• About Water Yeat - Swingletree Cottage

    A barn conversion at the southern end of Coniston Water, with wonderful scenery, walking and cycling from the door. Coniston and Ulverston within easy reach.

    Ground Floor:
    3 steps to entrance. Beamed throughout.
    Living room: With wood burner, 43" Freesat TV, a selection of books and flagstone floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and slate floor.

    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

    Small enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

    Swingletree Cottage is a barn conversion at the former Water Yeat Farm, which is believed to date from the 17th century. The hamlet of Water Yeat is at the southern tip of Coniston Water. The landscape here has changed little over time with sheep farming on the fells and forestry still much in evidence. In springtime the woods are carpeted with fragrant bluebells and black Herdwick lambs roam free on the unfenced land. The old forestry skills of coppicing, charcoal burning, and the making of bobbins, pillboxes, hurdles and besom brooms have largely died out.
    The Lake Bank Jetty on Coniston Water is just a 10-minute stroll from the door. This is a great place for a swim or to launch a canoe, or go wind or paddle boarding. Access to the boating centre on Coniston Water is about ½ mile from Coniston village. Boats can be hired and trips on the launches or the steam yacht Gondola can be taken.
    This area is well served by good pubs, including a 14th-century inn at Lowick, which claims to be the oldest pub in the Lake District National Park. Coniston is about 5½ miles to the north and the busy little market town of Ulverston is about 9 miles to the south. Both have a good selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, places of interest and tourist information offices. The area around Water Yeat is a paradise for cyclists of all abilities, and the Blawith Loop begins just half a mile away. From Water Yeat crossing the bridge over the River Crake and on to Nibthwaite, there is easy access to the many Grizedale biking tracks which cater for a wide range of abilities. Grizedale Forest has many way-marked walks and the ‘Go Ape’ experience. A favourite short walk from the door is to Beacon Tarn. This walk can be extended to join the Cumbria Way, which begins in Ulverston and passes along the tarn’s western shoreline, continuing past the ancient farmstead of Stable Harvey and on to Torver, bypassing the Old Man of Coniston and on for about 70 miles to Carlisle. Fishing nearby. Beach 10 miles. Shop 5½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
    Swingletree Cottage can be booked together with Jackson’s Barn (UK1257) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

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      2 bedroom(s)

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
      Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
      Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Hoseasons "A barn conversion at the southern end of Coniston Water with wonderful scenery walking and cycling from the door. Coniston and Ulverston within easy reach.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\n3 steps to entrance. Beamed throughout.\n\nLiving room\n With wood burner 43 Freesat TV a selection of books and flagstone floor.\n\nKitchendining room \nWith breakfast bar electric oven electric hob microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher washerdryer and slate floor.\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\n\nBedroom 1\n With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nBedroom 2\n With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath and toilet.\n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nOil central heating electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.\n\n Small enclosed garden with patio garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.\n\n Swingletree Cottage is a barn conversion at the former Water Yeat Farm which is believed to date from the 17th century. The hamlet of Water Yeat is at the southern tip of Coniston Water. The landscape here has changed little over time with sheep farming on the fells and forestry still much in evidence. In springtime the woods are carpeted with fragrant bluebells and black Herdwick lambs roam free on the unfenced land. The old forestry skills of coppicing charcoal burning and the making of bobbins pillboxes hurdles and besom brooms have largely died out.\nThe Lake Bank Jetty on Coniston Water is just a 10-minute stroll from the door. This is a great place for a swim or to launch a canoe or go wind or paddle boarding. Access to the boating centre on Coniston Water is about ½ mile from Coniston village. Boats can be hired and trips on the launches or the steam yacht Gondola can be taken.\nThis area is well served by good pubs including a 14th-century inn at Lowick which claims to be the oldest pub in the Lake District National Park. Coniston is about 5½ miles to the north and the busy little market town of Ulverston is about 9 miles to the south. Both have a good selection of shops pubs restaurants places of interest and tourist information offices. The area around Water Yeat is a paradise for cyclists of all abilities and the Blawith Loop begins just half a mile away. From Water Yeat crossing the bridge over the River Crake and on to Nibthwaite there is easy access to the many Grizedale biking tracks which cater for a wide range of abilities. Grizedale Forest has many way-marked walks and the ‘Go Ape’ experience. A favourite short walk from the door is to Beacon Tarn. This walk can be extended to join the Cumbria Way which begins in Ulverston and passes along the tarn’s western shoreline continuing past the ancient farmstead of Stable Harvey and on to Torver bypassing the Old Man of Coniston and on for about 70 miles to Carlisle. Fishing nearby. Beach 10 miles. Shop 5½ miles pub and restaurant 2 miles.\nSwingletree Cottage can be booked together with Jackson’s Barn UK1257 to accommodate up to 8 guests. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/107/{pixelwidth}/10704969.jpg UK1258

    Water Yeat - Swingletree Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.7 out of 10 – based on 20 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.6

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.3

    Location

    9.6

    Cleanliness

    9.9

    Value for money

    9.4

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    10
    out of 10

    Great Cottage warm and welcoming with everything you need. Tasty welcome tray. The location was perfect for southern lakes. Great time had by all of us would definitely recommend.

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    2019-10-19

    10
    out of 10

    Absolutely stunning cottage in a great quiet location. Great warm welcome from the owners and a brilliant holiday was had, even with the constant October rain. We would definitely go again.

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    2019-10-15

    9
    out of 10

    An excellent cottage in an unspoilt location. If you are used to Lake District being about Ambleside, Grasmere or Keswick this is a worthwhile corner to explore near Coniston. The walk to Beacon Tarn is lovely, especially in the early evening. The cottage has loads of space and is very clean and well presented. Not being within easy range of a pub or shop may not suit all but great outdoor space to sit out and enjoy the scenery.

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    2019-09-20

    10
    out of 10

    Lovely cottage, owners very welcoming ,lovely welcome tray fruit cake lovely.very spacious lovely and clean very cosy,

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    2019-09-08

    9
    out of 10

    The cottage is beautifully converted and equipped. Big bedrooms and bathrooms and the kitchen area is huge. Only downside is its not particularly close to local amenities but that was certianly not a show stopper. Would definitely recommend a stay at Swingletree.

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    2019-08-23

    10
    out of 10

    Very clean and comfortable barn conversion done to very high standards. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.

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    2019-08-14

    10
    out of 10

    Lovely Cottage Can’t wait to go back Lovely walks from the cottage Especially Beacon Tarn for swimming..

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    2019-08-09

    10
    out of 10

    Beautiful property in an extremely tranquil spot, with very comfortable outdoor seating (something that’s so often skimped on in holiday rentals!) to enjoy the evening sunshine after a day’s walking. We loved our week at the cottage - and the thoughtful welcome pack provided by the friendly and helpful owners - and will definitely be back.

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    2019-07-27

    10
    out of 10

    This cottage was of very high quality and surrounded by beautiful views and countryside. It is more aimed at families or younger people as the stairs were difficult for older people and twin bedroom beds were not all that comfortable. The bath in twin room was also small. It would have been good to have had fans in bedrooms as they were warm in the hot weather and twin room especially only had a sky light window to open. Overall the cottage was in a good location and nice to stay in.

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    2019-07-11

    10
    out of 10

    Excellent. Nice peaceful location but within easy driving reach of Ulverston or Coniston. Nice owners who will give any helpful advice if requested. Highly recommended. Will book again next time we go to the South Lakeland area.

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    2019-06-15

    10
    out of 10

    a lovely place to stay, peaceful 2 mins walk to the hills and the views, Coniston lake is about a mile to the southern end with nice walks along the shore.

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    2019-05-21

    9
    out of 10

    The cottage had been recently restored to a high standard and was much more spacious than we’d expected. A great location near Coniston lake and easy to reach the south lakes area.

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    2019-04-30

    10
    out of 10

    We had a lovely time at the cottage. It’s very well appointed with everything you need. It is remote and local services are a short drive, but there are some great walks straight from the door with easy access to Coniston Old Man and into the wider Lakes if wanted. A lovely welcome pack was much appreciated. The only niggle was that the washing machine door just didn’t want to close, so we couldn’t use it - but I’m sure this is a simple fix. Well done to the owners - a really great barn conversion with lovely touches giving the cottage a unique feel ?

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    2019-04-20

    8
    out of 10

    Beautiful cottage and peaceful location. Lovely and clean with a homemade cake, jar of jam, eggs and milk as a welcome. Kitchen needs more equipment but apart from that we thought everything was wonderful. Would definitely stay there again. We were sorry to have to leave

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    2019-04-13

    10
    out of 10

    A wonderfully cosy cottage, set in a quiet location with gorgeous views. The cottage is very spacious and well maintained. The hosts were very thoughtful and Provided us with a lovely home made cake, fresh jam, eggs and soda bread for our stay. The location is tranquil however you will need to drive to get to any local amenities. We would definitely hire this cottage again if returning to the local area.

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    2019-04-06

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