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Windermere

Sawrey near Hawkeshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 935819)

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  • Customer Rating: 2.9 / 4 out of 4

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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    “My wife and I love the place.”

    That was our third stay since June. First time in Windermere cottage. It didn't fail to satisfy. The cottage itself is clean and well set out. The shower is great. The beds are comfortable. And of course you have the wood burning fire. The kitchen has everything you would need to cook a nice meal and while you're in there all the while overlooking the lake. The location's superb. So close to Hawkshead. And a 5 or 6 mile drive to Ambleside or Coniston. And if you don't drive there's always the ...

    That was our third stay since June. First time in Windermere cottage. It didn't fail to satisfy. The cottage itself is clean and well set out. The shower is great. The beds are comfortable. And of course you have the wood burning fire. The kitchen has everything you would need to cook a nice meal and while you're in there all the while overlooking the lake. The location's superb. So close to Hawkshead. And a 5 or 6 mile drive to Ambleside or Coniston. And if you don't drive there's always the bus at the top of the lane. My wife is getting over a serious illness and has limited mobility along with partial sight but she can still appreciate the wonderful views. Holidays abroad are impossible now so we decided on the lakes. Just a pity we didn't do it years ago. At night I often drove in to do the 'Hawkshead pub crawl'. All 4 of them. Small beautiful pubs. No owned by the big breweries. The food is great in all of them. In fact there isn't a pub,cafe or restaurant to where I wouldn't return. I did read some reviews before I went and some of them just beggar belief. One person complained about sheep being in the next field. "least there was a wall keeping them away". What a shock that must have been, sheep in the Lake District. Another one complained about cobwebs beneath the drawers in the bedroom dresser. In our bedroom I took the bottom half of the dresser and my wife had the top. I checked mine and there were no cobwebs and I can assure there were no cobwebs in my wife's drawers either. It was also nice to see children out walking with their parents or playing instead of being on their ipad or phone. Also what a delight to wake up in the morning to sheep bleating or cows mooing. In contrast to the noise of cars, trains and buses of the city. One negative aspect is that my wife didn't like the curtains, but then again she doesn't like me. We liked it so much we've booked again for November. All in all, highly recommended if you want to get away from the daily grind of urban life. Tommy &Angie Reid

    - Mr Reid, September 2018

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine

Esthwaite Farm Cottages

A beautiful collection of eleven stone properties located close to Esthwaite Water in the idyllic village of Near Sawrey in the stunning 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 can’t fail to fall in love with this wonderful setting, 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 with many featuring a warming woodburning stove. There’s a mix of one and two bedroom properties across ground and first floor settings some with an open plan living area and all with comfy bedrooms guaranteeing a great night’s sleep in this quiet and tranquil part of the world. The large lawned area ensure that children and pets can play in safety whilst you relax and gaze across the valley to the forested hillsides or maybe take a walk along the private path to the water’s edge. This is truly an unrivalled location for exploring all that the Lake District has to offer so 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 watersports. 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 Railway, just a few miles away. These characteristic cottages offer the opportunity for a memorable stay that you’ll want to repeat again and again.

The property

A cosy ground floor stone courtyard cottage, located close to Near Sawrey, home to Beatrix Potter, and Esthwaite Water.

The cottage boasts a private patio with views across beautiful countryside to the Langdale Pikes.

Inside is open plan living with a cosy woodburning stove in the sitting area, two bedrooms and a shower room.

Accommodation

All ground 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.

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in shared laundry, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • 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
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake
  • Note: Limited mobile reception
  • Note: Tumble dryer by 50p coin meter. 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
  • Note: Logs are charged at £4 per bag or 3 bags of logs at £10
  • Kindling is available for £4 per bag
  • Payment is made by the honesty box next to the logs.

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About the location

SAWREY

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.

Region Information

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
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