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The Nests at The Swan

Child friendly cottage, Lake District & Cumbria – Lakeside Family Holiday Homes, Newby Bridge, Windermere

About The Nests at The Swan

The Nests are set within the beautiful grounds of the Swan Hotel & Spa in Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Lake Windermere

Lakeland slate and oak craftsmen built, contemporary luxury holiday cottages with fantastic Lake District Views and hotel facilities on your doorstep. The Nests have fully equipped kitchens, helping you cook up a feast for family and friends. But if you fancy time off, pop over to the hotel and the sample the delicious food on offer there #Bestofbothworlds! Guests of the holiday cottages have full use of the Swan Hotel’s swimming pool, fitness centre and wellness facilities.The Nests are the perfect base for families to enjoy a luxurious contemporary holiday home and from which to explore the stunning Cumbria countryside.

Away with the Kids are proud to be showcasing these amazing Lakeside holiday cottages with totally gorgeous décors in a superb location. Having established the Swan Hotel as a luxury boutique family hotel it is great to see the owner has lavished the same amount of flair and creativity on this cluster of new build holiday homes.  Four family sized luxury cottages are nestled in the grounds of The Swan Hotel & Spa and come with the added benefit of the full use of all the hotel facilities. The interior design and décor is a sophisticated take on New England, with a pleasingly fresh colour palette and beautiful finishing touches courtesy of local craftsmen. The floor to ceiling windows in the living areas let the natural light stream through and take full advantage of the surrounding views. Children may be keen to go to sleep for once in these bespoke bunk beds and will delight to find a selection age appropriate toys and books in the bedrooms. Parents will love the luxurious bathrooms, the Egyptian cotton linen and sumptuous duvets, the alfresco fireplaces and who can resist sharing a bottle of wine snuggled up in front of the cosy log burning fires!

The Self Catering Accommodation

All cottages have central heating, fully equipped kitchens and utility room with range cookers, fridge freezers, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryers, iron & ironing boards. There is also a supply of tea towels, oven gloves and a full log basket. Each cottage boasts a private outdoor terrace area with a handcrafted flint fireplace. These cottages are ideal for families who enjoy independence and privacy but will appreciate the nearby excellent facilities of the Swan Hotel.

There are three identical 4 bedroom cottages which can sleep a family of 8 with a maximum of 6 adults. The Hedgehog, Mallard and Owls Nest accommodation is spread over three floors with sleeping arrangements on the top two floors. There are two super king with en-suite bedrooms, one kids bunk bedroom and one super king/twin room.

The Dormouse Cottage completes the collection and can accommodate a family of 8 within 3 bedrooms across two floors. There are two super king, en-suite bedrooms and a children’s bunk room containing two handcrafted bespoke bunk beds.

For frazzled parents the ultimate time out...

For adults wanting to indulge in some "me-time" to recharge those batteries, the Spa is just perfect for de-stressing frazzled parents. With treatments ranging from hot stone body massages, facials and mud wraps you can be assured of leaving in more of a relaxed state than arriving. For those who wish to be more energetic then enjoy a dip in the swimming pool, relax in the Jacuzzi, sauna or steam room or burn off some calories in the fully equipped Gym.

The heated indoor swimming pool has no time restrictions on when families can use it during the day and adult only swimming every evening from 7pm.

The Restaurants at The Swan Hotel

Although you can prepare your meals at times which suit you within your holiday accommodation, the food served at the Swan is a real treat to enjoy. Begin the day with a hearty Cumbrian breakfast including local produce smoked bacon and free range sausage cooked to order and delivered fresh to your table. Dining options are in the pub or in the River Room and the menu offers everything from fisherman's platter, salads and a sinful selection of homemade puddings to modern English cuisine using the finest Cumbrian produce. The children's menu features high quality homemade food and delicious local ice cream made from milk produced at a nearby organic farm.

Location and things to do in the Lake District

Perched on an idyllic spot The Swan Hotel & Spa in Newby Bridge is set in 14 acres on the banks of The River Leven at the Southern Tip of Lake Windermere. Its fantastic riverside location with outdoor seating is the ideal spot to take in the glorious surroundings by the River Leven and little ones will enjoy the simple pleasure of feeding the ducks. Within the grounds of the hotel there is a nature trail together with quality outdoor play equipment. If you kids love steam trains then they are in for a real treat as the famous Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway are situated close to the hotel. Further afield hire a rowing boat and play 'Swallows and Amazons', have a picnic at Fellfoot Country Park which has a brilliant outdoor adventure playground for the kids or visit The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, just a hop, skip and a jump away at Bowness. Horse riding, fishing, sailing, walking, the options are endless. There is nothing like fresh air for a good nights sleep!

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