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Near and Far Sawrey

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Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey are two neighbouring villages in the Furness area of Cumbria.  The two are famous for their association with Beatrix Potter where she lived at Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey.  They are located in the Lake District between the town of Hawkshead and the lake of Windermere. The two lie on the B5285, which runs from Hawkshead to the Windermere Ferry, a car ferry across Windermere one mile to the east of the villages.

Esthwaite Water

Esthwaite Water is just a 10 minute walk from sawrey House and is a natural lake extending to 280 acres with deep basins to the North and South.  Combined with extensive shallows, it creates a rich and varied fishery.  rainbow and Brown Trout are restocked weekly throughout the season.

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Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest, in the heart of the Lake District, offers an unrivalled day out for everyone.


You can find walking & cycling trails or simply discover a quiet spot to admire the wildlife, amazing sculptures, a place to relax and enjoy.

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Hill Top Information

Hill Top

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Steam Yacht Gondola

Sawrey House Hotel is situated right next door to Hill Top Farm, the once home and writing place for Beatrix Potter.  Near Sawrey was the inspiration for her books and Sawrey House is the ideal base for your Beatrix Potter journey...

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Out & About...

Set in the Heart of the Lake District, Sawrey House Hotel is ideally located for a whole host of attractions on offer in the Cumbria region and with many attractions open all year round, you can visit whenever you want, making it the ideal place to getaway from it all and relax!

Just 2 miles away from Sawrey House Hotel is the Beatrix Potter Gallery.  Set in the cente of Hawkshead, this National Trust gallery displays original artwork and writings from this talented writer...

Beatrix Potter Information

Just over the hill into Coniston, just 5 miles from Sawrey House is the Steam Yacht Gondola. This unrivalled sailing experience of the Lake District offers you the charm and opulent luxury once experienced by wealthy Victorians.

Gondola Information

National Trust Days Out...


Located in Grizedale Forest, only 10 minutes drive from Sawrey House Hotel, Go Ape! is a fantastic high wire assualt course high in the forest trees.  Well worth a visit for the more adventurous guest the next time you are in the area.

Go Ape Website

Go Ape

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A thoroughly enjoyable heritage attraction, providing a perfect, 'whatever the weather', all year venue, which entertains and enthrals all ages.  With a variety of motor memorabilia the Lakeland Motor Museum is a must-stop attraction to complete any visit to the Lake District

Lakeland Motor Museum

Motor Museum Website
Wray Castle Information

Wray Castle

Just 4 miles to the North from Sawrey House is Wray Castle, a mock-Gothic castle sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers and informal grounds

Sizergh Castle Information

Sizergh Castle

Beautiful medieval house, with rich gardens and estate.  This imposing house stands proud at the gateway to the Lake District with rich and beautiful garden includes a pond, lake, a national collection of hardy ferns and a superb limestone rock garden.

Tarn Hows Information

Tarn Hows

4 miles to the North from Sawrey House Hotel you will find the stunning Tarn Hows offering an accessible circular (1¾ miles) walk through beautiful countryside with majestic mountain views. A great place to walk and picnic, or to begin your wider Lake District countryside adventure