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Hygge at No.8

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "An excellent stay in a very comfortable apartment."

    The location was great for exploring the South Lakes.

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Apr 2024

  • "We had a really lovely time here , everything was perfect until we had no hot ..."

    We had a really lovely time here , everything was perfect until we had no hot water , ruined our last night of our holiday , we couldn’t go out for our dinner reservation , not what you expect of a gold award property , we have been home 6 days and still haven’t heard an explanation as to why it happened , not good at all

    We are so sorry to hear of the problems you encounted at the Hygge, and this is not the level of service we wish to offer to our guests. We have spoken to Lakelovers and are led to believe they were not made aware of the issue until the following day, and therefore they could not respond. In 6 years of owning the property, we have never experienced this problem , so immediately asked a plumber to review the system. They have been unable to identify any issues, and guests following your visit have not reported any problems either, so unfortunately, we are unable to identify why this problem occurred. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy3.4Mar 2024

  • "We loved the luxurious apartment and location."

    And will definitely be back later in the year. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Darren3.4Mar 2024

  • "The apartment exceeded our expectations and was decorated for Christmas which was a nice touch."

    Very spacious in a great complex. Each apartment is discreet and check in and check out was communicated very well. The facilities within were very good - this really did feel home for home!

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Dec 2023

  • "Another great stay at Hygge n."

    O 8 this is my second stay at this apartment and what a lovely quality furniture and fitting everything was clean and tidy when I arrived and the Christmas tree and decorations where a lovely touch thank you for a wonderful holiday it’s so peaceful and quiet and on a nice day there are beautiful walks in the countryside that surrounds the property.will definitely be booking to come back again kind regards Gary.

    Happy New Year, and thank you so much for taking the time to respond following your visit to the Hygge - we know Christmas is a busy time for everyone, so we really appreciate your lovely comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the Christmas tree - I put one up every year as I wouldnt like to be without one over Christmas, so I'm happy you enjoyed it. I'm sorry the weather wasnt great for you, as sometimes Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year in the Lakes, but nevertheless, the views are amazing anytime of year. Warmest wishes for 2024. Ian and Christine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a wonderful stay we had celebrating our Pearl Wedding Anniversary."

    Fabulous apartment with everything we needed.Beautiful location and beautiful views.Would love to stay again!It was great having walks on our doorstep.Looking forward to the next time!

    Thank you so much for choosing the Hygge to celebrate your Pearl Wedding, and many congratulations to you both. We are delighted you had a wonderful stay and the apartment provided everything you needed for your visit. We would love to welcome you back in the future, but in the meantime, take care. Warmest wishes, Ian and Christine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2023

  • "Stunning apartment, clean and luxurious."

    One mile walk from Windermere. Would happily stay again.

    Thank you for taking the time to respond - your comments are very much appreciated. Glad you found the apartment clean and lovely, and yes, one mile walk from Windermere is a bonus. Kind regards, Ian and Christine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Hyggge at No."

    8 is such a lovely place. This is the first time we've stayed in an apartment and loved every minute. The location is ideal for walkers and holiday makers with windermere being a short walk from the doorstep. The apartment itself is beautiful giving you the feeling of luxury. We fully enjoyed our stay and will definitely be booking here again :)

    Thank you for taking the time to post feedback to us regarding your stay. We are so glad you had a lovely time and found the location ideal for walking, and look forward to welcoming your back again in the future. Kind regards, Ian and Christine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful and peaceful location well situated for exploring the lakes."

    Apartment was very modern and spotlessly clean with everything you could need for a great holiday.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - we are glad you enjoyed your stay and you had a great holiday. Ian and Christine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property, so quiet watched the deers in the field, easy parking, cosy and comfortable ."

    Only point to note was that there were no pillow protectors and perhaps at end of season shower needs re grouting...small points on a fab stay x

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hygge. Since your review we have added pillow protectors and have regrouted and resealed the shower. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our second stay and if a luxury apartment for two is what you're looking for then hygge no 8 would be difficult to beat."

    Just one note for the owner, the dishwasher door drops down to far which causes the bottom draw to slid out to easily and potentially fall off. There is normally an adjustment that can be made to rectify this.

    Thank you so much for your review it was really nice to read that you had a lovely second stay at the Hygge. We have tried to re-adjust the dishwasher, and this is currently work in progress as we failed miserable on our first attempt - will keep you posted, but thank you so much for letting us know. Ironically, we thought that was the right position so have nevered noticed it, but now, I cannot un-notice it! Hopefully it will be adjusted when you visit next time. Ian and Christine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2023

  • "Entry instructions sadly lacking."

    No information about using keyfob to get in and we had to wait outside for a long time till some other resident came and showed us. Really missed recycling bin. Took ours home. Please let's make it easier to help save the planet! Instructions for oven not clear enough. It's not as intuitive as suggested and we had a few mishaps

    Thank you for your feedback - we really value your experience. We have now revised the arrival instructions to explain the position of the door entry system so hopefully this will now be much clearer for our guests. We echo your comments around sustainability and take our responsiblity around recycling seriously. Given the property is part of a complex of 12 apartments, it was agreed that the best approach was to contract with a commercial supplier who sorts and recycles at their depot - we adopted this approach as many guests were not recycling, which presented problems for the Local Authority. We will explain this in our welcome pack to ensure all guests are aware of this. We will also revise the oven instructions as it always appear obvious when you know what you are doing! Thank you for your constructive feedback - we appreciate you taking the time to message us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4Jul 2023

  • "We went for a long weekend and enjoyed it so much we have already booked a week next year."

    It's a lovely apartment and very convenient.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback - its really important to us. We glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to receiving you back soon. Christine and Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely 6 nights spent at this gorgeous apartment."

    Set in a quiet and peaceful location yet less than a 10 min drive from Windermere town and Bowness, with Ambleside not far either. The decor is spot on giving a modern and cosy feel and the layout is great, plenty of space and furniture very comfy. Stunning sunset views was an extra added bonus! Would 100% recommend and love to be back!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon. The owner relations team - Lakelovers Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe4.7Jun 2023

  • "What a stay we had at Hygge No."

    8, the apartment was absolutely spotless, the decor was modern clean and looked great!. A mile walk from Windermere which was perfect for me and my Partner as we like to leave the car at home and explore for the day! All in all a great stay and would highly recommend we will be back for sure.

    Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hygge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2023

  • "We appreciated many "Hygge moments" during our week's stay at N° 8."

    The flat is well equipped, spotlessly clean, warm and cosy- an idyllic Lakeland base.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday, and that you found the property to be spotless. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Mar 2023

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    Mar 2023

  • "Stunning apartment in beautiful country location but within easy distance of Windermere."

    Property absolutely wonderful.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property - we really appreciate your time. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, and agree with you about the location! We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by M5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our second stay at this lovely property and would return again."

    Thank you for taking the time to post a comment and visiting a second time - we are very grateful. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon, and are pleased you love our apartment. Thank you. Christine and Ian. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic apartment in a great location."

    Very peaceful with lovely views yet within walking distance to Windermere. Everything you could need for a relaxing break is provided. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post a comment - we really appreciate your time. We're so glad you liked the location and thank you for your recommendation. We would love to welcome you back. Christine and Ian. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic apartment in a great location great views from all of the windows and plenty of good walks from the doorstep."

    Not to far to walk into Windermere had a great week such a quiet and peaceful setting and good weather to. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback - its much appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed the apartment and the location - good weather always makes a stay in the Lakes something special. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property in great surroundings, facilities all good no complaints."

    Just a suggestion - a few more teaspoons would be useful. Otherwise nothing negative, except maybe the kettle beeps too much - a first world problem :-) Thank you

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback - it really helps us to improve our service for our guests. I have purchased more teaspoons this weekend and will take them to the apartment so hopefully if you stay again, you wont have the same problem - sorry :-( I hadnt realised the kettle beeped so will explore and see if this is something we can turn off. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2022

  • "Amazing property, perfect location, had all we needed."

    Would certainly stay again.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide positive feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Ian and Christine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Jul 2022

  • "An outstanding property with excellent facilities in an outstanding setting."

    We had a fantastically comfortable and chilled week for our 40th wedding anniversary. Hygge @ no8, is everything the advertisement says and more. Can't wait to revisit

    Hi Terry I am so glad that you had a great experience and congratulations on your 40th wedding anniversary! Thank you for choosing The Hygge and we do hope that you return. Christine and Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jun 2022

  • "Have stayed here on a number of occasions."

    Enjoyed a very relaxing week in a beautiful apartment situated in a quiet tranquil setting. Ideally located with walks from the doorstep. Only negative point is the sofa bed in the lounge area is uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Ann3.1May 2022

  • "Can’t fault this property in any way ."

    It is comfortable , clean ,well equipped and in an ideal location .

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It really helps us improve our service, making sure our guest have their best possible stay. Thank you for choosing the Hygge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "The apartment is in a lovely location and the apartment itself is very nice stayed there before everything was fine I think the TV should have more stations to watch but overall it was very nice would recommend the apartment."

    Thanks again for a great holiday stay.

    Hi Kevin I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hygge at No.8. Unfortunately we are limited by the local TV mast and the stations that it broadcasts. This is a common problem in rural areas. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Apr 2022

  • "Had a fab time at Hygge number 8."

    Loved the peace and quiet of the location. It was gorgeous and cosy inside with lovely views. We have booked to come back!

    Hi Gillian Thank you so much for your positve feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for choosing The Hygge. Christine and Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Would have preferred a king size bed instead of the small double."

    The setee was uncomfortable as it served as a bed setee as well.

    Dear Guest We are sorry that you felt the sofa was uncomfortable, and surprised since this is the first complaint we have had. The sofa is a Natuzzi branded settee and therefore gives a more relaxed feel, which doesnt always suit everybody's preference. The bed was a standard double bed, however we have taken your comments on board and have changed the size of the bed to a King Size. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Nov 2021

  • "As noted. On arrival following a two hour journey, no toilet paper was available at Hygge."

    We phoned Lakelovers (as we were annoyed, this being a Gold Award apartment) and were asked if we could go to Windermere and purchase some ourselves, which we could. I asked if Lakelovers could deliver it within 30mins and was informed that this would be unlikely. I then asked if one roll/some could be delivered when a person (cleaner) next visited, this being a Friday. None arrived. We purchased our own from Booths that evening. The bath was clean at the bottom but not the sides, which had a definite grimy feel all round The apartment was generally clean and tidy but the Information sheet left by the Company that cleaned was blank ie no times or names. We subsequently did enjoy our stay at Hygge and Applethwaite Hall.

    Dear Guest - Could I please apologise for your experience at our property as this is not the service we expect our guests to receive. I have spoken to Lakelovers regarding this incident and they also apologise. Whilst this is not an excuse, they informed me that unfortunately due to COVID they are experiencing severe shortages in cleaners and our normal cleaner was not available. If you wish to book the Hygge at No.8 again we would like to offer you a 10% discount. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Sep 2021

  • "Wow - this apartment is beautiful and will exceed your expectations!"

    Dear Guest - Thank you for your positive feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Lake District. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely property in quiet location."

    Thank you for taking the time to submit a review - we know this helps other guest make their selection. We are so glad you enjoyed the location of The Hygge. Christine and Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful clean apartment."

    Quiet and peaceful location with scenic view’s and very private! Walk’s on the doorstep, and very handy for Booths quality supermarket. A couple of snag’s the sofa is not comfortable, especially for anyone with back problem’s. Mattress is too soft and causes you to roll off on the edge’s

    Dear Ann We are glad you enjoyed the location and the walks. The sofa is a Natuzzi relaxed sofa as many guests enjoy this modern style, however we recognise this does not suit everyone so provide the more formal leather chairs with much better support. We have now changed the bed to a king size with an alternative mattress. Thank you. Christine and Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann3.4May 2021

  • "Thank you for a lovely week in this beautiful holiday home."

    Well equipped!

    Anne And MartynOct 2019

  • "We have stayed in many self-catering places and this is amongst the best."

    The apartment is amazing. The views are stunning.

    Mrs ScatolaSep 2019

  • "Both times I've stayed with Lakelovers I've been impressed with the properties I've stayed in and the level of service."

    Hygge is a beautiful place to relax and chill out. Extremely comfortable well equipped and great views from all windows. Highly recommended. I had a great break. Thank you.

    Mr WhitehouseJun 2019

  • "Has an enjoyable relaxing week in this beautiful apartment with amazing views from every window."

    Will definitely recommend it to people we know.

    Eunice And JohnNov -0001

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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.


  • Over 1 floor
  • 1 x king size bedroom, bathroom, open plan lounge / kitchen / diner
  • Stylish first floor apartment in prestigious development
  • Smart TV
  • Bluetooth music system
  • Electric oven and induction hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • 1 mile walk into Windermere
  • Extensive shared grounds/garden
  • Private designated parking
  • Electric Central Heating
  • WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Fully secure bike storage

The property

Cuddle up together in countryside contentment, Lake District style!

Close to the honeypot bustle of Bowness and the popular shores of Lake Windermere, yet idyllically situated in a quiet and majestic country hall, this lovely little apartment is waiting to hug a pair of Lakelovers with warmth and well-being, and all the happiness the concept of 'hygge' represents! The Danish term 'hygge', pronounced 'hue-gah', has no direct English translation, but perhaps you can find that meaning expressed in this luxurious first-floor love nest for two?

Carefully designed as an intimate space in which to completely unwind and put all thoughts of the outside world aside, Hygge at No.

8 is lodged on the first-floor of the superb Arts and Crafts designed Applethwaite Hall.

This fabulous country residence dates from 1901, and is full of original features, and benefits from a sympathetic 2017 upgrade, making for a characterful yet thoroughly contemporary living experience for the select group of just 12 apartments.

Yours is an effortlessly elegant living space, where simplicity and clean lines marry beautifully with deeply ingrained comfort.

From the decadent Villeroy and Bosch bathroom to the superbly realised open-plan living-area and the gorgeously romantic bedroom, quality and taste are clearly the watchwords here. Can views induce 'hygge'?

We certainly get the feeling they do when we look through the stunning stone-mullioned windows here toward the distant Langdale mountains.

Make yourselves a mug of hot-chocolate, get into your most comfortable sweaters, and just sit surveying the beauty of this majestic slice of Lakeland scenery! The dignified surroundings of Applethwaite Hall wrap you up in a cocoon of perfect tranquility, and its a real pleasure to wander the well groomed grounds.

Take a walk, too, onto the adjacent National Trust farmland, or get out and about on the many footpaths that criss-cross the land locally.

Orrest Head provides an easily accessible peak at nearby Windermere village, while the Central Fells of Lakeland rise just to your north.

Abundant water-based fun is to be had at Bowness Bay, and you mustn't miss a blissful cruise on the famous lake steamers.

And then return home to settle down in your perfect little nest for two!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter