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The Bothy, 21 West Street

(Ref. 976915)

Swinton near Malton, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Great stay the cottage had everything we need for our stay"

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Loved our stay at The Bothy."

    Great hosts, fantastic location and a quality property. Would visit again Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in good location."

    We are staying while waiting for our home to be finished - real home from home.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, has everything you need."

    A great base for the surrounding area. Only negative was the bed, 2 single beds pushed together wasn't ideal and they were uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Jo-ann4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely Time at the Bothy , could not fault anything, Great Hosts Rob and Claire nothing to much trouble would definitely go again ."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely week staying at The Bothy."

    Rob and Claire are great hosts and are on hand if needed for any problems or queries. Accommodation very spacious and clean and well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Excellent shower over the bath, only slight negative was we did find the beds a bit too firm. Would definitely recommend The Bothy both for the quality of the accommodation and location for visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Sep 2023

  • "The Bothy was cosy and clean ."

    Would definitely book again and recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by E4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday in North Yorkshire."

    We were out and about during the day as there is lots to do and there many attractions close by. The Bothy is clean and comfortable. The kitchen well equipped the bedroom and bathroom clean and modern. We would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Sep 2023

  • "Excellent well maintained, comfortable cottage, will definitely return"

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful stay at The Bothy Thank you for making us comfortable The ..."

    A wonderful stay at The Bothy Thank you for making us comfortable The brownies were delicious A really good base for visiting the area

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2023

  • "A comfortable, spacious and well equipped cottage in a lovely area."

    Only 2 miles outside Malton itself, plus lots of other nice places nearby only a short drive away. If taking your dog, note that the front door opens directly on to the parking area and driveway (perfectly safe) but beyond that my dog liked to wander off for a lap of the owners' house and garden, so you need to keep an eye on them as they will be out of sight!

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Bothy."

    Would recommend as a great base to visit the area. The owners are friendly and helpful. The beds are very firm but that was personal preference. Would have liked some more basics like salt and pepper.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jul 2023

  • "It would be helpful it there was a grab handle by the shower, as trying to ..."

    It would be helpful it there was a grab handle by the shower, as trying to maneuver out of the shower between a sloping ceiling and a shower screen, was a bit tricky for those lessagile

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable and spacious cottage."

    Robert was very welcoming.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Certainly no frills."

    Could do with more basic kitchen utensils, spatula , pair of scissors, salt and pepper, non stick sauce pan, kitchen roll and tea towel should all be provided. Try opening a packet of something with a knife contents go everywhere. The blinds are a pain. One in bedroom does not retract. Beds rather cheap and hard and so are pillows. Seating not comfortable and no cushions for outside chairs. No power point near mirror for hair dryer.

    Reviewed by Howard3.1Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property with excellent hosts."

    Beautiful, clean, well equipped, cosy cottage in a great position for exploring N Yorks Moors & Howardian Hills. We booked a last minute stay over Easter week, welcoming communication from owners who despite being away themselves over the holiday, popped over to say hello & goodbye on either side. Would not hesitate to recommend The Bothy to anyone looking to visit the area, many fabulous restaurants & foodie pubs within a short drive and close enough to visit the N Yorks Coast. Thank You Rob & Claire for a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have just returned from a weeks holiday at The Bothy."

    The cottage is lovely, very comfortable clean and spacious and our hosts were welcoming and friendly. ( and the homemade brownies were delicious) It’s an ideal base for exploring the local area and there are lovely walks for the dog too. We would definitely recommend, and would love to return. Many Thanks

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Bothy, lovely hosts very helpful in every way."

    Ideal base for the surrounding area lovely walks for the dog too. As we had lived in Yorkshire for many years we were familiar with all areas, we came to visit family and friends, it was very good to be back in Yorkshire. We can highly recommend The Bothy as a base. A big thank you. Tom & Denise Blackburn

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely, comfortable, and spacious cottage."

    Ideally placed for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2022

  • "The hosts were very welcoming and friendly ( and Mango their lovely dog ) ."

    The cottage is quiet and is beautifully clean inside. Good location for visiting the area and local pub a couple of minutes walk away . Lots of things to do locally including visiting Castle Howard , York and Whitby on the Pickering Steam railway . We found the beds very firm which may not suit everyone .

    Reviewed by Lindy4.7Sep 2022

  • "The Bothy is a perfect place for a break from the 'daily grind'."

    An excellent base for exploring North Yorkshire . Very quiet and in walking distance from Malton. We would certainly recommend the Bothy and enjoyed our stay. We thought the bed(s) were a bit hard for our liking but got more used to them after a couple of nights.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2022

  • "1st class accommodation in a lovely location."

    Very central for the many attractions in and around the surrounding area. Apartment itself has everything you could possibly need to enjoy your break in Yorkshire. This will be our go to place for any future visits to Yorkshire. I highly recommend this apartment.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2022

  • "A charming cottage."

    Our hosts were very welcoming and provided us with lots of useful local information.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "Sorry this is 6 months later, trouble with email etc."

    Anyway, we had an amazing stay, loved the Bothy and the hosts were on site, but didn't interfer with our stay, although there if we needed them. A truly genuine and lovely couple. We plan to be back, hopefully next summer and have passed the details to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "The bed for me needs to be a bit more firmer."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Mar 2022

  • "We loved staying at The Bothy, it was such a lovely place to stay and enjoy the Yorkshire countryside."

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely warm little cottage close to many beautiful places to visit."

    Cottage had everything we needed and owners were on hand but not intrusive. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great cottage, very nice helpful hosts."

    Very comfortable after a day out. Would return.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Oct 2021

  • "Ideal location."

    Quiet and relaxed. Thoughtful hosts - welcome flowers and brownies a nice touch. Cottage was immaculately clean and very comfortable. A great place to come home to after walking in the countryside around.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Loved staying at The Bothy."

    Really clean and had everything we needed. Met the owners who were really friendly and happy to help with anything, if needed.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Bothy is hard to find, we had to ask a post lady."

    It is not visible from road, more precise instructions would have been helpful. The cottage was spotless and comfortable, owners helpful but not intrusive. Lovely walks to villages close by, one starting at main gate so good for dogs.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Bothy was in a good position to visit touristy places."

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Bothy needs to be signposted !"

    It took ages to find even with satnav as it’s not visible from the road . No private garden area so unable to let my dog out without being on a lead Enclosed small area would be preferable .

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Jun 2021

  • "It was a shame the village pub was closed for non covid related issues"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you need for an enjoyable relaxing holiday."

    A short car ride away from the coast, Helmsley, malton and castle Howard any many more attractions.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2021

  • "Great hosts, very welcoming and despite The Bothy being within the grounds of the owners own home they never intruded and allowed us to enjoy a relaxing holiday."

    Wonderful location within a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and perfect for exploring the local market towns, some great local walks and even a trip to Filey or Whitby on the coast. There were a couple of very minor issues which the owners Rob and Claire were able to sort out almost immediately. This was our second stay in The Bothy and hopefully it won't be the last.

    Reviewed by A5.0May 2021

  • "Great location Excellent hosts Spacious, clean and well equipped, very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2021

  • "The Bothy was perfect for my needs."

    Facilities including WiFi were excellent and I would certainly book again should the opportunity arise. My dog loved it too!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2020

  • "My partner and I stayed at this property for a month and absolutely loved it!"

    Rob and Claire the owners live onsite in the main house and were incredibly friendly and welcoming but also valued the visitors privacy so the setup works very nicely. The cottage is very spacious and has all the facilities you’d need. The heating and wifi works great. The location is lovely and you can easily get to lots of amazing places for walks or visit the shops in Malton. Would love to return at some point!

    Reviewed by Isabelle5.0Oct 2020

  • "Landlord and landlady were very discreet but available if needed."

    The Bothy was spotless with everything we could need. It is in a quiet area undisturbed by traffic

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautifully appointed and ideally situated, The Bothy makes for a perfect base from which to explore the the North York Moors."

    Reviewed by Jerry5.0Aug 2020

  • "The owners are absolutely charming and helpful."

    The Bothy is beautiful and cosy. Swinton is a lovely village with an amazing public house.

    Reviewed by Glenn4.7Mar 2020

  • "Great little cottage well maintained and lovely owners , ideal location for us"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great location, a very comfortable property and helpful hosts!"

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Jan 2020

  • "This is a really lovely cottage, lovely decor and very well furnished."

    The owners Rob and Claire are really friendly and the welcome pack they left for us was a nice touch, especially the home made brownies! It is in a great location for exploring surrounding areas and the town centre has some lovely restaurants and plenty of choices for getting groceries. We hope to return and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Ann-Marie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely warm welcome from Rob and Claire."

    One of the most comfortable cottages we have stayed in. Excellent location for Malton, York and the moors.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2019

  • "Had a brilliant week at The Bothy."

    Rob & Claire & Mattie were very welcoming & left some lovely brownies, milk &flowers . The accommodation was like home from home & had everything that was needed . Perhaps a bath mat which we had said about. All in all a superb holiday destination for us again. Thank you .

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2019

  • "A wonderfully relaxing break in the quiet village of Swinton in the Howardian Hills."

    Stayed here for two weeks as refugees from a kitchen refit and enjoyed it immensely. Rob & Claire were perfect hosts and gave us several useful tips on enjoying the area. The Bothy is a comfortable barn conversion style cottage, smart, comfortable, well equipped and easy to stay in. We had our dog with us and she enjoyed it too, making good friends with Rob & Claires Spaniel. Highly recommend this place for the lovely area ( Castle Howard & Ampleforth nearby & East Coast only 20 mins away with the North York Moors on the doorstep) and the peace and quiet. We would certainly come back here again.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2019

  • "Had a great time on our stay in Yorkshire, the Bothy was very nice and in a peaceful location, the owners Rob and Claire were great hosts."

    I've already recommended this place to family and would not hesitate to stay there again. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2019

  • "Nice accommodation nice owners reasonably priced compared to Isle of Wight which ..."

    Nice accommodation nice owners reasonably priced compared to Isle of Wight which we had considered Centrally located in North Yorkshire but OK for the coast Sadly the resident semi feral “ginger cat” died during our stay due to old age which of course was no ones fault but we made friends with him for the last 4 days of his life which we were glad to do and will send Rob and Claire some photos of him Would come back David and Lynda Elliott

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "The Bothy was ideal for our holiday."

    Unexpectedly near to my brothers house that he was renting at the same time. So that was great. Brownies on arrival were much appreciated and gave the right sugar hit. All amenities for an easy holiday. Thank you Rob and Claire Jenny May

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2019

  • "The accommodation was booked at the last minute and we are grateful for your help in sorting it all out at short notice."

    The communication was excellent as was the customer service we received. As for the accommodation that was even better than we could have imagined - spotlessly clean, flowers and chocolate brownie on arrival and very well equipped. An excellent base from which to explore the Howardian Hills and North Yorkshire. The owners were helpful and friendly too. 10/10

    Reviewed by A4.7Mar 2019

  • "Not really because it was an excellent cottage, very comfortable and well located by the farmhouse."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2018

  • "What a lovely place,enjoyed our week ."

    Cottage had a great feel very modern interior.Cleanliness outstanding. Outside area extremely pleasant.Pub just around corner what more could you ask for.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Bothy is beautiful both to look at on the outside and the lovely comfortable inside."

    We were greeted by the owners who were very welcoming and helpful. I would recommend this cottage as it is in a very quiet location and is within easy access to the Moors and east coast. My husband and l both agreed it was one of the best cottages we have stayed in and we thoroughly enjoyed our week. We would go there again.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2018

  • "What a superb holiday cottage!"

    Immaculately clean and very well equipped, with a really thoughtful welcome pack on arrival. The cottage has been recently renovated to a very high spec, with loads of room for us and our (big) dog! The cottage is a great base for exploring the surrounding picturesque little villages and north yorks moors. The owners, Claire and Rob, couldn’t be more accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend for anyone wishing to explore the beautiful Yorkshire countryside! Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2018

  • "Unfortunately very low water pressure meant the shower and taps were a trickle, this was rectified."

    However felt that this should have been checked beforehand. Very little in the way of cleaning materials, ie 1 j cloth and bottle of washing up liquid, no paper towels, bleach or additional bin bags Not enough crockery or cutlery for 2 meaning dishwasher had to be used each day ( had to ask for more dishwasher tabs) Good location for sightseeing, unfortunately would not return.

    Reviewed by Terry3.1Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Mar 2018

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  • One bedroom: 1 x twin with en-suite bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating, electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 4 minute walk, shop 2 miles
  • Please note - this property only accepts an infant upon request

The property

This immaculate, self-contained annexe is placed two miles from the North Yorkshire market town of Malton, on the fringes of the Howardian Hills AONB.

This cosy, one-up-one-down cottage is the perfect hideaway for you, your loved one and your furry friends.

Sharing the grounds of the owners, enter this stone cottage and be welcomed by a bright and fresh open-plan living area, graced with the highest quality, attractive fittings from the Smart TV to the beautiful fitted kitchen - use this as your contemporary relaxing spot during your stay.

Retire to the first floor after a day of exhausting adventure; a spacious and inviting room enhanced by wooden beams and its own sumptuous, white en-suite.

When the sun starts shining, why not wander out to the seating area to the front of the property.

The village pub, serving first-class food, sits just a short walk away so you can re-fuel after venturing through the nearby Howardian Hills.

The fabulous market town of Malton is just two miles away, served by a number of amenities and a golf club.

Alternatively, make sure you visit the magnificent city of York with its breath-taking architecture and quaint shops, pubs and cafés.

There's plenty of attractions nearby, including the impressive Castle Howard, and the North York Moors Steam Train in Pickering.

Slightly further afield is the idyllic coastline, dotted with popular resorts such as Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington.

Treat you and your loved one to a romantic retreat in this fine location.

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About the location


York 18 miles; Scarborough 24 miles.

The market town of Malton has been the historic centre of Ryedale since Roman times, and has many interesting buildings including the old Corn Exchange and Assembly Rooms. A weekly general market is still held in the town, as well as livestock and farmers’ markets. The Yorkshire Moors are to the north, and the Yorkshire Wolds are to the south, making it excellent countryside for walkers and cyclists. The impressive coastline is just 24 miles away, whilst the historic city of York is an 18 mile journey. A perfect base for touring the attractions of North Yorkshire.

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Please note - this property only accepts an infant upon request.