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Anvil Cottage

Near Sawrey, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972287)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • 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/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Julia

    “My family and I had an excellent week at Anvil Cottage.”

    I have absolutely no complaints. Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again.

    I have absolutely no complaints. Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again.

    - Julia, April 2022

The property

Anvil Cottage sleeps 6 and is located opposite the former home of Beatrix Potter, the cottage has a multi fuel stove great for winters evenings, whilst the small garden is ideal for those warm summer nights. Near Sawrey is located on the western side of Lake Windermere, 2 miles south of Hawkshead and 5 miles east of Coniston.

The local area is steeped in history and is well known for its association with Beatrix Potter who lived opposite at ‘Hill Top&


Close by there are numerous off road walks and mountain bike routes including Grisedale north shore trails. Anvil Cottage, once the village bakery and more recently known as Molly Green's Tea Room is a well appointed, double fronted, traditional Lakeland stone cottage centrally located in the village within 100 yards of the Tower Bank Arms, as featured in Beatrix Potters books.

The cottage is well equipped for modern day living but has retained much of its original features with slate flagged floors and coal fire. The cottage has oil fired central heating and comprises: Lounge with slate flagged floor, multi fuel stove and satellite TV. Dining room with CD player. Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave. Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. Shower room with hand basin and WC. First Floor: Two double bedrooms one with satelliteTV and DVD player. Family bedroom with single and bunk beds. Bathroom with hand basin and WC. All oil, electric, coal, logs, bed linen and towels included. Small enclosed secure garden ideal for pets and children and driveway with parking for one car and single garage.


  • Two double bedrooms (one with satellite TV and DVD player), one family room with single bed and bunk beds
  • Family bathroom with bath and hand held shower, separate basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with wash basin and WC
  • Kitchen with separate utility room
  • Lounge with satellite TV and multifuel burner
  • Separate dining room.
  • Oil fired central heating and multifuel burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, satellite TV, WIFI CD player
  • Oil, electricity, coal, logs, bed linen and towels included in the rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Enclosed garden with lawn
  • Up to 3 dogs welcome
  • Village location, pub/restaurant 100 yards
  • Note: Attached single garage and off street parking to the rear
  • Note: Other pets may be considered.

About the location


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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