Accommodation in Ambleside

Set in the heart of the Lake District, Ambleside is the perfect backdrop for your university life. If you’re thinking of studying here, find out what our campus residences have to offer.

Ambleside Halls of Residence

Ambleside offers a variety of accommodation, all of which provides excellent facilities for study and recreation. From September this will include our new, bespoke student halls. This £4.5m development will provide high quality ensuite rooms and facilities designed to tie in with the unique natural Lake District environment.

Facilities

Please note that all areas within the halls of residence are non-smoking.

New accommodation

Fellbarrow, Eagle Cragg, Castle Cragg, Rosthwaite, Seathwaite, Stybarrow, Yewbarrow

En-suite, Self Catering

Opened in September 2016, these three and four-storey town houses are brand new. Five 11 bedroomed houses and two 8 bedded houses will offer a total of 71 en-suite bedrooms, including two disabled accessible bedrooms.

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Exterior shots of new build

Ambleside Halls

71 en-suite bedrooms available

Each bedroom provides large desk and chair, wardrobe, shelving unit, drawer unit, ¾ or single bed, bedside storage, waste paper bin, mirror, notice board and ensuite pod.

Interior shots from new building

Ambleside Halls

Shared areas

The townhouses feature large open plan kitchen and dining areas with a spacious communal lounge.

Interior shots from new building

Ambleside Halls

Accommodation costs

A single ensuite room in our new halls costs £115.30 per week. Contracts are typically 42 weeks.

Interior shots from new building

The Cottages

Hazeldene, Beechfield, Ashfield, Heathfield, Green Bank North & Green Bank South

Self catered, single rooms

  • 4/5 single bedded rooms
  • Each room offers a single bed, bedside cabinet, wardrobe, desk with drawers, desk chair, mirror, poster board and litter bin
  • Wireless internet access available in all rooms
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Shared bath/shower room
The Cottages

Wansfell

Standard rooms, self catered

  • 11 rooms across 3 floors housing 3-5 students per floor
  • Each room offers a single bed, bedside cabinet, wardrobe, desk with drawers, desk chair, mirror, poster board & litter bin. Some rooms are twin bedded
  • Each floor has a shared kitchen & bathrooms
Wansfell Hall

Helvellyn

Standard rooms, self catered

  • 20 rooms across 3 floors, housing between 5-7 students per floor
  • Each room offers a single bed, bedside unit, wardrobe, desk with drawers, desk chair, mirror, poster board & litter bin. Some rooms are twin bedded
  • Rooms are small, medium or large
  • Each floor has a shared kitchen & bathrooms
Helvellyn Hall

Fairfield

Ensuite, self-catered

  • 40 en-suite rooms across four floors
  • Each room offers a single bed, bedside cabinet, wardrobe, desk with drawers, desk chair, mirror, poster board and litter bin
  • Each floor shares a kitchen between 10
  • Large ground floor common room
Fairfield Hall

The Howes

Standard and en-suite, self-catered

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Standard singles, large singles, twin standard & twin en-suite rooms available
  • 3 shared kitchens over four floors
  • Shared bath/shower rooms
two students sitting on cottage doorstep in Ambleside.

Accommodation costs (per week)

Contract length: 42 weeks

Twin £64.95
Small single £72.30
Twin ensuite £72.75
Standard single £88.50
Large single £96.45
Single ensuite £109.30
Single ensuite (new build) £115.30

 

 

Private Sector Accommodation

We also advertise houses in the local area owned by private landlords through Cumbria StudentPad. University of Cumbria are also in partnership with Lancaster University Homes to provide accredited student properties within the private sector.

We know moving out of halls is a big step, so we organise house hunting help days. You can meet other students, receive guidance from a buddy (a second or third-year student), view accommodation and question prospective landlords.

Things to consider when going with a private landlord are:

Ambleside accommodation office

Day Opening Hours
Mon 9am - 3.30pm
Tues 9am - 12pm
Wed 9am - 12pm
Thurs Closed
Fri 11am - 4pm

Email: amblesideaccom@cumbria.ac.uk
Phone: 015394 30224

Halls of Residence postal addresses

Fairfield Halls/Wansfell/Helvellyn/Fellbarrow/Stybarrow/Yewbarrow/Eaglecrag/Castle Crag/Rosthwaite/Seathwaite Students

(Block Number)
(Flat Number)
(Room Number)
(NAME OF HALLS) Halls of Residence
University of Cumbria
Rydal Road
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 9BB

Ashfield/Beechfield/Hazeldene/Heathfield and Greenback North/South Students

(Block Number)
(Flat Number)
(Room Number)
(NAME OF HALLS) Halls of Residence
University of Cumbria
Nook Lane
Ambleside
LA22 9BL

The Howes

(Flat Number)
(Room Number)
The Howes Halls of Residence
University of Cumbria
Lower Gale
Ambleside
LA22 0BD