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 2
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.

This cottage is located in Near Sawrey, the location of Hill Top, the beloved home of Beatrix Potter, now owned by the National Trust and a fitting memorial to the writer. Just two miles from the property is the shoreline of Lake Windermere, and the ferry terminal from a where a small car ferry takes visitors across the lake to Bowness. Those who want to enjoy the outdoor pursuits that this area is famous for, will find plenty to do within a few miles of the property, including water sports on Coniston Water, climbing at Dow Crag, the high ropes course and zip wire in Grizedale forest.

Entering this cottage through the timber porch, guests will immediately notice just how much care and attention has gone into the details to keep the interior of this cottage in-keeping with its Arts and Crafts heritage. The lounge features an open fire, and pretty window seat, as well as more modern creature comforts in the form of the TV/DVD, and hi-fi. Across the hall, there is a contemporary kitchen equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, and dishwasher, whilst the washing machine and tumble dryer are located in a separate utility room. The dining room makes the perfect place for enjoying family meals and there is also a ground-floor WC. On the first floor, the master bedroom has carefully chosen antique furniture, including a sumptuous Edwardian double bed, whilst the second bedroom is a tastefully decorated twin with views across the surrounding countryside and twin beds. The bathroom offers the best of both worlds, with a bath, separate shower cubicle and WC.

Outside, the property has a lawn to front of the property, and seating area to the side: a lovely place to relax and enjoy the quiet surroundings. The cottage also has one acre of woodland to the rear of the property, which guests are free to explore. There is off-road parking for two cars on the drive and bike storage is available for guests’ use.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 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 Thomas.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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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

Reviewed by David 2nd March 2019

Sunnyside has a comfortable , homely feel to it. Ideally situated in the village in a quiet lane. Two good pubs ,both within easy walking distance. It is quite possible not to have to use your car and walk all week straight from the cottage taking in different walks each day. For anyone interested in wildlife you have the chance of seeing local speRead morecialist species at the right times of the year. Red and Roe Deer locally, Red Squirrel, Peregrine and now Osprey in the breeding season. Hide

Reviewed by Karl 16th November 2018

Excellent location and a very pleasant cottage

Reviewed by Kate 6th October 2018

Well located, comfortable, charming cottage. Extremely well equipped and our dog loved the garden/woodland! We would definitely book this property again.

Reviewed by Lisa 16th September 2018

Lovely cottage in a quiet picturesque location. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable furnishings. The outside space was wonderful for our dogs who had a ball. Ideally placed for exploring the area with plenty of walks from the doorstep. The services of the milkman was a surprising bonus as there wasn't a shop within easy walking distance. We will Read morecertainly be back. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 26th May 2018

A lovely, comfortable cottage in a wonderful location. We will be coming back!

Reviewed by Nicholas 21st April 2018

This is a lovely cottage, it has a large back garden and everything you need to cater for yourself and family for a week, decent bathroom with a full sized bath and a shower. Kitchen is lovely with electric cooker with fan oven, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer. The back garden is large but shared with the holiday cottage a couple of Read moredoors down, there is a gap in the wall and your pets could venture on to the road via the other house so make sure they understand their boundaries. Hide

Reviewed by S Spilsbury 1st February 2017

Arts and Crafts cottage in Near Sawrey Spacious 2 bedroomed dog friendly cottage in small hamlet. Within walking distance of pub serving food and dog walk around lake. Close to car ferry across Lake Windermere.

Reviewed by P Falder 1st January 2017

Comfortable, relaxing break with lovely scenic walks close by. Dogs loved the large enclosed garden and log fire. Great pubs and village shops a short drive away.

Reviewed by A Sloan 1st September 2016

The cottage is in a quiet lane, just down from Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's house. There is a pub in the village. Inside, it is comfortable. We bring two dogs, which is why we come here. We have stayed here four times.

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