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Lounge with wood burner
Open plan lounge/diner
Plenty of room for everyone
Enjoy a home cooked meal
Attic bedroom
Sloping ceiling
Relax in style
En-suite to double
A place to relax and unwind
Games den with Xbox
Space for everyone
Utility room
The front garden
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Meadowcroft

Sawrey (Nr Hawkshead), Lake District
Visit England Gold Award

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Sky TV
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage ideal for families is the former village shop which features in Beatrix Potter's Tale of Ginger and Pickles
  • Pretty terrace garden, offering a patio seating area with meadow views
  • Newly installed EV charger
Property code: LCC33

This charming property in the picturesque village of Near Sawrey occupies a desirable location with the National Trust's Hill Top, once home to the Lake District's most famous and best-loved daughters, Beatrix Potter, within 200 metres and a village pub across the road. Surrounded by rolling hills, narrow lanes and stone walls, it is the ideal country retreat for family gatherings/reunions, with accommodation for eight people over four bedrooms. Sympathetically restored, the blend of traditional and contemporary furniture and décor creates an elegant country-cottage feel throughout with a few touches of grandeur. The games room with a console and DVD player allows younger guests their own space to relax. Near Sawrey is well-positioned within the Lake District National Park as it's close to many of the popular lakes, attractions and towns.

In Beatrix Potter's ‘The Tale of Ginger and Pickles', this former shop is described as ‘a little small shop just the right size for dolls', but this property is deceptively spacious. As you enter through the front door, you'll find yourself in the large, open-plan lounge/diner, with light flooding through the bay windows. Original features such as the fireplace and beams add character, whilst the wood burner will keep you warm on chilly evenings. The well-equipped kitchen's light tones and warm woods create a homely feel. A utility room and shower room complete the ground floor. On the first floor there are three exquisitely decorated bedrooms with traditional-style furniture (two doubles and a twin) and a family bathroom. The final bedroom is on the third floor with an en-suite shower room; sloping ceilings mean there is restricted height in places.

Outside, the front garden gives you somewhere to watch the world go by. To the rear, the patio area with seating and a BBQ is a space for socialising. There's off-road parking for two cars.

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  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • Main bathroom - bath, shower, and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with WC
  • En-suite shower room with WC to the attic bedroom
  • TV with Sky channels, Blu-ray player, Xbox 360 and DVD player.
  • Wood burner - logs provided, kindling not provided but can be purchased locally
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, cafetiere, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • BBQ available (charcoal not provided)
  • Shop 2 miles, pub within walking distance
  • Newly installed EV charger – charges apply, instructions provided at the property
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Whether you like peaceful strolls, arduous hikes or challenging cycle rides, the opportunities are endless with plenty of these activities on your doorstep. Less than a mile from Esthwaite Water and only 2 miles from the western side of Lake Windermere, water is never far away. You can catch a boat across to Bowness-on Windermere: a popular town with a range of independent shops/eateries and home to Beatrix Potter World, suitable for those both young and old. Other popular towns nearby are Grasmere, the home of tasty gingerbread and Wordsworth's grave (12.5 miles), and Ambleside (7.5 miles), where you can browse the outdoors shops and enjoy lunch in one of the many cafes. For something different, why not visit the National Trust's Wray Castle which has something for all ages.

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Lounge with wood burner
Open plan lounge/diner
Plenty of room for everyone
Enjoy a home cooked meal
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Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 16th February 2024

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This was our third stay at this cottage due to its location and its proximity to a good pub! Cottage was clean, warm and well equipped and we enjoyed our time here. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by ROGER 20th October 2023

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We have stayed several times before and will continue to do so.

Reviewed by Rob 29th September 2023

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Lovely cottage and very spacious with room for a large group. The log burner was welcomed as we had a very wet week. There is parking for 3 cars although 2 is ideal. Kitchen was well equipped and there is a lovely small courtyard when it stops raining. 2 good pubs in walking distance and a great location.

Reviewed by Carolyn 22nd September 2023

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Meadowcroft is a very comfortable & well equipped house. we always enjoy our holidays here. We like the village & the walks up onto Claife Heights .

Reviewed by Rob 25th August 2023

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Notwithstanding the above that totally ruined our experience then the offer is good . Perhaps a review of on site car parking would help Sorry to make the negative comments above but feel you should be aware of same . This reflects out answer below because save that it is a lovely property in a quiet beautiful location

Reviewed by Mark 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Joanne 2nd June 2023

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Lovely, large, comfortable house, just right for a relaxing family holiday away from the hustle and bustle.

Reviewed by Caroline 14th April 2023

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Excellent holiday and such a pretty location. The house is well equipped and comfortable and wouldnt hesitate to return here when we come to the Lake District again.

Reviewed by Sarah 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Craig 10th March 2023

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We all had a great short stay, the cottage and location was superb. Would definitely recommend and would stay again.

Reviewed by Alan 13th January 2023

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What a wonderful property, very clean, cosy and well equipped and in a fantastic location. We would certainly recommend!

Reviewed by Susan 21st October 2022

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Lovely cottage and fully equipped, we had a really comfortable stay and hope to return to it in the future. We were made to feel at home with lots of nice touches. Only problem was we couldnt find the visitors book to record our satisfaction

Reviewed by Richard 23rd September 2022

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Great location for walks and local walks. very clean and comfortable. Would recommend to others.

Reviewed by Tracey 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Kate 15th July 2022

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This is a lovely cottage and much larger than initially expected. The kitchen was very well equipped even for a professional chef like me. The two sitting rooms although next door to each other provided very separate and noise resistant space for different groups. Altogether a great holiday let and one we will most definitely return to.

Reviewed by John 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Paul 15th April 2022

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Fantastic, brilliant , comfortable cosy cottage , In a stunning location , highly recommend.

Reviewed by Julian 25th February 2022

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Lovely cottage very cosy situated in a beautiful area for walking great pub across the road

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LOCATION

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