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Chuckle Cottage

Swainby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1018933)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second visit to this beautiful cottage."

    Perfect for relaxation, visiting the local area and the coast. Thank you for another great holiday

    Delighted that you have chosen to return to Chuckle Cottage and enjoyed your time in this gorgeous part of the world. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Nicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by DJul 2022

  • "Lovely, cute cottage with everything you need and all the comforts."

    It would be amazing in the colder weather with the log burner. Swainby is peaceful and pretty. We had great weather so spent time sitting near the beck and even paddling in it. There are two pubs and a cafe. The shop is only open at the weekend. There is plenty to do in the area.

    Thankyou Kate, so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Chuckle Cotrage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathrynJul 2022

  • "Our second visit to Chuckle Cottage and once again it did not disappoint!"

    We spent Christmas in the lovely village of Swainby and had yet another fantastic meal at the Blacksmiths. The cottage had been decorated beautifully for Christmas and proved to be the ideal cosy retreat for us. The cottage is ideally situated to explore the region and we could not recommend it highly enough

    I'm delighted you both enjoyed your 2nd stay and chose to spend Christmas at Chuckle Cottage this time. Thankyou again for your comments, its so lovely to hear that guests enjoy themselves and find my little cottage to be everything they wish it to be. Thankyou both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, beautiful village, local pub was excellent"

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2021

  • "Cosy and welcoming cottage in a beautiful village with stunning scenery on the doorstep."

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2021

  • "Chuckle Cottage was exactly what we needed and were looking for on our holidays."

    Super clean and perfectly cozy, with a lovely shower, kitchen with all amenities, and fast wifi, and is very dog-friendly. It's a great spot from which to explore the North York Moors! I highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by LaraJul 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect for a short break."

    It was very cosy and the open plan downstairs meant you could enjoy the warmth of the fire whilst putting together food from the village or local towns. So many footpaths to walk and places to go. Very friendly village. Great market at Northallerton.

    Reviewed by FranApr 2021

  • "The holiday was great."

    Very relaxing. The cottage was lovely and cozy and had everything we needed. Also the honesty box for the logs was a great idea as in the past we have spent a long time looking for logs when nearby places had sold out. The owner was extremely helpful when we needed her.

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2020

  • "I booked chuckle cottage just a week before our stay and I am so glad I did."

    What an amazing little hideaway. We stayed fri-sun and had the most wonderful relaxing time. The cottage itself had everything we needed and felt like a home from home. The village of Swainby is so picturesque and the locals so very friendly. We tried both the local pubs which were lovely and being a vegan they were able to offer me a choice of meals. The local village store which is currently only open at the weekend was a beautiful quaint little place that served the most amazing vegan flapjack. Chuckle cottage was clean and tidy and we were able to cook and relax infront of the log burner. We will definitely be back for a longer stay....

    Reviewed by DebiOct 2020

  • "Small question of when heating came on already mentioned I believe."

    Otherwise, a lovely location and local facilities.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Chuckle Cottage is a very lovely and welcoming cottage that has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard."

    It Is the perfect base to explore the surrounding area. The village of Swainby is a charming spot. We particularly enjoyed the high standard of food and ambiance of the Blacksmiths and the Rusty Bike Cafe. The Blacksmiths has 50 different gins on offer! We could not recommend Chuckle Cottage more highly!

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful little break at Chuckle Cottage."

    The location is perfect, right next to the village store with easy access to the the river for paddling. The village itself has everything you need and a great base for exploring both the Moors and the Dales. The cottage is comfy and cosy with lovely furnishings. Nicky has thought of absolutely everything; toys and books for littles ones, doggy treats and even a picnic hamper should you need it. A very welcome break in my most favourite part of the world and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    Had everything we needed and more. We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double and 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, washing machine, microwave, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Bench seating at front of house
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 4.1 miles, pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is an honesty box for extra logs Please note this property has a good house keeping bond for £250.

The property

On the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, in the tranquil village of Swainby, you will find this delightful, mid-terraced hide-away, Chuckle Cottage.

As you walk to the front door, you will notice the bench at the front of the property, which is simply ideal for relaxing in the sunshine with a morning coffee or an afternoon tea, whilst the scent of lavender and herbs will complete this welcoming first impression.

Inside is an open plan living area, with a bespoke kitchen, breakfast bar and everything you need to rustle up some lovely meals and why not make use of the cool box and picnic basket in warmer weather too for your days out spent exploring.

In the sitting room, the classic sofa and armchair provide comfortable, snuggly seating in front of a cosy log burning stove and beautiful art work adorns the walls and pretty object d’art add to the welcoming and homely feel.

Upstairs, through handmade oak latch doors, there is a double bedroom with built in wardrobes and a comfortable bed, all made up with quality bed linen, awaiting your arrival.

The single room has a comfortable bed with chest of drawers, suitable for a child or adult alike.

The bathroom has a modern, double walk-in shower, basin and W.C and a drying rack is provided for any damp clothing which will soon dry in front of the large heated towel rail, where towels are provided. Guests can make use of a secure outbuilding, which has racks for bikes as well as boots which does come in handy as there are many routes for cycling and walking available in the area. In the village of Swainby, there are two dog friendly pubs, both serving delicious food and are most welcoming to visitors.

There is also a divine café, ‘The Rusty Bike’ where you can also hire bikes and it also stocks essentials such as bread and milk.

On certain days there is even a postal service from the village hall as well as other events and activities in this progressive little village.

Scugdale Beck, with its many ducks, runs along the length of the High Street and through the village.

There is also a lovely pub and café in the nearby village of Ingleby Cross.

The Market towns of Stokesley and Northallerton are roughly equidistant to the East and West of the village, providing a larger selection of cafes, restaurants and shops.

The well-known village of Osmotherly is up and over the moor about 4 miles and would take you past Cod Beck reservoir too.

The historical Mount Grace Priory, owned by the national Trust; the ruined Whorlton Castle are very nearby as is Renny Lake for course fishing.

Chuckle Cottage is perfectly situated for trekking; cycling and horse riding in the North Yorkshire Moors, as well as the Cleveland Walk; Lyke Wake Walk; Roseberry Topping and the Seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough. A little further afield are the towns of York; Harrogate; Richmond and Ripon.

The sights of County Durham, Northumberland and Cleveland are also not too far to the North, not forgetting the Tees Barage for white water rafting and kayaking, as well as the Air Trail for adventurous children and adults too.

Further west, the Yorkshire dales are also within easy reach.

We welcome dogs at Chuckle Cottage, with treats, throws and a drying towel provided, but please check with the owner if you would like to bring more than one.

This property is perfect for a small family, three adventure seeking friends or couples wanting a romantic break away.

Chuckle Cottage, as its name suggests, is a relaxing hideaway, which would make anyone smile.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Please note this property has a good house keeping bond for £250.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas