Welcome To The Old Vicarage

We are a family and dog friendly bed & breakfast, located in the heart of the Lake District; A UNESCO World Heritage Site

We Have Our Own Pool, Hot Tub & Sauna

We are the only bed and breakfast in Ambleside with its own inside heated swimming pool, hot tub and sauna.

Woodland Gardens and Terrace

Five mins walk from the centre of Ambleside, yet we have our own private car park, woodland garden and seated terrace for you to enjoy.

Perfect For Dog Walking

Dogs are very welcome here and stay for free. There are so many stunning walks right on our door step, you will be spoilt for choice

Free Parking & Wifi

We are very lucky to have our own private car park in the centre of Ambleside and we also offer free wifi to all our guests.

Our Rooms

We have rooms for every budget. Standard doubles, superior rooms, superior suites and a garden suite. Each room has a bathroom with separate bath and walk-in shower.

Ambleside Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to the Old Vicarage in Ambleside – more than just a bed and breakfast, located right in the heart of the Lake District, which has just been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. As well as comfortable B&B accommodation, we’re the only bed and breakfast in Ambleside with its own swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. There’s also a pleasant guest lounge, small snooker table and an extensive terrace. This takes us beyond a standard Ambleside Guest House experience; more of an Ambleside Hotel experience!

TOP TEN Reasons to Stay at our Ambleside B&B:

* Prime position in Ambleside; A quiet location, 2 minutes to the town centre

* 15 Comfortable Bedrooms; Ranging from standard, through to suites

* Swimming Pool, Sauna and Hot Tub; Onsite with dressing gowns supplied

* Free Private Parking; For all guests

* Easy Access to the Fells; Perfect for those who love walking and want to leave the car!

* Free WiFi; Available in rooms and public areas

* Family Owned & Run; We’re friendly and happy to help wherever possible

* Outside Terrace; Relax with a book or bring a bottle of wine to enjoy

* Hearty and healthy Breakfasts; To set you up for the day ahead!

* Dogs Stay Free; Bring your pooch and we won’t charge extra

The bed and breakfast is located only 2 minutes walk from Ambleside town centre, wonderfully situated for trips to Grasmere, Windermere, Coniston and Keswick. If the Lake District landscape is your passion, there is easy access from the B&B onto the Lakeland fells and with a little effort you’ll enjoy stunning views down Lake Windermere or up into The Langdales. To make this even easier, why not park your car in our private car park and leave it there?

Our location in Ambleside makes it easy to walk to the pier for boat trips to Bowness-on-Windermere and Lakeside. If you fancy a drink or meal in the evening, it’s only a short walk from The Old Vicarage bed and breakfast to an array of Ambleside coffee shops, pubs and restaurants, all within easy reach. We hope you will enjoy your stay at The Old Vicarage B&B in Ambleside.


If you’re looking for a unique gift for friends or family, why not send them to us? Choose an amount of any denomination from £20 upwards and we will send you (or them) a Gift Voucher for the required amount. This can be redeemed against any stay at The Old Vicarage! Simply call us on 015394 33364 to arrange.

Eating Out Near The Old Vicarage

Eating Out

Plenty of restaurants & coffee shops a 2 minute walk away.
Suites at The Old Vicarage

Upstairs, Downstairs Suites

View our two level suites with loft-style bedrooms.
offers at the old vicarage ambleside

Our Latest Offers

We often have seasonal offers here at The Old Vicarage

Swimming Pool

We’re the only Ambleside B&B with its own pool, sauna and hot tub

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