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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • nice (6)

28 Customer Reviews

  • "Clean Tidy Comfortable beds and linen fine."

    Kitchen not very well equipped with cutlery No washing up liquid provided Small fridge, no freezer Entrance dirty with bird droppings No welcome pack eg bread/milk/wine/coffee - nice touch provided by most places

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.1Aug 2023

  • "We loved the scenery around the property with a beautiful lake nearby, it was very rustic which is what we wanted."

    The facilities were good, clean indoors, comfortable furniture to relax on after a busy day outdoors. Parking on the property was perfect. Overall my family of 5 stayed comfortably we made full use of the modern kitchen & large bathroom there were adequate number of bedrooms with enough storage cupboards and drawers. The property is around 25-30 mins drive from the shops and restaurants for anyone looking to stay here. Only one negative feedback. The porch outside the entrance could have been cleaner alot of bird poo on the floor before entry into the property.

    Reviewed by Tarsem3.8Jul 2023

  • "A truly charming cottage with a lovely backdrop."

    A place to stay to get away from it all for those that doesn’t mind being a little away from amenities. Good facilities and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Ariati4.7Apr 2023

  • "Very nice property immaculately clean, however bathroom shower screen did not seal on bath causing lots of water to leak onto floor."

    This has clearly been an issue for some time as the bath panel was swelling and paint coming off. A small detail but will have a detrimental effect on the look of the bathroom quickly. Bed linen and towels of good quality and immaculate. All beds very comfortable. Electric heating worked well. I do feel some logs should be provided for the first night for simplicity for late arriving guests. Wi-Fi good and fast, well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by Marc4.4Apr 2023

  • "Very few logs in log store, none of which were dry - considering having an open fire was one of the key reasons we booked this property, this was a big disappointment and inconvenience."

    Very average quality of decor and facilities, considering the cost.

    Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Grasmere. Properties unfortunately do not get logs provided. An honesty box system was in operation, and our sawmill was replenishing stocks, however we were finding that guests weren’t being honest, and therefore we made the decision to remove all logs. Guests are able to pre-order logs through our farm shop ordering system so that they have them prior to arrival, or alternatively they can go to the farm shop themselves to purchase logs Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.4Dec 2021

  • "Would definitely book this property again !"

    Lovely and clean and very spacious. Love the location

    Reviewed by Dionne5.0Nov 2021

  • "Advertised with a supply of fire wood, but none available."

    not sure if it is advertised, but we have stayed here before and I think we had access to netflix/prime TV, but this was not available as the connection stated there was no internet access on the TV, is this something that could be looked at. Overall it was a nice stay, clean, tidy, great beds and bedding. Are visiting again in Jan 2022, hope we can have netflix then.

    Reviewed by Joseph4.1Nov 2021

  • "We had the most wonderful stay with our family."

    The location was just perfect. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and had all the facilities we needed. It’s a perfect location to explore the Lakes. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable. We have stayed here many times over the years and would highly recommend to families and couples alike. We will be back very soon.

    Reviewed by Keith4.1May 2021

  • "The bath needed resealing as the sealant was coming away in several places."

    The shower door didn't have a seal fitted which resulted in a wet floor after every shower. Would be beneficial to have a small vanity unit in the bathroom, as we didn't find the single glass shelf sufficient. Paddock wasn't fully enclosed as advertised as there wasn't a gate at the entrance or at the bottom of the field. Location was very good for the activities that we wanted to do. Area was very quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Oct 2020

  • "Had good wheelchair access"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2020

  • "Nice clean pleasant place to stay, already booked for next year."

    ( next year please can you try to get us better weather ) Haha.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous area to stay."

    Cottage very clean and comfortable. Amazon Prime was a lovely bonus. Cottage could do with some books, advice on area and board games. It’s nice to stay somewhere with home comforts. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lack of Toilet tissues,rubbish bags and recycle rubbish bags."

    Toilet door lock is too tight . It is really hard for normal people to open and close while using the toilet. My kid is really not happy about it .

    Reviewed by Man Han4.7Oct 2019

  • "A lovely warm cottage only problem was the tiny fridge this sleeps 5 people no ..."

    A lovely warm cottage only problem was the tiny fridge this sleeps 5 people no where near enough space in fridge for a weeks shop

    Reviewed by Christina4.4Oct 2019

  • "This was out second stay at Grassmere cottage and we absolutely love it!"

    ! It’s so cosy with everything you could possibly need. Set in gorgeous surroundings, we had a very peaceful and chilled out week. Sykes were amazing as always :)

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Sep 2019

  • "Cottage much improved since last year"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Aug 2019

  • "The Fridge appeared to be constantly defrosting, The bathroom door handle not working properly, No seal on bath screen so excess water on floor after shower, The 3 single mattresses have seen better days children complain of springs sticking in them and the Television kept losing its sound."

    We did however have a really good time and these minor issues can be easily rectified.

    Reviewed by Andy4.4Jul 2019

  • "Living room /kitchen accommodation was a little cramped and basic No ..."

    Living room /kitchen accommodation was a little cramped and basic No dishwasher Bedrooms were fine but thought the accommodation was over priced overall

    Reviewed by Alexandra3.4May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage home from home, extremely clean, well equipped & extras touches go a long way, will definitely be back."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely location."

    The accommodation was well laid out, spacious and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2019

  • "This was our third visit to the farm we love it and will keep using it,great ..."

    This was our third visit to the farm we love it and will keep using it,great location great for dogs and great local pub

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Nov 2018

  • "If you would like accommodation in a wonderful location, off the main road but within easy walk of a lovely pub- this place is perfect."

    It's comfortable, very child and dog friendly. A reasonable price. If you want somewhere very plush and newly renovated- look elsewhere and probably pay a little more.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Oct 2018

  • "2 little things: key safe code did not work , but the door to Grasmere was open, and there were 2 sets of keys inside on the table."

    blind covering the kitchen window would not go up or down .

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Oct 2018

  • "Cottage situated in delightful surroundings."

    Basic accommodation but comfortable beds. A little dark inside. Beautiful walks from doorstep. We shall be back.

    Reviewed by Danielle3.4Jul 2018

  • "My wife and I knew how beautiful the Lake District was, but where the cottages are situated is absolutely beautiful."

    The cottage itself was well above expectations. It was such a relaxing time. The walks and drives are spectacular. So close to the ferry to Bowness one way and Hawkshead the other. Coniston and Ambleside are a short drive away. We had such a wonderful time that when we came home I booked another week for later in the summer. And I'd like to recommend th shoulder of lamb in the Tower Bank Arms pub just up the road.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2018

  • "Nice accommodation with nice surroundings."

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by C5.0Apr 2018

  • "Facilities excellent, no one answered or returned calls from numbers left in cottage."

    The cottage overall was lovely in a beautiful but remote area although did need a bit of talc.

    Reviewed by Christine4.2Jun 2017

  • "Due to the wet weather"

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 3 singles
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shared laundry.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in shared laundry, Smart TV
  • Fuel, 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 £250.00 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • 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
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The property

A spacious ground floor stone courtyard cottage, located close to Esthwaite Water and Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter.

The cottage features open plan living with a kitchen and a sitting area with a woodburning stove, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Outside is shared use of a paddock with furniture and views across to the Lake District fells.

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 £250.

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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.

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. Please contact the Estate office before arrival.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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