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Swallow Barn

Whicham near Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 952303)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mrs Smith

    “We couldn't believe it when we first arrived how quaint and perfect this very well refurbished barn was in the most special of locations , if you want a true taste of the lake district this is it.”


    As you arrive with the stunning back drops of 2 mountains and drive down the private lane and over the forde or small bridge to get to your holiday cottage which is just beautiful. Cut off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life but close enough to civilisation for the odd walker passing by or the owners accommodation nearby incase of anything needed which was never too much or indeed the local supermarket a very short but picturesque drive away. The barn itself very clean and with modern facilities and has been renovated to the highest standard, from the moment you wake up in your comfy bed listening to the stream running past with the mountain backdrops as your view to picking fresh herbs from the garden to help with your dinner to snuggling up on the sofa of an evening with the log burner making everything just right I couldn't recommend this place enough, mountain walks on your doorstep and waterfalls within reach we will be coming back! .


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  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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The property

Broughton-in-Furness 5 miles and Millom 5 miles.

This picturesque, traditional Lake District barn is situated in a timeless, peaceful location in the gardens of Whicham mill at the foot of Black Combe, with White Combe beyond in the South West corner of the Lake District National Park.

Wainwright mentions Whicham Mill in his description of three walks on Black Combe which can all be started directly from the door of Swallow Barn.

The Barn offers a stylish and cosy, brand new conversion.

The ground floor has a well-equipped kitchen boasting a slate floor with underfloor heating.

A small step up leads to the sitting room, complete with a wood burning stove.

Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a king-size bed, views of the garden and charming original features.

The bright second bedroom has twin beds which can be zip-linked.

The family bathroom includes a bath with both a shower wand and shower over, basin and WC.

Outside there is a private stone walled patio to enjoy the afternoon sun and a beautiful lawned garden with the beck tumbling by, providing an enchanting place to enjoy the scenery. The famous Cumbrian Heavy Horses Stable and Riding Centre is just along the valley offering unforgettable beach and fell rides.

There are a range of walks and attractions to take advantage of, including breathtaking views of the Irish Sea from Black Combe, the stunning wooded trails or scenic boat trips of Lake Windermere, Scafell Pike, the homes of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter or the historic and haunted Muncaster Castle.

Perfectly located to take in the famous landmarks and historical attractions of the Lake District, this property provides all the home comforts you will need, as well as a place to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the natural beauty of the region.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin (zip-link, can be king-size on request). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, TV with FreeSat
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 3 miles and shop 5 miles
  • Note: There is restricted head height under the shower in the family bathroom.

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About the location


Millom 7.5 miles; Coniston 9 miles; Ulverston 9.5 miles.

Dating back to the 11th century, Broughton-in-Furness is situated in the south western corner of the Lake District and is just six miles from Coniston Water. There is much to please the visitor such as a pretty, cobbled square complete with a splendid horse chestnut tree, enclosed by shops, pubs and homes, many of them Georgian in origin. The village provides an ideal base for a walking or climbing holiday, with ample opportunity to explore the rugged beauty of the Duddon Valley and the quieter Lake District fells. Norman Nicholson, one of Britain's finest 20th century poets and William Wordsworth, both immortalised this area in their writing and poetry. The village was home to Branwell Bronte, brother of the Bronte sisters, for a short time. The Furness railway line runs from nearby Foxfield and makes for an ideal day out, travelling the west coast of Cumbria. Set amidst the charm of the Lake District and close to the sea, this attractive town makes an inspiring choice from which to further explore a magical heartland of silver lakes, lofty towering peaks and lonely, heather-clad moors.

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