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Stables Cottage | Far Sawrey
Far Sawrey

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Travel south from Hawkshead on the way to the Windermere ferry, and you'll find the beautiful hamlets of Near and Far Sawrey.

Near Sawrey was famously home to the children's author Beatrix Potter, and her house 'Hill Top' is now preserved by the National Trust. Carry on through into adjoining Far Sawrey, and you'll soon discover the grand house that is 'Sawrey Knotts'.

Built in 1861, it was once a well-to-do gentleman's country residence. Perched high above the valley, it is now a collection of beautifully converted properties, each with its own character and charm.

As you might expect from the name, Stables Cottages was once the stable serving the grand house. Of course that's no longer the case, as it's now been tastefully transformed into a romantic retreat for two, conveniently located for the best that the Lake District has to offer.

Ground floor
Entrance into the cottage from the cobbled courtyard. In the small entrance hall there's plenty of hanging space, and notice the photo of bygone visitors arriving at Sawrey Knotts by pony-drawn carriage at the bottom of the stairs.

To maximise the wonderful views, the cottage has been configured upside-down. From the entrance hall, a door leads to the bright and light double bedroom (with king size bed) and modern en suite bathroom with W.C, bath and shower over.

First floor
Stairs from the hall lead up to the spacious open-plan living room and kitchen area above. With high vaulted ceilings and original exposed timbers, the views towards Windermere, Gummer's Howe and the countryside beyond are stunning.

The Aga log-burning stove with its tall chimney pipe is sure to keep you snug, and the fully equipped modern kitchen with electric oven, ceramic hob, extractor unit, fridge, microwave and dishwasher brings the Lake District feel indoors with its locally quarried slate worktops and flooring.

There's a reclining sofa for two, a table for two (with views to the lake), additional seating, and all the modern entertainment features including TV, DVD and mini Hi-Fi.

Use of the beautiful shared gardens extending to 3 acres, including seating, dog pen, lawns, seasonal shrubs and mature trees.

Facilities included
Bed linen, towels, electric central heating, all other electricity serving the property, kindling and logs, Unlimited Wi-Fi Internet connection.

Please note there is a mini-freezer tucked away in the under-stairs cupboard.

Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.

Allocated parking for 1 vehicle (approx. 25 yards from property on cobbled/gravel track)

Additional parking is available at the nearby Braithwaite Hall (small fee applies in honesty box).

Property Notes
Utility/Laundry room immediately next door, with shared coin operated washing/drying facilities.

Public Transport 300 yards
Windermere car ferry and access to lake cruises approx. 15 mins walk.

Pub 300 yards
Pub with excellent food/beer and open fires 'Cuckoo Brow Inn' (5 mins walk) or 'The Tower Bank Arms' at Near Sawrey (15 mins walk just past 'Hill Top').

Shop 2 miles
Ices, cream teas and cakes 700 yards at 'Hilltop' Tearoom (semi-seasonal opening).

Cottage Postcode
LA22 0LG

Local Activities
The areas surrounding Lake Windermere are some of the most picturesque in the Lake District, picture perfect cottages, dreamy landscapes and quaint villages not to mention home to some of the ever popular Lake District hotspots. Loved by Beatrix Potter, it's not hard to fall in love with the village of Hawkshead and the surrounding hamlets of High Wray, Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey. Away from the crowds who gather at Hill Top, solace can be found on the shores of the nearby Esthwaite Water and Blenheim Tarn.

At the southern tip of Lake Windermere lies the quaint hamlet of Lakeside which as the name suggests enjoys open access to the lake shore. A favourite for families looking to explore, nearby attractions include the Aquarium of the Lakes, the Lakeland Motor Museum, the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway & Fell Foot Park.

On Friday, 29 Nov 2019
When we arrived at Stables Cottage it was IMMACULATELY CLEAN. The cottage is so well equipped with quality contents and beautifully presented. We have been staying in the two Sawrey's for 23 years since our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We were worried what the cottage was like but had no need to. It is fantastic and perfect and we can't praise it enough. Thank you for your hard work preparing and maintaining Stables Cottage. We shall most certainly book again.
On Friday, 28 Dec 2018
Lovely cottage, amazing stay, beautiful surroundings. We will be back.
On Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018
Very comfortable, warm and cosy. A great place to come back to after a day on the fells.
On Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017
Great stay, fantastic cottage, will be back!
On Friday, 27 Oct 2017
3rd visit to Stables Cottage and not disappointed. Lovely cosy cottage, we will be back!
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