Near Sawrey

Ees Wyke Country House

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This AA-5-Silver-Star guesthouse has lake views and "charming" lounges (The AA) with open fires
  • Beatrix Potter and her family holidayed here several times; 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
"We have just returned home from this lovely hotel. We stayed in the green room with a lovely view of the lake. The breakfast and the evening meals were excellent. Richard and his staff are friendly and nothing is to much trouble. We will definitely return."
15. Jan 2020 - Bradford, United Kingdom
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"A warm welcome awaits" (The AA) at Ees Wyke Country House, which 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.

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 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. It has a fishing tackle shop, and fly-fishing tuition is available. Grizedale Forest -- with its sprawling woodland, scenic trails and sculpture trail -- is a 15-minute drive, as is Wray Castle. The castle is closed for winter from November, 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. There are eight bedrooms, some with views of Coniston Old Man or the Langdale Pikes.



  • 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: Extra beds are not available.

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 Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

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
(87 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ees Wyke Country House over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We have just returned home from this lovely hotel. We stayed in the green room with a lovely view of the lake. The breakfast and the evening meals were excellent. Richard and his staff are friendly and nothing is to much trouble. We will definitely return.
Stephen 15. Jan 2020 Bradford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location, lovely food and very helpful and pleasant owner and staff.
Teresa 15. Jan 2020 Tyldesley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great food, room immaculate, very friendly staff,traditional, cosy atmosphere. Very peaceful location.
Jennifer 08. Jan 2020 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was in a beautiful location, staff were very friendly and food was superb. Would definitely go back again.
Stephen 05. Jan 2020 Hebburn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service and lovely food.
Other Comments
A 5 or 10 minute drive to pubs and other restaurants
David 22. Dec 2019 Lytham Saint Annes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A beautiful location, birds, sheep and silence. A warm welcome, comfortable room and excellent breakfast and dinner.
Other Comments
Mr Lee the owner is the chef and is very hospitable and welcoming to guests. Food was excellent. There are two loungtes with log fires and board games to enjoy.
stephanie 20. Dec 2019 Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
From the wonderful staff , to the stunning location , first class food, we couldn’t have asked for more to make our stay as special as it was.
Heather 18. Dec 2019 Cheadle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Loads of room - 2 lounges. We had an attic room - a bit cramped and with beams but all else first class. Service was excellent. Lots of little free extras. Certainly worth a visit here.
Other Comments
Great base for south east Lakes
Paul 18. Dec 2019 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Well appointed, carpets a little tired but everything else was perfect including the attention of the owner and staff
Robert 16. Dec 2019 Richmond, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Warm welcome. Fabulous food. Beautiful hotel. Staff very friendly . ideal for walking and touring
Mr EL 13. Dec 2019 MALTON, United Kingdom

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