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Latest news  -  We are delighted to share that Both Rydal and Herdwick are now rated as 4* Gold standard accommodation. Also, Herdwick Cottage has won a LUXlife Award for 

'Most Homely Cottage - Lake District' - hooray! 

Sarah and Richard x

Herdwick Cottage Ambleside®

Rydal Apartment  Ambleside

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A traditional Victorian Lakeland stone cottage in a quiet road in the heart of Ambleside within the beautiful English Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 


Herdwick Cottage Ambleside is an award winning 4* Gold rated, 3 bedroom (one with stunning mountain views), 2 bathroom self-catering cottage for up to 5 people. We pride ourselves on providing everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing (or action-packed!) holiday with family or friends. 

We are located just behind the famous 'Bridge House' Ambleside, in a quiet road with flat walking access to the village centre.


Free parking is provided using our guest permit. 

A stylish apartment in the grounds of what used to be the Kirkstone Foot Hotel, in the heart of Ambleside within the beautiful English Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 


Recently refurbished, Rydal Apartment Ambleside is a luxury 1 bedroom 4* Gold rated, self-catering cottage for solo travellers or a couple. With a view of St Mary's Church, the village and the surrounding mountains, Rydal is the perfect tucked-away little haven to relax in after a day's walking. 

We are quietly located 2 mins walk from the famous 'Bridge House' Ambleside.


Free parking is provided on site.

Please note: both properties are smoke-free and pet-free. Apologies but due to space, we cannot accommodate children or infants at Rydal. Children and infants are most welcome at Herdwick! 

Ambleside is the 5th most popular starting point for walkers in Britain and the village itself boasts a selection of restaurants, pubs, cinemas, museums and an indoor climbing wall as well as children's play park and excellent public transport links to explore the rest of the Lake District. 

The Lake District


The Lake District's stunning landscape has inspired poets and artists for generations.  Famous for its lakes, mountains and forests, its cultural landscape was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017. 


Explore England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, its deepest lake, Wast Water, or simply wander through some of the many fells, taking in the beauty and changes that each season brings. 

Spectacular fell walks in all directions
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