Self catering holiday accommodation in Ambleside

From five star gold award barn conversions, to cosy apartments for 2 to 4 people, our holiday cottages in Ambleside offer exceptional quality self-catering accommodation in the absolute heart of the Lake District national park.

With over 130 properties available in the Ambleside, each unique in their charm and style, you are certain to find the perfect place to stay with Lakelovers.

We have a wide range of cottage types, including: barn conversions and traditional 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?

Whatever you are looking for, our dedicated customer service team are on hand to offer expert advice on what will suit your individual holiday needs best.

Ambleside is a thriving village, offering a range of quality restaurants, bars and top attractions 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 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.

The nearest railway station is situated in Windermere, just 4 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.
There is plenty to do, see and enjoy without even having to step outside of Ambleside. Top family attractions include, Ambleside Climbing Wall, where all the family can have fun challenging themselves to get to the top. Zefferlli’s Cinema, which is full of old world charm, and always has the latest Hollywood releases. Windermere Lake Cruises is great for exploring England largest Lake, Lake Windermere on various cruise options. Then not forgetting Top restaurants include, Doi Intanon a great thai that has amazing reviews on Trip Advisor and one we can recommend, The newly opened Fulling Mill and The Old Stamp House. 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.

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 is 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.

So if you're looking for the perfect break away for you and your loved one or for your small family then Lakelovers has an array of self catering cottages available.

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Kirkley Bank

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

An outstanding contemporary barn conversion in a sublime location, with famous fell views through almost every window. Only a couple of miles from Ambleside and…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 3
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £479

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The Old Beams

Ambleside
4 Customer reviews

This traditional yet contemporary central Lakeland bolthole is a stone’s throw from the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a romantic and convenient hideaway for…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Garden
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £340

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Honister Cottage

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

With breathtaking views from almost every window, this contemporary country cottage is part of the select Bracken Fell development at Outgate – a small village…

  • Accommodates 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Garden
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby

From £335

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Chapel Hill Cottage

Ambleside

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…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children: welcome
  • Fire: - open

From £376

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Millbeck Cottage

Ambleside
2 Customer reviews

Every room is a feature in this sophisticated and contemporary country cottage, once part of a Lakeland bobbin mill and overlooking Stockghyll Falls from its…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £399

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Bowfell

Ambleside

In one of the Lake District’s most coveted lake shore locations, Bowfell is a luxurious 2 bedroom self-catering apartment within the prestigious Pullwood Bay gentleman’s…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 3
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £659

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Fieldside Cottage

Ambleside

This traditional Lake District cottage close to Lake Windermere boasts one of the most envied locations in the National Park. Nestled within the grounds of…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Babies welcome
  • Garden

From £399

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Walter’s Cottage

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

This enchanting Lakeland cottage nestles in a row of similar pretty cottages at the head of Stockghyll Waterfalls entrance in a peaceful setting by open…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £395

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Sheenfell

Ambleside

Sheenfell is a detached Lakeland property occupying a perfect and peaceful conservation setting just above the ever popular village of Ambleside only a 5 minute…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £386

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Holly Nook

Ambleside

This outstanding Windermere lake shore property is a dream in every way. Offering complete privacy within landscaped gardens, elegant space for larger sociable gatherings, direct…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Private Parking 3
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £1450

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Cobblestone Cottage

Ambleside

Once you’re inside this beautifully traditional cottage, you’ll be charmed by those gorgeous old beams and cute little doors, but impressed by the level of…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby
  • Dishwasher available

From £235

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Riverside Cottages No 2

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

Only a gentle stroll from the centre of Ambleside village, this perfectly formed cottage retreat enjoys a tranquil riverside setting with patio and large private…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £366

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Argyle Cottage

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

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…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Fire: - woodburner

From £399

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Buttermere

Ambleside

The setting is sublime and this sumptuous Lakeland hideaway is quite simply luxurious in every sense of the word. Buttermere is within this magnificent Pullwood…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 3
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £536

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Little Lark Cottage

Ambleside

This modern property occupies a gently elevated spot on the lower slopes of Wansfell with superb views towards Loughrigg Fell, only a gentle stroll from…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £375

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Blue Hill Park

Ambleside

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…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £335

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The Loft

Ambleside
3 Customer reviews

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…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £376

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Kingfisher Cottage

Ambleside

Complimentary bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival for every booking during 2015 The unique romantic waterfall setting of this detached Lakeland cottage makes it…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby
  • Dishwasher available

From £427

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