Swinside Cottage is a delightful rural retreat set at the foot of Catbells with superb views over the unspoilt Newlands Valley to Causey Pike. The cottage is one of five former mill workers' cottages nestling on the outskirts of the hamlet of Stair, with the Swinside Inn only half a mile away and Braithwaite with its village shop and pubs only a couple of miles away. The cottage has a light and airy feel and has been beautifully refurbished in a modern cottage style. An ideal romantic retreat for two in any season.
There is plenty to see and do - walk from the door for about a mile and a half to catch the launch in to Keswick, and the Newlands Valley Activity Centre is close by where any number of activities such as ghyll scrambling, kayaking, abseiling and pony trekking can be undertaken. There is some of the best hill walking in the area, lake cruises, country rambles, golf, tennis and a whole host of visitor attractions that are open all year. The picturesque surrounding scenery is a joy in any season with wonderful lake and mountain views to be enjoyed throughout the National Park.
Accommodation: Front door entrance into light and airy open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room with open fire, Sky TV with Freeview channels, DVD, hi-fi, iPod dock and large bay window, and further doorway leading through to patio and landscaped shared gardens.
Open staircase leads to the spacious character bedroom with king-size bed nestling below a beamed ceiling, door off to newly fitted modern bathroom - bath with shower over, basin, wc and washer/dryer.
The property has mostly fitted carpets throughout and electric storage heating. Furnishings are of a modern country style and comfortable feel with co-ordinated neutral colours and pretty fabrics.
Outside: The rear of the property has a gravelled sitting-out area with garden furniture and large shared gardens. There is also a small area laid to grass at the entrance to the property. Private parking for one car. Nearest pub, Swinside Inn, approximately half a mile. Nearest shop, Braithwaite, approximately 2 miles. Keswick centre approximately 12 minutes drive. Telephone box in the lane outside.
One small dog accepted * non-smokers please * duvet/bed made up for arrival * towels provided * electric hob/oven * dishwasher * combination microwave * fridge * small freezer * auto washer & heated dryer rack * electric storage heating * all fuel included * travel cot and high chair available - please order * fuel for open fire available locally
A beautiful, cozy cottage, a tranquil place to spend time. Hope to be back soon.Jeff Lilly
Another great week here (our third). Pleased to see it is its usual high standard! Sure to be back in this cozy cottage.Sue Nestley
Perfectly nestled in this sublime setting warm and safe. A wonderful few days in Newlands Valley - a perfect spot to explore the Northern Lakes.Marie Jones