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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
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.

WAS
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£465-£1140
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Waterhead Studio Ref: B5923

Aptly named, Waterhead Studio is set right on the shore of, and with superb views across Lake Windermere. Apart from the small lake frontage, guests also benefit from a balcony, boat storage area and shared use of a jetty. Guests also have 4 complimentary membership of leisure facilities at a nearby hotel, with pool, gym, sauna and spa (further passes can be purchased). On the southern outskirts of Ambleside, just ¼ mile from Waterhead, where you can take cruises down the lake. The visitor centre at Brockhole, with its 30 acres of award-winning gardens and grounds, is a great place for a trip to this beautiful area. Home to a series of trails, walks, events and activities, it also has an information centre where you can find out all about the local attractions. Close by are Hawkshead and Grasmere. Both villages are inextricably linked to the romantic poet William Wordsworth. Historians and Wordsworth fans alike will find a visit to either Dove Cottage or Rydal Mount an interesting diversion. Wordsworth is not the only literary connection here; both John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter also lived nearby, Ruskin at Brantwood on the shores of Coniston Water, and Beatrix Potter at Hill Top (NT) at Far Sawrey. There are many ways to explore this often frequented area and each visitor chooses his own path, by foot, mountain bike, car, boat or even horse. An ideal holiday base. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom with additional bunk. Bathroom with toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming and emergency calls only. Balcony. Boat storage area and shared jetty. Parking (2 cars). Couples and family bookings only. NB: There is a small piece of lake frontage. There is a low storage area under the house.

WAS
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£824-£1756
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Loughrigg Ref: LRR

Just 3 miles from Lake Windermere, between Loughrigg Tarn and Elterwater, with glorious views of Langdale Valley, this superb apartment is set in private grounds of fine trees and a small tarn forms part of a holiday complex. There is use of a shared, small indoor heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi and sauna in a leisure building with table tennis (open first Saturday in March until second Saturday in November). A laundry room is available all year round. Ambleside 3 miles. Boating on Coniston and Windermere. Railway station at Windermere 8 miles. Shops 2½ miles, pub/restaurant ½ mile.

External stairs to first floor: Small hall leads to spacious living room Fully fitted kitchen area. Double bedroom with king size bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, convector heaters, partial NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • MP3
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared grounds of 2½ acres
  • Parking
  • Small shared indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi
  • Table tennis on site
  • No smoking
  • NB: Tarn in grounds

WAS
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£338-£914
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Kelsick Court No 3 Ref: CC123239
Ambleside is the perfect place for a week’s holiday as there are so many activities and attractions on hand to sample during your stay. Of course, walking is the most popular pastime to be enjoyed by holidaymakers but your break to the Lakes can be as active or relaxed as you wish, the village surrounded by beautiful scenery and offering an eclectic mix of shops, bars and restaurants to sample throughout the day and into the evening.
Kelsick Court No 3 enjoys a very central location in the heart of the Ambleside and offers comfortable accommodation for four. On the second floor, the apartment has some fell views and the owners have provided a good selection of walking books and maps to help you plan your days out. A number of good shops, bars and restaurants are on the doorstep if the chef fancies a night off and the owners have installed an i-Pod dock and CD and free Wi-Fi so you can keep update with all the news from home if you need to.

Second Floor: Kelsick Court No. 3 is on the second floor, has electric heating and briefly comprises:
Entrance into hallway with hanging space for boots and coats.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave with grill and washer/dryer.
Lounge/dining room: With electric stove, small dining table, Freesat TV, recorder, DVD and video.
Bedroom 1: King size bedroom with some fells views and TV/DVD. 
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
Bathroom: with shower over bath, handbasin, WC and heated towel rail.

All electric and bed linen provided. Travel cot available. Free Wi-Fi access. Outside: Private parking for one small car - narrow access to car parking space.

WAS
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£335-£595
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Squirrel’s Nest is a superb second floor apartment at Badgers Rake, perched in an enviable position above the village of Ambleside with magnificent views over Loughrigg and the Fairfield Horseshoe. Ideal either for a peaceful and relaxing break or as a fantastic starting point for stunning walks. It’s within easy walking distance of all the local shops, bars and restaurants that Ambleside has to offer. Not often do you find a property with a large communal garden, spectacular scenery and off road parking so close to the centre of the village.

Second Floor: This second floor apartment is double glazed and heated by a night storage ducted air system and comprises:
Entrance hall: With space for coats and boots.
Lounge: Has a sunny aspect with large picture window giving stunning views over the village to distant fells. There is a digital TV, DVD/video and radio, a wall mounted fire with a long mirror above, occasional tables and lamp, independent overhead lights and concealed lighting.
Dining/Kitchen: With patio doors leading onto a balcony with seating, the kitchen offers everything you require should you want to cook, including cooker, induction hob, slow cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave and every utensil you need. The dining area has a large table and matching oak cabinets.
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom suite with king size bed and plenty of storage with views of Wansfell.
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with Italian furniture, give ample storage, again with views of Wansfell.
Store Cupboard: Large, very useful space for cases and bags, vacuum, iron and ironing board, books, games and a whole lot more.
Bathroom: Fully tiled with washbasin, WC, bath with shower over and heated towel rail.

All electric and bed linen included.Shared use of the spacious garden. Communal washer/dryer for guest’s use. Garage and one additional parking space in front of the property available. Pets by arrangement, kept on a lead in the garden.

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£395-£725
Shortlist
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.

WAS
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£485-£1235
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Tarnside Ref: LZV

Occupying a superb central Lakeland location just 3 miles from Lake Windermere, this comfortable first floor apartment is equipped to ETC 4 Star standard with en-suite. Set in 2½ acres of shared natural grounds and unspoilt woodland. Comprising part of a holiday complex, it enjoys shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, table tennis and wi-fi. The south-facing balcony overlooks a small private tarn with fine views of the Langdale Valley. Ideal for walking with direct access to surrounding fells. Ambleside 3 miles, water sports at Windermere and Coniston 8 miles. Shops 2½ miles, pub/restaurant ½ mile.

External open-tread stairs to first floor: Open-plan beamed living/dining room with feature stove and door to balcony. Fitted kitchen area. Two beamed bedrooms; one 5ft with TV, one twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, NSH, electricity rads and stove, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD/MP3/iPod dock
  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared payphone and wi-fi
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Shared 2½-acre grounds
  • Parking
  • Small shared indoor heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi, sauna (1 March–15 November)
  • Shared table tennis
  • No smoking
  • NB: Tarn in grounds

WAS
NOW
£338-£902
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Stone’s Throw Cottage sits within a small conservation area in one of the oldest parts of Ambleside, tucked away from the flow of traffic off Rydal Road yet only a few strides  from an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and traditional Lakeland inns, the Golden Rule literally within staggering distance! Foodies will delight in the international cuisine available in such a small village whilst walkers will revel in the wide range of outdoor boutiques on hand providing everything you will need for a day on the fells, whatever the weather.
Stone’s Throw Cottage is quite simply THE quintessential English country cottage providing a wealth of character features including original oak beams and panelling, flagged floors and a glorious wood burning stove offering a warming glow at any time of the year. The stylish, quality kitchen and wet room provide essential 21st century facilities whilst the perfectly chosen furnishings and accessories against the background of oak beams and panelling create a beautiful blend of ancient and modern making Stone’s Throw Cottage the ideal venue for a relaxing break with your loved ones at any time of the year.

Ground Floor: Property has under floor heating in the lounge and kitchen and gas central heating elsewhere and comprises:
Sitting room: With Freeview TV with DVD, deep cushioned sofas arranged around the wood burning stove (fuel available locally).
Kitchen: Solid oak wrapped in cool granite with cosy bespoke dining space and facilities to include fridge with freezer box, slim line dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric oven, induction hob and microwave.
Stable door to the rear.
Wet Room: With shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size cast iron bed.
Bedroom 2: With double cast iron bed and vanity sink unit.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry no travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi broadband access provided.Outside: Private parking for one car. There is bench seating at the front of the property. NB: This cottage is not suitable for children under 14 years. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

WAS
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£395-£725
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Squirrels Ref: LZB

Overlooking a small tarn with views towards the Langdale Valley, this tastefully furnished, ground floor holiday apartment has a well-appointed patio, tempting visitors to sit out by the tarn and drink in the peaceful surroundings. Forming part of a complex, gentle strolls may be enjoyed in the
2½ acres of shared woodland with tarn (toddlers beware!), whilst an inviting shared indoor heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi and sauna augment the already fine facilities. Enveloped by superb scenery, it is set in an excellent central location for walking, touring and participating in water sports. Ambleside 3 miles. Windermere 8 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub/restaurant 1 mile.

Living/dining room with electric fire, kitchen area and patio doors to sitting-out area overlooking tarn. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, full NSH and bed linen included
  • Towel hire £2per person
  • TV
  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared payphone
  • No garden – small sitting-out area
  • Shared 2½-acre unspoilt woodland
  • Parking
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (open 2nd March–16th November) with Jacuzzi and sauna
  • No smoking
  • NB: Tarn in woodland

WAS
NOW
£252-£556
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Wastwater Ref: W43333


This charming, wooden detached holiday lodge, situated on a select wooded hillside development, has private decking and small enclosed garden area for dogs, and lies in the heart of the Lake District surrounded by beautiful woodland grounds. Walks direct from the door to Elterwater, Loughrigg Tarn and the fells beyond. Ideal location for walking, touring and watersports. Visit the Lake District Visitor Centre, near Windermere or the Beatrix Potter Exhibition at Bowness. Hawkshead, 4 miles, Ambleside, 3 miles. Small shop 100 yards, pub/restaurant 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and oak floor. Kitchen with oak floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with French doors and en-suite shower room with toilet, one zip and link, 1 bunk (2ft 6in for children). Shower room with toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi and payphone (in leisure building, March-mid November). Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared indoor, heated swimming pool (6.1m x 4m, depth 1.2m), open March-mid November with Jacuzzi, sauna, table tennis. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£439-£1070
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Glenmore Cottage Ref: CC123113
Glenmore Cottage is tucked away behind the main shopping area close to the park with its adventure playground and recreational areas. The furnishings and decor have a modern, contemporary feel, yet the owners have retained, to their credit, some of the wonderful original features such as stripped wooden floors and have placed a wood burning stove in the impressive Inglenook fireplace.

Ground Floor: Glenmore Cottage has gas central heating and comprises:
Entrance hall: Leading to lounge.
Lounge: With open fire (no fuel provided), LCD High Definition TV with satellite receiver, Blu-ray/DVD player, CD/hi-fi and double sofa bed.
Kitchen/dining room: With wood burning stove, electric fan oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Storage area: Suitable for walking gear, pushchairs, etc.
Laundry area: Basement laundry area/games room with washing machine and sink, table tennis table, snooker table, darts and wood burning stove.
Separate WC.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Spacious main double bedroom with pine furnishings and feature fireplace.
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with pine furnishings.
Bathroom: With power shower over bath and hand basin.
Separate WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi access is available.Small garden to the front and paved area to the rear with parking for 2 small cars. Please note that the property is not suitable for more than 4 adults.

WAS
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£415-£830
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