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Swallows Return

(Ref. 1103819)

Wildboarclough near Sutton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Swallows Return."

    The cottage is beautifully clean, tidy and well appointed, in a gorgeous peaceful setting just off the A54. Very easy access and loads of parking. The farm, tearoom, ice cream parlour and other facilities are all part of the same family-run business. We were made to feel very welcome. If we're looking for accommodation in the area again we'd have no hesitation in going back to Swallows Return. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Marina5.0Jun 2024

  • "Thanks for getting emergency lights switched to off until needed."

    The sensor for light on stairs needs changing to only come on when person detected.

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2024

  • "We were made very welcome,this was our second visit and just as good as the first time."

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very comfortable and clean cottage throughout."

    Very nicely presented. Both bedrooms and en suites were large with plenty of storage. The shower cubicles were great! The owners were very welcoming, and also ran a lovely ice cream shop, cafe and pottery outlet. Lots of sheep, goats, hens and peacocks, and some very friendly farm cats. There was also a large seating area behind the cafe with beautiful views over the countryside, plus a children’s play area. Very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Gregory5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely few days at Swallows Return despite the weather."

    Lovely accommodation and spotless, the owners were great and couldn’t do enough for us. Loved all the animals especially the cats and such a beautiful location. Would definitely go back- there’s still so many flavours of ice cream to try!!!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very good accommodation."

    Clean and well equipped. A bit off the beaten track but very good walking ares. A bonus is the ice cream parlour and tea room next door.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property, less than a year old and very clean."

    Accommodation was great for two couples. Everyone extremely friendly on the farm which has ice cream parlour, cafe, kiddies farm experience on site which is open 5 days. Only downside is that there is nowhere outside to relax.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great location to the roaches and close by walks, which is the reason we booked here."

    Cottages is very dark on the ground floor with minimal natural light which I did not like, this would not of been an issue it the rain wasn't as bad. Facilities in cottage, no freezer which I did not realize and had ordered a food delivery with some frozen foods. No storage space to store any food, with minimal preparation area. Beds and showers were good. Ice cream from next door was lovely.

    Reviewed by Kate3.4Jul 2023

  • "We had an extended stay at Swallows Return due to awaiting a house move ."

    The cottage provided everything we needed in a lovely location. Flo and Katy could not have been more helpful especially after I had a cycling accident and ended up on crutches - the cottage catered well for people on crutches!! The ice cream is delicious & well worth a visit just for that!! Thank you

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely location all our party loved staying there."

    Made very welcome and had a lovely week. Loved the farm animals, nature trail and especially the ice creams.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2023

  • "We loved our stay so much that we extended our visit and hope to come back again"

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Swallows Return over the first May bank holiday weekend."

    We were two couples and we thought it was perfect for our stay. It is on a working farm, with cows, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, peacocks, cats, Shetland ponies and a donkey. It also had a tea room and ice cream parlour, and a pottery studio. It was in a lovely location, and the family who owned the farm / tearoom / pottery studio were amazing and made us feel so welcome. There are some great walks in the area and Buxton is 15 mins away. We would come again!

    Reviewed by Rosie4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely New Year break at Swallows Return and Florence the owner was very pleasant and helpful to us."

    We stayed with our friends and we were cosy and warm for the whole stay. The ground floor of the property itself is small but well designed and was spotlessly clean and newly refurbished with 2 large bedrooms and modern ensuite shower rooms above. We were able to explore the immediate area and stunning landscape on foot. We also used the cafe on site and had the most amazing ice cream which is locally produced.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had a brilliant 3 weeks stay at the cottage in between moving house."

    Florence and Katie made us very welcome. Gorgeous location at Blaze Farm with the added bonus of a cafe for ice cream and afternoon tea. Cottage very cosy and warm despite the freezing weather. The bedrooms are spacious with great en-suite shower rooms. The bed is the most comfortable we have ever slept in on holiday. Loved seeing the goats, donkey and other animals. Perfect stay for us.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2022

  • "Set in a stunning location Blaze farm is a perfect base for exploring the Cheshire side of the Peaks."

    You can walk to Shutlingsloe & the Macclesfield Forest without having to drive.Swallows return is a beautifully decorated & clean property & it was a real bonus to have two gorgeous bathrooms with underfloor heating.We found the downstairs accommodation perfect for two people & we were lovely & warm.The family were so welcoming & it was a bonus having the tea rooms on site.The ice cream is to die for !

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2022

  • "Thak you for your warm and friendly welcome."

    We much enjoyed our stay at Blaze Farm and being able to walk straight from the door in such beautiful countryside. The Swallow's Return was just as described and perfect for an autumn break. The only helpful addition would be a larger saucepan.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was a wonderful relaxing stay, we thoroughly enjoyed it."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely time there."

    Family very friendly. Ice cream lovely great walks .

    Reviewed by Wendy4.1Oct 2022

  • "When walking in Swallows Return it was nice inside for decoration and clean but shops was around 20 or more mins away."

    Only one sofa which was just enough to fit 3 people on which needed more seating within the living area. The table and chairs in the living area was poor as these was outdoor seats and was hard to sit on. Beds wasn't very comfortable at all and pillows found lumpy. There is no washing machine which is needed and no freezer only a fridge so you would have to keep going out to top up food if staying 1 week or more. The utensils was poor when cooking did not have anything to drain off vegetables with and there was other utensils missing as well. The most thing was very bad there was no thermostat anywhere to put your heating on so there was no heating only a bathroom radiator and upstairs underfloor heating. There was supposed to under floor heating in the living area but again no controls for that either. As there was no heating we had to sit in with our coats on as it was so cold. The Landlady when we got there said she had put the heating on but we did not see nor did she tell us how that worked so I guess she operated the heating from her end as again no controls anywhere in the building apart from in the bathroom areas which wasn't sending out any form of heat at all. Over all would not go back to this place as wasn't impressed. :-( Which is a shame as it partly spoilt our holiday. The only one thing I can say it was very clean and the ice cream is something to die for, but apart from that 2 stars for me.

    Reviewed by Sylvia2.5Sep 2022

  • "Like more information about use of heating and other items."

    A visitors book is always handy. A lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Sep 2022

  • "This is a little gem of a place to stay on Blaze Farm ."

    The accomodation has an excellent Kitchen diner with two spacious bedrooms each with ensuite walk in showers and toilets. The Beds are comfortable and the place is quiet in the early mornings and evenings. The adjacemnt Ice Cream Parlour and Tea rooms are both very handy additions on the farm and have very tasty delights of their own. Its idealy situated for easy access to walking ,cycling and touring routes leading to all parts of the Peak District and a lovely setting to return to and a the end of the day with very helpful owners and staff .

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Swallows Return was a very clean and comfortable property, in a great location."

    Fantastic views from the property, and the farm itself is a really lovely place to say. Owners were helpful and on hand if required. Beds were super comfortable, and the kitchen was nicely equipped for a short stay. We really enjoyed our 3-night stay, and would love to head back in the future as there's plenty to explore around the area. Very easy to drive out of the property for walking routes and to supermarkets if need be. Really enjoyed the ice cream on site, would have loved a freezer so we could buy some to have in too!

    Reviewed by Briony4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time ."

    We were made to feel very wet. The food in the cafe was really excellent and of course the ice cream too. The animals are wonderful and we enjoyed the walks too. We will certainly recommend Blaze Farm and Swallows Return to family and friends. The accommodation was very comfortable too. Many thanks to Katie and Florence and all the family too.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2022

  • "What a little Gem of a place."

    Excellent location, fantastic facilities, really nice owners that where very helpful in recommending some great restaurants and places to walk etc. Perfect for families, couples or a pair of couples as each has their own bedroom and bathroom. Having an amazing tea room on site was also a big bonus and as for the ice cream parlour, well all I can say is i've never eaten so much ice cream. I would really recommend this accommodation and will be booking a return trip again in the summer.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2022

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  • Two king-size bedrooms with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Bike storage available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5.1 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: This property is not suitable for babies or children
  • Note: This property is set on a working farm and has facilities which are open to the public on Wednesday to Sunday inclusive

The property

Sutton 5 miles.

Nestled on the outskirts of Wildboarclough near Sutton in Cheshire, is this lovely two-bedroom converted hayloft, Swallows Return.

Enjoying a fabulous location within the Peak District National Park on the award-winning working Blaze Farm, Swallows Return is a superb dwelling for couples looking for their next retreat.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, with toasty underfloor heating, where you can look forward to impressing your guests with tasty dishes, whipped up in the well-equipped kitchen, featuring a handy dishwasher making cleaning up a breeze!

Tuck-in to your meal at the dining table for four, as you pop open a bottle of fizz and toast to a memorable getaway.

After dinner, kick-back and relax on the plush sofa and select a much-loved series from the wall-mounted Smart TV as the evening’s entertainment.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you will find two well-appointed king-size bedrooms, both served by their very own en-suite shower rooms.

In the morning, explore your surroundings, where on the farm you will find a welcoming café and ice cream parlour, famed for its Hilly Billy Ice Cream, open Wednesday to Sunday, perfect for indulging in a freshly baked scone, ploughmans lunch or locally made oatcakes before heading out to explore.

From your doorstep, you can enjoy leisurely strolls along a variety of nature trails, where you can spot the local wildlife, soak up the exceptional countryside views on offer, and even watch lambing in the Spring and sheep-shearing in the Summer!

Head into the local village where you can take part in gin tasting at Forrest Gin Distillery, or go for a meal at The Rose & Crown.

Take advantage of your superb surroundings of the Peak District National Park, where you can enjoy scenic walking trails including The Roaches and Shutlingsloe, fascinating caves and caverns, rock climbing, Macclesfield Forest and Pilsbury Castle.

Next stop is the bustling town of Macclesfield, where you will find the attractions of the Macclesfield Silk Museum, Armoury Towers, and the excellent Macclesfield Golf Club.

Continue onto Buxton, where you can explore the depths of Poole’s Cavern, Buxton Museum & Art Gallery and Solomon’s Temple, or make the drive over to Bakewell, where you can sample the scrumptious Bakewell Pudding, and tour the lavish interior and gardens of Chatsworth House.

For an unforgettable romantic getaway, choose Swalllows Return.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1103882 and 1105704, together sleeping up to 8 guests.

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About the location


Macclesfield 5 miles; Buxton 10 miles.

The Cheshire hamlet of Sutton is set amidst lovely countryside on the edge of the Peak District National Park, and offers much in the way of walking. There is access from the area around Sutton to many networking footpaths, along with many moorland paths. Cyclists are also well catered for, with some challenging hill routes, as well as the Peak District cycle centres of Tissington or the High Peak Trail. Nearby are some family friendly pubs, and within easy reach of Sutton are the towns of Macclesfield, Congleton and Buxton. With the rest of the Peak District National Park within easy reach, and a variety of historic houses, pretty villages, Alton Towers theme park and much more in the area, this is a great Peak District base.

Please note: This property is not suitable for babies or children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas