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The Writing Room

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043107)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Our stay at Sawrey Knotts was really enjoyable, a really peaceful place, lovely ...”

    Our stay at Sawrey Knotts was really enjoyable, a really peaceful place, lovely gardens, beautiful accommodation , our apartment was spacious , clean and modern, we will definitely go back again

    Our stay at Sawrey Knotts was really enjoyable, a really peaceful place, lovely gardens, beautiful accommodation , our apartment was spacious , clean and modern, we will definitely go back again

    - Ms Lloyd, August 2021

The property

A beautiful property in a former gentlemen's residence, this apartment split over two floors offers a spacious holiday for a family or a couple. Well-equipped and offering plenty of room for a relaxing stay. This apartment was the original 'Writing Room' for the building and still has the exact space to sit and reflect on the day. The property is formed from part of a Victorian Gentleman's residence dating back to 1861 and enjoys beautiful views down the valley. Beatrix Potter's fascinating home and museum is just about a mile away and she took her inspiration from the countryside all around. With easy rambles along country lanes, good pubs, like the Cuckoo Brow Inn, lake cruises and many interesting places to visit makes this the ideal location for a popular holiday venue in which to enjoy this beautiful area. Accommodation: The Writing room is one of six tastefully appointed apartments in Sawrey Knotts, an impressive building which retains the feel and atmosphere of a traditional country house. The main front door takes you into a spacious panelled hallway with the entrance to the Writing room on the left. Through the hallway on the right is the first of three bathrooms, the family bathroom with shower, wc and basin. The main living room is an open spacious room with comfy seating and open fire, large window, into the kitchen on the right with dining seating and then two steps into the double en-suite with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and wc. From the entrance to the left is the original writing room and take the stairs to the downstairs twin with en-suite, shower, wc and basin. There is ample storage space for your personal items and a separate laundry room with two washing machines and two dryers out the back of the property. Furnishings are neutral and comfortable. Wi-Fi for internet browsing and email. Outside: Guests will enjoy the three acres of shared grounds with footpaths, benches and tables; a footpath leads down to the nearby pub for bar meals etc. and the Tower Bank Arms is also within walking distance. Parking for two cars, immediately outside the front of the property. local bus route passes end of driveway. Hawkshead village 3 miles..


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available at this property
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Three acres of shared gardens
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ambleside 4 miles; Kendal 24 miles.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guest houses and gift shops in the village, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which houses an annually changing exhibition of the famous author’s illustrations and stories. The other famous Hawkshead enthusiast, William Wordsworth, attended the Old Grammar School in 1779-87, which still stands today, and you can visit the building where the Lakeland poet developed his love of the form, and even see the desk into which he scratched his name as a small boy! Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.

Please note zip & link bed is made as a super king should you wish to be a twin please call the call centre to arrange.

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