Ees Wyke Country House
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
Map & Directions
Rooms & Rates
"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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- No pets allowed
- 100% smoke-free
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Internet access
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub (in some rooms)
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible parking
Standard Time is 2:30pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
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-Sun, 9am-9pm ET
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