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“Perfect for relaxing or exploring”
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Swallows Barn Cottage - an 18th century former cow shippon with corn loft on the first floor
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Swallows Barn Cottage - an 18th century former cow shippon with corn loft on the first floor
Haymaking time - view of Bosley Cloud and the historic 18th century 20 North Rode railway arches
The farm cows and calves enjoying grazing the lush and peaceful fields
The lovely River Dane and other streams run through the farm fields - great for picnics or fishing
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Congleton, Cheshire, England

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Matthew P
Congleton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect for relaxing or exploring”
Reviewed April 28, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We are local to the area but had building work going on at home but needed to be elsewhere! We found the cottage to be well appointed proving us with everything we needed for a family of four. The boys loved the fact that this was a working farm especially during lambing season and were fascinated by all the daily workings of the farm. The Peak District is right on the doorstep and Swallows Barn is a great place to explore from.

The Barn has Wi-Fi and although we struggled with the phone signal inside the property you could get signal outside.

The owner, Brenda, was extremely helpful and made our stay very pleasant. We would recommend Swallow Barn as we enjoyed our visit.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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suzieking...
Crewkerne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Hoping to come back next Easter!”
Reviewed April 16, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had the best holiday in years during our week at Swallows Barn! The accommodation was high quality and being able to book a travel cot and high chair was an added bonus, as was having a bath as well as a shower. Our hosts were very welcoming and incredibly generous in letting our girls enjoy their farm - the hilight of the week for everyone was seeing two lambs being born on our last night. The surrounding area has lots to do including National Trust venues, Rudyard Lake (with steam train ride and ice-creams!) and close access to the Peak District but also bigger attractions not too far if that's your thing. Highly recommended indeed!

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Poor quality mobile and wi-fi signal - wasn't able to get the work I had brought with medone
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Wilsmore
Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A home from home on the farm.”
Reviewed April 14, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We stayed in Swallows Barn for five days in March 2015. The accommodation, in our opinion, was of a very high standard. Run by friendly owners Brenda and her farmer husband the two bedroomed cottage couldn't be faulted and had a well designed feel to it. High quality furnishings and fittings make it a home from home - we felt nothing had been overlooked - if we had not brought something with us, we found it available in one of the cupboards/wardrobe/drawers. As well as downstairs toilet facilities each bedroom had it's own ensuite bathroom so no fighting over access! The open plan lounge/ kitchen/ dining is spacious and comfortable and tv's in the lounge and bedrooms add to the luxury feel.
A pub is five minutes away by car and serves lunch and evening meals and the cottage is ideally placed for trips into Cheshire or the Peak District.
This was our first stay and we intend to return.

Liked least: Early morning traffic noise
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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annemarie...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb standard”
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We recently stayed at Swallows Barn, just before Christmas and had a lovely few days in the area. The cottage is of a very high standard, with lovely oak beams and doors and was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Brenda and Tom are very welcoming and obliging. we would definitely return. Thank you!

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Travelling group: Other
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Management Response
22 Mar 2015
Many thanks for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you to stay with us and we're so pleased that you enjoyed our 'Swallows Barn' cottage and that you appreciated the Christmas touches / decorations. kind regards Brenda & Tom
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lancer193...
Wing, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Superb!”
Reviewed October 1, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Swallows Barn is only bettered by the warmth of welcome from Brenda L. Past reviewers have described the cottage well, but nothing could have prepared us for the quality of the furniture and fittings. We felt like moving in!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Oct 2014
Many thanks for your lovely comments - which recognised the care and thought that I put into the furniture and furnishings within Swallows Barn cottage. I'm so pleased that you appreciated them and thank you again.
best regards Brenda
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Jean C
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Lovely cottage with excellent facilities”
Reviewed September 17, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed in Swallows Barn for a week recently and it was like home from home with a well equipped kitchen and lovely ensuite bedrooms, one with a walk in shower. There is even a cloakroom downstairs. The dishwasher, a big bonus, was easy to work and the stairs easy to access. The cottage is well located for Cheshire and the Peak District and the owners, Brenda and Tom, were very welcoming.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Sep 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. We have taken a lot of pride in attention to detail within the cottage - both in terms of furnishings and fittings - but also in high standard of cleanliness and presentation. We are so pleased that you appreciated our efforts and enjoyed your stay with us.
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Bryan M
New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
“A wonderful cottage and a great host”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a 10 day stay at this great cottage. Brenda and Tom have gone to great lengths to make this a wonderful place to stay. The place is beautifully furnished and meticulously clean and our reception on arrival from the USA was fantastic.

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Liked best: The furnishings are first rate
Liked least: There's nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Aug 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay in Swallows Barn. Our aim is always to provide a high standard of comfort, quality furnishings and cleanliness and your recognition of these qualities is much appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you both and to have you to stay with us. We hope to be able to welcome you again in the future. With best wishes, Brenda & Tom
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