3 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) Barn in Selside

Swallow Barn, Converted Lakeland Stone Barn, Excellent Views, Quality Accommodation (200yrs old)

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.

Barn ref : P37302
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Owner : Mr and Mrs A Saumtally

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  • Property Type Barn
  • Location Selside
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum nights stay2
  • Low season price per week£420
  • High season price per week£695
  • Average price per week£495
  • Customer rating 4.8 / 5 ( 18 reviews )
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability

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The detached barn displays a wealth of interesting and original features with original timber roof structure, thick stonewalls, stone flag and solid oak floors. The garden areas are extensive with well-stocked borders and distant views over the surrounding fells and Longsleddale valley (The Lake District National Park). There is enough private parking for at least 3 cars. The barn is situated next to the original Grade 1 listed farmhouse and is only a 15 minute drive from Kendal/Windermere. All rooms are furnished to a high standard with co-ordinating fabrics and many personal touches throughout. The accommodation offers central heating, real cast iron log burner, entrance hall, 3 bedrooms (king size has en-suite shower room), family bathroom, utility room and first floor open plan living/dining room kitchen. Towels and linens are also included with your booking. Outside there is a large garden as well as mature planted borders and patio areas with a summer house / timber shed. WiFi available unlimited internet usage and phone for incoming calls and emergency outgoing calls. An initial basket of logs will be provided for guests during autumn or winter bookings.


Booking change over day is usually a Friday (but flexible to suit your needs). Week bookings (7 nights) are Fri-Fri. We can also offer 3 night long weekend bookings (Fri - Mon) and 5 night stay arriving Monday and leaving Friday. Please contact us if any of these suit your needs and we will be happy to provide a competitive quote for your enquiry. All prices include linens, towels, heating, water, cleaning. We have an excellent housemaid who lives nearby who will help you if you need anything. Please email us or call to discuss your requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your booking. Please have a look at our photographs and our marvelous 5* reviews we have received over many years.

Living accommodation upstairs. Bedrooms, bathroom on ground level. Access given from 4pm on arrival day and vacate by 10:30am on departure day unless agreed otherwise with the owner at time of booking. Outside: Outside there is a large enclosed garden as well as mature planted borders, patio areas and summer house. Timber country gate to entrance. Garden is fenced/walled all round. Beautiful views onto the fells - the lake district national park. The A6 passes at the very bottom of the garden on the boundary to the national park. Utility Room: Slate floored utility room is available for guests' use with combined washer/dryer machine, freezer, storage space and drying racks, cloaks hanging area and radiator. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen included. Towels are also included. Swallow Barn is cleaned and bedding is changed before every guest arrives. Covered outer porch with an attractive welcoming entrance with stained solid timber front door, stone flag floor, beamed ceiling, latch style solid timber doors to all rooms & timber staircase leading to first floor

Special interest holidays: Horse riding places are nearby.

Coast/Beach: Approx 25mins to Grange over sands, Silverdale etc. Beautiful.

Travel: Kendal train station (3miles from swallow barn)

Distances: Kendal - 3 miles, approx 5 min drive. Windermere - approx 15minute drive. Boats on lake for pleasure cruising and steam railway at Haverthwaite near Newby Bridge (approx 20min drive from Swallow barn).

Further Details: Retail park, morrisons, NEXT etc 3 miles away (5min drive). Very convenient. Heating:- The heating boiler will be set to automatic mode for guests. If you would like to turn radiators up just open valves on radiators in rooms that you will be using. Please use heating reasonably and wisely and we kindly request that guests don’t leave heating on 24/7. The price you pay for swallow barn is reflective of reasonable usage on all utilities (central heating and water). Water is on a meter so please use water wisely too. We appreciate your understanding and help in this matter. The broad band router can be used for wifi internet access if you bring your tablet/ipad/lap top etc that’s wireless enabled – the wireless name and password is on the back of the router. If you plan to use the internet at swallow barn please use it with fair and reasonable use and please respect our wishes and do not visit any unsavoury web sites!


Wow. Swallow barn - One of the best we've stayed in.

By Wendy S on 11-Jan-2020

My family and I stayed at Swallow Barn for New Year and had a fantastic week together. We found the property very homely and clean with everything we needed. We enjoyed having fires in the log burner whilst playing games and having some quality time.
The property is ideally located with wonderful views and is only a short drive to several large supermarkets. Our dog also had the pleasure of being at the property with us and enjoyed his holiday in large garden which was secure for him to play. We enjoyed days out on a boat at Lake Windermere and a hike at Helvellyn which had breathtaking views, well worth a visit! We are a family who have travelled and hired various properties in various countries over the years and we found Swallow Barn to be one of the best. Thank you Ahmad and Andrea for letting us have the opportunity of staying and being fantastic from initial booking right through to the end of our stay. 

We highly recommend staying at Swallow Barn and hope to return sometime in the future. 

Wendy S and Family 

5 of of 5

Lovely sunny long weekend.

By David on 21-May-2018

Thanks very much for the lovely cottage, we had a super weekend break. I hope we have left it all as expected.

Thanks, and hope to visit again,


5 of of 5

Lovely place. Lovely time. Thank you

By Pam T on 05-Apr-2018

Dear Ahmad
We've had a lovely stay at Swallow Barn. Cottage is lovely and the kids have had a great time. Weather was mixed but what we expected in April! Lovely place. Lovely time. Thank you.

5 of of 5

By James L on 20-Feb-2018

Dear Ahmad,
we loved our stay and will surely be back this year.
Thank you

4 of of 5

Wonderful and relaxing cottage

By Rich S on 15-Dec-2017

Had 6 nights at Swallow Barn recently. A wonderful cottage, ideally placed for exploring the lakes or the dales.

The cottage is ideal for families or couples who want a bit of extra space. The welcome gift was a nice touch.

The cottage is clean, comfortable and pleasantly furnished. The kitchen has all you need to cater for yourself or Kendal is a very short drive if you prefer eating out.

5 of of 5

Good base for stunning Lakes

By Christine on 21-Sep-2017

The barn was in great location, easy to find, quiet and within 5 minutes of Kendal. Spacious for just the 2 of us, the kitchen had everything we needed and the bedrooms were comfortable. We visited lots of National Trust properties within a 30 mile radius and enjoyed the stunning scenery.

A great time, we would recommend.

Chris and Pat

4 of of 5

Beautiful barn in beautiful location

By The Whithams on 31-Aug-2017

Really enjoyed our stay. Just what we needed as a family. All our needs were catered for and the barn was beautiful (very classy finishes and design - probably the nicest we have stayed in and we have stayed in a few private cottages in our life time). We walked and visited many places in the lakes in and around windermere, ambleside, keswick and kendal. The kids loved it and want to go back already. Thank you for letting us stay - we will definitely be booking again

5 of of 5


By Vicky on 08-Aug-2017

We had such a wonderful time in the Lakes, thank you so much! The barn was lovely, full of character and had everything we needed. Just seems so long ago now!

Thanks again,


5 of of 5

Lovely comfortable property

By John S on 27-Jul-2017

I was staying at Swallow Barn with two friends. We were on a golfing holiday. The accommodation was very comfortable and in a brilliant location. The barn was set up with every possible convenience. It was all in great order and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay

5 of of 5

relaxing break

By Anonymous on 30-Jun-2017

Swallow barn was a great place to get away from it all. Everything we needed was there, plenty of space, lovely and clean. The garden was great for the kids to have a run about (on the dry days!) A good base for exploring the lakes.

5 of of 5

cosy - well equipped

By Angela M on 02-Jan-2017

We had a lovely stay over Christmas. Everything was taken care of, including a Christmas Tree and chocolates. Well located to explore the surrounding areas.

5 of of 5

pleasantly surprised

By Sarah G on 15-Oct-2016

Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised. The home has everything that you need for a relaxing stay. We had 2 children and a dog (pre organised with the owner) all had their own areas where they could be themselves. The extra touches meant everything to us there was everything you could need and more. Would like to visit in summer so we could sit outside and admire the views. Thanks again!!

5 of of 5

lovely weekend at Swallow Barn

By Lynne H on 18-Aug-2016

We have just returned from a lovely weekend at Swallow Barn. We have been to Swallow Barn 3 times in the last few years and have thoroughly enjoyed every visit – we have even been blessed with snow on the last 2 visits.

Swallow Barn is really like home from home – every eventuality catered for…..good selection of kitchen equipment/ logs for the fire/ games for the kids

Furnished to a high standard and easily accessible as it is just off the A6

Lots to do in the area – some lovely walks and pretty towns and villages to visit.

The owner, Ahmad, is very helpful. We visited in the aftermath of the floods in Kendal and he made sure that we were aware that the bridges in the town were out of action and diversions were in place.

If you are looking for a relaxing break, out of the way but not too far from civilisation, I would highly recommend Swallow Barn

5 of of 5

Our second visit to Swallow Barn

By Caroline M on 24-Jun-2016

Our second visit to Swallow Barn. Comfortable cottage with beautiful scenery all around. Ideal location for visiting the Lakes and town of Kendal.

4 of of 5

loved the place. It was definitely a real home-from-home

By Rebecca U on 27-May-2016

I spent six nights at Swallow Barn with my teenage daughter and we both loved the place. It was definitely a real home-from-home and we were very comfortable. We both slept 10-11 hours straight on the first two nights!

We especially liked the quiet setting, and walking down the lanes enjoying the beautiful tranquility of the surrounding countryside. Chatted with the local lady who looks after the place (sorry, I can't remember her name!) and she is really friendly. We had no problems with the place, but I'm sure if there was any issue she would be very helpful. The location is ideal - it feels out of the way yet is easily accessible and only a short drive into Kendal and about 20 minutes to Windemere/Bowness.

The barn has everything you need for a great stay. I'd definitely go back again and have already recommended it to others. Thanks for a great holiday! :)

5 of of 5

such a wonderful space

By Kyle M on 14-May-2016

The saumutallys have provided such a wonderful space to put your feet up and relax after a long day of being outside, with such a spacious but cosy enviroment to enjoy. It was everything i could ask for in a holiday rental as it has everything...and i mean everything that you could need. Had such a wonderful time with the dogs to, already recommended to family and will definately return in the future.


5 of of 5

Everything we needed and more at swallow barn

By Cathy W on 16-Oct-2015

We stayed a week here would have loved longer, the cottage as everything you need to have a great holiday and is in the ideal location, on arrival everything was beautiful clean and well laid out will definitely be booking again

5 of of 5

The barn is amazing, tastefully converted and decorated

By Mark & Dawn -Nottingham on 29-Aug-2015

We recently returned from a 6 night stay at Swallow Barn. The barn is a amazing, tastefully converted and decorated with some of the original features still in place. It is well equipt, very clean and well maintained to a very high standard. The garden is well kept and a lovely retreat in the evening after the days adventures.It is situated a short drive from the local town amenities but far enough out to be situated in the countryside with amazing views of the valleys. We liked the fact that it was very quite and private and had great views from all sides. The lakes are within easy driving distance and we would recommend a drive to Ullswater for see the Aira Force waterfalls. The owners were very good at keeping us updated with arrival information prior to the visit, they are very accommodating of any requests. We are looking forward to staying in Swallow Barn again and will be recommending to family and friends. Thank you Mr & Mrs Saumtally.

5 of of 5
All year Low season
420 per week
Summer, half terms Peak season
695 per week
Easter Easter
695 per week or 195 per night min 3 nights
Christmas Christmas
725 per week or 210 per night min 3 nights
New year New year
725 per week or 210 per night min 3 nights
Children Welcome
Refrigerator Hob Microwave
Dishwasher Pantry item Coffee maker
Toaster Dining room Internet
Telephone Fireplace Wood stove
Heating Linens provided Washing machine
Tumble dryer Parking Living room
Hairdryer Ironing board Television
Satellite/cable Dvds Video library
Games Books Garden
Bicycles Golf
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