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

Enjoyed This
"Stunning views from our room (Sunshine), the hotel staff were really friendly, especially Karola. Ample parking in a great location to get to Hawkshead, Coniston, Ambleside, Windermere, etc."
Feb 16, 2020 - Stockport, United Kingdom
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"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, scenic trails and sculpture trail -- 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. There are eight bedrooms, some with views of Coniston Old Man or the Langdale Pikes.



  • 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: Extra beds are not available.

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 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
(98 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ees Wyke Country House over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Stunning views from our room (Sunshine), the hotel staff were really friendly, especially Karola. Ample parking in a great location to get to Hawkshead, Coniston, Ambleside, Windermere, etc.
Allan Feb 16, 2020 Stockport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We stayed midweek so found the area less busy. Nothing was too much trouble for all the staff. It was good to meet the owner Richard who also does all the cooking. Wonderful food. Spotlessly clean everywhere.
Other Comments
We were on the second floor which was quite a climb. The room was lovely but had very low beams, not a problem for us as we are not very tall.
Enid Feb 15, 2020 Shipley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyable stay
Pam Feb 13, 2020 South Cave, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely location, very clean and excellent dining experience.
Craig Feb 11, 2020 Nottingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great place with great staff in a wonderful location.
Alan Feb 11, 2020 Sudbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food and friendly staff great location for low level walks directly from the hotel
George Feb 08, 2020 Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great food, attention to detail. Friendly staff. A great winter break in a beautiful setting.
Hazel Feb 07, 2020 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely setting in a lovely village. Amazing food and wonderful staff, very professional but extremely friendly.
Other Comments
The whole experience of staying in your hotel was memorable, from the staff, food to the beautiful lounges and dining room. Surrounded by beautiful views.
Barbara Feb 01, 2020 Shipley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We loved every minute of our stay at Ees Wyke. The hotel was in a wonderful location, stunning scenery and close to lots to see and do. The hotel itself was lovely, as soon as we walked in we felt "aaaaah", so relaxed. The housekeeper was wonderful for the 3 days we were there. Helpful, cheerful and went the extra mile whenever she could. Richard the owner is also a fantastic chef. Super food and not too cheffy. Breakfasts to die for and the evening meals beautifully balanced and presented.
Other Comments
As an old building Ees Wyke is not for people looking for modern boutique style. Everything was great, super very clean rooms and very comfy beds. Warm throughout the hotel. Two lovely seating / lounge areas, one overlooking fields, hills and the lake. You are greeted with coffee or tea and nothing seems to be too much trouble for the team. We would like to send our personal thanks to Karola and Richard for making this such a great experience.
Beverley Jan 25, 2020 Brampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A very warm welcome greeted us on a chilly day. The house and furnishings were immaculate and spacious. The food and staff were excellent.
Other Comments
It is well worth the drive through the twisty lanes to reach this haven of tranquility and magnificent views presided over by a wonderful chef/ proprietor whose attention to detail and his guests make this something special
Jeffrey Jan 19, 2020 Warrington, United Kingdom

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