Swallows Farm

Sykehouse, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 906409)

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  • Sleeps 17

  • Bedrooms 8

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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    14 Customer Review(s)

    Ms Duesbury
    December 2016
    “The owners were very helpful”
    The owners were very helpful


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Situated in a tranquil location, this charming, detached, period farmhouse is set on a non-working farm down a private road, surrounded by glorious South Yorkshire countryside, on the outskirts of the village of Sykehouse.

Set in beautiful surroundings within very secluded grounds, and offering first-class accommodation, this cottage is tastefully furnished and styled while retaining its original character and charm, featuring beamed ceilings and impressive fireplaces, perfect for large family gatherings.

With plenty of space to spread out, this cottage in South Yorkshire offers eight bedrooms set over three floors, likely to suit all family needs.

A wonderful beamed double room features an integral shower cubicle and basin and a sofa in a mezzanine area.

There is a family bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, three twin rooms, one of which is accessed by its own staircase, and a single room.

In the eaves on the third level, there are two double rooms and a single bed on the large landing.

The first floor family bathroom features a deep, freestanding, roll-top bath, and there is also a bathroom on the ground floor which is next to the twin bedroom and is ideal for less mobile guests.

The spacious, well-equipped farmhouse kitchen, with its granite worktops, double Belfast sink, and double cooker, is perfect for social gatherings.

Sit and enjoy delicious family meals together around the huge dining table in the kitchen before retiring to one of the two sitting rooms, each featuring a cosy woodburning stove creating a warm and welcoming ambience.

Outside, extensive private gardens offer panoramic views over open countryside.

Light the barbecue and enjoy alfresco dining in the warm summer sunshine, before ending the evening with a dip in the bubbling hot tub to really relax and soothe the soul.

Take an easy stroll through the orchard and farm fields or along the nearby canal bank, and take the kids to meet the owners’ alpacas in the nearby paddock!

There is wonderful fishing just a mile away, at the popular Sykehouse Fisheries with competitions all year round.

They will even break the ice for you in the winter!

A good road network allows easy access to the pretty market towns of Yorkshire and the historic city of York, home to the Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum.

Take a trip to Hull and visit The Deep, while the seaside towns of Hornsea and Cleethorpes are well worth a visit.

Kids of all ages will delight in spending a day at Xscape with its indoor ski slope, climbing walls and surfing, or maybe have a round of golf at one of the many nearby courses.

This wonderful cottage is an ideal base for families and friends to get together and uncover the delights of Yorkshire.


Over three floors. Eight bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin, 2 x first floor double (one with shower, basin and mezzanine sitting area), 1 x first floor twin, 1 x first floor family room with 1 double and 1 single with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x first floor single, 2 x second floor double, 1 x single on second floor landing. Ground floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. First floor bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Two sitting rooms with woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric double oven and 7-ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (1 with Sky Sports, 1 with Freeview), DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent, wood available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Please bring your own hot tub towels
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front and side garden with hot tub, furniture, BBQ and orchard
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Dogs to be kept in kitchen and first sitting room with tiled floor
  • Note: There is a lockable door linking the family room and first floor twin
  • Note: The ground floor bedroom and bathroom may be suitable for wheelchair users; the bathroom has a removable bath seat and grab handles, contact the owner for more details
  • Note: Stabling available by separate arrangement with owner
  • Note: Outside catering available all year round for seven people minimum, by prior arrangement with owner
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

About the location


Asken 4 miles; Stainforth 6 miles; Thorne 7 miles; Goole 11 miles; Selby 14 miles.

The parish of Sykehouse is a peppering of hamlets, surrounded by the glorious South Yorkshire countryside, divided in two by the New Junction Canal, offering wonderful walks along its banks. The largest village within this parish is the village of Sykehouse, labelled the Longest Village in Yorkshire. The village is home to a friendly pub, The Old George, and is made up of a collection of listed buildings including the Grade II listed parish church of the Holy Trinity. The church was built of red brick and in a Gothic Revival style in 1869, although the tower was built in the early 18th century. The village of Sykehouse is home to the Sykehouse Arena Equestrian Centre and lends its name to the Sykehouse Russet apple, thought to be lost, but rediscovered growing in the Doncaster area in 1999. Explore the beautiful east coast of Yorkshire, or spend an adrenaline-filled day at Xscape, a giant leisure complex featuring an indoor real snow ski-slope, a surf simulator, a cinema, a bowling alley and much more to keep the whole family entertained! Twenty minutes' from the property you can practise your swing at the Thorne Golf Club, a picturesque parkland course surrounded by beautiful countryside. Discover the beauty of the Humberhead Peatlands Nature Reserve, nearly 3000 hectares in size, with an abundance of birdlife. Doncaster is within easy reach, home to the famous St Leger race each September, also providing plenty of shopping opportunities. The popular Trans Pennine Trail runs nearby and the majestic city of York is well worth a visit, with its wonderful selection of shops and restaurants and its variety of quaint cafés and tea rooms, as well as the towering York Minster and beautiful Museum Gardens. A wonderful base for uncovering the delights of South Yorkshire, all year round.