View towards the property
Lounge featuring a open fireplace and large french windows with fantastic views
Dining area
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Perfect place to unwind
Twin bedroom
Garden area with seating
Entrance lane to the property
Panoramic views from the door step
Patio area with seating
Surrounding gardens and views
Seating area
View towards the property
Far reaching views
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Broad Howe,

Near and Far Sawrey, Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 4
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Wonderfully spacious single-storey holiday cottage
  • Wide acres of grounds to relax in and enjoy the surroundings
  • Panoramic views over Esthwaite Water to impress
  • Secluded and idyllic rural location to hideaway in
  • Close to the villages of Near and Far Sawrey
  • Easy access to Lake Windermere and the village of Hawkshead
Property code: LLH42

Elegant and spacious single-storey property, close to Near Sawrey, set in a four-acres of gardens, with great views of the surroundings.

The village of Near Sawrey is very close to Hill Top, the former home of Beatrix Potter is now open to visitors and offers a wonderful insight into the author’s life. There is also a pub and restaurant in the village, whilst just down the road, the neighbouring village of Far Sawrey is a must see. Lake Windermere is just 2.5 miles away, as is the ferry terminal, from where regular boats run across to the town of Bowness.

This stunning property offers single-storey accommodation sleeping eight guests and is reached via a quiet track lane. On entering the property, guests will come to the welcoming hall, which offers a lounge area with comfortable seating next to the wood burner-effect electric fire. To the left of this space is the spacious kitchen/diner which offers a well-sized dining table and well-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher, whilst the washing machine and tumble dryer are located in the nearby utility room. The property’s main lounge has large floor-to-ceiling windows, which flood the room with light, as well as wood burner, comfortable seating, well-stocked bookcase, TV, and DVD. Three of the property’s bedrooms are located in the main house: a double room, a twin room (which can be made up as a king-size on request) and a bunk bedroom. The main bathroom has a shower over the bath and there is also a separate shower room with WC. The fourth bedroom, another twin room, is in a separate summer house. This room benefits from a wet room with shower and WC.

Outside, the property enjoys a stunning four-acres of gardens, with lawn areas, tucked away corners, benches, and a swing. There is also a covered veranda at the front of the property, from where guests can enjoy the stunning views over Esthwaite Water from the provided seating, table, and benches. There is off-road parking for three cars to the side of the house.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20 for up to 7 nights, £40 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 4 bedrooms: 2 doubles, a bunk bedroom, and a twin (can be a king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, shower room with WC, wet room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Ground floor property
  • Access is via a track
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Wood burning stove with fuel supplied
  • Electric and heating included
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • 4 dogs welcome
  • Pub and restaurant 0.5 miles

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Thomas.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jonathan, 20th April 2019

Super for a family get together with views to die for

Reviewed by Joan, 2nd March 2019

A beautiful homely bungalow with amazing views and a lovely garden with woodland at the back. Lovely that I could bring my dogs. The main garden isn't totally enclosed but the woodland at the top of the garden is deer proof, and mainly dog proof except for a few openings at the bottom of the stone wall which little dogs can get through. Some lovleyRead more walks from the property, including up to Moss Eccles Tarn up on the fell behind, and Castle Hill Woods just past Near Sawrey. Handy for Hawkshead. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie, 16th February 2019

Fabulous holiday home, really warm and comfortable with stunning views, and good walks on your doorstep. Pubs and good food close by. You need to be a little handy at three point turns to gain access, but well worth the effort.

Reviewed by Pamela, 22nd December 2018

The accommodation was lovely, location was perfect with amazing views across the lake. The cottage was adequately equipped with great supply of fuel for wood burner. It was great to have utility room a good dog cleaning room. Also a great supply of piping hot water. Beds were really comfortable. Gardens lovely. A lovely comfortable property. LookinRead moreg forward to our next holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Chris, 27th October 2018

Its remote, which means a drive to towns, or long walks. Its a very narrow road leading up to the house an even more narrow and steep driveway. Views are simply stunning and although great for all ages, Id say probably best for those relaxing, wanting decent walks and to relax on the veranda and get away from the rush of life.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 20th October 2018

We absolutely loved the house and the stunning views across the lake. We loved our evenings in that cosy room in front of the wood burner The kitchen was a good size and great to have the utility room beyond for the dog and the dirty boots / washing! Also the house was lovely and warm and there was always plenty of hot water.

Reviewed by Nicholas, 6th October 2018

Broad Howe is a wonderful family home with astounding and unrivalled views over Esthwaite Water. It's half way up a hill with access via a private track. Heated throughout with silent and tastefully selected electric radiators. We managed to extend our stay by a few days as we enjoyed it so much. I have many beautiful photos of the scenery. Even inRead more bad weather the views are lovely, nestled next to the log fire and watching it through the large floor-to-ceiling windows. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew, 22nd September 2018

A great place to relax. A serene and calm location with everything a family could wish for.

Reviewed by Nicola, 8th September 2018

Fabulous property. Very comfortable with the most fantastic view. Great location for exploring the southern lakes. Exceptionally well equipped. Very tricky 5 (at a minimum) point turn to get in and out of the drive

Reviewed by M, 1st September 2018

Broad Howe is the perfect place for a Lakeland Holiday with beautiful view and walks straight out on the fell, Esthwaite below and many famous peaks in view and easily reached. It happens to have half the rainfall of Ambleside, which has half the rain fall of Buttermere.

Reviewed by Yvonne, 16th June 2018

We have visited Broad Howe for 30 years. It is very homely and has fantastic views. the heating and addition of bedding and towels has made it even more comfortable.

Reviewed by Robert, 9th June 2018

Great property, fantastic views of the lake and surrounding countryside, only downside the track leading to the property and the five point turn required to turn into the "drive".

Reviewed by Peter, 2nd June 2018

This property is remote but the views are superb. The property itself is very large and very well equipped. I would recommend this property to anyone.

Reviewed by T Davies, 1st January 2017

We had the most wonderful holiday at Broad Howe in January but the weather was mild even sunny no snow or ice at all. The house is very comfortable and full of interesting pictures diaries books and very much a loved family home. The views and peace and quiet are amazing in this day and age so unspoiled. The house is well equipped and the studio isRead more a definite bonus. Hide

Reviewed by A Toomey, 1st September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Broad Howe. Fantastic location just up the road from Hill Top and wonderful views making Broad Howe feel unique and in the heart of the countryside. The cottage itself was very well equipped and it was easy to settle in with ease given its lived in environment. We'll definitely be back.

Reviewed by C Wiseman, 1st September 2016

We stayed at Broad Howe in spring last year and just had to return to this very special place this autumn. It is spacious and has a lovely homely feel (its library, collections of old family photographs and writings from the 1940s etc). It is peaceful and you can walk straight onto the hills, with the Langdales and other peaks in the middle distancRead moree. The garden and surroundings are magical. The mist over the valley one morning was special - and too, the early morning sun on the east facing side of the valley. Sunset was gorgeous as we sat with drinks on the sheltered veranda. The private lane to the house is ideal if you want a quick 'constitutional' any time. We were sad to leave Broad Howe, and videoed our last walk up the lane before the trek home. Sigh! Hide

Reviewed by H Morrow, 1st August 2016

This was our fourth stay at Broad Howe. It has become a bit of a tradition to get together for our annual family holiday at this lovely place. This year we had four generations from nearly 2 to 85 years. The views are utterly sublime. The location is fantastic - walks from the doorstep, lots to do within a short drive, yet peaceful and quiet. It isRead more a great place to relax and recharge your batteries. It is probably fair to say that it may not necessarily suit everyone. It is comfortable, but not super deluxe luxury and getting up the driveway can be a bit of a challenge, but as far was we are concerned it is just about perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Howitt, 1st July 2016

I have visited Broad Howe since I was 2 in 1931 when my grandparents lived there. During the war I lived there with my cousins. Then my parents retired there and I was married from there. For ten years I and my brother looked after it. So it is my beloved home when I go back.

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View towards the property
Lounge featuring a open fireplace and large french windows with fantastic views
Dining area
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Perfect place to unwind
Twin bedroom
Garden area with seating
Show 7 moreEntrance lane to the property


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