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Front of the Property from the Garden
Aerial view of the property
Kick back and relax
Cook the night away
Dine away
Downstairs Bedroom
Master Bedroom with ensuite
Spacious Master bedroom
Ensuite to master
Twin Double with ensuite
Ensuite to Twin
Single room
Large garden
Entrance to the Property
The bike storage
Beautiful location
Aerial view towards Lake Windermere
1 / 17  Front of the Property from the Garden
2 / 17  Aerial view of the property
3 / 17  Kick back and relax
4 / 17  Cook the night away
5 / 17  Dine away
6 / 17  Downstairs Bedroom
7 / 17  Master Bedroom with ensuite
8 / 17  Spacious Master bedroom
9 / 17  Ensuite to master
10 / 17  Twin Double with ensuite
11 / 17  Ensuite to Twin
12 / 17  Single room
13 / 17  Large garden
14 / 17  Entrance to the Property
15 / 17  The bike storage
16 / 17  Beautiful location
17 / 17  Aerial view towards Lake Windermere

Sawrey Stables

Near and Far Sawrey, Lake District
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Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Out of the way, stunning detached stone cottage sleeping seven guests
  • Spacious lawn gardens to relax and spend time in on sunny days
  • Within walking distance of Lake Windermere
Property code: LLH45

If you’re looking for somewhere special for a celebration or getaway with family and friends, look no further than this gorgeous rural retreat. Sleeping seven guests and up to three dogs, this detached stone cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside and views across to Lake Windermere. Located on the edge of the picture-postcard hamlet of Far Sawrey with its popular pub and shop, this fantastic home is the perfect base from which to explore this area of the Lake District.

 

This home is both elegant and stylish, with sumptuous furnishings that add to its homely ambience. In the delightful kitchen/diner, the chefs of the family will enjoy making use of the traditional Aga to rustle up some tasty treats for everyone, which can be enjoyed together around the large dining table. French doors lead from this room out onto the patio as well. Oozing character, the inviting lounge will relax you as soon as you walk in, with comfortable sofas to curl up on and an open fire for chillier evenings. One of the cosy bedrooms, a double, is to be found on the ground floor, while three further rooms are on the first floor. Each has been designed in warming, neutral tones, to create an oasis of calm. The en-suite in the king-size room has its own bath. Enjoy some al fresco dining outside on the patio, while the children and dogs explore the large lawned area.

 

Follow the house’s footpath down to Lake Windermere and catch the ferry across to the town of Bowness. Stroll to Claife Heights, also within walking distance, where a purpose-built platform gives incredible views across the water. Visit the former home of Beatrix Potter, Hill Top, which is in the neighbouring hamlet of Near Sawrey, 1 mile away.

 

  • 4 bedrooms: a king, a double, a twin, and a single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, and WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • 2 shower rooms with WC
  • TV/DVD, and hi-fi, plus TV in master bedroom
  • Open fire with fuel supplied
  • Telephone
  • Aga, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer
  • Off-road parking
  • Walking distance to pub and restaurant
  • Bike shed storage
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 41 guest ratings

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Overall location
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Reviewed by Jackie 12th January 2024

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Reviewed by Michael 6th January 2024

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Overall the cottage is very nice, but even in winter the AGA output rendered the kitchen dining area very hot to the point of discomfort. A general upgrade of downstairs carpets would be beneficial

Reviewed by Lesley 29th December 2023

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Having read previous reviews, I assumed that the problems relating to cleanliness would be addressed, as holidaycottages.co.uk were still advertising it as a 4 star holiday cottage and charging accordingly. I could not have been more wrong. The cottage was filthy! The bathrooms were disgusting. The mattress covers were stained, the beds were so uncRead moreomfortable and need replacing. The carpets are stained and so is the furniture. The flooring in the kitchen has holes in it. It is unacceptable! Hide

Reviewed by Jan 22nd December 2023

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Fantastic area. Loved the Cuckoo Brow Inn. Property basic, great location for walking & running

Reviewed by Amy 21st October 2023

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Lovely cottage, in peaceful location. Perfect base for dog walks and relaxation.

Reviewed by Ross 14th October 2023

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We've stayed at Sawrey Stables several times over the last 20 years or more and love it. The location is perfect and the cottage is cosy and homely. The furnishings and fittings are comfortable rather than modern and may seem dated to some (but very clean). Also the Jacuzzi bath no longer seems to work to our daughter's dismay. Otherwise this is thRead moree perfect Lake District cottage for us and we will surely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Ryan 30th September 2023

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Beautiful location.

Reviewed by Simone 9th September 2023

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THIS IS NOT 4 STAR!! The extortionate cost for our weeks stay implied total luxury, but it really was not! The smell of oil is overpowering throughout, the Aga is permanently hot so all windows etc need to be open. The public footpath beside the cottage is well-used and the gate is noisy, so our dogs were constantly disturbed and the garden is STILRead moreL not dog-proofed. I could not finish many suggestions/comments of improvements to the owners as not given enough characters. Hide

Reviewed by Dickon 5th August 2023

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Gorgeous cottage, definitely not dog proof but brought an extendable lead with ground stake so my small dachshund wouldnt run off. Like the past comments of stains on furniture and carpets just need sorting and cleaned. If the property owners cleaned the stains, properly enclosed the garden as advertised I would book again. The outside of the cottaRead morege is beautiful and the gardens but please just get a new tv, clean the stains and properly enclose the garden and we would love to stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 29th July 2023

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Firstly this was a lovely property in a great location. However the garden is not secure and we spent the first couple of hours trying to block holes our dogs could have escaped through. Even so we had to keep them on leads to prevent escape which spoilt to break. Furnishings are ok but not great for a property of this price but the cleaning reallyRead more needs some attention. My daughter found on stripping the bed at the end of our stay a large unwashed stain on the mattress cover! Hide

Reviewed by Theresa 22nd July 2023

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Yes, the cottage could do with updating. Yes, the cottage could be cleaner. Yes, the garden should be dog proof. But . . . Its a really pretty cottage in a wonderful, quiet location. There are good walks from the door. The AGA is a bonus. Theres plenty of crockery, pots and pans etc. A tumble drier would be useful, although washing eventually driesRead more in front of the AGA. We rigged up an outside line but a rotary drier would help. Wed visit again as it really is lovely despite a few negatives. Hide

Reviewed by Clair 1st July 2023

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Amazing location, a deer came when we were sat in the garden. Sadly the owners need to spend some money on it to make it 4*, kitchen, bathrooms and sofas really tired and stained.

Reviewed by Lucy 10th June 2023

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Garden is not secure, there is a massive gap by the wall of the garden and fencing is inadequate so was a very stressful stay as my dogs got out of the garden a couple times. Wasn't the cleanest on arrival, hot water was dangerously scolding which should have warning signs in case children run the taps. Some furnishing of the property were broken, Read moreCleaning wasn't up to standard for the money paid. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 27th May 2023

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Is a lovely cottage in a fantastic location. Does need a renovation and deep clean to justify cost.

Reviewed by Chris 13th May 2023

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Well equipped cottage with lots of kitchen accessories including everything to bake with. We found the aga to be great to use once we found the instructions we loved using it! The location is close to a pub but unfortunately their service was really bad so we ended up having to drive to Ambleside a lot more than we planned! The gardens are lovely &Read more kept. The property interior is quite dated & needs a good clean. Overall we enjoyed our stay & still would recommend though we wont go back! Hide

Reviewed by Linda 6th May 2023

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This is our second visit to this property and we love it. The large enclosed garden is ideal for the dog and lovely to relax in. The dining area is perfect for family meals and board games and the lounge is cosy and comfortable. The bedrooms are all comfortable with plenty of storage space for clothes. The property is secluded and not overlooked, aRead morend there is a lovely walk down to the lakeside. It is very convenient for the ferry to Windermere. We will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 29th April 2023

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Fabulous week away in a perfect location. Stunning views. Comfortable, clean and well equipped accommodation. Very comfortable beds. Some TLC required, especially the bathrooms. Garden lovely, although not secure for dogs, not a problem for us but could be for others. A BBQ would be a nice addition to the outside space. Would definitely come back.

Reviewed by Angela 15th April 2023

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We love this cosy, practical house! Spacious enough for 6 adults and well equipped with cooking equipment. The position is excellent for both lakeside walking out from the house and going farther afield via the car ferry.

Reviewed by Gill 8th April 2023

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Fabulous location, beautiful cottage and grounds but really needs repair and updating - because of this would not put this cottage in the 4* bracket without some investment in the property

Reviewed by Karen 1st April 2023

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Disappointing. Cottage not as big as expected. Needs a deep clean. Not value for money.

Reviewed by Karen 25th March 2023

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Fantastic location and a beautiful cottage. Love that it's right next to a footpath which was perfect for the dogs.

Reviewed by Charlotte 18th March 2023

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We had issues with the cleanliness of the property. Holiday Cottages were good though and they sent someone out straight away to address our concerns. The photos make it look nicer than it is now, the whole place is tired and in need of maintenance. Oh and as others have said this garden is NOT secure for dogs. The location however is amazing. ThisRead more must be why people come back here. Several walks on the doorstep, 10min walk to Windermere Ferry Crossing, close to Hawkeshead and Conniston. Hide

Reviewed by Zafer 11th March 2023

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Surrounding gardens and area locations excellent but the house is very tiered, needs complete refit downstairs ,carpets and furniture stained ,curtains and lamps shades very shabby,not enough kitchen utensils and diner plates very small,fridge & freezer extremely small. Kitchen units doors falling and work tops damged Doesnt reflect price paid. To Read moresome up if the property had a downstairs refit all facilities geared up for party for eight it would be property we would visit on a regular basis. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 4th March 2023

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The cottage was perfect for us. Very clean and well equipped. It was furnished to a high standard. The aga was a dream-it was always warm and cosy. The garden was lovely also-which the dog loved! Great location.

Reviewed by Helen 20th February 2023

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We had a wonderful stay, thank you. There are stunning walks from the back door which made for a brilliant week. We embraced wild swimming and lots of walking and took a great trip to Cartmel and the beautiful Heft restaurant. Perhaps, add some more equipment / casserole dishes with lids for the Aga. Also, we had dogs and felt secure with the back Read moregarden but found the fence was down under the tree so we couldnt let them out alone! Great to fix that. Many Thanks Hide

Reviewed by Alison 5th February 2023

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Reviewed by Nigel 26th November 2022

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Fantastic location which was quiet and private yet within walking distance to the ferry across the lake. The cottage was warm, welcoming and cosy. The layout was well thought out and the aga was amazing!!

Reviewed by Dave 23rd November 2022

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Excellent

Reviewed by Ross 29th October 2022

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A lovely comfortable cottage in a perfect location.

Reviewed by Samantha 22nd October 2022

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This is a lovely house in a great location and has most things you will need. A couple of points to note.. it is dog friendly but if you have a dog that likes to jump walls then be careful in the garden as the wall on the right is extremely low and drops onto a public foot path.. ours didn't but we came close to watching her go over. Also the Aga wRead moreill be an experience, one I don't want to repeat.. romantic but hard work to cook on, roast spuds took 2 hours, sausages raw to charcoal in 2 minutes Hide

Reviewed by Thomas 24th September 2022

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Beautiful location in a stunning area. We were a party of four with three dogs (parents and adult son with girlfriend). We loved cooking on the AGA! The cottage is spaceous as the lawn and garden is. We simply loved the stay there and enjoyed the week. Absolutely recommended for a family or friends to stay together.

Reviewed by Martyn 20th August 2022

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Reviewed by Margaret 6th August 2022

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The cottage was lovely and in a perfect location for the holiday we wanted. Having such a nice garden was a bonus!

Reviewed by Michael 9th July 2022

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Very good property and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Nita 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Samantha 11th June 2022

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Fabulous fully equipped cottage which we have stayed at for over 20 years and hopefully the next ! Great pub on the doorstep and you wouldn't think they allowed dogs as there is no smell; immaculate place. Aga is heaven/Perhaps a BBQ would be a good idea. We did have problems with internet but that was addressed immediately TV takes a bit of workinRead moreg out too. Enclosed garden is perfect however dogs can get out if they're like mine so keep your eye on them. Loads of walks right from the doorstep Hide

Reviewed by Christina 4th June 2022

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General Cleanliness needs improvement.

Reviewed by Nannette 16th April 2022

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The cottage is in a perfect beautiful location inside is a little dated but still comfy. The aga is lovely but oven takes a while. So start cooking earlier. The garden is lovely but watch your dogs as ours kept getting out and running off. If you have better behaved dogs tho youll be fine. All in all we had a Lovely week. Just a few improvements neRead moreeded to make it a 5*.. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 9th April 2022

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A lovely spot: out of the way and quiet and yet within 5 mins walk of a v pleasant pub! Great for low level lakeside walks and higher peaks all v accessible. Cottage comfortable, warm and a relaxed environment - we have already rebooked!

Reviewed by Neil 21st March 2022

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Couldnt fault the cottage or the cleanliness. Everything that you need in a week away. The only thing that annoyed us was that we were sitting in the garden and contractors came in to tend to the gardens and clean the windows. There was no prior warning. Wasnt ideal with three dogs and two kids - the gate was left open as well.

Reviewed by Rimante 6th March 2022

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We loved our stay at this cottage and would definitely return in the future!

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Front of the Property from the Garden
Aerial view of the property
Kick back and relax
Cook the night away
Dine away
Downstairs Bedroom
Master Bedroom with ensuite
Spacious Master bedroom
Ensuite to master
Twin Double with ensuite
Ensuite to Twin
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