Patio garden with seating area
Plenty to read during your stay
Dining area
Time for a coffee!
Situated in a pretty countryside setting
Dine alfresco on the patio area
View towards the beautiful cottage
1 / 12  Patio garden with seating area
2 / 12  Lounge
3 / 12  Plenty to read during your stay
4 / 12  Dining area
5 / 12  Kitchen
6 / 12  Time for a coffee!
7 / 12  Bedroom
8 / 12  Bathroom
9 / 12  Bathroom
10 / 12  Situated in a pretty countryside setting
11 / 12  Dine alfresco on the patio area
12 / 12  View towards the beautiful cottage

Dove Cottage - Hawkshead

Near and Far Sawrey, Lake District
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
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

  • Beautiful detached cottage with many characterful features
  • Quiet rural location – the perfect Lakeland hideaway
  • Sunny, south-facing private garden with patio
  • Close to top Lake District visitor attractions and places of interest
  • Located in the lovely hamlet of Far Sawrey, close to Lake Windermere
  • Very homely and inviting with open-fires
  • Off road parking next to the cottage for 4 cars
Property code: LLH02

Beautiful Lakeland cottage with many original features enjoying a tranquil location close to many of the Lake District’s most popular attractions.

This beautiful detached Lakeland cottage is situated in the delightful little hamlet of Far Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous stories. Two miles away is Hawkshead, one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District. Found between both Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, Hawkshead is the home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, with a selection of pubs, tea rooms and gift shops to enjoy. Esthwaite Water is another lake which lies close by. Perfect for fishing, this lake’s surrounding scenery inspired the poetry of Wordsworth. Within easy reach are other popular spots such as Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere and Grizedale, while a short ferry ride can also take you to Windermere and Bowness with ease.

On entering this lovely cottage you will find yourself in the elegant dining room, with its traditional wood burner and exposed beams. The large dining table is perfect for family meals and there is access to the kitchen. Passing through to the welcoming and traditional lounge, you will find its original range with open fire and bread oven, as well as plenty of seating, TV and DVD. The stylish kitchen is equipped with everything you may need during your stay including an Aga-style oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave (the washer/dryer and freezer are in the utility room). The kitchen opens onto the delightfully light and airy breakfast room, with windows on three sides overlooking the garden. You will also find a bathroom on the ground floor, complete with shower over the bath and WC. As this cottage was formerly two cottages which have been combined to create one spacious and welcoming property, there are two staircases, each leading up to two bedrooms at either end of the building. Heading upstairs from the lounge will take you into a comfy double bedroom, a cosy single bedroom and a shower room with WC. Heading upstairs from the dining room you will find another double and a twin bedroom.

Stepping outside you will find the beautiful, very private, south-facing garden with patio area which is great for al fresco dining, a summer house and an extensive lawn which is great for children to play on (young children will need to be supervised as there is a steep sided stream which runs along the bottom of the garden). There is off-road parking for up to four cars by the cottage.

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

  • 4 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 with bath with shower, and WC, the other with shower and WC
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open fires with fuel supplied
  • Aga-style oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Pub a short walk away
  • South-facing garden with patio area

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Varsha 24th August 2019

Great location and perfect for dogs.

Reviewed by Julie 18th May 2019

Had a wonderful week. The cottage is very comfortable and the location was beautiful. Garden is lovely and totally enclosed so really good for our dog. Will definitely book it again.

Reviewed by jayne 4th May 2019

The setting of the cottage and the area was fantastic for the age range and walking abilities of our group and the garden was lovely. We were quite lucky with the weather and sat out in the evenings, but there are plenty of games provided in the cottage to keep us busy. We managed to keep our 2 year old guest and the dogs out of the stream at the bRead moreottom of the garden! There were plenty of direct walks from the door which was good for us. Definitely would recommend Hide

Reviewed by Wenda 23rd March 2019

The cottage was lovely, in a great location, secluded but 10 minutes walk to a nice Pub. The milkman delivers daily which is a bonus. Using a range as a fire was a treat for us all.

Reviewed by Alison 1st November 2018

The cottage was beautiful set in lovely enclosed gardens ample space for 7 adults and 2 dogs for a short break but maybe not any longer. Location is fabulous close to a very good pub with great food and dog friendly. Easy safe walk to Near Sawrey and more challenging walks close by. We had a wonderful break.

Reviewed by J Finnimore 1st March 2017

Dove cottage is a family friendly, comfortable cottage in a very peaceful spot. Great place to relax and enjoy a holiday with family. The layout of the cottage was perfect for us and being able to use the open fire and the Aga proved entertaining! Watching the birds in the garden and the sheep on the hill was a very relaxing way to spend time. It iRead mores only a short walk to the local pub and not far to Hill Top either. The ferry link to Bowness being so close was a great way to cross the lake and get to the attractions, shops and villages on the other side of Windermere without spending time in the car. Although the bedrooms are not large they had comfortable beds and the storage spaces were plenty big enough. The bathrooms were good, I think recently upgraded, and the showers were very good. The kitchen was well supplied with everything needed, we just needed to allow time to conquer the cooker. Overall the cottage was a wonderful home from home where we all had a wonderful week. Hide

Reviewed by N Warren 1st September 2016

a beautiful cottage in a lovely part of the Lake District - Dove Cottage is a delightful place to stay. The facilities are excellent. It combines space and comfort with homeliness. It is very well equipped and has the most beautiful secure garden and a lovely outlook. It is in a quiet and relatively undiscovered part of the Lake District even thougRead moreh Beatrix Potter's house is only a mile up the road. Hide

Reviewed by A Philips 1st August 2016

Lovely family holiday in dove cottage,wonderful setting with walks through the fields my grandsons enjoyed looking for wild life.The cottage was very comfortable everything we needed,the garden is lovely.Holiday was a great success enjoyed by all.

Reviewed by C Proctor 1st July 2016


Reviewed by C Snell 1st July 2016

Beautiful cottage and excellent location for walks from the door. Fantastic pub just up the road. Shower is great, but oven is tricky to use. We went kayaking on Windermere with our boys, visited Brockhole and completed Grizdale GoApe. Walk or morning run upto Moss Eccles Tarn not to be missed.

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