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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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 to…

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

From £370

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Riverbank Cottage at Stepping Stones

Ambleside

A truly romantic and poetic Lakeland retreat, one of several self-catering properties which make up the historic ‘Stepping Stones’ residence which was home to William…

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

From £448

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Great Gable

Ambleside

In a sublime location on the shores of Lake Windermere, this luxury self-catering apartment is part of the impressive Pullwood Bay gentleman’s residence. The building…

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

From £731

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Stone Howe

Ambleside

This breathtaking Ambleside home enjoys an elevated setting with dramatic mountain views through every window. Stone How is spacious, full of character and ingeniously designed…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Children: welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Private Parking 2
  • Fire: - electric

From £350

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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
  • Children: welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi

From £399

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Mountain View

Ambleside
3 Customer reviews

Step inside and catch your breath, as you gaze through walls of glass over the magnificent backdrop of the Lakeland Fells. Sip your drinks in…

  • Accommodates 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Children: welcome
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi

From £489

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Park View

Ambleside

This gorgeous cottage is literally a stone’s throw from the absolute heart of Ambleside centre and aptly named as it stands alongside Rothay Park with…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Children: welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £365

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Busk Cottage

Ambleside

This wonderfully romantic Lake District cottage nestles in a pretty row just a short stroll from the shops and restaurants of Ambleside and the shores of…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Children: welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Wi-Fi

From £300

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Birch Knoll

Ambleside

A beautifully presented Lakeland bungalow with private gardens and fell views, only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside and close to Waterhead Pier….

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

From £360

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Waterfall

Ambleside

This contemporary first floor apartment is one of a select few luxury residences in the prestigious ‘Falls’ development, a stroll away from the centre of…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Children: welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (1)

From £399

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Tarn House

Ambleside

Part of a magnificent period property, Tarn House sits above the picturesque Skelwith Village in the Langdale Valley. This is a genuine walkers’ paradise; commanding…

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

From £644

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Bracken Howe

Ambleside

This luxuriously elegant Period Lakeland residence occupies a perfect and peaceful setting just off the centre of the ever popular village of Ambleside and only…

  • Accommodates 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Children: welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Private Parking 5
  • Wi-Fi

From £1360

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Loughrigg Hide

Ambleside

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

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Children: welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fire: - gas

From £345

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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
  • Children: welcome
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities washer

From £458

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Helvellyn

Ambleside

This 5 star apartment on Lake Windermere’s shore occupies one of the most prestigious settings in the Lake District. It’s part of the exquisite Pullwood…

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

From £731

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River Falls View

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

Perched above Stock Ghyll gorge, with a stream rushing past one balcony and sun glinting through woodlands at the other, River Falls View is a…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Children: welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Private Parking 1
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £350

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Miller Bridge

Ambleside

Miller Bridge is simply a glorious bolt hole situated on the fringes of picturesque Ambleside in a sublime setting at the foot of Loughrigg Fell…

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

From £399

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Idle Mill 2

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

5 star Ambleside accommodation at its finest and most fabulous, with penthouse views from rooms and viewing balcony. Idle Mill is a traditional mill building,…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Children: welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fire: - woodburner

From £489

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