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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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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Broadview

Ambleside

Named for its breathtaking outlook, this lovely Ambleside self-catering property takes a gently elevated setting only a 5 minute stroll from Ambleside village centre and…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 3
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £355

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Birchcroft

Ambleside

With permit parking in the centre of Ambleside, this Grade II listed traditional whitewashed cottage is a real gem. Oozing with character and original features…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £399

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Boutique 4 eight

Ambleside

This glamorous and spacious boutique-style self-catering property takes prime location only a few hundred yards from Ambleside’s bustling village centre. But the superb location is…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Private Parking 2
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Laundry Facilities washer

From £499

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Todd Crag

Ambleside

A sumptuous Lakeland hideaway being part of a traditional colour washed gentleman’s residence located at the foot of Loughrigg Fell in the hamlet of Clappersgate…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £355

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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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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 £365

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Oak Howe

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

                                  **FEBRUARY LIMITED SPECIAL OFFERS** Book any week in February and receive £50 off your booking, or if you book 2 consecutive weeks you…

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

From £399

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Hart Head Barn

Ambleside
3 Customer reviews

Magical Lakeland converted barns don’t come better than this, occupying a sublime setting with simply breathtaking views in every direction towards Lake Windermere and the…

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

From £582

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The Old Dairy

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

Cosy and contemporary, this romantic 18th century Lakeland cottage is set within a striking Grade II listed cobbled courtyard alongside the manor house it once…

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

From £345

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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
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Fire: - gas

From £375

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Candleberry Cottage

Ambleside

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…

  • Accommodates 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £469

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Birkwray Barn

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

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…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Private Parking 3
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £824

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The Courtyard

Ambleside

This enchanting romantic hideaway is part of an imposing original gentleman’s residence, a mile outside Ambleside at the mouth of the Langdale Valley and nestled…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Garden
  • Laundry Facilities washer
  • Dishwasher available

From £263

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Riverside Cottages No 2

Ambleside

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 £355

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Chapel How

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

This unique and luxurious Lake District character cottage forms part of an elegantly converted Grade II listed chapel, in Ambleside’s peaceful conservation area. Dating back…

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

From £499

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Todd Crag House

Ambleside

A sumptuous Lakeland hideaway being part of a traditional colour washed gentleman’s residence located at the foot of Loughrigg Fell – on the outskirts of…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children: welcome

From £395

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Top O’ Th Town

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

Set in an enchanting cobbled courtyard, overlooking a serene riverside garden, this period Lakeland cottage has been transformed into a chic, contemporary retreat for couples,…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 1
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden
  • Lake views

From £325

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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 £365

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