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Front of the Property from the Garden
Aerial view of the property
Kick back and relax
Cook the night away
Dine away
Downstairs Bedroom
Master Bedroom with ensuite
Spacious Master bedroom
Ensuite to master
Twin Double with ensuite
Ensuite to Twin
Single room
Large garden
Entrance to the Property
The bike storage
Beautiful location
Aerial view towards Lake Windermere
1 / 17  Front of the Property from the Garden
2 / 17  Aerial view of the property
3 / 17  Kick back and relax
4 / 17  Cook the night away
5 / 17  Dine away
6 / 17  Downstairs Bedroom
7 / 17  Master Bedroom with ensuite
8 / 17  Spacious Master bedroom
9 / 17  Ensuite to master
10 / 17  Twin Double with ensuite
11 / 17  Ensuite to Twin
12 / 17  Single room
13 / 17  Large garden
14 / 17  Entrance to the Property
15 / 17  The bike storage
16 / 17  Beautiful location
17 / 17  Aerial view towards Lake Windermere

Sawrey Stables

Near and Far Sawrey, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LLH45

Studded on the western edge of Lake Windermere in a location that inspired Beatrix Potter herself, this charming property is a delight for families seeking a tranquil staycation. Beneath the stone exterior belies a cosy retreat characterised by elegant decor and roaring fires, and of course a fantastic farmhouse-style kitchen tailor-made for family feasts. On summer afternoons, the vast garden is a treat for afternoon tea with spectacular views of the sparkling waters of Lake Windermere.

Step back in time from the moment you enter the exquisite kitchen/diner, firing up the Aga ready to cook up a storm using the ample workspace and gadgets. Mealtimes are a treat by flickering candlelight at the table, especially on special occasions where you can crack open the bubbly and celebrate in style. Comfortable and sated, the cosy lounge has enough seating for you to curl up by the fire, using the last of your reserves to play a board game or two. Busy days call for a spot of pampering in the ground-floor shower room, or indulge with a soak in the en-suite of the first-floor master bedroom. The remaining bedrooms are equally as impressive, including an upstairs twin with an en-suite shower room, a single room ideal for children, and a ground-floor double bedroom with pretty views. Outside, the sweeping garden overlooks the surrounding countryside, offering an idyllic setting for al fresco dining.

Take a short stroll along the lane to reach the former residence of Beatrix Potter, or visit the popular gallery in Hawkshead village to admire original copies of her famous illustrations. Now owned by the National Trust, both attractions are within 3 miles and are a delight to explore thanks to their breathtaking surroundings and close proximity to Esthwaite Water, the inspiration behind the beloved storybook character Jeremy Fisher.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms: a king, a double, a twin, and a single
  • Bathroom with spa bath, shower, and WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • 2 shower rooms with WC
  • TV/DVD, and hi-fi, plus TV in master bedroom
  • Wi-fi included
  • Open fire with fuel supplied
  • Telephone
  • Aga, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Off-road parking
  • Walking distance to pub and restaurant
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Bike shed storage

Rob Clarkson

This property is personally managed by Rob.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Hayley 10th November 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location...very clean & cosy...nothing needs to be changed excellent as it is

Reviewed by Gary 6th November 2021

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Lovely cottage on a wonderful location. Enjoyable time has by all. Would consider staying here again. Thank you.

Reviewed by Lesley 30th October 2021

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful area, very quiet at the end of a private road with no through access. A good location close to lots of beautiful walks and only 10 minutes from Hawkshead for local shops. The equipment was adequate for our needs and the Aga was particularly warming and great for cooking. Decor could be due a little tlc but also some Read moreguests should be more considerate to others by not allowing their pets on the sofas!! We had a very enjoyable and relaxing week here. Hide

Reviewed by Carole 25th September 2021

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This is a beautifully situated property.. If you like solitude and fabulous walks this is for you.. Excellent pub meals within walking distance and Hawkshead has a variety of eating and pubs just a short drive away... Also very close to Beatrix Potters Hill Top... Overall a stunning, dog friendly stay with awesome surroundings... Following in BeatrRead moreix Potters footsteps was a very cathartic experience.. Hide

Reviewed by Darren 18th September 2021

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Interior is tired and tatty in places, We found kitchen to be grubby with dirty crockery put away in cupboards. Aga is a great gimmick but a real pain to cook on if you're used to electric or gas. Garden not dog friendly, all three of our dogs were away over the low wall at the side of the garden on the first afternoon of our stay. Theres a drop ofRead more 4 foot or so the other side so beware. Other side of garden and bottom has poor or no fence. Overall, dissapointing and overpriced. Hide

Reviewed by Kisty 14th August 2021

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Location is outstanding. Interior dated, and in need of TLC Beds & bedding at cottages can make or break a holiday. At this cottage we found it to be very uncomfortable and not 4 stars as advertised. Kitchen adequate but needs TLC & good clean. Great location for outstanding walks from doorstep, and Water Sports. In our opinion, dont be under any iRead morellusion this should not be rated as 4 stars at this present time, and indeed, pricing for 2022 August is eye watering for what you are getting. Hide

Reviewed by Natalie 7th August 2021

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This wonderfully, appointed home from home, is found in Beatrix Potter country (Hilltop Farm is a short walk away) - a beautiful setting and a short walk from the shores of Lake Windermere. This well equipped holiday home has an Arga, which ensures a warm welcome, and enough space for two families to enjoy time together but not on top of each otherRead more. The garden was greatly enjoyed by the children. A proper memory foam mattress for the Master bedroom would have enhanced a near perfect holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Cheryl 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by John 26th June 2021

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Great location, well equipped. Easy walks to ferry and pub.

Reviewed by Mark 19th June 2021

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Cant beat the lovely setting of Sawrey Knotts. Well located house and very warm and comfy. A good base for exploring the area. Bit of a squeeze if 7 as advertised when all adults...fridge space and lounge seating better for 5 adults.

Reviewed by Christine 5th June 2021

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Fantastic location ! We had a wonderful holiday. Never used an Arga before but Im now hooked !!

Reviewed by G 24th April 2021

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Reviewed by ian 17th April 2021

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Lovely peacefull location away from the crowd, ideal for families or couples.

Reviewed by Mark 17th October 2020

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Fantastically located warm cosy cottage. Amazing week away from day to day living during the covid pandemic. Perfect location for escaping on walks into Grizedale Forest and the Lakes. Plenty of social distancing and fresh air right on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Sheona 19th September 2020

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A really lovely cottage with plenty of room. There were 6 of us and 2 dogs and we spent a great week there. The garden was a delight and, as we had the 2 pooches with us, was used every day for playtime. We also sat outside most days as the weather was lovely (end of September!!) Yes, we had to drive every where, but that was part of the enjoyment.Read more We had 4 hill walkers with us and they had a fantastic time. The cottage does need a little TLC but we still had a great week. Hide

Reviewed by Georgina 12th September 2020

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The location is idyllic and the cottage very well equipped with all necessities. It is a pity that the actual Stables have been allowed to be now merely a dumping site for the building work that has taken place here and also no guidance given re. recycling.

Reviewed by Kim 22nd August 2020

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A great, secluded cottage, plenty of room inside with a wonderful garden outside. We were concerned when the hot water ran out but the managing agent responded promptly to fix, turns out it was a clock resetting issue following an outage. All in all a really great find and well placed for a walk to the Cuckoo Brow Inn and Tower Bank Arms for food, Read moregreat short walk to Windermere ferry, Hill top view and Claife Viewing Station. Only 20-30 min drive from many lakes town too. Hide

Reviewed by JUSTIN 1st August 2020

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Great location, very quiet and peaceful, had a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Mrs 4th July 2020

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Nice cottage in a good location, lovely big garden for dogs, although the wall on one side is a bit low so if your dog was an escape artist it could easily hop over! The cottage is very clean but is a bit tired inside and could do with some minor maintenance work to be done. The Aga is great for warmth and wet clothes/boots but does smell of fumes.Read more The Cuckoo Brow Inn is a 5 minute walk from the cottage, they serve great food and are people and dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Kay 14th March 2020

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This was a lovely cottage in a beautiful location, we saw deer in the garden plus lots of birds, squirrels and pheasants. Because of Coronavirus we didnt venture too far out preferring to have nice walks beside Windermere and Coniston then returning to the cottage and cosying up with a log fire and a glass of wine. Been to the Lakes many times but Read morefor a nice chill out this is the perfect area we will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Scarlett 6th March 2020

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This cottage is in a great location and suitable for dogs. The kitchen has a good layout with lots of space, however there is no salt, pepper or oil, so be sure to bring all of the essentials yourself! The beds a little uncomfortable and the property itself could do with a bit of TLC as some of the walls have paint/plaster worn off.

Reviewed by Julia 11th February 2020

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Lovely location with many walks close by. Garden is enclosed apart from a gate which fell down ages ago. One of the walls is low so bigger dogs may jump over. Cottage is very comfortable but the Aga smells of oil badly and is very warm. We had to open the windows in February. Pub is 5 mins walk away but down a steep slope. Ferry is 15 min walk but Read moreferry doesn't always run in bad weather. Check Twitter or the signs by the Cunsey turn off. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 7th February 2020

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Beautiful location & views. 15 min walk to Windermere (uphill on the way back) on either a rocky path or the A road. Excellent food pub less than 5 mins walk down a safe path (take a torch!). The house is old fashioned, cosy, warm, generally very well equipped (missing champagne glasses and tumblers), great showers, decent towels, lots of space. VeRead morery good value. We were a 3 - it would have been a bit of a squeeze with 7. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 11th January 2020

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The house is in a beautiful quiet spot. Very well laid out inside and extremely warm with the AGA . At times it was too hot and we turned many of the radiators down. We loved seeing the squirrels and deer in the garden. Numerous brilliant walks from the doorstep. The house is obviously well used and its starting to look tired but nothing paint and Read morevarnish wouldnt fix. Hide

Reviewed by Anna-marie 21st December 2019

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Great property for families and pets. People very friendly in local area great local pub very welcoming of kids and pets. Would extremely recommend this property.

Reviewed by James 13th December 2019

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Front of the Property from the Garden
Aerial view of the property
Kick back and relax
Cook the night away
Dine away
Downstairs Bedroom
Master Bedroom with ensuite
Spacious Master bedroom
Ensuite to master
Twin Double with ensuite
Ensuite to Twin
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Location

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Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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