Things To Do

There is much to do in the immediate vicinity of West Vale Country House and, of course, the English Lake District provides excellent walks, visitor attractions and some of the most stunning views in the world.

If you like to walk, climb, sail, fish, cruise on the many lakes, cycle, see the historical sights and mansions, shop in the markets/towns and villages or just relax and enjoy the views from West Vale while reading a good book from our library collection, you could not find a more breathtaking spot to enjoy all of these things.

Esthwaite Lake (just a few minutes walk away) is the ultimate if you enjoy a days fishing. Windermere is just a short walk from here via the Ferry taking you into Bowness with its shops and attractions and many good restaurants and inns for your delication.

Hawkshead, one of the oldest and least changed villages in Cumbria, offering quaint shops, restaurant and inns, is just over two miles away. Definitely not to be missed. 

We have three interactive 360˚x360˚ iPIX images from the area. Please choose one from the list below;

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Times                                   

Easy Cycling rides in Britain - Ten of the best bike rides and where to stay in the area

"Starting point West Vale Country House, Far Sawrey. Give the Lake District crowds the slip and skirt the edge of Lake Windermere and make your way round the back of Wray Castle.

Stop for a picnic on the grassy bank before making your way back to:  West Vale Country House were owners Glynn & Dee will have afternoon tea waiting for you.

Where to stay : WEST VALE COUNTRY HOUSE. Breakfasts are superb in this traditional Lakeland house with its seven tasteful bedrooms"

From: Escape Routes (Ten Of The Best Countryside Bike Rides)Written and researched by Matt Carrol


Beatrix Potter's Cottage

Is just a short walk away from West Vale Country House & Restaurant.
A film, depicting her life hit the cinemas' on January 5th 2007 and has now been released on DVD.

Famous Chefs In The Lake District

Our Chef/Owner Glynn Pennington had a great time judging for 'UKTV Food' for 'The People's Cookbook' at the 'Cookery School In The Lakes' in Staveley.

Celebrity Chefs Antony Worrall Thompson and Paul Rankin loved our accommodation and hospitality while staying with us for a few days during filming in the Lakes and added that the quality of hospitality and food produced here in the Lakes is excellent.

Dining Out

There are many places to eat in the Sawreys, Hawkhead, Ambleside Bowness, Windermere & Newby Bridge. A list of which we are always happy to recommend and forward to you along with their telephone numbers when we confirm your booking.
The list includes dining at Inns, Restaurants and hotels in the area, ranging from good pub food up to Michelin Star Restaurants and Hotels.