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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

The Swallows Nest is on the ground floor of the exquisite Croftlands Court, just 4 miles from the beautiful Victorian town of Silloth.

It is a convenient base from which to explore the north of Cumbria and Scottish borders.

The property sits on the owner's working farm.

Croftlands Court was converted from a 17th-century coach house and stable block.

It now stands as 4 modern apartments and 1 charming cottage, retaining the gorgeous original exposed stone walls and beams.

The location is perfect for families or couples eager to explore the Lake District in the peace and tranquillity of the English countryside.

The property features an open-plan dining room/lounge, with a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own delicious meals to enjoy in the dining room.

Beyond this area you'll find the master double bedroom and extra bunk bedroom featuring adult-size bunk beds.

The shower room is beautifully decorated, with hand basin and WC.

The Swallows Nest is easily accessible for guests in wheelchairs, with wide doors and low kitchen units for your convenience.

One elegant feature you can enjoy is the oil-fired under floor heating.

The oil, electric, bed linen and towels are included in the price.

There is also a cot and highchair available, in case you have a little one to think of.

The exterior includes a shared patio area in the courtyard, with a BBQ and garden.

There is also ample private parking on-site.

Guests are welcome to spend some time meeting the farm’s animals.

There is also a quaint tea room and bakery, where you can enjoy some home-baked cakes.

The village green nearby overlooks the Solway Firth, and all the shops, bars and restaurants you could need are nearby, as well as an award-winning golf course.

Take a short drive and you'll find the western Lake District, with Buttermere, Crummock Water, Ennerdale and Wast Water, Carlisle and the Scottish Borders all within easy reach.

Perfectly located to be a base for exploring Cumbria, The Swallows Nest is an ideal getaway spot for any time of year.


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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