Super stylish, romantic retreat for two

The Old Beams is a super stylish, romantic retreat for two, conveniently located in the popular outdoorsy village of Ambleside. Whether you’re a first or returning visitor to this beautiful part of Lakeland, there’s plenty to explore on foot or on two wheels, the magnificent fells easily reached right from the door offering walking and cycling routes for all abilities.

The shores of Windermere are a gentle, level stroll from The Old Beams where you can hire a rowing boat, hop on a Steamer, hire a paddleboard or simply sit and enjoy the view.

The Old Beams is moments away from a wide selection of shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs, the famous Golden Rule literally a stone’s throw from the front door.


Traditionally stylish with a clever twist

As the name suggests, a wealth of exposed beams adorn the accommodation and add to its character and charm. The Old Beams is a special place to stay, traditionally stylish with a clever twist of al la mode here and there. From the front, step through the stable door and into an open plan living space you’re greeted by a statement focal point of the warming woodburning stove set against a stone backdrop. The cosy lounge space is dressed with deep-cushioned leather sofas and an accent chair, complemented by a relaxed dining area and a well-fitted, country kitchen with all the mod cons you need to cook up a culinary delight for that special night in.

The elegant double bedroom with solid wood furnishings and crisp white linens has a separate dressing room for that added space and convenience whilst the luxurious bathroom, dressed in striking slate is perfect for enjoying a long soak in the tub after a day of sightseeing.

Outside, there’s a small terrace for two giving way to distant views over the village towards Loughrigg Fell.

all on the Ground Floor

  • Fitted country kitchen with relaxed dining area
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric oven
  • Gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Washer/drier
  • Fridge with freezer compartment


  • Dressed with deep-cushioned leather sofas and TV
  • Warming woodburning stove


  • Bath and shower room with hand basin and WC


  • Double bed with double bed
  • Separate romantic dressing room


  • Private off-road parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Terrace for two with table and chairs
  • WiFi
  • All electric, bed linen and towels are included
  • Sorry, no  cot or high chair available


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Bath
  • Shower

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi


  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Modern
  • Parking

Children & Pets

  • No Pets


  • Saturday Changeover


  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 7 reviews.

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  • Eleanor says:

    Where to start…..a truly wonderful week at Old Beams. Welcoming, cosy, warm…a real home from home when you need time out of time! Close to the centre of town and fabulous walks from the door. Everything you need is on the doorstep, yet quietly removed from the hustle and bustle. Just a few highlights….roaring woodburner….spotlessly clean….super bathroom (treat yourself to something from The Bath House)…..the most comfortable sofa we’ve ever encountered in a cottage…..could go on and on but will finish as we began….a truly wonderful week at Old Beams. Huge thanks to the whole team at Lakeland Retreats. We are already planning our return visit.

  • Kirsty says:

    A beautiful and spacious cottage right in the heart of Ambleside but away from the centre so that it felt nice and private. Absolutely perfect for either a short stay or a week long stay like we did. The only down side was that the bedroom window was so close to the property next door that you could hear noise from that property which kept us awake a few times.

  • Jean says:

    Lovely comfortable cottage in the heart of Ambleside.

  • Katrina says:

    Great location, close to the town and a lot of local walks. not far to walk down to the lake either. House had everything we needed, and the fire and recliners were a huge bonus. Was easy to communicate with the tram, super helpful and timely. Definitely recommend.

  • Stephen France says:

    Fabulous stay at the old beams.
    Perfect location just 2 minutes from the town centre, cottage was cleaned to a high standard, it is so comfortable and had everything that anyone could possibly need.
    Will definitely be back very soon

  • Hannah says:

    Thank you – we had a lovely stay here. The property was great and we loved all the character features. It was so clean when we arrived and had everything we needed. The location was perfect and communication from the team was quick and friendly. We’d love to stay again!

  • Russell says:

    Great location, outside table and chairs that capture the sun right until sunset. Simple but effective apartment.

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