Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Swallow Barn is in a rural setting and with stunning views to the Lakeland Mountains and the Kent Estuary. While it is close to major routes, the barn rests among rolling hills, which protect it in a calm and tranquil environment.
The barn has been stylishly converted and well equipped and furnished to a high standard with old pine furniture and country fabrics and has been rated 4 star by Quality in Tourism with a Gold award.
Swallow Barn offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday or short stay and base to explore both the Lake District (30 mins by car to Windermere), the Yorkshire Dales National Parks (30 mins to Ingleton) or the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (40 mins). It is close to the picturesque market towns of Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale, with Arnside with its tidal estuary and walk across Morecambe Bay sands, and Leighton Moss Nature Reserve nearby.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 100 km, Nearest railway: Oxenholme 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Cumbria/Lake District
Swallow Barn is close to the boundary of the Lake District National Park. This is fabulously scenic area, and worth a visit at any time of year. All land above 3000 feet in England, and the highest mountain and the deepest & longest lakes in England lie within this National Park. The area is also associated with poet William Wordsworth and children's author & illustrator, Beatrix Potter.
The western extent of the Yorkshire Dales National Park are equally accessible from Swallow Barn. This area features pretty market towns and villages and features rolling upland pastures and heather moorland with limestone crags, and contain the " Yorkshire Three Peaks" of Ingleborough (723 metres), Pen y Ghent (691 metres) and Whernside (728 metres).
To the South of Swallow Barn, and easily accessible, is the less well known Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, consisting of beautiful gritstone fells, deep valleys and peat moorland, famous for grouse shooting.
Lastly Morecambe Bay, which is just visible from Swallow Barn, is an important wildlife site, with varied marine habitats and renowned for its abundant bird life. The bay has rich cockle beds, which have been fished by locals for generations.
The whole region is thus a paradise for walkers, cyclists, water sports enthusiasts, cavers and birdwatchers.
Swallow Barn is close to the picturesque market towns of Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale. Windermere, at the heart of the southern lakes, is within 30 minutes by car. There are walks around the area and many places of interest such as Arnside with its tidal estuary and organised low-tide walks across Morecambe Bay sands. Leighton Moss Nature Reserve and Ingleton with its caves and waterfalls are both nearby, as are the famous "Three Peaks" of Ingleborough, Pen y Ghent and Whernside, with their associated '12 hour challenge'.
The Westmoorland Showground is approximately 3 miles away and is the location for the annual Westmoorland County Annual Show.The Lancaster Canal is close by, where barge rides can sometimes be taken. The towpath can be followed to Kendal.
The nearest village is approximately a mile away is Endmoor, which boasts a pub, village store and fabulous bakery!
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