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Swallows Nest Cottage

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1128484)


Lakelovers rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Rosie

    “This is the third time I’ve stayed at Swallow’s Nest, this time with a friend.”

    We didn’t want to eat out but found the kitchen could have been better equipped for even basic cooking. Other than that, it remains a lovely, comfortable cottage in a very convenient location.

    We didn’t want to eat out but found the kitchen could have been better equipped for even basic cooking. Other than that, it remains a lovely, comfortable cottage in a very convenient location.

    - Rosie, May 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size bed, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear garden with picnic table
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles

The property

This charming mid-terrace property, Swallows Nest Cottage, is tucked away in a great location in the centre of Hawkshead. Swallows Nest Cottage is a great place for a family of four and their four-legged companion, situated just a gentle stroll from a variety of pubs, restaurants, and independent shops as well as Lake Windermere and the surrounding attractions. When you arrive, take advantage of the off-road parking spot for two cars before moving your belongings into your new abode. Enter the open-plan living area and get to know the kitchen, which is equipped with everything you need for a week away, while the sitting area welcomes you to unwind on the sofas and watch a film. Discover the bedrooms, a king and a twin, located upstairs, serviced by a bathroom with bath and shower over. Go outside to the rear garden and enjoy the sunshine from the picnic bench, or take a short stroll to a nearby pub for drinks in the beer garden. There are several restaurants to choose from and convenience stores to buy daily necessities. While the group's avid fisherman can cast their hooks at the nearby Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery and Coniston Water, which are both within easy driving distance, those who enjoy history and art can spend their time exploring the Beatrix Potter Gallery and The Fitzwilliam Gallery. Make sure to check out Lake Windermere's attractions, which include daily boat trips that stop at Bowness, Ambleside, and Windermere. Outdoor enthusiasts can go on a walk up Claife Heights, have a stroll through Borrans Park and view the breathtaking Stock Ghyll Force waterfall. The Lakes Aquarium, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and the intriguing Rydal Caves, which is located on the slopes of Loughrigg Fell, are also family-friendly attractions worth adding to your itinerary. Choose Swallows Nest Cottage for a wonderful family getaway.

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

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About the location


Ambleside 5.1 miles; Kendal 17.4 miles.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guest houses and gift shops in the village, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which houses an annually changing exhibition of the famous author’s illustrations and stories. The other famous Hawkshead enthusiast, William Wordsworth, attended the Old Grammar School in 1779-87, which still stands today, and you can visit the building where the Lakeland poet developed his love of the form, and even see the desk into which he scratched his name as a small boy! Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas