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

The story of Swallows Nest
A trio of hens catching the sun. Free range eggs are plenty during spring and summer
Dedicated parking right outside your door,
Warm and cosy, the log burner in Swallows Nest is just the thing.
Cosy ambiance
Two of our gorgeous horses. Come and give them a lovely groom
Farm machinery at its very best. Boys and their toys eh?
Our farm is a full working livestock business where we believe in happy animals
You simply cannot beat our glorious Teesdale countryside. This is of our own farmland.
Horses grazing happily in our fields
1 of 48The story of Swallows Nest
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Barnard Castle, Durham, England
4 Star English Tourist Board (Visitbritain) inspected self-catering cottage. Beautiful, cosy cottage in tranquil, rural Teesdale, County Durham. Wood beams, log fire, own gardens, dedicated parking, free unlimited wi-fi. For a restful break from everyday life in an area packed full of activities and sights then stay here. Walking and sightseeing: Durham City, Beamish Museum, Raby Castle, Auckland Castle.
About the Owner, Alison T
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 38 reviews and 1 property
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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Listing #HL1501940
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Sue S
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Well...were do I start. Amazing place in a beautiful part of the country. Lots to do out and about if you want to leave the farm that is. Lots of great dog walks 2 mins from your door which is a bonus my Dogs are still knackered!! Couldn't fault accommodation it was lovely, cosy, warm and everything you needed was...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We absolutely loved having you and your gorgeous family stay with us so, the pleasure is equally ours. We are very much looking forward to your return visit later in the year. Thank you again, Alison


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Reviewed 17 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018
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Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review, it's perfect!! We are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday here and hope to see you again in the future. Many thanks again.


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Sylvia W
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018
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Lovely location and accommodation. Very well equipped, one of the best we have encountered. Comfortable and cosy. Would definitely recommend.

Management response:

Thank you very much for taking your time to write such a wonderful review. I am so pleased that you found the cottage so comfortable and cosy and equally delighted that you would happily recommend us. We would love to see you again sometime in the future. Thanks again, Alison


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We accept up to two pets in the cottage. If you normally allow them on your soft furnishings then please brings throws or some can be provided-thank you. Lots of walks so no...
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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R 651
R 6 843
5 May 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
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R 6 843
30 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
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R 7 176
1 Sep 2018 -
28 Sep 2018
Early autumn
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R 6 843
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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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Durham Tees Valley: 30.0 km
Railway: Bishop Auckland: 10.0 km
Ferry: Hull: 180.0 km
When you arrive in the area,go down the hills on either side of the village of Low Lands and we are immediately left/right opposite the village sign. There are two stone pillars to the farm entrance. Go down the lane and we'll be there to meet you. Parking is dedicated and immediately outside the cottage.If you are bringing 2 cars then that's no problem either as there's space for you all!
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 45.0 km.
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