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

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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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
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  • Joanne

    “Excellent property, Had everything we needed, with lovely views.”

    - Joanne, 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

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, Nespresso machine, 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 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

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.