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

Reopening news – The Lakes were very busy throughout summer 2021 but now that Christmas and New Year are over it is a little quieter and we are currently fully booked about 2 weeks in advance, however weekends are full about 2 months in advance. To check dates, please visit our Online Booking  page for the lowest online prices or call 015394 33286. We occasionally get short notice cancellations so keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest news.

If guidance changes again, any bookings made during this time will be entitled to reschedule the date of your stay, cancellation or a credit note against a future stay. This will apply for all bookings in 2022 so please feel free to book for dates in the future as we can be totally flexible.

During the first lockdown in Spring 2020 we worked hard to prepare the Waterwheel to re-open in a safe and secure manner so you can feel reassured of your safety during your next break. We have signed up to the AA COVID Confident scheme and have followed their criteria to safely re-open for Guests keen to stay in beautiful Lakeland.

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 cottage in Ambleside dates from the late 1600’s and has three beautifully furnished bedrooms, each with its own bathroom; perfect for a luxury or romantic break in the Lakes.

Set in the heart of one of the most picturesque towns in the Lake District, The Waterwheel guest house is just a short walk from a great selection of shops and boutiques and 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! Please note the Spa will not re-open to non-residents until 2022, we shall update this page when the dates are announced

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 on Helvellyn 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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