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“A home from home on the farm.”
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Review of Swallows Barn

Swallows Barn Cottage - an 18th century former cow shippon with corn loft on the first floor
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36 reviews
Swallows Barn Cottage - an 18th century former cow shippon with corn loft on the first floor
Haymaking time - view of Bosley Cloud and the historic 18th century 20 North Rode railway arches
The farm cows and calves enjoying grazing the lush and peaceful fields
The lovely River Dane and other streams run through the farm fields - great for picnics or fishing
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Congleton, Cheshire, England

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Wilsmore
Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A home from home on the farm.”
Reviewed April 14, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We stayed in Swallows Barn for five days in March 2015. The accommodation, in our opinion, was of a very high standard. Run by friendly owners Brenda and her farmer husband the two bedroomed cottage couldn't be faulted and had a well designed feel to it. High quality furnishings and fittings make it a home from home - we felt nothing had been overlooked - if we had not brought something with us, we found it available in one of the cupboards/wardrobe/drawers. As well as downstairs toilet facilities each bedroom had it's own ensuite bathroom so no fighting over access! The open plan lounge/ kitchen/ dining is spacious and comfortable and tv's in the lounge and bedrooms add to the luxury feel.
A pub is five minutes away by car and serves lunch and evening meals and the cottage is ideally placed for trips into Cheshire or the Peak District.
This was our first stay and we intend to return.

Liked least: Early morning traffic noise
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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annemarie...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb standard”
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We recently stayed at Swallows Barn, just before Christmas and had a lovely few days in the area. The cottage is of a very high standard, with lovely oak beams and doors and was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Brenda and Tom are very welcoming and obliging. we would definitely return. Thank you!

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Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Mar 22, 2015
Many thanks for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you to stay with us and we're so pleased that you enjoyed our 'Swallows Barn' cottage and that you appreciated the Christmas touches / decorations. kind regards Brenda & Tom
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lancer193...
Wing, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb!”
Reviewed October 1, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Swallows Barn is only bettered by the warmth of welcome from Brenda L. Past reviewers have described the cottage well, but nothing could have prepared us for the quality of the furniture and fittings. We felt like moving in!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 2, 2014
Many thanks for your lovely comments - which recognised the care and thought that I put into the furniture and furnishings within Swallows Barn cottage. I'm so pleased that you appreciated them and thank you again.
best regards Brenda
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Jean C
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Lovely cottage with excellent facilities”
Reviewed September 17, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed in Swallows Barn for a week recently and it was like home from home with a well equipped kitchen and lovely ensuite bedrooms, one with a walk in shower. There is even a cloakroom downstairs. The dishwasher, a big bonus, was easy to work and the stairs easy to access. The cottage is well located for Cheshire and the Peak District and the owners, Brenda and Tom, were very welcoming.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 23, 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. We have taken a lot of pride in attention to detail within the cottage - both in terms of furnishings and fittings - but also in high standard of cleanliness and presentation. We are so pleased that you appreciated our efforts and enjoyed your stay with us.
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Bryan M
New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
“A wonderful cottage and a great host”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a 10 day stay at this great cottage. Brenda and Tom have gone to great lengths to make this a wonderful place to stay. The place is beautifully furnished and meticulously clean and our reception on arrival from the USA was fantastic.

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Liked best: The furnishings are first rate
Liked least: There's nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 23, 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay in Swallows Barn. Our aim is always to provide a high standard of comfort, quality furnishings and cleanliness and your recognition of these qualities is much appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you both and to have you to stay with us. We hope to be able to welcome you again in the future. With best wishes, Brenda & Tom
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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed July 23, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review of Swallows Barn. It was our pleasure to have you to stay and it seemed so strange when you left after your extended stay. We particularly missed the children walking round the farm and being so inquisitive - and enjoying sitting on the tractors and playing in the hay barn. It was fortunate that your stay coincided with lambing time so they were able to see and hold the new born lambs. We wish you well in your new home and life abroad. With kind regards Brenda & Tom
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amber705
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed July 19, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. Well furnished and very comfortable.
Brenda had put a lot of effort into ensuring we had an enjoyable holiday.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 19, 2014
Many thanks for your lovely review and for affording our cottage a five star rating. Our consistent aim is to provide a high quality standard both in furnishings, fittings, cleanliness and customer service. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we may be able to welcome you back again in the future. best regards Brenda & Tom
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