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Luxury holiday cottage near to historic Beverley, Wolds & Yorkshire coast

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Stunning eco conversion, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, surrounded by open countryside

The Cart Shed at Swallow's Nest.

Luxury accommodation for up to 6 people in the heart of Yorkshire's Nature Triangle. Easy access to stunning coastlines, the Yorkshire Wolds, historic Beverley & York and surrounded by open countryside.

Formerly a stable block and cart shed, this historic building has been lovingly restored by the owners, Katy & John, using reclaimed and sustainable materials. The walls are insulated with locally grown hemp and lime plaster provides a beautiful textured and rustic finish.

Furnished with every attention to detail, bedrooms and bathrooms have been designed with relaxation and comfort in mind. Two of the bedrooms have an en suite shower / toilet room (one is wheelchair accessible with roll in shower) and there is also a family bathroom with bath, shower and toilet.

The large open plan living space has a fully fitted, hand crafted country kitchen, oak wood flooring, underfloor heating and a log burning stove (complimentary logs).

With three bedrooms sleeping up to six people, the Cart Shed offers the perfect space for families or groups of friends to gather together.

Two of the bedrooms can be made up as either super king sized beds or two singles.

Situated all on one level, it is fully wheelchair accessible.

The Cart Shed looks out onto our woodland and across open fields. Watch the sun set, listen to birds singing and enjoy a glass of wine on the private patio.

Complimentary welcome basket with local produce, free Wi Fi, TV and DVD Combi, docking station, telescope (to view the wide open star lit skies), binoculars, selected books, games and DVDs.

You are welcome to bring two fully house trained, well-behaved dogs (small additional charge).

Golf course, fishing lakes and water sports centre on our doorstep.

Within just a few miles there is:

- 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

- the Yorkshire Wolds - ideal for walking or cycling

- and the city of Hull (UK City of Culture 2017) with one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, The Deep.

*** SHORT BREAKS available, minimum two nights


Up to 4 people using 2 bedrooms - 10% off advertised price

Up to 2 people using 1 bedroom - 20% off advertised price

Applies to off peak periods only. Discount applies in addition to any special offers currently available.

Please get in touch for full details and prices.

More Details

John Brierley
Member since: 2016
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About John Brierley

John & Katy bought the farm house and outbuildings in 2012. They converted the old stable and cart shed between 2013 to 2015 into a beautiful holiday cottage, using reclaimed and sustainable materials.

A second holiday cottage is now planned.

They live in the attached farm house and are available to welcome new guests and help out if needed.

John Brierley purchased this cottage in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

John and Katy were so welcoming and incredible hosts. We had a family get together so there was 6 of us plus a dog. The welcome basket (homemade bread, jam, butter, fresh eggs etc.) was superb and even had a little basket for Evie our dog. The Cart Shed has been renovated to a high standard- the photos and description are spot on, although the place is even better in person than it is in the photos. The rooms were clean and tidy and beds comfortable. Shower in bedroom one is amazing! Kitchen had everything we needed and the added bonus of a BBQ in the garden is a wonderful touch and we were glad the weather was so good that we got to use it. The location is excellent and easily accessible to visit places- we visited many places including Whitby, York and Fraisthorpe beach which was beautiful and you can take dogs. Overall I can not recommend the Cart Shed at Swallows Nest enough, although I want to keep it a secret so we can return whenever we like! We are looking forward to booking again in the future and seeing the future renovations.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Driffield in Brandesburton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family bathroom with heated towel rail and fluffy towels.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wheelchair accessible with roll in shower.Underfloor heating
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be made up as two singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Victorian brass bed with en suite shower & toilet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be two single beds. En suite with shower and toilet
  • Super King sized bed / two single beds with en suite wheel chair accessible shower and toilet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Telescope available to view the wide open star lit skies (star gazing book for children also available). Binoculars and bird spotting guidebooks.


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Luxury holiday cottage near to historic Beverley, Wolds & Yorkshire coast
average rating of 4.980392 based on 65 reviews

Amazing hospitality our hosts really went the extra mile

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely and has all you need for a pleasant and relaxing stay. John and Katie made us feel really welcome with home made scones and a hamper of goodies on our arrival including a bottle of prosecco! They even made a lovely Victoria sponge for us to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. There was a plentiful supply of delicious eggs from their hens and my granddaughter got to help John to feed the hens and to look for eggs.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area and the information that they provided was very helpful.

A wonderful stay with our daughter, her partner and our two granddaughters not forgeting Tiffin our dog

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted with a welcome hamper of, home made scones, locally produced jam, butter and a bottle of organic Prossecco. The owners own hens provided fresh eggs for our stay.

The cart house was lovely with a large open plan living, dining area. Everything we could possibly need was provided with a fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher and a washer/dryer. To the front is a large shared gravelled area and to the rear is a lovely sunny private patio. Bird feeders attract all sorts of birds and we were lucky there were books on hand to help us identify them while drinking our early morning coffee in glorious sunshine. Outside the fence there is an old log with a sign saying "Bird Cafe" and if that wasnt enough we spotted rabbits, deer and baby partridge.

The bedrooms are comfortable and very well decorated. Two rooms have en suite bathrooms with one suitable for less able bodied having a large wet room. The bedrooms are set on a long corridor which has the main bathroom at the end. The lovely thick towels provided were yet another luxurious touch. There are little hints to what the cart house used to look like before it was renovated and everything has been very well done.

Nothing was too much trouble for the owners John and Katy. They take recycling seriously which is important these days. They even offered to take care of our dogs while we attended a wedding in the area.

We would love to return in the winter if only to use the beautiful wood stove as it would be so cosy. We had beautiful weather during our stay so the underfloor heating was never tested.

John and Katy are a credit to the holiday industry and couldnt have made our stay any better. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Greg for this super review. We are glad that you enjoyed staying in the Cart Shed. We very much enjoyed meeting you, your family and your two lovely dogs. We particularly enjoyed hearing about your son's wedding and we are delighted that this was such a fantastic event. We hope to see you again in the winter so that you can cosy up by the wood burning stove.
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely spacious place to stay, very clean, hosts Katy and John were very helpful. Everything is provided, including an abundance of fresh eggs. Ideally situated for exploring this part of the world, lovely walks ,perfect for dogs, a15-20 walk to the village,which has everything you need. We would certainly be looking to come again .

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review. We enjoyed meeting you and your family and your beautiful dog. We are so pleased that you enjoyed staying in The Cart Shed. Thank you for leaving it so clean and tidy. We hope to see you again, you would be welcome back any time.
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Peace and nature in abundance

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to relax and plenty of interesting places to visit nearby.After a day out it is wonderful to return to such a perfect setting. There is plenty of outstanding places to eat in the local town but if you order the fantastic local fish and chips beware of the large portion as it really is big!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this super review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and managed to do so much, we were quite impressed by the number of places you visited! We have warned guests to ask for smaller portions at the fish and chip shop. Thanks for the tip.
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The Cart Shed

  • 5 of 5

The Cart Shed is well equipped and lovely place to stay. Myself and my family stayed here for one week, and had a fantastic time, the beds were extremely comfortable and the wet room a bonus as my daughter needs help it made life a little easier. John and Katy were very helpful and great hosts, the welcome basket most appreciated and the eggs. I will be recommending The Cart Shed to family and friends thanks again.

The McIntyres

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are particularly glad that the facilities in the wet room were helpful. Thank you for kind words in the visitors' book.
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Bright & welcoming. Very well finished

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, very well appointed with generous comfortable space.

Chosen for our disabled friend & worked well.

Thoughtfully equipped.

Great area & plenty to do.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Black Swan
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hainsworth Park Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bert's Pizzeria
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Holidays 2018
13 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
September 2018
7 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Autumn 2018
28 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
October Half Term 2018
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn 2018
2 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
December 2018
14 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2018
24 Dec 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year 2018/19
31 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

We accept bookings starting any day, minimum two nights (3 nights at Christmas).
Please contact us for a proper quote for your preferred dates and also to find out details of any special offers or last minute deals currently available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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