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Sawrey near Hawkeshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 935822)

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    • “Heating and building insulation not adequate in cold weather. Storage heater in the property did not work properly and were difficult to alter the settings. The stove in the lounge area provided enough heat for the main bedroom and the lounge if the door was left open,but you have to pay for the logs to use in the stove.”

    Mr Woodbridge, BURY, December 2018

    • “Was difficult to find with just the postcode and name would have helped with the Sawrey part of the address. Place was a good size clean and beds where very comfortable. Christmas tree on arrival was a lovely treat to top off a lovely Christmas.”

    Mrs Hop, Milton Keynes, December 2018

    • “The apartment had everything we needed. The log burner was a treat, and the daily milk deliveries were very convenient.”

    Mr Shooter, October 2018

    • “Cottage in a good location, however very basic equipment in the kitchen, can opener broken, sofa very uncomfortable and torn, window catch broken, gap under front door, which meant we had a cold draft in the house all week from the window and the door place could do with a lick of paint. Bathroom shaving light didn’t work.”

    Mr Hirst, Huddersfield, September 2018

    • “We have just had a lovely week at the lakes with our family and two dogs. The accommodation was very nice and comfortable and set in a beautiful location ideal for walking and sightseeing.”

    Mr Hill, Newton Abbot, August 2018

    • “The holiday cottage was very comfortable and clean but the windows are a little hard to close and one had no handle at all the oven grill never worked and for five people another dining chair is wanted but never the less we had a fantastic holiday and would come again anytime”

    Mr Green, Hinckley, August 2018

    • “Our cottage was well equipped and pleasant to stay in. The area that our cottage was in was a highlight with a lake at the bottom of the garden, friendly village pub with fantastic food and Hawkshead village 5 minutes down the road. Would defiantly recommend staying here. We would defiantly stay again.”

    Mr Hill, Stourbridge, July 2018

    • “It was really lovely and the second time we have gone to that particular location. We stayed in the Thirlmere apartment first time round and Wastwater this time. Fantastic location and perfect for a few days away. The staff were helpful when I contacted them and really wanted to help and your website is really easy and quick to make a booking on. Will definitely be booking again with Sykes. Thank you! The Ensor family.”

    Miss Ensor, Burton-on-Trent, May 2018

    • “i booked wastatwer cottage and i thought it is on the ground floor. The listing does not say that it s a first floor cottage noe does the email confirm. When we checked in, it was smelling so bad because someone had smoked a cigerrette insiode the cottage. They offered us a free upgrade which did not have the views, the wastwaters did. We had no other choice and had to accept this. Day 1: The electric storage radiator (god knows from which century) did not work. Day 2: They fixed the raddiators, but can not control the temprature or even switch them off now. It was a nightmare. We had sleep in different rooms with open windows and take chances with the insects coming in. Overall experience was worse than 2 stars and god knows how they managed to get 4 star for that property. It ruined my holidays to certain extent and would definitely look for a compensation. I did not expect this after paying spo much. There were cheaper alternatives on internet, but I specifically chose this to ensure the comfort for my family.”

    Mr Shah, Pinner, June 2018

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

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The Property

Positioned in the heart of the Lake District, with stunning views across the Esthwaite Valley and the local pub just a few minutes' walk away, is this first floor apartment. Boasting character features and a wonderful position for exploring Grizedale, Hawkshead and Beatrix Potter's Hill Top, this lovely holiday let offers families a relaxing escape in the countryside. The lounge boasts a cosy woodburner taking the chill off those cool winter evenings and a lovely dining area set in one corner of the room. Relax and unwind on the sofas after a day walking The Old Man of Coniston, or continue the fun with a family board game. Rustle up a well-deserved meal in the kitchen and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. Lastly, the well-presented bedrooms are served by the shower room, outside you have ample off-road parking and shared use of the lawned garden. Near Sawrey is part of the village of Sawrey and is just two miles from Hawkshead, with pubs, tea rooms and Beatrix Potter's Hill Top. Discover her collections of most notable work and explore the beautiful gardens surrounding the house, now owned by the National Trust. Grizedale Forest is nearby with many outdoor activities to suit all ages. With plenty to see an do in an area made up of pretty towns and villages, enveloped by stunning natural beauty, consider a stay at this peaceful retreat.


All first floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with adult bunks and a single bed. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove. Shared laundry.


  • 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 and logs for stove 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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas