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" (The AA) lounges 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 kitchen holds an AA Rosette and a Breakfast Award for the "skilful use of local produce"

Enjoyed This
"A comfortable and relaxing place with a magnificent ambience. The food is excellent and full praise to the owner who cooks and makes all the ingredients."
12 Mar, 2020 - Northwich, UK
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"A warm welcome awaits" (The AA) at Ees Wyke Country House, which sits on a hillside above 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. 

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

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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
(94 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ees Wyke Country House over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
A comfortable and relaxing place with a magnificent ambience. The food is excellent and full praise to the owner who cooks and makes all the ingredients.
Susan 12 Mar, 2020 Northwich, UK
Enjoyed Most
It’s a lovely place where you can just relax in, from the very first moment. Friendly staff and excellent food. Well worth a stay.
Gillian 11 Mar, 2020 Middlesbrough, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely stay food wonderful and high quality well looked after
Denise 01 Mar, 2020 Chorley, UK
Enjoyed Most
I can not recommend EE’s Wyke country house highly enough. It is absolutely superb you walk in and its like being wrapped in a warm hug, superb views, the food is second to none and Richard’s attention to detail is staggering , the food just melts in your mouth and is worth every single,penny.
Other Comments
I would recommend anyone to go to Ees Wyke but If you do do yourself a favour and book in for the evening meal you will not get better anywhere. Richard the owner is a superb chef and if I were you I wouldn’t venture anywhere else for your meal . Breakfasts are superb with everything available you could wish for all with local produce have Richard’s breakfast and you are set up for the day I promise you. Caroline, Karolla, Angela and Catherine are all brilliant, friendly and cannot do enough for you. I am almost reluctant to share this as I want to keep this superb place to ourselves!! When we were there it was our 3rd time and we met two other couples who had been 4 times and 2 times which goes to show how brilliant this place is.
Lesley 29 Feb, 2020 Blackburn, UK
Enjoyed Most
Nice clean well run hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Excellent food. Small amount of water damage in our room which they apologised for on arrival.
Colin 28 Feb, 2020 Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing atmosphere with delicious food !
Jean 28 Feb, 2020 Morecambe, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable, excellent food.
Andrew 27 Feb, 2020 CarnforthCarnforth, UK
Enjoyed Most
A warm welcome by the owner, comfortable accommodation, delicious food, delightful setting.
Pauleen 26 Feb, 2020 Richmond, UK
Enjoyed Most
This was a lovely break in the Lakes,we used it as a family visit too.We were welcomed with a pot of tea in the lounge,where there was an open fire burning.Evening meal was three courses,that were well presented and tasty.There were lovely little touches,like sherry in our room and bottled water.Breakfast had a fabulous choice and was freshly cooked to order.There was even cream and whisky to put in your porridge!
Elizabeth 26 Feb, 2020 Cullompton, UK
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 16 Feb, 2020 Stockport, UK

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