Near Sawrey

Ees Wyke Country House

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Krystina Rees
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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
(90 Member Ratings)
"Attention to detail"
Nov 15, 2017
WalsallWalsall, 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
  • Internet access


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


  • Complimentary parking


  • 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.


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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(90 Member Ratings)
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
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Attention to detail
Other Comments
Fabulous accommodation with amazing surroundings and ambience
Jenny Nov 15, 2017 WalsallWalsall, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Wonderful situation, delicious meals, beautifully presented. Splendid breakfast buffet. Richard kindly lit a fire for us in the sitting room where we were able to drink our wine in great comfort. I followed Richards fine photographic instructions and had a lovely walk to Moss Eccles Tarn, super. Smashing hotel.
Anne Nov 15, 2017 Lancaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Resteraunt food was lovely - amazing virw
Other Comments
A duvet on the bed woulld have made things perfect ( rather than heavy blankets)
Heather Nov 14, 2017 Cheadle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast was excellent , they used quality ingredients , cannot fault it at all
Other Comments
Better than I expected for the money
Michael Nov 13, 2017 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location . Breakfasts . Ambiance. Staff .
Other Comments
Lovely venue. Welcoming staff and superb food . Perfect location. Thanks for the stay - hoping to return again soon .
Richard Nov 13, 2017 Stone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Location
Howard Nov 13, 2017 Ripon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The breakfasts were excellent. Lots of choice and freshly cooked to order. The evening dining was also very good from a chef/patron who enjoyed his cooking.
Janet Nov 10, 2017 Penrith, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was cozy, nicely decorated and had a relaxing atmosphere, stunning views from all windows. The evening meal was superb.
Tony Nov 06, 2017 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, beautiful setting, and a lovely breakfast.
Other Comments
The country house is in a lovely setting right by the lake. There are great walks to do.
elaine Oct 30, 2017 BootleMerseyside, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent breakfast
Other Comments
Excellent location
PAUL Oct 29, 2017 CARLISLE, United Kingdom

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