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Far Sawrey, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1024721)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful house with an amazing view!"

    Had a lovely time, would recommend

    Reviewed by CaraJul 2022

  • "Perfect."

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2022

  • "Amazing place."

    Everything we needed was provided. Comfortable seating, enjoyed our holiday and will definitely return

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2022

  • "Clean, comfortable property."

    Lovely views.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this property."

    It was clean, tidy and very well equipped. It was a lovely setting for a relaxing week away with lovely views to wake up to. Very convenient for the ferry across Windermere. Would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2022

  • "Great location and great value had a great time in the lake district and the flat was very comfortable"

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2022

  • "Stunning property."

    Beautifully clean and well equipped with quality furnishings in a fantastic location. We loved it and will definitely return. Just a note to the agents...the postcode provided in the email is incorrect so it took a little finding in the dark!!

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2021

  • "The settee had a horrible smell ."

    The tap in the kitchen was very loose. I do feel the bushes out side the veranda could do with a good pruning as it spoiled the view of the lake.And that was one of the reasons we booked this cottage.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2021

  • "Gorgeous property, in a great location."

    Would have booked again if Sykes hadn't increased the cost by 50%!!! I accept companies need to recoup losses due to Covid but 50% increase is taking advantage of the situation. Have booked to go elsewhere with another company!!

    Reviewed by SianSep 2021

  • "Yikes Sykes!"

    We came last year and loved it so much we booked there and then for the same week this year. We were hoping to do the same and come again next year! Same time! Same place! However, last year we paid £450. This year was £650 which we thought was a steep increase but we accepted it. Next year is £950! Greedy Sykes! Sadly, we’ll go elsewhere!

    Reviewed by JillSep 2021

  • "A well presented cottage in a lovely setting."

    Unfortunately for us, the ferry was out of service for most of our stay and while we understand that this is not the responsibility of the owner, we had intended to use it as foot passengers to access Bowness, so this left us feeling a little isolated. However, the thing that might prevent us from booking this property again would be the significant increase in rental fees for next year, which we feel do not represent good value for a maximum of two adults. Otherwise we would certainly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by GaynorAug 2021

  • "My wife and I had a lovely time."

    The cottage and it’s location were first class. To have that view of the lake from our balcony every morning was great. To that extent we decided to book again for next year. On contacting yourselves, we were told that the price had almost doubled, which unfortunately put us off.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "The location of this accommodation was perfect, very peaceful and truly enjoyed being so close to the waters edge with ducks and swans just outside."

    Very comfortable bed and nicely equipped. Great spot to enjoy this part of the lakes - we will be back!

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "The accommodation was as the website description clean modern beautiful outlook ..."

    The accommodation was as the website description clean modern beautiful outlook milk and other goodies provided all the facilities excellent we had a great time

    Reviewed by HarryApr 2021

  • "What a fantastic location, waking up to the views of water and forest was incredible, whilst laying in what I can only describe as the comfiest bed I've slept in - which was needed after hiking up mountains all day."

    The house was perfect, great kitchen which comes with washing machine and dishwasher for those lazy people, oven stove, microwave and everything else you could possibly need. Such a lovely touch to be welcomed with a basket of local goodies, jams, coffee and even beer and Gin which started off our weeks holiday perfectly - we just needed a butler to pour it all out for us. The ONLY criticism we had, was the sofa wasn't the comfiest, which we believe others have commented on, after trekking up Scafell or one of the other many local mountains, nothing better to come back and crash on a big comfy sofa with your partner, however the sofa didn't quite allow us to do this - but a small issue amongst many positives. I will also say that the description of the place didn't do it justice. Be warned though, the ferry is needed for you to get around, its £5 each way - so plan for this... couldn't have been happier with the place - would go back in a heart beat! Sykes were also fantastic, quick to answer any questions or ease us of any concerns (Lockdown / Covid)

    Reviewed by TOct 2020

  • "We had such an amazing stay at Lowe McConnell that we've booked for next year!"

    We got married in the Lakes the day before our stay and this was the perfect relaxing stay we needed. The accommodation is stunning, contemporary and has the most amazing views. Everything you need is in the cottage even a welcome pack containing milk and condiments. The WiFi was reliable and there was a useful folder containing information about the appliances and leaflets about the surrounding area. The ferry across to Bowness is on the doorstep and runs every 20 mins and costs £1 per foot passenger and £5 per car. There is also little takeaway hut called The Hatch which does tasty flamed orange hot chocs! The cottage is situated within easy access by car to all locations throughout the Lake District. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone who is a keen walker and loves the heart of Lakes.

    Reviewed by CarleyOct 2020

  • "Lovely location, with easy access to everywhere."

    Ideal being as close to the west shore ferry as you could possibly get, literally a stones throw. Lovely view from the balcony, and waking to see the lake and boats from the bedroom windows! We had a lovely stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by AndySep 2020

  • "The Location and Cottage was just lovely, amazing views of Lake Winderemere were stunning,lovely walks, Lovely villages to visit,nice shops and good selection of places to eat and drink."

    Good National Trust places to visit, 1 week is not enough to explore the outstanding beauty of the Lake District. We hope to visit again in the near future.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "The property was wonderful and the property manager was kind enough to let us in early."

    Very clean, great location for walking and very quiet.

    Reviewed by BillAug 2020

  • "The hot water went off for 2 days which meant showering and washing up was a ..."

    The hot water went off for 2 days which meant showering and washing up was a problem, I telephoned to report it and it was eventually back on

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "We had a great time thanks."

    The accommodation was comfortable and well equipped. Our only small suggestion would be to have more cutlery and crockery. We found we were constantly having to put the dishwasher on because there was only 2 per person of everything. As others have noted, a foot stool in the lounge would be very welcome - we improvised with the dressing table stool! Generally, with Sykes I would say you need to invest in more customer service operators. We have called 3 times in the last few weeks and each time were told there would be a wait of up to an hour. I don’t really think this is acceptable. We had to find other ways to resolve our queries.

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2020

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Amazing views from the lounge & bedroom. Great food at pub - 1 mile, Beatrix Potter’s house 1.5 miles - great walking area. We loved our holiday and hope to return.

    Reviewed by JayneMar 2020

  • "Excellent position overlooking the lake."

    Well equipped kitchen with all the little touches that a lot of places forget i.e tea towels, kitchen roll etc, Beautiful welcome hamper very nice.

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2020

  • "This accommodation ticked all the boxes for us."

    It is a very stylish contemporary appartment. Everything in it is of a very high specification. It was really comfortable especially the bed. We stayed over New Year and it was lovely and cosy which was great to come back to after many of the lovely walks on the doorstep. The situation of the property is beautiful as it is right on Lake Windermere. We loved sitting in the living room or in bed watching the boats moored on the Lake drifting around. A real relaxing property.

    Reviewed by AliceDec 2019

  • "The property is really well equipped and the welcome pack of teas, ground coffee and locally made preserves, plus a bottle of fresh milk in the fridge, was an unexpected and welcome surprise."

    The views from the lounge and bedroom are beautifully restful and the property was very cosy, warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2019

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  • 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 14 days prior to arrival and are subject to availability - cot linens are not provided
  • Allocated roadside parking for 1 car
  • Balcony
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • 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 1024718, the door will remain locked during your stay unless booking both properties and requested otherwise at least 14 days prior to your arrival
  • 4pm check in
  • Please note: This property has a good house keeping bond of £75. 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
  • 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 superb terraced cottage, at Mitchell Wyke Bay, on the shores of Windermere.

Set in idyllic countryside and named after Rosemary Lowe-McConnell, a tropical fish ecologist, this cottage boasts a king-size double bedroom, a modern bathroom and a luxury open plan living area with a balcony, from where views of the breathtaking Windermere can be seen.

A unique base for a romantic Lake District holiday.

Note: This cottage can be booked alongside refs: 1024713, 1024703, 1024706, 1024718, 1024714 and 1024709 - 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.

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

Note: 4pm check in.
Please note: This property has a good house keeping bond of £75
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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