Within walking distance of Far Sawrey, home to Beatrix Potter's Hill Top and good pubs, perched above the valley and providing views across to Lake Windermere and the fells on both shores, stands the large country house, Sawrey Knotts. Built in 1861 and once home to a Captain Dand, it is now a collection of beautifully converted apartments, each with its own character and charm.
Sitting high above Sawrey Knotts, looking down on all around is Tower Cottage. It looks like a castle but in truth is an old Victorian folly, complete with castellation. Park in your own bay and climb the 25+ slate steps up to a large wooden veranda. From up here, you feel like master of all you purvey, gazing over the panorama below - the local woods and hills, Windermere and the fells east and west of the lake. What a glorious spot for relaxing and enjoying life, hopefully while basking in sunshine!
Tower Cottage is a cottage with a difference - your own castle really. You'll find it hard to beat the views from its veranda or to match its central location, ideal for exploring the countryside around, making it great for couples, friends and families.
Entrance into the kitchen/diner; wooden beams and slate floor complement a fully equipped modern kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer. A large bay window with bench allows you to take in the views from inside if the weather is inclement. There is also a shower room with W.C just off the kitchen, great if you've returned home a little muddy.
The living room has a large slate fireplace complete with stove and comfortable sofas to enjoy the fire, the view or both. There's a TV & DVD too if you ever bore of the aforementioned view.
A wooden staircase leads up to two bedrooms, both providing Lakeland views and en suite bathrooms. Please note one side of the staircase is open so care must be taken with children.
Bedroom 1 - double bed, lake views, en-suite bathroom with shower & W.C.
Bedroom 2 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds), lake views, en-suite W.C & wash basin.
Extensive timber veranda with garden furniture overlooking the Sawrey Knotts Estate and surrounding area.
Oil fired central heating & 1 bag of logs for the fire, all electricity & bed linen.
Available to hire
Towels, travel cot & high chair.
Parking for 2 cars at foot of steps.
Public Transport 300 yards
Pub 500 yards
Shop (Sawrey Store) 700 yards
Please note that there are 25 slate steps up to the cottage therefore we would not recommend this cottage for families with very young children or guests with mobility problems.
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.
About Hawkshead Windermere & Surrounding Area
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.