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High Pike

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Yet another super week spent at High Pike."

    We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed trips out or walking as always. The apartment was as good as ever and a tree in front of the hedge overlooked from lounge window was coppiced while we were there which made views even more extensive! Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Apr 2024

  • "Our second time at High Pike and just as lovely as we remembered it."

    So comfortable, everything is thought of to give guests the perfect place to stay to explore the Lakes.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It is very much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay over Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back yet again! Property owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2023

  • "It's a lovely apartment in a great location with everything we needed."

    However, the mould was a problem. The first thing we had to do was clean a large amount of black mould in the bedroom. From the staining we can see there's a mould problem in the living room and bedroom so in winter fresh mould should be cleaned prior to guests' arrival.

    Thank you for letting us know you thought the apartment was lovely and for scoring us so highly. We are very sorry to hear about the mould issue. This should have been picked up by the cleaner/lettings agency on whom we rely as we live at some distance from the property. Please accept our sincere apologies. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.4Nov 2023

  • "Second stay at High Pike which speaks for itself!"

    Many thanks for your return visit and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future! Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was a brilliant base for our holiday."

    We were impressed with how much was provided, we've stayed in self catering accommodation before that isn't set up for anyone to actually cook in it but the range of kitchen utensils and crockery were impressive. The apartment was comfortable and clean and a great location for our stay. We did wonder about the swimming pool which is on site in the building but not mentioned in any of the information? We had no issues with the parking space and were grateful for this as it meant we could leave the car and wander into Ambleside for the day. It would have been helpful to know the rules about no bikes in the building before we arrived as we did have bikes with us and ended up having to leave them in the car as we hadn't brought a bike lock to use the storage.

    Many thanks you for your kind comments. We'll ask Lakelovers to notify guests prior to arrival re bike storage arrangements. The swimming pool is privately owned and belongs to the next door complex so it is not available for guests. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jude5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation!"

    The apartment was comfortable and clean. Everything you would ever need was provided and all the things were in tip top condition.The only drawback was the car parking space which was minimal and difficult to manoeuvre into. We bashed the bumper a few times!

    Many thanks for your kind comments regarding the accommodation Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property's facilities and location were absolutely perfect."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would look to book again in the future. The only issue, which has been mentioned by others, was a faint smell of damp/mould in the bedroom and hall. Despite keeping the en-suite door closed and using the fan booster, the carpet also felt slightly moist. This may have been exacerbated by the rainy weather during our visit

    We are pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Many thanks Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tania3.8Jul 2023

  • "Great apartment best one yet the only problem was getting down to the shops etc ..."

    Great apartment best one yet the only problem was getting down to the shops etc you have to take the car as my wife is disabled but she got there

    Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to hear you were able to get to enjoy the shops in Ambleside and hope you will return to our apartment in the future. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2023

  • "The apartment was really conveniently situated for Ambleside and the local area."

    It is beautifully furnished and a comfortable place to stay. Having two bathrooms was real luxury. However, the parking space is pretty tight, aggravated by the building work currently taking place opposite it. Vans and lorries are constantly in the way during the week and they made it even harder to park in a small space. The apartment could do with a fresh lick of paint in the bedroom where there are two distinct shades of white. It looks like damp patches might have been painted over at some point in the past. Whilst the apartment was fine, there was a very odd smell in the corridor outside and evidence of some sort of leak as a wall had been newly plastered over, but not painted, and the carpet was stained. These are minor points and overall we enjoyed our stay. The small patio outside was lovely in the sunshine, and we thoroughly enjoyed the ability to just stroll into Ambleside or Waterhead.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the apartment well situated and comfortable. The Managing Agents are responsible for the communal areas of the building such as the corridor and the points raised by you have either been attended to or are in hand. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine3.4Jun 2023

  • "This is a very comfortable, well looked after property with a beautiful outlook over the rooftops of the town and the surrounding hills."

    The outdoor patio is perfect for sunny weather and the apartment is nice and spacious. It's a very central location and easy to do lovely walks from the doorstep and well served by buses to get around the rest of the Lakes. We had a great week, helped by the fantastic weather.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed everything that the property and area have to offer, even better that the weather was so idyllic. Lakelovers Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely accomodation."

    Very high standards. Large comfortable bed. Kitchen very well equiped. Very clean and nicely decorated. Clear instructions on various aspects of the property. Super quick access to the centre of Ambleside plus walks from the door. Great views across The Fells. The weather was really good which allowed us to sit in the sunshine on the terrace. We had a lovely week and would definately look to book this property again.

    Very pleased you had such a good holiday and thank you very much for the great review. Look forward to welcoming you back to High Pike in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2023

  • "Parking was the main issue."

    It has parking, but very difficult to get in and out of. The listing was not very accurate. The unit had a washer dryer, but that was not listed.

    Thank you for your comments. We will take a look at the property description to ensure it is up to date. We take all comments on board. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve3.8May 2023

  • "Great apartment in a super location."

    Ambleside has plenty of eateries and walks from your doorstep. Great to sit and watch the sunset over Loughrigg. Just be aware of the tight access and parking.

    Many thanks for your feedback which is much appreciated - so pleased you had a good holiday and we hope to welcome you back in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant stay at high pike and the views are just stunning!"

    The facilities at high pike are great, they have thought of everything! The apartment is a great layout and easily accessible. We enjoyed watching all the birds in the morning and wish they had a bird feeder on the patio. The bed is very firm but the duvet was extremely comfortable. The parking is very tight which makes it difficult to unpack and pack up the car. We will definitely be returning, this apartment is in the perfect location of Ambleside. Thank you for your hospitality.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at High Pike. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charmaine4.7Mar 2023

  • "Reported incident on arrival to maintenance, re sharp metal light fitting fell off the wall and cut my wife’s hand which was on the door handle."

    Could have been more serious if it had landed on her face. Also first three Red Wine glasses had lipstick smears and had to be re washed. But apart from this we had a great holiday and the apartment, which we have used thrice is perfect. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Alexander4.1Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful apartment in very good location in Ambleside."

    Easy access for lots of walks in every direction. Very warm, cosy, comfortable and well equipped apartment for a weeks walking in the Lakes!!

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Feb 2023

  • "High Pike is a great place to stay."

    The owners have thought of everything to cater for their guests comfort - it works so well. We had a lovely New Year with a brilliant vantage point from the property to watch the fireworks! Would definitely recommend and would love to return. Thanks

    Many thanks for your great review. We are so pleased you had a lovely New Year at High Pike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely Xmas break at High Pike."

    Everything we needed was provided, we couldn't fault it.

    Many thanks for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you had such a good Xmas break at High Pike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2022

  • "Generally the property was clean but the oven hadn't been cleaned and there were used baking trays in it when I went to cook the first evening, just little things like dust on the door cornices made the place look a bit grubby."

    You probably know already but there is mould in the bedroom above the bed.

    We were not aware of any of these issues (which have now been dealt with). We live at some distance from the property and have to rely on our lettings agency to clean and maintain the property. We are taking this up with them. Please accept our apologies. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula4.4Nov 2022

  • "Our favourite place to stay in Ambleside."

    The new kitchen is a big improvement too, looking forward to our next visit.

    Many thanks for your wonderful review! Very pleased to hear you like the new kitchen. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful property in a perfect location with everything you could ask and more."

    Shame about the huge bush/tree right in front of the window blocking the view straight ahead. Very relaxing and comfortable and would definitely return.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely apartment and the owners thought of everything Couldn’t be bettered!"

    Many thanks for your kind comments!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "It was our best stay in Ambleside or any AirBnb ever."

    Very tasteful furnished. Nothing we missed. We felt actually at home. It was very clean and it felt like recently refurbished. The only downside are the windows, that you actually can not leave them open during the night as they tilt/open to the wrong direction in the bedroom. Luckily it was not toooo warm, so we could cope. But we love to sleep with open windows. So we missed that. But other than that an absolute joy to stay in your apartment. We'll try to book it again if we come again to Ambleside.

    Many thanks for the lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruby5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a lovely time, will definitely return!"

    Thank you for the beautiful accomodation

    Many thanks for your positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vivie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loved it, fantastic place to stay, everything was excellent, very well equipped with everything we needed, some lovely little personal touches by the owners which made us feel very welcome."

    Highly recommend.

    Many thanks for your lovely comments - we really appreciate it! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic location and accomodation."

    Had a couple of problems with dishwasher and bedside lamp.Fixed within 6hrs of reporting it(well done). Looking forward to next visit. Roy

    Many thanks for your comments. Pleased that any difficulties were dealt with efficiently and we look forward to welcoming you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by R5.0May 2022

  • "Had an amazing week at High Pike."

    The property was very clean, comfortable and had everything that we needed. It is very well situated being close to the waterfalls and other walks as well as wonderful restaurants and bars.

    Many thanks for your lovely comments - we're really pleased you enjoyed your time at High Pike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne-Marie5.0May 2022

  • "A very nice property conveniently located in Ambleside."

    A short stroll down a very steep path takes you to the shops and restaurants and also onto the route to visit the waterfalls. The property is modern and very comfortable, an added bonus is the small garden area which we enjoyed in the late afternoon sunshine.

    Many thanks for your positive feedback! The apartment is west facing so it does get the afternoon/evening sun - very glad you enjoyed it! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2022

  • "We stayed here as a couple for 6 nights and this was our first visit to the Lake district."

    Pros: The kitchen has everything you could need, nothing seems to be missing. The bedroom and the living room have large windows with lots of light and nice view of the hills. This is main reason I chose this place, it would be delightful to sit in the garden in the nice summer days. No noise from the street. It is 5 minutes of walk to the city of Ambleside (a very short steep path on the way back). There is a large Tesco, bakery, Mexican food take away place in the walking distance. You can walk in 15 minutes to the lake, there is a park with Roman ruins. The mattress is high quality and comfortable. It was completely clean when we arrived (maybe some minor dust). Cons: The parking is only appropriate for a small car and there was one day a large SUV had parked behind our car and it was difficult to get out of the parking lot.

    Thank you very much for your positive comments. Ambleside is notoriously short of parking and many properties cannot offer it at all. We are sorry you experienced difficulty on this occasion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elif4.7Apr 2022

  • "High Pike is a wonderful place to stay with just a few negatives as below: No cafetière."

    The bed squeaks (on side nearest shower room). Nowhere to put toiletries in shower cubicle, just a simple metal hanging crate would do it. Apart from these tiny issues we found the property exceptional and intend to return. Thank you.

    Thank you for your comments. We have replaced the missing cafetiere - sorry it wasn't around for your stay. We've also taken on board your other comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Mar 2022

  • "A very comfortable, warm, well equipped apartment."

    Ideally situated with fantastic views across the fells, with easy access to the little town of Ambleside with its many outdoor shops and eating and drinking venues! It's central position in The Lakes is ideal to enable many walks straight from the door or accessing walks by car in any direction. Have visited 4 times and will definitely be back to enjoy another holiday! Thank you!!

    Thank you for visiting so many times! We are very pleased that you want to do so again - we look forward to welcoming you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Mar 2022

  • "Despite the 3 storms we had during our stay it was very comfortable and warm and ..."

    Despite the 3 storms we had during our stay it was very comfortable and warm and despite the rain we managed to do many walks around the area with one walk very close (Stock Ghyll Force)

    Thank your for your comments. We are very pleased you had such an enjoyable stay and found the apartment very comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Feb 2022

  • "A wonderful week in a wonderful."

    If there was one small thing to add to the property it would be a small TV in the bedroom. Otherwise? Perfect!!!.

    Many thanks for your comments. We are really pleased you had such a wonderful time at the apartment Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2021

  • "On the downside the parking was extremely tight as has extre large SUV’s."

    I phoned Lakelovers as we had water dripping down the corners of the bedroom which we have photos of also the rad in the bedroom wasn’t working (error 30 overheating). I have heard nothing from you thus far. Needless to say we enjoyed our stay and overall the apartment was very good.

    Thank you for your feedback. We were very sorry to hear about the problems you encountered but pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and overall considered the apartment very good. The Dimplex heater was newly installed in June and there should not have been a problem. It has now been replaced with another new heater.. As soon as we became aware of the water on the walls action was taken to seek to remedy the situation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation and very well equipped."

    What would have made it absolutely perfect would be if the shrubs outside were pruned a bit. They are currently a bit high and partially obscure the view of the fells. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely apartment, very spacious and an excellent view extending towards high peak and Loughrigg."

    The view is slightly diminished by the overgrown hedgerow opposite the living room windows. The finish of the apartment is excellent with two newly refurbished bathrooms, a large and comfortable bed and smart living area. The pillows were too soft, but this is more our preference. The apartment has a spacious terrace which was a welcome addition on a sunny afternoon, post a long walk! The patio furniture has seen slightly better days and could benefit from replacement. The kitchen is spacious but lacks some essentials that we would expect to find in a holiday let, particularly one pitching at the upper end. For example, there is no washing machine, despite there being a clothes airer! This would be very helpful to those who are on longer stays in order to wash walking attire. There was also no cafetière and a lack of usable oven trays. The position is superb and a short walk down a very steep hill takes you to the centre of Ambleside and many restaurants and shops. Whilst there is an allocated parking space, it is incredibly tight and if others don’t park in their space, you can be left without anywhere to park. This happened to us and another owner was less than helpful in trying to resolve the issue. This was disappointing. Overall, a lovely place to stay in a brilliant location to enable good exploration of all the lakes have to offer.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.1Jul 2021

  • "Accessing the apartment was very difficult and not as in the instructions."

    The lady in the facility building next door was extremely unhelpful considering I think she worked for Lakelovers. I had to ring up to gain access and needed another code to access the building to allow us to get our keys from the key box,. We even had to help the couple next door gain access to their apartment.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "Sykes - Our experience with Sykes wasn't great."

    We tried to call them before our holiday to ask about the property and COVID arrangement and was unable to get through to them and no ability to leave a message. I did receive a voicemail, but on ringing back was again not to connect or leave a message. On arrival, the towels in the property had a bad smell. We were again unable to reach anyone at Sykes, or on the number for the caretaker (appeared to divert to the same number for Sykes). After trying multiple ways, we were only able to contact them via the app. The towels were replaced the next day. The Property - First to good things, this property is in a great location. A short walk down a very steep hill and you are right in the centre of Ambleside. Great views over the hills, in a quiet part of the town. Can't fault the location. However, a number of areas with the property itself could make it much better. Firstly the parking. The car park is in a busy cul-de-sac and the car park spaces are very narrow. We don't have a large car and are used to tight parking, but on more than one occasion we could not park without blocking ourselves or other cars. Parking a large car would be problematic and challenging for those uncomfortable with parking. The other main problem was the kitchen equipment, it is very basic and limited. For example, only 2 bowls, one water glass, few pans, very blunt knives & equipment. Photos show a cafetière, which was not there. Given most options for food are still closed due to COVID restrictions, we ate in most nights - the facilities really did not help this. Additionally, we were accessing the property via the patio doors due to the main access closed due to COVID. It would have been nice to provide some additional mats for muddy boots, wet umbrellas etc. Also there is no washing machine, unusual for a self-catering property. This was not on the listing we discovered, but unusual not to have one. Overall, we expected better. Great we were able to go, but more effort could have been made to accommodate for the COVID situation we are still in and better communication from Sykes.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are thrilled that you were pleased with the location and surroundings. We are very sorry to hear your comments regarding the lack of cutlery and crockery at the property, these have been reduced due to Covid but we apologise that you did not find the amount left sufficient. With regards to the property not having a washing machine, this is stated on the website as you mention but we are taking this feedback on board and will look into adding this to the property. We really appreciate your comments and we hope that these issues do not deter you from staying with us again. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben2.8Apr 2021

  • "A very comfortable and well-equipped apartment with a great location in Ambleside."

    It was easy to heat on cold autumn days and it was nice to have a powerful shower and a big bath! Would highly recommend.

    Mr DoddsNov 2019

  • "A great location with stunning views."

    Very comfortable, with two modern bathrooms added a touch quality. The allocated parking place is also a welcome bonus.

    Mr MacPheeAug 2019

  • "High Pike is perfectly located in a lovely small town."

    A large bath, perfect after one of our numerous long walks. Ambleside was the best town that we visited. If we visit the area again, it will be Ambleside and High Pike again.

    Mr YandallJul 2019

  • "It was a lovely apartment very well situated above Ambleside."

    It was clean and very well equipped and was the nicest apartment of that type we have stayed in and we have stayed in many of the apartments at The Lakelands. The refurbished en suite and bathroom were superb.

    Mrs SmithNov -0001

  • "The cottage was really well equipped and very tastefully decorated."

    It was in a great location too. Overall a lovely family break!

    Mrs LateefNov -0001

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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.


  • 1 king-size bedroom with floor to ceiling windows, with a zip/link bed that will be made into a super king (can be made into two single beds on request)
  • Sleeps 2
  • Ensuite shower room, & additional bathroom
  • Communal gardens,private patio area with views & furniture
  • Adults only, unfortunately no Infants or babies permitted
  • Electric Heating via electric panel heaters and towel warmers
  • Wifi
  • Lounge / Dining area with patio doors
  • Large Smart TV
  • Bose i-pod docking station
  • Family Dining Table, Fully Fitted Kitchen with all appliances
  • Private Parking for 1 car
  • Sorry No Pets

The property

High Pike is a spacious ground floor apartment within the prestigious Lakelands Development set in an elevated position only a very short walk from the centre of the village of Ambleside.

With stunning views towards Fairfield Horseshoe and Loughrigg from both the lounge and patio, and Waterhead at the northern tip of Lake Windermere is a ten minute walk away, its a fabulous location.

High Pike offers comfortable, quality accommodation, in a great, convenient location, with walks from the door making it a popular choice all year round.

Easily accessible on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is a contemporary, characterful Lakeland village with a spectacular backdrop of Lake District fells.

The location is ideal for walking in the Lake District, with many renowned routes beginning in and around the village.

But Ambleside is also a popular choice for a relaxed, slow-paced holiday.

Contemporary shops, leisurely lake cruises, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs make the village centre a delight at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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Please note this property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a super king by default. Please contact the call centre should you wish it to be two single beds.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas