Ambleside, the Lake District

Friendly Victorian B&B accommodation in Ambleside

Enjoy a charming stay in our award winning bed and breakfast, from a cheeky few days away to a longer break when you can really get to explore the area. We offer a home away from home, with striking views of Ambleside and the Lake District fells beyond.

An enjoyable experience

Reasons for staying at Elder Grove

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Rated 'Excellent' on TripAdvisor and 9.7 on

Trip Advisor
Richard & Beryl

Our first B&B experience in Ambleside & we could not have picked a better place to stay for 5 nights.
The additional health protocols that Matt & Lucy have introduced to cope with Covid requirements didn’t detract from an extremely pleasant stay.
Breakfast at Elder Grove offers a great selection of local produce from a comprehensive menu is very impressive, and it’s a breakfast that sets you up for the rest of the day.
The on site parking is a big plus also for this B&B, a B&B that we are more than happy to recommend.
Elder Grove is ideally situated for a stroll into Ambleside as a starting point for a number of walks & also a great selection of restaurants for later in the day.


We really enjoyed our stay with you over the weekend.  Often it’s those seemingly little touches that add to the quality of a stay such as the organic herbal teas, the gorgeous Pure Lakes products, the fluffy white towels, using local produce for a wonderful breakfast and the welcome on arrival to name but a few.

We hope to return one day and will recommend you.

Ps. The quirky little wooden mouse made us smile too!

John & Lorna

We have just enjoyed a further stay at Eldergrove, only several weeks from our first encounter. Our weekend was first class with constistency being the operative word. Matt and Lucy are superb hosts behind which is a quality establishment in every sense. The breakfasts are amazing with impeccable service. Ambleside center is only a few minutes away with all the usual amenities and with very inclement weather over our weekend stay, returning to the warmth and comfort provided at Eldergrove was an absolute joy.

We strongly recommend Eldergrove as the number one spot.

Many thanks, John and Lorna.

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Coronavirus update:

We are offering a deposit guarentee for direct bookings of free cancellation up to 7 days before the date of stay and if you need to cancel within 7 days we will hold your deposit over for a future stay in 2022.

In light of the rapidly growing number of cases, we are maintaining our Covid safety procedures. This allows us to continue to minimise the risk of infection while you stay with us and provides a sense of security for our most vulnerable visitors.

Our staff will continue to wear masks and there will still be plenty of hand sanitising stations. We will also continue our enhanced cleaning procedures and our tables will still be suitably distanced.

We kindly ask that you continue to wear a mask outside your room while moving around the building to help protect everyone around you.

Breakfast will still be the same delicious experience that it has been since we opened including table service and a wide range of choices.

We want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for choosing to visit us and supporting us through our toughest 18 months in business. We also want to thank our staff for their continued commitment to creating the best holiday experiences for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to Elder Grove in the future.