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Far Sawrey, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1024709)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Love the cottage and the positioning, it was well appointed and comfortable."

    Only one thing that I doubt Sykes could do anything about is that I could not open the bedroom windows at night, or the bathroom windows, as the midges would swarm in, which made it difficult in the hot weather, although there is a fan supplied which would have helped. I couldn't use the fan as it kept me awake.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2022

  • "Lovely stay but as previous visitors have already commented, you can smell wet dogs each time you came in from outside."

    Not sure if it's the rug or cushions in the front room that are causing the problem. Apart from that everything was fine and the apartment was well equipped. Very comfortable bed.

    Reviewed by JillJun 2022

  • "A fabulous holiday apartment with amazing views."

    The balcony was well used during the unexpected good weather. Very clean and comfortable. An issue with the boiler was quickly resolved and the attending heating engineer was very pleasant and helpful. Felt very relaxed and had a wonderful time. Hope to revisit. Sunday lunch at the Cuckoo Brow was good but weekday evenings food not so good. Too many dishes on offer, should concentrate on less choice but better quality. Very welcoming pub.

    Reviewed by ShirleyMar 2022

  • "We have stayed at many pet friendly accommodations around the country but this one was the first that you could tell it was a pet friendly place."

    The cleanliness of the accommodation was seriously lacking. Dog hairs all over the floor, rug and door mat. Floors where filthy dirty and had not been moped or steam cleaned in a very long time. With COVID cleaning protocols we would have expected a much better cleanliness. We even tried to use the hoover at one point and that was a mistake it stunk, smelt as if it was full, needed the filter cleaned or even better replaced. However other than this the property is in a great location and has everything you need. Improve the cleanliness and do some maintenance and this would be a fantastic accommodation.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "Lovely place great links to use ferry just beautiful part of the country x"

    Reviewed by AdrainSep 2021

  • "This is a fabulous apartment in a fabulous setting and we paid for the privilege of such a fabulous setting as it was a special occasion."

    However, for something to cost what it did I would have expected the kitchen equipment to be of a similar high standard but unfortunately this was disappointing. The kettle was full of black bits and the pans were in a terrible state and looked like they should be replaced.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "Fantastic location, some parts could have been cleaned that little bit better."

    Some signs of wear that were easily rectifiable that weren’t. Overall a pleasant stay even if property a little on the steep side price wise. I’d maybe look into television and tv package upgrade as facilities somewhat lacking of an evening.

    Reviewed by Gerard and ElaineJul 2021

  • "Frost cottage was very well situated and nicely presented."

    There were however a few signs of tiredness in the property such as water leak marks, a cracked wardrobe mirror and a dirty & stained floor rug. Other than that everything else was pleasant. The view was to die and we found our overall stay very pleasant

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Frost, it is a well appointed and wonderfully situated cottage - the view of the lake from the balcony and bedroom would be hard to beat - perfect for a couple and dog."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LynMay 2021

  • "We’ve been to the next door property exactly the the same didn’t disappoint lovely relaxing holiday in a beautiful quiet location would certainly be back in the future g."


    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2021

  • "The toilet flush is really hard to press."

    An elderly couple would strugggle with this

    Reviewed by AntonyMay 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, might considrt another visit."

    Quite central to everywher and so peacefulathank you again

    Reviewed by AnnApr 2021

  • "We recently arrived home after spending 5 days at Frost over Christmas."

    The cottage and it’s locality is stunning. The proximity to the Lake and Ferry we found idyllic . We found everything really comfortable and warm & cosy. Everything there for our needs. The cute Welcome hamper was so lovely and really thoughtful with high quality essentials of tea coffee Christmas marmalade, new year chutney, gin and beer. It was lovely coming back to the lovely cosy cottage after a day hopping over on the ferry to bowness Windermere or hawkshead / coniston. So much to see. The chippy in hawkshead highly recommended and lovely owners who are so friendly. Food in cuckoo inn lovely also which is a short drive away. Our only disappointment was the cleaning was not welcoming as on arrival we had to clean the fridge before putting food in it as was dirty and the couch had several stains on it which we also cleaned plus the rug smelt of wet dog so we rolled that up and didn’t use it. The owners have thought of everything for comfort of anyone staying at frost , it was a home from home and the views from living room and bedroom are so relaxing looking at the water. If cleaning was to a higher standard this place would be perfect, however we still cannot wait to return for another stay . It really is a place to chill and recharge. Thank you so much Sykes and Frost owners. This place is magical inside and out

    Reviewed by PaulineDec 2020

  • "Having stayed in Gilson in Oct 19, Frost was every bit as good."

    Great Accommodation, perfect for the two of us and the dog. Very clean and comfortable with excellent facilities and great walks to be had right from the door and easy access to the Ferry. Despite the restrictions we had a great relaxing time and the view of Windermere would be difficult to beat. We plan to be back the same time next year.

    Reviewed by LawrenceOct 2020

  • "Second time we have stayed here and we’re so in love with the place we booked again for March."

    Perfect location and on our second visit we experienced a completely different holiday , choosing this time to explore the area on bikes given there are some amazing bike routes on your doorstep . Apartment is lovely and the welcome pack including milk, filter coffee, local jam, chutney, beer and gin is just first class. It was amazing to enjoy the autumnal colours from the balcony and to hop on the ferry over to Bowness-on- Windermere. We had a lovely Sunday lunch in the Cuckoobrow Inn which is just a 20 minute walk up the hill. This has become our home from home.

    Reviewed by AnnamarieOct 2020

  • "All great, there is a crack in mirror, would have liked to have been notified, I took a picture on arrival."

    Reviewed by JillOct 2020

  • "The location of the property was wonderful, the kitchen facilities were excellent and the welcome package (including some milk) was a lovely touch."

    Two minor comments for improvement; there is a hub for something like WiFi right above the bed, the hub has a bright green flashing light that can be quite irritating during the night. Additionally, the glass window panel by the front door could perhaps do with a blind or curtain for night time. There is a light outside the window on a timer; this light is quite bright in the bedroom as there is no door to the bedroom to shut it out. With a small baby who needs darkness to sleep well, this light posed quite a challenge

    Reviewed by FrancescaAug 2020

  • "We loved it so much we booked it again on our way home!"

    ! Beautiful location and within reach of all the key attractions. The apartment facilities were amazing and the arrival hamper was just perfect. We loved sitting out on the balcony in the mornings and evenings, and it was super convenient to catch the ferry (less than 1 minute away from the front door ) across to Bowness-on-Windermere for a look around the shops or a meal out.

    Reviewed by AnnamarieJul 2020

  • "Property was lovely, settee a bit uncomfortable, location was beautiful but is isolated if ferry isn’t working as was the case while we were there, disappointed we weren’t told this when I rang to see if holiday was still going ahead due to virus as it had been closed for two weeks before we went."

    Reviewed by KenMar 2020

  • "On arrival we encountered a problem that could have had an adverse effect on our stay."

    However the exceptional, immediate and professional manner in the way the problem was dealt with by the Sykes team was impressive. Excellent customer service and as a result we had an excellent stay and would recommend the company wholeheartedly. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PozzFeb 2020

  • "Wish we could of stayed longer"

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2020

  • "Was lovely."

    Ferry was handy and definitely able to walk to the pub once across the lake. Fab little Cafe only 2 minute walk from cottage. The cottage itself was perfect and we enjoyed having our Christmas dinner outside on the balcony. Plus the welcome hamper was very appealing!

    Reviewed by JennDec 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x super-king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request, minimum 14 days notice required to prepare as twin)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Biomass central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair to be requested 14 days prior to arrival and are subject to availability - cot linens are not provided
  • Allocated roadside parking for one car
  • Balcony
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles via ferry and Hawkshead – 4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times due to balcony
  • Note: This property has an interconnecting door to Ref 1024706, the door will remain locked during your stay unless booking both properties and requested otherwise at least 14 days prior to your arrival
  • Check in is 4pm. Please note: This property have a good house keeping bond of £75. Pick-up and drop-off ferry point situated approx 100 yards away
  • During seasonal peaks the ferry service may be in high demand due to its popularity
  • Please note that Sykes are not responsible for the council ferry changes to service, times, and closures
  • The Windermere car ferry service can be affected by extreme weather conditions By booking this property, you are automatically enrolled as a member of the Freshwater Biological Association for the duration of your stay

The property

A contemporary terraced cottage at Mitchell Wyke Bay, in the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Named after Winifred Frost, a fish biologist and known for her contribution to the FBA, this superb cottage has an-open plan living area with patio doors opening out to a private balcony over Windermere.

Accompanying this is a luxury bedroom with a super king-size double bed, making this a perfect retreat to return to after exploring the area of the Lake District.

Note: This cottage can be booked Refs. 1024703, 1024706, 1024713, 1024714, 1024718 and 1024721, together they sleep 18.

About the owner - Founded in 1929, The Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) is a thriving membership association, independent scientific organisation and a registered charity.

The FBA promote freshwater science through a number of ways, such as innovative research, science projects, training courses and workshops, maintained specialist scientific facilities, national and international scientific meetings and publications. By booking this property, you are automatically enrolled as a member of the Freshwater Biological Association for the duration of your stay.

Your membership entitles you to discounts on training courses and publications and gives access to the FBA’s extensive Freshwater Library.

Mitchell Wyke Bay

This lovely set of seven cottages rest in the village of Far Sawrey, close to Hawkshead and Bowness. Each wrapped in views of a beautiful lake; the scenery can be admired from the comfort of your holiday home, as you relax in style. Boasting open plan living areas, you can look forward to evening meals after the sun sets, or simply enjoy some quiet time with your loved ones. All cottages benefit from a well-equipped kitchen and a lovely seating arrangement, so you can socialise from morning through to evening, discussing your up and coming adventures. To be at one with the views, wander outside onto the balcony, perhaps with a refreshing drink to start the day off well. The beautiful bedrooms offer a peaceful sleeping environment, and a shower room completes the accommodation. If you are looking for extra space, or hoping to bring along additional guests, Lund Cottage has three bedrooms with en-suites, and a woodburner to enhance those cosy evenings. You are sure to be impressed wherever you choose to stay. There is something for everyone in this wonderful location with the village of Far Sawrey housing a pub/restaurant, and Bowness, with shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; just a short distance across the lake by ferry. Watersports are close at hand on Windermere, along with Lake Cruises and the majestic Wray Castle to admire. Of course plenty of walking opportunities are nearby, with an abundance of scenic attractions, for an all-round memorable getaway. An excellent group of cottages for a peaceful holiday experience.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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About the location


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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Region Information

Please note: This property has a good house keeping bond of £75
Please note: This property has a check in time of 4pm
Please note: There will be local road closures affecting access to property from 2nd December 2019 for up to 5 nights.

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