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The Swallows Nest

Silloth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972639)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Towers

    “This was a last minute booking at a very busy time of year, but Sykes were prompt, efficient and assisted us very well.”

    We were met by the owners who were very welcoming and helpful and for whom nothing was too much trouble. We would certainly like to return and explore more of this lovely area....two days was really too short, but a great taster!

    We were met by the owners who were very welcoming and helpful and for whom nothing was too much trouble. We would certainly like to return and explore more of this lovely area....two days was really too short, but a great taster!


  • 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/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine

The property

This ground floor apartment has wider doors and lowered kitchen units, making it ideal for those in wheelchairs.

Located close to the Solway Coast, western Lake District and Carlisle makes it an ideal base for exploring the north of Cumbria and Scottish Borders. Croftlands Court is located 4 miles from the Victorian seaside town of Silloth with village green overlooking the Solway Firth, shops, restaurants, bars and award winning golf course.

Within a short drive is the western Lake District with Buttermere, Crummock Water, Ennerdale and Wast Water, Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall and Scottish Borders are also within easy reach making this an ideal base from which to explore Cumbria. Converted from a former 17th century coach house and stable block to 4 modern apartments and 1 cottage all retaining exposed stone walls and beams, they will appeal to families or couples looking for a base from which to explore the Lake District in an area of peace and tranquillity.

The two ground floor apartments are suitable for guests in wheelchairs with wider doors and lower kitchen units.

Located on the owners working farm guests can enjoy meeting the animals including the hens, ducks, rabbits and no farm is complete without a friendly dog and cat.

The farm also has its own tea room and bakery where you can sample the home baked cakes. The Swallows Nest is on the ground floor, has oil fired under floor heating and comprises: Dining/lounge with TV, DVD player and CD/radio. Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave. Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom with adult size bunk beds. Shower room with hand basin and WC. All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available. Ample private parking. Shared use of the patio area in the courtyard with BBQ and garden.


All on one floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double; 1 x bunk bedroom with adult-size bunk bed. Bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area, including TV/DVD player and CD/radio.


  • Oil-fired underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player/radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample private parking
  • Shared patio in courtyard with BBQ and lawned garden
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance
  • Award-winning golf course nearby
  • 4 miles to Silloth.

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About the location


Maryport 12 miles; Carlisle 23 miles.

The popular resort of Silloth in West Cumbria lies north of the Lake District on the shore of the Solway Firth. On the opposite shore lie the hills of Southern Galloway in Scotland and to the south Skiddaw and the Northern Fells can be seen. Silloth was renowned for its "invigorating air, temperate climate, airy streets, its promenade and beach". It has glorious sea and mountain views and the light and the sunsets are renowned. It was developed in the 1850s; the railway arrived in 1856, the docks were opened 3 years later. The Carr's biscuit factory flour mill opened in 1886. Silloth was for a time, one of the country’s premier seaside resorts. The town was laid out on a regular grid pattern and planned as a "health resort for the upper and middle classes". The streets running off the wide, tree lined, cobbled Criffel Street are all named after the rivers flowing into the Solway Firth. The 'Green', an ever present feature is 34 acres of open grassland and is communal space for all to enjoy. Silloth and Solway Golf Club, situated in the town is a championship course which is ranked No 1 by the National Club Golfer Magazine 2016 for both quality and value. There are superb walks, particularly along the coastline, west to Allonby and east to Grune Point. Birdwatching is ever present. Both the Lake District and the English Heritage site of Birdoswald Fort, Hadrian's Wall are an easy 40 minute drive away. With quiet country roads and the Cumbria Coastal Way this is an ideal location for cyclists and walkers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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