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High Spy

(Ref. 1008626)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location and pleasantly appointed."

    A fire is a 'must have' feature for our Christmas hideaway - for this to be disabled was disappointing. The temperature and amount of hot water available is pretty poor. Thin summer duvet not appropriate in winter. The kitchen set-up is excellent. Sound of people walking around in the apartment above is a bit obtrusive at times. The track leading up to the property is deeply rutted - low riding vehicles will scape the ground.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Dec 2023

  • "The information regarding the appliances was not left in an obvious place, with no information about the use of the heating system."

    Thank you for your feedback. We take all comments on board. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Nov 2023

  • "A lovely appartment."

    It is clean, comfortable and well-equipped. It is in a quiet location yet within easy walking distance of the centre of Keswick along the conveniently situated cycling/walking path of the former railway track.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "We prefer accommodation where we can book direct with the owner but on this occassion Sykes proved a very good option."

    We knew where High Spy apartment was because many years ago we'd stayed in the same building, the difference 25yrs later is quite astonishing. High Spy was a very well presented apartment and one of the best equiped, cleanest and most comfortable we have stayed in for the price. The views from outside are just fantastic. The only down side we could think of was the all uphill trek from the centre of Keswick and the long unsurfaced lane up to the property, but that's the price you pay for the excellent views. During our stay we had an issue with the drains, this was quickly resolved once we contacted the agent. All in all a great apartment, plenty of parking space, comfortable and well equipped and great views.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2023

  • "This property is superb."

    Beautifully decorated and thought out. The kitchen is to die for, the space in the lounge with the cornered suite allowing for a dining area to be separate, is brilliant. The utility room is icing on the top. The views ( we have stayed in this building a few times before) are some of the best in the Lakes. There is only one downside, and it is not the property. It is away from Town, and we are fine with that. However, we have a standard saloon car and the drive up is challenging to say the least, without causing damage to your car. The tracks need filing in to make it safe. Whilst this is the most amazing place, We cannot risk damage to the car, so will not be able to return until we change to a 4x4 or crossover, for clearance needed. High Spy is 5 stars without hesitation. The driveway could be in a rally test.

    Reviewed by Lin5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our second visit to High Spy and we have already booked a stay for next year."

    The accommodation is excellent only one issue and that is the condition of the access drive. It hasn’t put us off but at one car width with numerous pot holes improvement would remove the one negative aspect of the property

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Idyllic setting, fully equipped apartment comfortable with a homely feel."

    Only negative was the access road which we were aware of before the visit but worth it for the views.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Aug 2023

  • "Super apartment with plenty of outside space and parking."

    Very comfortable and had everything we needed. Nice modern decor. Great location, just off the K2T track.

    Thank you Carla, we are so glad you liked High Spy as we like to feel that it is a home from home. Des & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Jul 2023

  • "Property great, everything lovely, had a fantastic time, weather brilliant."

    Just one problem with the state of the access road, lots of pot holes and bumps, which challenged the comfort and resilience of our vehicle. Luckily our SUV managed safely with care.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing place, loved everything about it!"

    So glad we also booked for a week in July!

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at High Spy to the extent that we immediately booked a further week in September."

    A slight issue with heating was solved quickly with immediate response from the owner. The apartment is exactly as shown in the listing and is comfortable and bright. We were lucky with the weather and sat outside in the late afternoon enjoying a coffee in the warm sunshine. Can't wait to go back.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We were glad to be able to resolve the issue with the heating. We look forward to welcoming you again. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic property inside and out will be back for sure many thanks NBaxter"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2023

  • "Access road needs some attention - very rough if you don’t have a 4x4."

    Accommodation was very nice. Warm, clean and cosy. Access to plenty of good walks directly from the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a fantastic location."

    I would add that the condition of the long drive needs to be looked at, or at least mentioned in your information. No wonder every other guest had a 4x4 !!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2022

  • "We enjoyed our weeks stay,every thing we needed was provided,we found a lot of condensation in the mornings and the bedroom smelt a bit musty in the morning."

    This might be due to the time of year ? The trail or track leading to the property is in need of some serious repair, this is causing a lot of wear and tear on vehicles using it.

    Thank your for your feedback. We have only recently replaced the windows in the apartment so I will be looking into the cause of the condensation. I will be discussing the driveway with the other owners at Fieldside Grange at our next AGM early in the new year. Thank you again for the useful feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Des & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Oct 2022

  • "We were delighted to see that the comments that we made in our feedback only a few months ago had been acted on and the apartment is, for our needs, almost perfect."

    The only issue we now have is with the access driveway. We realise that this, presumably, is a shared right of way and it must be difficult to get all parties to agree and contribute towards its maintenance, but it has deteriorated significantly since our last visit in June to the point where we were concerned that we may damage our car. Having said that, we look forward to retuning to High Spy in the near future. It is one of the best apartments we stay in when visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have stayed in many cottages , apartments etc but High Spy is by far the best."

    Our thanks for the opportunity to stay in your beautiful apartment.

    Thank you for your lovely comments they make all the effort that we put into making High Spy somewhere that we like to stay worth while. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Des & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was perfect in every way, the scenery and surroundings were outstanding."

    We are already planning another visit.

    Thank you for your comments and we are so pleased that you like our property as much as we do and we look forward to welcoming you again. Des & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2022

  • "I loved staying at High Spy; it was a gorgeous apartment and the grounds were beautiful."

    When out on the hills all day ,it was wonderful to come back to such a tastefully decorated apartment and relax in comfort.It is particularly important for me to be able to have a bath as opposed to a shower and so I really appreciated this aspect of the accommodation. I will definitely return next year.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are really pleased that you found it comfortable and relaxing. Great to hear that you want to return next year. Des & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great property overall, good location, immaculately clean, beautifully presented."

    Great views, good to have parking. Good to have the separate boot/coat room too. Only one thing that would make it even better - darker curtains or blackout blind in the bedroom as it is very light in there. We had a great stay, and even got good weather so we could sit outside and eat breakfast some days which was lovely.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave some really good feedback and we are pleased that you had a good stay. Des & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved our stay at High Spy."

    We have been to Fieldside Grange now four times - the last three staying at Garden Cottage. It is a beautiful setting and very quiet with lovely views. The apartment was very comfortable with everything we needed. We will definitely be returning. We can certainly recommend these apartments

    Thank you for choosing to stay at High Spy. The beautiful setting and lovely views is what first attracted us to Fieldside Grange. We are pleased you had a good stay and wish to return again. Des & Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2022

  • "Everything was fine other than two very minor points."

    The dinner plates are too large to fit in the dishwasher, meaning if you put them in they prevent the rotating washer jet turning. And, compared to other holiday cottages that we have stayed in, the TV is a little on the small size. Other than this we were very impressed with the improvements that have been made since our last and many stay's at High Spy (previously known as The Beeches). We certainly would be happy to return again.

    Thank you for you response after your stay at High Spy. We are glad that you appreciated the improvements we have made and we would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely clean well appointed property, and great views."

    Reviewed by Rowan5.0May 2022

  • "Disappointing to find fitted bed sheet was very thin / worn and as a result had 3 holes in Difficult to understand how the housekeeper could have missed this when preparing the accommodation as the holes were immediately noticed by us on pulling back the duvet on first night."

    However, Sykes were very responsive the next morning and dealt with the issue very efficiently, providing a fresh fitted sheet without delay. No other adverse issues cropped up during our stay. The accommodation was very well appointed , warm, comfortable and we greatly appreciated the bath after a days walking in the rain. Bed was extremely comfortable. TV would probably benefit from being updated to a Smart TV or advise in the property details so that customers know to bring a smart TV device if wanted (to watch on demand / Netflix etc).

    Thank you for your feedback and I am glad that everything was resolved swiftly for you. I can confirm that we have replenished all of the linens throughout. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay at The Beeches when you are next visiting the Lakes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.1Oct 2021

  • "We had a week in the Beeches, the quality of furnishings and equipment was excellent."

    A quiet rural location, a short drive into Keswick.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great accomodation, comfortable, clean, nice and quiet walking distance from Keswick and well placed to travel out to the rest of the Lake District."

    Would reccomend.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Finding the access sign of of eleven trees road not easy to see ,suggest turn ..."

    Finding the access sign of of eleven trees road not easy to see ,suggest turn into the lodge access road ,smell from washing machine maybe,

    Reviewed by Roger3.8Jun 2021

  • "We really liked the design of the studio apartment and it was really well-equipped."

    The location was perfect because we could walk into town and also walk up the surrounding mountains from the house. The views were also unexpectedly beautiful.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2020

  • "The freedom we enjoyed by having an apartment instead of a hotel was great."

    The location of the apartment was amazing. If the weather had been better (nothing you can do about this) then we would have loved to have sat outside and admired the view with a gin and tonic in hand. Would not hesitate to go back to this apartment whatever the season. Many thanks for a wonderful break - we feel very thankful to have managed this holiday before another Lockdown!!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2020

  • "Struggled with connecting to the internet for the first 24 hours."

    However, after speaking to plus net myself, no further issues occurred.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Oct 2020

  • "The property was very good, soon got warm with electric heater, only one problem unable to open dish washer."

    we were very pleased with the property, we were pleased with all the staff at Sykes. Many thanks

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "We arrived a few minutes before 3pm sat in the car to check in on time but as we were about to go into the property the cleaners turned up they had it as a 4pm check in."

    They were only in the property about 25 minutes which to my mind in the current climate hardly seems adequate . The lower part of the driveway is in appalling condition it’s like a farm track very rutted and rough. The chopping board could do with replacing and a bath mat in the bath would be a good addition to prevent slipping when showering.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.4Sep 2020

  • "Great location and property."

    We stayed for a week and the apartment had everything we needed and more which was a bonus. Lovely property, would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with stunning views."

    Very clean and nicely set out.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "The listing might include more information about access, I imagine the muddy single track could be an issue when it is busy."

    There are no passing places on it so meeting oncoming traffic is difficult. Distance to Keswick is more like 1.5 miles. Other than that, great.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2019

  • "We found the property very cold on arrival as the boiler had gone off."

    We sorted the problem but the boiler then went off twice more during the week. Property warm when boiler is on. it seems that the shower does not have an individual thermostat to protect against water being turned on elsewhere in Fieldside Grange. Be prepared for temp fluctuations! Linen was clean, but it seemed that the bottom sheet, mattress cover and one bath sheet had not been fully dried before being stored, resulting in unpleasant ‘fewsty’ smell. Positives: a tasteful apartment. Only a short drive to Keswick and therefore very good location. This apartment is the only one with parking right at the door, so is convenient for anyone with mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Oct 2019

  • "The Beeches was well equipped but some more crockery and cutlery would have helped us to be able to use the dishwasher more frequently."

    The lovely big clock on the wall did not work, think it needed a new battery.The outside light did not work. We were warm and comfortable on our third visit to the Beeches. Thank you. A special thank you to Emma from your office who took the trouble to come up to the Beeches after work to help us to be able to use the wifi.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Oct 2019

  • "A lovely spot to stay."

    Everything you can need in a very peaceful location Ideal place to spend our silver wedding anniversary

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fabulous flat, clean, great views, great weather - thank you"

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Jul 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.

Summary

  • Ground floor: 1 double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and lounge area
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • TV with FreeView DVD and iPod dock/radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Superfast WiFi
  • Inclusive of all utilities, linens and towels
  • Travel cot (supply your own bed linen)
  • Private patio area with Bistro table and chairs and use of shared landscaped gardens and picnic benches
  • Dedicated parking for 2 cars adjacent to apartment
  • No pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants approximately a 30 minute walk. Charging of electric vehicles is NOT allowed at this property.

The property

High Spy is a beautiful one bedroomed, ground floor apartment, in an elevated position, situated on the outskirts of the pretty Lakeland town of Keswick.

This delightful holiday home is part of Fieldside Grange, a former gentleman's residence which has been sympathetically converted into apartments and retains original charm and character.

Offering contemporary accommodation, this lovely apartment boasts spectacular panoramic views from the shared grounds over Keswick to Bassenthwaite Lake.

Inside your single-storey holiday apartment are a double bedroom, a bathroom with a shower over the bath and an open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with patio doors.

Aside from the shared grounds, the property has a private patio area, from where you may wish to enjoy a drink on a summer's evening after a busy day out and about.

Castlerigg stone circle (a five minute drive), St Johns in the Vale and low level countryside walks can be enjoyed directly from the doorstep.

For the more energetic Skiddaw, Latrigg, Catbells and the Borrowdale Valley are all waiting to be conquered and explored.

A welcoming apartment, ideal for a couple and with plenty to see and do within reach.

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About the location

KESWICK

Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas