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
- 0.8 mile to a pub
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
|Date Range||7 night price *|
|22 Jul 17 - 26 Aug 17||£1,645|
|26 Aug 17 - 14 Oct 17||£1,245|
|14 Oct 17 - 21 Oct 17||£1,645|
|21 Oct 17 - 28 Oct 17||£1,720|
|28 Oct 17 - 18 Nov 17||£1,040|
|18 Nov 17 - 22 Dec 17||£910|
|22 Dec 17 - 29 Dec 17||£1,720|
|29 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 18||£1,770|
* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.
I think this is the best cottage we have stayed in in the Lake District, and we have stayed in quite a few over the last 15 years or so! Loads of space for eight, and a stunning location, handy to reach all parts of the National Park. Really lovely garden, a bit chilly to sit out this April though! Only minor areas for improvement, perhaps a bigger fridge, or a wine/beer chiller would be good! We would like to return to Swallows House.Mr John Wilkinson - 24th April 2017
The property is in an outstanding location. It feels like home from home. Really comfortable and welcoming. All the furnishings and equipment are of a really good quality. The kitchen is very good with everything you need for a family holiday. This was our third time staying at Swallows House.Mrs Susan Wilde - 24th March 2017
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 - 6th September 2016
superb cottage-couldn't have imagined betterDr A Kinney - 30th August 2016
A wonderful property with lots of charm in a beautiful setting.Dr C Chapman - 25th July 2016
we have used Swallows for many years and loved it there home from homeMr. Roger Garner - 21st 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 Jessica Mackenzie - 31st May 2016
Another restful and enjoyable holiday at Swallows House. This property really is amazing in every way.mr Barry Arnold - 2nd May 2016
We love the Lakes and Swallows House is perfect location for walksMrs Susan Wilde - 11th February 2016
The property was absolutely perfect. We had a wonderful time celebrating an 80th birthday with all our family.Mrs Wendy Jenkinson - 16th November 2015
An excellent, comfortable house in a fabulous setting - unbeatable!Dr C Chapman - 22nd July 2015
It's an absolutely lovely house and made it very easy for our diverse family ranging in age from 21 months to 70 to have a lovely holidayMrs Sally Brown - 1st June 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 Barry Arnold - 15th May 2015
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