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Swallow's Nest

Windermere, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
8 more

At a glance

  • A bright, light and colourful holiday home perfect for five guests
  • This fantastic family cottage is just a mile from the shores of Windermere
  • Relax in front of the open fire for cosy evenings after busy days out
Property code: SZ452

On the outskirts of the friendly village of Windermere, this light and appealing property makes a wonderful holiday home for a family exploring the south-eastern part of the glorious Lake District.

This alluring holiday property is a wonderful home from home for five people, the perfect place to enjoy an actioned packed holiday in the South Lakes or a relaxing break in a truly lovely cottage. On the ground floor is the light, bright living room, with lovely views over the garden and park beyond. There's also a charming dining room and fantastic modern kitchen here. Head up the stairs and on the first floor you'll find the family bathroom and double bedroom with its en-suite shower room. Up another flight of stairs to the second floor and the twin and single bedrooms. Outside is a delightful patio garden, dedicated parking space and secure bike storage - a real treat so close to the centre of Windermere.

With Windermere Village on your doorstep, there's plenty to see and do. Wander round the local independent shops before treating yourselves to lunch at one of the many cafes, pubs or restaurants on offer. Lake Windermere is only a mile's walk away so why not pack a picnic for a day by the water? Hire a boat, hitch a ride on the launch or simply enjoy a peaceful stroll along the beautiful lake shore. The Lakes Aquarium on the southern shore of Windermere will be a hit with children and adults alike, as will a day at Brockhole. With plenty of activities on offer from a Tree Top Trek to archery, families are sure to love it here.

The Lake District is also a wonderful place for outdoor adventures, with hills to climb, summits to conquer, woods to explore and rivers and lakes to swim in! Why not hire bikes and explore the area on two wheels, or hire a canoe, kayak or rowing boat for a day on the water? There are a wealth of different opportunities for everyone! And, for a delicious post-adventure treat, a visit to The Little Ice Cream Shop in Windermere is a must - just a short walk from the property, why not try a different flavour every day?!

Spread your wings and plan a trip to the property, a wonderful cottage for 5, just a short walk from the centre of Windermere.

Head inside this welcoming cottage and you'll feel instantly at home. The light, bright living room has a wonderful outlook over the garden to the park beyond. Grab your book and take a seat in the feature bay window, the perfect spot to catch up some reading. Relax in front of the cosy open fire and feel the stresses of everyday life drift away. For entertainment there's a Smart TV with Freeview.

Gather round the wooden table in the separate dining room, perfect for comparing notes on the day's events over a hearty meal. The fantastic modern kitchen is sure to delight the cooks in the group. Well equipped with everything you'd need for a self catering holiday: there's an electric oven and separate hob, handy microwave, fridge/freezer and useful dishwasher - no need to fight over who has to do the washing up here!

Onwards and upwards to the first floor. Up here you'll find the family bathroom. As well as the WC and wash basin there's a bath with shower over so all tastes are catered for, whether you prefer a long soak in the tub or an invigorating shower. On this floor is also the lovely master bedroom. With a feature solid wood double bed, original floorboards and a gorgeous period wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage, this is a beautiful bedroom, just perfect for relaxing in. Linger in bed awhile with your morning cuppa whilst you gaze out of the window at the view. Off this bedroom is an en-suite shower room with WC, wash basin and shower cubicle.

Up another flight of stairs to the second floor and the remaining two bedrooms. First up is the delightful twin room; a beautiful mural accurately depicting the Lake District skyline including the Langdale Pikes, Scafell Pike and Blencathra makes a fitting backdrop for the two single beds. Across the landing is the single bedroom. This room contains a 4ft size bed, so is a real treat for one person. There's also a handy chest of drawers for storage.

Outside this cosy nest is a delightful patio garden, the top part of which is enclosed. Early birds will love having a peaceful coffee out here before anyone else is up. Equally suited to a refreshing G&T come the evening or an al fresco meal, what a wonderful treat to have such a garden so close to the centre of Windermere! As well as a dedicated parking space, there's also secure bike storage available - perfect if you fancy exploring on two wheels.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single with three-quarter-size bed
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC, 1 family bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and separate hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Open fire
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with enclosed patio and outdoor furniture
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Secure bike storage in shed
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book
  • Shops and pubs within 0.5 miles
  • Windermere 1 mile


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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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