8. 1 on ground floor. 6 en suite, 2 with separate private bathroom.
all year, except Christmas.
2 lounges, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), veranda, ½-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 12.
per room B&B single £65–£117, double £89–£155. Set dinner £30. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends, bank holidays.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘We will never tire of the stunning location, lovely rooms, superb food and excellent hospitality.’ Praise in 2018 from readers for Richard Lee’s Georgian country house overlooking Esthwaite Water. Others agree: ‘A cosy hotel, fabulous views, friendly and helpful staff.’ Beatrix Potter stayed three times on family holidays, when the house was called Lakefield; she bought her farmhouse close by, and thought Near Sawrey ‘as nearly perfect a little place as I have ever lived in’. The lounges have the welcoming feel of a private home. The dining room and several bedrooms have views across the lake. Mr Lee’s daily-changing menus include such dishes as roast duckling with thyme, ginger and honey sauce; grilled plaice, lemon, nut-brown butter. His ‘dry sense of humour’ amuses. ‘When I complimented him on the sabayon sauce over ice cream and soft fruit, he murmured, “I just like the idea of hot custard over ice cream.”’ Breakfast includes home-baked pastries, freshly squeezed juices, local sausages. (Jenny and Ian Sherman, Alan and Nicky Brooks, AC)
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Hill Top is a time-capsule of Beatrix Potter's life. Every room contains a reference to a picture in one of her tales.
45-minute to three-hour cruises across Lake Windermere.
The largest of the English National Parks and the second largest in the United Kingdom.