Ambleside B&Bs - brimming with period character, perfect for families, holidays with dogs and romantic breaks

Ambleside B&Bs - brimming with period character, perfect for families, holidays with dogs and romantic breaks

Ambleside in the heart of the Central Lake District is a hotspot for stunning B&B guest house accommodation. Many are beautifully modernised Victorian guest houses brimming with period features along with luxury modern comforts. Perfect for weekend breaks, an Ambleside B&B puts you right in the heart of Wordsworth Country within easy reach of the poet’s two nearby historic homes – Rydal Mount and Dove Cottage. The town is brimming with real ale inns, fine cafes, tearooms and restaurants, making it a popular accommodation base. Usually a weekend stay will require a minimum two night booking in this busy National Park location. Delicious locally sourced Cumbrian breakfasts come as standard along with free WiFi and often free off road parking! Many Ambleside B&Bs are 4 or 5 Star graded with Silver Awards and Enjoy England Breakfast awards, and you can expect all this at excellent value for money!

Country House B&Bs on the outskirts of Ambleside, set within extensive private grounds

Country House B&Bs on the outskirts of Ambleside, set within extensive private grounds

Town Centre or Lakeside

Opt for a town centre Bed & Breakfast just footsteps from award-winning arts centres and restaurants like Zeffirellis – a cinema, live music venue, cafe and restaurant in the centre of Ambleside. You’ll also find a good choice of charming B&Bs dotted along the Lake Road which pushes down from Ambleside town centre for around 1 mile to the shores of Lake Windermere. These afford easy access to boat trips from Ambleside’s Waterhead Pier and are just a short stroll from town centre amenities, shops and the Armitt Museum.

Walkers & Cyclists Welcome

Ambleside B&Bs go that extra mile for walkers and cyclists. B&B guest houses here are a gateway into the Langdale Fells for challenging hikes and off road mountain biking, or a wide choice of gentle lakeside strolls and family cycling trails around the Troutbeck Valley. B&Bs extend a warm welcome to cyclists and walkers, offering all those essential extras such as plenty of bike storage space, drying rooms for outdoor equipment and clothing, and you can always be assured of starting your day with a hearty, locally sourced breakfast. Optional evening meals are also served in many Ambleside guest houses, perfect for guests returning from activity days out in the Central Fells.

B&Bs with spacious family rooms & suites

B&Bs with spacious family rooms & suites

Family Friendly

Family friendly B&Bs aren’t hard to find. This Central Lakes tourist hotspot has a large number of B&B guest houses with spacious family rooms and/or inter-connecting rooms. Many also welcome pets, include WiFi and offer discounts for children when sharing family rooms with two adults. Cots and highchairs may also be provided on request. Ambleside is the perfect family holiday base in the heart of the National Park, and many B&Bs are centrally situated just a few minutes’ walk from restaurants, cafes and boat trips from Waterhead Pier on Lake Windermere. You’ll have easy access onto a wealth of family friendly cycling and walking trails around the Troutbeck Valley, and be close to some of the Lake District’s top family attractions including nearby free entry visitor centre Brockhole with outdoor play area, family cycling trails, a cafe and more!

Romantic Ambleside B&B

Romantic Ambleside B&B

Historic/Romantic

Period Victorian and Edwardian guest houses in Ambleside, many of which are Grade Listed, can be found around the bustling town centre, on the outskirts and on the waterfront overlooking Lake Windermere. Perfect for couples and year round romantic getaways, these beautifully modernised guest houses offer charming four poster bedrooms with en-suites featuring Jacuzzi baths. Choose a B&B just outside the centre set within extensive private gardens, yet within easy walking distance of the lake and town centre amenities. Romantic historic Ambleside B&Bs are perfect for weekend breaks all year round, with waterfalls walks or more challenging hikes and cycle trails in the Langdales direct from your door.

Exclusive romantic guest houses in the town centre and character country house B&Bs on the outskirts are here in the Ambleside area, often for adults/ couples only, and with luxury 5 Star rooms in a stunning period property, set in acres of grounds. Enjoy award-winning breakfast served in your own room, and extras such as champagne, chocolates and flowers all happily provided for special occasions. Some superb gift packages are available to pre-order for that special surprise including premier champagne and hand tied fresh flower bouquets on arrival. Some romantic B&Bs also boast onsite tearooms or cafe bars, and offer complimentary free use of local leisure club facilities. Find beautiful period guest houses here in Ambleside specialising in intimate weddings, with stunning grounds in the heart of Wordsworth Country perfect for unique wedding photography. Some even boast in-house romantic rooms fully licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies.

Dog Friendly B&Bs & Pet Friendly Boat Trips!

Dog Friendly B&Bs & Pet Friendly Boat Trips!

Pet Friendly B&Bs

No need to leave the family pet behind – Ambleside has no shortage of dog friendly Bed and Breakfast accommodation welcoming pets usually by prior arrangement. Stay in one of the many dog friendly B&Bs located in quiet cul-de-sacs, with large private enclosed gardens and easy access onto the Stock Ghyll waterfalls walk and a wealth of walking opportunities in the Langdale Pikes and Wansfell. Well behaved dogs travel free on Windermere Cruises boat trips on Lake Windermere! The Lake District is one of England's best rural playgrounds for holidays with dogs, and central Ambleside with its wide choice of dog friendly B&Bs is the perfect base. Dogs stay free in some Ambleside B&Bs, and owners will often be able to advise on the best local dog friendly walks and provided essentials such as washing off facilities in grounds

Contemporary B&B Hostels

Contemporary B&B Hostels

B&B Hostels - Quality at Best Value Rates!

Ambleside not only offers exceptional quality bed and breakfast accommodation, but also great value rates with a choice of stylish contemporary B&B hostel style establishments available perfect for families, couples, friends sharing, college groups and walking/ outdoor activity groups. Backpacker hostels inclusive of breakfast sit in the heart of the town and offer a range of great perks including onsite laundry facilities and bike storage, discounts for longer stays, free WiFi, an unlimited supply of tea and coffee, modern dorm style accommodation and extras on request such as private lockers. Room layouts can range from two bed ensuites ideal for couples to family rooms for four and spacious dorm groups rooms catering for up to 12! You’ll find many Ambleside B&Bs also offering an exclusive hire facility where you can book the entire B&B or hostel, ideal for large family gatherings, or activity/ corporate groups wishing.

B&B Special Offers

Special offers are available all year round in a selection of Ambleside’s many B&Bs. Whether you’re looking for a midweek stay with discounts, free nights inclusive with longer stays, a seasonal offer or off peak bargains, you’ll find a B&B offering one of these in this bustling Lakeland centre. Look out particularly for midweek offers and off peak winter discounts.

Bed and Breakfasts near Ambleside

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    Winter Special: SAVE £10 per night
    All of our bedrooms are tastfully decorated and comfortably furnished. All rooms have Tea\Coffee making facilities, colour TV, radio alarm clocks and hairdryers
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    Quality Ambleside B&B serving an award winning breakfast & offering a choice of contemporary ensuite rooms. Cumbrian breakfast or lighter options. Families welcome.
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    Ambleside B&B providing exceptional accommodation in the Lake District, with varied breakfasts including a locally-sourced full English and delicious American pancakes. Free Wi-Fi.
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  • Ambleside   (0.1 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    Delightful Victorian bed & breakfast in Ambleside town centre under one minutes' walk from the town centre. Locally sourced and organic breakfast inclusive in booking.
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  • Ambleside   (0.1 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    Guests at our Ambleside B&B are served a delicious breakfast of cooked and continental options each morning, including locally sourced fresh produce. Special diets catered for.
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  • Ambleside   (0.2 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    Buffet style breakfast with a choice of cereals, fruit, meats (see website) Breakfast can be taken either in the lounge/dining room or take it back to your room
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    4* Silver Awarded Ambleside B&B serving delicious full English breakfasts, with locally sourced produce and free range eggs. Vegetarian option. Fresh filter coffee.
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    Stay in our four-star Ambleside bed and breakfast and enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning, with a few options to choose from. Close to attractions & with large rooms.
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  • Ambleside   (0.3 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    Delicious breakfasts using produce supplied from local butcher, Cumberland sausage and local free range eggs. Special diets available so please request on booking.
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  • Ambleside   (0.4 miles from the centre of Ambleside)
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    Large & historic Victorian Ambleside guest house with B&B. 3 Diamond Award. Cater for families, friends, individuals & couples. Near to many outdoor activities.
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