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Swallows Barn

Ullswater, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972531)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map

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    Mrs Skuodas

    “Everything was pretty wonderful.”


    A few things that could make the experience truly exceptional, not just wonderful. 1. The girls at Park Foot gave us the wrong keys. We arrived late on Sunday night and if it weren’t for Darren who lives next door to the property we would not have been able to get in. 2. It would be truly great if you were to provide : soap in the bathrooms, even just a tiny liquid soap. This is always such a nice touch 3. Salt and pepper would have been great. I realise that these are tiny, tiny things (apart from the key) but it is such an exceptional space that those small details would make the difference for us. It was stunning though and he location is quite exceptional

The property

If you want to explore the Lake District in luxury, then Swallows Barn - just 400 yards from the banks of beautiful Lake Ullswater - is the perfect choice. This upside down barn conversion has bags of character charm and some spellbinding views over the fells and the lake.

Located in a quiet courtyard at Seat Farm, and designed to cater for family, friends or couples who want to explore this picturesque area in real comfort, Swallows Barn is the ideal holiday location at any time of year. The ground floor of this gorgeous holiday home has two bedrooms, a master double bedroom with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC, and a further double bedroom with access to a family bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

There's also a small sitting area with patio doors opening onto a private patio which is the ideal spot to enjoy the heavenly views.

Up a few steps there's the fully equipped country style dining kitchen with fabulous original beams and then a few further steps takes you up into the main living area.

This is just the most fabulous room, with plenty of space to relax beneath the superb exposed cruck beams on the comfy sofas and enjoy the lakeside views from the big picture windows.

Everything has been finished to the highest standard with a blend of the cosy and characterful and the modern and contemporary that creates a very special holiday home. Outside the private patio is a wonderful spot to relax and take in all the beauty around you, especially after a busy day exploring around Ullswater.

You also have full access to the facilities at Pooley Bridge Holiday Park which include a shop and restaurant.

There's off road parking for one car.Bar and restaurant is open weekends from Easter to Whit then fully open every day until September.

Weekends only during October.

During the summer season entertainment is laid on with children's discos, live entertainment, licensed bar and beer garden, during the summer school holidays a children's club is operated and there is a restaurant with take away service available Because Swallows Barn is so ideally situated, just 400 yards from the water's edge, you can easily spend your entire holiday exploring the beauties of Ullswater.

Take the steamer to Glenridding and explore the western shores, or explore the lakeside on foot stopping off at the many pubs and inns on the way - don't miss the magnificent Aira Force waterfall or the walk to the summit of Helvellyn.

Ullswater has a reputation as the most romantic of the lakes, and Swallows Barn would make a lovely getaway for couples who want to celebrate at the nearby Sharrow Bay Hotel, one of the finest restaurants in the country. Ullswater is also an ideal jumping off point for an exploration of Wordsworth country, and the wider Lake District.

A scenic drive over the Kirkstone Pass brings you to Windermere and Ambleside, or head north towards lively Penrith, historic Carlisle and nearby Hadrian's Wall.

Packed with period charm and contemporary style, and in a superb lakeside location, Swallows Barn is perfect for family, friends or couples who want to visit the spellbinding Lake District whatever the time of year.

This property is part of the Lakes Cottage Holidays collection.
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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/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/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Upside down barn conversion
  • Ground floor 2 bedrooms: 1 x master double bedroom with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC; 1 x double bedroom with access to 1 x bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, hand basin and WC
  • Small seating area
  • Upstairs: Dining kitchen, large open plan living room.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, TV, DVD player, CD radio, WiFi
  • Electricity included
  • Bed linen included
  • Travel cot (bedding not supplied) and highchair available
  • Towels can be hired at reception upon arrival
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private patio with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Lake 5 mins walk. Please note: A pre-authorised £50 refundable good housekeeping bond is payable on arrival at Pooley Bridge Holiday Park.

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About the location


Penrith 6 miles.

The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge sits on the northerly edge of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park.

The name Pooley came to be due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont, and the word Bridge was later added when a bridge, which is now 250 years old, was built over the river.

Pooley Bridge has many traditional inns and tempting tea rooms, plus the Ullswater Steamers depart from the village, from where a tranquil cruise down the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Howtown can be enjoyed.

There are numerous walks with breathtaking views nearby, plus a short walk up to Dunmallard Hill reveals fascinating Iron-Age remains, whilst the towns of Penrith and Keswick are within driving distance.

Pooley Bridge is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.

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