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2 Spacious Holiday Homes w/ Breathtaking Esthwaite Water Views, Private Gardens - Lakefield Cottage Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Lakefield Cottage Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom)

Spacious living room with huge picture windows overlooking spectacular view. Sofa, chair, dining table and 3 chairs, large flat TV, DVD, selection of books, films, games and 3D relief map. Free WiFi.

Well equipped wood/granite kitchen area-washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, hob, oven. Upstairs large bedroom w/ king and single beds, great view.

Modern bathroom with bath/shower over.

Private parking space, patio, garden seat and small enclosed garden.

About the property


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. 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
Calendar last updated:
1 May, 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 cottage 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 cottage 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.

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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.

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 Lakefield Cottage Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom)in Near Sawrey in Claife

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Modern bathroom with shower over bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , King size and single bed
  • King size and single bed. Wonderful lake and mountain views
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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. Pets possible by prior arrangement. Cot & high chair can be provided-please ask. Absolutely no smoking. Bedlinen included. 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 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely cottage with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well appointed, I couldn't fault it. The view over Esthwaite Water and the hills beyond was stunning. There is excellent walking in the area especially with a dog. Two nice pubs within easy walking. A great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very cosy cottage in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant week at Lakefield Cottage, the weather was good and the views were amazing. The cottage has all you need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. It is very peaceful and you can certainly unwind.

A real little gem. Ian and Cathy.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cathy and Ian, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at Lakefield Cottage. We really appreciate your taking the time and trouble to leave a review. All very best wishes, Jane and Guy (owners)
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Lovely little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Lakefield Cottage the week following our wedding and it was exactly what we needed. The cottage had everything that you could need and it felt like home from home. The view of Esthwaite Water was stunning and it was lovey to look out at it from either the little garden or living room every evening.

We enjoyed lots of walking in and around the area, which also suited the dog, who enjoyed himself immensely throughout the week!

We had a lovely week and couldn't have asked for more!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from 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.