Towards the cottage
Lounge with wood burner
A place to relax and unwind
Open plan lounge/diner
Enjoy a home cooked meal
Plenty of room for everyone
Games den with Xbox
Space for everyone
cook up a storm
Shower room
Freshen up after a nice walk
Utility room
Pretty king size bedroom
Elegant decoration
Twin bedroom
Fresh and modern family bathroom
2nd double bedroom
A restful night sleep
Attic bedroom
Sloping ceiling
Relax in style
En-suite to double
Enjoy a drink outside
Patio with BBQ
The front garden
The lane and view next to the cottage
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3 / 27  A place to relax and unwind
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12 / 27  Freshen up after a nice walk
13 / 27  Utility room
14 / 27  Pretty king size bedroom
15 / 27  Elegant decoration
16 / 27  Twin bedroom
17 / 27  Fresh and modern family bathroom
18 / 27  2nd double bedroom
19 / 27  A restful night sleep
20 / 27  Attic bedroom
21 / 27  Sloping ceiling
22 / 27  Relax in style
23 / 27  En-suite to double
24 / 27  Enjoy a drink outside
25 / 27  Patio with BBQ
26 / 27  The front garden
27 / 27  The lane and view next to the cottage


Sawrey (Nr Hawkshead), Lake District
VB Awards - Gold
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage sleeping eight guests
  • The former village shop - this property appears in Beatrix Potter’s Tale of Ginger and Pickles
  • Games room with Xbox 360 games console and DVD player
  • Pretty terrace garden, offering a patio seating area with meadow views
  • Located in the popular village of Near Sawrey, once home to Beatrix Potter
  • Situated just two miles from the western shore of Lake Windermere
  • A special holiday retreat which has been recognised by Visit England with a 4 star gold rating
Property code: LCC33

Delightful period cottage sleeping eight guests, located in Beatrix Potter’s home village of Near Sawrey in the beautiful Lake District, just two miles from the shores of Lake Windermere.

This cottage is situated in the village of Near Sawrey, one of the best-loved destinations in the Lake District. The village is famous for being the home of Beatrix Potter, and her house Hill Top. A highly regarded village pub is located across the road is perfect for when you don't feel like cooking or just fancy a cosy pint in the afternoon. Continuing on the road that runs through the village, through the neighbouring village of Far Sawrey, visitors will come to the shore of Lake Windermere and the departure point for the ferry which runs across the lake to Bowness, one of the main centres for outdoor activities on the lake, as well as being a bustling town with a good range of shops and eateries.

This cottage makes a delightful place to stay in one of the Lake District’s best-loved villages, and it even features in one of Beatrix Potter’s tales. To the front of this elegant double-fronted property, the lounge offers a stylish and comfortable place to relax and unwind, with its bay window, two inviting sofas, a cosy wood burner, and a TV with Sky channels, and a Blu-ray player. The dining room is open-plan to lounge, yet feels like a separate space, as they are separated by the entranceway. This room has another bay window which floods the space with light, and is furnished with a large glass timing table, as well as comfy chair. A further reception room takes the form of a games den, the perfect retreat for younger guests, or the young at heart, as it offers an Xbox 360 games console and a DVD. The utility room, just off the games den, is where the utility room with the washing machine and tumble dryer are kept. A shower room, meanwhile, can be found beyond the utility room and offers a shower and WC. The kitchen, located towards the rear of the property, is well-equipped with everything that guests will need including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher.

Stairs lead to the first floor where three of the property’s bedrooms are situated. Two of these are restful double rooms, whist the third is a pleasant twin room. A further set of stairs lead up to the attic bedroom, another double room which has some reduced head-height due to the sloping ceiling. The en-suite bathroom to this bedroom is located just across the landing offering a walk-in shower and WC. The the main bathroom, on the first floor, has a bath, separate shower and WC.

Outside to the front of the property, there is a bench to enjoy the evening sunshine. The rear benefits from a small patio with garden furniture and a BBQ, beyond which there is a driveway with parking for two cars.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • Main bathroom - bath, shower, and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with WC
  • En-suite shower room with WC to the attic bedroom
  • TV with Sky channels, Blu-ray player, Xbox 360 and DVD player.
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - logs provided, kindling not provided but can be purchased locally
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, cafetiere, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome - safe outdoor space on lead
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • BBQ available (charcoal not provided)
  • Shop 2 miles, pub within walking distance
  • £200 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alison, 27th September 2019

This is a large cottage in an idyllic place. It is ideal for multi generation gatherings of family or friends. There is plenty of room for eight yet the property retains a cosy feel. The wood burner is superb. Its location on the west of Windermere suits those looking for a less commercialised Lakes experience. The nearby restaurants of Forest BankRead more and Cuckoo Nest are excellent ( booking essential - yes really). A restorative experience which I would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Julie, 30th August 2019

Wonderful property in a really quiet location. The open plan layout meant even on wet days there was plenty of space for every one to do their thing, whilst still being together as a group. We stayed as a group of six, four of which were in their mid 20's and we all loved it. Very well equipped, nice modern bathrooms although people much over six fRead moreeet will struggle on the top floor. With a pub across the road and short walks from the property, a winner all the way. Hide

Reviewed by Rachael, 26th July 2019

We had an amazing week at Meadowcroft, we would definitely go back again. The house is just across the road from Hill Top and in a good location to explore Hawkeshead, Bowness and Ambleside. The cottage was very well equipped and had lots of added extras that you dont always get in a holiday cottage, lots of board games, DVDs, etc. There is a dailyRead more milk delivery (optional) which was really handy and meant we didnt need to top up during our break. I cannot recommend this cottage enough! Hide

Reviewed by Valerie, 28th June 2019

A very well situated holiday cottage. Well equipped, spacious and comfortable. A lovely village which would suit everyone, especially anyone with an interest in Beatrix Potter, given the history of the cottage and the local pub and their connections with the writer. We all felt we had a lovely, relaxed holiday.

Reviewed by Carolyn, 7th June 2019

Spacious, comfortable & well- maintained house close to lovely pub. 3 bath/shower rooms. Limited parking space so it's handy if you are NT member & can use their car park overnight. Meadowcroft features as the shop in Ginger & Pickles- so expect to have people staring into the front windows everyday!

Reviewed by T, 31st May 2019

This is a great cottage for families or adults. It is situated in a lovely quiet village. The facilities included with the cottage were excellent and it was within easy distance of lots of days out. The closeness of Hawkshead is definitely a good selling point.

Reviewed by Mick, 10th May 2019

Lovely position and cottage ample facilities for eight people, but has cleaning issues.

Reviewed by Fiona, 3rd May 2019

All round a fabulous choice for families with different age groups and needs. It is in a pretty and convenient location near Hilltop with a lovely pub right opposite. Plenty of good rambles from the doorstep and you can use the Mountain Goat mini-bus service to take you to Hawkshead and the ferry to Bowness.

Reviewed by Clare, 19th April 2019

The cottage is delightful and the current owners have made great improvements over the years to return the cottage to its deserved character. The beds are comfy and the cottage is well stocked to provide you with the comfort you require after a long days walking. Theres games and books to keep every age Happy. The village is a gem, the TowerBank arRead morems is the best village pub, always a warm welcome and fab food. Hide

Reviewed by Claire, 5th April 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Meadowcroft. A beautiful property in a beautiful peaceful location. We hired it for my husband's 60th birthday and it proved a hit with my family and their partners.We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed lovely walks and countryside on the doorstep.

Reviewed by David, 15th March 2019

Everything about meadowcroft cottage is first class,from the first minute you walk through the door to going home it's lovely,walks pub on doorstep just all you want for chill out time

Reviewed by Emma, 15th February 2019

Meadowcroft is a super cottage. Comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean. We had a lovely time here despite having issues with heating/hot water for 3 days (the owner was very helpful and the issues was resolved as soon as possible). The area is a fab location to base yourself for walks all over the Lakes. We would recommend and would definitely Read moreuse Meadowcroft again. Hide

Reviewed by Kim, 4th February 2019

A fabulous cottage, perfect for a family of 6 adult couples and 2 little ones. Well equipped with everything we needed and a great supply of games for all ages. One of our favourite locations. Spotlessly clean and cosy.

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Towards the cottage
Lounge with wood burner
A place to relax and unwind
Open plan lounge/diner
Enjoy a home cooked meal
Plenty of room for everyone
Games den with Xbox
Space for everyone
cook up a storm
Shower room
Show 15 moreFreshen up after a nice walk


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