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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • dog (5)
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  • walks (4)

15 Customer Reviews

  • "Quantity of crockery & cutlery is limited if four person occupancy."

    Could be tricky. Might be an idea to have mattress and pillow covers. Fan in shower room not operating and there was some damp in corridor by bedroom door. Assume was rain getting under roof tiles and running down internal wall. Needs attention. However, I loved location and out look, and suspect in the sunshine must be amazing. Perfect for short walks in the rain with my dog and waking to just the sound of pheasants and blackbirds was spot on. Calm and peaceful despite Debi’s worst!

    Reviewed by Joy3.4Nov 2023

  • "A great place, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Clean and well maintained although it did have a smell of wet dog so I assume there had been a dog with previous customers. Lovely setting and very tranquil. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Avril4.4Oct 2023

  • "A pleasant and very clean ground floor only apartment in the famous Graythwaite Cottages in Near Sawrey in Lakes."

    You are very close to Beatrix Potter's house and have plenty of great scenery and walks close by. Aside from the fact that the lake district is now ever more expensive than ever before with car parking and food rocketing plus quality declining the cottage was great.

    Reviewed by Norman4.4Sep 2023

  • "Directions were a bit confusing but once we found the cottage we couldn’t have been happier."

    It was clean, bigger than we thought but had everything anybody would need for a stay. The views from the small patio area were spectacular and having a grassy area right next to the cottage meant our dog loved it as well. Apart from the great scenery our highlight was a few beers and some unbelievably good food at the local pub, the Tower Banks. Would go again

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jul 2023

  • "Everything was good, Thankyou."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed another stay at Windermere Cottage on Esthwaite Farm."

    .. our home from home and it never disappoints. A perfect retreat for relaxation and comfort. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cottage needs a really deep clean throughout, central heating works but radiators a barley lukewarm and without the log fire it would be very cold inside."

    Facilities are sparse, not enough in kitchen, should have as a minimum a welcome pack of at least milk / bread / scones / few logs / teabags / coffee. I've given feedback in the past on this cottage and in 12 months nothing has changed so what's the point!!

    Reviewed by Peter2.8Nov 2022

  • "Broadband awful kept dropping out & only 2 devices would connect."

    Not good enough when reliant on it. Cottage could do with a deep clean, cobwebs in corners & dusty lampshades but bedding/towels clean & comfortable. Bathroom tired could do with modernisation. Final thought to remove the carpets throughout & replace with wooden floors - Much cleaner/easier with a wet dog! Overall enjoyed our stay, & would return.

    Reviewed by Karen2.8May 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely however i booked this as it said there was BB and although there was an open shared BB it kept dropping out and the speed was very poor."

    I would also have liked a welcome folder as this is has always been available in every other property. This normally has the info about the appliance and general info of the area i.e. local walks good food guide. the only info i could find was regarding the microwave and cooker nothing else. However with this said these are minor things and would not put me off booking again so long as the BB is fixed

    Reviewed by Antoinette4.1Mar 2022

  • "Great property, very well located, had an issue with the tv internet but the maintenue guy came out straight away!"

    Only issue we have is with Sykes check in and check out times, a whole 7 hours for cleaning was a full day of the holiday wasted and they advertise it as 7 days? It wasn’t very clean in places either so what do they spend the time on? Overall happy with location and facilities of the property but Sykes really need to sort the check in/out times as we expect it to be extremely clean after 7 hours of cleaning

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear you were disappointed with the check-in and check-out times. We appreciate that there is a seven hour window for the owners to conduct the cleaning, however, they have several properties that require cleaning in this timeframe. If you found that the property was not cleaned to a satisfactory manner they do apolgise. The owner has confirmed that they were not made aware of any issue that you had , but would have been more than happy to send a cleaner back to the property if they had been made aware. Thank you again for your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex3.4Mar 2022

  • "I would like to see tea/coffee, milk and at least a few bread rolls or scones on arrival, as you are not allowed into the property until 4."

    30, it's a bit late to be going back out for basic amenities. Not all pans are induction friendly so you can't use them which is not a lot of use. A couple of logs and firelighters wouldn't go a miss

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Mar 2022

  • "The place is lovely, but the timing to enter the property is late especially when the clocks have gone back."

    Would have been nice to have a bottle of wine or nibbles on entering the property!! There was also no logs so had to purchase some locally, if we had known we would have brought our own. We enjoyed the holiday with our dog and went for many walks.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was our 6th visit here and this time we were here on honeymoon."

    love it so much planety of roome for the dogs and very clean and warm. the location is in a more peaceful part of the lakes which we love. back again in April!

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2021

  • "I was unable to travel from South Hampshire because of the fuel shortage."

    The owners immediately rejected my request to move to an an open date in 2022. Sykes just played a passive role. I lost my holiday and all my money. As a primary carer I cannot afford to lose my holiday and the money. No compassion, I warning to others and as I regular Sykes customer it is unlikely I will another holiday with them.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "The check in and out times aren’t ideal."

    It takes away 2 days essentially. Maybe an option to pay a supplement fee for a later check out or earlier check in.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Shared laundry facility
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars in shared courtyard
  • Use of shared lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Logs can be purchased at the farm shop
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Graythwaite fishery is free for all guests and equipment can be hired locally, a small fee is applicable to keep your catch, rod fishing license required
  • Please Note: Minimum 3 night stay
  • Please Note: This property has a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond.

The property

This cosy, all-ground-floor, stone cottage is located in the peaceful village of Near Sawrey, within touching distance of Esthwaite Water.

Windermere boasts stunning countryside views towards the Langdale Pikes, and offers charming accommodation for a couple or small family wanting to enjoy the best of the Lake District's attractions, many of which are just a short distance from the property.

Inside, the property comprises an open-plan living room with a newly fitted kitchen, complete with all the mod cons you could wish for, as well as having a shared laundry facility on-site for added convenience, plus a dining table to enjoy meals together and a cosy sitting room with a woodburning stove and wall mounted TV.

There are two spacious bedrooms, a king-size double and a twin, both served by a shower room with walk-in shower.

Outside there is off-road parking for two cars in the shared courtyard, as well as a small, enclosed patio with furniture, accessed through patio doors in the twin bedroom, where you can sit out with a morning coffee and enjoy your scenic, peaceful setting.

Head to Hawkshead, just over two miles away, for a great selection of shops, pubs and eateries, and take advantage of your lakeside location with a stroll around Esthwaite Water, or the equally stunning lakes of Windermere and Coniston Water, just a few miles away.

Head to the National Trust's Hill Top, the former home and writing spot of author Beatrix Potter, and one of the most visited Lake District attractions, as well as enjoying a woodland walk or exhilarating tree top adventure at Grizedale Forest.

Windermere is well-placed for discovering the best of the Lake District.

Esthwaite Farm Cottages

A beautiful collection of eleven stone properties, located close to Esthwaite Water, in the idyllic village of Near Sawrey, Lake District National Park. From the moment you approach these delightful cottages, along picturesque narrow lanes, lined by swooping trees and quaint stone walls, you cannot fail to fall in love with this wonderful setting. It is the ideal choice for a break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Set in a charming courtyard, these eleven homely properties provide welcoming accommodation, many featuring a warming woodburning stove. There is a mix of one- and two-bedroom properties, over one or two stories. With some having open-plan living areas and all with comfy bedrooms, fit for a great night’s sleep in this quiet and tranquil part of the world. The large lawned area allows children and pets to play safety whilst you relax and gaze across the valley. Take a walk to the forested hillsides or maybe take the private path down to the water’s edge. This is truly an unrivalled location for exploring all that the Lake District has to offer. Whatever your motivation for taking a break, there’s something for everyone nearby. Walkers and cyclists can get their kicks at nearby Grizedale Forest. Lake Windermere and Coniston Water offer opportunities for river cruises or water sports. Take a drive through the charming surrounding villages, including beautiful Hawkshead, and explore the boutique shops in Ambleside or Bowness. Further afield, the towns of Keswick and Ulverston are well worth a visit, and kids will love a trip on the Haverthwaite Steam Train, just a few miles away. These characteristic cottages offer the opportunity for a memorable stay that you will want to repeat again and again.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property
Note: Minimum 3 night stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas