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Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041154)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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The property

This superb detached bungalow enjoys a sleepy rural setting in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, between Hawkshead village and the western shores of Lake Windermere. Both are only a couple of miles away. As the name suggests, you'll enjoy picturesque outlook over open meadows towards the renowned Tower Bank Arms country pub, and also Beatrix Potter's former home at Hill Top. Idyllic Esthwaite Water is close by, and walks begin in every direction from your doorstep. The accommodation itself is spacious, contemporary but homely; luxurious furnishings, woodburning stove, large dining table and excellent modern kitchen. The sleeping arrangements are ideal for two couples, family or friends - 2 delightful double bedrooms and additional cosy twin. A very comfortable base in one of the Lake District's most scenic locations. == Accommodation in detail Private parking for 3 cars, plus bike store. Entrance hall with space for walking clobber. The open plan living / dining room boasts a lovely countryside outlook, leather furnishings, Inglenook wood burning fireplace and large dining table for sociable meals. Separate contemporary fitted kitchen. An inner hall leads to the 3 bedrooms; 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin. House bathroom with shower over bath, plus separate 2nd WC. Patio area with garden furniture and barbeque. Location This superb self-catering property in Near Sawrey provides an excellent base for walking in the Lake District, exploring the magic of Beatrix Potter's former home and also visiting other popular Lake District holiday destinations. Hawkshead village is a couple of miles away, Ambleside only slightly further, and bustling Bowness is easily reached via the car-ferry crossing over Windermere (just 2 miles away from Near Sawrey). Beatrix Potter lived in Near Sawrey at Hill Top, now owned by the National Trust and open for the public to explore. The adjacent Tower Bank Arms is a magical Lakeland country pub, with flagged stone floors and roaring open fire - quite a local! The pub even featured in Beatrix Potter's 'Tales of Jemima Puddleduck'. In additional to the endless choice of walking routes, right from your door, Near Sawrey is close to Grizedale Forest. The forest is a must for family days out, with walking paths, cycle tracks and enchanting sculpture trails to explore. Don't forget that there are many family attractions in Bowness, as well as the Windermere Golf Club. Near Sawrey is close to Esthwaite Water, a tranquil little tarn, known as one of England's finest trout fishing lakes, also offering pike fishing, coarse fishing and roach fishing for all ages at Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double, 1 x first floor double, 1 x first floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Separate second WC with basin
  • Kitchen
  • Open plan living area with dining and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating, with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WiFi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Secure bike store
  • Patio area with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub are a couple of miles away.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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