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Latest news  -  We are open and very pleased to have gained a 4* Gold AA Hospitality rating and hope to welcome you to Ambleside to stay with us soon!

Sarah and Richard x

Rydal Apartment Ambleside

Welcome to Rydal Apartment Ambleside!


A beautiful apartment in the heart of the village of Ambleside within the stunning English Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 


Recently refurbished, Rydal Apartment Ambleside is a stylish and cosy 4* Gold rated, 1 bedroom,  self-catering cottage for solo travellers or a couple. With spectacular mountain viewsRydal is the perfect, quiet, tucked-away little haven to relax in after a day's walking. Spend time preparing a delicious meal, curl up with a book, or just soak up the stunning scenery in Rydal's designer, 'scandi' inspired space. We pride ourselves on providing everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing (or action-packed!) holiday on your own or with a partner. 

We are located a 3 mins walk (up a small hill) from the famous 'Bridge House' Ambleside and the village centre, with its many cafes, restaurants, shops, cinemas, and of course, doorstep access to the fells.


Free parking is provided on site. 

  • Stunning Lakeland walks in all directions

  • Sleeps up to 2 people, 1 double bed with high quality, luxury mattress 

  • Dressing table, cooling fan and hairdryer provided

  • Bathroom with double shower

  • Lounge with dining table and mountain view

  • SMART TV with Freeview Play, DVD player, record payer (and a record collection!), and Bluetooth sound system 

  •  X-Box 360 with plenty of games, library of books, puzzles and a selection of DVDs for rainy days 

  • Kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and Dolce Gusto pod coffee machine

  • WiFi (Fibre Extra), fast broadband speed

  • Faith in Nature vegan aromatherapy based products (shower gel, hand wash, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion)

  • All linen and towels provided 

  • Free on site parking for 1 car

  • Three metro supermarkets within 2 minutes walk, Tesco and Sainsburys home deliver here

  • Three-minute level walk to restaurants, museum, cinema, pubs, playground and more for you to enjoy! 

  • Pet-free, smoke-free cottage - apologies due to space we cannot accommodate children or infants

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History of Rydal Apartment Ambleside

Rydal Apartment Ambleside was purpose built in the grounds of the former Kirkstone Foot Hotel. The Hotel was the production office for the 1974 film 'Swallows and Amazons' and many of the crew stayed at the hotel, where the first showing of the film took place. There are lovely views from all the windows, especially the lounge from which you can see Fox How and Todd Crag, with St Mary's Church and Ambleside village in the fore-ground. 

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