Little Esthwaite Cottage
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Suitable for childrenNo
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Adventure, Historic, Wilderness, Away from it all, Lake, Mountain|
Description from the owner
Little Esthwaite Cottage - This enchanting romantic hideaway commands breathtaking views over Esthwaite water, set deep in Miss Potter's 'picture postcard' country, providing contemporary country cottage life all on one level.
The accommodation comprises:- entrance hall into the kitchen / dining room being well equipped and with that view. The lounge is relaxing with warming woodburning stove and picture window glass doors lead out onto the decked patio, ideal for al-fresco life. The bedroom and the shower room are beautiful and all on the same level
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Little Esthwaite Cottage
Ambleside, Cumbria, England
Additional Location Information
Little Ees Wyke is built in the garden of one of Beatrix Potters' former holiday homes, where she whiled away the hours drawing the gardens and the beautiful views of Esthwaite water, Grizedale Forest and Coniston Old Man. Little Ees Wyke has two holiday properties, Esthwaite Muse and Little Esthwaite Cottage - perfect for a stay in the Lakes.Near Sawrey - pretty hamlet is a two minute stroll away with National Trust owned 'Tower Bank Arms' pub serving delicious food and real ales. Hill Top is also in this hamlet being the setting for several books of Miss Potter including Peter Rabbit. Near Sawrey is at the heart of the Lake District and is a perfect base for Windermere, Ambleside, the Langdales and Coniston. Hawkshead is only a couple of miles away and offers cafes, pubs and restaurants serving snacks and bar meals. Recommended is the Kings Arms.
However, in Near Sawrey there is a very good inn, The Tower Bank Arms, famous from its inclusion in, The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck. And Sawrey House both serve great food although at busy periods it would be worth while reserving a table. The Sawrey Hotel in the next village is open to non- residents and serves a 3/5 course evening meal - booking is essential.
The name Little Ees Wyke has Norse origins, "Ees" means a peninsular and "Wyke" a bay and Ees Wyke means a peninsular in the bay, at the foot of the garden of Little Ees Wyke is a path leading directly to the lake shore
Location Type Away from it all, Lake, Mountain
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$91||$91||$448 - $827||$0||3 nights|
|Oct. 1 2012 - Nov. 2 2012||-||-||$599||-||3 nights|
|Nov. 3 2012 - Dec. 20 2012||-||-||$448||-||3 nights|
|Dec. 21 2012 - Jan. 4 2013||-||-||$728||-||7 nights|
|Jan. 5 2013 - Mar. 1 2013||-||-||$478||-||3 nights|
|Mar. 2 2013 - Mar. 29 2013||-||-||$531||-||3 nights|
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|Mar. 30 2013 - Apr. 12 2013||-||-||$645||-||3 nights|
|Apr. 13 2013 - May. 3 2013||-||-||$569||-||7 nights|
|May. 4 2013 - May. 24 2013||-||-||$705||-||7 nights|
|May. 25 2013 - May. 31 2013||-||-||$827||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jul. 12 2013||-||-||$705||-||7 nights|
|Jul. 13 2013 - Aug. 30 2013||-||-||$827||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 31 2013 - Nov. 1 2013||-||-||$645||-||7 nights|
|Nov. 2 2013 - Dec. 20 2013||-||-||$478||-||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||$91||$91||-||-||3 nights|
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AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 07, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Little Esthwaite cottage...just perfect!
Stayed 22-28th December 2012
after a horrendous 7 hour journey through floods and driving torrential rain from Kent, we had the most welcoming of greetings from Vernon the owner. He showed us in to our cosy cottage with christmas decorations and a welcome hamper - first thing that had to be done was light the wood burner and Vernon showed us how to do it.
It was fabulous waking up to a view of Esthwaite Water just a little way from the end of the garden. Our main reason for coming was a Christmas get-a-way, but also to go fly fishing, which you can do all year on Esthwaite Water. The weather was pretty kind to us - Christmas day was fairly warm, a bit of blue sky with sun intervals - so we went fly fishing at the bottom of the garden!
We cooked a proper Christmas dinner very easily - the kitchen was very well equiped with everything you could possibly need.
The bedroom was very nice - comfy bed and enough storage space - we even had fresh flowers on the bedside tables. Bathroom was good too - a nice powerful shower.
There was a nice outdoor patio space overlooking the lake - which I look foward to experiencing in warmer weather (yes we have booked again for May!) There was a log store so you could take as many logs for the woodburner as needed.
Just up the road is Hilltop House (Beatrix Potter) and within a short walk is the Tower Bank arms where we had some very nice meals and some great ale!
We also ate in Coniston at the Black Bull - nice comfort food for a cold day - and also had some great ales!
Location wise - its very easy to get to all parts of the Lake District from here.
Looking foward to going back!
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Idyllic little retreat
Very good directions from Vernon lead you to the cosy cottage. Very clean, new facilities. Including Wifi. Very friendly owner. I would recommend this lovely cottage to anyone looking for a cosy retreat in the lakes.