Lakefield Cottage, Hawkshead
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 2
In the orchard to Beatrix Potter's former holiday home at Lakefield, Near Sawrey, this romantic and luxurious cottage retreat commands a simply breathtaking view over Esthwaite Water (featured in the author's story of 'Jeremy Fisher') to the Lake District mountains beyond. There is an undeniable fairytale magic to this location, which continues in all the immediately surrounding areas. Only a stroll away you'll find the Tower Bank Arms; a National Trust owned pub with a roaring open fire. Only a mile away you'll find picturesque Hawkshead village. Admire the view from living room and bedroom, relax in the rear garden, enjoy endless walks from your doorstep and relish one of the most inspiring locations in the Lake District.
Perfect for a special occasion or Lake District honeymoon.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 1 car. Enter into the open plan lounge / kitchen / dining area with a wall of glass overlooking the lake and fells. Comfortable furnishings, 26" LCD TV (FreeSat), dining table and custom-built oak kitchen with granite worktops.
Upstairs to the king-size bedroom, with a superb view and modern oak furniture. The luxury bathroom is just perfect after a day in the fresh air! At the rear of the property, there is a private enclosed garden with furnished Lakeland slate terrace.
Please note this rear garden does not overlook the lake.
Near Sawrey lies between Esthwaite Water and Lake Windermere, only a short distance from Hawkshead and also the car-ferry crossing over Lake Windermere to Bowness. The village is known for its connections with Beatrix Potter, whose former home at Hill Tip is owned by the National Trust and open to the public. Only a mile away, Hawkshead is your stop-off for stocking up the kitchen. It's a lovely place to while away a day, with its car free village centre, small shops and traditional atmosphere.
The car-ferry crossing to Bowness is only a short drive away, and places our liveliest Lake District holiday destination within easy reach. You'll find contemporary shopping on the high street, and a wealth of boating activities in Bowness Bay. Windermere Lake Cruises travel to both Ambleside and Lakeside, and also offer romantic evening cruises with buffet food and live music. Windermere Golf Club is just outside Bowness village.
A holiday cottage in Near Sawrey provides an excellent base for walking in the Lake District. Stroll in pretty much any direction from your door, or travel a short distance to the Langdale Valley, Ambleside and Coniston. Grizedale Forest is also within easy reach, with pretty pathways, cycle tracks and intriguing sculpture trails.