Our Promise

  • Delivering reliable and trusted services to keep your property or grounds running
  • The skills and experience of our staff is always coupled with a commitment to quality
  • Our tailored and consistent approach to customer care means we work to meet your individual business needs


Our team can work flexibly around your opening hours and offer efficient weekly services as well as intensive deep cleans.

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With years of experience working closely with holiday property owners and agents, we know the importance of a quality laundry service in securing future bookings.

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SLS offer superb grounds maintenance services for outdoor communal spaces and gardens as well as recommended holiday property maintenance services.

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Plumbing & Heating

Our plumbing and heating team are able to deliver quick and lasting solutions to keep your household or business running as it should.

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We proudly provide cleaning, laundry, plumbing and heating, grounds maintenance and property maintenance services for premises around south Cumbria covering Windermere, Bowness, Cartmel, Ambleside, Newby Bridge, Coniston, Grange, Grasmere, Barrow-in-Furness, Dalton, Staveley and more… Our staff drive our service and without their dedication and can-do attitude, SLS would certainly be a very different company. Teamed with our investment in modern equipment, this winning combination ensures reliability and satisfaction for our clients around the south Lakes.

Contact us on

01539 536 956

or email info@southlakesservices.com

A proud history

South Lakes Services was originally known as Wipe Away Cleaning Services and was founded by Keith Dobson in 2010. Wipe Away initially specialised in window cleaning but evolved to incorporate a broader scope of services including the cleaning of schools, business premises and holiday properties. Keith developed the business in partnership with Adrian Barker and in 2012 ‘Wipe Away’ was rebranded as South Lakes Services. The pair continued to successfully expand the holiday property business whilst diversifying into linen hire and laundry together with grounds and property maintenance. Today the business has grown to be a significant local employer with over 200 staff servicing a portfolio of over 300 holiday properties and 80 schools and businesses.

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Our Services

Please browse the range of services we offer below. For a more detailed overview, selected a particular service or visit our Services page

Why choose South Lakes Service?

We realise the lasting value of a first impression and our experienced and friendly team are quality-driven, striving to achieve a premium standard every time. We have a loyal customer base throughout the region covering a wide range of commercial businesses, holiday lets and communal grounds – to find out why they trust in South Lakes Services to deliver, visit our Client Satisfaction page.

I am pleased to recommend South Lakes Services who have been cleaning two of our properties in the Lake District that we have as holiday lets  We have been using SLS since 2016 to carry out our cleaning and laundry change  Simon, John Paul, Kayleigh and the team carry out an excellent job and always manage the task in a time for our next guests arrival  Our guests very often make reference to how the clean the properties are on arrival and we receive positive feedback due to this…
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We have been letting out our bungalow in Grange as a holiday cottage for the last 6 months, and have found South Lakes Services to be accessible and efficient As we don’t live locally, it was important for us to have someone to clean the property well and do the changeovers efficiently This has happened and quite a few of our guests have commented on the cleanliness of the…
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South Lakes always do a fantastic job when they are on site Nothing is too much trouble and they are always on hand to do extra jobs around the school

Very polite and friendly and always go above and beyond

Great communication from the team and they always turn up when they say they will Very happy with the service we…
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How we have helped our clients

Westmorland Vets, Kendal

Like any surgical environment, Westmorland Vets requires the most rigorous and hygienic cleaning service available to ensure infection control and reassurance for pet owners With surgeries located in Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale, both busy teams at each site strive to provide the highest standard of care, delivering only the very best in clean and comfortable settings for visiting animals and owners in distress Our contract with the surgery commenced in 2018 and we’re proud to call them a...

Our locations

Wondering if we provide services in your area? You can see our boundaries on the map to the left but it is always worth getting in touch to check our availability!

Latest news

We love to share our latest news and activities with our clients. Please like, follow, tweet and share away with us on social media to stay in-the-loop with our updates and communicate with us directly. If you would like us to provide a bespoke quote for one of our services, Contact us today, we’d love to hear from you.

BBC Children in Need

We've finished counting and can announce that we a raised a fantastic total of £3904 for BBC Children in...
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Another day, another clearance job

Another day, another clearance job for our hard-working Grounds Management team! Plenty of job satisfaction...
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Looking for enthusiastic, happy and dedicated people

We're on the lookout for enthusiastic, happy and dedicated people to join our cleaning team If you love the...
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South Lakes Recruitment Drive

One of the area’s largest employers has launched a drive to employ new staff across the South Lakes area as...
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