Period holiday farmhouse in South Yorkshire sleeping 24 guests

Testimonials from our Guests

The most amazing time. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

July 2017

We stayed at Swallows farm house for a hen do, and had the most amazing time! There were over 20 of us but we easily all fit into the communal areas for dinner and games, and enjoyed the lovely garden too!!! Anita and Shaun were such accomodating hosts, nothing was too much trouble and they didn't mind us being a bit noisy which was perfect for a hen do! We went to York races which was about 50 mins in a minibus. Perfect hen do house! Thank you for a wonderful weekend. Xxx

Fantastic weekend

June 2017

We're just back from a fantastic weekend. House was perfect, 23 of us from age 10 to 78 for my 50th birthday celebrations. Everything worked out perfectly and we had a brilliant party/BBQ on Saturday evening after a 7 mile circular walk. Hot tub came in handy too. Hosts were great, as were the alpacas. Really hope we get a chance to come again. x

The perfect stay

June 2017

I would highly recommend this place to stay! We had such a wonderful weekend celebrating my friends hen do. The hosts made us feel so welcome and went above and beyond throughout the weekend to make sure we had the perfect stay! Its is set in a beautiful location, set back from the village amongst the meadows and alpacas. The house and gardens are wonderful and we could make the most of the whole place and were encouraged to enjoy our selves as much as possible, it was sad to say goodbye!.

Fantastic place

May 2017

What a fantastic place, I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Shaun and Anita were great hosts and made sure we had everything we needed on our trip. The house was lovely and in a great location and the amenities e.g. Hot tub were great. Thanks again to the hosts!


Lovely house

April 2017

Lovely house, surrounded my scenic views. Very friendly hosts who were very accommodating.



Great place for a friends reunion - wonderful hosts

April 2016

The house was everything we expected- large enough to fit us all and with a lovely big kitchen we could all eat together and have such a fun time. The garden and fields around were perfect for us to play games and the hot tub an ideal spot to relax in the evenings. Sean and Anita couldn't have been more welcoming as we filled this house with friends. Sean offered to help with everything, and told some great stories! They helped us with local taxis when we had left it too late to book and really made our stay.

Great cottage to celebrate parents 60th wedding anniversary

March 2016

Fifteen of us have just returned from a fantastic weekend stay at Swallows Farm to celebrate Mum and Dads 60th. Ideal cottage for this or any other celebration or family/friends gathering. Loved the big dining area where all of us could eat, drink and chat together in addition to playing board games into the wee small hours. All beds are very comfortable with clean good quality bedding. The cottage has a low-key, homely feel and has all the facilities you'd expect plus the added bonus of the hot tub. Owners Shaun and Anita are friendly, helpful and welcoming. All in all a very relaxed stay. Thank you.

Fantastic week away with friends

July 2015

12 of us shared the house for a week and couldn't have had a better time, The owners were very friendly, and we always ended up chatting when they came to top up the chemicals in the hot tub. The hot tub was excellent. The rooms were very large and clean. The massive kitchen meant there was never a fight over counter space when making breakfast and a large barbecue in the garden to cook on in the evening. Overall swallows farm was one of the best holiday locations we have stayed in.

What a venue for Llamapalooza 2015!!!

March 2015

Our 16 fit very nicely into the accomdation! Sean (caretaker) was very helpful and was able to fufill any requests we had. Farmhouse was very good value for money and ticked all of our boxes. would recommend for anyone who wanted to get a large group together without breaking the bank. *** The only downside was that we found out later in our stay was that the farm was housing Alpacas and not Llamas!!! We couldn't rename our trip to alpackapalooza because that would be silly! So unfortunately that was our only complaint... But then most people aren't as finicky as we are! :)

Great weekend

March 2015

There were 17 of us here for the weekend and we had a great time. Owner very welcoming. Hot tub a big hit - children said better than a pool - we all helped to feed the alpacas and horse another highlight. Rooms and beds,clean and comfortable. Lots of room outside for football etc plus trampoline. Also the village pub does an excellent Sunday carvery. We will return!!

Perfect family getaway!”

March 2015

We spent a very happy family weekend here! Very comfortable accommodation with everything you need for a large gathering. Added bonuses... Tranquil location right on the Trans Pennine Trail so ideal for walkers, cyclists, runners etc... Working farm with Alpacas, horses, chickens perfect for kids and the owners invited us all to feed the animals one morning. Hot tub a BIG hit! Very friendly and accommodating owners! We would certainly return!! Fantastic Sunday lunch at the local George and Dragon.

A lovely weekend away. Lovely house. Kids loved the amimals! All loved the joy tub!”

March 2015

This was a lovely house. There was plenty of room, decor was tasteful and kids loved the garden.... Trampoline, football and hot tub! The owners were very accommodating and we all enjoyed feeding the animals.

The hot tub was a big hit!


Comfy, cosy, fun

March 2015

We have just spent a very enjoyable weekend break. We loved the hot tub, wonderful big garden and fantastic trampoline. The highlight was being given the opportunity to feed the aplacas and horse on the farm, something the children will remember for a very long time! Very friendly, hospitable and helpful hosts, comfortable beds and a fab house. We also enjoyed a lovely walk at nearby Barlow Common nature reserve and had a tasty carvery at the Old George pub.

Great for Large Family Group

January 2015

Our extended Family (9 adults and 5 children under 7) had a great weekend at Swallow Farm
at the end of January 2015. The house was well furnished with plenty of beds and bedroom space. There was no problem with the central heating the top floors especially being nice and warm. The biggest bonus was the hot tub, the children and some of the adults could not get enough of it. The owner and manager where helpful but not intrusive. Would definitelyc use it again.

Wonderful short break, wish it was longer

November 2014

Although it will sleep 17 there was just the two of us and our dogs we had a brilliant few days in this 200 year old farm house with its typical quirky low ceilings and some beamed rooms with wood burner stoves.5 We had our two Springer Spaniels which were made welcome (we did clear up after our dogs) Anita and Shaun the owners could not have been more helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We look forward to returning

Ideal for a large parties - great venue

October 2014

The farmhouse was a great venue for our family gathering with 14 of us staying. Plenty of room for inside and outside in the enclosed gardens for the children to play. .Our host who lived on site were very helpful and solved any issue instantly.

Overall this property was ideal for our needs and wants and we would return if there was another clan gathering in the future.