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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
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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
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
  • Games room with Xbox 360 games console and DVD player
  • Pretty terrace garden, offering a patio seating area with meadow views
Property code: LCC33

Delightful period cottage sleeping eight guests, located in Beatrix Potter’s home village of Near Sawrey in the beautiful Lake District, just two miles from the shores of Lake Windermere.

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.
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 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
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • BBQ available (charcoal not provided)
  • Shop 2 miles, pub within walking distance
  • 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
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of 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 17 guest ratings

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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

Reviewed by Richard 22nd December 2021

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This is a lovely cosy cottage , perfectly located in the village. Downstairs there is plenty of space and wood burner makes the lounge and dinning room lovely and warm. The kitchen and utility room are well equipped and has a decent amount of storage. The bedrooms are generous in size and the beds are very comfy. It is close to the excellent pub, tRead morehe Tower Bank Arms and there are lots of lovely walks from the door. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 19th November 2021

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Lovely spacious cottage with all mod cons. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Rebecca 5th November 2021

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Great location for local walks and nice local pub. Very well equipped for cooking as well as lots of books, games and DVDs. The rooms were very comfortable and a bathroom on every floor for big families is great! Would stay again!

Reviewed by Alan 29th October 2021

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Beautiful home which was perfect setting for a special family celebration.

Reviewed by Paula 8th October 2021

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We enjoyed a lovely week at the beginning of October. We were a group of 6 Adults & 2 dogs & this cottage had plenty of space & everything we needed to make our stay extremely comfortable. The wine, chutney & jam were a lovely touch.

Reviewed by Pamela 16th July 2021

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The cottage is very quaint and we were surprised it had 4 bedrooms. A great aspect is the location - there is a walk up to Claife Heights right outside the door - so great for dogs and general walking. There is a lovely tarn about 30 mins away. It is opposite a pub which serves surprisingly good food as well as beer. It is a couple of miles walk toRead more Hawkshead and another 5ish to Coniston. Two other pubs are in easy reach. So perfect location for walking followed by a cheeky beer. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 25th June 2021

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The cottage is well equipped and extremely comfortable.

Reviewed by David 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Carolyn 18th December 2020

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We had an amazing time over the Christmas week at Meadowcroft. The house is really well appointed, with everything we needed to make Christmas lunch. There were walks and plenty of running from the door, and with Coniston only a short drive away we explored over that way too. There was lots of space to dry wet clothes after the inevitable Lakes weaRead morether hit! With covid restrictions we didnt get to go to any of the local pubs or visit Hill Top, so we hope to return when things are more normal. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 30th October 2020

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Fantastic Holiday cottage, in a beautiful village, surrounded by great scenery. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. The beds are really comfortable too. Log burner was lovely for the cold nights. Perfect for a week away in the Lakes.

Reviewed by Charlotte 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Mandy 25th September 2020

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Beautiful, quiet location, and a well thought out and well equipped cottage. Warm and comfortable, the cottage was a good choice for a family with a crawling baby as there is plenty of floor space and easy access from one room to another. Decorated and furnished beautifully, the cottage is one of the best we have stayed in and would easily have accRead moreommodated the extra 2 adults and baby we had booked for pre Covid. Hide

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