beatrix potter

Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse: a time-capsule of her life. Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter by visiting Hill Top. Full of her favourite things, this house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'tale'. The lovely cottage garden is a haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables. Make your way up the garden path to the front door and see for yourself why Beatrix loved this place. Bought in 1905 with proceeds from her first book, the Tale of Peter Rabbit, she used Hill Top itself and the surrounding countryside as inspiration for many of her subsequent books.

The bustling Lake District villages of Windermere and Ambleside are situated around lake Windermere, England’s longest lake. With fells, woodland, parks, the quirky little Bridge House and a Roman fort on offer, this part of the Lake District is great for families looking for fun in the great outdoors. 

brige house ambleside

Windermere Lake Cruises

Explore the local area with a cruise and a walk  There's hundreds of beautiful walks near to Ambleside and the lake shore that are within easy reach of piers and cruises. Whether you’re after a gentle woodland stroll, a ramble exploring Lakeland heritage or a vigorous hike up some beautiful fells, there is a walk to suit you from Ambleside Pier Waterhead.


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windermere lake cruise

All restaurants and pubs are within 5 minutes walk
Mathews Bistro – Compston Road
The Priest Hole - Church street
Lucy’s On A Plate – Church Street

Award winning restaurants
The Old Stamp House One Michelin Star

Church Street

Lake Road Kitchen – Lake Road 

Ishaas Indian – Kelsick Road

Jintana – Compston Road
Doi Intanon Thai Restaurant – Market Place

China Cottage – Lake Road

Wabi Sabi Noodle bar - Compston Road

Auradaze - Millans Park
Bar Es Mexican Tapas – St. Mary’s Lane


Misto - Compston Road
Dodds restaurant – Rydal Road
Luigi's – Kelsick Road

Zeffirellis – Compston Road
Fellinis – Church Street

Cinema screens -  jazz music

Local Pubs 


Royal Oak

White Lion

Ambleside Tavern


Ambleside Inn

Lilly Bar (live music)

Flying Fleece (live music)


All serve Home cooked food




Cafes Ambleside


Copper Pot


Apple Pie




Mr H Tearoom


Cornish bakery



The giggling goose

The rattle Ghyll