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Swallows Barn, set on a working farm in foothills of the Peak District

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Swallows Barn, set on a working farm in foothills of the Peak District

Entire homePrivate host

Swallows Barn, set on a working farm in foothills of the Peak District

4.3/5 Excellent

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Congleton, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAstbury Mere County Park8 min drive
  • Popular LocationGawsworth Hall8 min drive
  • Popular LocationBiddulph Grange Garden10 min drive
  • AirportManchester (MAN)28 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Swallows Barn, set on a working farm in foothills of the Peak District

Riverside Cottage with kitchen and fireplace
Swallows Barn was formerly a shippon for cows which has recently been renovated to a high specification. The cottage is set on a working sheep and beef farm surrounded by farm land, streams and the River Dane. Farm walks, picnics and fishing are a feature of your stay here - as well as enjoying lambs, calves and wildlife in the farm fields. The Cottages are conveniently located being close to the pretty market towns of Macclesfield, Congleton and Leek and the spa town of Buxton. They are also conveniently positioned for visits to a wealth of National Trust properties, the Roman City of Chester with its zoo and race course, and the vibrant cities of Manchester and Liverpool. Beautiful countryside and scenery is all around and for the walker, then Bosley Cloud, Macclesfield Forest, Teggs Nose, the Roaches and Hanging Stone are a must. Sailing, fishing, golfing, horse riding, mountain biking & cycling are all nearby. Jodrell Bank with its Lovell telescope is close by as is Alton Towers theme park. An 18th century brick built building, Swallows Barn has been sympathetically converted to create a light, warm, spacious and comfortable cottage with two en-suite bedrooms - to sleep four persons. Downstairs there is an open plan kitchen / living / dining area with oak beams, underfloor heating and a luxury wood burning stove. A fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher leads to a separate utility room with washer / drier, sink unit and a separate downstairs WC. The living area has a feature fireplace, comfortable seating and a 40" flat screen freeview TV with DVD player. Superfast fibre broadband is free to use. Books, games and information on local attractions are stored within the sideboard. The dining table seats four person albeit it will extend. A generous sized under-stairs cupboard is provided for useful storage space. The oak stairs lead to a small landing to the two en-suite bedrooms. One room has a double bed and the other has twin beds. Seating is provided outdoors and a garden.
The Peak District is within reach with its glorious scenery, villages, historic houses, and gardens. A visit to the Pavilion gardens and the Opera House in Buxton is a must when visiting this area. Chatsworth House - known as the 'Queen of the Peaks' is approximately one hours drive away. This area has something to suit everyone of every age and every interest.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Housekeeping is provided on request.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Brenda Lomas
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sledging nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Swallows Barn set Working Farm Foothills Peak District House
Swallows Barn set Working Farm Foothills Peak District Congleton
Swallows Barn set Working Farm Foothills Peak District House
Swallows Barn set Working Farm Foothills Peak District Congleton
Swallows Barn set Working Farm Foothills Peak District

About this area


Located in Congleton, this cottage is in a rural area and on a river. Foxlowe Arts Centre and Buxton Opera House are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Cavendish Golf Club and Peak Practice Golf Driving Range. Travelling with kids? Consider Biddulph Grange Garden, or check out an event or a game at Moss Rose. Power boating and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Astbury Mere County Park - 8 min drive
  • Gawsworth Hall - 8 min drive
  • Biddulph Grange Garden - 10 min drive
  • Rudyard Lake - 14 min drive
  • Capesthorne Hall - 19 min drive


  • The Plough Inn - 5 min drive
  • The Forum - 5 min drive
  • Purple Pakora - 6 min drive
  • Bear Grills Cafe - 6 min drive
  • Reubens - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Congleton Station - 7 min drive
  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 28 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 3 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 3 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 3 reviews
3 - Okay 33%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 3 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 3 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Great holiday
The cottage was modern inside comfortable and spotlessly clean. Brenda the owner was friendly and helpful. The surrounding countryside is beautiful.

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely perfect
I can’t say enough good things about the farm. The rental was gorgeous and impeccably done. The farm was scenic and pleasant. We stepped out in the morning with some coffee and watched the sheep grazing in the field. Most of the animals were out in farther pastures and with the rain we didn’t see too many more, but had it dried up we would have walked the area more. The owners were friendly and not at all intrusive. We bumped into our hosts one morning and had a long nice conversation about the property and history as well as some new projects he had going on around the farm. Beautiful property and accommodations. Thanks for a great stay.

3/5 Okay

Not as pictured
The picture makes the place look very special. You don’t see the dilapidated barns and broken windows just out of the picture. We also saw no evidence of the advertised “working farm,” other than an unhappy, chained up border collie . This was the first time in a 2week trip,that we were not welcomed by the owner with a sweet treat of homemade cake or cookies. In fact, she wasn’t even there when we finally arrived, having drive. Back and forth on the road for an hour because the veto website didn’t identify the property correctly. Don’t look for swallows barn, you will never find it.