The Farmhouse
High Swinside’s prime hillside location gives the Farmhouse fabulous views down the Lorton valley. This cottage was part of the original farm where the Jennings brothers had their first brewery. It was built in 1741 and that date is burnt into the beam above the main front door. You'll find it a lovely rambling building with plenty of comfortable space for a group of friends or a large extended family. All the ceilings have oak beams - some with their original meat hooks! There are 4 bedrooms - one of them on the ground floor, and 3 bath or shower rooms. If you need more space the Farmhouse can be let with Little Swinside next door; the two are connected via a lockable door. The Farmhouse makes an excellent base for wonderful walks at all levels and for challenging trails in Whinlatter Forest that put the "mountain" back into biking! See below for photos, information, and availability.
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 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 Hall leads to Dining Area
You enter High Swinside Farmhouse via an entrance hall with a long bench, boot racks and coat hooks. This leads into the dining area of the house. The dining area is open plan to the kitchen and both have a practical tiled floor.
Long dining table
The long farmhouse table comfortably seats nine guests (and can seat up to 12 for groups/families who also book Little Swinside).

There is a lovely pine dresser, and the old oak beams on the ceiling still have their original meat hooks.
Kitchen
The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you would expect in such a good sized cottage: electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge & freezer.

There are further laundry facilities in the basement including a tumble drier, and a large chest freezer that guests can also use.
Window to the back garden
At the back of the Farmhouse beyond the track is a little raised walled garden - a sunny quiet space with daffodils in spring, and large clumps of colourful heather.
Sitting Room
Across the hall beyond the kitchen is the large sitting room with dresser, beamed ceiling, and lovely views across the valley.

There are three big comfortable sofas - prefect for collapsing into after a day out in the open; these are arranged around the coffee table, log-burning stove, and a big basket of logs.
Sitting room continued
There is a satelite tv/dvd and a dresser full of games & puzzles. The wifi is good throughout the cottage.
Looking out of the Sitting Room window
This is the view in winter from the sitting room window across the Lorton valley to Low Fell.
Downstairs Twin Bedroom
Across the hall on the ground floor there is a downstairs twin bedroom. The window looks out onto the drive and towards the fellside behind the house.

The bedroom has a large storage cupboard for clothes hanging (and is also handy for the ironing board and drying racks).
Downstairs shower room
Also on the ground floor just off the kitchen there is a shower room equipped with an electric shower. (NB. There are 2 steps between this shower room and the downstairs bedroom).
Upstairs Twin Bedroom
Upstairs there are three more bedrooms all accessed from a central landing at the top of the stairs.

This pretty twin is truly a cottage bedroom with a small low window, quirky shaped walls, and a wonderful beamed ceiling!
Ensuite double Bedroom
There is a good sized double bedroom with an ensuite shower room. The shower is electric.
Double has a superking bed
The double bedroom has a comfortable superking bed. This is one of two bedrooms at the front of the house with fine views out across the Lorton valley.
Family Bedroom
The 3rd upstairs bedroom is a large family room with a superking bed and a single. All the mattresses in the Farmhouse are pocket sprung giving good support and comfort.
Family Bedroom
The family bedroom is also front facing room with superb views over the garden and valley. The superking can be split into two separate single beds if you prefer (please let Diana know if this is your preference when you book - or at least before you arrive!)
Family Bathroom
The family bathroom is also accessed from the upstairs landing. The bath has a hand-held shower attachment. A cupboard houses the electric immersion water heater.
The shared garden
The garden is shared with the other cottages. It has a picnic table and benches for enjoying the view, and gated access to the open fells with wonderful walks on your doorstep.

The garden also includes a secure fenced area where dogs are free to roam in safety. In the lower garden there are free range hens - and usually delicious eggs available.

Through another gate an enclosed green lane leads in 20 minutes to Lorton village with its excellent village shop. The friendly dog-welcoming Wheatsheaf pub is 15 minutes further on and has an excellent menu (book ahead).
Looking north towards Scotland
At the back of the property you walk out onto the open fells.

Looking towards the north from the garden - or as here from the narrow gated road above the cottages - you will often see the Scottish mountains beyond the Solway Firth.
Looking South East to Whiteside
View showing the position of High Swinside Cottages on the flank of Swinside fell. Beyond the cottages to the south east you can see Whiteside.

There is a grand walk up to Whiteside and Hopegill Head from a short way along the lane behind the cottages, or you can make your way up onto the Grasmoor fells from straight outside your back door - via Swinside fell and Ladyside Pike.
Other Information
The Farmhouse has oil fired central heating and the water is heated by immersion heater (with two electric showers). All heating and electricity is included in the price.

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

Interactive 360° Tour of The Farmhouse


Entrance Hall leads to Dining Area
You enter High Swinside Farmhouse via an entrance hall with a long bench, boot racks and coat hooks. This leads into the dining area of the house. The dining area is open plan to the kitchen and both have a practical tiled floor.

Long dining table
The long farmhouse table comfortably seats nine guests (and can seat up to 12 for groups/families who also book Little Swinside).

There is a lovely pine dresser, and the old oak beams on the ceiling still have their original meat hooks.

Kitchen
The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you would expect in such a good sized cottage: electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge & freezer.

There are further laundry facilities in the basement including a tumble drier, and a large chest freezer that guests can also use.

Window to the back garden
At the back of the Farmhouse beyond the track is a little raised walled garden - a sunny quiet space with daffodils in spring, and large clumps of colourful heather.

Sitting Room
Across the hall beyond the kitchen is the large sitting room with dresser, beamed ceiling, and lovely views across the valley.

There are three big comfortable sofas - prefect for collapsing into after a day out in the open; these are arranged around the coffee table, log-burning stove, and a big basket of logs.

Sitting room continued
There is a satelite tv/dvd and a dresser full of games & puzzles. The wifi is good throughout the cottage.

Looking out of the Sitting Room window
This is the view in winter from the sitting room window across the Lorton valley to Low Fell.

Downstairs Twin Bedroom
Across the hall on the ground floor there is a downstairs twin bedroom. The window looks out onto the drive and towards the fellside behind the house.

The bedroom has a large storage cupboard for clothes hanging (and is also handy for the ironing board and drying racks).

Downstairs shower room
Also on the ground floor just off the kitchen there is a shower room equipped with an electric shower. (NB. There are 2 steps between this shower room and the downstairs bedroom).

Upstairs Twin Bedroom
Upstairs there are three more bedrooms all accessed from a central landing at the top of the stairs.

This pretty twin is truly a cottage bedroom with a small low window, quirky shaped walls, and a wonderful beamed ceiling!

Ensuite double Bedroom
There is a good sized double bedroom with an ensuite shower room. The shower is electric.

Double has a superking bed
The double bedroom has a comfortable superking bed. This is one of two bedrooms at the front of the house with fine views out across the Lorton valley.

Family Bedroom
The 3rd upstairs bedroom is a large family room with a superking bed and a single. All the mattresses in the Farmhouse are pocket sprung giving good support and comfort.

Family Bedroom
The family bedroom is also front facing room with superb views over the garden and valley. The superking can be split into two separate single beds if you prefer (please let Diana know if this is your preference when you book - or at least before you arrive!)

Family Bathroom
The family bathroom is also accessed from the upstairs landing. The bath has a hand-held shower attachment. A cupboard houses the electric immersion water heater.

The shared garden
The garden is shared with the other cottages. It has a picnic table and benches for enjoying the view, and gated access to the open fells with wonderful walks on your doorstep.

The garden also includes a secure fenced area where dogs are free to roam in safety. In the lower garden there are free range hens - and usually delicious eggs available.

Through another gate an enclosed green lane leads in 20 minutes to Lorton village with its excellent village shop. The friendly dog-welcoming Wheatsheaf pub is 15 minutes further on and has an excellent menu (book ahead).

Looking north towards Scotland
At the back of the property you walk out onto the open fells.

Looking towards the north from the garden - or as here from the narrow gated road above the cottages - you will often see the Scottish mountains beyond the Solway Firth.

Looking South East to Whiteside
View showing the position of High Swinside Cottages on the flank of Swinside fell. Beyond the cottages to the south east you can see Whiteside.

There is a grand walk up to Whiteside and Hopegill Head from a short way along the lane behind the cottages, or you can make your way up onto the Grasmoor fells from straight outside your back door - via Swinside fell and Ladyside Pike.

Other Information
The Farmhouse has oil fired central heating and the water is heated by immersion heater (with two electric showers). All heating and electricity is included in the price.

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

The Farmhouse Prices for 2021
Low: 7 Nights: £725, 3-4 Nights: £540
Mid: 7 Nights: £825, 3-4 Nights: £615
High: 7 Nights: £1050

The Farmhouse Availability for 2021
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Tuesday, 12th January 2021


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Tuesday, 26th January 2021


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Saturday, 30th January 2021


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Tuesday, 2nd March 2021


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Tuesday, 16th March 2021


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Tuesday, 20th April 2021


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Saturday, 24th April 2021


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Tuesday, 11th May 2021


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Saturday, 3rd July 2021


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Saturday, 28th August 2021


3-day break ending Tue 31-Aug-2021£615
7-day break ending Sat 04-Sep-2021£825
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Tuesday, 31st August 2021


4-day break ending Sat 04-Sep-2021£615
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Saturday, 2nd October 2021


3-day break ending Tue 05-Oct-2021£615
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Tuesday, 5th October 2021


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Saturday, 9th October 2021


3-day break ending Tue 12-Oct-2021£615
7-day break ending Sat 16-Oct-2021£825
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Tuesday, 12th October 2021


4-day break ending Sat 16-Oct-2021£615
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Saturday, 30th October 2021


3-day break ending Tue 02-Nov-2021£540
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Tuesday, 2nd November 2021


4-day break ending Sat 06-Nov-2021£540
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Saturday, 6th November 2021


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Tuesday, 9th November 2021


4-day break ending Sat 13-Nov-2021£540
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Saturday, 13th November 2021


3-day break ending Tue 16-Nov-2021£540
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Tuesday, 16th November 2021


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Saturday, 20th November 2021


3-day break ending Tue 23-Nov-2021£540
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Tuesday, 23rd November 2021


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Saturday, 27th November 2021


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Tuesday, 30th November 2021


4-day break ending Sat 04-Dec-2021£540
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Saturday, 4th December 2021


3-day break ending Tue 07-Dec-2021£540
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Tuesday, 7th December 2021


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Saturday, 11th December 2021


3-day break ending Tue 14-Dec-2021£540
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Tuesday, 14th December 2021


4-day break ending Sat 18-Dec-2021£540
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14-day break ending Tue 28-Dec-2021£1775
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Saturday, 18th December 2021


3-day break ending Tue 21-Dec-2021£540
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Tuesday, 21st December 2021


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Tuesday, 28th December 2021


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