Carlisle, Cumbria & The Lake District

Swallows Nest





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Fishing Nearby / On-Site

Hot Tub

Pub Close By

Pets - Allowed

Property Info

General Info

Ideally located for venturing into the Lake District National Park, the beautiful Eden Valley and Solway Firth, is Swallows Nest. This charm-filled cottage offers homely accommodation for families and friends looking to explore Carlisle and the wider region. The interior offers plenty of character, with its flagstone flooring in the open-plan living space and its bedrooms resting under the eaves of the roof. The kitchen is well-equipped, adjoining a dining area and comfortable sitting area with TV and French doors to your very own, private garden. The bedrooms comprise a double and a twin, with exposed beams and Velux windows drawing in the natural light from above, there is also a cot available. The rooms are served by the shower room, continuing this homely feel, with a gleaming white finish. Outside there is dedicated secure gated on-site parking. This pet-friendly cottage is part of the complex hosting luxury kennels and doggy day care, with a pet bereavement facility on-site, the accommodation is enveloped by 7-acre grounds, giving your four-legged friends the opportunity to run around and get some exercise in a safe environment, whilst dog bowls and spare leads are available. The seven acre grounds offer a secure dog exercise paddock featuring a nature pond and benches, perfect for leisurely walks or a picnic, there are further meadows to which access is available, depending on the time of year, as chickens, geese, ducks, guinea fowl and pea fowl wander the grounds freely and wild rabbits are also prevalent at dusk and dawn. Armathwaite, about one mile away, offers the ideal countryside break, with many walks, canoeing, climbing and other outdoor activities on offer in a wonderful region of the Lake District. There are two pubs in the village, a Post Office / convenience store and a railway station offering direct access to Carlisle on the scenic Carlisle to Settle line. At nearby Coombs Wood can be seen curious rock carvings in the soft sandstone cliffs, the interesting carvings consist of various faces and a salmon. Nearby, there is an inscription of greater antiquity which is believed to be of possible Roman origin, most of the forest is a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site PAWS, and there are lovely walks along the river or you can complete a circular walk starting at one of the pubs in Armathwaite, as well as good walks along the River Eden to Armathwaite and Wetheral. The city of Carlisle is less than 10 miles away and offers a lovely day out with the family, with many further attractions to explore. This scenic location, with beautiful coastline nearby and lovely towns and villages to discover, all add to the appeal at Swallows Nest. Note: Property can be booked with Ref 971518 and 971654, together they can sleep 14 people. Read More

Property Info

Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area


Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games. Wood-fired Hot tub available Sunday to Friday not Saturday. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Stairgate available. Ample off-road parking. Enclosed lawn and patio with furniture. Two well-behaved pets welcome but are not allowed upstairs. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms. No stag/hen or similar parties allowed. Family-orientated site. Note: Should you wish to use doggy day care, then advanced booking is required Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Not known if hot tub is private or shared
  • Wood Fired
  • Seats Not Known people
  • Not sunken
  • Hot tub available Sunday to Friday not Saturday




Wonderfull cottage set on a working farm in the beautiful Eden valley. Very clean, safe garden for our dogs. Wonderful facilities with a dog day care facilitiy onsite( BOOKABLE ) . Wonderful greeting from owner on our arrival and an unexpected little gift of stay left in cottage as a memento . THANK YOU. Rooms excellently furnished and maintained. Cottage within walking distance of Armathwaite village with its walks along the banks of the River Eden and overlooking at points views of the beautiful Eden Valley. Great base for driving to Carlise or the Northern Lakes. We rate this cottage 10/10 for any dog owners. A fenced off paddock area for your pets excerise safetyis a real bonus. THE SURROUDING COUNTRYSIDE IS BEAUTIFUL AND WELL WORTH VISITING as our the 2 local inns in Armathwaite. Thank you to owner for allow us our COTTAGE. will be rebooking again without doubt next year( IF AVAILABLE) a better cottage setting I have yet to find. A totally peaceful and relaxing venue for a quiet break.

Lovely quiet setting

Had a lovely week here, beautiful area with chickens, geese and peacocks roaming around, cows next door. Great little cottage with enclosed garden and lots of land for walking the dog, Nick was very friendly and helpful, easy drive into both Scotland and the Lake District, well worth it


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