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Cottages in Ambleside

Ambleside is bustling! On every Lake District visitors shortlist, this small town attracts millions of visitors every year and is in an ideal location for exploring the national park.

Ambleside is a pretty town at the head of Lake Windermere and has inherited a rich history from ancient times. Its name derives from the Old Norse for ‘river sand bank, summer pasture’ and there was also a Roman fort, Galava, which housed 500 soldiers to protect the South Lakeland fells from invasion by the Picts and Scots.

The main architecture of the town is Victorian however, one of the most picturesque buildings is the tiny 300 year old Grade 1 listed Bridge House. This is perched on top of the bridge over Stock Ghyll. It is thought to have been a store for apples but is now owned by the National Trust. A short stroll from here will take you to Stock Ghyll force, a spectacular 70 foot waterfall which is especially beautiful in spring when the daffodils come out under the trees.

The town was originally a centre for the wool trade and agriculture but is now geared towards visitors to the area with many pubs, restaurants, two cinemas and a wide selection of shops. If you want anything for outdoor pursuits you will find it here. Ferries across Windermere can be taken a short distance away from the town centre at Waterhead Pier.

Ambleside has many famous associations. William Wordsworth lived in nearby Rydal but worked for a time to support his writing as a Distributor of Stamps in Ambleside. There is also the Armitt Museum celebrating other famous figures of the Lake District including Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. St Mary’s church was designed by George Gilbert Shaw and is of the local blue stone with an unusual sandstone spire.

Whether you are interested in the history of the area or want to enjoy the many outdoor pursuits available in this spectacular landscape, Ambleside provides an ideal base for your holiday in the centre of the Lake District.

Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

WiFi Meadow Bank

Elterwater - Lake District

A stunning property for 10 people in the heart of Elterwater village in the Langdales. Comfortable, spacious accommodation in a great location and with stunning views.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£794 - £1950 per week *

GL051 View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

New Property Lakeland Lodge

Windermere - Lake District

Set in the magnificent Troutbeck Valley above Windermere, Lakeland Lodge truly has it all on its doorstep

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£425 - £925 per week *

GL058 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

Luxury Property Knipefold Barn

Outgate, near Hawkshead - Lake District

Tucked away down a quiet lane yet close to all the beautiful places of attraction in the Lakes, this fabulous holiday home has the living area upstairs to take advantage of the superb views. Hawkshead is just 5 minutes a...

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£669 - £1195 per week *

GL018 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1.1 mile to a pub
  • 2.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Birch Tree Cottage

Chapel Stile - Lake District

A little gem, smuggled away at the end of a private driveway and close to all amenities. Lovingly decorated and perfectly formed, this cottage offers everything a small group could be seeking from a stay in the Lake Dist...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£396 - £665 per week *

GL042 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • 0.25 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Luxury Property Open Plan View from Dining area Church Gate

Chapel Stile - Lake District

A charming end terrace cottage quietly positioned near the old road to Grasmere. The south facing garden has views over to Lingmoor and the fells and the popular villages of Coniston, Windermere and Hawkshead are just a...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£503 - £855 per week *

GL021 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Megs Beck Cottage

Chapel Stile - Lake District

Megs Beck Cottage is a welcoming holiday home in the beautifully tranquil Langdale Valley. The views are stunning and the area a walkers paradise. If you fancy fishing or taking a boat trip then head to nearby Coniston a...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£501 - £840 per week *

GL022 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Luxury Property Exterior Hacket Forge

Little Langdale - Lake District

A 17th century Lakeland cottage set on the riverbank and offering tranquility within an acre of gardens and woodland. This fabulous cottage is believed to be the oldest in the valley but has been refitted to include all...

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£602 - £1150 per week *

GL030 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 2.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

Luxury Property Exterior Braegarth

Elterwater - Lake District

Top quality accommodation set within a private 2 acre garden. Enjoy the stunning views across Elterwater Common from most rooms and a choice of walks direct from the doorstep.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£949 - £1535 per week *

GL034 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 5 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Luxury Property Swallows House

Skelwith Bridge - Lake District

Relax in comfort in this beautifully restored and tastefully furnished detached house. Perfect for a family celebration with a games room, large garden, patio and ample parking. Close to Grasmere and Windermere and an id...

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£910 - £1770 per week *

GL009 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 0.8 mile to a pub
  • 2.2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Spring Cottage

Windermere - Lake District

A lovely cottage sleeping 4 in the small hamlet of The Common just outside Windermere. Beautifully presented Spring cottage is an ideal base for you to explore the Lake District National Park, with the added bonus of man...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£425 - £695 per week *

GL073 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Oakdene House

Chapel Stile - Lake District

This spacious detached property is the perfect base for a large family holiday. Situated in the centre of Chapel Stile it is just a stone's throw away from the local shops and pub.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£789 - £1465 per week *

GL037 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Fellside Studio

Ambleside - Lake District

An open plan 18th century cottage with contemporary interior. This property for 2 is located in the hamlet of Clappersgate, just a short distance from Ambleside.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£425 - £650 per week *

GL063 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine

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