Swallows Cottage

4 Star
Modern kitchen in Swallows Cottage
Spacious modern farm kitchen
Traditionally styled living room
Spacious bedroom in Swallows Cottage
Plain white twin bedroom
Spacious bathroom
Second bedroom at Swallows Cottage
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Free WiFi
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Patio Area
  • All One Level
  • Game Consoles and Wii



A former stables with superb views for miles. Situated in the village of Beckwithshaw, Swallows Cottage is a detached 2 bedroomed eco-friendly property on one level.  Very easy access into Harrogate making it perfect for leisure or business visitors alike.  Just 4 minutes from RHS Harlow Carr Gardens which now has Harrogate's second Betty’s tea rooms.


An ideal base for walkers or anyone who admires the beautiful Yorkshire countryside; wildlife lovers - keep an eye out for red kite, woodpecker, sparrow hawks, nuthatches, hares, foxes and weasels!

Spacious kitchen/dining room overlooking the cottage garden and fields beyond, with french windows leading to a patio area for alfresco summer dining.  Beamed lounge complete with games console, Ipod dock, books, games and DVDs for guest use.  Master bedroom with 6ft superking bed (can be 2 x 3ft single beds on request).  French windows lead onto the garden patio, with stunning views of both the garden and local countryside.  Bedroom 2 is a twin bedded room with lovely garden views.  Bathroom with bath and separate large walk-in shower with low shower tray, toilet, basin, heated towel rail and shaver point. Private drive leads to a designated parking area for 3 cars.  Cloakroom with toilet and basin. Utility room with washer and dryer and space for ironing, laundry and shoe rack. Welcome pack of beverages and toiletries on arrival.


Heating by biomass boiler system.  Solar panels.  Integrated microwave, larder fridge and sperate freezer, electric hob with electric oven & dishwasher.  TV with freesat, DVD & Ipod dock. Washing machine & tumble dryer.  Free WiFi. Games Console and Wii. Outside patio furniture. All fuel, linen and towels included in the rent. Parking to front for up to 3 cars.  Babies and children welcome but please bring your own cot/bedding & highchair.  BBQ permitted but please bring own barbeque.  Bike storage by arrangement.  No Pets.

Village pub with foodWithin half a mile
Harrogate3 miles
Local shop3 miles
Countryside walksFrom the door
  • Harrogate's 200 acre Stray
  • Bettys Café
  • RHS - Harlow Carr Gardens
  • HIC Centre
  • Great countryside walks
  • Cycling
  • Rural pubs
  • Almscliffe Crag
Modern kitchen in Swallows Cottage
Spacious modern farm kitchen
Traditionally styled living room
Spacious bedroom in Swallows Cottage
Plain white twin bedroom
Spacious bathroom
Second bedroom at Swallows Cottage


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-furnished 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. It’s simply up with the best self-catering accommodation we have experienced.
07 March 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 hangers, 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.
16 January 2018
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,
16 January 2017
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.
06 September 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 countryside plus shopping in Harrogate.
20 February 2016
Fabulous property and the owners are so friendly. Will definitely visit again,.
25 November 2015
Swallow cottage was everything and more we expected.
18 July 2015
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.
26 October 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 within full view of the lounge window. We'd certainly give this cottage 11 out of 10!
04 September 2014
2nd time at the cottage and loved it even more. Clean, well equipped, comfortable and lovely setting.
31 July 2014
Lovely accommodation, Eric was very welcoming - just a shame we couldn't stay longer!
20 June 2014
04 June 2014