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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  • 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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  • Beautiful views, complimentary @PureLakes toiletries, blue skies and sunshine (we hope!)...just a few of the ingredients of a trip to Elder Grove.⁣
Discover our welcoming B&B in pretty Ambleside - just head to our website (link in bio), or give us a call to find out more 📞 015394 32504⁣
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  • not disturb 🤫  Who's enjoying a well deserved Bank Holiday lie in this morning?⁣
As well as serving a hearty, freshly cooked Full English breakfast from 8:15am - 9:15am, we also offer a lighter 'Lazy Breakfast' until noon, for anyone who wants a few more minutes in bed 💤 ⁣
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