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Croft End Cottage

Sawrey, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041579)


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Ian

    “Lovely and cosy.”

    really appreciated it being dressed for Christmas.

    really appreciated it being dressed for Christmas.

    - Ian, December 2023

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again soon! Property Owner


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen Lounge / diner
  • Small seating area at the back of the property
  • Open fire
  • Night storage heating
  • Electric double oven with grill/electric hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge, freezer
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fuel
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Small exterior seating area
  • Small garage &/or bike store
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Sorry no smoking
  • No children under 5 years

The property

We were enchanted by this dreamy little cottage, and we're sure you will be too. In a romantic countryside setting, only a short distance from Hawkshead in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, Croft End Cottage is a luxurious retreat with a wealth of character. Immersed in Beatrix Potter's best-loved landscapes, the whitewashed exterior is a delight to arrive at. Step inside, and you'll find the picture completed by traditional cast iron open fire, thick cottage walls, old exposed beams and storybook window seats. The elegant master bedroom will make any couple feel rather special, and cooking and dining in will be a pleasure. But don't miss the Tower Bank Arms - Near Sawrey's acclaimed country pub. As the visitor's book says, you'll have a 'lovely stay in this gorgeous cottage'. Please note: This property does not allow children under 5yrs. == Accommodation in detail A delightful lounge with exposed beams, inset down lighting, window seat and deep-cushioned sofas surrounding the open fire. The lounge is open to the dining room, and the gorgeous kitchen which is separated by an attractive old oak beam. The kitchen is where you will enter the property first.This is a lovely place to cook and serve a meal, with a stable door leading to the small seating area at the back of the property.. Upstairs to the two bedrooms; stunning master double with two deep-silled windows and sofa, plus additional bedroom with a single bed. Modern, fresh house bathroom. Location A holiday cottage in Near Sawrey places you at the heart of Beatrix Potter country, and at the heart of the Lakes. You'll soon see why the author was inspired by the spectacular countryside scenes and the tranquility of Esthwaite Water (fictional home of 'Jeremy Fisher') which lies between Near Sawrey and Hawkshead village. In the landscapes around Near Sawrey, you'll find plenty of memorable places to explore - even if you don't want to be too energetic. The spectacular Tarn Hows walk is a favourite for it's serene beauty. Grizedale Forest is a magical place, riddled with bike tracks, footpaths and sculpture trails. Keen walkers will be brilliantly placed to reach the starting points of many of the Lake District's famous walks, and if you'd like to visit Bowness on the other side of Lake Windermere, you only need drive a few miles to the car ferry crossing. Nearby Hawkshead village provides a visitor experience all of its own, with its car-free cobbled streets, air of history and fascinating attractions to boot - including the Hawkshead Grammar School museum (a real step back in time) and the former home of Beatrix Potter, open to the public at Hill Top. But the village is also your bolt hole for shops and facilities - stock up the kitchen with tasty local produce at the Honeypot delicatessen, and sample a few of the excellent eateries in the village. Another nearby must-see Lakeland village is Ambleside, another popular Lake District self-catering location for its friendly, lively centre and its position on the shores of Lake Windermere.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

No babies or children under 5 years of age.
Please note: Logs are not provided but can be purchased from the coop in Hawkshead.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas