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High Fold

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a very comfortable cottage for two people, right in the heart of Troutbeck with terrific walks from the doorstep."

    Warm and cosy, this makes a great base for exploring the area. The owner is next door and came to say hello on the first day, providing essential information. The place was very clean and had everything needed for our stay. The Post Office cafe and shop over the road was very handy - excellent scones! We can also recommend Sunday lunch at ‘The Mortal Man’.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Nov 2023

  • "I loved this little cottage."

    It was ideal for my solo Lake District getaway. So cosy to come back to in the evening and based in a nice quiet village. Walks from the door. Host Christine lives next door and she was very friendly and helpful. Had all the facilities i needed. Very comfortable stay. Would book again.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed the property and all that the area has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at High Fold."

    A great location for walks from the door step as well as being close to both Windermere and Ambleside. The cottage was so cosy and warm, bed was very comfortable. We would definitely stay again!.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Oct 2023

  • "Our third visit to High Fold and wonderful as ever."

    Thanks Christine!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at High Fold. We hope to welcome you again soon. The owner relations team - Lakelovers Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Oct 2023

  • "Amazing stay at High Fold."

    Lovely little cottage. Clean and super cosy. Very friendly host. Great location if you have a car. Pretty much halfway between Windermere and Ambleside. Lovely selection of walking directions provided, one of which starts at the church 5 min walk from the cottage (add an hour on top of the estimated duration). Couldn't figure out how to start the gas fire, but I'm sure our host would have showed me if I'd asked, and the heating worked fine, so it was just for the visuals. Thanks for an amazing stay. Tommy and Shaz

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2023

  • "The seat on the sofa is deep."

    Found it difficult to sit with a straight back. On the day of our arrival it was a nice touch for the owner to call and introduce herself.

    Reviewed by John4.4Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful old cottage in a very peaceful location."

    Lots of wonderful walks from the door. It would be interesting to know a bit more about it’s history.

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay in Hi Fold Cottage which has lots of characterful features."

    it is surrounded by beautiful scenery and the owner is friendly and helpful. The lounge/kitchen has a gas 'real flame' log fire and is very cosy. Gorgoeus walks from the door and a local pub a few minutes away. Weather perfect, so lucky. Will visit again!

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and found the cottage to be cosy. We look forward to welcoming you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sherree5.0Jun 2023

  • "Jus perfect for a quiet week in the country for two."

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at High Fold. We hope that you would stay again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by L5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage and comfy we had awonderful week wish we could have stayed ..."

    A beautiful cottage and comfy we had awonderful week wish we could have stayed longer,a very nice location for all the lakes,I will be booking again

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "Compact cottage, ideal for a couple."

    All equipment needed for making meals. Good rear garden to relax in after a walk. Owner (lives next door) was on hand to offer advice. Lots of walks from cottage. Couple of routes to Ambleside, steep walk back! Local Pub was ok for pub grub. The post office cafe sold great ice creams. If we are staying on this side if Windermere again, would book this cottage.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage with great facilities and in a lovely quiet location, nice and close to Ambleside."

    Very clean, good internet and everything worked. We very much hope to return again

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you found the cottage to your liking. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage perfect for 2 people."

    Unable to leave feedback in the cottage as diidnt have a pen with us! Greeted by the owner on arrival too

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was so cosy and comfortable with that real old fashioned charm about it."

    The area and views were beautiful. Everything you could need was supplied. The bed especially was very comfortable. There was pub/ restaurants and a friendly little coffee shop within short walking distance. The owner knocked the first day to offer any help or information which was really nice. This was my first ever visit to the Lake District. I would love to go back again sometime in the future and would definitely want to stay at high fold cottage again.

    Thank you for your kind feedback and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was our second stay at High Fold and we will be back again in the Autumn."

    No need to say more!

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back for a 3rd visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely time even when a cold snap decided to entertain us."

    The cottage was ideal and Troutbeck was a splendid place from which to explore areas we enjoyed previously both by foot and car. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property- can't fault it at all."

    The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed with a very well equipped kitchen. Bed was very comfortable and cottage was warm and cosy. The owners live next door and were really helpful + regularly checked in with us but gave us our own space. The location is brilliant, many walks that can be done from the door and only a 10 minute drive to Ambleside or Windermere (but you can also walk there if you like!). The village is lovely and peaceful with nice local pubs and a tearoom with a small shop. The only negative was our key collection process which had nothing to do with the owners. We were instructed to pick up our keys from the lake lovers office in Windermere where they would be in a keysafe out of hours (5pm on a Bank Holiday). The keys were not in the keysafe when we arrived so we spend over 45 minutes on the phone and waiting in the cold for a maintenance on-call worker to come and get into the office to obtain the keys which had been left in a box inside by mistake. This was frustrating but overall the stay was so brilliant we would definitely still recommend it- just the key collection process should be improved!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at High Fold. We will pass on your comments regarding the key collection, so that we are able to improve the process. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ysanne5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely Cottage in Troutbeck set in a lovely village."

    Owner lived next door and was lovely and helpful.

    Reviewed by Frances Eleanor4.7Dec 2022

  • "Characterful, comfortable and well equipped little cottage."

    Location in Troutbeck is quiet, but only a short drive to amenities if you need anything. .Lots of walks, including over to Ambleside or up into the fells, can be started direct from the property if the weather permits.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, everything we wanted."

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2022

  • "High Fold is lovely, characteristic romantic little cottage."

    Everything there we needed. Warm, clean, comfortable bed, lovely greeting from owner. Mortal Man pub up the road, lovely food, open fire, nice staff, friendly locals, good selection of beers. Not dog friendly (although some lovely well behaved ones in local pub) and non smoking which also attracted us to property. Highly recommend, thank you.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Sep 2022

  • "We absolutely loved High Fold and Christine and her husband were incredibly helpful."

    Troutbeck must be the prettiest village in the Lakes with wonderful walks straight from the door. We have booked the same cottage again for a break in February.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2022

  • "We met the Owner at the cottage, she was very nice."

    We enjoyed our stay and would like to go back again to this cottage. Having to not pick the key up after a long journey would be better as parking in Windermere very crowded.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable and cosy cottage set in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Reginald5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great location, Troutbeck is in a beautiful part of the Lakes."

    Cottage has lots of character with some very old features. Kitchen area could do with some attention and rectification of minor faults, i.e. fridge door due to proximity of oven and leaky kettle. We had researched and planned local walks prior to our visit, however for those less prepared, information would be most helpful. A most enjoyable stay in a beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Jun 2022

  • "Hi Christine and Terry thanks once again for your warm welcome and delightful cottage."

    You've set it up with style and comfort in mind! I hope to visit again one day. best wishes Tessa from Australia

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Jun 2022

  • "WOW !! Beautiful cottage"

    ! full of old world character and charm, warm and cosy with gas log burner , water very hot kitchen well stocked with all utensils, wifi and TV worked great when needed , bathroom clean tidy and modern with lovely old creaky wood floors, bedroom a good size with lovely comfy bed very peaceful at night with next to no passing traffic. Parking is for 1 car and plenty big enough space for large car, seating area in garden amongst the plants (and bees ) so tranquil and relaxing after a day out walking. Local pub The Mortal Man only 10 min walk away and Queens Head 15 mins away great for lovely pint of Guinness book ahead if you wish to eat. Lots of walks from the doorstep we walked down to Bowness be careful if you cut across onto a592 as no footpath on certain sections . A great week away and will definitely return, Thank you Christine !!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful period cottage in the lovely village of Troutbeck."

    We just fell in love with this characterfull cottage and loved coming home to it every evening.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Cosy, character cottage in peaceful location."

    We loved it!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2021

  • "Generally we had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay in High Fold."

    Loved the location. However, there were a number of issues we would like to bring to your attention for improvement. 1. We did not receive a key for the property in advance by post to our home address as indicated in the paperwork and had to approach a neighbour to borrow their key. Thankfully they were at home when we arrived. 2. The barest minimum of cutlery and crockery were provided and this was at times inconvenient. 3. The electric kettle was temperamental at the on/off switch, or it might have been the seating connection on the base. 4. The fridge door needed pushing shut firmly at the bottom as well as at the handle in order to ensure fully sealed closure. Otherwise the fridge motor was running excessively to combat warm air entry. 5. The WC cistern kept running into the pain after flushing. This was not excessive but did waste water and indicated a faulty flush mechanism. 6. The waste bin under the sink doesn’t work well when something is in the bag! It is restricted by the shelf in the cupboard and will not allow the door to close fully. This system does not work well and an independent pedal bin at the side of the sink cupboard would work much better. 7. Excessively creaky floor boards on the first floor (bedroom and, most noticeably, the bathroom) were a constant nuisance, particularly if you needed to get up in the night. If this problem could be rectified or at least improved in some way it would noticeably enhance the experience of staying in the property. 8. All other cottages we have stayed in have provided a selection of books, local maps, walking guides, visitor's book and a full tenant's guide to the property. None of these were available. Despite this lengthy list of comments, we did enjoy our stay and would not rule out booking the same property again. Kind regards, Paul & Chris Greenfield

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Oct 2021

  • "High Fold was an excellant place to stay and provided easy access to the Lake District."

    The owner fo the property was extremly helpful. The cottage is small, but cosy and has everything you could want from a holiday home if you are single or a couple. Your a ten minute drive to Windermere and Ambleside.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful quiet setting with plenty of walks which was ideal for us."

    Two very good pubs within walking distance. Very good food at the Queens Head and a lovely beer garden at the Mortal Man. Christine, the owner, was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Jul 2021

  • "With Covid still a concern due to the rise of the Delta variant, we were quite nervous of going on holiday for the first time in nearly two years."

    However, I’m glad we took the plunge as High Fold in Troutbeck was just what we needed. For the most part we were able keep away from the crowds because of the numerous beautiful walks available in and around the Troutbeck valley directly from the doorstep. The owner, who lived next door, was very friendly and helpful. High Fold itself is very old and apparently in times long past was the dairy. In its current use as a holiday let, everything worked exactly as it should and we’d be very happy to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "Me and my husband had a fabulous week, an we will definitely visit again"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2021

  • "Had a fabulous holiday at this wonderful cosy cottage in Troutbeck , which met all our expectations."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming , and were helpful with any questions or issues we had. Would definitely recommend this accommodation and company to book trips with . Standard is always high and never disappoints.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0May 2021

  • "We loved the extra cosy touches with the blankets in living room and the property decorated with Xmas tree and little decorations."

    Made it very nice

    Miss BensonDec 2019

  • "This must be the most undersold cottage I've ever stayed in."

    It absolutely oozes charm , we are super warm and cosy and the gas log fire is a joy (no mess). Everthing was perfect when we arrived- spotlessly clean and well equipped. We have a huge bath, the bedroom is lovely, and I adore the creaky floors, thick walls and ages old doors. So much character, I may refuse to leave on Saturday!

    LouisaDec 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.


  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • No Travel cot or highchair available
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Rear sloping garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

This truly characterful cottage lies in the picturesque village of Troutbeck, midway between Ambleside and Windermere.

With parts of the cottage dating back 400 years, High Fold offers an idyllic bolthole for a romantic getaway, perfect for unwinding in this special Lakeland location.

Entering beyond the covered porch into this lovely home you will find the open-plan living area, boasting charm and character throughout, with exposed beams, feature period oak floors and a woodburning stove for those snug nights on the sofa.

Should you choose to cook, the kitchen is equipped with a handful of amenities including an electric oven and hob, microwave and a fridge, and a small dining table for two.

Discover the attractive bedroom, home to a double bed and served by a lovely bathroom offering you the choice of a relaxing soak in the bath or a refreshing shower with the overhead shower, so you can decide how to best prepare for the day.

Outside, a large sloping garden is the perfect spot to sit and relax whilst listening to the tumbling stream flow against the backdrop of the Troutbeck Valley or take an afternoon stroll over the rolling hills, ideal for nature lovers.

The quaint village of Troutbeck is renowned for its numerous listed buildings and strong community with a village shop and a tearoom, a church and an excellent pub serving sumptuous meals and local ales.

Plan a visit to the town of Windermere with its shopping facilities, a number of cinemas, and whilst here, hop on board a cruise to enjoy a circular trip on historic steamers to soak up the views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands from the gentle beauty of Lake Windermere.

From diving ducks to piranha, the Lakes Aquarium in Newby Bridge is home to a diverse aquatic wildlife, while the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis Zoo is where you can see over 100 species of animals, including snow leopards and meerkats.

Other attractions in the area include Grizedale Forest, Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top’ former home now run by the National Trust, and Wray Castle, a mock-Gothic castle with masses of indoor and outdoor space.

With plenty to keep you busy, High Fold is that perfect base for a well-deserved getaway to the Lake District.

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

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas