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    Swingletree Cottage

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    Property ref: S94763

    • Bedrooms 2

    • Sleeps 4

    • Baths 2

    • Pets 1

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (24)

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    About this property

    A barn conversion at the southern end of Coniston Water, with wonderful scenery, walking and cycling from the door. Coniston and Ulverston within easy reach.
    Ground Floor:
    3 steps to entrance. Beamed throughout.
    Living room: With wood burner, 43" Freesat TV, a selection of books and flagstone floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and slate floor.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.
    Small enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
    Swingletree Cottage is a barn conversion at the former Water Yeat Farm, which is believed to date from the 17th century. The hamlet of Water Yeat is at the southern tip of Coniston Water. The landscape here has changed little over time with sheep farming on the fells and forestry still much in evidence. In springtime the woods are carpeted with fragrant bluebells and black Herdwick lambs roam free on the unfenced land. The old forestry skills of coppicing, charcoal burning, and the making of bobbins, pillboxes, hurdles and besom brooms have largely died out.
    The Lake Bank Jetty on Coniston Water is just a 10-minute stroll from the door. This is a great place for a swim or to launch a canoe, or go wind or paddle boarding. Access to the boating centre on Coniston Water is about ½ mile from Coniston village. Boats can be hired and trips on the launches or the steam yacht Gondola can be taken.
    This area is well served by good pubs, including a 14th-century inn at Lowick, which claims to be the oldest pub in the Lake District National Park. Coniston is about 5½ miles to the north and the busy little market town of Ulverston is about 9 miles to the south. Both have a good selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, places of interest and tourist information offices. The area around Water Yeat is a paradise for cyclists of all abilities, and the Blawith Loop begins just half a mile away. From Water Yeat crossing the bridge over the River Crake and on to Nibthwaite, there is easy access to the many Grizedale biking tracks which cater for a wide range of abilities. Grizedale Forest has many way-marked walks and the ‘Go Ape’ experience. A favourite short walk from the door is to Beacon Tarn. This walk can be extended to join the Cumbria Way, which begins in Ulverston and passes along the tarn’s western shoreline, continuing past the ancient farmstead of Stable Harvey and on to Torver, bypassing the Old Man of Coniston and on for about 70 miles to Carlisle. Fishing nearby. Beach 10 miles. Shop 5½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
    Swingletree Cottage can be booked together with Jackson’s Barn (UK1257) to accommodate up to 8 guests.


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    Bike Store
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    Rural Location
    Woodburning Stove
    Decorated at Christmas
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
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    Pet Friendly
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    All En-suite
    Parking - On Site
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    Local amenities

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    • Wilson Arms
      3 miles
    • Bluebird Cafe
      5 miles
    • Black Bull Inn
      5.5 miles
    • Fell Foot Park
      6 miles
    • Tower Bank Arms
      6.5 miles
    • Booths
      6.5 miles
    • The Mill
      6.5 miles
    • The Chippy Bank
      6.5 miles
    • Gillam's Tea Room And Garden
      6.5 miles
    • Tarn Hows
      7 miles

    Reviews (24)

    David ‐ 27 Jul 2020
    "Great place, Fab location, really helpful host."
    Alan ‐ 27 Mar 2020
    "Very enjoyable,would definitely use this cottage again."
    Chris ‐ 29 Feb 2020
    "We had a lovely time staying here and would definitely come again, the owners were very friendly and helpful."
    WENDY ‐ 18 Feb 2020
    "Excellent cottage, very cosy and homely."
    Jane ‐ 15 Feb 2020
    "This cottage was absolutely perfect; it was warm, spotlessly clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated and equipped and has all the charm of a country cottage with slate floors and beams. The owners should be very proud of the lovely furnishings and attention to detail. It is in a beautiful location; you can walk from the cottage to many lovely places, and the bigger mountains are easily reached after a short drive. There is a lot of interesting reading matter and books and games provided if you are unlucky with the weather. The cottage is ideal for a peaceful retreat and I did not want to leave."
    Mike ‐ 29 Dec 2019
    "Really lovely clean spacious top quality accommodation and fittings and fixtures about 5 miles outside Coniston. Set in a lovely quiet hamlet of water yeat with walks from your door step. No local shops but this didn't bother us as we were fully equipped and shops available in coniston. The owners were friendly available if we needed them. I hope to stay again soon."
    Julie ‐ 27 Oct 2019
    "Lovely cottage in a stunning location. Peaceful and relaxing. Delicious welcome tray Easy access to local walks we loved Beacon Tarn. Ulverston is close by with excellent supermarket, shops. Cottage is ideal to explore a different side of the Lake District hope to return."
    Bev ‐ 19 Oct 2019
    "Great Cottage warm and welcoming with everything you need. Tasty welcome tray. The location was perfect for southern lakes. Great time had by all of us would definitely recommend."
    Anita ‐ 15 Oct 2019
    "Absolutely stunning cottage in a great quiet location.Great warm welcome from the owners and a brilliant holiday was had, even with the constant October rain.We would definitely go again."
    Confirmed guest ‐ 20 Sep 2019
    "An excellent cottage in an unspoilt location. If you are used to Lake District being about Ambleside, Grasmere or Keswick this is a worthwhile corner to explore near Coniston. The walk to Beacon Tarn is lovely, especially in the early evening. The cottage has loads of space and is very clean and well presented. Not being within easy range of a pub or shop may not suit all but great outdoor space to sit out and enjoy the scenery."
    Susan ‐ 8 Sep 2019
    "Lovely cottage, owners very welcoming ,lovely welcome tray fruit cake lovely.very spacious lovely and clean very cosy,"
    David ‐ 23 Aug 2019
    "The cottage is beautifully converted and equipped. Big bedrooms and bathrooms and the kitchen area is huge. Only downside is its not particularly close to local amenities but that was certianly not a show stopper. Would definitely recommend a stay at Swingletree."
    sarah ‐ 14 Aug 2019
    "Very clean and comfortable barn conversion done to very high standards. The owners were very welcoming and helpful."
    Nigel ‐ 9 Aug 2019
    "Lovely CottageCan’t wait to go backLovely walks from the cottageEspecially Beacon Tarn for swimming.."
    Tracy ‐ 27 Jul 2019
    "Beautiful property in an extremely tranquil spot, with very comfortable outdoor seating (something that’s so often skimped on in holiday rentals!) to enjoy the evening sunshine after a day’s walking. We loved our week at the cottage - and the thoughtful welcome pack provided by the friendly and helpful owners - and will definitely be back."
    Roz ‐ 11 Jul 2019
    "This cottage was of very high quality and surrounded by beautiful views and countryside. It is more aimed at families or younger people as the stairs were difficult for older people and twin bedroom beds were not all that comfortable. The bath in twin room was also small.It would have been good to have had fans in bedrooms as they were warm in the hot weather and twin room especially only had a sky light window to open. Overall the cottage was in a good location and nice to stay in."
    Neil ‐ 15 Jun 2019
    "Excellent. Nice peaceful location but within easy driving reach of Ulverston or Coniston. Nice owners who will give any helpful advice if requested. Highly recommended. Will book again next time we go to the South Lakeland area."
    Confirmed guest ‐ 21 May 2019
    "a lovely place to stay, peaceful 2 mins walk to the hills and the views, Coniston lake is about a mile to the southern end with nice walks along the shore."
    Ruth ‐ 30 Apr 2019
    "The cottage had been recently restored to a high standard and was much more spacious than we’d expected. A great location near Coniston lake and easy to reach the south lakes area."
    AMJ ‐ 20 Apr 2019
    "We had a lovely time at the cottage. It’s very well appointed with everything you need. It is remote and local services are a short drive, but there are some great walks straight from the door with easy access to Coniston Old Man and into the wider Lakes if wanted. A lovely welcome pack was much appreciated. The only niggle was that the washing machine door just didn’t want to close, so we couldn’t use it - but I’m sure this is a simple fix. Well done to the owners - a really great barn conversion with lovely touches giving the cottage a unique feel ?"
    Wendy ‐ 13 Apr 2019
    "Beautiful cottage and peaceful location. Lovely and clean with a homemade cake, jar of jam, eggs and milk as a welcome. Kitchen needs more equipment but apart from that we thought everything was wonderful. Would definitely stay there again. We were sorry to have to leave"
    Kelly ‐ 6 Apr 2019
    "A wonderfully cosy cottage, set in a quiet location with gorgeous views. The cottage is very spacious and well maintained. The hosts were very thoughtful and Provided us with a lovely home made cake, fresh jam, eggs and soda bread for our stay. The location is tranquil however you will need to drive to get to any local amenities. We would definitely hire this cottage again if returning to the local area."
    Ian ‐ 4 Dec 2018
    "A second visit to these fab cottages in Water Yeat. We liked Swingletree even more than Jackson's Barn, if that's even possible!It rained all weekend but that didn't matter, as we came back each day to the warmest, most well equipped, spacious and clean space you could wish for. Can't recommend highly enough."
    Mark ‐ 7 Nov 2018
    "Loved it"

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