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Swan View Railway Cottage

Newby Bridge, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A unique opportunity to stay in a former railway cottage
  • Watch the steam trains chug past while dining alfresco in the garden
  • Make the most of the abundant Lake District walking trails on offer
Property code: 87621

Beautiful cosy cottage in the South Lake District with comfort and luxury throughout, perfect for a relaxing getaway in this stunning location.

The lovely village of Newby Bridge has the famous former Furness Railway, which runs between Lakeside and Haverthwaite. Around the corner from the cottage, enjoy magnificent views across Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells where you can hire a boat to enjoy this wonderful area or take the steamer up to Bowness. Bowness-on-Windermere is just 8 miles away and provides a lovely day out with an abundance of bars, shops, and eateries, or head up to the picturesque village of Hawkshead which has charm and character throughout, along with many local shops and pubs and is located 9 miles from the property.

Walking into this former railway cottage, you will find yourself in the lounge area, which has two comfortable two-seater sofas positioned around the Smart TV, ideal for a relaxing family movie night after a busy day exploring the area. The kitchen/diner is tastefully styled with an electric oven and hob, and a pine dining table for everyone to enjoy a tasty meal. There is a utility area with a microwave, washing machine, and fridge/freezer. Up to the first floor is the main bedroom with a double bed and plenty of space, offering amazing views over the steam railway. Along the landing is the family bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC, and completing this property is the bedroom next door with 3' bunk beds.

At the front of the house is a beautiful patio area with seating to enjoy the steam trains passing by and views over the fells beyond, plus a part fenced lawned area. There is an allocated parking space for one car and additional visitor parking.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 bunk bedroom (3' beds)
  • 1 bathroom - shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, and dishwasher, washing machine, and fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV with DVD player
  • Travel cot ,highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Patio area to the front of the property with seating and a part fenced lawned area
  • Private parking for 1 car plus additional visitor parking
  • Pub within walking distance, shop less than a mile
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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.

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