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Swinside Cottage

Newlands Valley, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042694)


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher

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30 Customer Review(s)

  • Smith

    “As alway Swinside was a great place to stay, particularly in such wet weather.”

    Always warm, clean and welcoming thanks to the owners and the cleaning team. So many nice touches and well equipped, particularly for such a small cottage. Looking forward to coming back in July!

    Always warm, clean and welcoming thanks to the owners and the cleaning team. So many nice touches and well equipped, particularly for such a small cottage. Looking forward to coming back in July!

    - Smith, March 2024


  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
  • Electric storage heating, log burner, Electric oven, electric hob, fridge, small freezer, dishwasher, combination microwave, washer, heated clothes airer, Smart TV with Freeview/Freesat, Sky basic package, DVD, Ipod dock, hi-fi
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • One small dog allowed
  • No smoking
  • Furnished patio
  • Gravelled furnished sitting out area
  • Small lawned area
  • Shared landscaped gardens
  • Private parking for one car.

The property

Swinside Cottage is a delightful rural retreat set at the foot of Catbells with superb views over the unspoilt Newlands Valley to Causey Pike. The cottage is one of five former mill workers' cottages nestling on the outskirts of the hamlet of Stair, with the Swinside Inn only half a mile away and Braithwaite with its village shop and pubs only a couple of miles away. The cottage has a light and airy feel and has been beautifully refurbished in a modern cottage style. An ideal romantic retreat for two in any season. There is plenty to see and do - walk from the door for about a mile and a half to catch the launch in to Keswick, and the Newlands Valley Activity Centre is close by where any number of activities such as ghyll scrambling, kayaking, abseiling and pony trekking can be undertaken. There is some of the best hill walking in the area, lake cruises, country rambles, golf, tennis and a whole host of visitor attractions that are open all year. The picturesque surrounding scenery is a joy in any season with wonderful lake and mountain views to be enjoyed throughout the National Park. Accommodation: Front door entrance into light and airy open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room with open fire, Sky TV with Freeview channels, DVD, hi-fi, iPod dock and large bay window, and further doorway leading through to patio and landscaped shared gardens. Open staircase leads to the spacious character bedroom with king-size bed nestling below a beamed ceiling, door off to newly fitted modern bathroom - bath with shower over, basin, wc and washer/dryer. The property has mostly fitted carpets throughout and electric storage heating. Furnishings are of a modern country style and comfortable feel with co-ordinated neutral colours and pretty fabrics. Outside: The rear of the property has a gravelled sitting-out area with garden furniture and large shared gardens. There is also a small area laid to grass at the entrance to the property. Private parking for one car. Nearest pub, Swinside Inn, approximately half a mile. Nearest shop, Braithwaite, approximately 2 miles. Keswick centre approximately 12 minutes drive. Telephone box in the lane outside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

Note: Fuel for the open fire can be purchased locally. Note : Free membership at Keswick Leisure Pool with every holiday.