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Swallow Cottage

(Ref. 1101012)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Swallow Cottage."

    We wanted somewhere quiet for NYE as our dog is extremely frightened of fireworks. This location was ideal. So peaceful. Lucky enough to see Barn Owls flying during the day. Swallow Cottage is ideally placed for trips to Staithes, Runswick Bay and Saltburn. It was lovely to meet Paul, the owner, who was around if needed. Thanks for the bottle of wine by the way. Hoping to book again later in the year if our plans work out. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Dec 2023

  • "A wonderful and peaceful stay."

    Couldn't be made more welcome by hosts and dogs (and chickens). Our Laddie still misses Coco the doggie pal he met there on his very first holiday

    Reviewed by Mervyn4.4Sep 2023

  • "TV poor no main channels BBC 1 BBC 2 ITV Four and Five"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "As always a fantastic stay."

    If you need a totally relaxing, get away from it all break this is the place for you Hosts so lovely and accommodating PERFECT

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Sep 2023

  • "The area we stayed was beautiful, peaceful and so idyllic."

    How host was a true gentleman and he left us a welcome pack of eggs, bread, milk, tea and coffee. Which I must say was very welcome after a long journey. We were also welcomed by 2 dogs and 5 chickens which was delightful. I can’t recommend this cottage enough if you’re looking for peace and quiet this is for you. We where blessed with beautiful weather so was able to see the fantastic North Yorkshire countryside and it’s amazing coast.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "A cute little cottage, ideal for two who would like the peacefulness of the surroundings."

    Ideal to come home to after a day out. No traffic noise just the very occasional tractor, as you would expect deep in the countryside. We were supplied with a welcome pack of eggs (from the farm chickens) milk, bread, tea, coffee etc. There are five chickens which will greet you in the mornings (no cockerel) and any time you happen to be outside. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Owl Cottage; from the stunning surroundings and grounds, the friendly chickens who came by every day to say good morning, good afternoon and goodnight, to the Cottage itself, which was compact, but had everything needed and was beautifully done out."

    The owner, Paul was extremely charming and we enjoyed our chats with him. We are really looking forward to staying here again and revisiting the lovely beach we found at Skinningrove.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "As soon as we pulled up Paul greeted us with big smile and a good hearty shake of hands, chatting all the time on way to cottage ,opened it up and YES before we had walked inside you knew it was going to be something special This as to be the best cottage we have ever stayed in so easy nothing out of place felt relaxed all the time we were there just did not want to come away from there at all, Lovely area close to Saltburn -By-The-Sea, Whitby,Pickering,a lovely pub Fox & Hounds a mile away good well kept beer as well also a bit further The Blacksmiths Arms at Lastingham amazing pub as well."

    We will be back for sure to this cottage run by Paul felt as if you had known him all your life. The chickens came to greet us each morning as well and every time we came back to cottage If you do not book this cottage you have missed out on a 100% gem of a place !!!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thank you we had a lovely stay and couldn’t fault either the place or hospitality from Paul."

    The welcome pack of milk, bread, fresh eggs, coffee, tea and biscuits were a lovely touch to a 5* place. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Swallow cottage was a great/sweet little getaway stay surrounded by beautiful countryside & land not too far from Yorkshire’s stunning coastline."

    Location wise was fantastic for us as we packed so much in to explore & so during our short stay. Little touches such as having tea/coffee/milk/bread/butter/jam & fresh eggs from the friendly chickens made it perfect after a long journey to dig into. The cottage literally had everything you needed to feel like home away from home with our two dogs who made some great friends during our stay such as the chickens, ducks & Paul’s two wonderful dogs little teddy & the gorgeous female pointer (sorry cannot remember her name!) & lastly not to mention the hospitality Paul provided overall. We will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jun 2023

  • "Second time here lovely and quiet had a peaceful week went to fast thanks"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent cottage in beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect, and was a ideal base for visiting the north yorkshire coast and moorland."

    It was set in a beautiful, quite setting in open country side with magnificent views over rolling hill sides, just right for sitting outside with a glass of wine. The owners were friendly and helpful setting the cottage up with a welcome hamper including new laid eggs, what more could you want. Thank you for a wonderful stay we will certainly be returning x Sue and Geoff

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "The owners were such lovely, kind and friendly people."

    They bent over backwards to make us feel welcome and happy. The cottage is cosy and warm and I would happily recommend it to my family and friends.

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2023

  • "Swallow cottage was a real find."

    . lovely and peaceful but close to all the main tourist spots. The owners were very welcoming and gave excellent pub recommendations. Most importantly a really comfy bed and our doggies were welcomed too You won’t regret staying here

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a lovely location, down some quiet country lanes."

    We were made to feel very welcome by Paul and his son. The cottage was very clean and had everything needed for a great stay with some lovely extra touches tea, coffee, sugar, some jams, bread and milk which was much appreciated. Very dog friendly our two dogs loved it. Thank you again for a most wonderful and relaxing stay we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage everything you could want for a few days away."

    The owners Paul an his son Jacob were very friendly and welcoming as were the dog and chickens. It made a brilliant base and we will visit again. The bed was on the small side and no heating in the bathroom but all in all a lovely cottage. Looking forward to the other two cottages getting completed so we can take family.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a lovely Cottage with such friendly and helpful owners."

    We loved our stay here. Had a lot of nice walks around and do highly recommend this place. There is just one little thing you should know. The Bed was a bit to small for us. But the rest was perfect. Thanks to the owner.

    Reviewed by Dirk4.7Oct 2022

  • "The hob was stuck on number 5 would not go up or down ,only one small frying pan this made it very difficult to cook a good breakfast."

    This would not be a problem if we were near a cafe.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2022

  • "The owners were very friendly and welcoming, the cottage cosy and clean."

    Not only was there a fresh welcome pack but they gave us a big bag of apples to take home from their orchard. We hope to go back soon.

    Reviewed by P5.0Sep 2022

  • "Just returned from a weeks stay at this cottage which was in a perfect location surrounded by stunning scenery."

    We were made to feel very welcome and although small it had everything that we needed. It was spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfortable. Loved the outside space and the chickens roaming free in the lovely gardens. Thanks also for the welcome pack, the eggs were delicious. I would definitely return to this property as it was so peaceful and relaxing. I feel this cottage could be enhanced by having a bathroom heater installed and a lovely stable door would have been perfect for enjoying those views over breakfast. Thanks for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property for a quiet getaway."

    Very clean and everything you need. Ideal for East coast locations. 2 large fields for the dog to exercise. The host Paul couldn't have been more helpful. Definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was as described and was spotlessly clean."

    It is very small, but has about everything you would need. Paul, the owner and his son, Jacob are both very helpful and friendly and we were made more than welcome. There was a lovely welcome pack of eggs, bread and milk, jam, and biscuits, and we had lovely plums and apples from the trees. Very dog friendly and our dog had freedom to roam the grounds. He only jumped in the pond once! There is no enclosed garden, which might be an issue for some dog owners, but there's lots of outdoor space and it's very quiet and peaceful. There are also free-range chickens, which are very friendly. The property is reached down a very narrow single track country lane, but isn't far from Staithes. A lovely, quiet romantic place.

    Thankyou so much for your kind feedback much appreciated! :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2022

  • "From the moment we arrived we knew we'd made the right choice."

    The owner was friendly helpfull and informative even the chickens greeted us. Swallow Cottage was small very clean and just right for 2 with nice homely decor and good facilities. Beautiful surroundings with beaches in easy reach. We will use again

    Reviewed by Don5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a beautiful area."

    We were made very welcome and enjoyed our stay immensely. We hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2022

  • "The holiday accommodation was in the perfect location and everything we could of wished for."

    We were greeted by the Paul and Jacob the owners who helped up unload the car and were very helpful. Bread,milk and eggs had been left for us even the dogs were greeted with treats. We will be returning again.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2022

  • "This property is a little diamond was made to feel very welcome anybody who ..."

    This property is a little diamond was made to feel very welcome anybody who loves to walk and loves the country side don’t hesitate book this property

    Thankyou so much for your kind feedback:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2022

  • "I would highly recommend swallow cottage, we found it spotlessly clean and it had all the amenities that we needed."

    It was a bit remote but this suited us as a quiet location was what we enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2022

  • "On arrival we were met by the owner Son, very welcoming."

    Lovely surroundings, facilities inside were very good, decorated, homely, and very clean. Owner very informative about the area’s to visit I would recommend this, and would re book again. Very dog friendly

    Thankyou for your great feedback :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Jun 2022

  • "I very much enjoyed my recent stay at Swallow Cottage."

    It may be small, but perfect for one or two people, and finished to a very good standard. Some thoughtful touches, teabags, sugar, milk, bread, butter, jam, and lovely fresh eggs from the friendly free range chickens. The owner is friendly and helpful, and the area is just beautiful, both countryside and coast. I’ll definitely return, and would highly recommend this holiday cottage.

    Thankyou for your great feedback :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay if you want a relaxing, peaceful and quiet break."

    The owner is very accommodating and friendly. Some nice local walks and a stones throw away from Whitby. Happily stay again.

    Thankyou very much, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful cosy retreat, relatively small but very thoughtfully planned."

    Impeccably clean with a really comfortable bed and everything provided for our stay. Friendly and approachable owners who gave an extra welcome touch with fresh milk, tea, coffee and bread. There were even some fresh eggs too. We had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable stay and would be happy to visit again.

    Hi there thankyou so much for your kind words, hope to see you again in the future thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0Jun 2022

  • "A great cottage with everything we needed, and a host who was available for any questions."

    Very clean and in a great location for exploring the area. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property owner was very friendly when we collected the keys and the cottage itself was spotlessly clean, the owner had even left is some bread, eggs, milk, and tea & coffee."

    It was extremely comfortable and we slept well on both nights. There was everything we needed for the stay, would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0May 2022

  • "Very friendly made us feel very welcome."

    Would do anything to help. Very highly recommended. We would like to visit again soon as we can

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Central heating
  • Combi microwave/oven, two-ring hob, fridge
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with patio and seating
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: This property does not accept children

The property

Perched on the outskirts of Staithes in North Yorkshire, is this idyllic studio-style cottage, Swallow Cottage.

Enjoying a superb and rural location within the North York Moors National Park, with easy access to the local amenities and coast, Swallow Cottage is a fabulous dog-friendly base for a couple and their two canine companions.

Leave your vehicle on the driveway, before making your way into your new holiday home.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, where you can look forward to impressing your other half with delicious meals, whipped up in the kitchenette, ready to enjoy over a celebratory bottle of fizz at the dining table for two.

After dinner, snuggle up on the sofa and select a much-loved film from the Smart TV as the evening’s entertainment.

After a day of hiking through the moors, wash away the day with a refreshing shower, before climbing into the sumptuous double bed to catch your rest.

In the morning, prepare a steaming cup of coffee ready to enjoy out in the front garden as you plan the days itinerary with a backdrop of beautiful rural views.

Take the short drive into the village centre, where you can sample fresh and local seafood at the Whitby Crab and Cod & Lobster or traditional pub grub at The Fox & Hounds, perfect for those evenings when you don’t fancy cooking!

There is also a well-stocked convenience store for picking up any essentials.

You can also enjoy leisurely strolls along the Staithes Beck or delving into history at the Captain Cook & Staithes Heritage Centre.

Take advantage of having the North York Moors right on your doorstep and embark on wildlife rich hikes, visit Mulgrave Castle or tackle the imposing peaks of Ingleby Incline and The Wainstones.

Continue onto Whitby, home to a remarkable Gothic cathedral, an excellent golf club, the 199 Steps where you can expect panoramic views at their top, and the golden sands of Whitby Beach, where you can bathe, paddle the shores or hook your catch of the day along the West Pier.

For more seaside fun, follow the Cinder Track over to Scarborough, where you will find the delights of Scarborough Castle, Alpamare, and the Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Whisk the one who means most away for a memorable stay at Swallow Cottage.

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About the location


Whitby 10 miles.

The charming and sleepy seaside village of Staithes, with its cobbled streets and back alleys, is something of an artist’s dream. Its pretty houses and cottages are clustered around the old harbour and surrounded by high craggy cliffs on three sides, with a sheltered sandy beach set amongst the rocky coastline. The village can claim connections with Captain Cook who was apprenticed to a draper near the harbour. Nowadays, Staithes is a must for anyone visiting the Yorkshire Coast and has a good selection of pubs, shops and tea rooms. Staithes is still home to an RNLI lifeboat station and a small fleet of cobles (fishing boats) landing fish, crab and lobster, with boat trips for birdwatching, fishing and even whale watching available. It’s also the location of the popular BBC children’s TV series, Old Jack’s Boat. Staithes has a strong attraction for artists, with an annual Art and Heritage Festival, galleries and artists studios with art courses and workshops regularly on offer. There’s a free Illusion Trail, which guides visitors around the network of ginnels (alleyways), with trail guides available locally. The best views of the town can be enjoyed from the Cleveland Way which runs down the cliff to the sea’s edge. Altogether a superb base for exploring the Yorkshire Coast, visiting the larger resorts of Whitby or Scarborough and enjoying the moorland villages of the North York Moors National Park.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas