Just south of Far Sawrey, and a mile from Near Sawrey and Beatrix Potter's home Hill Top, perched high above the valley with views stretching across to Lake Windermere, Claiffe Heights and the village church, proudly stands the large mansion, Sawrey Knotts. Built in 1861 and once home to a Captain Dand, it is now a select number of beautifully converted apartments, each with its own character and charm.
Knott Cottage was once the stables, then the billiard room. Now it is a freestanding cottage, upside down in layout. With its excellent views, peaceful location and numerous local walks, Knott Cottage is perfect for two couples holidaying together, or perhaps families with older children looking for a base from which to venture out and explore the Lake District.
Four steps lead up to the hallway, with plenty of hooks for coats and anoraks, and a small utility room with washer dryer and freezer. You then enter into the main living area - it's massive with high vaulted ceilings crisscrossed with original beams, windows everywhere, adding to the sense of space and light.
On the left is a wooden floored area with modern kitchen units. The well-appointed kitchen benefits from with electric oven & hob, dishwasher, fridge & microwave. There are also stunning views south towards Windermere and Gummer's Howe. The dining table, which seats four, has views across to the woods and surrounding fells. At the far end of the room is the welcoming sitting area which enjoys comfortable seating, TV, DVD and wood-burning stove.
Stairs from the living area leads down to the sleeping accommodation.
Bedroom 1 - king size feature bed & en-suite shower room & WC. Patio doors to the garden.
Bedroom 2 - twin single beds & en-suite bathroom with shower & WC.
Patio & small garden with seating immediately accessible from cottage. Knott Cottage also enjoys use of the extensive shared gardens of Sawrey Knotts with lawns, shrubbery & garden furniture.
Electric storage heaters with extra warm air convector heating, electricity, bed linen, logs for the fire.
Access to separate shared laundry room 15 yards away.
There is limited Wi-Fi access within the main Sawrey Knotts House.
Available to hire
Towels, travel cot & high chair.
Parking for 1 car only.
Additional parking for other cars is available nearby at Braithwaite Hall, opposite Cuckoo Brow Inn at £2 per day via honesty box.
Public Transport 300 yards
Pub 500 yards
Shop (Sawrey Store) 700 yards
Complimentary leisure club membership at The Parklands Country Club, The Burnside Hotel, Bowness on Windermere, courtesy of the cottage owners.
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.