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The story of Swallows Nest
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The story of Swallows Nest
A trio of hens catching the sun. Free range eggs are plenty during spring and summer
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The story of Swallows Nest
A trio of hens catching the sun. Free range eggs are plenty during spring and summer
Dedicated parking right outside your door,
Warm and cosy, the log burner in Swallows Nest is just the thing.
Cosy ambiance
Two of our gorgeous horses. Come and give them a lovely groom
Farm machinery at its very best. Boys and their toys eh?
Our farm is a full working livestock business where we believe in happy animals
You simply cannot beat our glorious Teesdale countryside. This is of our own farmland.
Horses grazing happily in our fields
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Barnard Castle, County Durham, England

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Peter O
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful 'Home from home' cottage and in good, quiet surroundings”
Reviewed March 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2013
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Swallows Nest is a wonderful cottage and in a small hamlet not too far from a village. Having been there 15 times already, I can honestly say it is a real 'home from home' cottage. The facilities are suitable for able bodied and disabled people with the exception of the bathroom off the twin room.

The accommodation has a master bedroom at one end with a walk-in shower from it. From here to the sitting room with TV, DVD player and radio, books and games for children. The kitchen is equipped with cooker and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine and plenty crockery for cooking meals. Onto the twin room with single beds and from here, down a few steps into the bathroom. The cottage is converted farm outbuildings and has been done to a very high standard maintaining the original external features. There is a small garden with barbecue facilities. The cottage is well maintained and kept to a very high standard of cleanliness and serviceability. Any issues are quickly resolved by your very amenable hosts, Alison and Keith.

Its location is in a quiet valley and ideally suited for local walks. Nearby is Hamsterley Forest with walking and cycling trails and picnic sites. Ideally situated for trips to many varied attractions both near and further.

Having stayed so many times, I think it goes without saying that I would highly recommend this as a good get-away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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Liked best: The general ambience and that there were no issues, making it a relaxing place to stay.
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Apr 7, 2014
Thank you Peter, you have stayed with us since we started our holiday cottage business some years ago. We so look forward to your visits and can't wait to see you again in the summer. Thank you for the review it was lovely and completely accurate, I'm sure very helpful to other guests. Many thanks again Alison
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