally built as the annex to the neighbouring Victorian property, Swallowhowe. Finished to a high standard the property is laid out as an “upside down” house with the principle living areas upstairs, however due to its hillside position there is direct access from the lounge to the patio and garden.

Available From£395
Special Offer
Kingfisher Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

A truly romantic location awaits you at this incredible waterfall setting, Kingfisher Cottage has been extensively redeveloped and offers an incredible level of quality with luxurious features throughout.

Available From£425
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £650 to £585
Pudding Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £350 to £280
The Gallery Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Lovingly converted from an old coach house, this fabulous 5 star studio apartment enjoys stunning view towards Lake Windermere. The Gallery is found in a peaceful, pretty location at the head of a private country lane - one of a few select dwellings. Close to Ambleside, you'll enjoy the best of both worlds; explore the delights of the lively village and lake shore, or hide away in blissful tranquility.

Available From£350
Special Offer
High Pike Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

High Pike is a ground floor apartment within the prestigious Lakelands Development which is set in an elevated position only a very short walk from the centre of the village of Ambleside. From the lounge with floor to ceiling patio doors, High Pike offers great views across Ambleside to the Lakeland countryside and high fells beyond.

Available From£375
Special Offer
Gale Coach House Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Situated just a couple of minutes' walk from the heart of Ambleside Village, Gale Coach House has been carefully re-created by the current owners to offer high quality accommodation, in a great location and to make the most of the beautiful views from the first floor.

Available From£395
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £395 to £357
Ghyll Foot Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Situated in the heart of Ambleside Village, this whitewashed character cottage is a real treat. Filled with charm and character this traditional cottage has been lovingly restored retaining much of the original charm whilst adding everything you could need for a memorable stay.

Available From£395
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £695 to £627
Pure Grace Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This is simply a luxurious and wonderful Lakeland hideaway with arguably one of the very best views anywhere in the Lake District. The spectacular panoramic lake and fell views have to be seen to be fully appreciated from this exclusive first floor apartment which forms part of this select development at Waterhead on the fringe of Ambleside.

Available From£695
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £395 to £357
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

A superb 3rd floor penthouse apartment with a lovely view which has to be seen to be fully appreciated and forming part of this select development at Waterhead on the fringe of Ambleside. Waterhead boasts two delightful restaurant / bars overlooking the lake together with a few shops and as its name suggests there are steamers regularly coming and going from the head of Windermere Lake to take you to a variety of destinations.

Available From£395
Special Offer
Ambleside Heights Ambleside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Ambleside Village and situated in an elevated position, Ambleside Heights is a well-appointed first floor apartment that offers fantastic views across Ambleside and south Lakeland. From the balcony, the lounge or the dining table the ever changing view is superb, from Grasmere and Fairfield to the north, the Coniston falls to the south and the Langdales and Loughrigg to the west.

Available From£385

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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 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.

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.