Near Sawrey

Ees Wyke Country House

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Why We Love It

  • This AA-5-Silver-Star-awarded guesthouse has lake views and "charming" lounges (The AA) with open fires
  • It was once a holiday home of Beatrix Potter, and her former home Hill Top is a couple of minutes' walk away
  • The dining room holds an AA Rosette and uses local produce

Enjoyed This
(103 Member Ratings)
"food and service and of course the views."
Mar 26, 2018
Lytham Saint Annes, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The property is a 20-minute drive from the A590 and the A591, which link to the M6. The closest railway stations are Windermere and Grange-over-Sands, both about 30 minutes away by taxi. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Ees Wyke Country House sits on a hillside overlooking Esthwaite Water, one of the Lake District's lesser-known and smaller lakes. The property remained a private residence until 1976, and retains many home comforts inside, where a "warm welcome awaits" (The AA).

It is in the village of Near Sawrey, a huddle of stone houses surrounded by countryside, and home to National Trust property Hill Top, which Beatrix Potter bought with the royalties from her stories. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was in fact completed while Potter was staying at Ees Wyke.

Hawkshead, home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery (the shop is open year-round), and a 16th-century church that sits on the site of a Norse chapel, is a 5-minute drive away. You can walk the 4.5 miles from Near Sawrey to the Latterbarrow monument, 800 feet above sea level. It is not an intense hike, and there are far-reaching views of the fells from the top.

Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery is also a 5-minute drive away, or a 20-minute walk along country lanes, and it offers boat and bank fishing. There's a fishing tackle shop, and fly-fishing tuition is available. Grizedale Forest -- with its sprawling woodland and scenic trails -- is a 15-minute drive, as is Wray Castle, which is closed for winter, but the grounds are free to roam.

You can watch the sun set over the lake from the terrace, or leaf through maps of the local area by the fire in one of the lounges. Breakfast includes sausages from local farms and homemade bread, and there's a 5-course dinner menu that changes daily, but book dinner in advance to avoid disappointment. There are eight bedrooms, some with views of Coniston Old Man or the Langdale Pikes.

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  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Internet access


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 2:30pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cots/cribs and extra beds are not available. Children aged 11 and under are not permitted.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: If guests would like to book dinner at the restaurant, please call the hotel directly upon booking. Any meals other than breakfast are not included in the Travelzoo Deal - 2-Night Package or the Travelzoo Deal - 3-Night Package.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(103 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ees Wyke Country House over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff
Other Comments
Excellent food and ambience in a delightful setting
Margaret Jul 16, 2018 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
food and service and of course the views.
mary Mar 26, 2018 Lytham Saint Annes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location, the friendly staff and the excellent breakfast.
Richard Mar 25, 2018 Farnham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location is stunning with the most marvellous views. The hotel is extremely comfortable and has a fantastic atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. The food is excellent (forget the diet while you are there) Nothing is too much trouble for Richard the owner and his dedicated staff. We would have no hesitation in returning.
Other Comments
A great choice for a relaxing break.
Alan Mar 24, 2018 Manningtree, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The quiet and peaceful surroundings
Other Comments
Staff extremely friendly
gordon Mar 24, 2018 Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Meal good but expensive
Other Comments
Only stayed 1 night as forgot blood pills. Bed very uncomfortable and room needs updating.Very small television that did not work initially.
Nigel Mar 21, 2018 Little Eccleston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Service, comfort, ambiance and location.
Other Comments
Accomodation and Food is first class. Doesn't get any better.
Trevor Mar 17, 2018 Pebmarsh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quality of breakfast and views from dining room
Robert Mar 17, 2018 Neston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was exceptionally good and the staff really excellent.
Other Comments
We will be recommending this hotel to all relevant friends. Really wonderful three days. Thank you everyone at Ees Wyke.
Gillian Mar 16, 2018 Chatham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food is superb. Breakfast and dinner were the highlights of our stay!!
Other Comments
The hospitality is excellent, the location stunning and we love the cycling and the walks from the door. Can't imagine ever staying anywhere else in the Lakes.
jenny Mar 15, 2018 Birkenhead, United Kingdom

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