Stables Cottage (sleeps 2) - en-suite
Cottages in Hawkshead & Surrounding AreaSleeps 2
|Hawkshead & Surrounding Area - Far Sawrey|
Sleeps - 2, Bedrooms - 1
Bathrooms - 1
Pets - Yes
Parking - Yes
Wi-Fi - Yes
Log Fire - Yes
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- Fully refurbished for 2016
- Wonderful location with views to Windermere
- Romantic hideaway - perfect for couples
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 in its original state for you to visit and enjoy. But carry on through into adjoining Far Sawrey, and you'll soon discover the grand house that is ‘Sawrey Knotts’.
Built in 1861 during the Victorian era, 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, this small terraced building 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. Or perhaps two and a small one, as stair gates are included if required.
You enter the old stable 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 large double bedroom (with king size bed) and ensuite bathroom beyond. Stairs from the hall lead you 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 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 you would expect from a property of this standard.
It's all so romantic, and conveniently located for the best that the Lake District has to offer.
Facilities in briefSleeps 2
One bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Small entrance hall with under-stairs cupboard housing the mini-freezer.
Double bedroom with king size bed.
Ensuite bathroom with WC, and bath with shower over.
Open plan sitting/dining area, with TV, DVD and mini Hi-Fi. Wood-burning stove and logs.
Kitchen area, with electric oven, ceramic hob, extractor unit, fridge, microwave and dishwasher.
Utility/Laundry room immediately next door, with shared coin operated washing/drying facilities.
Shared gardens extending to 3 acres, including seating, dog pen, lawns, shrubs and mature trees.
All bed linen.
Electric central heating with conventional radiators, all other electricity serving the property.
Kindling and logs.
Unlimited Wi-Fi Internet connection.
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).
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’).
Bus service 300 yards (outside the pub).
Windermere car ferry and access to lake cruises approx 15 mins walk.
Ices, cream teas and cakes 700 yards at 'Hillstop' Tearoom (semi-seasonal opening).
Local Coop convenience store, post office, shops and pubs in Hawkshead village (approx 2 miles)
|I would like to thank you and your team for the fabulous time away we had at your cottage. It was perfect and the Christmas decorations just made it for us. It was cosy and faultless, it was very clean and tidy. We wanted this to be our Christmas break as we won't be together at Christmas and it was exactly what we wanted. We had a wonderful time and we will be back again, and use your company again to try other accommodations, we will tell others on how great it was and how you made us feel welcome.
|M.G, Dec 2016|
|Brilliant romantic retreat close enough to the main tourist spots, but far enough away to be truly peaceful.|
|L & S, Sep 2012|
|Cosy cottage in a great location. Had everything we wanted and more. We will be back!|
|M & T, Sep 2012|
|Lovely romantic retreat! Great walks - nice scenery.|
|A & A, Sep 2012|
|Perfect retreat from work!|
|S & P, Jul 2012|
|A lovely stay in beautiful surroundings. We don't want to leave! Thank you.|
|E & J P, Jun 2012|
|A real gem of a holiday home. All we could have wished for.|
|S & I , May 2012|
|A comfortable cottage - great to have a woodburner to help dry out/warm up.|
|S & C, Jan 2012|
|Lovely cottage, ideal base for walking. Had a great weekend.
|D & E, Oct 2011|
|Gorgeous cottage. Had a lovely time. Wish we could have stayed longer.|
|S & J, Aug 2011|
|This holiday gets a five paw rating. Even the two legged ones had a
great time! Want to come back!!!
|Holly the dog (and friends!), May 2011|
|Cottage is lovely and well equipped. Really liked the log fire. Hot stuff! Had a great week and the weather wasn't too bad!|
|A & M, Jan 2011|
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Torver, Coniston Water and Crake Valley