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Swallows Nest

Armathwaite, Cumbria, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 996947)


Lakelovers rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Review(s)

  • Karen

    “Loved our stay here it had every convenience needed and for us the use of the field was a massive bonus.”

    The owner nick could not be nicer and we will definitely be back to stay again.

    The owner nick could not be nicer and we will definitely be back to stay again.

    - Karen, March 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Wood-fired Hot tub available Sunday to Friday not Saturday
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawn and patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome but are not allowed upstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms
  • No stag/hen or similar parties allowed
  • Family-orientated site
  • Note: Should you wish to use doggy day care, then advanced booking is required

The property

Ideally located for venturing into the Lake District National Park, the beautiful Eden Valley and Solway Firth, is Swallows Nest. This charm-filled cottage offers homely accommodation for families and friends looking to explore Carlisle and the wider region. The interior offers plenty of character, with its flagstone flooring in the open-plan living space and its bedrooms resting under the eaves of the roof. The kitchen is well-equipped, adjoining a dining area and comfortable sitting area with TV and French doors to your very own, private garden. The bedrooms comprise a double and a twin, with exposed beams and Velux windows drawing in the natural light from above, there is also a cot available. The rooms are served by the shower room, continuing this homely feel, with a gleaming white finish. Outside there is dedicated secure gated on-site parking. This pet-friendly cottage is part of the complex hosting luxury kennels and doggy day care, with a pet bereavement facility on-site, the accommodation is enveloped by 7-acre grounds, giving your four-legged friends the opportunity to run around and get some exercise in a safe environment, whilst dog bowls and spare leads are available. The seven acre grounds offer a secure dog exercise paddock featuring a nature pond and benches, perfect for leisurely walks or a picnic, there are further meadows to which access is available, depending on the time of year, as chickens, geese, ducks, guinea fowl and pea fowl wander the grounds freely and wild rabbits are also prevalent at dusk and dawn. Armathwaite, about one mile away, offers the ideal countryside break, with many walks, canoeing, climbing and other outdoor activities on offer in a wonderful region of the Lake District. There are two pubs in the village, a Post Office / convenience store and a railway station offering direct access to Carlisle on the scenic Carlisle to Settle line. At nearby Coombs Wood can be seen curious rock carvings in the soft sandstone cliffs, the interesting carvings consist of various faces and a salmon. Nearby, there is an inscription of greater antiquity which is believed to be of possible Roman origin, most of the forest is a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site PAWS, and there are lovely walks along the river or you can complete a circular walk starting at one of the pubs in Armathwaite, as well as good walks along the River Eden to Armathwaite and Wetheral. The city of Carlisle is less than 10 miles away and offers a lovely day out with the family, with many further attractions to explore. This scenic location, with beautiful coastline nearby and lovely towns and villages to discover, all add to the appeal at Swallows Nest. Note: Property can be booked with Ref 971518 and 971654, together they can sleep 14 people.

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About the location


Carlisle 10.2 miles; Penrith 11 miles; North Pennines AONB 11.3 miles.

The attractive, unspoilt rural village of Armathwaite is ideally placed for exploring the Lake District, Eden Valley and the lovely coastline of the Solway Firth. The village has two old pubs, both with popular restaurants serving excellent food, a village Post Office and a traditional village shop. The River Eden runs through the centre of the village, and the area is renowned for its excellent salmon fishing, plus walking, canoeing and climbing. Armathwaite Castle, by the river, is a four-storey Pele Tower, and the 15th Century Church has fine examples of stained glass windows. The Eden Gorge, between Lazonby and Armathwaite, is one of Cumbria's best-kept secrets, and is well worth exploring. The local railway station is a stop on the Settle-to-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and where today many old steam trains still wend their way through some of the finest countryside in Britain. The Rheged Discovery Centre in Penrith is the "largest grass covered building in the country" or you might like to visit Dalemain Historic House, featured in a television production of Jane Eyre.

Wood Fired Hot Tub available Sun-Fri only