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WILLOWBANK Town outskirts
Willowbank is Bed & Breakfast with a difference. The modern house stands in its own grounds, in an elevated position with superb views. We offer two luxurious suites, beautifully furnished and decorated, consisting of large lounge with porch, double room and bathroom. There is private parking within the grounds and safe storage for bikes. The lounges have some self catering facilities and a continental breakfast hamper is brought to your suite, with full English option.
RIVERSIDE Town outskirts  
Riverside is on the outskirts of Ambleside, near Rothay Bridge, on the peaceful Under Loughrigg road beside the Rothay River. It is ten minutes’ walk to all town centre amenities. This spacious elegant house provides high quality B&B in a beautiful rural location. Our Extensive breakfast menu offers juices, cereals, fruit, yoghurt, porridge, selected teas and coffees, traditional full English menu or vegetarian options. Beautifully appointed bedrooms are all en-suite, with plenty of space, luxury linen, television and hospitality trays. Three doubles with king size beds and three twins convertible to king size doubles. One room has a four poster bed. Discount rates for longer stays. Regret no dogs, no children under 10. Closed mid-December – mid-January
BARNES FELL Town outskirts
Nick and Ethna Davenport offer you a warm welcome in our boutique style B & B. We are in an elevated position above Ambleside, just two minutes walk up from the centre with all its amenities and attractions, with fantastic views over the village and the Southern Fells. All our three en-suite double bedrooms have luxury furnishings and linen, and widescreen DVD Televisions, clock radios, hot drinks tray,. Each has an individually designed bath or shower room with excellent toiletries and bathrobes. We try to make our breakfasts the very best. We have a wide choice including fish, fruit and vegetarian/vegan options as well as the traditional English breakfast. Open all year.
ROOM ONLY accommodation next to the well known Apple Pie Bakery and the Bridge House. This is superior accommodation on three floors, doubles, twins or king size. Just a step away from all amenities. Breakfast is optionally available at 10% discount in the Bakery. The rooms are beautifully appointed and all ensuite with large TV and wi-fi. Two Dog friendly rooms available by prior appointment. Off street parking, bike storage. Open all year.
HOLME LEA Town centre 

We have a lovely traditional stone built house. Rooms are 2 doubles, 1 family and 1 twin, all en-suite, and 1 single with private bathroom, all with tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen tv. Children are welcome but sorry no pets. We are a no smoking establishment. We are open all year apart from Christmas day, We are close to all local amenities, shops, restaurants and pubs yet situated off the main through road.

AMBLESIDE MANOR Town outskirts
Vegetarian Bed & Breakfast in a grand Victorian residence, set in its own 2 acre grounds yet within 3 minutes’ walk of the town centre. Sixteen superbly appointed bedrooms – standard, superior or luxury suites available, all en suite, with TV, DVD, hospitality trays, wi-fi. There is ample parking and safe storage for bikes. Mountain and valley walks of all grades start from the doorstep. Open all year. Families welcome.

 Town outskirts
Superior accommodation in a choice of room standards, all rooms spacious and ensuite with all the facilities you would expect. One ground floor room available, also one 3-room suite. In a quiet street with lovely open views of Loughrigg Fell and Fairfield, yet within three minutes’ walk of all town centre amenities. Extensive breakfast menu. Private parking, free wi-fi. Open all year, dogs welcome by prior arrangement
Wanslea is a traditional Lakeland stone Victorian house, lying at the foot of Wansfell mountain and within a few minutes’ walk of Ambleside village and Lake Windermere. We offer Premier rooms with king-size beds, en-suite spa baths and LCD wide screen TV, also standard rooms. All our rooms have en-suite shower room or en-suite bath/shower room as well as colour TV, CD, radio alarm and tea coffee trays. We offer double, twin and family accommodation and children are welcome.
Open all year ** Licensed ** Families welcome ** Pets by prior arrangement
first floor ROOM ONLY accommodation over the Tarantella Restaurant (open evenings) in Lake Road. It is ideally placed in the town centre, just a step away from all amenities. Breakfast is available in several nearby cafis. The rooms are newly decorated and well furnished, with either en-suite facilities or private bathroom. There is full central heating and TV in all rooms. There is one double bedded room and two large airy rooms that can be used as doubles, twins or family rooms, sleeping up to four people. Open all year.

Claremont House situated in Ambleside town centre offers you high quality good value accommodation in a great location for all the town’s amenities. We have 5 ensuite bedrooms, including double, twin and family rooms, all decorated and furnished to a high standard, equipped with T.V. / DVD players, hairdryers and hospitality trays. There is free WiFi throughout the house. All the outdoor activities associated with the Lake District are on our door step. Parking is by permit and we offer safe bike storage.
WATEREDGE INN Waterhead, lake side  Bars & restaurant open to non-residents
Situated in its own grounds on the shore of Lake Windermere at Waterhead, the hotel offers comfortable well-appointed accommodation and imaginative cuisine. There are 22 bedrooms, many with lake views and all offering the best of Lakeland comfort with each having its own bathroom, colour television and complimentary tea and coffee tray. Twins, doubles, king-size doubles, family and single rooms are available plus two luxury suites with balconies and a view of the lake. A full Lakeland Breakfast is included and is served with spectacular views of Lake Windermere. During the day we offer a full menu of freshly prepared food of the highest quality, fine wines and real ales. 
A warm welcome awaits you at the Anchorage, where Helen and Arthur the resident owners will do their very best to make your stay an enjoyable one. We offer high quality accommodation, in very comfortable furnished and decorated rooms. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished, en-suite, with hot drinks trays, colour TV, radio alarm clocks and hairdryers. We are open all year with wonderful views of Loughrigg Fell and Wansfell Pike, yet so close to the village centre.
Meadowbank is a spacious Victorian house with large elegant rooms, fully centrally heated and beautifully furnished and decorated. There is private parking within the grounds and safe storage for bikes. There are seven bedrooms – three doubles (one on ground floor), two twins, one single and one family room. All rooms are en-suite, except one twin room which has its own private bathroom. Rooms are fully equipped with TV, radio, hairdryers and hospitality trays. Children are welcome and dogs are accepted by prior arrangement. Open all year
outsidenew4smPARK HOUSE Town centre  
Park House is a fine Victorian residence which has been carefully upgraded and modernised. It is warm, comfortable and has elegant interiors decorated to a high standard. The house is in an ideal position in the town centre, with uninterrupted views across parkland to the fells beyond. It is only 2 minutes walk from buses, shops, pubs and cafés. There is private parking or parking by permit supplied. We have four en-suite double rooms each with tasteful luxury furnishings, also two single rooms. All rooms are fully equipped for the comfort of our guests, including colour tv, DVD player, tea, coffee and hot chocolate making facilities, hairdryers, and wireless broadband connection. Children over fifteen years old are welcome.
HAVEN COTTAGE Town edge AA  Highly Commended
Originally two Victorian cottages, conveniently situated on the edge of Ambleside, the property now provides modern facilities whilst retaining the traditional feel of a country cottage. There are fine mountain views. There is an extensive breakfast menu, full English or vegetarian alternatives, using high quality local produce wherever possible. Special diets can be catered for with prior notice. Six bedrooms, all en-suite, hospitality trays, free wifi and colour TV with DVD facility. Ample private parking is available, a cycle store and drying facilities. Children 12 years old or over are welcome.
EASEDALE LODGE Town centre   
A very warm welcome to Easedale Lodge, Ambleside – A wonderful place to stay with lovely rooms, a great breakfast, ample free off street parking, a convenient central location with fantastic fell and village views and friendly hosts! Why go anywhere else? Easedale Lodge is a charming Victorian town house. It is furnished and decorated to a very high standard with great attention to detail and comfort. Many fine walks and bus rides start almost from the door, with Lake Windermere just a mile away. The bedrooms, all doubles, each have their own character. Most are en-suite, the rest having separate but private bathrooms. Views vary, some rooms with town views, others over parkland to mountains. Rooms are priced accordingly. All provide complimentary tea/coffee trays, television, radio alarms, hair dryers, wi-fi. There is ample private parking. We are open all year.
ROTHAY HOUSE Town centre  
On the edge of town, Rothay House offers comfortable B&B with private parking and a modern high standard of furnishing and decoration. Superb breakfasts (ETB Breakfast award). Five doubles and a twin room, all en-suite with tv, dvd, wi-fi. Children welcome, regret no pets.
exterior1252 CAMBRIDGE VILLAS Town centre 
Welcome from Jeanette and Steve, your hosts during your stay at this 5 bedroom B&B on Church Street in central Ambleside. We have double, single and twin/family rooms, all refurbished and beautifully appointed, with en-suite facilities, central heating, toiletries, television, radio, and a few luxuries placed throughout the rooms to make you feel perfectly comfortable and at home. There is an extensive breakfast menu to suit all tastes. Group bookings are welcome, as are children of all ages. Regret no dogs.
 MELROSE Town centre   

A traditional Guest House in Ambleside town centre, Melrose is a Victorian home built of Lakeland stone, with many original features. There are 8 spacious bedrooms, triples, doubles, twin bedded or family. All rooms have en-suite facilities or a private shower room, also colour television, with flat screen TVs some with DVD players, hair dryers, alarm clocks, wine glasses, boot trays and complimentary refreshment trays. On the lower ground floor, there is a small suite of rooms (recently refurbished) comprising a single room, a double with extra single bed and a shower room/toilet, ideal for a family of four, or a group of three, with a bed apiece. We provide a traditional generous full English breakfast, also vegetarian or fruit alternatives. Open all year. Wi-fi.

 BRATHAY LODGE Town centre 
 Brathay Lodge, Guest Accommodation, family run Lake District bed & breakfast with scenic views over  Wansfell and Loughrigg. Situated towards central Ambleside, Brathay Lodge is within a few minutes’ walk of over 30 eateries offering a wide range of cuisine. We have 20 rooms available with king size beds, these are made up of standard, superior (ground floor, pet friendly included), twin, triple, quadruple, family rooms (sleeps 3-5) and four poster suites. All rooms are en-suite with Jacuzzi spa bath and shower over, WI-FI/Internet access, tea & coffee making facilities and colour TV’s.
 CROW HOW COUNTRY HOUSE  Outside town   
 Just outside Ambleside on the Rydal Road, Crow How Country House is peacefully set in its own beautiful grounds, alongside Rydal Farm. The house offers quality Bed & Breakfast accommodation in spacious surroundings, with optional evening meals. The house is open all year. Ten rooms are available – 8 doubles, one twin and one single, all with good views of the surrounding valley and fells. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, colour televisions and hospitality trays. For breakfast we offer choices of cereals and fruits, along with our Cumbrian style breakfast with the highest quality of locally sourced ingredients.
 AMBOSELI LODGE Town centre  
 A friendly family run guest house with four star silver award accommodation. We have three double rooms, all of which have en-suite bath and shower, and are maintained to a high standard. All rooms are equipped with T.V., hair dryer and complimentary tea/coffee making facilities. Each room is fullly double glazed and has independently controlled central heating, free wi-fi, and lovely views. We have private off-road parking, and secluded garden for our guests’ use. Ideal location for walking, touring or cycling. Secure cycle storage. Open all year. We regret we are unable to accommodate either children or pets.
 ROTHAY GARTH off town centre 
 Rothay Garth is a beautiful traditional Victorian Lakeland slate building set in its own landscaped grounds. Whilst retaining its character and many original features, the Rothay Garth offers en suite facilities, a comfortable spacious resident.s lounge and drinks service, conservatory and elegant breakfast room. The bedrooms are spacious and beautifully furnished to a luxury standard and are well equipped with all facilities. All bedrooms are en-suite and there are double or twin rooms, from luxury to standard. An extensive breakfast menu caters for all tastes. Open all year, ample private parking.
 SLACK COTTAGE High Wray, rural
 Slack Cottage, built over 300 years ago and once owned by Beatrix Potter, is set in 10 acres of peaceful grounds bordering the quiet western shore of Lake Windermere. Two rooms are available – a double with ensuite facilities and a twin/super king en-suite both with good views across the lake. They are individually furnished to provide stylish and homely accommodation. There is colour television and DVD player with a wide range of films. Hot/cold drink trays are provided. The garden is yours to enjoy with attractive plants, plus wildlife including red squirrels, deer and many birds. A first class breakfast menu, served in our period dining room, caters for all tastes. There is ample parking and safe storage for bikes.
 HILLSDALE Town centre 
 A charming Bed and Breakfast property, in a convenient town centre location, with FREE OFF ROAD PARKING for each room. The beautiful waters of Windermere, Rydal and Grasmere are within easy walking distance as are the historic homes of Wordsworth, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. Each room has been individually styled – As the B&B has been created from an original Lakeland Stone townhouse, so typical of Ambleside, no room is the same shape or size, but we hope that each one is as comfortable, attractive and pleasing as the next! All rooms have either a double or king sized bed, newly refurbished en-suite shower room and flat screen LCD TV. 
 OLD VICARAGE Town centre 
 The Old Vicarage is a family-run 15 bedroom property which goes beyond ‘normal’ bed and breakfast. With our indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and sauna you’ll be relaxing whatever the weather, and if the sun is shining you can sit at our extensive terrace area and take in the fell views. Coffee and a good book are optional [we also have wi-fi], while you banish your husband / wife / partner / friend to explore Ambleside town centre which is only 2 minutes walk away. The 15 ensuite rooms are all four star rated and vary in size, style and views. Our newer rooms have a contemporary slant, while we still cater for the traditionalists among you in our spacious Victorian House.
ELDER GROVE Town Centre 
With 10 comfortable en suite bedrooms Elder Grove has a choice of accommodation, car parking, quiet bar with wifi and lounge all add to the comfortable surroundings provided by your hosts Paul and Vicky. Breakfast is served in our unique greenstone dining room with a choice from the buffet table or a selection of freshly prepared cooked breakfasts, from locally sourced produce and Paul’s home made jams, bread and award winning marmalade all help you start a wonderful day in the Lake District. On the edge of Ambleside we are within easy walking of the town centre and Lake Windermere.
lakesbbsmTHE LAKES B&B Town Centre
A traditional Lakeland town house offering high quality accommodation and wholesome food. Within two steps from all amenities in Ambleside with numerous walks directly accessible from the house. Two double and one single, all ensuite and beautifully appointed. Parking, bike storage, Freeview, Wi-fi. Sorry no children, no pets. Open almost all year.
ROSEMOUNT Town outskirts
Self contained self-service Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Rosemount is part of the owners’ house, being a small studio flat with its own entrance, situated in a quiet position close to the centre of Ambleside. There is ample parking and gardens with your own sitting out area. It comprises a comfortably furnished lounge area, a double bed and small kitchen, including a microwave, fridge and toaster. There is TV with a DVD player. A separate bathroom has shower and WC. A self-service continental Breakfast is provided including fruit juices, cereals bread, butter, jam and marmalade, also tea and coffee making facilities. Open all year, two nights minimum.
BRATHAY offers high quality Bed & Breakfast in an imposing Georgian country house situated in its own extensive grounds at the head Windermere lake. There are superb open views of the surrounding fells and the lake. Accommodation is available for individuals or larger groups in the main house or adjacent lodges, including our luxurious Scafell Lodge. Doubles, singles or family rooms are en-suite, fully equipped, well furnished and decorated. Dormitory rooms cater for groups. There is wi-fi and ample parking. An extensive breakfast menu is available. Open all year.
Lyndale Guest House offers an individual and relaxed atmosphere where you will receive a warm welcome and outstanding hospitality. Lyndale Guest House is ideally situated just 5 minutes walk from Ambleside town centre and a 5 minute walk from Waterhead on the shores of Windermere. Excellent location for ramblers, with many walks starting from the front door, cyclists with over night storage, Cots and high chairs available on request, We accept pets at no extra charge. Wi-Fi also available. We have double, super-king double, family, twin and single rooms, all en-suite or with private bathrooms.
Anthony & Christine have been welcoming new guests and old friends to Smallwood House for 22 years. Our guests regularly comment on our award winning breakfasts, thanks to our menu range and use of quality, fresh local produce. We are happy to cater for vegetarian, gluten free or other dietary needs. Our on-going commitment to cleanliness and decoration means our rooms are fresh and comfortable, and our bathrooms offer under-floor heating and attractive suites. just a 2 minute walk from the town centre, with a variety of shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy, and Ambleside is an ideal location for exploring the fells or the wider Lake District. If you don.t want to completely get away from it all we offer complimentary Wifi throughout the hotel, as well as the use of a nearby spa and swimming pool.
As seen on ITV “The Lakes” television programme. It’s all about breakfast at Compston House! Sue and Jerry offer you the choice of a full American breakfast (with Sue’s fresh, hot, homemade pancakes), a full English breakfast (of course), a New York style omelette overstuffed with cheese, or eggy bread as you like it-sweet or savory! With sizzling home cured bacon and handmade Cumberland sausages from our local butcher, and creamy local free range eggs. Just yummy. Eight double rooms with free parking and one single room–all en-suite. No children under 16 or pets. Free WiFi.
We extend a warm welcome to you at Thorneyfield Guest House. We have Family, Triple, Double, Twin or Single rooms available, all beautifully furnished to a high standard. Facilities include central heating, TV, video/DVD players, fridges, hair dryers, tea and coffee. All Rooms are either ensuite or with their own private bathrooms. We have rooms specifically for singles each with its own private deluxe bathroom. Breakfast choice is from our full English/Cumbrian breakfast or a vegetarian alternative. For those wanting a lighter choice we also offer a continental option, a fresh fruit salad, yoghurts and croissants. Car Parking is available. Children are welcome over 4 years old. Open all year.
THE GABLES Town centre 
THE GABLES offers high quality Bed & Breakfast, combined with excellent service and value, in the centre of Ambleside. There are 14 bedrooms, including double, twin and family rooms, all furnished and decorated to a high standard. Facilities include en suite bath or shower and WC, hairdryer, kettle, radio, alarm clock, TV with video and satellite connection. For your convenience there are drying facilities, ironing board and a private car park. Our spacious hotel dining room provides a grand setting for our extensive breakfast menu with full traditional English fare or continental and vegetarian alternatives all using locally sourced products.
THE RYSDALE Town centre  
DIANNE and ALLAN OSBORNE welcome you to Rysdale, a fine Edwardian building of local stone close to the town centre. Most of our spacious bedrooms, which include double, twin and single rooms, offer superb uninterrupted views to the fells. All are furnished to a high standard with central heating, en-suite, colour TV, radio clock alarms, hair-driers and hot drinks trays. A large comfortable lounge has a real fire in an old inglenook fireplace, while our superbly decorated dining room provides an elegant setting for your breakfast Breakfast can be full English Breakfast, Continental or vegetarian. Open all year except over Christmas. Children over 3 years are welcome
NAB COTTAGE by Rydal Water 
Nab Cottage stands alone overlooking Rydal Water. It dates from the 16th century with many original features: beams, flagged floors, spice cupboard, mullioned windows, open fire. There are 7 bedrooms, most en-suite, a dining room, sitting room and Thomas de Quincey’s original opium den – now a TV room. There is a computer for guests’ use and wi-fi throughout. Massage, Reiki, and Shiatsu are available on site and guests can also use our Canadian canoe. A beautifully converted barn adjoining the cottage can be booked for family parties and workshops
exterior125YEWFIELD  at Hawkshead Hill
Yewfield is situated close to the famous Tarn Hows beauty spot, in 80 acres of private grounds with lovely walks from the doorstep.
It offers vegetarian Bed & Breakfast in a choice of 15 superbly appointed bedrooms (standard, superior and luxury) and also three self catering studio apartments. The extensive grounds include woodland, a tarn and extensive gardens. This is a unique property with spacious public rooms and excellent informal hospitality