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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Close House in the Lakes

Ambleside

This luxurious detached Lakeland house occupies a perfect and peaceful setting just off the centre of the ever popular village of Ambleside and only a…

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

From £1070

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Spring Cottage

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

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…

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

From £381

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Greenways

Ambleside

Only a 5 minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside, this stylish modern bungalow enjoys peace and quiet on the lower slopes of Wansfell. With…

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

From £340

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Parson’s View

Ambleside

With breathtaking views to lake and fells, this impressive character property is part of the original rectory to Ambleside’s chapel of St. Anne. But the…

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

From £582

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Ralston

Ambleside

This boutique luxury cottage, in a peaceful corner of Ambleside, has plenty of eclectic treats in store. Within the traditional Lakeland stone exterior, you’ll find…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £592

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Loughrigg Heights

Ambleside

This sophisticated detached bungalow takes a peaceful setting, on the lower slopes of Wansfell and only a few minutes stroll from Ambleside village and the…

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

From £395

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May Cottage

Ambleside
2 Customer reviews

A chic and sophisticated Lake District retreat, nestled in a picture-postcard conservation area of Ambleside village. The setting is delightful; overlooking a historic church and…

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

From £425

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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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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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Mallards Cottage at Stepping S

Ambleside

This stunningly located self-catering retreat is a dream for walking groups, countryside lovers or admirers of William Wordsworth’s famous poetry. The 2 bedroom apartment is…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Fire: - open

From £489

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Mount Sol

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

This handsome detached bungalow resides in a peaceful setting on the lower slopes of Wansfell, just a 5 minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside….

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £397

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One Wansfell Holme

Ambleside

All the elegance of a Victorian Lake District mansion, with panoramic views over Lake Windermere and surrounded by National Trust land. This peaceful retreat is…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Private Parking 4
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £922

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Ghyll Heights

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

Ghyll Heights is a stone’s throw from the absolute heart of Ambleside centre and aptly named as it stands alongside Stockghyll Waterfalls with superb views…

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

From £365

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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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