|Smallwood House Hotel is a family run bed & breakfast, offering quality 4 star accommodation and award winning Cumbrian breakfasts in Ambleside in the heart of the English Lake District.
Being slightly larger than your average Cumbrian B&B, our guest house provides the perfect place to enjoy short breaks or longer holidays in one of our 12 comfortable, individually furnished bedrooms.
Our relaxed and friendly B&B team will help you make the most of your stay, whether you are seeking a romantic getaway, family holiday, activity break or group vacation. Our bed & breakfast tariff features great deals and special offers throughout the year.
The winter months are really lovely in the Lake District, and our spectacular scenery looks even better bathed in sunlight on a clear, crisp day. From our hotel doorstep in Ambleside, experienced walkers can climb the high Lakeland fells, but there are plenty of low level walks for a range of abilities, as well as cycle routes and viewpoints to entice you into the great outdoors.
Ambleside is the perfect choice for exploring the Lake District and Cumbria. Leave the car behind and take a bus trip to some of our lovely nearby towns and villages, such as Grasmere, Hawkshead & Keswick.
If the weather is less than kind during your visit, there are plenty of indoor visitor attractions nearby, including the homes of famous Lakeland literary figures like William Wordsworth or Beatrix Potter. From the pier at Waterhead in Ambleside you can take a boat trip or cruise on Windermere to Bowness or Lakeside at the opposite end of the Lake. Windermere Lake Cruises sail all year and their boats offer you lots of protection from the elements.
Remember, our B&B guests also have use of the luxury spa and swimming pool at a hotel just a few minutes walk away - a great way to spend a winter afternoon.
We are in the centre of Ambleside, a bustling and vibrant small market town offering a good selection of specialist shops and great quality restaurants, bars and cafes. The town is great for shopping, with lots of independent shops that are a bit different to the norm, and some recognised brand names you'll know and love. Smallwood House Hotel has a private car park and offers complimentary WiFi access for our B&B guests.