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Swallowdale

Haverthwaite, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful three-storey barn retaining original beams, stonework and vaulted ceilings
  • Soak up fantastic views from the quaint and welcoming first-floor lounge
  • Discover Windermere, Ulverston and the Cartmel Peninsula, all within 6 miles
Property code: SZ591

A pretty barn conversion set in a breathtaking spot just a few miles from the edge of Windermere, this lovely retreat makes a relaxing holiday home for families exploring the southern Lake District.

This is a delightful barn conversion for four people. Laid out over three floors, the accommodation is full of original character features, from exposed local stonework and vaulted ceilings to beautiful wooden beams. On the ground floor is the spacious kitchen/diner, utility room with family bathroom and the first of the two king-size bedrooms (this room can also be made up as a twin upon request). Upstairs on the first floor is the lovely living room with its wood burner and the second king-size bedroom with en-suite WC and wash basin, whilst the modern shower room is up on the second floor. As well as parking for one to two cars by the front of the cottage, the property also has a lovely rear garden with a patio and wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.

Located in the pretty village of Haverthwaite in the South Lakes, the Lakeland Motor Museum with its popular riverside cafe is a must visit whilst staying in the area, as is a ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Originally built to transport coal and iron inland from the coast, now a popular tourist attraction where the trains take you through scenic countryside to bustling Bowness-on-Windermere. Families will love a trip to the Lakes Aquarium at nearby Lakeside Newby Bridge or visit the Bobbin Mill at Stott Park to learn all about the industrial heritage of the area. The southern tip of Lake Windermere is just a 10-minute drive away, where you can enjoy a lakeside picnic at Fell Foot, a beautiful National Trust lakeshore park. There are also over 20 different walking routes within easy reach, why not try a different one every day?

Surrounded by beautiful countryside and with easy access links into the heart of The Lakes, there are plenty of fantastic walking opportunities to take advantage of during your stay at Swallowdale. Explore the woodland paths at High Dam, a picturesque tarn that once supplied water to the nearby Stott Park Bobbin Mill. Head to nearby Gummer's How for a small hike with stunning views from the summit or visit some of the nearby nature reserves at Whitbarrow and Rusland Moss, a haven for a wide variety of birds and wildlife. Why not head south to the coast for a change of scene? Enjoy a bracing coastal stroll whilst taking in the beautiful open vistas out to sea, the perfect way to recharge the batteries.

Light, bright and airy but still with plenty of character features, the kitchen/diner is a wonderful welcoming room. It's well equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, built-in fridge/freezer, wine cooler and handy toaster. As well as all this, there's also a TV and even a dishwasher so there's no need to fight over who has to do the washing up. The dining table is positioned by the rear door and window overlooking the garden and beautiful countryside beyond - talk about dining with a view!

On the ground floor, you'll also find the first of the two king-size bedrooms. Another bright room with a feature wall of exposed local stone and decorated in sunny yellow tones, you're sure to feel instantly relaxed in here. This room can also be made up as a twin upon request. The family bathroom is also on the ground floor. With a WC, wash basin and bath with shower over, all tastes are catered for here, whether you prefer indulging in a long soak in the tub or a reinvigorating shower.

Having the living room on the first floor really makes the most of the wonderful countryside views on offer. Full of character with exposed stone work, a vaulted ceiling and original beams, the lovely living room has a cosy wood burner and flatscreen TV, perfect for relaxing evenings in.

Also on the first floor is the second king-size bedroom. A lovely light room with feature exposed stonework, the king-size bed is perfectly positioned so you can enjoy your morning cuppa with a view whilst enjoying a long lie in - you are on holiday after all! There is also plenty of built-in storage and this bedroom has its own en-suite WC, a very handy addition.

Onwards and upwards to the second floor and the modern shower room up here has a WC, wash basin and shower cubicle, ideal for a refreshing shower after a day out on the fells.

Outside, at the rear of the cottage, is a delightful enclosed garden. With outdoor furniture, it's a lovely spot for al fresco dining. Beyond the garden are wonderful views over the surrounding fields and hills beyond; it really is a fantastic space for some real R&R.

As well as all this, there is also parking at the front of the cottage for up to two cars.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 king-size which can be made up as a twin on request
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC, plus 1 en-suite WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, wine cooler and dishwasher
  • Wood burner in lounge (logs are not provided)
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • TVs in kitchen and lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with patio and outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for up to 2 cars
  • Pub 0.5 miles, shop 1 mile, Windermere 4.5 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kieron Anderson

This property is personally managed by Kieron.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gail 12th January 2024

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A great house, very comfortable, well equipped and cosy. It is our second time there and definitely one of the best self catering properties we have ever stayed in. It is in a really good location and easily accessible to the rest of the Lakes.

Reviewed by Kate 5th November 2023

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Lovely cottage, well appointed and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Debra 8th September 2023

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Comfortable and clean. Did not realise we were attached to a property. No privacy in the garden luckily enough did not see the neighbour. Very close to other houses. On description said last cottage so I thought it was a road. But it's a little hamlet so not private. Also not happy to have scaffolding up in the garden. Had no notification of this. Read moreNo one in the house from 11th August so why was the work not done by the time of my holiday. Disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 23rd June 2023

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Very comfortable and well equipped property with lovely views in a convenient location for exploring the south and west lakes.

Reviewed by Kenneth 16th June 2023

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Absolutely lovely stay made even better by the weather! Well equipped & thoughtfully laid out property, an absolute delight to be here for the week.

Reviewed by Sharon 20th May 2023

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Beautiful cottage, very clean and tidy. Over and above regarding equipment and appliances. Really nice touch with the procceso, chocolate, coffee an Jam. Beds really comfortable.

Reviewed by Nigel 10th February 2023

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Lovely cottage, really clean and well-equipped. The layout of the rooms is quirky in a good way, with great views from the lounge and kitchen. The location is ideal for visiting Cartmel and the South Lakes.

Reviewed by Gail 20th January 2023

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The house is gorgeous, one of the best we have ever stayed in. So cosy and well equipped and the views are fab. It was a great place to explore the Lakes and Ulverston is handy for shopping and there is even a cinema. We would definitely love to go back.

Reviewed by Christine 28th October 2022

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Lovely cottage for peace and relaxation! Comfortable and homely, thank you for the goodies Good base for the South Lakes and Furness peninsula for exploring. Fairly busy road outside during the day, but not really that noticeable in the evening, and lovely dark skies at night, but really needing to close curtains to sleep. Fantastic glad my experieRead morence at Cumbria Crystal. Would definitely stay again Hide

Reviewed by John 14th October 2022

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Beautiful cottage in lovely part of the country. Everything we needed. Would recommend

Reviewed by David 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Carole 9th September 2022

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A very comfortable and well equipped cottage it had everything we could possibly need. The parking space is a little tricky to manoeuvre out of if you don't reverse into it (even for a small car) and there is a fair bit of traffic on the B road right next to the cottage although it quietens down at night.

Reviewed by Gemma 19th August 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. You are out of the way but the main road is only a 5 min drive away which takes you to the rail test trip to Lakes, or down to Ulverston and to many other places nearby. We really enjoyed our stay at the house and could not fault it, it was clean and well equipped and there was nothing we didnt need. Only sRead moremall thing is we had a 3 year old so a stairgate and bed guard or travel cot would have been good to have. Hide

Reviewed by Thomas 6th August 2022

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The cottage was amazing in a beautiful location. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to visit the Lake District.

Reviewed by Rumbidzai 10th June 2022

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Great accomodation with great views. Conveniently located not too far from Kendal and Windermere.

Reviewed by Suzanne 3rd June 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Such amazing views from both lounge & bedroom. Very comfortable,well equipped & relaxing accommodation. Not far from Lake Windermere & Ambleside which was our favourite place to eat. Would recommend the gondola boat from Lake Coniston which is very relaxing .

Reviewed by Edidta 14th May 2022

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A beautiful cozy cottage in the most stunning surroundings. We had such a great time. My mother in law from South Africa come with us and was so taken back by this lovely place with stunning views. Definitely recommend staying there.

Reviewed by Catherine 6th May 2022

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Gorgeous cottage in a stunning location. The views were to die for and the cottage has everything you needs. Tastefully done, clean and finished to a high standard. Walks from the front door and very beneficial to have 3 toilets/bathrooms. Would highly recommend and would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Adrian 29th April 2022

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Lovely holiday cottage, very clean and spacious. We had a great time exploring the local area. We would definitely use this place again.

Reviewed by Barbara 25th March 2022

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This is an fantastic property up there with the best we have stayed in (and we have stayed in many holiday cottages) the cleanliness; decor ,comfort ,equipment superb ,and Thankyou for the little gifts left for us ,what else can I say about this beautiful cottage and cant wait to return

Reviewed by Jackie 18th March 2022

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I loved this cottage. The view from the lounge window was beautiful. Liked the quirkiness of the cottage as had been converted from a barn. Was very well equipped. Located in a very pretty village, very peaceful but not that far from Windemere.

Reviewed by Lorraine 11th March 2022

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Just loved the cottage on all the different levels. It was very enjoyable and relaxing just what we needed.

Reviewed by anne 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Heidi 20th February 2022

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Such a beautiful and well equipped cottage we absolutely loved our break here . Well located area .

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