Swallow's Nest

“Special spot for exploring Cumbria and Lake District” - VisitEngland Assessor


Catterlen, Cumbria

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Close to Penrith and conveniently situated for local villages and the nearby Thacka Beck Nature Reserve, Swallow’s Nest – a beautifully converted sandstone barn – is also a good base for the Lake District, with Ullswater twelve miles and Keswick less than twenty miles distant. History buffs will enjoy the house and gardens at Hutton in the Forest.

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4 Star Self-Catering
Gold Award
Recommended for families

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Swallow's Nest
Low Dyke, Catterlen, PENRITH, Cumbria, CA11 0BQ
Phone : 01768 862568

About The area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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