Sawrey - Just 2 miles from Hawkshead
The village so loved by Beatrix Potter
Heart of the Lake District National Park
The attractive village of Sawrey is situated two miles from Hawkshead down the eastern side of Esthwaite Water, overlooked by the woods and tarns of Claife Heights. Sawrey consists of two seperate hamlets called Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey, both a cluster of pictureque cottages, teas rooms and pubs.
Near Sawrey is famous for Hill Top, a 17th century farmhouse where Beatrix Potter found inspiration for the writing of her acclaimed children's stories. She bought Hill Top farm in 1905 from the proceeds of the sale of the first of her little tales, Peter Rabbit. The property is now a museum, owned and run by the National Trust and is one of the most visited houses in the Lake District. She also lived down the road at Castle Cottage but that is not open to the public. The Tower Bank Arms is situated next to Hill Top and again is extremely popular.
Far Sawrey, is the hamlet furthest away from Hawkshead and the nearest to the ferry point on Windermere and contains St Peter's church, a pleasantly situated 19th century building with a St Celia window in the south wall. The Cuckoo Brow Inn has a beer garden, with some good views and we have had lots of great fedback about the food from Guests.
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Our Local Area
- Hawkshead Village
- Near and Far Sawrey
- Beatrix Potter and Friends
- Tarn Hows
- Lake Windermere
- Grizedale and Satterthwaite