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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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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Ghyll Heights

Ambleside

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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Blencathra

Ambleside

Blencathra, Ambleside offers some of the most luxury holiday accomodation that the Lake District has to offer.  Located within 50 acres of private grounds on…

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

From £700

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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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Malvern

Ambleside

A fantastic Lakeland cottage, in a peaceful location just off the absolute heart of vibrant Ambleside. Beautifully refurbished and presented to contemporary 4 star standards, with…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Fire: - gas

From £397

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Crag Head Cottage

Ambleside

This charismatic and distinctly luxurious Lakeland cottage is a worthy winner of the Tourist Board 5 star. Believed to be over 400 years old, Crag Head Cottage…

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

From £489

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Lowtherwood

Ambleside

The height of Lake District luxury, with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and a prestigious location on the edges of cosmopolitan Ambleside village. Relax together…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Private Parking 6
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £2100

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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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Treglown Lodge

Ambleside
2 Customer reviews

Treglown Lodge is a detached chalet overlooking Lake Windermere set within the woodland grounds of the Brathay Exploration Trust, an environmental charity taking young people…

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

From £365

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Ashton House

Ambleside

Luxurious, terraced cottage accommodation in a prime Ambleside location. Ashton House has a real ‘wow’ factor; traditional Lakeland character blends effortlessly with 21st century chic….

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Babies welcome
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby

From £399

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Gale Hill Cottage

Ambleside

Gale Hill is the definition of a romantic holiday cottage in Ambleside, oozing traditional character and right at the heart of this vibrant Lake District…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Garden
  • Fire: - woodburner

From £345

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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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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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Stableman’s Cottage at Steppin

Ambleside

One of several truly romantic retreats within the historic ‘Stepping Stones’ residence, home to Wordsworth’s family for more than a century. This property stands at…

  • Accommodates 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £536

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Birkwray Farmhouse

Ambleside

This is a beautiful 17th century farmhouse. The essence of old Lakeland charm and character, cosily tucked away in a picturesque setting and presiding over…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 2
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £699

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Smithy Cottage

Ambleside
2 Customer reviews

This ‘chocolate box’ Lakeland cottage is something really special for couples, tucked away in central Ambleside yet slightly elevated giving fabulous fell views. It’s a…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities washer
  • Pub nearby
  • Romantic Breaks  

From £361

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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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