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Traditional Lakeland 3 Bed Cottage With Lake & Mountain Views In Near Sawrey

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
david smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 4, 2017

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

Manchester
Jan 2012
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Amenities

Ambleside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Traditional Lakeland 3 Bed Cottage With Lake & Mountain Views In Near Sawrey
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5

Wonderful, relaxing, ideally situated.

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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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5

Beautiful cottage, stunning view, perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage, perfect location.

Beautiful walks right on the doorstep.

We made it to the top of The Oldman of Coniston, what a view!

Owners extremely helpful, would highly recommend the cottage and hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments really pleased you enjoyed your holiday. We love the walks from the cottage Moss Eccles is our favourite. Look forward to hearing from you you in the future. Dave and Sharon.
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5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, well located and well equipped. All ages from children to grandparents enjoyed the holiday in the cottage and we would love to return. Segways in Grizedale forest were a real hit with the grandparents while we did Goape. We had great weather and the surrounding countryside was very beautiful.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Louise We are so pleased you had a lovely holiday - especially after travelling all the way from Switzerland. Grizedale Forest is really good for all the family - from the gentle sculpture walks, the kids adventure park, mountain biking and more adventurous walks and GoApe. Didn't know they now had segways - I will give it go next time we are up. And sunshine too - we cannot always guarantee that I am afraid. Hope to see you again. Sharon and Dave
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Manchester
5

Lovely break with friends

  • 5 of 5

My friends hired the cottage for the week and myself and boyfriend were invited to stay for a few days. We had a wonderful time exploring and enjoying some lovely walks. We go to the lakes every year and I found the location of this particular cottage was brilliant to visit my favourite places. With Hawkshead close by we were able to get items from the shops and enjoyed a lovely pub dinner one evening (I can't remember the name of the pub).

The cottage has a lovely homely feel and the views of the near by lake Esthwaite are gorgeous. As was watching the wildlife and enjoying the peace & quite because I am from the hustle and bustle of Manchester.

I would definitely recommend this cottage for all ages and I would very much like to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Oxon
5

Excellent Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic little cottage and location with view over the lake and onto the Coniston hills beyond (can see the old man of Coniston too which is worth a climb)

Perfect location with many walks possible from the cottage (over claife heights and down to far sawrey and the ferry - plus a good walk around the lake to hawkshead) plus only a few miles to travel to other spots.

The cottage was ideal for the family of 6 adults - well equipped and very comfortable. For a 19th Century coachman cottage its ideal - and has plenty of character.

We will return and highly recommend to anyone considering renting this little bit of England and tranquility.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ian for your comments - we look froward to seeing you and your family again in the future.
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Map

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For more details view our website at www.eeswykecottage.com

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 - www.eeswykecottage.com

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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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