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“Stunning views, relaxing hot tub!!”
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High Swinside Holiday Cottages have an idyllic hillside setting giving superb views over Lorton Vale
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High Swinside Holiday Cottages have an idyllic hillside setting giving superb views over Lorton Vale
High Swinside Cottage was built onto the main Farmhouse in 1800s as a farm workers' family cottage. View from the shared High Swinside garden across the Lorton Valley.
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High Swinside Holiday Cottages have an idyllic hillside setting giving superb views over Lorton Vale
High Swinside Cottage was built onto the main Farmhouse in 1800s as a farm workers' family cottage.
View from the shared High Swinside garden across the Lorton Valley.
From the entrance hall you enter this cosy living room with sofas around a woodburning stove...
There are also books, tv, maps, & games available. Boosters ensure good wifi throughout the cottage.
Well-equipped kitchen.  (Chest freezer, washing machine & tumbler dryer also available close by).
From the kitchen table you can look south east towards the Grasmoor fells....
and west across the Lorton Valley to Low Fell.
Upstairs is the good-sized double bedroom with ensuite shower room
The double bedroom has an oak beamed ceiling,
The double bedroom has lovely views south east towards Whiteside...
....and north east towards Swinside Fell and Whinlatter.
The 2nd bedroom is a twin. All the beds have bedside lights and sockets near.
The twin room looks out over a little walled garden towards Swinside Fell behind the cottage.
The cottage has a family bathroom - with bath and hand-held shower attachment.
The third bedroom is a single.
A little cottage window gives the single bedroom a view towards the Lorton valley.
There is already one very popular hot tub at High Swinside, soon to be joined by another!
Entrance to High Swinside Cottage - showing open fell access to Swinside Fell behind the cottage.
Melbreak from the track to High Swinside Holiday Cottages.
View from Melbreak. Lorton Vale stretches from Honister Pass to Cockermouth & includes 3 lakes.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Lorton, Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Emily W
1 review
“Stunning views, relaxing hot tub!!”
Reviewed 26 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Diana was a fabulous host, very welcoming and helpful. The hot tub was to die for especially with a glass of fizz on the go! Local pubs both did great food, the cottage was spacious and had everything we needed. The views are INCREDIBLE and well worth watching the sunset - even better from the tub. Will definitely be back! Thankyou

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MEHAK K
1 review
“Amazing stay and a very nice host. Best stay ever.”
Reviewed 10 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Amazing host and a very comfortable stay. Location and view feom thw property was much better than expected. Hot tubs are a great addition. Had lot of fun

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Thecohenc...
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12 reviews
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“Idyllic”
Reviewed 8 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We spent a few days here relaxing and especially enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub and enjoying the beautiful views. Would recommend if you want to spend a few days away from it all but also happy to drive about and enjoy the wonders of this gorgeous corner of the country

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Management Response
11 Jul 2017
Lovely to hear from you again - and thank you for your kind review. It was great having you all to stay and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here! Take care, Diana
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b0lanfan
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
“This is the place to be!”
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I booked this property mainly because of the location and view, but when we arrived we could not believe just how spectaculat the 360 degree view was, no photograph could do it justice, it has to be seen, to be believed! The location feels remote, the peace and quiet are idyllic, and yet only a short drive from towns, lakes, and waterfalls! The property is typical country farmhouse, very cosy and comfortable, especially the bed!! Dianne the owner lives on site, and is so warm, welcoming and extremely helpful, nothing is too much trouble.
I have been to many different countries, and have never been interested in going to the same place twice, but now I have found this property, I will definetly be returning asap, the lure of spending yet more nights in the hot tub, watching the sun go down, in what feels like the middle of nowhere, with a glass of wine or two, hearing nothing but the sound of sheep cows owls etc, is my idea of heaven
Thank you Dianne, for a wonderful holiday, see you soon

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Management Response
26 Jul 2016
Dear Mary & Phil - it gave me such pleasure that you loved the place from the moment you stepped out of your car! You were lovely, friendly, appreciative guests and it will be great to see you again when you return. Come again soon! Very best wishes, Diana
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CurlyWurl...
Manchester, UK
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40 reviews
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“Fantastic property, location and holiday”
Reviewed 23 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The Lorton Valley is stunningly beautiful and you have full advantage to take it in from High Swinside. By day the views from the gardens can be enjoyed from the lawn or ample seating positioned around the gardens - benches, dining tables and chairs and also hammocks. By evening you can watch the sun set over the hills and Solway firth from the fantastic wood-fired hot tub.

The Farmhouse is very well equipped for a family or larger group; facilities for dining, relaxing and sleeping are versatile and of a good standard. We were a 3-generation family group of 8 all staying together in The Farmhouse property, ages 2-73 and we enjoyed it immensely. While being in quite a secluded spot, we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the valley though were able to easily access other more lively locations, such as Maryport, Whinfell, Keswick and Allonby beach.

The icing on the cake was our host, Diana. She delivers faultless hospitality, enthusiasm and a real passion the Lake District. In such a short time on the High Swinside site she has accomplished a great standard of accommodation, matched with real care for our enjoyment. Nothing was too much trouble and we were thrilled to have met her.

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Management Response
23 Jul 2016
Thank you Helen for your very kind review - and for being such lovely easy guests! I do hope we meet again in the future - I really enjoyed meeting you all too. Very best wishes, Diana
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