Charming Victorian, Village Centre Apartment, Ideal For Two Couples

Ideally located in the heart of vibrant Ambleside, Rydale provides an attractive base for two couples looking to sample all that this popular Lakes town has to offer. Whether you’re an adventure seeker or a potterer, a first-timer or a regular visitor to our UNESCO World Heritage Site, there’s plenty of activities and attractions to enjoy during your stay. Fine fell views can be had from the enormous bay window over the church spire towards the local mountain range; walks can be enjoyed right from the door, ideal for those who are ticking off the famous Wainwright’s.

For a gentler pace, the lakeshore is a level walk at Waterhead from where the famous Windermere Lake Cruises depart; enjoy a cruise on the newest addition to their fleet, MS Swift and take in the beautiful backdrop of the mountains that fringe Windermere.  Ambleside is ideal for an afternoon mooch around the many interesting galleries and gift shops, intertwined with cafes and bars for light refreshments during the day and into the evening.


Take In The Stunning Views From The Large Bay Window Towards The Fairfield Horseshoe

Steps lead up to the entrance and an inviting hallway. Off here sits the imposing lounge dining room with high ceilings adorned with original mouldings and elaborate, decorative fireplace. There’s a large TV with Sky Freeview, BT Sports and a DVD. The dining suites occupies the enormous bay window and provides a great vista over the village towards the fells beyond. The light wood kitchen is neat and tidy and very well equipped with a good range of appliances and at opposite ends of the hallway sit two pretty double bedrooms, prettily decorated,  with crisp white linens and solid furnishings sharing in a bathroom with shower over deep bath, basin and WC.

There’s a private patio area here at Rydale and there are lots of green open spaces within minutes walk. Parking is available via permit on nearby SLDC car parks, the nearest being Lake Road.

Please note: Rydale is accessed up some external, slate steps so may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties. The steps can be slippery in wet weather. You may unload your vehicle near the property.

All on The Ground Floor:

  • Steps lead to an entrance hallway with plenty of space for boots and jackets, also housing the washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Kitchen electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • Lounge with decorative fireplace, TV with Sky Freeview, TV, BT Sport, DVD, CD radio and Bluetooth speaker
  • Bedroom 1: Spacious Double bedroom with steeple and fell views
  • Bedroom 2: Smaller Double bedroom with lovely views
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC


  • Gas central heating
  • Telephone for incoming calls
  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Parking permit provided for the nearby car parks
  • Private patio with furniture provided
  • Sorry, no pets


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • No Pets
  • Travel Cot


  • Shower


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 20 reviews.

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  • James says:

    Great place to stay with fantastic views. There is parking a 1 minute walk down the road which is free with the pass that you get given – perfect!

  • Freya says:

    Was a lovely place with everything we needed and an excellent location. Previous guests hadn’t properly cleaned some of the crockery/cutlery but other than that the place was spotless and we had no problems at all checking in or communicating with the hosts. We would love to return one day!

  • Sue says:

    We had a fantastic week in this apartment. It was spotless, great central location and had a fabulous view from the living room window. I would definitely return to this property.

  • Laura says:

    Perfectly located, beautiful home with a sensational view!

  • Duane says:

    Loved it. What a location, right in the heart of Ambleside with an elevated view of the town and onto the hills. The apartment is excellent with everything you need, great comfort and immaculately presented. Had a great stay and will definitely look to stay again when the Lakes come calling. Thank you.

  • Nigel says:

    Great location in Ambleside and an ideal base to explore the central southern fells and lakes. Close to amenities with supermarket and restaurants in walking distance. The flat is well appointed and situated with lovely views over the town and to the fells.

  • Louise says:

    Beautiful apartment with an amazing lounge and views to the fells! The apartment is really lovely and so homely. It definitely had the “wow” factor for me and location was excellent for the ambundance of shops, eateries and great pubs in Ambleside. I would highly recommend this and plan to return myself very soon!

  • Glenn & Kirstie says:

    Excellent location in the center of Ambleside. Beautiful views to relax to after a day’s walk.

  • Ryan says:

    Great location, great value for money. Lovely property with loads of character. Would definitely recommend for those wanting to explore the lakes.

  • Hannah says:

    Wow!!! The view, the location, the place itself just amazing! Loved the high ceilings and massive living room window, especially as the view was like a postcard and has a table in the perfect place for breakfast to make the most of it! The location is basically opposite a lovely pub with such nice food and friendly staff. It doesn’t open too late and the place is far enough away we weren’t bothered by noise at all! Close to everything in Ambleside, Tescos and other shops few minute walk away. The kitchen had everything you need, we used the over the hob and the toaster. Sofas comfy and the heating was set perfectly for January, especially after a days walk! Short walk to the lake and the boat pier. Great extra having the car park permit and the closest car park is literally a minute walk if that. It did get busy in the day but always spaces of an evening. Best were vet comfy and sheets great quality! Ample wardrobe space. There is a steepish hill and a few steps to get up the the apartment but this was no issue at all. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Mayetree says:

    We got an absolute gem of a place in here. The location is perfect, it is near the bus station, it is near all grocery stores and amazing take aways and pubs and restaurant. The place itself is so beautiful and the mountain view from the hall room was amazing. We had a very comfortable and pleasant 5 nights stay. I definitely definitely recommend this place.

  • Helen says:

    Amazing apartment and location. Fantastic , views towards the church and hills to embrace while eating breakfast . Everything, was just perfect

  • Walter says:

    Lovely flat in a great location in middle of Ambleside.Fantastic view. Flat is well equipped and heating was great although luckily weather was mild. Highly recommended.

  • Sue says:

    A superb apartment in a great location with astounding views from the lovely sitting room window. We had a very comfortable stay and felt that Rydale was excellent value for money.
    Thank you for the thoughtful welcoming touches and the very high standard of cleanliness, which enabled us to settle in immediately and enjoy every minute of being back in the Lake District.

  • Libby says:

    Wonderful cottage, in beautiful Ambleside- you walk out the cottage and are in the midst of Ambleside. Very cosy accommodation with a great sized living room/dining room. Perfect location to access all the amazing walks the lakes can offer. Car parking nearby- very quick walk.

  • Ilais says:

    Definitely recommend this place as the location is almost perfect for staying in Lake District. The apartment itself has some really nice views of Ambleside and stuffed with local guides to make your stay adventurous. Have it bookmarked for when I’ll be visiting Lake District next time.

  • Eve says:

    From arrival, our stay in Ambleside was the perfect. The views from the living room are beyond belief, and meant we were more than happy to return to the flat at the end of the day and enjoy it. We had everything we needed, and the central Ambleside location with access to a range of practical shops and nearby bus stops meant we were able to plan and access all kinds of adventures from the doorstep. Ahead of time, we were sent through a heap of useful information making it easy to let ourselves in and get settled on day 1. Were sorry to leave and will definitely keep it on our list of places to return to down the line. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Imogen says:

    Such a gorgeous location right in the middle of Ambleside. Lovely large living space and clean rooms. Very friendly staff on the phone. Perfect for a lakes getaway.

  • Haneen says:

    A lovely place to stay. Possibly has one of the best views of Ambleside from the living room window!

  • Kate says:

    Fantastic location to explore the area. Lovely clean apartment. Well equipped. Stunning views from the living room. Ambleside is a lovely spot too. If you’re not up to yomping for miles to see the sites, I highly recommend the Lake tour

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