A Picture-Perfect Lakeland Stone Terraced House

The central location and level position of 3 Swiss Villas will certainly appeal to families, couples, and those who simply love being in the great outdoors.

Set in the very heart of popular Ambleside, this comfortable retreat is a picture-perfect, traditional Lakeland stone terrace. Just strides away are the award-winning Zefferelli’s cinema and restaurant, Rothay Park (with its superb playground facilities), and a host of manageable walks, right from the door.


3 Swiss Villas has it all

Pet friendly, the cottage is set out over two floors and offers flexible accommodation for 4 in a choice of two bedrooms, one one king and a spacious twin on the first floor, all sharing in a superb and luxurious wet room – do let us know which bedrooms you’d like us to make up for your arrival.

There’s a comfortable lounge to the front of the cottage with a spacious dining room off the neat kitchen to the rear, well stocked with all you’ll need for a self-catering break.

An enclosed courtyard to the rear is the perfect spot for an ‘al fresco’ breakfast, lunch, or even an aperitif before dinner in one of many superb restaurants that Ambleside has to offer.

Please note:

  • Maximum, 1 well-behaved pet welcome.
  • The property sleeps a maximum of 4 persons – please confirm your choice of bedrooms at the time of booking.

Ground Floor:

  • The property has gas central heating throughout with Lakeland tiles through the kitchen and dining room and carpet in the living room
  • Kitchen: Traditional kitchen units incorporating electric oven and gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment and microwave. Washer/drier and small freezer in the outhouse.
  • Dining Room: With table and comfortable seating for four
  • Lounge: With TV, comfortable sofas around a decorative open fire place (non working).


  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair available from Lakeland Retreats
  • Wi-Fi available

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: King Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom
  • Bathroom: Luxurious wet room with shower, basin and W.C


  • Private courtyard with seating
  • One well behaved pet welcome


Bed Type

  • Double Bed
  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed

Retreats for

  • Family


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot


  • Shower


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Bedroom Size

  • Twin Room

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(4.9 out of 5) - based on 30 reviews.

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  • David says:

    Excellent place. Very spacious. Great location. Would definitely stay here again. Management was very responsive to our calls and questions. We were a little confused about how to get into the apartment, but management responded very quickly and cleared up the confusion!

  • Bex says:

    A lovely quirky little home from home in the heart of Ambleside. We had an amazing week and the location made it easy to explore the Lakes.

  • Maria says:

    Great house right in the heart of Ambleside with plenty to do within walking distance. The house was perfect, very cute and absolutely spotless. Easy to contact Lakeland retreats.

  • JeLu says:

    Such a comfortable, homey place, so close to shops, restaurants, and walking paths. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • John says:

    We had a lovely time at Swiss Villas, it was so convenient being in the middle of Ambleside and the house was very comfortable.

  • Allan says:

    Great cottage, great location. Communication swift with the agent, highly recommend.

  • Adam says:

    Lovely cottage in a great location to explore the Lakes. Will definitely be returning!

  • Catriona says:

    This is a very comfortable house, excellently located in the heart of Ambleside and access to every amenity that the Lake has to offer. Everything was as you’d expect from a super host and we will certainly be back

  • Rebecca says:

    Lovely house in a great location. Perfect for what we wanted and extras included were a very nice touch. Would highly recommend!

  • Laura says:

    Brilliant central location in Ambleside, lovely little cottage, easy access to all the lakes and attractions.

  • Catherine says:

    a really nice house with lots of space. the best thing is the location, it really is central to everything. clean bedroom and bathroom. the park nearby was very handy for walking our dog. we would book again.

  • Matt says:

    Excellent location and facilities. Cute little cottage, comfy bed, lots of maps and games to keep you occupied if it rains.

  • barbara says:

    A beautiful house in a fantastic location. Well equipped and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the personal touches and felt at home. We’re hoping to return as soon as we can.

  • Joanne says:

    Fabulous cottage right in the heart of Ambleside. Clean and comfortable with lots of amenities close by.

  • Sara says:

    We had a lovely break in this comfortable and beautifully clean cottage. It is in the prefect location for easy access to shops and amenities but so easy to escape into the beauty of the fells – even walking from the front door. Highly recommended!

  • Simone says:

    This property is well located in central Ambleside where there are fabulous shops and restaurants. There is also a lovely park on the doorstep. The property has a good bathroom, but be warned the kitchen is very small.

  • Colin says:

    Myself and a work colleague had the pleasure to stay here for 8nights while we were working on a project locally.. The fact that the property had two parking permits was an immense plus and it was spotlessly clean. It had a very warm and cosy feel and all we needed in the kitchen etc was there. Very handy for the local shops and bars.. Will definitely book again when either working or visiting the area..

  • Loren says:

    An absolutely superb cottage, right in the heart of Ambleside! Yet still conveniently tucked away in a private, safe and peaceful area. My father is from Ambleside so his “cottage expectations” are high to say the least but this cottage far exceeded any of our expectations, it was the quintessential perfect English cottage for our 10 day holiday! It was filled with character, thoughtful touches from the patterned curtains, wide variety of books and board games in the living room, array of tourist brochures/ pamphlets, to the fantastically fully equip kitchen (which has an amazing oven)! It has a great layout, clean and quite environment, comfortable beds, the check in and check out process was super easy for Airbnb first-timers like ourselves, the team who manage the property were great, friendly, easy to communicate with and always on hand to help. We would absolutely recommend staying here and very much look forward to our next stay! ***HIGHLY RECOMMEND***”

  • Charlotte says:

    “A spacious and homely cottage in the heart of Ambleside. Superb location for access to all the village has to offer, and to be able to walk from the door to some fabulous countryside. Parking easy with permit and little courtyard garden a bonus. Great communications prior/during stay, thoughtful amenities provided like towels/washing machine, great new moderined bathroom. Great to be able to take a small dog as this is a wonderful location to have them with you. Overall a great location and space made it a superb week in Ambleside. Thanks!

  • John says:

    Fantastic location and true Lakeland experience. Ambleside is an amazing town with loads of great places to eat. And then there is the Lake District, we’ve fallen in love with the place

  • Estelle says:

    We had great holidays in This cottage, well equiped great location and really comfy. We felt at home from the first day. Lots of shops and restaurants around. Nice walks and quite central in the Lake District. We would definitely come back. Thank you !

  • Jennifer says:

    This was a wonderful location. Right in the center of Ambleside, but off the main loop and raised from the street with lovely views of the surroundings. A stone’s throw from all shops, the park/recreation grounds, and of course the start of many great walks. The owner lives next door and was attentive but not intrusive. There was always parking available out front and with the resident’s pass provided, it was not an issue at all. The beds were really comfortable. We would happily stay again! Only thing is that the property is rented through a rental company called Lakeland Retreats, which I didn’t realise when I first booked it through here. It meant I didn’t get the exact dates I had searched for on Airbnb (more traditional changeover day options) but they were great about it, and the check in process and all communication was very smooth and pleasant. I would definitely use the company again.

  • Jo says:

    We had a lovely stay – 2 adults a toddler a baby and a dog. There are 3 floors in the cottage and a small garden so plenty of space. Lovely views from the top floor over Ambleside. A few supplies were provided which was nice and there is a washer dryer in the outhouse which was useful. Had a very enjoyable stay.

  • James says:

    Very nice, clean little town house right in the heart of town. Great little find, would reccomend it to anyone looking to visit the area.

  • Daniel says:

    Great location with all the amenities of Ambleside very close by. Good parking and plenty of space inside the property

  • Grant says:

    Lovely well cared for property with good vantage point centrally in Ambleside and can sit outside front and rear.

    A cosy base from which to explore all the Lake District has to offer. Also plenty of good restaurants on your door step for eating out.

    Overall a very enjoyable break.

  • Anna says:

    Great location, clean and with everything we needed. Good communication and directions before we arrived.

    The owners live next door and popped in to see if everything was ok which was a nice touch.

    Some much appreciated touches like… comfy beds (without ends, great for tall people!), quality linen + towels and clean sponges/clothes/tea towels & washing up liquid in kitchen.

    The wifi didn’t work while we were there but it didn’t affect our stay as we had phone reception.

    Perfect for a family of 4 and we hope to stay again.

  • Andrew says:

    Lovely few days away in the lakes, location was perfect for getting around Ambleside and the local area, and you can easily walk into the hills straight from the house.

  • David says:

    Wonderful stay for a family of 4 with our small dog in central Ambleside.

    We couldn’t get over how great the location was with everything we could want a stones throw away, from the park and play area to the cafes and town centre.

    On street parking just outside the house was no problem and late night key collection worked very well.

    Lovely house with everything we needed for a long weekend. Will definitely be looking to stay again next time we’re in Ambleside.

  • Kathie says:

    Excellent location with so many available amenities. Very welcoming reception. We had fabulous stay.

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