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
"A very warm welcome greeted us on a chilly day. The house and furnishings were immaculate and spacious. The food and staff were excellent."
19 Jan, 2020 - Warrington, UK
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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-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
(92 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ees Wyke Country House over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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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 19 Jan, 2020 Warrington, UK
Enjoyed Most
A lovely place to stay. The staff were very welcoming and extremely helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We upgraded to a lake view room and it was well worth it. Two very large windows overlooking the lake. Wonderful!! The food was very good and a great selection for breakfast. The offer was excellent value for money and we will definitely return. Karola was there at breakfast and dinner. An absolute superstar who looked after everyone and made sure they were well looked after.
Other Comments
Richard and his staff are very welcoming and make you feel like a very good friend in their home rather than a hotel guest. Superb!
SHIRLEY 18 Jan, 2020 Wigton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely, friendly, welcoming staff. Every need catered for in room, excellent shower. Felt like a luxurious home. Great views over Esthwaite Water. Evening meal and breakfast both excellent with perfect, friendly service.
Carole 18 Jan, 2020 Penrith, UK
Enjoyed Most
A quality break. Food expertly presented and first class quality produce cooked perfectly. Limited menu choice.
Vincent 18 Jan, 2020 Gateshead, UK
Enjoyed Most
We have just returned home from this lovely hotel. We stayed in the green room with a lovely view of the lake. The breakfast and the evening meals were excellent. Richard and his staff are friendly and nothing is to much trouble. We will definitely return.
Stephen 15 Jan, 2020 Bradford, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location, lovely food and very helpful and pleasant owner and staff.
Teresa 15 Jan, 2020 Tyldesley, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great food, room immaculate, very friendly staff,traditional, cosy atmosphere. Very peaceful location.
Jennifer 08 Jan, 2020 York, UK
Enjoyed Most
It was in a beautiful location, staff were very friendly and food was superb. Would definitely go back again.
Stephen 05 Jan, 2020 Hebburn, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service and lovely food.
Other Comments
A 5 or 10 minute drive to pubs and other restaurants
David 22 Dec, 2019 Lytham Saint Annes, UK
Enjoyed Most
A beautiful location, birds, sheep and silence. A warm welcome, comfortable room and excellent breakfast and dinner.
Other Comments
Mr Lee the owner is the chef and is very hospitable and welcoming to guests. Food was excellent. There are two loungtes with log fires and board games to enjoy.
stephanie 20 Dec, 2019 Hornchurch, UK

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