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Bishop Howe

Far Sawrey near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 955054)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Graham

    “We really enjoyed our stay, beautiful views from our windows, pub was easy walking distance, providing good food, but best to book as its very popular!”

    The owner is friendly and helpful!

    The owner is friendly and helpful!

    - Graham, May 2022

Far Sawrey Cottages

These delightful Edwardian stone-built, semi-detached cottages are situated next door to a working livestock farm, on the edge of the small village of Far Sawrey, close to the village of Near Sawrey and within reach of Hawkshead in the wonderful Lake District National Park. Oozing character and charm and with superb country views, these cottages will appeal to two families who wish to travel together, but stay in separate accommodation. The accomodation is suitable for wedding stays in the local village. Identical in layout and size, the properties have three bedrooms, two of which have feature fireplaces, and there’s enough space in the open plan living area for guests to relax in comfort. Outside each property there is off road parking for two cars. There are walks from these lovely holiday homes with one across the fields that will take you to Hill Top, once the home of Beatrix Potter and now a museum owned by the National Trust. Only a five minute walk away is the village of Far Sawrey which has a pub with the pretty village of Hawkshead offering a wealth of character with whitewashed 17th century houses, tea rooms, pubs, gift shops and the Beatrix Potter Gallery. A must whilst staying at these charming cottages is to enjoy a lake cruise on Lake Windermere, with sailings daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside, whilst other attractions and activities in the area include walks in Grizedale Forest, fishing on nearby Esthwaite Water and the Aquarium of the Lakes. Two excellent holiday homes for exploring all that the stunning Lake District has to offer.

The property

Bishop Howe is a traditional Edwardian stone-built cottage situated within Far Sawrey, near Hawkshead village.

This cottage has been designed with traditional features throughout with a clever blend of modern luxury, set within a charming rural location to create the perfect family base.

Upon entering the property, you will be greeted to a spacious open-plan living area, boasting a sleek kitchen, a formal dining area and a cosy sitting room.

A separate sitting room can be found at the front of the property and has been completed with a cosy atmosphere, with two comfortable sofas sitting in front of an open fireplace, ideal for some quiet reading whilst appreciating the countryside views.

Located upstairs are three elegantly decorated bedrooms, comprising of two spacious doubles and a quaint single bedroom.

Completing this floor is a family bathroom, boasting a luxurious design with a bath, shower over bath, basin and WC.

Outside, you will find off-road parking and a charming front garden and rear patio area, where you can relax in the sunshine with your family.

Set in peaceful area, the cottage is a mere five-minute walk away and the closest shop, which can be found within 3.5 miles within the village of Hawkshead.

The village of Hawkshead is filled with charming houses, archways, and squares which were loved by Beatrix Potter, in addition to a selection of inns, tea shops and independent gift shops to explore.

A popular attraction within the village is the Beatrix Potter Gallery, where you will find an exhibition of Beatrix Potter’s original drawings and illustrations.

For more adventurous activities, you can explore the Grizedale Forest, where you will have access to miles of biking trails, a Tree Top Trek, an adventure playground and tearooms.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king size on request) 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Utility
  • Second sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric heaters with open fires
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, Nespresso Machine fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for open fires available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front raised lawned garden with veranda and furniture, plus side lawned garden and rear patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are a number of stone steps to the front door and a couple of steps to the rear door
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar
  • Please note: bookings must fall between a Saturday and Saturday

About the location


Hawkshead 3.9 miles; Bowness (via ferry) 1.5 miles.

The village of Far Sawrey has a pub/restaurant, whilst Bowness, with all its shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, is just a short distance across the lake by ferry. Also close by is ‘Hill Top’, once the home of Beatrix Potter, and Hawkshead with its picturesque 17th century cottages. Footpaths lead from the grounds to the village and Claife Heights - a noted beauty spot of forests and tarns. Watersports are close at hand on Windermere, along with Lake Cruises and the majestic Wray Castle to admire. Fishing can be enjoyed on nearby Esthwaite Water and, of course, fell walking.

Note: There are a number of stone steps to the front door and a couple of steps to the rear door. Note: No stag/hen parties or similar.
Please note: bookings must fall between a Saturday and Saturday. Any short breaks must be either Saturday to Tuesday or Wednesday to Saturday only.