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

"Lovely country house with owners who take great pride in quality service to their guesta"
08. Feb 2019 - Thornton-Cleveleys, 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 and scenic trails -- is a 15-minute drive, as is Wray Castle. The castle is closed for winter from 11 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, 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-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.

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(116 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
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely country house with owners who take great pride in quality service to their guesta
Other Comments
Food offerings for evening meals and breakfast were of highest quality
William 08. Feb 2019 Thornton-Cleveleys, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food. It was beautifully prepared and displayed. The breakfasts were of exceptional quality - the usual full English & continental but with the added extra of whiskey & cream with the porrage, Lock Fyne kipper, homemade marmalade and honey on honeycomb.
Other Comments
Also the room. It was a luxury with coffee, tea & bottled water also a carafe of sherry. A lovely shower room and a view over the lake.
Jean 07. Feb 2019 Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful house, Richard the owner is very welcoming as are Karolla , Caroline and Angela and Katherine they really do give 110 per cent.
Other Comments
Richard is a marvellous chef, the food is absolutely delicious and worth every penny. Why anyone would not have their evening meal there is beyond me I would recommend the food at EE’s Wyke totally so if you are booking here do yourself a great big favour and book the evening meal you will not be disappointed.
Lesley 02. Feb 2019 Great Harwood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great atmosphere; super staff - caring owner.
Other Comments
If you like 'Country House' hotels, you will live this.
Anthony 01. Feb 2019 Wirral, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Its a country house with a real family feel where the owner Richard is very much in evidence, whether cooking delicious meals or helping you to park your car!
Other Comments
Lovely helpful staff, speedy and efficient. No trouble in remembering your foodie preferences either! We particularly valued one member of staff, Angela, who led us to the start of an amazing walk up to Latterbarrow where the 360 degree views on a sparkling day were breathtaking - or was that the effort we expended getting up there!
Charmian 30. Jan 2019 Consett, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff and the food, not to mention the great walking countryside.
Barbara 29. Jan 2019 Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Difficult to choose one aspect - whole stay was lovely. Staff friendly but not over attentive. presentation and quality of food excellent, and the lounges for guests very comfortable.
Other Comments
the only thing I would mention is that we paid extra for a lake view room and only benefited from this if we stood up and lent on the windowsill! We were on 2nd floor so in future would ask for a room on the first floor. we were offered the chance to view another room but it had private bathroom as opposed to en-suite so we decided we would rather have the en-suite than have to go out of the bedroom during night if needing the bathroom. Otherwise the room was excellent with good quality furnishings, everything you needed, clean and very spacious.
Margaret 26. Jan 2019 Thornton le Dale, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The choice of food was limited but I didn't have any difficulty with that because the quality was excellent. All guests ate at 7:30 and we had a lovely sociable evening.
Other Comments
It was a great deal but the meal at £35 per head is slightly expensive
Tom 26. Jan 2019 Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Ambience,lovely welcome.Food excellent.
linda 23. Jan 2019 Colne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food is amazing! And the staff are very helpful and friendly. We had a lovely time.
Julie 23. Jan 2019 Huddersfield, United Kingdom

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