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Swan View (9 Railway Cottages, Newby Bridge)

Steam trains pass the end of the garden!
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39 reviews
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
*** UNESCO awards the Lake District World Heritage Site Status *** (07/17)
Swan View is a newly refurbished cottage, originally built in 1864 (1 0f 12) by the Furness Railway for steam railway and lake cruiser employees.
The cottage is located in the Lake District National Park, behind the Swan Hotel at Newby Bridge (South of Windermere) and is an ideal base for couples or families (sleeps/dines 2+2) to explore the Lake District.
Local attractions (within walking distance) are the Swan Hotel/Spa/Pool (day membership available), marina and playground, Haverthwaite steam railway runs past the cottage to Lakeside, where the Windermere cruises can be boarded. Lakeland Motor museum is at nearby Backbarrow.
A-Z 'Things To Do' list will be sent on booking.
Swan View is only available for up to 140 days each year.
Recent refurbishment m...
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Listing #HL6621042
About the Owner
Tony E
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
When you book Swan View I will send you a copy of my 'Things To Do' and 'Provisions' lists to help plan your holiday and minimise shopping. Your rental covers all costs including all beverages, breakfast cereals, cookies kids drinks and many other provisions. An honesty bar of cola, beers, wines and spirits is also available at supermarket prices, just pay in the piggy bank. On your arrival day I will meet you at Swan View, show you where everything is, answer any questions and hand over the keys. On your departure day just leave used towels in the bath, sign the visitors book and I will pop round for the keys. If you have had a great stay then please provide feedback on Tripadviser.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all the reviews of Swan Cottage we were extremely looking forward to our stay and wow we weren’t disappointed. It’s absolutely beautiful, immaculately clean, modern but still with its original features and set in what I would describe as a picture postcard setting....More

Thank gj4dj
Tony E, VR Owner at Swan View (9 Railway Cottages, Newby Bridge), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow that is a lovely summary of your family holiday, I'm so glad you enjoyed Swan View and the environment. You left the cottage immaculate, thanks for that, I look forward to you returning again soon. Cheers, Tony E

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This isn’t just accommodation it’s a home from home, clean, comfortable, warm and welcoming. Facilities spot on and made our stay perfect Good location great for exploring the lakes Would thoroughly recommend A* Thanks Tony

Thank Gary B
Tony E, VR Owner at Swan View (9 Railway Cottages, Newby Bridge), responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for your review Gary, I was delighted you referred to Swan View as a 'home from home' because that is exactly what we aim to provide for our guests comfort. Come back again soon. Cheers, Tony E

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We had a great stay at Swan View, the location was perfect for visiting family and exploring the surrounding countryside. The cottage had everything that we needed for five nights away plus a few extras. We enjoyed cooking in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoyed...More

Thank WoowooB
Tony E, VR Owner at Swan View (9 Railway Cottages, Newby Bridge), responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Sarah and family certainly made the most of their break and left Swan View in immaculate condition. I look forward to welcoming them back again soon. Tony E

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Please separate waste for recycling into: 1. General Waste (grey bin) 2. Glass/Bottles (grey box1) 3. Plastics and cans (blue bag) 4. Paper & Card (grey box 2) 5. Garden Waste...
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 Bunk
    1 Crib
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
GBP 90
GBP 500
3 Apr 2018 -
30 Jun 2018
3 nights
GBP 100
GBP 550
1 Jul 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
7 nights --
GBP 600
1 Oct 2018 -
30 Nov 2018
Autumn 2018
3 nights
GBP 95
GBP 550
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About the neighbourhood
*** UNESCO awards the Lake District World Heritage Site Status *** (07/17)
Newby Bridge is a small village adjoining the River Leven at the southern end of Lake Windermere. It got its name from the five-arched stone bridge built across the river in 1651. It caters mainly for the passing tourist trade, and has a railway station on the preserved Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Newby Bridge is a convenient base to explore the Furness peninsula and southern Lakeland areas. Lakeside Pier is at the southern end of Englands largest lake, Windermere, where you can arrive by boat from Waterhead or Bowness. There is also a ferry across the short distance to the National Trusts garden at Fell Foot Park where you can rent boats and canoes. Lakeside Pier is one end of the Lakeside and Have...
Getting around
Buses - To Grange, Kendal, Bowness, Windermere, Ulverston and Barrow stop on the A590 in front of the Swan Hotel.
Open Top Tour Bus (summer) - Swan Hotel to Lakeside & Windermere
Train Stations (Mainline) - at Grange, Windermere & Oxenholme
Train Stations (Steam) - at Newby Bridge Halt, Haverthwaite & Lakeside.
Boat Cruises - from Lakeside to Bowness & Ambleside
Boat Hire - at Fell Foot, Bowness and on Coniston
Taxi - 'Blueworks' at Backbarrow
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Manchester International: 100.0 km
Railway: Oxenholme, Lancaster, Grange, Ulverston: 4.0 km
Ferry: Heysham: 50.0 km
'Swan View, 9 Railway Cottages, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8AW
Exit M6 at J36 and follow the A590 (South Lakes/Barrow in Furness) until you get to Newby Bridge. pass the Shell station/MACE store/deli (great if you need any shopping), then across at the roundabout (A590) on the right you will see the famous five arched bridge over the River Leven. Turn right over the bridge towards the Swan Hotel, bear left then right (Lakeside) past the side of the Swan, over the railway bridge, look for wall on right with white stones, immediate turn right into 'Private Drive'. Park at the end in space '9' next to shed 9.
Drive down to the rear of No 9 (wheelie bins have numbers on), unload into rear boot room and park car to the left of No 9 shed at the bottom of the drive.The parki...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.0 km.
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