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Swallow Cottage

Staintondale, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1196)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Very comfortable and clean. Bedding and towlels felt luxurious. Amazing garden space, so it would be very easy to stay at digs all holiday, but it is very close to Whitby and Scarborough so plenty to do. Very friendly hosts, very responsive. Would love to come again.

    Reviewed by EwanJul 2022

  • "Graham and Pippa were wonderful hosts and the setting was beyond reproach."

    It was perfect for our little dog who enjoyed Roxy's company and biscuit sharing!!

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Swallow Cottage, the cottage was very well equipped and the grounds were immaculately kept."

    The area is a perfect base for day trips to Scarborough, Whitby Goathland etc plus the Cleveland way and the stunning moors are only a five minute drive away or just relax in the garden and take in the views. The only very minor issue we found was the settee didn't offer any back support however this is trivial, we will definitely be returning to this cottage many more times in the future, thankyou Pippa and Graham.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful setting Great access to North York Moors and ..."

    Lovely cottage in beautiful setting Great access to North York Moors and coast Modern interior and well equipped Great outdoor space Cakes on arrival were a great touch Low ceilings upstairs are not ideal but ok if you remember to duck your head

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2022

  • "Lovely people and a lovely setting."

    Very quiet, a lovely retreat. Most certainly will be visiting again given the chance.

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely!"

    The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. One tiny negative thing: above stairs (bathroom/bedrooms) the beams were really low; we could not stand up right…. But all in all we enjoyed it so we just might come back for another stay

    Reviewed by YvonneMay 2022

  • "A comfortable, personal haven where all comforts for a perfect holiday are provided for."

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2022

  • "This is the nicest cottage we have ever stayed in , beautiful surroundings , quiet , peaceful area , lovely small cottage with character with everything you could want ."

    Charming host , very helpful - lots to see and do within 20 minute car drive .Thoroughly recommended - you will not be disapointed

    Reviewed by GlennApr 2022

  • "Lovely, quaint cottage."

    Had a fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Swallow Cottage, the weather was fantastic for our week away."

    The cottage has everything you could possibly need for your stay and the owner was very helpful in suggesting some locations and tips for parking when visiting Whitby etc. We loved that the cottage is in the middle of many great places to visit, but far enough away to enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of the location. The grounds of the cottage are amazing and we enjoyed that we could take the dog for a trot around the beautiful manicured lawns/fields. We were sad to leave!

    Reviewed by VictoriaApr 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Comfortable, warm and with modern appliances and kitchenware. The owners have thought of everything you'll need like a log starter basket, tea and coffee and bath foam. The cottage has a bathroom with height restrictions so no stand up shower but one does cope. The orchard is nice to stroll round and if the weather had been warmer it would have been lovely to sit out.

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage that we return to as often as we can."

    Beautiful location, ideally situated to do as much or as little as you want!

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2022


    Beautiful location, fantastic field to exercise our dog, very clean and I can’t fault downstairs. Nice welcome cakes on arrival. However the beams are so low upstairs that we were constantly banging our heads. This should be highlighted on the cottage description. You could not stand up whilst showering in the bath. Also the main picture is slightly miss leading . Swallow cottage is only half of this property.

    I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful location. The beams are quite low upstairs in part , but unfortunately we can’t do anything about the. The bathroom doesn’t have a shower due to the height restrictions - the handheld shower on the taps is just for rinsing hair etc. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GordonFeb 2022

  • "Great property Excellent location Nice hosts Upstairs ceilings a bit ..."

    Great property Excellent location Nice hosts Upstairs ceilings a bit low but ok for shorties like me Ideal location for coastal north York’s moors and eastern moors - Whitby Robin hoods bay and Scarborough all short driving distances but cottage still secluded and in quiet location I’d definitely go back

    Reviewed by PhilipFeb 2022

  • "Lovely, warm, cosy and peaceful cottage."

    We always look forward to staying at Swallow Cottage

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2022

  • "Everything about swallow cottage was as described and more, it was excellent."

    Place, facilities, people all exceptional, will definitely look to go again.

    Reviewed by LesleyJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by BrianDec 2021

  • "A very cosy cottage and the owners have thought of everything to make you feel at home."

    We particularly enjoyed the log burner as it was exceptionally cold the week we stayed. Would definitely recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by DawnNov 2021

  • "Our only criticism is that there should be a stronger warning about the low ceilings upstairs."

    These made life difficult for a 79 year old!

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2021

  • "A lovely, restful week"

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage set in stunning scenery of North Yorkshire."

    Very well equipped, clean and comfortable. Excellent base for exploring the beautiful area

    Reviewed by ShirleySep 2021

  • "Swallow cottage on Hillside Farm was a lovely well kept converted cottage."

    The scenery round the property was stunning and the cottage itself was lovely and comfortable with everything would would need. The head room upstairs is limited so taller people may find it a little restricted. However being 5.8 this was mostly fine. Easy access to the Cinder Track (only half a mile) for great walks towards Whitby or Scarborough. Both Pippa and Graham were very welcoming with a nice surprise of a selection of cakes on our arrival. Would highly recommend this location.

    Reviewed by MelanieAug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at Swallow cottage."

    After a long journey we appreciated the cake and tea that awaited us and the clean and comfortable cottage. We were made to feel extremely welcome and thoroughly enjoyed staying in this beautiful cottage in such stunning surroundings. Scarborough, Whitby, Foss Falls, Cinder path track and seals at Ravenscar were all nearby. Perfect place to stay for some relaxation and peace with the added bonus of having everything you need nearby. Our 6ft son managed fine here just had to remember to not stand up too quickly without watching his head and this just made the cottage all the more unique and added to the fun of the holiday! Would highly recommend a stay at swallow cottage.

    Reviewed by JodieJul 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday in a beautiful cottage."

    Loved the location- almost halfway between Whitby and Scarborough. Lots to see and do to occupy us for a week. Peaceful countryside surrounds the cottage, our little girl loved playing in the fields behind the house.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2021

  • "Another enjoyable stay in swallows cottage"

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage set in a peaceful location but easy access to major resorts and coastal path."

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2020

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful location, good distance between Whitby and Scarborough for day out."

    Loved the cinder path and walk around the cottage.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2020

  • "Had a relaxing break in this well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    The remote position in beautiful surroundings suited us well with walks straight from the front door and beach walks in easy reach . Hosts very communicative prior to arrival and On meeting they were friendly and welcomed our dog onto their grounds.

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2020

  • "Delightful cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside and perfectly situated for walks and sightseeing in whitby and Robin hoods bay."

    Great local pubs and super friendly folk.

    Reviewed by VanessaFeb 2020

  • "The Cottage owners are lovely, nothing is ever too much trouble for them."

    They really do care about their farm animals and the environment around the cottages. It is a very peaceful and relaxing place to be for a stay.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2019

  • "The cottage was warm, comfortable, clean and quite."

    There's great views from the cottage itself with deer coming In the back garden one morning and just down the lane you can see the coast. It is situated in a great place to explore the coast. With great coastal footpaths and the cinder paths.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2019

  • "This was a lovely cottage, small but cosy for two, views excellent, there is very little to be negative about, only the beams above the bed, which although caught us out several times, add to the character of the cottage."

    owners very friendly and inviting.

    Reviewed by PatSep 2019

  • "One of the best cottage's we have stayed in, very well equipped, superbly clean, ..."

    One of the best cottage's we have stayed in, very well equipped, superbly clean, smart TV, and acres of paths for or dog to run free and safe straight from the front door

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2019

  • "Had a great weeks holiday in Swallow cottage weather very good."

    Cottage catered for everything you needed.owners very helpful and not to far to travel for different days out. Very happy thank you.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "Swallow Cottage is a cosy, comfortable cottage in a beautiful area of North Yorkshire."

    The cottage as been maintained to high standard, clean and well appointed in every way. It is a delight to wander around the gardens and meadows adjacent to the cottage, which have been designed to promote wild flower areas and wild life. Graham and Pippa have put much thought into making your holiday at Swallow Cottage. one to remember.

    Reviewed by DonaldJun 2019

  • "Beautiful location and really dog friendly."

    Couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2019

  • "Delightful property and location."

    Would definitely revisit.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2019

  • "We had an amazing time, everything about the location and cottage is fantastic."

    There is so much to see and do locally that you don’t need to venture far. My children particularly love the ponies and cows.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2019

  • "It's our 4th stay here."

    Love it very peaceful with walks from your door. Plenty around the area to visit Owners on site if you need anything which is good.

    Reviewed by TinaDec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by KathleenNov 2018

  • "Only issue as my son and husband are 6 ft 1 was the low beams !"

    Had a lot of head aches! The cottage was cosy and beds pillows fab , the cottage had great views and situated great ,lots of amazing walks .

    Reviewed by MaureenOct 2018

  • "We loved our stay at swallow cottage."

    The surroundings was beautiful & the cottage was as quaint as can be. Mainly a walking, doggy holiday for us so it was perfect. Easy access to Cinder track and Cleveland way, nice rocky beach 30 mins walk down the cinder track with a pub (Hayburn Wyke Inn) on the way. Definetly be visiting again, already missing the log fire of a evening.

    Reviewed by CarlSep 2018

  • "All good."

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2018

  • "By far one of the best cottages I have stayed in for a long time."

    Perfect location, very clean and cosy plus beautiful views of the Yorkshire Moors. The owners were very kind, letting our children go into the fields to see their ponies every day and they even got to groom them. Ideal position to see all the local areas and explore the beautiful Jurassic coast. I would definitely recommend this cottage and we would love to return here again very soon.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2018

  • "No. The cottage was exactly as advertised."

    We were extremely happy with the cottage and its location. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. No complaints at all.

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a lovely picturesque setting."

    The Swallows was a converted barn on Hillside Farm with lovely well kept gardens and was really easy to relax. The cottage itself was cleaned to a very high standard and had everything included in the package and all you needed to bring was your food. Pippa and Graham were a fantastic host and obviously knew the whole area but advice they gave was excellent and saved both money and hours looking around for parking places. Situated close to all the Yorkshire resorts it was a first class holiday which did not require us to travel long distances daily. I would recommend the property to anyone with a small family.

    Reviewed by LeonardMay 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our break in Swallow Cottage."

    It's a lovely,clean,comfortable cottage with lots of character features (we particularly liked the beamed double bedroom!) The location is perfect for exploring the Yorkshire coast and moors,and the woodburning stove made it really cosy in the evening's. Would definately return,and stay for longer next time.

    Reviewed by JudithApr 2018

  • "Had a super weekend in this cozy, immaculately clean and pretty cottage!"

    Relaxed as soon as we headed down the driveway to it. Set in beautiful, peaceful surrounding countryside, Swallow cottage is exactly what you need to recharge the batteries!

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful nice and cosy with the log burner especially when it was snowing outside."

    Yorkshire is lovely and the cottage was very close to Ravenscar to see the seals and Whitby. We recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to visit Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by FrancescaMar 2018

  • "Advertisement should make it clear there are restricted height issues in the upstairs area of this cottage."

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2018

  • "Impressed with the all the "little things" in the cottage which really made a difference"

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2018

  • "Friendly helpful hosts/owners."

    Wonderful location. Everything in the cottage immaculate.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2017

  • "The setting of this cottage is out of this world - what a lovely place to be."

    If you love nature no better place. To wake up in a morning and see your surroundings sets you up for the day.

    Reviewed by AntonyJun 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage very well equipped had every thing we needed lovely views , pictures don't do it justice we would book again ."

    Reviewed by JanJun 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage - already booked again for next year"

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2017

  • "A fantastic cottage in a beautiful, peaceful location."

    Reviewed by KevinFeb 2017

  • "Was charged twice."

    Nothing wrong with property.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2017

  • "A larger fridge would of been helpful."

    Maybe more logs for the fire it only lasted 1 night. Everything else was great, stunning scenery and walks from the door we had a lovely new year break.

    Reviewed by TinaDec 2016

  • "Tiny step near to bathroom upstairs can be very easily overlooked and be a bit of a hazard!"

    Otherwise a lovely cosy cottage in a fantastic setting.

    Reviewed by ValerieNov 2016


    Reviewed by WendySep 2016

  • "A very well equipped cottage, cannot think of anything else they could have included, everything you could possibly need was there."

    Terrific views, nice friendly owners

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath with hand held shower on taps, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with FreeSat, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture and BBQ and swings
  • Ample off road parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: WiFi can be slow

The property

A charming, stone and pantile semi-detached barn conversion, situated in the small scattered village of Staintondale, between Whitby and Scarborough, in the North York Moors National Park.

Set amidst stunning countryside on the owners' smallholding, this lovely Staintondale cottage would appeal to anyone wanting peace and tranquillity, within close proximity of the popular east coast seaside resorts.

Bursting with character, this Staintondale cottage has exposed timbers, boarded doors and quirky low windows, providing very comfortable, quality accommodation.

The spacious open plan living area of this Staintondale cottage boasts a warming woodburning stove, ideal to relax around on cooler evenings, and a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, whilst upstairs is a pretty double bedroom and a cosy twin.

Outside this Staintondale cottage is a shared lawned area and extensive grounds and fields that guests are welcome to explore and take in the spectacular views.

From this Staintondale cottage, there are excellent walking and cycling opportunities, with the 23 mile Cinder Track just down the road and a superb network of public footpaths, including the cliff-top Cleveland Way.

Be sure to take the five minute drive to Ravenscar, where you can walk down to see the resident seal colony at the foot of the cliffs - a superb sight all year round.

Enjoy the nearby quiet beach of Stoupe Brow, with fossils and rock pools, or take a fifteen minute walk from there to Robin Hood's Bay smugglers village, with its narrow steep streets and fishermen's cottages tumbling down towards the sea.

With such a wide range of activities in the local area, this Staintondale cottage is one not to be missed.

Note: This property adjoins Ref. 1195 and together they can accommodate up to 8 people.

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About the location


Scarborough 8 miles; Robin Hood's Bay 10 miles; Whitby 13 miles.

Staintondale is a delightful scattered village on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, close to the coast. Midway between the fishing town of Whitby, with its famous Abbey, and the Spa town of Scarborough, with its theatres and entertainment, it is a haven of peace offering the best of both worlds. From Staintondale itself, a network of footpaths and bridleways can be enjoyed. A superb base from which to explore the region.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas