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Ambleside Hotels - Waterhead Hotel - Boutique Hotel & Dining

4 star boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere near Ambleside, Lake District

Experience the Lake District and all that it has to offer in stylish sophistication and contemporary luxury. The Waterhead hotel, near Ambleside, cleverly combines traditional Lakeland elegance and its stunning setting with the comfort of a luxury boutique four star hotel. Every detail is designed to offer a relaxed, intimate atmosphere, calm moods and an award winning approach to service.

The Bar & Grill Restaurant

The Bar and Grill Restaurant at the Waterhead presents diners with a menu championing local ingredients with a modern day twist on popular, regional dishes set in a bright, modern setting with subdued décor and interesting lighting adding a contemporary element, all of which serves to create an intimate relaxed environment.

The Bar & Lounge

The Waterhead Bar and Lounge offers diners an all day menu set in a relaxed, modern environment with a choice of enjoying the lake views from the comfort of the bar or lounge or 'al fresco' on the hotel's lakeside garden and terrace.

Out & About in Ambleside and the Lake District

The Waterhead hotel, with it's prime position on the shores of Lake 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.

Out and about for children

The view from Waterhead provides the perfect 'Swallows and Amazons' landscape and a great venue to start any lake district adventure on foot or on water. All guests get a 10% discount at Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre and the pool at our sister hotel has splash times at weekends, half terms and holidays. Plus also all younger children get a Sams Club goody bag on arrival and regular changing children menus to help provide a really fun stay for all the family.

Leisure & Beauty Facilities

Guests of The Waterhead hotel receive full complimentary membership of our sister hotel's leisure complex Low Wood Leisure Club located at Low Wood just 1 mile away. Facilities include feature pool, Jaccuzi, steam room, sauna, solarium, gymnasium, squash court and hair and beauty salons.

Situated 1 mile away, on the Lake Windermere shoreline, the Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre offers a range of instructional courses and tuition as well as an extensive range of ways to enjoy the lake. (Waterhead Hotel residents can enjoy a discount of 10% at Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre.)

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Events & Activities

English Lakes - Hotels, Resorts and Venues hosts an array of very memorable and 'individual' events and activities throughout the course of each year. Our 'Individually' tailored events are enriched by the unique qualities of our venues, and enhanced by the spectacular settings some our venues enjoy.

Hotel Facilities

  • 41 Bedrooms with en-suite & daily housekeeping
  • Check-in from 15:00 & Check-out until 11:00
  • Restaurant, Bar & Grill
  • Free Wifi
  • Free guest parking
  • Electric Charging Point
  • Free Use of local Leisure club
  • Dogs welcome
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2015
  • 24 hour reception
  • Family Friendly

Additional Hotel Information

From our Guests at The Waterhead

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