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Far Sawrey near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 955053)

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    • “Wonderful cottage with fabulous views across the fells. Within easy walking distance to 2 excellent pubs. Obviously well cared for property - owner extremely helpful and provided lovely welcome basket on arrival.”

    Mr Whitehouse, Lincoln, December 2018

    • “A lovely homely and very nicely done up home. We were very happy.”

    Mrs Shephard, Newton Abbot, November 2018

    • “The house was very warm and cosy. We loved the wood burning stove, which we didn't really need as we were warm enough, but we enjoyed the luxury of having it burning on a few occasions, anyway. The furniture and fittings were great and the house was well equipped. The location is good, with attractive walks from the door, as well as a short drive away.”

    Mrs Willing, Ellon, October 2018

    • “A fantastic holiday cottage, with everything thoughts of including towels and poo bags for the dogs. The only surprise was that there were no rubbish recycling requirements, do you not recycle rubbish in the Lakes???”

    Mr Dawes, Crook, October 2018

    • “Having been to the Sawrey area on a previous visit to the Lakes, the stunning scenery came as no surprise. Glenside is a perfect house to spend time in and offers all you could hope for during a stay. Many great routes and locations are within walking distance including Lake Windermere, Esthwaite Water, The tarns and many a scenic walk. Also, the Cuckoo Brow Inn offers a great place to spend an evening with fantastic homemade hearty food and very good beer/wine. We will be back!”

    Mr Green, Bath, October 2018

    • “We had a great stay in this warm and confortable cottage. It has a very well equiped kitchen, very nice living area, confortable beds, a great bathroom and a large garden with stunning views. All according to the listing on the website. We did nice walks in the lake district every day. It was nice to come home after a day on the fells in this lovely cottage.”

    Mr Wim, Deurne, September 2018

    • “We had a wonderful week in our lovely holiday home. It really was a home from home. Furnished and decorated to a high standard. Fully equipment with all you could need. A fabulous time was had by three generations.”

    Mrs Jemson, Northallerton, August 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

    • “The cottage was lovely, warm and inviting to come back to each day. The water was hot on demand, beds and bedding were new, very comfortable and the whole place was very nicely furnished. The owner had left some flowers, fresh eggs and milk which was a nice touch, and the cottage is situated in a quiet lane next to the owners farm. Very pretty area, lovely place to stay.”

    Mrs Kemp, Horsham, April 2018

    • “Lovely location with some beautiful walks and great views. Local pub very handy, just a few minutes walk, and very dog friendly for our excitable young dog. They made us very welcome and the food was great. Just two things that I felt worth mentioning. The garden area needs some work. Large area of dirt and mud that I think is yet to be turfed. Not great when you have a dog that likes the dirt! Also I think the bedrooms would have benefited from a mirror to make it easier when drying hair etc. I dried my hair in living area where there is a mirror so not a huge problem Facilities in the property are brilliant. The use of Sky Q an added bonus for the evenings. Everything very clean. Beds very comfy”

    Mr Dodd, Wolverhampton, February 2018

    • “The location of Glenside is superb and the cottage itself is beautifully appointed with lovely, comfortable furnishings. It was spotlessly clean with a great bathroom and additional shower room. We appreciated that there was loads of cupboard space for our own food and drink and an excellent utility room. The house is very spacious and light and has spectacular views. However we did have some niggles: There was no hot water on the first morning, until we'd consulted the house book, but we expected that it would have been left on for us. It took us several days to get warm [it was -2 at night] and the heating was set to switch off at 9 p.m. We did light the wood-burner and fire but that didn't help in the bedrooms. There were no mirrors in the bedroom so it wasn't possible to dry hair in front of a mirror. There was a wall mirror in the bathroom but positioned so high I could only see the top of my head! [Admittedly I am shorter than average.] There was a shaving mirror but not suitable for hair drying in the bathroom. Also the coat hooks were set so high my husband had to jump up to attach the coats. The 'welcome page' of the house book included directions for departure, we were instructed to strip the beds on departure, which we don't mind doing but felt we might have been invited to do that rather than be presented with that expectation on arrival. We do appreciate that the turnover time isn't long to clean and prepare the cottage for the next guests. Although I'll say 'yes' to publishing feedback I'm not happy that the niggles are included.”

    Rev Bond, Pickering, February 2018

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The Property

Glenside is beautifully decorated, semi-detached cottage nestled with the quaint village of Far Sawrey. The interior design of this property has been completed with a traditional charm, along with a modern selection of features, making this a lovely family base for a getaway to the Lake District National Park. As you step into the dwelling you are greeted to a brightly styled open-plan living room. In here you will find a well-equipped kitchen, a comfortable dining space and a cosy sitting room, posing a woodburning fireplace. A separate sitting room can be found at the front of the property, boasting a warming open fireplace with a comfortable seating arrangement, ideal for relaxing of an evening. Follow the carpeted staircase up to the three elegantly finished bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom, a twin and a single bedroom. Completing this floor is a sleek family bathroom, featuring a bath, shower over bath, basin and WC. Outside you will find a charming garden area, featuring comfortable seating, perfect for enjoying the stunning countryside views. For local amenities, the cottage is situated a mere stone’s throw away from the local pub, taking just five-minutes to walk. The nearest shop can be situated within the bustling village of Hawkshead, which is a short 10-minute drive, where a selection of pubs, shops and restaurants can be found. Within this small village you will also find the famous Beatrix Potter Gallery, a 17th-century building which houses a selection of her original drawings and illustrations. For more adventurous activities, you can visit the Esthwaite Water, a small lake, perfect for fishing or take a stroll up Latterbarrow, which was the subject of Wainwright's book The Outlying Fells of Lakeland. Glenside is a tranquil cottage, filled with cosy interiors, making this the ideal base to relax after a day’s exploring.


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 woodburner. Utility. Second sitting room with open fire.


  • Electric heaters with woodburner and open fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky Q, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for open fire and woodburner 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
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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