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Tom Heights

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972340)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Visit every year - it’s like home from home."

    Clean, comfortable and perfect location

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2022

  • "It was a nice stay."

    We had one sleepless night due to store sign below becoming unhinged and smashing against wall throughout night making it impossible to sleep. It was partially fixed but needs to be fully fixed. We notified store and hopefully they will fix it better so other guests don’t experience.

    We were really sorry to hear that you had a sleepless night due to the shop sign below coming unhinged. I have been in touch with the owner, who has assured me that he will look at it himself this week. Unfortunately he has had COVID and was isolating, and the shop staff had limited ability to fix it fully. We are so sorry that it disrupted your visit. We hope that otherwise you had an enjoyable stay, and please accept our apologies again. Best wishes, Hilary and Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by HillaryDec 2021

  • "Beautiful flat in a perfect location!"

    Was very clean and cosy, and lovely décor. We felt very looked after, and will be back! We used it as a base for walking the Loughrigg Fell circular and wandering up to Wansfell! And only a 15 minute drive from Helvellyn. Being right next to the cinema and restaurants was brilliant. Only downside was the parking. It was tricky to use and when a van was parked in the space next to us we couldn't get out! Thankfully everything is in Ambleside so we never really needed it, but if you'll be relying on it - maybe take a small car!

    Reviewed by CarlaSep 2021

  • "Great little flat for 2 people, snug and cosy."

    Perfect location, car parking spot a great asset.

    Reviewed by CliffJul 2021

  • "Great place has everything you need."

    Will definitely return and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by NickieJul 2021

  • "We have stayed at Tom Heights several times now and I am sure we will book again - we love it :)"

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2021

  • "Finding the office wasn't as easy as it could be."

    I was specificially looking for a Sykes Office, which there isn't, it's incorporated within another letting agents office. Parking behind the accommodation was tricky at first, but we soon got the hang of it and it's brilliant to have off-road parking included with the accommodation. The location of the flat is great as everything in the village is right on your doorstep. Perfect flat for a couple, just the right size and great location.

    Reviewed by JeannieJul 2021

  • "Wonderful as usual"

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2020

  • "Fabulous position and cottage had everything to make a comfortable week."

    Very comfortable with the added bonus of a parking space in the town. There is nothing I could fault.

    Reviewed by JamieSep 2020

  • "Tom Heights is fabulous accommodation and well located and we would definitely book to stay there again."

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2019

  • "Lovely flat."

    Reviewed by IngridOct 2019

  • "My sister and I booked Tom Heights because it was conveniently placed and had a homely, quirky look about it which we loved!"

    The flat was comfortable, warm and cosy - a lovely little home away from home. Everything worked well and we enjoyed a lovely long weekend. Sykes Cottages' instructions were all clear and precise. We had no trouble finding the Sykes office or Tom Heights. The procedure for collecting and returning the keys was straightforward. An excellent weekend in a cosy, warm flat.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2019

  • "Large vehicles not recommended for designated parking space."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "The only thing I found was the parking space was at the rear of the property and ..."

    The only thing I found was the parking space was at the rear of the property and a little awkward, other than that I was very happy

    Reviewed by KennethJun 2019

  • "The location is brilliant Right in town centre."

    Loads of variety of eating places. Coffee shop opposite for breakfast.. Didn't use the car all week. Bought a set of five walks from the Tourist information centre which were all amazing. Challenged ourselves with a walk to Troutbeck and back via Wansfell Pike. Amazing views on all the walks. Flat was perfect. Just missed having an outdoor space as the weather was mostly good. Otherwise perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by ElisabethJun 2019

  • "Found the car park space ok, but the directions should mention that you can't ..."

    Found the car park space ok, but the directions should mention that you can't get in the back door and have to go round the front to the main road,

    We would like to thank you very much for your feedback. I can confirm that we have updated our instructions and access to the rear of the property has been confirmed as accessible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MalcolmMay 2019

  • "It’s our 8th year returning to Tom Heights out of 9, so that should tell you how comfortable we are to keep going back there."

    It feels like home when there, as does Ambleside.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2019

  • "Had a lovely week."

    Perfectly located for walks, shops, restaurants. Great having WiFi in self catered accommodation. Issue with inside of flat door handle coming off and found it tricky to find property as directions needed slightly updating. Windows could do with replacing as they’re old and provide little protection from outside sound. Spoke to someone at the office on departure and they were very receptive to feedback.

    Reviewed by KathrynApr 2019

  • "Really nice little flat ideally located in the middle of Ambleside, would stay there again."

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2019

  • "The apartment is in a perfect location, right in the middle of Ambleside."

    Ambleside itself is a fantastic place to holiday, it is buzzing on a night with plenty of excellent eating out places and great pubs. So good we'll be going again.

    Reviewed by RickDec 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation in a great location, also very well equipped."

    Reviewed by HilaryDec 2018

  • "Tom Heights provided a cosy December break."

    It’s a beautiful apartment, well-equipped and tastefully decorated. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2018

  • "It's a comfortable flat in a great location."

    Although it's very central, I didn't find it at all noisy. The kitchen was well equipped, though I ate out a lot as there is such a good selection of restaurants nearby. I had a couple of small reservations. One was the heating: the storage heater was supposed to have a boost function for evening heat, but I couldn't find the button referred to in the instructions. The electric log stove worked really well as an alternative, though. The other issue was parking. The entrance to the space is very tight because of a pillar to one side, although the space itself is generous enough. But the main problem was that a van belonging to a neighbouring business parked in the driveway during the day. When I arrived, this was blocking my access to the parking, and on other days I was blocked in. I realised who the van belonged to but it was at best an added inconvenience to have to approach them if I had wanted to use the car while I was there. (Luckily I didn't.)

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2018

  • "Tom Heights was a lovely place to stay."

    Right in the hub of Ambleside. Convenient location to explore the Lake District. Cumfy bed, well laid out. Perfect place to chill out and enjoy!!!!

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2018

  • "Tom Heights was well equipped."

    Towels were a bonus and we used the property's communal washing machine and dryer. Very useful after hiking in the rain. Central location good. Ambleside is a great base. Some noise from neighbours overnight but wouldn't put us off staying there again.

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2018

  • "Our third visit to Tom Heights."

    It remains super convenient, really cosy and just perfect for two people. The only problem is that, at the end of the holiday, you have to hand back the keys and leave!

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "Skye cottages provided excellent customer support on the phone before and and throughout the stay"

    Reviewed by CristinaMar 2018

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  • Apartment all on first floor: 1 x double bedroom
  • 1 x bathroom with underfloor heating, power shower over bath, hand basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with electric stove
  • Shared use of entrance hall with laundry facilities.
  • Electric panel/storage radiator heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, shared washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD/Blu-ray player, HiFi, wifi
  • Electricity incl
  • in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 1 medium size car
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Max 2 adults
  • This property does not have a garden and is not suitable for children or infants.

The property

Tom Heights is a lovely and spacious first floor, self-catering apartment in a Victorian building, centrally located in the popular town of Ambleside.

Set over one floor and surrounded by the stunning Lake District, this airy and characteristic accommodation is ideal for couples or people who are looking to explore the great British outdoors.

The property boasts a cosy sitting room with stripped wooden floorboards, an electric stove, TV and entertainment system, making it the perfect place to unwind after a busy day walking around the Lakes.

In addition to this, a dining table for two sits by the window, offering lovely views of the town.

At the height of modern luxury, the kitchen has underfloor heating for those chilly mornings and is equipped with an electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.

The double bedroom is immaculately presented and the bathroom has been finished off to a very high standard.

Outside, there is handy parking available for one small car. Situated on the main high street in Ambleside, Tom Heights is part of a beautiful, imposing Victorian building in the midst of the local area's thriving activity, with numerous shops, bars and restaurants a few minutes walk away.

This stunning apartment sits within easy access of Windermere, making it the perfect base from which to explore all that the Lake District has to offer.

For those looking for walking routes, Helm Crag, Loughrigg Fell, the Fairfield Horseshoe and Wansfell are all easily reached.

Further afield are the beautiful towns of Kendal, Keswick and Penrith, which give you the opportunity to soak up the culture and welcoming atmosphere of the Lake District. Tom Heights is a lovely, well furnished apartment from which you can explore the Lake District National Park, all year round.

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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: There is no bike storage inside this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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