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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Ivy Guest House

3.5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBeatrix Potter Gallery1 min walk
    Popular LocationChurch of St Mary2 min walk
    Popular LocationHawkshead Grammar School2 min walk
    AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)43 min drive

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Cosy Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Family Room

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Super King or Twin Room- Ground Floor

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Cosy Double Room (Four Poster Bed)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Super King or Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

About this area


Ivy Guest House is located in Ambleside. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Windermere and Coniston Water. Go Ape Grizedale and Lakes Aqaurium are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Beatrix Potter Gallery - 1 min walk
  • Church of St Mary - 2 min walk
  • Hawkshead Grammar School - 2 min walk
  • Hill Top - 3 min drive
  • Tarn Hows - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Foxfield Station - 19 min drive


  • Steam Bistro - 5 min drive
  • Cafe Meadowdore - 5 min drive
  • The Black Bull - 5 min drive
  • The Green Housekeeper - 5 min drive
  • The Drunken Duck Inn - 6 min drive

About this property

Ivy Guest House

3.5-star guesthouse in Ambleside with free breakfast
This smoke-free guesthouse features free breakfast and free self-parking. All 6 rooms offer free WiFi, electric kettles and flat-screen TVs with digital channels.
Ivy Guest House offers 6 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. This Ambleside guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10:30 AM


  • No lifts

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 2:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance

Access methods

Private entrance


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per pet, per stay
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 50 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Ivy Guest House Ambleside
Ivy Guest House Guesthouse
Ivy Guest House Guesthouse Ambleside

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 12 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 12 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 12 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 12 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 12 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fabulous location, charming hotel and excellent staff. Thoroughly recommend this place!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Last minute stay in Hawkshead
Nice location, middle of Hawkshead village. The room is fine but basic. Comfortable bed. Cleanliness ok although it was not cleaned behind the bathtub for example. Struggled with the bath / shower (too low pressure, either scolding hot or freezing so tapping up a bath is your only option). Service was great, breakfast good. Do note that you need to pre-book dinner in on of the village pubs (preferably before your stay) as they are fully booked every night and did not take walk ins at least while we were there.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Our stay in Hawkshead.
Staff were very friendly and professional. Information was excellent. Darren organised and booked us into a local restaurant for our evening meal. The breakfast at the guest house was superb. Throughly recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The owner was a lovely man who was personable and helpful, very informative. We stayed separate From the main house in a annexed room which was nice and clean. The bed was comfy but small. The shower is set so you would have to sit in the bath to use it. The main house is large and attractive, we went for breakfast on our first morning there and the seating was odd, it was meant to be for social distancing but made very little sense. Two tables had been pushed together and one person sat at one and the other faced as though two people who didn’t know each other were sat at a four seat table. All this would have made sense if then a family of four hadn’t come in and sat together with no distancing implemented. It would have made more sense to just have a two person table socially distanced. The breakfast was ok. All in all it was a good stay, a lovely village and close to amenities, excellent fish and chip shop and a lovely pub over the road that does excellent food.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020