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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.

New Property Biskey Dip

Bowness on Windermere - Lake District

A fantastic house sleeping 4 located in the heart of Bowness on Windermere providing a great base to explore the area.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£495 - £795 per week *

GL052 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Luxury Sitting Area Holly Nook

Ambleside - Ambleside

With a fantastic waterside location on Lake Windermere, close to the town of Ambleside and with spacious accommodation Holly Nook really is a special place for a self catering holiday with family or friends.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£1599 - £2285 per week *

GL047 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • 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
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Open plan kitchen diner 4 Swiss Villas

Ambleside - Ambleside

An impressive property situated in an elevated position very close to Ambleside town centre.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£580 - £960 per week *

GL035 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • 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 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Dining Area Rose Cottage

Elterwater - Lake District

Centrally located and overlooking Elterwater village bowling green, Rose Cottage is a delightful place for a holiday. Full of character, it sleeps 4 people. Relax and enjoy.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£522 - £835 per week *

GL004 View property

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

New Property Decking Langdale Way

Skelwith Bridge - Lake District

Langdale Way is a homely and well equipped first floor apartment for two people with stunning views from it's own private balcony.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£303 - £512 per week *

GL048 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Towels provided
  • 0.6 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

Luxury Property Exterior Braegarth

Elterwater - Langdale

An impressive detached property with a beautiful 2 acre garden. The property boasts stylish and comfortable accommodation.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£919 - £1349 per week *

GL034 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • 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
  • 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

Pet Friendly Living Space Dale End Barn

Grasmere - Grasmere

A beautiful barn conversion with a designated patio overlooking the lake. Stylishly furnished and suitable for 4 people. Relax and enjoy.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£545 - £842 per week *

GL007 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • 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
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • 1.2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly External Spedding Fold

Chapel Stile - Langdale

Enjoy the scenery at Spedding Fold. This delightful property sleeps up to 10 and has beautiful views over Langdale.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£960 - £1790 per week *

GL020 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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New Property Tilberthwaite

Bowness on Windermere - Lake District

Perched above Bowness on Windermere this gem of an apartment provides 4 Star Gold luxury in a superb central location

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£470 - £750 per week *

GL055 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.25 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 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 Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Property External Croft Cottage

Clappersgate - Lake District

A beautiful 18th Century cottage packed with character and charm, just a short stroll from neighbouring Ambleside.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£399 - £711 per week *

GL028 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Open Plan View from Dining area Church Gate

Chapel Stile - Lake District

A spacious and tastefully decorated property situated in a fantastic location.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£498 - £827 per week *

GL021 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 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 Open Plan Living Room Oakdene Cottage

Chapel Stile - Lake District

Superbly situated in the centre of Chapel Stile, Oakdene Cottage sleeps 6 in comfort. Great walks from the door in all directions, close to shop and pub too!

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£488 - £890 per week *

GL038 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 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

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