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
(110 Member Ratings)
"The breakfast was outstanding!"
Dec 14, 2017
Redditch , 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.

Enjoyed This
(110 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
4.9 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The breakfast was outstanding!
Other Comments
The en-suit shower in our room is in desperate need of a makeover.
Neil Dec 14, 2017 Redditch , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely setting with beautiful lake views. Quiet place (OK) for us but wouldn't suit the average teenager. Very handy for visiting all parts of the Lake District, but not a busy area (at least not in December).
Other Comments
Feel adverse comment made about the owner rather unfair.
Robert Dec 14, 2017 Southport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Exceptional views, gorgeous breakfast, well looked after
Beverley Dec 12, 2017 Bloxham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Gorgeous Georgian house, lovely views from hotel. Very warm and comfortable. Excellent friendly staff and owner. Lovely log fire
Linda Dec 06, 2017 Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The welcoming atmosphere especially the fire in the lounge. The views at breakfast were superlative.
Other Comments
The breakfasst was worth the visit by itself
John Dec 04, 2017 Glasgow Metropolitan Area, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location & price
sandra Nov 30, 2017 Morecambe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A classic Country House. Warm and cosy. Clean and quiet.
Other Comments
Received a warm and friendly welcome from our host Richard. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast is first class - loads of choice. We partook of diner - beautifully cooked. seemed pricey initially but not after comparing with other local providers. No hesitation in recommending.
David Nov 29, 2017 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a meal on one night and it was excellent. Breakfast was best quality I've had. Service and staff very professional yet friendly.
Katherine Nov 27, 2017 Mansfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful setting and fabulous comfortable hotel. The staff were attentive and very friendly
Other Comments
Please visit this lovely hotel you wont want to leave.
Geraldine Nov 26, 2017 Sunderland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
beautiful location wonderful food ,relaxing atmosphere friendly staff
Other Comments
we travelled on wed 22nd nov .unfortunately couldnt get there first night due to intensive flooding in cumbria tried for 3 hrs .all roads impassible ,so only had 1 nights stay .
Joan Nov 25, 2017 NELSON, United Kingdom

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