With magnificent lake and mountain views, this superb ground floor apartment is set within a quintessential English country estate comprising 37 acres of formal and natural gardens and woodland complete with superb private lake frontage with use of rowing boats (Rowing boats off water from Nov until spring). This apartment forms part of a magnificent original Gentlemen's residence, built at the turn of the last century and designed in the arts & crafts style.
The breathtaking views over Esthwaite Water towards the surrounding mountains have to be seen to be fully appreciated, yet here you can really soak them up. To say the grounds are wonderful is an understatement; you find many vantage points within the vast acreage where hidden pathways lead to more and more magic.
Nearby Hawkshead is teeming with life, having cobbled streets, excellent eating out spots and country pubs, and the village store is open 'till 8pm: whilst Near Sawrey boasts The Tower Bank Arms, once owned by Beatrix Potter and featured in her books, serving delicious food and real ales. This picturesque retreat proudly stands in an ideal, enviable and peaceful position making for a perfect holiday at any time of the year.
Accommodation in detail
Parking right outside your door, gaze at that view from the terrace and admire the oak paneled entrance hall which leads to number 3. A separate entrance hall with space for walking clobber, you then enter the magnificent living / dining room with true picture window commanding the panoramic lake and mountain view. This relaxing room has sumptuous sofas by the warming open fire (optional electric fire also available). Also admiring that stunning view is the double bedroom with en-suite power shower room. The kitchen is very well equipped and the communal laundry room also houses the rowing boats' oars and life jackets.
There is a further king size and single bedroom together with the bathroom having a power shower over a 'P' shaped bath. There is also a rear hall with access to the gardens. The resident manager keeps the beautiful grounds in "tip-top" shape. As you wander through the gardens and down the sweeping driveway through rhododendron groves to the private lake frontage, keep your eyes open for wildlife, you might see deer, red squirrels and a wide variety of birds.
The apartment now benefits from double glazing for that true cosy feeling, when the Lake District weather is not behaving and has recently been decorated throughout!
About the location
Hawkshead 2 miles.
The village of Sawrey is situated two miles from Hawkshead down the eastern side of Esthwaite Water, overlooked by the woods and tarns of Claife Heights. Sawrey consists of two separate hamlets - Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey - both with a cluster of picturesque cottages, tea rooms and pubs. Near Sawrey is famous for Hill Top, the 17th century farmhouse where Beatrix Potter wrote her acclaimed children's stories. Now a museum, owned and run by the National Trust, Hill Top is one of the most visited houses in the Lake District. Far Sawrey is the hamlet furthest away from Hawkshead and the nearest to the ferry point on Windermere. It offers a church and pub/restaurant with a beer garden. There are good walks in the area, including those to Claife Heights and in Grizedale Forest. It's also a great base for enjoying a wide variety of typical Lakeland pursuits - with watersports close at hand on Lake Windermere, fishing on nearby Esthwaite Water and, of course, fell walking.