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

98%
"The food and the service"
Elaine
1. Mar 2019 - Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Overview

"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 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.

Amenities

General

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

Room amenities

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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Internet access

Bathroom

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

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking

Policies

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 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.

98%
Enjoyed This
(58 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
The food and the service
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We would highly recommend this hotel, the food and service are second to none! It is spotlessly clean. Richard obviously has a passion for his food, and it shows in the amazing meals he cooks, and the breakfasts WOW!!! We will definitely go back! We had an amazing few days, and it’s just around the corner from Beatrix Potters cottage which we went to. All in all 5* for Richard and his staff!
Elaine 01. Mar 2019 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The quality of the food and the overall obience. The hotel is such a lovely place!
Other Comments
A must for visiting!
Susan 28. Feb 2019 Northwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food is fantastic and the staff brilliant.
Other Comments
In a great location out of the main hussle of Bowness.
Charlie 24. Feb 2019 Ilkley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Attention to detail.
Other Comments
Had a wonderful time. Food delicious and special diet no problem. Thank you to Richard and his brilliant staff.
June 23. Feb 2019 Keighley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A most beautiful setting. Complete attention to detail with all aspects of our visit. Outstanding food for every meal, showing great imagination and expertise
Other Comments
All members of the staff couldn't have been more cheerful, helpful and clearly enjoyed what they were doing. We loved the whole experience
Les 22. Feb 2019 Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Views,staff,food.
Other Comments
Easy access to great walks.
john 20. Feb 2019 Langcliffe, United Kingdom
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

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