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Self Catering in Cumbria - Sawrey

Areas: Lake District


Derwentwater, Sawrey, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £295.00

This apartment is situated in a courtyard setting in the village of Sawrey near to Hawkshead and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Derwentwater is one of eleven apartments in a courtyard in the village of Sawrey just two miles from Hawkshead in the Lake District National Park. The apartment sleeps four people and has a double bedroom, a twin room and a family shower room. The rest of the accommodation is made up of a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area and a woodburning stove as well as shared use of an external laundry room. Outside is plenty of off road parking and shared use of a lawned garden with outdoor furniture. Derwentwater is a wonderful apartment for a memorable holiday in a fabulous location.


A little disappointed. The carpet was grubby in places and the kitchen cupboards dated & tired as was the decor. There was a double bed in one room, but the mattress was higher in the middle which made it uncomfortable to sleep in. As a result my husband decided to sleep next door where there were two single beds. He found this even worse. Too short for an adult and extreme creaky whenever he moved. It would make sense to have a double which could be split into singles when needed and even better divans. The bathroom was smaller than expected and there were traces of mould round the window and the wooden frame on the mirror. The radiator in the hallway is rusty (I guess because wet stuff is hung up on the hooks over it). The wooden window frames in the bedrooms could have done with a wipe or at the very least a paint. We have stayed in better cottages with much better bathrooms and paid less. In fact we paid around ?620 which I feel was too much for what we got. Whilst it was mentioned dogs are welcome it was somewhat stressful to receive an email a week before we left, stating dogs were not allowed on the furniture or to be left alone. I?m sorry not to leave a glowing report but like I said I feel we paid a lot and received very little compared to other cottages we have rented in the past with another company.

Excellent Accommodation in a Great Location
Perfect location, close to the lake and Hill Top Farm, lovely pub within walking distance that serves great food. Our kids and dog loved the huge field



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Gas central heating with woodburning stove
Electric central heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in shared laundry, TV with Freeview, DVD
Fuel, power and logs for stove included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Ample off road parking in shared courtyard
Use of shared lawned garden
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 2
2 miles, pub 3 mins walk
Note: Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake
Note: Limited mobile reception
Note: Tumble dryer by 50p coin meter

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Hill Top - 0.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead Grammar School - 1.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Beatrix Potter Gallery - 1.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House - 2.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Grizedale Forest Park - 2.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead Old Courthouse - 2.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Graythwaite Hall Garden - 2.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Wray Castle - 3.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Brockhole Gardens - 3.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Tarn Hows - 3.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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