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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place to stay, as advertised in a fantastic location."

    Only downside was no fuel in house for the log burner. Checking in at 16.30 then realising we had to go back on ourselves to get fuel when it was getting dark was a little hassle. Also needed batteries for the tv remote as they were flat. Only very minor things though as everything else was great and we would definitely return.

    Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Ullswater. Unfortunately, properties no longer 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 David4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had no problems but the day we were leaving, whilst I was cleaning up in the kitchen."

    I noticed a gap in the plinth under the cooker units were I could see mice droppings. Maybe consider closing these gaps up.

    Reviewed by Suresh3.8Feb 2022

  • "The accomodation was as described, is in a lovely location with many walks and local attractions nearby, is very good for dogs and we would recommend it to others."

    We had one problem when we arrived in the cottage as the fridge broke on the first evening and coolant leaked all over the food & drink inside, much of which we had to dispose of in case it was contaminated. The kitchen floor was also covered in water as the fridge started to defrost. The coolant smelled terrible and lingered for several days, especially on the outside of packaging of any unopened food & drinks which were in the fridge at the time. We did clean the fridge and the kitchen floor, but the smell remained for a long time. This was reported the next morning to Graythwaite via their website and they responded very quickly, taking away the damaged fridge and installing a replacement.

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Sep 2021

  • "The maintenance of the property was poor."

    For example I would expect the kitchen fridge freezer door to have been replaced in a property at this price point. Without a freezer door, the freezer compartment and the main fridge compartment didn’t work properly.

    Reviewed by Martin2.8Jun 2021

  • "The key box was different to every other cottage in the facilities however our code opend others making us believe no key had been left."

    No one picked up the phone contact number we had been given resulting in the start of our holiday to be fairly stressful In the bed room the ceiling had multiple stains and at night little footstwos could be heard scurrying across so believe stains to be from dead rats? As expected internet was extremely limited at the cottage however finding our acsesspoint had been turned off definitely made it a lot worse. Once switched on internet was usable The cottage was nice once we where able to get in.

    Reviewed by Tom3.4Dec 2020

  • "This place was superb."

    We will definitely stay again. Great location, quiet, clean and it was exactly what we needed to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. Thank you

    Reviewed by June4.1Sep 2020

  • "The apartments was exactly as described on the homepage and the scenery is very beautiful."

    Due to Covid-19 we were asked to check in after 4 pm to allow for extensive cleaning. Unfortunately, we found the apartment not cleaned at all when we arrived at 6 pm (old bed linen on the bed, dirty and wet towels in the bath room etc). Re-arrangements were made for us (after we found a spot with mobile signal) but it took some time and the first evening ended with us going tired & early to bed while the next morning started early to move our luggage to the previous apartment. These things can happen but under Covid-19 they shouldn't, particularly when check-in and check-out times have been changed to meet the new situation. The rest of our holidays was great though

    Reviewed by Estelle3.4Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely time however the check in times and check out times are a bit unfair."

    I feel 4.30 for check in is very late and 9.30 for check out is too early. I paid £400 and we didn’t even get 2 full days at the cottage which I think is unfair. The couches in the living room where extremely small and uncomfortable too. I couldn’t return due to the fact of the timings.

    Reviewed by Kaleigh3.8Aug 2020

  • "The signage needs improving we got lost for a while."

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Jul 2020

  • "The toilet was not clean when we arrived and there was not a drop of washing up liquid."

    There is absolutely no sound proofing and you can hear the neighbors very clearly. Apart from that we loved every minute of our stay.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Nov 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay and the highlight was each evening we took out chairs down to the lake at erthsthwaite and enjoy the setting sun and peace."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2019

  • "Roof leaked on last night on to bed otherwise nice place"

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jun 2019

  • "Great little apartment - ideal for family of 4."

    Stunning views and lots to do within the locality. Had a small issue with heating, and Debbie sorted it immediately :-)

    Reviewed by Kalpesh5.0Feb 2019

  • "Not hot water for 3 days and mould in some areas of the building."

    Many thanks for your valuable feedback, we are very disappointed that one of our properties has let us down and not provided you with the experience that we had hoped for. We contacted the property owner to address the points you have raised. I can see you have spoke with our Customer Relations Team and we have resolved the issues and provided a satisfactory resolution on these matters. We do apologise once again for any inconvenience on your holiday and hope you continue to holiday with us in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane1.6Oct 2018

  • "Loved the accommodation incredible views and situated in a fanstatic location for getting around, would definately return."

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Aug 2018

  • "We have been to one of the cottages last year we had a lovely time so we wanted to come back once more."

    Have booked up for next year already. The area is just beautiful love it.

    Reviewed by Marilyn3.4Jun 2018

  • "We were very pleased with the cottage, it was exactly as described and in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by D4.7May 2018

  • "The cottage was clean and has lovely views from the lounge window."

    It was good there is a phone booth with I presume a working pay phone because there was no mobile signal. Good field to give the dog a run before going out for the day. Local information is scant. The first night we drove to Ambleside to Tesco extra and there is a co-op in Hawkshead village. The heating system is electric night heaters and it is very hot in the bedrooms in the middle of the night nut if turned lower it was quite cold in the cottage during the day. I would stay there again but not in the winter months.

    Reviewed by Lynne3.4Apr 2018

  • "Outdated, and not impressed that you can hear the people in the property below"

    Reviewed by Lee1.9Mar 2018

  • "A cosy, warm apartment, we enjoyed the log fire."

    Could do with a little tlc and a bit of extra cleaning in nooks and crannies. Main downside was noise from apartment below, walls are very thin. But had everything we needed, great place for a base if planning a walking holiday.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.2Jan 2018

  • "Fabulous pre Christmas birthday break with my family and dog."

    The area was quiet, but not too far from Hawkeshead, Windemere and Coniston. The cottage was clean, tidy and had all homely comforts. I booked a table at the local pub 'The Tower Bank Arms' which was perfect and only a few minutes walk away. Esthwaite lake was also just a short walk away. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Nov 2017

  • "The apartment was a very reasonable price, and as expected it was very small and basic."

    It was reasonably clean (a bit dusty in the nooks and crannies). The location was great and we had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Lucie4.2Oct 2017

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, 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 gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in shared laundry, Smart TV with Freeview
  • 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 as of the 1st November 2020
  • 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: 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 welcoming and homely first floor apartment situated in the picturesque hamlet of Near Sawrey amongst the stunning surroundings of the Esthwaite Valley.

This comfortable apartment is a great choice for couples or a small family who are looking for relaxation in this enchanting location.

Retrace Beatrix Potter's steps with a walk to Esthwaite Water or enjoy fishing, walking, cycling and touring around the Lake District's many pretty villages and towns.

A memorable holiday awaits at this lovely apartment.

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.

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas