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Lake District Self Catering cottage, SwallowÂ’s Nest, Penrith, sleeps 4

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SwallowÂ’s Nest

Swallow’s Nest, Penrith, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £372.00

Low Dyke is a wonderful semi detached, sandstone barn conversion, situated in the hamlet of Catterlen, five miles from Penrith. The cottage sleeps four and has an ensuite bedroom.

Low Dyke is situated in the lovely hamlet of Catterlen, five miles from Penrith and is a wonderful semi detached, sandstone barn conversion, that offers quality accommodation. This 'upside down' cottage features an open plan living area with sitting area, dining area and well equipped fitted kitchen on the 1st floor and the bedrooms, bathrooms and underfloor heating are on the ground floor. The living area has a cosy woodburner, exposed beams and french doors that open out onto a Juliet balcony.

This cottage sleeps four and has two bedrooms - one double with en-suite shower room and one twin. The bustling town of Penrith is only five miles away, and offers a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants. The breathtaking Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks are close by as are the lakes of Ullswater and Haweswater.

Low Dyke is a perfect base for exploring the area.


Well-equipped, but...
Swallows Nest is at the beginning of Catterlen, a series of houses stretching along both sides of the same road. Access from the M6 is very convenient with junction 41 being about 400 yards away. It is exceptionally well-equipped with good quality furnishings and fittings. The downside is the lack of a garden or any other area to sit outside on a summer's evening. The bench and table shown in the picture were not there during our stay. Equally, there are very limited views from the square window in the lounge (also shown in the photo). There are no views from the back of the property, unless you stand on a chair. The second bedroom with twin beds is very small, probably best for young children.

Fabulous property - faultless!
Immaculate property Extremely well appointed fitted kitchen, plenty of cupboard space and lovely big table which accommodated our 1000 piece jigsaw and still had plenty of room for us to eat at ! Nice touch of basic provisions being provided for our arrival - bread/croissants/milk/orange juice/wine, all much appreciated Quality of cottage was evident everywhere from lovely bed linen to nice touches such as provision of small torches at bedside as very dark going to the en-suite during the night Plenty of info in cottage(laminated for easy cleaning) Would highly recommend

Immaculately kept barn conversion
We trawled the internet for hours trying to find the perfect Lakeland cottage and we were truly delighted. Swallows Nest is the perfect place to look forward to coming home to after a hard days walking. Debbie and Derek have made the perfect holiday destination for us and thankyou for going out of your way making us feel very welcome. We have had a wonderful week visiting Kendal, Windermere, Keswick, Carlisle and Penrith not to mention miles of walking around Buttermere, Scale Force, Derwent water and up to Aira Force at Ullswater and Pooley Bridge. We were blessed with good weather and stunning views but the crowning glory goes to Debbie and Derek for providing Swallows Nest. We have booked again for 2017.

5th Visit
Back from another February stay to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our family chose to return because your holiday starts as you step through the door. Everything is maintained to a meticulous standard by Debbie who welcomes you just like family. We love the area with Penrith being only 5 mins away and it's full of shops, restaurants, take-sways etc, as well as several supermarkets from Booths to Aldi. The stunning lake Ullswater is your closest lake around 15 minutes drive away. I love everything about Swallow's Nest and will certainly be returning soon.

Everything was wonderful.
Ms Patrick



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor, woodburner in sitting area and solar panelled hot water
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player, surround sound cinema system, radio, iPod dock, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc in rent, additional logs for woodburner available to purchase from the owner
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 2 cars
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop 5 miles, pub 2 miles
Note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 night breaks

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Hutton-in-the-Forest - 2.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Penrith, St Andrew's Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Penrith Castle - 2.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Mayburgh Henge - 3.7 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

King Arthur's Round Table - 3.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Dalemain - 4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Brougham Hall - 4.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Brougham Castle - 4.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Dacre, St Andrews Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

The Countess Pillar - 4.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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