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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.
Heating: Central heating included (Ground Source Heat Pump).
Parking: Designated parking for two cars adjacent to the cottage entrance.
Garden: Shared courtyard to the front of the cottage.
Utilities: Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer shared with Wren and Lark cottages.
Child hazard: There is a small pond in the field approximately 200 yards down the hill and we advise that young children should be supervised to prevent access to this potential hazard.
Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free access to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate during and outside opening hours.
Please Note: The water supply in this cottage comes from our borehole which is regularly monitored for purity and quality.
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 £7 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.
From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, the magnificent coastline (much of which we care for) and Northumberland National Park to the north a holiday with us will give you the chance to explore some or all of this fascinating area. As if that wasnâ€™t enough, there are also historic towns and cities and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.
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.