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Firbank Old School

Far Sawrey, Lake District
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Private woodland right on your doorstep with stunning views beyond
  • Cosy up in front of one of several wood burners
  • Beautifully furnished with attention to detail at every turn
Property code: 92727

Located in the delightful hamlet of Far Sawrey, this property has ample opportunity for adventure on your doorstep. Be it walking to nearby lakes and fells, or the neighbouring villages, you are free to wander through the picturesque countryside straight from your front door. Beatrix Potter's former home, Hill Top, is only 1 mile away and makes for a great day out whatever the weather. Footpaths and roads lead directly from the property to the lakeshore and ferry terminal, connecting to the charming town of Bowness. The nearby village of Hawkshead (less than 3 miles away) also has plenty to offer, from local cafes and bakeries to shops and pubs. Within walking distance, Claife Heights, (1 mile) beckons—a National Trust-owned vantage point providing unparalleled panoramas across Windermere. A stone’s throw from the house itself is the quaint local dog-friendly pub, which offers crackling fires, local ales, and seasonal delights.

 Entering into the property through the terrace door you are welcomed into the spacious kitchen. A real foodie’s haven, this cook’s kitchen is well-equipped and offers everything you need to cook up a storm for the family, as well as a cosy wood burner. Enjoy breakfast at the round table overlooking the garden where you can plan your day’s events. Further into this wonderfully quirky house, you can find the open slate-floored snug area, with another wood burner and comfy seating, where you are free to enjoy a good book from the well-stocked bookcase and a glass of wine by the fire. Next door the lounge offers itself up as a great social space for the whole family to get together for games night. Take stock of your surroundings with the original quirky arts and crafts window whilst snuggling down into the sumptuous sofas. There is also a spacious downstairs utility room with a separate entrance for muddy boots, which contains plentiful drying racks for wet coats and a dog-washing sink. Heading up the stairs to the first floor you are drawn instantly to the plethora of amazing artwork, paintings and oddities as you are led to the first of the three bedrooms. Tucked away in the corner you can find the pretty master bedroom with a super-king sleigh bed, offering stunning views to the hills beyond, with an en-suite bathroom where you can revitalise yourself with ease after a day on the fells. Opposite the stairs is a charmingly cosy king-sized bedroom with warm and sunny tones, the perfect place to wake up and start your day. Down the passage is the family bathroom, a feast for the eyes with its bright tones; a room where contemporary function meets original period charm. The colourful third bedroom is a very spacious king-size which adapts to twin beds and offers stunning views from every window. Not only a comfortable room but also practical, there is flexible sleeping available with the trundle day bed.

Outside you are free to explore the 7 acres of private woodland, with a bench at the top for tired legs, have an evening gin and tonic on the upper terrace while watching the sunset, or simply sit out at the front and dine alfresco. Enjoy this wonderfully manicured space with your four-legged friends and watch the children play.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 1 king-size and 1 king-size (zip-and-link beds that can be made up into twin beds). There is also a trundle/day bed in the second bedroom for flexibility
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and WC. 1 WC
  • Electric oven, 5-ring electric hob, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, drying racks for coats, dog-washing sink
  • 2 wood burners and an open fire
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Smart TV with access to streaming services
  • Spacious garden to the rear with raised patio leading to the private woods
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Pub 0.1 miles, shop 2.7 miles
  • Sleeps 6 (+1)
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 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.

Kieron Anderson

This property is personally managed by Kieron.

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