Ambleside, the Lake District

Friendly Victorian B&B accommodation in Ambleside

Enjoy a charming stay in our award winning bed and breakfast. We offer a home away from home, with striking views of Ambleside and the Lake District fells beyond.

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Reasons for staying at Elder Grove

Read our Reviews

Rated 'Excellent' on TripAdvisor and 9.7 on

Trip Advisor
Paul M

“Warm, comfortable rooms that are spotlessly clean. Superb breakfasts beautifully cooked and presented. Nothing was too much trouble and Matthew was a charming friendly host with a great sense of humour! Definitely be returning and thoroughly recommend this excellent B&B.”


“This is my third visit to Elder Grove since Lucy and Matthew have taken control of the place. The atmosphere is very welcoming as soon as you walk through the door. The breakfast choices are brilliant, with vegetarian options and the regular options you’d except from a Cumbrian B&B..”

Stephen G

“We had a lovely nights sleep at this great B and B. The service was great, warm and very welcoming. This was our first time away from a big chain hotel and it was worth every penny. I would happily stay here again. Thank you.”

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  • A different kind of Monday blues ☀️ ⁣
When the sun shines over Ambleside, it's simply stunning - here's a photo of Waterhead looking beautiful in the sun, just a short walk from our front door here at Elder Grove B&B.⁣
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  • Beginning the month in our cosy, newly re-decorated lounge 🍂 ⁣
Fancy a drink? We offer a selection of beer, wine, soft drinks and spirits in both of our welcoming lounges - perfect for relaxing after a busy day spent exploring the local area.⁣
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  • An intriguing little find on my walk from Elder Grove to the Mortal Man in Troutbeck yesterday. With rain, sun, intrigue, red squirrels and beer, not a bad way to slide into Autumn.
  • I think I'll go the other way! Magnificent beast on my stroll out of Ambleside today. More hidden gems than a gem shop. #theplacetobe
  • Happy Saturday! Why not snooze your alarm and enjoy a lie in, before heading down to join us for a Full English breakfast and freshly brewed pot of @Penningtonsteacoffee ☕ ⁣
Join us for a relaxing getaway in the heart of the Lake District- just follow the link in our bio to discover our welcoming B&B in the centre of Ambleside.⁣
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  • The Lake District looks stunning come rain or shine - which is lucky, as we are blessed with quite a few rainy days throughout the year! 💦 ⁣
Fortunately, there's plenty to see and do no matter the weather: take a look at our top 10 things to do when the heavens open in Ambleside on our blog (link in bio).⁣
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