View towards the property
Lounge featuring a open fireplace and large french windows with fantastic views
Dining area
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Perfect place to unwind
Twin bedroom
Garden area with seating
Entrance lane to the property
Panoramic views from the door step
Patio area with seating
Surrounding gardens and views
Seating area
View towards the property
Far reaching views
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Broad Howe

Near and Far Sawrey, Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
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

  • Wonderfully spacious single-storey holiday cottage
  • Wide acres of grounds to relax in and enjoy the surroundings
  • Panoramic views over Esthwaite Water to impress
  • Secluded and idyllic rural location to hideaway in
  • Close to the villages of Near and Far Sawrey
  • Easy access to Lake Windermere and the village of Hawkshead
Property code: LLH42

Elegant and spacious single-storey property, close to Near Sawrey, set in a four-acres of gardens, with great views of the surroundings.

Surrounded by 4 acres of private gardens and boasting stunning views over Esthwaite Water, this single-storey cottage is the perfect base for exploring the Lake District. Sleeping up to eight guests and four of their loyal dogs, it’s a super choice for larger groups of friends or family. With the popular Lake Windermere close by, along with many great walks, this home has something to keep everyone entertained.

Both elegant and spacious, this four-bedroom home is reached via a quiet track lane, making it a secluded and idyllic hideaway. A wood burner-effect electric fire is at the heart of the lounge area, while there is also a second main lounge with comfortable seating and a wood burner, giving everyone plenty of options to relax and unwind. The well-equipped cottage-style kitchen should inspire some culinary creations which can be enjoyed at the dining table. Retreat to the cosy and inviting bedrooms for a good night’s rest - three are located in the main building, while a twin room is to be found in a separate summer house. The canines and children will enjoy roaming around the pretty gardens while you relax in one of the many areas which include lawns, benches, tables and a covered veranda.

Take a fascinating stroll around Hill Top, the former home of author Beatrix Potter, which is located in the village. Enjoy a leisure cruise on Lake Windermere (3 miles) or get in the water yourself and try your hand at paddleboarding or canoeing. The village of Hawkshead (2 miles) has some super cafes and pubs if you’re looking for somewhere to eat, while the woodland trails at Grizedale Forest (3 miles) will suit all abilities of walker.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms: 1 double, a bunk bedroom, a twin (can be a king-size on request) and a further twin
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, shower room with WC, wet room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Ground floor property
  • Access is via a track
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Wood burning stove with fuel supplied
  • Electric and heating included
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • 4 dogs welcome
  • Pub and restaurant 0.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by J 25th January 2020

Broad Howe is a very special house and the pictures do not do it justice! The views are amazing even in bad weather. It is also a very warm and cosy house and so close to walk to fab pubs!

Reviewed by Travis 8th December 2019

We had a wonderful week here with our three dogs. The views are unlike anything Ive seen before, outstanding is an understatement. The cottage also has a certain old style charm about it and from the moment you walk through the door you immediately feel like youre home. I look forward to our next holiday in this cottage

Reviewed by G 26th October 2019

Broad Howe is in a perfect location and has a lovely family feel to it with all its history and photos etc. A very special place in a very special part of our country.

Reviewed by Peter 14th September 2019

The 5 of us hugely enjoyed our week at Broad Howe. The views are the best I've had in any house in many years of coming to the Lakes. There are good walks from the door, into the woods of Claife and shore of Windermere and down to Hill Top and Esthwaite Water. It is a good base for walks in Coniston and the Langdales. The drive is steep and difficuRead morelt in a large car. The house is well-heated and very comfortable and has the character of a family home. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 7th September 2019

Having grown up in this house ( 1940 - 1950 ) it is pure nostalgia to stay here especially as it is now warm, comfortable and very well equipped. Of course the views and setting are stunning as is the privacy. So quiet and yet not far from Hawkshead and of course the Lakeland fells.

Reviewed by David 24th August 2019

I have been visiting Broad Howe since 1972 either for tea with relatives or in later years to stay for holidays. The view from the veranda over the lake is my screen saver. Just sitting outside watching the weather roll in is so peaceful. Close to heaven on earth.

Reviewed by Miriam 3rd August 2019

Broad Howe is a lovely family home with a fantastic view and walks straight onto the fells.

Reviewed by Carole 15th June 2019

Clearly a well loved family home that has kept it's warmth and cosiness. The views and walks from the house are stunning in any weather which made it very suitable for all our party: of all walking abilities.

Reviewed by Jonathan 20th April 2019

Super for a family get together with views to die for

Reviewed by Joan 2nd March 2019

A beautiful homely bungalow with amazing views and a lovely garden with woodland at the back. Lovely that I could bring my dogs. The main garden isn't totally enclosed but the woodland at the top of the garden is deer proof, and mainly dog proof except for a few openings at the bottom of the stone wall which little dogs can get through. Some lovleyRead more walks from the property, including up to Moss Eccles Tarn up on the fell behind, and Castle Hill Woods just past Near Sawrey. Handy for Hawkshead. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 16th February 2019

Fabulous holiday home, really warm and comfortable with stunning views, and good walks on your doorstep. Pubs and good food close by. You need to be a little handy at three point turns to gain access, but well worth the effort.

Reviewed by Pamela 22nd December 2018

The accommodation was lovely, location was perfect with amazing views across the lake. The cottage was adequately equipped with great supply of fuel for wood burner. It was great to have utility room a good dog cleaning room. Also a great supply of piping hot water. Beds were really comfortable. Gardens lovely. A lovely comfortable property. LookinRead moreg forward to our next holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 27th October 2018

Its remote, which means a drive to towns, or long walks. Its a very narrow road leading up to the house an even more narrow and steep driveway. Views are simply stunning and although great for all ages, Id say probably best for those relaxing, wanting decent walks and to relax on the veranda and get away from the rush of life.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 20th October 2018

We absolutely loved the house and the stunning views across the lake. We loved our evenings in that cosy room in front of the wood burner The kitchen was a good size and great to have the utility room beyond for the dog and the dirty boots / washing! Also the house was lovely and warm and there was always plenty of hot water.

Reviewed by Nicholas 6th October 2018

Broad Howe is a wonderful family home with astounding and unrivalled views over Esthwaite Water. It's half way up a hill with access via a private track. Heated throughout with silent and tastefully selected electric radiators. We managed to extend our stay by a few days as we enjoyed it so much. I have many beautiful photos of the scenery. Even inRead more bad weather the views are lovely, nestled next to the log fire and watching it through the large floor-to-ceiling windows. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 22nd September 2018

A great place to relax. A serene and calm location with everything a family could wish for.

Reviewed by Nicola 8th September 2018

Fabulous property. Very comfortable with the most fantastic view. Great location for exploring the southern lakes. Exceptionally well equipped. Very tricky 5 (at a minimum) point turn to get in and out of the drive

Reviewed by Miriam 1st September 2018

Broad Howe is the perfect place for a Lakeland Holiday with beautiful view and walks straight out on the fell, Esthwaite below and many famous peaks in view and easily reached. It happens to have half the rainfall of Ambleside, which has half the rain fall of Buttermere.

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View towards the property
Lounge featuring a open fireplace and large french windows with fantastic views
Dining area
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Perfect place to unwind
Twin bedroom
Garden area with seating
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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