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A vibrant town surrounded by magnificent Lakeland Fells, by the shores of Windermere.

As a gateway to the stunning Langdale Valley, Ambleside is a magnet for visitors seeking a relaxing break or outdoor enthusiasts looking for a challenge. Offering easy access to a wide range of activities, including water sports, walking, climbing and cycling, Low Wood Watersports and Activity Centre caters for all tastes and abilities.

Unsurprisingly, Ambleside is known to many as the walking capital of South Lakeland and is abound with routes, from lakeside strolls to gruelling fells. For a less challenging walk, Loughrigg Terrace provides breathtaking views over Grasmere and Rydal Water, while Jenkin Crag provides the perfect spot for a romantic picnic.

The fells just west of the town offer a great introduction to cycling in the Lakes, while those looking for a more strenuous ride should try the bridleway that links Ambleside with Troutbeck. Located in the town is the iconic Bridge House; one of the most photographed spots in the Lakes. There are also lots of wonderful literary and artistic heritage here which can be explored in the town's galleries and museums and a plethora of specialist shops selling everything from outdoor equipment to local art and crafts; look out for the Made in Cumbria logo to show you are supporting the local craftsmen.

The ideal location for a rural break, search Ambleside holiday cottages today.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Woodhow Tarn Ref: W2805

Ideal location for touring

This well equipped, detached holiday log cabin is situated on a select wooded development in the heart of the Lake District, in a delightful setting with numerous woodland and hill walks straight from the door. The property has a state of the art power shower/steam cabinet, and there is shared use of a heated indoor plunge pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and table tennis available (all year except 16th Nov-5th Jan). Hawkshead is only 4 miles, Ambleside 3 miles and Windermere 8 miles away. Local attractions include boat trips on the Victorian boats, NT gardens, historic houses and palace, museums, galleries, shopping centres with a range of shops from high street to antiques and crafts, as well as the many quaint, traditional cafes and tea rooms. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (2ft 6in for children). Shower room with toilet.

NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. X-box. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Decking and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Shared, heated indoor plunge pool. Sauna and Jacuzzi. Table tennis. No smoking.

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£0-£0
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Cobblestones House Ref: CC123123
Situated a short, level walk from the centre of Ambleside, Cobblestones House sits almost opposite the renowned Hayes Garden Centre and enjoys superb views across the village towards the Langdale Pikes. Offering four bedrooms, all en-suite and a spacious living area on the ground floor, the house is a great venue for a gathering of close family and friends looking to share a super base but ensuring a good degree of privacy for all of your party. Ample parking is available and the sunny, well stocked garden is ideal for taking in more of the beautiful views when the local weather will allow.

Ground Floor: The versatile accommodation is laid out over 3 floors, centrally heated and comprises:
Entrance hall and cloakroom.
Lounge: With maple flooring, TV, video and inset gas living flame fire.
Dining room: With superb views over the garden to the nearby fells.
Conservatory: With superb views over the garden to the nearby fells.
Kitchen: With double electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, integrated fridge and freezer.
Drying/utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin, WC and shaver point.
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin, WC and shaver point.
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin, WC and shaver point.

Second Floor: Bedroom 4: Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and phone for incoming calls available.The well stocked, mature, landscaped gardens are on two levels. All the bedrooms are situated at the front of the property to take advantage of the superb views to the fells. There is ample private parking for four cars. Wi-Fi available.

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£760-£2420
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Graystones Cottage Ref: CC123253
Graystones Cottage is an attractive, mid terraced cottage enjoying a very central location just behind the village centre of Ambleside. All the delights of this popular tourist hot spot can be enjoyed from the doorstep and tempting views of the local fell range can be had from the dormers on the second floor. A gentle, level stroll will bring you to Waterhead Pier where you will find the famous Windermere Lake Steamers offering the chance to cruise across to Bowness or Lakeside whilst taking in some more of the areas stunning scenery.
This two storey Lakeland cottage has undergone a major transformation and now provides comfortable, contemporary accommodation with excellent facilities, including that all important wood burning stove, for up to six guests and your dog. A great deal of thought has been given to providing a real home from home here at Graystones Cottage. Good quality beds dressed in crisp cotton linens guarantee a restful night’s sleep after a day on the fells or sightseeing and excellent facilities in the stylish dining kitchen ensure that meal times are never a chore.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Living room: With wood burning stove (fuel available locally), wall mounted digital TV with DVD and i-Pod dock
Kitchen/Dining room: With slate floor, dishwasher, gas hob, electric double oven, fridge with small freezer box and microwave.
Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and boot space. Counter top freezer available.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed to front of cottage.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and under floor heating.
Wet Room: With wash basin, WC and walk in shower area with heated towel rail and under floor heating.

Second Floor: Bedroom 2: With Queen size bed to front of house.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds to rear of the cottage.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair available. The cottage has Wi-fi internet access.Outside: one permit provided for on street parking with one further permit for use on nearby car park. Enclosed rear courtyard with seating provided and useful shed for bike storage.

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£415-£830
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Long Mynd - The Falls Ref: CC123126
Long Mynd is part of The Falls, Stockghyll, an area of pretty woodland and tumbling waterfalls cascading from Red Screes above to Ambleside Village and the lake below. The Falls are set in one and a half acres of grounds and landscaping on the former site of the old Bobbin Mill. The original buildings have been converted to luxury cottages and apartments with the addition of new accommodation being built in the same slate and stone to blend sympathetically into the area. The Falls are a superb base for local, country and woodland walks with Ambleside Village a short stroll away and Langdale Pike within 4 miles. Offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, Ambleside still retains its unique village atmosphere in the heart of the Lake District. Long Mynd is a spacious and luxurious, privately owned apartment.

Ground Floor: With a pleasant aspect overlooking Stockghyll, most of the accommodation is on the ground floor and comprises:
Entrance Hall.
Lounge/dining room: Attractive and well laid out room with colour TV, video, CD stereo and having French doors leading onto the patio, furnished with garden furniture and with BBQ available.
Kitchen: Well equipped, fully fitted kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave.
Bedroom 1: Large master double bedroom, easily able to accommodate a cot and has a spacious en-suite shower room with power shower.
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
Bathroom: With electric shower over bath, hand basin, bidet and WC.

First Floor: From the inner hallway, a short flight of stairs leads to:
Bedroom 3: Twin bedoom.

Gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot, highchair and free wifi available.Patio with garden seat and a bin store able to take bikes or a pushchair. Private parking. Please note that although this property does not accept pets, the owner may on occasion take their own pet to the property and so we cannot guarantee it to be suitable for anyone with allergies to pets.

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£485-£1235
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Waterhead Cottage Ref: CC123264
Waterhead Cottage sits within metres of the steamer pier at Waterhead and offers stylish and contemporary facilities for the self catering guest. A host of waterborne activities can be sampled from the water’s edge including rowing boats and the famous steamers themselves. Borrans Park is close by too, a superb green open space, perfect for a picnic or a game of frisbee with the family and the dogs.
Very well appointed and set out across three floors, Waterhead Cottage offers all the ingredients you would expect from a quality self catering home. The wood burning stove takes pride of place in the living space whilst four spacious bedrooms and three quality bathrooms ensure a good level of flexibility and comfort for a larger gathering of family and close friends. Your pets are most welcome here at Waterhead Cottage and yes, don’t panic, Wi-Fi is available!

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Dining area: With wood burning stove (fuel available locally), Freeview TV, DVD and Wi-Fi access.
Kitchen: With electric double oven, gas hob, washer/dyer, microwave and dishwasher.
Please note: The bannister height in 78cm and the gaps between the rails is 12cm.

First Floor: Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bedroom 2: With four poster king size bed.

Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With master double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair availableOff road parking for one car, local car park within a 2 minute walk, payable locally.

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£505-£1360
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Bay Cottage Ref: CC123270
Ambleside offers a wealth of attractions and activities for the first or returning visitor and being mostly on the level, is very accessible to all. Whether you walk, cycle or simply walk the dog, you’ll be spoiled for choice by the fantastic array of low and high level ambles available right from the door step and equally pampered by the wide selection of shopping, restaurants and bars on hand – why not try The Lakeside Inn, just 20 yards from the property for a hearty meal, reasonably priced pint and 180 degree view of Windermere?

Within a hop, skip and jump of the water’s edge, The Bay Cottage enjoys a super location for a Lake District self-catering break at any time of the year and with three good bedrooms and equal number of bathrooms, the accommodation is ideal for either three couples or the larger family. The spacious lounge, arranged around the open fireplace, the perfect spot for the dog, offers a cosy atmosphere for an out of season break and with all the bedrooms having TV and Wi-Fi access, everyone can enjoy their own peaceful haven to chill, relax and unwind, exactly how holidays should be.

Ground Floor: The Bay Cottage has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
Entrance from rear onto ground floor with...
Lounge room: with large TV, DVD and open fire (fuel available locally).
Boot room: with washer/dryer.
Cloakroom: with handbasin and WC.
Kitchen: with dishwasher, electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Middle Floor:
Bedroom 1
: With double bed, vanity sink and TV.
Dining room: with gas fireplace.
Shower room: with cubicle, hand basin and WC.

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed, TV, seating area and en-suite with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
Bedroom 3: With double bed, TV, shower cubicle, WC and vanity unit.

All gas, electric and bed linen provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi available.Outside: private parking for one small car with further unrestricted parking available close by.

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£465-£1140
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Ruskin - Neaum Crag Ref: CC123183
Ruskin is one of a small number of exclusive apartments at Neaum Crag, an area of private woodland covering over 18 acres, just above Skelwith Bridge, near Ambleside. The location offers some fine opportunities for walkers of all abilities as well as delightful scenery and clients have access to a seasonal leisure club, a short stroll from the property, which offers a small indoor swimming pool, table tennis, jacuzzi and sauna (charged locally).
Ruskin apartment is fairly spacious, comfortable and furnished in a modern style. The two patio areas, reached from both the master bedroom and the lounge, have a pleasant outlook, and are sheltered by a veranda enabling guests to enjoy the fresh air even on wetter days.

Ground Floor: Ruskin apartment has electric panel and night storage heating and briefly comprises:
Ruskin is all on one level, and the spacious entrance hall leads to:
Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and french doors which lead out on to patio with furniture provided.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Open plan living accommodation with:
Lounge: With TV and video and door to further patio area, again with furniture provided.
Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, fridge with small freezer box, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave.

All electric, towels and bed linen provided.Two patio areas with furniture provided. Private parking for one car.

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£370-£675
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Granary Cottage Ref: CC126103
Part of a Grade II listed building, Granary Cottage offers a delightful and a peaceful location in the heart of the historic village of Troutbeck. The building dates back to 1650 and the cottage occupies the former granary to the adjoining farmhouse. Inside, the property has been decorated, furnished and equipped to a high standard whilst maintaining many original features including massive oak beams. The views over Applethwaite Common and up to Froswick and Ill Bell are stunning.

Whilst there is no garden, there is an outside seat at the top of the cottage steps and a bench with outstanding views to the fells just across the road.

Troutbeck village is within the Troutbeck Conservation Area and affords a picturesque setting on the west side of this glorious valley set between Troutbeck Bridge and the Kirkstone Pass. It is an example of a linear settlement of medieval origin with original drinking troughs visible along the road. Townend (National Trust), a traditional Lake District farmhouse, is a short walk away and there are wonderful longer walks from the village including over Wansfell to Ambleside. Holehird gardens are just two miles away a href="http://www.holehirdgardens.org.uk"pathattribute="1" (website info here) /a.

The village boasts two excellent hostelries, the famous Mortal Man (free Wi-Fi) and The Queen’s Head*, both of which serve delicious food. A addition to the village delights is the shop and tearoom a href="http://www.troutbecktearoom.co.uk"pathattribute="1" (Troutbeck Tearoom) /a which are just round the corner from Granary Cottage. The shop has an excellent stock of food, drink and household necessities, has daily papers (except Sunday) and lots of homemade foods are cooked on the premises.

The cottage is available for two adults or one adult and one child. One baby can be accommodated if guests bring their own travel cot.

*Sadly, The Queen’s Head suffered a serious fire in June 2014 and will be closed for some time whilst restoration work takes place.

Ground Floor: Bedroom 1: Bedroom (with additional electric heating) accessed down a very narrow staircase which can be made up as a double or twins and en-suite with shower, hand basin and WC.

First Floor: Granary Cottage has oil fired central heating throughout and comprises:
Lounge/dining area: Open plan, accessed via external staircase, with TV and DVD/Hi-Fi.
Kitchen area: With electric combi-oven, ceramic hob, fridge and dishwasher.

All oil, electric and bed linen provided. Sorry, no cot available.Roadside parking. Seating for two people outside the front door of the cottage.  

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£290-£480
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Lakeland Cottage Ref: CC123272
Beautiful, traditional Lakeland cottage dating back to mid 1800s, perfectly situated in a quiet and peaceful conservation area yet only a stroll away from Ambleside village centre, with a wide variety of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. The property benefits from three private parking spaces, outside utility area and patio garden overlooking Wansfell. As you step inside the cottage you will immediately enter the gorgeous and stunning living room with beautiful mahogany floors, Chesterfield leather sofas and a cosy, warming wood burning stove. The kitchen is modern, bright, spacious and well equipped with a slate floor and granite worktops with plenty of room for dining. You will feel very special in this cosy, beautifully kept holiday cottage in Ambleside, with the shores of Lake Windermere only a short distance away.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises
Living room: Large spacious room with Chesterfield sofas, wood burning stove, TV, mahogany floors and Laura Ashley window seat.
Kitchen/Diner: Fully fitted with slate floor, dining table and chairs. Modern granite work surfaces, Belfast sink, integrated appliances and views overlooking Wansfell.
Utility room: with washing machine, dryer, sink and WC.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed overlooking Wansfell, with en-suite shower room.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over the bath, toilet and hand basin.

All power, bed linen and towels included. Two cots and one highchair available. Wi-Fi internet access available.Outside: Patio garden overlooking Wansfell. Private Parking for two cars.

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£445-£965
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Archie’s Rest Ref: CC123256
Archie’s Rest sits in a convenient position on Lake Road, a short level stroll from the heart of this vibrant village where you will find a host of attractions and amenities for all the family. An eclectic mix of shopping is on hand for a memento of your trip, a souvenir for a loved one or to kit yourself out in the latest outdoor gear. A wealth of restaurants and bars offer a wide variety of international cuisine to suit all pockets and palates and a good number of pubs serve local ales and homemade food throughout the day and into the evening.
Archie’s Rest offers quality accommodation throughout in a modern yet homely style and is the perfect venue for a self catering break at any time of the year. Tempting views can be had from the lounge, bedrooms and gardens towards Wansfell, Loughrigg and the Fairfield Horseshoe whilst the rear bedroom is a great vantage point for spotting the family of deer who regularly visit the church meadow behind the house. The owners have thoughtfully provided a range of books and maps for walkers to help you plan your time on the fells, a selection of toys and games for children and a small dog crate.

Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
Entrance hall leading to....
Lounge: With fell views, leather reclining sofas, gas fire, TV  and DVD
Dining room: With electric fire, TV for playing DVD only.
Kitchen: With electric double oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer.

First Floor: Bathroom: With free standing double ended bath, shower cubicle, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and under floor heating.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and TV with DVD player.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and TV.

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available. Small dog crate provided free of charge. Wi-Fi available.Outside: Driveway parking for 2 cars - please note, drive is narrow. Verandah and patio areas, BBQ and furniture provided.

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£395-£725
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Eskdale Ref: CC123118
Set in quiet and peaceful surroundings close to the centre of Ambleside, Eskdale is a cosy ground floor apartment in a block of 5 holiday homes set in the grounds of the Old Kirkstone Foot Hotel.A less than 5 minute walk down Peggy Hill brings you to the centre of Ambleside where there are many cafes, restaurants, shops and two cinemas. Wansfell and Red Screes are nearby and walks can be enjoyed from the door. Many bus routes radiate from Ambleside including frequent services to Windermere, Great Langdale, the 555 to Grasmere and Keswick, and the Coniston Rambler to Hawkshead and Coniston.

Ground Floor: The gas centrally heated accommodation comprises:
Dining/lounge: With pine furniture, HD ready 26" TV with Freesat, DVD player, video, Hi-Fi and fireplace with coal effect electric fire.
Kitchen: Fully integrated with cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge with freezer compartment.
Bedroom 1: Pretty double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with thermostat shower over spa bath, hand basin and WC.
Storage area.

All electric, gas and bed linen included. Sorry, no cot available.  Free Wi-Fi internet access available (password etc can be found in the welcome folder).Private parking for one car.  One pet welcome.

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£335-£595
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Friends Cottage Ref: 28104

This terraced holiday cottage is tucked away on the outskirts of Ambleside, in a quiet part of the village and with easy access to the fells. Situated in a row of 18th-century terraced cottages, with shops, pubs and restaurants only a short stroll away, and Lake Windermere only a 10-minute walk, where you can enjoy lake cruises. Friends Cottage is ideal for a couple or a small family, wanting a base to explore the Lake District National Park. Ambleside nestles amongst the Lakeland fells surrounded by fine walks and beautiful scenery. Enjoy walks from the door such as Fairfield Horseshoe, Jenkins Crag and Wansfell. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Small sitting-out area. Shared courtyard and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 4 steps to courtyard.

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£266-£579
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