Cosy Lounge
Dining Room
Double Bedroom
Twin Room
Outside seating
Plenty of space to park right by the cottage
View towards the property
1 / 9  Cosy Lounge
2 / 9  Kitchen
3 / 9  Dining Room
4 / 9  Double Bedroom
5 / 9  Bathroom
6 / 9  Twin Room
7 / 9  Outside seating
8 / 9  Plenty of space to park right by the cottage
9 / 9  View towards the property

Sunnyside - Hawkshead

Near and Far Sawrey, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty ‘Arts and Crafts’ cottage
  • Careful styling and decoration in-keeping with the period
  • Tranquil location
  • Located in the village of Near Sawrey
  • Attractive garden and access to woodland
  • Close to Lake Windermere
Property code: LLH31

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

Located in the peaceful village of Near Sawrey, this charming ‘Arts and Crafts’ cottage is a rural treat for four people and three of their dogs. Just 3 miles from Lake Windermere, and surrounded by some fantastic walks and woodland, it is perfect for a family or couples’ getaway. The nearest pub and restaurant are within walking distance meaning you can do as much or as little as you like.

With careful styling and decoration, this period property hasn’t lost any of its character and has a welcoming and homely ambience. Get the open fire going in the cosy lounge, as you all settle down to watch a film while the four-legged family members snooze at your feet. The contemporary kitchen is designed with everything you’ll need if you’re in the mood to cook, while the dining room is a lovely spot for getting your guests together for a meal. Upstairs, the soft and pretty decor in the two bedrooms ensures you’ll awake feeling refreshed and ready for a new day. Enjoy your morning coffee on the lawn to the front of the property or take a seat in the area to the side. The cottage has a 1-acre woodland to the rear, which the children and dogs will love to run around in.

Don’t miss the chance to visit Hill Top, the beloved home of Beatrix Potter, which is located in the village. Lake Windermere (3 miles) has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a gentle stroll, cycle or boat ride. Explore the church-like interiors of Wray Castle (4 miles) which sits on the shores of the lake. For a different mode of transport, take a ride on a steam locomotive, complete with 1950s carriages, at the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, 8.5 miles away.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • TV/DVD, and hi-fi
  • Oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Downstairs WC
  • Open fire with fuel provided
  • Electric and heating included
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and restaurant within walking distance

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 Tricia 28th December 2019

Lovely quaint cottage, quite spacious for 4 adults and 2 dogs Lovely location - we love to stay at Sawrey Well equipped and good off road parking for 2 vehicles Holiday cottages chap very helpful thank you Lovely walks from cottage and a great pub in walking distance

Reviewed by Darren 21st October 2019

This property has almost no mobile signal and no wifi, so be prepared to be cut off. The house is ready for a full refurb and is getting below what I would call acceptable especially as it's not cheap. The bed I slept in in the twin room had a mattress that didnt fit the bed and was lumpy. On the up side it's a lovely location with walks straight oRead moreut of the back garden and the local pub food is a must and must be booked. The firewood was damp so really hard to light which spoils the fun a bit. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 5th September 2019

The cottage held a lovely charm about it

Reviewed by Angela 20th July 2019

Lovely location very quiet and peaceful. Ideally located for visiting areas of the lake district lovely walks from the door. beds very comfortable. dog friendly

Reviewed by Stephen 13th July 2019

Lovely location in lovely hamlet with casropub and Beatrix Potter homes and museum within walking distance.

Reviewed by Wendy 15th June 2019

The cottage was very comfortable and in a wonderful location. It was equipped with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Joyce 11th May 2019

Sunny Side is a charming cottage in a quiet location. It is comfortable, well equipped and has a very homely feel. There are several outside seating areas with attractive views and a small but pretty garden.

Reviewed by Laureen 27th April 2019

Very charming an cosy cottage, with plenty of space and well equipped. Well situated in a quiet location with loads of good walks from the doorstep, but still close enough to some good dog-friendly pubs and the little town of Hawkshead. The welcome basket was definitely a bonus, and made us feel very welcome and settled!

Reviewed by Laura 13th April 2019

Cottage in a fantastic location in a beautiful part of the lakes. Ideally situated for some great walks from your front door. Clean and tidy but a little dated inside.

Reviewed by Nicky 6th April 2019

This cottage is ideally situated with several walks in the area and located a short walk from Hill Top which is one of Beatrix Potters house and near Grizedale Forest, stunning scenery and 5 minutes drive from Hawkshead

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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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