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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay in Wykefield."

    There is a lot of space for all the family. We took our 2 youngest sons, their partners and two grandchildren. Our 15 month old grandson absolutely loved having all that space to explore, he was so happy

    Reviewed by Juliet4.1Feb 2024

  • "Amazing property would definitely recommend it"

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Dec 2023

  • "We really loved our stay here and appreciate in particular all of the luxury, homely touches."

    The location was so good that it was practically shown in the World of Beatrix Potter museum (well the view was). Everything felt thought of, and made our stay just perfect. We have stayed in a lot of Airbnbs and Sykes Cottages but this was our favourite so far and would love to return. Unfortunately we parked in the neighbour's space (it seemed empty and unkept so assumed it was available) next to our garden, if you could maybe be a bit more explicit on where we can park that would be great - as he seemed fine with us pulling up alongside the garage in the courtyard instead. There is space for 2 cars by the front door but a bit trickier for a 3rd. We can't unfortunately return during the summer months as the garden is not suitable for children (the sheer drops are even more severe than I realised at booking). There's a park on your doorstep to take the kids out for a run around! Thanks again and hope to book again!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved the place."

    Helpful feedback would be to include logs within the price. Safety rails on the patio, although I know it would spoil the view, so maybe some safety paint to mark the edges. Otherwise it exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wykefield is an absolutely lovely property, wonderful views over the lake, peaceful location and plenty for the family to do both inside and outside!"

    We will definitely book again!!

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful holiday home in a lovely part of the Lakes."

    Three generations of one family had a fantastic week here. We would love to return and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful house in a wonderful setting, combine this with lovely weather it ..."

    A beautiful house in a wonderful setting, combine this with lovely weather it made for a great holiday for 3 generations celebrating 3 special birthdays, many thanks

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our first stay at Wakefield was a truly memorable one."

    The property was extremely comfortable and well appointed, the view from the back of the house exceeded expectations and the owners had catered for all eventualities. We had three generations in the party and everyone enjoyed their stay immensely. We hope to return!

    Thank you for your comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and the views! We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent property, facilities and location, could not have done better for an extended family break in the Lakes."

    Thank you for your kind comments. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was our 4th visit to Wykefield and the first time we have been away for Christmas and we really appreciated the Christmas decorations, card, chutney and chocolates from the owners Ken and Fiona."

    We love this property, it is peaceful, warm, incredibly well-equipped and we love the beautiful views. We loved every minute of our Christmas break and are very grateful to have been able to enjoy time away here again.

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Dec 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wykecliff."

    We wanted somewhere special to stay to celebrate a special family birthday and it did not disappoint . Comfortable , cosy and stylish in keeping with a period house in an amazing location with stunning views and walks from the doorstep . We enjoyed lots of cherished family time packed with fun games , lots of laughs , good food and fresh air in a beautiful setting . Whats not to love! Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Best we’ve stayed in, though affordable and good value 1st week November, less so in high season. Shame we couldn’t experience the outdoor space which was very enticing with lovely views as it rained almost all week. But it was November afterall. Tastefully decorated, lovely bathrooms and exotic downstairs loo, and very well equipped kitchen. Plenty of fridge and freezer space with 2nd in the outbuilding with table tennis table. Spacious utility room with lots of drying space for coats and boots. Only suggestions to improve what was a great experience. Pasta bowls and a coffee pod machine.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Nov 2022

  • "We were absolutely thrilled and we hope to come back next summer!"

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2022

  • "The house and view were second to none!"

    ! Gorgeous pastoral view from the living area and kitchen as well as patio. Furnishings were lovely, kitchen extremely well equipped.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wykefield was very clean, stylishly furnished and extremely well equipped."

    The location, outside space and views are absolutely superb. We loved everything about it. There was plenty of space, seating and kitchen equipment for 8 guests. All in all, a totally relaxing holiday and I can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cleanliness of this property was poor compared with our previous visit."

    Key things bathrooms, beds and kitchen were good but dust and cobwebs in every room. Chiids hand prints on all floor level windows and TV screens.

    Reviewed by Mike4.1Jun 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Wykefield."

    The views were outstanding and the house was perfect for our family celebrations, thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Apr 2022

  • "Amazing place, the whole family loved it."

    We will be back often.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful property, comfort, furnishings and equipment all top notch."

    You can see a lot of effort and thought has been put into the house.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful, elegant house, with spectacular views of the lake and wonderful facilities, within easy walking distance to a great local pub, we will certainly be back ."

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2021

  • "An absolutely fabulous holiday property inside and out, with breath taking views."

    It had the wow factor and was perfect in very way! Amazing walks from the door and good location for exploring this part of the Lakes but to be honest we were always glad to get back to the house just to enjoy the garden, the views and it's tranquillity. The.only downside is that when I got back home and went to book the property again for next year at about the same time, the weekly price had increased by over £700. I was expecting an increase but its way over our budget now. I'm absolutely gutted that this was probably our first and last time to stay in this wonderful place.

    Dear Mrs Godfrey Thank you for your feedback we are happy to hear you enjyed your stay at Wykefield We appreciate the time taken to send your observations which we have now discussed with the owner. They have taken on board all the points you have raised and we have changed the prices moving forward so if you are still wishing to book for 2022 please have a look. There is a slight increase but they are more in line with what the owner would like to charge for next year Thank you once again for your feedback and we do hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by E5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is our fifth Lakelovers holiday and we have enjoyed everyone."

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2021

  • "What a stunning place!"

    Stunningly beautiful setting. We had a perfect relaxing Christmas and could not have asked for more. The house is extremely well equipped.

    Mrs PritchettDec 2019

  • "Dreamy family holiday."

    Great house, lovely atmosphere and perfect distance from the pub. 100% chance of us coming back. Thanks a million.

    McRae, Farmers And Talabis ClanNov 2019

  • "Our Second time to Wykefield."

    Beautiful house and view. Thank you for allowing us to stay in this wonderful house.

    Sarah And MarkOct 2019

  • "Great Cottage."

    Third visit for us and not the last. Comfortable beds and plenty to do

    The Maskill FamilyOct 2019

  • "A wonderful week in a beautiful house."

    So many lovely sitting areas and plenty of room to relax, soak up the view and quietness. One of the nicest houses we have stayed in. We loved the artwork too.

    The Road Trip 6 From SussexSep 2019

  • "The house has been perfect."

    Evenings on the patio enjoying the view and listening to the sheep have been very relaxing

    The ChapmansAug 2019

  • "WE had a great week here."

    The location is wonderful and the accommodation is really lovely. We have stayed in many holiday homes and this is one of the best.

    The Lunec FamilyJul 2019

  • "A beautiful home in a wonderful location."

    The views are incredible and we had a wonderful week. Thank you

    The Jones FamilyJul 2019

  • "The house is so well equipped and clean and the views over Esthwaite Water are spectacular."

    There are lots of fab places to visit Too.

    The McVittie FamilyJun 2019

  • "Stayed at Wykefield to celebrate my birthday & could not have asked for more."

    It is wonderful, well equipped, spacious and with stunning views of Esthwaite Water & beyond. We loved every minute of our stay.

    Mrs BellMay 2019

  • "A magical place."

    We loved the house. Great walks to Esthwaite and fine beer and food at the Tower bank Arms. Leaving with many happy memories

    The King FamilyJan 2019

  • "A wonderful property in a great location with charming history but all the comforts of a modern home."

    We had a wonderfully relaxing time and particularly enjoyed the large kitchen and dining area where we spent most of our time.

    Mr WildmoreJan 2019

  • "We stayed here for a multi generation pre-christmas celebration."

    Fantastic in every way, the house is fabulous and the location is wonderful. We loved walking across the fields to the lakes and being able to walk and cycle without the need to drive.

    The McClarensDec 2018

  • "We had a fabulous long weekend."

    Wykefield is in a beautiful location, which we were able to make the most of due to being very fortunate with the weather. The house was spot on for a group of friends to have a laugh together, chatting, cooking, walking.

    Mrs SpeakNov 2018

  • "The property is stunning and we had a great relaxing time."

    We loved the kitchen living area with lots of equipment. Time spent cooking, playing games and making the fire.

    Mrs RobinsonSep 2018

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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
  • 4 x bedrooms; 2 x king size with en suites, 1 x super king size or twin (specify when booking), 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom
  • Large lounge, kitchen / diner
  • Fitted kitchen with island unit, Electric range cooker, 5 hob and double oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge/freezer
  • Nespresso coffee pod machine (guests need to bring own pods)
  • Snug
  • Boot room / utility
  • 4th downstairs WC
  • Extensive gardens with furnished patio and private parking
  • Cots and highchairs available
  • Beautiful lake & pastoral views
  • Less than a mile to popular country pub Tower Bank Arms
  • Open fire
  • Large screen internet TV
  • Snug/TV room with log burning stove
  • Bifold doors overlooking garden and patio
  • Large family dining table
  • Fitted kitchen with island unit, Electric range cooker, 5 hob and double oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge/freezer
  • Boot Room
  • Washing machine, Tumble drier
  • Additional WC (downstairs)
  • Oil Central Heating, Underfloor heating (kitchen)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Large garden, Patio with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Table tennis table
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Please note this property is semi-detached
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Class and character in a dreamy countryside setting!

Victorian elegance and contemporary luxury combine here to make a first-class holiday home for a large family or group of friends.

And you are so much in the heart of Beatrix Potter country that her former home is literally just down the road!

Tucked away on the quieter bank of Lake Windermere, Wykefield is a really special rural retreat for your party. The outstanding views from your holiday home are a breath of fresh air for any jaded soul, and extend across serene Esthwaite Water.

You have direct access to the Lake, too!

Walls of glass in the elegant lounge makes the most of this stunning outlook, and the beautiful slate-floored conservatory dining-area, simply another level of decadence, also lets you soak in the scenery, and opens on to the superb Lakeland stone terraced patio, fronting on to the gently sloped lawn.

Out here, you can spend a chilled afternoon sprawled on the grass or enjoy a BBQ together on the excellent garden furniture set.

The owners of the property respectfully advise that extra care may be needed if there are small children in your party as there are significant drops within the grounds and the terrace is unfenced. Near Sawrey is one of Lakeland's most celebrated and prettiest hamlets, and it's most famous resident was the well-loved author of the 'Peter Rabbit' stories, Beatrix Potter.

Miss Potter took holidays at the very residence of which Wykefield forms a part, and even completed a rather famous tale, 'Peter Rabbit', while she stayed here!

Hilltop, her subsequent home, is sited here, too.

Also close by, the Tower Bank Arms is a quaint and comfortable local offering fine real ales.

And the walking around you is of the very highest calibre.

Stroll on to Claife Heights from your doorstep, take a dip in Moss Eccles Tarn, or saunter by the shores of Lake Windermere. When you return to your delightful country abode, there is nothing better than to put some logs on the open fire and toast your toes together in the inviting lounge.

And you also have the aptly-named 'snug' available if you need a little 'me' time or your party are looking for different ways to unwind.

Charming and tasteful décor throughout verify that this outstanding property is tailor-made for total relaxation.

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

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About the location


Ambleside 5.1 miles; Kendal 17.4 miles.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guest houses and gift shops in the village, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which houses an annually changing exhibition of the famous author’s illustrations and stories. The other famous Hawkshead enthusiast, William Wordsworth, attended the Old Grammar School in 1779-87, which still stands today, and you can visit the building where the Lakeland poet developed his love of the form, and even see the desk into which he scratched his name as a small boy! Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.

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Please note this property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a twin by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a super king.