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.

Situated in the hamlet of Far Sawrey, this pleasant, detached cottage is just a five-minute drive from the pretty village of Hawkshead, with its numerous National Trust properties and ‘higgledy-piggeldy’ streets and chocolate box cottages. An easy distance away is the beautiful Lake Windermere, arguably one of the UK’s most picturesque locations. Around the lake there are plenty of places from which to catch boat cruises, hire boats, take a windsurfing lesson. Why not try your hand at paddle-boarding? For those who prefer to stay on dry land, there are plentiful opportunities for scenic walks, climbing, and cycling.

This beautiful cottage has been lovingly converted from two smaller cottages in to one spacious holiday home sleeping seven guests. The owners have combined old world charm, with modern comforts creating a welcoming home from home.  The front door of the cottage leads guests straight into the spacious dining room with its cosy wood burner and dining table. The kitchen is next to the dining room and has an Aga-style oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. The washer/dryer and a freezer can be found in a separate utility room. Adjoining the kitchen is the light and airy breakfast room with windows on 3 sides overlooking the garden. Off the dining room there is a downstairs bathroom with a bath with over the bath shower.  The lounge next to the dining room. This charming room with the original range with open fire and bread oven, a TV and DVD which make this room a lovely place to relax at the end of the day. There are two staircases leading to the first floor, one at either end of the house. The staircase at the lounge end of the house leads to two bedrooms, a double and a single, as well as a bathroom with shower and WC. At the opposite side of the house, a second set of stairs leads to the other two rooms, this time a double and a twin.

Outside, the property has a south-facing private garden with lawns and a patio seating area. There is also a stream running along the bottom of the garden which has a steep sides, so children will need to be carefully supervised. There is off-road parking for four cars.

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 Thomas.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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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 Zak 1st September 2018

Beautiful cottage within walking distance of the Cuckoos Brow Inn. Perfect for dogs with a cosy kitchen to dry off in (dog gate included!). Very comfortable, we would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Christian 11th August 2018

The cottage is in a great location, one can walk to a nearby National Trust site. A few footpaths lead into various directions, one can walk to lake Windemere in 20-30 minutes. Overall pretty good cottage, needs some minor upgrades.

Reviewed by Valerie 14th July 2018

Lovely cottage in a stunning location - the separate ends of the cottage means there's privacy from children or if two couples are sharing. Beautiful, well-kept garden, excellent pub in walking distance and many good walks from the cottage. The milkman can deliver basic groceries and bird seed (a must with all the feathered visitors!)

Reviewed by Kim 30th June 2018

Beautiful location. Peaceful little village. Lots of walks from door.A Very comfortable and cosy cottage.

Reviewed by Lynda 26th May 2018

A very clean, well equipped cottage. Comfortable and cosy. If you like gardens, you will certainly appreciate this one. Something different to see every day. The option to buy from the local milkman is a fantastic idea. Fresh milk left daily and you can order the essentials too, pay at the end of the week. Superb holiday home. Lovely thank you!

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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