Cosy Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage sleeping 3 people. It is recently refurbished to a high standard and has a open fire for cosy winter breaks.
Cottage was very small, upstairs was furnished beautifully, downstairs was like a charity shop, looking much unloved, upon arrival fridge had half a carton or orange juice in it and an almost empty box of wine (making me think not been cleaned) so I had to clean before we could put our items in fridge, view out of back window was a rubbish tip from behind the closed down village store, creating a fun ground for wasps and other bugs meaning windows were left closed, top of wardrobe in double room is full of remnants from when they have refurbed the bathroom, went to light bbq on first night to find it full of spiders and thick cobwebs, again not cleaned (for months by the look) only one key which created a problem for us as three people not wanting to spend every day together, the info point had brochures with info from 2014... All in all a disappointment, does not live up to the many other properties I have stayed at via this site, would not book again....
Swainby itself has two pubs, the black horse being the best food and most welcoming, the shop has closed down so be prepared for a decent drive to stokesley for your essentials.
We had the pleasure of staying in Cosy Cottage for 7 weeks.
Travelling from Australia, we were looking for a characterful cottage and the area was of importance as well.
Swainby is a lovely village, complete with 2 pubs and a local store, surrounded by the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside with lots of walking tracks to enjoy.
Cosy Cottage offered everything we needed for our long stay, including the charm we hoped for.
We could not fault the cottage or the area. Having family spread all over the UK, we had family members come up to Yorkshire to visit us. They booked their own accommodation around the area and I can say 100% that Cosy Cottage was the best accommodation by far. I will not need to try anywhere else on our next trip.
We had the pleasure of meeting the owners, Amanda & John, who were very welcoming and helpful and will have a place in our hearts forever.
Noel & Debbie
Gold Coast Australia
What a lovely cottage. Well equipped cottage, warm and very cosy and quiet. Swainby is a delightful place has a stream running through the centre of the village with lots of walks close by. An ideal location for touring the Yorkshire area. Will return again, soon.
Saltburn by the Sea is 30mins drive and has a lovely sandy beach with good surfing and a pier. Whitby is 50mins away and is a small fishing port with a beach and a pier. It is famous for Whitby Jet and the legend of Dracula
Durham Tees Valley Airport is 20min drive. Leeds Bradford airport is 50 mins drive and Newcastle is 75 mins. A car is essential
The Market Town of Stokesley is 6 mls away. York 40mls, Helmsley 25 mls. Harrogate Spa Town 40 mls
In the Market Town of Stokesley there is a large and 2 small supermarkets, 3 banks, card and gift shops, florists, boutiques, a jewelers, shoe shop, country clothing shop. Hairdressers, dentist, health centre, library, chemist. There are many places of interest near by such as Mount Grace Priory, Newham Grange Country Farm, Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Falconry UK Birds of Prey Centre, Helmsley Walled Gardem, Duncombe Park, Darlington Railway Museum, North York Moors Railway, National Cycle Way, the Cleveland Way and Coast to Coast Walks pass the village.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To reserve the cottage ring Amanda on 07850669058 or e-mail.
A deposit of £100 is required with the balance being due 28 day before your stay.
The change over day is Saturday, the cottage is available from after 3pm and must be vacated by 10am