Little Bethel

Guests - FROM £503.75
(4.9 out of 5) based on 25 reviews
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Availability & Reviews


Much effort has been taken to retain a wealth of original features here at Little Bethel to include exposed stone walls and original oak beams, cleverly married with a modern-day oak floor throughout. Enter into the open plan living space where pride of place and set against the stonework sits a wood-burning stove, perfect for cosying around on the leather sofa in the cooler months. A comfortable window seat provides an amazing vista over the rooftops to Loughrigg Fell beyond and the well-equipped kitchen is wrapped in cool granite complimented by limestone tiles.

The plush Kingsized bedroom continues the traditional theme with charming windows, delightful soft furnishings access to a characterful dressing room with day bed. The adjacent bathroom is dressed with slate tiles for that added luxury and offers a power shower over a deep bath, ideal for soothing those tired legs after a day on the fells.

Park outside either on the sloping roadside or use the handy permit provided on the nearby Rydal Road car park, just a couple of minutes down the road.


Open plan living space with a mix of slate and wooden floors throughout.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Log Burner
    Fuel available locally
  • Parking

Retreats For

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Shower


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
Sorry no dogs allowed
Layout & Access


Open plan living space with a mix of slate and wooden floors throughout.


  • Dishwasher
  • Electric oven
  • Gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Washer/drier
  • Fridge
  • Freezer


  • Freeview TV with DVD
  • iPod docking station
  • Woodburning stove
  • Sumptuous furnishings


  • King bed, with wooden floors and solid wood furnishing
  • Separate dressing room with day bed


  • Fully tiled with shower over the bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail


  • WiFi
  • Parking via permit on the nearby car park
  • Sorry, no pets
  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels are included
  • Fuel for woodburner is available locally
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Travel cot available – please book in advance
Location & Nearby


Welcome to Little Bethel, a romantic bolthole for two conveniently located in the very heart of popular Ambleside. This delightful apartment provides comfortable, traditional accommodation with a rather contemporary twist and the location couldn’t be more perfect as all the delights of the village are right on the doorstep. Ambleside boasts a great assortment of local shops, galleries, popular restaurants, cafes and bars and offers plenty for the outdoorsy visitor; get straight out on to the fells that can be viewed through the picture window of the lounge tempting even the most novice of walkers to head for the hills. Lake Windermere is a level mile walk from the property at Waterhead from where the world-famous Windemere Lake Cruises offer a variety of cruises with numerous stop-offs allowing you to sample some more villages along her shores.

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Note: 1 kingsize bed and 1 single day bed in the dressing room
Maximum number of adults and children is 2
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Guest feedback for Little Bethel
(4.9 out of 5) based on 25 Reviews
On Monday, 15 Jul 2024
Thoroughly charming pied-à-terre for anyone who wishes both to enjoy the pretty town of Ambleside and have an ideal starting point for trips on Lake Windermere and for walks in the surrounding countryside. The accomodation is 5 mins' walk from an array of shops and restaurants catering to all tastes and gives a real sense of homeliness to return to after a day of sightseeing.
On Friday, 28 Jun 2024
Well situated to the town and clean throughout. Parking permit provided for car to park in a car park near by.
On Friday, 28 Jun 2024
Great location and lovely accomodation , lots of space to relax and only a short walk to local shops!
On Friday, 24 May 2024
Lovely stay- cosy cottage which was very convenient
On Tuesday, 07 May 2024
Super handy location for walking into Ambleside and the view from the living room window is lovely. The property had everything we needed for our stay. The parking permit was a pleasant surprise too and gave us free parking at multiple sites in the Lakes.
On Monday, 04 Mar 2024
We've been staying at Little Bethel a number of times and the property always feels like a perfect fit for us. Just one thing noticeable this time during our stay: the kitchen under-wallunits cupboard lights were broken (or not yet repaired). We had to use the ceiling lights, which is functionally OK but not as nice and cosy especially in the evenings.
On Monday, 29 Jan 2024
Nice area and the flat had most things you need. The flat was cosy.
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
The cottage was beautiful! Perfect location in a really lovely village with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. We found plenty of local walks right on our doorstep and had a fantastic stay. I would absolutely recommend this cottage and would definitely stay again.
On Tuesday, 29 Aug 2023
The property is ideally situated. Excellent standard of cleanliness and equipment, a credit to the owners. Lakeland Retreats offered a superb service throughout.
On Friday, 25 Aug 2023
Had a lovely stay. Very convenient as its close to all the bars and restaurants.
On Sunday, 14 May 2023
Gorgeous cottage in the centre of Ambleside with lovely views of the hills. Very comfortable and well equipped with a beautiful interior, plenty of space and handy dressing room for keeping muddy hiking gear tidied away. A perfect getaway, we wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
On Friday, 28 Apr 2023
A wonderful place to stay and very comfortable with plenty of space for two. Great location right in Ambleside. Efficient with parking permit. Highly recommend staying here. However, the boiler broke and as their office hours are 8-5pm no-one responded. There’s a ‘real maintenance emergency number’ until 8pm. As it wasn’t life or death situation, we didn’t call. The boiler and heating were efficiently repaired the next day. Thank you. We had a marvellous time.
On Wednesday, 26 Oct 2022
A wonderful little apartment that was warm and cosy and very clean. Has everything you need in a great location. Hosts very informative too. Thankyou.
On Friday, 08 Jul 2022
Great location for Ambleside!! Kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, which was great to not do dishes after a long hike. Very cute place as well. A bit difficult to load and unload things as the street is quite narrow and there is no nearby parking spots.
On Tuesday, 29 Mar 2022
Lovely cottage in a great central location. Will definitely be recommending it to friends and most likely be back again ourselves.
On Saturday, 26 Feb 2022
The property is lovely and only a short walk to the centre of Ambleside. Check-in was really easy and the flat was clean with covid protocols in place for arrival.
Jess Blyth
On Saturday, 15 Jan 2022
Stayed at Little Bethel for the second time over the Christmas period. Set in a lovely part of old Ambleside, the apartment/cottage is in an ideal location for walking into town, Rydal and Grasmere. A lovely traditional style building with a modern twist. Lovely, warm and clean. Love it
nigel cove
On Monday, 29 Nov 2021
Excellent stay in a lovely cottage. Well equipped and very clean and comfortable. Would recommend highly.
On Monday, 18 Oct 2021
We had a lovely stay in Little Bethel. It is exceptionally well equipped, beautifully furnished and comfortable in an ideal location for all amenities and for the fells.
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
A great little cottage in Ambleside, the perfect location to get into the hills! Great communication, simple check in and lovely and clean. Would definitely recommend but make sure to bring own shower gel, shampoo etc and oil/salt/pepper if you want to cook in!
On Saturday, 21 Aug 2021
Nice apartment in a great location. Generally well equipped and spacious for two people. Very close to everything you need but just out of the hustle and bustle of Ambleside!
On Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021
Excellent location, clean and well equipped house. The place looked even better than in the photos..would definitely recommend.
On Friday, 30 Jul 2021
Fantastic stay and I would highly recommend it to others. It is perfect for heading out to all parts of the Lake District. The property is homely and spacious and I would definitely stay again.
On Monday, 28 Jun 2021
The place is stunning and in not only a convenient but extremely picturesque location. Everything you need is in place, super clean, well organised and very responsive and helpful team. Definitely want to go back, one of the very best of many great Airbnb's we've stayed in.
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
Fantastic week away at the little bethel such a great location, the flat had everything you would need and the parking at the bottom of the street was very handy! Thankyou
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
Stunning place in a great location. A few minutes walks into the heart of Ambleside - if that! Would recommend making the most of the cottage because the kitchen space is great, coupled with a cosy / lounging area. The slate interiors are even better in real life. Overall, the perfect stay.
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