View towards the cottage
The wood burner is a welcoming focal point in the lounge
The pretty lounge with co-ordinated fabrics
The kitchen to the rear of the cottage
The spacious king-size bedroom with TV and sofa
The second double bedroom
The bathroom has the convenience of a separate bath and shower
The village of Near Sawrey
Esthwaite Water and Lake Windermere are only a short walk from the cottage
1 / 9  View towards the cottage
2 / 9  The wood burner is a welcoming focal point in the lounge
3 / 9  The pretty lounge with co-ordinated fabrics
4 / 9  The kitchen to the rear of the cottage
5 / 9  The spacious king-size bedroom with TV and sofa
6 / 9  The second double bedroom
7 / 9  The bathroom has the convenience of a separate bath and shower
8 / 9  The village of Near Sawrey
9 / 9  Esthwaite Water and Lake Windermere are only a short walk from the cottage

Springwell Cottage

Hawkshead (2mls SE), Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A pretty ‘Arts and Crafts’ cottage in the village which was home to Beatrix Potter
  • The shoreline of Lake Windermere is just two miles from the property
  • Careful styling and decoration in-keeping with the period
  • Attractive garden and access to woodland
  • A short distance from Lake Windermere and Hawkshead
  • A short walk to the local village pub
Property code: 52431

A fine example of an Arts and Crafts cottage, located in the village of Near Sawrey, and a short distance from Lake Windermere sand Hawkshead.

Situated between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere in the delightful little hamlet of Far Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous stories, the cottage is also close to Hawkshead, one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District. Nearby is Esthwaite Water, a fantastic fishing lake which also inspired Wordsworth. Ambleside, Coniston, Grizedale and Grasmere are within easy reach, and Windermere and Bowness are a short ferry ride away. With breath-taking scenery and activities for the whole family, this idyllic spot guarantees a memorable holiday.

This pretty, Lakeland cottage, built at the turn of the century, offers all modern conveniences, combined with original features. Being the end cottage of a row of three, it benefits from a large garden and woodland to the rear. In the village of Near Sawrey, so loved by Beatrix Potter, it is in a perfect location - with a pub only a short stroll away, many walks starting from your doorstep and only a short drive to the shops and cafes of Hawkshead.

From the pretty  timber porch you step into the cosy sitting room with wood burning stove as a welcoming focal point. There is a sofa and two armchairs, flatscreen TV and DVD player.
From a central hall you enter the newly refurbished kitchen with pale cream units and marble worktops. This well equipped kitchen at the rear of the cottage has an electric oven and hob, microwave, large built in fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A short flight of steps lead down to a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Opposite lies the dining room complete with table, chairs, dresser and the decorative original fireplace.

Upstairs there are two double bedrooms: the spacious master bedroom has an elegant, walnut sleigh bed which is complemented by the selection of antique furniture. There is also a sofa and TV in this large double aspect room. The second pretty bedroom offers a double and has the original fireplace and attractive sloping ceilings. The bathroom has a roll top bath, a separate shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

There is a large garden with lawn to the side and a walled patio to the front of the cottage. Bordered by dry stone walls and fences it has a lovely garden where all the family can relax and make the most of this quiet, village location. There is also an acre of woodland behind the cottage for use of guests.

There is oil central heating throughout making this a perfect hideaway no matter what time of year. The gravel drive to the side of the cottage allows easy off road parking for 3 cars. There is a secure garage for guests which is perfect for storing bikes etc.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner – logs included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Wifi internet access
  • Oil fired central heating throughout
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • Bike storage available
  • TV/DVD

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wendy 2nd November 2019

This cottage is beautifully situated in a peaceful setting. There are many lovely walks directly from the cottage, or other places easily reached by car. The cottage itself is very comfortable, warm and well equipped. It has been tastefully decorated, and is a very pleasant place to relax and enjoy the Lake District.

Reviewed by Charlotte 21st September 2019

Lovely spacious cottage with lots of grounds. Quiet location with lots of walks on your doorstep and not far from local amenities.

Reviewed by Megan 31st August 2019

Cottage had everything we needed for our stay and was comfortable and cosy. Excellent location for exploring the area, great walks and lovely pub up the road. Hawkshead has plenty of places to eat and drink and some lovely shops. Really enjoyed our stay. Just be aware if you have small dogs the garden is not secure as they can fit through the gatesRead more! Hide

Reviewed by Christine 13th July 2019

very comfortable, spacious and well-equipped cottage. situated close to amenities like the hotel, pub and Hill Top and not too far from Esthwaite for dog walking. a short car ride from the village of Hawkshead and all the shops and pubs there.

Reviewed by Kerry 6th July 2019

Lovely cottage in a brilliant location everything you need for a relaxing holiday brilliant garden for the dogs plenty of good walks direct from the cottage

Reviewed by Stephen 15th June 2019

Large garden ideal for dog owners but not secure as dogs could wander off the property. That said dogs should not be left unsupervised because how else would you know where and if they have done their main business. Tower bank arms located 5 mins walk away super food, evening meals book a table ideally 24hrs in advance during the busy season. OveraRead morell we enjoyed our stay ideal location to explore the southern lakes as-well as the neighbourhood. Hide

Reviewed by Sheelagh 1st June 2019

This cottage was everything we could want. Our dog especially enjoyed the one acre of garden. It was a minute walk to the pub and there were lovely walks in the doorstep and in Grizesdale, a short drive away. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Richard 11th May 2019

Lovely clean, well equipped cottage. Comfortable living and sleeping accommodation with large garden, great for our dog! Smashing location, mountain goat bus service five minutes from cottage for those who want a rest from driving Hope to be back next year!!.

Reviewed by Helen 27th April 2019

Lovely cosy cottage with very well equipped kitchen. Comfy beds. Excellent location for walking the dog, 5 minutes down the road and you can walk through a wooded walk to the beautiful lake.

Reviewed by George 9th March 2019

The cottage was well equipped, cosy and warm. It had a good supply of logs and the garden was large and dog friendly. It is situated in a hamlet not far from Hawkshead

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