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Swallows Nest Cottage-Superb 4 Star Accommodation


Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Wheelchair users
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

Northern England region

The Durham Dales is a peaceful and tranquil landscape of moors and hills, valleys and meandering rivers, dotted with picturesque villages and market towns. Part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Durham Dales truly is a special place and the perfect choice for your next holiday of exploration.

If you would like to look slightly further afield and things to see and do then the historic city of Durham is only 30 minutes away and The Lake District only slightly further at 45 minutes.

Attractions include: Beamish Open Air Museum, Newcastle, Gateshead Metro Centre, Hamsterley Forest., Bowes Museum and too many others to mention.

Barnard Castle

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.

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Review 1-9 of 9

4 Aug 2014


"What can I say - it was beyond great"

We had been travelling for about 4 months when we stopped for 2 weeks at Swallows Nest. It was just great on every level and a welcome place to rest and recharge our batteries.The owners have obviousl… More

Thank you to you both for your wonderful comments on our 4 star cottage. You are the second guests from 'Down Under' this year to stay in Swallows Nest and our view can only be that everyone from this part of the world is courteous, kind and frankly good company. We wish you a truly wonderful visit to the UK and thank you again for your superb review, we feel privileged to have been part of your world tour.

11 Jul 2014


"Home from Home"

We have just returned from Swallows Nest myself my sister Susan and my dad, John and his dog McEwan and want a brilliant time we all had. My dad has a mobility scooter to be honest we had a exhaustiv… More

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. I'm glad I was able to put your mind at rest before you came here so that you could start looking forward to your holiday. Nothing is ever too much trouble to help aid that process and I understand perfectly. Now that you know we're here and what we offer you can look forward even more to your next stay and we will be delighted to see you all back on the farm in the future. Thanks again.

24 Jun 2014


"We didn't want to leave"

Our family of 4 stayed at Low Lands Farm for a far too short 5 days in May. From the moment we arrived we were made welcome by Alison and Sally and this set the tone for the rest of our stay. The cott… More

Thank you very much for your glowing review of Swallows Nest. We try very hard to make each guest's stay here on the farm as personal and individual as we can and we are thrilled to know that we have achieved this. We agree that your stay here was too short this time as we too would have liked more time to get to know you all better, maybe next time? Thank you once again and good luck to you and your lovely family in the future.

15 Jun 2014


"12 consecutive visits says it all"

An excellent & comfortable cottage in a lovely country farm location. Comfortable and well fitted for both disabled and able bodied people. Hosts Alison and Keith are most helpful and hospitable, noth… More

Thank you so much for your excellent review. We are delighted to have you back to stay in Swallows Nest each year and to be honest our summers wouldn't be the same without you and your lovely family. Many thanks again and see you next year, we're counting down the days!

31 May 2014


"What an amazing find"

We have had an amazing week. The farm is a beautiful place to stay..a chance for us and our three children to relax and enjoy the countryside. A joy each day to see our three collect their own eggs fo… More

Many, many thanks for your wonderful review. Keith and I truly enjoy welcoming our guests and showing them around our friendly, working farm. We are looking forward to your return visit as much as you are. Thanks again for your comments.

19 Apr 2014


"A fantastic welcome at this home-from-home!"

We booked this cottage as a last minute Easter getaway. What a gem we've found. From the first enquiries, Alison showed herself to be a fantastic host. The cottage itself is fantastically comfort… More

Bless you so much. Keith and I can't thank you enough for coming here and sharing in what we do.
To know that we impart even a small portion of our love for farming and animal husbandry is enough but to find equally minded people is a blessing.
We hope to see you all again soon.
Good luck with the Lego and art projects :-)
Alison & Keith

7 Apr 2014


"Great play to stay."

Another great stay - as a permanent wheelchair user it is often difficult to find suitable accommodation - Swallows Nest hits the spot and has everything I need for a comfortable stay. Nothing is too much trouble for Alison to sort out if any problem occurs. Lovely farmhouse accommodation in a great area (lots to see and do). Added bonus of being on a working farm.

Thanks so much for your lovely review. We try very hard to ensure that all guests including those with a disability have a super holiday here on the farm. We are very much looking forward to seeing you again very soon. Thanks again. Alison

30 Mar 2014


"Cosy, quiet getaway"

I stayed at Swallows Nest for a weekend as a guest of my brother who stays there every year and used to take my children when they were younger.The cottage is a 'home from home' with welcom… More

Thanks Chris, I'm so glad you enjoyed staying here. I'm glad the running on Cockfield Fell helped with your training? We're looking forward to a return visit someday? Thanks again Alison

28 Mar 2014


"Wonderful 'Home from home' cottage and in good, quiet surroundings"

Swallows Nest is a wonderful cottage and in a small hamlet not too far from a village. Having been there 15 times already, I can honestly say it is a real 'home from home' cottage. The … More

Thank you Peter, you have stayed with us since we started our holiday cottage business some years ago. We so look forward to your visits and can't wait to see you again in the summer. Thank you for the review it was lovely and completely accurate, I'm sure very helpful to other guests. Many thanks again Alison

Review 1-9 of 9

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