expedia

Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Overview of The Three Shires Inn

Photo gallery

Featured image
View from Room
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access

The Three Shires Inn

4 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSkelwith Force3 min drive
    Popular LocationDove Cottage8 min drive
    Popular LocationTarn Hows26 min drive
    AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)44 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

Deluxe Suite

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Double Room

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

Superior Double Room

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Twin Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Twin Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

About this area

Ambleside

The Three Shires Inn 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

  • Skelwith Force - 3 min drive
  • Helm Crag - 6 min drive
  • Dove Cottage - 8 min drive
  • Alcock Tarn - 8 min drive
  • Tarn Hows - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Windermere Station - 15 min drive

Restaurants

  • Britannia Inn - 3 min drive
  • Wainwrights Inn - 4 min drive
  • Stiles - 6 min drive
  • Fellinis - 6 min drive
  • Jintana Thai Restaurant - 6 min drive

About this property

The Three Shires Inn

4-star inn with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free inn has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, free newspapers and tour/ticket assistance. All 10 rooms offer free WiFi, room service and flat-screen TVs. Guests will also find electric kettles, hairdryers and free toiletries.
The Three Shires Inn offers 10 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

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

Property is also known as

Three Shires Inn Ambleside
Three Shires Inn
Three Shires Ambleside
The Three Shires Inn Inn
The Three Shires Inn Ambleside
The Three Shires Inn Inn Ambleside

Frequently asked questions

Is The Three Shires Inn pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Three Shires Inn?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Three Shires Inn?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 9 PM.
What time is check-out at The Three Shires Inn?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is The Three Shires Inn located?
Situated in Ambleside, this inn is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Skelwith Force and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Tarn Hows. Lake Windermere and White Platts Recreation Ground are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 20 out of 28 reviews
5 - Excellent 71%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 28 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 28 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 28 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 28 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.7/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We asolutely love the Three Shires and this is our second visit, and we will go back again! The location is fabulous and all the staff are so lovely and welcoming. They make your stay feel special, almost as if you're staying with friends rather than a B and B. Bedrooms are in excellent order with everything you need and utterly immaculate. there is also a lovely residents lounge with a lovely open fire, perfect for chilling out after mountain walks. The food is fantastic - and there is an excellent range for breakfast as well as dinner. There is easy parking for guests in the car park and there are plenty of amazing walks right on the doorstep, so you need not get in your car!
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Gorgeous location. Sparkling bathroom and very comfortable bed, would recommend
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely stay!
Lovely hotel with exceptionally clean, quirky rooms and beautiful modern bathrooms. It's quite a remote location, but the food and drinks are reasonably priced and a good selection of food/ beers! Would recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property is in a beautiful location, staff are very friendly and helpful.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Amazing setting room bright and clean food excellent.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

Stay in the know with the Expedia app

Get real-time notifications, view your trip details and access mobile-only deals.

Text yourself a download link

By providing your number, you agree to receive a one-time automated text message with a link to get the app. Standard text message rates may apply.
Scan the QR code

Scan the QR code