This delightful and cosy cottage has an outstanding hillside setting, and lots of original features and character. The main double bedroom has an ensuite shower room, and in addition the cottage has a twin/double bedroom and a single bedroom with the family bathroom near.
Downstairs the comfortable sitting room has a log burner and satelite tv/dvd, while the good-sized kitchen/dining room is just next door and is well-equipped. There is good wifi throughout the cottage.
High Swinside Cottage was built originally as a farm workers cottage in the 1800s adjacent to High Swinside Farmhouse. The garden offers stunning views over the peaceful Vale of Lorton, with direct access to the open fell behind the house, while a footpath leads in 20 minutes to the High Lorton Village Shop. The excellent Wheatsheaf dog-friendly pub is 10 minutes further on in Low Lorton or 10 mins by car. There are 3 self-catering cottages at High Swinside - see www.highswinside.co.uk for all the details, walking & cycling information, and other activities etc.
The location offers wonderful varied walking in the Vale of Lorton - from beautiful lakeshore paths right through to the majestic Grasmoor & Buttermere fells. Meanwhile the biking trails in Whinlatter Forest 3 miles away put the 'mountain' back into biking! (The 3 cottages share a secure bike store).
Entering High Swinside Cottage you find yourself in an entrance hall with coat hooks, boot rack, and a large storage cupboard. The cosy living room is through an inner door with comfy sofa and armchairs arranged around a red brick fireplace and woodburning stove. The living room also has a satelite tv/dvd, and there is wifi internet throughout the cottage.
The kitchen/dining room leads off the living room towards the front of the cottage. It is light and airy with 2 velux windows overhead, and a lovely view from the dining area across the Lorton valley to Fellbarrow. The kitchen is well-equipped for family dining, and has a cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, and fridge. (In one of the other cottage basements there is a large chest freezer, a washing machine, and a tumbler drier available for guests to use).
Upstairs there is a family bathroom and three bedrooms which sleep up to 5 people. The main double bedroom has an ensuite shower room, attractive oak beams, and two windows looking southeast towards the dramatic Grasmoor fells, and northeast towards Whinlatter. The 2nd bedroom can be arranged as a twin or a double with a superking bed (please say which arrangement you prefer when you book). The 3rd bedroom has a single bed and a little cottage window looking out to Lorton vale.
The 3 cottages at High Swinside share the lovely garden with its superb panoramic views, quiet spaces, benches, picnic table, hammock, and 2 wood-fired or solar powered hot tubs! Well-behaved dogs are welcome - and there is a small enclosed wooded area where dogs can run free in safety. (There is a charge of £10 a night for the hot tub to cover heating costs - please say if you would like to reserve it for part or all of your stay).
Keswick 8 miles. Cockermouth 6 miles. Crummock Water 3 miles.
See more details at: http://www.highswinside.co.uk