Near Sawrey

$159 – 2-night Lake District break with dinner, was $325

Ees Wyke Country House
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The Deal

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Escape to a traditional countryside property on a hillside overlooking Esthwaite Water for up to 51% less than usual. Two-night stays at Ees Wyke Country House are now $159 per room and include:

  • Two nights' accommodation in a Standard Double Room, with daily full Cumbrian breakfast, for two
  • 3-course dinner in the AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant on the first night only (worth $32 per person)
  • A bottle of house wine with dinner (worth $27)
  • Lake View Rooms are an extra $19 per night

Why We Love It

  • 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


"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
  • 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.

Up to 51% off

$80 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu 5 Nov, 2018-28 Feb, 2019

Enjoyed This
(103 Member Ratings)
"The host Richard, was very friendly and welcoming. the little touches ie sherry decanter in the room and tea on arrival were nice and not expected."
Nov 14, 2018
Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom

Getting There

Parking is free. 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

Enjoyed This
(103 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ees Wyke Country House over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The host Richard, was very friendly and welcoming. the little touches ie sherry decanter in the room and tea on arrival were nice and not expected.
Other Comments
The three course dinner we enjoyed was cooked to perfection, and the breakfast selection was above expectation.We wll certainly making a return visit.
keith Nov 14, 2018 Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
Other Comments
The food was 5 star, the rooms are lovely and spotlessly clean and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. They have 2 gorgeous rooms downstairs for guests to sit in with roaring fires, also the whole of the house was very warm, ideal for this time of year. The house has beautiful views of the lake and surrounding countryside, and has a very relaxed atmosphere. We would definitely recommend this hotel.
Jeanette Nov 09, 2018 Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff
Other Comments
Excellent food and ambience in a delightful setting
Margaret Jul 16, 2018 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
food and service and of course the views.
mary Mar 26, 2018 Lytham Saint Annes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location, the friendly staff and the excellent breakfast.
Richard Mar 25, 2018 Farnham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location is stunning with the most marvellous views. The hotel is extremely comfortable and has a fantastic atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. The food is excellent (forget the diet while you are there) Nothing is too much trouble for Richard the owner and his dedicated staff. We would have no hesitation in returning.
Other Comments
A great choice for a relaxing break.
Alan Mar 24, 2018 Manningtree, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The quiet and peaceful surroundings
Other Comments
Staff extremely friendly
gordon Mar 24, 2018 Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Meal good but expensive
Other Comments
Only stayed 1 night as forgot blood pills. Bed very uncomfortable and room needs updating.Very small television that did not work initially.
Nigel Mar 21, 2018 Little Eccleston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Service, comfort, ambiance and location.
Other Comments
Accomodation and Food is first class. Doesn't get any better.
Trevor Mar 17, 2018 Pebmarsh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quality of breakfast and views from dining room
Robert Mar 17, 2018 Neston, United Kingdom

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