Our three hundred year old cottage provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There are just three guest rooms at this luxury Ambleside B&B, all with full bathrooms, two of which include Victorian-style clawfoot bathtubs.



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Waterwheel Guesthouse – Bed and Breakfast in Ambleside

Coronavirus update – In compliance with the National Emergency Guidelines, we closed The Waterwheel on 22nd March, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus/Covid-19. As the lock down has now been extended we have  disabled online bookings until the end of June.

Any bookings made during lock down will be entitled to reschedule the date of your stay, cancellation or a credit note against a future stay. This will also apply to bookings later in 2020 or indeed into early 2021, so please feel free to book for dates into the future. Additionally, if you have postponed your visit from April or May, and have a date in mind for rescheduling, please let us know and we will book you in now! Once the lock down period ends please note our usual cancellation period & terms will apply.

In the meantime, look after yourselves and your family and we look forward to seeing you as soon as we are able to open our doors to guests again.

The Waterwheel Bed and Breakfast in Ambleside, set in the Heart of the Lake District is a small, luxury guest house, perfect for a short break or a longer stay in the Lake District. If you’re looking for a warm and friendly Ambleside B&B, we welcome you to take a look at what we have on offer.

Our enchanting bed and breakfast in Ambleside has three beautifully furnished bedrooms, each with its own bathroom; perfect for a luxury or romantic break in the Lakes.

Set in one of the most picturesque towns in the Lake District, The Waterwheel guest house in Ambleside is just a short walk from a great selection of shops and boutiques and also many restaurants and hostelries.

Our affiliation with the Ambleside Salutation Spa provides an opportunity for you to relax in their outdoor spa pool, or maintain fitness levels in the indoor pool and gym.  Warm yourself up, after a cold day in the fells, in the sauna and steam room – all within a few steps of the guest house!

If you feel like venturing a little farther afield, the nearby Kirkstone Pass offers a spectacular drive to one of the highest points above the Lake District where the views over Windermere and the Lakes are truly stunning. Ambleside is also centrally placed if you would like to visit the historic market towns of Kendal or Keswick.

A break in the Lake District at the Waterwheel Ambleside B&B offers many opportunities for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. Windermere is just 5 minutes away and has opportunities for sailing and windsurfing and of course some wonderful walks along the shores of the great lake. For those who prefer more adventurous walking opportunities, Scafell Pike and Striding Edge offer a challenge to even the most hardened of walkers.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Waterwheel Ambleside Guesthouse in the most beautiful corner of England. To select a room for your stay with us, please visit our online booking page.

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