A rare treat for large groups or families, gazing out over Esthwaite water to the Coniston Fells through superb full-length windows. Lakefield House is surrounded by scenes featured in the stories of Beatrix Potter, being only a few minutes from her former home in Near Sawrey. The lake itself (fictional home of 'Jeremy Fisher') is one of the finest trout lakes in England, and walks in every direction in the surrounding area will leave you spellbound. Back at the house, the impressive living space is superb for family gatherings, and spread out to suit one or two families - ground floor king, double and twin bedrooms are en-suite with TVs, and the top floor bedrooms benefit from a cosy TV/gaming room and basic kitchen. Perfect for early risers!
Gather together or relax apart, and be assured of a spectacular outlook at any time of year.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 4 cars. Enter via hall with 'boot room' with Belfast sink. Large sitting room with a full wall of windows overlooking Esthwaite Water to the Coniston Fells, open fire, comfy sofas and 40" LCD TV/DVD. The dining area leads out to the raised furnished deck area. Well-equipped kitchen with utility and access to rear garden. Ground floor hallway with games cupboard, luxury en-suite king-size bedroom with four-poster and LCD TV, luxury en-suite twin bedroom with LCD TV and en-suite double bedroom with LCD. Upstairs to the 2nd king-size and twin bedrooms, luxury bathroom, TV/gaming room with LCD TV/DVD/ Playstation 2 and small kitchen and additional wc. Some items have been removed for health reasons with the current situation.
This large holiday home in Near Sawrey is perfectly placed for a varied Lake District holiday, with walks surrounding, interesting villages nearby, and a wealth of Lake District family attractions within easy reach.
Beatrix Potter once lived in Near Sawrey, and her former home is open to the public at Hill Top. The Tower Bank Arms featured in her stories, and is a wonderful place for a family meal with a traditional Lakeland pub atmosphere. Near Sawrey is only a mile away from Hawkshead, where a charming car-free village centre provides everything you need to stock up the kitchen.
Near Sawrey is a great base for walking in the Lake District. Stroll close-by to beautiful Moss Eccles Tarn (Beatrix Potter's favourite), wander around Tarn Hows near Hawkshead, explore cycle tracks and sculpture trails in the Grizedale Forest, or venture to famous routes in areas such as the Langdale Valley and Coniston - both within easy reach. Bowness can be reached easily via the car-ferry over Lake Windermere, only a few miles from your door. Bowness is a bustling Lake District holiday destination, with contemporary shops and wide range of entertainment. Hire a boat in Bowness Bay, or take a steamer cruise on Lake Windermere to Ambleside or Lakeside. Windermere Golf Club is also just outside Bowness village.
About the location
Ambleside 4 miles; Kendal 24 miles.
The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guest houses and gift shops in the village, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which houses an annually changing exhibition of the famous author’s illustrations and stories. The other famous Hawkshead enthusiast, William Wordsworth, attended the Old Grammar School in 1779-87, which still stands today, and you can visit the building where the Lakeland poet developed his love of the form, and even see the desk into which he scratched his name as a small boy! Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.