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Syke Villa

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Troutbeck, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "I could only describe this cottage as idyllic."

    Inside is comfortable and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. Outside the views are stunning and captivating.

    Dear Ian & Marie, Thank you for your good review Much appreciate best wishes Jim & Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have had a pretty week in this lovely full-equiped authentic cottage."

    The village of Troutbeck is a perfect quiet place too discover the South Lake District. The village is beautiful and the views around amazing.

    Reviewed by Mathilde5.0Aug 2023

  • "Location location location really is all that is needed to be said!"

    If you want a relaxing location with excellent walks from the door then this is the one for you. I only needed to use the car to nip to booths to stock up; had I been more organised you could probably get a shop done on the way up and not use the car again! The post office & tea room also supply some things such as the critical milk etc etc. We're booking again for next year. Get your boots on and get walking up and over via Wansfell OR Ill Bell... but take plenty of fluids for the later! Many thanks Jim and Jan.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2023

  • "Clean & comfortable with lovely views from the upstairs lounge."

    Very steep descent from car park to cottage, not really suitable for people with mobility problems. The conservatory is really a lean-to entrance porch (even a notice from owner says "please leave your muddy shoes in the PORCH".) The entrance door difficult to open as it binds on the stone floor & the lock is temperamental. Very limited food preparation space, almost nowhere to store any provisions such as packets & cans, only a wobbly vegetable rack. Bathroom is very spacious yet there is nowhere to put your toiletries.

    Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear that you found the property to be clean and comfy, and that you enjoyed the views! We take all comments on board. Thank you. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Jun 2023

  • "Syke Villa is superb."

    The property is spotless, the owners go above and beyond to provide everything to make the stay as comfortable as possible. The cottage itself is in an idyllic location with fabulous country views. The villa is extremely well appointed, decorated beautifully and tastefully and us so peaceful - I didn’t want to leave. Our daughter and family spent a week in this cottage in May 2022 and recommended it quite rightly. We thoroughly recommend a stay here.

    Dear Pat and family, We are pleased to hear that you had a good holiday and Syke Villa didn't disappoint. Thank you for taking the time to provide great feedback. best wishes Jim & Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Exceptionally nice place with a lot of thought about what guests might like, BUT with an emphasis on pretty over practical."

    1) Very little work-surface and storage space in the kitchen; could you replace the "butcher's block" with something larger and sturdier? And possibly put up some shelves (instead of pictures)? Because the cupboards were so well-stocked with items, there was little space to put away our own stuff and then do food preparation. 2) You provide lots of games/ jigsaws (as well as a very generous selection of DVDs) but the only place to do them is the dining-table. Perhaps supply a folding card table for use anywhere, or MDF board to lift from the table when we want to eat? 3) There were so many toiletries on offer in the bathroom, as well as knick-knacks, that we had to put some of them on the floor to have room for our sponge-bags. Again, could there be an empty shelf? 4) A purely personal comment: there was a really thoughtful and full selection of "what to do round here" flyers and books, but half of such novels as there were (and there could be a few more trashy ones from charity shops, we must have been really lucky with the weather if you expect guests to read the Forsyte Saga) were hidden in drawers. Again, a small bookshelf for ease of navigation, rather than telling your guests to go through every drawer and cupboard when they arrive? (Good children's selection in their bedroom cupboard). Publish this or not, as you will. If potential guests are reading this, it's a very nice place, but until you hear to the contrary, do bring your own books if you like reading, a board if you like doing jigsaw puzzles, an oilcloth for the dining-table if you want to prepare a lot of food, and sponge-bags that can hang on a hook. Nice outside areas, BTW, good views, safe parking area, good jumping-off-point.

    Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. The owner will be able to see your suggestions and can make amendments as required. As I am sure you understand, every guest has their own requirements and therefore what suits one person may not suit the other. We are glad that you enjoyed the property and the views that it has to offer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2023

  • "Have recommended that WiFi be installed and Jim and Jan agreed and have ordered for the end of May."

    This would give a much better selection of TV programmes in the evenings and will also allow guests to work on a laptop if necessary. I had to go to Booths to achieve this, which was an inconvenience. Great cottage though. This was our 6th visit and will be back next year.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back for a 7th visit. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property for a four person family."

    Ideally located for South and North lakes activities. Extremely well stocked for the mundane items such as bin bags, kitchen roll, and cleaners. Thoroughly recommended; we hope to be able to go back again.

    Dear Richard and family, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a lovely stay at Syke Villa and we hope you can return next year. Best wishes Jim & Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "My daughter and family stayed in this property which I had booked for them."

    In her words, the Villa was perfect - beautiful location with stunning countryside views. The accommodation itself was extremely comfortable and well equipped, thoroughly recommended.

    Dear Patricia and family, thank you for your lovely positive comments. We hope you all arrived home safely and your little girl recovered after the ant experience Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage with everything you needed."

    The beds were extremely comfortable plus there was a selection of books, DVDs, cds and games. The lounge was comfortable and cosy. The kitchen well equipped and Jan was really helpful with recommendations for a farm shop and supermarket. The views were fantastic as well. A lovely quiet place for anyone wanting a quiet setting but in a good position for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2021

  • "A very comfortable well equipped cottage for a lovely stay in the Lakes, excellent walking from the door that made it more enjoyable and a pub close by."

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely well stocked cottage in a beautiful location."

    The views from every window were stunning and certainly helped us enjoy a much needed relaxing break. Fantastic walking and 2 local pubs only minutes walk away (we preferred the Queens Head, for the wonderful food, service and ambiance). Would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2021

  • "Syke Villa is situated in such a beautiful location."

    Lovely views up and down the Troutbeck valley. A very quiet position with plenty of walks from the doorstep. The cottage is very well equipped making a home from home comfortable stay. Thank you again for an enjoyable week. Pat and Dave Bradford on Avon Wiltshire

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "We loved our holiday, amazing cottage in wonderful location!"

    Clean and comfortable!

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Jul 2021

  • "We particularly enjoyed using the large outdoor table and chairs in the heatwave."

    The owners had made improvements not noted in the listing which was great. The short walk to Mortal Man pub made that an ideal eating out venue. We found that pre-booking is essential for most pubs, restaurants and activities that you might choose to do in the day such as ferries or boat trips, Go Ape, some National Trust places.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.1Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in an amazing location."

    Very comfortable, great views, lovely walks, tea room and pubs within walking distance - fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by K5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage with great facilities in an idyllic location, would love to visit again."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage in a beautiful and lovely quiet location."

    There 2 pubs with great food in walking distance. The cottage very comfortable and well equipped and furnished with amazing views and the outside seating area is great. No issues with parking. Our thanks to Lakelovers who were brilliant in responding when we managed to lock ourselves in the conservatory - the inner door has a yale lock so be careful if you are not used to one. We had a brilliant time and would happily return to and recommend Syke Villa.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2021

  • "A very comfortable house in a great location, with walks from the door to Windermere and Ambleside."

    Troutbeck is an ideal base for visiting the southern lakes while being off the beaten track and away from the crowds. We had two lovely weeks.

    Stephen HangerJul 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.


  • 2 bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x bathroom with shower over bath
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private garden with furniture
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Wifi included

The property

An idyllic Lakeland cottage in the popular village of Troutbeck, the views and countryside around Syke Villa are second to none.

The property itself has been tastefully decorated, a real taste of country living, and its welcoming feel makes it the perfect home-from-home. Outside is parking for two cars, and the entrance porch doubles as a great place for storing muddy boots and outdoor clothing.

The ground floor is where guests will find a well-equipped kitchen with super dining room ideal for family meals, board games and planning adventures for the week ahead.

The first floor sitting rooms enjoys spectacular views over the Troutbeck Valley and surrounding countryside, while the fire and comfortable furnishings make it the ideal spot for relaxing with a glass of wine or local brew.

The two bedroom and family bathroom are also on this floor.

Once again, the country charm shines through and the pretty rooms are beautifully styled to suit this cosy cottage.

Outside the garden with seating area is somewhere guests will want to linger, making the most of the picture postcard scenery. The village of Troutbeck is a peaceful haven, away from the busier villages of Windermere and Ambleside, but only a short drive away.

The famous Mortal Man pub is on the doorstep, serving super pub meals and local ales.

Another nearby pub is The Queens Head Inn; choice within walking distance.

There is a local Village shop/cafe offering basic necessities but also delicious lunches and cakes.

This is somewhere guests will want to return to, time and time again.

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.