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Sawrey near Hawkeshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 935818)

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    • “This was our third visit to the farm we love it and will keep using it,great location great for dogs and great local pub”

    Mrs Picken, Hessle, November 2018

    • “If you would like accommodation in a wonderful location, off the main road but within easy walk of a lovely pub- this place is perfect. It's comfortable, very child and dog friendly. A reasonable price. If you want somewhere very plush and newly renovated- look elsewhere and probably pay a little more.”

    Dr Burton, Sheffield, October 2018

    • “2 little things: key safe code did not work , but the door to Grasmere was open, and there were 2 sets of keys inside on the table. blind covering the kitchen window would not go up or down .”

    Mr Fisk, Waterlooville, October 2018

    • “Cottage situated in delightful surroundings. Basic accommodation but comfortable beds. A little dark inside. Beautiful walks from doorstep. We shall be back.”

    Mrs Waite, Macclesfield, July 2018

    • “My wife and I knew how beautiful the Lake District was, but where the cottages are situated is absolutely beautiful. The cottage itself was well above expectations. It was such a relaxing time. The walks and drives are spectacular. So close to the ferry to Bowness one way and Hawkshead the other. Coniston and Ambleside are a short drive away. We had such a wonderful time that when we came home I booked another week for later in the summer. And I'd like to recommend th shoulder of lamb in the Tower Bank Arms pub just up the road.”

    Mr Reid, Wirral, June 2018

    • “Nice accommodation with nice surroundings. Would recommend”

    Mrs Ferns, Perth, April 2018

    • “Facilities excellent, no one answered or returned calls from numbers left in cottage. The cottage overall was lovely in a beautiful but remote area although did need a bit of talc.”

    Mrs Dixon, Gainsborough, June 2017

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

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The Property

Grasmere is a stone courtyard cottage located in Sawrey, Cumbria. It is set within the grounds of a private estate, consisting of ten other properties. Internally, the light sitting room lets the sun flood in but when the evening chill descends, you can cosy up in front of the excellent, easy to use and warming, woodburning stove. Relax among the soft couch cushions and enjoy the benefits of the large TV. Appliances of the highest order are on-hand to help you cook up a storm for your loved ones in the cosy little kitchen. Following on from a busy day exploring, there's nothing more pleasant than experiencing a comfortable night's sleep in the spacious double bedroom and family room, housing three single beds. With a modern family bathroom with a choice of a luxurious bath or a quick shower. Nearby attractions include Wray Castle, a Victorian neo-gothic castle. It was built in 1840 for retired Liverpudlian surgeon James Dawson and is a Grade II listed building. It has associations with artist John Ruskin and children's writer Beatrix Potter, who spent a summer holiday there. The surrounding grounds are open all year round and make for wonderful sightseeing opportunities. Grasmere is an attraction for those historic enthusiasts.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 3 singles. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Shared laundry.


  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and 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
  • 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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