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The Writing Room

Hawkshead, Hawkshead/Coniston

Ref: 3075

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Changeover: Friday


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..

One well behaved dog * non-smokers only * duvet/bed made up for arrival * electric cooker and hob * microwave * dishwasher * fridge * freezer * Tassimo coffee machine (bring own pods) * oil central heating * oil and electricity included * logs for open fire available locally * parking for two cars * travel cot and high chair available - please order * towels available - please order.


  • Multiple Bathrooms
  • Shortbreaks
  • Travel cot available to order
  • High chair available to order
  • Payphone
  • Fuel for fire available locally
  • Views
  • Coffee Machine
  • Outside Space
  • Pets
  • Parking
  • Log burner or fire
  • Quiet location
  • Patio or Balcony
  • Wi-Fi
  • Semi-rural
  • Friday Changeover
  • Walk to pub
  • Burnside Spa and Leisure Club
  • Non Smoking
  • Duvets/beds made up for arrival
  • Towels available to order
  • Utilities included
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Electric hob
  • Gas central heating
  • Freeview/freesat
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Shower over bath
  • Shower
  • Garden furniture
  • Pets Allowed

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Property Reviews

You have to see the Writing Room to believe it! It is situated in an impressive building in an idyllic location in Far Sawrey just a short walk from Hill Top. The suite has a large sitting room area with fireplace and bay window and super-comfortable sofas. The kitchen is well-equipped and bedrooms have en-suites with underfloor heating and heated towel rails. One even has a spa bath. Loved it.Mr Runions
Very well maintained and the furnishings and ambience were excellent.Mrs Whelan