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The Milking Parlour

(Ref. 904788)

York, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "Another fine week at the milking parlour the best place to stay in yorkshire ..."

    Another fine week at the milking parlour the best place to stay in yorkshire 3dr time we have stayed at this complex very quite but very easy to get to york and other areas in yorkshire many thanks to our hosts

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely stunning accommodation had the best time here beautiful surrounding and very peaceful."

    Accommodation was very well equipped. Nice gesture by owner with cakes and milk being left for us on arrival. Can’t wait to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Apr 2024

  • "Everything was great."

    Warm, comfortable, excellent facilities. The owner gave us some milk and cake- much appreciated. We contacted the owner after I damages a concrete urn outside the property. Melissa set our minds at rest and told us not to worry, and to enjoy our holiday, which we did.. Thank you melissa

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very comfortable, clean & well equipped accomodation, such a pleasure to come back to after a day out, very peacefully situated & an excellent location for sightseeing York area, a stones throw from P&R's & main routes to coast & country, highly recommend."

    .. Debbie

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Pictures don’t do it justice x

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Oct 2023

  • "We ve been several times to this property, we'd definitely go back!"

    We love that part if Yorkshire!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was spotless, everything we could possibly want was provided (a ..."

    The cottage was spotless, everything we could possibly want was provided (a delicious chocolate cake), nice peaceful surroundings (no problem with stray golf balls

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful location ."

    Spotlessly clean couldn't fault it . Melissa was very helpful . Would highly recommend !!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property is clean and comfortable with plenty of storage space and nicely decorated, although the double bedroom door needs some attention, it was difficult to close."

    Everything else was great. The fact that this was our 3rd visit to Swallow Hall speaks for itself.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

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    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage in a lovely peaceful setting."

    Very close to Park and Ride to get into York and also close to the York by-pass for trips away. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0May 2023

  • "We were really pleased and impressed with this cottage."

    Pictures on line did not do it justice, a real wow when we walked in and saw the size of the accomodation. Position next to the golf course was both quiet and relaxing. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2023

  • "Very happy with our stay in The Milking Parlour."

    Property was clean and well equipped, light and bright. Ideally situated for exploring the area. Would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Always a pleasure to stay here."

    Been several times now and every time it’s a relaxing experience. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Mar 2023

  • "This bungalow was spotlessly clean, lovely and warm, well equipped and in a peaceful location."

    Easy access to York using the park and ride buses from the nearby designer outlet shopping centre which also had a food court with well known restaurants.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2023

  • "Melissa was a great host and very quick to answer my queries, the accommodations were perfect for access to York and it’s attractions."

    The cottage was clean and well equipped and great for our family while visiting friends and family in the area

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage."

    Very clean comfortable & quiet. Nice touch leaving milk & cake. Would definitely return. Great position for getting to York, Selby & lots of attractions.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "There was a lovely cake and milk waiting for us which was greatly appreciated as we'd had a stressful journey!"

    We ve stayed here before and we would definitely come back! Lovely place and lovely surroundings!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2022

  • "I cannot say enough about our stay in the best place we have ever had."

    The milking parlour is so lovely and clean. Spotless.We will be back.

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Sep 2022

  • "The BEST holiday cottage we have stayed in!"

    The cottage was spotless and smelt so clean on arrival. All the beds were very comfortable and all the linen, towels, furniture and fixtures were very good quality! The cottage is in the most peaceful relaxing surroundings and we all slept so well and loved our time there! The Roost- the on-site restaurant does beautiful breakfasts and there is lovely walks to the local forest. Melissa also left my little girl a cake on arrival as it was her birthday! We will definitely be back and can’t recommend the Milking Parlour enough.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was everything we could have hoped for."

    And was in an excellent location. Would definitely book again if visiting York.

    Reviewed by June5.0Aug 2022

  • "The holiday was spoilt by the fact that we had a car crash on the way to the property."

    It was four days before we could get a hire car.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent cottage with all we needed."

    Very comfortable and clean. Beautiful setting out in the country but with easy reach of York and the surrounding area. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Milking Parlour is a lovely property in a beautiful location, very clean and well equipped, everything we were hoping for, we had a lovely time."

    Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Everything was perfect and Melissa very helpful as were all the family"

    Reviewed by Gabrielle5.0May 2022

  • "Great cottage spotlessly clean."

    great place to explore york

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely faultless, and well looked after, beautiful setting, everything as pictures, even a cake waiting for us, very helpful and responsive to messages."

    Would definitely visit again Alison and Maggie

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2022

  • "We found The Milking Parlour ideal for our stay as a small family."

    Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Lovely quiet location yet very convenient for both York and other sites of interest in the area. We took the park & ride into York from the Outlet Village which is around 5 mins drive from the cottage and this worked well. I would be happy to recommend the Milking Parlour to others.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic week in a lovely cottage."

    The pictures of the cottage doesn’t give it credit it’s bright spacious and very clean. The only thing for me personally was the bed a standard bed a little too small for me but as I said that’s my thing my wife slept like a log so one out of two isn’t bad. We had a Sunday lunch at the club house, home made and very enjoyable. My thanks to Melissa, all this lovely young lady wants us for you to be happy and enjoy your stay. We certainly did. Would I recommend the Milking Parlour. 100% yes.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage set on the edge of a golf course."

    Very quiet and ideal for star gazing, if the clouds would go away - asking a lot in November. Thanks to the hosts for leaving a very nice and sticky cake along with a pint of milk. One to look at returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2021

  • "An extremely comfortable cottage in an idyllic location,it is beautifully furnished and the little extras were appreciated."

    This is our second visit and will definitely not be our last

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, plenty of room, very clean and comfortable!"

    Even milk in the fridge and tea bags for welcoming cup of tea (cakes as well!)

    Reviewed by M5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have stayed at the milking parlour the first time we stayed and have been ..."

    We have stayed at the milking parlour the first time we stayed and have been back a few times since the owners or very helpful if you want to know something and very welcomeing we will be going back again next year would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2021

  • "Spacious, clean and wonderful location."

    Owners friendly whilst non intrusive. Fully recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharan4.7Oct 2021

  • "The property was much larger than the photos show and rooms light and spacious."

    The position is quiet and rural which suited us. Having the benefit of being on the golf course is ideal for golfers. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Alexander4.4Sep 2021

  • "The accommodation was beautifully decorated throughout and so clean!"

    Gorgeous, quiet, surroundings. Fantastic location to visit York and local visitor attractions. Thank you Melissa for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really good facility managed by lovely people, only slight criticism, we would have liked a bigger bed & a dishwasher, having said that we would certainly go back."

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Jun 2021

  • "A peaceful location."

    The bungalow was spacious and very well maintained. The club house food was excellent. The staff very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2021

  • "As I have said everything was perfect the house was like home from home couldn’t have asked for more."

    Mellisa and everybody round her nothing was to much trouble. The LEMON DRIZZLE cake that was left for us such a nice touch and really appreciated.We booked a game of GOLF and received a discount on the round the course even nearly into winter was first class. We booke a SUNDAY ROAST and had the LAMB and without doubt it was the BEST SUNDAY ROAST I have had anywhere. This is not a criticism when you book for a week like we did you can’t remember everything.If there had been SALT. PEPPER and VINEGAR it would have been nice. But hey ho if that’s all I have to moan about that’s how good it was. If you like a good meal in the evening book

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Oct 2020

  • "Stunning location!"

    So quiet and peaceful. Cottage was absolutely spotless, decor was fresh and uplifting and all facilities working as they should. Everything you need 10 minute drive away or less which was a bonus! Look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Josie4.7Oct 2020

  • "This was a really super place to stay."

    Clean, modern, well equipped, comfortable, spacious. Nice touches with the cake and some milk waiting for me when I arrived. Very convenient for the Park and Ride for York and for main roads to other places. Quiet with lovely views over the golf course. I am recommending it to all my friends. Small comments: The TV was actually a smart TV so one had access to You Tube, etc. Very good. On the other hand, there was nowhere to plug my electric toothbrush into - so bring a convertor! But these are small points. Definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "When we arrived there was cake and milk supplied which was vey much appreciated ..."

    When we arrived there was cake and milk supplied which was vey much appreciated it was so quiet and the clubhouse was brilliant the food served was wonderful but we found it was to much but who complains when you are served to much thanks to all who made this such a wonderful time

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely surroundings of the golf course and woodlands Friendly and helpful ..."

    Lovely surroundings of the golf course and woodlands Friendly and helpful staff Easy access into York via the park and ride scheme

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great location on a golf course, and within easy reach of York and a park and ride facility only a few minutes away."

    Discount rates available to renters if wishing to use the golf course with its 9 and 18 hole options.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2020

  • "Very please with this holiday cottage, it was well presented and we could not fault it at all."

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Dec 2019

  • "It behind a golfresort and very quiet."

    It was a searce to find it. The bedsheets and towels smell delicious.

    Reviewed by Hennie4.7Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in ideal position for visiting York, Harrogate & Beverley and everywhere in between!"

    Clubhouse in the grounds with home cooked meals was a bonus, all staff and owners very welcoming & friendly.

    Reviewed by Johanna4.7Jul 2019

  • "A lovely location and really nice people."

    Good for people who like golf or just peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jun 2019

  • "The Milking Parlour bungalow was lovely."

    It was spotlessly clean, modern, tastefully decorated and the furniture, bedding and towels were of good quality. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could possibly need to self cater. The view from our lounge window was beautiful. We looked out onto a well kept lawn with flower planters and the golf course across the way. Mrs Scutt was very welcoming and there were cup cakes in the kitchen for us upon arrival. The location is a 5 min drive from the Retail Park where you can catch the Park and Ride bus into York. We would certainly recommend this bungalow to others who want a holiday in beautiful, peaceful surroundings with lovely walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2019

  • "The bungalow was extremely comfortable and warm."

    It was easy to find and close to main routes for visiting the surrounding area. Very quiet and peaceful with an attractive outlook. I would recommend this to other people.

    Reviewed by Jacquelyn5.0Jun 2019

  • "Pleasant, quiet venue which has convenient access to a Park and Ride into York."

    Reviewed by Meirwen5.0May 2019

  • "Wonderful place, bigger than i thought and so warm and welcoming."

    Very clean with cake and tea in the kitchen. 10min drive from York designer outlet park and ride with easy bus to York. Despite being close to the outlet was so quiet and peaceful. Wonderful walks on the grounds and so much to do in York and surrounding areas. Perfect for us a family of 4. From National Trust sites, dungeons, viking centre, shopping, eating out and castles. Brilliant location and a 5* bungalow.

    Reviewed by Kae5.0Apr 2019

  • "We booked the Milking Parlour for a weekend away in York and it did not disappoint."

    From the friendly greeting on arrival, to the welcome cookies left (which the kids loved). The parlour itself is a spacious place to stay all rooms are a great size and immaculately clean and warm. The view from the living room window looks out to the golf course and was very peaceful, no one disturbed you at all it was like a little piece of heaven. Swallow Hall itself is close by to everything yet seems like a hundred miles away in the country We used the park and ride at the Designer outlet (5 mins away) to get to York which was perfect. Would def recommend the Milking Parlour and will def book again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2019

  • "Clean, warm & comfortable."

    Good value for money.

    Reviewed by Clare3.8Feb 2019

  • "Great location, close to York but in countryside on golf course - don't know how busy the golf course would be in summer but quiet in December."

    Very comfortable & cosy cottage, had everything we needed including welcoming muffins!

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Dec 2018

  • "The bed was very hard we had to buy a memory form topper for the double bed at a cost of £45 ."

    But part from that the cottage was very nice but it is a working golf course with tractors starting there engines at 6.30 am there was much lighting around the court yard from the car park to the cottage apart from that a great base

    Reviewed by Gary3.1Sep 2018

  • "We enjoyed our stay so much last year we came back this year."

    It is ideal if you want somewhere off the beaten track but not to far. A very peaceful and quiet setting in a golf course. There is a folder giving you all you need to know about the cottage. Onsite washing and drying you clothes if needed including a washing line and pegs. You can use the golf course and club house if you require. The cottage is lovely and to be honest if we could we would buy it as it is so right for us. Everything you need for cooking is there making you able to cook a roast to a simple meal. Lots of brochures are kept in a draw for you to decide what to do each day. Highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation and location."

    It was a 5 minute drive to the Outlet Village and the Park and Ride for York.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2018

  • "A beautifully quiet location, and very helpful owners who could not do enough to ensure that we had a happy stay."

    Lovely family.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jul 2018

  • "Just returned from a lovely week at The Milking Parlour, Crockey Hill."

    Lovely cottage, very comfortable. Friendly welcome. A bottle of milk was provided in the fridge, also a delicious lemon cake. Good location for visiting the delights of Yorkshire. Close to the park and ride service into York next to the Designer Outlet. We did not visit the on site restaurant so cannot comment on that. Golf course was available at reduced rates. Also tennis court if you feel energetic. We would recommend this cottage. As a side note, we could not get a signal from our phones all week at the cottage and the wi fi provided did not work other than very briefly on Saturday morning. This was not a problem to us, but it could be for other holiday makers.

    Reviewed by Betty5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very peaceful and beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Jul 2017

  • "We commented to one of the Staff that a non-slip bathmat would be useful and within a day or so one was provided."

    The Wi-Fi connection was not all that I expected it to be.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.8Jun 2017

  • "The people who owned the cottage were very nice and helpful."

    They took there time to greet you and would pass the time of day with you.

    Reviewed by M5.0Jun 2017

  • "Wonderful location really peaceful everything you needed was there."

    Very friendly and helpful. A great Base to do what we wanted and hope to return again. So much to still see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by Clare4.8May 2017

  • "Whilst I had no intention of taking advantage of the complimentary tennis, the tennis court was not quite up to Wimbledon standards."

    The tarmac surface was broken and rough, which would make playing difficult. Overall a very peaceful and restful stay.

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.8Sep 2016

  • "Lovely holiday in a fantastic rural location, and a cosy little cottage that was perfect for us and the kids."

    Easy access to York city by park and ride too.

    Reviewed by Rhodri5.0Oct 2015

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared use of on-site coin-operated washing machines and tumble dryers, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden with patio with furniture
  • On-site golf
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

York 6 miles.

This contemporary, semi-detached cottage is peacefully set within the grounds of Swallow Hall Golf Club, close to the beautiful city of York.

With the accommodation entirely across the ground floor, The Milking Parlour sits in a superb position for discovering the attractive towns and countryside of Yorkshire and historic York City, just a short drive away.

Overlooking the well-maintained gardens, the cottage offers a sociable open plan living area - a light and airy place to relax together with a well-equipped kitchen and a comfy sitting area.

Two bright and comfortable bedrooms provide a good night’s rest, and a family bathroom completes the accommodation at this lovely cottage.

Outside is a front garden area overlooking the golf course, where you can relax on sunny afternoons with a picnic, planning tomorrow’s adventures.

Practice your swing with a round of golf at subsidised rates.

Take a peaceful stroll around the course or through the surrounding Forestry Authority woodlands, whilst within easy reach, the Yorkshire Wolds provide picture-perfect countryside to explore.

A ten-minute drive takes you to the centre of York, with its ancient architecture, renowned restaurants, pubs and tea rooms.

Make sure to take a tour of the city walls and the atmospheric cobbled streets, with quaint shops set along The Shambles.

Return to this lovely cottage after a busy day, a wonderful base for friends and families seeking the sights of this rich area.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 904237 and 931715, together they sleep 10.

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About the location


Howardian Hills AONB 14 miles; Leeds 25 miles; North York Moors National Park 25.4 miles.

The city of York needs no recommendation, for it teems with interest for the holidaymaker: the Minster, its medieval walls, boat trips on the River Ouse, York Races, museums(including the famous National Railway Museum and the Castle Museum), and the internationally-renowned Jorvik Viking Centre and its "time trip" experience. Summer and winter, there is something to fascinate the whole family. Explore York’s quaint streets and hidden corners, or take an excursion further afield to the Dales, Moors or the coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. Yorkshire is rich in stately homes, with Harewood House and Castle Howard just two of several within an hour’s drive. A cycling city boasting two theatres, character pubs and great shopping, York has it all.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas