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Sawrey near Hawkeshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "We have been coming to these holiday cottages for 11 years now and have always been really pleased with our stays!"

    This was the first time staying in coniston, we had no problems except when there were neighbours above if was very very loud! Overall generally happy and a nice stay in the lakes

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Nov 2023

  • "Well presented clean and comfortable flat in semi rural village."

    Easy access to local pub and country walks. Would use again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very well kitted out kitchen Beds lovely and cosy Would be very keen to come back to another property in the group."

    Really lovely

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2023

  • "The ground floor flat we stayed is clean and spacious, but unfortunately the upstairs floor has squicky flooring when people move around and especially above one of the main bedroom."

    The people stayed upstairs flat checked out at early 4:30 AM and woke us up due to the squicky noise of the floor. The owner need to sort out this issue ASAP. I am not sure whether we are entitled to the part of refunds as we didn’t have a nice sleep for the last night.

    Reviewed by Daisy4.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, beautiful location and v homely accommodation that still felt very special."

    Would definitely stay again, thank you.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2022

  • "First time staying July 22 - Coniston is a very nice cottage, with very comfy beds, the shower room is dated but ok."

    Great location and local pubs, would advise booking before you arrive. Ideal for dogs, enjoyed sitting in the garden area, fabulous views of Esthwaite water and Hawkshead. Would definitely book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "The only issue with the cottage is the complete lack of sound proofing with the cottage upstairs."

    We could hear the conversation and walking around and they could hear us. We could have almost been in the same cottage and would highly recommend this is addressed as it would stop me booking this cottage again had it not been family in the cottage above.

    Reviewed by Toni4.1Jul 2021

  • "We love this cottage complex this being a 3rd year to visit, we however found that in coniston the noise from above was incredibly loud."

    Not the greatest when trying to put a 18 month old down to bed, The double bed is in need of a new mattress as it was quiet uncomfortable, guessing it had been used for a long time. other than that lovely place. Will be visiting again but will probably stay in a different cottage.

    Reviewed by Matt3.4Sep 2020

  • "The location of the cottage was beautiful, and a good spacious size with plenty of ammenities, certainly helped both of us relax and connect with nature."

    The added bonus was having a spacious communal dell from which to sit in the evening and enjoy a drink as the sunset over the majestic landscape; and the changing hues of colour of the landscape was 'Wordsworthian' in its splendour.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely few days away, cottage was clean and smart."

    Customer service was excellent. Would return .

    Reviewed by Katie4.1Aug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful 3-day stay over Christmas."

    The cottage was clean, warm and fantastically well kitted out. The complimentary Christmas tree was such a lovely touch. With only a 12 min drive to Lake Windermere, we were able to easily join family staying there, while we were able to enjoy the much less populated Esthwaite Waters. What a truly beautiful spot!

    Reviewed by Caryn5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage."

    The property is well placed with plenty of walks around. Bed are comfy and we found everything we needed in the cottage. Shame that the Coniston does not have a wood burner as this would make our stay even better.

    Reviewed by Sylwia4.4Oct 2019

  • "The bathroom door seemed to be stuck when we tried to get in to it, after several minutes of increasingly aggressive banging and pushing I realised the knack was to lift the door and was thus able to get in."

    A note to this effect would have been useful if the owners are not going to adjust the latch. They are probably so used to its ways they don't even notice it.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Oct 2019

  • "Lovely stunning place, so peaceful, relaxing and homely."

    Comes with all essentials needed for arrival

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2019

  • "Ideal tranquil location, especially with a dog."

    Private walkway to EsthwaIte lake was lovely, albeit somewhat overgrown and in need of strimming/cutting back! Beds very comfortable and nice touches like kitchen roll, washing up liquid, nice full hand wash in bathroom and full salt & pepper mills being provided and was much appreciated. Only problem was shower tray partially blocked, but was immediately fixed following notification to staff.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Jun 2019

  • "It's a perfect setting for a getaway holiday : peaceful breathtaking views, cool refreshing air and cosy rooms."

    Reviewed by Ben Lean5.0Jun 2019

  • "Our cottage suffered from being able to hear the people upstairs moving about especially a creaky floor board above our bed."

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8May 2019

  • "Coniston Cottage is in a great location, being in such a central place in the Lake District but also as it is surrounded by beautiful countryside and with plenty of walks right on the doorstep."

    There is a footpath from the cottages down to Esthwaite Water and it is also in very easy walking distance of Hilltop (Beatrix Potters home, now owned by the National Trust) and the pub (booking required for meals)! I would thoroughly recommend walking to Wise Een Tarn from the village. Coniston itself is a clean, ground floor apartment set in a courtyard of other holiday cottages/apartments. Unfortunately the noise from the upstairs apartment did somewhat spoil our stay. There really isn't much sound proofing between the two floors and the floor itself creaks, loudly, whenever anyone walks over it. This was unbearable at 6am in the morning. I feel that a bit of time/money spent on the upstairs apartment, even to just secure the floorboards, would make a big difference.

    Reviewed by Ali4.1May 2019

  • "Cottage apartment comfortable, clean, good location adequate facilities."

    Generally good value only negative was noise from upstairs apartment. Well organised system .

    Reviewed by Janette4.1Apr 2019

  • "Perfect location for our break with our dogs."

    Plenty of great walks, welcomed at local pubs with 2 large dogs and accommodation offering all the comforts of home.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2018

  • "Nice quiet area, views are great, cottage was lovely."

    You could do with sorting the gaps out around the front door and the shower tray drained very slow. But all in all me and the wife loved the area and look forward to coming again.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely location."

    Plenty of space and dog friendly. Hope to be back on the spring.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely location, excellently presented."

    Although the hot water failed for a day it was fixed promptly.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2018

  • "Stunning location."

    The accommodation is not luxurious but it is comfortable and spotlessly clean. The garden is great for dogs and children but although there have obviously been tubs for bedding plants in the past these were no longer in use. It did look a little lacking in TLC as a result. My husband has limited mobility and although Coniston is not specifically adapted for disabled people he was able to manoeuvre his walker around inside with no problem and use the shower with the suction grab handles that we brought with us. The only issues that we had were a) not enough toilet paper - there is an "allowance" of 2 rolls so if you think that you are going to use more then bring some with you! b) We had very heavy winter weight duvets, we asked if they had any summer ones but they did not but we were supplied with an extra sheet to use with the bedspread. If we continue to get such hot summers then this is maybe something the managers of the accommodation would like to consider. We will certainly return

    Reviewed by Suzanne3.8Jun 2018

  • "It was our first visit to the lakes ,the cottage was absolutely brilliant the scenery was stunning , the gardens were immaculate and we spent many evenings there watching the sun set over the hills , The location was perfect to explore the area ."

    We will defiantly be coming back very soon to the cottages. Thankyou for an amazing experience ! .

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2018

  • "Bathroom not too clean,and a bit shabby compared to the cottage we had last year No teaspoons, had to buy some, no dustpan and brush for quick spills, had to go right round building for a Hoover."

    Fabulous location tho, we thoroughly enjoyed it. These are just minor issues

    Reviewed by Julie4.4May 2018

  • "Comfy beds, hot shower an near by pubs, eating out with dogs no problem, what more do you require!"

    Dry weather would make it 100%

    Reviewed by Lynn3.8Nov 2017

  • "Found the cottage very clean and comfortable very pleased had lovely holiday *******"

    Reviewed by Valerie4.8Jun 2017

  • "Position - lots of walks direct from property."

    beautiful location, quiet. towns nearby if needed. good local pub dog friendly. Look forward to going back to site, hopefully with family members next time we liked it so much.

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Jun 2017

  • "Needed a little updating and a few running repairs."

    Bathroom sink tap loose, shower needed a new hose and no light in cooker hood.I am being really picky .Some outside furniture would have been nice.Still had a great holiday. Many thanks Clive.

    Reviewed by Clive4.2May 2017

  • "The Sykes customer service was, in the main, very good."

    Some details missing before our holiday needing us chasing up but was always rectified promptly. We thought the cottage was very good and we enjoyed our holiday. We would use Sykes again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shared laundry.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in shared laundry, WIFI, Smart TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off-road parking in shared courtyard
  • Use of shared lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 3 mins walk
  • Use of tumble dryer by 50p coin meter
  • Logs can be purchased at the farm shop
  • Mobile phone signal may be limited due to the location of the property
  • Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake
  • To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking Graythwaite Adventure in advance
  • Graythwaite fishery is free for all guests and equipment can be hired locally, a small fee is applicable to keep your catch, rod fishing license required
  • Please Note: This property charges a £100.00 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • Please Note: There is a separate apartment on the first floor; associated noise may be heard
  • Please Note: Esthwaite property is an independent company and no one has rights to be on the water or fish or swim without paying Esthwaite water fishery.

The property

A lovely ground floor apartment located in the picturesque hamlet of Near Sawrey in the stunning Lake District.

Relax in comfort in the open plan living area with your loved ones before taking to the great outdoors to discover everything that this wonderful location offers.

The shared lawned area complete with furniture is great place to soak up your delightful surroundings.

Esthwaite Farm Cottages

A beautiful collection of eleven stone properties, located close to Esthwaite Water, in the idyllic village of Near Sawrey, Lake District National Park. From the moment you approach these delightful cottages, along picturesque narrow lanes, lined by swooping trees and quaint stone walls, you cannot fail to fall in love with this wonderful setting. It is the ideal choice for a break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Set in a charming courtyard, these eleven homely properties provide welcoming accommodation, many featuring a warming woodburning stove. There is a mix of one- and two-bedroom properties, over one or two stories. With some having open-plan living areas and all with comfy bedrooms, fit for a great night’s sleep in this quiet and tranquil part of the world. The large lawned area allows children and pets to play safety whilst you relax and gaze across the valley. Take a walk to the forested hillsides or maybe take the private path down to the water’s edge. This is truly an unrivalled location for exploring all that the Lake District has to offer. Whatever your motivation for taking a break, there’s something for everyone nearby. Walkers and cyclists can get their kicks at nearby Grizedale Forest. Lake Windermere and Coniston Water offer opportunities for river cruises or water sports. Take a drive through the charming surrounding villages, including beautiful Hawkshead, and explore the boutique shops in Ambleside or Bowness. Further afield, the towns of Keswick and Ulverston are well worth a visit, and kids will love a trip on the Haverthwaite Steam Train, just a few miles away. These characteristic cottages offer the opportunity for a memorable stay that you will want to repeat again and again.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Hawkshead 2 miles.

The village of Sawrey is situated two miles from Hawkshead down the eastern side of Esthwaite Water, overlooked by the woods and tarns of Claife Heights. Sawrey consists of two separate hamlets - Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey - both with a cluster of picturesque cottages, tea rooms and pubs. Near Sawrey is famous for Hill Top, the 17th century farmhouse where Beatrix Potter wrote her acclaimed children's stories. Now a museum, owned and run by the National Trust, Hill Top is one of the most visited houses in the Lake District. Far Sawrey is the hamlet furthest away from Hawkshead and the nearest to the ferry point on Windermere. It offers a church and pub/restaurant with a beer garden. There are good walks in the area, including those to Claife Heights and in Grizedale Forest. It's also a great base for enjoying a wide variety of typical Lakeland pursuits - with watersports close at hand on Lake Windermere, fishing on nearby Esthwaite Water and, of course, fell walking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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