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Kelsick Heights

(Ref. 972227)

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Please arrange something for recycling."

    It was not clear that we had to go to two separate place for bottles and cardboard and there was no obvious information about plastics.

    Unfortunately, as the property is a holiday let, the rubbish is collected privately and recycling is unavailable. ALL rubbish must be placed in the red sacks for specific holiday let use only. Guests are not permitted to use the recycling centre in Ambleside. This has strict rules for local residents only and anyone without proof of a local address will be turned away. There is a note on the notice board about how to dispose of the rubbish. Apologies for any confusion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property, well presented and thought through."

    Loved the jacuzzi bath, especially after a days walking. Check in at 5pm and check out at 9am would benefit from an hours leeway either way as there was no flexibility despite asking ((and no reply to my request). Current access times mean a late arrival to the destination and an early departure, but arriving at 4pm and leaving at 10am would make a big difference. Having wifi was great, but tv channel access was limited and while the tv manufacturers guide was available we couldn’t connect to broadband to use to its full potential. On a similar theme, there were loads of great dvds/ blue ray discs available but we couldn’t find a player! Overall a great location, really central, bit noisy as a result in the evenings due to the restaurant over the road and proximity to pubs and bars, and definitely not suitable for anyone with mobility issues due to several flights of external metal stairs needed to access the property but that’s all made clear on the property info too so wasn’t a surprise! High chairs are provided at the property which is great if relevant but due to the access route I’m not sure whether I’d stay there with very young children as the eternal stairs might be a bit tricky!

    Reviewed by Jenny3.8May 2023

  • "A comfortable, well furnished property in a central location within the town."

    I would recommend on the whole. However, as mentioned by other guests, the noise, particularly late at night, does create an issue. Part of this is a symptom of it's location, but could be partially addressed by double glazing. I understand building regulations may prevent this, but it was not ideal being woken up 3 nghts in a row in the middle of the night.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jan 2023

  • "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 Victoria5.0Apr 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 Sally4.4Jul 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 Andrew4.7May 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 Amanda5.0Oct 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 Sarah3.8Jul 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 Catherine4.4Jul 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 Luke3.4Dec 2019

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

    Reviewed by Timothy4.7Oct 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 Mary3.1Sep 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 Kavanagh4.7May 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 Joanne3.8Apr 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 Debbie2.5Mar 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 Carlina5.0Mar 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 Carlina4.4Mar 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 Roger4.0Feb 2018

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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.


  • 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 oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave
  • TV and CD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gas central heating
  • 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
  • There is no garden
  • Please note: the apartment is accessed via an external staircase

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 shower room with hand basin, WC and shaver socket, and a twin bedroom with access to the luxury, fully tiled bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and shaver socket. There's no garden available with the property, however there is plenty of outdoor space being close to the shores of Lake Windermere and the walks and cycling trails beyond mean you won't be short of places to relax and unwind.

There are pubs, restaurants and shops almost on the doorstep of Kelsick Heights and private parking is provided for your car.

However, one of the great benefits of this apartment is the opportunity to leave the car at home for a change. Ambleside lies at the very heart of the Lake District in Beatrix Potter country.

Younger children will love a visit to Beatrix Potter World, while all the family will enjoy seeing the sharks and reptiles at the award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes.

The Ambleside climbing wall is ideal for those who are up for a challenge, while the Ambleside Mystery Treasure Trail will keep the whole family entertained.

Don't miss a steamer cruise across Lake Windermere exploring the many islands and villages on the shoreline. The Lake District is the UK's favourite national park and no wonder - from the majestic fells to the shimmering lakes, the landscape is breathtaking.

Whether you want an outdoor adventure or wish to enjoy some of the best fine dining in the country, if you're a history buff or a lover of literature there's something in Lakeland for everyone to enjoy. And luxuriously appointed Kelsick Heights, with its contemporary style, is the perfect base for friends and family exploring the Lake District at any time of year.

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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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