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Armathwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay at the Swallow was very enjoyable and we loved the hot tub."

    Bed comfortable and facilities good. We met the owner and was very welcoming and showed us the lodges on site. We will recommend the Swallows to friends and family. Thanks to all staff involved who made our stay enjoyable. From Glen and Jackie

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely break and enjoyed our stay, the hot tub was great and the accommodation was tiny but well designed and provided a great base for our day trips around the area."

    The pod does require some maintenance, however. One of the wicker chairs out front had gone through and the curtain rail was coming away from the wall on the right side. The kitchen sink leaks and floods the bathroom floor near the loo. We were disappointed that the listing suggested towels were included but then to be told we had to pay £15 for them. Thankfully the owners were kind enough to provide towels and promised to correct the ambiguous wording on the Sykes listing. We were also surprised that we had to pay a £100 deposit on arrival. Nowhere in the correspondence did it say we needed to do this. Even more disappointing was that we only got £75 of our deposit back after a week, with no message or explanation as to why. Fair enough if they thought we had damaged something, which we hadn’t, but there was no inspection or opportunity to discuss. Essentially they have put their hand in my wallet and helped themselves to £25. For this reason I would not recommend this accommodation.

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we would like to clarify a few points in response: Subsequent guests have not made any complaints and we carried out a full maintenance review in response and could not find any of the issues you raised. The Sykes website does clearly state that towels are not provided and the owner did not promise to provide towels at any time. When you called to ask about towels we made you aware of the £15.00 charge for a towel bundle. The £100 deposit is a standard charge payable by all guests on arrival, details are laid out in the Sykes website. The additional £10 anomaly from the deposit was an error which has since been rectified and we apologise for any inconvenience. Best wishes Calthwaite Hall Management Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Apr 2024

  • "I recently visited this charming getaway with my dogs, and it's truly a hidden gem."

    Nestled in a beautiful location, the views are simply incredible. The owners are not only welcoming but exceptionally friendly, making our stay even more enjoyable. The nearby local pub adds to the experience with its lovely atmosphere and superb food. It has become our go-to weekend retreat – a perfect blend of tranquility and delicious dining.

    Hi, thank you so much for your review, we really enjoyed hosting you and look forward to seeing you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Mar 2024

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio layout with double pull-down bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob (small), microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster.TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request for an additional charge
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Non-enclosed front decking and gravelled area with furniture and hot tub
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome (additional charges apply of £35)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 4.9 miles
  • Note: Oven and hob are small
  • Note: Pull-down bed, bedding provided
  • Note: Travel cots are at an additional cost of £30 and highchairs are an additional cost of £5 per break
  • Note: Towel hire available at £15 per bundle (includes 4 hand towels and 4 bath sheets
  • Note: This property does not include WiFi

The property

Armathwaite 5.4 miles.

Swallow is a contemporary micro lodge settled into the rural location of Calthwaite, near Armathwaite, resting between the Lake District National Park and the North Pennines AONB.

The property is a delightful wooden abode ideal for a couple looking to explore the countryside of Cumbria.

Be welcomed to this beautiful retreat, unpacking into a contemporary open-plan living space with a charming and homely feel, encouraging guests to cook in the kitchen that provides the basics for your stay, and dine together.

The property has a sitting area which doubles up as a pull-down bed, allowing more room for guests to relax in in the daytime, and a welcoming space to catch your rest in at night.

This stylish pod also offers a shower room for your refreshment.

Outside, discover two sun loungers where you can gaze across the countryside with a glass of your favourite beverage in hand, a decking space for alfresco dining, and the added indulgence of a hot tub.

For an idyllic getaway to Cumbria with your significant other, choose Swallow.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1147461 and 1147460, together sleeping up to 10 guests.

Claithwaite Lodges

Claithwaite Lodges are a collection of contemporary lodges offering stylish spaces for a variety of groups, resting in Clathwaite, near Armawaite, Cumbria. Ideal for friends, families, and couples, these spectacular abodes are finished to a high standard, offering tasteful living spaces, off-road parking, and the added indulgence of hot tubs. Calthwaite rests near to Armathwaite, which is a village nestled into the countryside of Cumbria, resting beside the River Eden and housing a convenience store for all of your essentials, as well as two pubs, the Fox & Pheasant Inn and The Dukes Head Inn. Visit Penrith, where there is Penrith Castle, Bruogham Castle, a local golf course, museum, and a great selection of pubs, eateries and independent stores, and there is also the option of Carlisle, which has a castle and close by attractions such as Watchtree Nature Reserve, Wetheral Priory Gatehouse, and Talkin Tarn Country Park. The property is also within easy reach of the Lake District National Park, with places to visit including Ambleside, Windermere, Ullswater, Scafell Pike, and Aira Force Waterfall, ideal for watersports, hiking, birdwatching, and mountain biking. The property is also within reach of the North Pennines AONB, the Solway Coast AONB, and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, leaving guests truly spoilt for choice when it comes to dramatic landscapes and countryside walks. Enjoy all of this and more at Claithwaite Lodges.

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About the location


Carlisle 10.2 miles; Penrith 11 miles; North Pennines AONB 11.3 miles.

The attractive, unspoilt rural village of Armathwaite is ideally placed for exploring the Lake District, Eden Valley and the lovely coastline of the Solway Firth. The village has two old pubs, both with popular restaurants serving excellent food, a village Post Office and a traditional village shop. The River Eden runs through the centre of the village, and the area is renowned for its excellent salmon fishing, plus walking, canoeing and climbing. Armathwaite Castle, by the river, is a four-storey Pele Tower, and the 15th-century church has fine examples of stained glass windows. The Eden Gorge, between Lazonby and Armathwaite, is one of Cumbria's best-kept secrets, and is well worth exploring. The local railway station is a stop on the Settle-to-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and where today many old steam trains still wend their way through some of the finest countryside in Britain. The Rheged Discovery Centre in Penrith is the "largest grass covered building in the country" or you might like to visit Dalemain Historic House, featured in a television production of Jane Eyre. The town is within reach of the Lake District National Park and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, providing guests with many mountain biking, hiking, and birdwatching opportunities.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas