High Swinside Holiday Cottages, High Lorton, Cumbria, Lake District

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Sleeps
2-16
Bedrooms
8
Dining
12
  • Weekly price
    from £ 703
  • 2 night weekend
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  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 527
  • Midweek per night
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Joined us:

2019
Property Type: 
Groups of Cottages
Pet friendly holiday houses sleeping 16 with a hot tub, for family get togethers in the northern Lake District

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
High Swinside Holiday Cottages, High Lorton, Cumbria, Lake District, sleeps 2-16 in 8 bedrooms.

Sleeps 2 to 16 in 3 cottages:
The Farmhouse sleeps 9
High Swinside sleeps 5
Little swinside sleeps 2 + sofa bed
The 3 properties can be booked separately or in different combinations to sleep from 2 to 16 people.

A connecting door between the Farmhouse and Little Swinside allows a group of 11 or 12 to sleep and eat comfortably in these two properties as the Farmhouse dining table seats up to 12.

High Swinside Farmhouse was built in 1741, and all the cottages are full of character with wonderful old oak beams and other original features, wood burning stoves, and superb views. Cots for little people are also provided. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Across the lawn there are 2 hot tubs tucked away that look out over the valley, and in the garden you'll find hammocks, a tree house, a safe 'dog run free' area, a pond with newts and frogs, a bonfire circle, and quite a few free range hens who lay delicious eggs!

Please let Diana know in advance if you wish to reserve a hot tub for all or part of your stay - the hot tubs are eco-friendly, using logs or solar power to heat the water. (Hot tub charge is £10 a night for a minimum of 3 nights).

High Swinside Farmhouse and its 2 adjoining cottages have a stunning Lakeland setting overlooking the peaceful Lorton valley with views stretching from the Loweswater fells to the distant Scottish mountains. There are superb walks here at all levels - from the high peaks of the Grasmoor and Buttermere fells to beautiful lake shore paths. The Solway coast is a short drive away, and there is excellent mountain biking to be had in nearby Whinlatter Forest (secure bike store available). The High Lorton village shop is 20 minutes walk away, while the dog-friendly village pub in Low Lorton is 15 minutes further on (or a 5 minute drive). Keswick 8 miles; Cockermouth 6 miles. Tescos and Sainsbury's will deliver.

Facilities

All the kitchens are well-equipped. The Farmhouse has an electric cooker, microwave, slow cooker, mixer, big fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
The Farmhouse dining room is open plan to the kitchen and the long dining table seats up to 12 people. High chairs available if needed.
The Farmhouse sitting room has three big 3-seater sofas, a wood burning stove, TV/DVD, and a dresser full of games and puzzles for a rainy day.
Each cottage sitting room has a TV/DVD with freesat box for good reception. Each cottage has a radio.
There is good WiFi throughout all 3 cottages. Mobile reception varies being best in Little Swinside. However a booster is soon to be installed.
There is no games room.
All 3 cottages have central heating as well as wood burning stoves in their sitting rooms.
Farm: 2 twins; 1 ens. s.king; 1 family with zip-link s.king & single. LS: double (+ sofa bed in patio room). HSC: ens double; zip-link s.king; single.
All linen is included except bath towels (which can be hired for £2 each).
Farm: en suite shower, family bathroom, downstairs shower room. LS: shower over bath. HSC: en suite shower, family bathroom with shower over bath.
The Farmhouse has a downstairs bedroom next to the sitting room. However there are 2 steps from there down to the kitchen and shower room.
The cottages share 3 travel cots, 2 high chairs, a stair gate & a fire guard.
Garden has benches and picnic table, hammocks, 2 hot tubs, dog-run-free area, tree house, bonfire circle, BBQs. Footpath to village and fell access.
There is no pool.
Off street parking area for up to 9 cars or 8 cars and 1 minibus.
No smoking inside the cottages.
Farm & HSC each allow 2 dogs. LS allows 1 dog. Please keep on lead except in dog-run-free area. Do not leave dog alone or allow on furniture. £15 each

Location

Located just off a quiet gated road between Whinlatter (B5292) and Hopebeck hamlet. Open fells directly behind cottages. Footpath to village. Loweswater and Crummock Water 3 miles. Keswick 8 miles.
Cockermouth lies 6 miles to the north with lots of small independent shops, a market, an Aldi and Sainsburys, with a new Lidl nearly finished.
High Lorton has a small village shop that stocks locally produced food, and where you can also get a coffee or an ice cream. 5 mins drive away or 20 mins by footpath and small lanes.
Wheatsheaf Inn in Low Lorton is 5 mins by car or 35 mins on foot; dogs allowed daytime and evening. Kirkstile Inn in Loweswater is 3 miles away; dogs allowed until 6pm. Always best to pre-book.

Booking Information

Prices given below are for the Farmhouse. (HS Cottage: 7 nights from £450. Little Swinside: 7 nights from £315). You can book from any day of the week except in school hols when bookings must run Sat to Sat. There is a minimum stay of 3 nights in the larger cottages, & of 2 nights in Little Swinside

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
No
Other Meals
No
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
No
Hot Tub
Yes
Swimming Pool
No
Tennis Court
No
Pets
Yes
Open Fire
Yes
Disabled Access
No

Getting here

High Lorton
Cumbria
United Kingdom
Penrith station is 24 miles away.
Between Easter and end October the Honister Rambler stops in Low Lorton 30 mins walk away. In winter the nearest bus stop is in Cockermouth or Keswick.
Carlisle airport is 45 miles away. Newcastle airport 95 miles. Manchester Int airport 130 miles.

Late Deals

April 2019 Late Deals

High Swinside Farmhouse (sleeps 9) is still available for 1-6 April, or any four of those nights for £455.
Also 4 nights 22-26 April are still available for £485.

May 2019 Late Deals

High Swinside Farmhouse (sleeps 9) is still available for 5 nights 20-25 May for £580, or any 4 nights over this period for £465.

Rental Rates

PeriodDatesWeekly Price3 Night WeekendMidweek per night
2019 Low Season
17th Feb 19 to 5th Apr 19
703
527
527
2019 Easter
6th Apr 19 to 26th Apr 19
1025
2019 Mid Season
27th Apr 19 to 24th May 19
805
605
605
2019 Summer half term
25th May 19 to 31st May 19
1025
2019 Mid Season
1st Jun 19 to 19th Jul 19
805
605
605
2019 Summer Hols
20th Jul 19 to 30th Aug 19
1025
2019 Mid Season
31st Aug 19 to 18th Oct 19
805
605
605
2019 Autumn Half Term
19th Oct 19 to 1st Nov 19
1025
2019 Low Season
2nd Nov 19 to 20th Dec 19
703
527
527
2019 Christmas & NY
21st Dec 19 to 3rd Jan 20
1025
2020 Low Season
4th Jan 20 to 14th Feb 20
725
540
540
2020 Feb half term
15th Feb 20 to 21st Feb 20
825
2020 Low Season
22nd Feb 20 to 27th Mar 20
725
540
540
2020 Easter
28th Mar 20 to 17th Apr 20
1050
2020 Mid Season
18th Apr 20 to 22nd May 20
825
615
615
2020 Summer half term
23rd May 20 to 29th May 20
1050
2020 Mid Season
30th May 20 to 17th Jul 20
825
615
615
2020 Summer Hols
18th Jul 20 to 4th Sep 20
1050
2020 Mid Season
5th Sep 20 to 23rd Oct 20
825
615
615
2020 Autumn half term
24th Oct 20 to 30th Oct 20
1050
2020 Low Season
31st Oct 20 to 20th Dec 20
725
540
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2020 Christmas & NY
21st Dec 20 to 3rd Jan 21
1075

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