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Swinside Lodge

(Ref. 1109453)

Newlands Valley near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 20 Guests

  • 10 Bedrooms

  • 10 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an amazing time in this beautiful property which is really well located ..."

    We had an amazing time in this beautiful property which is really well located for walking to the lake , to Keswick and to cat bells

    Reviewed by Brinda5.0Jul 2024

  • "Brilliant property providing everything one could need."

    Great location and garden enjoyed by the children. WiFi is poor in Lake district. and we had to go to cafe in Keswick to sort work emails. Ovens in Aga varied in temperature each day. Taking an oven thermometer would have helped. The weather was better in Lake District in the week we were there than the rest of the country!! Had a great holiday with three generations of family.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at Swinside Lodge and that you enjoyed the fantastic weather. The Aga should be switched on constantly and not switched off, unfortunately if the AGA is not left on permanently by guests temperatures will fluctuate. We have installed Starlink Superfast high speed broadband for our guests the router also needs switched on. We hope these minor misunderstandings did not detract from your enjoyment of Swinside Lodge and the Lake District and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2024

  • "The house and was very large, clean and well equipped."

    It's location was also hard to beat, being placed right at the foot of Catbells. We are a walking party of 12 that have been renting such properties for the past 25 years. We had few complaints, but as is often the case with such a large houses, there were a few "niggles" that need attention. We do our own catering and the Aga took a couple of days to reach temperature. This was a real pain for the chefs. The showers needed pumps and several were just a trickle, much of the time. The 4g provided Internet and supporting internal network was intermittent, to say the least! It disappeared completely for the last 3 days. There is some mobile reception on the top floor, but the solution needs a reliable multi-Sim upgrade or satellite solution, to match the premium price paid. Overall though we would definitely return. Many thanks.

    Thank you for taking time to give us feedback following your stay at Swinside Lodge. We are absolutely delighted that you found Swinside Lodge was ideally located for your walking party. We have checked the AGA and have been reassured that it is functioning as it should, the AGA should be left on constantly as switching it on and off will affect the temperature. Superfast broadband has been installed at the property therefore the WiFi is at optimum speed. We hope the minor issues you experienced did not detract from your enjoyment of the Lodge and The Lake District and that you had an amazing walking holiday. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Feb 2024

  • "We booked the accommodation for a family visit to celebrate an 80th birthday."

    The house is beautiful! So well styled, maintained and equipped. The photos don't do it enough justice - it's absolutely stunning and perfect for large parties. We took full advantage of the beautiful surroundings and took to the local walks. The kitchen and dining area were fabulous and the bedrooms were superb. We had an absolutely fabulous weekend - thank you so much!

    Thank you very much for your feedback following your holiday at Swinside Lodge, we are absolutely delighted to hear that you had a lovely time celebrating an 80th birthday whilst you were staying, we are so pleased to hear that the property and facilities were ideal for your needs and look forward to welcoming you again to Swinside Lodge in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great stay."

    I would certainly consider staying again. Only three minor issues already shared with the owners.

    Thank you for your feedback we are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable holiday and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous house in a brilliant location on Derwent water with amazing views of fells including Cat Bells and family friendly walks and more challenging walks from the door."

    We were a large family party of three generations from toddlers to grandparents and we all had a wonderful stay. Really comfortable bedrooms all ensuite so everyone was happy and lots of space for us all to spread out.. The very well-equipped large kitchen dining room with the incredibly long table made a great family space for everyone. The children really enjoyed the garden too. We'd love to come back. Just a couple of niggles - one of the dishwashers didn't work while we were there and one of the sofas at the dining table seemed to have a wobbly leg. We also never worked out how to make all three TVs work except for the one in the library room which the children used but we were too busy having fun to watch the others anyway! We didn't have any problems with the wifi on our phones and devices.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jul 2023

  • "Swinside Lodge achieved our expectations and more, all 13 of my guests stated how comfortable and at home they felt almost immediately."

    Lovely walks down to the Lake, swimming and paddle boarding, walks up Catbells .Sitting in the garden with evening drinks, preparing meals in the amazing fully equipped kitchen. Beautiful bedrooms,It was a perfect holiday, so relaxing.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have had a really enjoyable stay helped by the clean and amazing accommodation."

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2023

  • "Anyone wanting a house for a large party - book Swinside Lodge."

    The facilities, comfort, everything was top notch. Thankyou - we would certainly book again with Sykes Holiday Cottages, large or small.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2023

  • "It took us ages to find the 'hidden drawer' in the kitchen that has loads of practical bits like scissors, bottle opener, and various other kitchen utensils."

    Other than that, absolutely no complaints the house is amazing and we had such a good time!! :)

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Apr 2023

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    Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful house for a big group."

    Perfect location at the base of Catbells and five mins walk from the lake. Really well set up kitchen with everything you could need to feed a crowd. Beds really comfortable. We'd definitely come back.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and all the location had to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Feb 2023

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • 4 dogs allowed and welcome inside the kitchen and dining areas and kennels for up to 3 dogs are provided outside
  • Set over three floors 10 bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x second-floor super-king-size with en-suite bath, hand held shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x second-floor super-king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x second-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x second-floor twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel and WC, 1 x second-floor twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor utility
  • 2 x sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • First-floor games room
  • Central heating with 2 x woodburning stove and electric fire
  • AGA with electric double oven and hob, microwave, double fridge, double freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TV, games console, Brand new installed Starlink sattelite WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 7 cars
  • Large garden with lawns, planted borders, shrubs, trees, and furniture
  • Sorry,no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 0.4 miles, lake 0.3 miles
  • Note: Second-floor bedrooms have sloped ceilings and limited headroom in parts
  • Note: One second-floor twin is designed for children
  • Note: Check-in 5pm, check-out 10am Please note :Only 7 night stays in June July August .

The property

This elegant, detached, three-storey Victorian house is set in the peaceful Newlands Valley near Keswick, Cumbria.

With a luxury interior and stunning walks from your doorstep, this large holiday home sleeps up to 20 guests in 10 bedrooms, has off-road parking for seven cars, a spacious garden, and three sitting rooms: the perfect base for extended family holidays and celebrating special occasions!

Step inside to find a traditional hallway with a cloakroom and hanging space to leave your boots and coats, before making yourself at home in the spacious kitchen/diner.

This sociable space is fully-equipped with high-quality appliances, crockery, and utensils, as well as bespoke, handmade oak furnishings and a breakfast bar to relax with a glass of wine.

You can serve hearty, home-cooked at the formal dining table with access and views of the garden, where you can enjoy alfresco dining on summer evenings and toast to your elegant hideaway.

Back inside, there are three beautifully appointed sitting rooms to choose from; the first is a formal lounge with a bay window, fell views, and a woodburning stove, the second with a gas fire and Smart TV for entertainment, and the third, a welcoming sitting room with another woodburning stove and Smart TV.

If you're travelling with younger guests, they're sure to love the first-floor games room, a snug bolthole with a games console, sofas, and bean bags.

The first floor also hosts a utility and five bedrooms with en-suite facilities; a super-king-size, two king-size, a double, and a twin.

Climbing the stairs again brings you to another five bedrooms with en-suite facilities; two super-king-size, a double, and two twin, one of which is decorated with Beatrix Potter characters and ideal for children.

If you can tear yourself away from your opulent hideaway, you'll find plenty of walks throughout Newlands Valley, hikes up Grisedale Pike and Grasmoor, as well as waterports on the scenic Derwentwater.

The market town of Keswick has a plethora of shops, restaurants and pubs, along with Keswick Museum, Theatre By The Lake, and Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Venture further afield to Ullswater, home to the popular sight of Aira Force Waterfall, Grasmere to visit the home of William Wordsworth, whilst travelling north leads you to the bustling town of Cockermouth.

For more outdoor adventures, Bassenthwaite sits close to the Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve, and panoramic views from the top of Skiddaw.

For extended family holidays in the Lake District, look no further than Swinside Lodge.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas