- £935 per week
- £134 per night
- 8 Guests
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- No Pets
- Open fire or woodburner
- Games room
- Welcome pack
- Countryside views
- No mobile signal
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 2 king size beds
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
- Cooking hob
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- 3 bathrooms
- 4 WCs
- Towels provided
- En-suite bathroom
- Family friendly
- Enclosed garden
- Private parking
Important - please note
- Check in: 16:00
- Check out: 10:00
- Children under the age of 5 are not permitted to stay at Swallows House.
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.
Unfortunately Swallows House does not accept children under the age of 5.
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
Excellent, beautifully maintained property. We highly recommend Good Life Lake District Cottages for the superior quality & comfort of the properties & for the courtesy & professionalism of the staff.
This is an outstanding place in every area. This location is one of the most beautiful in the whole of England. The location of Swallows House is perfect for walks and trips to Ambleside, the Drunken Duck and Chester’s.
We have been nearly every year from 2006 and have always found it restful and comfortable. The gardens are delightful with lots of bird life. Some good walks nearby.
It's lovely, we felt very comfortable there.
Swallows is really exciting place too stay - very well maintained
Swallows house is a beautiful house in an amazing location. Perfect for a family gathering.
We love staying here and it is the most fantastically well equipped property. The views are wonderful.
Everything was fabulous including the weather! Perfect.
A very stress free experience,and when collecting the keys the 2 ladies in the office were charming and a pleasure to deal with--thank you. Great property,maintained to a high standard and glorious views---would revisit.
We loved our time at the Swallows. A perfect home and one we fully appreciated. I have been in touch to book two weeks next May and await to receive the booking confirmation.
Beautiful house, great for families, would definitely recommend.
Something for everybody in Swallows House - beautiful views, convenient location, warm & cosy with excellent facilities and plenty of space for large groups all to do their own thing yet still be together.