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


Sykes rating

  • 5 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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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property and location"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "Perfect little get away!"

    .Great location, facilities were excellent and we thoroughly our stay. Only thing to note would be there seemed to be a smell coming from the drains (mainly in the kitchen sink) which then floated in the kitchen and lounge area but that's all. Will be recommending to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Evie4.7Dec 2021

  • "The location of the cottage was everything we had hoped for, and the short walk to the lake is an absolute must."

    We came back completely refreshed and looking forward to going back next year.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2020

  • "Loved the location."

    The building itself holds character. It is a proper rural country side escape from crowded city and town. Beautiful lake in walking distance.

    Reviewed by Swarup5.0Aug 2019

  • "Overall it was a very good location and accommodation was more modern and new than we expected, which was great."

    Bit more information with a local map of the surrounding and things to do would have helped to get the best out of the short vacation. Instead of written instructions of how to go to farm shop and facilities, please include a map. We would love to visit again and highly recommend the place.

    Reviewed by Panduka5.0Jul 2019

  • "The accommodation was wonderful."

    Clean and well equipped. The location was great too.

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Jul 2019

  • "It would have been nice to have the place warm when we arrived and not wait for the heaters to work at night."

    I don't expect to be asked to strip linen and empty rubbish when renting accommodation.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jun 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this charming farm building which is set in one of the best locations in the Lake District (literally a stone’s throw from Beatrix Potter’s house, Hill Top)."

    The property manager, Debbie, made us feel very welcome throughout our stay. We are very glad that we stumbled across this property online, and hope to stay again some day.

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Apr 2019

  • "Excellent location for exploring the lakes."

    Accommodation comfortable and clean. Great pubs within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic place, even better than expected and little touches like tea bags, coffee and washing up liquid which we hadn't expected in a self catering place."

    The location was great for exploring the lake District and the dog (Max) thought it was ideal too. Local Pubs we're nice with good food and great beer. All round made it a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2019

  • "Heating and building insulation not adequate in cold weather."

    Storage heater in the property did not work properly and were difficult to alter the settings. The stove in the lounge area provided enough heat for the main bedroom and the lounge if the door was left open,but you have to pay for the logs to use in the stove.

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Dec 2018

  • "Was difficult to find with just the postcode and name would have helped with the Sawrey part of the address."

    Place was a good size clean and beds where very comfortable. Christmas tree on arrival was a lovely treat to top off a lovely Christmas.

    Reviewed by Anita3.8Dec 2018

  • "The apartment had everything we needed."

    The log burner was a treat, and the daily milk deliveries were very convenient.

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Oct 2018

  • "Cottage in a good location, however very basic equipment in the kitchen, can opener broken, sofa very uncomfortable and torn, window catch broken, gap under front door, which meant we had a cold draft in the house all week from the window and the door place could do with a lick of paint."

    Bathroom shaving light didn’t work.

    Reviewed by Jayne2.5Sep 2018

  • "We have just had a lovely week at the lakes with our family and two dogs."

    The accommodation was very nice and comfortable and set in a beautiful location ideal for walking and sightseeing.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2018

  • "The holiday cottage was very comfortable and clean but the windows are a little ..."

    The holiday cottage was very comfortable and clean but the windows are a little hard to close and one had no handle at all the oven grill never worked and for five people another dining chair is wanted but never the less we had a fantastic holiday and would come again anytime

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Aug 2018

  • "Our cottage was well equipped and pleasant to stay in."

    The area that our cottage was in was a highlight with a lake at the bottom of the garden, friendly village pub with fantastic food and Hawkshead village 5 minutes down the road. Would defiantly recommend staying here. We would defiantly stay again.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jul 2018

  • "I booked wastatwer cottage and i thought it is on the ground floor."

    The listing does not say that it s a first floor cottage noe does the email confirm. When we checked in, it was smelling so bad because someone had smoked a cigerrette insiode the cottage. They offered us a free upgrade which did not have the views, the wastwaters did. We had no other choice and had to accept this. Day 1: The electric storage radiator (god knows from which century) did not work. Day 2: They fixed the raddiators, but can not control the temprature or even switch them off now. It was a nightmare. We had sleep in different rooms with open windows and take chances with the insects coming in. Overall experience was worse than 2 stars and god knows how they managed to get 4 star for that property. It ruined my holidays to certain extent and would definitely look for a compensation. I did not expect this after paying spo much. There were cheaper alternatives on internet, but I specifically chose this to ensure the comfort for my family.

    Reviewed by Vishal1.6Jun 2018

  • "It was really lovely and the second time we have gone to that particular location."

    We stayed in the Thirlmere apartment first time round and Wastwater this time. Fantastic location and perfect for a few days away. The staff were helpful when I contacted them and really wanted to help and your website is really easy and quick to make a booking on. Will definitely be booking again with Sykes. Thank you! The Ensor family.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7May 2018

  • "Beautiful location Enjoyed farm delivery of milk & eggs Cottage exactly as described thank you"

    4.8Sep 2016

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with adult bunks and a single bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and 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
  • Fuel, power and logs for stove 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 £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

The property

This first floor courtyard apartment is located in the heart of the Lake District with beautiful views across the Esthwaite Valley.

Nestled on the fringes of Near Sawrey, with access to Beatrix Potter's Hill Top, this wonderful accommodation is ideal for a family looking to escape everyday life.

It features a cosy sitting room with homely furnishings wrapped around a woodburning stove - the perfect place to relax after a long day exploring the sights.

There is also a dining area set in the window and exposed beams adding to the character of the cottage.

The kitchen is well equipped and the bedrooms comprise of a double and a family room with adult bunks and a single bed.

To the exterior you have ample off-road parking and shared use of the lawned garden.

The village of Near Sawrey is made up of two hamlets, each offering a cluster of cottages, tea rooms and pubs.

Pay a visit to the 17th century farmhouse, Hill Top, where Beatrix Potter found her inspiration for Peter Rabbit and friends, discover a plethora of walking trails and for those seeking adventure, Grizedale Forest offers a wide variety of outdoor pursuits.

Whether you're looking for an activity-filled break or an escape from the hustle and bustle, choose this Lake District apartment for a memorable holiday.

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas