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

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Sleeps
2-16
Bedrooms
8
Dining
12
  • Weekly price
    from £ 1025
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 605
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 605
  • Midweek per night
    Contact Owner

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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.

3 properties that can be booked separately or in different combinations to sleep from 2 to 16 people. There is a minimum stay of 3 nights outside school holidays (& 7 nights during school hols).

The Farmhouse sleeps 9
High Swinside sleeps 5
Little swinside sleeps 2 + sofa bed

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, solar energy, or off peak electricity 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.

Please see my website for clearer details of facilities, bedrooms, bathrooms in each cottage (plus 360 degree tours).

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. There is a mobile booster installed to improve 3G for most networks.
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

See below for 2019 prices. Min 3 night stay. Farmhouse sleeps 9, or combine it with an adjacent cottage to sleep 12 or 14. All 3 cottages taken together sleep 16 (+ 1 more on a sofa bed). Seasons - Low: Nov to Easter; Mid: May Jun Sep & Oct; High: All school hols incl. Xmas & NY & must run Sat-Sat.

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

November 2019 Late Deals

High Swinside Farmhouse & Cottage sleeping up to 14 people are available together 5-8 Nov, 18-22 Nov, & 24-30 Nov costing £165 per night whichever dates you wish to book with a min stay of 3 nights.

December 2019 Late Deals

High Swinside Farmhouse & Cottage sleeping up to 14 people are available together 1-5 Dec and 8-15 & 15-21 Dec costing £165 per night - whichever dates you wish to book (with a min stay of 3 nights).

Rental Rates

PeriodWeekly Price3 Night Weekend2 Night Weekend
Farmhouse sleeps 9 - Low Season
703
527
527
Farmhouse sleeps 9 - Mid Season
805
605
605
Farmhouse sleeps 9 - All school hols
1025
2 cottages sleeping 12 - Low Season
1018
762
762
2 cottages sleeping 12 - Mid Season
805
870
870
2 cottages sleeping 12 - All school hols
1455
2 cottages sleeping 14 - Low Season
1153
865
865
2 cottages sleeping 14 - Mid Season
1330
1000
1000
2 cottages sleeping 14 - All school hols
1665
All 3 cottages sleeping 16 - Low Season
1468
1100
1100
All 3 cottages sleeping 16 - Mid Season
1685
1265
1265
All 3 cottages sleeping 16 - All school hols
2095

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High Lorton
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