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Old Ambleside House

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "An outstanding property which is close to the town centre yet set back from the busy roads."

    Very well furnished with comfortable beds and welcoming sofas, kitchen is very well equipped with enough cooking space for the group. Heating system is excellent and the property always felt warm and cosy. We had an issue with a water leak but this was very efficiently addressed by the very capable property manager. Everything was very clean when we arrived, again down to good management. I would certainly be keen to return to this property and would highly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property, well maintained and beautifully presented."

    Very clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful family property."

    Good space for everyone, we were 3 generations. Top quality equipment within the property. Very central to Ambleside. Enjoyed ourselves very much. Lovely touch with the food and wine pack. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at the old Ambleside House."

    The house is very well presented, comfortable and in a great location. We were a three generation family group including a 1 year old and a 4 year old and the house worked really well for us . There is plenty of space, a well equipped kitchen and comfortable sitting and dining areas. Thank you very much for an enjoyable stay it was a wonderful holiday enjoyed by all and we are very much looking forward to our next visit to the lake district.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time at Old Ambleside House!"

    The house is very well equipped, well designed, clean, comfortable and spacious. It's in a great location, close to all the shops, pubs, restaurants etc which are all within easy walking distance. Plus there's a fab butchers shop opposite that sells the BEST sausage rolls! Highly recommended :-)

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really excellent property."

    This was our second time here. It has pretty much everything that you need for a great stay in the lakes. Beautifully appointed, clean, spacious and practical. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful house in a great location."

    This is the second time that we have stayed here, and we can’t wait for the next time. Everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great house."

    We stayed here previously in 2020 and loved it so nice to have a return trip at a different time of year. It's as close to perfect for a holiday cottage that we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Old Ambleside House."

    It is very well located to Ambleside, in easy walking distance of all the shops and bus stops. The accommodation is decorated to a very high standard and was cleaned well on our arrival. We loved how well equipped it was, with all the essentials and much more. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Morwenna5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great in all ways but washing up was poor (probably previous visitor) I wouldn’t let that put you off the accom was spotless."

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Aug 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage decorated in style loved the on-suits and the hot tap for ..."

    What a lovely cottage decorated in style loved the on-suits and the hot tap for drinks Very nice man reconnected sky for us straight away We loved our holiday there and would definitely like to go back

    Reviewed by Dwain5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was perfect in every way."

    We were a party of seven people which consisted of four generations of the same family. There was enough room for everyone to have their own space so we all got on well! The kitchen was well equipped and I did not need to use most of the extras I brought with me. Even the knives were sharp! There was a welcome basket of goodies to greet us and milk in the fridge on arrival, which was much appreciated. The decor was very tasteful too. We have family connections in Ambleside and Windermere and this house was perfectly located. As the house is pretty well in the centre of Ambleside, it is so easy to nip to the shops or join the main routes for sightseeing. We were sorry to leave!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2022

  • "I visited the property to celebrate with my family for my 60th birthday."

    Myself and all the family were impressed with the property for its décor, facilities ensuite for each room and said it was a great find and they would definitely return. They were viewing availability even when we were there for Christmas and found it was already booked which was no surprise to me. . it was positioned in a great position in ambleside and was easy access to the village. . it made it a memorable birthday for me. I wished I could have spent longer there as it certainly has encouraged me to return soon to the beauty of the lakes. it was a great base.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely loved Old Ambleside House and were delighted to stumble across it when we were searching for a venue."

    It was beautifully appointed with luxurious fittings and fixtures and felt like a home from home rather than a holiday rental. It had everything we wanted and more, and was perfect for our family gathering to celebrate my 50th. The upstairs is a great social space (particularly the well equipped kitchen) and it was brilliant to have all the ensuite bathrooms as there were 8 of us. Location was perfect too, and thank goodness for the parking spaces which easily fitted two large cars. We would love to go back again and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful property."

    Old and New rolled into one. Excellent standard. Well equipped with all you need. Lovely welcome basket and en suite bedrooms throughout. Clean and tidy to a very high standard. Thank you

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful house - and a very thoughtful welcome pack on arrival!"

    We will be back

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2022

  • "High quality house Nice owners and maintenance people Good location"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful house."

    All the facilities needed and more. Perfect location. Only negatives are parking which was very hard to get two cars on the drive and we frequently struggled to get out as a van was parked on double yellows opposite. Secondly, property was boiling and only after turning every radiator off was it manageable. Better than being cold though! Lastly, windows seem only to be single glazed. We could hear every noise outside, even a low key conversations. Bin day was awful! This made sleeping a bit tricky. Overall, we’d definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful house in the heart of old Ambleside and the added bonus of parking right outside the property!"

    Large kitchen/dining area and very well equipped with everything needed for a self catering holiday. Cosy lounge areas, comfortable beds and hot, powerful showers - all much appreciated after long walks on the fells.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely amazed place, comfort warmth and everything you would need is on hand, definitely stay again."

    Christmas decs really made it special, thank you

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a brilliant location, exceeded our expectorations and look forward to stopping again."

    the house was immaculately clean and furnished to a exceptional standard. the lay out was awesome and really works for the property. had a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is the nicest property available, amazing quality decor, furnishings, tv's location, there is nothing we don't like"

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay in Old Ambleside House a beautiful well maintained property ."

    Immaculate throughout standard of cleaning excellent. Everything we needed was at hand, home from home, very much appreciated welcome hamper provided. Christmas tree and decorations up felt very festive. Central position, easy to walk to restaurants, cinema etc Great property to stay in. Many thanks The Wood family

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2021

  • "Just got back from a wonderful weekend away with our friends."

    This house is exceptional it was beautifully decorated all rooms en-suite 2 rooms with roll top baths. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2021

  • "It’s a fantastic property in a great location."

    The house is decorated beautifully and the details like quality bed linen and quality items throughout do not go unnoticed. We loved cooking in the kitchen and eating at the dinner table. We were a mixed part of 4 couples and we all said we would come back. We don’t have any negatives about the property. My only suggestion would be it was lovely to have fresh milk and bread on arrival and tea and coffee etc. As well as cleaning products. We did bring these with us as we weren’t sure they would be so it would be a positive thing to let you know before you come as it’s less to pack. Thanks again for a great weekend, we will be back!

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Nov 2021

  • "Brilliant holiday cottage for a family weekend away."

    Just perfect.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous house."

    Gorgeous. Beautiful comfortable luxurious

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2020

  • "A great home holiday for family members close to all the amenities Ambleside has to offer."

    Parking was a little tight .The only thing missing was aoutside seating area

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2020

  • "Old Ambleside House was absolutely beautiful and we will definitely be stopping again!"

    !! Thank you

    Mr AshtonSep 2019

  • "This was by far the best-equipped self-catering house we have had (and we’ve had many over the years)."

    Mrs LomasAug 2019

  • "Ease of booking & information supplied excellent."

    Quality of the house was outstanding - really appreciated receiving a welcome pack and the house was so comfortable and well equipped.

    Mrs MilneJun 2019

  • "As a family break, we had a fabulous time everything that you could have possibly wanted was there."

    The decor is 1st class in each room. Location was great if you didn't want to drive lots of things to see within walking distance great pubs.

    Mrs GrealeyJun 2019

  • "A most enjoyable holiday, everything was perfect."

    Mr ThompsonMar 2019

  • "Thank you for the wonderful holiday cottage that you booked us into."

    The accommodation and the staff were both exceptional. Thank you again

    Ms AlpineNov -0001

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • 4 bedrooms: Ground floor bedrooms 2 x king size with TVs and en-suite shower rooms, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite shower room
  • First floor 1 x king size room with TV and en-suite bathroom
  • Open plan sitting room
  • Kitchen and dining area
  • Second seating area.
  • Gas central heating, electric flame effect wood burning stove
  • Smeg electric induction oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and wine chiller, cafetiere, washer/dryer, smart TV in every bedroom, Sky TV with Sports, USB charging points in every room, Blue Ray, Sonos music systems throughout, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Choice of goose down or non allergenic duvets (please specify when booking)
  • Access to Choices Leisure Club included
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 travel and 2 high chairs available for use.

The property

Luxurious Old Ambleside House is a holiday home with the ‘wow factor’, and then some.

Each and every room is breath-taking, with no detail overlooked.

This is a property in which to hold a landmark celebration or enjoy an incredible holiday with very special friends and family.

On entering the house an impressive hallway leads to three ground floor bedrooms, while stairs lead up to the stunning living accommodation and final bedroom.

Beginning downstairs, there are two fabulous king size rooms and sophisticated twin, each having a smart TV and designer en-suite shower room.

The bedrooms come with choice of goose down or non-allergic duvets, as well as a Sonos Music system and charging points for mobiles and iPads.

Moving to the first floor, the living space is sensational.

Deep cushioned sofas and enormous armchairs are the perfect setting in which to enjoy the large smart TV offering Sky and Sky Sports, while the designer dining table and matching chairs are an elegant setting for the finest of dinner parties.

Speaking of which, the kitchen to die for.

The Smeg oven is a delight, the fitted cupboards are modern and bright, and the worktops, flooring and fittings of the highest quality.

There will be no shortage of volunteers wishing to help prepare a delicious breakfast or gourmet evening meal in here.

Ambleside is located at the northern tip of Lake Windermere and is one of the Lake District’s most sophisticated villages.

Around every corner guests will find award-winning restaurants and gorgeous boutiques.

Cosy Lakeland pubs as well as quirky independent cinemas, a highly regarded pizzeria and jazz bar.

Everything needed to round off a perfect day in the glorious Lake District countryside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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Please note: For any stays over 7 days please contact us for a price

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas