The Ambleside Family Hotels Guide

hotels and other accommodation for families travelling with children


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stylish, lakefront hotel with views across Lake Windermere, guest rooms are well-appointed and the restaurant serves a creative British menu

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relaxing spa facilities, contemporary rooms, many with balconies, and a prime central spot in the village make this hotel a popular choice

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Lakeland slate building welcoming visitors for over 300 years, recently updated to offer stylish rooms, a popular village bar and hearty food

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comfortable, well presented rooms, some with original period features, situated above an Italian restaurant ideally placed in the village centre

Brathay Lodge

Ambleside

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some of the comfortable rooms at this Victorian guest house have views over Wansfell and Loughrigg and it is easily located for the village

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this former coaching inn stands proudly in the centre of the bustling village and features modern rooms and an open-plan lounge bar

YHA Ambleside

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in a prime lakeside spot offering a range of budget accommodation, shared kitchen facilities and a cafe serving locally sourced food

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stay in elegantly furnished rooms and enjoy the convenience of the central location along with the tempting treats on sale in their bakery

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comfortable, individually designed rooms, a hearty breakfast featuring local produce and an inviting lounge bar are offered here

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traditional, welcoming guest house perfectly placed just 5 minutes walk from the bustling centre and 10 minutes walk from Lake Windermere

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a well presented guest house with friendly hosts close to all the village's amenities, secure cycle storage and a drying room are offered

Lacet House

Ambleside

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within a 5 minute stroll of this comfortable, well-appointed guest house is the bustling village centre with its shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants

Meadowbank

Ambleside

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a warm and cosy B&B on the edge of the village but close to all its amenities; the day starts here with a cooked-to-order breakfast

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a comfortable Victorian house with bright, well-equipped rooms where the day starts with a traditional Cumbrian breakfast or lighter option