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Swaswara

Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Tennis Court
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful barn conversion, perched on the end of the North York Moors perfect for a couple's getaway
  • Ideal for visiting Pickering, Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and Historic Castle Howard
  • A wonderful base for keen walkers to enjoy a true country escape
Property code: G0143

Welcome to this stunning one-bedroom barn conversion tucked away on the cusp of the North York Moors National Park. Spacious, stylish and luxurious, this gorgeous holiday home is perfect for couples looking for something special. The cottage has been lovingly transformed from an old farm building into a beautiful and elegant holiday home. The inherent character of the barn remains and has been enhanced by a sympathetic, quality refurbishment. Modern comforts like underfloor heating are a welcome addition.

 At the heart of the property, you'll find a 30-foot open-plan living area, home to the lounge, kitchen and dining room. There's a lovely sense of space and light in here with high ceilings and bi-folding doors at the end of the room. In the warmer months throw the doors open wide and enjoy the spectacular views of the Howardian Hills - you can see for 20 miles from here!

 The lounge area is home to a fabulous contemporary wood burner, a warming spot to return to each evening. There's a comfortable sofa to curl up on or a couple of chairs if you want to pull up close to the fire. For your entertainment, there's an LCD TV and Wi-Fi is provided. At the opposite end of the room is the spacious kitchen and dining area. All mod cons are provided including a dishwasher, fridge-freezer, Lavazza coffee machine and washing machine/tumble dryer. The generous table is the perfect spot to spread out the morning papers and enjoy a long lazy breakfast.

 Make your way next door to the bedroom, another gorgeous room boasting a 7ft super king-size bed. The bedroom can also be configured as a twin if preferred. Sumptuous pocket spring mattresses and quality bed linen ensure an excellent night's sleep. The bathroom continues the luxurious theme with its striking lime green tiles and monsoon head shower over the bath. Indulge with a long hot soak after a walk across the moors, glass of bubbly optional!

 There is much to enjoy outside of this luxury Yorkshire Cottage too. Step out of the bi-folding doors onto a private terrace looking out over the North York Moors. Garden furniture is provided as well as a BBQ for those balmy summer evenings. Additional facilities include a hard court for tennis, a billiards room and a croquet set, so lots to keep you entertained. A hot tub can also be arranged for guests wishing to hire, at an additional cost starting from £175.00.

  • 1 bedroom with a super king-size bed which can be made up as a twin on request
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Dishwasher, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washing machine/tumble dryer, oven, microwave
  • TV, DVD
  • Wood burner
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Shared tennis court
  • Shared games room
  • Summer house shared with the other property on-site
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Hot tub hire by arrangement at an additional cost from £175.00 (Pay hot tub company directly)
  • Pub and shop within 1 mile
  • Pickering 9 miles
  • Part of a complex of 2 properties, The cottage can be booked with the neighbouring property, Maheshwar, to sleep up to 8 guests
  • Flying of drones permission to be obtained
  • Why not enjoy a relaxed evening in your gorgeous cottage or in the garden enjoying the views, sipping your own wine while we serve you a special dinner? We even wash up for you! Available in all the cottages on Friday and Tuesday evenings. Please book 3 days in advance so we can ensure we can get everything. Sample menu available direct from owner
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

The property has an enviable location, sitting within a farm on the cusp of the North York Moors. This gorgeous rural setting is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of which you can see from the property. There are no less than three established footpaths leading directly from the farm across stunning countryside to neighbouring villages and towns including a lovely walk to Hutton-Le-Hole. Stop for lunch at a pub before taking a tour around the Ryedale Museum or Chocolate Factory!

The cottage is close to Gillamoor, an attractive North York Moors village with a local village pub. Just over a mile south takes you to the pretty town of Kirkbymoorside which has much to offer including a gallery, antique shops, tea rooms, deli, wine shop and butchers. There's also a great market on Wednesdays. From there you can move on to the vibrant and attractive Yorkshire market towns of Pickering (10 miles) and Helmsley (8 miles), both of which have an abundance of good restaurants, tea rooms and independent shops.

Beyond the farm lies the North York Moors. A landscape like no other, it's a place of gently rolling hills of heather, ancient woodlands and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. If you want to get away from it all take a trip to the top of the high central moorlands. The famous Blakey Ridge affords some of the best views in the country and is just a few miles from the cottage. And if walking is your thing, you are surrounded on all sides by some truly stunning routes.

The property is also close to the North Yorkshire Coast, with the gothic town of Whitby (30 miles) and the picture-postcard fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay 35 miles away. Take a day trip here and experiences the sights, sounds and tastes of Yorkshire's coastline. Fish 'n Chips at the Magpie Cafe is a must!

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracy 28th October 2022

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This was a lovely comfortable cottage with great views and very well equipped for our dogs.

Reviewed by Linda 23rd September 2022

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Wonderful quiet location, a MUST is to book a meal from the menu offered, it is absolutely fantastic, there was enough for us for 2 days, highly recommended, cottage is warm and very cosy, wonderful view over the moors. Jane and rest of family are very accommodating and friendly. The bed is huge and very comfortable and sitting on patio off lounge Read moreis a must to take in the view Hide

Reviewed by Nicole 12th August 2022

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Lovely barn in a good location. Very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Was great to find vases of fresh flowers and food and drink there to greet us. A highlight was seeing hares close to the property.

Reviewed by K 22nd July 2022

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We had a fabulous stay at The Escape, and Jane was a really lovely host. Nothing was too much trouble, and the home grown beans we were able to pick were the cherry on the top! The cottage is perfectly located in the midst of stunning countryside, yet only a few minutes drive to the lovely little town of Kirkbymoorside. Our primary reason for choosRead moreing to stay in North Yorks was to go to Ryedale Festival - The Escape is within easy reach all the main venues, including Hovingham & Castle Howard. Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Alan 24th June 2022

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Lovely remote location, close enough to the village. Very clean and would recommend this cottage for a short break. We were made welcome by the owners and would stay again, but we like moving from location to location.

Reviewed by Nadine 17th June 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a peaceful rural location, deserved of the name Retreat. And in a perfect location for walking and visiting the dales & moors, close to nearby Kirkbymoorside where our host Jane told us about the local independant shops/pubs etc. You have use of their tennis court, billiards room and table tennis also. Jane had also put in the Read morecottage for our arrival some lovely local artisan bread, some milk from a nearby farm, homemade jam, butter, brownies & a bottle of fizz,perfect!! Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 10th June 2022

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Lovely cottage, nice walks all around, very near Castle Howard well worth a visit, Hemsley, Robin Hoods Bay and of course Whitby

Reviewed by David 3rd June 2022

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Nice and peacef, lovely views. Plenty of wildlife in surrounds are. Enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Leslie 27th May 2022

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Any one wanting a peaceful location in walking distance of all essentials beautiful views this is highly recommended . we'll equipped escape cottage as advertised with very friendly owner willing to help with any thing you need. hope to return sometime in the future.

Reviewed by David 13th May 2022

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This is a beautiful spot with views of the countryside for miles. There is a big bed and its comfortable. We tried five different pubs and were pleased with the food. We covered about twenty miles a day on the electric bikes through glorious countrysidethe good weather was very welcome.

Reviewed by Gill 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Gillian 22nd April 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay here. We were kept well informed by the owner Jane and her team before our departure for our holiday and given detailed directions on how to find this beautiful retreat. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable. We were made very welcome by Keren and a welcome pack was there waiting for us.The chocolate brownies werRead moree delicious.Even our dogs had their own bed a towel and treats provided.We were able to walk the dogs straight into the countryside.Would return . Hide

Reviewed by David 2nd April 2022

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We had a lovely, peaceful few days away. Views to die for from a comfortable cottage. Would definitely recommend it. Fabulous walks straight from the doorstep with the dog.

Reviewed by Justin 25th March 2022

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Great location for getting away from it all while at the same time being close to some great local shops and restaurants.

Reviewed by Iain 18th March 2022

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Jane Harper and her team were superb. We were greeted on arrival and essentials left in fridge on arrival, including a bottle of wine. Nothing was a problem to the hosts.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Malcolm 3rd September 2021

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Great cottage with lovely views in a good location. Thankyou Jane for the treats you left for our arrival.we had a great holiday it is a lovely part of North yorkshire. We would love to come back at some time

Reviewed by Karen 27th August 2021

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The cottage had everything we needed and Jane was on hand whenever we needed her. The welcome pack was appreciated and the meal she made was delicious. The views were fantastic. The local pub - the Royal Oak did fab food but it is a good 20-25 minute walk away along an unlit unmade road so not advisable in the dark!

Reviewed by Philip 13th August 2021

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We had a lovely week in the Escape which was very comfortable and well equipped. The bed is huge and the outside deck gives great views of the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. The barn conversion is amongst farmland and a larger property, yet close enough to Kirkbymoorside, otherlocal towns and access to the North Yorks moors. We had some good evRead moreenings playing snooker on the restored vintage snooker table in the games barn next door. Recommend this high quality property for a enjoyable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 6th August 2021

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Amazing cottage, nice little extras, the Brownies and home made jam were fantastic. Jane was a wonderful host.

Reviewed by Judith 16th July 2021

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The cottage the escape really lived up to its name. Wonderful isolated location with lovely view, well located to discover the sights of North Yorkshire. Jane couldnt have made us more welcome. Star of the show was definitely the local hare who came to munch on the lawn each morning.

Reviewed by Alan 9th July 2021

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Beautiful scenery lovely people great accommodation

Reviewed by Geoffrey 2nd July 2021

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the cottage was fine

Reviewed by Barry 7th May 2021

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The cottage was in a great location on a farm, just outside Kirkbymoorside and within walking distance of Gillamoor. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable for two people. The host was welcoming and provided a welcome pack of basics for the kitchen. The location was ideal for us, as there are plenty of options for walking directly from Read morethe site, with villages like Hutton Le Hole within walking distance. There are also a number of places of interest within a short drive from the site Hide

Reviewed by Brent 30th April 2021

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Absolutely lovely place to stay. So peaceful. Beautiful view from front of cottage and when sat on decking. Owners really friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Steven 23rd April 2021

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Very high standard property, fabulous long distance views, excellent walks from the property.

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