Secure your Spring 2022 holiday today for just £50

Available on selected breaks taking place between 1st April - 31st May 2022*

Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

3 people have recently viewed this property

Swan Cottage

York, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 1044747)



Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

* Based on a combined average customer score in the last 6 months

Group 2 Created with Sketch.

13 Customer Review(s)

  • “Beautifully renovated barn.”

    Tastefully decorated, making it a relaxing retreat. Ideal situation, only five miles to York, five minutes to the impressive Castle Howard and North Yorkshire.

    Tastefully decorated, making it a relaxing retreat. Ideal situation, only five miles to York, five minutes to the impressive Castle Howard and North Yorkshire.

    - Jenny, October 2021

The property

Swan Cottage is an inviting holiday property resting in a peaceful woodland setting five miles from the historic City of York, making the ultimate retreat for a couple’s getaway, combining a lively city experience with the stunning Yorkshire countryside. In front of the property is a paved patio with an attractive outdoor seating area allowing you to soak up the beautiful peaceful setting with a glass in hand after a day exploring while inside the cottage retains its original features and character dispute being well modernism.

Upon entering this characterful cottage you will find a large entrance snug with comfortable armchairs you can lose yourself in while you read a captivating book from the wide selection at hand on the bookshelf, or make your way through into the spacious wonderful living/dining space where you can cuddle up on the sofa as the stove-effect fire keeps you warm, as you rest beneath the rustic beams in the ceiling, spending quality time with your other half watching a film for the perfect evening in. The large dining table offers a lovely spot to enjoy all of your homemade meals, or use the space as a base to play some card games or plan the next day’s fun-filled activities. Rustle up a romantic meal for two in the kitchen, fitted with plenty of appliances to assist you on a self-catered stay, there’s even a dishwasher so you don’t have to worry about the washing up in your relaxing retreat. When you're ready to call it a night, head upstairs to the glorious king-size bedroom, and when you wake up in the morning, there's a Smart TV ready for a lazy morning in bed, or if you’re travelling with a friend the cottage also offers a double sofa bed, giving each guest their own room to settle down in. Unwind in a soapy bubble bath in the bathroom with its rustic and original beams. Just a few miles away from the property are Monks Cross Shopping Centre and Vangarde Shopping Centre, so you're spoilt for choice with a range of different stores (Marks and Spencer, Boots, Next etc) and many other restaurants and supermarkets. York is easily accessible with many great attractions including the Shambles, York Castle Museum, Jorvik Viking Center.

Unearth replicas of historical finding's at the Jorvik DIG an archaeological adventure where you can experience hands on excavations for a one of a kind experience. Have an adventure at Piglets Adventure Farm 500 yards away off Towthorpe lane, where you can visit the farm animals, explore a maze and taste the scrumptious ice cream.

Nearby is Castle Howard and its wonderful Arboretum the beautiful market towns of Helmsley and Pickering with the North Yorkshire Steam Railway.

Delight in the wonders of York and the beautiful surrounding countryside and have a super relaxing getaway in Swan Cottage.


  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner with electric stove-effect fire and sofa bed
  • Snug
  • Electric central heating with electric woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, Smart TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 1.6 miles, pub within 1.3 miles NOTE: please be advised that there is no charging facility for Electric Cars at the property, the nearest charge point is 3 miles away at the local Monks Cross Shopping Centre.

View on map

About the location


Leeds 25 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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.
Ok, got it