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Excellent
51 reviews
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Quality and quirky throughout.
Spacious kitchen with fab views.
Stunning views from the kitchen down the valley.
View from The Swallows Nest
What a clock!
Kitchen
Stairs up to the kitchen
Luxury master bedroom with bespoke oak bed.
Bedroom 2 with double bed
Single room with pitch pine bed.
Quirky lighting!
Family bathroom.
Family bathroom.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England

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RossKerr
1 review
“Perfect - highly recommended”
Reviewed 7 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We stayed here for three days over New Year and Swallows Nest was the perfect way to spend our break.

The cottage is immaculate and is finished to an exceptionally high standard. The combination of character features like the wooden beams and the modern furnishings works really well. Every need seemed to be catered for which made our stay even more enjoyable. Many hours were spent in front of the log burner and the bed in the master bedroom is very comfortable!

There was a nice welcome pack waiting for us or arrival which included milk, bread, orange juice, butter, marmalade and chocolates which was a lovely touch.

The owner, Sally, was a pleasure to deal with and we would definitely visit this cottage again.

I would highly recommend a stay here!

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Management Response
15 Jan 2015
Thank you for your great review and pleased you had a nice relaxing break. Look forward to welcoming you in the future, maybe when the weather is a little better!
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Melanie T
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A perfect cosy cottage!”
Reviewed 21 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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My fiancé and I spent some time looking for a cottage to spend my 30th birthday at with our young family (two boys, aged 7 years and 20 weeks old). I wanted somewhere clean and country-contemporary to spend time with my family for a weekend, with countryside views, an open fire/log burner, a well equipped kitchen, deep bath and big comfy bed! The Swallows Nest ticked all the boxes!

Booking was easy and the owner, Sally, was really personable and friendly and we were even able to check in a little earlier as the cottage was free all day.

The location is in a small village, Slaithwaite and on a working farm. First impressions confirmed we had made the right choice. The property is set over four floors and is entered via the main entrance from a small gated courtyard (to park up to two cars on), into the kitchen.

In the kitchen we found a welcome pack of milk, fresh orange juice, marmalade, butter and fresh bread. There was also a plentiful supply of tea, coffee, sugar and some herbal teas too (fruit and peppermint). We brought all the ingredients with us for my fiancé to cook me a birthday meal the following day, but there was also some spices, cooking oils and condiments in the kitchen too. All cleaning products, tin foil etc were provided and my fiancé was glad to even find some sellotape for wrapping up some last minute gifts! Our youngest is not at the weaning stage yet, but it was nice to see that there were even baby spoons provided in the kitchen and plastic kids tumblers too. The kitchen was very well equipped, all good appliances and utensils which made life a lot easier - lots of thought seems to have been put in; "what essentials would I have/want/need in my own kitchen?" There's also an iPod dock and breakfast bar in the kitchen, but we ate upstairs in the lounge at the dining table.

Up a few steps is the top floor, the lounge. It is immaculate and tastefully decorated. Lots of comfy spaces to sit, a tv and a cosy log burner. We were provided with a big basket of logs, but despite it being uncharacteristically mild weather for October, we decided to set the logs burning anyway and also purchased a further bag! There's also a dining table which seats up to 6 and doors which lead out onto the enclosed garden (there was also a BBQ out there for use and a table and chairs).

Down from the kitchen we found the master bedroom with the comfiest large oak bed. Again, it is beautifully decorated. There was also a travel cot for our youngest to sleep in and an additional mattress had been purchased for it to make it more comfortable. Another big tick for thoughtfulness. There was also a tv in the bedroom, though we never used it and a hairdryer too. On the same level is another small double bedroom which looked cosy and comfortable, but this was not used as our eldest son decided to sleep in the single room on the lowest level.

The single room on the lowest level was also comfortable and nicely decorated. Our eldest son particularly liked the quirky lamp in there! Next to that room is a gorgeous bathroom with a powerful rainforest shower and a deep bath. We had brought our own toiletries but there was nice shower gel and bath soak provided and plenty of The White Company fluffy towels too.

There was also a utility room on the lowest level with a further WC, washing machine and dryer in there along with a storage cupboard next to it housing an iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner, mop etc.

The entire property was immaculate. It was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Lots of thought has gone into the design, decor and furnishings. Sensor lights which come on when entering the hall spaces and on the stairs were really handy - especially when you're up in the night in unfamiliar surroundings. I liked how shelves had been placed at the side of the stairs making good use of space and particularly liked that some board games and books (including kids books too) had been provided. It's really nice to go somewhere and feel that your children are welcome too. When searching for a place to stay, we found that a lot of places of this spec' and design seem to operate a 'no-children' policy, but it was nice here to know they were just as welcome as adult guests as not everyone wants to compromise on going somewhere stylish just because they have children!

We really enjoyed our stay here celebrating my birthday and we will definitely be returning at some point. We cannot recommend this place enough. It is a perfect hideaway and home from home and the owner is really friendly too. Can't wait for our next stay! Thanks again Sally!

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Management Response
5 Nov 2014
Wow!!! What a fantastic review you gave us. I'm so pleased we met all your requirements and had a wonderful birthday. Look forward to welcoming you in the future.
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De Jong F
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best and most comfortable cottage in Yorkshire!!!”
Reviewed 3 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Swallows Nest is a true treasure! The facilities, comfort and very tasteful architectual design (contemporary countryside style) of this holiday cottage made our stay very pleasant. We were staying with two young children, they loved the farm animals next door. It is situated on the hill side overlooking the village valley, beautiful views!! village is on walkable distance and has a biological grocery and bakery.
Thanks a lot Sally!!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
16 Oct 2014
So nice to hear your comments and glad the children had a great time too! Hope to welcome you in the future.
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Paul M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A home away from home”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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When we go away, our aim is that we stay in equal or preferably better surroundings than we do at home.

This was definitely achieved here.

As soon as we entered the property it had that 'WOW' factor and as we looked around it only got better.

All the rooms were not only spotless, but comfortable and welcoming too.

The kitchen is big and bright, so you can work some culinary magic, with a laid back lounge upstairs to relax in after a good meal.

That all important log burner is a wonderful feature, but unfortunately it was too warm for us to use it (winter visit needed).

Good sized beds, especially if you have a partner that likes to hog all the space. A bit more surface area comes in useful.

As for the bathroom it was as equally impressive as the other rooms, with a walk in shower and that much needed bath to wind down in. Centrally located tap to save arguments over who gets which end...ha! :-P

All in all this is a wonderful property owned by lovely people who go that extra mile to make your stay a special one.

Would highly recommend it and plan to definitely come again. Next time with my walking boots to make the most of the scenery.

Cheers!

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Management Response
18 Sep 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review, we would love to welcome you back and yes bring your walking boots to explore the surrounding countryside. The woodburning stove is definitely a luxury to come home to after a busy day out!
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Jeff S
2 reviews
“Excellent Stay At The Swallows Nest”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Perfect place to stay for our holiday in England. Beautiful area to be in. The Swallows Nest had everything we needed and Sally was very helpful and wonderful to communicate with. Home was decorated with great accents and we enjoyed staying in a couple of nights to cook our own meals. Overall a fantastic time was had by our entire family.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
21 Jul 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and your trip to England.
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