This family-run, Edwardian guest house has picturesque views across Ambleside and the surrounding fells and mountains. It is a 10-minute drive from Lake Windermere, and is close to the Stockghyll waterfalls. Rooms at Rysdale Guesthouse are elegant, and have a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Each also has facilities for making tea and coffee, and a bathroom with a hairdryer. There is a wide-ranging breakfast menu, with freshly prepared and locally sourced ingredients, including meat from local butchers. Free Wi-Fi is available at Rysdale Guesthouse. The centre of Ambleside can be reached in 5 minutes on foot.