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Swaledale Watch Annexe

Caldbeck, Cumbria & The Lake District, CA7 8HQ (Ref. 1082545)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Karen

    “An exceptional gem.”

    The hosts, Andrea and Tim were really helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Everything was perfect. The cleanliness was tip top, great welcome pack . Beautiful little village and craft shops. Will be going back again. The best place we've stayed so far.

    - Karen, September 2021

About the property

Perched in the scenic Lake District National Park in Caldbeck, Cumbria, is this charming annexe, Swaledale Watch Annexe.

All-ground-floor and sleeping up to five guests, Swaledale Watch Annexe is the perfect getaway for those looking to explore the lakes, with easy access to Carlisle Castle and Keswick Museum.

Take advantage of the spacious off-road parking for two cars as you pull up outside of the property, which is located next door to the owner, before unloading your bags and stepping into the annexe to begin your holiday.

Be welcomed into the traditional living/dining room, with feature exposed beams, where you can look forward to cosying up on the sofa and enjoying your favourite film on the TV as the electric fire adds warmth nearby.

Whip up culinary delights in the fully-functioning, small homely kitchen before settling around the dining table to tuck-in and discuss plans for the days ahead.

As the evening grows darker, retire to one of two tastefully decorated bedrooms to catch your rest, a family room with a double and a single or a double, both of which have TV’s, perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings, and en-suite bathrooms.

After a restful night, indulge in a relaxing bath with your favourite book, before joining your guests for morning coffee out in the shared garden.

Grab your walking boots and explore the local village, where you will find a welcoming pub, The Oddfellows Arms, where you can treat your guests to lunch after a day of exploring the National Park, an impressive 12th-century church, a well-stocked convenience store and a local farm where you can create your own milkshakes from the fresh milk harvested on site.

For a fantastic day trip, head to the city of Carlisle, which is steeped in rich history, with its super 12th-century castle which houses a regimental museum displaying Roman relics, and its medieval cathedral where you can take in the beautiful stained-glass windows and 15th-century art.

Brush up on your history at the Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life or the Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, where you can learn more about the town and its military history.

Next stop is the market town of Keswick, where you can make a stop at the quirky Puzzling Place, which is home to a selection of illusion exhibits, learn more about the town’s history of pencil making at the Derwent Pencil Museum, try your hand at outdoor activities such as lazy river tubing, climbing and abseiling at Keswick Extreme, or take a boat out to the National Trust site of Derwent Island House.

However, you choose to spend your time in Cumbria, be sure to choose Swaledale Watch Annexe.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with double and single with TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric combi microwave/oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge
  • 3 x TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared garden with gravel, patio and furniture
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
  • Note: Although this property is all-ground-floor, there is a step leading up to the living/dining room, please take care

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Wigton 7.5 miles; Carlisle 12 miles; Keswick 16 miles; Cockermouth 17 miles.

The charming Cumbrian village of Caldbeck is situated on the northern fringes of the Lake District National Park and is surrounded by beautiful moorland and fells. It’s a classic stone built village with a church, pub, village green and duck pond. The church dates back to the 12th century and is famous for being the resting place of the renowned huntsman John Peel. Although in every sense a ‘traditional working village’, the local craft centre at Priest Mill and the riverside walks to the Howk gorge, draw visitors to Caldbeck. The village is an ideal base for the northern Lakes, the market town of Keswick, as well as Lakes Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite. The natural beauty of the Solway coast, well-known for its golf courses and the town of Cockermouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth are close by, whilst also within driving distance is the cathedral city of Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Borders.

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