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Sawrey or The Sawreys is the collective name given to the two hamlets located roughly two miles southeast of Hawkshead. You will find the Sawreys just passed Esthwaite Water which is a private lake stocked with trout. If you are coming from Windermere, you can access them via the Windermere Ferry, a car ferry sailing between Bowness and Far Sawrey. For more information about the car ferry, click here.

Esthwaite Water, Near Sawrey
Esthwaite Water

Near Sawrey

Near Sawrey, the closest to Hawkshead, was famously once the home of the children’s writer Beatrix Potter, and her first farm, Hill Top, is now one of the most popular attractions in this part of the Lake District. Beatrix enjoyed many family holidays in the Lake District; one of her favourite holiday homes was Ees Wyke Country House. For more information about staying at Ees Wyke Country House click here.

Far Sawrey

Far Sawrey is closer to the shores of Windermere, and a good place to start woodland and lakeside walks. The pretty Moss Eccles Tarn, where Beatrix Potter and her husband William Heelis spent many happy summer evenings, is a half-hour walk from either of the hamlets. If you would like to stay in this quaint, quiet hamlet a good option is the The Cuckoo Brow Inn. A traditional lake district inn serving hearty food, real ales and modern facilities. For more information about staying at The Cuckoo Brow Inn click here.

Claife Viewing Station

Also close by is Claife Viewing Station, you can follow in the footsteps of the first tourist in the Lake District. Admiring the views through coloured glass panels, followed by some refreshments at Joeys Coffee shop, just around the corner. For those wanting more adventure, there are Mountain bike tracks in the woodland of Claife Heights.

Claife Viewing Station, Far Sawrey
Claife Viewing Station, Far Sawrey

Places to stay in Sawrey

The Cuckoo Brow Inn

The Cuckoo Brow Inn - Accomodation in Far Sawrey

Address: Far Sawrey, LA22 0LQ

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Hilltop - Accomodation in Far Sawrey

Address: Far Sawrey, LA22 0LU

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Ees Wyke Country House

Ees Wyke Country House - Accomodation in Near Sawrey

Address: Near Sawrey, LA22 0JZ

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Hawkshead Suites

Address: Hawkshead, LA22 0NU

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