High Swinside Cottage is perched on a hillside overlooking the Vale of Lorton.Snug sitting room with log burner, tv/dvd, books, games, maps. There is also good wifi throughout the cottage.
Lovely snug cottage with a stunning setting!
Lovely snug cottage with a stunning setting!

Logement entier

5 voyageurs

3 chambres

4 lits

Logement entier

5 voyageurs

3 chambres

4 lits

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De 2 à 12 ans
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- de 2 ans
5 voyageurs au maximum. Les bébés ne sont pas pris en compte dans le nombre de voyageurs.
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À propos de ce logement

Former farm-worker's cottage with many period features and log burner - sleeps 2-5 including a comfortable ensuite double bedroom. Wood-fired hot tub available. Dog friendly. Good wifi. Hillside setting gives fabulous views over Lorton Vale. Very peaceful. Easy access to great walks at all levels from lake shore paths to the high Grasmoor and Buttermere fells. Excellent mountain biking in nearby Whinlatter Forest. Keswick 8 miles. Cockermouth 6 miles.

Le logement
Capacité d'accueil : 5
Salles de bain : 2
Chambres : 3
Lits : 4
Arrivée : 15:00 - 22:00
Départ : 10:00
Animal sur place : Chat(s)
Type de logement : Logement entier


Voyageur supplémentaire : Sans frais
Frais de ménage : 24€
Réduction à la semaine : 20%
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Le logement

High Swinside Cottage is one of 3 cottages at High Swinside perched on the slopes of Swinside fell overlooking the peaceful Lorton Valley. The Vale of Lorton is definitely one of the Lake District's hidden gems. High Swinside Cottage was built as a farm worker's cottage attached to Swinside Farm. It is full of original features with lovely old oak beams and the occasional sloping floor.

From the entrance hall with a bench, hooks, & boot storage, you enter the comfortable living room with sofa and armchairs, woodburning stove, and tv/dvd. The living room spans the cottage with windows to the front and rear.

The well-equipped kitchen leads off the living room at the front of the cottage with a dining area at one end with views towards the valley. The kitchen has stove & hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment (a washing machine, tumbler drier, and big chest freezer are also available in the nearby basement).

Stairs lead up from the living room to 3 bedrooms and the family bathroom. The large ensuite double bedroom is beautifully beamed and has two windows - once looking south to the Grasmoor fells, the other - a small bay window - looking northeast towards Swinside fell and Whinlatter. This bedroom has a good-sized ensuite shower room.

Two further bedrooms - a twin and a single - look towards Whinlatter or across the Lorton valley. There is also a family bathroom shared by these two room.

Accès des voyageurs

You will also have access to the shared garden with its benches, picnic table, hot tub, & hammock for enjoying the view. A wooded area of the garden offers a dog-friendly area where you can let your dog off the lead to explore and run about in safety. There is a also secure bike store available, and plenty of parking space. A footpath runs from the cottages to High Lorton 20 minutes walk away where you will find the Lorton Village Shop. The dog-friendly Wheatsheaf pub is 25-30 minutes walk away in Low Lorton (or 10 minutes by car). Behind the cottages lie the open fells with fabulous walking straight from the door.

Échanges avec les voyageurs

I live just across the way and will be here when you arrive to let you in and give you your keys. Please ask if you need anything or if you would like suggestions for walks or places to visit during your stay.

Le quartier

Lorton is a serene and unspoilt Lakeland valley that has remained largely off the beaten track despite its charm and proximity to Keswick and Cockermouth. The walking is excellent - with open fell access to the high Grasmoor fells behind the house, and beautiful walks at all levels throughout the Vale. To the north lies the Solway Firth within easy reach - offering windsurfing and kite buggying, nature reserves, and dog-friendly beaches. See the captions under the photos for more idea of how much there is to do and see here, or if you search: 'high swinside diana' you can see more walking and activities information on my own site.


If coming by car you will probably approach this part of the Lake District from the M6 (Junction 40) via Keswick and over modest Whinlatter pass into the Lorton valley. Or if you're coming from Scotland or across from Newcastle direction, you'll approach via Carlisle then Cockermouth.

High Swinside Cottages are easy to find if you use the directions I send you (or those supplied by Airbnb) rather than my postcode in your sat nav. My postcode isn't very helpful! High Swinside Holiday Cottages is also named on maps and is marked as 'High Swinside Farm' on 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps - on the side of Swinside fell between Whinlatter and Hopebeck. There is plenty of room to park when you get here.

Coming by public transport?
I am also willing to pick up guests arriving on the no. 77 bus from Keswick (the 'Honister Rambler') which stops nearby in High Lorton between Easter and the end of October. In the winter months I can pick you up from Booths supermarket in Keswick where the bus from Penrith station stops (for this I charge a small amount for this to cover my time and petrol).

Lorton village has a friendly village shop selling organic food and local handcrafts 20 minutes walk away, and you can also get a cup of tea there! 6 miles away in Cockermouth there is a Sainsbury's supermarket and small independent shops of all kinds - including an excellent fishmongers, butchers, and baker... The Cockermouth Country Market is held every Friday morning selling delicious local produce and locally crafted goods. Keswick's weekly market is held on Saturday and the town is also very well known for its excellent outdoor shops.

Autres remarques

There are two hot tubs at High Swinside - both with wonderful views and filled with water from the High Swinside spring. Both are wood-fired, and one of them call also be heated by solar panels. I make a charge of £10 a night for a minimum charge of 3 nights (payable in cash when you get here). Please let me know when you book High Swinside Cottage if you would also like to reserve one of the hot tubs for all or part of your stay (robes supplied).

Bath towels are also available - but please let me know beforehand if you will not be bringing your own.

Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Pas de fête ni de soirée
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait entre 15:00 et 22:00

Please be sensitive to the needs of others so that they too can enjoy the peace and serenity of the location. No Smoking in the cottage.
Dogs are allowed at High Swinside Cottages but please keep them off the furniture and under your control at all times. They are not allowed to run free except in the wooded 'Dog Free' area of the garden, and please do not leave them unattended there or in the cottage at any time. Please pick up after them both in the Dog Free area and in the surrounding lane and adjoining area - for the sake of other guests and footpath users (there is a bin available for dog waste at the back of the house).



Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.

Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de fumée
Détecteur de monoxyde de carbone
Kit de premiers secours

La durée minimum de séjour pour cette annonce peut varier.
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L'adresse exacte est communiquée uniquement lorsque la réservation est confirmée.

11 commentaires

Profil utilisateur de Julie
mars 2017
A great cottage, awesome views, cozy, spacious and the added bonus of a hot tub! Perfect to watch the sun setting over the mountains. Diana is very friendly and helpful, just a lovely place!
Profil utilisateur de DianaDiana est un Superhost.
Réponse de Diana :
So glad to meet you all, Julie, and I'm delighted you loved staying in the cottage. I hope we meet again one day, best wishes, Diana
mars 2017

Profil utilisateur de Lucy
mars 2017
A lovely hostess and a stunning view- the cottage was cosy and the wifi good. You do have to open a gate to access the drive which is fine except when it has been raining and the road has a stream of water. This is the council's fault I understand for blocking the drainage.
Profil utilisateur de DianaDiana est un Superhost.
Réponse de Diana :
Dear Lucy and Simon, it was lovely to meet you both and Guss. You'll be pleased to know a letter has gone to the council asking them to make good the drain they blocked. Fingers crossed they react soon! Very best wishes, Diana
mars 2017

Profil utilisateur de James
mars 2017
We really enjoyed our stay in this very scenic location, with good views throughout and great access to the surrounding fells. Diana was a very friendly and helpful host.
Profil utilisateur de DianaDiana est un Superhost.
Réponse de Diana :
Hi James, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm afraid being on a spring, the water is delicious but the pressure isn't very good here unless the pump is activated, and this isn't possible with the hot water from the cylinder. The cylinder is only a foot or so below my spring collection tank so its natural pressure is rubbish. In order to get that little hand shower to work at all we've had to put in a pressure reducing valve on the cold water inlet so the the mix of temperatures doesn't always favour the cold. The end result is a very weak shower that's fine for rinsing children's hair in the bath which is the most important thing, but not great for much else. Sorry! However it's not for lack of trying. The only solution would be to move the spring higher up the hill!!! Take care and hope to see you both again one day. Diana
mars 2017

Profil utilisateur de Val
février 2017
Cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings. We had the most horrible weather (thanks storm Doris!!) but we were toasty warm thanks to the log burner and it did not stop us enjoying the fabulous wood fired hot tub, thanks to Diane braving the wind and rain to light it and keep it going. Beds were comfortable and cottage had everything needed for a lovely break. Highly recommended.

Profil utilisateur de Katie
janvier 2017
We had such a wonderful time at Diana's, it's super cosy and the perfect place to base yourself to enjoy the incredible countryside. The beds were very comfortable and wood burning stove was fab. Diana is a super host and answered any queries we had immediately and couldn't recommend her and her wonderful spot any more. Thanks Diana!

Profil utilisateur de James
octobre 2016
Really comfortable cottage with spectacular views across the Vale of Lorton. Very well equipped, big kitchen/dining room, easy to use wood burner in the living room, comfortable beds, wifi, good walks from the cottage. Diana is very welcoming, extremely efficient and nothing was too much trouble. She establishes contact immediately and responds to messages promptly. Directions were spot on. The hot tub is a real bonus; Diana had it ready for us at a time we agreed. It's in the garden and has fabulous views of the valley and the surrounding fells. Fresh eggs from the hens. Nearest shop is 10 mins drive (in High Lorton). Need to visit again to paint that view, photos don't do it justice!

Profil utilisateur de Gonçalo
septembre 2016
Diana was extremely kind and helpful. It's a great house and location definitely worth the trip!! Thank you for everything! Goncalo, Kumiko, Sakura & Mom

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Keswick, Royaume-Uni · Membre depuis août 2015
Profil utilisateur de DianaDiana est un Superhost.

I've done many things in my life (joiner, homeopath, walking guide, smallholder...) I've built wardrobes, run walking holidays, milked goats, made cheese - but always my heart has been in the Lake District, and now I have the good fortune to live in one of its most tranquil valleys. The Vale of Lorton is truly a Lakeland hidden gem! You'll find I live just across from the cottages with my hens - in case you need any help, advice, or free range eggs!

(Some of the reviews below are from when I ran an airbnb cottage at my former organic smallholding in Shropshire).

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