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Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.
The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle (The Windsor of the North), Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.
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Penrith 4 miles. A fabulous semi-detached, sandstone barn conversion, situated in the small hamlet of Catterlen, four miles from Penrith. Offering delightful accommodation, this 'upside down' Penrith cottage has an open plan living area with woodburner, exposed beams and french doors that open onto a wonderful Juliet balcony. Downstairs, this Penrith cottage features two light and airy bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room and lovely underfloor heating. Ideally placed for exploring the Lake District and the Eden Valley, the market town of Penrith offers a good selection of restaurants, pubs and shops plus a swimming pool and cinema. Close to this Penrith cottage lies the C2C Cycle Route, whilst a short drive away are Appleby, Keswick and the magnificent lakes of Ullswater and Haweswater. A Penrith cottage providing a great base all year round.
Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburner.
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.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Swallow's Nest:
Great welcome, relaxed approach, every need had been thoughtfully anticipated, with Easter Eggs for the weekend as an extra to the welcome pack. The holiday was very relaxing, with this property very well situated for the northern lakes and the Eden Valley. The warmth and quality of the property made for a relaxing, enjoyable evening after a good day enjoying the countryside.
Mr Jones, Towcester, March 2013
Quiet location, comfortable, very clean and friendly owner.
Mrs Martin, York, March 2013
Swallow's Nest was the perfect base to explore the lakes. The cottage was cosy especially with the log burner. The welcome pack on arrival was greatly appreciated! We had a fantastic holiday and will definitely be returning to Swallow's nest.
Miss Sloggett, Frinton-on-Sea, February 2013
Very stylish, everything that we needed was there and very warm and cosy. Excellent position for getting around the Lakes.
Mrs Holland, Doncaster, February 2013