Ambleside, the Lake District

Friendly Victorian B&B accommodation in Ambleside

Enjoy a charming stay in our friendly 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

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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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  • Celebrating a special occasion? We're here to help you make it as extra-special as possible! 🥂 Get in touch with us before your visit to Elder Grove if you'd like us to arrange any treats to be waiting in your room upon arrival 💐 
If you're planning to visit us, don't forget to book direct to enjoy our best rates 🙌 
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  • Calm waters on the beautiful Grasmere lake 💦 
The Lake District is home to some truly stunning lakes & we love being surrounded by such gorgeous scenery! @lakedistrictcumbria has written a brilliant blog post about some of the National Park's best known lakes - including many of those local to Ambleside (Lake Windermere and Rydal Water to name a few!) as well as some hidden gems 🙌  Which is your favourite lake in the Lake District?

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  • Sundays call for tea and new adventures ☕ We'll be planning ours in one of our two comfy lounges - perfect for relaxing and deciding how to spend a day in the Lakes. 
Need some inspiration? We're always on hand to help you make the most of your stay in Ambleside.

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  • This Sunday, thousands of runners descend on the Lakes for what is often seen as one of the most beautiful marathons in the UK 🎽 Kicking off at @BrathayHall, the ASICS Windermere Marathon takes participants around Lake Windermere, through Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside, before returning to Brathay Hall. 
It's such a fantastic local event, and one of the few marathons run entirely within a UNESCO World Heritage Site (which makes it pretty special in our opinion!). Best of luck to all those taking part! 🏅

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  • With beautiful views over Ambleside towards Loughrigg Fell, our twin rooms can also be made up as superking-sized doubles 🛏️ Either way, they're cosy, welcoming and feature en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower (because there's nothing better than a relaxing soak after a day on the fells!). Learn more about our bedrooms on our website (link in bio). #Ambleside #Guesthouse #bandb #lakedistrict #accommodation #countryside #visitcumbria #theplacetobe #cumbria #lakedistrictuk #relax
  • Sunday: a day to relax and watch the world go by. 
Enjoy beautiful views over Ambleside and the Lakeland fells from our relaxing rooms - why not grab some binoculars and indulge in a spot of bird watching? 🐦 
Book direct with us to enjoy our best rates.