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Swaledale Watch Garden Annexe

(Ref. 1082545)

Caldbeck, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was as described online, it was clean comfortable and provided everything we needed for a great break."

    I noticed a previous reviewer complained about the beds we had no such problems finding them more than comfortable. The owner Tim was very welcoming and advised us on activities and services in the quieter northern lakes area. I would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely location and very friendly hosts ."

    Unfortunately the mattresses on both double beds were a major problem . They were incredibly uncomfortable, probably old and caused quite severe back pain. For this reason we would not recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Richard3.4May 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage, fully equipped and very comfortable."

    We loved our stay and our hosts Andrea and Tim were very welcoming and made us feel at home. Great location for exploring. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great location."

    Hosts very welcoming and helpful with advice on where to go, what to see and do. A nice walk along the local stream (beck) down to the village pub for some great food and drink. Will definitely return. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely 3 night stay."

    The Annexe contained everything we needed. The owners had left a welcome pack which was a lovely surprise.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2023

  • "The property and location was lovely Very peaceful, very clean, the only three things we would have changed was some curtains on the bedroom window as the blind just let in too much light got us, a king size bed instead of a double and a walk in shower instead of a bath, but we would still stay here again and would definately recommend this property."

    The owners was lovely even though we didn’t meet them they emailed us with information about the village which was very much appreciated. The welcome tray/ pack was brilliant - thank you!!

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, everything we needed provided."

    Very welcoming ,wonderful welcome pack left for us on arrival.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and carefully thought out, in a very peaceful, tranquil location."

    An amazing welcome pack provided by the owners which was very unexpected. Located in a small village which has a couple of cafes, a pub and Priest’s mill which sell lots of locally made gifts. Within easy access to many parts of the lakes. The owners live on site and are very welcoming, nothing is too much trouble. Would highly recommend a stay in this cottage at Caldbeck.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location."

    Hosts very welcoming and helpful. Great freedom for our little dog. The bedrooms, bathrooms were lovely and up to date but we struggled a bit with the small kitchen. Caldbeck a delightful village and Swaledale Watch is near enough to enjoy the pub,shop and Priestmill Cafe. Wool shop to die for. All in all a lovely place to stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a fantastic cottage, we'd definitely stay here again."

    Everything was spotlessly clean and the owners provided a huge range of items to help you cater for yourself, plus a very generous selection of food and drink. The owners were lovely too, so friendly and welcoming, and just across the driveway if you needed anything. The location is wonderful too, gorgeously quiet and rural but within walking distance to the village (with shop/café/pub/petrol station) and just a short drive to the bigger towns. The only slight negative is the small kitchen but even that is big enough to cook a meal for five! Ingeniously designed, it's got everything you need for a short stay. 10/10 would come again.

    Reviewed by Ailsa5.0May 2022

  • "The owners were by far the best we've had in over 20years of renting cottages, ..."

    The owners were by far the best we've had in over 20years of renting cottages, they couldn't do enough for you and the goodies they left out for us were well appreciated and the cottage itself was unbelievable and situated so handy for visiting the lakes, thank you Tim and Andria x

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and lovely hosts."

    Very compact living area with large bedrooms, each with own en-suite. Dining table and chairs are available and folded. It is possible to make space for them by moving furniture but most adult groups probably wont bother. Kitchen is tiny but very well thought out. we found it easy to prepare food in kitchen, but having a crate to store bulk food elsewhere turned out to be useful. We brought our little dog who felt welcome there and got on well with the hosts' dog. There was lots of space for her for constitutional walks although no enclosed garden. The area is absolutely lovely for walking and cycling: much quieter than the central Lakes. There is a pleasant pub in the village which serves food as well as a selection of real ales. We did not go in during our week as the vegetarian options were not terribly appealing and we were off drinking following Covid. There is also a great little cafe that serves nice lunches and proper teapot tea. Overall, a nice cosy place to stay with very friendly and helpful hosts. Overall, would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very peaceful place would recommend everyone to stay here."

    Very helpful owners warm and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Wesley5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely little property being updated and improved all the time."

    The owners are helpful and attentive, nothing is too much trouble. The fact that the property is in such a stunning location helps to make this property the full package.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, it was everything it said it would be and much more, faultless!"

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Best location to visit lake district if you want to have peace and quite place with all the required necessities with in half an hour drive , magnificent walking places within half an hour walk."

    Tim and Andrea are the best hosts you can get , always looking to help and guide you about local area. I wish them the best for their future plans. When ever I go again to lake district, my first priority is to stay at their cottage.

    Reviewed by Sadiq5.0Aug 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with double bed , 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 oven, induction hob, microwave and 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 mile
  • 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

The property

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

All-ground-floor and sleeping up to four guests, Swaledale Watch Garden 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 on one of the 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 Garden Annexe.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1101778, together sleeping up to 7 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas