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Low Skelgill

(Ref. 972476)

Troutbeck, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was in an idyllic rural setting, with lovely views across Lake Windermere."

    The accommodation was very comfortable, spacious and clean, and in a quiet and peaceful location. We enjoyed the walk to Ambleside direct from the house along a well defined path through the woods.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2023

  • "From start to finish the holiday was excellent."

    The cottage was the perfect place to be based and to kick back and relax. The view of Lake Windermere and area is breathtaking. There is absolutely no negative I can say about the cottage and I would strongly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2023

  • "Lovely location very spacious apartment bathroom and kitchen needs a little updating lovely views"

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2023

  • "Once found the property was comfy, clean and had most things you would expect (just needed a whisk)."

    The décor was tired but more than OK when just stopping a week. The view was first class.

    Reviewed by ThomasJun 2023

  • "This was our second family holiday here and as last year, we had a lovely stay in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings."

    Reviewed by HonorApr 2023

  • "Lovely apartment spacious and very homely If anything to say ."

    Kitchen bin is broke, a larger 4 slice toaster would be useful as the existing one does not completely toast a average slice of bread. Thankyou for a lovely relaxing stay. Wishing you a Happy 2023

    Reviewed by BelindaDec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay!"

    The rooms and beds were cozy and very comfortable. The views of Lake Windemere from the dining room table were fantastic, and the location was close enough to Ambleside without the bustle or noise. It was also quite fun to watch the sheep and the wee lambs running about at breakfast time. It was a perfect vacation home.

    Reviewed by SaraApr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Low Skelghyll."

    The views are wonderful, the location peaceful and relaxing and the apartment is comfortable and spacious. We would definitely like to visit again.

    Reviewed by HonorApr 2022

  • "Thankyou ,we had a lovely stay at Liw Skelgill"

    Reviewed by PamelaApr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Susan was lovely and very helpful."

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2021

  • "The property is in a fabulous location, roomy and everything one needs whilst visiting the Lake District National Park."

    The proprietor was friendly and unobtrusive. We shall definitely stay there again,

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "It's our second stay at Low Skelgill, a very comfortable apartment with the most amazing view and situation."

    The host, Sue, is always helpful and pleasant. The best part is being able to walk out onto the fells without touching a road, and the view again of course.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2021

  • "The views from the house are breathtaking."

    The isolated position of the house means it is quiet and relaxing. Spacious and cosy flat, easy to find, wonderful location.

    Reviewed by EleanorMay 2021

  • "We had read previous reviews suggesting access to the account."

    Modation is difficult, and we thought those were off putting. Access is a narrow lane, and the turn o to it needs to be taken carefully, but it is a tarmac road with a good surface all the way. Views form the property are stunning, and the owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2021

  • "Spacious comfortable apartment with a great view down Windermere and access to footpaths to Troutbeck and Ambleside."

    Beware of the narrow, winding, steep in places access lane with few passing places - not for the nervous!! We were very pleased not to meet another car every time we drove along it during our week's holiday there. Also beware of the steep steps outside to access the door into the apartment. On the plus side being halfway up the mountain it is quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of the Lakeland visitors.

    Reviewed by VickiSep 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely setting with amazing views."

    It was a tad chilly and we corks not get the heating to work, only one radiator came on like warm. But thankfully there was an electric fire in the living room. The accommodation was large and and set in a very remote area overlooking Windermere lake. This had many positives, with one downside. The single lane track that led to the property had no padding points and it was difficult to negotiate if encountering another vehicle coming the opposite direction. As a result we suffered some damage to our car which put a bit of a dampener on the holiday. Great for dog owners and hikers or those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.

    Reviewed by PeteAug 2020

  • "I really loved the apartment and would recommend it to all my friends."

    These are the pluses: - the apartment is spacious and comfortable with a fantastic view. It is well equipped. It is quiet and peaceful and has good wifi. It is also a short drive to Ambleside or Windermere for shops, bars and restaurants and other attractions. We went to Kendal for a supermarket shop and didn't find it to be too far. The description of it being in the heart of a village is misleading. Troutbeck is a huge sprawl of 'village' and in fact the house is very peaceful and located at the end of a private road. Access might be off putting for some - very narrow, steep and winding roads where you have to make frequent stops and potentially reverse to allow others to pass by. You need to be a confident driver in a normal sized vehicle (although we feel that this is true of the whole area). The kitchen is reasonably well equipped, but if you are a keen cook, you might need to bring some of your own stuff. We took our own big non-stick all purpose frying/one pot pan. We also took our own sharp knife and a coffee pot. We also took our own XBox device so our teenage son could continue to enjoy endless gaming and contact with his friends back home. But through this we were able to access our Netflix account. The living room was devine - stunning views from the windows - and comfy sofa and armchairs for us all to relax and watch movies. I loved this place and am missing it already !

    Reviewed by IanAug 2020

  • "A beautiful location overlooking Windermere and the valley from the apartment it's possible to walk out from the apartment to fells and woodland."

    Troutbeck Village has a small cafe and a great pub. The accommodation itself is spacious and comfortable though not luxurious in terms of its facilities. But the views are stunningly beautiful, all the luxury you need.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2020

  • "This gen has truly amazing views, good walks, and Sue, our host, was very attentive in her response to one small issue and ensured our stay was a very pleasant and confortable one."

    We would certainly return and reccomend Low Skelgill to our friends. Thank you Sue

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2020

  • "Overall it was good, although the road leading up to it should not be taken lightly!"

    The one problem we had was the heating. I was told it would come on at set times. It didn't and on 2 occasions not at all. It appears to be controlled in the apartment below (where a family are living) and l believe they must have changed it. It was definitely a minus point!

    Reviewed by DeborahDec 2019

  • "Everything brilliant,only thing we found unusual the kitchen didn’t have a cooker hood."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "We only had a short trip to the Lake District, but we loved our apartment and would definitely stay there again."

    It was ideal for us, being close to Amble and Windermere and dog friendly! It had fantastic views over the lake from the lounge and both the bedrooms. We particularly liked sitting out the front in the morning with a cup of tea, looking at the lake, whilst the dog was free to just wander the grounds. It was a great place for walkers, with tracks up to Amble, Windermere and Troutbeck. The roads uphill to the house were a little bit challenging for my sister's small car, but we did manage to find easier routes with less sharp turns. The mortal man pub was a nice friendly place to stop in the evening on the way back, reasonably priced food, and the dog always got a little treat. All in all, a lovely little break away, in a secluded place, where the only people you see are hikers, but only a few minutes by car to Amble and Windermere. Comfortable, clean apartment, perfect for us and would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by ClaudiaSep 2019

  • "Excellent peaceful location with views to Windermere lake, easy access to both ..."

    Excellent peaceful location with views to Windermere lake, easy access to both Windermere and Ambleside villages, you could walk to Wansfell Pike from the farm with impressive views of Windermere lake and easy walk to Troutbeck, our dog had the best holiday he could have dreamt of

    Reviewed by JavierAug 2019

  • "Lovely location with great view of Windemere."

    Spacious rooms, everything we needed in one place - was great!

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2019

  • "It was very homely and comfortable and the owners were very kind and helpful."

    The accommodation is in a beautiful place with easy access to all the places you would be likely to want to visit. Dog walking was easy as you could walk straight from the house into beautiful woods and fields. My only comment rather than a complaint is that I wish owners of holiday accommodation would put in a decent size fridge. If you are self catering you will want somewhere to keep food. Not everyone can afford to eat out all the time. A decent size fridge that would hold enough food is necessary. A washing machine would be nice but not totally necessary if you are only away for a week.

    Reviewed by Anna ChristineMay 2019

  • "We marked down slightly on facilities as we felt that the bathroom, whilst adequate, would have benefitted from an update - loo was difficult to flush and poor flow on the shower."

    That said, we really liked the property, the beds were comfy and the lounge/dining area with those wonderful views was fantastic.

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2019

  • "The accommodation was brilliant, we really enjoyed our stay here and the views are amazing!"

    Reviewed by JadeOct 2018

  • "I took my Partner and Mother with me, my partner had never been to the Lakes before and my mother needed a holiday."

    The views as we made our way to Skelghyll took her breath away and when we reached Low Skelghyll, she was speech bound. The views from the house are amazing. The house itself was all that I expected, roomy, clean and truly home from home. Some people may find the lane a bit daunting but let me assure you, it is worth the drive. If you want a quiet holiday in easy reach of the attractions the Lakes has to offer, then Skelghyll is your place. I cannot praise the house and location enough. You have to go yourself and see.

    Reviewed by PhillipSep 2018

  • "We had a great week despite the rain showers."

    Low Skelgill was in a really great location despite the narrow access lane(part of the fun) it was very clean and comfortable with a very spacious sitting room with amazing views. The owner was very helpful. We would certainly use it again.

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2018

  • "We love this place, the location is sublime and although the accommodation is basic, that is part of the charm."

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2018

  • "We saw the views over Lake Windermere on the photos but they don't do it justice."

    Low Skelgill is set in a tranquil location but well connected by public footpaths and bridleways for walking. The access road to the property was long and narrow, and only once did we meet someone coming the other way (a local farmer who reversed out of our way and was very helpful) The property was clean and well equipped and we were happy there for a week. Staying in a working setting (surrounded by sheep and the odd chicken) left us feeling privileged to see the Lakes from another perspective. We hope to return again in the future

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2018

  • "We were very surprised that towels were not provided (and hand soap)."

    We book a lot of holiday cottages and therefore assume that towels are provided as standard. Also we did not have the wifi password. But great location and amazing views.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2018

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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.


  • First Floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom; 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Bay window with views of Lake Windermere
  • Sitting room with Freeview TV and dining area
  • Equipped kitchen
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Oil central heating
  • TV with Freeview, radio/CD player, selection of books and videos
  • Wi-Fi
  • Oil and electricity included
  • Bed linen included
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 55 mins walk
  • Pub 35 mins walk
  • Note: Max 4 adults
  • Please note that the charging of Electric cars is not permitted at this property- the nearest car charging point is Booths in Windermere

The property

Between the villages of Ambleside and Windermere is the delightful village of Troutbeck, home to this first-floor apartment, which is part of a detached farmhouse. This first-floor apartment has all that you would need for an enjoyable stay in the heart of the Lakes and on a reasonable budget.

It is just as suitable for families looking to take in the sights as couples wanting a quick romantic break. Across the one-floor apartment, you will find that this property caters to all needs.

An equipped kitchen for preparing meals and a spacious sitting room/dining area that is perfect for relaxing, with a Freeview TV and plenty of books in the library to enjoy.

For sleeping, guests will find a very comfortable double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

For a relaxing way to end the day, why not take a seat in the property's large bay window and relax with a good book, or simply take in the outstanding views offered by the local area.

Outside, there is a shared garden area that is fully lawned with garden furniture, perfect for relaxing and enjoying a glass of wine. Troutbeck has enough to offer nearby for those looking for a rural retreat.

A short walk will take you to the Post Office and general store, and you can enjoy a drink in The Mortal Man Inn.

Troutbeck's unique position means that it also offers stunning and immersive views of the surrounding fells.

The property's prime location means that just three miles in either direction will take you to the villages of Ambleside and Windermere.

There you can enjoy a taste of village life and visit tea rooms, pubs and small shops in the area, or enjoy a steam cruise on Lake Windermere.

A short drive will also take you to the beautiful Kirkstone Pass. This superb apartment and its delightful location mean that this is one of the best spots for families and couples exploring this outstanding slice of Great Britain.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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