Swallows Barn

Torpenhow near Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972375)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Anderson

    “A lovely property in a beautiful area.”

    Sykes were very helpful when contacted both before and after the booking. No issues with the booking and really enjoyed the week.

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

The property

Swallows Barn is a lovely two-bedroom barn conversion in the picture-postcard village of Torpenhow in the peaceful West Lake District. Built from the local stone and with lovely views over open countryside, Swallows Barn sits at one end of a row of cottages right in the centre of the village.

Combining character charm with contemporary style, it's the perfect home from home for a family or friends who want to enjoy the peace and beauty of the Lake District at any time of year. The warm and welcoming living room has exposed beams, a feature fireplace and a wood burning stove, with comfortable sofas for curling up and relaxing on a chilly autumnal or winter's evening.

The dining kitchen is a fabulous room, spacious and light filled, fully equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy your stay.

Up the lovely feature timber staircase are two bedrooms, both with TV and DVD and exposed character beams.

The master double bedroom has an en-suite contemporary shower room with wash basin and WC and there's a dressing room with a cot.

The twin bedroom has use of the family bathroom with an overhead shower and heated towel rail. Outside Swallows Barn there's off road parking for two cars and a lovely patio garden with seating that's the ideal place to soak up the peace and quiet on a tranquil summer's day.

Nestled in the Caldbeck Fells and with country walks and biking trails on the doorstep, Swallows Barn is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the gorgeous countryside. Torpenhow sits on the slopes of Binsey Fell and has a beautiful Norman church with wood carvings that include a hippopotamus!

The lovely fellside village of Ireby is nearby and worth a visit for its welcoming inn, while the more tranquil western lakes like Bassenthwaite and Buttermere, off the tourist track, are within easy reach.

A visit to the Lake District Wildlife Park, with wildlife from anacondas to zebras, is a must and the adventurous will want to summit Skiddaw and enjoy the magnificent panoramas across the lakes and fells. Swallows Barn is in an ideal position to explore the delights of the Northern Lake District and beyond with Ullswater, Keswick and Penrith all within easy reach.

The Solway Coast designated area of natural beauty is perfect for a picnic on the beach, while history lovers will enjoy a day trip to Carlisle with its majestic castle and proximity to Hadrian's Wall. With so much to see and do on the doorstep, and with its mix of stylish modern interior and character charm, Swallows Barn is the ideal home away from home for a family holiday in the Lake District at any time of the year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom with en-suite shower room, wash basin and WC, 1 x twin bedroom. 1 x dressing room with cot. Family bathroom with bathtub and overhead shower. Living room. Dining kitchen. Cloakroom with wash basin and WC.


  • Oil central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, washer/dryer, TV and DVD in living room and bedrooms
  • Oil and electricity included
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Walking and cycling on the doorstep

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite Lake 7 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

The small country market town of Cockermouth is situated in the quiet north-western part of the Lake District, a largely undiscovered and unspoilt area, yet only 13 miles from Keswick. The town is famous as the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) and Wordsworth’s Georgian family home, on the main street, is now a popular visitor attraction, owned by the National Trust. Cockermouth offers a good variety of shops, pubs and places to eat, but (of course) the main attraction of the area is the beautiful scenery and excellent walking in the northern lakes – Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water and Derwent Water.

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