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“Outstanding Owner!”
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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 43 reviews
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Debbie R
United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Outstanding Owner!”
Reviewed 6 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I stayed in this lovely little cottage with my husband and two children (9 and 7) for two nights. The location is excellent: it is within an easy drive of many interesting things to do and is quick to reach from the motorway. Newby Bridge is just a few minutes drive from the bustle of Bowness on Windermere but feels off the beaten track. The cottage is down a quiet and peaceful lane and there is a great restaurant/bar at the Swan Hotel a minute away. Unusually, a steam train runs right past the cottage and we had great fun waving to people!

The house was cosy and clean and the beds were comfortable but what sets this property aside from the normal is the owner; he really went out of his way to look after us. He gave us lots of helpful information on our arrival, provided milk and breakfast cereal and left an amazing choice of supplies for us to help ourselves to if the need/desire arose: toothpaste, razors, tins of soup, beer, rice and so on. There was an honesty piggy bank for payments if we wanted to take anything. Little details such as the provision of a night-light in the children's room also helped to make our stay very relaxing.

A cosy cottage and an outstanding owner! Perfect.

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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Your outstanding owner accolade is greatly appreciated! So glad that you and the children enjoyed the cottage and made the most of your short stay. Please return for another break soon. Best Wishes, TE
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Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

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Liked best: Modern white goods and cleanliness
Liked least: No oven dishes
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
19 Aug 2015
We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay here at the newly refurbished Swan View. You certainly crammed a lot of touring in while you were here. Glad you enjoyed the pony trekking at Bigland stables, this is becoming very popular with families. We look forward to you returning soon. Best Wishes, TonyE
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sarahmala...
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 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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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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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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