The Swallows accommodation summary
Twin bedroom with two double beds
Living room with log burner
King sized bedroom
There is parking for 2 cars easily, 3 if parked carefully.Other Info
Towels will be provided
A high chair is available
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £150. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
The Swallows can accommodate up to 4 adults.General Description
The Swallows is a lovingly converted barn built as part of Mill Farm in around 1715; the mill for which the farm was named used to be on the River Petteril just across the fields. Mill Farm was part of the Greystoke Castle estate owned by the Howard family and the farm was sold off to cover death duties. The barn which forms The Swallows is now a fabulous, spacious 3 bedroom home from home offering lovely views of the surrounding countryside and lots of characterful space to relax in.
From the parking area The Swallows is accessed through the enclosed garden from where the front door leads into a large tiled hallway. A boot and coat rack are awaiting your outdoor clothing and the space on offer here gives you a good idea of how roomy the rest of the house is. A trunk at the bottom of the stairs contains most of what you will need to make your four-legged friends feel at home including cosy beds, throws and towels, dog crates and the use of an outdoor kennel can also be provided on request.
To the right of the hallway you will find the beautifully designed kitchen dining room. To the left the dining table seats four, perfect for sociable meals in. Even the most reluctant chefs cannot fail to be impressed by this kitchen, with American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, 4-slice toaster and electric range cooker with double oven it has all the mod cons. There are ample cupboards containing everything you could possibly need with plenty of room left over to store supplies. The island unit adds storage and worktop space plus a breakfast bar - just as good for perching with a glass of wine to keep the chef company as for an informal breakfast. There is a smart TV on the wall and the room is dual aspect with windows to each side overlooking the garden to the front. But the best feature is the room itself which is, somehow, effortlessly just right.
Straight across the hall up a single step are two bedrooms with a toilet and shower room in between. To the left down a small step is a huge bedroom with 2 double beds giving it the flexibility to be used as a twin or a double room. With a side window plus big glazed doors out onto a gravelled area with table and chairs, this is a lovely bright room. There is a chest of drawers and a wardrobe as well as the bedside tables but this room is simple and uncluttered. A smart TV on the wall and a sofa make this a private space to escape to as well as a beautiful bedroom.
The stylish downstairs toilet and shower room is fully tiled with a large shower cubicle, beautifully finished with a shelf built into the wall.
The other downstairs bedroom is a cosy double with a window out to the road at the back. Storage can be found in a chest of drawers, there are lamps on the bedside table plus a mirror and TV on the wall.
Back through the hall and past the cleaning cupboard which houses a clothes airer, hand held clothes steamer and hanging space as well as the usual accoutrements, the carpeted stairs lead up and around past a huge feature mirror to the stunning first floor living room.
Exposed roof timbers, wrought iron chandeliers, stags head sculpture on the wall, wood floor, brown leather 3-piece suite around the large wood burner; this room is timelessly elegant. Long winter evenings in will be welcome here to make the most of this beautiful room in which you will feel instantly at home. Relax on the 2 seater sofa and 2 chairs with a glass of wine ready on the coffee table and choose from watching the mesmerising flames in the wood burner or taking in a movie on the wall mounted smart TV. A good supply of logs will be provided with extra available for a small charge. The solid dark wood sideboard and side table hold lamps for atmospheric evening lighting, there are traditional paintings on the walls and two additional comfortable chairs. Windows look out to the front over the fields to the Pennines beyond.
Please be aware that the stairs are open to the living room and the property is not suitable for children once they become mobile.
Back past the stairs a corridor leads to the huge first floor bedroom with king size bed and lovely views. The front window looks out over fields to Cross Fell in the Pennines and all the way round to the High Street range in the eastern Lake District, whilst the side window offers views of High Street and Mell Fell. This room is so spacious that there is ample room at the far end for 2 comfy chairs round a coffee table for enjoying some time out relaxing in the peace and quiet or watching the wall mounted smart TV. Traditional heavy wood furniture - wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables - add to the luxurious feel of this beautifully finished room.
Opposite the bedroom is the stylish main bathroom, another room you will want to spend plenty of time in to make the most of. Have a soak in the big feature bath with shower attachment or just a wash in the super-sized sink. Either way you'll be surrounded by a mixture of tiles and painted wood panelling with built in shelving for towels and toiletries - you really could be in a luxury spa. Plenty of light comes in through the skylight window for total privacy and also making the room feel even more spacious.
Next door to the bathroom is a handy and quiet study. With a large desk an easy chair and lots of pictures on the walls, it's another room in which you can escape from the world for a while or fire up the laptop and tap in to the free fibre broadband WiFi.
Heading outside the enclosed front garden is charming with a mix of lawn, shrubs, flowers and a patio. Al fresco dining is a must in summer with a table and 4 chairs on the sheltered, south-facing patio making the most of this peaceful location and views across the fields. The patio also gets the morning sun, perfect for a quiet cuppa to start the day. As the name suggests, swallows still nest elsewhere on the farm and you will be able to watch them swoop overhead or perch nearby to sing their cheerful song.
The Swallows is a spacious, beautifully finished, comfortable property that you won't want to leave at the end of the week so make the most of it, settle in, relax and enjoy the special ambience of this lovely house.