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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable."

    The property listing accurately describes the cottage but does not make it clear that access is a short drive down a bridal way and that the parking is not adjacent to the cottage. Nor is it clear that the 2nd parking space is for a very small car only. The access and parking mean that unfortunately we will not be returning to this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful views, nice location, very well equipped."

    We would highly recommend Haystacks!

    Reviewed by Rens4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay, we had no issues at all."

    Lovely and clean, well equipped. Extremely comfortable bed! Not sure why some people seem to have a problem with the parking, easy enough to get to both - and closer to the front door than we thought it might be.

    Thank you for your review Joanne we are passionate about Haystacks and strive to maintain high standards in all the areas above. Hope you come back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Haystacks is in a beautiful location and the views are truly stunning from the kitchen balcony."

    The standard of the refurbishment that has been undertaken on the property is excellent with particular praise due for the lighting design, particularly in the kitchen, living room and when approaching the front door in the dark. The living room is wonderful expansive space with vaulted ceiling and the illuminated fire surround is a lovely touch. There are really few things to criticise other than the fact that the towel rail in the master bedroom attached bathroom did not seem to become hot and at any time of the year, even in the hot weather that we enjoyed, having to reuse a damp towel is not ideal. I might also suggest the provision of one softer pillow as both pillows in the master bedroom seemed rather firm. That aside, Haystacks 'ticks' all the main boxes and will not disappoint anyone who books a stay there.

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Sep 2023

  • "What a superb property."

    A high standard of presentation, a view to die for. A great location if you want somewhere quiet, (neighbours depending of course.) Ours were very quiet, like us. Also a great location for walking and touring the area. Book with confidence, it’s the perfect property.

    Thank you for your kind review we work hard to maintain our standards and it is heartwarming to receive this feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed the property very much, but particularly the kitchen balcony and amazing view!"

    Should probably be highlighted that there is another property next door because if that had been occupied with people in the garden, we would have had no privacy at all. It would have changed the whole experience (we were lucky it wasn’t in use). Otherwise a 10/10!

    Reviewed by Joanna Elizabeth4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely, clean and well presented property."

    Excellent views. Needs more cutlery however as constantly washing, but this is a very small niggle. We had no hot water on the second day but Lakelovers sorted this very efficiently. Overall would recommend this and we will be visiting again. Of note it is worth mentioning you have to book in advance for the queens head pub if not to be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Christophe5.0May 2023

  • "Problem finding cottage, the house name should be much clearer, a brown sign ..."

    Problem finding cottage, the house name should be much clearer, a brown sign against a brown fence is difficult to see it should be closer to the entrance to car parking area

    Sorry to hear about your difficulty finding Haystacks your comments are noted. You should have been forwarded clear directions prior to your arrival by Lakelovers. We will look at making the sign clearer Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7May 2023

  • "The property is even better in person than in the photos!"

    Had a great time, have absolutely nothing negative to report. Would definitely love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "The heating needs sorting out."

    Other than that it’s a great place.

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Mar 2023

  • "The property was lovely inside, decorated very beautifully, very comfy beds and a well appointed kitchen."

    There were an few issues but our short stay was not ruined by them, they did rather spoil the overall experience though. The first issue was the car park space, it was very restricted and somewhat divorced from the flat, it was also regularly obscured by the workmen busy on the neighbouring property. Our phone torches were needed in the dark. I would suggest widening the opening to the space and installing sensor activated lighting from the parking space to the door. The second issue was the heating. It was obviously broken, it seemed to come on occasionally at random times and it did take the edge of the cold but the space heaters were very much needed. It seemed bizarre that we had to keep checking whether we had left them on when the underfloor heating should have made the space really cosy. The bathrooms were also freezing as we didn’t have heating at all in there, the towel radiators came on sporadically and at completed bizarre times, so we were dealing with wet towels as well as the cold. Finally, my daughter didn’t sleep very well as the wind howled down the chimney, the noise of which woke her up in the room next door.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are working on the heating issues, thank you for bringing it to our attention. The property is in a rural location and so we do advise on our directions to ensure guest bring torches, so as to not add to more light pollution. We are glad that you were still able to enjoy the property and its amenities. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Mar 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage, views and position were incredible."

    It ticked all our boxes and more. Attentive owner who sorted out a minor issue with heating by arranging to have fan heaters delivered to our cottage, though in the end were not needed. His engineer sorted out the problem very well. Parking a little difficult with a large estate car, but that is only minor point. All other aspects far outweighed this.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are glad that the disruption with the heating did not affect the quality of your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Mar 2023

  • "A fabulous property, in a stunning position."

    We had a problem with the heating but both the maintenance team and the owner did everything they could to make us comfortable. The parking area was fine but a little tricky to manoeuvre in to - thank goodness for plenty of cameras on my car! (Medium Sized Car)

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very comfortable and in a really nice location, not far out of Bowness but far enough to be very quiet."

    Haystacks itself is finished to a very high standard, it is very comfortable and everything works! Great view and a couple of pubs within easy walking distance. The log burner is a nice touch and the whole place lives up to the 5* rating, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had an excellent time in Haystacks and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends and family."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Excellent location. We appreciated that everything worked….the bathrooms were good with excellent showers, the kitchen was set up well with all appliances working as they should. The parking is a little tricky but once used to it it’s fine. Overall 4 of us (2 couples) really enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wonderful property."

    Amazing views. Really comfortable beds. Very well equipped with everything we needed. Good internet connection. We wish we could have stayed longer ! Would strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay with great views of the valley over to Lake Windermere."

    Very warm and cosy. Property was very clean and spacious. Great location in Troutbeck with access to the whole of the lakes, great walks from accommodation and access to two pubs. Hope to be able to come back price permitting.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Two things really, but neither would stop us from returning."

    The lighting in the main on suite would continually tun itself and off at an y time through the night. This also used to happen the first time we stayed at Haystacks, very odd. Also the sound on TV in the lounge wasn’t very good , whenever a programme had any background music accompanied alongside the dialogue , the music would drown out the dialogue completely.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage itself was lovely."

    Stunning views and cleanliness second to none. So 10/10 for the cottage. However not impressed at all with Lakelovers who I am still waiting on a response to a query we raised and we are now home. So customer service very poor.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2022

  • "An absolutely perfect property in a truly beautiful location with walks straight from the door."

    Exactly what we look for. We would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing property with stunning views down to lake Windermere."

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "There were no surprises (thank goodness)."

    We travel from Florida, United States, to enjoy the Lake District, and this was our fourth stay at Haystacks. That should say it all. In case it doesn't: the view down the valley to Lake Windermere; a sun-kissed afternoon on the kitchen balcony; two fine, and very different, pubs within walking distance; quality fit and finish in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely position close to two pubs and good walks."

    Lacks a garden and parking “challenging”. Property is very well presented with a very attractive living room with a wood burner. Oven was very filthy.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely Perfect"

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0Dec 2021

  • "On arriving at the property there was an issue with the electricity and heating, this was due to the remnants of Storm Arwen."

    This was soon solved with good communication between Lakelovers/Sykes and the property owner. Haystacks is a beautifully located and fully equipped cottage that has everything you need. Highly recommended, and we hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "We arrived 3 hours before storm Arwen blacked the village out for 3 whole days."

    Despite several calls to Lakelovers we were left completely abandoned. We had no electricity in an all electric house and every request we made was ignored. Where was your care, your responsibility to your customers was completely lacking. We are 4 pensioners and whilst fit had needs. A full email complaint will be forwarded.

    Reviewed by Lin3.1Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great setting"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2021

  • "We loved this holiday let."

    Fantastic views, well equipped, warm and clean.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very well appointed."

    Fantastic views in a great location. The only downside was noise from the property below which was intrusive at times. As a result we would neither recommend nor return.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2021

  • "The parking space is difficult to use."

    Removing more pf the wall would help.

    Hi Alister thanks fro your comments we have noted them and instructed a builder to widen the wall opening. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Could have been cleaned better (fridge not clean, floors not mopped). Owners get top marks for obtaining a replacement washing machine in double quick time when the one in the cottage broke. To be fair Sykes did manage to organise this well. BUT communications at Sykes is very poor. We had to call several times, wait for long time each time before being out through. Told several times that we would be called back with progress - never were! Cottage - fantastic Owners care and attention - fantastic Sykes maintenance service - very good Sykes communications - very poor.

    Reviewed by John4.4Aug 2021

  • "Haystacks is a lovely comfortabke and well equipped property and we had a very enjoyable time."

    Fortunately the weather was glorious so we made extensive use of the balcony. I can however understand due to the proximity of neighbours some holidaymakers might be disturbed by noise. The car parking was disappointing. We arrived in two cars and both has difficulty unloading and getting into the space provided. It is understandable that whilst the permanent resident might have been previously blocked in and inconvenienced by tenants it would have been helpful to have been allowed to park nearer the property for unloading and loading especially if the weather was inclement. We would certainly book Haystacks again.

    Reviewed by Lin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Overall excellent, a lovely cottage in a great setting, with good views."

    There are four matters I would highlight for potential guests, for others to judge their importance: 1) car parking awkward, as described. Care required to reverse down track into a stone ‘pen’, and avoiding the stone walls 2) whilst the kitchen chairs look good, they are (in my opinion) just too low for the table provided 3) disappointed to discover the hand written note from the owners on arrival, requesting us to leave promptly at 9am, when all communication and reminders from Lakelovers in advance had set the expectation of 10am 4) enjoyment of the lovely balcony through the bi-fold doors depends on your sensitivity to sitting just above your holidaying neighbours in the garden of the property underneath Nevertheless, we would book this again next year, apart from the fact that the rate has increased beyond any sensible percentage to this year.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful well maintained cottage."

    Exceptional views from kitchen diner to the living room. We wished we had booked this cottage for two weeks. We intend to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage with exceptional views"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our third time there so you can guess we really like it."

    The area and the place itself are both fabulous, even the weather was great this year. The views from the accommodation are lovely, the area is very peaceful and is a good base for exploring the lakes with several gentle walks from the front door. The property is very well equipped and had everything we needed. Already have the next trip booked.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was our third visit to Haystacks and we stayed two weeks."

    We love the place and experienced none of the drawbacks which were recorded in the visitor's book. If the property were ours (oh how we wish...) we would make access to the parking space easier by removing some of the dry stone wall on either side of the entrance. Otherwise, just perfect.

    Hi Christopher thanks for your feed back we have noted your comments and instructed a builder to widen the wall to make parking easier. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2021

  • "Generally cottage was great, Christmas decorations unexpected but a very nice touch and welcome pack also a nice touch."

    However not all kitchen utensils clean food residue left guess you rely on previous guests to clean ut they should e checked Also heating not up scratch house cold in mornings, Ok by later timer set for summer time so actually not coming on until late in morning so no chance to warm up, mentioned to Lakelovers but owners did nothing as remotely operated. This would make us think twice about coming back to what was otherwise a superb cottage Finally parking was fun ! especially in dark but with care was fine

    Thank you for your feedback. With regards to the heating, the owners have now improved the heating system and it is adjustable in situ for each room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Garry3.8Dec 2020

  • "The views from Haystacks are wonderful."

    A peaceful relaxing holiday in a lovely house.

    Mr StobleSep 2019

  • "Had a lovely week in this lovely cottage."

    What amazing views.

    Kath And JohnJul 2019

  • "Best cottage we have ever stayed in, felt like home."

    Most definitely did not want to leave. Facilities first rate. Lovely views, beautiful setting, very peaceful. Great local walks and we enjoyed the restaurants in Ambleside.

    Mr ScoffhamJun 2019

  • "The best holiday cottage we have stayed in."

    Haystack has fantastic views with the 'wow' factor. The cottage had everything you need to have a very enjoyable stay, in beautiful surroundings and two great pubs within a short walk.

    Mrs IvesonNov -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.


  • 2 bedrooms: 1 x super king size with en-suite double ended bath, separate shower, basin and wc, 1 x king size with power shower over luxury bath
  • Kitchen/dining room with infinity balcony
  • Lounge with glass balconies.
  • Underfloor air to water source heating with individual rooms settings
  • Wood burning stove
  • Electric oven with induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer, dryer, TVs, DVD, WiFi, DAB radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Children over 10 only
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Short stroll to 2 local pubs

The property

Looking for a property with the ‘wow factor’?

This is it.

Glass balconies, sumptuous bedrooms, luxury bathrooms and a magnificent kitchen are just for starters.

Renewable energy powers the underfloor heating and hot water system, and with LED lighting throughout, Haystacks has been designed with the environment in mind. Two excellent local pubs and a well-stocked local shop are just minutes away, making this property perfect for nights out and meals prepared in its sensational kitchen. Haystacks is one of a group of three properties, yet with a feeling of total privacy.

The large slate hallway leads into a superb kitchen with granite worktops and generous dining area.

Bi-fold doors open onto an infinity balcony from where guests can make the most of their stunning location.

A glass balustrade takes guests to the gorgeous sitting room.

Its wood burning stove, beamed ceiling and welcoming sofas make this the perfect spot for guests to unwind.

This room has two further balconies looking out to the lake mountains. The gorgeous bedrooms don’t disappoint.

A super king size room, with mountain views, has an en-suite bathroom with double ended bath and separate shower.

The second room enjoys equally wonderful views, a king size bed and its own bathroom with power shower over a designer bath. With a choice of many great walks from its doorstep, and close proximity to the lively villages of Windermere and Ambleside, Haystacks makes a superb choice for those seeking 21st century comforts in the heart of the Lake District.

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

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About the location


  • Windermere 3 miles
  • Ambleside 4 miles

The small Lakeland village of Troutbeck can be found between its more famous neighbours Windermere and Ambleside, close by the Kirkstone Pass. A mixture of houses, cottages and farms, the village is scattered along a narrow lane bordered by a drystone wall. Many of these buildings date back to the 17th Century with features such as mullioned windows and heavy cylindrical chimneys and the northern end boasts its own 17th century inn. Close by, the bustling towns of Windermere and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including the lakeside ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The ‘Windermere Steamboat Museum’ displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the ‘World of Beatrix Potter’ in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of destinations such as Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Troutbeck is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.

Children over 10 years only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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