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10 Swan House

Tewitfield Marina, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 17552)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic holiday accomodation, with parking space."

    Great views from the balcony across the marina. The apartment was spotless and had everything we could need for our holiday. You can walk along the canal from the marina to Carnforth or Burton on Kendal, beautiful scenery. You can also walk to the pub for a drink or meal. Sadly we had to leave early as our dog took ill but we will return and can highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "A beautiful property in a stunning location."

    It was exceptionally clean and very comfortable. It was a lovely welcome for our dog Milo who loved his treats and ball. We hope to come back to this property next year and we have no complaints whatsoever. Helen, Alan and Milo.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2022

  • "A fantastic property in a wonderful place."

    Our 2nd visit here and even better than the 1st time. I would recommend this place to anyone

    Reviewed by GillMay 2022

  • "This is the third time we have stayed in this apartment."

    Very comfortable and cosy and well equipped….. as always. Enjoyed the lovely walks along the canal. Tasty snacks from the farm shop across the road. No doubt we will go back again.

    Reviewed by RowlandApr 2022

  • "A great place to stay that was an ideal base to visit the Lancashire coast and the Lake District."

    Lovely to come home everyday and sit on the patio watching the boats come and go and feeding the ducks.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "5th time at Tewitfield Marina - No 10 Swan House being the nicest accomodation with lovely furniture & fittings, only issue we had was a lot of ants but that did not affect our stay."

    Will be booking again as soon as it's available.

    Reviewed by LynnApr 2022

  • "This was a wonderful experience for our family."

    The dog bed, towel, and little treat bag were truly above and beyond our expectations. The cleanliness, state of repair and presentation of the property make it feel like it was built only a year or two ago, which, as a former five star residential property manager, I know is no small feat! A photo of the second bedroom should be included in the listing; we nearly didn't book because of this... but are pleased we did.... In the event we were very comfortable with both bedrooms, the second one was clean and spacious too with two good quality beds in it and ample furniture. A wonderful location as a base for exploring the North West, especially Morecombe Bay and the Lake District. We will be back!

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the cottage warm, cosy even treats, bed, and bowls for the dog staff excellent highly recommended"

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2022

  • "Beautiful property, very comfortable and spacious."

    Quality furnishings throughout the property. Very clean and tidy down to the excellent work of the cleaning team. Lovely peaceful location ( even with the M6 nearby). We've already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by DebbieMar 2022

  • "Lovely location, all our needs catered for ,even the dog got its own goody bag, ..."

    Lovely location, all our needs catered for ,even the dog got its own goody bag, will definitely recommend this property, thank you

    Reviewed by HazelFeb 2022

  • "Fabulous accommodation have stayed 3 times before and this by far the best."

    Will definately book again. Nice wee touches and spotless throughout. Would like to say thank you made our xmas week very memorable Julie

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2021

  • "Beautiful property, with great access to things."

    Even a Christmas Tree & Doggy Gifts left for our stay. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by SaraDec 2021

  • "Really impressed by the spacious accommodation ."

    Lovely views front and back . Excellent facilities . Warm and clean . Handy for many venues .

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We’ve taken the opportunity to upgrade some of the furniture and further work will be undertaken during the winter shutdown in January, do stay again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffreyNov 2021

  • "Superb property ideally located for our four day photography visit to RSPB Leighton Moss."

    Superbly well equipped, Spotlessly clean & very comfortable. Lovely to look out over the marina from the comfort of the sofa. Even had the luck to see a kingfisher visit one morning at first light. Would definitely recommend & will return.

    It’s great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thanks so much for your positive feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "Pleasant surroundings a lovely stay"

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic - very comfortable & homely."

    The location was perfect. The Far Pavilions restaurant, just outside Carnforth, was excellent. Take a shaving adapter plug as none of the bathrooms have a charger point for shavers.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2021

  • "Dog friendly."

    Treats towel mat & dishes available to use. Our only issue was , when we asked where we could walk dog at night were told to take out of their grounds to tow path . Not safe at night especially for women to take dogs for last toilet trip. Area pitch black & slippy mud. They could create a small fenced patch of grass with bins & lighting for this purpose. As it was we picked up poup from other dog from the grass outside our apartment.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2021

  • "We received a call from Tewitfield Marina on the Friday 27th August before we were due to arrive on the 28th August regarding problems with their laundry supplier, they asked us to take bed linen, towels and tea towels which according to your description was included."

    The bed was king size, we only had bed linen for a double bed which we took, i managed to stretch the fitted sheet and the duvet just doubled at the edges of the cover. We feel that we should be compensated for the added pressure of having to sort this out when we had already packed ready to set off the next day and you advertised this as all bed linen etc included when it wasn't.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2021

  • "Cleaning was of a very poor standard dust on skirtings very tired looking, ..."

    Cleaning was of a very poor standard dust on skirtings very tired looking, spiders webs on patio I had to clean the apartment before we settled in on holiday

    Reviewed by CharlieJul 2021

  • "Grab rails in the bathrooms would be excellent, these help load of people for different reasons and not just requires in accessible accommodation."

    We have found this in a few places we have been - something to take on board

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Location. the place was brilliant."

    Reviewed by RaymondMay 2021

  • "Very pleased with our stay at 10 Swan House of Tewitfield Marina."

    Pleasantly surprised at the spaceciousness of the accommodation, very clean, booking was simple, listing was accurate, furniture was clean and comfortable, excellent location with easy access to the Lakes and the Yorkshire moors. Little bit of noise from the motorway but we knew about that in advance and it did mean that the accomomodation was only 5 minutes from the motorway exit.

    Reviewed by A MMay 2021

  • "Everything was perfect."

    From the setting to the location to the facilities to the cleanliness.

    Reviewed by RoryOct 2020

  • "Had a great time at swan house, great for travelling to soo many different places."

    Great pub right there too. The house was like home from home, very comfortable. The radiator in the ensuite wasn't working, but not a major problem at all

    Reviewed by DianneSep 2020

  • "Thoroughly enjoy our holiday at Tewitfield Marina and would hope to return in the near future"

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2020

  • "An extremely relaxing holiday accommodation with beautiful surroundings."

    It was lovely being able to sit outside watching the ducks, swans and the boats. The only downside was the hardness of the pillows and dining chairs, but that is personal preference anyway. A supermarket was very easy to get to and we had some really nice walks by the canal..

    Reviewed by AudreyAug 2020

  • "The apartment was in a fabulous position overlooking the marina."

    We were able to watch people working on their boats. We were very close to the pub, which was dog friendly. We were able to eat in the bar with our staffie. The whole area was dog friendly and we appreciated the welcome pack, comfy bed, towel and dishes provided for the dog. Everything we needed, and more, was in the apartment. There were even chairs and a table outside for relaxing and watching the world go by.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2020

  • "Found the site very enjoyable and relaxing and will be staying again the accommodation was very comfortable ."

    Reviewed by ShirleyJul 2020

  • "The property was well located, spacious, well furnished and really clean and warm to arrive to."

    In almost everything it was really good. Our only criticisms would be that the beds seemed very hard to us, and the cottage would benefit from more cutlery (difficult to use the dishwasher effectively when only 6 knives and forks).

    Reviewed by SandraJan 2020

  • "We have had previous holidays at the Marina so went with high expectations."

    We were not disappointed, everything was provided, clean and comfortable. Even a Christmas tree to welcome us!

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "This property we have stayed in before and would highly recommend both the property and the area, it is excellent for families and in our case couples."

    Reviewed by JoanOct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage everything you need"

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2019

  • "Having stayed in many cottages, apartments around the UK it was a nice surprise that this one exceeded our expectations."

    It is actually undersold as on the listing it states gas cooker and electric hob which as most of us know isn't a good combination, yet in fact when you arrive, its a pleasant surprise to see its a gas hob and electric grill and oven, perfect and easy to use. On the photos which do not do the apartment justice, to some potential guests a small tv in the living room is not what they prefer, arrive, and see a large wall mounted television. Bedrooms are large and spacious, I thought the double bed was comfortable, and the en suite shower again easy to operate and without having to mess about trying to find the correct temperature unlike in most other rentals. TVs in both bedrooms to if you like that. Good walk to Carnforth along the canal which you can join in a minute or two, though its further than you might think, pity some walks to get to local places don't have footpaths along the busy A roads, not good with kids. Local pub is great, large bar area, Sky Sports, great food, and plenty outside seating at front and back, a 2 min walk away. Greenlands farm over the road might suit families with small children, hands on with the animals, and a large play barn for them, not cheap I thought but still can be a good day out to some. Butchers and Wine shop there are both first class, look out for the bargains. Kings Arms a couple of miles up the road was our fav pub, though you would have to use the car or get the bus, no walking there along that road, cannot see how anybody would not like it, great local produced food, great real ale too, New Inn at Yealands, smart, Malt Shovel at Warton all worth a visit and a walk to these places. Carnforth was hit and miss for us, though the supermarkets are there, but again, yes we like to visit pubs on these holidays, a good pub, the Canal Turn, worth the long walk to get to it, stay on the canal to arrive there, great outdoor seating with great views of the water and wildlife. Was disappointed with the prices of real ale around these parts, £3.90 a pint in the Junction in Carnforth, and please do not go in that dump! All in all, a very good week, a very good apartment, would stay there again without a doubt.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2019

  • "It was nice that there are blackout curtains on the bedroom windows, but very sad that there was a cheap ironing board with a too big cover on it, making it impossible to iron my top."

    There was no instructions for the washing machine either it went on for hours wasting water and electricity, there was no indication either that it was also a dryer, which shrunk my leggings, we also had to buy air fresheners because the last people that stayed in it stunk the place out with foreign food, other wise yes if the price is lower than the Tewitfield prices we would still book again with yourselves.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent."

    Just a few minutes away from the M6 but we felt that we were in the heart of the countryside. We enjoyed sitting on our deck and watching the narrow boat go by on the canal. We were able to walk to the adjacent pub for a drink or a meal, where they served excellent food. Groceries and other supplies were just a short drive away in Carnforth. 10 Swan House is a very well equipped and we enjoyed our stay very much. I would recommend a walk along the tow path of the abandoned section of the canal, very picturesque.

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2019

  • "We were delighted with the location and standard of this cottage."

    The atmosphere at the marina was quiet and peaceful. The food at the Longlands Hotel was excellent. Tewitfield is convenient for visiting many interesting areas. We found the holiday excellent value and hope to return.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2019

  • "The Holiday was all right."

    Cant blame you for the bad weather. The apartment was very clean. And every thing we needed was there.. The problems were no shops on site. The double bed. I felt I was sleeping on a cliff. The mattress has seen days. had to put pillows under me to bring the mattress up.. Not very good bed.. They are the only complaints I have with the holiday.. The roads there were my fault . Did not realize how far it was And all the motor ways I had to use to get there. Wont be going there again..

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "We have visited this cottage a few times and will most likely return."

    It is modern well equiped and comfortable. The marina is well looked after and the staff friendly and helpful. An ideal location for visiting coast, the lakes and Yorkshire dales.

    Reviewed by MarilynApr 2019

  • "My wife and I have stayed numerous times at the marina."

    The development is in an ideal spot, Morecambe for the coast 15 mins away Blackpool for the fun to be had there 20 mins away.. The lakes are 20 mins away and Kirkby Lonsdale he same, Ingleton Hawes And Skipton are 35 mins away. York Harrogate about an hour. The units are well managed as is the marina, the pub next door, can be booked vi a a mobile or tablet, is pet and child friendly with earl bird discounts. If you want eat in but not cook they do takeaway pizza! Only downside is you have a washing machine and no dryer, the dryers are at the back of the office and are not free to use

    Reviewed by NigelMar 2019

  • "Swan house in tewitfield marina near carnforth is an ideal place for visiting the lake district."

    If you want to stay at the marina there are plenty of walks to be had along the canal.Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2018

  • "The pictures you've got don't do the property justice."

    Total chill out place pity it rained a couple of days but could not fault the break we had plus our little dog loved it especially going to the pub lol

    Reviewed by AdrianJul 2018

  • "Would like to book it again for next first week in july 2019"

    Reviewed by ErnestJun 2018

  • "This is the third time we have stayed here and always enjoy it."

    There are many attractions and places of interest to visit, not just the Lake District. The Longlands Hotel is excellent for a drink or a meal.

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2018

  • "Grerat apartment and had all the amenities we wanted apart from no wifi in the property."

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2017

  • "Very good holiday everything you need at 10 swan house."

    Very comfortable right on the marina the ducks come to visit every day.will book again .

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2017

  • "The only down side was no wifi and as reception so poor on mobile this was a big ..."

    The only down side was no wifi and as reception so poor on mobile this was a big let down other than that I would have been very happy with our stay

    Reviewed by BerthaJul 2017

  • "The property is on a main bus route to the lakes and Lancaster And there is a hotel/ pub next door and a farm shop and cafe opposite ."

    The farm has a children soft play barn and other facilities for families.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2017

  • "If you are used to traffic noise in the background there is no problem."

    We found it very intrusive and would not book this otherwise excellent property again.

    Reviewed by SylviaMar 2017

  • "The property was as described and comfy but a little "tired"."

    The décor and soft furnishings are showing signs of wear and tear but nothing that would or did detract from our holiday. We had a really good week and will possibly book the same situation again.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2016

  • "Beautiful location, wonderful for dogs."

    Everything about it was really nice and homely.

    Reviewed by JessOct 2016

  • "This is a lovely property in a great location."

    We will definitely be back again. Happy to report that the ducks are more a distraction than any road noise.

    Reviewed by AdrienneOct 2016

  • "Beautiful setting, convenient location."

    Site clean and peaceful. Dog friendly pub on site. Have been before and hope to go again.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2016

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay, with clean and comfortable accommodation."

    Lovely walks along canal. and Longlands Hotel nearby for the occasional meal. Silverdale and Arnside close to .and the Lakes not too far away.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2016

  • "We had a really great break at Swan House."

    The accommodation was extremely comfortable. Views lovely from the lounge windows, traffic noise from motorway but you got used to it. Weather could have been better, but never stopped us from visiting places. Recommend going to lake Windermere, very good value for money.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2016

  • "The apartment had space, very clean, good amenities, good location."

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2016

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed staying at 10 Swan Cottage, we met up with friends & were delighted to find 2 good sized bedrooms."

    The ensuite shower included lots of lovely white towels & was brilliant for our friend who is unable to use a bath, from their big master bedroom were views over the canal basin. Our friends found it quite amusing, on opening their bedroom blinds on the Ist morning being able to watch the antics of the resident ducks going about their business!!. We had a very comfortable 2nd bedroom which is next to the family bathroom which also had good selection of white towels, the second bedroom overlooks the rear and yes there is some background motorway noise, but not enough to put us off returning. Downstairs there is a good sized cloakroom & a large well serviced open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with doors opening out to a balcony, on the balcony is a table & 4 chairs where we sat on many occassions enjoying breakfast, watching the boats & ducks & chatting to the many walkers out for a stroll, good to have views over the canal basin and we found people on the canal boats very friendly. There are lovely walks for dogs & this cottage will accept a small well behaved dog. Although there is one designated parking bay for the cottage, there are other spaces to park another further up the development and provided in the cottage are Two laminated Private Parking signs to display on cars when required. Carnforth is a good base for exploring the Lakes, Blackpool, Morecombe & surrounding areas. All in all a very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with patio doors leading to balcony.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric hob, gas oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD and WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Balcony with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Deli/farm shop 5 mins walk
  • Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 3 mins walk
  • Children's play area 2 mins walk
  • Note: This cottage is near the M6 motorway, some road noise can be heard when outside
  • Note: The cottage is next to a canal, children should be supervised at all times
  • Please note: from the 8th November for 3 days, the neighbouring property will be having new windows fitted

The property

A first class terraced cottage situated alongside the Tewitfield Marina and just three miles from Carnforth.

This Tewitfield Marina cottage is set in an ideal location and would be the perfect base for a family wanting to visit the Lancashire area.

From the main balcony guests can sit and watch the swans and ducks swimming amongst the pretty narrow boats moored on the marina, a lovely place to sit and relax after a busy day exploring.

Finished to a high standard, this Lake District cottage provides ideal holiday accommodation in a stunning location.

Featuring an open plan living area consisting of a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a sitting area, this Tewitfield Marina cottage also benefits from an entrance hall and two fabulous bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room.

Close by this cottage in Tewitfield Marina is the historic university town of Lancaster, with its castle, museums, theatre, parks and breathtaking views over Morecambe Bay, meaning this is a town well-worth a visit.

Fans of golf amongst your group will enjoy the golf course in the pretty village of Silverdale, which is also the location of RSPB Leighton Moss.

The surrounding area of this Tewitfield Marina cottage boasts some wonderful hiking routes, including the towpaths along the Lancaster Canal, which will also be popular with the canoeists and canal boat enthusiasts amongst you.

This Tewitfield Marina cottage is an ideal touring base, with Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal, and the Lake District National Park only a short drive away.

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About the location


Carnforth 3 miles; Kendal 14 miles; Windermere 19 miles.

Tewitfield Locks, on the Lancaster Canal, is situated just a few miles north of Carnforth, on the border of the Southern Lake District and the Western Dales. The locks, with the recent addition of a marina, have become a newly developed 'hamlet' with its own moorings, gardens, children's play area and popular country pub and restaurant. Nearby, there is an educational farm with its own craft centre, café, bakery and butcher's shop. Set in lovely rolling countryside, the area has much to offer, with the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis offering a tropical hall and butterfly house. Dallam Tower and Levens Hall provide a great day out for visitors, with Leighton Hall, Sizergh Castle, and the Great Lakes Aquarium, Windermere and Grizedale Forest, all within easy reach. From stunning limestone pavements and wonderful woodland walks, to beaches and scenic coastal paths, there really is something for everyone.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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