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Croft End Cottage

Sawrey, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041579)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Croft End is a beautiful cottage in a delightful setting."

    We were very comfortable and loved the location in the village with walks from our doorstep. Sadly the weather was unseasonably cold and wet during the week of our stay so we really appreciated all the facilities the cottage had to offer and worked our way through a great collection of films. The garage was a little tight for our car but the National Trust carpark was very handy for overnight parking. We really couldn't fault anything and hope to return sometime.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2022

  • "It is clear to us that the owners have taken previous reviews on board."

    The cottage was clean and tidy, the facilities all that you would need on this type of holiday and we had the benefit of enjoying the comfort of a new carpet, sofa and armchair. It was great for two of us and our dog. To be clear for future users, there is no secure area for a dog and nowhere to park close to the property. Parking overnight was in the National Trust Car Park. All of which is manageable. Really enjoyed our break and as a bonus enjoyed the selection of cakes for sale (£1 per slice) opposite the cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the new sofas! There is parking for a medium sized car in the garage at the back of the property or you can make use of the small car park next to the village playground a short walk from the property should you need it. We hope to welcome you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by NeilMar 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage although I agree with a previous comment that it would benefit from some new sofas."

    Some areas were cobwebby not what we expect from a Sykes cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have replaced the old sofas and will raise your comments about cobwebs with the housekeeping team. We hope to welcome you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JayneDec 2021

  • "Croft End Cottage was everything that had been promised, a perfect bolt hole for the two of us and our dog."

    The cottage was so cosy to come back to after a day out exploring, and the 2 minute walk up to the Tower Bank Arms in the evening wasn’t too taxing, although a torch is definitely needed. Everywhere was immaculately clean and the kitchen had everything needed for our long weekend. Although the open fire is a lovely addition we actually didn’t need to light it as the storage heaters throughout kept the cottage very warm and comfortable, even in mid November. The only minor downfall were the sofas, unfortunately these were not as comfortable as they could have been and we argued who was going to end up with the low sofa and who got the hard sofa, but it was only a minor thing and didn’t detract from a really lovely weekend. Would we return to Croft End Cottage ? .... Most definitely, yes.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have now replaced the old sofas and have provided a torch on the coat hooks next to the back door for your use. We hope to welcome you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieNov 2021

  • "Lovely location, accommodation fine, but was not particularly clean and lacks some tlc."

    The living room area needed vacuuming. There was cereal left in a bowl, kitchen side was sticky and crumbs in places. There was no hand sanitizer, apart from a handbag size, no anti bacterial soap in the kitchen or the bathroom. Some of the kitchen equipment was broken. The sofas were particularly uncomfortable, on one sofa the cushions had completely gone, you felt as though you were sitting on the floor! The other sofa was hard, and narrow. The scatter cushions were grubby, food stuck to them and need cleaning or replacing. There is damp and mould on the window sill in the dining area. We arrived on a wet November evening, it would have been a nice touch if there logs for the fire, most cottages we have stayed in provide enough for the first couple of nights. Especially during Covid we would have expected it to be cleaner, there is really no excuse. Upstairs was fine and comfortable.

    Reviewed by SNov 2021

  • "Croft End Cottage, was a fantastic place to stay."

    It was clean and well equipped. The location was amazing, It was easy to get to, ( apart from the ferry charges, £5, per crossing, both directions, is excessive). We found everyone to be friendly and wanting to ensure you had a great time. The scenery was breathtakingly stunning and could only help you relax. We were there a week, could have done with two, as there are so many fantastic things to see and do, while there. Would I recommend it? Most definitely.

    Reviewed by AllisterSep 2021

  • "Such a lovely cottage, small but perfectly formed!"

    It is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and has everything you could possibly need for a holiday in The Lakes. Tucked away in a really quiet road with delicious homemade cakes for sale every day from the house opposite. Beautiful walks from the door, great pub round the corner and Esthwaite a few minutes away. We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "On arrival the property wasn’t very clean, especially in the kitchen, which was a shame as the cottage was lovely."

    No enclosed area/garden, (even though a garden is mentioned in the facility listing) just a patio area outside the kitchen door which meant our dog had to be kept on her lead outside. The cottage is in a great position to explore the area with lots a of great walks and places to visit. Hill Top is a 5 minute walk away, the pub, Tower Bank Arms even closer, the stew and dumplings are highly recommended. The cakes sold by the house opposite are also highly recommended with a cuppa after a day of walking and exploring. Overall a great place to stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the time taken to send your observations. We have now discussed with the our housekeeping team the cleanliness issues you found in the kitchen at the property, this falls below our usual standards, please accept our apologies. Thank you once again for your feedback and we do hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2021

  • "Different couches so on one you don't feel like you are sitting on the floor, ..."

    Different couches so on one you don't feel like you are sitting on the floor, the single bed could be a normal single size not a childs

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2021

  • "Our fourth stay in this lovely cottage and 22nd year visiting this gorgeous part of the world."

    Lovely weather, perfect for walking! So nice to escape in the current climate. Celebrated a 50th Birthday here - would recommend taking a trip on the steam yacht gondola on Coniston water and visiting the Sawrey House Hotel for a meal. No trip would be complete without eating at the Tower Bank Arms, the Beef Stew and dumplings followed by the best sticky toffee pudding ever!! We will be back!* *Next Year for our first ever 2 weeks in the Lakes (already booked)

    Mr TyeSep 2020

  • "Had a fantastic weeks holiday at this beautiful cottage, lovely weather and a great escape in these unusual times."

    We will definitely be back!

    Mr MorganSep 2020

  • "A lovely very welcome relaxing break in a very cosy cottage - fabulous spot!"

    Enjoyed lovely walks and beautiful weather. Hope to return again soon!

    Mrs SimpsonAug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed out stay here and wish it could have been more that a week."

    The cottage is lovely and has everything anyone could need for a relaxing holiday whilst retaining all the charm of a cottage we all loved the real fire. The surrounding area is also beautiful and the people warm and welcoming (and so many gorgeous days!!) We will be back..

    Ms AkturanJul 2020

  • "Another Lovely stay at Croft End Cottage."

    Our umpteenth stay and never has a holiday in the Lake District been more welcome after the past few weeks. Mixed Weather but still been out walking. Its been a real tonic and we will be back. Thank you again for allowing us the pleasure of staying in your lovely cottage.

    Heather And AndyJul 2020

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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.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x double, 1 x single bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath, lounge / diner, kitchen and small seating area at the back of the property.
  • Open fire, Wi-Fi, Walks & rides from the door, Small exterior seating area, Small garage &/or bike store, Night storage heating, Electric double oven with grill/electric hob, microwave, Fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, No children under 5 years, Bed linen and towels provided.

The property

Croft End Cottage is an enchanting and dreamy holiday cottage that we’re certain you’ll love just as much as we do.

Located in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, a romantic country location, just a short distance from Hawkshead, Croft End Cottage is a luxury retreat with a wealth of character and features.

Sitting in Beatrix Potter's favourite landscape, the whitewashed exterior makes for a striking introduction to the property.

Once inside the picture is completed by traditional cast iron open fire, exposed beams and chocolate box window seats.

An elegant master bedroom will make you feel pampered and special, whilst cooking and dining in is made easy and enjoyable care of the country kitchen and dining space.

If you fancy eating out, the Tower Bank Arms in Near Sawrey is a widely acclaimed country pub, serving great food.

Please note this property does not allow children under 7yrs.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


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

No babies or children under 5 years of age.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas