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Kelsick Heights

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972227)


(15 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Kelsick heights was the perfect place to stay in the Lakes."

    The apartment had everything we needed and was perfectly located to enable us to walk around the area, but also best placed for driving to lots of the surrounding areas. Would definitely recommend and hopefully we’ll return soon.

    Reviewed by VictoriaApr 2022

  • "It did say this in the reviews, this is a well equipped flat and positioned well in the centre of Ambleside but it is noisy at night."

    It would be good to get the bedrooms double glazed and an efficient cooling air fan as it was hot in the time we were staying there.

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2021

  • "This holiday let was great in so many ways."

    Right in Ambleside, very clean and tidy, the kitchen had so many utensils etc. So easy to do self catering in with current restrictions. The kitchen is nicer than in the picture as it has been redone. I would have rephotographed this as its lovely. The bedrooms were very spacious and there was lots of storage available. It was a bit of a squeeze but there was a dedicated parking space which was good. We liked that the entrance was outdoors because of current covid situation we didn't have to be indoors with anyone to access apartment. The noise from the road is not ideal and could be vastly improved by new windows. In addition some of the windows could be easily pushed up and didn't lock properly. This was stressful in a second floor apartment with a toddler but I'm glad we realised rather than assuming everything would be safe as we did not leave him in that room unsupervised for even a minute. Same went for the fire door in bathroom. Obviously important but a worry.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2021

  • "This is an absolutely lovely place to stay."

    The stairs to are not really an issue at all. Very spacious and perfect location. The only think that I would look into is the 9am departure, we did it but it was difficult with 2 children. I would definitely recommend Thanks

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Really spacious, great location. We found it FAIRLY easily! Checkin was easy and everything we needed was there.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "Positives- Great location- a very short walk to any location in Ambleside town centre."

    Well decorated apartment. Lovely bathrooms with Jacuzzi bath. Nice window seat to watch the world go by. Good Wi-Fi and TV options. Negatives Beds in twin room not very comfy. You need to be careful getting to the parking area as it's a bit tight. Freezer needs some attention, but we didn't use it so not a problem for us.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2020

  • "There was Black Mold in the Bathroom very off-putting."

    The showers were just a trickle of water. The pressure for them was bad. The washing machine was full of wet laundry when we arrived. To rectify I would love a partial refund but don't have the time to pursue.

    Reviewed by LukeDec 2019

  • "Fabulous apartment, would gladly visit again in the future."

    Reviewed by TimothyOct 2019

  • "There were no suitable drying facilities for walking boots and coats etc which was surprising."

    A light carpet on stairs by door. Living room seating inadequate, not cosy. Paint beginning to peel off in bathroom and kitchen.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2019

  • "Really lovely, well equipped, large, good value apartment."

    But you need to make some things clearer. Parking is in Cumbria cottages spaces 1 or 2. (There's no Sykes Cottages sign) Clear info on how the heating works. And most importantly this is a central apartment and so is on a busy road with pubs with occasional loud music very close.

    Reviewed by KavanaghMay 2019

  • "Very good accommodation and location with parking, has everything that you need and more."

    Only downside was the noise level from the Pub and main road (traffic/ people) was a louder than expected and gave disturbed sleep (we are not light sleepers).

    Reviewed by AnitaApr 2019

  • "We were unaware that this was a second floor apartment which was difficult as we had a lot of luggage due to having a 1 year old with us."

    The toilet seat was broken in main bathroom and en-suite shower was either too hot or too cold! Also it was very noisy at night which affected our sleep. No spare toilet rolls or washing up/dishwasher equipment.

    Reviewed by DebbieMar 2019

  • "This accommodation is very good quality and the location is excellent."

    If you struggle with steps this is not for you but otherwise would recommend it to anyone, very spacious too we love it, this was our second trip here and would go again tomorrow. A jewel in the crown.

    Reviewed by CarlinaMar 2019

  • "Not only was the appartment excellent it was situated close to everything, walking to the shops and cafe was a real treat, we are looking forward to coming back to the lakes and this is a place we would return to."

    only a couple of very minor things which we reported. fridge/freezer had broken door openings. we did forget to report that the bath tap was leaking.

    Reviewed by CarlinaMar 2018

  • "We chose this apartment as it was central to the village and the description listed the attractive cafe on the ground floor where we could enjoy breakfasts, etc We eventually located the entrance to the car park after driving round the one way system of Ambleside a few times - the main problem being that two of the landmarks (a shop and a restaurant) that you list have changed name/brand and thus the directions were useless."

    Imagine our disappointment when we found that the cafe was now a solicitors office (no coffees or breakfast for us !!). I’d have to add that the office had been open for some time and was not a recent change. A very disappointing sequence of misdiscriptions which spoiled our arrival (and every morning ) of the break In all other aspects the apartment was great Please update your description so that others do not have the same experience

    Reviewed by RogerFeb 2018

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  • Second storey apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle, hand basin and WC
  • Living room
  • Dining/kitchen.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, TV, CD, WiFi
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 mins walk
  • Lake Windermere 5 min walk
  • Please note: the apartment is accessed via an external staircase
  • There is no garden.

The property

A second floor apartment with fabulous views over Ambleside to the fells and the open countryside beyond, Kelsick Heights offers luxurious accommodation for 4 in the heart of the Lake District. The apartment, which can be booked with the first floor Loughrigg View to accommodate 8 people, is the ideal base for family or friends exploring everything the Lake District and captivating Cumbria has to offer. The apartment is located close to cafes and restaurants on Lake Road, just a short walk from the northern tip of Lake Windermere.

Accessed by an exterior staircase, Kelsick Heights has been finished to the highest standards from the comfortable and spacious living room with its feature bay window offering magical views of the fells, to the large, modern and fully-equipped diner/kitchen.

There are two bedrooms: one double with en-suite...

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas