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Ees Wyke Studio

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "The studio is a delightful little place to stay, beautiful location personally I ..."

    The studio is a delightful little place to stay, beautiful location personally I needed a bit more space for food prep, maybe a small drop down top to work on, that’s just me, also more comfortable chairs, but all in all a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Maxine4.4Jun 2024

  • "Finished to a very high standard, and wellequipped."

    It is small, as advertised, and for one person it was very good. A couple staying more than a couple of nights might find it too small .

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2024

  • "It was a lovely place to stay, very clean and the staff at the hotel were very welcoming."

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Jun 2024

  • "Very cozy Richard owner was very helpful if problems arose"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2024

  • "Some difficulties keeping our dog restrained, as the weather was good and we were able to sit outside."

    It is not fenced off unfortunately. Otherwise everything was ok for a week in the lakes.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.7May 2024

  • "Our second visit to Es Wyke Studio."

    A lovely bijou studio with stunning views and close to Windermere Hawkshead and other fantastic parts of the Lake District . Richard and colleagues most helpful and offer wonderful dining and breakfast at the main house too.Highly recommend a visit. Thank you. See you soon. Regards Helen & Chris

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property was finished to a good standard, having been refurbished recently, and was actually a little more spacious than the photos suggested - plenty of room for a couple to spend seven nights in, as we did."

    The under-floor heater was a great bonus. The only negatives were: not much of an outdoor space, a shower that was hot but not very powerful and a noisy boiler for the instant-hot-water tap, which we kept switched off when not in use. Other than that, a lovely stay with lots to see and do nearby.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Mar 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our short weekend break despite the Cumbrian "major incident" that occurred which meant we had no option but to stay in the studio and unable to use the car."

    This highlighted the fact there were no games/books in the property, which in normal circumstances we wouldn't have needed. However, the owner could not be faulted for his concern that despite the snow we were OK. There is no greater recommendation than the fact that we are determined to return next year and have the weekend we missed out on.

    Reviewed by Gill4.4Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful location,Very clean,the Studio has everything you need for an enjoyable stay."

    Richard was very friendly and helpful. Definitely booking again. Loved the complimentary Doggy Box and the Bottle of Wine.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "A compact but adequate accommodation for our three night break."

    The Studio was clean and decorated lovely; it also had the added benefit of a electric car charger. The hosts were always on hand, in the Country House next door, if we needed anything. We hadn't stayed in this area before but would definitely recommend it, and would love to revisit.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very clean, compact and modern comfortable studio with all the necessary facilities."

    A fantastic view of Esthwaite Water and surrounding countryside could be enjoyed from the property. Indeed a good base from which to walk and explore the area.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.7Jun 2023

  • "Compact comfortable studio in stunning position."

    Most helpful owner and pleasant staff.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic little place attached to the Ees Wyke Hotel - the owner, Richard was very helpful and accommodating."

    The studio has recently gone through a renovation and now has under floor heating which our dog thoroughly enjoyed! A cosy location and some lovely local pubs and locations to explore and eat - Easy to get to Coniston, Hawkshead and also the Ferry to Bowness is only a few miles a way! We would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really great little stay!"

    Small but cozy! Enjoyed 3 nights with my girlfriend and dog, well equipped and newly renovated, would return for sure! Nice location 5 mins from ferry to Windermere

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Mar 2023

  • "Compact and bijou."

    Clever how they have made the most of the available space. Ideal for a couple who want a short stay in a quieter corner of the lakes. Would have liked a vacuum cleaner and mop to hand so we could keep the place tidy during our stay.

    Reviewed by Damian4.1Nov 2022

  • "Ees Wyke Studio is extremely small with very little space to store anything eg."

    the wardrobe is tiny with only six hangers provided. Having said that we enjoyed our stay there, it is in a lovely location but would not wish to stay for more than a week. If I had to make any criticism the radiators, although not in use at the time, have screens for the controls and are very bright, lighting up the room at night making it difficult to sleep. If there is any way that they could be shut down I was unable to find it.

    Thankyou for your feedback, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We think the description and photos of the property show that it is a compact space and the price reflects this. We are looking into refurbishing the property for next year, and including more storage without reducing the free floor space. We are sorry the radiators lights caused difficulty sleeping, these of course can be switched off at the wall plug if not in use, or dimmed. The instruction book for the radiators is in the information folder. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian3.4Aug 2022

  • "A lovely place with great views."

    Friendly owner but not the least intrusive. Allowed us to use the hotel terrace to enjoy the sumptuous view. Just a couple of improvements needed. The shower needs some self-adhesive patches on the floor as it became a bit slippery when wet and soapy. Also as there is no conventional oven there really needs to be an instruction booklet for the convection oven and grill functions in the microwave. Some microwaveable cooking pots would be useful too.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have noted your suggestions for improvements and are acting on them. The instructions for the Convection oven and hob should be in the information folder, i will check next changeover. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Aug 2022

  • "This property was our first experience with Sykes holiday cottages and it was a very pleasant one - consequently we have booked another."

    It is in a stunning location and ideally situated for some lovely walks. We were warmly welcomed by the owner and also the neighbours! Being a studio it is obviously compact but was big enough for us as a couple along with our giant breed dog and had everything we needed. The owner also provided some nice little extras such as treats for the dog, comfy slippers and lovely soap, shower gel and shampoo. We would definitely return - many thanks.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Apr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cosy studio."

    It was very well equipped. The lovely touches of slippers and dog treats were much appreciated. Very well located for great walks and beautiful views. Thank you

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2022

  • "We loved our stay!"

    Perfect place, location etc. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great property in a ideal location for exploring windamere, Hawkshead, Keswick, ..."

    Great property in a ideal location for exploring windamere, Hawkshead, Keswick, kendal and surrounding areas, great walks nearby, and lots of great attractions, especially enjoyed the motor museum

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Dec 2021

  • "Really loved my stay and will go again."

    Great views and parking alongside the cottage. So much provided in such a small place. Cleaning materials and toilet roll provided, shampoo, soap, shower gel all there. So clean, very warm and lashings of hot water, fab fluffy white towels and slippers provided. All you need bring is food.. Cooking facilities are simple no conventional cooked but a very effecient halogen hob and a very fancy microwave/oven. Fridge with a small top freezer compartment. Will happily return but in need of a new mattress. Good dip both sides. So loved my stay in a wonderful location.

    Reviewed by Annie4.1Oct 2021

  • "The area cannot be beaten."

    The cottage did not affect the overall experience. The only drawback was our inability to master the cooking facilities. the location suited the two of us & our dog very well Overall an enjoyable holiday and good weather.

    Reviewed by John3.4Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Ees Wyke Studios, made feel very welcome, the surrounding areas were lovely to explore especially with dog."

    Moss Ekles Tarn was a lovely evening stroll straight from the door in the evenings. The only issue that we had (probably us being a little un-prepared!) Was that everywhere to eat of an evening locally seemed fully booked for months and the cottage's only oven was part of the microwave, this wouldn't of been a problem and yes we knew about it before arrival if we were able to eat out as planned. If ever we visit the area again we wouldn't hesitate to stay here or reccomend it to friends. Thank you for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Mandy4.1May 2021

  • "Hi one thing that did let us down, was on the day of the arrival the code we were given to get into the studio was wrong."

    It was dark and raining when we arrived and couldn't get in I tried ringing the number I was given but there was no reply we had been there about a hour and ended up with the chef from the hotel close by letting us in and telling us it was a completely different code. Regards Nigel

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Oct 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation in peaceful location ."

    Completed by rabbits on the lawn. Very Beatrix Potter. There was even a basket with dog supplies , treats , bowls etc . Very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a really nice break in the Studio, it is basic accomodation but it is clean and in a nice quiet position and reasonably priced."

    We would stay here again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Cristina4.4Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean - compact but definitely big enough for two of us for a week."

    The location was brilliant - close to a pub/ restaurant, lots of walking paths, the car ferry to Bowness and Beatrix Potter's Hill Top House. It was also within easy reach of other popular towns/ villages, restaurants, cafes and sights. We would have liked the shower to be a bit warmer but it wouldn't stop us from staying here again. The key box also made checking in and out very convenient and the kitchen was fairly well equipped.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Mar 2020

  • "A nice little studio but lacked the personal touch."

    I didn’t like simply getting a key out of a safe, would far prefer to see and talk to an actual person. Other self-caters I’ve stayed in have at least put a pint of milk in the fridge, here the cupboards were bare. Could add some small details to really enhance the experience.

    Reviewed by Ben3.8Feb 2020

  • "We were really impressed with our studio cottage at Ees Wyke."

    Being attached to a hotel made a difference as they were able to help us with any issues we had with the property eg. Needing more toilet roll/connectivity problems. It was a perfect place for a hiking trip to the lakes. Kitchen very well equipped. Near Sawrey is a fabulous quiet location unfrequented when we went by tourists. The walks around are outstanding and we found ourselves on many 20km loop walks right from the property. We would highly recommend the flat for a young couple and will be making a booking in summer if it is available.

    Reviewed by Amber4.4Feb 2020

  • "The best holiday we've ever had."

    Reviewed by Pawel5.0Dec 2019

  • "We found this studio cottage to be very clean, warm, and though compact, there was enough space for my husband and I and our two Labradors."

    The bed was comfy, hot water instant, and has a good shower. The studio is in a fantastic location for many walks straight from the door, and is just around the corner from Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top cottage, which I visited also. The owner is very helpful in suggesting walks, and the information file left in the cottage is very useful. This is a super little place to stay!

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Nov 2019

  • "The toilet needs fixing to the floor."

    How ever we had a great week the studio was warm the owners was nice every thing you needed in a small room good views not to for from hawkshead can't wait to come again. And it's dog freindly.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Clean & comfortable. Beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Amazing views mad to feel very welcome by staff"

    Reviewed by Ash5.0Sep 2019

  • "We stayed at Ees Wyke studio in Near Sawrey for 7 nights from 23rd August, paying £380."

    For the same period my sister stayed in the Loweswater Apartment at Ees Wyke Farm, paying £460. The difference between the two properties could not have been greater. My sister was in a well appointed apartment, comprising a huge, fully fitted kitchen, a large, well furnished lounge and dining area, a large double bedroom with a large en suite bathroom. The apartment was clean, nicely decorated and comfortable, had good car parking and lovely views. On the other hand, the Studio was a single storey building attached to the side of the Ees Wyke Hotel. We had one room which comprised a poorly equipped kitchenette, a double bed, 2 easy chairs, a drop-leaf table, and two collapsible chairs hanging on the wall, with minimal space in which to move about. The bathroom was ‘rustic’ in the extreme with a latch door which required slamming for privacy. The decor was shoddy. Fortunately my sisters apartment was only a couple of hundred yards away and so we spent our time and had our meals there. Had she not been so close, or had we been alone, we would have had a very unsatisfactory holiday. Finally, we feel that the Studio was sub-standard and over-priced.

    Reviewed by Michael1.3Aug 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday!"

    Cottage was lovely ! Scenery was gorgeous! And we were lucky with the weather!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2019

  • "The studio was extremely well equipped and comfortable, and in a delightful location."

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jul 2019

  • "Perfect location , amazing views , very friendly staff will be booking to go back in the future"

    Reviewed by Ash5.0Jul 2019

  • "This is a beautifully decorated charming cottage, small but ok for 2 people."

    Towels, bedlinen etc were all fresh and clean but the floors only seemed to have been vacuumed however not mopped at all. This was quite disappointing. Everything else was great.

    Reviewed by Ulrike Roswitha3.4May 2019

  • "I enjoyed my short break at Ees Wyke studio."

    There was one thing though, I have a chest complaint and it is aggravated by aerosols. When I entered the studio I was met by the very thing that I have to try to avoid. Luckily I found one of those aerosols that puff out the smell periodically and was able to turn it off and open the window. I had to go out again for a few hours to let the room clear. Why would you need one of those in an area with such clean air to breath anyway? The accommodation is small but for only myself and my dog, it was a nice quiet place to spend a weekend.

    Reviewed by Alan3.8May 2019

  • "The studio was lovely, quite small but we expected that from the description."

    It was really well equipped. The owner owns the hotel next door and ensured we had everything we needed and was very friendly. The grounds and views were beautiful.

    Reviewed by Clair5.0May 2019

  • "This was our 2nd year booking with Sykes cottages and again it was everything we wanted and needed"

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cosy studio in near sawrey."

    Has all the amenities and more. Penhaligons shower gel, fluffy towels, warm shower, comfy bed. Perfect on foot access to grizedale and hawkeshead if you like walking. The tower bank arms pub has wonderful food 2 minutes away, booking is a must!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage has an amazing view when standing at the front door."

    We shall never forget that. We were able to view areas of the Lake District we hasn't been to before. Would consider booking again sometime.

    Reviewed by Margo5.0Mar 2019

  • "Had a really great time, thought it was good value for money."

    A humble cottage in a fairly isolated location which was exactly what we were looking for, if you want facilities it’s just a short distance in the car. Taxis in the area are expensive so a car is needed. The advert online said that it was 900 square foot which it wasn’t but I could tell that from the photos before I booked so I wasn’t bothered. The owner was fantastic, we left some items behind by mistake which he offerd to post back to us which we really appreciated. I have already recommended it to a relative.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Feb 2019

  • "Superb views, very clean and quiet."

    Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and was very pleased with the proximity to a pub (within walking distance), shops (5 minutes drive) and Ambleside, Windermere, Rydal, etc within a 20 minute drive.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was what we expected but with a couple of setbacks."

    Firstly the cleanliness of the cottage wasn't up to standard. Dust was covered all over the bedside tables, TV unit and cobwebs all over the bathroom. Secondly the bathroom really needs updating. A dated lino on the floor with signs of mildew and the toilet moved when sat on. A wooden warped and mildew covered panel (skirting board) was used to the entrance of the shower which wasn't exactly nice to look at. Also signs of what looked like rising damp in the bathroom. Other than that we had a nice time in the cosy cottage but a couple of improvements in cleaning and the bathroom are needed.

    Reviewed by Jamie3.1Oct 2018

  • "The directions to the cottage included a route via the Windermere car ferry."

    This has not been operating since the end of May due to an engine fire and would have resulted in a longer journey had we decided to choose this option. I do not understand why this was offered to us.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.1Aug 2018

  • "The accommodation was comfortable and in a good location for touring the Lake District."

    Lovely and quiet.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jun 2018

  • "Stunning, peaceful, idyllic settings, beautiful views even from the doorstep."

    Perfectly placed for easy access to many of the walking routes in the area and away from the from the mainstream tourists. The shore and ferry to Windermere only a 5 minute car or bus journey away.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cosy cottage ideal for two."

    Good base to explore the rest of the lakes.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.6Feb 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    The cottage has every thing you need to enjoy the lake District. It was very helpful to find walking guides in the cottage. The view as soon as you step out of the front door is breathtaking.

    Reviewed by Aisling5.0Apr 2017

  • "This is a fantastic property in a fabulous location with Hill Top, a pub and restaurant all within a 2 minute walk."

    The walk up to Moss Eccles Tarn, about 1 mile, is highly recommended. We had an issue with the television but this was sorted within minutes. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Mar 2017

  • "View was brilliant."

    Peaceful setting. Just lovely.

    Reviewed by Leonard5.0Mar 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with king bed, kitchenette, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • EV Charger
  • Instant hot water tap.
  • Electric central heating
  • Combi microwave/oven, electric 2 ring hob, fridge, Smart TV , WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front gravelled area with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Adults only
  • Please note the following are the check-in days for the property: Friday arrivals must be for 3 or 7 nights
  • Monday arrivals must be 5 or 7 nights
  • Saturday arrivals 7 nights only.

The property

A cosy, semi-detached studio cottage located in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, two miles from Hawkshead in the beautiful Lake District National Park.

The cottage is perfectly appointed to provide studio accommodation for couples to explore this peaceful and tranquil part of the Lake District.

Nestling amongst a small cluster of cottages and next door to a country guest house, this Lake District cottage is surrounded by stunning scenery around every corner.

With an open plan living area with a king bed, sitting area and kitchenette plus a shower room with a heated towel rail, this holiday home is compact, but a perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Outside this cottage is a small sitting area with endless footpaths and bridleways to explore in every direction.

You will always find somewhere to simply sit back and enjoy this mesmerising landscape.

Just 200 yards from the cottage door there is a footpath leading to Moss Eccles Tarn and Claife Heights.

The views from Claife Heights over Lake Windermere are spellbinding – don’t forget to take your camera!

Just up the road is The Tower Bank Arms Inn and of course, Hill Top, home to Beatrix Potter meaning that without even moving the car you will find lots and lots to do.

There is fishing available on Esthwaite Water and lots of lovely shops and tearooms to enjoy in Hawkshead itself.

Why not explore the other side of Lake Windermere by taking the car ferry from Far Sawrey and cruise over to Bowness-on-Windermere where you will find a colourful mix of shops and restaurants?

Also the beautiful walled gardens at Holehird, just out of Windermere, are a delight at any time of year.

This sweet cottage is compact but a perfect base for couples or just one person to explore this beautiful area.

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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.

Notes: Adults only.
Please note: This property has underfloor heating not radiators.
Please note the following are the check-in days for the property: Friday arrivals must be for 3 or 7 nights. Monday arrivals must be 5 or 7 nights. Saturday arrivals 7 nights only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas