The Swans Nests is an exclusive development of four contemporary and luxurious cottages situated next door to the acclaimed Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Lake Windermere.
Guests are welcome to make full use of the facilities on offer at the Swan including gym, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool. Guests can also dine in the popular Swan Inn or stylish River Room restaurant.
The southern end of Lake Windermere is renowned for its peaceful atmosphere, being much quieter than the busier Lake District holiday destinations further up the lake. However, you're very close to the hamlet of Lakeside and Lakeside Pier, where the famous Lake Windermere steamers depart regularly to Bowness and Ambleside - a wonderful way to explore these areas without driving.
Accommodation in detail
Finished to the highest standard the cottages have been developed to offer guests the opportunity to relax with family and friends. Presented with three bedrooms, two with ensuites, a luxurious family bathroom, a great open plan living space incorporating the lounge, dining and kitchen. French doors opening onto an elevated patio looking out across the grounds to the fells beyond.
The front door opens to the hallway with views straight across the fells. The light floods in through the glass atrium. Past the hallway is the open plan living/dining area.
Comfortable sofas and armchairs, in beautiful floral patterns, are arranged by a cosy log burning stove and large screen TV with Freesat which is complemented by a Sonos sound system. The French doors open to an elevated terrace patio with dining furniture and an outdoor fire making it just the place to relax on a summers evening. Back indoors, there is a large family dining table, around which, friends and family can gather for breakfast or dinner. The quality fitted kitchen is well equipped with a quality inventory, an electric range cooker with five ring halogen hob and electric double oven. Boosting a central island it also incorporates a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, blender. The small utility room off the hallway is equipped with a washer/drier and microwave.
Climbing the stairs to the first floor where you will find the first two bedrooms. The first is presented with a super-king size bed and complemented by a superb ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC. The next is also a welcoming super-king size room with an ensuite shower room with shower, basin and WC. The final bedroom is a paradise for children. The 4 bed bunk room is presented with 3ft bunk beds and met in between with a real life Wendy’s doll house ideal for the kids playing hide and seek. This bedroom is also presented with a TV and Playstation 4.
In addition to the private patio, guests are welcome to take advantage of the share grounds around the resort that include plenty of space for children to play. The lovely riverside terrace on the bank of the River Leven is a lovely spot to relax over a drink or afternoon tea. There are two dining options available to guests; the popular Swan Inn serving great food and local ales or alternatively dine in style in the River Room restaurant. The popular Spa offers a great range of luxury ESPA treatments, pristine pedicures and marvellous manicures. Guests are also welcome to use the sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool or to take advantage of the well-equipped, air conditioned gym. Private parking is available for two cars and additional parking is available within the grounds of the resort.
There are some lovely walks in the area, such as Wainwright's Finsthwaite Heights route from Newby Bridge. The route approaches High Dam - a picturesque tarn that you might just have to yourselves on quieter days. You'll also find several Lake District family attractions within easy reach. Also at Lakeside is the Lakes Aquarium - a fresh water aquarium displaying local wildlife. The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway offers an opportunity to take a short trip on a restored traditional steam train.
Lake District historic sites such as Holker Hall and Gardens, Cartmel Priory, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall are all within easy reach by car, with no need to navigate through busy tourist areas.
To your north west, via picturesque country lanes, you'll approach Esthwaite Water and the landscapes that famously inspired the children's author Beatrix Potter. Her former home can be visited at Hill Top, in the small village of Near Sawrey (also home to the fantastic Tower Bank Arms). Only a mile or so further, and you'll reach Hawkshead village - a wonderful place to while away a day, exploring quaint cobbled streets and a blissfully car-free village centre.
Luxury townhouse style cottage
2 Super King size bedrooms with ensuites
1 children bunk bedroom with 4 beds (TV and Playstation 4)
Complimentary use of ESPA toiletries in all bathrooms
Living room with great views
Log burning stove
Large screen TV with Freesat
Sonos sound system
Family dining table
Well equipped kitchen with central island
Electric range cooker
Five ring electric hob
Double electric oven
Fridge / Freezer
Utility room with washer/drier & microwave
Patio with bistro garden furniture
Complimentary use of leisure facilities and indoor swimming pool
Sorry no pets
Parking for two cars