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Mitchell Wyke Bay near Far Sawrey, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 940755)

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    Mr Stokes
    May 2017
    “Gilson is set in the most beautiful ...”
    Gilson is set in the most beautiful and peaceful surroundings. The cottage is well equipped, comfortable and offers a fantastic base to explore the local area with walks, National Trust property, gardens and stunning scenery. You can pop over on the ferry to the busier side of the lake if you want too. Good food on offer at Cuckoo Brow Inn at Far Sawrey, Chesters at Skelwith Bridge and Kings Arms Hotel in Hawkshead amongst many others! Can't recommend this highly enough to totally recharge your ...


  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Lake District Holiday Cottages

Far Sawrey 1 mile. A group of four unique cottages set directly on the shores of Windermere, on the site of the Freshwater Biological Association in picturesque Mitchell Wyke Bay, 1 mile from the village of Far Sawrey, 1.5 miles from Bowness-on-Windermere via the car ferry and 4 miles from Hawkshead within the beautiful Lake District National Park. These outstanding holiday cottages were once a research station and boathouse, and have been designed and transformed into holiday homes with balconies overlooking Windermere. These are some of our finest cottages, with contemporary furnishings throughout, including open plan living areas and luxury bathrooms, combined with a unique lakeside location offering guests an unparalleled view. Conveniently situated close to the Windermere car ferry enables easy access to all that the National Park has to offer. Four wonderful cottages for an idyllic retreat in magnificent surroundings.

The property

A quality end-terrace cottage, at Mitchell Wyke Bay, with private balcony overlooking the superb Windermere.

Named after Hugh Gilson, a former FBA Director, known for his contribution to the association, this wonderful cottage has an open plan living area, delightful bedroom and bathroom, all set in peaceful surroundings.

An ideal romantic base for a relaxing holiday.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 940918, 940920 and 940921, together they sleep 8.

About the owner - Founded in 1929, The Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) is a thriving membership association, independent scientific organisation and a registered charity.

The FBA promote freshwater science through a number of ways, such as innovative research, science projects, training courses and workshops, maintained specialist scientific facilities, national and international scientific meetings and publications.

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One king-size double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony.


  • Biomass central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair to be requested 7 days prior to arrival and are subject to availability - cot linens are not provided
  • Allocated roadside parking for 1 car
  • Balcony
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles via ferry, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times due to balcony
  • Note: This property has an interconnecting door to Ref 940918, the door will remain locked during your stay unless booking both properties and requested otherwise at least 7 days prior to your arrival
  • Note: Pick-up and drop-off ferry point situated approx
  • 100 yards away
  • During seasonal peaks the ferry service may be in high demand due to its popularity.

About the location


Hawkshead 3.9 miles; Bowness (via ferry) 1.5 miles.

The village of Far Sawrey has a pub/restaurant, whilst Bowness, with all its shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, is just a short distance across the lake by ferry. Also close by is ‘Hill Top’, once the home of Beatrix Potter, and Hawkshead with its picturesque 17th century cottages. Footpaths lead from the grounds to the village and Claife Heights - a noted beauty spot of forests and tarns. Sawrey Knotts is also ideally placed for the enjoyment of a wide variety of typical Lakeland pursuits - with watersports close at hand on Windermere, fishing on nearby Esthwaite Water and, of course, fell walking.

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