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The Swallow’s Nest is situated in the heart of Yorkshire’s Nature Triangle, surrounded by open countryside and just a few miles from stunning coastlines, sandy beaches and the Yorkshire Wolds. Close to historic Beverley and York, this peaceful setting is the perfect place for families, groups of friends and couples to enjoy time together and relax.


Luxury Holiday Cottage

Sleeps 6

This former cart shed and stable has been lovingly restored, using reclaimed and sustainable materials, to provide luxury accommodation for up to six people.

Large, open plan living space with beautiful exposed trusses, hand-made country kitchen, underfloor heating and wood burning stove. Three bedrooms, two with superking beds which can be made up as singles; three bath / shower rooms.

The accommodation is all on one level and is suitable for wheelchair users. Private outside seating area with views over open fields and woodland. The Cart Shed is dog friendly.


Cosy Shepherd's Hut in the Woods

Sleeps 2 (+ 2 small children)

Our cosy Woodland Hut, in the peace and seclusion of our private woodland, is the perfect romantic getaway for two people or a glamping experience for two adults and up to two small children. Handcrafted to our personal specification by Kevin Lordan at The Yorkshire Hut Company, the hut has all the amenities you will need, including a fridge, hob, microwave and wood-burning stove. The en-suite shower room has a state of the art eco toilet and lashings of hot water. Enjoy the complete out of door experience, with fire pit, hammock and woodland dining under our big open skies or snuggle up in the comfort and tranquility of the hut.

Weddings at The Swallow's Nest

We now hold a small number of weddings in the gardens, barn and woodland at Barff House,

with the accommodation at The Swallow's Nest included in the price.
For more information, visit our weddings web site www.barffhouse.co.uk

Tranquil Countryside, Abundant Wildlife and Hidden Tourist Gems

On our Doorstep

The Swallow’s Nest lies next to a working arable farm in the East Riding of Yorkshire, surrounded by miles and miles of open countryside.

On our doorstep, there is a golf course, fishing lakes, a water sports centre and an abundance of wildlife.

In the summer months, swallows nest in the nooks and crannies of the farm buildings and you will be able to see them swooping in and out of their nests, feeding their young.

Look out at dusk for our resident barn owl, gliding silently over the fields and for deer, which make a fleeting appearance in our woodland.

Just a few miles away from The Swallow’s Nest

  • Historic Beverley, one of Yorkshire's best kept secrets
  • Sandy beaches and spectacular coastal scenery including Flamborough Head
  • Some of the best wildlife reserves in the country
  • Yhe Yorkshire Wolds - ideal for walking or cycling and discovering the landscape that inspired David Hockney
  • The city of Hull (UK City of Culture 2017) with one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, The Deep.
  • 'Attractions'

Further afield

The Swallow’s Nest is an ideal base for day trips to:

  • York with its magnificent Minster, ancient streets and city walls, racecourse, museums and fine shops
  • Whitby, Scarborough and Robin Hoods Bay
  • Castle Howard & Flamingo Land, Go Ape at Dalby Forest & Eden Camp World War II Museum   
  • Places to visit

Pubs and restaurants

Within a few miles of The Swallow’s Nest, there is something for everyone,

from teashops, pubs and pizzerias to Michelin Fine Dining.