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2 Spacious Holiday Homes w/ Breathtaking Esthwaite Water Views, Private Gardens - Lakefield House Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Lakefield House Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms)

Spacious galleried sitting room has huge picture windows with spectacular views of lake and mountain, 5 sofas, large open fireplace, large flat TV, DVD, hi-fi.

Well equipped kitchen/diner with full-length, sliding glass doors overlooking view leading to deck and garden. Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, fridge freezer, hob, double oven, slow cooker.

Downstairs, king, twin and double all en-suites, with flat TVs. Upstairs king and twin bedrooms and further bathroom. 2nd sitting room w/ TV, DVD, PS2. 2nd basic kitchen. Free WiFi.

Extensive selection of boardgames, films and books. Full size table tennis table in garage. Indoor and outdoor clothes lines. Parking space for 4/5 cars.

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About the property


LAKEFIELD HOUSE: Lakefield is a detached property set in an enclosed garden with space for football, hide and seek, with a wooden deck & garden furniture. Downstairs, the House has spacious sitting room and well-equipped kitchen/diner both with spectacular lake and mountain views, 3 ensuite bedrooms all with flatscreen TVs. Free WiFi. Upstairs are 2 further bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a further sitting room & kitchen.

LAKEFIELD COTTAGE: The adjoining 1 bedroom cottage comes with great lake and mountain views, a living room/kitchen (marble work tops and high grade appliances) with a bedroom and bathroom upstairs and flatscreen TV in sitting room. Free WiFi.

Both properties were extensively refurbished a few years ago with high-quality furniture, curtains and bathrooms. Quiet but convenient, at night you can hear the geese on the lake and the sheep in the fields. Both the house and cottage have wonderful lake and mountain views.

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Guy & Jane Brannan
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Guy & Jane Brannan

Guy and Jane bought the property in 2007. We love Lakefield and the village but work in London so like to make the property available for others to enjoy-and to benefit the local community.

Guy & Jane Brannan purchased this house in 2007

Why Guy & Jane Brannan chose Near Sawrey

We feel Lakefield is special because it is tucked away and yet convenient. It has a number of easy walks straight from the door but is also not far from some spectacular climbs. It is also a fairly easy drive to visit places associated with significant literary figures-good for wet weather!


We love watching the view as it changes with the weather even when Coniston Old Man disappears behind the mist. Also watching the many birds & hearing the cows, sheep and geese.

A wide range of outdoor activities are available in Grizedale Forest and on Windermere and Coniston, all of which are within 20 minutes' drive.

What makes this house unique

Lakefield House is very spacious and has simply stunning views enjoyed through picture windows. Suitable for 10 people (or 12 if booked with the adjacent Lakefield Cottage), it offer wonderfully comfortable accommodation for larger parties.

VISIT OUR for more information

It is suituated in private grounds on the edge of the small but historic village of Near Sawrey just a a few minutes walk from the local pub which featured in Beatrix Potter's books.

Lakefield can be reached from junction 36 of the M6 by travelling via Newby Bridge without having to endure the bottleneck from Windermere to Ambleside.

The milkman calls daily and can deliver a wide range of items & the convenience of shops in nearby, picturesque Hawkshead makes it easy to pick up items you may have forgotten.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Very comfortable, lovely views and lots to do during bad weather. Well-stocked kitchen. Hope to come again."

" The view from the lounge is stunning... you feel as though you are in a breathtaking landscape. The house has a great relaxing atmosphere."

"Absolutely fantastic house with fantastic views. Great location - easy access to all areas. Thanks for a great week."

"Fantastic house, well-equipped home from home. We all had a wonderful week here. What a wonderful place to come back to after a long walk. We hope to return."

"Fantastic. Our first visit to Lakefield but it won't be the last. Spectacular views. Lakefield House is very well fitted out, lots of space for everyone. Lots of good walks all around. A Fab time was had by all."

"Very peaceful. We have all enjoyed it here as there is something for everyone."
Oct 2011
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
1/3rd of rental payable on booking, the balance 8 weeks before commencement of holiday. In addition a refundable security deposit of £200 for the house and £100 for the cottage is payable. Sorry - because Lakefield House is a sell out, we do not offer short-breaks/week-ends: minimum rental is 7 days.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Check-in from 4pm, check out 10am.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Near Sawrey in Claife

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite to Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family bathroom for Bedrooms 4 and 5
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Additional WC for Bedrooms 4 and 5
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 1
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 3
  • Modern bathrooms: 3 en-suites and 1 family bathroom all with wash basins, showers (2 baths with showers and 2 shower enclosures) and WCs. 1 additional WC.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Four poster with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Double bed with En-suite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room with en-suite bathroom (bath with shower)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
Notes on accommodation: Short breaks (minimum stay 3 nights) may be available within 14 days of your required starting date. In the months of January and December (excluding Christmas and New Year) we may be able to be more flexible – please contact us. VISIT OUR WEBSITE: Pets possible by prior arrangement. Cot & high chair can be provided-please ask. Absolutely no smoking. Bed linen included. Towels available at additional charge. Outside: Unit 1 is surrounded by a well-kept enclosed garden with space for football, hide and seek, with a wooden deck & garden furniture. Private drive with parking for 4/5 cars. Unit 2 has private parking space, patio with garden seat & small enclosed garden. Outside push -button light for use at night.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Special place for all of us!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Lakefield House and Cottage. The three generations all enjoyed being together, as we are normally scattered around Britain. The property is nice and roomy with extra sitting and kitchen areas. Granny and Grandad, Mums and Dads, teenagers and "littlees" all fitted in perfectly. Our dog was happy too, in the side porch, just through the door from the master bedroom. House, cottage and gardens were as described and well maintained. We met the gardener when he came to cut the grass! The bathrooms and shower rooms are excellent, and the extra fridges very useful.

We had an interesting trip to Levens Hall. Also enjoyed all the Beatrix Potter related sites and galleries. My Highlight was probably afternoon tea in the Apple Pie tea-rooms in Ambleside! The more energetic members of the family, and the dog, climbed a lot of hills!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this review. We try hard to make it more of a home than a holiday let so it's much appreciated when we hear how much you have enjoyed the house and the cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Exceeded expectation

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful home. I can highly recommend this property for a wonderful holiday. The house is spacious and comfortable. Slept really well from day one

Loved the number of bathrooms. Loved the 1st floor which is really a flat in itself.

Plenty of space for privacy

The main lounge is comfortable with plenty of room for everyone.

Words can't really express the view. You look at the photos but the real thing is WOW

Well equipped kitchen but be aware no condiments herbs or spices. You need to bring your own if self catering.

The location is brilliant. Nice and quiet with lovely walks and a children's playground just a couple of minutes away. Of course the Beatrix potter museum is also only a few minutes walk away. Unfortunately closed when we stayed and would probably make the area a lot busier in summer . Within easy driving distance of ambleside and Windermere and we had a lovely day at coniston.

Loads to do. I could go on.

Loads of board games and DVD s at the house and the table tennis.

We used the Tesco delivery which was very good. Also the milkman delivers all sorts. Full details are given in the helpful booklets around the house. The pubs in hawkshead will do take outs if you don't want to eat out or cook. The co-op is also very good.

All in all had a great stay and hope to return one day. Thank you for taking the extra trouble to get our left items to us. Much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious and well equipped in a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Lakefield. There was plenty of space and bathrooms for everyone to have their privacy and the large kitchen/dining area and lounge easily accommodated us all, usually around a toasty log fire! The location was great for walks and there were lovely views from the house. A great stay, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family holiday house

  • 5 of 5

A delightful house and garden. Fabulous views and walks around Esthwaite. Only 5 minutes from the ferry and Hawkshead. This house has everything you need for a wonderful holiday. We can't wait to return .

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, with great views.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a weeks holiday in Lakefield House, an Easter break for 12 of us ranging in age from 20 months to 72 years and we all had a brilliant time (despite not having very good weather).

The cottage is very spacious with a large lounge which seated us all and had a lovely view over Esthwaite Water. It is well looked after and very clean. The bedrooms are all a good size and the beds comfortable with three en-suite and one family bathroom, all lovely. The kitchen and dining room are very good and well stocked with plenty of crockery.

As I said we didn't have great weather, but we still went out, we visited Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest and got the ferry across to Bowness. We also visited Brockhole in Windermere, which was great for the children in the group. Some also made use of the table tennis in the garage and the children enjoyed the garden. The house is like a home and we were all sad to leave. Hopefully we'll be able to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Tower Bank Arms
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Tower Bank Arms
Car: necessary


Atmospheric and historic Hawkshead-about 1 1/4 miles (5 minutes by car).


Further Details:

Great walks from the door. 3 mins walk to atmospheric pub (Tower Bank Arms) with great food, 3 minutes walk to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's house. Victorian Bobbin Mill (English Heritage), Ruskin's house, Brantwood, Wordsworth's Grammar School (Hawkshead), Donald Campbell's Museum, boats on Coniston-scene of Swallows and Amazons are all within 20 minutes' drive. Grizedale Forest offers mountain biking. Fishing is available on Esthwaite Water & kayaking on Windermere & Coniston. Walk down to the lake (Esthwaite Water) & feed the ducks.

Tower Bank Arms, the pub featured in Beatrix Potter's books is a few minutes' walk with further pubs in Far Sawrey & Hawkshead. Hawkshead has a Co-op store, chemist, post office, doctor and excellent bookshop with puzzles etc.

Tesco will deliver groceries and there are supermarkets in Bowness (easily reached by ferry-when it is working) and Ulverston. There are outdoor tennis courts in Hawkshead & indoor courts in Ulverston.