Swinsty accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Kitchen and dining area
Utility room
Sitting room with woodburner
Games room with study

First Floor

King-size bedroom with en suite shower room
King bedroom
Double bedroom with washbasin
Triple bedroom with three single beds
Bathroom with bath and shower over


Enclosed garden and lawn
Patio and sitting out area

Parking Info

Parking for two cars in the gravelled area by the cottage. Further parking on the private grassed area by the cottage grounds (left hand side as you approach).

Other Info
Arrival Time: 18:00
Departure Time: 9:30
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £200. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.

Welcome Pack provided
Please note that there is no mobile phone reception at the cottage but there is a payphone there.
A travel cot and high chair are available. Base sheets and a soft cotton blanket are provided
All windows are child safe, fitted with lockable window restrainers on the critical windows.
The cottage is not suitable for single sex groups
An initial supply of logs for the woodburner is supplied during the winter months.
Please note that if there is snow or ice on the roads, then you will need snow chains or 4x4 to get over the Hawes.

General Description

The large entrance hallway has plenty of hanging space for wet coats and boots after a hard day out on the fells. From here is the large 40ft sitting room to your left which is warm and stylish with comfy sofas, a woodburning stove, flatscreen Sky TV, DVD player, music centre, audio system and plenty of books to borrow.

From the sitting room is a play room with study and an extensive library of books which you are welcome to read during your stay - the woodburner works through here too. The play room has a small snooker table which can be converted to table tennis table.

The kitchen is light and modern with stylish cabinets, large electric oven with grill, 4 ring hob, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer. There is an extendable dining table here and double french doors open onto an extensive paved terrace with fantastic views up the valley.

Downstairs there is also a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and Belfast sink, as well as a separate toilet.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms. Three are doubles, one of which has an en suite shower room & toilet. There is a washbasin in the second double. There is also a triple room which has three separate single beds.

There is also a bathroom upstairs with bath and shower over.

Outside there is a lawned garden with patio area. The driveway has parking for two cars with more parking on the other side of the gate on the grassed area. Please avoid the fence around the septic tank area.

There is a movement-activated light to help you find your way to the front door, however, during the darker evenings, you may need a torch to find the key safe on the wall and the lock on the front door. We recommend you bring a torch for this.

Visitor Comments:

"This was a wonderful holiday - the house was perfect and in a beautiful location. I would especially thank you for providing all we need (wood - much appreciated in the snow; and all those household needs taken for granted - loo roll, bin bags, kitchen roll etc). The house is furnished to a very high standard and furnishings are very comfortable and much appreciated - thank you!

"We especially were grateful for the personal touch by Melanie - the housekeeper - and Sue - the owner, given the snow and the slightly 'hairy' road situation." HF

"We had a lovely time at Swinsty. The house and location are both brilliant and the sun shone all the time! I'm sure we will book it again some time in the future." PS

"We're getting in touch to let you know we had a wonderful time at Swinsty. It's a beautiful part of the world and we were lucky with the weather. The cottage was superb and funnily enough I learned that I work with the grandson of the original owner. We have recommended it to everyone we know and wish you all the success with Sally's. A phenomenal time in a beautiful part of the country." DR

"We had a lovely stay at Swinsty - high quality accommodation in a beautiful corner of the Lakes." NG

"We had a lovely time and we’ll be arranging a similar trip next summer, you’ll be our first port of call!" MR

"Our stay was great the place is an absolute beauty,and I will recommend it to all family & friends,and we should definitely return in the same cottage." FS