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Bishop Howe

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

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    • “The house is very well appointed and comfortable. The view out of the front window over the rural landscape is also stunning, especially at sunrise. It is well worth setting the alarm, so that you do not miss it. The owners were also keen to make sure that everything was perfect and were very friendly. The location is away from the main tourist towns and because of that it is extremely quiet - perfect for that get away from it all holiday if that is what you are after. There are also a few local walks that get you to lovely view points within half an hour of leaving the house. I would certainly book the house again for future visits. The main supermarkets at the other side of the lake are only half an hour away but the location of the house is worth that little extra drive.”

    Mr Read, Leeds, October 2018

    • “Great accomodataion and location. Would stay there again”

    Mr Keegan, High Wycombe, September 2018

    • “Wonderful holiday in a stunning area - the house is extremely comfortable, beautifully decorated and up to date and well equipped, we were an extended family group staying in both properties and would highly recommend these houses, the area and the lovely owner - we would love to return as there is so much to do and even 2 weeks is not enough!! The grandchildren enjoyed seeing the farmer rounding up the sheep with his quad bike and sheepdog right outside out cottage gates - fabulous!! Thank you so much for such lovely holiday homes.”

    Mrs Glover, Sittingbourne, July 2018

    • “Mrs Phipps was unable to go on this holiday as her husband was ill so I went in her place (He is on the mend now thank goodness!!)....which was an unexpected surprise! and you were very helpful re arranging this for her! The cottage was lovely and I felt so relaxed and at home. It was beautifully decorated had everything I needed. The views were lovely and there were plenty of paces to sit outside. The fresh flowers on the picnic table were a particularly lovely touch Thank you for a wonderful memorable holiday”

    Mrs Phipps, Screveton, June 2018

    • “Loved this house and its location. Exceeded our expectations based on the snowy pictures! Garden has gorgeous views over the hills to watch the sunsets, we loved eating out here. The village is very quaint and peaceful, just a tiny bit off the beaten track to avoid the coach parties, but still so close to everything you want to see. Excellent popular pub too. We enjoyed walks over the fields to Hilltop, and down to Lake Windermere. We travelled with a 2 year old and a baby, and found the house suited us very well. A travel cot would have been a bonus and saved us bringing two, but that's the only suggestion. The beds we had were very comfortable, and we found it a well furnished home from home. Would thoroughly recommend this house and location for the Lakes.”

    Dr Charlton, Consett, June 2018

    • “Bishop Howe was a beautiful cottage done to an extremely high standard with lovely soft furnishings and everything you need for a lovely holiday.”

    Mr Rowley, Lichfield, May 2018

    • “The cottage was beautiful and very comfortable - we had a wonderful time.”

    Mrs Rankin, Newcastle Upon Tyne, March 2018

    • “Returning to the Lakes is always a joy, but our stay at Bishops Howe was truly a 'home from home' experience! The difference being the tremendous views from most of the rooms, and the tranquility that engulfed us as soon as we arrived. This is our first visit to this location, and the wonderful walks from the house, together with our ferry trip across Windermere to reach the house, were memorable. We will certainly return again.”

    Mrs Relf, Lincoln, March 2018

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  • Off road parking
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  • Smoke-free
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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, 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 or similar.

Regional Information

FAR SAWREY 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.

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