Located in the heart of Far Sawrey, a quiet Lake District village, is the Cuckoo Brow Inn. This little inn offers dog friendly B&B accommodation, real ales on tap, roaring log fires and hearty food all day, served from 12 noon until 9pm. It's only a short ¾ mile stroll to the National Trust home of Beatrix Potter while Lake Windermere, Ambleside and Hawkshead are also close by. There's plenty of parking and free Wi-Fi is available.
The Cuckoo Brow has 14 excellent en-suite guest rooms and each has been completely refurbished. They feature tea/coffee making facilities, powerful showers, deep baths, flat screen Freeview TVs and super king-size beds. There are also family rooms with bunk beds for children, twin rooms and superior rooms with beautiful free standing roll top baths.
Dogs are welcome in the rooms and there's a small charge of £10 per night. Dog bedding must be provided by the owner.
Breakfast is inclusive and the menu includes cereal, pastries, fresh fruit, juices, yoghurts, a traditional cooked Cumbrian breakfast, kippers and fluffy pancakes. There's also a cooked vegetarian option.
Not content with just providing great accommodation, the inn also has a great selection of real ales, sourced from local breweries. The famous Coniston Brewery produces the ever popular Coniston Blue Bird while the award winning Loweswater Gold, supplied from Cumbrian Legendary Ales, is always a hit.
If you've just come back to the inn after a hard day of walking on the fells, fill yourself up with some hearty food from the seasonal menu. To cater for as many people as possible there are plenty of gluten free, lactose free and vegetarian options.
Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award 2013 and a finalist in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2014.
The Lake District is a veritable haven for walkers, cyclists, hikers, sightseers, budding historians and dogs (and their owners). The inn is surrounded by beautiful scenery that's just waiting to be explored.
Ferry: The Windermere car ferry runs all year round and it's just a short crossing from Bowness.
Car (via Newby Bridge): Come off the A590 at Newby Bridge and take the road leading to the west side of the lake. From here, follow the road along the lake shore through Lakeside and Graythwaite. Follow directions to Hawkshead until you pass through Near Sawrey then it's only a further mile down the road on the left hand side.
Car (via Ambleside): Follow the road directions to Hawkshead and then signs to the car ferry. From here, pass through the village of Near Sawrey and then it's only a mile down the road on the left hand side.