“Had a lovely 4 days at Potter ...”
Had a lovely 4 days at Potter Cottage over New Year. When we arrived it was snowing so very cold indeed! The cottage only has a number of radiators so it was a bit nippy when we first got there. The lounge certainly needs a larger radiator as there is small one with a note saying 'Do not set above 4', however it definitely did need setting higher as the lounge was a bit cold! However, I think in the summer months this wouldn't be a problem at all! ...
Had a lovely 4 days at Potter Cottage over New Year. When we arrived it was snowing so very cold indeed! The cottage only has a number of radiators so it was a bit nippy when we first got there. The lounge certainly needs a larger radiator as there is small one with a note saying 'Do not set above 4', however it definitely did need setting higher as the lounge was a bit cold! However, I think in the summer months this wouldn't be a problem at all! The floor in the bathroom is heated, however it is turned off at the mains, which is hidden behind a cupboard, but once we found that we were very toasty! Same with the toilet, it was freezing in there and the radiator appeared not to be working, until we discovered the fuse had been flicked off in the cupboard! The cottage was clean, however there were tons of cobwebs/ dead spiders knocking around on walls, cupboards etc. Kitchen was well equipped, however it doesn't have a corkscrew or a potato masher, so if you are partial to a bottle of wine or mashed potato-take these items with you!!!! There's no signal at the cottage- which is perfect for a getaway, however the wifi is sketchy and only worked in the bedroom. This wasn't a problem for us, but worth mentioning if you heavily rely on it!! All in all, a very nice cottage in a gorgeous location, the cottage is directly below the owners flat and the bedroom must be directly below their kitchen, which was really noisy in the mornings when they were walking around/ putting the washing machine on, clearing wine bottles from the night before (heard it all at about 8am on new years day!!!!!!), but apart from that, a very enjoyable stay and would stay here again!!!
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Beechmount Country House Cottages
These two superb cottages are situated within walking distance of Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter and a traditional inn in the tiny hamlet of Near Sawrey, in the Lake District National Park. Set in a beautiful location, next to the owners’ home and guesthouse built in the Arts and Craft movement, these two cosy holiday homes both sleep two consisting of the Coach House and a cosy ground floor apartment, Potter Cottage, making them a perfect base for romantic getaways. Being located in such beautiful countryside these cottages will be delightful at any time of the year. Both cottages have been furnished and decorated to an excellent standard with oak floors, underfloor heating, granite worktops and scrumptious soft furnishings. Guests can wonder around the charming grounds including a secluded walled garden and embrace the magnificent surroundings – there are lots of quiet corners to enjoy a peaceful drink and listen to the birds singing. Without moving the car, a visit to Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter and the famous garden tended by “Mr McGregor” is a great way to spend a few hours. You can also enjoy a fantastic afternoon tea with homemade scones and jam at a local tearoom or a refreshing drink at the local inn, The Tower Bank Arms. Slightly further away is the quaint village of Hawkshead, with its cobbled yards and traditional houses. The village also has some interesting shops including the Hawkshead. Relish which sells delicious relishes, jams and Damson Gin – all made locally in Cumbria. Guests might also like to visit the Drunken Duck Inn which has a highly regarded restaurant perfect for a special occasion, but book early - it is loved by both visitors and locals! With charming scenery, cosy and snug cottages, excellent places to eat and visit you might find this magical place weaves into your heart making you want to return again and again!
This ground floor apartment is set beneath the owner’s home and guesthouse and boasts a comfortable king-size double bedroom and a shower room.
The main open plan living area has a sitting area and kitchen with a dining area and there is a cloakroom.
This cosy cottage has been tastefully furnished and makes a lovely place for a relaxing and romantic escape with beautiful shared grounds to enjoy.
Note: This property can be booked with Ref 962593, together they sleep 4.
- All ground floor
- One king-size double bedroom
- Shower room with shower and basin
- Separate basin and WC
- Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
- Electric heaters with underfloor heating in shower room
- Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair on request
- Off road parking for 1 car
- Shared gardens and grounds
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk
- Note: Fountain in grounds, children must be supervised at all times.
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:
- Last minute