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ROTHAY GARTH off town centre
Rothay Garth is 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.
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.
HAVEN COTTAGE Town edge AA HAVEN COTTAGE offers high quality Bed & Breakfast accommodation close to the centre of Ambleside. Built from Lakeland slate in the 19th century and still with a traditional feel, it has been extensively renovated to provide 5 en-suite bedrooms which includes a mix of 3 cosy double bedrooms and 2 magnificent Suites complete with King-size beds & roll-top baths. Fine mountain views. Guests also benefit from free car-parking, unlimited Wi-fi, TV & DVD player, Afternoon Tea, Drying facilities and cycle storage too. The owners give excellent customer service including maps & advice on where to walk or bike in the area. There is an extensive Breakfast menu including a traditional cooked Cumbrian breakfast, lighter options and a vegetarian menu too. Sorry but No Children Under 16 & No Pets.
Friendly Victorian B&B accommodation. Enjoy a charming stay in our friendly bed and breakfast. We offer a home away from home, with striking views of Ambleside and the Lake District fells beyond. We offer ten en-suite rooms for guests to enjoy, from classic singles to sumptuous four-poster beds. Book a break at Elder Grove B&B and you can access one of our guest passes for free entry to our local spa during your stay. Rated as Excellent on TripAdvisor and a 9.8 on
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.

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.
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.
Compston House is a traditional 1890’s merchant house built of Lakeland stone. Throughout the years, it has been lovingly cared for and provided many guests with memorable visits of Ambleside. The property is ideally situated in the heart of Ambleside, close to all shops, bars and restaurants. Owners Megan and John (and their dog Mia) took the helm in June 2017 providing high quality hospitality, a comfortable stay and fantastic breakfasts making your stay all the more enjoyable!
Our young German Shepherd Mia has stolen the hearts of many! She loves meeting our valued guests, and they love meeting her! She is extremely well behaved and very friendly!
Rooms feature comfortable beds, Smart TV, USB charging sockets and a generous hospitality tray including a Tassimo coffee machine. Breakfast is included in the room rate along with a parking permit to use the local car parks for free during your stay. All rooms have access to our superfast fibre WiFi.
We look forward to welcoming you to Compston House and providing you with great service, excellent hospitality and fantastic breakfasts!
Just outside Ambleside on the Rydal Road, Crow How Country House is peacefully set in its own beautiful grounds, alongside Rydal Farm. Nestling in a stunning rural setting in the historic Rydal Valley this grand Victorian building was built as a farm house in 1848 from the stones of ancient Rydal Hall, before being converted into a Country House Hotel in the early 1930’s. The house offers quality Bed & Breakfast accommodation in spacious surroundings.
The house is open all year. Nine rooms are available – 8 doubles and one twin/triple, all with good views of the surrounding valley and fells. All bedrooms have en suite facilities, colour televisions and hospitality trays.
Children over 12 are welcome. We regret no dogs. The house is strictly no smoking
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
MELROSE Town centre
Melrose is just 10 minutes walk from Lake Windermere with its steamer cruises and water leisure activities and is the starting point for many popular walks and hikes. We are conveniently located for transport links and within walking distance of the many restaurants, bars and cafes in Ambleside. There are eight stylish rooms at Melrose, some with fell views. All have smart flat screen TVs, well stocked hospitality trays, and en-suite bathrooms (single room has private bathroom) with luxury toiletries. Free WiFi is available throughout the Guest House. Free parking is available for all rooms which is a two minute walk from the Guest House. We are also able to provide secure storage for bikes and hard standing for motor bikes. A home cooked full Cumbrian or vegetarian breakfast is provided including local jams and relishes. Lighter options are available for those who prefer. Special diets are catered for. Regret we unable to accommodate children under the age of 12 or pets.
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2 Cambridge Villas is a lovely, friendly bed and breakfast in the centre of Ambleside where you’ll find a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation.  You’ll find us on Church Street, a quiet road close to shops, restaurants and cafés.  Also, very handy for the bus stop and amazing walks in the fells!  We have 5 beautiful en-suite rooms all with individual character, bespoke furnishings and most importantly comfy beds for a good night’s sleep!   We have twin, double and family rooms.  Breakfast is a full English hearty affair with vegetarian, vegan and healthy options available using local produce wherever possible.  Walkers and cyclists benefit from drying facilities and bike storage. Free parking close by.  Free Wi-Fi. Group bookings welcome, as are children of all ages. Single occupancy available. Sorry but no pets.  Open almost all year except for Christmas and January to mid-February.
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
We offer a warm welcome to our cosy traditional Lakeland terrace house. We are situated 2 minutes walk from all Ambleside’s shops, pubs, restaurants and entertainments. For walkers and cyclists many routes start from town centre, and we have safe bike storage, We have 5 double and 1 single rooms, all en-suite with TV and tea trays. There is an extensive breakfast menu with full English, vegetarian and continental options. Free Wi-fi. Open all year except Christmas.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 twin/superking rooms are available – both en-suite and with superb views across the lake. They are individually furnished to provide stylish and homely accommodation. There is colour television. 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.
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.

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 independantly 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.
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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.
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 small doubles, doubles/twins, superior de luxe, triple, quadruple and family rooms (sleep 3-5). All rooms are en-suite with Jacuzzi spa bath and shower over, WI-FI/Internet access, tea & coffee making facilities and colour TV’s.
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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.
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.