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


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Could do with some coasters to protect the nice wood surfaces."

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Jan 2024

  • "Overall a lovely location, easy to park and walking distance to a pub."

    The cottage was well presented and clean/tidy. Weaknesses-a strong doggy smell in the living room. We have 2 dogs so accepted this but it was there throughout the stay. No headboard on the bed, this meant the pillows were against the wall, they were cold and felt damp. This needs sorting. The shower tray fills up after a couple of minutes which I find is pretty gross.

    Reviewed by Benjamin3.4Jan 2024

  • "Great cottage well equipped , could just do with a new carpet to freshen it up ..."

    Great cottage well equipped , could just do with a new carpet to freshen it up will rebook for a week in November great location

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2023

  • "We are frequent users of Sykes cottages and usually find them at a high standard ..."

    We are frequent users of Sykes cottages and usually find them at a high standard this one was comfortales but the to was not working and the cooker was dirty also the information book was tatty and no a lot of information in sorry not up to Sykes usual standard

    Reviewed by John2.2Aug 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation and setting was beautiful Easy access, quiet and pleasant ..."

    Lovely accommodation and setting was beautiful Easy access, quiet and pleasant Only minor criticism was bathroom could have been cleaner and shower mould etc

    Reviewed by David3.8Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property within driving range of towns."

    Very clean and very comfortable. I would recommend anyone to book for their holiday.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is our second stay and we throughly enjoyed it."

    The only set back was the fact that the shower cubicle did not drain away properly so showering had to be short as we were afraid the tray would overflow. Apart from that it is a wonderful property and we are looking forward to next years visit.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay and will be booking again after Christmas"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2022

  • "We were very pleased with the cleanliness of the cottage."

    Very comfy. We stayed in the apartment above last year. I can report no dog dirt or dog poo bags at the entrance this year. No problem at all with the accommodation. It is well situated.

    Reviewed by Geraldine4.7Nov 2022

  • "Wonderful location with excellent views."

    We were met at the front entrance by a pile of dog poo bags that were full!!!!. Previous guests had mentioned lamp bulbs that need replacing but they have not been. There are clear holes in the carpet and it is frayed where it meets the bedroom. The bathroom was filthy with ground in dirt around the shower tray probably because it quickly overflows when showering. The whole place including the grounds is in need of some TLC. Wooden benches outside would benefit from some maintenance as they are all covered in moss.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have been a little short staffed on our maintenance team this summer, but we are now have more staff members which will help with the continued upkeep of the estate. We do have signage reminding dog owners to pick up after themselves, we may need to extend this to ensuring that the bags are also placed in the bins in the courtyard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee2.5Oct 2022

  • "We know the place as we have been there couple of times, and we have seen that ..."

    We know the place as we have been there couple of times, and we have seen that they had improved a lot, new windows, new setting, it is realy nice and cosy, and the location is just perfect, but we can not rate it at 5 stars as the bathroom need more atention to the cleanningnes, the shower hose is all black from mold the drainige needs cleaning( last couple of times we had to buy solution to unplug the drain, and over all lack of cleaning in the bathroom The rest is all nice and clean and tidy we would like to come back hopefully the issues will be sorted

    Reviewed by Marius3.8Oct 2022

  • "We stayed in Loweswater and it is a lovely little apartment in a beautiful setting, and an ideal place to visit other towns such as Hawkshead, Coniston and Windemere."

    There is a log fire and heaters to keep you warm, dishwasher, cooker onsite laundry facilities if you need them. There was minor things missing from listing such as on site logs for the fire, you had to travel 2.5 miles to the site shop for them, and the DVD had no wire to connect it to the TV. This did not spoil the holiday as we purchased a wire and left it for other users, and there are logs much closer on the road to Hawkshead. The emergency email address worked very well, and they were very polite despite me making an error with a senior moment over the key code. Overall a good place to holiday and would definitely go again.

    Thank you for providing feedback following your recent stay at Loweswater. Properties 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 Martin4.1Jan 2022

  • "We always have a fantastic time in The Lakes and this is the 4th year in a row that we’ve chosen to stay in this property."

    It’s perfectly located for us. The only criticism we have is the cleanliness. We commented about it last year as well but never had a reply. This year, it was worse. There were cobwebs everywhere. Especially noticible between the standard lamp and the wall. It clearly hadn’t been cleaned for weeks. There was also a thick layer of dust on all the skirting boards in every room. Also worth mentioning is the black mold on the wall behind the bed. We wouldn’t have noticed, but my boyfriend lost one of his earbuds so we pulled the bed out to look for it. Also there needs to be a mirror on the dressing table in the bedroom. There used to be one there but if someone had broken it, it should be replaced. Apart from that, we had a lovely stay. It’s just a bit annoying that no one replied to us last year and we had the same issues again this year. Since check out time is 9.30am and we couldn’t check in until 4.30pm, there is plenty of time to clean. Having said all this, we’ll still return to loweswater when we come to the Lake District because the location and views are perfect.

    Reviewed by Tracey3.4Nov 2021

  • "Because of it's location, think it would benefit from better wi-fi."

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2021

  • "We were at the cottage at the beginning of the second lockdown in November 2020."

    Graythwaite staff were extremely friendly (although not intrusive) and helpful. Cottage had everything we needed in it and was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Oct 2020

  • "This is our third consecutive year coming to this property and we love it so much."

    We come because the location is ideal, the views are wonderful and we can bring our pets. The cottage is perfect for us. This trip we had just a few little issues that I'd like to bring to your attention. In the handbook it says to not park blocking a neighbouring property's view. We have always adhered to this and never had an issue with other residents until this year. The people staying upstairs had people come to stay over and parked in front of our bedroom window. It was a little embarassing because my boyfriend was just getting out of bed as they stood directly ourside getting something from their boot. We spoke to them and they apologised and they were respectful in future. However a black Audi reg no MV66 NFF started to park outside our windows. It was there for a few days. When we enquired who's it was, we were told by our neighbour that they'd seen them park up and then walk round the corner to a property in the courtyard. After a few days of having to keep our curtains closed for privacy, I put a note on their car asking them to please park respectfully and note the 'house rules' and it didn't happen again. Maybe you could consider designated parking spots to stop confrontation or maybe put a note about this in your email confirmations instead of the handbook which people may not read. Another issue we had was internet access and wifi. We expect the signal to not be as good as at home but this was by far the worst year for wifi connection we've experienced with you. We are certainly not gadget addicts or internet junkies but we are walkers and adventurers and although we do a lot of planning and research before our holiday, we need to keep on top of weather reports while we are there and research alternative things to do if the need arises. We could rarely access internet even when we registered our details to be able to use the wifi. One final point which is very minor is that one of the glasses in the cupboard was dirty when we arrived and there were a few cobwebs on the ceiling in the bedroom. I normally wouldn't even notice the cobwebs but I've recently taken cleaning work myself after my business suffered over lockdown so I'm now prone to notincing that. After all of this we will still book for next year because we love it there so much.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Oct 2020

  • "A lovely quiet location between Esthwaite water and Windermere, the accommodation was everything we expected from Sykes Cottages, very clean and tidy, well equipped and though other families we’re staying there it was still very peaceful, a great area for walking the dogs."

    Plenty of history around the area although very disappointing we were unable to visit Beatrix Potter house and gardens and Wordsworth’s house because of Covid-19. An ideal place to stay and thoroughly recommend these cottages.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "Location great."

    Garden space was ideal for the dog and very beautiful overlooking hills and lake. Accommodation was basic, but clean and adequate for a few days. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Louise4.1Aug 2020

  • "Lovely little apartment in a nice location Highly recommend"

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2020

  • "Beautiful surroundings and a very peaceful location."

    The cottage was very clean and clearly well looked after. We really enjoyed our stay here with our little dog (who also loved it!)

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2020

  • "Great to have a log fire."

    Amazing location, you can walk to Hawkshead and Windermere ferry crossing, both 40 min walk. Very quiet at night with a couple of bars/ restaurants within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Nov 2019

  • "Perfect little place to stay."

    Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Oct 2019

  • "This is the second year running that we’ve stayed at this cottage and we’ll happily book for next year too."

    It’s perfect for our needs. Set in the most beautiful of settings, cosy, homely, with all the facilities we need. Location is great for access to all the main towns, Lakes and mountains. Parking is right outside our door. It’s pet friendly. And because there is no light pollution, it’s the perfect spot for star gazing on a clear night. We can’t recommend this property enough

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent apartment and location, only slight problem was couldn’t find where the farm shop was located on site ."

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jul 2019

  • "Wonderful holiday,nice secluded apartments,very clean and tidy."

    The only downside was problems with remote control for television think TV needs to be updated.Also apartment could be improved by putting a stool or chair in bedroom by dressing table. Would definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Jun 2019

  • "Lovely holiday house, ideal for us and our blind dog as no stairs and large garden was great for him to run around and not bump into anything."

    This was our third holiday at this house and hope to have many more.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jun 2019

  • "Apartment was really nice, with views as you would expect in the Lake District."

    ...gorgeous. Covered entrance ideal for cleaning and drying dogs off. Daily delivery of milk from a local dairy which was ideal. Couldn't have wished for more, hope you will have us back, thankyou

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "The shower was temperamental - sometimes worked fine, other times only cold."

    Perhaps something to do with the timing of the heating but not obvious and no instructions.

    Reviewed by Alice3.4May 2019

  • "Very dog friendly, lovely to be down by the lake within 5 minutes walk."

    As expected noise from flat above and TV didn't work very well. Beautiful, tranquil, peaceful place to stay, just right for 1 - 2 people

    Reviewed by Julia4.7May 2019

  • "Absolutely exceptional cottage."

    Very clean, well appointed and superbly comfortable. Only one slight minus was the loss of hot water on two occasions but this was fixed very quickly.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2019

  • "Shortage of toilet rolls!"

    tissues would have been appreciated

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and great location for the dogs, plenty of space to run about outside."

    Wood burner was a great feature.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Mar 2019

  • "As the cottage is so remote it may be advisable to give latitude and longitude as the majority of people use sat navs and the postcode takes you to the main estates office ."

    Lovely cottage and beautiful area . Take a torch as it’s very dark . Would definitely recommend . Hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2018

  • "We have stayed at this property previously."

    Unfortunately this time the cleanliness was not as expected outside the property. There were plant pots left in the communal area right outside the door of the property with used cigarette butts in them, laminated signs had fallen off the wall and left on the floor. The sofas inside the property seemed quite dirty and definitely need changing.

    Reviewed by Kevin2.8Nov 2018

  • "Being able to bring our dogs with us is a main reason we book Esthwaite farm cottages ."

    The setting is wonderful and relaxing, we have been many times.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2018

  • "Not enough crockery or cutlery - no scissors."

    Cracked plates. Not enough towels for a week. If were to self cater, lack of the above say to cook or to cater for a visitor or friend that could appear - say just for the day.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call us in the office between 9AM to 7PM. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary2.8Sep 2018

  • "We've always been very comfortable in loweswater however I think the mattress needs renewal now , the new sofas were very comfortable."

    A lovely relaxing holiday, wonderful for our dogs.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Jun 2018

  • "This is a lovely place a great escape if you are living in the big city."

    Our stay in Loweswater was very pleasant and definitely would go back.

    Reviewed by Crishan Sedric4.7May 2018

  • "The instructions were a little confusing to locate the property."

    The sat nav got us on the right turn off but actually finding our apartment was tricky. More detailed instructions would have been useful. The towel rail in the bathroom didn't work but otherwise it was fantastic. Would book the same property again and would book with Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Apr 2018

  • "We arrived for 3 nights on the Monday , no hot water from the Wednesday morning , rang the mobile number is the welcome book but no reply, so no shower or hot water in the kitchen for are last night and departing morning."

    don,t know if it was just our apartment or the block.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.4Feb 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely stay and everything you need in a little apartment, loved every minute until the last night and guests moved into the apartment above and could hear every movement they made."

    Unfortunately it reminded me of being back in a flat in London and ruined the last nights stay

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2016

  • "The only thing l would say is there should perhaps be a little sign up as you enter the properties telling you which direction named property is."

    We arrived at 10 in evening after being stuck hrs in traffic ..13 hr journey and my partner had to try going round each one with torch trying to find propert. We both have ms so very diffucult.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Sep 2016

  • "Had a relaxing birthday both myself and my partners"

    Reviewed by Rod4.2Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shared laundry.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in shared laundry, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power and 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 delightful ground floor apartment situated in the picturesque Esthwaite Farm courtyard.

It features surprisingly spacious accommodation that's perfect for a relaxing romantic getaway with your loved one.

The open plan living area, complete with woodburning stove, is the ideal accompaniment for spending quality time together in this magical location.

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.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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