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Tower Cottage (sleeps 2-4)

Cottages in Hawkshead & Surrounding Area

Sleeps 4
Hawkshead & Surrounding Area - Far Sawrey
Sleeps - 4, Bedrooms - 2
Bathrooms - 2
Pets - Yes
Parking - Yes
Wi-Fi - No
Log Fire - Yes
Nr. HawksheadAvailabilityAdd shortlistPrint pageView map Email to a friend Make an enquiryBook now4 stars

  • Quirky period property
  • Fantastic views across Windermere
  • Perfect for couples and groups of friends

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 verandah. 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!

Inside there's the kitchen/diner; wooden beams and slate floor complement a fully equipped modern kitchen. A large bay window with benches allows you to take in the views from inside if the weather is inclement. The living room has a large slate fireplace complete with stove and comfortable sofas to enjoy the fire, the view or both. A wooden staircase leads up to two bedrooms, both providing Lakeland views and en suite bathrooms.

Tower Cottage is a cottage with a difference - your own castle really. You'll find it hard to beat the views from its verandah or to match its central location, ideal for exploring the countryside around, making it great for a couple of couples or groups of friends, visiting together.

Facilities in brief

Sleeps 2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2 ensuite bath/shower rooms
Pets welcome
Lake Views

Driveway to a parking area.
Imposing stone steps leading up to a timber veranda with an extensive porch.

Ground floor

Dining-kitchen - with spectacular lake views, fully fitted in oak with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine & tumble drier.
Shower room with WC.
Sitting room with panoramic views, slate fireplace with log burning stove, colour TV & DVD.

First floor

Bedroom 1 - with double bed, lake views, en-suite bathroom with shower & WC.
Bedroom 2 - with king-size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds), lake views, en-suite WC & wash basin.

Extensive timber veranda with garden furniture.

Facilities included
Oil fired central heating & 1 bag of logs for the fire, all electricity & bed linen.

Available to hire
Towels, travel cot & high chair.


Parking at the cottage for 2 cars only.

Pub with food, village shop, buses 500-1000yds.

Pets are welcome.

The owners respectfully request that guests smoke outside the cottage.