Your hosts Karen & Alison extend you a warm welcome to the Blue Swallow Guest House.

Our Guest House

Ideally situated on the edge of the historic market town of Penrith, the Blue Swallow Guest House is a charming Victorian town house built in 1851.  The guest house offers 7 comfortable and well presented rooms and is within easy distance of the town centre, bus and railway stations.

Penrith is situated just outside the Lake District National Park, located at the crossroads of the A66 and M6 (J40). Its central location within Cumbria makes it an ideal spot from which to explore the Lake District, Eden Valley, North Pennines and Hadrian’s Wall.

Penrith is a cycle friendly town with  the classic C2C, Lakes & Dales loop, LEJOG and National Routes 7 & 71 passing through. The Blue Swallow offers walkers and cyclists drying facilities and cycle storage.

Availability & Booking

We wanted to thank you for making our stay at the Blue Swallow special. Our room was lovely and comfortable, and the fabulous breakfast kept us going as we trudged through the mud at Kendal Calling!

Peter & Janet - July 2019

Lovely place and lovely ladies! Thank you for all the warm and welcoming touches. The food was delicious.

Carol & Tom - July 2019

Had a great stay, 2 days spoilt as usual. See you soon my friends!

Lynn & Les - August 2019

Lovely place, fab room. Just great!

Susan & Kris - August 2019

It was a great stay – sun shining this morning – lovely breakfast – lovely people.

John & Kathy - August 2019

A great stay & wonderful breakfast. Bunty the dog was a bonus for dog lovers! Thanks!

Peter & Clair - August 2019

Thoughtful & fully comfy, thank you for every need.

Craige & Colleen - August 2019

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, comfortable accommodation and hearty English breakfast! All the best to you all including gorgeous Bunty!

Ann & Grange - August 2019

Beautiful, takes guest house to a whole new level!

Susie & Stewart - C2C, September 2019

A big thank you for a lovely stay at your guest house. Your flapjack helped me on a hard days cycling. Thank you so much!

Karen - October 2019

We had a really lovely stay here doing the C2C. When we returned after the last day it felt like coming home. The flapjack was the icing on the cake!

Anon - June 2019

Thank you so much for an amazing stay – very clean, helpful and warming and breakfast was great!

Kiran, Adam, Fiona & Marcus - June 2019

Another brilliant stay – see you next year!

Kath, John & Lily - June 2019

So very welcoming, warm, sooo comfortable. Delicious home baking and cuddly puppy as a bonus. Thank you!

Lynne, Colin & Sam - June 2019

Just wanted to say no wonder you get such rave reviews. From the moment I dropped off my case Karen and Alison could not have been more helpful. My room and facilities were spotless, and so many extra touches. From fresh milk in little milk bottles for the room along with homemade tablet and cakes. Breakfast options were great plus home made marmalade. They even arranged a taxi and gave me a flapjack for my journey. 5 stars are obvious more are due, would go back in a heart beat, many thanks and continued success Rhona?

Rhona - July 2019