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Welcome to Rysdale Guest House

Address: Rothay Road, Ambleside, LA22 0EE

Telephone: 01539 432140 01539 432140

Hotel Description

Rysdale is the ideal base from which to explore both Ambleside and the surrounding area. Many of our rooms overlook the most attractive park which has crazy golf, pitch and putt, tennis courts and a bowling green. Easy strolls take you to Stock Ghyll Waterfalls and then onwards and upwards over Wansfell Pike to Troutbeck. Rothay Park and the River Rothay are on our doorstep before ascending Todd Crag for breath-taking views of Lake Windermere. Free off road parking for 2 cars is available and free parking for 5 cars with a parking permit to use in nearby local car parks.

Our Facilities

  • Parking Facilities
  • Family Rooms
  • Wifi Available
  • Vegetarian Food Available
  • Romantic Breaks

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Rysdale Geust House
Very friendly hoet Nice little touches lovely cake

Alexandra Fraser - 18th Jul, 2017
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Excellent Weekend Away
We have visited this lovely bed and breakfast on numerous occasions now and could not be happier with it. The property, its rooms and its guests are well looked after. It feels very homely and we always feel welcome. We can\'t wait to return!

Mr. Daniel Tomlinson - 22nd Nov, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Hello Helen and Daniel, Thank you for coming to stay with us once again and for your lovely review which I can assure you we really do appreciate. It was a special moment when you told us that you had got engaged over the weekend that you were with us. Look forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes, Allan and Dianne.

Stunning Autumnal Weekend In Ambleside
Thank you again for a brilliant long weekend in Ambleside! Very comfortable suite room, delicious breakfast, stunning views and all within a stones throw of the amenities of Ambleside. This is our second stay and we will most certainly be back!

Dr. Victoria Lane - 9th Nov, 2016
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Stunning Autumnal Weekend In Ambleside
Thank you again for a brilliant long weekend in Ambleside! Very comfortable suite room, delicious breakfast, stunning views and all within a stones throw of the amenities of Ambleside. This is our second stay and we will most certainly be back!

Dr. Victoria Lane - 9th Nov, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Hello Vicky and Mark, It was really good to see you again a couple of weeks ago and we are delighted

that you enjoyed your stay with us once again. Many thanks for your very kind and positive comments

and also for taking the time to write your review. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best Wishes,

Allan and Dianne.

Great B&b
I stayed at the Rysdale for 4 nights on a Mountain Biking trip to the Lakes.



It’s in a great location in the middle of Ambleside and the owners very welcoming. The B&B was really clean, offered a great breakfast and there was even complementary cake left out each day. Everything I would expect from a B&B and much more.



I would recommend to anyone needing to stay in Ambleside and would definitely return.

Mr. Ian Cook - 20th Jun, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Hello Ian, Many thanks for your very kind words and comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you also for taking the time to write your review. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best Wishes, Allan.

Lovely Stay
Lovely, convenient place to stay. Diane\'s cake was delicious. No doubts in going back there or recommending this lovely B&B. Keep up the good work.

Mrs. julie husbands - 20th Jun, 2016
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Wonderful B&b
A group of six of us travelled from London to get away in the countryside for the weekend. Rysdale Guest House was the perfect choice due to its central location to restaurants and shops, clean and modern decor, and best of all the kind and helpful hospitality and good cooking! We were made to feel very welcome and liked the homemade cakes that greeted us at the door. Hiking trails are close by so no car was needed. Would definitely book here again!

Mr. David Denny - 2nd Jun, 2016
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Long Weekend
Accommodation very comfortable, extremely clean and tidy, wide choice for breakfast, owners friendly and made you feel very welcome, highly recommended.

Mr. Joe Love - 19th Apr, 2016
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The Warm Welcome !!
I would like to say thank you for the brilliant accommodation, and really lovely owner.

Mr. Surachai Lertsuwanseri - 10th Sep, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Good Morning Surachai, Many thanks for your very kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really appreciate your comments. Best Wishes, Dianne and Allan.

The Thomas\'s From The Rossendale Valley
What a lovely place to stay, We got a warm friendly welcome. Well appointed spotless rooms.Excellent very tasty cooked breakfast with a huge choice of cereals,fresh fruit and yoghurt to start with. Would definitely stay at the Rysdale again when we are in the Lake District.

Mrs. Sylvia Thomas - 15th Jul, 2015
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Feeling Like At Home
Travelling to Ambleside for studies at the University, I relly appreciate to \"come home\" every evening and enjoy a very welcoming start of the day with Alan and Diane. Their personal touch, welcome and care was amazing.

Mr. Joël Vuadens - 18th Apr, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Hello Joel, Many thanks for your very kind words and comments with regards to your recent stay with us.

It was also a pleasure to have you stay with us and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here at

Rysdale and to also share your views of your own country, Switzerland. Best Wishes, Allan.

Perfect Retreat
Very cozy, very neat, though at least some rooms are very tiny, they are absolutely made-up with love & nothing\'s missing. Most of all: Extremely clean! Good breakfast - and Allan & Dianne are just lovely hosts! Britain at its best!

Mr. David Thomas - 7th Jan, 2015
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Lovely, Welcoming And Relaxing Place To Stay
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Rysdale Hotel. My room was clean, comfortable, cosy and tastefully decorated. I had to walk down a corridor to my bathroom, however it was my own private bathroom and was shiny and clean. There was excellent attention to the little details that make you feel looked after.



The owner of the B&B was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The breakfast was superb. Lovely food, excellent choice, and very organised service. Breakfast is only served between 8.30am and 9am, which means it is difficult to have a lie in. This didn\'t bother me too much, and on the plus side it meant everyone was having breakfast at the same time, which added to the friendly feel of the B&B.



The location is extremely convenient, right next to the centre of Ambleside. Nevertheless it is not on a busy street, and my room had a view of a park and mountains. Parking was not difficult. There are car parks nearby - with free on road parking from 6pm to 10am, and then a £1 permit available to park in a nearby car park all day.



I am glad I chose this B&B, and would highly recommend it.

Miss. Hilary Batty - 18th Oct, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Both Dianne and myself are delighted that you and your Dad, Les, enjoyed your 3 night stay with us and we are so pleased that, despite your brother having double booked and gone to Portugal instead, you still booked in with ourselves. Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, we can assure you that it means a great deal to us and we appreciate you taking the time to write your review. We hope that you will stay with us again and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Allan and Dianne.

Bank Holiday Weekend Getaway
My partner and I have stayed at the Rysdale a number of times now and can say this is a lovely B&B. We are made to feel welcome from walking in the door to leaving at the end of our stay. The rooms are clean and have everything you could need. The Breakfast is excellent I would certainly recommnend staying here.

Mrs. Janice Frank - 26th Aug, 2014
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Lovely Weekend!
Have stayed in Ambleside many times usually in a cottage or The Salutation. The Rysdale was a lovely place and somewhere we would certainly recommend . We had room 9 at the top of the house and it was lovely and airy with great furnishings and view! Alan was very welcoming and helpful. Perfect weekend in the sun!! Tracey& Mark

Mrs. Tracey Liens - 22nd Jun, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Hello Tracey and Mark, Many thanks for taking the time to review your 2 nights with us this weekend and we are so pleased trhat you enjoyed your stay. Also, thankyou for your kind comments, I can assure you they are very much appreciated and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again in the future. Enjoy the Summer. Best Wishes, Dianne and Allan.

Lovely Place To Stay
The hotel is lovely, great location and breakfast really hit the spot. Friendly, helpful staff and quiet clean rooms.

Mr. Gillian Raymond - 24th Apr, 2014
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Response from Hotel
We are delighted that you enjoyed your 4 night stay with us over the Easter weekend and we really appreciate your very kind words and comments and we thank you for taking the time to write your review. Wishing you all the very best for the coming Summer. Dianne and Allan.

Rysdale Hotel
Excellent Hosts. Rooms very clean and comfortable. Would recommend the Rysdale Hotel. Position ideal for a short stroll into Ambleside and Windemere.

Mrs. Katherine Cresswell - 10th Sep, 2012
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Response from Hotel
We would like to say many thanks to Kath and Steve for their kind words both on this site

and in our guest book. We are delighted that you enjoyed your 2 night mid-week stay and

hope to see you again in the future. Dianne and Allan.

Perfect
Everything was so perfect! We really enjoyed our stay. Allan and Dianne were very helpful and friendly. Great room and Great breakfast! We will definitely come back again! Thank you very much!

Miss. Qiong Wu - 9th Sep, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Many thanks to Qiong and Simon for the kind review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your 3 night

stay with us. It was a pleasure to advise you on one particular walk which we are pleased you enjoyed.

Look forward to seeing you again. Dianne and Allan.

2nd Time Staying And We'll Be Back In Future
Enjoyed a very comfortable stay last year, we had no hesitation in booking again for this year and we weren't disappointed! Very clean, comfortable and welcoming. Will be back again.

Mr. Roderick Main - 25th Aug, 2012
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Response from Hotel
When Roddy and Carole checked in with us I was taken by surprise, knowing that they lived in Sydney,

when they said that they had stayed with us last year. However, within 5 minutes all the memories with

regards to them returned and it was very humbling to think that they had remembered us and on their

return to the UK had returned to stay with us once again. We look forward to seeing both Carole and

Roddy again in the future. Allan and Dianne.

Our Two Night Stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Rysdale Hotel. Alan was very friendly and helpful. We also thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts there as well.



We definately would be booking to stay there again the next time we are Ambleside and would also recommend it to any of our friends.

Mrs. Dorothy Bertram - 18th Aug, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Dorothy (Dot) spent the weekend with us in early August along with Dave and Caroline

and we thank them for their kind thoughts and remarks and we are pleased that they all

enjoyed their time here at Rysdale. Dianne and Allan.

The Rysdale Hotel
Allan and Dianne are very friendly and helpful hosts providing really comfortable rooms, excellent breakfasts and useful walks advice. As a regular visitor to the area, they are the best I have found. First class.

Mr. Keith Latham - 13th Jun, 2012
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Response from Hotel
As Keith says himself he is a regular visitor to the area and has now stayed with ourselves more than once.

I felt as though we really got to know each other during Keith's last visit and we certainly look forward to seeing

him again in the future. Allan and Dianne.

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Attractions - Rysdale Guest House

Windermere Steamboats Museum - Windermere - Museum

Windermere Steamboats Museum - Windermere - Museum

Distance 4.38 miles (7 km)
Windermere Steamboats & Museum is located on a former sand wharf site where, for many years, barges unloaded gravel dredged from the bed of the lake. When this operation ceased in 1975, the Windermere Nautical Trust acquired the use of the site and the Museum was built in 1976-77 with the help of The Maritime Trust and the English Tourist Board. For a great day out visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. This Windermere attraction offers a unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats. Steam Launch Trips, Shop and Refreshments. The Museum is open 10am to 5pm daily from mid-March to the first week in November

World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere - Landmark

World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere - Landmark

Distance 4.83 miles (7.73 km)
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction can be found in Windermere. The attraction as won a number of awards and is One of the Top Ten most Popular Visitor Centres and the centre is a place for all the family young and old. Within the centre you will discover Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and all their friends in a magical indoor recreation of Beatrix Potter classic tales, with the sights, sounds and also the smells of the countryside. You will be able to see Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in the Kitchen, go past Jeremy Fisher's Pond and even walk through Squirrel Nutkin's Old Oak Tree? Also at the centre you will be able to learn more about Beatrix Potter's life in the Hidden Beatrix Potter's presentation and video wall. Take a break in the Tailor of Gloucester Tea Rooms and then a visit to shop where you can browse and purchase top quality Beatrix Potter merchandise.