Swallows House is a spacious, luxury house situated in the tiny hamlet of Skelwith Fold which enjoys stunning views over the River Brathay towards Loughrigg and the Fairfield Horseshoe. Set in a large well maintained garden, it is a haven for a great variety of birds and wildlife.
Swallows offers peace and tranquillity; a gathering place for the whole family and since it is situated in the heart of the Lakes, it provides an excellent base for walking or touring the surrounding fells and lakes. Wordsworth's, Beatrix Potter's and Ruskin's homes are located nearby.
Parts of the house date back to the 17th century. The current owners have lovingly restored the house which provides generous accommodation for up to eight people in wonderful surroundings. Every room is beautifully appointed, with high quality furnishings providing relaxing comfort. The ground floor plan shows the large lounge, with open log-burning fireplace and bay window with wide views of the surrounding fells. There is an elegant dining room with a large oak table - for that family celebration; a comfortable sitting room, with French doors opening onto the garden patio - for that BBQ or glass of wine; a high spec. kitchen, with range cooker and circular granite breakfast table; games room; study, with broadband connection; boot and shower rooms and a further wc/ cloakroom.
Upstairs there are four tastefully furnished, spacious double bedrooms (2 king-sized, 1 double & 1 twin), all with breath-taking views. The ensuite and family bathrooms are fitted with Villeroy Boch. The house is centrally heated throughout.
**Please note that the property does not accept children under the age of five.
We want our holiday cottages to be a 'home for home'. All the beds are made up ready for you, towels are included so no need to bring those, and shower mats are also provided. Two tea towels and a set of oven gloves will be in the kitchen along with a starter pack that includes: washing up liquid, kitchen roll, toilet rolls, basic cleaning products, a bin bag in each bin and dishwasher tabs.
There are many circular walks from the house; the renowned Chester's and Drunken Duck Inn are less than a mile away. There is private parking for 4 cars and a garage.
Recent guest comments "eating, sleeping and relaxing in luxurious surroundings"; "wonderful to return to this lovely house"; "our 3rd stay we'll be back next year"; "amazed by the birds in the garden."
Fire Pack / Logs available.
Local Shop - There are a variety of shops in Ambleside including Co-op & Spar, or Langdale Coop in Chapel Stile.
Nearest Supermarkets - Booths, Windermere. Asda, Morrisons & Aldi, Kendal
Food Deliveries - Asda and Tesco deliver
Local Pub - Talbot Bar at the Skelwith Bridge Hotel - 1 mile or Drunken Duck, Outgate 1.5 miles
Nearest Motorway - M6, J36 - 23.5 miles
Nearest train station - Windermere - 6.4 miles
Nearest Airport - Manchester - 96 miles
A few attractions in the area
Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 5.8 mile
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere - 7.3 miles
Brockhole, Windermere - 4.2 miles
Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey - 5.5 miles
Waterhead - 2.6 miles
Coniston Gondola - 5.8 miles
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston - 3.4 miles
Roman Fort, Ambleside - 1.5 miles
Lakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge - 11 miles
Art galleries & Museums in Kendal - 14.8 miles
Lakeland Maize Maze, Sedgewick, Kendal - 15 miles
Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, Hawkshead - 6.5 miles
Sizergh Castle & Gardens, Sizergh, Kendal - 19 miles
Horse Riding -
Lakeland Ponytrekking, Windermere - 4 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 8.4 miles
Putting green and crazy golf, Ambleside - 1.5 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 9.3 miles
Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead - 5 miles
- Saturday changeover
- Sorry, children under the age of 5 are not permitted
- Sleeps 8
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Private parking
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- 1 mile to a pub
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
|Band||Date Range||7 night price *|
|C||11th March 2017 - 31st March 2017||£1,040.00|
|I||1st April 2017 - 21st April 2017||£1,720.00|
|E||22nd April 2017 - 26th May 2017||£1,245.00|
|I||27th May 2017 - 2nd June 2017||£1,720.00|
|E||3rd June 2017 - 16th June 2017||£1,245.00|
|G||17th June 2017 - 21st July 2017||£1,405.00|
|H||22nd July 2017 - 25th August 2017||£1,645.00|
|E||26th August 2017 - 13th October 2017||£1,245.00|
|H||14th October 2017 - 20th October 2017||£1,645.00|
|I||21st October 2017 - 27th October 2017||£1,720.00|
|C||28th October 2017 - 17th November 2017||£1,040.00|
|B||18th November 2017 - 22nd December 2017||£910.00|
|B||23rd December 2017 - 24th December 2017||£910.00|
* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.
We've been to Swallows about twelve times and will be back at the end of October, so you can see that we're fans!Mrs JACKIE Mcdonald - 27th August 2016
superb cottage-couldn't have imagined betterDr A Kinney - 20th August 2016
A wonderful property with lots of charm in a beautiful setting.Dr C Chapman - 16th July 2016
we have used Swallows for many years and loved it there home from homeMr. R Garner - 11th June 2016
The staff were wonderful, when the hot water ran out. They fixed it straight away. That kitchen is better stocked than ours at home - was a dream to cook in.Ms J Mackenzie - 21st May 2016
We love the Lakes and Swallows House is perfect location for walksMrs S Wilde - 4th February 2016
The property was absolutely perfect. We had a wonderful time celebrating an 80th birthday with all our family.Mrs WENDY Jenkinson - 7th November 2015
An excellent, comfortable house in a fabulous setting - unbeatable!Dr C Chapman - 11th July 2015
An excellent property with a very professional friendly service from Good Life. Very well equipped with lots of space. Fantastic views and lovely bird life.Mr B Arnold - 25th April 2015
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