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Swallows Cottage

Carlisle, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972574)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

This property is part of the Lakes Cottage Holidays collection. Over 400 carefully selected and perfectly located Lake District properties, helping you create your perfect holiday.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

The perfect luxury cottage for a romantic Lakeland break, Swallows Cottage is just five miles from Cumbria's capital, Carlisle and close to two lovely country pubs and the breathtaking Caldbeck fells. A pretty single-storey cottage with views over open countryside, Swallows Cottage adjoins another cottage on this exclusive development and is just perfect for a romantic getaway that will leave you feeling relaxed and with your batteries recharged, whatever the time of year.

When you open the door to Swallows Cottage you're in for a surprise as the fabulous monochrome interior is more like a boutique hotel than a traditional Cumbrian cottage.

The accommodation is fully open plan, with a handmade super king size bed and incredible Art Deco style black and white leather sofa and chair.

The gabled roof and exposed beams add period charm to the very contemporary style of the interior.

The ultimate luxury is the spa-style bathroom with double jacuzzi bath and starlit wall panel, plus a smart TV, wash basin and WC.

This really is the most fantastic romantic getaway, with more than a little Hollywood drama in the Cumbrian fells. Outside there's a patio seating area with views over the beautiful open countryside.

Swallows Cottage also has off road parking for your car. Just fifteen minutes' walk from the lively village of Dalston, Swallows Cottage offers rural tranquility with all amenities on the doorstep.

A short drive takes you to Caldbeck, home of the famous huntsman John Peel, with its lovely village green and duck pond, the gateway to the Caldbeck fells.

Carlisle is only five miles away with its blend of historic sites and modern shopping, bars and cafes, while Hadrian's Wall is just a stone's throw beyond.

If you're interested in exploring the Lake District, then why not walk over Skiddaw and into the lovely town of Keswick on the shores of picturesque Derwent Water?

Or explore the beauties of the lesser known lakes of Buttermere and Bassenthwaite.

The Solway coast and the lovely Scottish Borders are also both within easy reach of Swallows Cottage. However you choose to spend your time at Swallows Cottage, it really is the ideal romantic retreat and a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion at any time of year


Ground floor level: open plan living/dining/kitchen/bedroom with super king size bed. Bathroom with double jacuzzi bath, wash basin and WC.


  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, microwave, smart plasma TV, WiFi
  • Double jacuzzi bath
  • Electricity included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Off road parking
  • Private patio with garden furniture
  • Shops and pub 15 minutes' walk
  • Carlisle 5 miles.

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About the location


Gretna Green 10 miles; Penrith 21 miles; Dumfries 33 miles; Keswick 37 miles.

Carlisle is set in the county of Cumbria, situated just 10 miles south of the Scottish Borders and is nicknamed the Border City. During Roman times the town was established to serve the forts for Hadrian's Wall, which runs east from the city across the country to Wallsend on the east coast and today is recognised as a World Heritage Site. During the Middle Ages, due to its proximity to the Kingdom of Scotland, Carlisle became an important military stronghold and Carlisle Castle, still relatively intact, was built in 1092 by William Rufus, after once serving as a prison for Mary, Queen of Scots. The castle now houses the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and the Border Regiment Museum. In the early 12th century Henry I allowed the foundation of a priory in Carlisle and the town gained the status of a diocese in 1122, resulting in the priory becoming Carlisle Cathedral. The Settle to Carlisle railway runs across some of the most breathtaking scenery to the popular Yorkshire town and Carlisle Racecourse has a packed fixture list including Ladies’ Day and evening fixtures. Within driving distance is the Victorian seaside town of Silloth and just over the border is Gretna Green, where you'll find the Gretna Gateway Shopping Centre and Anvil Hall, the famous wedding venue.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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