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Self Catering Accommodation and Holiday Cottages in Ambleside

The diverse geography of the Lake District means it can be both majestic and pretty. Ambleside certainly falls into the latter category, nestled as it is amongst lush green countryside and fells, with a market cross and stone bridge. Whatever time of year you visit, you’re sure to fall head over heels for its charms. Ambleside has been inhabited by ancient Britons, Romans, Vikings and Victorians and has long been a top destination for walkers and nature lovers. Read more

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54.426195, -3.018164

An enchanting wood cabin nestling amongst ancient woods just a ten minute walk from the beautiful waterfalls, pub and cafe at Skelwith Bridge and a short drive (or hour's walk) from bustling Ambleside in the very heart of the Lake District. Perfect for walkers, wildlife lovers and those with a little romance in their hearts!

Weekly price from
£329 to £549
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.423824, -3.013773

A cosy welcoming log cabin ideally positioned within an eighteen acre private secluded woodland estate in the Langdale Valley, near to Ambleside in central Lake District. A perfect base for exploring the areas many attractions and an ideal base for walkers, cyclists, or those who want to simply relax.

Weekly price from
£315 to £650
Sleeps 4

4  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.452808, -3.004197

Escape to the serene beauty of the Lake District at Brockstone Grasmere Cottage. This charming cottage, which sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms, sites on a quiet lane beside the Wordsworth Walk. The path runs between the churchyard in Grasmere where William Wordsworth is buried, to Rydal village where he lived for most of his adult life and wrote many of his most famous poems. Ambleside, Keswick and Kendal are all within easy reach, as are Windermere and Hawkshead. Whether your goal is to scale Scafell Pike or do nothing more energetic than meander along country footpaths and reward yourself with a soak in the spa bath and a glass of wine, Brockstone's location surrounded by glorious Lakeland scenery and with no passing traffic, lets you feel like part of the landscape rather than a merely interested bystander.

Weekly price from
£495 to £975
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.427719, -3.008237

A luxurious holiday lodge ideally positioned in Loughrigg within the Langdale Valley under three miles from Ambleside in the Lake District National Park. With Coniston, Grasmere and Lake Windermere nearby, and the many amenities of Ambleside close to hand, this is a good base for exploring the areas many attractions, walking or simply relaxing in stunning scenery.

Weekly price from
£400 to £820
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.410264, -2.934713

Beautifully presented, this delightful detached holiday home with log burner enjoys an enviable position in the popular Lakeland town of Windermere. Fantastic location for a luxury break with a country house hotel serving fine food just a two minute stroll away. Whether you want to relax, walk or explore the national park and its many attractions, this is an ideal retreat. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£690 to £2190
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

54.433643, -2.959456

Dating back three hundred years, this Lakeland holiday cottage has lots of character features and provides comfortable traditional accommodation. Well located, the cottage sits in a peaceful position in the village of Ambleside, near Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Perfect for walkers and those wanting to explore this beautiful part of the UK.

Weekly price from
£270 to £500
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.428714, -2.963592

Offering ground floor accommodation, this comfortable holiday home sits in an enviable position in the heart of the Lake District National Park in the popular town of Ambleside. Windermere and a host of attractions are a stone's throw away and the area offers super opportunities for walkers, water lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Weekly price from
£340 to £720
Sleeps 6

6  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.389153, -3.013655

Sitting in an idyllic Lakeland position perfectly sandwiched between Hawkshead and Ambleside, Pepper Cottage has country charm oozing in from every window and a modern stylish interior that ensures a high level of comfort throughout your stay. Dogs are welcome to come along and enjoy the incredible walking on the doorstep. Just a mile from the excellent Drunken Duck Inn and a plethora of attractions close by. An ideal base for exploring the Lake District.

Weekly price from
£484 to £741
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.433346, -2.958238

Perfectly located in a peaceful area, stunning views and just a short walk to Ambleside's village centre, this delightful holiday cottage is an ideal base for couples wanting to explore the Lake District either by foot or car. A tranquil spot with glorious views as well as pubs and cafes within walking distance. Seven night or longer breaks offered all year round (sorry no short breaks).

Weekly price from
£250 to £450
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.423483, -3.011350

Centrally located in the very heart of the Lake District National Park, this well presented farm cottage offers peace, tranquility and superb walks (plus a pub!) on the doorstep and all the amenities of Ambleside just two and a half miles away. Situated at Skelwith Bridge, the area is a walker's paradise and a great base for exploring the many attractions of this beautiful part of Cumbria. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£400 to £610
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.348008, -2.948987

Spacious, yet cosy, this characterful holiday cottage sits in the heart of the Lake District National Park in a quiet position in between the Cumbrian village of Far Sawrey and Windermere Ferry. Peaceful with lovely views, it is equally appealing for one or two families and is within easy reach of the Lake District's many attractions. Lovely walks from the front door and an exceptionally good pub within fifteen minutes walk.

Weekly price from
£630 to £980
Sleeps 8

8  |   5  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.424726, -3.014557

Located in the heart of the Lake District, this comfortable holiday lodge is located at Neaum Crag within eighteen acres of spacious grounds. Dog and child friendly, guests have the use of good on-site leisure facilities including a swimming pool. Just three miles from Ambleside, this is an ideal base for those who enjoy walking, relaxing or who want to explore the area and its many attractions.

Weekly price from
£420 to £595
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 5 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.379883, -3.020725

Sitting in a tranquil position on a farm between Windermere and Coniston, this delightful holiday cottage provides an ideal retreat to escape the pressures of every day life and explore the Lake District. Superb walks, bike rides and views on the doorstep, and pubs in Hawkshead just a mile away.

Weekly price from
£330 to £655
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.376617, -3.007081

A traditional spacious 16th Century Lakeland farmhouse sitting in an idyllic tranquil setting within walking distance of the bustling pretty village of Hawkshead in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Superb walking all around, plenty of attractions and a good choice of pubs nearby.

Weekly price from
£725 to £1525
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.433346, -2.958238

Perfectly positioned in a tranquil spot with breathtaking views, this cosy retreat is just a short walk from the heart of Ambleside's village centre with a good range of amenities (including pubs) providing a great base from which to explore the Lake District and its many attractions. Seven night or longer breaks offered throughout the year (sorry no short breaks). Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£320 to £700
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

54.410197, -2.915328

Bursting with character, this beautiful farmhouse oozes charm and provides a luxurious 5 Star retreat right in the heart of the Lake District in the stunning Troutbeck Valley. A very special retreat for friends and families close to Ambleside and Windermere towns and just a short walk from shores of Lake Windermere and an excellent pub. Sorry but short breaks are not available, just weekly or longer bookings taken throughout the year. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price from
£950 to £1850
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

54.428235, -2.964015

A stylish retreat for two in the heart of the Lake District National Park in the popular Lakeland town of Ambleside. Ideally located and perfect for couples and singles wanting a walking holiday or an exceptionally comfy base from which to explore the area and its many attractions. Pubs, restaurants, shops and even a jazz club a short stroll away.

Weekly price from
£349 to £510
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.434471, -2.951954

A traditional large detached 16th Century holiday cottage in a private garden, located in an idyllic tranquil setting in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Just a ten to twelve minute walk from Ambleside with are plenty of attractions and fabulous walks on the doorstep. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£895 to £1835
Sleeps 9

9  |   5  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.433633, -2.962954

A traditional Lakeland cottage ideally placed in the village of Ambleside, near Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District National Park. With a host of attractions within easy reach and superb opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts on the doorstep, this is an ideal retreat for active people or those who want to explore the national park and Cumbria.

Weekly price from
£270 to £500
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.434357, -3.034998

Sitting in the stunning little hamlet of Elterwater surrounded by mountains, Townfoot Cottage offers all the right ingredients for those who appreciate a stylish interior mixed with country cottage charm (log burner included!). Dog-friendly with superb walking from the front door. An ideal base for exploring the Lake District National Park. Weekly (or longer) bookings offered all year round, sorry but short breaks are not available. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£525 to £950
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

About Ambleside

The sense of history permeates the streets, feeling solid and reassuringly permanent. There is nothing trendy about Ambleside. Its appeal has drawn people for thousands of years, and is likely to do so for thousands more.

There is so much to see and do in the Lake District and Ambleside is slap-bang in the centre of it all. If you’re feeling energetic you can walk the 11 mile loop to the top of England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike, or simply take a stroll into neighbouring Grasmere via Rydal Water, treating yourself to a delicious afternoon tea and a look around Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum. Ambleside is also near Troutbeck, Loughrigg, and Scandale Beck. Give your hiking boots a rest and rent a bicycle, or enjoy nothing more strenuous than browsing Ambleside’s boutiques – how you spend your day is entirely up to you, but you certainly won’t be short of options!

You would struggle to believe that you are less than two hours from Manchester and Liverpool, three hours from Edinburgh, and just an hour from the Scottish Border, as you drink in Ambleside’s unpolluted air and calm atmosphere. If you decide to leave the car at home, the nearest train station is a mere four miles away in Windermere and well serviced by taxis.

You can’t beat Ambleside as a base for your self-catering holiday in the Lake District. It is all here waiting for you to discover.