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Mitchell Wyke Bay near Far Sawrey, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 940755)

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  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • “The location is lovely - very ...”
    The location is lovely - very peaceful but just a short ferry ride to Bowness which is one of the nicest places I've been for the choice of bars and restaurants - will return in the summer hopefully
    The location is lovely - very peaceful but just a short ferry ride to Bowness which is one of the nicest places I've been for the choice of bars and restaurants - will return in the summer hopefully
    - Mrs Wright, October 2017


  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Lake District Holiday Cottages

Far Sawrey 1 mile. A group of four unique cottages set directly on the shores of Windermere, on the site of the Freshwater Biological Association in picturesque Mitchell Wyke Bay, 1 mile from the village of Far Sawrey, 1.5 miles from Bowness-on-Windermere via the car ferry and 4 miles from Hawkshead within the beautiful Lake District National Park. These outstanding holiday cottages were once a research station and boathouse, and have been designed and transformed into holiday homes with balconies overlooking Windermere. These are some of our finest cottages, with contemporary furnishings throughout, including open plan living areas and luxury bathrooms, combined with a unique lakeside location offering guests an unparalleled view. Conveniently situated close to the Windermere car ferry enables easy access to all that the National Park has to offer. Four wonderful cottages for an idyllic retreat in magnificent surroundings.

The property

A quality end-terrace cottage, at Mitchell Wyke Bay, with private balcony overlooking the superb Windermere.

Named after Hugh Gilson, a former FBA Director, known for his contribution to the association, this wonderful cottage has an open plan living area, delightful bedroom and bathroom, all set in peaceful surroundings.

An ideal romantic base for a relaxing holiday.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 940918, 940920 and 940921, together they sleep 8.

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.


One king-size double bedroom. Shower room with shower, 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 7 days prior to arrival and are subject to availability - cot linens are not provided
  • Allocated roadside parking for 1 car
  • Balcony
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles via ferry, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times due to balcony
  • Note: This property has an interconnecting door to Ref 940918, the door will remain locked during your stay unless booking both properties and requested otherwise at least 7 days prior to your arrival
  • Note: 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.

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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