High Swinside Holiday Cottages

High Swinside Holiday Cottages have an idyllic hillside setting above the Lorton valley. From the cottages, the garden, and the hot tubs there are superb panoramic views - from Melbreak overlooking Crummock Water through 180 degrees to the distant Scottish Mountains. The Vale of Lorton is surely one of Lakeland’s hidden gems, so serene and peaceful, yet only 8 miles from Keswick or 6 miles from Cockermouth.

The walking here is wide ranging with 3 beautiful lakes to choose from, challenging high peaks on the doorstep, and everything in between! Whinlatter Forest Park offers extensive trails close by for all levels of mountain bikers, while the thriving Village Shop in Lorton and the excellent dog-friendly Wheatsheaf pub are 15-20 minutes walk away. High Swinside’s three self-catering cottages are well-equipped, comfortable, and have a charm all their own. Enjoy the view from a bench in the garden, or relax by an open fire after a frosty winter’s walk - you’ll get a warm welcome whenever you come to stay!
  • Three Holiday Cottages sleeping 2-4, 5, or 9
  • (2 of the cottages can be connected to sleep 10-11)
  • Dog friendly
  • Short breaks available
  • Mobile Signal and good Wi-fi
  • Hot tubs in a superb setting
  • 20-30 mins walk to village shop & pub
  • Fresh free range eggs
  • Fabulous walking - including from the door
  • Mountain Biking in Whinlatter Forest
  • Owner lives nearby if needed
  • No smoking

Little Swinside

The double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and sitting room in this delightful cottage are all upstairs. Downstairs has a sunny room giving onto its own patio with wonderful views down the Lorton valley (+ a sofabed in case needed for children).

Sleeps 2-4

The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse at High Swinside is a lovely rambling building with many original features as well as modern creature comforts. It sleeps 9 in its four bedrooms. Alternatively it can be linked to Little Swinside to sleep 11 overall (via lockable connecting door).

Sleeps 9

High Swinside Cottage

High Swinside Cottage was added as a farm workers’ cottage in the 1800s. It has beamed ceilings and much charm, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen/dining room, and a snug lounge with sofa and armchairs arranged around a log burning stove...

Sleeps 5