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Holiday Cottages in Ambleside

With its closeness to the stunning Windermere and with bags of charm and character, Ambleside is a top destination for a cottage holiday. There are lots of great holiday cottages in Ambleside, ideal if you’re planning a hiking trip and need something large and spacious, or fancy a spontaneous romantic escape and you’re after an idyllic traditional terrace.

Cottages are ideal for holidaymakers who want unique, charming accommodation that’s big on comfort and quality. There are holiday cottages in Ambleside for all tastes and budgets, including little hidden gems with bags of character and larger luxury apartments with lots of extra little touches such as hot tubs, king sized beds, and roaring log fires. There are even plenty of pet-friendly options, so you needn’t leave your furry friend at home!

Things to do on your Ambleside cottage holiday

Ambleside is one of the most popular towns in the Lake District, perfectly placed to enjoy the very best of this stunning National Park. Holiday cottages in Ambleside put you in easy reach of Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England. There’s lots to see and do around the lake, and you can even head out on the water aboard a lake steamer.

As well as magnificent lakes, the Lake District is famous for its miles and miles of hiking trails. Ambleside holiday cottages make the perfect base camp for a hiking holiday and you’ll find some top-drawer walks in the area. If you want some breathtaking views, check out the rugged uplands of Tarn Hows, or head over to the mysterious beauty of Elterwater Waterfall. Ambleside is so popular with hillwalkers and mountaineers that you’ll find lots of hiking shops in the town, so you’ll have no problem getting kitted out once you there!

If you’re looking for a truly memorable holiday experience, whether you’re after a weekend romantic break, a hiking excursion with your friends, or a family holiday with your pet in tow, Ambleside holiday cottages grant you the freedom to enjoy your time off exactly how you want to, in the comfortable and quality surroundings of your very own little home from home.

Ambleside Cottages

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Derby Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Derby Cottage
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Ambleside

Derby Cottage

Ref: S85177

Reviews 3

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cranford
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cranford
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Ambleside

Cranford

Ref: S39249

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Ambleside

Ambleside Cottage

Ref: S90591

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tarn Moss
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tarn Moss
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tarn Moss
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tarn Moss
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tarn Moss

Ambleside

Tarn Moss

Ref: S4491

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Deerholm
  • Last Minute Cottages - Deerholm
  • Last Minute Cottages - Deerholm
  • Last Minute Cottages - Deerholm
  • Last Minute Cottages - Deerholm

Ambleside

Deerholm

Ref: S4473

Reviews 9

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Laundry
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Laundry
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Laundry
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Laundry
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Laundry
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Clappersgate

The Old Laundry

Ref: S49789

Reviews 47

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Todd Crag
  • Last Minute Cottages - Todd Crag
  • Last Minute Cottages - Todd Crag
  • Last Minute Cottages - Todd Crag
  • Last Minute Cottages - Todd Crag

Ambleside

Todd Crag

Ref: S25981

Reviews 43

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  • Last Minute Cottages - 16 Brathay
  • Last Minute Cottages - 16 Brathay
  • Last Minute Cottages - 16 Brathay
  • Last Minute Cottages - 16 Brathay
  • Last Minute Cottages - 16 Brathay

Ambleside

16 Brathay

Ref: S33808

Reviews 34

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  • Last Minute Cottages - High Ridge
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Ridge
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Ridge
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Ridge
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Ridge
1

Ambleside

High Ridge

Ref: S50452

Reviews 23

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Juniper Hayloft
  • Last Minute Cottages - Juniper Hayloft
  • Last Minute Cottages - Juniper Hayloft
  • Last Minute Cottages - Juniper Hayloft
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Ambleside

Juniper Hayloft

Ref: S6733

Reviews 33

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lund
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lund
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lund
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lund
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lund
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Ambleside

Lund

Ref: S89524

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Frost
  • Last Minute Cottages - Frost
  • Last Minute Cottages - Frost
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Frost
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Ambleside

Frost

Ref: S73544

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lowe-McConnell
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lowe-McConnell
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lowe-McConnell

Ambleside

Lowe-McConnell

Ref: S73547

Reviews 25

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Loughrigg View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Loughrigg View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Loughrigg View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Loughrigg View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Loughrigg View

Ambleside

Loughrigg View

Ref: S71412

Reviews 35

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaysider's Apartment 1
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaysider's Apartment 1
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Waterhead

Quaysider's Apartment 1

Ref: S70359

Reviews 9

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaysider's Apartment 2
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaysider's Apartment 2
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaysider's Apartment 2
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Waterhead

Quaysider's Apartment 2

Ref: S70360

Reviews 3

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaysider's Apartment 3
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaysider's Apartment 3
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaysider's Apartment 3
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaysider's Apartment 3
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaysider's Apartment 3

Waterhead

Quaysider's Apartment 3

Ref: S70358

Reviews 16

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Ramblers Roost
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ramblers Roost
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ramblers Roost
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ramblers Roost
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ramblers Roost

Ambleside

Ramblers Roost

Ref: S4216

Reviews 14

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lanty Scar
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lanty Scar
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lanty Scar
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lanty Scar
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lanty Scar

Ambleside

Lanty Scar

Ref: S98277

Reviews 13

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Rothay 17
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rothay 17
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rothay 17
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rothay 17
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rothay 17

Ambleside

Rothay 17

Ref: S72990

Reviews 15

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Esthwaite Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Esthwaite Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Esthwaite Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Esthwaite Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Esthwaite Cottage
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Ambleside

Little Esthwaite Cottage

Ref: S166316

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Redwoods
  • Last Minute Cottages - Redwoods
  • Last Minute Cottages - Redwoods
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Loughrigg

Redwoods

Ref: S18310

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Elterwater
  • Last Minute Cottages - Elterwater
  • Last Minute Cottages - Elterwater
  • Last Minute Cottages - Elterwater
  • Last Minute Cottages - Elterwater
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Skelwith Bridge

Elterwater

Ref: S18296

Reviews 13

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Shepherd's Cottage
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Shepherd's Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Shepherd's Cottage

Ambleside

Shepherd's Cottage

Ref: S13499

Reviews 53

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Paul - verified booking

"The cottage was clean & tidy on our arrival. However, the cottage could do with some refurbishment and I for one would be prepared to pay more for that privilege. The bathroom was a huge waste of valuable bedroom space and could be made en-suite very easily. The shower over the bath could disappear and a proper shower cubicle could easily fit in the bathroom. The furniture in all the bedrooms was basic and in need of renewal.Not sure what you could do about it but the stairs to the top floor were difficult and dangerous. There is a need for a downstairs W.C. The property is meant for 7 people so this is not an unreasonable expectation. Lounge was adequate but the kitchen could do with a total refurbishment. The cooker top does its own thing (being electric) and the oven is untameable. I have got used to much better quality accommodation and was disappointed with this cottage. Myself and my family will not be back here until it has been refurbished. I'm sorry if this sounds offensive, - it is not meant to be but I believe that it is better to be honest. A lick of more inviting colour on the outside window and door frames would do much to lift the kerb appeal. The photographs on line flatter the property. Location is good and this would encourage a return stay if/when the property is refurbished. Housekeeping could be more diligent as we found three broken glasses hidden in the utility room - on a window ledge which is below counter height, beneath pile of tea towels. We were lucky not to injure ourselves on these. Fortunately, the beauty of the area was undiminished by the sub standard accomodation."
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- Mr Owen, July 2018 - verified booking

"Literally 2 mins to Tesco and 4 mins to Spar and Co-op. It is comfortably equipped with lots of attention to detail. The bathroom is especially good (large, with a powerful shower). There is a glass-roofed 'lobby' with loads of space to hang wet coats (or in our case to store muddy running shoes). I would re-iterate what others have said about the parking. You have a space in the centre bay in a line of three. If flats 1 and 3 have both occupied their spaces, then you will only be able to get into parking space no. 2 if you are in a fairly small car (we have a VW Golf). This is because you are restricted on the 'open' side by the wall of the apartment block, so you can only swing the front of the car out by a certain amount or you will scrape the wall. If either of the spaces 1 or 3 are empty, however, then you have no problem as you can drive straight in. So when the instructions say 'medium-sized car', take it seriously! There was no electric whisk/mixer in the kitchen. Not a big deal but my kids wanted to bake. The recycling situation is not satisfactory. You basically throw all of your rubbish into a single bin located outside the front door. If you want to recycle then a note in the flat advises you to go to a public recycling centre in Ambleside. This may be the fault of the council rather than the flat owners, but surely there is provision for household recycling collection in Ambleside? All in all, a very well located and well equipped flat, with lovely views a bonus."
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- Mrs Murphy, July 2018 - verified booking

"This apartment has a wonderful location with a brilliant view from the balcony but still just two minutes walk from the town. It was well equipped with comfortable beds and a very good bathroom and shower. We were accompanied by our 18 year old daughter and her boyfriend who were out and about a lot which helped with space. It is quite small for four people, but it was very warm during the week we were there, and we didn't feel particularly cramped. We were able to use the balcony for sitting out on as well as the living room which has a very comfortable sofa big enough for two. The dining table folds out to seat four comfortably for meals. There is also an additional sitting area in the front porch which traps the heat very effectively. The TV had plenty of on demand channels and WiFi was good. The parking space is a bit tricky and we were lucky that the space behind wasn't being used which left us a bit more wiggle room. In fact, we only moved the car once during the week as there is so much to do from Ambleside itself. We got a useful pack of easy to follow walks from tourist information, it's also only ten minutes walk to the pier and we got all day tickets for the boats, buses are frequent and we also enjoyed the cinema, cafes and restaurants in town. A great little base in a great little town. Highly recommended."
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- Mrs Murphy, July 2018 - verified booking

"It was well equipped with comfortable beds and a very good bathroom and shower. We were accompanied by our 18 year old daughter and her boyfriend who were out and about a lot which helped with space. It is quite small for four people, but it was very warm during the week we were there, and we didn't feel particularly cramped. We were able to use the balcony for sitting out on as well as the living room which has a very comfortable sofa big enough for two. The dining table folds out to seat four comfortably for meals. There is also an additional sitting area in the front porch which traps the heat very effectively. The TV had plenty of on demand channels and WiFi was good. The parking space is a bit tricky and we were lucky that the space behind wasn't being used which left us a bit more wiggle room. In fact, we only moved the car once during the week as there is so much to do from Ambleside itself. We got a useful pack of easy to follow walks from tourist information, it's also only ten minutes walk to the pier and we got all day tickets for the boats, buses are frequent and we also enjoyed the cinema, cafes and restaurants in town. A great little base in a great little town. Highly recommended."
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Mrs Parry - verified booking

"The perfect little home from home in our perfect location. Literally a stones throw from all the amenities of the lovely village of Ambleside, whilst also having that great get away feel by being completely silent at night. The apartment is situated on a road running parallel to one of the main streets into the village, with the benefit of being up the hill so the views are beautiful and easily appreciated as you sit and have breakfast either at the dining table or out on the balcony. The apartment couldn't have provided a more lovely place to stay for me and my husband, with an ideal kitchen for us to eat in on occasions, a great bathroom with massive shower and a very cosy bedroom. We didn't need the second bedroom but it is adiquate space for two children. The lounge has a smart tv which meant we could log in to our Netflix account as well as watch freeview. The lounge itself is very comfy for two people and I'm sure would fit young children as well. We really hope we can stay here again as it had everything we needed and is situated in a great location for all the lakes we wanted to explore."
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