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Pet friendly 3 Bed Cottage With Lake & Mountain Views In Near Sawrey

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Quiet And Peaceful Location In The Ramblers Paradise Of Near Sawrey - Home Of Beatrix Potter

Once a 19th century coachman's cottage and stables, now a large stylish 3 bedroomed Lake District retreat in an idyllic and peaceful setting between Windermere and Esthwaite Water. A perfect central location to discover the Lakes. It sits within the private walled grounds of the Ees Wyke Country House in the conservation village of Near Sawrey, home to Beatrix Potter & Hill Top, a romantic walkers paradise. From the picturesque gardens & cottage you'll enjoy the far reaching views of Esthwaite and the Langdale Pikes. Step inside and you'll find charming accommodation to match the surroundings: large/high rooms flooded with light, tastefully presented in a farmhouse style, warmed by comfy furnishings and all the modern facilities you will want with stunning views of the gardens, lake & mountains from every bedroom. Celebrate into the night in the homely lounge & dining room or take a short stroll to the glorious Tower Bank Arms with its great food and real Cumbrian ales.

david smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About david smith

Owning a lakeland home has been our dream for many years since our first holiday together and then gettiing married in the lakes. We searched for years before finding Ees Wyke and falling in love - it is our dream home and in such a beautiful village.

For us Ees Wyke has everything we dreamed of and is a wonderful family home for our 3 kids. We all love it, the pace of life and the great local walks.

Its location is perfect -right in the centre of the lakes - close to the picturesque village of Hawkshead and only five miles from Ambleside and Langdale. The cottage is in a great spot with great views over Esthwaite and the Langdales.

We are delighted to be able to share Ees Wyke Cottage with others people until such time as we can live there ourselves.

david smith purchased this cottage in 2010

Why david smith chose Ambleside

We just loved it!

It's a beautiful traditional Lakeland cottage in a great location. It has that charming farmhouse feel with some great period features whilst having all the modern facilities we wanted.

The cottage is in a private, beautiful and quiet spot within the most lovely Lakeland village. The cottage garden is a delight with superb lake views. It is the perfect place to relax & get away from it all whilst being close to the tourist attractions & local facilities.

All the bedrooms have great views of Esthwaite and the Langdale Pikes. It has fantastic local walks and a fabulous local pub - the National Trusts' Tower Bank Arms - with good food, real ales and with all that rustic lakeland charm that is so very warm, cosy and friendly.

What makes this cottage unique

We particularly enjoy the quietness and romance of the cottage and its location. The cottage is light and airey with a lot of space for a traditional lakeland cottage. The kitchen/diner is well equipped and a perfect family room - whilst the lounge is spacious but still gets very cosy on those cold evenings. Having 2 bathrooms is a real advantage.

The local walks are exhilerating without having to be too strenuous - the easy to reach picturesque views have to be seen to be believed.

We have already met lots of friends in the village and the Tower Bank Arms still has that truly local feeling to it, as well as catering for people holidaying. With no TV or juke box all you can do is talk and get to know folk - and you do talk!

It is a place to truly relax and get away from it all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved your beautiful cottage and its great location for exploring the lakes"" - Doherty Family Epsom

"What a delightful cottage in a stunning location" - Brewster Family London

"Loved the cottage, everything we could want to come back to after some amazing days walking" - Timberlake Family Birmingham

"The only problem was we had to leave - we will be back" - The Chilvers Family

Jan 2012
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Ambleside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Family shower room with electric shower and cubicle, WC & WHB & Large En suite bathroom with shower over corner bath, WC & WHB
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - with en suite bathroom. King size double bed. Bedroom 2 - King size double bed. Bedroom 3 - King size zip & link double bed - with option as twin beds - please specify when booking All with traditional pine & satinwood furnishings
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes on accommodation: Free WiFi Cot and high chair available at no extra charge on request. There are a wide range of books, DVD's and games at the cottage. The cottage has oil fired central heating and hot water on pre-set timers - the thermostatic control is in the kitchen, most radiators have thermostatic controls and the boiler is in the garage. . The cottage also has LPG gas wood burning stove effect fireplaces in both the kitchen/diner and the lounge for instant secondary heating. The stone tiled kitchen floor can be cold so bringing slippers is a must for many. Garden furniture is provided and stored in the garage along with a small BBQ (NB not gas). The garage also has a bar football table set up that guests are welcome to use. Well Behaved Pets welcome. Private courtyard parking for 3 cars. Outside: The cottage, courtyard and gardens sit within the private walled estate of the small and exclusive Ees Wyke Country House Hotel - shared with the hotel and 4 other homes. The cottage has delightful and well maintained private gardens to the front and side of the cottage with lake and mountain views. These are set out to lawn and borders but are not seperately fenced. There is garden furniture provided to the front of the house with lake views and some folding patio furniture stored in the garage for guests use. A small non gas BBQ is in the garage. There is also a handy bike or canoe store in the shed opposite the cottage. The shared courtyard has parking for up to 3 cars staying at Ees Wyke Cottage. However please be mindful of the other residents right of access to their homes and garages. Utility Room: The cottage has a seperate garage - handy for drying that wet gear & dogs. The garage also contains the CH/water boiler, fridge/freezer, garden furniture, BBQ and baby equipment. There is also a seperate bike/canoe store. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding and linen provided. Towels available (small charge) Weekly cleaning and linen change service. This is completed on the changeover day. Emergency repairs and maintenance services are available and full details are at the cottage. Other: Seperate garage and bike/canoe store.


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Pet friendly 3 Bed Cottage With Lake & Mountain Views In Near Sawrey
average rating of 4.733333 based on 16 reviews

Cosy, beautiful cottage with plenty of room for 6 people to stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in probably one of the most beautiful parts of the world. It is well equipped and the bedrooms are brilliant with the king size beds. It was quiet and in a fabulous location. We all had a wonderful break. When we arrived there was snow so it was great to see the landscape with the snow. The walking in the area is second to none and Ambleside and Keswick are a must. We also took a trip to Buttermere and drove through the Slate Mine area, all I can say is WOW. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday and we will most certainly look to returning specifically to this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Eeswyke. We were down at the weekend and had a gorgeous walk in the snow. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Sharon and Dave
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Homely and a wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed in Near Sawrey for many years, this was our first stay at Ees Wyke Cottage over all a very pleasant stay it was a great location within walking distance of Tower Bank Arms which is a great pub great locals and one of the best bar managers.

The owners of the property David and Sharon where very helpful even when I locked my self out. As for the property itself, it was very homely after the heating had been on, the only negative was that the property itself is a little tired and in need of a little attention. This did not effect our stay we had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning location, well equipped. Homely.

  • 4 of 5

Loved it. Will return

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really enjoyable stay in Cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely long weekend break in the cottage with friends and 2 dogs . Lovely warm cosy cottage , great pub down the road , 2 nd year running of visiting and great meals . Had a hiccup of locking ourselves out but fantastic help from the owners and all

Sorted very quickly .

Lovely cottage with fantastic views and good parking . Only downside was kitchen a bit tight for cooking and dishwasher not as expected, but well equipped for everything needed .

Would definitely return .

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lorraine Thanks for comments we are hoping to install a new kitchen for the coming season and this will include a bigger dishwasher. Look forward to hearing from you again in the near future Sharon and Dave
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Wonderful, relaxing, ideally situated.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just what we hoped for. Although near other cottages we were undisturbed . The bedrooms were so lovely, bedding fresh and rooms spacious. On suite was ideal and another bedroom close to shower room and toilet. Kitchen was great too and very comfy lounge. Great outdoor space and lovely to see so many different types types of birds coming to feed everyday. The cottage is a hop skip and a jump from Hill top farm and the lovely Tower Bank Arms. So many amazing walks within walking distance that we hardly used our car. The views were fabulous too. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable home

  • 4 of 5

The house was very comfortably furnished. Kitchen well equipped. Beds very comfy. Both bathrooms were upstairs. The house doesn't lend itself to a downstairs loo but worth knowing beforehand if it could be an issue. Dog friendly but also smelt quite doggy. Managers very helpful when certain problems were highlighted. Garden not enclosed.

Only ate at the local pub, Tower Bank Arms. Lovely food. Essential to prebook, even mid week low season

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Please may I apologise for the doggy smell left by the previous guests - we have never had this problem previously and this is why we ask that dogs don't go on the furnishings and upstairs. Nearly all of our guests respect this. As a result of your issues as you know immediately supplied extra air freshners whilst you were there and had the carpets and soft furnishings professionally cleaned immediately you left the cottage to remove any lingering odours. We hope this did not impact too much on your stay. Kind Regards Dave
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A range of coastal resorts and beaches are within a short driving distance.

The traditional Victorian resort of Grange Over Sands is only 10 miles away taking the road to the south along Lake Windermere and then taking a left at Newby Bridge along the A590 following the signs to Grange.

Or take a right along the A590 to the Barrow Peninsula - approx 12 miles.

Alternativey turn off the A590 Barrow road for the West Cumbrian coast around Millom & Ravenglass - only 15 miles.


Manchester Airport 80 miles

Leeds/Bradford & Newcastle Airports 90 miles

Nearest Train Station - Windermere - 3 miles via ferry

Nearest Mainline Train Station - Oxenholme (Kendal) - 15 miles

To get the most from your holiday a car is advisable unless you are a keen and fit cyclist

By car - leave M6 at Junction 36. Take the A590 (A591) and follow signs for Barrow. At Newby Bridge take the right turn over the bridge at the Swan Inn to Hawkshead and then folow signs for Sawrey and ferry.


Lake Windermere & Ferry to Bowness - 1.5 miles

Windermere town & train station - 3 miles via ferry

Hawkshead - 1.5 miles

Ambleside/Langdale/Coniston - All 5 miles

Dove Cottage and Grasmere - 7 miles

Keswick & North Lakes - 17 miles

Kendal - 15 miles

Ullswater - 10 miles

Penrith - 20 miles

Further Details:

Near Sawrey was home to Beatrix Potter and still attracts many visitors to her home at Hill Top which is open to the public and 2 minutes walk from Ees Wyke.

From Ees Wyke there are many great walks and not all of them have to be overly strenous. A great local walk (1 hour) is around Moss Eccles Tarn finishing off with a warming drink at the Tower Bank Arms - it is a delight with excellent food and beer. For a longer (2.5 hour) walk to Claiffe Heights finishing at the neighbouring Cuckoo Brow Inn at Far Sawrey for lunch.

Good food is also available from the Sawrey House Hotel in the village.

Glorious Hawkshead village is just 1.5 miles away & has a range of museums (Wordsworth's Grammar School & Beatrix Potter), shops (incl post office, pharmacy and grocery), pubs and restuarants. The best food is probably at the Queens Head.

Close by at Barngates is the celebrated gastro-pub and brewery, The Drunken Duck. Just a minutes drive away from Tarn Hows - perhaps the most beautiful and photographed spot in the Lake District. Tarn Hows is a must visit spot and it only takes an hour to walk around.

Ambleside offers many more choices of shops (especially outdoor pursuits), cosmopolitan restuarants and local pubs.

The hustle and bustle of Bowness and Windermere towns are just a short ferry trip away across Lake Windermere (1.5 miles). Bowness is the start of many boat trips around the lake & home to the Beatrix Potter museum.

Other notable local attractions include:

Walking - Langdale Pikes (5 miles)

Art, sculptures and "Go Ape" climbing - Grizedale Forest (2 miles)

Aquarium and steam railway - Lakeside (6 miles)

Lake, Steam Gondola and Brantwood House - Coniston (5 miles)

Wordsworth's homes and the walkers village of Grasmere (7 miles)

South Lakes Zoo - Dalston (12 miles)

Ulverston and Laurel & Hardy Museum (10 miles)

Local Spa's - Swan Inn at Newby Bridge (7 miles)

Or you can just chill and enjoy the peace and quiet of Ees Wyke.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For more details view our website at

To book or for other enquiries please contact Sharon or Dave on 0161 865 5263 or 07834 127958

All bookings require a £100 deposit to secure the dates wanted. Final payment must be made with 6 weeks of your arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is always Saturday from March to October

Long weekend and mid week bookings are available November to February (except Christmas and New Year)

Notes on prices:

For Details of any special offers available see website -

Weekly Bookings Only between 15 February to 1st November 2014 & changeover days are Saturdays

Special Offer - 20% off Christmas 2014 week - commencing 20th December 2014

Short Breaks are Available on application November to February (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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