Ferndale Lodge

Lake RoadAmblesideLA22 0DBUnited Kingdom
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About Ferndale Lodge

Ferndale Lodge is housed in a Victorian stone building and is situated in the popular Lake District town of Ambleside, just a ten-minute walk from Lake Windermere.

All rooms at Ferndale Lodge are en-suite. They include a TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as controllable heating. Hairdryers and an iron with ironing board are available on request. Detached bungalow rooms are also available.

Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas of the family-run Ferndale Lodge, as is free private on-site parking.  Some guest rooms benefit from magnificent views, and the hotel is non-smoking throughout.

Either a cooked Cumbrian breakfast or a continental option is served daily at Ferndale Lodge. Both a vegetarian breakfast and a lighter breakfast option are also available on request.

Ambleside is ideally located for exploring the area surrounding Lake Windermere, including the towns of Windermere, Hawkshead and Bowness which are a short drive away.


Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0DB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1539)432207 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Television

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Positive Reviews

Breakfasts made with quality ingredients.

The range of breakfasts served at Ferndale Lodge come in for praise. The fact the hotel uses quality sausages and bacon, for example, has not gone unnoticed by guests. The vegetarian breakfast option get a thumbs up, too.

Pet friendly.

Ferndale Lodge is a pet-friendly hotel and is happy for guests to bring their dog along in exchange for prior warning and an additional charge. This is a real plus point for dog lovers who like to take their pet away to the Lake District to accompany them

Walking distance of local attractions.

The pretty town of Ambleside is just minutes away and is full of quaint little shops and cafes to occupy your time. Lake Windermere is only ten minutes away on foot too, where visitors can enjoy a boat ride on the lake, including on an old-fashioned steam

Negative Reviews

Problems with water pressure.

As is seemingly the case with many hotels and guesthouses in the Lake District, some guests have complained about their being low water pressure. This is especially evident when using the shower, as the water can be something of a trickle.

Showers only - no baths.

There are no baths in Ferndale Lodge, only showers, which has disappointed some guests who would have quite enjoyed a nice hot bath after a long day exploring the local towns and hills.

Only a small car park.

The free car parking is helpful, especially in a town such as Ambleside where car parking is at a premium. However, the parking spaces are limited in number and small in size, making both parking and manoeuvring quite a tricky task.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 26 reviews across the web
8.7 /10
8.7 out of 10 based on 26 reviews