About Melrose Guest House Ambleside

The Melrose Guesthouse (Bed & Breakfast), in Ambleside is personally run by owners Lynn and Alan Salter. Since 2006, when they bought the property they have been dedicated to renovating and modernising the traditional lakeland slate property, built circa 1880. There is now a sense of old meets new, which provides a relaxing and calming feel. The house boasts many Victorian features such as the stunning 'Red room' Victorian fireplace, which takes centre-stage and is marvelled by all.

Front of the Melrose Guesthouse AmblesideIn September 2007, Melrose was announced as the winners of the Chairman's Trophy for the 2007 Cumbria in Bloom competition- 'Best Guesthouse'. Come in the Summer and you will see the house looking its best, bedecked with beautiful hanging baskets and overflowing window tubs. In 2008, we were awarded with the Ambleside Horticultural Society (AHS) - highly commended for our window flower containers. In Oct 2009 we were awarded first place for our window conainers and also a discretionary award from the chairman of the Lakes Parish Council, again for the beauty of the baskets and containers. There is a wooden bench and patio table at the front of the house where you can relax amidst the flowers and watch the world go by. In July 2009 we achieved the much sought after 4 star silver award from Visit Britain.

Ambleside is undoubtedly a beautiful place to live and visit. To ensure further generations also have the opportunity to enjoy it, we endeavor to play our part in conserving the natural resources by actively participating in sustainable tourism. We have an Environmental Policy in all the guest welcome folders, so you can see what we do and also the part you can play whilst staying with us. In October 2008, we achieved the accolade of a 'Bronze' Environmental Award from the Cumbria Business Environment Network and upgraded this in November 2009 to 'Silver'. In 2012 this environmental award has been superceded by the Gold 'Green at heart' award.

Melrose is ideally situated in the centre of Ambleside. It is close to the Market place where the Ambleside bus stops, so ideal for guests travelling by public transport. We have off-road parking for motorbikes. Practically everywhere within the National Park can be reached within one hour's drive. Many fine scenic walks, both easy and more challenging, start from Ambleside, which is 1 mile from the head of Lake Windermere. Some of the locations seen in the recent 'Miss Potter' film, are within easy walking distance from the house, e.g. Loughrigg Tarn and Loughrigg Terrace.