High Swinside Cottage
High Swinside Cottage was built onto the Farmhouse in the 1800's as a farm workers cottage. Downstairs there is an entrance hall, then a snug living room with a log burner that leads through to the kitchen at the front of the house. Upstairs you'll find the family bathroom and 3 bedrooms: a spacious ensuite double, a 2nd bedroom that can be arranged as a twin or a double, and a single bedroom. The kitchen and one of the bedrooms look towards the Lorton valley, while the rest of the rooms look towards Swinside fell behind the house or have a dramatic view of the Dodd, Whiteside and the ridge leading to Howgill Head. See below for photos, information, and availability.
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Good wifi & fibre broadband
  • Woodburning Stove (1st basket of logs included)
  • Up to 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Saturday changeover in school holidays
  • Short breaks available outside school hols
  • Hot tub usually available (10 a night)
  • Bed linen included. Bath towel hire 2
  • Central heating & electricity included
  • Free range eggs available
  • Arrival after 15:00; Departure 10:00
  • Nearest pub - 1.5 miles
  • Keswick 8 miles, Cockermouth 6 miles
Entrance & Entrance Hall
Inside the front door of High Swinside Cottage there is a small entrance hall with bench, coat hooks, and a boot rack.

Beyond there is a large under-stairs storage cupboard before you enter through another door into the sitting room.
Living Room
This snug living room has a comfy sofa and arm chairs around a log burning stove.

Beside the fireplace you will find a basket of logs when you arrive. More are available in the log store behind the cottage.

There is a satelite TV & DVD, books, plenty of games, and maps of the area for you to use.
Good Wifi Throughout the Cottage
A wifi booster ensures good reception throughout the cottage. The living room leads past the stairs into the kitchen...
Kitchen
The kitchen benefits from velux roof lights and is bright and airy.

It has a dining area, and is well equipped for family catering with electric cooker, microwave, slow cooker, food processor, and under counter fridge. (There are laundry facilities and a large chest freezer in the basement under Little Swinside for all guests to use, accessible from the exterior).
Looking Out Over the Lorton Valley
From the dining table you look out over the Lorton valley in one direction...
Kitchen Window Views
The other window looks towards the Whiteside and the Grasmoor fells.
Ensuite Double Bedroom
Upstairs there is a spacious double bedroom with an ensuite electric shower.
Ensuite Shower Room
The Ensuite shower room has a good sized shower cubicle with an electric shower.
Ensuite Double - looking south east
This main double bedroom has two windows. From one window there is a view south eastwards towards Whiteside and the Hopegill Head ridge...
Ensuite Double has a Beamed Ceiling...
In this photo you can just see the start of the beams above the bed. You can also see the other window which looks out across a small raised garden towards Whinlatter and Swinside Fell.
2nd bedroom
The 2nd bedroom has a zip linked superking bed that can also be made up as a twin room with 2 separate single beds. (Please say when you book how you would like it arranged).
2nd bedroom continued...
This bedroom looks out over the little raised garden behind the cottage towards Swinside Fell and Whinlatter.
Single Bedroom
The third bedroom has a single bed and faces south at the front of the house. The airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder is accessed from this bedroom.
Single bedroom view
The single bedroom has a little cottage window looking west across the Lorton Valley to Low Fell.
Family Bathroom
The family bathroom has just been completely upgraded. It now has a shower over the bath - just out of view!
Panoramic views from the garden
The garden is shared with the Farmhouse and Little Swinside. It has a picnic table and benches for enjoying the view, and gated access onto the open fells with wonderful walks right on your doorstep.

This photo looks south west down the Lorton Valley towards the Loweswater fells.

Further around to the south there is a striking view of Melbreak which overlooks Crummock Water. To the north across the Solway Firth lie the misty Scottish mountains.
Dog friendly - and lane to village
The garden has an enclosed wooded area where dogs are free to roam safely (to the right in this photo).

In the lower garden there are free range hens - and delicious eggs are usually available.

Through a second gate a green lane leads in 20 minutes into High Lorton village with its 1000 year old yew tree and friendly village shop.

The Wheatsheaf pub in Low Lorton - a further 15 minutes walk - is dog friendly and has an excellent menu!
Hot Tub with a view!
There are two hot tubs available at High Swinside. Both are spring-fed and wood-fired. One of them can also be heated by off peak electricity or solar power.

The two hot tubs are discreetly separate from each other, and cannot be viewed from the cottages, but they have the best of the view!
Other Information
High Swinside Cottage has central heating with radiators in all rooms. The water is heated by immersion heater - apart from the two electric showers.

Extensive parking
Boiler room
Laundry room
Shared garden
Enclosed garden area for dogs
Hot tub & barbecue
Secure bike storage
Open fell access
Free range eggs available
Beds will be ready made
No smoking in the cottages

Interactive 360° Tour of High Swinside Cottage


Entrance & Entrance Hall
Inside the front door of High Swinside Cottage there is a small entrance hall with bench, coat hooks, and a boot rack.

Beyond there is a large under-stairs storage cupboard before you enter through another door into the sitting room.

Living Room
This snug living room has a comfy sofa and arm chairs around a log burning stove.

Beside the fireplace you will find a basket of logs when you arrive. More are available in the log store behind the cottage.

There is a satelite TV & DVD, books, plenty of games, and maps of the area for you to use.

Good Wifi Throughout the Cottage
A wifi booster ensures good reception throughout the cottage. The living room leads past the stairs into the kitchen...

Kitchen
The kitchen benefits from velux roof lights and is bright and airy.

It has a dining area, and is well equipped for family catering with electric cooker, microwave, slow cooker, food processor, and under counter fridge. (There are laundry facilities and a large chest freezer in the basement under Little Swinside for all guests to use, accessible from the exterior).

Looking Out Over the Lorton Valley
From the dining table you look out over the Lorton valley in one direction...

Kitchen Window Views
The other window looks towards the Whiteside and the Grasmoor fells.

Ensuite Double Bedroom
Upstairs there is a spacious double bedroom with an ensuite electric shower.

Ensuite Shower Room
The Ensuite shower room has a good sized shower cubicle with an electric shower.

Ensuite Double - looking south east
This main double bedroom has two windows. From one window there is a view south eastwards towards Whiteside and the Hopegill Head ridge...

Ensuite Double has a Beamed Ceiling...
In this photo you can just see the start of the beams above the bed. You can also see the other window which looks out across a small raised garden towards Whinlatter and Swinside Fell.

2nd bedroom
The 2nd bedroom has a zip linked superking bed that can also be made up as a twin room with 2 separate single beds. (Please say when you book how you would like it arranged).

2nd bedroom continued...
This bedroom looks out over the little raised garden behind the cottage towards Swinside Fell and Whinlatter.

Single Bedroom
The third bedroom has a single bed and faces south at the front of the house. The airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder is accessed from this bedroom.

Single bedroom view
The single bedroom has a little cottage window looking west across the Lorton Valley to Low Fell.

Family Bathroom
The family bathroom has just been completely upgraded. It now has a shower over the bath - just out of view!

Panoramic views from the garden
The garden is shared with the Farmhouse and Little Swinside. It has a picnic table and benches for enjoying the view, and gated access onto the open fells with wonderful walks right on your doorstep.

This photo looks south west down the Lorton Valley towards the Loweswater fells.

Further around to the south there is a striking view of Melbreak which overlooks Crummock Water. To the north across the Solway Firth lie the misty Scottish mountains.

Dog friendly - and lane to village
The garden has an enclosed wooded area where dogs are free to roam safely (to the right in this photo).

In the lower garden there are free range hens - and delicious eggs are usually available.

Through a second gate a green lane leads in 20 minutes into High Lorton village with its 1000 year old yew tree and friendly village shop.

The Wheatsheaf pub in Low Lorton - a further 15 minutes walk - is dog friendly and has an excellent menu!

Hot Tub with a view!
There are two hot tubs available at High Swinside. Both are spring-fed and wood-fired. One of them can also be heated by off peak electricity or solar power.

The two hot tubs are discreetly separate from each other, and cannot be viewed from the cottages, but they have the best of the view!

Other Information
High Swinside Cottage has central heating with radiators in all rooms. The water is heated by immersion heater - apart from the two electric showers.

Extensive parking
Boiler room
Laundry room
Shared garden
Enclosed garden area for dogs
Hot tub & barbecue
Secure bike storage
Open fell access
Free range eggs available
Beds will be ready made
No smoking in the cottages
High Swinside Cottage Booking Information

Hi! The dates shaded green, yellow or red in the Calendar below are available to book. The colours give you the prices at different times of year. The dates shaded in blue are already booked.

Outside school holidays you can book High Swinside Cottage from any day of the week for a minimum of 3 nights. In school hols bookings run from Sat to Sat for a minimum of 7 nights

(If the dates you want are available but the Calendar doesn't allow you to book them, please contact me by email:diana@highswinside.co.uk or phone 01900 85206.

High Swinside Cottage Prices for 2019
Low: 7 Nights: £450, 3-4 Nights: £338
Mid: 7 Nights: £525, 3-4 Nights: £395
High: 7 Nights: £640

High Swinside Cottage Availability for 2019
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Tuesday, 5th November 2019


-day break ending Tue 05-Nov-2019Unavailable
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Tuesday, 3rd December 2019


4-day break ending Sat 07-Dec-2019£338
7-day break ending Tue 10-Dec-2019£450
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14-day break ending Tue 17-Dec-2019£900
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Saturday, 7th December 2019


3-day break ending Tue 10-Dec-2019£338
7-day break ending Sat 14-Dec-2019£450
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14-day break ending Sat 21-Dec-2019£900
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Tuesday, 10th December 2019


4-day break ending Sat 14-Dec-2019£338
7-day break ending Tue 17-Dec-2019£450
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Saturday, 14th December 2019


3-day break ending Tue 17-Dec-2019£338
7-day break ending Sat 21-Dec-2019£450
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Tuesday, 17th December 2019


4-day break ending Sat 21-Dec-2019£338
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