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Waterwheel Guesthouse Information


Our enchanting guesthouse, in Ambleside, has three beautifully furnished bedrooms, each with its own bathroom; perfect for a luxury or romantic break in the Lakes. The Grade II listed building is around 350 years old and nestles in an idyllic village-like area of old Ambleside, facing the Stockghyll stream and waterwheel. Set in one of the most picturesque towns in the Lake District, The Waterwheel Guesthouse is just a short walk from a great selection of shops and boutiques, and also many restaurants and hostelries. If you feel like venturing a little farther afield, the nearby Kirkstone Pass offers a spectacular drive to one of the highest points above the Lake District where the views over Windermere and the Lakes are truly stunning. Ambleside is also centrally placed if you would like to visit the historic market towns of Kendal or Keswick. A break in the Lake District, at the Waterwheel Guesthouse, offers many opportunities for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. Windermere is just 5 minutes away, by car, and has opportunities for sailing and windsurfing and of course some wonderful walks along the shores of the great lake. For those who prefer more adventurous walking opportunities, Scafell Pike and Striding Edge offer a challenge to even the most hardenend of walkers.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out


  • Baggage store
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Wakeup call
  • Bike lock-up


  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Mountain sports
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    16:00 19:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Adults only
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from M6 Junction 36 (20.0 miles)
    Set your Sat nav postcode to LA22 9DT. From Junction 36 of the M6, take the A590/591 to Ambleside (20 miles, 25 minutes). Continue through Ambleside centre, passing the Church spire on your left and continuing up Compston Road, past the shops, keeping to the right hand lane. Turn right at the traffic lights by Boots, then take the first left by the Post Office onto North Road. 20 metres on the left is the entrance to a car-free cobbled alley (Bridge Street). Ring our doorbell and we'll give you a free pass for the car park.
  • Train from London Euston (280.0 miles)
    The nearest major railway station is at Oxenholme (Kendal). London and Glasgow line trains stop here. From Oxenholme, you can transfer onto a Windermere bound train, stopping at Windermere station, which is 4 miles from Ambleside. Taxis and buses will be available at Windermere railway station.

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