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18 High Street

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Swainby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "A spacious, always warm, spotless, very well equipped property."

    We stayed here for second time, this time for 2 weeks. A nest of tables would be an asset by the sofa as it became very tiresome putting a mug or glass on the floor. The owners very good, prompt dealing with any problems. If you don't know the area advised to bring milk, tea, etc.

    Reviewed by Laurencee5.0Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this town cottage & would consider a return."

    The stream and area is so pretty. The bedrooms were large & comfortable with a good TV in each room. Kitchen was well equipped The lounge seating was adequate as the men folk were tall and could have done with a bit more room for comfort.Decor very tasteful. No welcome pack though which is unusual for those using Sykes. Village had no post office or food store or newspapers...but the area is stunning and the Black Horse pub's Sunday lunch was excellent.A really quiet spot for a relaxing break with lots to see.Would recommend highly!

    Reviewed by Jayne4.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was superb."

    Conveniently placed for travelling around. Clean and well equipped. The pub over the road did amazing food too. We will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2023

  • "18 high street is a lovely little cottage, we had a great weeks stay!"

    Right opposite a stream which our daughter loved watching the ducks swim past. Close to two pubs. The cottage was very spacious and comfy and had all we needed. Clean on arrival and The milk was great to see in the fridge as was dying for a cuppa when we got there! The only things I would say to improve on would be when we arrived there was very little toilet roll left on the roll and with the village store only opening weekends this wasn’t ideal after a long journey just one spare roll would of been appreciated:) and the duvet I would say for this time of year is far too heavy/thick, a lighter one for the summer we think would be better. Oh and a footstool. Apart from that absolutely brilliant and we would definitely stay again! Thanks so much for a pleasant stay. Swainby itself is beautiful.

    Reviewed by Chelsea4.4Aug 2023

  • "First: we would/will go again, house bright and airy and comfortable with plenty of hot water and Swainby is an ideal spot, even if the pubs are expensive."

    Next as constructive comments: Not sure how 4 adults would have coped, kitchen table impractical – I had to eat side saddle, dishwasher too small – even with just two it was running after each meal, perhaps another comfy chair; Lacking in cleaning material – which we wouldn’t bring – and dishwasher tabs – which we would; A welcome pack would have been appreciated, especially after a long journey; Not everyone is into modern technology, I would have appreciated a radio in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Jul 2023

  • "The terraced house was very quiet, clean and comfortable."

    The kitchen was very well stocked with kitchen utensils and crockery. All features of the house worked, i.e cooker, kettle, shower, TV’s etc.. Swainby is a peaceful quiet village, with two pubs- shame they close early and there are no convenience stores. Negatives of the house included, the kitchen table was not ideal and may be unsuitable for some people.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Jul 2023

  • "Really lovely mid-terrace property that was well maintained and nicely decorated."

    The Nespresso machine in the kitchen and the USB charging points at the bedsides were particularly appreciated! We also enjoyed watching the ducks and their ducklings in the small river opposite the house. A great base for exploring North Yorkshire, the house had almost everything you could ask for - the only things missing were a garden to sit in in the evenings (though both village pubs have great beer gardens), and a coffee table/side tables in the living room - but neither of those are deal breakers! Would definitely recommend a stay at 18 High Street, Swainby.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2023

  • "An absolutely lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Clean, comfortable, warm and very well equipped. The milk in the fridge and the fresh flowers were a lovely touch too. Thank you for letting us stay

    Many thanks. i'm so glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Enjoyable stay just lacked information on how to control underfloor heating and operate the oven."

    In need of a lick of paint. Comfortable bed with loads of wardrobe space. Comfortable sofa and chair, I always think it would be nice and more comfy if holiday let’s had foot stools too. Swainby a cute little village with 2 pubs but very little else, the walks from your door are beautiful though. Thirsk is definitely worth a visit we ate twice at Yorks Cafe there, lovely food and drink.

    Reviewed by Jenny3.8Mar 2023

  • "It is a fantastic holiday cottage with everything you could possibly want for a really enjoyable holiday experience."

    We have spent quite a lot of time in the cottage over the last 4mths and really enjoyed it its really warm and cosy with lvly neighbor's and the Blacksmiths arms is a very friendly pub would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely warm comfortable cottage we really enjoyed our stay there."

    We were a little disappointed that we had to go out and buy dishwasher tablets on our arrival as there were none there. The kitchen would have benefited from a table and chairs rather than the small breakfast island as we found it difficult to sit and have a meal around it.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Dec 2022

  • "Lovely location with excellent walks from your doorstep."

    The cottage is very attractive and cozy. The kitchen is well equipped but missing some small pieces that would make it perfect if you enjoy cooking ( grater, mixing bowl, garlic press, casserole dish etc.) The local pubs are dog friendly offering a good choice of food and both cafe’s are excellent. A drop of milk in the fridge would have been a nice touch so that we could enjoy a hot drink when we first arrived would have been a nice touch. Overall a lovely stay in a cozy cottage. Thank you.

    thank you for your comments there is actually a grater mixing bowls and 2 cassarole dishes in the cupboards. I do try to get milk in if im there that day but its not always possible. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Dec 2022

  • "Lvly cottage everything you need for a lvly brake"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent little cottage with all you need for a wonderful holiday"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Excellent well equipped kitchen, not short of anything. Loved the village, two excellent pubs for food were a bonus, everyone we met were extremely friendly and welcoming. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    It was clean and the kitchen was brilliant. The beds were comfy and the rooms were spacious. The village was beautiful and everyone was really friendly. It was a fantastic base from which to explore the surrounding area, and we hired bikes from the Rusty Bike Café at a very reasonable price. The only minor thing we'd change would be to have a dining table instead of, or as well as, the island in the kitchen, but can't fault anything else. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our 2nd visit to Swainby in a month, great cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Parking outside on street.

    thank you for your kind comments. im glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeannette5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Lovely house and facilities. A real home from home

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a great holiday."

    Perfect little village very friendly with 2 excellent pubs both for a drink and food (dog friendly). The listing for the property dose not do it justice. It is a well maintained with everything you my need and more. Finished to a very high standard. Would definitely book this property again. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic, getaway in a brilliant cottage in stunning nine village location."

    Cottage surpassed expectations, clean, everything you would need and bathroom and bedrooms great. Highly recommended. Two pubs in village excellent especially Blavk Horse for Sunday lunch.

    Thank you for your kind comments. we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "As one can see from the photos of the property it's delightful, however, they do not do the cottage justice."

    Some holiday homes can feel a little sparse or a little too full of the owners personality. This hit the mark perfectly it felt like a home away from home immediately. It was very high spec from the heated floors, to the temperature control and the amazing shower. The kitchen was equipped with everything one would need in terms of utensil, crockery, glassware, etc for preparing a meal. The village itself is idyllic. The neighbours were very welcoming. There are many villages to explore nearby. The cottage was spotlessly clean. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. The owner Kate was always on hand and was so kind.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Feb 2022

  • "Steve and Kate were wonderful hosts and their holiday property is beautiful, modern, comfortable and well worth staying in."

    As a family with 2 small children we had a fantastic time in the cottage which was well equipped with all the mod cons and extremely cosy. It is also close by to so many lovely places. The beds were very comfortable and the property was lovely and warm with the added luxury of heated flooring in the kitchen. Steve and Kate's extra thoughtful touches such as providing milk, eggs, colours and colouring books were greatly appreciated. We would definitely recommend this property which is in a really picturesque and quaint town. Steve and Kate could not do enough for you. Easy parking, lovely views and a very welcoming pub at the end of the street. What more could you need? 5 stars!!! Thank you so much :)

    thank you so much we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Air source central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, toaster, slow cooker, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, hairdryer and heated airer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome - £25 supplement per dog per stay
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Pets aren't allowed upstairs in this property

The property

Nestled in the heart of the delightful village of Swainby rests this charming mid-terrace cottage, 18 High Street.

Suited to both families and friends, the property is idyllically positioned within close proximity of local amenities as well as picturesque countryside and a number of National Trust properties, providing the perfect base for a retreat to North Yorkshire.

Park up on the roadside and marvel at the charming white-washed exterior of this lovely dwelling before unloading your bags and stepping into the delightful open-plan living space; beautifully-appointed with a pairing of both contemporary and traditional décor, this stylishly tiled space is fit with high-quality furnishings complimented by a rustic feature fireplace.

Kick off your shoes and unwind in front of the television whilst the designated chef prepares a heartwarming meal for the group in the neighbouring kitchen, making use of all of the essential amenities provided; gather your loved ones together for a seat on a stool at the quirky bar table to indulge in your culinary delights as you recount the days adventures over a glass of wine.

Climbing the stairs to the first floor you'll find two thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms, a king-size room and a double room, each featuring a light and airy décor for a calming setting to rest your head.

In the morning, prepare for a new day with a luxurious soak amongst the bubbles in the contemporary family bathroom, or make use of the overhead shower to enjoy a quick rinse.

Set out to explore the local area, where you will find a handy convenient store just a short walk away where you can stock up on ingredients to prepare a tasty feast for your guests, or if you would like a night off from the kitchen, Swainby offers two welcoming pubs, The Black Horse and the Blacksmiths Arms, both of which serve delicious home-cooked meals and local ales to suit all tastes and budgets.

There is also a lovely coffee shop in the village open Thursday-Monday.

On sunnier days, enjoy a leisurely walk along the flowing Crook Beck, stopping to savour a homemade picnic at the Crook Beck Picnic Area.

Nearby you will find the fascinating ruins of the 14th-century Whorlton Castle, which is settled on a spur of the Cleveland Hills, as well as the peaceful spot of Whorton Old Church.

Perched in the opposite direction is the magnificent Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens, brimming with 14th-century history and surrounded by vibrant grounds.

Take advantage of your brilliant surroundings and embark on one of the many excellent trails available, including the stunning Cleveland Way which offers 109-miles of rolling countryside and dramatic coastline.

Be sure to pay a visit to the nearby market towns of Stokesley and Northallerton, where you will find a fantastic golf range, shops to browse and cafes where you can indulge in a well-earned coffee and slice of cake!

For a day trip to the seaside, pack-up the car and venture to Whitby, where you can soak up the glorious sands, make memories on the bustling pier and explore the famous Whitby Abbey.

For an unforgettable stay in the North York Moors National Park, be sure to choose 18 High Street as your home-away-from-home.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Osmotherley 4 miles; Stokesley 6 miles; Northallerton 8 miles.

Swainby is a village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire. Swainby is located at the north-western corner of the North York Moors National Park. The characteristics of the village and the surrounding area consist of traditional Yorkshire dry stone walls, hills, sheep, heather and moorland. The village is close to the ruins of Whorlton Castle. In the 19th century the housing of miners who worked the nearby hills for ironstone and jet led to an expansion of the village. Swainby contains two public houses, The Blacksmiths Arms and The Black Horse along with The Rusty Bike – a bike inspired café serving scrummy breakfast and lunches.

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