Cottage in Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Quiet And Peaceful Location In The Ramblers Paradise Of Near Sawrey - Home Of Beatrix Potter
About david smith
Owning a lakeland home has been our dream for many years since our first holiday together and then gettiing married in the lakes. We searched for years before finding Ees Wyke and falling in love - it is our dream home and in such a beautiful village. For us Ees Wyke has everything we dreamed of and is a wonderful family home for our 3 kids. We all love it, the pace of life and the great local walks. Its location is perfect -right in the centre of the lakes - close to the picturesque village of Hawkshead and only five miles from Ambleside and Langdale. The cottage is in a great spot with great views over Esthwaite and the Langdales. We are delighted to be able to share Ees Wyke Cottage with others people until such time as we can live there ourselves.
david smith purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why david smith chose Ambleside
We just loved it! It's a beautiful traditional Lakeland cottage in a great location. It has that charming farmhouse feel with some great period features whilst having all the modern facilities we wanted. The cottage is in a private, beautiful and quiet spot within the most lovely Lakeland village. The cottage garden is a delight with superb lake views. It is the perfect place to relax & get away from it all whilst being close to the tourist attractions & local facilities. All the bedrooms have great views of Esthwaite and the Langdale Pikes. It has fantastic local walks and a fabulous local pub - the National Trusts' Tower Bank Arms - with good food, real ales and with all that rustic lakeland charm that is so very warm, cosy and friendly.
What makes this Cottage unique
We particularly enjoy the quietness and romance of the cottage and its location. The cottage is light and airey with a lot of space for a traditional lakeland cottage. The kitchen/diner is well equipped and a perfect family room - whilst the lounge is spacious but still gets very cosy on those cold evenings. Having 2 bathrooms is a real advantage. The local walks are exhilerating without having to be too strenuous - the easy to reach picturesque views have to be seen to be believed. We have already met lots of friends in the village and the Tower Bank Arms still has that truly local feeling to it, as well as catering for people holidaying. With no TV or juke box all you can do is talk and get to know folk - and you do talk! It is a place to truly relax and get away from it all.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Beautiful cottage in stunning location, fabulous views.
Stay at Ees Wyke Cottage
Just returned form a wonderful week in the Lake District staying at Ees Wyke Cottage.
Impressions and experience very positive, with Ees Wyke Cottage being a fabulous holiday home in a beautiful location. Rooms all light and airy and of a generous size with all facilities we could wish for. Front garden enjoyed late day sun and was a special place to be watching sunset with a glass of wine! All elements of the booking and pre-stay procedure were efficient and the stay itself excellent. This was helped by a week of fabulous weather, which you can never take for granted in the Lakes. The area was quiet, but still central and in easy reach of shops / pubs / restaurants etc.
Would certainly return
Hi Chris and family
We are delighted you had a great week and yes the weather does help - thank you for the lovely review. Be sure to be in touch if ever you wish to return.
All the Best
Sharon and Dave
A really lovely cottage, well equipped, super comfy and super owners. Walks from the doorstep with good meals at the local pub. Sitting watching the wildlife from the pretty garden is a real treat.
Thank you Lyn for such a lovely review. We are delighted you had a great stay and thank you for your understanding whilst we sorted the repair. We will be in touch soon about your return visit.
All the Best
Sharon and Dave
It was all fantastic 😊
Lovely cottage in a brilliant location
We stayed for a week with my sister and brother in law in April. The rooms were all of a generous size and the kitchen was well equipped. The owner has left lots of walking books which really helped us explore the area as well as a cupboard of board games which kept us entertained in the evenings. We can thoroughly recommend the local pub The Tower Bank Arms, you will need to book for a meal though.
Lovely week in characterful cottage
A range of coastal resorts and beaches are within a short driving distance.
The traditional Victorian resort of Grange Over Sands is only 10 miles away taking the road to the south along Lake Windermere and then taking a left at Newby Bridge along the A590 following the signs to Grange.
Or take a right along the A590 to the Barrow Peninsula - approx 12 miles.
Alternativey turn off the A590 Barrow road for the West Cumbrian coast around Millom & Ravenglass - only 15 miles.
Manchester Airport 80 miles
Leeds/Bradford & Newcastle Airports 90 miles
Nearest Train Station - Windermere - 3 miles via ferry
Nearest Mainline Train Station - Oxenholme (Kendal) - 15 miles
To get the most from your holiday a car is advisable unless you are a keen and fit cyclist
By car - leave M6 at Junction 36. Take the A590 (A591) and follow signs for Barrow. At Newby Bridge take the right turn over the bridge at the Swan Inn to Hawkshead and then folow signs for Sawrey and ferry.
Lake Windermere & Ferry to Bowness - 1.5 miles
Windermere town & train station - 3 miles via ferry
Hawkshead - 1.5 miles
Ambleside/Langdale/Coniston - All 5 miles
Dove Cottage and Grasmere - 7 miles
Keswick & North Lakes - 17 miles
Kendal - 15 miles
Ullswater - 10 miles
Penrith - 20 miles
Near Sawrey was home to Beatrix Potter and still attracts many visitors to her home at Hill Top which is open to the public and 2 minutes walk from Ees Wyke.
From Ees Wyke there are many great walks and not all of them have to be overly strenous. A great local walk (1 hour) is around Moss Eccles Tarn finishing off with a warming drink at the Tower Bank Arms - it is a delight with excellent food and beer. For a longer (2.5 hour) walk to Claiffe Heights finishing at the neighbouring Cuckoo Brow Inn at Far Sawrey for lunch.
Good food is also available from the Sawrey House Hotel in the village.
Glorious Hawkshead village is just 1.5 miles away & has a range of museums (Wordsworth's Grammar School & Beatrix Potter), shops (incl post office, pharmacy and grocery), pubs and restuarants. The best food is probably at the Queens Head.
Close by at Barngates is the celebrated gastro-pub and brewery, The Drunken Duck. Just a minutes drive away from Tarn Hows - perhaps the most beautiful and photographed spot in the Lake District. Tarn Hows is a must visit spot and it only takes an hour to walk around.
Ambleside offers many more choices of shops (especially outdoor pursuits), cosmopolitan restuarants and local pubs.
The hustle and bustle of Bowness and Windermere towns are just a short ferry trip away across Lake Windermere (1.5 miles). Bowness is the start of many boat trips around the lake & home to the Beatrix Potter museum.
Other notable local attractions include:
Walking - Langdale Pikes (5 miles)
Art, sculptures and "Go Ape" climbing - Grizedale Forest (2 miles)
Aquarium and steam railway - Lakeside (6 miles)
Lake, Steam Gondola and Brantwood House - Coniston (5 miles)
Wordsworth's homes and the walkers village of Grasmere (7 miles)
South Lakes Zoo - Dalston (12 miles)
Ulverston and Laurel & Hardy Museum (10 miles)
Local Spa's - Swan Inn at Newby Bridge (7 miles)
Or you can just chill and enjoy the peace and quiet of Ees Wyke.