What a luck we had with booking this Bed & Breakfast in Near Sawrey, Lake District in the village of Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm.
This Lake District Bed and Breakfast is such a lovely place. We felt very welcome by Sarah and Rob, owners of a beautiful family home in the Lakeland village of Near Sawrey, once owned by Beatrix Potter and built in 1820. The B&B is conveniently located opposite Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm.
The room is peaceful, at the back of the first floor with a view over the hillside beyond. You will have your own ensuite bathroom with separate bath & shower cubicle. The kingsize wrought iron bed has a luxury memory foam mattress and Egyptian cotton bed linen. There is also a tea & coffee tray and a sofa. Breakfast is included.
What to do in Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey
Home to world famous Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm. Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top with the royalties from the first of her little books, the Tale of Peter Rabbit. I am a big fan of her stories and absolutely loved exploring the house and gardens, which takes you about 45 min. It is highly recommended to book your tickets way in advance. Because we stayed at the Bed and Breakfast across the road we arrived just before closure time and could simply buy walk-in tickets without lots of tourists flocking around.
For dinner you can go to Tower Banks Arms Pub which is situated right next door to Hill Top and features in Beatrix Potter's Tale of Jemima Puddleduck. Perfect for hearty food, local ales and characterful rooms. Again, make sure to book in advance, because with limited seating it does get booked up quickly. We went for a jaw-dropping evening walk and had dinner at The Cuckoo Brow Inn at Far Sawrey.
Read my Travel Guide about The Lake District in England if you want to explore more of this beautiful region.
The Lake District National Park covers more than 900 square mile and is the most visited national park in the United Kingdom. There are 16.4 million visitors per year. With 16 lakes and more than 2,000 miles of rights of way via public footpaths, bridleways and byways waiting to explore, there's little wonder the region continues to inspire, with its stunning views and scenery routes. Hike your way up Scafell Pike, paddle on one of the lakes or explore the cute villages, there is something for everyone.