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Far Sawrey near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 955053)



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42 Customer Reviews

  • "We have been holidaying in the Lakes for the past 7 years but this is the first time that we have stayed at Glenside."

    We were so impressed with the property, location and setting that we’ve already re-booked for March 2022!! We could not fault one thing about it and we all had an amazing, cosy, relaxing stay! Ps- The Cuckoo Brow inn pub is just a 2 minute walk which made it even better

    Reviewed by SteveNov 2021

  • "Fantastic house in a fantastic location."

    Beautifully finished and well-appointed, very comfortable and immaculately clean. We had a very enjoyable cosy week and hope to be able to return in the future.

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2021

  • "Glenside is in a convenient location for walking and visiting Hawkshead, Ambleside and Windermere."

    It has a lovely view over the fields to the fells and a sunny, enclosed garden with lots of seating. Inside it is charming and well equipped ; plenty of character but with modern touches. We had an enjoyable, stress- free holiday and would be happy to book it again!

    Reviewed by KateAug 2021

  • "What a lovely find."

    We were already familiar with Far Sawrey - a lovely oasis of calm away from the main tourist area but in no way isolated. Finding Glenside made for the perfect holiday. A beautifully decorated, comfortable and cosy cottage with lots of room and a great garden. Anne was extremely helpful and very pleasant to deal with - the perfect host. We have already re booked Glenside for 2022!

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet area of the Lakes but with great access."

    Very comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by OliverJul 2021

  • "Comfortable, clean and beautiful house."

    A home from home. Fantastic view from garden. Great location for access to walks and pubs. We managed to hardly use the car. Helpful advice about when and where to put bins out. We will be back, hopefully.

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2021

  • "Location of property was stunning."

    Reviewed by DarenJul 2021

  • "Outstanding cottage, kept to a very high standard by Mrs Jones, our 3rd visit here and we’ll be back."

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "Glenside is in a lovely location with great views."

    It is really well equipped with a lovely garden which is great for sitting out in with a nice glass of wine or a cold beer after a day out walking. It’s lovely and clean and really well presented. We are already booked to return.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "We have been here before."

    It is a lovely location. We have been to this area the last 20 years and we honestly think this is the best holiday cottage we have stayed in for comfort and facilities. Thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by JoyceMay 2021

  • "It was like home from home and Far Sawrey was quiet, slightly off the beaten track and ideal for exploring the Lakes."

    Highly recommended especially the local made jam, marmalade and chutney that was kindly left for us, along with the fresh eggs too.

    Reviewed by SueApr 2021

  • "A fabulous spot."

    We’d like to keep it a secret!

    Reviewed by ClareApr 2021

  • "Glenside is a really lovely home from home beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting."

    It is well equipped, warm, comfortable and private. Lots of lovely walks from the door and very well located for visiting lots of the popular lake district places. We had a wonderful week in Glenside, it lacked nothing and was very welcoming. Dog friendly too, always a bonus for us. Just one complaint... A week wasn't long enough!! Oh well, we shall definitely return to this gorgeous cottage. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2020

  • "From the time we walked in to coming home everything in the cottage could not have been better."

    Things like hot water when needed heating if a bit chilly.Comfort in all areas and a lovely area to sit admire the view or read a book. The owner was always available if needed.The garden was private plenty of seating areas and our cocker spaniel was in her element. Thanks to the owners you had everything just right.

    Reviewed by JoyceSep 2020

  • "We were after a relaxing break and this cottage enabled us to have the best holiday we have ever had."

    It was in the perfect location in the countryside with a gorgeous outlook with plenty of space for us to relax in. The nearby Tarn we walked to several times from the house and via Far Sawrey was well worth a visit, with astounding views available. Being in a less populated area was exactly what we wanted and we found this a perfect launchpad for our daily trips. Hawkshead was often the perfect ending spot for these, particularly the ice cream shop :P We visited Keswick, Grasmere, Ambleside, Coniston, Bow on Windermere and was really amazed at the scenery around Blea Tarn, where we drove over a hill after visiting it and our jaws dropped at what we saw around the corner. The views were something wehad only ever read about and never thought we would witness. Brilliant location which enabled us to have the best break possible.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "I appreciated the clear guidance re Covid both before we set off and whilst at the cottage."

    We also appreciated all the extra touches such as a Nespresso machine with pods.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "This was our 4th time at Glenside and our 3rd Christmas in a row."

    We love this property and the area. On the Monday of our stay we woke to no hot water and the boiler was leaking onto the electrics. We alerted the owner as we were going out for the day and had placed a container to catch the water and keep it away from electrics. The owner was unwell but said she would send someone round later. We were not back till much later and don't know if someone came round as no message was left or text received. She also mentioned a ‘tricky guest’ from the week before so we did not want to ‘hassle’ her. We continued to have issues with no water in the morning or afternoon so resorted to boiling the kettle for face cloth washes etc. Of course we could’ve contacted the owner daily but had no correspondence to check if everything ok. On the Friday we alerted the owner that there were still problems. Someone did come to look and a part had to be sent for so that would be Monday! We were checking out on the Saturday which meant we didn’t shower before leaving and made it difficult for us to wash up etc ........ I realise that the time of year was unfortunate (but we do pay a huge premium to book at this time) - when we have booked with Coppermines, who managed the property we stayed at their engineer were sent out immediately to investigate a gas leak. We realise the Sykes do not manage the property but perhaps it is something worth considering and then the owners don’t feel pressured at Busy times of the year.

    Reviewed by VeronicaDec 2019

  • "This was our second week at Glenside this year."

    We absolutely adore this holiday home, so much so that even before we had this holiday, we had already booked to go back for a week early next year. For us, Glenside is perfect. It's so homely and comfortable, beautifully decorated and so well equipped. In our last review, we said that we thought it was one of the best holiday homes we had stayed in, but actually we think it is the best holiday home we have ever stayed in. I can't imagine choosing to stay anywhere else in the Lakes. The surrounding countryside is stunning too. We just love it, and we hope to return there many times.

    Reviewed by AnnaNov 2019

  • "Glenside is a beautiful property in a wonderful location."

    Stunning views and a great location on the quieter side of lake Windermere. Would highly recommend the cottage and booking through Sykes.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "You did it again Sykes."

    This is one of the best cottage we have been in. Everything we need for a comfortable stay. Only drawback being there could have been bath mats in the bath to avoid slippage, but all in all it was a excellent cottage.

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and comfortable, with everything catered for."

    It was a pleasure to come back to after an arduous day walking in the fells. The owners had thought of everything.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2019

  • "A lovely house in a rural location, next to a farm, townies be aware this is a WORKING farm, we loved watching the farmer working with the (very vocal) sheep and collie."

    One dog friendly pub in walking distance, I'd recommend booking. Lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, I'd definitely recommend for a walking holiday - not great for older less mobile people. Front porch has seats in it, great for watching the world go by, back garden was really nice to have a drink in and play badminton, table to eating in the garden - weather willing. We had lovely evenings playing board games, wifi fine managed to stream via our netflix account and successfully streamed music to the echo dot we took with us.

    Reviewed by JeanetteJul 2019

  • "Lovely house, clean, tidy and well presented."

    Super location, will definitely be back

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2019

  • "The Cottage is in a lovely position overlooking countryside looking towards Near Sawrey and Beatrix Potter's old farm."

    It is next to a farm,, but this didn't disturb us at all. Parking was good - off road, and behind a pair of gates that could be closed to completely enclose the garden area. It was comfortable inside, and well equipped with a dishwasher and induction hob oven in the kitchen - and the bonus of pretty fast broadband. Liked that there was a picnic table at both the back and the front of the property, so tat we could eat in the sun for breakfast and evening ( Lake District Weather permitting!). Perhaps the thing we liked the best was that there were several very pleasant walks to be had straight from the Cottage itself .

    Reviewed by GeoffJul 2019

  • "Loved everything about it, good location, private secure garden for the dog, ..."

    Loved everything about it, good location, private secure garden for the dog, lovely views, clean and comfortable with the bonus of sky Q , its a credit to the owners, excellent,

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "The house was like staying with a friend who had made you welcome and had then become invisible."

    Location perfect for walkers, views like a postcard, all facilities we needed except a hairdryer, dog loved it too.

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2019

  • "Excellent holiday cottage."

    Reviewed by ElfrideApr 2019

  • "I only say Met Expectations as the pictures and descriptions were spot on, no surprises and a truly wonderful holiday."

    The owner Mrs Jones left some extras when we arrived (milk, coffee, tea, eggs, marmalade etc.) which was a really nice touch. The cottage was the 5th we have stayed in Far Sawery over the years and by far the best, plenty of space outside with different sitting areas to enjoy the views and to play a bit of ball! The kitchen and dining area had all the mod conns with a nice separate utility room to wash and dry clothes as we went along, cottage had a nice warn temperature at all times. The living room and sitting room where comfy, cosy and light. Both bathrooms clean bright and light with good power on showers and bath. Bedrooms where spacious, enough storage space (could always do with a few more hangers), comfy beds with extra cushion / covers in wardrobe if required. We had some fantastic walks to Tarn Hows via Hawkshead and back, Grassmere, Ambleside, Ulswater and Helm Crag, all completed with the safe knowledge of returning to a warm cosy cottage. Milkman also delivers Monday - Friday with a good stock of daily groceries with a couple of decent pubs (Cuckoo Brow and Tower Bank) within walking distance. We will defiantly return to this cottage when we visit the Lakes again over the next year or 2.

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2019

  • "We absolutely loved Glenside and felt at home as soon as we stepped through the door."

    It’s warm, cosy, comfortable and stylish. The owner left thoughtful welcome gifts which were much appreciated and the milkman called every day which was really helpful. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and peaceful with walks from the door and the nearby pub Cuckoo Brow Inn serves fantastic food and is dog friendly with a great atmosphere. All in all one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in by far. Five stars to Glenside we loved it and can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by AnnaMar 2019

  • "This is our 3rd time staying a Glenside, so we obviously like it a lot."

    The house is very comfortable, warm and clean. We love the open plan living area downstairs and often don't get round to using the second living room. You are right next door to a farm - the only noise is the sheep 'baa'ing' in the morning and the farmer is very friendly. The area is amazing. You can drive easily to some steeper walks but there are also plenty of amazing walks from the doorstep. It's the best of all worlds - comfort, tranquillity and an inn at the top of the road if you want some company.

    Reviewed by VeronicaFeb 2019

  • "Lovely place and owner very helpful"

    Reviewed by KeithFeb 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage with fabulous views across the fells."

    Within easy walking distance to 2 excellent pubs. Obviously well cared for property - owner extremely helpful and provided lovely welcome basket on arrival.

    Reviewed by GrahamDec 2018

  • "A lovely homely and very nicely done up home."

    We were very happy.

    Reviewed by AbbyNov 2018

  • "The house was very warm and cosy."

    We loved the wood burning stove, which we didn't really need as we were warm enough, but we enjoyed the luxury of having it burning on a few occasions, anyway. The furniture and fittings were great and the house was well equipped. The location is good, with attractive walks from the door, as well as a short drive away.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "A fantastic holiday cottage, with everything thoughts of including towels and poo bags for the dogs."

    The only surprise was that there were no rubbish recycling requirements, do you not recycle rubbish in the Lakes???

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2018

  • "Having been to the Sawrey area on a previous visit to the Lakes, the stunning scenery came as no surprise."

    Glenside is a perfect house to spend time in and offers all you could hope for during a stay. Many great routes and locations are within walking distance including Lake Windermere, Esthwaite Water, The tarns and many a scenic walk. Also, the Cuckoo Brow Inn offers a great place to spend an evening with fantastic homemade hearty food and very good beer/wine. We will be back!

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2018

  • "We had a great stay in this warm and confortable cottage."

    It has a very well equiped kitchen, very nice living area, confortable beds, a great bathroom and a large garden with stunning views. All according to the listing on the website. We did nice walks in the lake district every day. It was nice to come home after a day on the fells in this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by ClaessenSep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week in our lovely holiday home."

    It really was a home from home. Furnished and decorated to a high standard. Fully equipment with all you could need. A fabulous time was had by three generations.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2018

  • "Wonderful holiday in a stunning area - the house is extremely comfortable, beautifully decorated and up to date and well equipped, we were an extended family group staying in both properties and would highly recommend these houses, the area and the lovely owner - we would love to return as there is so much to do and even 2 weeks is not enough!"

    ! The grandchildren enjoyed seeing the farmer rounding up the sheep with his quad bike and sheepdog right outside out cottage gates - fabulous!! Thank you so much for such lovely holiday homes.

    Reviewed by DavinaJul 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, warm and inviting to come back to each day."

    The water was hot on demand, beds and bedding were new, very comfortable and the whole place was very nicely furnished. The owner had left some flowers, fresh eggs and milk which was a nice touch, and the cottage is situated in a quiet lane next to the owners farm. Very pretty area, lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by JApr 2018

  • "Lovely location with some beautiful walks and great views."

    Local pub very handy, just a few minutes walk, and very dog friendly for our excitable young dog. They made us very welcome and the food was great. Just two things that I felt worth mentioning. The garden area needs some work. Large area of dirt and mud that I think is yet to be turfed. Not great when you have a dog that likes the dirt! Also I think the bedrooms would have benefited from a mirror to make it easier when drying hair etc. I dried my hair in living area where there is a mirror so not a huge problem Facilities in the property are brilliant. The use of Sky Q an added bonus for the evenings. Everything very clean. Beds very comfy

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2018

  • "The location of Glenside is superb and the cottage itself is beautifully appointed with lovely, comfortable furnishings."

    It was spotlessly clean with a great bathroom and additional shower room. We appreciated that there was loads of cupboard space for our own food and drink and an excellent utility room. The house is very spacious and light and has spectacular views. However we did have some niggles: There was no hot water on the first morning, until we'd consulted the house book, but we expected that it would have been left on for us. It took us several days to get warm [it was -2 at night] and the heating was set to switch off at 9 p.m. We did light the wood-burner and fire but that didn't help in the bedrooms. There were no mirrors in the bedroom so it wasn't possible to dry hair in front of a mirror. There was a wall mirror in the bathroom but positioned so high I could only see the top of my head! [Admittedly I am shorter than average.] There was a shaving mirror but not suitable for hair drying in the bathroom. Also the coat hooks were set so high my husband had to jump up to attach the coats. The 'welcome page' of the house book included directions for departure, we were instructed to strip the beds on departure, which we don't mind doing but felt we might have been invited to do that rather than be presented with that expectation on arrival. We do appreciate that the turnover time isn't long to clean and prepare the cottage for the next guests. Although I'll say 'yes' to publishing feedback I'm not happy that the niggles are included.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2018

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Far Sawrey Cottages

These delightful Edwardian stone-built, semi-detached cottages are situated next door to a working livestock farm, on the edge of the small village of Far Sawrey, close to the village of Near Sawrey and within reach of Hawkshead in the wonderful Lake District National Park. Oozing character and charm and with superb country views, these cottages will appeal to two families who wish to travel together, but stay in separate accommodation. The accomodation is suitable for wedding stays in the local village. Identical in layout and size, the properties have three bedrooms, two of which have feature fireplaces, and there’s enough space in the open plan living area for guests to relax in comfort. Outside each property there is off road parking for two cars. There are walks from these lovely holiday homes with one across the fields that will take you to Hill Top, once the home of Beatrix Potter and now a museum owned by the National Trust. Only a five minute walk away is the village of Far Sawrey which has a pub with the pretty village of Hawkshead offering a wealth of character with whitewashed 17th century houses, tea rooms, pubs, gift shops and the Beatrix Potter Gallery. A must whilst staying at these charming cottages is to enjoy a lake cruise on Lake Windermere, with sailings daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside, whilst other attractions and activities in the area include walks in Grizedale Forest, fishing on nearby Esthwaite Water and the Aquarium of the Lakes. Two excellent holiday homes for exploring all that the stunning Lake District has to offer.

The property

This superb cottage has everything that you need to make your holiday an enjoyable one.

After parking your car you enter into an extended open plan living area, with a kitchen which is well-equipped.

From the kitchen is a dining area and a cosy sitting area, where views of the open countryside can be admired, maybe whilst you sip on a morning coffee before venturing out for the day.

Up on the first floor are three bedrooms and separate to them is a bathroom.

Outside there are three garden areas that you can sit in, with the raised lawned area to the front boasting wonderful country views.

A lovely holiday home that you'll want to return to time and again.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 955054, together they sleep 10.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size on request) 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Utility
  • Second sitting room with open fire
  • Electric heaters with woodburner and open fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, Nespresso machine, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky Q, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for open fire and woodburner available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front raised lawned garden with veranda and furniture, plus side lawned garden and rear patio
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are a number of stone steps to the front door and a couple of steps to the rear door
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar.

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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. Watersports are close at hand on Windermere, along with Lake Cruises and the majestic Wray Castle to admire. Fishing can be enjoyed on nearby Esthwaite Water and, of course, fell walking.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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