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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Ambleside, England your home away from home

There are possibly few more scenic places to visit than the Lake District in the North West English county of Cumbria. Part of that beauty is to be found in Ambleside at the head of Windermere, which is the largest lake in England. Visitors here will find accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, whether it be a self catering cosy cottage or a camping holiday.

Things to do on holiday to Ambleside, England

The area is well known for its range of outdoor activities and with so much water in the area, fishing is naturally a very popular pastime here. Holidaymakers can also take a cruise on Lake Windermere. In fact visitors have a huge choice of water sports here ranging from canoeing and kayaking to waterskiing.

There are numerous trails and footpaths for hikers to follow with many glorious views from the hills. Mountain biking is another activity popular in the area with bikes available to rent in the town. Ambleside has plenty of places to stop for a spot of lunch of dinner with several village pubs, cafes and tea rooms located here.

There are few big chain stores in the town with many smaller individual shops providing a pleasant variety of souvenirs and gifts. Independent shops sell local produce and wonderful arts and crafts made by local artisans and painters. Ambleside also has a huge choice of outdoor clothing and equipment retailers to cater for visitors hill walking or water sport needs.

Places to visit on holiday to Ambleside, England

There is no shortage of art galleries in Ambleside as well as museums including The Armitt Museum, where visitors learn about the town’s connections with the likes of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. A chapel at St Mary’s Church is devoted to the memory Wordsworth and is one of many historic buildings to visit in Ambleside. Bridge House built in the 17th century is one of the most photographed scenes in the Lake District and inspired painters such as Turner.

Weather in Ambleside, England

The Lake District is the wettest part of England, due to its location on the northwest coast of England and its mountainous geography. The average rainfall for the Lake District is over 2,000 mm a year, but there is a very large local variation with some parts of the Lake District. The driest months of the year are normally between March and June with July and August generally the warmest with an average of 19C.

Travel to Ambleside, England

Manchester Airport (MAN) serves more domestic destinations than any other UK airport and is an ideal link to Cumbria being just two hours drive away. Domestic flights from London are offered by British Airways and BMI. Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights to Manchester from Ireland, while many of the major European airlines such as Air France, KLM and Lufthansa fly here too. The nearest station is Windermere just four miles away with easy bus and taxi access to the town. There is a direct Manchester Airport/Windermere rail link and the M6 motorway is just 20 miles from Ambleside.

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                                                                                                Lovely cottage in a fantastic location

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                The property has been very tastefully renovated with top notch appliances in the kitchen etc. We were a party of four adults and a Labrador and there was certainly no problem with space, which has been utilised to the maximum. All the utensils, pots and pans etc are more than adequate, however be prepared to bring/buy extra items like more dishwasher tablets, foil and kitchen roll if you plan to make meals at the cottage as we did. Also extra loo roll! That said this is a minor point, which does not detract from the fact that we had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend. It is a shame there is no garden, but we knew that before we booked. Previous reviews have mentioned that their is no need to leave the area, which is something we can associate with. We bought a book from the local Co-Op, for walks from Elterwater, which is the best £3.50 you could spend!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                Fabulous apartment in ideal central location

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                                                                                                The apartment is fantastic, beautifully decorated & the bathroom is amazing! Underfloor heating, luxury shower & a welcome toiletries pack. The kitchen has everything you could need & we enjoyed playing with the card games in the evenings provided in the apartment. It truly is a central location & challenges your fitness if you use the steep path to walk down (there is a more gentle way down by road). It's slap bang in the middle of Ambleside & less than 5 minutes from the Apple Pie shop. We travelled to Grasmere, Cartmel, Lake Windermere & Kendal whilst there & it was always a pleasure to come back to the apartment. We only used the swimming pool at the end of our stay as we all had a cold earlier in the week. For a small fee you are provided with a key fob & towels. We had the pool to ourselves both times we used it. Having spent 20years working in Hospitality & staying in 4/5 star hotels I can honestly say we struck gold finding this apartment. 10/10
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                Excellent welcoming cottage.

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                                                                                                Lovely cottage in a great location. The cottage was immaculate and had a very well equipped kitchen. The bottle of wine was much appreciated and a very nice touch. Thank you.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016