Luxurious, Characterful Cottage – Perfect for A Celebratory Break With Your Loved One

If you’re seeking somewhere to celebrate one of life’s special milestone birthdays, anniversaries or even your honeymoon, then look no further than the elegant Dell Cottage. Located in the picturesque hamlet of Far Sawrey in the heart of Potter Country, Dell Cottage is a luxurious, romantic bolthole offering sophisticated styling and exceptional quality throughout to leave you feeling thoroughly relaxed and indulged. With a quirky layout set out over three floors, Dell Cottage provides a superb combination of traditional cottage facilities married with perfectly chosen accents of Harris Tweed, William Morris and Mulberry introduced by way of sumptuous, hand-picked furniture and exquisitely selected soft furnishings – only a fellow fabric lover would understand!

Take a stroll along the shores of what Miss Potter herself described as the most beautiful of lakes, Esthwaite Water and soak up the peace and tranquillity of this rather special piece of Lakeland, even try your hand at fishing if you have the patience! Beatrix’s former home, Hilltop is located in neighbouring Near Sawrey whilst the picturesque village of Hawkshead is a mere 2 miles away from where you’ll find a myriad of cobbled streets lined with shops, tea rooms, galleries and some fine traditional pubs. Take a stroll down to the shores of Windermere or take the car and passenger ferry over to Bowness and Windermere. Claife Heights and Claife viewing station are a short walk away as is Wray Castle and the beautiful Tarn Hows.  The South Lakes boasts a number of award-winning dining options including several Michelin Star but if you fancy a more informal evening, a roaring log fire and a pint of local ale, then stagger no further than the Cuckoo Brow just across the road or the nearby National Trust owned Tower Bank Arms.


Exquisite Soft Furnishings Create A Sumptuous, Romantic Feel

From the main entrance at the rear, step into the newly fitted kitchen dining room with striking units underneath wooden countertops with quality appliances of dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, Neff electric oven and hob. Step up to the handy utility with washer/dryer and through to the luxurious bathroom with a powerful shower over the bath, vanity hand basin and WC.

Take the stairs to the first floor where you’ll find two glorious living spaces; to the right is the TV lounge with two sumptuous sofas and an armchair to sink into and watch your favourite channel and the more formal lounge sits to the left with a leather sofa and two beautifully styled armchairs arranged around the warming woodburning stove, just the spot to curl up with a good book and while away a couple of hours.

At the top of the next flight of stairs with a split landing at the top are the two luxurious bedrooms, a king-size to the right and another king-size to the left, both exquisitely presented with great style and flair to create a peaceful ambience to aid a night of restful sleep. There’s a handy cloakroom on the half landing, as stylish as the rest of the cottage with basin and WC and vanity mirror.

Outside, there’s a delightful seating area opposite the cottage with a stone table and benches sitting under a wooden pergola, the perfect setting for a pre-dinner drink or early morning cuppa.

Off-road parking is available for two medium-sized cars and there’s a bus stop just opposite at the Cuckoo Brow.

Ground Floor

  • Entrance into kitchen/dining room with quality units housing an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, nespresso pod coffee machine with dining area
  • Utility with washer/dryer
  • Luxurious House Bathroom with shower over the bath, vanity basin and WC

First Floor

  • TV lounge with comfortable sofas and chair, feature fireplace and SMART wall-mounted TV
  • Second formal lounge with flagged floor, wood-burning stove, deep-cushioned leather sofa and two relaxing armchairs. Door to the outside

Second Floor

  • Bedroom 1: Kingsize bedroom
  • Bedroom 2: Kingsize bedroom
  • Cloakroom with washbasin and WC


  • Mid terrace, traditional quality cottage
  • All electricity, bed linen and towels provided
  • Electric heating throughout and wood-burning stove – initial supply of fuel provided
  • Luxurious bathroom and second separate WC
  • WiFi
  • Two Romantic bedrooms
  • Nespresso coffee machine – initial supply of pods provided
  • Parking for up to two medium-sized cars
  • Private garden
  • One dog welcome
  • Sorry, Dell Cottage is not suitable for babies and children
  • Friday changeover
  • No Smoking


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room


  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi


  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Modern
  • Parking
  • Traditional

Bed Type

  • King Size Bed

Children & Pets

  • Pet Friendly

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 28 reviews.

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  • Allison says:

    A really beautiful home with thoughtful touches. Snug and clean. Bathroom gorgeous and warm with excellent shower. We had a wonderful time.

  • Chris Lawrence says:

    Very clean. Perfect decor. Modern kitchen. Comfy beds. Very quiet location. 1 minute walk to a pub. Near sawrey 10 minute walk. Hawkshead 2 hour walk or 7 minute drive. Ambleside , Bowness and Windermere all within 30 min drive. Multiple o/s walks all around. Sandwiched between another rentable cottage next door (quiet) and (Not sure what but not always occupied) maybe a stock room / staff house. Great little touches on our arrival – milk for first brew-Prosecco-Games-torches-Walking books/ideas-Enough wood for first fire. One helpful note for dog owners. The roads are mainly very quiet however the bottom/main entrance door opens almost straight onto the narrow road which is not an issue if you’ve got control of your dog.Great parking spot opposite for 2 cars. Stairs maybe an issue for elderly or toddlers. Summary- we will return and highly recommend 10/10.

  • Stacey says:

    Beautiful Cottage in one of my favourite places in the lakes x Thank you

  • Almari says:

    Loved our stay. Beautiful cottage in a great location. Loved that it was close to everything but away from the busyness. Very comfortable and the Prosecco was a lovely surprise.

  • Craig says:

    All well presented and arrived to a pack explaining everything about the cottage we needed to know. Good internet and a welcoming gift when we arrived.

  • Sarah says:

    Gorgeous place with an Arts & Crafts vibe. Everything you need for a comfortable stay, and exceptionally clean. So many things to do in the area, and the ferry was very convenient in the off-peak hours to cross the lake in the car. The pub across the street has well-made pub fare and the service was really attentive and friendly. We even ran into people we know from home, in Cambridge, at the pub! Would definitely return to stay.

  • Jodie says:

    A very pretty and well-appointed cottage, we enjoyed our stay here. The location is on the ‘quiet’ side of the lake, but the main attractions are still within easy enough reach by car, and we were struck by the high standard of finish throughout, including a coffee machine and a good range of crockery. The (rather nice) Cuckoo Brow Inn is (literally) a stone’s throw away, too, which is convenient for a drink or a meal if you don’t want to drive (though be warned: you’ll need to book a table well in advance in summer). There were a few very minor niggles: the parking is pretty tricky, partly owing to the narrow nature of the road, but mainly because of the raised ‘ledge’ separating the driveway from the road. And while it’s somewhat subjective, we found the mattresses to be very firm. Pricing was reasonable by Lakes standards and we would happily book again.

  • Schuyler says:

    This place is absolutely lovely!! We really enjoyed our time at Dell Cottage. Definitely recommend staying here, but make sure you have a car as it’s not got a ton around it 🙂

  • Elliot says:

    We had an amazing stay!…..perfect location!……it was close enough to everything we needed yet far enough away to be isolated. The cottage was clean and tidy on arrival and communication was spot on! We would recommend booking early for any restaurants/pub meals in the local as it was always booked up…..however the food we had was perfect!….everyone we met seemed friendly and helpful Lake Windermere was a 20min walk away! The only negative we had was a neighbour didn’t like us using the outside area as they said we were ”noisy”….which is nonsense as we had just arrived and was mid unloading the car!!…..we didn’t let that spoil our stay!! Thanks again!!….we highly recommend this venue!

  • Jennifer says:

    A wonderful cottage in a quiet area, perfect for exploring the central Lakes. Lovely walks nearby including to Lake Windermere and a short 20minute drive to Ambleside and Coniston. Great for a couple and teenager or 2 Couples. Brilliant communication to quickly resolve any small problems. Would highly recommend and stay again.

  • Lee says:

    Fantastic cottage in idyllic location. The cottage is absolutely lovely and decorated to a high standard. We loved being in this area and we loved visiting to pub over the road. The food and service was amazing Fantastic cottage would highly recommend

  • Caroline says:

    Dell Cottage is a lovely cottage which was immaculately cleaned and well presented. A bottle of Prosecco greeted us and the facilities and equipment provided were spot on. The stairs were a little steep and scary to descend but that’s a tiny cottage for you. I had a problem with the bedding which was quickly dealt with and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Darin says:

    Dell Cottage was the perfect place to spend a long weekend in the Lakes! Our party comprised two couples and the cottage was everything the pictures and description claimed it would be. The location is a perfect base for exploration of the Lakes. We highly recommend making use of the Cuckoo Brow pub just a few steps from the front door.

  • Kathy says:

    Lovely stone cottage with luxury furniture. Parking with a large vehicle is a bit of a challenge.

  • Victoria says:

    Really tastefully done home that was perfect for my mother and me. Met a lovely neighbor down the road, walked to Hill Top, and plenty of interesting places to explore near the house. Perfect stay!

  • Matt says:

    A great retreat in a quiet and beautiful location, well within reach of all the Lake District has to offer. Highly recommend.

  • Amy says:

    A wonderful stay. The house was beautifully decorated and very clean. The cottage was absolutely picture perfect and the bottle of fizz on arrival was a lovely surprise too! It’s a perfect quiet location, with dog friendly restaurants within walking distance. Thank you Lakeland Retreats! We will see you again soon!

  • Barry says:

    Dell Cottage has everything you need for a perfect getaway. The peaceful location on the quieter side of Windermere in the lovely little village of Far Sawrey with the pub next door and walks on your doorstep is idyllic, yet just a short walk or drive from the Ferry and you can be in bustling Bowness in no time. The cottage is beautifully appointed with the quality decor and furnishings reflecting the mood of the lakes. You have everything you need including great Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The management company (Lakeland Retreats) were very helpful and communicative and would thoroughly recommend them and Dell Cottage to anyone who wants a peaceful break in quality accommodation in a stunning location. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay !

  • Isabella says:

    We really loved our stay at the cottage, it was beautifully decorated and comfortable. The location was perfect, a really lovely village with lots of amazing walks nearby. We stayed for two weeks so also appreciated the good, reliable wifi and well equipped kitchen. Newly refurbed kitchen and bathroom were great. I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Luke says:

    Great cottage in a great location. Close to two pubs, great walks from the front door. Just be aware there is a patio garden so we had to take the dog out on the lead each time.

  • Mark says:

    Great little cottage in a lovely quiet location. Well equipped and very well appointed. Recommended!

  • Martin says:

    Beautiful cottage, really nicely decorated, lovely beds and great location.

    • Debbie says:

      Thank you for your kind review. Delighted you enjoyed a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Debbie x

  • Phil says:

    Great, well appointed retreat and immaculately presented. Great service from start to finishing, apologies for checking out slightly late. Excellent walks available locally but close enough to other attractions if you want to venture further. Local pub is also great for excellent food.

    • Debbie says:

      Thank you Phil for your lovely review. I’m delighted you fully enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Debbie x

  • Victoria says:

    Well. What can I say about dell cottage. From the moment we arrived I was in love. Bottle of bubbles and the heating turned in for arrival. Perfect for this time of year. Beautiful cottage. Wonderfully clean. We made full use of the boardgames and map books. The log fire was to die for. Every appliance you could possibly need is at your disposal the only possible downside is that we had to leave. Me and my partner had the most romantic beautiful place and I really couldnt reccommed dell cottage any more. P.S. the beds and bedding were sublime. Thanks for an amazing stay we’re already re booking for summer

    • Debbie says:

      Thank you for your kind review. We put a great deal of thought into our renovation and are delighted you enjoyed everything we had to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Debbie x

  • Olivia says:

    What a fabulous cottage! Beautifully appointed and really cosy and in a great location. We really hope to visit again

  • Debbie says:

    Hi Sophie. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! Thank you very much for your lovely review, it means a lot to us. As owners, we value your feedback both to us and to Lakeland Retreats who as local agents, reflect our high standards. We look forward to welcoming you back soon ❤️

  • Sophie says:

    An absolute treat! This was our first holiday since the pandemic, so we wanted it to be really special. It was! The cottage is EXACTLY as pictured. The fire, the bath and the views are just three highlights! All furnished and finished to a boutique standard, really amazing. As you can tell we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It’s perfect location to Windermere ferry too! You would be crazy to miss out staying here 🙂 Lakeland retreats were really helpful and replied super quick, when we emailed them a couple of questions. We ran out of logs our first night and they kindly let us have a few more without charge. Thank you Lakeland Retreats for a perfect stay!

  • Lee says:

    What an amazing cottage, so comfortable and cozy, the perfect getaway for me and my girlfriend, loved every minute, the location is beautiful and peaceful, everything we could for.

    • Debbie says:

      Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted you had an enjoyable stay at Dell Cottage and were able to relax and enjoy your time with us. Hope to see you again soon. Take care x

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