Discover a selection of 15 holiday rentals near Ambleside that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including parking available and internet/WiFi. Prices start at £ 77 per night, and cottages and houses are popular options for a stay near Ambleside. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Ambleside

The lake and parks create a pretty picture of Ambleside. This walkable and welcoming city is well known for its hiking, football games and spas. Take in top local attractions such as Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Ambleside

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Ambleside a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Windermere Golf Club (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • South Lakes Safari Zoo (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Lake District Wildlife Park (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)
  • Orrest Head (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Go Ape Grizedale (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Lakes Aqaurium (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ambleside

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Ambleside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake District National Park (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Grasmere Lake & Rydal Water (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Lake Windermere (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Grizedale Forest (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Hellvellyn (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Old Man of Coniston (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Ambleside?

Whatever your holiday needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Ambleside that's right up your alley. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Take advantage of conveniences like a washing machine and golf at "Lakeside 15 - Beautiful Lodge On White Cross Bay Lake Windermere - Sorry No Pets". Situated around 2 miles from Ambleside, this unique option has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Luxury Lodge, Bassenthwaite, Nr Keswick". Located around 19 miles from the heart of Ambleside, it has 2 bedrooms and features a separate dining area and golf.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Ambleside holiday rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Ambleside?

There's something undeniably cosy about curling up in a log cabin with a cup of coffee and a good book. Leave the worries of everyday life behind and spend a couple of nights or more at one of these log cabins in Ambleside:

  • Put your bags down at "Luxury Pine Log Cabin Positioned Within The Mountains Of The Lake District" in Ambleside and during your waking hours enjoy fishing and rock climbing and your evenings chilling out in your cosy cabin.
  • Another charming option is "Privately Owned Log Cabin". With fun activities such as hiking and biking and cycling close by, this Skelwith Bridge property will be ideal if you love the outdoors.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near Ambleside?

Nothing tops a quick escape to recharge your batteries. Pack your overnight bag and take five at one of these weekend getaways in and near Ambleside:

  • "Beautiful Modern Lakeland Cottage With Private Hot Tub" is a favourite option around 14 miles east of the centre of Ambleside. You'll never need to venture far to find something to keep you busy around here. Get outdoors and visit Holehird Gardens and Appleby Golf Club. Activities like horse riding and caving will add the perfect finishing touch to your weekend away.
  • Alternatively, leave your worries behind at "Luxury Apartment In Central Ambleside". Stay in and enjoy its comforts, or head out and try your hand at some water skiing and sailing. When you're ready to explore some nearby attractions, check out Stock Ghyll Force and St Bees Head. This charming holiday rental is around 0.1 miles south of Ambleside.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Ambleside?

Usually compact, affordable and well located, it's hard not to fall for the charms of a studio apartment. Get cosy in one of these options and experience the energy of Ambleside up close:

  • Make "Luxury Apartment In Central Ambleside" your home for a week or more. This appealing holiday rental features amenities including an elevator and free toiletries.
  • Alternatively, escape to "Modern Well Equipped Apartment Close To The Centre Of Ambleside", which comes with conveniences including free toiletries and a stovetop.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to discover even more of Ambleside. Cultural attractions like Old Laundry Theatre and Carlisle Cathedral will help you get a better feel for the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Ambleside?

Just because you only have one or two days to spare doesn't mean you have to spend it in a bland hotel room. Take a little holiday but still have the home comforts you love at one of these short-term rentals in or around Ambleside:

  • Nice and close to the heart of Ambleside, "Modern Well Equipped Apartment Close To The Centre Of Ambleside" is ideal for a quick getaway. While you're about, take a look at top attractions like Aira Force and Brotherswater.
  • Eat, sleep and explore from "Beautifully Converted Property On The Prestigious Pullwood Bay Estate", another terrific option. Dalemain and Rookin House Activity Centre should be on your itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Ambleside?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a treehouse, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your other half away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Ambleside:

  • Put on some soft music and kick back together at "Lakeside 15 - Beautiful Lodge On White Cross Bay Lake Windermere - Sorry No Pets". Around 2 miles from Ambleside, this property has everything you could want for a couple's weekend away, including massage services and a nearby bay.
  • "Luxury Lodge, Bassenthwaite, Nr Keswick" is another option that'll impress. It's about 19 miles from Ambleside and comes with a fireplace and shopping facilities.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Ambleside?

You'll find some spectacular mansions for rent in and around Ambleside. If you're after somewhere with ample room as well as a large dollop of wow factor, these stunners will tick all your boxes:

  • Charm, character and style — "The Rowley Suite Stone Cross Mansion" has it all, and then some. Approximately 17 miles south of Ambleside and offering golf and a nearby beach, this place is difficult to beat.
  • Alternatively, score some major Brownie points and spend a week or two at "The Mary Maude Suite Stone Cross Mansion". It's about 17 miles to the south of Ambleside and offers amenities like golf, a garden and more.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Ambleside?

There's nothing quite like a short getaway to revive your spirit. If you're looking for an ideal place to book a house for a day or two in or around Ambleside, check out High Wray. This well-known rural township is roughly 3 miles to the south of Ambleside and is a top spot for a whirlwind escape.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near Ambleside?

Share your stay and boost your odds of having fun. Whether you're planning an epic getaway with buddies or a big family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group holiday rentals in and around Ambleside:

  • There's loads of room to spread out at "4 Bedroom Accommodation In Troutbeck Bridge". Around 3 miles southeast of Ambleside, this welcoming retreat has 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests. Top amenities include a garden and a kitchen.
  • "6 Bedroom Accommodation In Windermere" is another excellent option. It's around 4 miles to the southeast of Ambleside, has 6 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A garden and a kitchen are just a couple of things designed to make your stay even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Ambleside?

Nothing spells fun like a pool does. Pull out your inflatable flamingo and browse these houses in or near Ambleside that come with this holiday must-have:

  • Pack your swimsuit and make a booking at "Luxury Traditional Lakeland House With Ample Parking And Fantastic Views". There are also lots of other great amenities here, including a smart TV and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Sweden Close - Five Bedroom House" is the type of place you go to leave it all behind and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A kitchen and towels are also on hand to make your visit nice and comfy.

Ambleside has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 50null and 55null. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Ambleside holiday rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.