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

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.
Listing #HL1501940
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 12 June 2018

This is an absolutely gorgeous cottage with everything the family could need. The layout is perfect for families with children of any age, or two couples, as each bedroom has their own extensive en-suite facilities. Inside, the cottage is immaculate, very well equipped to be...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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AllyTally, VR Owner at Swallows Nest Cottage-Superb 4 Star Accommodation set in glorious countryside, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

What an absolutely wonderful review, thank you so much for taking the time to write it. We feel so lucky to live in such idyllic surroundings and are thrilled that you have enjoyed it as much as we do. Your glowing comments on Swallows Nest...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018

As a family of four with a disabled son, who like walking and the outdoors, this was a perfect location for us. We have a decent all terrain electric pushchair and Raby Castle, Hamsterley Forest, Gibside, Cockfield Fell and Hedmeyhope Fell nature reserve gave us...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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AllyTally, VR Owner at Swallows Nest Cottage-Superb 4 Star Accommodation set in glorious countryside, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you very much for writing such a glowing review of our cottage. You have especially helped future guests who may have friends and family with them who have mobility issues. Thank you also for your kind words about Keith and I. We strive to...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Really enjoyed our stay at this cottage and plan on visiting again. The cottage is sweet with beams, wood burner and was furnished well. The heating system was excellent. 2 good size bedrooms, both ensuite. The disabled access was good as was the shower in...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank kat8661
AllyTally, VR Owner at Swallows Nest Cottage-Superb 4 Star Accommodation set in glorious countryside, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thank you very much for your glowing recommendation of Swallows Nest. It's really satisfying to know that the time and effort spent in putting those little finishing touches has really made a difference to your stay. Most importantly for us, is that the cottage is...More

  • 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)
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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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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