Tel: 016974 78409
Prop : Nan Savage
Come and stay with us in the peaceful, unspoilt surroundings
of the Lake District National Park
Swaledale Watch is a very busy working sheep farm just a mile outside the picturesque village of Caldbeck, and situated within the Lake District National Park.
Lots of animals and birds can be seen around the farm at various times of the year, with lambing time being a particular favourite.
Have a look around our website to see what we can offer
Caldbeck is well situated for both walking the rolling northern fells or touring by car. We are almost equi-distant from Keswick, Cockermouth (Wordsworth's birthplace), Penrith (Ullswater), Carlisle (The Border City) and the Solway coast
If I may suggest, days out to consider are Hadrian's Wall, the Eden Valley, with its red sandstone villages, or a trip on the Carlisle to Settle railway
We have twin, double and family rooms. All very comfortable and tastefully decorated, all have private facilities, with both bath and shower. All rooms have tea tray, colour TV, clock radio, shoe cleaner. Clean towels are provided daily, we also have available a 4 double bedroom self catering cottage in Caldbeck village.
We are a busy sheep farm. Lambing time is a favourite with our guests and we always say come prepared with warm woolies and wellies, then you can join in.
You are welcome to walk in our fields, we farm 300 acres and will point out to you where they are. We are hoping to use about 100 acres to make a route which incorporates what we call our own little nature reserve, without disturbing the habitat
of the natural flora and fauna
You are within 100 yards of the start of a memorable walk into Caldbeck. You pass through ""The Howk", a limestone gorge with a beautiful waterfall and the remains of the old bobbin mill. Stop off in Caldbeck for refreshments in the well-stocked village post office/shop or the pub, which serves bar snacks or full restaurant meals. Carry on to Hesket-Newmarket via "Waters meetings". There are a great many well-marked footpaths for you to choose a day locally. You will find hedgerows bursting with wild flowers, and we are fortunate in still having red squirrels in our woodlands and trout in our streams. A variety of animals and birds can be seen around the farm at various times of the year, lambing time being a particular favourite.
Your choice of breakfast is served between 7.00 and 9.00 a.m.