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Excellent
53 reviews
The Swallows Nest...
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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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Kym K
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Superlative”
Reviewed 3 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Swallows Nest was a magnificent holiday location in every way, great accomodation, very comfortable, every detail in the cottage was first class. No hesitation about recommending it for my friends and family.

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Liked best: The whole ambience of the cottage .
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Aug 2016
It was a pleasure having you stay and hope to welcome you in the future.
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
4 Jul 2016
Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you in the future,
Sally
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KandJWarw...
Warwickshire
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful location - stunning!”
Reviewed 26 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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person found this review helpful

We had a fantastic long weekend at this absolutely gorgeous cottage! Beautifully decorated and furnished, with everything you could possibly need for your stay and more - simply stunning! The location was perfect for us - on a hillside on the outskirts of Slaithwaite, with fantastic views of the village and the countryside. Lovely and peaceful. We didn't consider it walkable to the village (we have a 2 year old Son), but it was only a five minute drive away, so not an issue. Slaithwaite itself has some lovely little shops and places for coffee or lunch (coffee at The Vanilla Bean was very nice) and we enjoyed a nice walk following the Huddersfield narrow canal to Marsden where we enjoyed lunch at the Watersedge Café. The booking process with Sally was very easy and she was very helpful in providing us with lots of information to make our stay enjoyable - she told us about a reservoir walk nearby, recommended the Rose and Crown for Sunday lunch (excellent!) and suggested visiting an award winning farm shop and café in the local area amongst other things. There is so much to do in this area (especially if you love walking), a weekend is just not long enough! We will definitely return - our stay at Swallows Nest was first rate, we found a real gem! Thank you so much Sally for letting us stay in your gorgeous cottage! Hope to see you again soon!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing at all!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Jul 2016
Thank you for your lovely comments and glad I could be of help with places to visit. There is lots to do in the area like you say and just as nice in winter when you can return to the cosy fire. Look forward to welcoming you in the future, Sally
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StephenGa...
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An outstanding holiday rental”
Reviewed 20 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This place is a real gem. The location is first rate, set high up in the hills and offering incredible views of rolling countryside. The property is set in its own gated grounds with car parking for two cars at the front. The property is spotless, both inside and out.

The building is a converted barn and is both splendid and luxurious, effortlessly mixing the traditional stone and oak beam construction with contemporary and traditional interior styling.

The kitchen is stunning with everything you could possibly need for a stay. With 180 degrees of glazing, it is an absolute joy to be in. You could never get tired of the views! The kitchen is high spec and the owner has thought of pretty much everything, including the mandatory dishwasher. Pots, pans etc are in abundance which is great so you never have to worry about not having the right items to prepare meals. The owner even provides some condiments, herbs and spices etc as well as dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid etc.

The bedrooms are very well thought out and have very comfortable beds. The choice of bed linen is well worth noting as it is very luxurious and in keeping with the building. All three bedrooms are will furnished. All have beautiful oak beams adorning the ceilings.

The bathroom is high spec with a deep bath and luxury fittings. The separate shower room is pure bliss with a brilliant, high flow rate rain type shower.

The living room/dining room is beautifully finished with a wood burning stove taking centre stage. There is a large dining table and heaps of space for everyone, on comfortable sofas and chairs. The high ceiling is festooned with huge lights that were presumably an original feature of the barn. It really is a magnificent room.

The utility room is home to the state of the art central heating system as well as the 2nd toilet in the property, a high end washing machine and a set and forget type condensing tumble dryer. The owner even provides washing detergent.

It is clear that the owner has an impeccable eye for creating first rate properties. The attention to detail is outstanding and the owner has thought of everything a guest could possibly need. The owner even provides a folder with instructions on how to use the wood burner, appliances etc as well as useful things like things to do in the area.

Also worth noting is that the owner has paid particular attention to making the property as energy efficient as possible, with a state of the art heat recovery system, energy efficient appliances and good use of automatic, LED lighting. Fast, free WiFi is provided, so you can stay in touch with the wider world.

All in all, this place is genuinely brilliant and I would not hesitate in recommending it.

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Liked best: The kichen...OMG THAT kitchen. Wow.
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
21 Jun 2016
Thank you for providing us with such an outstanding review. I would also like to thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy, this is a great help when rushing with a same day turnaround. love to welcome you in the future!
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gralev
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great house, beautiful location, spotlessly clean”
Reviewed 10 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

I stayed at Swallow's Nest for a reunion with three friends and it was the perfect place to catch up. The house is spotlessly clean with all the amenities you could need. The wifi was excellent and the beds comfortable.

We didn't use the log burner as the weather was exceptionally warm, and the house itself was a great temperature. The rain shower was great with instant hot water. The kitchen is extremely bright and pleasant to cook in, and the lounge with dining table was perfect for an evening meal followed by relaxing and catching up.

We didn't venture too far as our prupose was not to explore the surrounding area, although we found the village in Slaithwaite had more than enough in terms of shops, bars and restaurants etc. We had hoped to visit the recommended Olive Branch for dinner on the Saturday, but in the end decided to stay local.

I would definitely recomment it to fellow travellers.

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Liked best: Cleanliness and amenities
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
12 May 2016
Thanks for your great reveiw and glad your reunion went well. Also thanks to you guys for leaving the house so tidy, it was a pleasure having you stay.
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