Ambleside, the Lake District

Friendly Victorian guest house 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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  • Looking forward to Grasmere Sports this weekend! 🎾 ⁣
On Sunday, this field in Grasmere will be transformed into the location of Grasmere Sports: a fantastic local event held every year, which celebrates traditional Lakeland sports. ⁣
👉 There will be fell runs, hound trails, and Cumberland wrestling to name just a few...not to mention the trade stands and food & drink stalls on offer!⁣
It's set to be a brilliant event in a stunning location, just a short drive from Elder Grove B&B. We can't wait!⁣
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  • **REPOST** What a stunning photo of one of the Lake District's most beautiful views 😍 ⁣
Taking a tour with @MGoattours is a great way to see the Lake District in the company of a friendly, knowledgeable local guide. A number of tours begin in the centre of Ambleside, and guests at Elder Grove can enjoy 10% off! 🙌 ⁣
Simply ask at Reception & we'll be happy to help you organise your tour of the Lake District with Mountain Goat. ⁣
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  • Did you know: our building dates back to the Victorian era and still contains many original features! You can event stay in a traditional Victorian four poster bed in one of our two Four Poster Rooms:⁣
🛏️ Room 4 has a traditional Victorian half tester canopy bed.⁣
🛏️ Room 5 has a more contemporary four poster bed.⁣
Which would you choose?⁣
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  • Breakfast: the most important meal of the day ☕ Wake up to fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurts and, of course, our famous cooked breakfasts here at Elder Grove.
Join us for a relaxing stay in the heart of the Lakes - remember to book direct with us for our best rates.#breakfast #Ambleside #Guesthouse #bandb #lakedistrict #visitcumbria #theplacetobe #cumbria #staycation #lakedistrictuk #foodstagram
  • A cracking review of Elder Grove over on TripAdvisor (simply swipe to read it) 😊 We always love reading your comments & thank you for all your kind feedback over the last year!Stay with us at Elder Grove & try our breakfasts for yourself - our best rates are always available when booking direct with us 📞 015394 32504#Ambleside #Guesthouse #bandb #lakedistrict #visitcumbria #theplacetobe #cumbria #staycation #lakedistrictuk #igerslakedistrict #bookdirect #thankyou #review
  • Beautiful Blea Tarn - just a short drive from Elder Grove. There's a beautiful walk to be enjoyed around the tarn, with gorgeous views of the Langdale valley, and the nearby Sticklebarn and the Langdales NT is a great pub to stop by for a drink in the area 🍻
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