Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey are two neighbouring villages in the Furness area of Cumbria. Furness (ˈfɘˑnəs is a Peninsula in the southern part of Cumbria, in north-west England. Boundaries and divisions Cumbria is neighboured by Northumberland, County Durham, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, and the Lieutenancy They are located in the Lake District between the town of Hawkshead and the lake of Windermere. The Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a rural area in North West England. Hawkshead is a village in the Lake District, England. It is one of the main tourist honeypots in the South Lakeland area and Windermere is the largest natural Lake in England. It has been one of the country’s most popular places for holidays and summer homes since 1847 when the Kendal The two lie on the B5285, which runs from the Windermere Ferry, a car ferry across Windermere one mile to the east of the villages. The Windermere Ferry is a vehicular Cable ferry which crosses Lake Windermere in the English county of Cumbria. A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States
The two are famous for their association with Beatrix Potter. She lived at Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey, first arriving at age 30 in 1896. Hill Top is a 17th-century house in Near Sawrey near Hawkshead, in the English county of Cumbria. Year 1896 ( MDCCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year A number of sites in the villages were used in her books such as The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Fairy Caravan and The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. The Tale of Tom Kitten is a book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. The Fairy Caravan ( is a book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck is a book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
The villages date from at least the 14th century, when Near Sawrey was known as 'Sourer', becoming 'Narr Sawrey' by the 17th century (suggesting that Far Sawrey must have been around by this time). As a means of recording the passage of Time, the 17th Century was that Century which lasted from 1601 - 1700 in the Gregorian calendar They now contain a number of small facilities such as a post office and local pubs. A post office is a facility authorized by a Postal system for the posting receipt sorting handling transmission or delivery of Mail.