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Near Sawrey

Ees Wyke Country House

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Why We Love It

  • This 5 AA-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

100% (59 Member Ratings)

"Everything, the house itself is gorgeous, beautiful lounges and dining room. Our bedroom and en-suite were lovely with fantastic view down to the lake. The food was exceptional with a superb choice at breakfast including fresh honey - comb. yum yum. We had dinner on two nights and were presented with what I can only describe as Michelin Star quality. We did not want to leave and cannot wait to go again."
Stella
Apr 03, 2017
Sheffield, United Kingdom

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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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Overview

Ees Wyke Country House sits on a hillside overlooking Esthwaite Water, one of the 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 Beatrix 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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Amenities

General

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

Room amenities

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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access

Bathroom

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

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2.30pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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100% Positive
(59 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ees Wyke Country House over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Everything, the house itself is gorgeous, beautiful lounges and dining room. Our bedroom and en-suite were lovely with fantastic view down to the lake. The food was exceptional with a superb choice at breakfast including fresh honey - comb. yum yum. We had dinner on two nights and were presented with what I can only describe as Michelin Star quality. We did not want to leave and cannot wait to go again.
Other Comments
The owner and chef, Richard, was quite charming and very welcoming, making us feel comfortable from the off.
Stella Apr 03, 2017 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing, quiet, very comfortable and delicious food.
Carol Apr 03, 2017 Hambleton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food and hospitality.
Other Comments
Sherry decanter in the room is a thoughtful little 'extra'.
Bryan Apr 01, 2017 Bolton, United Kingdom
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Friendly. warm and homely place with very tasteful décor and food was amazing. Lovely views from all windows.
Patricia Mar 29, 2017 Boston, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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The food was brilliant and the rooms very comfortable, and the views were brilliant, friendly staff and very eager to please.
Margaret Mar 27, 2017 Washington, United Kingdom
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The whole experience
Other Comments
This is a lovely country house in a beautiful part of the Lakes. We were made very welcome by Richard who was very attentive during our stay. We enjoyed an excellent dinner on the first night.
Jean Mar 24, 2017 Preston, United Kingdom
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Clean, stylish accommodation, with a friendly welcome and a delicious breakfast!
Other Comments
Positioned at the South end of Esthwaite water, with views to die for from every room and within easy walking distance of a good local pub and of Beatrix Potter's home, Hill Top.
Phillip Mar 20, 2017 South Woodchester, United Kingdom
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Peaceful and beautiful location. Gorgeous room. Friendly hosts. Amazing breakfasts.
Mrs MM Mar 17, 2017 Buckley, United Kingdom
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Lovely country house hotel in a beautiful location. Great breakfast!
Mrs G A Mar 15, 2017 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely comfortable country house.
Malcolm Mar 15, 2017 Halesowen, United Kingdom

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