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Swallows Nest

Scalby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 992648)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Will Be staying again."

    The owner Paul is very helpful.

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2022

  • "This cottage has everything and more."

    If you want peace and tranquility this is the place to be. Beautiful countryside area a good hot tub to relax in after your days out will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by DoreenApr 2022

  • "Our holiday had to be cancelled twice due to covid but we finally made it and it was worth the wait ,the cottage was lovely and quiet and the hot tub was a great way to end your nights, the owner left a welcome pack which was a nice touch and was very helpful when we had a problem ,Paul was on hand and sorted it very promptly, we will definitely return in the near future ."

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage definitely home from home!"

    Everything we needed for our stay, welcome basket was lovely and even treats for our dog, would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Extremely clean. Surprised no hairdryer provided but not a big problem. Only other minor issue is the lid of the hot tub is very heavy and awkward to lift on and off. Would definitely recommend this place though and will be looking to return for another short break next year.

    Reviewed by ShelleyFeb 2022

  • "Just perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by JillFeb 2022

  • "One of the best places I've been too loved it, booked again for November already."

    Reviewed by KarlJan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Swallows Nest."

    Perfect location for visiting the East Coast. The little cottage is very homely and welcoming. It was very clean and Paul the owner had left some welcome treats which we thoroughly enjoyed. Including some for Bailey the dog. The hot tub was amazing, perfect to warm up in each evening after our walks. The bed was very comfy. The only thing we couldn't find was a hairdryer. We will certainly be looking at booking Swallows Nest in the future and recommending it to friends and family. :-)

    Reviewed by KayleighJan 2022

  • "Highly recommended."

    Really enjoyable stay. The place was very clean on arrival with some nice welcome gifts. Hot tub was great. The owner Paul was friendly and very helpful. Hope to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by DanDec 2021

  • "A very homely cottage very well decorated with the added extra of a hot tub a shame we had to cut our stay short because of a power cut."

    Would definitely stay there again. I would like to say a big thanku to the owner for making us very welcome

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very comfortable spotlessly clean and great hot tub.

    Reviewed by AmandaNov 2021

  • "Lovely and clean had everything we needed"

    Reviewed by LouiseNov 2021

  • "This cottage doesn`t feel like a holiday let, it really is a home from home!"

    The cottage and hot tub were spotlessly clean. The decor and furnishings are of an excellent standard and the cottage is very well equipped for two people. The bed is very comfortable and the shower is fab. There isn`t one thing we disliked about this place. The owner was friendly and we very much appreciated the lovely treats he left for us.

    Reviewed by PhilOct 2021

  • "We spent the second part of our honeymoon at this wonderful cottage."

    It really did have everything you needed and the added surprise of Netflix which we loved! We made use of the hot tub three times a day and loved how peaceful and tranquil the location was, but superbly located to access lots of local days out. We really would recommend a break at this cottage.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with friendly owner"

    Reviewed by RossJul 2021

  • "Owner really nice guy"

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2021

  • "The host Paul was very friendly and made us feel welcome."

    The cottage was absolutely fabulous and we would highly recommend it. It was the most relaxing week we have had we hopefully will go again and dogs are welcome and would love the walks they can go on around the cottage.

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect for a romantic retreat."

    Very well located and the hot tub was the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by DellaJul 2021

  • "Stay 3/5/21 Lovely relaxing break in a cozy cottage."

    Friendly host Paul, greeted with welcome treats. Cottage clean, well equipped and tasteful decor. WiFi & Netflix a bonus and the hot tub was a perfect wind down on an evening listening to the local owls. Good location for exploring the North Yorkshire coast so lots of lovely walks nearby. Very dog friendly, doggy welcome treats went down well. Definitely recommend, will return here for sure.

    Reviewed by TaniaMay 2021

  • "Perfect stay, could not recommend the place more!"

    Have already booked our next trip.

    Reviewed by SadieDec 2020

  • "Great long weekend away, very homely cottage with great facilities perfect for this time of year!"

    Reviewed by JasperDec 2020

  • "Fantastic little get away for my partner and I."

    Paul very kindly greeted us with some ‘treats’ to settle in. You could see from the reviews on here the alterations they have made such as putting up hooks by the hot tub, putting up mirrors in the bedroom & providing a clothes airer especially for swimwear after the hot tub. Only thing we found we hadn’t brought was a hairdryer and there wasn’t one at the property so we ‘drip dried’ the dog and I. Overall would definitely recommend it and will be back again the hot tub was perfect.

    Reviewed by TaniaDec 2020

  • "The stay was wonderful."

    Lovley cosy cottage with really nice decor detail which carried through the house. The facilities were great, they had all the cutlery and appliances we needed in the kitchen. The only suggestions I would make is to provide a hair dryer and a bigger mirror, for makeup and to see full outfit. The hot tub was lovley, it was so cosy and peaceful. Really enjoyed my stay here.

    Reviewed by AlexaOct 2020

  • "Lovely little holiday cottage in a great area for exploring the coast and inland."

    Set on a very quiet road with easy safe parking. Small but well secured garden for our dog. Very grateful for the treats left by the owner the dog treats were especially welcome! The hot tub was lovely & large and great for relaxing in after a day out and great for stargazing! The kitchen had everything we needed and was spotless. Comfy leather sofa. The cottage was always warm and the heating was easy to alter. The cottage was ample for 2 and well laid out. The shower room was really nice & had a fab shower. Our only minor negatives were it could do with somewhere to put shampoo and shower gel whilst in the shower also a small clothes airer to hang wet cozzie/trunks to dry inside the cubicle if it was raining. No hairdryer (but not sure if missing due to Covid rules) A full length mirror and small coffee table would be a nice addition. We prefer a memory foam mattress so did find the bed a bit 'springy'. Overall a lovely holiday cottage, in a pretty and quiet area at a great price would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2020

  • "Marked down on comfort because the bed was uncomfortable."

    May have benefited from a small freezer (as a self catering cottage we took food and ice blocks which then melted), dishwasher and black out curtains for bedroom. Hot tub and location were great and the overall cottage was a nice cosy quality conversion.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2020

  • "Lovely cosy peaceful and relaxing cottage for us it was too remote you have to jump in the car wherever you want to go which is what lots of people enjoy, but when I go away I like to dump the car and be within walking distance of the cinder track that’s just me."

    A clothes airer at the cottage would be a good idea to pop in the shower to let swimwear drip dry. New tin opener required ,toilet seat still needs fixing.a canopy over the hot tub would be lovely and a little more enclosed garden area would be good only little niggles but overall a great stay nothing and no ones perfect.

    Reviewed by RosamondOct 2020

  • "Swallow's Nest was perfect for us, lovely and clean, bed was so comfortable, the hot tub was good quality, in an excellent position."

    Anyone hesitant about venturing away due to pandemic , do not be. Felt 100% safe, ventured to Whitby purposely on the rainy day to avoid crowds and spent 5 days doing things on our own in the open air. Perfect mini break.

    Reviewed by EbonyOct 2020

  • "Shallows Nest is a lovely place to base yourself for a tour of the Yorkshire moors and coastline ."

    You really need a car as its a little remote but for most people visiting the area that's a prerequisite. The cottage is cosy and quiet well maintained and pleasantly decorated. Good off road parking . A good number of farm shops and honesty tables to be found close by but only ten minutes to a well stocked super market for the pizzas . The host was extremely welcoming and friendly, always happy to chat without being constantly around . All in all a marvellous place to stay and perfect to tumble back to after a busy day exploring.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "Beautiful decor and location."

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2020

  • "This Beautiful cottage is everything you need for a holiday ."

    A week .or weekend. Its a lovely quite place .But your not far from costal places.. The cottage has a lovely living area .Bathroom..and Bedroom. All on one level . Also a hot tub that was perfect to relax after days out .. The cottage is very clean and modern .Its just perfect .its so cosy you won't want to leave . Paul the owner is very welcoming. And helpful.. Plus everywhere is very dog friendly. My chocky lab loved it .there are some lovely walks . If your looking for relaxing break this is perfect place .. We loved it that much were booked to return.

    Reviewed by TracySep 2020

  • "Swallows nest was the perfect spot for a relaxing weekend away."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable. The hot tub was perfect after a long day of walking. Had everything you might need. Perfect getaway!

    Reviewed by KatieMar 2020

  • "What you see in the pictures is what you get."

    The cottage is very clean and comfortable and has everything you need. The location is perfect for getting to Whitby, Scarborough, Filey etc. The hot tub was brilliant, perfect way to end each day in gorgeous surroundings filled with wildlife.

    Reviewed by LauraMar 2020

  • "Lovely relaxing , cosy clean cottage!"

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2020

  • "An amazing little cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2020

  • "Fantastic property and the welcome treats for us and our puppy were very much appreciated."

    The hot tub was great. The cottage is situated in a little village so is very quiet, we will definately be visiting again

    Reviewed by JasonFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a quiet location."

    Reviewed by SallyFeb 2020

  • "The photographs do not do the cottage justice."

    It’s a beautifully presented, well thought out haven. Everything was spotlessly clean and the attention to detail (including dog treats) was fantastic. Great location.

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Swallows Nest."

    Very warm and friendly welcome and all facilities were perfectly clean and everything was easy to find. We particularly enjoyed long walks on the footpaths around the house and using the jacuzzi. Lots of lovely places to visit near by. Exactly what we needed and we would both stay again. Many thanks to Paul and Wendy.

    Reviewed by IndiaJan 2020

  • "The 2 nights away was fantastic."

    ... Everything was lovely and better than we thought

    Reviewed by SadieNov 2019

  • "Very pleasant cottage and hot tub."

    Easy to get to Whitby and Scarborough from. Nice touches on arrival with outside lights left on, dog treats and snacks for us. Would recommend!

    Reviewed by ClareNov 2019

  • "This holiday cottage is perfect everything you expect and more from the no expense spared furnishing and fittings to the welcoming hot tub after a long walk in the fantastic surrounding area."

    Thanks Paul and Wendy for a fab stay and our free gifts where a lovely touch. 10/10 Chris and Nicki

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2019

  • "We really enjoyed the cottage and area Owner very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped , clean and tidy and it was nice and quiet."

    Enjoyed our weekend loads of places around the area to visit and at the end of the day a nice soak in the hot tub to watch the world go by. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019

  • "The cottage was central to whitby scarbourough and filey."

    was like home from home. paul the owner was very friendly'. would recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by TracySep 2019

  • "This place was just what the doctor ordered."

    Me my husband and puppy went for 3 nights to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. As soon as we walked in it was WOW so beautiful, peaceful and clean! Even little presents left for us and our pooch!!! Hot tub was a big + for me

    Reviewed by CassieAug 2019

  • "We really loved our holiday."

    Picky feedback would be - plz fix toilet seat and provide more loo roll, we would also welcome a blind on the front door for toing and froing from the shower. Nothing spoilt this trip though. Lovely place, Lovely host, immaculate cottage it really was. Thank you for our stay in a little haven. We really appreciated the goodies and also how quiet it was, host was there if we needed but not in your face. Cheers Paul.

    Reviewed by LindseyAug 2019

  • "Had an amazing experience at swallows nest so clean and tidy the owner was amazing and told us places we could go and explained the area."

    Lovely cottage will definitely be back

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2019

  • "Excellent holiday cottage that met all of our expectations and more."

    Very quiet and tranquil and just a short journey to Scarborough which is amazing, cottage was very clean and tidy and the owners were very pleasant. Will be coming back for sure !

    Reviewed by AndyJul 2019

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  • All ground-floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating and an electric stove
  • Ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, selection of books, Smart TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with hot tub
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 2 miles

The property

Scalby 2 miles.

Nestled within the majestic North York Moors National Park, just five miles away from the bustling town of Scarborough, is this stone-fronted cottage, Swallows Nest.

This romantic retreat is perfect for a couple seeking to explore the surrounding countryside and the nearby coast, or simply looking escape their daily routines for a couple of days.

After enjoying the open countryside views, be welcomed into a well-presented property, housing all the essentials for a week-long stay with your partner.

Enjoy your evenings within the open-plan living room, where you can rustle up a home-cooked meal within the amply equipped kitchen, before cosying up on the leather sofa, which rests in front of the Smart TV with Freeview.

In here, you will also find a warming electric stove, which is perfect for those chilly winter months.

The interior is completed by a charming double bedroom, which is benefitted by a double bed and a delightful interior design, as well as a stylish shower room with a wonderful retro tile design to enjoy.

Throw open the French doors during a summer’s day and enjoy the wonderful enclosed garden, where your canine companion can stretch his legs whilst you dip into the bubbling hot tub for a relaxing soak after a busy day exploring.

Despite the rural setting, the bustling village of Scalby can be found within two miles, where you will find a pub serving food and a couple of shops to pick up the essentials.

To keep you and your loved one busy whilst staying at Swallows Nest, explore miles of walking routes through the National Park or the endearing North Riding Forest Park.

Alternatively, spend an afternoon at the coastal resort of Scarborough, where you will find two sandy beaches, a medieval castle, a golf course and a SEA LIFE Centre.

Swallows Nest is a wonderful base for exploring the countryside setting with your loved one.

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About the location


Scarborough 3 miles; Whitby 17 miles.

The picturesque village of Scalby lies just 2.5 miles from the seaside resort of Scarborough. The village centre, with its stone cottages and Victorian houses, boasts good facilities, with a pub, two local shops, a quaint tea room, a hairdressers and a beauty salon. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful countryside, with thousands of hectares of moors and forest, it makes the perfect place to stay, with numerous public footpaths and the well-known Scalby Beck, which winds its way to the coast. A weekly farmers market is held in the grounds of St. Lawrence’s Church Rooms, selling local produce. With Scarborough on the doorstep, with its fine, sandy beaches, good restaurants and bustling town centre, Scalby provides a lovely retreat after a busy day out!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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