Cumbria, United Kingdom

Ees Wyke Country House

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Why We Love It

  • This 5 AA-Silver-Star-awarded guesthouse has lake views & 'charming' lounges (The AA) with open fires
  • It was once a holiday home of Beatrix Potter, & her former home Hill Top is a couple of minutes' walk
  • The dining room holds an AA Rosette & uses local produce

100% (14 Member Ratings)

"Beautiful house in a wonderful setting."
Dec 05, 2016
Coventry, United Kingdom

Member Rates include FREE extras, when available

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. There is free parking at the property.

Rooms & Rates

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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. There are eight bedrooms, some with views of Coniston Old Man or the Langdale Pikes.

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  • Outdoor pool
  • 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 bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant

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 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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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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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Enjoyed Most: Beautiful house in a wonderful setting.
Other Comments: Breakfast was excellent.
Christine Dec 05, 2016 Coventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The staff were fantastic and went way above what was expected
Other Comments: We were so impressed we rebooked a return visit before we left
Yvonne Dec 02, 2016 heswall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The view, breakfast and attention to detail by the staff
Other Comments: Caroline was outstanding
Derek Nov 26, 2016 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Tranquil, quiet and great staff.
Other Comments: Great quality breakfast. Shower great, but we personally love a good soak.
john Nov 24, 2016 Batley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Situation, views,excellent food and friendly welcome.
Andrew Nov 23, 2016 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: A warm comfortable house, excellent room ,very good breakfast and beautiful location.
Other Comments: We were greeted by the proprietor who carried our case up to our lovely room. He then offered us tea in the very comfortable lounge with an open log fire, all very welcome on a November day after a long drive. Not only was there tea and coffee making facilities in our room but bottled water and a decanter of sherry too. Breakfast was very good, tasy and plenty of choice. All in all a very warm welcoming place to stay.
christine Nov 22, 2016 Chippenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: It was wonderful. A perfect place to relax and unwind. The proprietar's were really nice and pleasant to talk to. It had a lovely tranquile setting and the breakfast was the best we'd ever had!there was an abundance of choice and the rooms were comfortable and warm. I would recommend this to any one
Other Comments: Rooms were comfortable, food was great and the owner even gave us a map to to try out on a lovely walk. Right by lake Windermere. Such a lovely place to stay and relax. There was no need to arrange for an evening meal as there were plenty of pubs and restaurants in the vicinity to try out. A Perfect little hide away :-)
Philip Nov 22, 2016 Halifax, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Atmosphere, views, glass of sherry.
Robert Nov 16, 2016 Warrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Beautiful Serene surroundings. Warm comfortable accommodation.
Other Comments: Lovely breakfast
Patricia Nov 13, 2016 Bingley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Everything, the food the host the place friendly and efficient staff
Other Comments: Best breakfast you will ever eat!
Alan Nov 12, 2016 Saltburn by the sea, United Kingdom

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