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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was excellent, the only issue we had was the duvet was not changed for the summer ie too hot and heavy."

    Reviewed by Thomas3.8May 2024

  • "Wonderful place, we enjoyed lovely weather which allowed us to spend some time on the balcony admiring the lovely view and nature."

    Thank you so much for the lovely hamper, we would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by K4.4May 2024

  • "Second time we have stayed in these beautiful cottages."

    Everything that you need is there for you. Very peaceful and perfect for a chilled get away. The only problem we had this time was that the car ferry was closed and we had no knowledge of this. Of course this is the councils work but a message regarding this prior to arriving, would have been appreciated.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2024

  • "Would have liked a vaccine cleaner or sweeping brush in the property ."

    With bringing a dog for 5 nights we would have liked a clean up of the floor area for our own comfort. We wasn't aware that the router for the entire cottages was located in the roof area of our bedroom so when the Internet in other properties in the block went down the maintenance had to come into our property this did Marr our last day there letting maintenance in and out. We did ask the question what would happen if we hadn't been in the property their response was we have a master key !! I really do hope they wouldn't have entered the property with out our consent. Other than that beautiful location and a bonus the ferry wasn't running so no traffic .

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Apr 2024

  • "The property is absolutely beautiful and we didnt want to leave."

    The views and location spectacular. Bed super comfy and the shower was gorgeous. The only small negative is that the hoover had no suction at all and we even cleaned it out hoping it would help. So times when you may want to run hoover round quickly, we could not do. Other than that, a fabulous stay and we will be back.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful place to bed before a hike."

    Brilliant facilities, everything you need to make a hardy meal so make sure you bring your own food. Parking space outside your door. Wildlife comes to your balcony everyday so bring some bird seed to enjoy robins, blue tits, chaffinch, mandarin duck and more! Wonderful stay! Thank you

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely week at Macan early March and the weather was perfect."

    We were unable to stay there in December because of heavy snow and we were able to transfer our booking without any difficulty. We loved everything, the area, the comfortable accommodation and the visiting wildlife. We did struggle to lower the heating thermostat even after consulting the instructions, so it was very warm. Better than cold though. The welcome pack was also much appreciated. We must apologise for not removing our food from the fridge as we only realised it was missing when we got home.

    Reviewed by Mervyn4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property on the lake next to Far Sawrey ferry point and close Claife viewing station, Joeys cafe and Ash Landing Nature Reserve."

    This 1 bedroom property is dog friendly with a modern well equipped kitchen and en-suite. The bedroom has a lovely view across the lake and the lounge opens onto a decking area with seating overlooking the lake. Additional bonus is you are a member of the British Biological Association during your stay who provide a luxurious welcome hamper. Great base to walk to Hill Top and Wray Castle and a quick ferry ride to get to Bowness on Windermere to explore the shops and other walks.

    Reviewed by Siobhan4.4Feb 2024

  • "The property itself was exactly as described and the location is great."

    Unfortunately the cottage was not cleaned properly before we arrived and this really spolied what should have been a lovely property. The cups and plates had been used and just put back in the cupboard without being washed and even a broken glass in the cupboard. The cutlery was dirty too meaning we had to wash everything before we could use things which meant the 2 dishwasher tablets left weren't enough and we had to buy more. The big table and nest of tables were sticky with drink rings with dog hairs stuck in them. There were bug white and black dog hairs all over the place so when you walked around they were stuck to your socks. There was no bin bag other than one with a burst washing machine tablet in just thrown in the cupboard. The grill tray was gross and again had been used and not washed. I didn't expect the spend the first day of a long weekend cleaning the place. It looked like the housekeeping had made the bed and changed the towels and never checked anything else. We were very disappointed and it left quite a sour taste to the trip.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We apologise for the issue that you experienced. We take all comments on board. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom3.4Feb 2024

  • "Lovely relaxing place to stay, very comfortable bed, lovely views by the lake"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really lovely place."

    Great views...simple accomodation...easy parking. We had Macan and family had another in the same block. Really enjoyed the stay... apart from classic lakes weather!

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Dec 2023

  • "The only negative comment about Macron is that there was a distinct doggy smell but as it was a dog friendly place probably inevitable !"

    We really enjoyed our stay, everything we needed was provided and the place was nice and clean, also loved the thoughtful welcome pack....thanks.

    Reviewed by William4.4Oct 2023

  • "Macan is a wonderful place to stay ."

    . so relaxing and peaceful. It is the second time we have stayed here and won't be the last. If I could make a couple of suggestions .. it's not criticism. I am almost 70 and when I have a shower, I feel safe standing on a non slip mat, so I was frightened of slipping .. so perhaps a non slip mat in the bathroom ? Also, our Corgi sheds a lot of hair .. we cover the sofa and rug with sheets so nothing goes on them. On the day before we leave, we like to tidy round and brush the floor etc. so, where the kitchen bin is, could a small dustpan and brush be stored in there ?

    Reviewed by Edwina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing property, we couldn't have asked for better and the location is fantastic."

    The small welcome hamper was really appreciated, as well as the dishwasher tablets etc. Property was very clean, tidy, warm and comfortable and definitely had enough room for the two of us and our 32kg Collie. Washer/dryer was a fantastic bonus, especially with the wet weather. The only niggle is the ferry traffic as there can be long queues and people don't leave the Keep Clear box clear (I've reported it to the local council as it needs new markings) so it can be a pain to park/leave and the queue can make it hard getting back at times, but it won't stop us from booking again. Being able to use the jetty was fantastic for paddling from, and the bay is sheltered so even with high winds on the main lake, it was possible to kayak safely. We will definitely book again as we absolutely loved it there. I do have to apologise too as we got halfway home and realised we had left a bag in the bin

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Very well placed and has everything you would need for a self catering stay in the lakes. Sleeps 2 plus a small dog very comfortably. Cleanliness wise it could do with some small improvements. The rug smells and the kitchen area could do with more deep cleaning particularly the microwave and between the sink and worktop. All in all a very enjoyable stay!

    Thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been forwarded to the housekeeping team to look into your concerns. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma3.4Aug 2023

  • "We loved our stay in this comfortable apartment with its stunning views and tranquility."

    We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was in an ideal location."

    ..very comfy bed. However...the photo on your website needs to be updated as it shows a clear view...but there are now trees in front of the property! Someone did trim them while we were there...but still effects the view.

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Jun 2023

  • "We loved our week on the Lakes."

    Macan is perfect for the trip to Bowness whilst being quiet on the West Bank. Macan was lovely with everything we needed for the week. The jets were a surprise but phenomenal to watch and the noise. Well this added to our week. Thank you for a great week.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was very hot, I know it was summer but the windows didn’t open very wide upstairs so no there was no breeze which made sleeping difficult, the blind in the bedroom was difficult to pull up-a curtain for the glass front near the door would help stop the heat going straight up the stairs-if the bushes/shrubs could be cut down so your view of the beautiful lake could be seen from the balcony it would have made it a perfect holiday- overall it was a great stay, fantastic location, and the ferry rides were the icing on the cake."

    With the curtain for the glass front and the bushes cut back we would definitely come again

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the location of your property. We will pass on all your comments. We hope to see you again soon. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by June4.7Jun 2023

  • "Picture makes property look bigger but still had a good time and was very clean, ..."

    Picture makes property look bigger but still had a good time and was very clean, not a lot of facilities nearby after the ferry closes at 4 pm but great for a relaxing holiday

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you had a relaxing holiday. Owner Relations Expert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7May 2023

  • "A fabulous place to stay!"

    The location was beautiful and peaceful.Views from the living room and bedroom were spectacular! Crossing the ferry enabled us to go to Bowness to explore. The accomodation was of an excellent standard, and had everything we needed. I would certainly stay there again. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Jean Parry5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very well equiped clean warm cottage."

    Set in a lovely location next-door to the ferry. All modern cons supplied to make it a relaxing holiday with plenty of walks from the cottage and a short drive to others.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our third stay in these cottages, the second one in Macan."

    This time we had a couple of maintenance issues but they were dealt with promptly with minimal issue to ourselves. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Jan 2023

  • "Would like to point out that there is a hole in the wall next to the front door ..."

    Would like to point out that there is a hole in the wall next to the front door which was already there when we arrived, also the basin waste is running away very slowly and the bedroom blind is very difficult to pull up

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Dec 2022

  • "General cleaning standard not great- dog hairs/ had to clean cooker tray."

    Most alarming was the fact that we were basically left with no heating or hot water from 5pm Saturday to 3pm Monday- I reported this online and via office but no urgency and we ended up going to a spa for a shower on the Sunday and going to bed early to keep warm. Not really ideal for a relaxing break away. It would be good if someone could contact me to discuss this?

    Reviewed by Kerry2.5Nov 2022

  • "A great little cottage with all facilities looking out on the rear of the lake."

    We both enjoyed it, as did our dog, Maverick. We would go again if we wanted a lakes holiday.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Stunning location."

    Immaculate facilities and spotless. Loved every minute of this holiday. Beautiful walks, perfect location, so much too see. The cottage had everything you needed. Excellent parking right in front of property. Right next to ferry across Windermere. Highly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday and the weather was very kind for us."

    Beautiful walks around Windermere. Lovely apartment in a beautiful setting. Loved sitting out on the balcony chillaxing watching the wildlife. It was well equipped and a lovely welcome pack was waiting for us containing all local produce. We have already booked to go back at a later date…….. highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rowland4.4Jul 2022

  • "A lovely clean, compact but well-equipped property."

    Brilliant location for the ferry to Bowness and for some beautiful local walks including to Dove Cottage - home of Beatrix Potter. A gorgeous view of the top of the lake and a peaceful balcony for looking over the water. A comfy bed, a spacious bathroom and a living area with all you needed to relax.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • ". cottage spotlessly clean problem with the sink in the bathroom was quickly sorted could not gat key safe to open as we were leaving so had to leave the door unlocked and key on kitchen work top hope wed did,nt give the cleaners a heat attack when they arrived and could.nt see the key straight away"

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2022

  • "Quite a lot of dog hairs got onto our clothing, we would like a TV in the bedroom, we would have liked a clock on the wall in the lounge."

    Other than that we absolutely loved it, especially the location and view over the lake.

    Reviewed by Melvin4.4Jun 2022

  • "We absolutely adored the property."

    Though it was compact it was extremely well set out and very comfortable. Loved the balcony overlooking the lake, favourite place for breakfast. Great quiet relaxing . Would definitely love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2022

  • "Property and view was lovely, very clean the the welcome basket was a very nice touch."

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant , couldn't fault it ."

    We actually recommended it to a fellow holiday maker whilst we were there . We would definitely book again . It was spotless . The whole area is dog friendly ( other than Cornwall), we've never had such a great dog friendly experience . Looking forward to going again .

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Was very happy with the property A few more oven dishes over Christmas would of helped."

    Overall very happy and will be returning ASAP

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Dec 2021

  • "Nice and clean."

    Warm and comfortable Very happy with it. Only comment is that could have done with a few more kitchen utensils crockery and cuttlery

    Reviewed by David4.4Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic location right on the lake (the ferry traffic queues kindly opened up to let our car through when we needed to get in or out)."

    There's a lovely little balcony looking out on the water. The bed was very comfortable and the shower is good. The sofa needs to be replaced (it's pretty grubby) and ideally a 3-seat sofa put in (2 is a bit of a squeeze on a rainy day when you're both stuck indoors). The rug is absolutely filthy and should be replaced urgently. Apart from these dirty items the cottage was cosy and we enjoyed our few days there.

    Reviewed by Alice3.1Oct 2021

  • "Lovely apartment and great peaceful location - perfect for the two of us."

    Beautifully decorated, bringing the outside colours in. Welcome hamper and toiletries a nice touch. Some equipment in the kitchen could have been cleaner. Surprised and disappointed there was nowhere to recycle items - we took ours home! Could the local council be approached to repaint the “keep clear” sign outside the parking bays?

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2021

  • "Property was excellent and did not disappoint from description."

    Excellent location. Only slight irritation was that on returning to apartment on two occasions we got stuck in the queue for the Bowness ferry before being able to park. Also although there is a space marked keep clear for residents this was not always adhered to by the public. Not really sure what you can do about this though. However excellent holiday otherwise.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a super holiday at Macan."

    The accommodation was in a perfect location and immaculate. The accommodation was very well equipped and we had everything we needed. The welcome pack was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was our 2nd stay at The Macan: we loved it that much!"

    This stay was better because the weather was perfect (stayed in December last year). A very relaxing stay after a stressful year. Well positioned for lovely local walks and to catch the ferry to Bowness for drinks and a meal. Great base to explore the southern lakes. Only problem we had was the bedroom blind is broken so couldn’t pull right up or right down: stuck two thirds down. Glad I took my eye mask. And when you want to take your car out, keep an eye on the ferry queue.....

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing situation."

    Handy for ferry across lake and Hawkshead/Coniston direction as well. Recommend purchasing a book of ferry tickets in advance.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7May 2021

  • "It was great!"

    (Apart from the weather.) Ideal for two adults and a dog looking for a great location for a peaceful walking holiday in the lakes. Will be looking to re-book. Small suggestion would be to put a corner soap basket in the shower to put shampoo/conditioners in, so you don't need to bend down. Would be safer.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great location."

    Difficult to get the car out of the parking space when other vehicles are waiting in line for the ferry. Can opener does not work. Electric kettle and one saucepan should be changed. We could not find the manual to operate the heating. No extra blanket could be found. We were there during cold nights. The cottage is in a wonderful location. We greatly appreciate the welcome basket full of local goodies. All and all Macan is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alain4.7Apr 2021

  • "Lovely spot within easy reach to the lakes vveey relaxing"

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Dec 2020

  • "The property was ideal for 2, fully equipped, Nice and quiet, apart from the regular morning smoke alarm from a neighbour , who I guess liked their toast burnt ."

    Ideal location for what we wanted, it might be a bit of a nuisance during a busy time of year, for getting back into parking space as road markings to advise drivers to keep entrance clear were almost invisible, to the drivers queueing for the ferry. Enjoyed the holiday, though that had been moved from our original May date. Would go back again. Ps the can opener is getting worn, and not easy to reach to open bathroom windows.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Oct 2020

  • "A few more kitchen items would have been helpful eg cutlery, glasses."

    We were delighted with the holiday and booked again for next year despite the fact that the cost for exactly the same week has risen by 25% which is excessive!

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Sep 2020

  • "This is our third stay at these cottages love the cottages and location cleanliness is what brought this review down due to current climate I thought the cleanliness would have been 5 star I’d rate it 2 star as due to the climate I took cleaning products with me on sight the kitchen looked okay till you move anything the fridge was not clean inside cupboards not clean sink not clean and the basin that you would be meant to wash up in was disgusting chopping board , dish drainer and utensils not much better!"

    Inside the bins filthy clean bin liner put in on top,Pooh on the toilet rim! We love the location of these cottages and would always want to return but the dirt did put us off returning.

    Reviewed by Jane3.1Sep 2020

  • "Excellent location Beautiful accommodation with everything you could need."

    Extremely clean Nice touches like a welcome basket

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great holiday location on the quiet side of Windermere Macan is a very nice apartment perfect for a couple really comfortable I couldn’t fault it and it was immaculately clean."

    The only negative is the queuing traffic for the ferry often blocked our car in but it didn’t bother us too much as we were there to kayak and walk. I’d recommend this lovely holiday home if you want quiet and are happy with local facilities being a ferry ride away We had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Aug 2020

  • "Enjoyable week at macan for 2nd year running cosy and homely accommodation only ..."

    Enjoyable week at macan for 2nd year running cosy and homely accommodation only downside was the ferry was not running yet again and had to drive If wanting to go to bowness other than that enjoyed great walks locally with our border collie who loved going in the lake for a good paddle

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Mar 2020

  • "De huisjes staan op een mooie locatie,fantastisch uitzicht en heel netjes."

    Prachtige dorpjes in de buurt met pubs die heerlijk eten serveren en goede startpunten om ontspannende wandelingen te doen en te genieten van het landschap!

    Reviewed by Els5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had seven glorious days in this lovely property."

    The views across Windermere were amazing. We cannot fault this property especially for the comfort and cleanliness. Many thoughtful touches like a welcome basket full of quality items together with bathroom luxuries. The property is a perfect base for exploring and so convenient for the ferry which was only yards away. We will definitely be returning to such a gem.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Biomass central heating
  • 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
  • Allocated roadside parking for 1 car
  • Balcony
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles via ferry and Hawkshead – 4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • 4pm check in
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times due to balcony
  • 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
  • Sykes are not responsible for the council ferry changes to service, times, and closures
  • The 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 situated in the village of Far Sawrey, providing a homely and comfortable holiday experience for guests throughout the year.

Couples can enjoy a cosy getaway, or a romantic break for two, in this wonderful location.

The open-plan living area is perfect for socialising, and an outside terrace overlooks the lake for a refreshing backdrop.

Stairs lead you up to a king-size bedroom boasting neutral décor, and further views of the lake, so you can wake up to the tranquillity of it all each day that goes by.

A shower room completes the accommodation.

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. Note: This cottage can be booked with 1024703, 1024706, 1024709, 1024714, 1024718 and 1024721 together they sleep 18.

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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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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