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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  • Your lovely comments never fail to make us smile! We love receiving feedback for our guests and always aim to provide a 5* experience at Elder Grove ⭐If you're planning a trip to the Lakes, make sure to book direct with us for our best rates - just follow the link in our bio.#ThankYou #grateful #review #Ambleside #Guesthouse #bandb #lakedistrict #visitcumbria #theplacetobe #cumbria #staycation #lakedistrictuk
  • We are over the moon to have been awarded a 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! 🎉 This is only given out to businesses which have consistently received great reviews over the last year and it's safe to say we were thrilled when we found out 🙌
Your lovely feedback really does mean the world to us & we're so grateful to have had so many positive comments since we took over the reigns at Elder Grove. A HUGE thank you to all our guests, past, present and future 🤗#thankyou #grateful #Ambleside #Guesthouse #bandb #lakedistrict #visitcumbria #theplacetobe #cumbria #staycation #lakedistrictuk #tripadvisor #
  • Ambleside Rushbearing today. A great local tradition over 200 years in the making!
  • 📍 The beautiful Lake Windermere at Waterhead, just a few minutes walk from our front door.We're looking forward to another busy weekend in Ambleside - the Rushbearing parade takes place tomorrow & we can't wait to see all the wonderful creations heading through town to St Mary's Church!Planning a trip to the Lakes? For cosy, welcoming accommodation in the heart of Ambleside, head to our website (link in bio). #windermere #lakewindermere #Ambleside #Guesthouse #bandb #lakedistrict #visitcumbria #theplacetobe #cumbria #staycation #lakedistrictuk
  • A little while ago, we were visited by the lovely @roamingscribe, who has since written up a lovely review of Elder Grove for @omotg! 🙌 Thank you for visiting us and for such a wonderful write up - you can read the full article on a fantastic way to begin a brand new month! 🎉
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  • Cracking spot for lunch. Picnic anybody? Just a stroll over Loughrigg to this beautiful view.