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Take Five

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "An excellent property, well situated for the lakes and had all the facilities required for a great stay."

    Enjoyable seeing all the wildlife around the property when relaxing after a days walking.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2024

  • "Thank you for a enjoyable stay, your house is gorgeous!"

    ! The house had everything we could of hoped for including board games which we forgot to bring with us! The beds are super comfy too. The short stroll into Ambleside with all the pubs & restaurants was great. We loved the location & did a walk to Wansfell pike, waterfalls & Rydal caves. We accidently parked in the wrong spaces as arrived at dusk, in the snow. But moved them once we realised. (Sorry neighbour)!! Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jan 2024

  • "Great place to stay."

    Beautiful accommodation and wonderful location with views of the fells and easy access to Ambleside. Perfect for us!

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Dec 2023

  • "Take Five is a beautiful high end holiday home, the finishing are excellent and the house itself it stunning."

    Massive kitchen, dining, living space plus utility. 3 good size bed rooms and the bathrooms are excellent. It has everything you could need in the kitchen (minus a pizza cutter) The views are fabulous and the parking is off road and safe The only slight drawback is the lack of lighting outside when navigating the steps and carpark

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2023

  • "Our second stay here in as many months and overall it is fantastic."

    However, during our last stay I informed Sykes that the front bell didn’t work - on my second visit it was still broken. The speakers don’t work and because the TV is poor quality and small for such a generous room it’s not a great experience. The house needs a thorough dusting, it’s generally well cleaned but not well dusted. A chocolate bar wrapper behind the sofa in November was still there a month later! The small bedroom mattress cover is horribly stained. The tumble dryer function didn’t work. Only one loo roll per bathroom! This seems so mean especially when you consider this is a premium priced property. However, on the whole it’s a super property, comfortable and well equipped. The views are lovely and it’s beautifully warm. The kitchen is easy to work in, the sofa great quality and despite my few gripes I would book a third time. Attention to a few of the issues would make this place superb.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed the location and the views! We will pass on your comments to our Property Services team. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley3.4Dec 2023

  • "We were impressed with the very high equipment level which had clearly been given much thought and was appreciated."

    The house itself is in a lovely location with convenient access to Ambleside and to good walking in the area. It was a little unfortunate that we only found the "Red Folder" in a cupboard just before we left and so struggled a little bit with some of the white goods. Whilst not a major obstacle, it would help if it was left in a more visible place. One thing we did notice was that the door seal of the washing machine was not clean and our efforts to clean it were not successful. Further attention is recommended.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We will update our housekeeping team regarding the washing machine door seal. We are glad that you enjoyed everything the property and area have to offer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Godfrey5.0Oct 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The property is excellently decorated and the amount of utensils in the kitchen surpassed expectations, along with the excellent quality of same! Our only beef is the pillows which are very poor quality and affected our sleep and comfort. Very thin and no bounce. This was surprising when compared with the fact all other furnishings were from quality shops like John Lewis or Joseph Joseph. We strongly suggest they are replaced with better quality ones to make this property perfect. One reason we chose Take Five was its proximity to Ambleside which worked really well with a c7 min walk into the village so we cld all enjoy the pubs and restaurants with noone having to drive..it was perfect for that too.

    Thank you for your review. Noted on the pillows, I’ll purchase some new ones. Thank you Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely house in a lovely location, with beautiful views, and just a short walk to Ambleside with some very nice restaurants and a good selection of shops."

    We found the duvets a little thick for the time of year and the shower pressure in the en-suite was low, but overall we had a very enjoyable stay at Take Five.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay at Take Five, and the views! We take all comments on board. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Aug 2023

  • "The house was too warm especially at night and it wasn’t clear how to do anything about it."

    Also it was rather unusual to find there was no ‘normal’ teapot. It wasn’t possible to make ‘Tetley’ (other teas are available!) in the one provided.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic property in an excellent location, it's an easy stroll into the centre of Ambleside, and lovely walks into the beautiful surroundings area right on the doorstep."

    It's probably the best equipped accomodation we've stayed in and the kitchen/diner/lounge was just perfect for 6 friends enjoying a weekend break. Thank you Take Five.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2023

  • "We thought the property was outstanding, so light and spacious with beautiful views especially at the front."

    We had our Coronation tea on the veranda. It was a memorable stay. Everything we needed was there. Fabulous!

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that you made some lovely memories. We hope to welcome you back. The Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was amazing with all that you required being provided."

    Already looking at when we can return

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous property, very well equipped, however for 6 people for a week, there were no spare toilet rolls or even a paper kitchen towel."

    The property was warm and very spacious, we were impressed with the cd collection and music system, the weather was very poor but the benefit of large windows provided lots of light and beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous property in a perfect location with a stunning view!"

    It was beautifully furnished and very well equipped with plenty of space, we loved it! The best place we’ve holidayed at in the Lakes and we’ve been to tons….we didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Take Five and the impact of the property, the cleanliness, location and local amenities, restaurants was exactly the same as the first time."

    There is nothing not to like about this property, it is literally perfect in every way (although my wife says a hot tub on the terrace would tip it even more). There are some superb local restaurants which are a short walk away, superb walks nearby (coffin walk to Grasmere, Loughrigg Fell, Loughrigg walk to Chesters to name but a few). We had said that we probably wouldn't return in 2023, with a possible break in Europe instead on the cards, after 1 day we had decided against that and are already booked for next year. Amazing place!

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2022

  • "What can we say, the house is just great, beatifull yet very practical, can imagine with better weather so we could have enjoyed the terrace."

    ..also very close to town and to some of the walks, so very recommended!

    Reviewed by Manuel5.0Jul 2022

  • "We chose this property as our pre-wedding venue and post wedding location for a small, select family gathering."

    Probably the most outstanding place we’ve ever stayed in the Lakes. Absolutely everything was provided that one could have possibly needed, the location & ambience are excellent, and in our case, it was only a 5 minute drive from Cote How on Rydal Water - our wedding venue. An outstanding holiday home !

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Apr 2022

  • "A great property, very spacious and in a fabulous location very near the village but far enough away to feel relaxed."

    The facilities were great and had everything we could need. Would definitely return and recommend a stay here. We were lucky enough to see the deer in the grounds and could see them come right up to the window in the top hall - wonderful.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property that is well appointed and equipped."

    Fab location and views. Beds are too hard. Would benefit from toppers. Very disappointing that the EV charge point can’t be used

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Feb 2022

  • "The balcony and the view: fabulous!"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2021

  • "On the final night, the house alarm went off just after midnight."

    Owen was brilliant, actually coming out in the middle of the night to fix it after two and a half hours. However, the fact remains that through no fault of our own the final night of our stay was ruined by lack of sleep. Look forward to receiving your proposal for some compensation.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house is simply stunning, beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and you could not ask for a better position with a ten minute amble in to Ambleside a pleasure to allow for a nice evening meal without driving being a necessity."

    Sky TV is listed as being available, but we could not find a remote for this, so unsure if this is the case, or if we simply overlooked a controller in a unit somewhere. Would this put us off though? Absolutely not! In fact we are already trying to work out dates for us to return. I've already recommended the house to friends and work colleagues.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2021

  • "The house was new, modern and clean."

    The location was excellent and within easy walking distance of places to go and so the car was not always needed. It was so lovely I recommended it to family who have also booked it for a stay in September/October this year. Highly recommend!

    Mrs McGorryAug 2019

  • "Lovely house with great views – a great week!"

    Mrs HughesAug 2019

  • "Property is great!"

    Photos do not do it justice. Its huge!

    Mr TootellAug 2019

  • "A fabulous property - what a privilege it was to be the first to stay at Take Five!"

    Location is brilliant; a level 5-minute stroll into Ambleside. The house is beautifully appointed & very well equipped. Delightful outlook from the master bedroom - we loved the hike to Loughrigg Fell for its glorious views.

    Mrs SandersonJul 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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double with Juliet balcony, en-suite shower, basin, and WC, 1 x first floor king-size double (This is a zip link bed & will be a double unless requested as twins), 1 x first floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with TV and French windows to patio
  • Utility, cloakroom with WC
  • One well behaved dog accepted
  • Babies and Children welcome please note no Cot or High Chair available - please provide your own.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Large patio with outdoor dining furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub just a few minutes walk

The property

Located in the exclusive Lesketh How development just a short stroll to the centre of Ambleside.

Take Five is a superb architect designed Lakeland residence finished to a beautiful standard. Enter into a welcoming hallway where you’ll find space for outdoor gear before stepping into a large open plan living area with views to the stunning surrounding fells.

A spacious family dining table is perfect for celebratory dinners, which can be prepared in the modern kitchen on luxurious marble worktops.

French doors open onto a large semi-circular south facing balcony complete with dining furniture for al fresco meals.

Take Five has three sumptuous bedrooms; the first bedroom is a king size master complete with en-suite facilities, the second bedroom can be presented as a king or twin room and the third bedroom is a comfortabl double.

The property also contains a spacious family bathroom.

Private parking is available for two vehicles.

Take Five is a short level stroll into Ambleside’s bustling centre where you can browse outdoor shops, enjoy brunch in a modern cafe and socialise over a few drinks in a traditional Lakeland pub.

From Ambleside you can head on foot straight into the beautiful Lakeland fells, take a scenic drive over the dramatic Kirkstone Pass or step aboard a ‘Windermere Steamer’ for a cruise across England's largest lake.

For groups heading to the Lake District to celebrate a special occasion, Take Five provides luxurious accommodation in one of the area’s most desirable settings.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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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