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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Loughrigg Brow

Ambleside
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A few minutes stroll from Lake Windermere’s Waterhead Pier, this superb ground floor apartment enjoys stunning views to Loughrigg and the Lakeland Fells. Loughrigg Brow…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 1
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden
  • Pub nearby

From £299

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The Mounting Steps

Ambleside
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This captivating period Lakeland cottage is set within a cobbled courtyard, alongside the imposing manor house it once served. The property resides in a sleepy…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Fire: - electric

From £365

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Ivy Cottage

Ambleside

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…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 1
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden
  • Fire: - woodburner

From £399

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Sykefold

Ambleside

Arrive at this detached Lakeland residence and you’ll know you’ve found something truly unique.Just a short walk from the heart of Ambleside, Sykefold commands simply breathtaking…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 4
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Fire: - woodburner

From £546

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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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Millerbeck

Ambleside

Millerbeck is simply a wonderful bolt hole situated on the fringes of picturesque Ambleside in a sublime setting at the foot of Loughrigg Fell and…

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

From £376

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Blencathra

Ambleside

Blencathra, Ambleside offers some of the most luxury holiday accomodation that the Lake District has to offer.  Located within 50 acres of private grounds on…

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

From £700

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Garden Cottage at Stepping Sto

Ambleside

This romantic and poetic little rustic hideaway is one of several self-catering properties which make up the historic ‘Stepping Stones’ residence – home to William…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Fire: - open

From £355

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Lower Wansfell

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

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…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 3
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £397

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Crag Head Cottage

Ambleside

This charismatic and distinctly luxurious Lakeland cottage is a worthy winner of the Tourist Board 5 star. Believed to be over 400 years old, Crag Head Cottage…

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

From £489

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Lowtherwood

Ambleside

The height of Lake District luxury, with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and a prestigious location on the edges of cosmopolitan Ambleside village. Relax together…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Private Parking 6
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £2100

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Fell View Cottage

Ambleside

This quintessential Lake District cottage is wonderfully cosy and oozes traditional character, sitting pretty only a 2 minute stroll from the heart of Ambleside village…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Fire: - gas
  • Pub nearby

From £299

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The Bowery

Ambleside

This gorgeous boutique apartment is spread over first and second floors; a romantic retreat at the heart of the Lake District’s most cosmopolitan village, with…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pub nearby
  • Dishwasher available
  • Romantic Breaks  

From £366

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Ashton House

Ambleside

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….

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Babies welcome
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby

From £399

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Gale Hill Cottage

Ambleside

Gale Hill is the definition of a romantic holiday cottage in Ambleside, oozing traditional character and right at the heart of this vibrant Lake District…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Garden
  • Fire: - woodburner

From £345

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