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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 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 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 ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 4.978261 based on 60 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Thank you Katy and John for making our stay at The Cart Shed so enjoyable. The cottage itself is decorated to a very high standard and we loved all the little extras provided, ie flowers in the bedrooms, beautiful food hamper, as many free range eggs as we could eat, even a rucksack for the dogs with treats etc! It’s these extra touches which make this accommodation 5* plus. We loved the surrounding area great for walking although the weather wasn’t the best. We would love to stay at The Cart Shed again and we will definitely recommend this property to family and friends it’s a gem!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this super review. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves, despite the awful weather. We hope to see you all again.
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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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Our 4 day stay at the Cart Shed at Swallows Nest was one of the best holiday experiences ever.

  • 5 of 5

The Cart Shed at Swallows Nest is a most amazing home-from-home holiday cottage sleeping six. No expense has been spared to make this holiday venue one of the best we have ever stayed in, with attention to detail on every front ensuring our stay was superb and memorable. For comfort, brilliant location, friendly welcome and convenience of location this has to be the number one venue for exploring the East Yorkshire coast. The six Old Chums who shared the experience can't wait to return. Thank you, Katy and John.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect in Every Detail.

  • 5 of 5

We booked for a family birthday weekend and arrived a little dishevelled after an extended car journey through challenging snowy weather. John and Katy were waiting for us when we arrived. The log burner was ablaze and a wonderful hamper of local organic produce along with homemade cheese biscuits all added to a very friendly welcome. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The beds were very comfortable and there was ample hot water for baths and showers for our family of 5.

In the morning we looked out of our bedroom windows onto a small enclosed garden and woodland beyond which was full of wild birds and a very agile squirrel which we were able to get s closer view of using the binoculars provided.

We had a wonderful time exploring Flamborough beach and the market town of Beverley a short drive away.

All in all we had a fantastic short break in this exceptional holiday accommodation and hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, despite the freezing cold weather and the "Beast From the East". That you also for leaving the cottage so beautifully clean and tidy. You will be welcome back any time.
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful surprise as we walked into Swallows Nest, the roaring fire, homemade scones, fresh eggs, a lovely hamper of goodies and a sparkly Christmas tree — which delighted our 8 year olds. A tranquil, cosy haven we instantly felt at home. Katie and John have a true eye for detail, the cottage is beautifully decorated, the beds are really comfy, the towels lovely and soft, the kitchen extremely well equipped and all the extras such as the gorgeous toiletries, family games, binoculars were truly appreciated. Thank you so much for making our stay a real home from home experience. We loved it.... The only negative is that we had to leave this beautiful place!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. We really enjoyed meeting you both and your delightful twin girls-so glad they enjoyed the Christmas tree. Thank you for the tea in your beautiful packaging; we are thoroughly enjoying it. We hope see you again in the future.
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Beautifully furnished and decorated. Had everything we needed. Beds were comfy, hosts were friendly

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful, nicely furnished, comfy beds, hot showers. Kitchen was well equipped. Pretty garden with loads for birds and squirrels. 20 mins from fab dog friendly beach which allow dogs in the cafes, Katy and John were so welcoming, lovely home baked scones and presseco awaited us as well as other goodies! Staying here was a great way to see in the New Year

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that wonderful review! We are delighted that you had such a good time and enjoyed seeing in the New Year with your family.
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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:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2018
22 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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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