Waterhead Hotel

Ambleside, Cumbria

up to -49% today On selected offers.


Classic Lake View room

House Double/Twin room



Classic Lake View room

An award-winning, shoreside Lake District hotel

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Accommodation in a House Double or Twin room, including full Cumbrian breakfast and three-course dinner from the a la carte menu on the first night of your stay (please be aware that some dishes incur a surcharge)

This offers also includes use of the Health Club at Low Wood Bay Hotel (one mile away; swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi). Please note that beauty treatments and use of the squash courts will incur an additional charge.

Check-in is at 12pm (rooms guarenteed by 2pm) and check-out at 11am.

Pets are allowed in this hotel: two dogs are permitted per reservation for a surcharge for £20 per room, per night, with a maximum of two dogs in a room. This is payable directly to the hotel.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 49% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the hotel's website rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 10/02/2019, two people may book a two-night stay in a House Double or Twin room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £145 per room, per stay compared to the hotel's website rate of £287 per room, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 49%.

The discount, price and availability stated above were checked on 15/01/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made. 

A shoreside Lake Windermere hotel with an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant - includes breakfast, a three-course dinner on one night and a bottle of prosecco


Charismatic Cumbria and the Lake District is a nature-lover’s paradise, with Lake Windermere the inspiration for many an artist and poet over the centuries. Today, this UNESCO-listed pocket of northwest England retains much of its unspoilt beauty and is home to a string of idyllic lakeside villages, including the lovely Ambleside.

Here you’ll find the aptly named Waterhead Hotel, positioned within toe-dipping distance of the lake’s silken waters. Mixing a traditional setting with a modern boutique vibe, this award-winning hotel was voted among the Best Hotels in the Lake District by The Telegraph and holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Modern and stylish, House rooms pep you up with Ringtons tea, Grasmere gingerbread and a warm and cosy feel. Classic Lake View rooms flaunt the pièce de résistance in these parts: idyllic views across the glittering water. Thoughtful touches include White Company bathroom amenities.


- Flatscreen TV
- Wi-Fi
- DVD player
- En-suite bathroom
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Hairdryer
- Direct-dial telephone
- Bathroom amenities


Flaunting eclectic-chic interiors, The Bar & Grill Restaurant showcases the best in locally sourced cuisine with a modern twist – expect anything from pan-seared pheasant breast to gin and tonic cheesecake on the dinner menu.


The Waterhead Hotel is located close to the pier in Ambleside, on the north shore of Lake Windermere in the Cumbrian Lake District. Local attractions include Ambleside Roman Fort (10 minutes' walk from the hotel) and Wray Castle four miles away. Closer to home, numerous hiking and cycling trails unfurl from the hotel and carve an idyllic path through the surrounding fells.

Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0ER

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If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0343 227 0007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)


  • Tucking into a three-course dinner at The Bar & Grill Restaurant
  • Drinking in Lake Windermere’s serene natural beauty
  • Having access to the health club at Low Wood Bay Hotel
  • Enjoying a bottle of prosecco in your room on arrival

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