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Stables Cottage (sleeps 2) - en-suite

Cottages in Hawkshead & Surrounding Area

Sleeps 2
Hawkshead & Surrounding Area - Far Sawrey
Sleeps - 2, Bedrooms - 1
Bathrooms - 1
Pets - Yes
Parking - Yes
Wi-Fi - Yes
Log Fire - Yes
Far SawreyAvailabilityAdd shortlistPrint pageView map Email to a friend Make an enquiryBook now4 stars

  • 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 brief

Sleeps 2
One bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Lake views
Pets welcome

Ground floor
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.

First floor
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.

Outside
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.

Facilities included
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
Towels.
Travel cot & high chair.

Parking
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).

Local amenities
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)