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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.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (46 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    House #8079212
    46
    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (23 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Cottage #8072662
      23
      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (7 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        House #6864690
        7
        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (44 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #1880897
          44
          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.6/5
            (18 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1879216
            18
            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (6 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #1110759
              6
              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (18 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 6
                House #8105224
                18
                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (18 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #8172158
                  18
                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (39 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Apartment #1099721
                    39
                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                      (6 reviews)
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #8153165
                      6
                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (5 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Cottage #1872058
                        5
                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                          (12 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Apartment #8124487
                          12
                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (18 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #8127261
                            18
                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (12 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              House #461818
                              12
                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (59 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #8153592
                                59
                                Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #603703vb
                                  4
                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (14 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #8159281
                                    14
                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (13 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Cottage #8042908
                                      13
                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        House #8134730
                                        1
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #54252
                                          2
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cottage #8141093
                                            1
                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                              (7 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Barn #8157189
                                              7
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Apartment #8121123
                                                9
                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #8138415
                                                  2
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    House #8153071
                                                    13
                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      House #8113574
                                                      3
                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Cottage #6717003
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #8133097
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #6717288
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #6823049
                                                              1
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Cottage #1963777
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #1966464
                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #1969197
                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #8144471
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Apartment #6719926
                                                                        1
                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #6989977
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Cottage #1903513
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Apartment #1966866
                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #1862815
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cottage #8126614
                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #6717128
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #6717120
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Apartment #6717124
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8133097
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #8133097
                                                                                            1
                                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Cottage #6994277
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #6717004
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                  House #8077342
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Cottage #6717197
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Apartment #1967734
                                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Ambleside Holiday Cottages & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great place to stay. Amazing views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great holiday at Lingmell. The house had all we needed for our stay. The views over Ambleside from the balcony were amazing. We would recommend this property.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect for a couple staying in Ambleside

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a perfect flat for a couple staying in Ambleside. The property is a very short walk from the centre of Ambleside and all the wonderful amenities the town has to offer. The flat benefits from off-road parking and has all the facilities one could want - TV, DVD player, WiFi, fully equipped kitchen, and a very comfortable armchair. Robin is a very friendly host and went out of his way to make sure we were settled and enjoying our stay. I can't recommend this flat (and Robin) highly enough. If the flat is available, we'll be back next time we come to Ambleside.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017