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Ambleside, How Bank, Luxury House with Hot Tub
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Entire residential home · 6 guests · 6 beds · 2.5 bathrooms
Ambleside, How Bank, Luxury House with Hot TubFull refund if travel is not possible due to covid restrictions. How Bank is a beautiful house in the Ambleside conservation area fully set up for a luxury stay. 2 minutes walk from Ambleside's amenities, yet tucked away in an elevated position next to Stock Ghyll Beck, with sounds of cascading water and views to Loughrigg throughout. Our hot tub for 6 is under a slate roof for use in all weathers. Parking for 3 cars & an EV charger. There are many walks from the door so no need to use a car.
Lane Foot Ambleside, sleeps 4.
3 nts  £300 Jan-Mar
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Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bathroom
Lane Foot Ambleside, sleeps 4. 3 nts £300 Jan-MarLane Foot is situated in the historic conservation area of Ambleside. This picturesque town offers you the opportunity to enjoy the fells, mountains and lakes on your doorstep. Located on the edge of the pretty town centre. Ambleside is packed with excellent shops, restaurants, pubs and historic attractions. We are perfectly positioned for exploring the stunning lakes and fells both by car or using public transport. Special offers are not valid during school holidays.
No. 11 St Annes: Ambleside, spacious, modern
Entire residential home · 8 guests · 5 beds · 3 bathrooms
No. 11 St Annes: Ambleside, spacious, modernBright, spacious, one floor living, renovated to a high standard. Modern furnishings, open plan layout, dining and 'island' area, separate utility, perfect for relaxing or socialising. The luxurious bedrooms all come with smart screen TV's , state of the art en-suites in two of the bedrooms and a family bathroom. Great outdoor space, views to Wansfell Pike. Driveway parking for two large cars or three small/medium cars. 5 minutes walk to Ambleside centre, shops and restaurants. No pets permitted

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Cottages in Ambleside

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Townfoot Barn, Troutbeck - Dog & E.V friendly
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Clare Cottage
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Beautiful Lakeland 'Herdwick Cottage Ambleside'
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Cosy lakeland cottage in Ambleside
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Lakeland Cottage stunning views 2 mins to village
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Wendin Cottage - Character Lake District Cottage
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Cosy cottage in the heart of Ambleside
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Cottage In Woodland Gardens
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The Conga Ambleside
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Fell View Cottage - 2 bed self catering cottage
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Romantic country cottage sleeping 2
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Hillside Cottage, Ambleside - Traditional Cottage

Pet-friendly houses

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The Lake Lodge (Windermere)
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The Lake House (Windermere)
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Orchard Cottage
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Bohemian suite on Rydal Water. Beautiful location!
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"5 Star Gold" - Lake District
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The Pavilion, Clappersgate
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Mr Harvison's, Ambleside, Lake District
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Hestead House, Brathay Hall, Ambleside
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High Barn, Ambleside
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Tree Tops at The Falls - Short stroll into the town centre.
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Old Brathay, Brathay Hall, Ambleside
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Sweden Close

Houses with free parking

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2BR - 1.5BA - Town Centre - Parking - Ambleside
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SHEENFELL- AMBLESIDE HIDDEN GEM
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Lake View at Merewood Lodge
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Spacious - Contemporary Home - Central Ambleside - Parking
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Church View - Relaxing - 2 Bedroom - 2 Bathroom home - Large Terrace
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Kirkstone Cottage, Ambleside, cosy cottage for 2 centrally located.
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Lakes hillside retreat sleeps 8 - Garden + views
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AMBLESIDE: BODEN HOWE, Parking, Spa Facilities
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Contemporary 1BR Home+ Parking - Quiet - Ambleside
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Treglown Lodge
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Brackenber, Ambleside - Glorious Open Plan Living
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The Haven - Newly-refurbished 4-bedroom house with garden

Your guide to Ambleside

Welcome to Ambleside

The quintessential Lake District town, Ambleside sits in prime position near the northeastern tip of Windermere, England’s largest natural lake, surrounded by the incredible mountain scenery of the Lake District National Park. First-timers often orient themselves in Ambleside to get a sense of the region’s charms and heritage before exploring its wilder realms. Bustling streets are lined with cute tearooms and ice-cream parlours, gift shops, real ale pubs, the occasional Thai or curry restaurant, and dozens of outdoors stores stocking all the gear required for tackling the mighty fells. The tiny 17th-century Bridge House, on a bridge crossing Stock Ghyll beck that flows through the town and once powered its industrial mills, is one of Ambleside’s most photographed scenes.


How do I get around Ambleside?

Most visitors drive to the Lake District, leaving the M6 motorway that runs north-south near its eastern fringe for a network of winding country roads. Drivers should prepare to encounter high passes, hairpin bends, flocks of sheep, and herds of dawdling hikers. The Lakes has two major train stations, Penrith and Oxenholme (closest to Ambleside), with intercity connections. London to Oxenholme takes under three hours, and a link to the major international airport of Manchester (MAN) takes 1 hour and 40 minutes.

The airports, and Ambleside itself, offer car hire, while a local pay-as-you-go car club has electric cars and two-seater Twizy vehicles. Alternatively get around on the Stagecoach bus service covering the whole national park, book private minibus tours, or hire bikes locally.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ambleside?

Lake District weather is variable in that it sometimes rains lightly, sometimes heavily, and often horizontally. It’s one of the rainiest regions in the United Kingdom (there’s a reason for all those lakes after all) yet spellbindingly sunny days can materialise at any time. June to September can be positively balmy. Wild swimming in inky lakes and turquoise river pools becomes irresistible, and many cultural events take place. But even August can be cold and drizzly for days on end. As a famous honeypot, Ambleside heaves with holidaymakers in high summer, so plump for May or September if possible. Even the frozen depths of winter have a special beauty, when frosty walks end delightfully with fireside pints in cosy pubs.


What are the top things to do in Ambleside?

Loughrigg Tarn walk

A short but scenic hike leads up from the town to a round, mirror-like pool tucked into the flanks of Loughrigg Fell. After admiring views of the Langdale Pikes from the smooth bridleway path circling the tarn, hikers can continue up the modest peak, then forge on to Rydal Water and Grasmere. Alternatively, head south down to the village of Skelwith Bridge for a cool drink and a look at Skelwith Force waterfall, before a 10-minute bus ride back to Ambleside.

Armitt Collection

Ambleside has art galleries aplenty, from the naff and commercial to this excellent venue, also a museum and library. Dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the Lake District, it features Beatrix Potter first editions and her botanical watercolours, plus work by artist Kurt Schwitters. There’s information too about the Ambleside Roman Fort, built during Hadrian’s reign in the 2nd century, whose stone ruins can be visited for free just outside the town.

Ambleside Climbing Wall

On rainy days, hit this indoor rock climbing wall for taster sessions, private lessons, bouldering, or unsupervised climbing on a towering 10-metre-high wall, depending on your level of skill.