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Experience the Lake District and all that it has to offer in stylish sophistication and contemporary luxury.

Waterhead, near Ambleside, cleverly combines traditional Lakeland elegance and its stunning setting with the comfort of the Lake District’s only luxury four star Town House Hotel.

Every detail is designed to offer a relaxed, intimate atmosphere, calm moods and a fresh approach to service.

Waterhead, with it’s prime position on the shores of Windermere half a mile from Ambleside, is ideally located for exploring the Lakes; walking the fells, taking a cruise on Windermere or simply visiting the many local attractions in Ambleside and nearby towns and villages.

Full use of our sister hotel’s extensive leisure facilities, Low Wood Bay Leisure Club, just a mile away – feature pool, indoor spa bath & outdoor hot tub, steam room, sauna, solarium, fitness suite, squash court and beauty salons.



  • Bar & Grill
  • Garden Terrace
  • Conference facilities
  • Weddings
  • Dog friendly

Local Attractions

  • Low Wood Bay Leisure Club
  • Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre
  • Windermere Lake Cruises
  • World of Beatrix Potter
  • Hilltop
  • Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House
  • Dove Cottage & Wordsworth museum
  • Rydal Mount (Wordsworth’s home)


  • AA Four Star Hotel
  • One AA Rosette Restaurant
  • Green Tourism – Silver
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Walking holidays and specialised weekend courses such as photography and watercolour painting.