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Sawrey near Hawkeshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 935820)

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    • “Excellent Accommodation in a Great Location”
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    • “Perfect location, close to the lake and Hill Top Farm, lovely pub within walking distance that serves great food. Our kids and dog loved the huge field”

    Ledwardssmith, Plymouth, United Kingdom, June 2018

    • “Have been to this particular cottage on numerous occasions i feel it now needs a little updating never the less we are back there again in March.”

    Mr Stott, Chorley, December 2018

    • “We had a couple of issues but they were not Sykes related - whilst we wouldn't stay in this cottage again, we wouldn't hesitate to use Sykes in future.”

    Mr Willis, Bletchley, October 2018

    • “This is a wonderful little cottage in a super location in the Lake District. There are a number of cottages/apartments on this site at Esthwaite Farm and we have stayed in a number of them over the years. My only criticism is that whilst the cottage was clean on arrival, no-one appears to check that things like roller blinds are in working order. Outside lights were also not working, and it is pretty dark here at night, particularly in Autumn/Winter. That said, it is a fabulous location if you want to get away from it all, and we would certainly stay there again.”

    Mrs Hodgkinson, Mold, October 2018

    • “Nothing”

    Mrs Mullington, Rochdale, September 2018

    • “A nice spacious cottage with fairly large dining room and patio area with tables and chair to rest/eat outside and splendid views across the valley and lakeside. Great walks everywhere and two close pubs to eat at Tower Arms and Cuckoobrow. Bedrooms reasonable size with space for luggage etc and facilities on site for washing etc if required. Good parking and nice location close to hawks head for shopping and eating. A great stay.”

    Prof Allen, Chorley, July 2018

    • “Tranquil and beautiful setting.”

    Miss Bearton, Bradford, May 2018

    • “Been staying at Esthwaite for a few years now, lovely area and lots of space around the cottages. Will be back.”

    Mrs Matthews, Montgomeryshire, April 2018

    • “We thoroughly enjoyed this cosy cottage. One possible problem maybe when it snows the steep drive access may be a problem., salt /gravel would help.”

    Mr Nichols, Darlington, February 2018

    • “Quiet location, good heating system and shower, comfy bed, ideal location for walkers. Great heating for drying out wet walking gear, a must in the lakes. a couple of issues, with a dodgy kitchen tap which went totally kaput the night before we left and was reported as soon as possible next morning. window blind in kitchen also needed attention if you are a short person difficult to put up and down. hopefully manager/ owner will address. i have stayed at this property many times in past with previous owner/ manager and have always enjoyed the quietness of the place, this is the first time i've stayed peak season which is why the value for money is reduced .”

    Ms Singleton, Egremont, January 2018

    • “This is our 4th time here we have also stayed in Windermere cottage, we love it here , the walking is lovely and close to Hawkshead. We hope to come back soon”

    Mrs Dodds, Lytham St. Annes, February 2017

    • “Excellent location - cottage good size. With all facilities needed. The front room is is need of the ceiling skimming as the plaster boards are evident and make it very tatty feeling. Rest of property is in good repair”

    Mr Drake, Milnrow, January 2017

    • “We stayed in Derwentwater. The radiator in the hall is stained and rusty in parts. kitchen cabinets are starting to peel at the bottom - generally looking very tired. There is a gap at the bottom of the French windows but maybe these are gradually being replaced as some of the windows have been? there were a few things missing from the kitchen, scissors, breadboard, tongs but appreciate that these may have been supplied previously. The caretaker was most helpful in supplying the missing articles. I would like to see some sort of recycling facility especially for bottles/cans. As this is a two bedroomed cottage, I was surprised at the lack of dishwasher and also the lounge would be cramped with four adults with the current seating arrangements. Having said this we love the location and our dog especially loves the field and lake.”

    Mrs Lee, Stockport, March 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine

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The Property

Hidden away within the charming grounds of the Esthwaite Farm, is this charming ground floor dwelling. This property has been designed with a simplistic elegance throughout and can be found within a charming rural location, making this property ideal for a family getaway. Unwind of an evening within the cosy sitting room, boasting a warming woodburning fire and breath-taking countryside views, all of which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own sofa. Prepare all your meals within the well-equipped kitchen, housing all the appliances you will need throughout your stay. Inside this cottage you will find two elegantly decorated bedrooms, comprising of a spacious double bedroom and a cosy twin bedroom. Relax in tranquility on the private decking area, perfect for appreciating the property’s beautiful surroundings. Moreover, the local pub can be situated within a 10-minute and the closest shop is a mere 2.5 miles away, an easy drive from the cottage. To keep you and your loved ones busy whilst staying here, there is a number of activities to fill your time. During the warmer months you can hop on the rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht to take in the scenery surrounding the Coniston Water. Alternatively, explore the National Trust’s Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse, where you can walk in the footsteps of the famous children's author and illustrator. All-in-all, Derwentwater is a guaranteed delightful family retreat.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove. Shared laundry.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in shared laundry, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking in shared courtyard
  • Use of shared lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake
  • Note: Limited mobile reception
  • Note: Tumble dryer by 50p coin meter
  • Please note Esthwaite property is an independent company and no one has rights to be on the water or fish or swim without paying Esthwaite water fishery
  • Please contact the Estate office before arrival
  • Note: Logs are charged at £4 per bag or 3 bags of logs at £10
  • Kindling is available for £4 per bag
  • Payment is made by the honesty box next to the logs.

Regional Information

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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