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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 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
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Loughrigg Holme sits underneath the much loved fell of the same name and was once the home of Wordsworth’s daughter, Dora and her husband Edward Quillinan, Rich in literary history connections, visitors to Loughrigg Holme have included Charlotte Bronte, the poet Matthew Arnold and Harriet Martineau. This ‘chocolate box property,originally a farmhouse, built in 17th century and extended in the early 19th century is a beautiful example of a traditional Lakeland residence, her 2 1/2 acres of gardens and fellside including croquet lawn blending effortlessly into the slopes of Loughrigg and displaying a wealth of ancient shrubs and flora, cleverly married with more formal patio, lawn areas and natural water fall.  A short stroll directly under Loughrigg Fell will bring you to beautiful Rydal Water, one of Lakeland’s smallest lakes at only ¾ mile long and ¼ mile wide and a favourite of Wordsworth and many other of the romantic poets and still, to this day, magical, peaceful and most inspiring. Ambleside can also be reached on foot within 20 minutes along a country lane, this bustling village offering numerous attractions and activities for all ages with a wide choice of bars, shops and restaurants. Loughrigg Holme is obviously steeped in Lakeland history and exhibits many historic features with dated spice cupboard, flagged floors, exposed beams and original oak stairs and shutters. The house has been beautifully dressed, the owners respecting the obvious age and fascinating literary connections to create a most comfortable and elegant home, a clever mix of 17th and 21st century, the perfect venue for a family gathering and a place where special memories will be created and treasured.

Ground Floor: Loughrigg Holme has gas fired central heating and comprises
Side entrance into beautiful...
Breakfast kitchen: with central island, large feature Aga, further gas double oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Pantry and utility room: with washing machine, tumble dryer, hand basin and WC. 
Snug: with comfy seating, woodburning stove and TV.
 Elegant lounge: with deep cushioned seating, TV, DVD and large open fireplace.
Dining room: with garden views and feature fireplace.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
Bedroom 2: King size bedroom with feature fireplace.
Bedroom 3: Double bedroom.
Shower room: With hand basin, WC and walk in shower.
Bedroom 4: Twin bedroom.
Bedroom 5: Twin bedroom.
Bathroom: With roll top bath, walk in shower and hand basin and WC.

All fuel, electric and bed linen provided. Fuel for fires available locally. Travel cot and highchair available.Ample parking for up to 4 cars. Cottage garden, lawns and patio with furniture provided. This property has a private water supply.

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£1325-£2905
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Tottlebank - The Falls Ref: CC123159
Tottlebank is a delightful, individually designed apartment on three levels overlooking Stockghyll, an area of pretty woodland and tumbling waterfalls cascading from Red Screes above to Ambleside Village and the lake below. This spacious apartment is ideally suited for those seeking a relaxing holiday away from the ’madding crowd’.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. Tottlebank is decorated and furnished to a high standard with meticulous attention to detail incorporating every modern convenience to provide superb accommodation in the heart of the Lake District.

Ground Floor: Tottlebank has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
Kitchen/diner: With electric hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave and dishwasher.
Lounge: Large room with   flat screen TV/Free view and DVD player and views over Stockghyll, also having small balcony accessed via patio doors.
Cloakroom: With hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Lower ground floor:
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with delightful views.
Bedroom 2: Bunk bedroom with full size bunks.
Bathroom: With  bath, separate shower cubicle,  hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

First Floor: Bedroom 3: Large master bedroom with  kingsize bed and a comfortable seating area. En-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available.Car port for one car. Free Wi-fi access

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£520-£1360
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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.

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£520-£1360
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Scafell Apartment Ref: W41228

Stunning views of Lake Windermere
Four poster bed

Whitecraggs is a truly magnificent setting amidst 3.5 acres of landscaped grounds designed by the famous Kew Plant Hunter, William Purdon, with mature specimens of rare trees and alpine plants, these three holiday apartments form part of Whitecraggs, a converted country house. On two levels, Black Combe Apartment (ref W41226) provides spacious accommodation with a romantic four poster bedroom. Skiddaw Apartment (ref W41227) provides cosy accommodation on the ground floor looking out over the gardens to Lake Windermere, whilst Scafell Apartment (ref W41228) is a delightful first floor apartment. At the northern tip of the lake, centrally placed for the Lake District National Park, there is abundant walking, fell climbing in the nearby Langdales, water sports or simply wandering around charming Ambleside, which dates back to Roman times. From here you can take the steamer to explore villages on Windermere’s shores, as well as Grizedale forest. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electricity included. Parking (1 car).

All properties: Gas included (£10per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Shared 3.5-acres grounds. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. No smoking. NB: There are steep sloping banks in the grounds.

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£264-£665
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Carr Crag Pavilion Ref: CC123243
The unique, semi detached residence offers great character and charm and is situated just above Skelwith Bridge, between the villages of Grasmere and Ambleside at the start of the beautiful Langdale Valley. The Pavilion building was architect designed and built in 2006, the result of which is a delightful  property offering quality accommodation. Substantial grounds surround the property including over an acre of natural wooded gardens with expanses of lawns and perfect for adults to relax and children to play. Frequented by a wide variety of wildlife including deer, The location offers some of the finest walking within the Lake District National Park right from the door step either into the Langdales for some serious climbing or along to Loughrigg Tarn or Skelwith Force waterfall for a more gentle amble beside the River Brathay to Elterwater and the heart of the Great Langdale Valley.
Carr Crag Pavilion is well presented in a traditional style and well equipped for a self catering break at any time of the year. The wood burning stove is perfect for snuggling around in the cooler months and the comfy bedrooms ensure a good night’s rest for all of your party. Carr Crag Pavilion has a private patio area with furniture provided from where to sit out and take in the delightful grounds. Two good eating places are on the doorstep if you choose to have time out of the kitchen, ’Chesters’ by The River and The Talbot Bar at the Skelwith Bridge Hotel, both offering food throughout the day and into the evening.
The combination of a rare and superb setting, along with easy access (car less if preferred) to this entire valley and the amenities of the nearby villages, makes Carr Crag the perfect choice for your holiday retreat
Carr Crag Pavilion can be booked in conjunction with The Lawns, Carr Crag Pavilion Ref 123244 which is next door

Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has night storage heating and comprises:
Entrance into an open plan living area and full length glass windows, comprised of....
Lounge/Dining Room: With tiled flooring and seating arranged around the wood burning stove (fuel available locally), with stunning views of the grounds and their natural beauty. Digital TV, DVD and CD Hi-fi are all available as is reading and reference material in the open bookcase.
Kitchen: With views onto gardens and grounds equipped with dishwasher, electric cooker, fridge with small freezer box and microwave. Useful pantry/storage area with games available.
Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom with single beds that can be pushed together.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
Shower room: With under floor heating, shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

All electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair available through Cumbrian Cottages with pre booking.Outside: Private off road parking for two cars. Patio area with seating provided and access to 2 acres of shared grounds.

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£500-£1235
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Elterwater Ref: W42611

Set in 2.5 acres of beautiful natural grounds and woodland, this charming wooden holiday lodge has its own private garden and shared use of an indoor heated plunge pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and table tennis. Right on the doorstep of the magnificent Langdales, with Ambleside, 2.5 miles and Coniston, 8 miles. It is a perfect base for touring and exploring the footpaths in the area with numerous woodland and hill walks straight from the door. The Lake District Visitor Centre near Windermere is worth a visit, as is the Beatrix Potter Exhibition at Bowness. Great for wildlife lovers, with deer and other animals freely wandering through this small, select woodland retreat. Small on-site shop. Pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

Three steps from car park to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (2ft 6in for children). Shower room with toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Playstation. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi (in adjacent pool hall). Private garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Shared indoor swimming pool (3.6m x 6m, depth 1.2m), Jacuzzi and sauna, March-mid November. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds.

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£361-£786
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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Bobbin Cottage Ref: CC123220
Stockghyll is an area of pretty woodland and tumbling waterfalls cascading from Red Screes above the Ambleside village and the lake below. The Falls are set in one and 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 woodlands walks with Ambleside village a short stroll away and Langdale Pike within four miles. Offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, Ambleside still retains its unique village atmosphere in the heart of the Lake District. All the properties are centrally heated, decorated and furnished to a high standard with meticulous attention to detail incorporating every modern convenience to provide superb holiday accommodation.
Bobbin Cottage enjoys a super location on this exclusive development, close to the edge of Stockghyll Falls. Laid out on three floors, the cottage is presented in a traditional style with a spacious L shaped open plan living area and dining kitchen with quality furnishings. The south facing balcony is sure to be well utilised whatever the weather for catching the last of the evening sunshine or simply to have the sound of running water as an accompaniment to your evening. A selection of ordnance survey maps and guide books are available to tempt you out on to the fells.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Entrance Hall: With useful drying cupboard handy for boots and outdoor gear
Bedroom 1: With double bed with recently refurbished en suite shower, wash basin, WC

First Floor: Lounge: With digital TV and DVD and French doors to the small south facing balcony which has a small table and chairs provided.A selection of maps and guide books available
Dining/Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/drier and microwave.

Second Floor: Bedroom 2: Recently refurbished bedroom with double bed 
Bedroom 3: With twin beds
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and bidet.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot, high chair.   WI-FI available with a free local call package.Outside: Garage for one car.

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£480-£1140
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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.

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£425-£830
Shortlist
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 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.

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£400-£725
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