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

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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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  • ☀️ Explore the Lakes for less: Elder Grove guests can enjoy 10% with @Mgoattours!

The Mountain Goat Tour Company runs a number of brilliant tours around the Lake District, including plenty which depart from Ambleside. Head off on the Ten Lakes Tour, or discover Beatrix Potter's Lake District - all from the comfort of a Mountain Goat tour bus.

Feeling inspired to explore the Lakes? Remember to book with us direct for our best rates | 📞 015394 32504

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  • A huge GOOD LUCK to everyone taking part in this weekend's @Great_Swim! 🏅💦 The Great North Swim kicks off at @BrockholeLakeDistrict and spectators are welcome to head down and show their support - there will also be plenty of local food producers as well as Brockhole's own eateries and activities to enjoy 🙌

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  • It's all in the details 🐰  Are you joining us for a relaxing stay in the heart of the Lakes this June? 👉 Remember to book direct with us for our best rates | 📞 015394 32504

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  • Comfy beds, ensuite bathrooms, tea and coffee from @penningtonsteacoffee, complimentary toiletries by @PureLakes and views over Ambleside and the Lakeland Fells...we love all our rooms here at Elder Grove 🙌 
Take a look at our available bedrooms on our website and let us know - which would you pick to stay in?

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  • Heading off to explore the fells this week? We're always on hand to help you enjoy walking in the Lakes to the fullest! Whether you need your flask filling or are looking for a great walk to enjoy in the local area, don't hesitate to ask 🚶‍♂️ 🚶‍♀️ Elder Grove is perfectly placed as a base for numerous beautiful walks in the Lake District (including Loughrigg Fell, where this photo was taken ☀️ ). 👉 Book with us direct and make the most of our best rates.

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  • Here's to another brilliant Bank Holiday weekend in Ambleside! If you're looking for something to do over the long weekend, @Windermerelakecruises is a great way to get out on the water and explore the Lake District ⛵ 
Hop on at Waterhead, just a short walk from Elder Grove, and sail off on a tour of Lake Windermere. There are plenty of cruises to choose from, as well as the option to hire rowing or motor boats from Ambleside pier if you'd prefer to explore at your own pace. See you on the water! 
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