Luxury country house for up to 18 in the heart of Beatrix Potter's Lake District

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6 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, WiFi
6 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, WiFi
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
6 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, WiFi

Overview of Luxury country house for up to 18 in the heart of Beatrix Potter's Lake District

Entire homePrivate host

Luxury country house for up to 18 in the heart of Beatrix Potter's Lake District

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

6 bedrooms5 bathroomsSleeps 12

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Fireplace
Near Sawrey, England

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHill Top3 min walk
  • Popular LocationHawkshead Grammar School7 min drive
  • Popular LocationChurch of St Mary11 min drive
  • AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)65 min drive

Space details

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 12
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    2 single beds
Bedroom 4
    1 king bed
    2 sofa beds
Bedroom 5
    1 double bed
Bedroom 6
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Luxury country house for up to 18 in the heart of Beatrix Potter's Lake District

Family-friendly holiday home in Ambleside
Beechmount Country House is a characterful country house nestled in the heart of the quintessential Lake District village of Near Sawrey. There are 6 bedrooms in the main house, and a snug, to accommodate 12-14 guests. In addition there are two cottages in the grounds each housing a further two people, so that the whole property can accommodate up to 18 guests. The cottages can be booked separately.

The main house has 6 bedrooms with three ensuites and two bathrooms. The kitchen offers Neff appliances with coffee machine and an in-built microwave and a cosy seating area with a fireplace. The dining room has a large extendable dining table seating up to 16 people. Next to the dining room is a playroom with a Tv, dvd player and cupboard with books, games and toys. The large lounge has seating of up to 14 and fully functional log fire with side doors that lead to a garden with a water fountain. The house also has a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer.

Parking is available as follows:
There is a ‘courtyard’ to Beechmount, which can accommodate three cars, possibly 4 at a push. Access to this is through a tight stone gateway from the road (2.45 metres wide). It is perfectly possible to fit even large SUVs through this (and we routinely do), but we understand that some will feel more cautious about doing so than others.
There is car park adjacent to the play area literally across the road from Beechmount. This contains 4 marked out spaces, but can normally accommodate 5 or 6 cars. This is run by the Parish Council, on a ‘donations requested’ basis, but with no restrictions as to how long you can park there for. When spaces are available, this is extremely convenient for Beechmount, but clearly we cannot guarantee that spaces will always be available. Near Sawrey tends to get busy during the days (especially at weekends and bank holidays) though tends to be a lot quieter in the evenings and early mornings.

Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any queries.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Property manager

Lois King



Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster


  • 6 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 5 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games room
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 12

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots are available on request at the property

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

About this area


This holiday home is located in Ambleside. Hawkshead Grammar School and Beatrix Potter Gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Go Ape Grizedale and Lakes Aqaurium. Travelling with kids? Consider Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, or check out an event or a game at Parkside Road.

What's nearby

  • Hill Top - 3 min walk
  • Hawkshead Grammar School - 7 min drive
  • Church of St Mary - 11 min drive
  • Bowness Pier - 24 min drive
  • Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Burneside Station - 20 min drive


  • Cuckoo Brow Inn - 14 min walk
  • Minstrels Gallery - 3 min drive
  • Villa Positano - 10 min drive
  • Jacksons Bistro - 10 min drive
  • Bryson's - 10 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 39 out of 45 reviews
5 - Excellent 87%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 45 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 45 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 45 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 45 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 Good

Near Sawrey Beechcourt Stay
Plenty of room for our party of 14. Rooms were nice and clean although a couple were in need of a lick of paint. It took a while to master the ovens and coffee machine! Had some issues though with Sky TV and the internet which were partially rectified. The property had the advantage of us being able to use the nice side garden complete with fish pond and fountain. Parking on the property wasn't easy. Three cars could be parked there so our fourth car had to be parked on the parking spot near the playground. Driving through the property's entrance was a bit of a challenge with one of our car's mirror clearance of less than 5cm on each side! Overall, we had a very enjoyable stay there and will consider returning some time.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Absolute Treasure!!!
This house is an absolute gem!! Such a beautiful location right next to hill top farm. The house itself has everything a large family or 2 to 3 families could need. The beds are comfy and entertaining areas ample. We really loved it and will be back.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Spacious & lovely home
Great stay with friends, plenty of space to accommodate group. Steps up to property so not suitable for disabled but a well appointed and lovely home.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Just perfect !!
Beautiful views, beautiful house, beautiful people, beautiful part of the world!!
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Happy Days
Had a lovely stay . House was wonderful for adults and children. Loads of room and wonderful for our family get together.
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022