Holiday home Swallow's Nest is a wonderful, ground floor barn conversion, situated a short walk from the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, just outside the village of Thornthwaite. The cottage can sleep four people in three bedrooms, including a double with an en-suite shower room, a twin room, and a room with bunk beds for added flexibility. There is also a family bathroom, a kitchen, and a sitting room with a dining area. Step outside, and enjoy a drink on the patio, as you marvel at the beautiful views stretching to fells and mountains beyond, and there is also off road parking for two cars. Swallow's Nest is a fabulous retreat for families and friends in search of a peaceful holiday exploring the Lake District National Park.
Area Keswick is a popular town situated in the north of the Lake District. The town offers a variety of shops and restaurants, parks, miniature golf and the famous Theatre by the Lake, plus the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the Borrowdale Valley is only a short walk away.
Region Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.
Amenities Gas central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage in garage. Small patio. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pubs 2 miles. Lake Bassenthwaite 10 mins walk. Note: Property is on a slope, with 4 steps to access. Although it appears to be first floor, the entrance is from a lane to the rear at ground floor. Note: WiFi is suitable for browsing only.
Enjoyed a very pleasant, weeks stay at Swallow's Nest.. The property is very comfortable, well situated and enjoys fantastic views across to Skiddaw and down towards Keswick. The property made a great base for us and was in a perfect location for exploring the northern lakes, with a short drive into Keswick or Cockermouth. Perhaps it would benefit from a touch of modernising but other than that I couldn't fault.
Lovely place to stay, amazing views over an ever-changing mountain scene.. Comfortable, everything you need - extensive dvd collection! Convenient situation for getting places; near enough to Keswick for shops and restaurants - just a few minutes drive - but far enough away to have the peace and quiet we wanted. Would definitely book again!
Mrs Jefferson, August 2020
We enjoyed our stay in this cottage, which was clean and warm, weather on this week was really terrible , we came home early as we werent able to get around as we had wished.. However although we could not find any major problems with the cottage, we did feel that it perhaps lacked one or two personal touches . There were lovely Lakeland views though.
Mrs Bundy, December 2019
Lovely spacious, warm cottage in a wonderful location with fabulous views from the lounge window of Skiddaw.. Very easy to get to from A66 and plenty of parking. Walks from the door to some amazing views over Bassenthwaite!
Mrs Bennett, November 2019
Swallow’s Nest was a great base for a week in the Lakes.. The cottage was warm and cosy, well equipped, plenty of room for a family of four. Good family bathroom and nice en suite in the double bedroom. Kitchen has everything you need ( except no dishwasher). It’s in a great location for walking and for mountain biking, with a bridle path close by that takes you straight into Whinlatter Forest. Secure bike storage in a locked garage was another plus. Beautiful views from the picture window in the living room. We’d definitely recommend this cottage.
Mrs Matthews, October 2019
All good, have stayed in a lot of places and used other companies and got same good service as with other companies from Sykes so will use again when searching for holidays in future.. Especially good comma from Sykes, thanks.
Mrs Hore, August 2019
It is the second time that we have stayed at this property and will very likely chose it again..
Mr Lush, May 2019r
The cottage enjoyed breath taking views.. It was clean, warm cosy and well equipped for all our needs. The owners were welcoming and friendly but not intrusive. We loved the location and accessibility to the lakes. We would most definitely return.
Mrs Price, April 2019
Once again we had a lovely holiday in this cottage, all the facilities you could need along with a friendly helpful host.. Situated far enough away to feel as though you're in the countryside but close enough to all the local amenities.
Mrs Walker, April 2019
Have visited this lovely cottage many ,many times and never disappointed.. A great retreat
Mrs Irving, March 2019
Cosy cottage in a lovely location
Mrs Carey, March 2019
Nice cottage - clean, warm and dry with good facilities.. It is in a superb location with great views, some good walks on the doorstep and easy access to Keswick for shopping and to the rest of the Lakes for walking further afield. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Only minor criticisms - a dishwasher would be a bonus and the WiFi is quite low bandwidth - my phone generally had a faster connection.
Mr Benton, February 2019
This cottage is very cosy and comfortable, so ideal for a winter break.. Lovely views over the valley too.
Mrs Hastie, February 2019
The cottage was lovely, cosy and with beautiful views.. The owners were nice and helpful.
Mrs Andrews, November 2018
This was our second holiday at Swallows Nest and we have already booked for next September.. We are very satisfied with this warm and cosy cottage.
Mr Kirby, September 2018
Lovely cottage with great views.. Good facilities and well stocked. We would visit again.
Mr Hutchinson, August 2018
Mrs Smalley, June 2018
We had a wonderful holiday in the lake district all done to the beautiful setting of such a lovely cottage.. The home was all we could hope for and more. The location was perfect for being out of town to enjoy the deers walking by the front door, but near enough to get anywhere we wished.
I would love to recommend this cottage to everyone but then we would lose a perfect escape!
Mrs Walker, April 2018
What a fantastic place to stay, this was our first visit to the lakes which were spectacular.. In the early morning and early evenings you could watch wild deer within feet of the front door. The cottage was in a lovely position and was clean, spacious and really comfortable and exceeded our expectations. If we had one very minor criticism it was that the beds were very hard but that may suit many people.
A really enjoyable stay which we intend to repeat.
Mr Calvert, April 2018
This cottage did not have a hair dryer, last thing you want to do after a long .... This cottage did not have a hair dryer, last thing you want to do after a long journey is buying things for the let that should be standard, also no spare towels, t rolls, w liquid, I feel the cottage just lacks detail
Mr Holman, March 2018
Brilliant views from Lounge.. Great watching winter weather systems coming in from th East over Skiddaw and Helvellyn in the distance.
Mr Jackson, February 2018
A well heated and comfortable cottage, and so very suitable for a winter break.. The views from the front and back of the cottage are really contrasting, with open views to the hills at the front, and close up views of a pretty wood behind. We loved the views in all directions. Would happily book again.
Mrs Hastie, January 2018
Superb cottage ( but don't tell anyone else or they will want to book it )
Mrs Irving, November 2017
The pictures of this property do not do it justice, it is large and has big rooms with lots of space.. The owners are lovely and very helpful. The property has everything you need for self catering. We stayed for a few very cold, wet and windy days in November but the house was lovely, warm and cosy and just what we needed to relax for a couple of days away from the hustle and bustle. The views from the property are absolutely stunning.
Miss Knott, November 2017
Swallows next cottage was gorgeous.. We had a lovely time in mid November 2017 and would love to go back. It is we'll appointed for buses to Keswick and cockermouth. The views from the cottage are spectacular, we wish we could have taken them home with us.
Mrs Barnes, November 2017
I would have liked a washing machine and tumble dryer.. Two machines not a combined one.
Mr Bond, September 2017
Great location for exploring the lake District.. Cottage had all the amenities required with plenty of space for the children and dog. However no safe outside area for small children.
Mrs Moore, July 2017
The cottage was fantastic / the owners were great and extremely helpful.. We couldn't have wished for a better holiday and, yes, I have just booked it again for November
Mrs Irving, February 2017
Overall the cottage was well equipped and clean.. The mugs in the kitchen were all stained which we cleaned before using,especially as there is a note asking you to keep the cottage in a condition in which you found it, also a hairdryer would be an asset.
Wonderful views, ideally situated being near to Keswick but also a rural location.
Mr Hilton, September 2016
Wonderful views, ideally situated being near to Keswick but also a rural location..
The owners were nice and helpful. The views from the property were lovely and luckily for us we had beautiful weather.
Mr Boys, July 2016
The owners were nice and helpful.. The views from the property were lovely and luckily for us we had beautiful weather.
Swallows Nest was very clean and tidy and had excellent facilities. All areas were in good condition and good order. The views were amazing. We loved the fact that the property was not overlooked.
We love the views from this cottage and its near proximity to Keswick and other places of interest. The cottage is always warm and cosy, and the owners are always friendly and helpful.
Mrs Wilson, June 2016
Swallows Nest was very clean and tidy and had excellent facilities.. All areas were in good condition and good order. The views were amazing. We loved the fact that the property was not overlooked.
Ms Collins, December 2015
We love the views from this cottage and its near proximity to Keswick and other places of interest.. The cottage is always warm and cosy, and the owners are always friendly and helpful.
The cottage was roomy, in excellent condition, in a lovely location and dogs were allowed.
Mrs Ward, November 2015
The cottage was roomy, in excellent condition, in a lovely location and dogs were allowed..
We love staying at Swallows Nest and have done so a number of times. The view is excellent and we like the proximity to Keswick but enjoy the countryside setting and the wildlife in the immediate vicinity. It is easy to feel at home in this cottage; it has everything you could hope for.
Mrs Shaw, June 2015
We love staying at Swallows Nest and have done so a number of times.. The view is excellent and we like the proximity to Keswick but enjoy the countryside setting and the wildlife in the immediate vicinity. It is easy to feel at home in this cottage; it has everything you could hope for.
We have stayed at Swallow's Nest before, and we chose it again because of it's beautiful views and the quality of the property. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped, with lots of lovely DVD's and music CD's for those occasional wet days. The property has a good layout, good size bedrooms, thick carpets and a lovely gas flame log fire, so is very cosy.
Mrs Ward, May 2015
We have stayed at Swallow's Nest before, and we chose it again because of it's beautiful views and the quality of the property.. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped, with lots of lovely DVD's and music CD's for those occasional wet days. The property has a good layout, good size bedrooms, thick carpets and a lovely gas flame log fire, so is very cosy.
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