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

To check availability, please visit our Online Booking  diary for the lowest online prices or call us on 01539433286. We occasionally get short notice cancellations so keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest news.


The Waterwheel Bed and Breakfast in Ambleside, set in the Heart of the Lake District is a small, luxury guest house, perfect for either a short break or a full holiday 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 en-suite bathroom; perfect for a luxury or romantic break for two 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.

Rattleghyll from window

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

Privacy Policy: Data collected on our booking system will not be shared with 3rd parties, other than for the purpose of completing the booking and payment process. All data will be processed in line with UK data laws. Your email address may be used for marketing purposes, by the Waterwheel Guesthouse, unless you opt out during the booking process.

Please note that due to the nature of this historic building and it’s furniture we do not accept children or pets.

Our Classic and Deluxe rooms are both on the 2nd floor up a narrow winding staircase.