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Little Esthwaite Cottage

Sawrey, Cumbria & The Lake District, LA22 0JZ (Ref. 1009515)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mr Rushton

    “Another enjoyable stay at Little Esthwaite cottage.”

    The woodburner was a bonus as the nights were a lot cooler than our stay in June. Cathie and Martin, the owners, were excellent hosts.

    The woodburner was a bonus as the nights were a lot cooler than our stay in June. Cathie and Martin, the owners, were excellent hosts.

The property

Little Esthwaite Cottage is an attractive, all-ground-floor cottage, resting on the shores of the majestic Esthwaite Water, in the village of Sawrey.

This romantic retreat boasts a wonderful position within the Lake District National Park and is well suited for a couple looking to escape their daily routine for a couple of days.

The interior enjoys a welcoming charm and all the essentials you and your partner could possibly need during a week-long getaway, with the added benefit of views across the fields to Esthwaite Water.

After an action-packed day, look forward to spending your wind down time within the sitting room, where you will be delighted by the woodburning stove during those chilly winter months.

Settle down for dinner around the dining table and tuck into a delicious home-cooked meal that was prepared within the amply equipped kitchen, boasting an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer.

As the evening draws to a close, retire to the well-presented double bedroom, boasting a bright colour palette and a charming interior design to ensure that you wake up each morning within tranquillity.

If you are visiting during the summer months, spend a moment or two on the patio area, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink whilst soaking up the picturesque surroundings.

Alternatively, wander down to the water’s edge, where you can admire the local wildlife or possibly enjoy fishing for pike and trout.

Also for guests who wish to bring a dog, the garden is enclosed and there are enclosed fields leading down to the lake.

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful cottage, a short stroll will bring you to the local pub serving food and the National Trust property of Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter, where you can spend some time within the garden where Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny were created.

For a more action-packed day, the Grizedale Forest offers beautiful walks and cycle ways and has a tree top adventure course too, or why not take the ferry across Lake Windermere and explore the popular town of Bowness on Windermere with its colourful mix of shops and restaurants?

Little Esthwaite Cottage is a superb base for exploring the Lake District with your loved one.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with a woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture, plus shared lawn gardens with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub within 0.3 mile
  • Esthwaite Water 5 mins walk
  • Note: Although all-ground-floor, there are steps leading from the kitchen to the sitting room
  • Note: Charges apply if you wish to fish in the lake
  • Please contact the owner for more information and prices
  • Note: Steps in the shared gardens, may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: Esthwaite Water can be accessed from shared grounds, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Good mobile reception
  • Note: Check in is 4:30pm
  • Note: Children welcome over the age of 10 Note: Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the premises

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

Note: Children welcome over the age of 10.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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