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

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 £350

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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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Fire: - woodburner

From £489

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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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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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The Old Barn

Ambleside

This wonderful converted barn is part of a converted coach house and stables, a couple of miles from Ambleside village and a 2 minute stroll from ‘Brockhole’,…

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

From £555

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Hartwood

Ambleside
2 Customer reviews

This luxuriously eclectic Lakeland property occupies a perfect and peaceful setting just above the ever popular village of Ambleside, only a 5 minute stroll from…

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

From £550

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End Cottage

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

Classy yet full of character, this romantic Lake District cottage is just a stone’s throw from the beating heart of Ambleside. Just down the road…

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

From £350

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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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Cross Brow

Ambleside

Perfect on the cover of any ‘box of chocolates’ this simply gorgeous traditional Lakeland original farmhouse nestles in a sleepy backwater only a two minute…

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

From £773

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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
  • Private Parking 2
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Fire: - electric

From £361

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Roseberry Cottage

Ambleside

Roseberry Cottage is a real charmer; a sophisticated cottage retreat, only seconds from the vibrant centre of Ambleside. Outwardly a traditional Lakeland terrace with quaint…

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

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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Fernleigh Cottage

Ambleside

Elegance and light are the keywords for this most spacious traditional Lakeland stone built cottage. The recently completed stunning refurbishment has produced arguably one of…

  • Accommodates 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £465

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