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Swallows Nest Cottage-Superb 4 Star Accommodation set in glorious countryside

47 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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4 Star English Tourist Board (Visitbritain) inspected self-catering cottage. 100% cleanliness rating at last inspection (Dec 2018). Beautiful, cosy cottage in tranquil, rural Teesdale, County Durham, North-East England. Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms. One double, one twin, both ensuite. One with bath and toilet etc and one with shower and toilet. Wood beams, log fire, own garden, dedicated parking, free unlimited wi-fi. Glorious walks from right outside your door. Pet-friendly, child-friendly, wheelchair accessible rating-3 Mobility. EVERYONE is welcome! Although rural, we are within a walk or drive of a local village with a multitude of amenities or further afield, a drive to towns and cities. Close to Durham City, Beamish Museum, Raby Castle, Auckland Castle, The Lake District, Northumberlan...4 Star English Tourist Board (Visitbritain) inspected self-catering cottage. 100% cleanliness rating at last inspection (Dec 2018). Beautiful, cosy cottage in tranquil, rural Teesdale, County Durham, North-East England. Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms. One double, one twin, both ensuite. One with bath and toilet etc and one with shower and toilet. Wood beams, log fire, own garden, dedicated parking, free unlimited wi-fi. Glorious walks from right outside your door. Pet-friendly, child-friendly, wheelchair accessible rating-3 Mobility. EVERYONE is welcome! Although rural, we are within a walk or drive of a local village with a multitude of amenities or further afield, a drive to towns and cities. Close to Durham City, Beamish Museum, Raby Castle, Auckland Castle, The Lake District, Northumberland and North Yorkshire. For a restful break from everyday life in an area packed full of activities and sights then stay here. More
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About the Owner
Alison T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
Interaction with guests
We will be here to meet you when you arrive at our lovely farm. The cottage will be ready from 2pm onwards but if you're in the area before then pop in and see us, you can always leave your bags here if you arrive early and it's not quite ready.
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Reviewed 26 April 2019

Barnard Castle and it's quirky shops.Lovely walks and scenery.Good pubs offering lovely food.something for everyone.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank JeannetteR117
AllyTally, VR Owner at Swallows Nest Cottage-Superb 4 Star Accommodation set in glorious countryside, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2019

Thank you for taking the time and for giving us a perfect review. It will really help our future guests who have difficulties with mobility. Thanks again, Alison

Reviewed 25 April 2019

"We feel so blessed to have found this little haven! The twins have had such an amazing time that they are insisting we come back...Wonderful welcome and hospitality, Alison and Keith thank you! Glen too for playing 'header' with Angus 🙂 and Chelise is a...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank hamoosh
AllyTally, VR Owner at Swallows Nest Cottage-Superb 4 Star Accommodation set in glorious countryside, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a glowing review. We love having guests come and stay on our farm and I'm glad that this showed. We are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay here and are looking forward...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2019

This warm and cosy self contained cottage is located on a lovely working farm. It is well equipped, having two en-suite facilities is a real advantage, as is being able to park the car right outside the front door. There are good walks from the...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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AllyTally, VR Owner at Swallows Nest Cottage-Superb 4 Star Accommodation set in glorious countryside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2019

Thank you so much for your super review. I am so pleased that you have enjoyed your stay here in Swallows Nest and have managed to spend some quality time relaxing in our lovely countryside. You are right, we are handy for most places yet...More

Reviewed 28 February 2019 via mobile

Just returned from a wonderful week at Swallow nest cottage, wonderful host Alison, and great cottage with everything you need to enjoy your holiday. The cottage is on a working farm with cattle, sheep, piglets, ducks, geese & a horse which we all enjoyed. Great...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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AllyTally, VR Owner at Swallows Nest Cottage-Superb 4 Star Accommodation set in glorious countryside, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2019

Thank you for your fabulous review. I'm so pleased that you liked your stay in Swallows Nest and totally love that the animals got a mention too!! You are right, we are really accessible to lots of wonderful places here. We feel we're spoilt for...More

Reviewed 4 January 2019

Lovely, comfortable & spacious cottage, set in the grounds of the owner's farm. Our dog loved walking on the fell, opposite. The farm, is situated very close to Barnard Castle, Hamsterley Forest & High Force, all of which are perfect for dog walks & lovers...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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AllyTally, VR Owner at Swallows Nest Cottage-Superb 4 Star Accommodation set in glorious countryside, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Thank you so much for writing such a glowing review, we really appreciate you taking the time. We love living here on the farm and are glad that you liked it too. The walks on Cockfield Fell are particularly lovely, we feel blessed to live...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Swallows Nest is ideally situated to explore all of Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland. It is situated close to the picturesque village of Cockfield and right on the verge of Cockfield Fell, Britain's largest protected common land area. It was once home to hundreds of miners but is now full of wildlife with curlews, buzzards and the occasional kestrel.Located close to Hamsterley Forest, part of the Dark Skies initiative, the farm is also cloaked in darkness during the winter evenings. This makes it ideal for stargazing.
Getting around
The most convenient way to see our local area is by car. We would recommend you hire a car or be prepared to have fun walking around the sights and scenery of Cockfield.
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