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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
0
Fellmere Ref: CC123173
We are thrilled to offer this idyllically located, lavishly furnished and generously proportioned property for four people. Situated just outside Ambleside with breathtaking views of Lake Windermere and surrounding mountains and yet within walking distance of the village. The house (all except the Amdega conservatory) dates back to 1840 and is full of character and is one of three properties converted from a previous Country House Hotel, but has been redesigned for the 21st century and much use has been made of Laura Ashley fabrics and furnishings.

The semi-detached house is of an open plan design consisting of a fully equipped kitchen and spacious lounge, and two delightful en-suite bedrooms with wonderful views across the valley towards Wansfell Pike. Immediately outside the house is a lovely patio complete with garden furniture, and benefiting from stunning views. The garden then slopes away from the house down a meandering lawn with mature borders to the ’secret’ garden which is a beautifully sheltered sun trap.

The central location of the house to the Lake District makes it easy to access the many and varied attractions the Lake District offers. Footpaths begin right on the doorstep.

Fellmere is a truly impressive holiday home where every thought has gone into the comfort and enjoyment of the guests who stay there. 

Ground Floor: The ground floor has an open plan layout comprising:
Hallway: With plenty of room for coats and boots etc.
Lounge: A spacious room furnished with Laura Ashley fabrics, TV, video, DVD, CD/radio cassette player.
Dining Area: In the conservatory and having spectacular views.
Kitchen: With electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher fridge and freezer (a washing machine and tumble dryer are located just off the entrance hall).

First Floor: Bedroom 1: King size bed, TV and en-suite with bath, shower, toilet, basin and heated towel rail. Views to Wansfell Pike.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, TV and en-suite with shower, toilet, basin and heated towel rail. Views to Wansfell Pike.

Bottled gas central heating. All electric and fuel is provided. Bed linen and towels included.Patio with garden furniture. Lawned garden. Parking for 2 cars. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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£565-£1315
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Swiss Cottage Ref: CC123191
Swiss Cottage sits in the heart of Ambleside in a slightly elevated position opposite the bowling green, so enjoys fine views over the parish church towards Loughrigg and the Fairfield Range.  There are such a variety of activities to do in Ambleside that you may never need to use your car. Being so central, the Lake Cruises, cycling, mini golf and of course fell walking are all available literally from the door for day time activities whilst with a wide selection of eateries and even a multi screen cinema. The wide choice of restaurants, pubs and multi screen cinema will take care of the evenings activities.
Swiss Cottage sits in its own grounds on a sloping site and has mature gardens to all sides. the accommodation is comfortably furnished with wooden floors in the main living area creating a contemporary, stylish look. The open plan lounge and dining room is a great venue for a family meal as this room commands the best views over the village and fells. With that all important open fire for some added warmth in the colder months, Swiss Cottage is an ideal base for a larger party, whatever the time of year.

Ground Floor: Heated by gas fired central heating, the accommodation comprises:
Accessed via steps from the garden with entrance into:
Sun room: A small room which leads in to the:
Breakfast kitchen: With dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge, electric double oven and gas hob. Through to:
Lounge/dining room: With 26’’ flat screen TV, DVD, open fire (fuel available locally) and CD player.
Bedroom 1: With 4ft double and full single bunk above.
Bedroom 2:  With single bed and pull out single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

First Floor: Bathroom: With shower over bath, vanity sink unit, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With king size bed.

All gas, electric and bed linen provided. Cot and highchair available. Fuel for the fire is not provided but can be purchased locally. Wi-Fi available. Private parking for up to 4 cars. Freezer and dryer in the outhouse. Garden with furniture and fire pit provided.

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£620-£1840
Shortlist
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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£400-£725
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Look Far Ref: CC123260
Look Far lies within one of the oldest quarters of Ambleside at the top of Peggy Hill, just a minutes stroll from the centre of this popular village. The end of a traditional row of Lakeland cottages, Look Far is the perfect choice for a special break away with the family at any time of the year, Ambleside offering a wide selection of attractions for all ages and all weathers. The village offers a good selection of places to eat during the day and through to the evening and a good choice of butchers, bakers and grocery stores are on hand for all your self catering needs.
Clever use of contemporary styling and quality fittings throughout have created a truly individual and desirable holiday home. An eclectic mix of handpicked soft furnishings, interesting art work and feature walls add to the chic and sophisticated look whilst the stone floors and woodburner ensure the soul of this typical Lakeland cottage is very much retained. The views from the front windows improve as you ascend the cottage and build to a magnificent vista of Ambleside and her majestic backdrop from the master double, a tempting sight for even the most novice of walkers

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Open Plan Living space: With deep cushioned sofas, wood burning stove and TV with DVD.
Kitchen/Diner: With quality units wrapped in granite tops, large range cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer. Access to rear where you’ll find a shed, ideal for bike storage.

First Floor: Second Lounge: With open fireplace, games console and TV and double sofa bed (bed linen provided).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 1: With single bed.

Second Floor: Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Shower room: With handmade tiles in large shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: With double bed to front of the house enjoying spectacular views across Ambleside to the fells beyond.

All electric, gas and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Internet access available.Outside: Useful shed for bike storage. Enclosed garden to front with furniture provided. Parking via permit nearby for one car. The property does not provide a games console, just the cables for guests to use with their own machine if they choose to bring it with them.

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£480-£1140
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.

WAS
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£480-£1140
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Fox Cottage Ref: 24407

This delightful, stylishly renovated, traditional lakeland holiday cottage which was once a part of an early Victorian country house is quietly located in the beautiful rural hamlet of Rydal, just a few yards from the River Rothay, with its famous stepping stones. Ideally situated in the heart of the Lake District, the choice of activities includes water sports, climbing, cycling, enjoying the many walks in the area or visiting one of the tourist attractions such as Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, the Beatrix Potter Exhibition, or the Brockhole Visitor Centre. Historically the Lake District has much to offer with castles, country houses and gardens. Shop 1 mile, pub 500 yards.

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (2ft 6in for child). Shower room with bidet and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Courtyard and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£213-£638
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Ghyllside 3 Ref: CC123162
Stockghyll Park and Falls are popular with holidaymakers of all ages, being only a short uphill walk above the village and particularly fascinating in any season. Ghyllside is a spacious family home, which is situated in a very quiet and secluded cul-de-sac above the lower entrance to the Falls on the slopes of Wansfell. With super views towards the Fairfield Horseshoe at the front and Wansfell Pike behind, Ghyllside is an ideal base for a larger party of walkers or shoppers alike, given that this popular village has plenty to offer. A spacious bungalow with all the accommodation on one floor, except one bedroom and the garage, Ghyllside offers comfortable accommodation in a traditional, homely style. The house is well suited to family groups with pets, the owners simply hoping that you enjoy their second home, whatever time of the year. The enclosed rear garden and patio are well maintained and are sure to be put to good use on fine days.

Ground Floor: Gas centrally heated, Ghyllside briefly comprises:
Stairs down from the dining area leading to:
Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom.
Double garage: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

First Floor: Entrance Hall: Entered up external steps.
Lounge/dining room: With colour TV, video and open fire.
Shower room: With handbasin and WC.
Kitchen: Separate kitchen with gas cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave, dishwasher and access to the back garden.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom.
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom.
Bedroom 4: Bunk bedroom with 2ft 6" bunks.
Bathroom: House bathroom with bath, handbasin and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available.   Telephone in property for incoming calls and local calls only.open front garden and enclosed rear garden and patio with furniture. Ample parking.  Dogs are accepted, but no cats.

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£500-£1235
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Hill Cottage Ref: CC123265
Ambleside is the perfect choice for a self catering break at any time of the year as it provides a great selection of interesting restaurants and takeaways to suit every palate and pocket. The village is awash with interesting and historic buildings. The Bridge House said to be the most photographed building in the whole of the Lake District. Of course, views from the village towards the surrounding fells are great but venture onto the low level slopes of Loughrigg for example and you’ll see Ambleside and majestic Lake Windermere at their very best.
Slightly elevated above this popular tourist resort yet only a three minute walk into Ambleside sits Hill Cottage, a modern take on a country cottage offering quality facilities for the smaller party. Up to the minute styling and modern fittings ensure your every comfort and with a huge living space and two good bathrooms, luxury linen on all beds, the accommodation is very flexible ensuring you can all get up and ready with the least amount of fuss, get on your walking boots and head to the hills! And Hill Cottage offers Wi-Fi access so you can even check the forecast before you set off.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
External steps leading to porch and directly into open plan...
Lounge/Dining area: With feature fire, Freeview TV/DVD and i-Pod docking station with radio.
Kitchen: Wrapped in granite with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and fridge freezer.
Sun room: With a small table and seating for two.
Cloakroom: With wash basin and WC.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With single bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: Master room with king size bed and en-suite with shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available. Z-bed with linen available (for flexibility of sleeping arrangements).Off road parking for 2 cars. Patio to the front and enclosed patio garden to the rear with furniture provided. NB: the rear garden has several steps up to a green house.

WAS
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£425-£855
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Newrigg Ref: CC123279
An imposing end of Victorian terrace set out over three floors, Newrigg boasts an enviable position very close to the shores of Lake Windermere and offers comfortable, homely accommodation for the larger party of family or friends. Stroll along to Borrans Park, a super place to exercise both yourselves and your dogs or visit the YHA, pet friendly with licensed bar and restaurant, just yards from Newrigg.

The entrance at road level leads you into the Victorian hallway and into the spacious dining kitchen with feature fireplace, a super social area for all the party to enjoy and share in a hearty breakfast before you hit the fells or to create a special dinner in the evening. And if the weather is typically ‘Lakeland’, a great selection of books, DVDs, board games and even a Wii are available for all the family to enjoy and yes, that all important Wi-Fi access is provided.

Ground Floor: Newrigg has gas central heating, secondary double glazing and briefly comprises:
Lower Ground Floor:
Entrance from the parking area into...
Lounge: with feature fireplace, TV/DVD, selection of toys, board games, DVDs and a Wii.
Bathroom: with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
Utility area: with washer, dryer and freezer.
Ground Floor:
On road level, main entrance hall leading to...
Spacious dining kitchen: with feature fireplace, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and gas oven with hob.
Shower room: with cubicle, hand basin and WC.

First Floor: Bedroom 2: Bunk room with full size beds.
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with feature fireplace.
Bedroom 4: King size bedroom with feature fireplace.

All electric and bed linen provided. Two travel cots and two highchairs available. Limited Wi-Fi access available. Off road parking for 1 large car or 2 small mini size vehicles.

WAS
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£520-£1360
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Holmdale Ref: CC123283
Perfectly placed in the heart of bustling Ambleside, Holmdale offers comfortable self-catering facilities for the larger family or gathering of friends. The boot room to the rear offers plenty of storage for bikes and walking clobber making Holmdale a great, central base for the adventurous guest! Two good bathroom facilities are shared between the four decent sized bedrooms dressed with quality linens on really comfortable beds. The layout of the kitchen makes for a social dining experience where everyone can take a part in preparing the dinner or a hearty cooked breakfast before heading out for the day. And if the weather is typically ‘Lakeland’, a great selection of books, DVDs, board games and even an X box are available for all the family to enjoy and yes, that all important Wi-Fi access is provided.

Ground Floor: With gas central heating and briefly comprises:
Tiled entrance hall leading into...
Comfortable lounge: with leather seating, feature fireplace and large TV with DVD.
Dining/kitchen: with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Utility Room: with washer, dryer and space for boots and bike storage.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
Bathroom: fully tiled with shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Second Floor: Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom.
Bedroom 4: Double bedroom.
Shower room: with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

All electric and bed linen provided. Two travel cots and two high chairs available. Limited Wi-Fi access available. Enclosed rear yard with seating provided. Parking permit provided for one car for use on car parks throughout the area.

WAS
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£520-£1360
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Merlewood Ref: CC123257
A spacious and well presented detached bungalow, Merlewood occupies an enviable site close to the shores of Lake Windermere and directly opposite Borrans Park. This south facing bungalow sits in a prime location across the road from Borrans Park where guests can enjoy direct access to the shores of Lake Windermere. This large expanse of green parkland fringing the water’s edge is ideal for summer picnics, a game of football or simply a leisurely stroll. Whatever the weather, the view across England’s largest lake with a back drop of the Langdales is simply mesmerising. Ambleside is well equipped for the self catering guest with a good variety of shops for supplies as well as cafes, bars and restaurants for all budgets and plenty of outdoor clothing retailers if you get caught in a shower or two.
Blessed with a private garden, awash with colour in the summer months, Merlewood enjoys fine fell views and is just a short, level stroll from the centre of this popular village. The house also provides excellent off road parking for up to three cars, a distinct advantage for those of you who are familiar with Ambleside. Light and spacious, the accommodation is perfect for the smaller party and is well set up for a self catering stay, whatever time of year you chose to visit.

Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has gas central heating and comprises:-
Oak Kitchen: With fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, washing machine and microwave.
Spacious hallway leading to...
Lounge/Dining room: With open fire (fuel available locally), TV, DVD and garden views.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry no cot available.Outside: Private off road parking for two/three cars. Enclosed garden with furniture provided.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
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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