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Anvil Cottage

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

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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

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  • “We were supposed to be at Anvil Cottage in June 2020 but owing to Covid19 lockdown we re booked to September 2020.”

    We finally managed to find the cottage which was in a quiet hamlet. I suspect that in normal times it would be a very busy hamlet during the day owing to the closeness Hill Top Farm. ...

    We finally managed to find the cottage which was in a quiet hamlet. I suspect that in normal times it would be a very busy hamlet during the day owing to the closeness Hill Top Farm. The cottage was very clean and tidy. Beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything needed but could do with one smaller frying pan (there are 2 really large frying pans supplied). We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this cottage. There are plenty of walks and the surrounding countryside is magnificent as Lake Windermere, Coniston Water, Grasmere Lake and Rydal Water are all nearby.

    - Mrs Griffin, September 2020

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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 6 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.

Summary

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Note: Attached single garage and off street parking to the rear
  • Note: Other pets may be considered.

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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