A romantic bolthole for two conveniently located in the very heart of popular Ambleside

Welcome to Little Bethel, a romantic bolthole for two conveniently located in the very heart of popular Ambleside. This delightful apartment provides comfortable, traditional accommodation with a rather contemporary twist and the location couldn’t be more perfect as all the delights of the village are right on the doorstep.  Ambleside boasts a great assortment of local shops, galleries, popular restaurants, cafes and bars and offers plenty for the outdoorsy visitor; get straight out on to the fells that can be viewed through the picture window of the lounge tempting even the most novice of walkers to head for the hills. Lake Windermere is a level mile walk from the property at Waterhead from where the world-famous Windemere Lake Cruises offer a variety of cruises with numerous stop-offs allowing you to sample some more villages along her shores.


A wealth of original features

Much effort has been taken to retain a wealth of original features here at Little Bethel to include exposed stone walls and original oak beams, cleverly married with a modern-day oak floor throughout. Enter into the open plan living space where pride of place and set against the stonework sits a wood-burning stove, perfect for cosying around on the leather sofa in the cooler months. A comfortable window seat provides an amazing vista over the rooftops to Loughrigg Fell beyond and the well-equipped kitchen is wrapped in cool granite complimented by limestone tiles.

The plush Kingsized bedroom continues the traditional theme with charming windows, delightful soft furnishings access to a characterful dressing room with day bed. The adjacent bathroom is dressed with slate tiles for that added luxury and offers a power shower over a deep bath, ideal for soothing those tired legs after a day on the fells.

Park outside either on the sloping roadside or use the handy permit provided on the nearby Rydal Road car park, just a couple of minutes down the road.

All on The First Floor

Open plan living space with a mix of slate and wooden floors throughout.

Modern kitchen diner

  • Dishwasher
  • Electric oven
  • Gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Washer/drier
  • Fridge
  • Freezer


  • Freeview TV with DVD
  • iPod docking station
  • Woodburning stove
  • Sumptuous furnishings


  • King bed, with wooden floors and solid wood furnishing
  • Separate dressing room with day bed


  • Fully tiled with shower over the bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail


  • WiFi
  • Parking via permit on the nearby car park
  • Sorry, no pets
  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels are included
  • Initial supply of logs provided – further supplies available to purchase locally
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Travel cot and high chair available – please book in advance


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Romance

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • No Pets
  • Travel Cot

Bed Type

  • King Size Bed


  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking


  • Shower


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(4.9 out of 5) - based on 14 reviews.

Respond to Little Bethel

  • Matthew says:

    A wonderful little apartment that was warm and cosy and very clean. Has everything you need in a great location. Hosts very informative too. Thankyou.

  • Adam says:

    Lovely cottage in a great central location. Will definitely be recommending it to friends and most likely be back again ourselves.

  • Emma says:

    The property is lovely and only a short walk to the centre of Ambleside. Check-in was really easy and the flat was clean with covid protocols in place for arrival.

  • Jess Blyth says:

    Stayed at Little Bethel for the second time over the Christmas period. Set in a lovely part of old Ambleside, the apartment/cottage is in an ideal location for walking into town, Rydal and Grasmere. A lovely traditional style building with a modern twist. Lovely, warm and clean. Love it

  • nigel cove says:

    Excellent stay in a lovely cottage. Well equipped and very clean and comfortable. Would recommend highly.

  • Sue says:

    Little Bethell is perfectly located near to the centre of Ambleside and makes a great starting point for the Fairfield Horseshoe walk. It’s very well equipped and even though it’s for 2 people it has 2 bedrooms so there’s plenty of space. We had everything we needed for the week. The only downside was that we found the mattress uncomfortable and there’s no dedicated parking space, although a parking permit is provided that can be used in a number of car parks, including Rydal Road, which is just a few minutes’ walk away down the hill.

  • Neil says:

    We had a lovely stay in Little Bethel. It is exceptionally well equipped, beautifully furnished and comfortable in an ideal location for all amenities and for the fells.

  • Isobel says:

    A great little cottage in Ambleside, the perfect location to get into the hills! Great communication, simple check in and lovely and clean. Would definitely recommend but make sure to bring own shower gel, shampoo etc and oil/salt/pepper if you want to cook in!

  • Rachael says:

    Nice apartment in a great location. Generally well equipped and spacious for two people. Very close to everything you need but just out of the hustle and bustle of Ambleside!

  • Steve says:

    Excellent location, clean and well equipped house. The place looked even better than in the photos..would definitely recommend.

  • Alexander says:

    Fantastic stay and I would highly recommend it to others. It is perfect for heading out to all parts of the Lake District. The property is homely and spacious and I would definitely stay again.

  • Tom says:

    The place is stunning and in not only a convenient but extremely picturesque location. Everything you need is in place, super clean, well organised and very responsive and helpful team. Definitely want to go back, one of the very best of many great Airbnb’s we’ve stayed in.

  • Ruth says:

    Fantastic week away at the little bethel such a great location, the flat had everything you would need and the parking at the bottom of the street was very handy! Thankyou

  • Maisie says:

    Stunning place in a great location. A few minutes walks into the heart of Ambleside – if that! Would recommend making the most of the cottage because the kitchen space is great, coupled with a cosy / lounging area. The slate interiors are even better in real life. Overall, the perfect stay.

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