Thu 8th December 2011
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Fantastic Rental Cottage

We stayed at Swallow's nest for our anniversary in Sept 11. The interior was finished to a very high standard, it was like staying in a 5 star hotel. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed buying the amazing produce of the lake district and cooking it up back at the cottage, enjoying the views as we ate. The location is good, close to Penrith town centre, and good transport links into the Lake District. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely come back.

Judy Patrick
Fri 2nd December 2011
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Beautifully presented cottage

We rented Swallow's Nest with another couple for a week's stay in the Lake District - and all 4 of us were very impressed with the friendly welcome from Debbie. The amenities in the cottage were all of a high standard, the kitchen was fitted to impressive level as well. The location was fairly well suited for us to explore the area for the first time, we all really enjoyed the whole experience and will be back for another visit very soon. It only took half an hour to get to Kendal and Carlisle so most convenient. Only slight downside was the twin bedded room was on the cramped side and did not have much storage space.

Christine Stanford
Fri 21st October 2011
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Perfect Location

This cottage was very comfortable, we received a lovely welcome from the owners. The cottage was in a delightful village not far from the motorway therefore we spent of our time exploring the area. The cottage was well equipped with superior bathrooms and kitchen. A real home from home!

Fri 16th September 2011
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swallows nest

an excellent and stunning accomaodation- well thought out and stocked. nothing negative to say about this accomodation. the owners are fantastic, friendly but not obtrusive

Fri 13th July 2012
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A delightful cottage

Stayed for a week to visit the Lake District for the first in many years, we looked around a chose this cottage on location, reviews and having parking for two cars. As others have said this is an upside down barn conversion with a double and "compact" twin, with a good size lounge, dining and kitchen areas upstairs. The conversion had been carried out last year to a very high standard, we loved the bathroom and would have happily taken it home with us, and the furnishings were generally good. Downsides? The Wifi was not really usable and there is no garden - but neither of these things spoiled our holiday in any way

Wed 2nd January 2013
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Beautiful cottage in a great location

We have just returned from a fantastic new year break at this cottage with some friends and would highly recommend it. It is beautifully decorated and has pretty much everything you could need for a short break. Wi-fi, underfloor heating and powerful showers were just a few of the things that we really appreciated. The owners were really friendly and helpful and provided a good deal of written information on the surrounding area. The cottage is perfectly situated just off the M6 (no traffic noise at all), which meant that we could easily travel to Penrith, Ullswater and beyond. There's plenty to do in the local area and it was lovely to come back to this homely cottage at the end of each day. Would definitely return.