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.
Cottage in Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Quiet And Peaceful Location In The Ramblers Paradise Of Near Sawrey - Home Of Beatrix Potter
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.
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A really lovely cottage, well equipped, super comfy and super owners. Walks from the doorstep with good meals at the local pub. Sitting watching the wildlife from the pretty garden is a real treat.
Thank you Lyn for such a lovely review. We are delighted you had a great stay and thank you for your understanding whilst we sorted the repair. We will be in touch soon about your return visit.
All the Best
Sharon and Dave
Lovely cottage in a brilliant location
We stayed for a week with my sister and brother in law in April. The rooms were all of a generous size and the kitchen was well equipped. The owner has left lots of walking books which really helped us explore the area as well as a cupboard of board games which kept us entertained in the evenings. We can thoroughly recommend the local pub The Tower Bank Arms, you will need to book for a meal though.
Lovely week in characterful cottage
What a lovely week we had in this beautiful cottage in a perfect location with idyllic views 💖
What a lovely week we had in this beautiful cottage in a perfect location with idyllic views 💖
We were charmed by this area right in the heart of Beatrix Potter country with so many beautiful walks right from your door, all the main Lake District highlights within easy reach and a great and famous pub (Tower Bank Arms featured in Beatrix Potter books and next to Hill Top) just up the road.
The house is cosy and well appointed with beautiful bedding, modern bathrooms and a very traditional Lake District property. There are lots of DVDs books games and CDs to play for evenings or rainy days.
The owners were very helpful both before our stay and during when we had a problem.
Don’t hesitate just book it 😄💖👏
Suzanne thank you for lovely comments so glad you had a good week and the sun was shining for you. There are so many walks from the cottage we are still finding new pathways even after spending so many holidays there ourselves! We look forward to seeing you again Dave and Sharon
The house is lovey very good facilities well situated in the Lake District to get to all the places you need to get to there are good walks around the cottage for the Keen walker . The nearest lake you can finish with a day permit for them that just like to sit back and love to fish .
Thank you for your lovely review we’ve not tried the fishing yet but we’re always looking for new things so you never know! Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Dave and Sharon
A Great Location
We had an excellent week in this property. It was clean, comfortable and well equipped with plenty room for six adults and a dog. The location is very good for getting about by car and we enjoyed walking in the vicinity of the cottage. The village is quiet but with several places to eat out nearby. Lovely views from the property and we enjoyed the pleasant garden and sitting out area. The owners were very helpful, especially in returning an item to us that we had accidentally left at the property.
So glad you had a good week at Eeswyke and thank you for your kind review. It’s always nice to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay. Many thanks Dave and Sharon
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
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.