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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Loughrigg at Low Fold

Ambleside

Aptly named, this contemporary cottage looks towards Loughrigg Fell from its central setting. Found opposite Hayes Garden World, adjacent to Lake Road, only 2 minutes…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children: welcome
  • Laundry Facilities washer

From £458

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River Lodge

Ambleside
3 Customer reviews

Overlooking the River Rothay, this impressive house is enviably located only a short riverside walk away from Ambleside Village.  River Lodge takes the lion’s share…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Private Parking 4
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £775

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Old Oak Cottage

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

This enchanting Grade II listed cottage is one of the very oldest in Ambleside, dating back to the 1580s. It’s tucked away in a peaceful…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Garden

From £345

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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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Middlerigg

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

This luxurious character property is part of a converted coach house and stables, a couple of miles from Ambleside village and a stroll from ‘Brockhole’,…

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

From £399

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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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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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High Gale Cottage

Ambleside

High above Ambleside on the lower slopes of Wansfell, this spacious Lakeland cottage enjoys breathtaking views over the village to Loughrigg Fell and beyond. It’s…

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

From £361

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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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Pudding Cottage

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

Multiple Award Winning Pudding Cottage – Awarded TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence – In ‘The Times Top 50 cottages for families 2013′ – No. 1 by guest rating…

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

From £582

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Beechside

Ambleside

Beautifully converted in the former bobbin mill, on the banks of Stock Ghyll Waterfalls, Beechside is a deceptively spacious property that has been finished to…

  • Accommodates 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £399

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Rydal View Cottage

Ambleside

This pretty traditional Lakeland cottage nestles at the end of a traditional terrace around a shared courtyard, in a peaceful area just 2 minutes walk…

  • Accommodates 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Fire: - electric
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £299

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Little Bethel

Ambleside

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

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Babies welcome
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby

From £371

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Rothay Holme Cottage

Ambleside

This classy bolt hole is found on the fringes of Ambleside; alongside a park, close to the River Rothay yet still only a minute’s stroll…

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

From £458

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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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Swallows Nest

Ambleside

In a truly romantic rural setting outside Ambleside village, Swallows Nest is an enchanting hideaway within a contemporary Lakeland barn and complete with roses around…

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

From £345

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Latterbarrow

Ambleside

This luxury Lake District romantic apartment for 2 isn’t just a decadent dream inside; Latterbarrow lies within Lake Windermere’s prestigious Pullwood Bay residence, dating back…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 3
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £381

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