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The cottages have been converted from a group of eighteenth-century farm buildings and are situated around a paved courtyard in open countryside. Swallow Cottage was a cow shed used for housing the dairy herd, built of brick with a pantile roof. Providing water for the cows the farm well was situated in the courtyard and is now marked with a plaque.
The cottages have been sympathetically restored using traditional materials whilst incorporating modern green technology such as the use of Ground Source Heat Pump in the heating system. It has lots of character with exposed stone walls, beams and a wood-burning stove. They are ideal if several families are looking to holiday together while still enjoying their own space and facilities.
The cottages are situated less than a mile from Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage site with spectacular ruins of a twelfth-century Cistercian abbey, Studley Water Garden and the deer park, all of which you have free entry to during opening hours. You will have hours of fun exploring these wonderful surroundings. This also makes the perfect base for exploring Yorkshire with the Dales, Moors and York within driving distance.
Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal Water Garden and the Deer park have events to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- entrance lobby, open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, three bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and en-suite shower room, 1 twin which can also be a double on request and a further twin), bathroom with shower over bath.
Heating: Central heating included.
Garden: Shared courtyard to the front of the cottage.
Parking: Designated parking for two cars adjacent to the cottage entrance.
Utilities: Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer shared with Wren and Lark cottages.
Child warning: There is a small pond in the field approximately 200 yards down the hill and we advise that young children should be supervised.
Please Note: The water supply in this cottage comes from our borehole.
Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free access to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate during opening hours.
Catering: The team at Fountains Abbey can provide a simple pie or casserole ready for you to pop in the oven. You can choose from:
1) Chicken, Ham, Leek & Potato Pie
2) Seasonal Vegetable & Bean Casserole
3) Fish Pie
A minimum notice of 7 days is required for all food orders.
Pricing is as follows: Adults £6 per head / Children £4 per head. Please note side vegetables are not included.
Casseroles or pies will be delivered to the cottage and left in the fridge ready for your arrival.
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- Dogs allowed
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- Open fire / stove
- Single storey
- Shared tumble dryer
- Shared washing machine
- Double bed
- Accessible for ambulant disabled people
- Access statement
Things to see and do nearby
- Yorkshire & North East England
In England's spectacular North East, Yorkshire and Northumberland are both counties that offer something for everyone. Yorkshire is world renowned for the beauty of its countryside and its scenery, reaching from the Dales in the west to the Moors in the east. There are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, much of which is in the care of the Trust, and some of the most magnificent historic houses in the country. The cathedral city of York, where the Trust has two holiday apartments, has a huge variety on offer to visitors - from magnificent York Minster to the medieval Shambles, an area steeped in history and now rich in gift and antique shops alongside fashionable boutiques. Northumberland too abounds in magnificent scenery with wide open stretches of moorland and a long and dramatic coastline. Steeped in history, protecting the border with Scotland since the days when Hadrian's army built the famous Wall, the county also has a wonderful collection of historic houses and castles including Cragside, Wallington and Lindisfarne, all of which are in the care of the Trust. The Trust now has cottages close to Hadrian's Wall itself and in many other spectacular locations including Alnwick and Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site.
- Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire is, not surprisingly, England's most popular holiday destination, as this vast county offers something for everyone. The beautiful countryside of the Dales and Moors, a dramatic and unspoilt coastline, a wealth of historic towns and cities, spectacular ancient ruins, and some of the most magnificent houses in the country. The National Trust owns over 24,000 acres of coast and countryside across the county as well as some splendid historic properties. These include Beningbrough Hall, East Riddlesden Hall, Nunnington Hall and the spectacular Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.
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place to visit
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- The Shambles
- York Minster
- National Railway Museum
- Light Water Valley Theme Park.
- Bird watching
National Trust places to visit
- Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
- Yorkshire's first World Heritage Site. Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park
- Brimham Rocks
- Dramatic moorland rock formations
- Braithwaite Hall
- 17th-century farmhouse in beautiful Coverdale
- Beningbrough Hall and Gardens
- 18th-century house with interactive galleries and National Portrait Gallery paintings. Grounds and working walled garden
- Upper Wharfedale
- Area of classic Yorkshire Dales countryside
- East Riddlesden Hall
- 17th-century West Riding manor house with formal and wild gardens, duckpond and grounds
Comments from past visitors
- February 2014
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.