View of Swallows Cottage
Single-storey detached cottage
Super- king-size bedroom with french doors
Super-king-size bedroom can be twin on request
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath and walk in shower
Swallows cottage with lawn and plants
Beautiful property
Pathway to the property
1 / 11  Kitchen
2 / 11  View of Swallows Cottage
3 / 11  Single-storey detached cottage
4 / 11  Super- king-size bedroom with french doors
5 / 11  Super-king-size bedroom can be twin on request
6 / 11  Twin bedroom
7 / 11  Bathroom with bath and walk in shower
8 / 11  Swallows cottage with lawn and plants
9 / 11  Beautiful property
10 / 11  Pathway to the property
11 / 11  Lounge

Swallows Cottage - Harrogate

Harrogate District, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stable conversion cottage sleeping four guests in two bedrooms
  • Single-storey detached property with eco-friendly credentials
  • Pretty lawned garden overlooked by a patio seating area, ideal for relaxing in the sun
  • Excellent location for keen walkers, surrounded by stunning countryside
  • Located just 1.5 miles from the delightful RHS gardens at Harlow Carr
  • Fantastic location for visiting Harrogate, just 3 miles away
Property code: HH087

Detached stable conversion property offering single-storey accommodation for four guests, surrounded by stunning countryside, and situated just 3 miles from the spa town of Harrogate.

A former-stables, this well presented  single-storey property boasts excellent eco-friendly credentials with a biomass heating system and solar panels. Set in the village of Beckwithshaw, the property is just 3 miles from Harrogate and is located within a 0.5-mile walk of the village pub.


The raised entrance to this single-storey cottage can be accessed via steps to the front, or alternatively via a ramp which leads to a side door. Once inside, a warm welcome awaits in the lounge where guests can relax with a film on the TV/DVD . The kitchen/diner next to the lounge is a light-filled room overlooking the beautiful gardens outside and offers a good range of equipment for cooking delicious meals. Two comfortable bedrooms, a super-king which can be set up as a twin on a request and a twin room, are both peaceful places to rest at the end of the day, with the super-king room benefitting from patio doors opening out onto the patio. The bathroom offers the best of both worlds with a bath and separate shower with WC, whilst there is also a cloakroom/ WC and a utility room with a washer and dryer.

Outside the property has a lovely patio area over looking manicured lawns and fields beyond,  a perfect spot to enjoy watching the wild birds on the feeders. 

Set just 3 miles from Harrogate, this property is ideal for those who are visiting the town for either work or leisure, but who want to be based in a quieter area with the opportunity to enjoy country walks right on their doorstep. Two village pubs are located within easy reach, one in the village itself, and the other close to the beautiful RHS gardens at Harlow Carr just 1.5 miles away.


  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size (can be made up as a twin on request) and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, and WC
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, electric, and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Pub 0.5 miles, and shops 3 miles

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 10th November 2019

Best holiday rental property we have ever stayed at in the UK

Reviewed by Carol 20th September 2019

Perfect cottage for four.

Reviewed by Diane 16th September 2019

We rented the cottage for work purposes. It couldn't have been any better. Will definitely use again if the opportunity arises, either for work or leisure purposes.

Reviewed by Chris 9th August 2019

Beautiful cottage well placed for Leeds, Harrogate and York. Very comfortable and easy to feel at home.

Reviewed by Paul 19th May 2019

Best equipped and located rental we have stayed at in the UK and very easy to get to all the places worth visiting.

Reviewed by Michael 26th April 2019

This is a first rate rental property, generously equipped, well appointed and in a delightful spot.

Reviewed by Heather 6th April 2019

We had a lovely holiday. The second bedroom was small but our adult children found it ok. The cottage was fitted out to a very high standard and had everything we needed. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the birds & wildlife around the bird feeder and quite fun to watch the robot mower too! The owners were delightful and discreetly attentive to any issuRead morees that arose. Appreciated the welcome pack and cake they left for us. Would highly recommend Hide

Reviewed by a guest 7th March 2018

Located in a lovely village, only 10 minutes from Harrogate Centre. There is a great pub in the village although it is not a safe walk because of the dark, narrow country roads. The cottage itself is located next to the owners house in beautiful, extensive gardens, and we loved watching the birds feed. It was only too easy to imagine the well-furniRead moreshed setting in summer. Immaculately presented, comfortably furnished, cosy, and it provided everything you could conceivably need, from kitchen implements to music.. We stayed over Christmas and they even supplied a very pretty tree! The second bedroom is rather small but our young adult children were quite happy with it. The owner was discreetly attentive. Should we return to the area, we would really hope to stay there again. Its simply up with the best self-catering accommodation we have experienced. Hide

Reviewed by a guest 16th January 2018

Swallow Cottage is exceptional and even better than the photos. Every aspect of the accommodation, from fittings and furnishings to location, is stunning. The attention to detail bespeaks a desire to provide every comfort, necessity and pleasure a guest may need, such as really comfortable beds, big, thick towels, ample storage space and coat hangeRead morers, excellent lighting, highly efficient heating and superbly provisioned kitchen (which even provided a picnic hamper!) The pretty little garden, set amidst extensive fields and farmland, would be wonderful to sit out in in summer, and even in winter provided a magnificent setting, with a very active bird feeder providing daily viewing. We stayed over Christmas, and arrived to find the cottage toasty warm, with a pretty Christmas tree and a Christmas cake on table. Our host, Ian, greeted us and was the perfect host, on hand if needed but entirely unobtrusive. We have rented very many holiday homes around the world, and this is up with the best. Hide

Reviewed by a guest 16th January 2017

Excellent property - fabulous kitchen - lovely garden and very comfortable bed - Should be 5 stars. Peaceful location. Lovely watching the birds on the feeders and the pheasants wandering about,

Reviewed by a guest 6th September 2016

Swallows cottage is the best holiday cottage that we have ever rented. It has the perfect location with wonderful views with a 270 view of rolling hills and a beautiful cottage garden. The cottage was magnificently appointed with every device you would ever need.

Reviewed by a guest 20th February 2016

Gloriously warm cottage when we arrived after 7 pm and what a view over the countryside when we awoke the following day. Well equipped kitchen and delightfully furnished cottage throughout. Anything we could possibly need was all provided. Great to have a set of instructions for all the machines. A great place to stay and enjoy the Yorkshire countrRead moreyside plus shopping in Harrogate. Hide

Reviewed by a guest 25th November 2015

Fabulous property and the owners are so friendly. Will definitely visit again,.

Reviewed by a guest 18th July 2015

Swallow cottage was everything and more we expected.

Reviewed by a guest 26th October 2014

Our second visit to Swallows Cottage which we found exactly matched our requirements. Fine environment and unobtrusive owners who obviously enjoy pleasing their guests. Very well done and thank you all.

Reviewed by a guest 4th September 2014

Swallows Cottage in Beckwithshaw was a wonderfully equipped, excellently decorated and very comfortable holiday cottage. There was all the equipment we needed and more besides, games, DVD's books - even flasks and containers to use if we'd wanted to take a picnic out. We especially enjoyed watching the birds at the bird feeder placed in the garden Read morewithin full view of the lounge window. We'd certainly give this cottage 11 out of 10! Hide

Reviewed by a guest 31st July 2014

2nd time at the cottage and loved it even more. Clean, well equipped, comfortable and lovely setting.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Harrogate is a thriving, historic town at the heart of North Yorkshire and at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This fantastic town is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596, the town boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment that was used in its heyday. Two other major draws to the town are the Harrogate Convention Centre and the Great Yorkshire Showground. The former is a multi-purpose venue large enough to house huge conventions and business conferences. Many of the events are fan-based like the Lego-themed attractions and comic-cons. The latter is an outdoor venue that hosts even large events and shows, namely the agricultural Great Yorkshire Show.

Fancy a day of walking? Head to the Valley Gardens, home to a multitude of landscaped gardens that embrace different styles and influence. For further horticultural foray, head to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr. The stunning gardens provide a leafy retreat where you can wander through woodland and alongside waterways.

The town centre is home to an array of boutique fashion shops, as well as high street favourites in and around the Victoria Shopping Centre. The Montpellier Quarter also offers exclusive shops and a huge range of antique dealers, ideal for hunting out a unique bargain. This fashionable spa town also plays host to many Michelin-starred restaurants too.

There is a host of places to visit and spend time at in and around Harrogate. We have a selection of holiday homes that include chic apartments, elegant townhouses and cosy cottages for romantic stays to inspire your break in Harrogate. Why not visit our collection to find your perfect property?

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