We had a lovely week at Swinside. Everything there we could possibly need. Appreciated the maps, torches, books, dishwasher, plenty of cutlery and crockery, nice big mugs, very comfortable kingsize bed. Great to have WiFi. Parking wasn't always easy, but we managed. Friendly neighbours. No garden or space to sit outside, but an ideal location for walking to the Lake or town (where there are plenty of benches to sit on). Spar shop very near, open long hours. Lots of lovely walks from house or from short drives away. Plenty of space for the 2 of us.
We would recommend Swinside to other couples (probably not families), who wanted a good base for exploring Keswick and the Lakes.