HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Ambleside also enquired about cottages in Bowness & Windermere, cottages in Lakeside & Newby Bridge and cottages in Hawkshead

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.

Additional service fee may apply.
  View Map Map
Excellent! 4.7/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8168988
17
Viewed 149 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #1747932
17
Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8076509
13
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(35 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #8079212
35
Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8072662
18
Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1099721
24
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(38 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1880897
38
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1879216
15
Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8127261
17
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #6864690
5
Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1872058
3
Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #461818
10
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8119279
3
Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1110759
1
Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #8124487
10
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8042908
10
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(50 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8153592
50
Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #8105224
11
Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8153165
4
Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8159281
11
Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #54252
2
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #603703vb
3
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #8113574
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Apartment #8121123
7
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6717003
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #8157189
4
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1969197
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8109485
2
Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
  • 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 #8138415
2
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6717288
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
House #8153071
13
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6823049
1
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1963777
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1969189
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #8134730
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8141093
1
Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #6719926
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1966866
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6717468
View details for price
  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1862815
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8171159
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1789170
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6717120
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Cottage #8133097
1
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Apartment #8133097
1
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1967074
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #6717197
  • 3 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6773429
  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1859944
  • 1 - 50 of 300+
 

Recent Reviews

Excellent Apartment - Great short Break

5 of 5
Everything was perfect from the minute we decided to stay, all the information we needed was provided quickly and thorough. The apartment is upstairs with a great views over the fells, it is roomy,comfortable and very well equipped there was nothing at all we missed. It is only 5 minutes uphill from all Pubs and restaurants that Ambleside has to offer so that is great too. Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Perfect apartment in a great location

5 of 5
The apartment is absolutely fantastic. It has a great layout and everything is catered for. The location is absolutely perfect for both walking and socialising. We will definitely return.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Immaculate home in great location

5 of 5
Would definitely recommend this property. It is well maintained, well equipped and in an excellent location for all the amenities of Ambleside. Customer service was excellent.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017