Near Sawrey

Ees Wyke Country House

Katie Warwick
Deal Expert

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 away
  • The dining room holds an AA Rosette & uses local produce

100% (35 Member Ratings)

"the nice quiet location"
16. Feb 2017
Lancashire, 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 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, 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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  • 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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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Customer Service available 24 hours

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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100% Positive
(35 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ees Wyke Country House over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
the nice quiet location
graham 16. Feb 2017 Lancashire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location, stunning views of Esthwaite Water out of the windows and the colourful fells beyond. The roaring log fire in the lounge and the excellent food.
Other Comments
Nothing fancy just excellent country house hotel
Kathy 15. Feb 2017 Wallasey, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Very enjoyable stay in comfortable, relaxing surroundings. Lots of 'extras' eg: complimentary sherry, bottled water, tea,coffee and hot chocolate in bedroom. The breakfast is amazing!! with lots of choice and friendly, personable service. Thank you!
MRS M J 11. Feb 2017 Near Whitby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The setting the breakfasts the size of room and decor
Other Comments
One of the best locations we ve visited
Kathryn 09. Feb 2017 West Kirby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Absolutely brilliant hosts! The two ladies Made our stay amazing!
Jade 02. Feb 2017 Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hosts were fantastic, lovely rooms, breakfast and great location
Jade 02. Feb 2017 Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food especially the breakfast
Other Comments
Great hospitality
Peter 26. Jan 2017 SALTBURN, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The welcome and the amazing, award winning breakfast!
Other Comments
Lovely location with great view for the the restaurant - sets the scene for your day
Gavin 16. Jan 2017 Christchurch, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent hospitality, beautiful house and gardens
Other Comments
We are both vegan and the chef went out of her way to cook usexcellent vegan food
Susan 09. Jan 2017 peterborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful house, very relaxing- especially by the real fire, great breakfasts, and friendly staff.
Other Comments
Our host ,Richard, was very helpful in giving directions to nearby walks- he even printed two of them off for all guests.
Ken 07. Jan 2017 Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom

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