Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey

These two neighbouring 14th century villages in the Furness area near Hawkeshead are famous for their association with children’s author Beatrix Potter, who lived in Near Sawrey, at Hill Top Farm, from 1896. Several of her stories uses the sites in the house and villages.

Hill Top Farm is now part of National Trust and offers tours inside the house and garden. After the tour of, you can head to the west bank of Windermere and catch a car ferry across the lake, which is one mile to the east of the villages.