High Swinside Cottage
This cottage was originally built for farmworkers in the 1800s but has now been updated to suit holidaymakers looking for comfortable accommodation in an idyllic location. Diana the owner lives in the Brew House and is on hand to give advice on walks, bike rides, and eggs from the free range chickens in the garden!
Here you will find quirky shaped bedrooms, an open fire and two bathrooms making the cottage ideal for a growing family or couples seeking a handy base for the fantastic walking and cycling on offer in the western fells. The location is perfect for those wishing to escape from modern life thanks to the peaceful and serene setting. But fear not, there is a good mobile reception and WiFi to enjoy the best of both worlds! As if that's not enough, there are also two traditional wooden hot tubs in the grounds offering stunning views of the Lorton Valley.
Lorton is a 15 minute walk away whilst the larger towns of Cockermouth and Keswick are a 20 minute drive for shopping, pubs, bars and groceries. In the village of Lorton you will find the lovely Wheatsheaf pub, which has a good menu and Fresh Fish Fridays. You can walk to the village in around 15 minutes. There is a village shop selling all the basics you might need and much more in case you don’t fancy venturing into Keswick or Cockermouth for supermarkets.
Whinlatter Forest is just a mile down the lane, catering for serious mountain bikers and family cycling with miles and miles of fabulous off road tracks.