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Black Horse Cottage

Swainby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1083392)

4.6

Yorkshire Coastal Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Mike

    “Some of the feedback may be unfair if it is we apologize, however we feel for a holiday home supplying the below items are to us essentials.”

    - No toilet Brushes - No Microwave - The council refuse bin was pretty much full when we arrived meaning we had to push ours in to make it fit (Not Nice) - No Hoover - after a few days the carpets really needed cleaning and we where unable to hoover them, we are a clean and tidy couple so this was not a nice experience for us. - There was no pan scrubbers/scourers (again this may be unfair) in all other properties rented these basics have been supplied. we didn't mind paying for them ...

    - No toilet Brushes - No Microwave - The council refuse bin was pretty much full when we arrived meaning we had to push ours in to make it fit (Not Nice) - No Hoover - after a few days the carpets really needed cleaning and we where unable to hoover them, we are a clean and tidy couple so this was not a nice experience for us. - There was no pan scrubbers/scourers (again this may be unfair) in all other properties rented these basics have been supplied. we didn't mind paying for them it's the fact we had to wait until we took a trip into the village so pots and pans where left dirty etc which does not sit well with us. - The single most import reason we selected this property is because of its enclosed back garden, Privacy and security is something we cherish beyond anything else when selecting a property as we have 2 dogs one of which is 14 weeks old, so to be staying in a property which allowed us to let them out without fear of escape was a major comfort to us which was shattered on the Thursday when without notice a person (we assume the owner) entered the back garden through an access gate later in the afternoon without pre-warning us, i was out of the property at the time, so my partner panicked as she thought the property was being burgled, thankfully she had just brought the dogs inside which was good as one or both could have escaped if they had been out in the garden, this person then proceeded to dig vegetable out of planters without saying a word and left, the terrible part of this is they left this gate wide open with out telling us, thankfully my partner had the presence of mind to check the gate before letting the dogs out as this gate was located in a place which was not visible from the rear entrance door, we tried and could not get this gate to close properly meaning we had to keep the dogs in the house for the last 24 hours which as you can imagine was not great as we wanted them to have as much freedom as possible and the reason we chose that cottage in the first place.we appreciate the owner have the right to enter at any time but a text massage or knock on the door in advance would have been nice.we spent a reasonable amount on renting that property and felt some of it was wasted.

    - Mike, June 2024

    Firstly, and most importantly, thank you for choosing to stay at Black Horse Cottage we appreciate you choosing to stay with us. We recognise that Holidays are precious and for that reason we strive to provide the best possible experience for all of our guests. Our aim in setting up our business is to invite guests to experience an extension of our home and an environment that is everything you’d expect of a 17th Century Cottage in North Yorkshire. Unfortunately during the summer there are rare occasions where Jayne and I might need access to tend to external garden areas whilst we have guests in residence but strive to ensure that this is not disruptive to the tranquility that I’m sure you were looking for as part of your holiday experience. Our kitchen facilities do not include a microwave as it’s just not been feasible to do without compromising the functionality of this area. Provision of a hoover is something that we will consider and thank you for giving us your perspective on this. We hope that the majority of your stay was a comfortable and enjoyable experience and send you our best wishes for the remainder of the summer. Gary & Jayne Property Owner

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating throughout the property with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, fridge, coffee machine, Wall mounted flat screen TV with Netflix and Sky available, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking outside the property
  • Rear courtyard with furniture and woodburning firepit
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: The twin bedroom is accessed via the double bedroom, please be mindful of this before booking

The property

Settled amidst the rural countryside of the North York Moors National Park, in the charming village of Swainby, rests this contemporary twobedroom holiday home, Black Horse Cottage.

Boasting a stylish, monochromatic interior, whilst maintaining the property’s original character with a warming open fire and exposed wooden beams, Black Horse Cottage makes a wonderful base for a family escape to the country.

Kick off your muddy boots and unload your walking gear as you step inside the handy hallway of your new home-from-home.

Follow the hallway through to the beautifully-appointed sitting room, stylishly laid out with plush velvet sofas and a chesterfield buttoned pouffe, enticing you to put your feet up and unwind with your favourite show on the big screen.

When stomachs start to rumble, discover the well-equipped kitchen, where monochromatic fittings house all of the essentials to rustle up hearty meals that can be enjoyed on the nearby dining table.

Climbing the stairs to the first floor, you'll directly enter the sumptuous double bedroom, with an adjoining door providing access to a wellpresented twin room, offering the ideal sleeping quarters for a small family; both rooms benefit from access to their own en-suites, so there'll be no queues when getting ready for bed!

In the morning, enjoy a leisurely wake up before venturing outdoors to the rear courtyard to indulge in a steaming morning coffee amongst your peaceful rural surroundings.

A short walk from your doorstep will bring you into the heart of Swainby, where you'll find a handful of essential amenities to ensure an enjoyable self-catered stay; refuel following a day of adventure with an indulgent bite to eat at The Black Horse Inn, treat yourself to a crisp pint of ale amongst the scenic greenery of the beer garden at Blacksmiths Arms, or stock up on essentials at the local village store.

Avid historians will delight with a visit to the ruins of Whorlton Castle, boasting a fascinating history dating back to the 13th-century, whilst those looking for an outdoor adventure may prefer to explore the varying landscapes of the North York Moors National Park, stretching miles of heather moorland, towering woodland, and rolling dales waiting to be explored.

Enjoy a trip to the nearby market town of Stokesley, or walk up to Cod Beck at Osmotherley – a lovely reservoir with scenic walks and great gastro pubs.

With all of this and more, choose Black Horse Cottage as your base for your next retreat to North Yorkshire.

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About the location

SWAINBY

Osmotherley 4 miles; Stokesley 6 miles; Northallerton 8 miles.

Swainby is a village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire. Swainby is located at the north-western corner of the North York Moors National Park. The characteristics of the village and the surrounding area consist of traditional Yorkshire dry stone walls, hills, sheep, heather and moorland. The village is close to the ruins of Whorlton Castle. In the 19th century the housing of miners who worked the nearby hills for ironstone and jet led to an expansion of the village. Swainby contains two public houses, The Blacksmiths Arms and The Black Horse along with The Rusty Bike – a bike inspired café serving scrummy breakfast and lunches.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas