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Old Sawrey Stores

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Hawskhead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

5.0

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet Free

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  • location (7)
  • accommodation (7)
  • lovely (7)
  • our (5)
  • pub (5)

15 Customer Reviews

  • "This was an exceptional stay booked for my husbands 50th birthday couldn’t have asked for a better stay we will be back again Julie & Chris both fantastic would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely, peaceful stay at Old Sawrey stores."

    The property was exactly as described and the information left by the owners was very helpful. All the property amenities were straightforward and practical to use. Thanks for sorting the twin beds. Though the property is close to the owners’s house they were very respectful of our space which we appreciated. Julie was really lovely. The property site is ideal for walkers who don’t want to be in a town setting and who are used to/don’t mind the quiet. Having a pub over the road was ideal for the first night too. We got the best of the LD and we would be back in a shot.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Old Sawrey Stores, the owners live next door and were very friendly and helpful."

    The accommodation is well fitted, very comfy bed! Nice location especially if you like walking and less than 10 minutes drive to Hawkshead and easy to get to other places. There's a nice pub just across the road from there as well!! We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation very comfortable with everything you need."

    Very friendly owner. Lovely area with loads to see and do. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Samuel Lindsay5.0Jul 2023

  • "Bijou and quality combined."

    An ideal base.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay, lovely property, well maintained and of an excellent standard, would highly recommend this 5 star property."

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0May 2023

  • "Impressive open plan accommodation, great location lovely hosts."

    Many thanks for a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Oct 2022

  • "The owners were extremely welcoming and flexible as our holiday plans altered unexpectedly."

    The cottage was spotless, comfortable and furnished to a very high standard. Both Julie and Chris were superb hosts and ensured our stay was quiet and peaceful. Both gave superb information about the best places to walk, swim and eat. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great accommodation and location."

    Very friendly and helpful hosts. Great location for visiting the area around Windermere and beyond,

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stay, thanx Chris and Julie."

    Could do with a fish slice and perhaps a wooden spoon, protect the pans.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Jun 2022

  • "This little holiday cottage has everything you need for a relaxing time with the pub 100yrd away with excellent food ."

    .. its all you need for the perfect relaxing break!

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2022

  • "Ideal for two seeking a comfortable base for walking."

    Compact with all you need, pub close by and ideal location to access Hawkshead area.

    Reviewed by Norman4.7Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic location, great accommodation for two."

    Very helpful owners live next door.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation quiet location, but about 50 metres away from a pub."

    Great base from which to do some wild swimming within a mile of a lovely tarn. Great walks and cycles right on our doorstep.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "The location, the beautiful landscape at Far Sawrey and the walks."

    The lovely modern accommodation and the kindness and helpfulness of the owners, truly lovely people.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.

Summary

  • One bedroom: 1 x super king-size (zip/link can be split into 2 x twins on request)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and bedroom.
  • Underfloor heating in shower room
  • Electric hob, microwave, fridge, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Patio with furniture
  • Secure storage for bikes/canoes
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 5 min walk
  • Shop 2.9 miles
  • Claife viewing station 1.2 miles.

The property

This former village shop in Beatrix Potter country has been beautifully converted into an elegant studio for two, in the in the picturesque hamlet of Far Sawrey - the land of peace and quiet.

Enter into the open plan living space full of natural light from above and the huge picture windows, giving a light, airy, contemporary studio ambience.

The main living space features a well-equipped, modern, fitted dining-kitchen, with hob & microwave (please note no oven), combined with a versatile lounge area with comfortable soft leather armchairs and Smart TV.

Two steps lead down to a private, cosy sleeping area with a super king-size bed.

Two racks of coat hooks and a seven-drawer chest provide storage for clothing.

The bathroom is on the same level, with the shower room complete with underfloor heating.

Outside there is a bench and private sitting area as well as bike and canoe storage.

Far Sawrey is a tranquil village to the west of Lake Windermere, with a lovely church, local pub: The Cuckoo Brow, and masses of walking routes from your front door.

The Tower Bank Arms at Near Sawrey, is 5-minute drive, or a 20-minute walk.

Also here is Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s home, and many beautiful walks: Moss Eccles Tarn, Claife Heights or Esthwaite Water.

Hop on the ferry and head over to lively Bowness, full of shops, restaurants, hire boats and Lake District family attractions in Bowness - including the Royalty Cinema, Old Laundry Theatre and the World of Beatrix Potter attraction.

There are lovely walks along the lakeshore in both directions.

Wray Castle is a popular destination.

Hawkshead village is also only a short drive away.

With its car-free cobbled streets, local shops, tea rooms and tempting delicatessens you'll find a leisurely day is well spent.

A little further on is Ambleside; a cosmopolitan Lake District village with sophisticated shops, cafes and restaurants.

From Ambleside, you can also stroll to Waterhead Pier to take a cruise on Lake Windermere or follow the A591 to Rydal Water and historic Grasmere.

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About the location

FAR SAWREY

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.

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Please note - no oven in the property, but a hob and microwave.