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Swift Cottage

Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 952610)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "This was the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in, from the wine and cake on arrival to the kitchen with everything we needed to properly self cater."

    Pateley Bridge is a lovely town with excellent local shops and the surrounding Dales are beautiful with walks of all types and lengths. A visit first to Brimham Rocks and then to the Himalayan Garden on a sunny day was the highlight of our week.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "Swift Cottage is hidden away up a narrow lane, but in a way that is good because it is quiet."

    It is only a short 200 yard walk to the pub and about the same distance via the short-cut footpath to the large Nisa supermarket and filling station and bread shop. So, a very well located cottage. Pateley's high street is only a 7 minute walk away. Well blessed with excellent tea/coffee shops and other facilities. One of the friendliest little towns we have stayed near. The cottage is well appointed with really good kitchen equipment. It is all there if you are self-catering. Gas hobs. Owner and cleaner were outstanding. Very helpful and friendly. Bottle of wine and cake at arrival time was a very generous welcome present. You do not have to drive, there are a large number of walks from the cottage and Pateley. But, the old railway line to Wath and back along the road is worth doing. Also How Stean gorge, Brimham Rocks and Cornerstones Cut are also well worth checking out, but the weather was against us to do anything more.

    Reviewed by DuncanOct 2021

  • "Nice warm greetings with a quality home made cake, a bottle of wine and the usual bits and bobs."

    The house is very well appointed with beddng and towels from John Lewis (not your usual Dunn Elm). The views from the house are stunning as well as the location. We voted with our feet as this is is the second time here. The owner provides great support with a comprehensive package of information. Just book, you're not going to be disapointed.

    Reviewed by AlecSep 2021

  • "We loved our stay in Swift cottage, lovely and clean, with an excellent shower."

    Great facilities, everything you need for a self catering cottage. Views are exceptional from garden. Nidderdale is a wonderful place for a holiday. I loved the Himalayan Gardens, walks in stunning scenery. Even a little rain did not ruin our holiday

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2021

  • "Enjoyed sitting on patio, taking in the view."

    Good location for access to local shops. Good location as a start of several enjoyable walks. Overall a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by GrahameJun 2021

  • "We have stayed at Swift Cottage a few times in recent years and always thoroughly enjoyed the comfort and facilities provided, and the lovely views to the rear."

    As I mentioned a few years ago in a previous review, the only problems could apply to those with large or wider than average cars. The road prior to the left turn to the lane to the cottage is often congested with parked cars which can make accessibility difficult, especially when driving out to the main road. The uphill lane itself is very narrow and great care has to be taken to avoid damaging your car. I mention these points but would still recommend the cottage to others. We intend booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by AlexMay 2021

  • "We were very comfortable in the cottage which is very well fitted out and equipped."

    It is a lovely location. A good centre to walk from or to visit other places. The only downside is the access road is extremely narrow and there is no warning of that.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2020

  • "Great property with with lots of charm."

    Location is ideal for walking. Only downside is downstairs bathroom and steep stone staircase if you have a mobility problem. Otherwise perfect!

    Reviewed by AlecSep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely - it was very clean and comfortable and had everything that we could possibly need."

    The view from the patio was very picturesque. The owner was very helpful and recommended lots of places to visit, eat, walk etc If we are in the area again we would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2020

  • "A wonderful cottage with brilliant amenities- more than you could ask for!"

    So much thought has gone into this cottage and it made a lovely week’s stay. The area is wonderful too.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2019

  • "Great location close to great walks, pubs and restaurants."

    Cottage really lovely with great views. Accommodation very comfortable and well equipped with well thought out extras like DVDs, maps and guides of walks. A little gem.

    Reviewed by SusannaJul 2019

  • "The cottage was in a lovely location and really well furnished."

    Garden to sit in, and enjoy morning coffee. Easy to walk from the cottage and we barely used the car. Lots of lovely pubs and restaurants, but also well equipped to cook at home.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2019

  • "A truly comfortable cottage with all mod cons."

    Home from home. Stunning views. Village shops and pub within walking distance. A perfect base for both walking and day trips exploring the Dales. You do need to be able to manage steep stone stairs to the comfortable bedrooms upstairs. Also if you need the toilet in the night the bathroom is down those same steep stairs. There is a very narrow lane to drive up in order to reach the cottage and parking place. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday there and would return.

    Reviewed by GailMay 2019

  • "This is our second time at this cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The property is very well furnished and equipped,and very comfortable with good views down the valley. It is in an excellent location for local walks. The only slight drawbacks are the steep stairs to the bedrooms which could be a problem for the infirm, and the narrow road to the property for those with wide vehicles. These however did not spoil our stay and we would definitely recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by AlexMay 2019

  • "We had a great stay in Swift Cottage."

    The cottage was well equipped, cosy, clean and in a great location within easy walking distance of the local town, shops and amenities. Walks starting from your door too. Probably the best cottage we stayed in.

    Reviewed by MoniqueOct 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week in Swift cottage."

    The cottage is well equipped and very cosy. The cottage location is peaceful with fantastic views over Pateley Bridge and the surrounding area. The location makes it easy to visit Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks. Both places a must see. A lovely welcome of cake and wine was indeed a treat. My only negative comment is that it would be helpful to have a supply of toilet rolls available for guests rather than just one!

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2018

  • "Very comfortable and well appointed cottage."

    Nidderdale is a lovely and peaceful place. Pately Bridge has everything one needs for a weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished and we'll equipped and in a brilliant location."

    The owner gave us usefully information about the local area and we were delighted to have cake and wine on arrival.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2018

  • "Cannot fault the beautiful cottage, the cleanliness, all the little extras for home comfort."

    The location is beautiful. The local shops & restaurants are just a couple of minutes walk from the door, but the cottage is set back enough to be seculded & quiet. Pateley Bridge itself is a lovely little town & the walks all around the surrounding fells are stunning & well worth doing. All in all a fabulous holiday for me & my brother. We hope to return. Many thanks

    Reviewed by LeeJul 2018

  • "The cottage was ideally situated close to the facilities of Pateley Bridge but in a peaceful location overlooking the town."

    Beds and sitting areas were comfortable, which was good as we were walking the Nidderdale Way and were in need of a rest each evening! We'd have liked a freezer, as there's an excellent butcher in Pateley Bridge and we could have frozen meat to bring home. Also parking is quite tight at the back - might be a problem if visitors have a big car. But very minor quibbles.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2018

  • "Had very nice week, the cottage was ideally situated for local shops and restaurants and walks."

    Try the chicken sausages from Weatherhead butchers on the High St. Will return for another holiday

    Reviewed by BarrieMay 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the week at Swift Cottage, which was very comfortable and well equipped."

    Good location for local walks. The only potential problem, which could affect those with larger vehicles, was the very narrow approach road up the hill to the cottage. Care has to be taken. This however did not detract from a lovely week in the cottage. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by AlexMay 2018

  • "Steep narrow vehicle access."

    Steep stone staircase. Bedrooms upstairs with bathroom down stairs. Not suitable for the infirm.

    Reviewed by AllanApr 2018

  • "Ive never stayed anywhere that has felt so much like home."

    The cottage was so well equipped, it had all the essentials and so many little touches which made our stay so comfortable. I would say this has been my favourite holiday and the cottage is one of the main parts of it. Would definately recommend to anyone and i have no doubt we will be coming back.

    Reviewed by ChristinaMar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage , tastefully decorated and with everything you could possibly need for a holiday!"

    Very thoughtful touches throughout the house .Arriving in the evening to a freshly baked cake and bottle of wine was a lovely surprise! Superb views and a short walk in to Pately Bridge. The owner was extremely helpful too when I called her. A lovely week here , and the open fire was a lovely touch too. Would highly recommend and hope to return for another holiday too.

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2017

  • "We just spent a week at Swift Cottage in Pateley bridge."

    The cottage was lovely ,cake and wine on arrival. The cottage was warm and inviting and had everything we needed for our stay and had gorgeous views over Pateley bridge. Swift cottage is a ideal based for local lovely walks hope to return soon .

    Reviewed by JOct 2017

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The property

Pateley Bridge 0.3 miles.

This lovely Victorian, stone-built mid-terrace cottage is situated on the outskirts of the popular town of Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale, ten miles from Grassington.

With lovely views over the town, this stylish property is ideal for a family, couples or group of friends looking to explore this scenic part of the Yorkshire Dales.

The owners have lovingly furnished the cottage throughout to provide a first-class property.

The sitting room has comfortable sofas in front of a warming open fire, ideal for curling up on after a busy day of exploring.

The kitchen is very well-appointed for cooking up delicious meals which can be enjoyed around the dining table, or on sunny days step outside onto the patio and enjoy dining alfresco as you soak up the stunning views over the town and to the dales beyond.

Also on the ground floor is a contemporary bathroom with a small utility room next to it.

Upstairs, via the original stone staircase, there are two delightful bedrooms; a double and a twin.

The charming twin room also enjoys views over the village.

A short stroll from the property, across the river, is the delightful Pateley Bridge with its range of traditional pubs, restaurants and gift shops.

For a special occasion why not head to The Yorke Arms, an 18th century coaching house situated in the beautiful Nidderdale Valley which boasts a Michelin starred restaurant?

Alternatively you may wish to walk along the river to the Sportman's Arms for an early evening drink.

Lace up those walking boots and discover the Nidderdale Way, which can be accessed from the doorstep, or the fascinating Brimham Rocks.

Alternatively visit the majestic Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site.

Cyclists can enjoy revisiting the 2014 Tour de France route which passed nearby or explore the quieter roads of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The picturesque village of Grassington is within driving distance as are the towns of Skipton and Harrogate.

A wonderful cottage in a well-located area.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio,WiFi selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1 mins walk.

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About the location


Harrogate 12 miles; Ripon 9 miles; Grassington 12 miles.

Pateley Bridge, voted Great Britain's Best Village High Street in 2016, is a charming Dales town nestled in the steep-sided valley of the River Nidd. Quaint little alleys and yards off the steep main street house many interesting shops offering a wide range of unusual gifts and mementos, plenty of places to eat and drink, two award-winning butchers, a fishmongers, a bakery and the oldest sweet shop in England. Pateley Bridge is well known for its prize-winning floral displays, whilst the nearby leisure centre incorporates a swimming pool and the riverside park with children's play area is not to be missed. Also worth a visit are the town’s Craft Workshops and the award-winning Nidderdale Museum - a lively collection of displays illustrating all aspects of Dales life in the past. Up and downstream, the Nidd Valley offers excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and birdwatching.

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