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Highlights in Ambleside
- Beautiful countryside
- Hiking in the mountains
- Watersports on a mountain lake
- fine dining
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Ambleside
Ambleside is a small town located in the UK’s magnificent Lake District, on the shores of Lake Windermere. Looking for holiday lettings in Ambleside? Choose between beautiful old buildings in the heart of the bustling market town, or lovely stone properties in the stunning mountains and valleys of the Lake District. The town itself is homely and very welcoming, making it a very pleasant place for your holiday if you’re looking for a relaxing town with plenty of daytime activities and easy access to the delights of Cumbria. Why not book your holiday now?Beautiful Cumbrian buildings
Cumbria is well known for its gorgeous, traditional old stone buildings, and the area of Ambleside is a fine purveyor of these cosy abodes. Holiday lettings in Ambleside town itself consist of converted properties which offer cosy spaces and picturesque views of the striking town. Look for holiday lettings next to Lake Windermere, or slightly further back from the town for holiday lettings in the gorgeous countryside.
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The area and getting around
Ambleside is just off the A591, one of the main north-south roads winding through the Lake District. The nearest railway station to Ambleside is Windermere, about 4 miles away. Ambleside has a great range of interesting boutique and independent shops, making it an unexpectedly brilliant destination for shopaholics, but beyond its quaint centre, there is so much more to discover at this wonderful holiday location!Explore the region’s hills, lakes and mountains
To the north of the town of Ambleside you’ll find the rolling hills and mountains of the Lake District, England’s highest mountain range. To the south is the largest lake in the area, Windermere, which offers a wide range of activities and boasts strikingly beautiful landscapes. Ambleside, set in a valley at the foot of the hills, is the perfect holiday destination for lovers of the outdoors.
Travellers and activities
Most visitors to the Lake District, especially to towns like Ambleside, come for the great outdoors. Ambleside is the perfect place to stay for your hiking holiday as it gives immediate access to a wide range of walks. You can spend your time on the easier, flat walks that take you around Lake Windermere, or you can stride out across the hills and mountains which surround the town. There are thousands of different routes to explore, for all abilities and fitness levels, and with plenty of pubs and restaurants to discover on the way – what better way can there be to finish of your day of biking than with a beer or glass of wine in front of a fire in a traditional British pub?!Ambleside for water sports lovers
Lake Windermere is a true paradise for water sports lovers. How do you fancy the idea of learning to sail? Gain your sailing qualifications at Low Wood Bay Sports, the RYA certified sailing centre near Ambleside. If you feel the need for speed, waterskiing and wakeboarding courses are also available at the same centre. Prefer to paddle? Kayaking and canoeing is a very popular sport on Lake Windermere, and you can easily hire equipment in the numerous rental outlets in the area. Why not take a picnic and make a day of it on the clear blue water?
Look out for the lively red squirrels around the lake – one of the very few places in the UK where they still thrive!
Top 5 travel tips in Ambleside
Take a horse and carriage from Ambleside to Waterhead Pier and enjoy travelling the way it used to be, whilst you chill out and soak up the wonderful mountain scenery. Only available in the summer months.2. Ride Windermere’s ‘steamer’
Take the steamer ship across Lake Windermere to Bowness to visit the extensive range of exciting shops and interesting historical buildings and get fabulous views of the lake.3. Enjoy Ambleside’s restaurants
The Old Stamp House is a romantic, high-end eatery offering an exceptional menu and exquisite food. For something even more special choose the Sailing Dinner Cruises offering Prosecco and fine dining aboard a yacht on the lake, departing from Low Wood Marina.4. Explore Stagshaw Gardens
This scenic 8 acres of woodland garden houses a huge collection of azaleas, rhododendrons and other ericaceous trees and shrubs, as well as gently flowing waterfalls and incredible lake views. All just a short walk from Ambleside.5. Come by… the sheepdog trials!
Sheep are still vitally important inhabitants of the rolling hills of the Lake District, and as a consequence, so are sheepdogs. The Rydal Sheepdog Trials are held half a mile north of Ambleside every year in August with competitors coming from all across the UK.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Ambleside
COVID-19 has severely impacted the travel industry. Based on our 2020 data, Ambleside has an annual average price of £132.76 per night.
If you seek to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Ambleside are September (£118.86 per night for accommodation, on average), June (£120.24), and March (£121.03).
When you look at renting a holiday letting in Ambleside, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of October (with an average of £151.02 per night), followed by May (£150.16), and April (£141.42).
When visiting Ambleside, it is necessary to be proactive, as 80% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
The most available months, on average, are May (with an availability of 42%), April (36.5%), and January (35.5%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
The months with the lowest properties available in Ambleside are, in order, September, August and July, with respective average availability figures of 0.25%, 1.6%, and 3.25%, based on data collected in 2020.
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