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Loughrigg View

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 941381)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was very good for four of us."

    Well equipped & comfortable. Beds very comfy. Small issue with the strip across the floor between kitchen & living area & easy to catch feet on it & trip. Shower over the bath on 1st floor leaked onto the floor under the shower screen. Large bath towels would have been more desirable but this is a personal opinion. Overall we would recommend the property & it’s ideal for walking & dining from your front door. We visit Ambleside most years & would certainly use the property again.

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable, clean, well equipped cottage."

    Well placed in the centre of Ambleside. Car park permit a definite bonus

    Reviewed by NatalieOct 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, really enjoyed it."

    Some wood for the fire would have been great but it was summer so may be not anticipated that we would have used it. Overall it had everything we needed and location was great.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2021

  • "It’s really important to have an outside space to relax and the outside area was in a disgraceful state and unusable."

    The outside noise being a busy road really disturbed our sleep especially regular early bottle collections very early morning. It was a good location and the upstairs main bedroom was beautiful

    I am very sorry that the outside space did not meet your expectations. Loughrigg View, is a town house in the oldest part of Ambleside and is central to all the amenities the town has to offer. It is a haven for walkers who can start their walk from the doorstep. Being centrally located, Loughriogg View's rear space is a small flagged area with bistro furniture and you only have to walk outside of the front door and there is more beautiful green space than you could ever wish for. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2021

  • "The cottage was really lovely, great size for 5 people with the 2 bathrooms."

    Powerful showers were lovely after a long days walking. Well stocked kitchen made preparing food easy. Easy walking distance to the car park, pubs, restaurants and shops. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2021

  • "Beautiful property."

    Perfect location. Excellent amenities. Loved the welcome pack and the chocs on the bed. Absolutely wonderful weekend break away.

    Reviewed by FrancescaMay 2021

  • "It was a lovely clean and well equipped cottage in an excellent location."

    There were plenty of cleaning products around and measures were in place due to covid-19. Milk in the fridge and chocolates on arrival were a lovely touch and the parking pass was very welcome. My only disappointment was that the details said it was suitable for 5 people. The upstairs bedroom areas and bathrooms would certainly accommodate that many people comfortably however the downstairs kitchen / lounge area would not. We could sit 3 adults around the kitchen table at a squeeze but would have struggled to fit anymore.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "Lovely newly refurbished cottage in an excellent location."

    Well equipped and lovely comfortable beds, pillows and sheets. Highly recommended. Spotless upon arrival.

    Reviewed by AdrianSep 2020

  • "House in a great location."

    Clean and comfortable with all the necessities. Car parking permit in the property on arrival which was a great help. The outside area needs some tidying up as you couldn’t really use it.

    Reviewed by DanielleAug 2020

  • "This is a very good cottage in a prime location."

    It would be helpful if the parking permit was available to collect in Ambleside. Some minor improvements could be made. The decor is tired downstairs and stairway. The fireside rug requires replacing and the house would benefit from more thorough cleaning. Overall, I would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2020

  • "The property could do with some maintenance, ie broken flush knobs on both toilets, shelving not straight in cooker due to loose racking at one side."

    Would be better with electric showers as no consistent temperature. Could do with information file on heating, water, appliances etc as is normally found in a holiday property. Otherwise this is a good property in a great location for walks, pubs, shops etc.

    Reviewed by TracyJan 2020

  • "This was a lovely cottage in an excellent location however feel some points need raising."

    Poor communication with "housekeeper" who couldn't answer our queries. These had been raised by previous guests in May but remained unanswered. No instructions for heating or cooker. Although generally clean a lot of cobwebs in light fittings. Both toilet flush buttons broken as well. It looks like neighbours are also using recycling bin which meant we couldn't leave rubbish.

    Reviewed by TobyDec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage right in the centre of Ambleside, handy for the numerous shops and restaurants and also a great base to walk from."

    No parking at the cottage but a permit is available from Sykes to park at the main car park a couple of minutes walk away, we stopped in front of the cottage to drop off bags so it wasn’t a problem. As we were 3 friends travelling from different parts of the country we arrived in 3 cars but it was easy for 2 of us to purchase additional permits at £30 for 7 days directly from the machine at the car park, these can also be used in various other car parks in the area. On the top floor of the cottage is a beautiful double room with en-suite shower room and lovely views, the second floor has a nice twin and smaller single room with a house bathroom. Ideal for a family or friends. Thank you to Sykes as booking was very easy and all instructions and details very clear.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2019

  • "It was absolutely awesome!"

    The house is definitely a home from home. The decor tasteful and the sofa's are soooo comfy! The white goods all easy to use and the location right on the doorstep to Ambleside. The welcome package was thoughtful and we never had a ' it's missing this or that' moment. The kids loved their rooms, our suite at the top of the house was private and so comfortable with an added bonus of the ensuite. We would love to go back..

    Reviewed by DanielleAug 2019

  • "We loved the layout of the house, on three floors and felt the house was well equipped."

    However, we felt that some areas of the house required cleaning, e.g. other peoples property left behind had not been lifted, blinds were dirty (also could not open first floor blinds due to broken chords so had to stick hands through blinds to open windows), toilet flushes broken although still were able to flush, second floor bed sheets were on inside out and were ripped. Having said this we did enjoy our stay in the Lake District.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2019

  • "Very comfortable."

    Our weather was not the best for hiking - heavy rain most days but it was such a lovely warm cottage to go back to after being soaked to the skin - our clothes dried out in no time. The location was so handy for the shops and the lovely pub just over the road, not to mention all the walks from the door. We had a great time. Thank you.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2019

  • "Lovely family cottage."

    Close to centre, without being noisy. Very clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2019

  • "The TV wasn't working"

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2019

  • "Overall fine, top bedroom very comfortable."

    Thanks for the welcome pack. Also the call from the housekeeper on the day was very kind and welcoming, she was very helpful. However, although the description was accurate the place is quite small for 5 people, especially trying to get round the table to eat together. The kitchen could do with some oven ware (we had to buy a big lidded dish to do a pot roast). The pans that were provided were good. Using the TV through the Sky box is not straightforward if the previous people have altered settings or played through other devices. A laminated idiots' guide would be good. Woodburner didn't work very well. Might be worth advising people to lock the door at night, one of our party forgot and although firmly closed, strong winds blew the door open in the night. Bit of a surprise in the morning! We are not complaining, this is just for feedback. BW Steve

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2019

  • "The property was centrally located in Ambleside so even when it rained the cinemas were available."

    Lots of walks available straight from the property.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2019

  • "Cottage so cosy & warm; perfect location."

    Nice touch to have a Welcome tray ( a new improvement) & very well stocked with kitchen equipment. Bathrooms spotless.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2019

  • "No Parking"

    Reviewed by ColmDec 2018

  • "This property was beautiful, very clean & comfortable."

    The attic room is fantastic. Within spitting distance of a great pub, The Golden Rule.

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2018

  • "Booked by parent, stayed in by author."

    It was a nice place to stay, in a lovely location. We did have an incident with the key going missing, and unfortunately the only spare was with the property owner 2 hours away. However, Sykes were quite pleasant and helpful, and we were able to resolve the problem. Whilst looking for the key, we were surprised to find the property wasn't overly clean: we found quite a lot of crumbs, dust bunnies, and grease. Other than that, it was a nice stay.

    Reviewed by LizOct 2018

  • "Lovely holiday."

    Nice cosy cottage in a great location. Notes for improvement: The cottage could do with a wider range of cooking utensils e.g. more cutlery, cooking spoons etc. The duvet in the double bed had an orange stain (underside) on arrival. The £200 deposit for the parking permit meant we felt it was easier to buy a £30 car parking pass directly for the week instead.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2018

  • "Cottage is in a good position and quiet."

    Plenty of room and well equipped.

    Reviewed by GordonSep 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Loughrigg View last year and although we still had a lovely time away this year - unfortunately the cleanliness of the house really was disappointing."

    The house was very dusty and covered in cobwebs, the towels were old and some stained and the bedding in the main bedroom seemed to have black mould patches on it - I actually washed it myself after the first night and the house in general seemed a bit run down, with spills over the walls and a very big damp stain on the living room ceiling, which was there last year. The washer/dryer didn’t dry anything either, we had to turn the heating on and use the radiators and with 2 young children we had a fair amount of washing. We have actually re-booked for next July, in the hope it improves by then because it’s in such a good location, otherwise it will be our last stay there. It’s such a shame because it could be fantastic with a few tweaks and a good clean!

    Reviewed by FuchsiaSep 2018

  • "A well-located, comfortable property."

    No real problems, but I had the impression that the owners we're doing the bare minimum to make the house available to guests - absence of instructions for heating, washing machine etc., some slightly dirty areas, very limited visitor information, slight wear and tear, only two rubbish bags provided etc. Generally missing the "welcome factor". The house has huge potential and with a little more we effort could probably be moved into the "Exceeded" category. This isn't feedback you would want to publish, but I'll click "Yes" anyway.

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely locations"

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2018

  • "Although the stay was pleasant, the description of rear seating area and photo was a bit deceiving, the seating and table were not fit for dining or sitting on and the photo does not show that basically it is a back alley of other properties."

    Also not having a bin for the rubbish wasn't very apt.

    Reviewed by JimJun 2018

  • "Great cottage ideally placed for a great holiday - including being across the road from a pub and literally 2 minutes walk from everything Ambleside has to offer."


    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and good facilities, great location."

    However the dining area was very cramped for the 4 of us (and cottage takes up to 5). Lovely holiday, thank you

    Reviewed by DeeApr 2018

  • "An excellent town house in the best location in the heart of Ambleside."

    It has everything you need for a relaxing break. The master bedroom on the top floor is superb with fantastic views.

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2018

  • "A gorgeous cottage is always going to score highly, but the housekeeper who keeps this cottage is fantastic."

    So helpful and kind and ready to help us with anything we might have needed. We have had a wonderful time and will certainly book this cottage again!

    Reviewed by FayeJan 2018

  • "We Stopped in this cottage last Xmas and really enjoyed the location, cleanliness and facilities, hence the reason we decided to return this Xmas."

    Upon arrival we were disappointed by the facilities and cleanliness of the cottage, this is echoed in the previous occupants review. The property seems a bit neglected and needs a bit of TLC to bring it back to the minimum standards you expect. As per the previous review recommendations are listed below (including those already raised): 1.) A thorough clean throughout - cobwebs on light fittings / ceilings etc., crumbs in the fridge and cupboards, sofas & dust behind objects on tables and cupboards etc. 2) Clean the oven - it needs it! 3) Provide starter logs (or don't say you will), fortunately we brought our own supply however first before we could use it we had the clean the glass of the burner as this was all blacked up from previous use 4) Towels Stained with bleach and no hand wash provided on middle floor toilet facilities 5) Toilet Flush Button of top floor broken and working intermittently 6) A nice touch would be to provide a welcome pack upon arrival to get you started especially as we were paying top dollar for the Xmas period. When we have stopped elsewhere in Ambleside with other companies we have always received a welcome pack. We love the Lake District but sadly will not be returning to this cottage as it does not compare with other cottages in the village we have used, which is a shame as we really enjoyed our previous visit to the cottage

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2017

  • "Loughrigg View is a great house in a terrific location."

    Sadly it seems a bit worn and neglected compared to our last stay a year ago. This is nothing that a bit of TLC can't remedy, so here are a few suggestions: 1.) A thorough clean through - cobwebs on light fittings, crumbs in the fridge & dust behind objects on tables are not life threatening (but not very welcoming either) 2) Clean the oven - it needs it! And provide some instructions for how to use it. 3) Provide starter logs (or don't say you will) 4) If recycling facilities are not possible at the house, provide details of local recycling sites for guests who want to recycle We love Ambleside and its many amenities - we will be back but might well look for another place to stay......a shame because Loughrigg View has the potential to be really outstanding.

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2017

  • "We use Sykes all the time when visiting the Lake District and find their accommodation superb."

    We have two particularly favourite cottages we stay in at Ambleside and always try to book them for our stay.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2017

  • "Lovely slate cottage, very near centre of Ambleside."

    Cottage very well equipped, nicely furnished and comfortable.Great location ,lovely views,pub nearby,short walk to car park. Would certainly book again and can recommend it.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power included in rent,Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Load/unload outside property only
  • Parking permit for 1 car in local car park, 4 mins walk away (refundable deposit authorisation of £36 for permit)
  • Small outside area with bistro furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: Second floor bedroom has sloping ceilings and is accessed via a slightly narrow and steeper staircase with right hand turn, therefore this property may not be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility

The property

Located just a stone’s throw away from the hub of Ambleside in an elevated position, is this attractive semi-detached cottage built in traditional slate, perfectly situated for enjoying all the facilities that this town has to offer.

Beautifully-presented throughout with a mix of traditional character complemented with modern amenities, makes this a charming base for friends and family wishing to be superbly located in one of the most breathtaking parts of the Lake District.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £35.

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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

Please note: A bond of £36 is applied to this property for the security of the parking permit.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter