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

42 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. 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. ...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. More
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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
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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Reviewed 13 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 2 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

Reviewed 30 May 2018

I stayed here for 3 nights in February with my friend and my 2 Jack Russells and went back for a week with my husband and dogs in May. It wasn’t my first visit and won’t be my last as I’ve already booked to go...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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AllyTally, VR Owner at Swallows Nest Cottage-Superb 4 Star Accommodation set in glorious countryside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you so much for your glowing review, we really appreciate your time in writing it and your thoughts on the benefits of the wet room, an essential for some of our less mobile guests. We are always on the lookout for improvements and I...More

Reviewed 3 April 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...More

Date of stay: March 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 April 2018

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

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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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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