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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

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
£795 - £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
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

External 4 Swiss Villas

Ambleside - Lake District

Set in a prominent position, with a lovely view across the rooftops from the bedroom, this gorgeous holiday home has many interesting features including the exposed stone wall within the property and the cast iron bath.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£655 - £995 per week *

GL035 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.05 mile to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Woodloft Sitting Room The Woodloft

Elterwater - Lake District

This cosy apartment is the perfect base for a couple looking to explore the local countryside. Located in the heart of Elterwater, it is the perfect location for walking opportunities in the Lake District. Your furry fri...

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£405 - £640 per week *

GL001 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 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 4 Stars with Original Cottages

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
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£515 - £840 per week *

GL022 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • 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 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Ellers Close

Skelwith Bridge - Lake District

Located in Loughrigg near Ambleside and the Langdale Valleys Ellers Close is a great place to stay in the heart of the Lake District. Being well equipped, comfortable and spacious this property offers everything you need...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£470 - £765 per week *

GL046 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.7 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Cot available
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Exterior Fell View

Elterwater - Lake District

Located in the pretty village of Elterwater, this former workshop has been converted to provide well appointed accommodation and enjoys splendid views of the village and surrounding fells. Close to Grasmere and an ideal...

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£775 - £1280 per week *

GL011 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Living Space Dale End Barn

Grasmere - Lake District

Fantastic barn conversion in a tranquil setting, just over a mile from the village of Grasmere; perfect for those seeking peace and relaxation. Light and spacious open plan living with a designated patio, providing stunn...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£565 - £870 per week *

GL007 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 1.2 mile to a pub
  • 1.2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Sitting Room Jontys Cottage

Elterwater - Lake District

Newly refurbished two bedroom apartment, tastefully converted from an old Lakeland saw mill. Situated between the Great Langdale and Little Langdale Valleys in the pretty village of Elterwater, this is ideal for explorin...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£530 - £865 per week *

GL005 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Sitting Area View Holly Nook

Ambleside - Lake District

Holly Nook is the perfect place for a holiday with friends or family, this special property enjoys a waterside location on the shore of Lake Windermere, private jetty and stunning views!

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£1645 - £2355 per week *

GL047 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.8 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

New Property The New Lodge @ Applethwaite

Windermere - Lake District

A beautiful property on the edge of Windermere in the prestigious Applethwaite Hall development a real jewel in the crown.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£425 - £795 per week *

GL064 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Bed linen hire available
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • 0.9 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Garden Cottage

Elterwater - Lake District

Garden Cottage is the perfect cosy cottage for 2 people looking to explore the Lake District National Park.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£335 - £460 per week *

GL050 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Oak Cottage

Chapel Stile - Lake District

This classic stone holiday cottage was built in the 1850's. Set in the stunning Langdale Valley area in Lake District National Park you'll enjoy a comfortable and relaxing holiday at Oak Cottage.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£570 - £895 per week *

GL027 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • 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

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