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Anvil Cottage

Near Sawrey, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972287)

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  • Customer Rating: 2.8 / 4 out of 4

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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    “Anvil cottage is very comfortable and cosy.”

    The beds were great and we all had good sleep. It is wonderfully located in Near Sawrey but not noisy despite being by the main road. The enclosed garden is great. The kitchen was very well equipped with the exception of a cheese grater! And a few more mugs would be good to allow better use of the dishwasher. ...

    The beds were great and we all had good sleep. It is wonderfully located in Near Sawrey but not noisy despite being by the main road. The enclosed garden is great. The kitchen was very well equipped with the exception of a cheese grater! And a few more mugs would be good to allow better use of the dishwasher. We also found the tub chair in the lounge uncomfortable and as such don’t feel that the lounge would comfortably seat 6 adults as the cottages sleeps. Maybe a more comfy armchair? We also were surprised at the arrival of the gardener mid week who brought his dog with him. As we had a dog with us this was unwelcome as we could not let our dog out whilst he was there as she would have been scared. it was also early in the morning (about 10:30)for a holiday day! It would be good to know as in other cottages I have stayed in when maintenace like this is due to take place so we can plan accordingly. Overall we had a fabulous stay and would definitely come back and recommend it to friends.

    - Mrs Hodgson, December 2018

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

The property

Located opposite the home of Beatrix Potter in the picturesque village of Near Sawrey, Anvil Cottage is a picture-perfect holiday home just 2 miles south of Hawkshead and 5 miles east of Coniston on the western shores of Lake Windermere.

Once the village bakery, this stone built cottage sleeps 6 and is ideal for a family or friends who want to explore the stunning landscape of the Lake District.

With all the conveniences of modern living, Anvil Cottage maintains bags of charm and country cottage character.

Through the traditional porch, you enter a cosy and comfortable lounge with a traditional slate flagged floor, multifuel burner for those cooler evenings and a satellite TV.

There's a lovely cottage feel to the lounge and the dining room which seats 5 around a large dining table.

Off the well equipped kitchen there's a utility room and the downstairs accommodation also features a shower with separate hand basin and WC.

Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, both with window seats and views over the village and one is equipped with a satellite TV and DVD player.

The accommodation is completed with a light and airy family room with a single bed and bunk beds ideal for younger children.

There's also a good sized family bathroom with separate wash basin and WC.

Outside there's a small and very pretty cottage garden with flower beds and a lawn, the ideal spot for a morning coffee, afternoon tea or glass of wine after a long day's sightseeing in the Lakes.

Fully enclosed, the garden is ideal for children and pets.

There's also a single garage which would make an ideal place to store bikes if you intend to explore the nearby cycling trails.

Anvil Cottage is just 100 yards from the Tower Bank Arms, which features in several Beatrix Potter books and now provides excellent meals as well as a traditional country pub atmosphere.

Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's home, is just a short stroll away, making Anvil Cottage the perfect location for lovers of her charming animal stories.

At Anvil Cottage you're just a short drive from the banks of Lake Windermere and Esthwaite Water, making this the ideal location for keen walkers and cyclists with plenty of challenging mountain bike trails in the vicinity.

Coniston and Hawkeshead are nearby, so don't miss a trip to the Drunken Duck, the Lake District's original gastropub and microbrewery.

Don't miss a scenic boat cruise on Lake Windermere or take a day trip to the Keswick Adventure Centre for canoeing, climbing and abseiling.

Wonderfully situated at the heart of the stunning and picturesque Lake District, Anvil Cottage really is the ideal jumping off point for the perfect family holiday.

Accommodation

Two double bedrooms (one with satellite TV and DVD player), one family room with single bed and bunk beds. Family bathroom with bath and hand held shower, separate basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with wash basin and WC. Kitchen with separate utility room. Lounge with satellite TV and multifuel burner. Separate dining room.

Amenities

  • Oil fired central heating and multifuel burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, satellite TV, CD player
  • Oil, electricity, coal, logs, bed linen and towels included in the rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Enclosed garden with lawn
  • Up to 3 dogs welcome
  • Village location, pub/restaurant 100 yards.

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About the location

SAWREY

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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