By Car from the South
Following the M6 Junction 36 then follow A591 to Ambleside, follow the one way system through the town Compston Road is part of the A591. We are situated on the right hand side approximatelyhalf way up.

By car from the north
M6 Junction 40 then follow directions for Keswick turn left on to the B5322 signposted Threlkeld to join the A591 direction for Windermere follow this road past Grasmere and Rydal and arrive in Ambleside. Follow the one way system round in the right hand lane. The Smallwood is situated half way up Compston Road on the right hand side.

Car Park
The Car park is found at the rear of the building. After following the one way system you will fid your self at the front, you must take the fist right after the guest house and immediately right again.  

By Train
Trains to Windermere and a connecting bus or Taxi to Ambleside. Please consider booking eariler for cheaper tickets at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Nestled in the heart of the English Lake District is the beautiful town of Ambleside, a perfect base for any Lakeland holiday. Ambleside is a favourite with walkers and tourists alike, it offers a wealth of activities or provides an excellent starting point for easy access to all corners of the region.  With so many walks radiating from Ambleside, from easier, flatter walks to higher slightly more strenuous there is a walk from here for everyone.

In and around this varied region, you'll find more than you would ever imagine to view, visit and experience.

For information about Ambleside and the whole of Cumbria please visit the comprehensive guide to the English Lake District at www.golakes.co.uk

June 12th - 14th sees the Great North Swim in Windermere. We are just a mile from the start of this event, so if you are looking for accommodation for the Great North Swim come to the Smallwood House.  Very conveniently placed to be within a good distance of the Great North Swim to be able to leave the car here and take the bus or walk to. 2 nights bed & breakfast will be from £80.00 per person up to £110.00 per person.  Please ring us for details 015394 32330

Certain times of the year there are a variety of local theatre productions. Local events include the Lake District Sheep Dog Trials, the Rydal Sheep Dog Trials, Grasmere Sports, Ambleside Sports and Ambleside Flower Show.

Grasmere has Dove Cottage with Rydal Mount close by, both former homes of William Wordsworth. Sawrey is where Beatrix Potter's characters sprang to life. At Grizedale Forest you'll find a fascinating sculputure trail, while Brantwood (John Ruskin's home) offers you an insight into the life of this influential writer. It is this unique mix which ensures such a memorable and fulfilling holiday for mind and body.

Find us on Google Maps Smallwood House Hotel, Compston Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9DJ

Tel: +44 (0)15394 32330
Proprietors: Anthony & Christine Harrison


Smallwood House