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“The perfect cottage for a week away”
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Steam trains pass the end of the garden!
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Steam trains pass the end of the garden!
Swan View Cottage has a newly landscaped patio and garden (+ friendly pheasants) Kids love to wave at the driver and fireman!
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Steam trains pass the end of the garden!
Swan View Cottage has a newly landscaped patio and garden (+ friendly pheasants)
Kids love to wave at the driver and fireman!
Cosy lounge with stove and 3 piece suite
New fully equipped kitchen
Bed-1 Lovely big double bed, mountain views
Bed-2 Kids love the bunks (full size), mountain views
New Bathroom suite
New bath and shower (Matey foam included!)
Utility - Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Washer, Microwave
Bed-2 Bunks (Full Size)
Farmhouse table + Kids Corner
All cereals provided! (+ Variety Packs)
Wine, spirits and  beers available (honesty bar)
TV (Freeview and Freesat) in lounge and bedroom
Boot Room for wet clothes and wellies
Swan Hotel is opposite the cottage (kids commando course!)
Swan Hotel has a helicopter landing area - arrive in style!
Newby Bridge Halt is nearby (trains to Haverthwaite and Lakeside)
See the steam engine change over at Lakeside
Cruise from Lakeside to Bowness and Ambleside
'Swan' is the largest boat on Windermere
Hike up to the secret Castle! Finsthwaite Tower is at the top of the hill behind Swan View
View from the Swan Hotel playground looking over to Railway Cottages & Finsthwaite Tower.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Newby Bridge, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Excellent - based on 42 reviews
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sarahmala...
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The perfect cottage for a week away”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I booked this cottage for a weeks holiday with my partner and our eight year old daughter. Communication from the start of the booking with the owner was brilliant, and he was there upon our arrival to greet us and show us how everything worked.
The cottage was immaculate and so well equipped with everything you could possibly need to make your stay as easy as possible, even sachets of calpol in the cabinet for children if needed. I found the cottage very child friendly, with bunk beds, and a small selection of toys, which my daughter loved.
Normally when you go on holiday, you can't wait to get back home to your own bed, this was not the case with the cottage, they were that comfortable that I never wanted to get up.
Location wise it does not get any better than this. This was the perfect base for exploring and visiting some fantastic attractions, without driving too far.
The Safari zoo is well worth a visit and only a 20 min drive away, I found a good deal online ( www.wirefm.com ) where I was able to buy a family ticket for £16.00. We also went horse riding, train ride, Beatrix potter exhibition and a cruise on Lake windermere.
Tony provides an A - Z of things to do and there are plenty leaflets in the cottages with other suggestions and ideas.
The highlight of the cottage has to be the passing of the steam train at the bottom of the garden, something that I never tired of watching.
Overall a fantastic place to visit, a fab cottage.... Well done Tony for the time, pride and effort you put into this cottage, we cannot wait to visit again!

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Liked best: How clean the cottage was, the location and the steam trains passing the garden.
Liked least: nothing.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
12 Aug 2015
Wow! That is a very comprehensive review, thank you very much and I'm so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and made the most of your holiday. Thanks for the tip about the zoo tickets I shall use that for our visit next week.
Hope to see you back soon for another break. Best Wishes TonyE
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theresa46...
Thatcham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Home no 2”
Reviewed 31 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Had a lovely visit to Swan Cottage with my teenage twins. Beautiful, homely cottage with everything you could wish for. A big thank you to Tony the owner for the extras that other rentals do not include. Will hopefully be making a return visit.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
1 Aug 2015
Thank you for your positive comments on your stay here at Swan View. We are so pleased that you and the boys enjoyed it, even regarded it as your second home! Well please do so and come back soon for another relaxing break. Best Wishes, TonyE
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marie m
Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Superb place. Location was excellent.”
Reviewed 30 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This was a clean and modern cottage just as described. Tony the owner met us and showed us how to work everything and gave us many ideas whilst staying and for the future. Thank you we will be back for more.

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Liked best: The cleanliness
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
31 Jul 2015
Thank you for taking the time to share your enjoyable break at Swan View Cottage it was a pleasure having you and we look forward to you returning again soon. TonyE
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markemmer...
st helens
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“stayed at this blissfull,idealic cottage,amenities were second to none”
Reviewed 23 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015

we stayed at this lovely,picturesque cottage,which incidentally looks out to the steam railway,so a must for enthusiasts,alot of care and attention has gone into the needs of the guests,there is everything,spotlessly clean and close to many attractions,we will surely stay here again,my praise and thanks to the proprietor,mark and laney

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Liked best: cleanliness and view
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Jul 2015
Thank you for your kind review, yes we do try to exceed the expectations of our guests by providing extra little comforts that they appreciate. Come back soon! Cheers TonyE
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Chloe S
1 review
“Excellent!”
Reviewed 12 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Beautiful location and fantastic cottage! Tony was very helpful and the beers, nibbles and breakfast supplies were a lovely personal touch. We felt totally relaxed all weekend and enjoyed watching the steam trains go past the end of the garden. Also there are some lovely pubs within walking distance, and the A-Z of things to do that Tony provided gave us plenty of ideas for activities while we were there. Thank you again!

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Management Response
13 Jul 2015
Glad you both enjoyed your weekend here and found the cottage comfortable with homely touches. We try to help our guests get the most out of their holiday, even if its just sitting in the garden watching the trains go by! Come again soon. Cheers, Tony
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